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Mayor Dowse Testifies To Senate in Support of Bonding Bill

Tuesday, February 21 2017 3:27 PM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
On February 14 the City of Red Wing Mayor, Sean Dowse, testified in support of the Senate's bonding bill (SF 210) before the Senate's Transportation Finance and Policy Committee. The City and the Mayor strongly support the passage of the bonding bill and are pleased that the Legislature is looking at completing unfinished business from last year. The Mayor testified in strong support of the bill by stating "Red Wing respectfully requests the quick passage of this bonding bill as it will allow the State and the City of Red Wing to move forward in addressing critical transportation issues". Funding in the bil…

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Two of Red Wing’s Projects Included in MN Senate Bonding Proposal

Wednesday, May 4 2016 11:56 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
  ST. PAUL—The Chair of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee has included $4.48 million in funding for the continuation of the Red Wing River Town Renaissance project and $13.762 million for the rail grade separation overpass bridge project at Sturgeon Lake Road in his version of state’s bonding bill. Read full article  

Red Wing Named One of Minnesota's Most Fiscally Sustainable Cities

Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:13 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
According to Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, “A California based non-profit has attempted one of the most ambitious - and undoubtedly eyeball taxing – efforts ever to advance the cause of local government transparency and performance benchmarking.   Based on a review and evaluation of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and related documents, the organization, United States Common Sense, has ranked over 13,000 local governments around the country on their fiscal sustainability.” In their findings Red Wing ranks in the top decile in the nation and is one of Minnesot…

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Opportunity to Improve Taxpayer Involvement in the Local Budget and Property Tax Process

Monday, November 9 2015 3:51 PM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
The Citizens League in conjunction with NAIOP Minnesota, the commercial real estate association, is holding several focus groups across Minnesota and is looking for property taxpayers of all types to gather ideas on how citizens can be more knowledgeable and involved in their local budget and taxation processes. The results of these focus groups will inform policy change discussions at the state and local level. Where: City Hall, Red Wing, MN When: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Red Wing, MN To learn more about this initiative and opportunities for involvement please contact Bob DeBoer, Citizens Leag…

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Spring Hydrant Flushing Dates Announced

Friday, April 24 2015 9:05 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
NOTICE FLUSHING MAINS and HYDRANTS  All hydrants and mains in the City of Red Wing will be flushed beginning Monday, May 4th 2015 at 6:00 a.m.  The new Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in the City of Red Wing and as a result, crews will be reducing the hydrant flushing to ONCE this year. The hydrant flushings done to maintain water quality remove accumulated rust from the water mains and to ensure that the fire hydrants work properly. Some areas such as dead end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area. LOW LEVE…

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Burning Ban and Restrictions Lifted

Thursday, April 16 2015 7:52 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
April 16, 2015 Effective immediately, the burning ban and restrictions issued for Goodhue County have been lifted. Residents that had permits suspended because of the ban can now resume burning until their permit expires. Residents can now also apply for new burning permits. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. For additional questions or concerns contact: Andy Speltz Fire Marshal, Red Wing Fire Department 651-385-3694

2014 General Election Official Abstract of Votes Cast

Friday, November 14 2014 4:14 PM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
Special City Council Canvassing Board Meeting The Red Wing City Council met on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. as the Canvassing Board to canvass the returns and declare the results of the General Election held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. According to the official Abstract of Votes Cast, there were 9,324 people registered in the city as of 7:00 a.m. on Election Day. A total of 320 people registered to vote on Election Day. There were a total of 599 accepted absentee ballots bringing the total number of persons voting in the city of Red Wing to 5,426. Those figures amount to a 58 percent voter turno…

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October 1, 2014 is "Choose to be G.R.E.A.T." Day in Minnesota

Wednesday, September 24 2014 12:35 PM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
The Red Wing Police Department submitted a request to Governor Dayton’s office to declare October 1, 2014 as “Choose to be G.R.E.A.T. Day” in Minnesota, to demonstrate our commitment to providing meaningful prevention education to middle and elementary school youth with regard to youth violence, delinquency and bullying. Chief Pohlman has been involved with the G.R.E.A.T. program since 1999 and stated “this directly supports our efforts to provide our youth with these vital life skills”. The Red Wing Police Department, in partnership with the Red Wing Public School District, imp…

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Homestream announces new company name

Monday, August 18 2014 9:01 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
BeBloominTM announces unprecedented connectivity and support for seniors, baby boomers, and family caregivers August 16, 2014 Minneapolis, MN River Systems LLC (dba “BeBloomin”) announces the Beta release of an unprecedented Web-based platform, with interactive screens and face-to-face video assistance, designed to support seniors, people with physical limitations, baby boomers, and family caregivers. With BeBloomin, connecting with one’s loved ones as well as the world one loves is easy and, for a limited time, FREE to charter members. - Flora just turned 101 and although she can’…

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6/24/14 - Flooding Update

Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:20 PM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
The Mississippi river reading as of 6:30 a.m. today is at 13.43 feet. The National Weather Service predicts the Mississippi river to be at 15.3 feet by Sunday morning, June 29th. Roads closed as of today include:   Levee Road between Jackson and Broad Streets, Ikata Drive, East 5th Street beneath the railroad track bridge, Sturgeon Lake Road at Frazier Street and the end of Collischan Road. Colvill Park was closed on Sunday June 22nd and includes the Colvill Aquatic Center, all shelters and the boat launch. Bay Point Park will be closed to the public starting Wednesday June 25th. This includes shelt…

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