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The Red Wing Police Department Investigates School Threat

Friday, March 2 2018 2:43 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
March 2nd, 2018   Contact: Roger Pohlman Chief of Police Police Department 651.267.2610   Red Wing, MN:  On March 1, 2018, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Red Wing Police Department received notification of a possible threat of violence at the River Bluffs Education Center.  River Bluffs staff notified their School Resource Officer that students reported hearing another student threaten to “shoot up” the school on Friday (March 2, 2018).  The Officer immediately started to interview the student witnesses and identified a juvenile male suspect.  Upon consulting w…

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Local Students Win Black History Month Contest

Friday, March 2 2018 1:00 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Were you able to attend the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Pier 55 on January 15th?  Lots of people came to enjoy a free breakfast, local program, and a streamed event from the Minneapolis Armory.  This event was sponsored by the Red Wing Human Rights Commission (HRC), and as part of the local festivities, the HRC sponsored an essay and poster contest through our local schools.  The winners of the contest were awarded certificates and cash prizes at the HRC meeting on February 15, 2018.  While the HRC was thrilled with all of the poster submissions they received from Twin Bluf…

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Regional Housing Forum in Austin, MN- March 14

Wednesday, February 28 2018 11:11 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
You're Invited! Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm The Governor’s Housing Taskforce wants to hear from you! Please join us for first Regional Forum of the Governor's Task Force on Housing. The forum will be hosted at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota.  We hope you'll join us to learn about the work of the Task Force, share your ideas, and help craft housing strategies that will work for your region. Event Details: When: Wednesday, March 14, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Where: Riverland Community College, 1900 8th Ave. NW, Austin, MN 55912 REGISTER (it's…

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Keep Spring in the Air, Not in Our Storm Sewers

Tuesday, February 27 2018 11:51 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Can you feel it coming? The sunshine, the warmer temperatures, the melting snow, the dog waste on the lawn, the salt on the car, the sand in the yard…. Spring cleaning is just around the corner but remember a few things as you start your clean-up this year. Everything in the streets drains to the Mississippi River. All the chemicals, salt, and yard waste from our cleanup activities can greatly damage our river.  Here are some simple things you can do to help. Don’t let carwash water drain into the street. Use a commercial carwash or wash in an area where the water will soak into the grou…

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Day 2 of Snow Emergency Cancelled

Sunday, February 25 2018 11:54 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Red Wing didn't receive as much snow as was forecasted.  Subsequently, day two of the snow emergency has been cancelled.  All major snow removal activities have been completed.  Normal parking can resume on all city streets as of noon on Sunday, February 25th.  

Update 2/25/18 Red Wing Firefighters respond to multiple calls including a house fire

Sunday, February 25 2018 10:28 AM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
A busy shift for RWFD 21 calls including four consecutive calls a Rescue, Fire, and two EMS calls. Our staffing matrix utilizes a Career and Paid on Call firefighters ensuring that at all times we are ready for the next call.  February 23, 2018 4:17pm (7 firefighter paramedics) Red Wing Police called for assistance from the fire department with a possible water rescue. Within 8 minutes of the request, Marine 2 was launched and we had four firefighters in cold-water gear on the water. - Units Cleared @ 5:15pm 4:36pm  (2 firefighter paramedics) Dispatched for a medical transfer from a nursing ho…

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Red Wing Firefighters respond to multiple calls including a house fire.

Saturday, February 24 2018 9:20 PM  •   Categorized In Fire Department
February 23, 2018 @ 4:17pm  Red Wing Police called for assistance from the fire department with a possible water rescue. Within 8 minutes of the request, Marine 2 was launched and we had four firefighters in cold-water gear on the water. - Units Cleared @ 5:15pm  @ 5:01pm Red Wing firefighters responded for a reported house fire located on 6th St in Red Wing.  First unit on scene reported heavy smoke coming from the second floor. The whole family got out of the home before our arrival; they reported that the fire had started in a bedroom. Crews quickly made entry reporting heavy fire and s…

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Snow Emergency Declared for 2/25/18

Saturday, February 24 2018 11:29 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases

Is This Your Year to Join a Board or Commission?

Friday, February 16 2018 1:09 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Have you ever thought about serving on a board or a commission?  It’s the perfect example of our great democratic system working at the local level.  By serving on a board or a commission, you have the chance to effect true grassroots change within our community.  The time commitment is less than you think, usually just one meeting per month for most boards, and we’re always looking for new members.  Even if a board is currently full, most boards accept non-voting members, so don’t let a full roster dissuade you.  Right now we have openings on nine different boards.&…

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President’s Day Holiday Schedule Announced

Friday, February 16 2018 7:28 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the President’s Day Holiday Week.   City Hall, Community Development, Public Works, the Red Wing Public Library and the Solid Waste Campus will all be CLOSED on Monday, February 19th.   Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule: Monday, February 19th – NO COLLECTION Tuesday, February 20th – Monday’s Route picked up Wednesday, February 21st – Tuesday’s Route picked up Thursday, February 22nd – Wednesday’s Route picked up Friday, February 23rd – Thursday’s Route picked up
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