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Red Wing City Council ARPA Funds

Red Wing residents now know how the city will be using the funds it's receiving this year from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

The Red Wing City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to approve money for the Arts & Culture Commission and a business loan program.

Of the just over $863,000 the City will receive, the Arts & Culture Commission will receive $75,000 for art initiatives. Mayor Mike Wilson said he thought more should be invested in the business community.

Board member Laurel Stinson said she supported that amount and she thinks a thiving arts and culture community in Red Wing helps the local economy.

A business loan program for veteran-owned, women-owned, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) -owned businesses will receive $100,000. The Port Authority will also be asked to contribute $50,000 to that program.

The remainder of the ARPA funds will go into the Water and Sewer Utility Fund.

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