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Red Wing is a beautiful little town in Minnesota, set among the bluffs along the Mississippi River, about 50 miles southeast of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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  1. The city was named after the Sioux chief, Red Wing.
  2. Red Wing is home of Red Wing Shoes, Riedell Ice and Roller Skates and Red Wing Stoneware.
  3. The Aurora Ski Club in Red Wing, which was founded on February 8, 1887, was one of the first ski clubs to be formed in North America.
  4. The Red Wing pottery and stoneware industry began in 1861 when county potter John Paul discovered the large, glacially deposited clay pits beds on the northwest of the city, close to Hay Creek. The first commercial pottery company, Red Wing Stoneware, was founded in 1877.
  5. Patrick Flueger, an American actor, known for a lead role as Shawn Farrell in the television series The 4400, and currently appears as a regular in Chicago P.D., was born in Red Wing.

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