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… Read full article »
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… Read full article »
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… Read full article »
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… Read full article »
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, … Read full article »
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… Read full article »
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… Read full article »
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… Read full article »
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. … Read full article »