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High Water Update: Colvill Park Will Remain Open This Weekend.

Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
This morning the National Weather Service lowered the crest again and now is 12.4 for Sunday Morning.  Colvill Park will remain OPEN for the weekend but parts of the park will be barricaded off.  The boat launch at Colvill will also be closed.   In 2011 Colvill Park was closed when the river reached 12.48 and was expected to continue to rise.  With the crest of 12.4 for Sunday, I expect that the crest will continue to be lowered over the next few days.  Of course that still depends on the weather, but the forecast is for less rain.      Lynn Nardinger, Deputy DirectorPublic Works Department

Sturgeon Lake Road Traffic Lanes Closed

Monday, April 28 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
American Fencing will be constructing wildlife barrier fencing and guardrail along Sturgeon Lake Road adjacent to Larson Lake. The guardrail Installation on the south side of Sturgeon Lake Road will require the outside eastbound lane to be closed from May 5 to May 19.  It is not anticipated that lane closures will be needed for westbound Sturgeon Lake Road traffic unless field conditions dictate otherwise.  This project is expected to be completed by May 30th. Delays are expected during busy traffic periods on Sturgeon Lake Road.  Motorists should plan accordingly.  Construction crews app…

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Red Wing groups offer incentive package to aspiring restaurant entrepreneurs

Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
  Red Wing, Minnesota (March 31, 2014) - Red Wing Downtown Main Street, Inc. and the Red Wing Port Authority are partnering up to present foodies and spirited businesspeople alike with a unique opportunity. The Red Wing Restaurant Challenge is a chance for aspiring restaurateurs to build a new business in a historic river town with a serious need for new food options.    The Restaurant Challenge will provide up to three selected restaurateurs with an attractive cash and professional services incentive package valued at up to $40,000. The package includes support from the comm…

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Portion of Bluff Street Closed for Water Main Break

Monday, April 21 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be CLOSING a portion of the 700 block of Bluff Street beginning immediately for the repair of a water main break.  The area affected is near 742 Bluff, and there will be access from both directions on Bluff (7th Street side and 8th Street side), but will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project. This closure is expected to last approximately 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…

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Portion of East 5th Street Closed beginning April 17, 2014

Sunday, April 20 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing a portion of East 5th Street on Thursday, April 17, 2014 due to high water levels.  The area affected is the portion that runs beneath the railroad bridge on East 5th Street.  Access will be prohibited for the duration of this closure.  Access to the Izaak Walton League Clubhouse or the City Lab will be limited to Levee Road. This closure is expected to last approximately one week, reopening as soon as the water recedes and levels return to normal.  Traffic control will be in place.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this are…

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Spring Clean Up Dates Announced

Monday, April 14 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
2014 Spring Yard Waste Clean-up Dates Announced Saturday, April 19th, through May 31st, 2014, City of Red Wing residents may dispose of brush at no charge during regular business hours.  The disposal site is located at the Solid Waste Campus, 1873 Bench Street.  All yard waste must be emptied from the containers and plastic bags in which they are brought, unless the container is certified as compostable.  After May 31st, 2014, regular rates for disposal of brush will apply. The hours for the Bench Street compost and yard waste site are: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a…

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Red Wing Earth Week 2014

Thursday, April 10 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
  The Red Wing Sustainability Commission and the City of Red Wing, along with several sponsors has planned a week filled with events to celebrating Earth Week, Eat Health / Eat Local. Click the link here for more information on Red Wing Earth Week Events. Join us for any or all of these events:

City Awarded 2014 Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant

Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing has been notified that the City’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure project application was selected for funding through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) 2015-2016 SRTS solicitation.  The project was awarded $343,575 in federal funding. The SRTS funding will be used to address existing infrastructure problems to improve safety at Twin Bluff Middle School and Sunnyside Elementary School.  The largest project involves the reconstruction of the Pioneer Road/Twin Bluff Road intersection to reconfigure the intersection to improve pedestrian,…

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Minnesota DNR to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burn April 2nd

Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting a controlled prescribed burn of the native prairies on Barn Bluff on April 2, 2014. The purpose of the burn is to reduce invasive species in these areas and to stimulate existing native plants.  This burn is one of the first steps of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance native prairie communities within Red Wing.    Please be aware that the fires and smoke will be noticeable from great distances due to the bluff top prairie loc…

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