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Labor Day Holiday Schedule Announced

Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:48 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the Labor Day Holiday Week. City Hall, Public Works, the Red Wing Public Library and the Solid Waste Campus will all be CLOSED on Monday, September 5th . Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule: Monday, September 5th – NO COLLECTION Tuesday, September 6th – Monday’s Route picked up Wednesday, September 7th – Tuesday’s Route picked up Thursday, September 8th – Wednesday’s Route picked up Friday, September 9th – Thursday’s Route picked up  

Portion of Bush Street Closed beginning September 1, 2016

Wednesday, August 31 2016 9:04 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
  The City of Red Wing will be closing the portion of Bush Street between 6th and 7th Streets beginning September 1, 2016 for the replacement of a leaking water valve.   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 neighbors, drivers and pedestrians during this time of inconvenience. Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and drive carefully through all work zones and use alternate routes whenev…

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FREE Car Seat Check Up Event

Tuesday, August 30 2016 9:02 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Did you know that three out of four children restraints are used improperly? Keep your child safe and schedule an appointment for the FREE Car Seat Check Up Event being held on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The event will be held at Red Wing Chevrolet, 2500 Highway 61 in Red Wing.   For an appointment call Tim Bohmbach at the Red Wing Police Deparment at 651-267-2609.

Red Wing HRA Awarded $3.7 Million in Funding for Capital Improvements to Jordan Tower II Apartment C

Tuesday, August 30 2016 8:24 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Red Wing Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) was awarded $3.7 million dollars in funding through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) for Jordan Tower II, an eight story apartment complex constructed in 1979, during the August 25 MHFA Board meeting in St. Paul. Work on this loan application began with a Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) completed in 2015 indicating nearly $6 million in capital improvements will be needed in the next 20 years.   MHFA funded the needs of those critical and non-critical capital improvements needed in the next six years. The rehabilitation work will al…

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Friday, August 26 2016 2:04 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the second and final year of the reconstruction of TH 61 has been completed.  The final project signal and roadway striping work was completed this week allowing for the full reopening of the highway.  In addition, the regional truck detour is planned to be removed in full, marking the restoration of all traffic along both directions of TH 61.  A special thanks to all those effected for their patience and cooperation as this challenging multiyear project comes to a close.

Levee Road/Bush Street Intersection Closed for Emergency Replacement of Water Valves

Tuesday, August 23 2016 11:36 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing will be closing the intersection of Levee Road and Bush Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24th.  The work is for the emergency replacement of leaking water valves and the roadway repairs when the valve work is completed. Access to the St. James Hotel and LaGrange parking ramp will be available from the Bush Street side of Highway 61.  The access to the St. James lower parking ramp, the Farmers Market and the Depot will be from the Broad Street side.  Access will be limited to local traffic, with thru traffic prohibited. This closure is expected to last ap…

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Mayor Bender's State of the City Address, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 23 2016 9:00 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Mayor Bender gives his first State of the City Address and you can watch and listen here if you missed his presentation.

Red Wing Police Respond to Suspicious Object

Monday, August 15 2016 2:30 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
At approximately 10:49 AM on August 15, 2016, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from visitors in Levee Park of a suspicious package near one of the park benches along the river. Officers responded and noticed a black plastic box (12”L x 6”w x 14”h) sitting on the ground, beside a park bench. The area was taped off and evacuated. The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management duty officer was notified and request made for the St. Paul Police Department bomb squad to respond. The American Queen was also parked nearby, and contact was made with the …

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Reconstruction Project – Stage 2 Traffic Switch

Wednesday, August 10 2016 2:59 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the traffic switch of TH 61 (Main Street) from the current southbound lanes to the newly constructed outside lanes is planned to take place on Thursday, August 11th.  In case of inclement weather, the traffic switch may instead take place on Friday, August 12th.  The switch will place both northbound and southbound TH 61 on the correct sides and within the outside lane of each side only.  This reconfiguration is required in order to close the inside lanes and allow for the completion of the…

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Broad Street Closure at Levee Road - August 9-12, 2016

Monday, August 8 2016 9:20 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Due to continuing work on the Levee Road reconstruction project, Broad Street will be closed between Levee Road and the Red Wing Depot parking lot beginning at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9th and reopening by 7:00 PM on Friday, August 12th. The Contractor will be working on removing and replacing concrete pavement across the entire width of Broad Street, which will necessitate the closure of Broad Street. A detour will not be posted for Broad Street traffic, but additional signing will be added for truck access to Red Wing Grain during the closure.  Levee Road will be open between Jackson Street and Broa…

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