At the most recent Red Wing City Council meeting, the council directed staff on how to proceed with vacant city-owned property on Highway 19. After a lengthy discussion in closed session, the council announced that they didn’t make an official decision on the sale of the property.
Many in the community are advocating for Blue Water Farms, an aquaponic facility, to move into the building.
The site would be constructed into a sustainable, indoor walleye farm.
Before the council went into closed session, many residents spoke during public comment about Blue Water Farms and voiced their support or their concerns for the business.
Resident Steve Nelson offered his perspective on the matter.
“I was an aquaculture teacher at the high school for 24 years, and I’m now retired. I was really excited when I read about this project, the Blue Water Farms project and it certainly is an ambitious one,” Nelson said.
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