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Red Wing Chosen for Broadband Initiative!

Wednesday, June 13 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is one of 25 communities in the country to be named a test-bed city for a new U.S. Government Broadband Initiative. Below, please find a link to a website that has a Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) press release with more information. Our understanding of this newly announced initiative is that the designation will provide funding to support a high tech incubator site. So instead of the Port Authority taking on the entire marketing effort for development, we will have the assistance of the White House to direct interested knowledge-based businesses to our community.This afternoon …

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Alley Closure Beginning June 18, 2012

Tuesday, June 12 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will begin reconstructing the alley located between 12th Street and Norwood, Sylvan and Phelps Streets beginning Monday, June 18th. This project will include the complete reconstruction of the alley including the addition of gutter lines and black top. There will be no access to driveways in the alley and no thru traffic while the project is taking place. Affected residents will be notified of the closure. We anticipate the work to be completed within three weeks. Traffic control will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. City crews appreciate the…

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Red Wing Port Authority Stategic Plan

Friday, June 8 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
 June 2012 Executive Summary The Red Wing Port Authority Strategic Plan is a living, working document. It establishes the Port's direction in its role as leader of economic development in Red Wing. This plan and all work of the Port Authority are guided by the Port Authority's Mission Statement: "The Port Authority is the primary leader for promoting economic and industrial development, together with identifying and coordinating redevelopment for the purpose of enhancing the tax base, promoting employment and contributing to the economic vitality and quality of life of the City of Red Wing." Th…

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2012 Election Candidate Filings Results

Friday, June 8 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Candidate Filings ResultsThe candidate filing period closed on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m.  Candidate filings for City Offices are as follows:  Ward and Office Candidates City Council - Ward 1 Jason Sebion City Council - Ward 2Lisa Bayley and Craig Livingstone                   City Council - Combined Wards 3 & 4                  Ralph Rauterkus and Erik FridellMayorDennis …

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Community Information Meeting for Sturgeon Lake Road / CP Rail Project, June 19th

Friday, June 8 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) are working together to update the 2006 design for a new overpass that may be constructed on Sturgeon Lake Road to allow for a safer CP Rail crossing with better access to and from Prairie Island. A Community Information Meeting will be held June 19 at the PIIC Community Center on Island Boulevard. The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a brief presentation at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is for the public to review the preferred alternative for a proposed Sturgeon Lake Road Overpass that would cross the existing railroad. The p…

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Spring Hydrant Flushing to Begin Monday, June 11th

Friday, June 8 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing routinely flushed hydrants and water mains twice per year. However, the new Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in Red Wing, and as a result the need to flush the hydrants has been reduced to ONCE per year. Some areas such as dead-end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area. Hydrant flushing is done to maintain water quality, remove accumulated rust from water mains and to ensure that the hydrants are working properly. Typically dead end lines have a higher potential for iron build-up due to a lower volume of…

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