February 27, 2020
Summer is just a click away! Applications for summer jobs are available on the City of Red Wing's website. Apply early and get ready for the best summer ever!
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Landlords & Tenants: Come March 12
New Program Starting This Year Includes Licenses and Safety Inspections
Rental License Program Meeting
Thursday, March 12
Public Library Lower Level
Open House starts at 6 p.m.
Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

Can't attend? Contact us with your questions and input at:
Calling all rental property owners and tenants: You're invited to a public meeting on Red Wing's upcoming Rental License Program that is starting 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 and feedback. Basic aspects of the program include:

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

This program is identified in the Red Wing 2040 Community Plan-Strategy 8.C.1.
Documentary and Discussion:
Racial Inequality and the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. Twin Bluff Middle School Auditorium
Join the City of Red Wing's Human Rights Commission on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of the acclaimed documentary 13 th and discussion afterward. Filmmaker Ava Duvernay explores the history of racial inequality and the criminal justice system in the U.S. This event is free of charge, and free childcare is available in the school library. Questions: Call 651-385-3618. No RSVP required. 

This is the first in a series of "Under the Wing" community conversations hosted by the HRC.
Are You Ready for Super Tuesday?
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
You can still vote early through Monday at the Goodhue County Government Center or Red Wing City Hall.
Super Tuesday is coming--are you ready to vote? Tuesday, March 3 is Minnesota's presidential primary, one of the first steps on the road to the presidential election held in November. Only Democratic and Republican candidates will be on the ballots, and voters must select a specific party to participate. Find your polling place on the City's website or through the MN Secretary of State's Pollfinder . Not registered yet? Do it online or register on Election Day.
Ignite Your Ideas!
Do you have an idea for a business, product, or service but you’re not sure if it’s a good idea or not? Do you need help evaluating the idea and figuring out what to do next? One of the City's partners, Red Wing Ignite, is hosting two FREE workshops to help you figure out how to take your idea to the next step. Come to the Community Development Building at 419 Bush Street on March 14th at either 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To learn more, click here.
Digital Age, Digital 2020 Census
Beginning mid-March, you can expect some pretty important mail. A 2020 Census letter will arrive between March 12 and 20. This letter will contain a unique code for you to use for the census. For the first time ever, you can fill out the census online! After that, if you don't complete the census, you will receive up to four additional reminder letters to encourage your participation ( but the Census Bureau will NOT email or text you--be aware of scams).
If you don't have a computer at home or need some help, the Library has computers available for use, and its helpful staff can get you started. If you choose, answering the census by phone and mail are still options. Questions? Visit 2020Census.gov
Good News by the Numbers
Single-sort recycling program a success!
Red Wing is several months into its new single-sort recycling program, and the City worked with an independent organization to examine the before-and-after numbers of our recycling habits and the results are in--and incredible!
What we are doing well:
  • Overall recycling participation increased from 81.6 to 94.2 percent.
  • Single-family recycling rate rose from 60.8 to 71.2 percent.
  • Contamination dropped from an already low 9.4 to 2.1 percent, way below the national average!
  • The amount of recyclable material collected increased by 25.2 percent, up from 301 to 377 pounds.
Where we can improve:
  • Food waste: Give jars/bottles a quick rinse
  • Non-recyclable plastics: Throw disposable utensils and cups and take-out containers in the trash
  • Bulky rigid plastics: Bring "long-term use" items like buckets, bins, large toys to the waste campus for recycling; they can't go in the blue cart
  • Non-recyclable paper: Throw paper cups, shredded paper & egg cartons into the trash.
You can read through Deputy Director Jeff Schneider's presentation to Council through this link and read the recycling report by visiting our website.
Climate Action Work Plan Gets "Green" Light
The Sustainability Commission has begun work on creating a Climate Action Work Plan for Red Wing. With assistance from the non-profit organization Great Plains Institute, the Commission will help determine strategies the City can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Then they'll establish short-, mid-, and long-term energy goals and plan how to reach them. You can read the full report here.
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See how a Climate Action Work Plan fits into the 2040 Community Plan.
All Aboard: New River Cruise Task Force
By 2022, the number of river cruise stops in Red Wing is estimated to more than double to 36 stops . That means a lot more visitors to our river city, and now there's a task force for that! The River Cruise Task Force will work with organizations and businesses to create more opportunities to welcome riverboat cruise tourists to Red Wing.
Watch the discussion from Monday's City Council meeting.
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We'll Save You a Seat
Red Wing Bridge Update
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 3 at noon
Port Authority Board Annual & Special Meetings
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m.
Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Workshop on Cable Franchise
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Library Board Meeting
Public Library - Foot Room
Monday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m.

City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 10 at 3:30 pm

Documentary and Discussion Event Featuring the Film 13th
Twin Bluff Middle School Auditorium
Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Human Rights Commission
Rental License Program Public Meeting
Public Library - Lower Level
Thursday, March 12
Open House starts at 6 p.m.
Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.
Save the Date!
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Co-hosted by the Sustainability Commission
Sheldon Theatre
Sunday, April 26 from 2-6 pm

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