March 2, 2018
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Your NEW one-stop shop for permits & licenses
Now there's one place for all your planning, zoning, permitting, and licensing needs. Got a question? Come right in. The Community Development Department is here at our new home: 419 Bush Street next to City Hall. Watch this video to meet Dan, Steve, Shari, Lisa, Frank, and Melissa. We're here to help.
Tell Us Your Ideas for Red Wing
What are your ideas for making Red Wing a better place? Tell us HERE . (Wait a minute for this to load.) Join other residents across the city in filling out Red Wing 2040 Flight Plans with every idea you've wanted to share. Each idea goes into Red Wing 2040's research and planning materials--and might be the next big thing!
Do YOU want to work at the City?
We're looking for people just like you.
Click City Jobs and read the openings & descriptions available right now.
Diabetes: Get Tested This Week for Free
Roughly 7% of us in Red Wing have Type 2 Diabetes or are at risk. March 3rd through 9th is Diabetes Week. Be smart and get tested for free. Your first chance is 10 a.m. to noon on March 3rd at the Y. Click here & see middle of screen for more locations  .
The Sustainability Commission Wants You

Red Wing takes pride in being strong stewards of our natural resources. Come help make sure we keep moving in the right direction. The Sustainability Commission is seeking new members. Click to learn more.
Did You Know?
69% of us over age 25 who live in the city limits of Red Wing do not have a 2- or 4-year degree. (Source: 2011-2015 U.S. Census)

See the full Red Wing Report Card to learn more on where RW stands today on issues like the economy, housing, health & more.
If you know a family who needs a home...
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) provides housing opportunities in the Red Wing area.
The HRA has three-bedroom townhomes now available for qualifying low-income families. Rent is based on 30% of monthly adjusted income.
Look here for details. Or, call 651-388-7571.
Help spread the word!

Local Students Win Black History Month Contest
Congratulations to student Vivian Ostendorf, who won 1st place in the Black History Month poster contest, sponsored by the Human Rights Commission. All essay and poster winners attended the February HRC meeting.

Local Team Works to Keep Roads Safer
Driving fatalities in MN dropped 55% in the last 14 years, thanks, in part, to our local team working on the Towards Zero Deaths (TDZ) program.

Our police and county team members presented details at the February 26, 2018 City Council meeting.

Remember: Buckle up, pay attention, and don't text while driving!
3 Things You Didn't Know About...
Melissa Baartman (She'll greet you at the new Community Development Department.)
1. She's an excellent photographer. Prior to working for the City, Melissa ran her own photography studio for nine years.

2. She's a Girl Scout leader. Melissa runs a Daisy troop of eight first-graders.

3. She likes the variety of her job. "No two days are the same," she says. "From building demolitions to potbellied pig licenses, people want answers. It's my job to find them."
Tune In
Go to the  City's web site  and click on the button "View Meeting Agendas and Videos" (or if you're on your phone, click "Watch a City Meeting Online"). Then scroll down to Archived Videos , find your meeting from the list, scroll to the right side of the screen, and click "Video." Two restrictions: Most browsers work  except  Chrome, and the page is not mobile friendly yet. These issues will be fixed this spring.
We'll Save You A Seat
Red Wing School Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, March 5th @ 5:30 p.m.
Harbor Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:30 a.m.
Port Authority
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 6 @ 4:30 p.m.
Port Authority Facebook Live
Q&A Session
Ignite Building, 419 Bush Street
Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.
Heritage Preservation Commission City Hall Council Chambers Wednesday, March 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, March 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
Library Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, March 12 @ 5 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
Housing & Redevelopment Authority
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, March 13 @ 3:30 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
3rd & Bush Street Neighborhood Meeting - Street Reconstruction
Wednesday, March 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Library Foot Room
Community Recreation Joint Powers Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, March 15 @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
Regional Housing Forum
Riverland Community College; Austin, MN, March 14, @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free of charge.
Human Rights Commission Workshop
City Hall Mississippi Room
Thursday, March 15 @ 6:00 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
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