Red Wing's core problem
When Red Wing Mayor Donna Dummer formed a task force last October, its goal was short-term: help fill empty storefronts in downtown Red Wing.
After several meetings, however, the group -- comprised of local civic and business leaders and real estate agents -- undertook a more ambitious task. Using existing surveys and studies, they created a vision for downtown's future. Their hope is to ensure an economically healthy downtown, said the group's Chairman, Paul Redding.