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City Council Annual Workshop

Monday, January 30 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Red Wing City Council held their annual workshop on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21.The meeting began with discussion about the City's legislative issues for 2012. During this discussion City Council developed a 2012 priorities list.  Click the following link to view the Legislative Planning document and the priorities that were developed. Next on the agenda were the 2011 department accomplishments.  Staff fielded a number of questions of the City Council. Click the links below to view full reports: Council AdministratorCity ClerkEmployee ServicesFinanceInformation Te…

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Solid Waste Campus Hours to Change

Friday, January 27 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Solid Waste Campus has proposed new public hours that will replace the existing seasonal schedule. The previous schedule attempted to provide service based on seasonal customer demand trends. However, this schedule ultimately conveyed a confusing message due to the variable day to day hours and seasonal changes. Because of this confusion, the City has decided to change the hours to a more consistent day to day schedule which will remain the same year round.Effective Monday, February 6, 2012, the new hours will be as follows: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.The Soli…

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Red Wing Fire Department responds to attic fire

Saturday, January 21 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
  On January 21st at 04:17, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting loss of electricity and smoke in a house located at 1107 South Park St. Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 5 minutes of receiving the call and found indications of an attic fire. Fire fighters breached the ceiling in the second story of the house and extinguished the fire using water and compressed air foam. Extensive overhaul of the ceiling and attic were required to completely extinguish the fire. The fire was completely out after approximately 45 minutes. The damage was contained to the attic and upstairs of th…

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Housing and Redevelopment Authority provides update to the Community

Friday, January 20 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The HRA provides its 2011 Annual Report to give the Community and public at large a fair understanding of its operations and achievements in 2011.  The HRA believes the City is best served when the people are fully informed.2011 HRA Annual ReportVisit the Housing and Redevelopment Authority websiteRandal Hemmerlin, Executive DirectorRed Wing HRA 428 West Fifth StreetRed Wing, MN  55066651-388-7571

Sustainability Commission to Meet Jointly with River Bend Market to Discuss Earth Day Events

Thursday, January 19 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
  Sustainability Commission COMMISSION WORKSHOP Monday, January 30, 20126:30 p.m. - Red Wing Public Library, Foot Room The City of Red Wing's Sustainability Commission and the River Bend Market Cooperative will be holding a joint public meeting on Monday, January 30 to discuss Earth Day Events throughout our community.  We will be looking to any individual, business, or organization that is planning an event for the Earth Day week.  The goal of this meeting is to bring together all events and ideas so that we can create one entire Earth Day Calendar for all activities throughout Red W…

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Red Wing Idea Slam Brings Citizens Together for Community Growth Projects

Tuesday, January 17 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Entrepreneurial Community Growth Initiative Idea Slam brought 100 participants together to asset map, generate project ideas, present ideas and vote on Quick-Start projects. The Saturday event was well-attended by both long-time citizens and people new to the Red Wing area who came to brainstorm, network, and make vital connections on ideas to help support entrepreneurial efforts in our community. Participants were welcomed by Mayor Dennis Egan and Tim Penny, who is a board member of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.Twenty-seven participants presented ideas for Quick-Start projects, a…

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Red Wing Fire Department Responds to a structure fire

Saturday, January 14 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
On Jan. 14th at 00:13, the Red Wing Ambulance and Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 407 Green St.Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within 4 minutes of receiving the call to find heavy smoke emitting from the basement and 1st floor of the 2 story structure. All of the occupants were out of the structure on arrival. Heavy fire conditions were found in the basement which quickly spread to the first and second floors. The structure was a total loss. 3 engines, 1 ambulance and support vehicles along with 22 Firefighters remained on scene until 06:00."This fire quickly turned…

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2012 Solid Waste Disposal Locations Disclosed

Friday, January 13 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
For Immediate Release  January, 2012 Contact:  Jeff Schneider, Deputy DirectorSolid Waste Division651.385-3672According to state law, a collector of solid waste material must disclose annually to its customers, the location in which its waste is disposed. The majority of solid waste in Red Wing is collected by the City of Red Wing and transported and processed at the following locations: RW Integrated Solid Waste Mngt Campus 1873 Bench Street Red Wing, MN 55066 Agency Number 1924-82-I-1 SKB Environmental RosemountIndustrial Waste Facility13425 Courthouse BoulevardRosemount, MN 55068SW…

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Officer Shawn Schneider and Line of Duty Deaths

Tuesday, January 10 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
COUNCIL PRESENTATIONJANUARY 9, 2012Lowering of Flag to Half-Mast Proclamation Mayor EganCouncil President RauterkusCouncil MembersCity staff I first of all would like to thank the council for accepting the proclamation allowing City of Red Wing flags to be at half mast for one week in honor of Officer Shawn Schneider of the Lake City Police Department. I know Shawn's family, as well as his extended law enforcement family, appreciate the City of Red Wing honoring the loss of Officer Schneider who was killed in the line of duty. Officer Schneider's funeral took place this past Saturday and was attended by h…

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Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant declares alert

Thursday, January 5 2012 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
MINNEAPOLIS - Operators at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant declared an alert at 3:53 a.m. today after workers discovered sodium hypochloride, commonly known as chlorine bleach, leaking from a tank in the screen house. The chemical is used to treat water that is brought into the plant for cooling.There was no release of radioactive material associated with this event, and it poses no danger tothe public. No plant workers have been injured. The sodium hypochloride leaked from a tank and is fully contained within a berm. An environmental crew is at the site to begin clean-up. The cause of the leak is bei…

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