Did you know that over 9,000 people stopped in person at the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) last year? For those of us who live here, not tourist here, the VCB may not even be on our radar, but they’re an important asset in the marketing of Red Wing as a tourist destination. VCB President, Arloa Bach, recently presented an annual update on the activities of the VCB to the City Council, and some of what she reported may surprise you.
For example, did you know that in Goodhue County alone, over 1700 people are employed in the hospitality/leisure industry? How about the fact that for every d… Read full article »
On February 14 the City of Red Wing Mayor, Sean Dowse, testified in support of the Senate's bonding bill (SF 210) before the Senate's Transportation Finance and Policy Committee. The City and the Mayor strongly support the passage of the bonding bill and are pleased that the Legislature is looking at completing unfinished business from last year. The Mayor testified in strong support of the bill by stating "Red Wing respectfully requests the quick passage of this bonding bill as it will allow the State and the City of Red Wing to move forward in addressing critical transportation issues". Funding in the bil… Read full article »
ST. PAUL—The Chair of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee has included $4.48 million in funding for the continuation of the Red Wing River Town Renaissance project and $13.762 million for the rail grade separation overpass bridge project at Sturgeon Lake Road in his version of state’s bonding bill.
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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… Read full article »
The Citizens League in conjunction with NAIOP Minnesota, the commercial real estate association, is holding several focus groups across Minnesota and is looking for property taxpayers of all types to gather ideas on how citizens can be more knowledgeable and involved in their local budget and taxation processes. The results of these focus groups will inform policy change discussions at the state and local level.
Where: City Hall, Red Wing, MN
When: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Red Wing, MN
To learn more about this initiative and opportunities for involvement please contact Bob DeBoer, Citizens Leag… Read full article »
FLUSHING MAINS and HYDRANTS
All hydrants and mains in the City of Red Wing will be flushed beginning
Monday, May 4th 2015 at 6:00 a.m.
The new Water Treatment Facilities have improved the water quality in the City of Red Wing and as a result, crews will be reducing the hydrant flushing to ONCE this year. The hydrant flushings done to maintain water quality remove accumulated rust from the water mains and to ensure that the fire hydrants work properly. Some areas such as dead end streets may be flushed multiple times during the year depending on the specific needs of the area.
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April 16, 2015
Effective immediately, the burning ban and restrictions issued for Goodhue County have been lifted. Residents that had permits suspended because of the ban can now resume burning until their permit expires. Residents can now also apply for new burning permits. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
For additional questions or concerns contact:
Andy Speltz Fire Marshal, Red Wing Fire Department
Special City Council Canvassing Board Meeting
The Red Wing City Council met on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. as the Canvassing Board to canvass the returns and declare the results of the General Election held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
According to the official Abstract of Votes Cast, there were 9,324 people registered in the city as of 7:00 a.m. on Election Day. A total of 320 people registered to vote on Election Day. There were a total of 599 accepted absentee ballots bringing the total number of persons voting in the city of Red Wing to 5,426. Those figures amount to a 58 percent voter turno… Read full article »