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Dan’s News & Views Blog: November/December 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

2018: New Commercial & Industrial Development Associated Bank – 403 W 4th Street The new Associated Bank building celebrated their grand opening on Monday, November 18th. Construction...
Most & Least Energy-Efficient States

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Energy is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the biggest household expenses for American consumers. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S....
Finnovation

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The financial technology sector, better known as FinTech, is reshaping the banking and financial services industry, offering products that are more user-friendly, efficient, transparent and...
A Pause in the Hot Streak

Monday, November 26, 2018

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.9 percent in August, a number not seen since December 1999. The state’s record-low unemployment rate was a...
State Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Unemployment rate at lowest point since May 1999 ST PAUL – Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in September, according to data released...
New Position to Streamline Development in Red Wing

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sustainable economic development doesn’t occur in a vacuum. At its most effective and efficient, it involves a conscious and collaborative effort between a strategic partnership...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: July-August 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Riverboat Season Begins The riverboat season will get started in early August with the arrival of the Queen of the Mississippi.  The 2018 season schedule shows...
Red Wing’s Rich Transportation Infrastructure

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Red Wing has an extensive transportation infrastructure, including a working port and a regional airport. This comprehensive mix of transportation options is rare for a...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: May-June 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Red Wing Port Authority’s Bulkhead Operation The city’s Port Authority owns property that serves as an important product transport facility along the Mississippi River.  This “bulkhead”...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: February/March 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018

Industrial Service Leaders in Red Wing Mactech, Inc., a company in Red Wing, is the world’s foremost provider of on-site machining products and services.  The company’s...
DOWNTOWN INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP APPROVED

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

(January 16, 2018, Red Wing, Minn.) – On January 8, 2018 the Red Wing City Council approved the establishment of the Downtown Investment Partnership Pilot...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: January 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Freight Rail Service Freight rail service in Red Wing is a very important transportation element that supports our economy and future economic growth.  The city is...
Schoolhouse Scoop expands into Cannon Falls

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Schoolhouse Scoop is now dishing out dessert in Cannon Falls. Hastings' Schoolhouse Scoop expanded this summer with the opening of the new location on July 1. "I...
Uffda Shop receives statewide honor

Monday, December 04, 2017

In addition to celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Uffda Shop recently noted an additional festdag. The Minnesota Retailers Association announced the winners of the 2017 Minnesota's Retail...
Real Deals takes off in Cannon Falls

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

With the desire to bring her happy place to the Cannon Falls area, business owner Nancy Crandall has officially started a new chapter in her...
For clean-energy jobs, sky's the limit

Monday, November 27, 2017

As wind and solar energy have grown, they've created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing. Renewable energy jobs, most of...
A Look at Minnesota Income

Friday, November 24, 2017

Minnesotans enjoy per capita income that is 13.3 percent higher than the national average. This article breaks down the sources of that income. Minnesota’s share of...
Cybersecurity for Businesses

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cybersecurity and digital privacy is now an issue for every business This year marks the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort led by the...
State Adds 6,400 Jobs in September

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent Minnesota employers added 6,400 jobs in September, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: October 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

In 1999, a new large subdivision was created in Red Wing called “Med Tech Park” on farm land overlooking the city.  Today this area is...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: September 2017

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

In 1970, a news article mentioned the first service hangar to be built at the Red Wing Regional Airport to specifically serve the flying public. ...
St. Crispin wins Silver award

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

St. Crispin Living Community has been recognized as a 2017 Silver — Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National...
223 Barrel House serving up new look

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Add another new business front to downtown Red Wing's tally — the Barrel House has opened its doors again under the hand of Kevin Braa. Rebranded...
DEED Unveils Career and Education Explorer

Monday, September 25, 2017

Career Profile and ISEEK merge A new tool offered by DEED will enhance the ability of students and job seekers to explore careers and education.  The free Career...
Minnesota Youth@Work

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thousands of young people will get exposure to career pathways DEED recently awarded $7.3 million in grants that will help an estimated 5,000 young people gain...
Minnesota’s Untapped Workforce

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Like many parts of the country, Minnesota is struggling to find workers to fill a growing number of job vacancies. One potential source of workers...
Looking Out While Looking In

