The city has decided to paint a mural on the city-owned building that greets people entering from the new river bridge.
Why will this mural only represent one aspect of our city? Why not be all inclusive?
Let’s have a mural that shows all of the faces of Red Wing or have a mural of the history of Red Wing -- maybe the architecture of our downtown with some of the historic homes. Possibly the manufacturing community could be represented or the shopping that is available. How about the recreation we provide -- trails, golfing, fishing or our sightseeing areas.
We are a rivertown. Let’s highlight the riverfront or the towboats, paddlewheelers, even boating.
Do we as a city want visitors to drive past ADM and see something that says “Hello from stinky, racist Red Wing”? Instead, let’s see something that says welcome to Red Wing, a city of opportunity.