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TH 61/Main Street Reconstruction Project - Overnight Construction

Wednesday, March 30 2016 11:02 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
As part of the TH 61/Main Street project, the City’s contractor, Meyer Contracting will be constructing a water main connection at the intersection of Bush Street and Main Street.  The work is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 pm Thursday evening (3/31) and will continue into the early hours of Friday morning.  This water main connection will require water service disruption to area businesses and residents, but overnight construction will allow us to minimize the impacts to those affected by the shutdown.  The affected properties have been notified about this water service disrupt…

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City Council Resolution in Support of School Referendum

Tuesday, March 29 2016 9:25 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
At the City Council meeting on March 28, the Red Wing City Council unanimously voted in support of a resolution which supports the passage of the Red Wing School District’s building bond election on April 12, 2016.   Please click here to view Resolution No. 6939. For more information about the Red Wing School District referendum:

Red Wing Named One of Minnesota's Most Fiscally Sustainable Cities

Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:13 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
According to Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, “A California based non-profit has attempted one of the most ambitious - and undoubtedly eyeball taxing – efforts ever to advance the cause of local government transparency and performance benchmarking.   Based on a review and evaluation of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and related documents, the organization, United States Common Sense, has ranked over 13,000 local governments around the country on their fiscal sustainability.” In their findings Red Wing ranks in the top decile in the nation and is one of Minnesot…

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Heritage Preservation Commission Seeks Nominees For 2016 Preservation Awards of Merit

Monday, March 21 2016 6:32 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission is seeking nominees from the community for their annual Preservation Awards of Merit.  Each year the Heritage Preservation Commission presents the Awards of Merit to individuals, institutions, and businesses who have been involved in exceptional local historic preservation projects.  The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission will present this year’s Awards of Merit during National Preservation Month in May.  Residential, civic, institutional, and commercial nominations are welcome.  The Heritage Preservation Commission uses the follo…

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What's in store for 2016 by Council Administrator Kuhlmann

Monday, March 21 2016 6:08 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
A new blog posting by Council Administrator Kay Kuhlmann is available here:

Highway 63 Bridge - Short-Term Lane Closures, Flaggers Planned for March 21st.

Monday, March 21 2016 4:10 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Motorists traveling on the Highway 63 Eisenhower Bridge at Red Wing will encounter afternoon lane closures and flaggers on Monday, March 21 while work is done in preparation for the bridge replacement project, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. A WisDOT crew will be doing pavement borings for the Wisconsin approach roads.  The work will provide MnDOT designers with additional information for the roadway and pavement design.  Work is expected to begin at 1 p.m., Monday and should be completed by 3 p.m., weather permitting.  If work is completed sooner, traff…

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Potter Street Two-Way Traffic

Wednesday, March 16 2016 11:24 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The segment of Potter Street between TH61/Main Street and TH63/3rd Street has been converted from 1-way to 2-way traffic effective immediately.  On March 14, 2016, the City Council approved the conversion of this segment of Potter Street to 2-way traffic to help aid the movement of traffic during the 2nd phase of Main Street reconstruction.  Potter Street will remain 2-way permanently after the reconstruction project. City crews and Meyer Contracting appreciate the cooperation and patience of drivers and pedestrians during the Main Street Reconstruction Project. Motorists are encouraged to stay ale…

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Project – Stage 2 Construction Start Up

Friday, March 11 2016 11:34 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the proposed reconstruction of US Highway 61 (Main Street) Phase 2 portion between Broad Street and Potter Street is anticipated to begin construction the week of March 14, 2016.  Initial operations will include temporary lane closures on TH 61 for installation of the construction traffic control to facilitate the beginning of pavement removal and utility work starting at Broad Street and working east towards Potter Street.  Access closures from side streets are expected and will change as const…

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Controlled Prescribed Burns at Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11 2016 5:07 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Red Wing, Friends of the Bluffs, and Audubon Minnesota will be conducting controlled prescribed burns of select native and planted prairies on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Friday, March 11, 2016.  The purpose of the burns is to reduce invasive species in these areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.  The burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie commu…

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Employment Opportunities for Lifeguards

Friday, March 4 2016 6:04 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Red Wing Water Park has employment opportunities for lifeguards.  Applicants should be at least 16 years old and possess a Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate.   Apply with Community Recreation 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive Red Wing, MN 55066   E-mail: Phone: 651-385-4568  
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