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North Service Drive and Old West Main Street Paving

Friday, August 11 2017 10:52 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

West Avenue Closure (West 5th Street to West 7th Street)

Thursday, August 10 2017 12:00 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(August 10, 2017, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing Engineering Department would like to inform you that West Avenue will be closed beginning at approximately 7:00 am on Monday, August 14th between West 5th Street and West 7th Street. The closure is needed to replace utilities on West Avenue near the West 6th Street intersection and rebuild the West Avenue/West 6th Street intersection related to the City’s 2017 Street Reconstruction Project. A signed detour will be posted via West 5th Street, Bush Street, and West 7th Street. The work will last approximately 3 weeks and the road will be reo…

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Guns and Hoses Event

Wednesday, August 9 2017 10:06 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
GUNS AND HOSES - The Police Department and Fire Department will be battling it out on Thursday, August 10th in a fun filled softball game. The event will be held at the Red Wing Athletic Field with the first pitch at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Pre-game events will include:  Shark Baggo, Pizza Dash, Hula-Hooping, Boot Kicking, Pancake Flipping, Ice Cream Treats, Campfire Seating Section, Born Learning Trail, Plus Favorites from Last Year - TZD Carts; Wild Hair Designs and Fire and Police Vehicle Tours, and More. Tickets are $5, age 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate…

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Red Wing Works

Monday, August 7 2017 8:29 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
As a community, we have been delighted to welcome the Duluth Trading Company (DTC) to Red Wing. Over one thousand of us flocked to their July 15, 2017 grand opening, happily learning about the virtues of extra gussets in jeans and duck-tailed shirts. DTC’s emphasis on “working man” clothes complements their neighbor's, Red Wing Shoes, merchandise line of “working man” footwear perfectly. The synergy they create together will be a boon for our downtown area and our city as a whole. The Duluth Trading Company’s arrival in Red Wing was no accident. When scouting for new …

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Red Wing HWY 61 Project Earns MnDot Regional Transportation Recognition

Thursday, August 3 2017 12:34 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Two MnDOT projects earn regional transportation recognition   Red Wing Highway 61/ Main Street project wins quality of life/community development award RED WING, Minn. – Two Minnesota Department of Transportation projects were among the winners last week in the Mid- America Association of State Transportation Officials’ regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.  The Red Wing Highway 61/Main Street project was recognized in the Quality of Life/Community Development category for projects costing less than $25 million. The $9.7 million project illustrates how a collabo…

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Art to Economic Development

Tuesday, August 1 2017 3:42 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Conversations about art are happening more and more in rural communities. Specifically, how the arts can help to address some of the challenges that are unique to smaller towns and cities. How do we create a community where everyone feels a part of the whole? How do we make our town a community that will attract others to it, without having all of the shopping and entertainment amenities that larger cities have? Increasingly, city planners and activists are understanding that the arts can help answer these questions. Take for example the small town of Lanesboro, Minnesota, winner of the 2014 Bush Prize for C…

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Bush Street Closure Between 24th and Lehrbach

Tuesday, August 1 2017 8:44 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works

Vistor and Convention Bureau Agreement Renewed Through 2019

Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:00 AM  •   Categorized In Budget Updates
Did you know that over 9,000 people stopped in person at the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) last year? For those of us who live here, not tourist here, the VCB may not even be on our radar, but they’re an important asset in the marketing of Red Wing as a tourist destination. VCB President, Arloa Bach, recently presented an annual update on the activities of the VCB to the City Council, and some of what she reported may surprise you. For example, did you know that in Goodhue County alone, over 1700 people are employed in the hospitality/leisure industry? How about the fact that for every d…

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2017 Nite to Unite

Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:00 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Join neighbors across Red Wing on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, for the Annual Night to Unite in Minnesota, sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA, and local law enforcement agencies. Night to Unite celebrates and strengthens neighborhood and community partnerships. Night to Unite is designed to: Get to know one another in your neighborhood; Build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together; and Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts! MCPA President John Eastham said, “I invite neighborhoods in every city and county thro…

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Live Healthy Red Wing: A Strong Community Partner

Sunday, July 23 2017 5:19 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
The City of Red Wing and Live Healthy Red Wing (LHRW) have enjoyed a strong partnership since LHRW’s beginning almost eight years ago. Working as a collaboration of businesses, government, schools, and non-profits, LHRW has worked to increase the health and well-being of our community, guiding scores of projects that have impacted our citizens. Some of its activities have been highly visible, while others have been behind the scenes, working to change policies, improve our physical surroundings, and build the most inclusive culture we can for Red Wing. Predominantly funded through grant monies, the tota…

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