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City of Red Wing Golf Course Operations Request for Proposal (RFP)

Thursday, August 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is soliciting proposals from experienced and capable parties interested in operating Mississippi National Golf Links (“MNGL”); the course, clubhouse, pro shop, food/beverage service, and banquet facilities.  The business opportunities include the management of a 36-hole golf course, clubhouse, and pro shop. The successful respondent will be responsible for providing food, beverage, bar, banquet center operations to golfers and non-golfers, driving range services, and operating and maintaining food/beverage facilities (kitchen, dining room, bar area, snack bars, and patio …

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City of Red Wing Residential Survey to be Conducted by Decision Resources

Thursday, August 29 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On August 12, 2013 City Council approved a residential survey that will be conducted by Decision Resources.  There will be 400 individuals interviewed.  The survey questions are in three general categories. The first section is to gauge satisfaction with different basic services; the second section is focused on the golf course; and the third section is general information. The survey will take on average 5-10 minutes.  Phone number selection is done by random digit dialing on the landline, cell phone area codes, and prefixes. Click here to view the residential survey.

Back to School - Schoolbus Safety

Tuesday, August 27 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
The Red Wing Police Department is urging motorists to drive attentively and be ready for school buses, especially for children exiting school buses.   Last year in Minnesota, there were 553 bus crashes that resulted in seven deaths (none of which were student bus occupants) and 211 injuries (of which 65 were student bus occupants). In Minnesota, school buses make at least 10,000 school bus trips daily. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children — children are eight times safer riding in a bus to school than any o…

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Mayor Dan Bender Proclaims August 26, 2013 as Jim Grantman Day in Red Wing

Monday, August 26 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
At the August 26, 2013 regular City Council meeting, Mayor Dan Bender read a proclamation declaring August 26, 2013 as Jim Grantman Day in Red Wing.  Click here to view the entire proclamation.

2013 Street Reconstruction Project Began August 12th

Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Heselton Construction of Faribault, Minnesota will begin street reconstruction on Franklin Street (between West 3rd Street and West 5th Street), Hill Street (between West 3rd Street and 400’ south of West 4th Street), Pine Street (between Main Street and 500’ south of West 4th Street), and the alleys in Blocks 8 & 9 of the Freeborn’s Addition beginning Monday, August 12th. Construction crews will begin work on Franklin Street. The street surface will be removed to begin reconstruction of water mains, water services, sanitary sewer mains, sanitary sewer services, storm sewer, aggregate ba…

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Portion of Woodland Drive Closed beginning August 22nd

Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing a portion of Woodland Drive on Thursday, August 22, 2013 for the repair of a sewer main. The area affected is the portion in the 1600 block of Woodland Drive to the intersection of Ridgewood Lane. Work is expected to be completed, including road repairs on August 23rd.   This closure is expected to last for two days, reopening as soon as the work has been completed. Traffic control will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area.   City crews appreciate the cooperation and patience of neighbors, drivers and pedestrians duri…

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Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Bluff Rescue

Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
On August 20th at 9:48 am, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting that a person had fallen off the north trail of Barn’s Bluff with unknown injuries. Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within 2 ½  minutes of receiving the call and arrived at the victim approximately 15 minutes later with rope rescue equipment. Two RWFD Paramedics descended the slope with medical and spinal immobilization equipment via ropes and harnesses to initiate patient care.   (Photo Courtesy of RW Republican Eagle)   The MN State Patrol helicopter (Task Force One) was dispatched u…

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Red Wing City Council Approves Solar Electric Projects

Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
On Monday, August 12, 2013, the Red Wing City Council approved two solar electric projects for 2013 – City Hall and the Public Works Maintenance Shop.  With this approval, the City of Red Wing will continue the construction of a total of six solar projects that will have a capacity to produce 217kW of electricity.  This would be the equivalent of the electricity used for 30 to 40 single family homes for one year.   In 2012, the City Council approved solar electric projects for the Red Wing Fire Station (completed in March 2013), the Solid Waste Facility (completed in July 2013), the …

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Red Wing Fire Fighters Team Up to Fill the Boot for MDA

Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
RED WING FIRE FIGHTERS TEAM UP TO FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA Camp Courage Video: Contact:Brittany FornengoFundraising                      Red Wing, MN ─ Fire fighters will be out on the streets of Red Wing asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on August 27-29 from 3-6 pm. Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters…

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Red Wing Ignite holds an open house in the Ignite Building

Thursday, August 15 2013 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
  It was a great turnout as Red Wing residents gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Governor Dayton.  Following are a few photos from the event.  For more information about Red Wing Ignite please go to their website at To learn the history behind the partnership between US Ignite, Hiwawatha Broadband Communications and the city of Red Wing visit    
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