September 14, 2018
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He Mni Can - Barn Bluff
In late fall, He Mni Can-Barn Bluff will revert to its natural state without paint. On Monday, September 10, Council voted unanimously 6-0 to include the bluff's rock face in the current citywide graffiti policy. More than a year of research, public input, and discussion led to the decision, including unanimous recommendations from three City commissions, input from the Prairie Island Indian Community, and feedback from Red Wing residents. Watch the public forum here.
Community HIKE on He Mni Can - Barn Bluff Coming in October

Hosted by Prairie Island
Indian Community and the
City of Red Wing
Stayed tuned for the specific date.

Park Vision: "He Mni Can - Barn Bluff will stand as an honored landscape sacred to the Dakota people, respected by all, where our wise stewardship will perpetuate its natural and cultural integrity." 2016
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sunday, September 16 in Central Park
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Food, dancers, exhibits, and delicious food will all be at the Hispanic Heritage Festival this Sunday, September 16, in Central Park. An artist will paint a mural inspired by students, and photo exhibits will take you on an immigrant's journey. With more than 2,000 people of Hispanic descent living in the Red Wing area, our Hispanic neighbors have helped create the fabric of our community. Let's celebrate together this Sunday!
Free Fall Cleanup
Fall cleanup just got easier. Dispose of all your leaves and branches for free during the City's Fall Cleanup event at our Solid Waste Campus, 1873 Bench Street, now through November 3. The best part: workers will turn that brush into free compost, so in the spring you can come back and pick some up to use at home!

Free Yard Waste Disposal Now Through November 3
Feel Great - Nominate!
Picture someone you know who's worked hard to promote and stand up for the rights of others. If he or she lives in the Red Wing area, nominate that person for the Amos Owen Award .

This annual award through the Red Wing Human Rights Commission is named for Amos Owen, a Dakota Mdewakanton elder and spiritual leader who worked to preserve Dakota language and culture.

Application deadline: Sept. 27 at 4 p.m.
Absentee Voting About to Begin
Yes, this has been an unusual election year for Red Wing City Council. We've already had a Special and Primary Election, and we're gearing up for the General Election in November.

On November 6, you'll help decide which candidates fill four seats on the Council for the next four years (and help decide who fills the Ward 4 seat for the rest of the year). But you don't have to wait until November. Absentee voting begins September 21. Just stop by City Hall (315 West 4th Street) or the Goodhue County Government Center (509 West 5th Street) during business hours starting September 21. You'll avoid the lines on election day and fulfill your civic duty. Win, win.

Early Voting Begins September 21
Free Electronics Recycling Event
Technology changes fast. Don't let your outdated printers, VCRs, phones, and other devices sit in your closet. Get rid of them for free at the Solid Waste Campus during our electronics recycling event!
Saturday, October 13
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1873 Bench Street
What can you bring?
monitors - microwaves - washers/dryers -VCR/DVD players - stereos -dishwashers - stoves - computers - and more!
If This Bluff Could Talk
If This Bluff Could Talk is an artistic project that focuses on telling multiple stories from different angles through the people who love He Mni Can - Barn Bluff. We all experience the bluff in different ways. If you're an artist who likes working with the community and thinking outside the box, this may be for you. Deadline for submissions is October 1. Read more about the project here..
The Sheldon is Ready to Shine Again
Grand Reopening September 29
Where are you going on September 29? If you're not going to be at the grand reopening of the Sheldon Theatre , you'll miss the biggest party around. The night kicks off with a procession down Third Street at 4:45 p.m., followed by a tour of the Sheldon renovations and a fabulous concert by the Revolution, Prince's former band. Let's fill the streets for the reopening of Red Wing's beloved jewel box!
Leave a Legacy & Help Replant Bay Point Park
After the August 27 storm took down 33 trees in Bay Point Park, folks have been asking about planting memorial trees. Great idea! To augment the trees our Public Works Department will be replacing, you can plant your own tree with a loved one, or to remember a loved one. Just call John Friedrich, our City Arborist. He'll walk you through the steps of which type of tree to plant and when. You'll make a memory today and an investment for tomorrow.
To plant a tree at Bay Point or any other city park, contact
Homelessness in Red Wing
Homelessness is here in Red Wing and it's growing. Our local Homeless Response Team has helped 180 people so far this year, 60 more than last year. Those who receive assistance include teens, families, and the elderly--almost all of whom earn some type of income, just not enough to provide a consistent home. Learn more by watching the group's presentation to City Council members on Monday, September 10.
Want to help? Contact Joanne at HOPE Coalition at 651-388-9360.
Riverboat Schedule
Riverboat viewing has been better than ever in Red Wing. High water conditions have prevented the riverboats from traveling up to St. Paul as usual, so they've been arriving in town early and staying for the whole weekend. Have you seen the boats? If not, here are your upcoming chances.

  • America, October 8, Noon; October 8; 5:30 p.m.
  • America, October 9, 10 p.m.; October 10, Noon
  • Queen of the Mississippi, October 12, Noon; October 12, 5:30 p.m.
  • Queen of the Mississippi, October 13, 10 p.m.; October 14, Noon
Did You Miss That Meeting?
Now 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
Red Wing School Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, Sept. 17 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sheldon Theatre Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 5:15 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Community Recreation/
Joint Powers Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 5:30 p.m.
Human Rights Commission Workshop
Mississippi Room of City Hall
Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sustainability Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, Sept. 25 @ 5:30 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, Sept. 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sister Cities Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, Sept. 26 @ 5:00 p.m.
League of Women Voters
Candidate Forum
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 7:00 p.m.
This issue of City Beat is produced by City of Red Wing staff members Melissa Hill, Michelle Leise, and Patrick Harris.
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