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In an effort to become Minnesota’s premier river town, the City of Red Wing is requesting $13 million in bonds to drive tourism and spur economic development in the area. The vision includes building a transient dock to accommodate larger riverboats, reconfiguring Levee Road to minimize water flooding, to complete and reconfigure the Mississippi River Walk trail, and other small river access projects.

The Mississippi River Trail would be parallel to the river alongside the train tracks so that any hikers or bicyclists will be able to travel to the 340-foot Barn Bluff, which is a nationally recognized historic site. For more information, please click here:

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The 3-story building known as the Wagon Works was built in the 1860's; over the years the Wagon Works building was home to a number of uses and most recently had fallen into a state of disrepair. The City wondered if the building was beyond repair. The community worked with Knudsen's Caramels & Cheesecake to acquire and finance a top to bottom renovation of the Wagon Works building, which now serves as an example of just how one might take a building from a total state of disrepair to a community treasure. Today, the caramel business is stronger than ever and Knudsen Caramels are distributed nationwide.