Conversations about art are happening more and more in rural communities. Specifically, how the arts can help to address some of the challenges that are unique to smaller towns and cities. How do we create a community where everyone feels a part of the whole? How do we make our town a community that will attract others to it, without having all of the shopping and entertainment amenities that larger cities have? Increasingly, city planners and activists are understanding that the arts can help answer these questions.
Take for example the small town of Lanesboro, Minnesota, winner of the 2014 Bush Prize for C… Read full article »
The City of Red Wing and Live Healthy Red Wing (LHRW) have enjoyed a strong partnership since LHRW’s beginning almost eight years ago. Working as a collaboration of businesses, government, schools, and non-profits, LHRW has worked to increase the health and well-being of our community, guiding scores of projects that have impacted our citizens. Some of its activities have been highly visible, while others have been behind the scenes, working to change policies, improve our physical surroundings, and build the most inclusive culture we can for Red Wing. Predominantly funded through grant monies, the tota… Read full article »
Racial equality isn’t just a catch phrase in Red Wing; it’s a principal we’re actively incorporating into our decision-making processes. We’ve been working to create an organized, intentional way of approaching policy that puts matters of race in the forefront, not as an afterthought. Our efforts are having a positive effect, though the work is just beginning.
One step has been for Red Wing to join GARE, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. GARE teams from across the state convene monthly to share ideas, learn how issues of race are impacting each of our communities… Read full article »
City of Red Wing employee, Mary Anway, has happily fallen outside of the norm. She knew in high school that she wanted a career in science, something unusual for females in the 1970s. Even more unusual, she was the first woman to graduate from 916 Vocational School with a degree in Air and Water Analysis. She landed a job six months after graduation with the City of Red Wing and has stayed there ever since. Mary recently marked her 40 year employment anniversary, a milestone few in today’s job market reach.
When Mary was first hired as a Field and Lab Technician, she was analyzi… Read full article »
It takes a special kind of person to do a job well over the long haul. Luckily for the City of Red Wing, Laurie Hoernemann is just that kind of person. She recently marked her 40 year employment anniversary with the City, and she had some interesting insights as to how things have changed between then and now.
With her newly earned Secretarial/Clerical degree from Red Wing Technical College in hand, Laurie landed her first job after graduation with the City of Red Wing in … Read full article »
No single library could possibly contain every item that every person could want. For this reasons, libraries often team up with others to share items. One library may carry an excellent collection of non-fiction, while another may have an unrivaled romance collection, so they will share the items between their two libraries. Our Red Wing Public Library is a member of such a partnership, one of twenty-eight libraries across southeastern Minnesota collectively referred to as SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating). The SELCO system encompasses 11 counties including public, academic, … Read full article »
Have you ever wondered what the stone structure on the back side of Barn Bluff is? Now is your chance to find out its history, and its future!
The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission will be hosting a presentation on Wednesday, June 14th at the Red Wing Conservation Club regarding the G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln and the City of Red Wing’s current efforts to preserve the historic structure. Project architect, Angela Wolf Scott, AIA, LEED AP, of MacDonald & Mack Architects, will lead the presentation and will provide historical background information and details regarding the current … Read full article »
You are cordially invited to join city staff for the first of several meetings to discuss the status of plans for the Old West Main Street neighborhood. Since the completion of the “Renewing Old West Main: A Master Plan” in 2015, the City has been developing strategies and funding support to address off-street parking, pedestrian and bicycling connections to the riverfront, and other actions listed in the plan. We would like to provide an update and discuss next steps.
The focus of this meeting is on the section of Old West Main Street between Highway 61 and Buchanan Streets on the east end of th… Read full article »
The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) is an organization that actively promotes actions to improve the ecological conditions in Lake Pepin. Much of their recent efforts have focused on the impacts from the suspended solids that are carried into the lake from the upstream Mississippi and Minnesota River Watersheds. These solids are deposited in the upper reaches of the Lake, and have drastically reduced the water depth, and destroyed aquatic weed beds and marshes. Wind generated waves tend to re-suspend these sediments, which increases the water turbidity and reduces the depth that sunlight ca… Read full article »
Have you heard of RAMBO yet? If the name didn’t catch your interest, the work ethic and achievements of this group will. They’re dedicated mountain bike enthusiasts who are doing all they can to make Red Wing a destination for riders of every level.
In the fifteen years that they’ve been meeting, the Red Wing Area Mountain Bike Association (RAMBO) has done a lot with very little. They have managed to create approximately 6 miles of mountain biking trails up on Memorial Park entirely by hand. They host annual mountain bike races which have grown each year, increasing Re… Read full article »