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Help Our Small Boulevard Trees Beat the Heat

Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:22 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Our boulevard trees need your help. We’re in a dry spell and our younger trees are under stress. City crews are watering now but cannot reach all of the trees in a timely manner. Wet conditions over the past two summers have made small trees even more susceptible to the stress of a dry period like the one we are currently experiencing. Tricking a hose near the trunk of the tree for an hour once or twice a week will help small trees survive the dry weather and heat. Boulevard trees lend tremendous beauty, shade, and ambiance to our city streets, and we thank you for helping them survive this dry spell.    

Public Invited to Fire Truck Ceremony

Friday, July 14 2017 3:00 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
  Fire Truck Ceremony – Red Wing, MN new Engine 2 has arrived, we would like to invite our community to a ceremony as we place this new apparatus into service.  The ceremony will consist of a message from the Chief, a blessing of the new engine from our FD Chaplain, a formal wet down, and a “push” into its new home.  First 100 in attendance will receive a commemorative towel (donated by BIC) that we as a community will use to dry the new engine and then push it into its new home. Saturday, July 15 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Red Wing Receives Award for Racial Equality Efforts

Friday, July 14 2017 2:16 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Racial equality isn’t just a catch phrase in Red Wing; it’s a principal we’re actively incorporating into our decision-making processes. We’ve been working to create an organized, intentional way of approaching policy that puts matters of race in the forefront, not as an afterthought.  Our efforts are having a positive effect,  though the work is just beginning. One step has been for Red Wing to join GARE, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. GARE teams from across the state convene monthly to share ideas, learn how issues of race are impacting each of our communities…

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Major Milestone; City of Red Wing Employee Reaches 40 Year Employment Anniversary

Thursday, July 13 2017 5:02 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
City of Red Wing employee, Mary Anway, has happily fallen outside of the norm.  She knew in high school that she wanted a career in science, something unusual for females in the 1970s.  Even more unusual, she was the first woman to graduate from 916 Vocational School with a degree in Air and Water Analysis.  She landed a job six months after graduation with the City of Red Wing and has stayed there ever since.  Mary recently marked her 40 year employment anniversary, a milestone few in today’s job market reach. When Mary was first hired as a Field and Lab Technician, she was analyzi…

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West Avenue Closure at West 5th Street

Thursday, July 13 2017 3:52 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

West 4th Street / Buchanan Street Paving Work

Thursday, July 13 2017 11:36 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Twin Bluff Road Closure - South of Pioneer Road

Thursday, July 13 2017 9:51 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Jackson St. Closure

Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:42 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Access from Hwy 61 onto N. Service Drive at Red Wing Avenue N. Closed

Monday, July 10 2017 12:08 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Calling All Amateur Photographers!

Thursday, July 6 2017 9:31 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
Have you seen the Red Wing Fireboat? It’s a functional thing of beauty.  Combing speed and engineering prowess with live-saving ability, the Fireboat holds a special place in the imagination of those who see it.  It also makes a wonderful subject to photograph.  The drama of the machine against the water with Red Wing in the backdrop is a pretty lens-worthy subject.  The Fire Department will be launching the boat at Bay Point Park on Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm, and they invite the public to attend the launch and enjoy a photo-taking opportunity of the Fireboat in action.