February 14, 2020
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Super Saturday at the Library
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You didn't need a reason to be excited for this Saturday, Feb. 15, but the Red Wing Public Library will give you THREE!
  • At 10:30 a.m., the folks (and creatures) of the RAD Zoo return for a visit. Free and open to all ages.
  • In recognition of Red Wing Reads month, and with immense thanks to the generosity of City Council members Erin Buss and Laurel Stinson, the library will be waiving up to $1000 worth of fines on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Finally, every person that visits the library on Saturday will receive a free book, while supplies last. What's Red Wing Reads month without some reads?
So come early for a book and fine waiver and stay for some rad reptiles. We hope to see you on Saturday!
Calling Potential Candidates
Have you considered running for a local elected office but aren't sure where to start? Whether you're interested in starting your own campaign or helping out with one, this candidate training is for you! With partners like Red Wing Public Schools, Goodhue County, and the League of Women Voters, you'll get expert advice at this free event.

Thursday, February 20, 6-8 p.m.
RWHS Training Center
Rental License Program for Healthy Homes
Rental License Program Meeting
Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
Public Library Lower Level
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

EVERYONE is invited -- especially rental property owners & tenants.

Can't attend? Contact us with your questions and input at:
651-385-3618
Calling all rental property owners and tenants: You're invited to a special public meeting on Red Wing's upcoming Rental License Program coming later this year. Red Wing is committed to ensuring a healthy place to live for everyone, and this program helps accomplish that goal. We're looking for your ideas, questions, and feedback. Basic aspects of the program include:

--License and fee required annually
--Property inspection required every
3 years to meet basic health and
safety standards
--City communication updates yearly


Come connect with City staff and Council members. They want to hear from you!

Red Wing 2040 Plan Strategy 8.C.1.
Body-Worn Cameras Coming to Red Wing
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At Monday's meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the Red Wing Police Department's body-worn camera policy, which allows for their implementation. Body-worn cameras increase accountability between officers and citizens and better document their interactions. See Police Chief Pohlman's most recent presentation to the City Council right here.
We ALL Count, Red Wing!
If someone offered you thousands of dollars for completing a confidential 10-question survey, you'd do it, right? And you'd tell your family and friends to do it, too. That's exactly what completing this year's 2020 Census does for our community. It's money that goes towards our roads, our schools, and our community.
10 questions. 10 minutes.
Earn our share of 15.5 billion federal dollars.
Fill out the Census.
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See the questions that will be on the 2020 Census questionnaire.
HRA Partners to Redevelop
Downtown Second Floor
Did you know the Housing & Redevelopment Authority just financed a company that will be developing a second-story space downtown that has sat vacant for 100 years? And that's just one of the things they've been working on! Randal Hemmerlin gives us the inside scoop in this video.
City 101 - Introducing Kanopy!
Once again, the Red Wing Public Library has an incredible new service to offer its patrons: Kanopy! Whether you're looking for a foreign film or a new show for your kids, this streaming service--completely free to library card-holders--has something for everyone. See why you'll want to cozy up with Kanopy in this episode of City 101.
Safe Routes to School Grant Received
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In partnership with Live Healthy Red Wing , the City is excited to announce that we've received a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Engineering Studies Grant. With the help of this grant, our SRTS team will study School Speed Zones at Sunnyside and Twin Bluff Schools and hopefully create new, slower speed zones to make walking and biking to school safer for our students.
Back for 2020: The Citizen's Academy
What's a BearCat and how does the Red Wing Police Department utilize it? How is crime scene evidence processed? If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the RWPD, sign up for the 2020 Citizen's Academy! The first class begins on March 24 and runs every Tuesday through April 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center.
Contact Community Service Officer Tim Bohmbach at by email
or at 651-267-2609 to learn more and sign up.
Make a Splash This Summer
Become a lifeguard at the Red Wing Water Park
Can you swim? Want a summer job at the pool? The Red Wing Water Park is gearing up for another great season and they need lifeguards ! If you want a fun full- or part-time summer job, get started by signing up for a Red Cross Lifeguard Class ! There are two class options available so you can sign up for the one that best fits your schedule. Classes are starting soon (as in, next month soon), so don’t wait! 
New this year, if you work at least 125 hours at the Water Park this summer, your class fee will be FULLY refunded.
Summer at the Water Park has never sounded so good, right?
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Contact Josh Thygesen at
651-385-4568 or send him an email to register.
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
Sheldon Theatre Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 18 at 5:15 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
Candidate Training
Red Wing High School Training Center
Thursday, February 20, 6-8 p.m.
Red Wing City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, February 24 at 6 p.m.
Human Rights Commission Workshop
City Hall Mississippi Room
Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Sustainability Commission Workshop
Ignite Con. Room, 419 Bush Street
Wednesday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m.
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