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Red Wing barely misses in $500,000 contest to boost town

Feb 26, 2017 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Red Wing's bid to win an online voting competition and the $500,000 that came with it fell short last week after the city was edged out by a Pennsylvania town, contest officials announced.

Hopes had been running high in the scenic Mississippi River town about an hour southeast of the Twin Cities in the days preceding the Wednesday announcement, especially after Red Wing had surged into the lead of the Small Business Revolution on the contest's final day. But a late flurry of voting pushed ...