If you're used to living in the Northeast, or other densely populated areas, Red Wing will shock you. If a total stranger starts a conversation with you, he's not crazy, he's just being friendly. People in the town and at the plant are very outgoing and friendly, as well as polite and cooperative.
If you like gourmet food, try the Stag Head. Definitely order the pork tenderloin if you can get it.
If you like bowling, playing pool, or watching sports try the Bierstube. They have really good dinners there too. I liked the Rachel Sandwich.
Fiesta Mexicana is pretty good Mexican food.
Of course there is the casino. For those who don't know, there is a casino/hotel on the same reservation as the plant. Some of your in-processing training will be held either at the casino or the tribal community center. The hotel is too expensive for the per diem, but you can play the slots, watch football, catch a show, or eat at the buffet
There are a lot of new businesses in town. In just the last year and a half there is a new Target, Wal-Mart, and Applebees. I prefer the smaller shops downtown, but there is always the Mall of America about an hour away.
Couldn't find Canadian beer anywhere except a little dive called Bea's. All they had was Sleeman's.
If you like Karaoke, it's happening at one bar or another on any given weeknight. I think it is Thursday at Guppy's (used to be a movie theater).
Take a drive up into the Bluffs Park. You can see forever from the vantage point. The plant looks like two little lumps from there.