It’s a beautiful morning in September in Red Wing. Down by Levee Park, people are out enjoying the weather. Children are playing, morning walkers are taking a turn on the Riverfront Trail, and traffic flows through downtown. A southbound freight train approaches the ADM facility, making its way through the heart of our city before proceeding further south. Suddenly, without warning, the train derails in a cacophony of sparks and grinding metal. In an instant, the locomotive is on its side, and fuel from the engine is spewing from its saddle tanks. The c… Read full article »
The City of Red Wing, Goodhue County, and State of Minnesota along with private partners will participate in an exercise taking place on September 19th, 2017. The exercise is being conducted in order to test and improve the community’s overall preparedness for an emergency event. The fictional exercise simulates a train derailment in downtown Red Wing. Exercise participants will practice initial incident response, incident command, and oil spill recovery. The incident is not real; however the response activities during the fictional exercise will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible… Read full article »
The Red Wing Police Department will be putting on a Citizen's Academy this fall starting October 5th. The Citizen’s Academy is a community awareness program that offers residents a unique insight into the life and training of Red Wing Police Officers. The Academy encompasses a total of 18 hours of presentations from various law enforcement personnel. Applications are now being taken for the 2017 Academy. Applications can be picked up at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or can be found on our Citizens Academy website.
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… Read full article »
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… Read full article »
On May 16, 2017 at approximately 7:12 AM a School Bus carrying elementary and middle school students reported that students on the bus were coughing and complaining of throat irritation. First Student bus immediately pulled the bus to side of the road and evacuated the students from the bus. Another bus arrived to complete the transportation of students to school, while the original bus was taken back to the bus garage for a thorough evaluation. Red Wing Public School District requested the assistance of the Red Wing Police Department to assist with investigation of the incident. First Student conducted a tho… Read full article »
The week of May 15th - 19th is National Police Week. In honor of National Police Week, there will be a Peace Officer Memorial Day Service held on May 17th at Noon at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Rotunda. Guest Speaker will be 1st District Court Judge, Kevin Mark. After the service, refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend the service. Law Enforcement Memorial Service Schedule
The Red Wing Police Department will again be hosting our annual Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The Rodeo will be held at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center parking lot at 430 West 6th Street in Red Wing. A bicycle safety course will be set up for the kids to ride their bicycles through and learn safety rules. Kids should bring their own bicycles. Free hot dogs and pop will be provided for all kids who participate. Many prizes and several bicycles will also be given away. The Rodeo is a fun and educational experience for the kids in the community!
Goodhue County Attorney's OfficePress ReleaseCharles Deonta JonesOn April 19, 2017 the Goodhue County Attorney's Office issued a four count Criminal Complaint against Charles Deonta Jones, dob: 11/03/1990. The complaint alleges that Mr. Jones committed Murder in the Second Degree in violation of MS 609.19, subd. 1(1), Murder in the Second Degree in violation of MS 609.19, subd. 2(1), Murder in the Third Degree in violation of MS 609.195 subd. (a) and one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree in violation of MS 609.205, subd. (1) when he shot Dangelo William Masterjohn, dob: 03/25/1990, in the chest at cl… Read full article »
From the Office of Emergency Management:
On Thursday April 20th the National Weather Service will be conducting their annual Tornado Awareness drills. All local NWS Offices will be participating with the drills.
At 1:00 PM the NWS will sent out a test Tornado Watch Notification to all tone alert weather radios and Emergency Action Messages via TV and Radio. This test will make the radio sound and there will be verbal notifications after the tones.
At 1:45PM the NWS will send out a test Tornado Warning to all tone alert radios and EAS Messaging. Following the Tone Alert there will be verbal notifications an… Read full article »