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Spring Flood Run

Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:42 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
SPRING FLOOD RUN: CONTACT:  Chief Roger D. Pohlman PHONE:  651-267-2610    “SPRING FLOOD RUN” KICKS OFF RIDING SEASON, ENFORCEMENT ALONG ROUTES Motorists Should Exercise Extreme Caution along Scenic River Routes    Red Wing, MN — Thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota riding season during the “Spring Flood Run” Saturday, April 21. The route takes riders along the scenic Mississippi and St. Croix Valley roadways between the Twin Cities and Winona. Motorists will need to use extra caution this weekend wit…

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Earth Week Activities; Driven To Action

Thursday, April 5 2018 10:57 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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…

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Red Wing Earns the Minnesota Clean Energy Community Award

Monday, April 2 2018 4:23 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing was one of seven Minnesota communities that received 2018 Clean Energy Community Awards on March 28 at the Community Driven Clean Energy Conference in St. Cloud. The awards were sponsored and presented by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.  The awards recognize communities that contribute to the state’s clean energy goals by planning and implementing programs, policies, and technologies that encourage energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy generation.  The City of Red Wing earned its Achieve Award for the “Green Wing Energy Action Plan.” The…

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CodeRED Emergency Notification System to be Tested on April 9

Monday, April 2 2018 3:19 PM  •   Categorized In Emergency Management
Goodhue County’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested on Monday, April 9, 2018, to validate telephone numbers in the Goodhue County’s database. There is no need for action if you receive the call; emergency personnel will merely be testing the system to ensure it is operational as needed, and to encourage additional residents to enroll to receive future notifications. The Caller ID will read 855-969-4636 or 866-419-5000; text messages will show 76993.  The message will say “This is a test of your community’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System. No action is re…

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UPDATE: Underground Fire and Power Outage

Thursday, March 29 2018 12:48 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department

Change in Traffic Pattern Downtown Coming in April

Tuesday, March 27 2018 12:48 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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

UPDATE: Red Wing Police Department Investigates Threat

Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:16 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
For Immediate Release March 21, 2018   Contact: Roger Pohlman Chief of Police Police Department 651-267-2610   On March 21, 2018 at approximately 12:03 AM a juvenile female entered the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center to report a threatening social media message. Officers immediately opened an investigation into the threat and continue to follow-up on information obtained through investigation. This is an open investigation involving juveniles; therefore no further information is available. The Red Wing Police Department is working closely with the Red Wing Public School District and at…

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Controlled Burn on Sorin's Bluff on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21 2018 10:57 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
For Immediate Release:   March 21, 2018   Contact:  Steve Kohn, Planning Manager City of Red Wing (651)385-3622   Conservation Corps of Minnesota to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 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 21, 2018. The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing pra…

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Heritage Preservation Commission Seeks Nominees For 2018 Preservation Awards of Merit

Tuesday, March 20 2018 1:30 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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…

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Needles and Pills Community Discussion on March 29

Monday, March 19 2018 11:35 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
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. 
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