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Posted on: March 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City of Red Wing Offers Free Sand to Homeowners

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Contact: Tony Grosso
Emergency Management Captain
Red Wing Police Department

The City of Red Wing offers free sand to homeowners

(March 14, 2019, Red Wing, Minn.) – Flood waters, spring rain, and melting snow may lead to water in your basement

In preparation for potential flooding and current run-off from flooding, residents looking for sand for sand-bagging operations can go to the City of Red Wing lot located at 2050 Levee Road. The lot is located on the north side of Levee Road across from the boat storage yard, just past the curve north of Withers Harbor Drive. Residents will need to bring their own tools and bags to collect and transport the sand. The City of Red Wing will not provide empty sand bags, assistance in loading sand, or delivery of sand.

Map reference of lot location to acquire free sand (Google image)

Empty sand bags are available for purchase at the following local stores:

  • Ace Hardware, 1264 Old W Main St, currently out, restock anticipated by March 14.
    • 25 per bundle for $12
  • Menards, 320 Tyler Rd. S., currently in-stock
    • 50 per bundle for $14.50
    • Single bags $0.29 each
  • Running's, 411 Potter Street, currently out, restock anticipated March 15.
    • 100 per bundle for $40
  • Walmart does not sell sand bags.

Residents are encouraged to enroll in the Goodhue County Code Red notification system. To find information on how to enroll, go to the Goodhue County website, scroll down to the “Quick Links” column at the bottom of the page, and click Code Red Weather Alerts. Updates will also be posted to the City of Red Wing's website at

For questions, you can contact the Office of Emergency Management.

Tony Grosso | Administrative Captain
Office of Emergency Management
Red Wing Police Department
430 W 6th Street Red Wing MN,55066
Desk: 651-267-2611

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