Kay Humphreys has devoted a goodly portion of her life to protecting and safeguarding our human rights. One of her more recent efforts resulted in Red Wing's adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in February of this year. Red Wing is the fourth city in Minnesota to adopt CEDAW, and Humphreys' efforts to bring it to fruition were one of the reasons she was awarded the 2017 Amos Owen Award.
Given annually by the Red Wing Human Rights Commission, the Amos Owen Award recognizes a local citizen who works to advance our human rights. Th… Read full article »
What: Open House regarding the planned improvements to the Levee Park Dock
When: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
The docking facilities at Levee Park are in need of an upgrade. Join us at an open house on Wednesday, November 8th, from 4-6 pm, to share your thoughts and opinions with staff and consultants. Come see preliminary drawings of potential upgrades and learn what the docking needs are for the area. There will be a community discussion on revitalizing public spaces immediately following the open house, so consider staying for both. Check … Read full article »
Though the changing of the season has brought hunting to the forefront of many people’s minds, a lot of residents are unaware that hunting is allowed within the city limits during the special archery hunt that is going on now through December 31st. Get all of the hunt details in the following video, then find the special regulations that apply here. Have a safe and enjoyable hunting season! &n… Read full article »
During the City Council meeting on October 9th, 2017, Mayor Dowse proclaimed this day going forward as Chief Red Wing Day, in honor of Chief Red Wing and the First Peoples. Shelley Buck, Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council President, was on hand to receive the proclamation. Watch a clip of the proclamation and read it in full below.
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 a proposed ordinance that will be considered at the October 9, 2017, City Council meeting: Ordinance No. 112, Fourth Series - Chapter 10 Changes
Red Wing residents are fiscally savvy, according to a new report released by LendEDU, and they’ve got the data to prove it. Using Experian’s licensed dataset, LendEDU was able to analyze the credit scores of citizens from towns and cities across our great state, and pooled those individual scores to come up with an average score for each community. The report recognized the top 150 communities with the highest scores, and Red Wing made the list! Our community credit score was high enough to earn us #107 on the list, proving the fiscal security and financial responsibility… Read full article »
We are proud of the work we have done to innovate our permitting process here at the City of Red Wing. Our commitment to improving our customer experience has driven our work, and we are gratified that our efforts have been successful to the point that they have become a model for other cities to follow, as evidenced by the following newsletter from OPG-3, an industry leader in Laserfiche products.
Your home or cell phone may soon be ringing with a call from the Morris Leatherman Company. Don't hang up, this is one phone call you want to answer. Our Community Engagement Specialist, Michelle Leise, explains why in the following video.
On August 14, Michelle Leise officially stepped into her role as the new Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Red Wing. Many of you will already know Michelle from her previous eight years of experience as the Coordinator of Live Healthy Red Wing, where she worked to unite citizen groups to increase people’s health and well-being across all sectors of our community. If you do not yet know Michelle, chances are that you will soon, since part of her job will be to connect with community members and seek citizen input on the decisions that affect all of us as residents. H… Read full article »