Monday, September 18, 2017

Minnesota broke through the 3 million jobs mark in June for the first time ever, according to DEED figures, and that is impressive.  The state added...
State Gains 4,400 Jobs in June

Friday, September 15, 2017

Minnesota surpasses 3 million total jobs for first time in state history Minnesota’s unadjusted job count passed the 3 million mark in June for the first...
Dan’s News & Views Blog: August 2017

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Over the past few months, I have visited a number of local businesses, both commercial and industrial.  I would like to highlight two local manufacturers,...
Brewing history one bottle at a time

Monday, August 21, 2017

Red Wing has been a beer center since the mid-1800s. By 1867 it had five thriving breweries. The trade prospered until Prohibition, and the last...
Fly into town whatever the weather

Monday, August 14, 2017

Visitors and newcomers are often surprised at how accessible Red Wing is. For example, Red Wing Regional Airport is an all-weather airport located just four...
From dogs to hair of the dog

Monday, July 31, 2017

There’s new life on Old West Main. From a restaurant to a brewery, and now a vet office, the area is taking on new life....
Dan’s News & Views Blog: July 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Every month, I plan to give the Red Wing community my perspective on development activity.  I was hired in March of this year to be...
Maréchal Foch on the Mississippi?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Every heard of the Maréchal Foch grape? What’s it doing on the Mississippi? Surely it should be home on the Seine. Fact is, it’s growing...
Mississippi summer fun in Minnesota

Monday, July 10, 2017

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer lazed around the mighty Mississippi on long summer days. People are still doing so. Check out all the fun that...
It’s all in the name, to a degree

Monday, July 03, 2017

A name that resonates can inspire loyalty and local pride. But it must mean something special to people. That’s why the Minnesota State College Southeast...
Sculpture crawl and mural meandering

Monday, June 26, 2017

There’s art everywhere in Red Wing, not just in private collections and galleries. The Red Wing Arts Association is making it easy for visitors to...
The tower at Tower View is historic

Monday, June 19, 2017

Given its historic setting, it is entirely appropriate that the water tower at Tower View, built in 1915, is on the National Register of Historic...
Cold hardy grapes make warming wine

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grapes grow easily in sun-drenched Italy. How can they possibly handle the frigid winters in Minnesota? Local wine growers have discovered grapes developed specifically to...
How to handle roadwork rage

Monday, June 05, 2017

If your shop is on a busy street, construction will affect tit at some point. It’s not easy on a small business, especially with the...
Education pays when it’s practical

Monday, May 29, 2017

Students ready for the job market can’t be blamed for wondering the point of learning about ancient battles and correct punctuation. Knowledge for knowledge’s sake...
Sculpture in its native habitat

Monday, May 22, 2017

The best way to size up large sculpture is out in the open, where there is plenty of room to view it. That’s why art...
Jobs Increase and Racial Disparities Diminish

Monday, May 22, 2017

Minnesota boasts the largest monthly jobs gain in nearly four years. Points to keep in mind: Minnesota’s racial disparities seem to be slowly but surely diminishing, based on...
State Gains 15,100 Jobs in April

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 15,100 jobs in April, the most monthly job gains in the state since September 2013, according to seasonally adjusted figures...
North Risk Partners marks a century

Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Risk Partners — C.O. Brown Division Insurance Agency in Red Wing is celebrating 100 years in business along with a refresh on its branding. Formerly...
Rising Demand for Home-Based Care

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

1 in 5 Minnesotans will be 65 or older by 2030. As the population ages, industries that provide home care for older adults and people with...
The wine-dark river?

