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City Council Approves Wi-Fi at Bay Point Park and Ole Miss Marina

Tuesday, October 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
One of the goals of the City of Red Wing strategic plan is to ‘Capitalize on the thriving, dynamic and distinctive community character’. To further that goal, Hiawatha Broadband Communications will begin to  install hardwired fiber optics to the Ole Miss Marina and Gas Dock and provide wireless services to the Ole Miss Marina boaters and Bay Point Park visitors. Public Works staff will provide the poles and electrical connections necessary to power the Wi-Fi.  This service will be available at no cost to users. The installation cost of $7,500 as well as the ongoing monthly serv…

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City Council Approves Request for No Parking from November through April

Tuesday, October 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Additional streets were added to the ‘No Parking’ list for the upcoming winter season. Streets that are less than 30’ in width are too narrow for snow plows with parking on both sides of the street creating the need to send smaller equipment to the area which delays plowing on other streets. All of the areas affected have adequate off street parking available. Signs will be placed indicating ‘No Parking’ from November through April. The streets that have been identified are Grace Street—12th Street to Central Avenue with signs posted on the north side. 1900 Block of West 6t…

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City adopts a resolution for a Business Subsidy agreement between the Red Wing Port and PMC Assoc. for $250,000

Tuesday, October 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
At its October 28 Red Wing City Council meeting, the City Council approved a resolution for a Business Subsidy agreement between the Red Wing Port Authority and PMC Associates. Paul and Marsha Brown, the owners and operators of the Red Wing Mall, were able to secure Jo Ann Fabrics as tenant in the location recently vacated by the Peebles store. PMC Associates, the entity created by the Browns to operate their interest in the Mall provided funding of $400,000 to bring JoAnn Fabrics in as a tenant. With the addition of JoAnn Fabrics the Mall is nearly full to capacity and once again a strong…

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Discussions continue on the future of Mississippi National Golf Links

Tuesday, October 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Golf Course Ad-Hoc Committee presented City Council guidelines to provide the framework of an agreement between the City and the Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation. City Council was asked to provide direction on the guidelines. The consensus of the Council was to direct the Ad-Hoc to meet with the Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation to try to work out an agreement in which the City would contribute no more than $190,000 toward the Mississippi National Golf Course in 2014 and a lesser amount in future years. The Ad-Hoc Committee met with the Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation on Tuesday. The Golf Co…

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Minnesota DNR to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin's Bluff on October 28th

Friday, October 25 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting several controlled prescribed burns of the native prairies on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Monday, October 28th.  The purpose of the burns is to reduce invasive species in these areas and to stimulate existing native plants.  These burns are the first steps of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance these native prairie communities within Red Wing.  The schedule for the prescribed burns is dependent on weather and wind condi…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tuesday, October 22 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Since 2010 the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has encouraged firefighters across the country to participate in campaigns honoring women fighting cancer. RWFD joined the “Firefighters in Pink” campaign this year on behalf of Jeana L. Marks, sister of Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Dopkins, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. What started as a simple vision of a few firefighters wearing pink t-shirts quickly turned into something much larger. Firefighters started wearing pink on October 1. By October 2 the department was inundated with requests from family, friend…

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Controlled Burns on Sorin's Bluff and at the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area Have Been Postponed

Wednesday, October 16 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The prescribed controlled burns on Sorin's Bluff and at the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area that were scheduled for October 16, 17, and 18 have been postponed due to poor weather conditions.  An updated schedule will be announced when available.

DNR to Conduct Controlled Burns on Sorin's Bluff

Monday, October 14 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Minnesota DNR to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff and the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area on October 16th, 17th, and 18th The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota in cooperation with the City of Red Wing and the Red Wing School District will be conducting several controlled prescribed burns of the native prairies on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park and the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area on October 16th, 17th, and 18th.  The purpose of the burns is to reduce invasive species in these areas and to stimulate existing nativ…

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Buckle Up: Increased Seatbelt Patrols Take to Red Wing Roads This Fall

Thursday, October 3 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this fall as extra Click It or Ticket seatbelt patrols take to the roads statewide October 4–19. Red Wing Police Department is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up. In the last three years on Minnesota roads (2010-2012), there were 852 motorist traffic deaths, of which 361 (42 percent) were not buckled up. Of those 361 killed, 42 percent were motorists ages 16–29, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. In Goodhue County, during 2012, we experienced 64…

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The City of Red Wing receives one proposal for operating Mississippi National Golf Links

Tuesday, October 1 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Golf Course Operations Proposal - The City of Red Wing received one proposal as follows: Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation Proposal - Click this link to view Pages 1-22  Click this link to view Pages 23-47
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