Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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The future looks bright for a community solar garden in Red Wing. The City Council directed staff Monday to work on a lease with Minnesota Community Solar for a 1-megawatt garden on city-owned property at Highways 19 and 61. “I think this is really a win-win situation,” Council President Dean Hove said. He and others said the 1-megawatt option considered Monday gives the city the opportunity to host the solar garden and still have room for industrial development. A number of local residents wearing yellow stickers backing solar applauded after Monday’s vote.
On stage before the 2015 Red Wing High School graduates and their families and friends Friday night, head custodian Al Harteneck held up a toilet seat and detailed the many...
The city should take care of the sidewalks it has and create a system and policies for future plans, the Mayor’s Task Force on Streets and Sidewalks said. The group discussed its efforts with the City Council at a workshop Monday night, walking through work it has completed since it started meeting in March of 2014. While coordinator Michelle Leise of Live Healthy Red Wing said the committee still has more to do, it offered up ideas on plans — many centered on more objectivity — for current sidewalks, future installations and winter maintenance rules. The committee has developed criteria ba
City Council members and staff flipped through a packet of photographs showing electrical dangers, furnace problems and many other issues at rental properties as they discussed potential changes to the city’s rental housing inspections Monday. In the second of two workshops that night, the Red Wing City Council discussed staff recommendations for a revised rental housing maintenance code, developed since legal battles wrapped up about two years ago. Planning Director Brian Peterson said inspections are important and that they revealed some major concerns in the past.
Pedestrians could soon cross Highway 61 again between the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce and Red Wing YMCA, project leaders said at the seventh weekly construction update meeting Tuesday...
Solar garden talk continues Red Wing City Council spent a lot of time listening at its meeting Tuesday. Discussion continued on a potential community solar garden at Highways 61 and 19, property the city owns. After reviewing a financial analysis, various boards and commissions weighed in on the project, Planning Director Brian Peterson said.
Golf carts could soon be allowed on some city streets in Red Wing, though the ordinance permitting that has had a bumpy ride. The Red Wing City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to introduce an ordinance allowing some golf cart use. The ordinance would allow those 18 years or older with a driver’s license to operate carts on the far right of streets, from May 1 to Oct. 31 during daylight hours.
The thundering sound of an artillery salute at Bay Point Park echoed across the river and off the bluff Monday morning as locals recognized Memorial Day. The salute was part...
From animal visits to life-size games to lots of options for reading, the Red Wing Public Library has a full summer set for local kids. The library aims to offer a mix of fun and educational activities through its summer programming, said Megan Seeland, children and youth services librarian. “It’s not school,” Seeland said, but “we’re trying to stop some of that summer loss that happens.” The children’s reading program offers a variety of options for logging activities, including attending library programs, ha
Red Wing’s iconic flower baskets will return to the streets of downtown today, marking the 25th anniversary of blooms around town. While downtown is known for the bright baskets, there are probably details many people don’t know about what goes on to make them possible each year. So in honor of 25 years of flower baskets, here are 25 facts about the program, with information courtesy of Noontime Kiwanis and the city of Red Wing. •This year there will be 238 baskets hung throughout town. •The baskets are created a