January 31, 2019
Winter is here (with a vengeance).
Fight the urge to hibernate by getting active outdoors! Winter in Red Wing means outdoor skating rinks and snow-covered trails to explore.
Find your new favorite winter activity on our website.
Image looking up at snowy tree branches against a blue sky.
More Boats, More Beauty Coming to Levee Park
The last phase of the multi-year River Town Renaissance Project is beginning now at Levee Park. When the project is complete later this summer, the park will boast a circular pedestrian overlook with space for public art, new seating areas, an updated promenade for people to enjoy, and enough space for two large riverboats, plus smaller recreational boats, to dock at the same time. For plans, concept pictures, and background, go to the City's Levee Park page .
Planning Commission to Review RW 2040 Plan
As part of the Advisory Planning Commission's next meeting on Tuesday, February 19, it will hold a public hearing on the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan to hear from you, the public, one more time regarding comments, concerns, or questions. After the public hearing, the commission is expected to vote on whether or not to approve recommending the plan to the City Council. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Read the 2040 Community Plan draft here. Then send comments to redwing.2040@ci.red-wing.mn.us, call Brian Peterson at 651-385-3617, or attend the Public Hearing on February 19. We want to hear from you!
Building to Beautify?
Wish Granted
Image of downtown building with words Red Wing Sign Awning and Facade Grant Program
Want to give your building a face-lift but not sure how to afford it? The Red Wing Port Authority is providing an incentive program to improve the signs, awnings, and facades of all commercial and industrial buildings throughout the city. Eligible expenses include design, fabrication, installation, and even major repair. Give the Port Authority a call at 651.385.3639 for more details.
There's a New Station in Town
Fire Station 2
Very soon, Red Wing will have not just one, but two, fire stations. Fire Station 2 is close to being open for business and it looks incredible inside and out. This new facility includes living and training areas for firefighters, a meeting space available to the public, and the only burnable training tower in the county. Take a look at how the work is progressing in the following video.
Next up: Fire Station 2's open house date, to be announced soon!
Let's Talk (Less) Trash
Red Wing Public Library
Wednesday, February 27
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
What happens to recycling after it goes in the bin? Speaking of recycling, isn't Red Wing's changing?
The League of Women Voters and the Sustainability Commission are hosting a forum to talk about the upcoming single-sort plan and commercialization of recycled material. Learn all about upcoming recycling changes and ask questions of the panel of experts that will be present, including Jeff Schneider, Deputy Director of the Solid Waste Campus.
Quilted with Love
A Community That Cares
Image of Police Chief standing next to ladies who donated quilts to RWPD. Text under image describes donation.
Our community has some truly incredible people. Jane Ward, Mary Ellen Halverson, and Barb Hanson recently donated almost 30 handmade quilts to the Red Wing Police Department. The quilts will be used to assist with calls involving children in traumatic situations. Chief Pohlman recognized the generosity of these ladies during Monday's City Council meeting. Video of the recognition during the City Council meeting can be viewed here. Thank you, ladies, for finding a creative way to wrap our community's children in comfort during their time of need.
MLK Day Remembers Activism
 Past and Present
On MLK Day, roughly 175 people filled the high school cafeteria to hear activist John Thompson (shown here with his family and Mayor Sean Dowse), journalist Don Lemon, and representative Angie Craig. Thompson received a standing ovation after he spoke about what Martin Luther King, Jr., meant years ago and today. Thanks to Community Education, the Human Rights Commission, and Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors for sponsoring this event!
All in a Day's Work
Image of employee Dave Olson
In the event of a snow emergency, Dave Olson rallies the troops to get Red Wing's roadways cleared. As the Streets Foreman for Public Works, he handles the daily operations of the streets department and, when the snow flies, he's part of the crew that plows our streets. This Red Wing native has been with the City for 20 years, and with the streets department for over 10 of those years. He takes a lot of pride in his work and what it does for his hometown community, and we're equally proud he's part of our team.
Did You Miss That Meeting?
Now you can watch any City meeting on demand, 24-hours a day, through our website. Want to see what’s playing on Channel 6 right now?   From this page, you can select to view either the archive of City meetings or the Channel 6 live stream on any device.
We'll Save You a Seat
You're invited to these meetings and events
Bridge Update
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 5 at Noon
Port Authority Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Heritage Preservation Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m.
CPR Certification Course
City Hall Council Chambers
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m.
2019 Street Reconstruction Neighborhood Meeting
Red Wing Public Library
Foot Room
Wednesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m.
Public Hearing for Red Wing 2040
(held during the Advisory Planning Commission Meeting)
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.

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