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City's 5-Year Reconstruction Plan Updated

Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:32 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
We’re no strangers to street reconstruction in Red Wing, and the recent investments in infrastructure have resulted in an uptick in construction of all sorts around town.  At the City Council meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018, Council was presented with the schedule for total street reconstructions within the city limits for the next five years.  Ron Rosenthal, City of Red Wing Engineering Director, presented the plan in its entirety to Council, a clip of which can be viewed here, though this was not the first time it has been brought before Council.  The 5-year reconstruction plan is a …

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Take Our Survey To Help Us Design Our New Website

Tuesday, December 19 2017 1:06 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
We’ve received feedback from citizens that it can be challenging to find what they’re looking for on our website. A website redesign has been our wish list for a long time now, and we’re striving to make that wish a reality in the upcoming year. Before we can get started we first have to understand what specifically needs to change. Could you help us with that? Please consider taking a minute to answer our brief survey by clicking on the link below. We want to make our new website the best it can be and your opinions are the place for us to start.

He Mni Can- Barn Bluff Park Improvement Project Recommended for Funding

Thursday, December 14 2017 8:53 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration

Service Interruption Affects Red Wing

Friday, December 1 2017 4:37 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Around 1 pm today, Verizon cellular service and Charter services went down. If you watch Channel 6 through Charter, or are trying to reach city employees through their cell phones, you will have noticed this.  We received notice from Charter that one of their fibers was cut, affecting services throughout Red Wing.  Crews have identified the location of the cut and Charter has fiber splicers en route.  We're looking forward to have services restored soon. 

Red Wing Bridge Project plans overnight Hwy 61 detour on Dec. 14 for bridge demolition

Friday, December 1 2017 9:19 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
  NEWS RELEASE Contact: Terry Ward MnDOT construction project manager Office: 507- 286-7688 Cell: 507-421-5318 Email: For Immediate Release  Red Wing Bridge Project plans overnight Hwy 61 detour on Dec. 14 for bridge demolition work RED WING, Minn.- Weather permitting, Highway 61 traffic south of the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing will be detoured for 12 hours beginning Tuesday, Dec. 14 while crews perform bridge demolition activities on the Highway 63 bridge over the road,according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.  A porti…

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What has Downtown Main Street been doing for our community this year?

Thursday, November 30 2017 3:36 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Executive Director, Megan Tsui, presented a summary of Downtown Main Street (DTMS) activities thus far in 2017 to the City Council on Monday, November 27, and the project list ranged from community branding to sustainability programs for downtown businesses. The City of Red Wing contracts with DTMS to provide services, and Tusi reported that the City contract represents roughly a third of the total income for DTMS. The services commissioned in the current contract include projects based around the following areas: Banner and flag program Jordan Court enhancements Dashboard of Progress The creation…

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Memorial Park Drone Flights To Combat Oriental Bittersweet on November 29th

Tuesday, November 28 2017 3:03 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be flying a drone above wooded areas of Sorin's Bluff/Memorial Park to test a process aimed to collect images of Oriental Bittersweet infestations.  Oriental Bittersweet is an invasive plant species that is spreading in the Red Wing area, including portions of Memorial Park.  The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are partnering with the City of Red Wing on Oriental Bittersweet management.  Ideally, the use of drones will assist management teams by findi…

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Spectrum Service Outage Affects City on Wednesday, November 22

Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:02 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
We're you trying to reach us last week?  On Wednesday, November 22, the City of Red Wing, along with every other Spectrum customer, experienced a service outage including our phones, internet, and television services.  All Spectrum services were down for nearly seven hours; especially unfortunate timing considering the Thanksgiving holiday that began on Thursday and involved the closing of all City buildings.  As a result, some phone calls and emails were not returned until Monday, November 27.  Thanks for your understanding, and check out this article published by the Republican Eagle for further details.

Lions Club Presents "Thank You" To The City

Friday, November 17 2017 4:23 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
When Red Wing’s local Lions Club chapter was challenged to create a legacy project to commemorate the Lions Club centennial celebration they went big.  How big?  Four feet by twelve feet, to be exact.  That’s the size of the sculpture they installed this summer at Colvill Park.  The sculpture is called “Spectacles,” and pays homage to the Lions Club program of collecting and donating eyeglasses to those in need.  It was created by new Lions member, Justin Neufeldt, who generously donated him time to fabricate the steel eyeglass sculpture.  Since the sculpt…

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2017 Amos Owen Award Winner, Kay Humphreys

Thursday, November 16 2017 12:55 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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…

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