Monday, May 15, 2017

  Homer wrote about the wine-dark sea in the lands of ancient Greece. Here in Minnesota, it’s the river that people follow when they want to...
It began with a drive down Main Street

Monday, May 15, 2017

Some months ago, an unnamed higher-up from Duluth Trading Company noticed a vacancy in the heart of historic downtown Red Wing. Then, he had an...
'New' course in full swing

Friday, May 12, 2017

The opening of the 2017 season at the Red Wing Golf Course has been accompanied with more excitement than most years. After members voted to sell...
Goetz inspires hometown crowd

Friday, April 28, 2017

Stephanie Goetz knows how to hold the attention of an audience. After a 10-year broadcasting career in Fargo, N.D., the 2003 Red Wing High School...
Nine Networking Tips

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Developing and using a great resume is one key to persuading an employer to contact you for an interview. But a great cover letter and resume...
Josephson's receives a Deluxe helping hand

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Josephson's Clothing Store received a perfectly packaged promotion last week, via the Deluxe Corporation. Two days after the Small Business Revolution contest revealed Red Wing finished...
Minnesota’s Growth Tops Nation’s

Friday, April 21, 2017

Seasonally adjusted gain – 5,300 jobs – put us over the top. It made economic history:  For the first time, Minnesota’s private sector has 2,504,400 jobs,...
State Gains 5,300 Jobs in March

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Private sector surpasses 2.5 million jobs for the first time in state history. Minnesota employers added 5,300 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures announced...
Lifelong learning means job security

Monday, April 17, 2017

Technology changes on a daily basis and the economy goes up and down. Those are two solid facts that workers in today’s marketplace can count...
From puffed rice to works of art

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Anderson Center started life as a research laboratory back in the 1920s. The scientists created “the ideal breakfast food,” Quaker Puffed Rice. It was...
Red Wing Shoe names a new vice president

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The company with a strong community heritage that has specialized in perfecting the working boot for over 100 years has welcomed a new face. With only...
Experience, energy and an eye for adventure

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Dan Rogness, Red Wing's new community development director, always enjoyed his pair of hiking boots. "I like to get out, explore and take photos, so I'm...
3-D dental imaging--new tech dentistry is here

Monday, April 03, 2017

High-definition dental imaging—do you think it will ever play on Netflix? Probably not! But the dental world is excited about the new technology. The i-CAT Cone...
Just 69 trombones—7 broke down

Monday, March 27, 2017

In the play The Music Man, musicians proudly boast “76 trombones led the big parade.” But what if 7 needed repair and there were only...
Duluth Trading Company coming to Red Wing

Friday, March 24, 2017

Duluth Trading Company plans to open a store this year in Red Wing, according to a financial report released March 21. The Belleville, Wis.,-based retailer...
Minute-by-minute view of the airport

Monday, March 20, 2017

Want a current picture of conditions at the Red Wing Regional Airport? Just visit their website at http://ow.ly/1N4Q305mEbX where a photo is updated every minute. The...
Transient Dock

Monday, February 27, 2017

Viking Cruises is working to have luxury river vessels traveling from New Orleans to St. Paul by 2017. The City of Red Wing and the...
Sheldon Theatre Challenge

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bonne Schock, Executive Director for the Sheldon Theatre, is promoting a Challenge in collaboration with the Sheldon Threatre Board of Directors and Friends of the...
River Renaissance

Monday, February 13, 2017

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...
Ready for Aldi

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Red Wing Mall manager Dan Plein said it's official: Aldi will be taking over the OfficeMax location by mid to late summer. The low-priced European grocery...
St. James Hotel

Monday, February 06, 2017

Opened in 1875, the St. James Hotel was a marvel of fine lodging and quickly became the hub of activity in Red Wing. St. James...
New Bridge Construction Starting in 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Eisenhower Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River is currently 1,631 feet long, 35 feet wide, and stands 65 feet above the river is currently...
Red Wing Innovation Incubator

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Red Wing Innovation Incubator is a co-working and co-locating small business incubator focused on creating one business and one job at a time. The...
Minnesota has a New Look!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Have you seen? The State of Minnesota has a new look. This site is your number one resource for learning all about the new state...
U.S. Bank Selects Chaska for New Data Center

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank announced plans today to build a $250 million data center in Chaska in partnership with Dallas-based Stream Data Centers. Subject to Chaska...
Florida Company Opening Willmar Call Center

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Florida-based Enhanced Resource Centers LLC (ERC) plans to lease the former Kandiyohi Power Cooperative building at 1311 N. Highway 71 in Willmar. The company said it...
Relax, Recharge, Refocus

Saturday, January 14, 2017

This is a great time of year to relax, recharge and refocus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed...
Give Yourself a Hand

