At its April 23 regular meeting, the Red Wing City Council approved a $5,000 contribution to the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce in exchange for the Chamber's support of the mission of the City through education and communication programs. The funds will be paid from the Council Contingency Fund in 2012 and will be included as part of the regular operating budget for 2013 and 2014.
The Red Wing Human Rights Commission and the Hispanic Outreach Program of Goodhue County will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday May 3, 2012, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The celebration will be held at St. Joseph Church in Red Wing in the Holy Family Hall. There will be authentic Mexican food for sale ($8 for adults; $5 for children) and a DJ will be spinning Latino music! This is a family friendly event and a wonderful opportunity for Red Wing residents to meet their friends and neighbors for a "taste of Mexico!"
The Red Wing City Council recently completed the process of redistricting its Ward and Precinct boundaries for election purposes. Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts every ten years when the U.S. Census population results are known. In Red Wing's case, the result of the 2010 U.S. Census established the need to redraw ward boundaries because the largest city ward had more than ten (10) percent of the smallest city ward population. The Red Wing City Council also decided to reduce the number of precincts within each of the City's four wards from three each to two each.
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The City of Red Wing recently upgraded to a new version of our Oakwood and Burnside Cemetery web mapping applications - link to the 'GIS Mapping' button on the left-hand side of the main web page to link to the applications. http://www.red-wing.org/redwinggiswebmapping.htmlThe Oakwood Cemetery and Burnside Web Mapping Applications include information on grave occupants, plots and sections and are useful for anyone interested in genealogical research. Link here for a ‘How to Sheet' on using the Oakwood Cemetery web application and here for a 'How to Sheet' on using the Burnside Cemetery w… Read full article »
Simple Abundance will be hosting Madalyn Cioci from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Thursday night, April 26th, from 7:00-8:00 pm. The discussion will take place in the classroom above the store. Her topic of discussion will be "Beyond Recycling: Why it’s Time to Take the Next Step." When you think resource conservation, do you think "don’t chop down that tree" or "borrow a drill from a neighbor"? When you think energy conservation do you think "buy a hybrid" or do you think "getting my coat zipper fixed"? Join us for a lively d… Read full article »
"Red Wing Earth Month: Celebrating Sustainability" will be concluding with a bang on Saturday afternoon. The Red Wing Sustainability Commission and Riverbend Market Cooperative are proudly sponsoring a musical potluck at Hobgoblin Music - Stoney End.Bring food for potluck at 4:00 pmMusic (The DitchLilies) at 4:30-5:30 & 6:00-7:00Speaker (Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer) at 5:30-6:00Bonfire at 7:00 The DitchLilies: http://theditchlilies.com/home.html Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer: http://www.stthomas.edu/justpeace/faculty/Nelson-Pallmeyer.htm Full Earth Month Calendar: http://www.red-wing.org/media… Read full article »
Students from Twin Bluff Middle School will be planting several trees in Pine Valley Park on Friday, April 27th, Arbor Day! Full Earth Month Calendar: http://www.red-wing.org/media/files/sustainability/earthday2012.pdf
On Friday evening, April 27th, Jean Coleman from the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center will be speaking on "Freshwater Issues - State, National, and Global" at The St. James Hotel’s Laurentine Room at 7:00 pm.In 2009, the Minnesota Legislature authorized Clean Water Funds for the development of the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework. The University of Minnesota Water Resources Center collaborated with over 200 partners in the creation of this 25-year plan to protect and preserve Minnesota's lakes, rivers and groundwater. The report addresses a range of issues includi… Read full article »
Healthy Kids Day Red Wing is coming up on Saturday, April 28th at Levee Park and the YMCA. Events at Levee Park include:Program Fair: 8:00-12:00Run/Walk from Levee Park to Bay Point Park and Back: 9:00Games and Activities: 9:30-10:30Family Yoga: 10:30-10:50Family Zumba: 11:00-11:20Events at the YMCA include:Recreation Pool Swimming: 1:00-5:00 (Water Slide: 1:30-4:00)Open Gym: All Day!Full Earth Month Calendar: http://www.red-wing.org/media/files/sustainability/earthday2012.pdf
Happy Earth Day (yesterday)! The Red Wing Sustainability Commission would like to invite you to join us for the first event of our last week of "Red Wing Earth Month: Celebrating Sustainability."On Monday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm, The Izaak Walton League Clubhouse will be hosting a panel discussion - "Mississippi River TMDL Update and Red Wing Storm-Water Efforts" - with Bob Finley of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Bob Stark of The City of Red Wing.Immediately following the panel discussion, at approximately 3:00 pm, a shortened version of the award winning documentary … Read full article »