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Park and Road Closures Due to Rising Water Beginning June 1, 2012

Thursday, May 31 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing Levee Road between Broad and Jackson Streets as well as Ikata Drive beginning Friday morning. These roads will remain closed until the water recedes and roads are safe for travel.The boat ramp at Colvill Park will be closed today.  Areas of Colvill Park will be restricted as needed on Friday and Saturday, with the possibility of complete closure on Sunday morning.  Staff will continue to monitor river readings and if the level reaches 12', the park will be closed.  If levels remain below 12', only portions of the park will be restrict…

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Volunteer to serve on a board or commission!

Wednesday, May 30 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing encourages citizens to take an active interest in their community. You can make a difference in your community and take a leadership role by volunteering to serve on a board or commission! Currently, there are openings on the Sustainability Commission and Sister Cities Commission.More information on Boards and Commisisons 

STOP I.D. THEFT - Confidential Document Disposal Day

Wednesday, May 30 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Red Wing Waste Campus and Elder Justice Network have partnered in a one day Confidential Document Disposal Day to help educate about financial exploitation. The Confidential Document Disposal Day will be:Saturday, June 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Red Wing Waste Campus.  Residents and businesses will be allowed to bring in one "Bankers Box" or standard file storage box (11" x 12" x 15") for free disposal (additional volume will be charged at the standard rate).There will also be an informational booth about the Elder Justice Network.For more information regarding this event, please click here

Siewert Street Closed May 30th for Utility Repairs

Thursday, May 24 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Utilities Department will be closing Siewert St. at Woodland Drive beginning on Wednesday May 30th at 7:00 AM. Woodland Dr. will remain open.  The Utility Department will be replacing a broken water valve.  There will be multiple residents out of water for a period of two to three hours midday while the valve is being replaced.  Effected residents will be notified by door hanger on Tuesday May 29th.  The intersection will be reopened at the end of the day, but will be restricted to 1 lane until the road repairs are made.  Road closed and warning signs will be in place …

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2012 Candidate Filing and Election Information

Wednesday, May 23 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Candidate Filing period opened on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 for anyone interested in running for the following City Offices: Office Opening Term of Office One Council Member from Ward 1    4 years, expiring in 2016 One Council Member from Ward 2   4 years, expiring in 2016 One Council Member from Combined Wards 3 & 4            4 years, expiring in 2016 Mayor   4 years, expiring in 2016The filing period will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.   Candidate filing…

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First Friday Fun on June 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 23 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
What: First Friday Outdoor Games and a Movie Capture the Flag, Medic, or other fun games in Central Park.Stay for the Movie, Footloose (2011-PG13)(Please note the PG13 rating- may not be suitable for children under the age of 13)Where: Red Wing Central Park by the new Bandshell (If raining, it will be at the Best of Times Bookstore Building) When: Friday, June 1st Games from 6pm-8pm & Movie @ 8pm-10pm Who: Middle School and High School age kids parents/adults are welcome to come for the movie (supervision will not be provided)What to Bring:  Tennis shoes for games Lawn chair or blanket for …

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Red Wing Water Park opens soon!

Tuesday, May 22 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
    The Red Wing Water Park is opening soon!  Please go to www.red-wing.org/rwwaterpark.html for all the updated information.   See you at the pool! 

Amos Owens Award

Tuesday, May 22 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Since 2001, the annual Amos Owen Award has recognized an individual in the Red Wing community for his/her work in promoting and ensuring others' human rights. The award's namesake was a Prairie Island Mdewakanton elder and spiritual leader who worked tirelessly to preserve Dakota language and culture. Past recipients are: Dean Preheim Bartell, Dan Guida, Paul Dressen, David Harris, Noah White, Jr., Denise Drews Fosado, Regina Nicolosi, Winfred Red Cloud, John Nordgaard, Donna Dummer, Heather Marx, Audra Quandt and Marilyn Olson. Nominations for this year's Amos Owen Award should reach the Red Wing Human Righ…

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Government Access Channel 6 off the air

Thursday, May 17 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
May 17, 2012 - 9:33 AMWe are experiencing technical difficulties due to a failed fiber transceiver on our Government Access Channel 6.  Charter Communications has been notified and will be replacing the part this morning.  We plan to have Channel 6 back on the air by 12 noon today.  We apologize for the inconvience.  Please contact Laura Blair, Information Technology Director at laura.blair@ci.red-wing.mn.us with questions or concerns. 

Open House at Betcher Memorial Chapel - May 19th

Thursday, May 17 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On May 19th the Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission is hosting an open house from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Betcher Memorial Chapel in Oakwood Cemetery to celebrate Oakwood Cemetery's listing on the National Register of Historic Places (February 2012). The open house is open to the public and will include a presentation at noon by Daniel Hoisington of Hoisington Preservation Consultants regarding Oakwood's history and the National Register of Historic Places listing. This is a great opportunity to see the interior of one of Red Wing's historic landmarks. In addition to the open house, the Goodhue Coun…

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