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Red Wing City Council Recognize Library Staff Pat Martin and Pat Tieskoetter on Their Retirements

Thursday, January 31 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Pat Tieskoetter served the patrons of the Red Wing Public Library for eighteen years providing reference and inter-library loan service. In her final year, she spent most of her time at the service desk answering reference questions, helping patrons setup their e-readers, and recommending new books. Pat will always remember her first impression of Red Wing when she came for her interview, “When I came to Red Wing for my interview, I drove back thinking, ‘This is where I want to live!’ And I was right, not only for the outdoor activities, but especially for the wonderful colleagues I’ve…

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Red Wing invited to participate on Gigabit Nation talk show

Wednesday, January 30 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Port Authority and City of Red Wing will participate live today, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, on a national broadband talk show named Gigabit Nation.  Craig Settles is the host and he along with his guests discuss business strategies for putting broadband networks into place, as well as policy issues that affect community broadband. Gigabit Nation’s mission is threefold: 1) inform listeners how ... to get meaningful broadband into communities everywhere, 2) help communities increase broadband adoption and 3) provide a vehicle for people to work together – and with organizations &…

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Red Wing City Council Approves Board and Commission Appointments

Tuesday, January 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
At its January 28, 2013 Red Wing City Council meeting the Council approved Mayor Egan’s recommendation to approve the following Board and Commission appointments/reappointments: Ann Seymour to the Charter Commission to serve a four-year term.  Ms. Seymour's term will expire on February 28, 2017. Dan Bender to the Advisory Planning Commission to a three-year term.  Mr. Bender’s term will expire on December 31, 2015. Quinetta Brown to the Library Board to a three-year term.  Ms. Brown’s term will expire on December 31, 2015. Lisa Wilson to the Library Board to a three…

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Service Above Self winner - Steve Thoms, Public Works

Monday, January 28 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Steve Thoms started his career with the City of Red Wing as apprentice maintenance in the utilities department on December 9, 2003. In 2009 he was promoted to the operations foreman position which he still holds. Among his many responsibilities, he provides work direction to the staff responsible for the construction, repair, operation and the maintenance of water distribution systems and wastewater and storm water systems throughout the city. He has spent significant time in developing a program to run cameras through the sanitary and storm sewers to assess the condition of these systems. Steve exemp…

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Red Wing City Council Approves Board and Commission Appointments

Tuesday, January 15 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
At its January 14, 2013 Red Wing City Council meeting the Council approved Mayor Egan’s recommendation to approve the following Board and Commission appointments and reappointments: Kathy Boos reappointment to a second term on the Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board. Ms. Boos’ second term will expire on December 31, 2017. Thomas Calhoun reappointment to a second term on the Sustainability Commission. Mr. Calhoun’s second term will expire December 31, 2015. Barbara von Haaren reappointment to a second term on the Human Rights Commission. Ms. von Haaren’s second term…

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Mayor Dennis Egan to Represent the City of Red Wing on the Minnesota Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation Forum

Tuesday, January 15 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Minnesota Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation Forum was created to direct rail funding and rail initiatives until the Statewide Transportation Plan was completed. Below is a link to the Minnesota Department of Transportation Minnesota Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation Forum current membership roster and meeting information. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/passengerrailforum/index.html

Park and Ride Facility Open

Thursday, January 10 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is pleased to announce that the new Park & Ride facility located at the intersection of Highway 61 and Withers Harbor Drive is open and available for use. Residents of the Red Wing area are encouraged to use the new Park & Ride lot to park their vehicles so that they can share rides to work and for other purposes. Car-pooling is a great way to reduce commuter costs while also reducing air pollution and wear and tear on vehicles. Vehicles may be parked in the lot during the day for commutes and over-night for longer car sharing trips. Semi-trucks and trailer parking is prohibited i…

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Red Wing featured in an article about Broadband in the Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, January 9 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
TECHNOLOGY January 1, 2013, 6:40 p.m. ET Cities, Schools Seek Faster Broadband  SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN Laura Blair, the technology chief for the city of Red Wing, Minn., long dreamed of building a superfast fiber-optic Internet network in her town.  She wanted, among other things, to create an "air traffic controller-like" monitoring system for the city's water-treatment plants and public buildings. Though the city had a system in place, the Internet service it had been buying from cable operator Charter Communications Inc. and local phone companies was so slow th…

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Grant Awarded for Memorial Park Improvements

Wednesday, January 2 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Courtland Nelson, Director of the Parks and Trails Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that the City of Red Wing’s application to the 2012 Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program has been selected for funding. A reimbursement grant in the amount of $390,000 will be made to the City of Red Wing for Phase II improvements to Memorial Park. The award was based on total project costs of $440,000 and includes picnic shelters and restroom enclosures to the Lower and Upper Quarries; renovation of a number of historic park elements; kiosk information panels; and a variety of tra…

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