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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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In The Spirit of Giving

Thursday, December 22 2016 9:11 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
It’s a beautiful thing when the gratitude we feel for the blessings in our lives inspires us to do more for others. Such has been the case with the City of Red Wing employees this year.  Working through the Goodhue County Christmas Project, City employees teamed up with others from TNT Gymnastics to adopt six local families for Christmas, gifting them with a range of items from grocery gift cards, to toys and clothing.  Still wanting to do more, the City of Red Wing employees partnered with The Hope coalition to select an additional ten children to buy gifts for from the Kids Count progra…

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Snow Emergency Declared

Friday, December 16 2016 11:27 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases

Red Wing Short Listed for Small Business Revival

Tuesday, November 29 2016 4:36 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
  Have you heard about The Small Business Revolution?  You will, as they're coming to Red Wing on December 1st!  Championed by Deluxe, The Small Business Revolution has made it their mission to revitalize small businesses in small towns across America and the impact they can make is huge.  Just take a look at that they achieved in Wabash, IN, the town selected last year to receive $500,000 in revitalization efforts.  They created a series documenting the process of revitalizing the small businesses in that community and the results were dramatic, …

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Yuletide Villagefest Preparations Are Underway

Tuesday, November 22 2016 2:09 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Local volunteers have been busy for months planning the first annual Yuletide Villagefest, and with the event mere days away, preparations have hit a fevered pitch.  Of the many fantastic decorations being created to transform Central Park into a European Christmas market wonderland, here's a sneak peek of two cut-outs painted by famed local artist, Art Kenyon.  Other such cut-outs are being hand painted by various local artist, each one a special work of art in its own right.  These decorations will be posted in numerous locations around town and will grace t…

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Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff, Wednesday, 11-16-2016, Conducted & Controlled by MN DNR

Wednesday, November 16 2016 9:01 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and 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, November 16, 2016.  The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.  Prescribed burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie communities within the City of Red Wing.  The schedule f…

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Levee Road Project - Concrete Repair Work

Thursday, November 10 2016 7:26 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing would like to inform you that concrete work on Levee Road from the Jackson Street roundabout to Broad Street is planned for the next week. To facilitate the concrete repair work in the roundabout, the Levee Road / Jackson Street roundabout will be closed beginning on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 until approximately Friday, November 18th, 2016 depending on weather and site conditions.  Levee Road will be open from Broad Street up to the roundabout (including access to boat houses and the parking lot east of the roundabout) during the concrete repair work. Access to Baypoint Park wil…

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Highway 61 Project Concrete Repair Work - UPDATE

Wednesday, November 9 2016 2:44 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the concrete repair work needed to move the project into final completion on TH 61 from Old West Main Street to Potter Street is progressing.  The Contractor has finished the repair work within the southbound lanes and is currently working on the repair work within the northbound lanes.  The repairs are required to be completed under live traffic one lane at a time.  The progression of the work is based on the concrete achieving sufficient strength in order to be reopened to traffic.  …

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West 4th & Bush Street Closure - UPDATE

Tuesday, November 8 2016 3:16 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Due to unforeseen site conditions encountered while crews were working on the Xcel Energy 69kV Transmission Line Replacement project, Bush Street will continue to be closed between W 4th Street and W 5th Street.  Bush Street is anticipated to reopen on Monday, November 21st, dependent on weather and site conditions. Bush Street is anticipated to temporarily reopen with a gravel surface during the weekend of November 12th-13th while crews are not working. A detour will not be posted for traffic, but traffic is encouraged to use Plum Street, W 4th Street and W 5th Street to avoid the closure area.  …

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Pavement Inspections on all City Streets beginning Thursday, 11/3

Thursday, November 3 2016 9:09 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department has contracted with Cartegraph Systems Inc., a software consulting firm, to perform pavement inspections as a part of our ongoing maintenance program.  The inspections will be conducted during the term of the contract from Thursday November 3, 2016 through Friday November 11, 2016.  This firm, its employees, and agents are authorized to conduct various roadway inspection activities within the public right-of-way during the term of this contract. Working hours will be 7:00 am to 6:00 pm during the above dates including weekends. This vehicle is marked wit…

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