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 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...
Both left turn lanes from West Avenue were open Friday following feedback last week from the start of phase 2 of the Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction project. The original plan...
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith led a panel of state and local officials Friday at the Prairie Island Community Center to discuss a $14.8 million bonding proposal to build a highway bridge over the nearby railroad tracks. Smith said the project — part of a $1.4 billion statewide infrastructure investment in Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed jobs bill — is an important safety measure for emergency responders to access the area.
Replacing staff sparks debate Goodhue County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to authorize replacing a soon-to-be-retired highway maintenance worker. The request, brought by Public Works Director Greg Isakson, sparked a 30-minute discussion on staffing levels, the growing backlog of road projects and how often to replace snowplows.