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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After crunching the numbers for solar energy, Sargent’s Nursery owner David Lewis said a recently installed 17-kilowatt system was a “no-brainer.” Lewis said he has been interested in solar since...
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Ky Michaelson has a reputation for speed, from a career in the Hollywood stunt industry to leading the first amateur team to put a rocket into space. Not bad for a ninth-grade dropout with dyslexia. Known widely by the nickname Rocketman, the 77-year-old Bloomington resident traces his roots to the Red Wing and Zumbrota areas in southeastern Minnesota, and a family history of inventors and entrepreneurs.
It was the Potter Street intersection — not Plum Street — that was closed last week, the result of a revision made shortly after the April 5 public update meeting...
After a couple closed-door discussions, Goodhue County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to accept a purchase agreement for property in Red Wing’s Historic Mall District. The county plans to demolish the house, located at 406 West Ave., and turn the property into a parking lot for the adjacent Health & Human Services building. The land also would provide green space and room for future expansion.
Do not be alarmed next week when tornado sirens sound off across the region — it is only a test. Sirens statewide will be activated twice Thursday April 14, at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m., for Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week April 11-15. The yearly observance is designed for citizens to prepare for severe weather threats. The state has practiced the event for more than 20 years in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. In addition to tornado sirens, radio and television stations will participate with minute-long simulated warning messages.
A bill introduced by State Sen. Matt Schmit to form an advisory group for high-speed rail in southeastern Minnesota advanced Thursday, a day after a private rail developer opened the public comment period for a proposed Twin Cities-to-Rochester line.
The ladies of the Red Hat Societea made their way through the St. James Hotel with lampshade bonnets Tuesday for a post-Easter parade. “It’s not Fat Tuesday because we’re fat every Tuesday,” joked Bonnie Tracy, the group’s “queen bee.” After posing for a few photos near the hotel lobby, the 13 women clad in purple and red moved downstairs for an impromptu crashing of the noon Red Wing Rotary Club meeting. Rotarians smiled and clapped as the procession passed by to the tune of “Easter Parade” played on piano.
Three University of Minnesota experts spoke on a diverse range of topics Tuesday evening at Red Wing Golf Club. The program, titled “Change Meets Innovation,” marked the 2016 kickoff of...
A pair of philanthropic organizations has offered to provide nearly $400,000 to boost the aesthetics of the planned Mississippi River bridge replacement. The grant from the Red Wing Area Fund and Jones Family Foundation would provide wash lighting to outline the upstream side of the bridge, as well as landscaping on the redesigned approach intersection in Red Wing and a new sign near Barn Bluff welcoming drivers from Wisconsin. Red Wing City Council will consider accepting the contribution at a regular meeting Monday night in City Hall.
Goodhue County Planning Advisory Commission recommended approval of a permit Monday for a dog kennel in Belvidere Township — one of the first such permits since passage of a 2014...