August 22, 2018
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The Results Are In!
Winners of the Special Election who will now serve on City Council until January 8, 2019:

  • Becky Norton (Ward 3)
  • Ralph Rauterkus (At-Large)

Those who advanced in the Primary Election and will be running against each other in November's General Election for a four-year term:

  • At-Large City Council: Ralph Rauterkus and Laurel Stinson
  • Wards 1 & 2 City Council: Dean Hove and Stephanie Elsen
  • Ward 3 City Council: Becky Norton and Ted Seifert
  • Ward 4 City Council: Erin Buss and Burke Murphy
  • Goodhue County Sheriff: Marty Kelly and Paul Gielau

To find out more about the elections and next steps, click here.
Welcome Aboard
Ralph Rauterkus, At-Large
Becky Norton, Ward 3
Come and personally welcome Red Wing’s newest City Council members Ralph Rauterkus (At-Large) and Becky Norton (Ward 3). We'll be holding a reception in the City Council Chambers lobby on Monday, August 27, at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, and everyone is invited. If you can, stay for the 6 p.m. City Council meeting when Rauterkus and Norton will be formally sworn in as new members.
Red Wing 2040: Gathering Your Ideas
Part of Red Wing's 20-year Community Plan will include ideas for major parks and areas of town that need redevelopment. So we've been out visiting with hundreds of people over the past month sharing vision boards of those areas and getting feedback and new ideas.

Click here to see each of the Park & Neighborhood Vision Boards and give your input. Areas include the Jefferson School block, old Hancock/St. Joseph School area, A.P. Anderson Park, and more.

During our outings at two Outdoor Open Houses, River City Days, and the Sparkz! camp (for teens), p eople placed green stickers on ideas they liked, red stickers on ideas they didn’t, and added sticky notes with new ideas of their own.

We'll use your comments as the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan gets drafted next month.
Click here to see
the Park & Neighborhood Vision Boards and give your feedback and ideas.

Email comments or ideas to Special Project Manager Brian Peterson .
Old West Main Street: What's Important to You?
How do you envision Old West Main Street in the next few years? The street's getting a makeover starting in 2021, but the planning starts now. Take this short survey to tell us your priorities and how you want the area to look. Your feedback will help guide next year's planning process.
Fired Up for Construction

The walls are going up on Red Wing's new fire station and training tower. Find out why we’re building the new facility and how the space will be used as Red Wing’s Fire Chief, Shannon Draper, takes you on a walking tour. Watch video here.
Get in Gear for the Red Bike Project
Start pedaling! The Red Bike Project is here--a free bike-share pilot program created by a group of recent Red Wing graduates who partnered with our local Police Department to reuse old bikes. The two-wheelers aren't hard to find. You'll see them at Jordan Court on 3rd Street, Levee Park, and soon Bay Point Park at brightly painted red bike racks. (Thanks to the kids at ArtReach who painted the racks.) To unlock a bike, simply text the bike number (i.e., #3 in our photo) to the phone number listed. Then ride and return! The project rolls through mid-September. For details: click here or visit them on Facebook. Thanks also to partners Live Healthy Red Wing, Live Well Goodhue County, and Community Recreation.
Third Street Complete
A big thank you to all the businesses who patiently endured the Third Street reconstruction projects. New lights, extended sidewalks, and accessible curb ramps now make the crossings easier and safer--and when potted plants and benches are added over time, the area will look even better. All that with every parking stall intact (minus one stall removed near the Jordan Court area). It's a win-win for everyone!
Can You Find It?

This historical marker lies in a Red Wing “hot” spot. Have you seen it before? The plaque remembers one of Red Wing’s most dangerous professions. See if you can find it! Click here to tell us your answer, and earn a chance to win one of our summer prizes. We’ll report the answer and winner in the next issue of City Beat.

Congratulations to Dustin Heckman. He's the fourth winner of our regular "Can You Find It" contest. Heckman knew the bench in our last issue sits right outside the Goodhue County Historical Society. The bench honors renowned army nurses Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton. These nurses worked tirelessly and changed the role of professional nursing for women. Come take a seat!
Dive Into History at the Boat Houses
Step inside one of Red Wing's historical boat houses and learn some fun facts and history behind the Red Wing Boat Harbor in an interview with Mike Wilson, owner of the Red Wing Marine Museum.
Dan's News & Views
Get a sneak peek at expansion and renovation ideas for the Veranda's outdoor eating space at the St. James Hotel. Learn how our local, unique Hobgoblin Music was born. Community Development Director Dan Rogness shares these insights and more in his blog, Dan's News & Views. If it's related to business or development in Red Wing, Dan is in the know. Now you can be, too.
Mischievous Munchers at Memorial Park

We're pretty sure the Public Works Department never imagined herding goats would be all in a day's work. But workers have made a few trips to Memorial Park to corral these impish eaters of invasive species when the goats unexpectedly break out of their paddocks. Here's your cute video of the day!
It's Party Time
Hailey Holmes is ready to throw one great party! She was the lucky winner of the Police Birthday Giveaway from the Red Wing Police Department. Hailey was one 52 children who stopped by the Police Department's booth during River City Days and registered for the giveaway. She won all the trimmings of a police-themed birthday party including treat boxes and a pin-the-badge-on-the-policeman game. To finish off the party, Hanisch Bakery donated a police-themed birthday cake. Congrats, Hailey!
Career Central

Do you have outstanding skills in communications and traditional and social media? Do you want to be the voice of the city? If so, you may be the perfect candidate. We’re looking for a Communications Coordinator. Apply today!
Did You Miss That Meeting?
No worries, we’ve got you covered. You can watch any City meeting on demand, 24-hours a day, through our website. Click here, then scroll down to Available Archives to see the meeting of your choice. Want to see what’s playing on Channel 6 right now? We offer a live stream through our website.  Just click the “Channel 6” button to watch on any device.
We'll Save You a Seat
You're invited to these workshops, meetings, and events
Sister Cities Workshop
Ignite Conference Room - CD Annex at 419 Bush Street
Wednesday, August 22 @ 5:00 p.m.
Sustainability Commission Workshop
Wastewater Treatment Plant Conference Room
Tuesday, August 28 @ 5:30 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, August 27 @ 6:00 p.m.
Special Reception for new City Council members: 5:00 p.m. in lobby
Budget Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, August 29 @ 5:30 p.m.
This issue of City Beat is produced by City of Red Wing staff members Melissa Hill, Michelle Leise, Marshall Laidlaw, and intern Abby Rohan.
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