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Make staying healthy and fit a priority for you during stressful times like a job search. Many studies have shown that exercise and eating right...
Prognosis is in for Physical Therapists

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Each year millions of Americans – newborns to seniors – receive physical therapy services. Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and...
DTMS welcomes new director

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Red Wing Downtown Main Street enjoyed a successful year in 2016. The local nonprofit geared toward revitalizing and sustaining the city's historic downtown business district helped...
Hooked on boxing

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jab. Jab cross. Hook. Uppercut. This fundamental cadence of boxing became an important rhythm in Stef Binner's life two years ago. "I was overweight, unhappy, depressed,"...
Entrepreneurial Loan Fund

Monday, January 09, 2017

The Red Wing Port Authority has developed an Entrepreneurial Fund to support the growth of local businesses and to attract new business opportunity to the...
We’re social for you

Monday, January 02, 2017

Social media is a wonderful tool to help people connect. It can also be a great vehicle for organizational networking. An organizational page can be...
Red Wing Shoe Store/Museum

Monday, December 26, 2016

Brought to by Red Wing Shoes, Red Wing is home to a Red Wing Museum! The museum currently hosts the world’s largest boot! Standing an...
Downtown Main Street Board

Monday, December 19, 2016

Downtown Red Wing is thrilled to have a committed and passionate Board to direct the efforts and guidance of supporting and maintaining a beautiful and...
Tax Abatement

Monday, December 05, 2016

Another incentive for development is through Tax Abatements. Tax Abatements is a tax rebate rather than an exemption from paying taxes. An abatement is a...
New Director at Sheldon Theatre

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bonnie Schock, the new Executive Director for the Sheldon Theatre , brings forth the passion and vision to lead the community of Red Wing in...
Downtown Red Wing

Monday, November 21, 2016

Two blocks from the Mississippi River, Red Wing offers an excellent and aesthetically pleasing downtown filled with local shopping opportunities and fine dining for the...
What is Shovel Ready?

Monday, November 07, 2016

Shovel-ready is a term given to developer sites that reduce the burden for developers, government agencies, and local economic development organizations because most of the...
Red Wing Arts Association

Monday, October 31, 2016

Beginning in 1952, the support for the arts in Red Wing has been organized and strengthened by the Red Wing Arts Association. As an active...
Journey to Growth (J2G)

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Journey to Growth (J2G) initiative is a five-year economic development plan created to ensure the future economic viability of our region. Journey to Growth...
River Bluff Business Park

Monday, October 17, 2016

The River Bluff Business Park is a shovel-ready site in Red Wing, Minnesota overlooking downtown and the Mississippi River Valley that has over 30 acres...
Red Wing Ignite: The Space

Monday, October 10, 2016

Red Wing Ignite provides a space where community entrepreneurs can rent to foster and grow their innovative project. The Mixed-use space can accommodate many different...
Follow us on Twitter!

Monday, October 03, 2016

As a means to communicate with the public, Red Wing Ignite has created a Twitter account. This allows the organization to be able to increase...
Sheldon Theatre

Monday, September 26, 2016

Built in 1904 with funds gifted by grain baron T.B. Sheldon, the Sheldon Theatre is a vital link between the historic identity and the proud...
News and Events

Monday, September 19, 2016

Red Wing Ignite offers news articles and a calendar for individuals on their website. Make sure you take a look to see what could interest...
Red Wing Ignite: The Innovation Center

Monday, September 12, 2016

The mission of Red Wing Ignite is to bring like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and advisors to create a unique ecosystem for the Red Wing community to...
“Like” Red Wing Ignite on Facebook!

