April 12, 2019
Winter may be having its final hurrah, but the snow isn't going to last for long. In no time at all, we will be back to warmer (and drier!) weather.
View of Memorial Park picnic area on a sunny day
Earth Week Kick-off
This year's Earth Week begins Saturday, April 20. He Mni Can-Barn Bluff has a full day of events planned from sunrise to sundown, including If This Bluff Could Talk. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., come share your He Mni Can-Barn Bluff stories, pictures, and other artifacts with the Goodhue County Historical Society. Your story might be highlighted in the If This Bluff Could Talk community-wide project happening later this summer.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the Red Wing Sustainability Commission is hosting an electric car show outside the Sheldon Theatre. See the latest electric vehicles and chat with their owners. Then grab tickets for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at 7 p.m. inside the Sheldon. This collection of stunning films showcases our earth's natural beauty and what we can do to keep it that way.
Thanks to all the organizations who are making Earth Week happen!
Not able to make it on Saturday, but still want to share your story or memory about He Mni Can-Barn Bluff?
Call 651-385-3617 or email your story to brian.peterson@ci.red-wing.mn.us
How Does Our City Government Work?
Changes are happening all the time in Red Wing, from roads being reconstructed to new programs at our library. How do these changes happen? How do decisions get made and work get done? Council Administrator Kay Kuhlmann sits at the head of our local government in Red Wing. She explains how the process works, and how it affects all of us who live here.
Yes, You Are A Leader
Want to make a difference in our community? Here are two great chances to learn how to be a fantastic board/commission member. Even if you've never thought of yourself as a leader, this is for you.
Get in-depth training, meet new people, and learn about opportunities all over town.

Thursdays in May
5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Library
Cost is $50
but scholarships are available.
No one will be turned away!
Call 651-388-6309 with questions. Sponsored by United Way, City of Red Wing & Red Wing Area Fund.
Professor David Schultz knows his stuff. A professor of Political Science at Hamline University and a law professor at the University of MN Law School, he's considered an expert in local governments and the laws that pertain to them. He's giving a free training seminar and the whole community is invited to attend.

Thursday, April 18th
6-7:30 p.m
Sheldon Theatre

No registration is required
No cost to attend
Lots to learn!
Summer with the City!
More than 30 job openings are waiting for you this summer! Gardening, mowing, painting, patching, surveying, recycling... it's definitely not boring around here. Pay starts at $12 per hour, with the potential for a bonus at the end of your assignment. If you're 18 years or older and have a drivers' license plus a high-school diploma or equivalent, we're looking for you. Fill out our online application here. Or stop by City Hall, 315 West 4th Street. Questions? Contact Taronda Howard at taronda.howard@ci.red-wing.mn.us or 651-385-3698. Join us!
Bluff View Park
Image of digital rendering of new Bluff View Park playground design
Check it out, Red Wing: This a park that YOU helped design. It's the final plan for Bluff View Park, next to Colvill Family Center on East 5th Street, and it was heavily influenced by community members and organizations. City Council provided a $300 donation to help kick-start fundraising for an ornamental fence to surround the park. Live Healthy Red Wing has been working hard on this project and is now raising funds for the fence . If you'd like to help donate to the fence project, contact Live Healthy Red Wing. Park construction starts this spring.
City 101 - Spring Flooding
It's been the talk of the town this spring: flooding. And while it thankfully wasn't as bad as projected, we still got extra up close and personal with the Mississippi River this year. Check out this latest edition of City 101 for what happened with this year's spring flood.
Calling All Bibliophiles
Whether you've been counting down the days all winter or just learned about it, the Red Wing Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is coming up fast. The sale opens to the public Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m., but FOL members can get in as early as 10 a.m. (memberships are available for purchase at the door).

Got books/materials that you've already read and re-read? Think someone else might enjoy them? Donate them to the Library!
2019 Spring Book Sale information
Saddle Up!
2019 Bike Rodeo
2019 Bike Rodeo flyer detailing new date May 11 9 to 11 am
Yee-haw; the annual Bike Rodeo is back for 2019! Bring your kids for a morning of food, fun, and learning at the Law Enforcement Center on Saturday, May 11 from 9-11 am. The RWPD will have a bike course set up for kids to ride through and learn how to be safe bicyclists on the road. The Red Wing Freemasons will be back to offer fingerprinting and the Red Wing Elks #845 is donating a whole bunch of bikes and helmets.

Thanks to a generous $400 Traffic Safety Grant from AAA Insurance, this year's Bike Rodeo is sure to be the best one yet, so mark your calendars, Red Wing!
Keeping Up with the Solid Waste Campus
Image of the Solid Waste Campus office with construction sign in front
If you're a Red Wing resident, you may remember the 2017 fire at the Solid Waste Campus that wiped out several buildings. It took some time, but now the facility is ready to be made whole again.
The reconstruction project officially got underway on April 1, beginning with prepping the Solid Waste Campus for all the construction it's about to see.
Because the Solid Waste Campus is such an important part of our city, and the project has so much interest, Public Works will be posting weekly updates for residents to read up on the reconstruction process. You can find the weekly update on our website and Facebook page.
All in a Day's Work
Photo of Rose Hanson
Her time with the City began as a temporary position out of high school, but when Rose Hanson was asked to stay on, she made a career out of it. Now the Waste Campus Coordinator for Public Works, Rose does a lot of everything, from customer service to tracking how much and what type of material comes in and out of the Solid Waste Campus. She appreciates the challenges her position comes up against and the City is definitely better for having her. Thank you, Rose, for your years of excellent service!
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
City Council Special Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.
Red Wing City Council Spring Tour
City Hall Council Chambers
Saturday, April 13 at 8:15 a.m.
City Council Workshop
Strategic Plan - Second Draft
City Hall Council Chambers
Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m.
Advisory Planning Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Charter Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
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