Contact: Brian C. Peterson, AICP
Special Project Manager
City of Red Wing
Red Wing 2040 holds Outdoor Open Houses
(July 13, 2018, Red Wing, Minn.) –On July 24, 2018 and July 25, 2018 Red Wing 2040 will host two Outdoor Open House events to display Neighborhood Plans and Park Plans for a number of neighborhoods and parks in Red Wing. The public is invited to attend either event and provide feedback (the events are identical). Snacks and children’s activities are also provided.
July 24, 2018 - Jefferson School, 601 Buchanan Street, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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On Monday, June 4, 2018, Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman visited Red Wing. The focus of her visit was to congratulate Red Wing for achieving the top “Step 5” tier in the GreenStep Cities program. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary program that challenges communities to achieve their goals in sustainability. The program outlines 29 best practices for cities to implement in the areas of transportation, buildings and lighting, environmental management, land use, and economic and community development. As cities take action on these best practices, they earn steps… Read full article »
You know it's summer in Red Wing when the food trucks come out! Five separate food trucks are now licensed for business within the city. Check them out the next time you're looking for a bite on the go.
Don’s Crumble Beef typically sets up in the Runnings parking lot on Wednesdays and Fridays, and will also occasionally be in front of City Hall. This truck serves pulled beef and pork sandwiches, ice cream sandwiches, hotdogs, chips, and pop. Check out their Facebook page for more information on their schedule and locations.
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Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 77, created a new law in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 415, that would require certain types of notice for many proposed ordinances or proposed amendment to ordinances. Only interim ordinances have been exempted from this notice requirement. Click the following link to view the proposed ordinance amendment that will be considered at the June 11, 2018, City Council meeting:
Ordinance No. 119, Fourth Series, Amending Chapter 3, General Administration, Section 3.01 Departments and Offices of Administration, of the Red Wing City Charter
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The Red Wing Public Library is starting its long-term strategic plan and wants your input. Let the library know what programs, services, and opportunities you value the most, and what you want to see in the future.
Survey results will be available in late May. Help the library be the best it can be.
More about the Library's Strategic Plan from the Library's Executive Director, Jessica McGee:
Thank you to all our library patrons who have visited over the last year. In 2017, we had 168,280 visits to our library and … Read full article »
Check out the talent of our local youths! Students from Red Wing High School participated in the Young Artists & Authors showcase this year. The showcase is sponsored by the Red Wing Sister Cities Commission and it encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of the Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, film, and photography. The theme for this year's contest was The Art of Diplomacy and the submissions received were excellent. A first, second, and third place winner was selected, and the first place piece will now be sent to Washin… Read full article »
It’s official; Council Member Dustin Schulenberg has resigned from the Red Wing City Council. Why did Schulenberg resign? The Red Wing City charter requires council members to live within the city limits. Though they are staying local, Schulenberg and his family recently purchased a home outside of the city limits, making him ineligible to serve on the Council. What does his resignation mean for Red Wing? That we’ve got a vacancy and we’re looking for a local citizen to fill it.
Council members are elected by the public for a four-year term. Schulenberg h… Read full article »
The weather this month has been less than predictable, but there is one event which happens every spring without fail; the City Council Spring Tour. Every year members of the City Council and staff get on a bus and tour points of interest throughout the city, including areas where work needs to be done or a project is happening. It's a way for our elected officials to see the projects from the ground up, and to have first-hand knowledge of the various presentations they will likely be receiving at Council meetings throughout the year. The tour this year happened on the morning of April … Read full article »
Co-sponsored by the Red Wing Sustainability Commission, Earth Week 2018 features numerous activities around town. Check out the activities below, and even more events can be found at the Friends of the Bluffs website. If stewardship of our natural resources is a passion of yours, consider joining the Sustainability Commission. They're looking for people just like you.
Wednesday, April 18
6:30 pm - Agriculture and Climate Change, at the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center. Meeting and discussion with Beth Nelson, Director of Res… Read full article »
Starting sometime between March 30-April 1, crews will be closing 3rd St. from Potter St. to Plum St. in downtown Red Wing. Drivers coming to/from WI will use the new button-hook ramp at Highway 61 when the slip ramp & 3rd St. are closed. When the slip ramp reopens to traffic in Fall 2019 drivers coming across the river from WI will have two routes into town.
**The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will remain open during this work.** Visit the project website for more information, or check on the Red Wing Bridge Project's Facebook page for an exact closure date, and watch for signs in the project area