Monday, September 05, 2016

As a means to communicate with the public, the Red Wing Ignite has created a Facebook account. Facebook allows for the ability to reach a...
DEED Seeking Applications for Program Lenders

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is seeking applications from nonprofit groups to serve as certified lenders under the agency’s new Minnesota...
June Unleashed: 7,300 Jobs

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures, and the overall unemployment rate remained a steady 3.8 percent. Those gains, however, were...
Looking for Work in Out-of-the-Way Places

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Now that you’ve posted your error-free resume on MinnesotaWorks.net and checked your local WorkForce Center for free workshops about job search, what’s next? From pictures highlighting...
DEED Names New Assistant Commissioner

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has named Karen Francois to serve as assistant commissioner of the Office of Career and Business...
Mazeppa Food Shelf continues to grow

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Until a year ago, Mazeppa area residents in need of food had to drive to Zumbrota to use the food shelf there. Mazeppa Food Shelf Director...
Renschen wins business honor

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bank tellers issued food stamps and handled utility bills along with handling customers’ paycheck deposits and withdrawals when Jean Renschen got into the business 32...
Ignited: Entrepreneurs head to state

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

When he’s not working as a neurosurgeon with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Dr. Brandon McCutcheon has kept busy developing Zerda, an app that helps businesses...
Women’s Leadership celebrates 30 years

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More than 170 women gathered at Treasure Island Resort & Casino Wednesday afternoon for the Professional Women’s Leadership Event. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Professional...
State Gains 9,000 Jobs in February

Friday, April 15, 2016

Minnesota employers added 9,000 jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state...
New Boxrud’s Resale & Gifts honors the old

Monday, February 29, 2016

The iconic Boxrud building on Main Street has been home to many businesses throughout its storied history. The building now holds a new business with...
State Gains 9,100 Jobs in December

Monday, February 29, 2016

Minnesota employers added 9,100 jobs in December, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those figures,...
Viking River Cruises to travel up to Minnesota

Monday, February 22, 2016

Viking Cruises already take passengers along the Nile, Rhine, and Blue Danube Rivers, so why not the Mississippi? Well, “the international cruise company is willing...
The Anderson Center

Monday, February 15, 2016

“Named one of the top artistic destination points in the upper Mississippi River region by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, the Anderson Center has served the...
Oliver’s Wine Bar

Monday, February 08, 2016

Owned by Tom Quanrud and Brian Schneider, Oliver’s Wine Bar opened its doors in April in downtown Red Wing, Minnesota. Before owning Oliver’s, Tom and...
Red Wing’s version of “Shark Tank”

Monday, February 01, 2016

Last year in April, Red Wing Downtown Main Street and Red Wing Port Authority devised a unique way to fill their empty storefronts in historic...
Feed your food business

Monday, January 25, 2016

Started in 1902 by George A. Archer and John W. Daniels, the Archer Daniels Midland Company (or what is now known as ADM) was born....
Flower Valley Vineyard & Winery

Monday, January 18, 2016

Flower Valley Vineyard and Winery is located just four miles south of Red Wing, Minnesota and houses a nine-acre vineyard on the Great River Road....
One job and one business at a time

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Red Wing Innovation Incubator (RWii) is a pilot project in downtown Red Wing designed to stimulate the entrepreneurial culture in the community. RWii is...
Employers Add 7,200 Jobs in November

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those figures,...
Fiesta Cancun Opens Doors

Thursday, January 07, 2016

A growing family business recently expanded into the Red Wing’s culinary community. Brothers Angel and Ramon Ruelas, along with their cousin Medardo Arcos, are the...
Gall taking helm at Republican Eagle, RiverTown

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Steve Gall will become publisher of the Red Wing Republican Eagle effective Tuesday Dec. 15. Currently advertising director for Rivertown Multimedia, which includes the RE, he...
Red Wing reaches distribution in Chicago

Monday, December 28, 2015

Red Wing, Minnesota doesn’t just distribute grain locally. In fact, one of their largest customers is USG, a company based in Chicago, Illinois. For more...
Red Wing Arts Association

Monday, December 21, 2015

  The Red Wing Arts Association is located in the historic depot along the Mississippi River in downtown Red Wing, Minnesota. In addition, the site hosts...
Red Wing Shoe Museum

Monday, December 14, 2015

In the 19th century, a Red Wing, MN shoe merchant, Charles Beckman, “saw a local necessity for shoes specifically designed for the demanding work of...
Red Wing Port Authority

Monday, December 07, 2015

Red Wing Port Authority’s mission is to allow the city of Red Wing to proactively seek out, attract, and retain businesses that add to the...
Red Wing Downtown Main Street

