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Special Archery Hunt Approved for 2017

Thursday, April 20 2017 8:00 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
City Council has approved the 2017 special archery hunt, which includes spring turkey hunting (west of Bench Street) and fall deer hunting within specific archery zones in the City Limits. The special archery hunt allows hunters to harvest up to 5 deer each within these archery zones. The program was originally established in the late 1990s in response to citizen complaints of deer-related damage to local gardens, shrubs and trees, as well as traffic safety concerns.  The hunt proved to be an effective way to keep the deer population at a manageable level and has subsequently been ongoing since that time…

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HWY 63 Bridge Replacement Open House

Thursday, April 20 2017 11:40 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
When: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 Time: 4:30-6:30 PM, Presentation will begin at 5:30 PM Where: Red Wing Public Library, Foot Room, 225 East Ave, Red Wing, MN The public is invited to an open house, Wednesday, May 3, at the Red Wing Public Library to learn about the new Red Wing Bridge construction schedule and community effects, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The open house is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a presentation scheduled at 5:30 p.m. The two-hour open house allows visitors to come and go. They can talk with engineers and other project members from MnDOT, WisD…

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Public Meeting To Address Emerald Ash Borer and Oriental Bittersweet To Be Held

Saturday, March 4 2017 8:05 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
When: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Where: Red Wing Public Library Foot Room Time: 6 PM The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Goodhue County. The MDA released a press statement on March 2nd, 2017, informing the public that samples taken on Barn Bluff in Red Wing tested positive for EAB and that all of Goodhue County was subsequently placed under an emergency quarantine for firewood and ash materials. Read the full press release here. There will be public meeting held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, at 6 pm in the Foot Room of the Red Wing Public Library t…

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A Day of Action To End Domestic Violence Decreed

Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:12 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Advocates from the Hope Coalition joined Mayor Dowse at the lectern at last night’s City Council Meeting. They were there to show their support for a proclamation Mayor Dowse publically shared on behalf of the City of Red Wing declaring March 7, 2017, as A Day of Action To End Domestic Violence.  The proclamation comes in support of an effort to make March 7 a statewide day of action throughout all of Minnesota.  March 7 was chosen as the Day of Action to coincide with the beginning of budget discussions between state and federal legislators; budget discussions that will include funding for do…

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Volunteers Requested for the Twin Bluff side of the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area

Monday, February 27 2017 1:04 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The Minnesota Conservation Corps and Friends of the Bluffs will be working on the Twin Bluff side of the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area on Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. If you would like to help, come on when you can and stay as long as you like.  Bring a water bottle, gloves, eye and ear protection, wear layers, and a good pair of boots. Friends of the Bluffs will be providing snacks and lunch. For more information email        

Snow Emergency Declared

Friday, February 24 2017 8:40 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases  

Captain Tony Grosso earns his HSEM Emergency Managers Certificate

Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:47 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Captain Tony Grosso of the Red Wing Police Department is no stranger to emergencies.  Not only is it in the very nature of his job, but he also just earned an Emergency Management Certificate through the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  This achievement represents several hundred hours of work and study, not to mention the successful completion of 30 online and classroom courses.  The knowledge Captain Grosso gained from this highly specialized training will provide an important link in the RWPD’s emergency response chain.  As Police Chief Roger Po…

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Exchange Teacher from China arriving today

Friday, February 10 2017 3:05 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
This is an exciting time for the Sister Cities Commission. Months of planning have come to fruition with the arrival of Mr. Weigui Yu, an English teacher from Quzhou, China.  Mr. Yu, who goes by Victor for our convenience, will arrive in Red Wing this evening and will stay through the beginning of May.  While he is here, Victor will spend time in both our public and vocational schools and will present to numerous civic organizations.  Since the inception of Red Wing’s Sister Cities Commission in 1993, numerous teachers have taken part in the exchange program. Victor represents just one t…

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Vote for Red Wing to Win Season 2 of the Small Business Revolution!

Friday, February 10 2017 1:27 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Hopefully by now you’ve heard the good news that Red Wing has been chosen as a finalist for the Small Business Revolution. If we win, season 2 of the television show will be filmed right here in Red Wing and our community would receive $500,000 for revitalization for our downtown businesses.  Out of 14,000 towns across America only five have made it this far.  How do we win it?  We vote, and we get everyone we know to vote, too.  The Deluxe Corporation, who sponsors this series, is a Minnesota company and we are the only Minnesota finalist.  We are hoping communities around our…

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Local High School Students Win Honors in Sister Cities’ Art Contest

Monday, January 23 2017 2:19 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Here’s your mission: Create an original art piece that captures the essence of Sister Cities International, which is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation –one individual, one community at a time. Students from around the globe accepted that mission and created excellent artworks for submission to the Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS), an annual contest sponsored by Sister Cities International. This year’s theme, “We’re Going Places,” highlights the importance of travel and exchange in achieving peace. The contest was held concurre…

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