October 18, 2019
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Home Sweet Station
2019 open house flyer for Fire Dept
Here's your chance to explore the newly completed Fire Station 2, meet firefighters, and get up close with a fire engine. The Red Wing Fire Department is hosting its 2019 Open House at Station 2 this year from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 27. There will be activities for both children (can you say bounce house?) and adults, including tours of the new station. Everyone is invited!
Party on the Bridge
Eisenhower Bridge Of Valor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, November 14 at 2 p.m.
After three years of construction, the new bridge will officially open to traffic on 11/14, and we're commemorating it. Mark your calendars to join us on the Minnesota side of the bridge on Thursday, November 14, at 2 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine, so bring your jackets and we’ll bring the coffee. Check MnDOT's website here for details as the date gets closer.

FYI: Over the winter, the old bridge will come down, and landscaping will happen over the summer. In August, we'll get back together for a citywide party to celebrate the whole project's completion. For now, let's toast our new route across the river. See you Nov. 14 at 2:00!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, Nov. 14 - 2 p.m.
Commemorating the opening of traffic
across the bridge.

Community Celebration
August 2020
Celebrating the entire project's completion.
Details to come later this year.
Sign of Our Future
Prairie Island Indian Community and the City of Red Wing teamed up on Chief Red Wing Day last Monday for two special reasons. First, PIIC graciously hosted Red Wing staff to a wonderful breakfast and tours of PIIC's medicinal garden and buffalo project. (Thank you to everyone--we learned a lot.)

Second, the two communities celebrated a new welcome sign on the west side of town that honors Red Wing Dakota history. Noah White, Jr. and other members of PIIC's Tribal Historic Preservation Office worked with local artist Art Kenyon to accurately depict the Red Wing landscape originally shown in an 1840s photograph.

Thanks to PIIC for their partnership. We look forward to more collaboration and projects in the future!
Tribal Council members Nicci Lehto, Lucy Taylor, and Melanie Urich accept a gift of the original oil painting from Mayor Sean Dowse. Artist is Art Kenyon.
New west entrance welcome sign.
Holding Up Human Rights Here at Home
LaVoie House and Julie Malyon Win Amos Owen Human Rights Award
Julie Malyon and LaVoie House believe high-quality healthcare is a human right, not a privilege, and because of their dedication to living that belief, thousands of people over the last decade have received that care at Red Wing’s free CARE Clinic.

The Human Rights Commission and City Council honored both people Monday night with its annual Amos Owen Human Rights Award at a special reception and ceremony. The award is named for Amos Owen, a Dakota elder and spiritual leader from the Prairie Island Indian Community who worked to preserve Dakota language and culture and who shared the belief that all people, whatever their background, can live in balance and respect for one another.
Read the article here.
New Funding for Emergency Shelter Needs
Image of a pair of hands in gloves holding a cardboard cut-out of a house
Do you have an idea that could help address homelessness in Red Wing? If you do, there is new funding available to help develop the idea. The City of Red Wing, The Red Wing Area Fund, and the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha, & Pierce Counties have teamed up to offer capital support to winning proposals that can help address this community issue. Take a look at the United Ways’ Request for Proposals (RFP) and put your thinking caps on. Homelessness is an old issue that needs some new solutions; let’s see what we can do together.
Bring Out Your Dead (Electronics & Appliances)
Flyer for  2019 Electronics Recycling Event
Old MP3 players that don't work? Ancient kitchen appliances staring you down? Take them to the Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 26 at the Waste Campus to be securely and safely recycled. Most items can be recycled for FREE during the event.
Click here to see some of the items that can be dropped off. If you still have questions, give the Waste Campus a call at 651-385-3658.
Take a Hike with City Council Members
If you missed September's City Council Walk & Talk, you're in luck--they're at it again! Join City Council members and our Park Naturalists on a hike through the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area (the bluff behind Twin Bluff Middle School). Share ideas, ask questions, and chat with Council members during this leisurely hike through wooded trails. The hike starts at the Neal Street trailhead on Wednesday October 23, at 5:30 p.m.
Flyer for October 2019 City Council hike
Adventure is Calling--Answer It!
Do you dream of being a world traveler? Then you'll definitely want to keep reading. The Red Wing Sister Cities Commission is looking for a chaperone for its 2020 student exchange trip to Ikata, Japan. Red Wing and Ikata's student exchange program offers students from each city the opportunity to experience the other's culture. The chaperone is equal parts companion and ambassador--if that sounds like you, apply today!
Photo of 2019 Ikata group
For more information, call Lisa Acker at 651-385-5113.
Join a Board or Commission, Save the World
Photo of Mallory West shaking hands with Mayor Dowse
Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration. But if you want to become more involved in the community and aren't sure where to start, try applying for a spot on a board or commission! Mallory West did just that and recently became the newest member of the Red Wing Charter Commission. Whether you're interested in learning more about how Red Wing works or just want to try something new, the city's 12 boards and commissions have numerous openings waiting for someone just like you. Start saving the world (aka, apply) right here.
You Found It!
There were a lot of answers (all correct!) for our last edition's Can You Find It? Sylvia Dailey gets a gold star for guessing Burnside Elementary. Burnside has around 560 students and teaches second through fourth grade. Burnside also participates in the Fire Department's Burning Desire to Read program. Ask a teacher how your student can get involved and win a ride on a fire truck!
Image of Burnside School front garden
All in a Day's Work
Photo of Shari Chorney
Shari Chorney knows just about everyone in Red Wing--well, in the business world anyway. She recently hit 20 years working with the Port Authority and the City of Red Wing. As the Port Authority manager, she's responsible for retaining and expanding our business community. The job requires being able to listen and build relationships, Shari says. "It's never dull, I can tell you that much!" One of Shari's most recent endeavors with the Port Authority was a series of small business workshops. The next one is on November 14, so give Shari a call at 651-385-3639 to save your spot.
Any Meeting, Any Time
Now you can view any City of Red Wing meeting at your convenience on our website. From this page , just select "Archive of City Meetings" and scroll down to find the specific meeting you're looking for, and you can watch it on any device. Or, select the "Channel 6 live stream," and you can watch our government access channel whenever and wherever you wish.
We'll Save You a Seat
Sustainability Commission Workshop
Community Development Bldg.
Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Sister Cities Commission Workshop
Community Development Bldg.
Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.
City Council Walk & Talk
Billings-Tomfohr Conservation area
Wednesday, October 23
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Human Rights Commission Workshop
Mississippi Room, City Hall
Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Electronic Recycling Event
Waste Campus, 1873 Bench St.
Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Red Wing Fire Department
Open House
Fire Station 2, 4880 Moundview Dr.
Sunday, October 27, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Budget Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m.
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