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Portions of Levee Road Closed Beginning September 4th

Wednesday, August 29 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing the portion of Levee Road from the bulkheads west to Withers Harbor Drive beginning Tuesday, September 4th. The road will be closed to traffic for the US Army Corps of Engineers to do emergency dredging of the Mississippi River. The dredging will include the removal of approximately 20,000 to 40,000 yards of material to keep the river open to barge traffic. The work is expected to be completed in 2-4 weeks depending on the amount of material that will need to be dredged. The street would be closed Monday through Friday, however would revert back to…

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Airport Board Meeting - CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 28 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Airport Board Meeting scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5th has been cancelled.  This meeting will not be rescheduled.  The next Airport Board Meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012.

Public Library Closure Beginning September 1, 2012

Tuesday, August 28 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(August 28, 2012, Red Wing, Minn.) - The Red Wing Public Library will be closed for roof reconstruction beginning Saturday, September 1, 2012.  The library will reopen when a safe environment is assured. We anticipate the work to be completed within three weeks. There will be no access to the parking spaces and sidewalks adjacent to the library during the closure. A temporary book drop is located at the Sheldon Theater box office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All due dates are extended beyond September 25,  2012 and no fines will accrue during the closure. James LundLibrary DirectorRed Wing Public Library651-385-3673

Sustainability Commission Workshop - CANCELLED

Monday, August 27 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Sustainability Commission Workshop scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th has been cancelled.  This workshop will not be re-scheduled

Memorial Park Closed August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be removing storm damaged trees and debris from the roadway within Memorial Park on Tuesday, August 21st. There will be no access to the Park while the project is taking place.  We anticipate the work to be completed by the end of the day on Tuesday. City crews appreciate the cooperation and patience of neighbors, drivers and pedestrians during this time of inconvenience.   Lynn Nardinger, Deputy Director - Public ServicesPublic Works Department651-385-3654    

Prairie Island Unit 1 and Monticello nuclear plant safely shut down for repairs

Tuesday, August 14 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
August, 14, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS– Operators shut down Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant to repair a gasket on a pipe flange, while in an unrelated action Tuesday, operators at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant shut down Unit 1 to repair two diesel generators. Both shutdowns were accomplished safely. Neither resulted in a radiological release, nor did they pose any danger to members of the public or plant employees. The Monticello reactor had been operating at 10 percent power since the weekend, as workers investigated leakage to a collection point inside the plant’s steel and steel-reinfo…

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2012 Street Reconstruction Project

Tuesday, August 7 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Heselton Construction of Faribault, Minnesota will begin street reconstruction on Summit Avenue (from Boxrud Street to 430’ North), Pleasantview Avenue (Summit Avenue to 290’ West), West 5th Street (from Buchanan Street to Washington Street), West 6th Street (from Buchanan Street to Washington Street), Buchanan Street (from West 6th Street to 200’ South of West 7th Street), and Jefferson Street (from West 4th Street to West 5th Street) beginning August 13th.  Construction crews will begin work on West 6th Street, West 5th Street, Buchanan Street, and Jefferson Street.  The street s…

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Free disposal of storm waste

Saturday, August 4 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
In response to the storm last night, Friday, August 3, 2012, the city of Red Wing will be accepting wood storm waste at the Solid Waste Campus at 1873 Bench Street free of charge until 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 4.  They will also open the Solid Waste Campus on Sunday, August 5 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM to accept wood storm waste free of charge.  The remainder of the week will be normal business hours.    Additionally, public works crews will be picking up storm debris curbside on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Please have your wood storm debris at the curb by Tuesday nig…

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Heritage Preservation Awards of Merit

Friday, August 3 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Congratulations to the the Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission 2012 Heritage Preservation Awards of Merit winners.  The photos are stunning! 2012 Award Winners      

Revised Draft Silica Sand Mining Moratorium Report Released

Wednesday, August 1 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Advisory Planning Commission and Red Wing Sustainability Commission conducted a Public Open House and Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Citizens reviewed a draft report that was dated June 20, 2012 and provided comments and discussion about the draft report. The two commissions met on July 17, 2012 and July 24, 2012 to review these comments and make revisions and recommendations and now have completed a July 31, 2012 Draft of the report that will be presented to the City Council for informational purposes at a council meeting scheduled for August 13, 2012. The two commissions expe…

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