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Liquor laws adopted; more City Council briefs

Sunday liquor sales adopted

The hours and days of liquor sales in Red Wing have been adjusted to the following: No on-sale liquor sales may be made after 2 a.m. on Sunday until 8 a.m. on Monday, as well as 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. on any other weekday.

Off-sale can not be sold before 8 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on any weekday or on Sunday, except between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Liquor stores cannot sell off-sale liquor on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or after 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The ordinance amendment is directly related to the new state law effective July 1, 2017, which allows for off-sale liquor on Sunday's in Minnesota.

City Council finalized local rules at Monday's meeting.

Toward Zero Death Program

Goodhue County Health & Human Services will be the lead agency involved in helping Red Wing police continue their Toward Zero Deaths Program. For approximately 11 years, Red Wing police noted the program has helped reduce accidents, injuries and deaths on the roadways.

The one-year agreement period will consist of approximately eight traffic enforcement waves for around 242 enforcement hours. The total grant fund amount will be $9,107.52. It will run from Oct. 1 through next year Sept. 30.

Projects approved at Red Wing Regional Airport

The city accepted the lowest bids and approved funding for pavement rehabilitation and crack sealing projects at the Red Wing Regional Airport. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Jason Lewis, announced on June 7 that the U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded the grant of $237,207 for infrastructure improvements.

The Red Wing Regional Airport will see the makeover take place in a variety of areas. Major components of the work will include pavement removal, base preparation and bituminous pavement. Airfield Crack sealing will be needed and will also include sealing cracks on the airfield, runway, taxiways and apron areas as needed.

Meeting watch

Monday's City Council lasted about two hours. The meeting ended with a closed session to discuss the Sturgeon Lake Road right-of-way and Holmquist road issue.

— compiled by Kit Murray, staff writer

Kit Murray

Kit Murray joined Red Wing Republican Eagle in Aug. 2016, covering government, transportation and public safety. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in photojournalism and philosophy. 

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