Monday, November 30, 2015

Red Wing Downtown Main Street (DTMS) is a “non-profit association of individuals, businesses, and community organizations interested in the protection, preservation and development of the...
The Sheldon Theatre

Monday, November 23, 2015

After originally being built in 1904 with an $83,000 bequest from successful businessman and Red Wing City Council member, Theodore B. Sheldon, the Sheldon was...
Plenty of available space

Monday, November 16, 2015

Located along the Mississippi River, Red Wing, Minnesota is a beautiful place to build your business. The historic city attracts plenty of tourism and is...
An escape you won’t soon forget

Monday, November 09, 2015

In 1875 on Thanksgiving Day, the St. James Hotel opened its doors after “11 civic-minded businessmen recognized the need for a first-class lodging establishment in...
Business just works in Red Wing

Monday, November 02, 2015

In the past three years, Red Wing has been named one of the Top 25 Historic Destinations in the world by the National Geographic Traveler....
The Red Wing Regional Airport

Monday, October 26, 2015

Located four miles away from the city, the Red Wing Regional Airport is open to the public for use. Flights are provided by Blue Airways....
The new “It” place

Monday, October 19, 2015

Old West Main is getting a makeover. The City of Red Wing has a master plan to renew the area, making it the new “It”...
The Staghead Gastropub

Monday, October 12, 2015

Danielle and John Flicek, who recently worked at Zzest in Rochester, Minnesota, were deemed the winners of the Red Wing Restaurant Challenge in July. The...
Accelerator Program

Monday, October 05, 2015

The business accelerator program at Red Wing Ignite (RWI) is meant to help early stage entrepreneurs. “Unlike bigger cities, the community and the organizations in...
Employers Add 7,300 Jobs in August

Friday, October 02, 2015

Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those numbers,...
Powered up

Friday, October 02, 2015

Xcel Energy will make key investments in the Prairie Island nuclear plant during the refueling outage that starts shortly, Site Vice President Kevin Davison said...
Room for innovation

Monday, September 28, 2015

Red Wing Ignite (RWI) provides the space, community, and services to foster innovation. RWI offers mixed-use space to accommodate for businesses, whether they’re a team...
Falconer Vineyards & Winery

Monday, September 21, 2015

Located in the bluff valleys of the historic Red Wing, Minnesota, Falconer Vineyards and Winery opened in 2003. The winery offers one of the most...
Come visit Red Wing, Minnesota

Monday, September 14, 2015

Red Wing was recently dubbed the 23rd most historic place to visit in the world by the National Geographic Traveler, which makes the city a...
Ag Partners and Red Wing Grain

Monday, September 07, 2015

“Ag Partners is a member-owned cooperative that serves producers, communities, homeowners and businesses across Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.” Ag Partners has partnered with many...
Red Wing Ignite 1

Monday, August 31, 2015

Red Wing Ignite (RWI) provides infrastructure that enables entrepreneurship and innovation for the Red Wing community. Moreover, RWI provides collaborative space for meetings, co-working space,...
Minnesota Adds 2,900 Jobs in June

Monday, August 10, 2015

Minnesota gained 2,900 jobs in June – a welcome reversal after employers cut 200 jobs in May, according to figures released today by the Minnesota...
Brewing up business at Mandy's

Monday, August 10, 2015

The hum and chatter of a coffee shop can be heard once again at 419 W. Third St., with the opening of Mandy’s Coffee &...
State Gains 7,800 Jobs in March

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Minnesota employers add 7,800 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency...
Owners raise the bar with Oliver's

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tom Quanrud and Brian Schneider find themselves back home along West Third Street with Oliver's Wine Bar. A few storefronts down from the former Lily's...
Woodruff Sweitzer acquires Confluence

Thursday, May 21, 2015

With a recent move and soon a new owner, Confluence Marketing is buzzing. Tim McKim, president and owner of the local marketing and public relations firm,...
Red Wing's hack will be back this month

Friday, March 06, 2015

Red Wing Ignite will host the second annual Red Hot Hackathon March 21 and 22. Those interested in connecting and contributing ideas to improve lives using...
Focused on Hwy. 52

Friday, March 06, 2015

State legislators got an earful about Zip Rail and struggling local businesses Friday afternoon during a transportation forum at Cannon River Winery. Members of the Senate...
Details on the Highway 61 Reconstruction

