Thinking Big about the Great River & Lake Pepin
The Mississippi River is choking in it. Lake Pepin is filling up with it, and fast. That's sediment - dirt - from the state's namesake river, the Minnesota River.
The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) believes it's time to take action. Minnesotans need to start thinking big. So on April 26, we're hosting a conference in Red Wing to showcase lessons learned from our nation's largest water quality restoration effort -- the Chesapeake Bay project. Plus insights from the nation's most successful agricultural water quality alliance, from Iowa. Plus th… Read full article »
The City of Red Wing recently received their annual Consumer Confidence Report from the Minnesota Department of Health. All community water systems in the state of Minnesota must distribute a drinking water report to their customers on an annual basis before July 1st of each year. The City of Red Wing received their report and has prepared it for publication. Publication will be in the next issue of the CURRENT which will be mailed out to all Red Wing Residents around the end of April.To view the 2010 Consumer Confidence Report, click here.
In 2010, the Red Wing City Council gave the Sustainability Commission the responsibility of developing a new weed ordinance. From that the Proposed Urban Landscape Ordinance was created. Council had the first reading of the proposed ordinance at their regular meeting on March 14th, and the second reading and adoption of the ordinance on March 28th. The Ordinance was published on 4/2/11, and 14 days after publication the Ordinance goes into effect (4/16/11).
Changes to the Ordinance will largely affect undeveloped residential and commercial lots. However an addition to the Ordinance concerning watering of law… Read full article »
Wednesday, April 13 2011 12:00 AM •
Categorized In Public Works
(April 13, 2011 Red Wing, Minn.) –Due to continued budget constraints the city no longer provides curbside collection of yard waste or complimentary yard waste roll-offs for neighborhood yard waste. Residents can dispose of their yard waste year-round at the Waste Management Campus, located at 1873 Bench St. From Saturday, April 16-Sunday, June 5th City residents may dispose of brush and shrub trimmings free of charge; grass and compostable yard are free year round. For 2011 site hours have been expanded and are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30 a… Read full article »
Department of Revenue analysis concludes House and Senate proposals will result in an $869 million increase in property taxes.To read entire article "click here".
Red Wing Winger Girl's Basketball Day Proclamation WHEREAS, the Red Wing Winger Girl's Basketball team defeated New Prague to win the 2011 Section 1A Championship game on Friday, March 11, 2011; andWHEREAS, winning the Championship was the culmination of an extraordinary season and the result of much hard work and determination by Winger team members; andWHEREAS, ranked as the number two-seeded team in their section, the Winger's beat the number seven seed Albert Lea, the number six seed Waseca team, and the number one seeded New Prague to make it to the Minnesota State Girls Basketball tournamen… Read full article »
Arbor Day Proclamation WHEREAS, Trees and forests are of significant importance to Red Wing's economy, culture, history and future; andWHEREAS, Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, improve safety in neighborhoods, and beautify our community; andWHEREAS, Trees can reduce stormwater runoff, protect soil, mitigate the impacts of flooding, cut heating and cooling costs, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; andWHEREAS, Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and renewal; andWHEREAS,… Read full article »
At its April 11 Council meeting, Red Wing City Council approves Mayor Egan's recommendation to appoint Scott Adkisson to a six-year term on the Port Authority Board. Scott's first term will expire January 31, 2017.
The City of Red Wing has identified and declared several pieces of equipment and property as surplus, and will be selling these items by auction through our internet sales contract with GovDeals.com. The Internet Auction will begin Thursday, March 24, 2011, and will close on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Individuals interested in bidding on any of the items should go to www.GovDeals.com.Surplus Vehicles for Sale: Staff has identified the following vehicles as surplus, and are for sale by auction on GovDeals: Unit #5 - 1984 GMC 1500 Pickup Truck, Streets Division, 109,687 milesUnit #6 - 1997 Ford F250 P… Read full article »
The future of Lake Pepin depends on stopping water pollution. On Saturday you can find out what an MPCA pollution solution looks like and how it will work. http://www.lakepepinlegacyalliance.org/