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 that will be considered at the May 14, 2018, City Council meeting:
Ordinance No. 118, Fourth Series, An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Property within the City of Red Wing
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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
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… Read full article »
Drug addiction is on the rise across our country, and Red Wing is no exception. We're coming together as a community on Thursday, March 29th, from 6:30-8:30, at the Red Wing Public Library to meet with area experts and local citizens to address drug addiction in Goodhue County.
In preparation for this event, the community is asked to read the book Six Years Lost, by local author Ben Schmidt. In this autobiographical work, Schmidt candidly discusses his own journey through drug addiction. Copies of the book are available at the Red Wing Public Library.