Friday, March 06, 2015

The City of Red Wing in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has initiated the Highway 61 (Main Street) Project focused on developing a...
Red Wing Port Authority 2014 Activities/Outcomes

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Special Initiatives/Projects Red Wing Ignite: Open in August 2013 with $420,000 in capital improvements provided by the City and $133,000 raised for operational support. Red Wing Angel...
Capital Safety to expand in Red Wing

Monday, July 07, 2014

Article By: Finance & Commerce   |   Brian Johnson With subsidies from state and local sources, Bloomington-based Capital Safety is planning a 60,000-square-foot expansion of its 140,000-square-foot...
Job Vacancies Hit 12-Year High in Second Quarter

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Article By: Positively Minnesota   Minnesota employers report 72,570 openings, up 15.3 percent from a year ago   ST. PAUL – Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed to their highest level...
Red Wing Aims To Become An Innovation Hotbed

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The southeastern Minnesota community is launching a business incubator as part of a larger initiative to bolster entrepreneurship and attract new businesses.   Article By:  Twin Cities...
Red Wing Ignite

Thursday, August 08, 2013

"Red Wing Aims to Become an Innovation Hotbed"   http://tcbmag.com/News/Recent-News/2013/August/Red-Wing-Aims-To-Become-An-Innovation-Hotbed
Red Wing Chamber creates HYPE program

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Article By: Anne Jacobson   |  Republican Eagle   Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to generate some hype. Literally. The organization will launch Helping Young Professionals Emerge...
Putting public apps to work

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The click of the keyboard and soundless tap of a smartphone can open up new options for Red Wing’s citizens.   By Rebecca Rudolph   |   The Republican...
Get Help for Your Small Business

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Republican Eagle   The Small Business Development Center and Red Wing SCORE office will offer free consulting services to small businesses May 2 and 16 at...
Speed Boost

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Why the city of Red Wing will soon enjoy ultra-fast broadband   What does Red Wing have in common with Seoul? Blazing internet speeds. It will soon,...
Five MN Cos. Make List of “World’s Most Ethical

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Five Minnesota-based businesses are among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” according to a 2013 list recently released by the Ethisphere Institute.   St. Paul-based Ecolab, Vadnais Heights-based...
Welch keeps winter alive

Sunday, March 03, 2013

By Danielle Killey   |   The Republican Eagle   Spring is quickly approaching, but Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area is set for a few more weeks of...
Red Wing Gigabit Nation

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Red Wing invited to participate on Gigabit Nation talk show Posted on January 30, 2013 in GeneralAdministration The Red Wing Port Authority and City of Red Wing will participate live today, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, on a national broadband talk show named Gigabit Nation. Craig Settles is the host and he along with his guests discuss business strategies for putting broadband networks into place, as well as...
Red Wing Ignite rolls out

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

By: Sarah Gorvin, The Republican Eagle   Last July, Red Wing and Winona-based Hiawatha Broadband Communications were selected to participate in US Ignite, a national program...
Red Wing incubator to create jobs

Thursday, January 03, 2013

By Jen Cullen  |  The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN RED WING — City officials hope to stimulate the local economy with a new business incubator focused on...
U.S. Ignite Newsletter

Monday, October 08, 2012

Red Wing, MN is putting in place the Red Wing Ignite incubator in partnership with HBC to recruit and help fund entrepreneurial teams utilizing the community’s fiber network to drive new application development.
Goodhue County Seeking Proposals

Monday, October 08, 2012

The County of Goodhue is seeking proposals from qualified firms or persons interested in purchasing or leasing, the real property known as the Citizens Building. ...
Local corn farmers drive economic development

Friday, October 05, 2012

By Justin R. Lessman (October 04, 2012)  |  Lakefield Standard The term “economic development” is all the buzz these days, especially as the state and nation...
Bringing manufacturing back to America

Thursday, October 04, 2012

by Emily Kaiser, Minnesota Public Radio  |  11:06 AM, September 25, 2012   For a growing number of American companies, offshoring manufacturing work is becoming less of...
Olson Starts as Port Director

