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2017 Spring Yard Waste Clean-up Dates Announced

Friday, April 21 2017 11:32 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Residents can dispose of grass, leaves and compostable or organic yard waste year-round FREE OF CHARGE. Residents may also dispose of brush at the brush and compost site at the Solid Waste Management Campus, located at 1873 Bench Street, for a charge. However, these charges are waived for residents from April 22nd thru June 3rd, 2017.  During this time, Red Wing residents may dispose of brush and shrub trimmings free of charge. The hours for the Bench Street compost and yard waste site are:Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Sundays - CLOSED Special bags …

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Downtown Street Lighting Replacement Project

Monday, April 17 2017 9:54 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
You may have noticed extra work trucks and construction crews in the downtown area recently. Work has begun on the Downtown Street Lighting Replacement Project and the first steps in the process are underway.  The work began with some concrete cutting and removal on north side of the  400 block of Third Street to address the poles along East Avenue by the Library and the poles on the east side of the 200 block of Bush Street.  Some important things to note are: It is anticipated that the work on this system will last approximately two weeks, after which the contractor will move to the sout…

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Hydrant and Mains Flushing to Begin in May

Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:01 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Solar Power Up Presentation

Wednesday, April 5 2017 1:42 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Solar Power Up with a Subscription! In honor of Earth Week, the City Sustainability Commission is sponsoring a free 60-minute forum for residents to understand solar garden subscriptions. Come learn how subscriptions work and meet local providers. Wednesday, April 19th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Red Wing City Hall, Council Chambers. Presenter: Chris Meyer, Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) Questions? Contact City staffer Tina Folch at 651-385-3652 or

MN Pollution Control Agency Releases EAW for Ash Processing Project

Wednesday, April 5 2017 1:17 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Open House & Career Fair

Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:45 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Is your high schooler undecided about their future vocation?  Are you looking for a career change yourself?  Then come to the Career Fair and Open House!  The City of Red Wing and numerous other local employers will be present to help you explore career paths and the future demand for jobs; come check it out!

Early Spring Tree Pruning

Tuesday, April 4 2017 1:45 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
You may have noticed crews out pruning trees in and around the City. Some of these crews are with the City of Red Wing, and some are contracted through utility companies to maintain clearance for overhead utility lines and pipeline corridors.  Early spring is a good time to prune trees, as they are still dormant yet more accessible once the snow is gone.  Pruning is done for a variety of reasons, with the extensiveness of the pruning depending upon the need.  The City prunes trees along streets and in parks for safety, tree health, and aesthetics, with safety being the top priority. The City h…

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Do You Know Where Your 'Safe Place' Is?

Friday, March 31 2017 11:45 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Are you part of the Weather-Ready Nation? The warming spring temperatures are a welcome change after winter’s harshness, but the climbing degrees also cause extreme weather that we need to be prepared for. In that spirit, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has put out a call to each of us to know where our ‘safe spot’ is the event of extreme weather, and to share it on social media to help raise awareness across the country. They’re hoping to make the serious topic of extreme weather preparedness a little more fun by having people take ‘selfies’ of th…

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Quirky Public Service Announcement Gives New Take On Old Problem

Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:25 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
We’ve all seen lots of public service announcements in our time on everything from wearing seatbelts to spaying and neutering our pets, but a new PSA recently released by the City of Red Wing in conjunction with the Red Wing High School 11th grade Environmental Science class stands out from the crowd. Once you hear the quirky, unexpected, and catchy rap-based PSA, ‘The Blades,’ it will become your inner soundtrack every time you mow the lawn. That’s exactly what the PSA’s creator, City of Red Wing Environmental Officer, Paul Drotos, was after when he wrote the rap and conceptuali…

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Goodhue County

Friday, March 3 2017 10:14 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, March 2, 2017 MDA encourages residents to look for signs of EAB An MDA employee noticed an ash tree with significant woodpecker damage, a tell-tale sign of possible EAB infestation, during a hike over the weekend at Barn Bluff. She took photos of the tree and noted the location. After further investigation, the MDA found EAB larvae in the tree. Today the USDA officially confirmed the insect to be emerald ash borer. “Our staff led by example and followed the advice we’ve been giving for years which is, it’s important that people go out into th…

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