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G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln Preservation Project Presentation

Friday, June 9 2017 12:29 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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 …

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Invitiation to Attend Old West Main Street Renovation Meeting

Thursday, June 8 2017 3:30 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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…

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Grant Recieved To Evaluate Improvements To Lake Pepin

Friday, May 26 2017 2:09 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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…

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1 Mile of New Bike Trails To Be Built On Memorial

Friday, May 26 2017 2:03 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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…

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Red Wing In Top 25 for Main Street Contest

Friday, May 19 2017 2:55 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Red Wing is in the Top 25 in America’s Main Streets Contest Sponsored by Stihl Downtown Main Street entered Red Wing in another contest and out of over 200 entries, Red Wing made it into the top 25 (quarterfinals) for the Main Street Contest to win $25,000 for downtown! The goal of the America's Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. The winning Main Street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street. Vote every day, once a day until May 28th at

City Council Spring Tour Highlights

Monday, May 8 2017 11:50 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Every spring the members of the City Council board a bus and are taken on a tour of Red Wing. It’s not a sightseeing tour, though they are seeing sites of major interest to our town, it’s a work trip.  Council members are taken to areas of interest related to upcoming projects, areas of concern, or development that will be the subject of decisions they need to make in the coming year.  Hosted by City Engineering Director Ron Rosenthal, Public Works Director Rick Moskwa, and other key staff , the tour is open to the public who may wish to follow along.  The spring tour was held on Ap…

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2017 Arbor Day Proclamation

Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:18 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
"I urge all citizens to plant and care for trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations," said Mayor Sean Dowse on Monday, April 10th, when he made the 2017 Arbor Day Proclamation to the City Council. Watch a clip of the proclamtion  

April Declared as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:21 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
In honor of all citizens of Red Wing who have made a conscious and dedicated decision to end sexual violence, the City of Red Wing has proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Watch Mayor Dowse read the proclamation at the City Council Meeting on Monday, April 10th, 2017    

City Unveils Streamlined Permitting Process

Thursday, March 30 2017 9:11 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Do you need to rent a pavilion in one of Red Wing’s parks for a graduation party or reunion this season? How about a permit for an open burn to clean up downed trees or yard waste this spring?  The process to apply for these permits and thirty-two others has recently gotten a lot easier; they’re all online!  The Information Services Department has been steadily working for nearly two years to streamline the permitting and application process.  The end results will save you time and get you more efficient results.  The improvements to the permitting process are the culmination …

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Conservation Corps of MN to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff on Wed. 3/22/17

Monday, March 20 2017 12:11 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting a controlled, prescribed burn of select native prairie on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.  Prescribed burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie communities within the City of Red Wing.  The schedule for the prescribed burn on March 22, 2017 is dependent on we…

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