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Bringing it all together... Olson starts as Port director. New Port Authority Executive Director Randy Olson is ready to take Red Wing to the next level, he said.
Red Wing Chosen for Broadband Initiative

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The City of Red Wing is one of 25 communities in the country to be named a test-bed city for a new U.S. Government Broadband Initiative. Below, please find a link to a website that has a Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) press release with more information.  Our understanding of this newly announced initiative is that the designation will provide funding to support a high tech incubator...
The Port Authority of the City of Red Wing, MN is recruiting for the position of Executive Director

Monday, February 27, 2012

Red Wing Port Authority, Red Wing, MN, (pop 16,500) is seeking a creative and visionary Executive Director who is willing to move an organization and community aggressively forward. This position reports to the seven member Port Authority Board; supervises two staff. BA degree in economic or community development, planning or a related field and five to seven years of experience in an economic or community...
Formal Certification of Shovel-Ready Site Enhances Red Wing's Economic Prospects

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Red Wing joins fifteen other MN cities in being certified by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) as shovel ready, which means big incentives for businesses to bring in local jobs. This certification provides enhanced visibility for the community as a resource for new and expanding businesses, bolstering Minnesota's economy.
Red Wing DEED-Certified Shovel Ready

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded Shovel Ready certifications to business park developments in Red Wing, Hutchinson, Grand Rapids, Fairmont, Isanti and Centerville. Shovel Ready certification means a city or developer has completed the planning, zoning, environmental studies, title work, public infrastructure and other pre-construction activities on a designated site. Shovel Ready sites are more attractive to companies that want to...
IDEA Slam a Success

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The IDEA Slam, held January 14, 2012, brought out 100 participants together to asset map, generate project ideas, present ideas and vote on Quick-Start projects.  Both long term residents and new residents attended the meeting.  Twenty-seven participants presented ideas for Quick-Start projects, and everyone in attendance voted on projects to move forward to the grant application round.  Seven projects were advanced, including the following: ·        Downtown...
John Rhodes of Moran, Stahl & Boyer to Visit River Bluffs Business Park

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We are in the final steps of having our 17.8 acres in the River Bluffs Business Park certified “Shovel Ready,” John Rhodes of Moran, Stahl & Boyer, www.msbconsulting.com will be conducting an on-site visit and will discuss aspects of the site. John will be Red Wing, Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 10:00-1:00 p.m. John will be giving a seminar/with Q&A that includes the following topics: Overview of the Shovel...
Red Wing, MN: Boots, Skates... Fiber?

Friday, April 01, 2011

Tiny Red Wing, Minn.-home to Red Wing boots and Riedell ice and roller skates-is gearing up a pitch to its residents for a citywide fiber optic network
Company, Town

Friday, April 01, 2011

The view from the rooftop of the Red Wing Shoe Co. executive offices is a panorama that draws international visitors for a good reason
Red’s Savoy delivers to Red Wing

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Red Wing’s dining establishment numbers continue to rise with the recent addition of Red’s Savoy Pizza. Owner Shelly Endres and her team opened in mid-December, and...
Nursing facility advances at last

Thursday, January 07, 2016

St. Crispin Living Community will move ahead with building a state-of-the-art nursing home next year. The health care provider’s citizen advisory committee got word Tuesday...
Peddling ice cream and more

Monday, August 10, 2015

After 14 years of owning the Trout Scream Cafe, Peggy Hansen says she knows she has a special place on her hands. Nestled in the...
State Job Vacancies Reach 13-Year High

Sunday, February 08, 2015

ST. PAUL – Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed to their highest level in 13 years in the second quarter, with employers reporting nearly 84,700 openings...
Fade In: Red Wing, Minnesota :: S.B. Foot Tanning Company

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Red Wing, Minnesota is a real place where real products are made by real craftsmen. Given this reality on the ground, and the Red Wing Shoes company in the center of the action, the choice to make a series of short industrial films is an obvious choice that speaks to quality, durability and several made in America themes.
Port Board Meeting - April

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Port Authority Board Meeting for April will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Port Board Meeting - May

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Port Authority Board Meeting for April will be held Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Port Board Meeting - June

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Port Authority Board Meeting for April will be held Tuesday, June 7 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.