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Volunteers Requested for the Twin Bluff side of the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area

Monday, February 27 2017 1:04 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The Minnesota Conservation Corps and Friends of the Bluffs will be working on the Twin Bluff side of the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area on Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. If you would like to help, come on when you can and stay as long as you like.  Bring a water bottle, gloves, eye and ear protection, wear layers, and a good pair of boots. Friends of the Bluffs will be providing snacks and lunch. For more information email redwingbluffs@gmail.com        

Snow Emergency Declared

Friday, February 24 2017 8:40 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
http://www.red-wing.org/snowemergency.html  

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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Local High School Students Win Honors in Sister Cities’ Art Contest

Monday, January 23 2017 2:19 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Here’s your mission: Create an original art piece that captures the essence of Sister Cities International, which is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation –one individual, one community at a time. Students from around the globe accepted that mission and created excellent artworks for submission to the Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS), an annual contest sponsored by Sister Cities International. This year’s theme, “We’re Going Places,” highlights the importance of travel and exchange in achieving peace. The contest was held concurre…

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In The Spirit of Giving

Thursday, December 22 2016 9:11 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
It’s a beautiful thing when the gratitude we feel for the blessings in our lives inspires us to do more for others. Such has been the case with the City of Red Wing employees this year.  Working through the Goodhue County Christmas Project, City employees teamed up with others from TNT Gymnastics to adopt six local families for Christmas, gifting them with a range of items from grocery gift cards, to toys and clothing.  Still wanting to do more, the City of Red Wing employees partnered with The Hope coalition to select an additional ten children to buy gifts for from the Kids Count progra…

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Snow Emergency Declared

Friday, December 16 2016 11:27 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases

Red Wing Short Listed for Small Business Revival

Tuesday, November 29 2016 4:36 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
  Have you heard about The Small Business Revolution?  You will, as they're coming to Red Wing on December 1st!  Championed by Deluxe, The Small Business Revolution has made it their mission to revitalize small businesses in small towns across America and the impact they can make is huge.  Just take a look at that they achieved in Wabash, IN, the town selected last year to receive $500,000 in revitalization efforts.  They created a series documenting the process of revitalizing the small businesses in that community and the results were dramatic, …

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Yuletide Villagefest Preparations Are Underway

Tuesday, November 22 2016 2:09 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Local volunteers have been busy for months planning the first annual Yuletide Villagefest, and with the event mere days away, preparations have hit a fevered pitch.  Of the many fantastic decorations being created to transform Central Park into a European Christmas market wonderland, here's a sneak peek of two cut-outs painted by famed local artist, Art Kenyon.  Other such cut-outs are being hand painted by various local artist, each one a special work of art in its own right.  These decorations will be posted in numerous locations around town and will grace t…

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