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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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Neighborhood Meeting Notice for Street Reconstruction Project

Monday, February 27 2017 8:28 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
 

Public Works Responds to Comments Regarding Grant Acceptance

Thursday, February 23 2017 11:45 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
City Council represents our government on the local level. Our elected council members come together for public meetings during which they vote and make decisions that become the operating procedures that help govern our city. Every one of these meetings includes a public comment period during which the citizenry is invited to come forward and present issues of concern or make comments in general about topics for discussion. At the City Council meeting on January 23rd, 2017, several questions/comments were put forth during the public comment period that merited discussion beyond what the time constraints of t…

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Snow Emergency Anticipated For Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23 2017 9:31 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
 

Riverfront Trail Reopens

Wednesday, February 22 2017 2:40 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

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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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
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