January 18, 2019
It's beginning to look like winter!
It's been a pretty brown winter so far, but snow is finally beginning to fall. Stay up to date on snow emergencies and parking options when snow emergencies are in affect on our website and Channel 6.
Photo of the entrance of City Hall at sunset with snow on the ground
MLK Day Breakfast Monday: You're Invited
Come honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day with a special FREE breakfast and celebration on Monday, January 21, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Red Wing High School. Twin Cities activist John Thompson will be here to speak at 7:00 am. At 8:00 am, journalist and CNN anchor Don Lemon will talk via live stream as part of the greater Twin Cities celebration. Music will be provided by our local Silver Tones choir. Hosted by the Red Wing Area Seniors, the Red Wing Human Rights Commission, and Red Wing Community Education. Those eating breakfast must register by Friday noon: Call 651-385-4565 or go online at  www.rwps.org. Those attending the presentations only need not register.
I, Too, Am Red Wing: Exhibit Tells Latino Stories
Stories, photos, and a vibrant painting representing some of the lives of Latino residents in Red Wing cover the walls inside City Hall and is open daily to the public. Learn about your neighbors who've traveled from different countries and read about their perspectives. Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County and its youth members teamed up with local photographer Chap Achen and artist Gustavo Lira to create an exhibit that celebrates families, community, and a sense of home. The exhibit will be traveling around the city. If you'd like to host the exhibit at your location, contact Lucy Richardson at 651-301-2184.
Let's Talk Turkey
More than 70 people from around the state gathered at Red Wing Ignite for the first Ag Tech Challenge on Tuesday to hear new ideas from agriculture entrepreneurs. Congrats to Jack Killian for his winning idea combining robotics with poultry farming for better ways to monitor turkeys and disease. Killian won $12,500 in cash and in-kind mentoring. To learn more on how Red Wing Ignite aids entrepreneurs, businesses, and students, go to www.redwingignite.org .
All-Star Recognition for the RWPD
Photo of Police Chief Pohlman shaking the hand of Officer Huberty in the City Hall Council Chambers
Our Red Wing police officers are kind of a big deal. At the January 14 City Council meeting, Officer Cory Huberty was recognized by Police Chief Pohlman for an honorable mention by the DWI All-Star Recognition Program for his excellence in community policing.
The program is designed to acknowledge officers who have had a significant impact on keeping intoxicated drivers off the road. In 2018, Officer Huberty handled almost a third of all DWI-related arrests in Red Wing.
We Want YOU to Represent Red Wing
Hey, Red Wing! Ten of your friends and neighbors recently joined the ranks of those serving on the City's Boards and Commissions. If you want to become more involved in the community, there are still positions available. Get involved and get your voice heard.
Interested? Click the image to the left to see the Boards and Commissions that need citizens like you.
Not New, But Much Improved
Fire Station 1 Renovation
What's been happening over at Fire Station 1? The station underwent an extensive remodel, both inside and out. Check out this video of Fire Chief Draper providing a tour of the station, complete with before and after photos. From the garage bay floor to the skylights, the station has had a complete renovation and looks as good as new!
A Community of Kindness
Police Chief Pohlman standing between Hannah Nash and Abigail Beyers.
During the 2018 Holiday Stroll, the RWPD hosted its Grinchmas Photo Booth and challenged community members to lock up their inner Grinch through the Acts of Kindness Contest. Children were provided "kindness citations."
This year, Abigail Beyers and Hannah Nash were awarded the "Lock up Your Inner Grinch with Acts of Kindness Award" for their consistent kindness towards classmates, friends, and family. Thank you for making our community a better place!
Red Wing 2040 Community Plan
Give suggestions now before the 20-year plan is complete.
We need your feedback! This plan is all about you, your neighbors, your town -- and what we'll do together over the next two decades. Read the 2040 Community Plan draft here. Then send comments to redwing.2040@ci.red-wing.mn.us or call Brian Peterson at 651-385-3617. The Planning Commission and City Council will review a final draft in February. Let's hear from you first!
All in a Day's Work
Photo of Melissa Hill standing outside City Hall in sunlight.
Melissa has grown a lot with the City. While her job title now is Administrative Support Manager, that's only because the City has yet to declare "Administrative Superhero" as an official title. Prior to her current position, she worked as the Communications Coordinator for the City after several years with the Public Library. Within City Hall, she has a reputation for being the go-to person for, well, just about everything. Thank you, Melissa, for all that you do for the City and the community.
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
MLK Day - City Offices Closed
City Hall, Public Works, the Public Library, and Solid Waste Campus will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 21.
Sustainability Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, January 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Airport Board Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, January 23 @ 4 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, January 28 @ 6 p.m.
Sister Cities Commission Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers
Wednesday, January 23 @ 5 p.m.
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