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August 25, 2021
Mark your calendars! The Hispanic Heritage Festival presented by Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County is Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to Central Park to enjoy delicious food, live music, and much more. Find more event details here.
A Clearer Image of Homelessness in Red Wing
We now have a more complete picture of homelessness in Red Wing. Consultant Ali Niemi of North Start Policy Consulting presented City Council with her first-phase report of the City's homelessness study Monday night. The report outlines the scale of homelessness in Red Wing, identifies gaps in Red Wing's system, examines best practices, and offers recommendations. Click here to read the report. Next steps include large group meetings and smaller workshops over the next three months to develop a roadmap for addressing homelessness and the risk of homelessness.
New Community Development Director
Say hello to the City of Red Wing's new Community Development Director! Kyle Klatt was appointed to the position by City Council earlier this week. He'll start September 13, taking over from Dan Rogness, who will continue as the City's Special Projects Manager until his planned retirement at the end of this year. Be sure to welcome Kyle, already a Red Wing resident, to his new role in helping move our community forward.
New Bridge, New Trail -- New Name
Red Wing Riverview Skyway is the name of the new bike-pedestrian bridge between the West End District and Bay Point Park. The name came from options through the Arts & Culture Commission, and Monday night, Council approved the final title. The name recognizes the bridge’s location and role in connecting the community. The main bridge structure will be installed by crane on August 31, and the final project will be complete later this fall.
Speak Up at Next Budget Workshop
Now is the time to make your voice heard for the 2022 City budget. It might not seem very exciting, but budgeting is an incredibly important process – especially when it involves your government. The next Budget Workshop is Monday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. City Council will be reviewing the status of budget development for 2022 and 2023, as well as discussing the General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, and Internal Service Funds. Add your comments to the conversation, and attend in-person at the Council Chambers or virtually via Webex. You can also contact your City Council member now via email to provide your input.
Homework Help - Check it Out
A new school year is just around the corner. As kids head back to class, the Red Wing Public Library is reminding students to take advantage of the library’s free tutoring services if they ever need extra help. Online tutors are available daily from 2 to 11 p.m to assist with a wide range of topics. All you need to do is use a library computer or log in with your library card from elsewhere to get tutoring – available in both Spanish and English. Try it out whenever you need a helping hand!
What Exactly is 'the Old Fairgrounds'?
Long-time residents of Red Wing often refer to "the Old Fairgrounds," but you won't find that label on any map. Where is it and how did it get its name? In our new video, City intern Marshall Laidlaw walks us through this area of town and gives us the unique history behind its name.
All in a Day's Work
Regular Red Wing Public Library patrons are likely to recognize Amy Smith as a familiar, friendly face. After all, she not only handles everything administrative for the library, she also serves as a Notary Public and works at the service desk. All of that keeps her interacting with the public on a regular basis. Amy says one of the best parts of her job is being able to see people appreciate and enjoy the library. Her coworkers are pretty great, too, she says. Outside of the library, the avid reader loves to spend time with her family and take trips to a cabin up north with her husband, Kevin, their granddaughter, Chloe, and their black Lab, Molly.
We'll Save You a Seat
City Council Budget Workshop
City Council Chambers
Monday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting
City Council Chambers
Wednesday, September 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Port Authority Board Meeting
City Council Chambers
Tuesday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Library Board Meeting
City Council Chambers
Monday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m
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Airport Board Meeting
City Council Chambers
Wednesday, September 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Harbor Commission Meeting
City Council Chambers
Tuesday, September 7 at 7:30 a.m.

Charter Commission Meeting
City Council Chambers
Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers
Monday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.