Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.
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It was 80 degrees and sunny outside, but there was a blizzard Tuesday inside a 32-foot blue trailer parked at the Minnesota Department of Transportation shop west of downtown. The...
CANNON FALLS — Matt Breuer said his senior year has been full of milestones. There were proud moments, like taking first in the Great Speeches category at the Minnesota State...
Measures are being taken to control dust on the recently reopened Plum Street intersection ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend, officials said Tuesday at the 11th Highway 61/Main Street...
Byllesby, Kenyon park plans advance Goodhue County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to hire Minneapolis-based consulting firm Hoisington Koegler Group to update the county’s Lake Byllesby Park master plan and prepare an initial plan for yet-to-be-named park land near Kenyon. The total fee for the plans is $72,000, which is $3,000 less than what the county had budgeted.
Not even the Great Depression can drag down Red Wing High School’s lively production of “Annie,” running this weekend at the Sheldon Theatre. The student cast delivered a crowd-pleasing opening performance Thursday night, supported with gusto by a pit orchestra and chorus on classic tunes such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”
As the divvying up of Prince’s estate plays out in court, experts say the high profile case is a reminder for people to document their final wishes. The 57-year-old Minnesota musician reportedly died without a will, forcing a legal process that could take years to resolve. “Our research has found that most adults are simply unaware of what happens if they die without a will,” according to Marlene Stum, a University of Minnesota Extension family resource management specialist and professor of family social science.
Four Corners Partnership more than doubled its goal of helping 10 multi-unit housing buildings go smoke free last year, according to a recent annual report.
Goodhue County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to submit an updated solid waste plan for approval by the state, including the goal of drafting an ordinance to require all garbage generated in the county be sent to Red Wing for processing. Approval of the plan and designation ordinance would allow the Bench Street landfill into the state’s Closed Landfill Program, letting the county and city of Red Wing off the hook for potential liabilities. The city meanwhile plans to turn the county’s garbage into refuse-derived fuel for incineration at Xcel Energy’s Red Wing generating station.
KENYON — A proposed solar garden in Wacouta Township got a thumbs-up Tuesday from Goodhue County Board, but the controversial project will have to pass state and federal wetland regulations...
With less than a month to go in the legislative session, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is calling on lawmakers to phase out a statewide commercial property tax that affects businesses from the Twin Cities to Main Street. The state’s $900 million budget surplus provides an opportunity to begin reducing the tax, which is assessed to businesses of all sizes regardless if property is owned or leased, said Jim Pumarlo, the chamber’s communications director.