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.
- Member for
- 5 years 1 month
County Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve the city of Red Wing’s plan to put in a roundabout near the intersection of Pioneer Road and Twin Bluff Road next to Twin Bluff Middle School. Though the city is expected to fund the estimated $831,000 project with help from a Safe Routes to School grant, the roundabout requires county approval because of impacts to County Road 66 on the west leg of the intersection.
Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an update to the Goodhue County Comprehensive Plan, the first substantial revision in 12 years to the document that outlines the county’s vision for land use and future growth. Among the changes is a paragraph clarifying that land uses not mentioned in the plan should not be assumed to have the county’s support.
Families filled the Sheldon Theatre courtyard June 16 for a good ol’ fashioned hootenanny courtesy of a spunky redhead and her magic boot. Puppeteers and an accordionist from Open Eye Figure Theatre presented “Molly and the Magic Boot,” the first of three outdoor shows coming to Red Wing this summer as part of the Sheldon’s Summer Puppet Picnic Series. Sheldon Executive Director Bonnie Schock said the series has cross-generational appeal, and is intended as a “recommitment” by the theatre to increase programming for families.
More children will have convenient access to no-charge lunches this summer thanks to an expanded meal program and plenty of local helpers.
Heart disease was the leading cause of death last year in Goodhue County, according to a yearly report presented Tuesday to county commissioners by the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. There were 342 death cases reported to the office in 2015, which Chief Medical Examiner Dr. R. Ross Reichard described as “consistent.” Of those deaths, 51 were certified after postmortem examination. Natural death was the most common manner of death among reported cases, he said.
Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission denied a request Wednesday by Goodhue County to demolish a multi-unit rental property in the Historic Mall District, agreeing instead to ask the City Council to conduct a reuse study on the 100-year-old structure. The county looks to raze the house at 406 West Ave. and construct a 24-stall parking lot for staff and customers of the adjacent Citizens Building, which was recently renovated for the Health & Human Services Department.
A field of American flags and lawn chairs filled Bay Point Park on Monday May 30 for the annual Memorial Day service. The event featured firing squad and artillery salutes, floral tribute, a reading of the Gettysburg Address and music by Red Wing High School Concert Band and Ovation Choir.
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...