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Shiver River Day Is Here Feb. 17th
Spend a day embracing winter with Shiver River Day Feb. 17th! Downtown Mainstreet has lots of activities planned. See what's happening here . At night, stay downtown for the incredible Big Turn Music Fest . 100+ bands and 18 venues (Fri. & Sat. p.m.) Thanks to all who worked hard to make these events happen!
Is Your Street on the 5-Year Reconstruction Plan?
In a town as historic as Red Wing, street upgrades are frequently necessary. Is your street on the schedule this year? Click to see map .

Q: WHY are we replacing so many sewer pipes and not just laying down new asphalt?
A: Watch this City 101 video for the answer.
Red Wing 2040 Keeps Moving Forward
More than 100 people attended meetings on Feb. 8th and 13th to start putting visions and action plans together for the 2040 long-range Community Plan. Click the button below to get all the details.
What did your fellow residents say about life in Red Wing? What do they like and what would make it better? See all the feedback here .

Be part of the RW 2040! Click here and provide your name & email address for events and updates.
Do YOU want to work at the City?
We're looking for people like you!
Click City Jobs and read the openings & descriptions available right now.
Spotlight Project: Riverfront Trail & Levee Road
Riverfront Trail & Levee Road Win Award!

This gorgeous trail connects Levee Park and Bay Point Park with a stunning view of Barn Bluff. Take a stroll along it and you'll see why it's a winner around the state. We're lucky to have it right here at home.

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Did You Know?
Of the Red Wing residents who work, almost a quarter of us earn $15,000 or less; 37% make between $15,000 and $39,000, and 40% of us make $40,000 or more. (Source: 2011-2015 U.S. Census)

Strange But True: We Spray Beet Juice On Our Roads
There's a lot of science that goes into keeping our streets free from snow and ice. Watch this video to see how staff gets it done.
Fixing One of the City's Most Dangerous Spots
The intersection of Hwy. 61 and Spring Creek Road is about to get a makeover starting this spring. Find out why and how!
One-Stop Shopping for Permits & Licenses
New Location: 419 Bush Street
When you need a permit or license, come see us at our new spot: 419 Bush Street. Melissa, Lisa, and the crew would love to help!
It's Your Turn!
Do you feel passionate about helping our community? Join one of our board or commissions and help move things forward. We've got openings; check them out!
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.
Big Plans for Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission is getting to work in 2018. Plans include hosting a forum on free speech in March, a training on inclusiveness with transgender speaker Ellie Krug this summer, and more. Dates to come soon. Read this to learn about HRC. If you're interested in becoming an HRC member, fill out our online application or print one and fill out.
A new pilot program is forming between city and community organizations--including generous local philanthropic foundations--to explore possible redevelopment projects of buildings in the downtown area. Public-private partnerships are a collaborative way to think outside the box and keep improving our downtown so it's a vibrant place for all of us to live, work, and play; C heck it out here!
3 Things You Didn't Know About...
LYNN NARDINGER (he's in charge of our streets and sidewalks)
  1. Lynn has moved 5 times but never left home.
  2. When he's not working for the City, he's farming the fields his father and grandfather farmed before him.
  3. Lynn loves fast engines and puts 10,000 miles a year on his motorcycle.

Lynn is the Deputy Director of Public Works and just celebrated his 25 year employment anniversary with the City. Catch the full article here.
We'll Save You A Seat
Sheldon Theatre Board
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 20 @ 5:15 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, February 20 @ 7 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, February 26 @ 6 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
Sustainability Commission Workshop, Public Works Building,
Tuesday, February 27 @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
Sister Cities Commission
Workshop Library Foot Room, Wednesday, February 28 @ 5 p.m.
Agenda forthcoming
Saving Snow Documentary
Library Foot Room, Monday, February 26. Showing @ 6:30. Panel discussion @ 7:30. Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Commission. Free.
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