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Community Meeting to Discuss Proposed Downtown Improvements

Wednesday, February 22 2017 9:11 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
There will be a community meeting held on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 5:30 PM in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library. RE: The reconstruction of the proposed downtown improvements W 3rd Street & Bush Street Intersection 2017 Downtown Street Lighting Replacement  The city has just begun design of the intersection reconstruction project and has just finished design of the downtown street lighting project, and we want your input! Please gather your questions and concerns about the affected streets, utilities, sidewalks, and other items, and join us at the neighborhood meeting to d…

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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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2017 Rotary 'Service Above Self' award winner Ron Rosenthal

Tuesday, February 21 2017 3:13 PM  •   Categorized In Employee News
“Ron is so deserving of the Rotary Service Above Self Award.  He said at the awards luncheon, ‘I don’t seek out recognition, I just try to do my job’ but I can say, after working with him for almost 26 years that he does much more than just ‘doing his job’.  He truly cares about the City and does what it takes to lead us in the right direction.  He cares about the people he works with, he cares about the projects he leads and he cares and listens to those impacted from the decisions we make.  Next to my Dad, Ron is the best mentor I have ever had in my…

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Community Celebration at the Sheldon Theatre

Tuesday, February 21 2017 1:03 PM  •   Categorized In Sheldon Theatre
That’s right, Red Wing, we’re all invited to a community celebration at the Sheldon Theatre on Wednesday, February 22nd.  The doors open at 12:30 PM and you’ll want to be sure to grab a seat because it’s going to be a great party!  We’re gathering together to hear the official announcement for the Season 2 winner of the Small Business Revolution.  Win or lose, we’ve gained something as a community through this process and we’re going to celebrate. Everyone is encouraged to wear red to show our solidarity. The high school pep band will be playing a…

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President’s Day Holiday Schedule Announced

Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:29 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the President’s Day Holiday Week.   City Hall, Public Works, the Red Wing Public Library and the Solid Waste Campus will all be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th.   Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule: Monday, February 20th – NO COLLECTION Tuesday, February 21st – Monday’s Route picked up Wednesday, February 22nd – Tuesday’s Route picked up Thursday, February 23rd – Wednesday’s Route picked up Friday, February 24th – Thursday’s Route picked up

City of Red Wing Engineering Department Earns Honor Award

Thursday, February 16 2017 3:31 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Everyone can agree that the Highway 61/Main Street Reconstruction Project was a major undertaking. It was a complex reconstruction with many factors, including replacing antiquated underground infrastructures, improving multimodal travel and streetscaping, all while maintaining Red Wing’s quintessential historic charm.  The project was successfully completed in the summer of 2016.  Business owners and residents alike breathed a collective sigh of relief when the traffic patterns of their daily lives went back to normal.  The project was completed so successfully, however, that it has now …

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Captain Tony Grosso earns his HSEM Emergency Managers Certificate

Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:47 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Captain Tony Grosso of the Red Wing Police Department is no stranger to emergencies.  Not only is it in the very nature of his job, but he also just earned an Emergency Management Certificate through the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  This achievement represents several hundred hours of work and study, not to mention the successful completion of 30 online and classroom courses.  The knowledge Captain Grosso gained from this highly specialized training will provide an important link in the RWPD’s emergency response chain.  As Police Chief Roger Po…

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Exchange Teacher from China arriving today

Friday, February 10 2017 3:05 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
This is an exciting time for the Sister Cities Commission. Months of planning have come to fruition with the arrival of Mr. Weigui Yu, an English teacher from Quzhou, China.  Mr. Yu, who goes by Victor for our convenience, will arrive in Red Wing this evening and will stay through the beginning of May.  While he is here, Victor will spend time in both our public and vocational schools and will present to numerous civic organizations.  Since the inception of Red Wing’s Sister Cities Commission in 1993, numerous teachers have taken part in the exchange program. Victor represents just one t…

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Vote for Red Wing to Win Season 2 of the Small Business Revolution!

Friday, February 10 2017 1:27 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Hopefully by now you’ve heard the good news that Red Wing has been chosen as a finalist for the Small Business Revolution. If we win, season 2 of the television show will be filmed right here in Red Wing and our community would receive $500,000 for revitalization for our downtown businesses.  Out of 14,000 towns across America only five have made it this far.  How do we win it?  We vote, and we get everyone we know to vote, too.  The Deluxe Corporation, who sponsors this series, is a Minnesota company and we are the only Minnesota finalist.  We are hoping communities around our…

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Heritage Preservation Commission Seeks Nominees For 2017 Preservation Awards of Merit

Wednesday, February 1 2017 1:30 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission is seeking nominees from the community for their annual Preservation Awards of Merit.  Each year the Heritage Preservation Commission presents the Awards of Merit to individuals, institutions, and businesses who have been involved in exceptional local historic preservation projects.  The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission will present this year’s Awards of Merit during National Preservation Month in May.  Residential, civic, institutional, and commercial nominations are welcome.  The Heritage Preservation Commission uses the follo…

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