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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State lawmakers made their way to St. Paul Tuesday for the start of the 2016 legislative session. We asked local senators and representatives to detail their priorities for the session and how they plan to accomplish them. Here are their responses as well as contact information for constituents to get ahold of them. Senate District 58 Dave Thompson (R)
The Red Wing boys’ basketball team received a grand send-off Wednesday March 9, passing by area schools on their way up to the state tournament in the Twin Cities. Students...
A special election in Welch Township and a ballot question in Leon Township are two standouts in the upcoming March 8 township elections dominated by incumbents. William Bodin, Andrew Jenson and Barbara Nelson are vying for a Welch Township supervisor seat left vacant by Nick Ries. In Leon Township, residents will be able to vote on whether to make the treasurer an appointed position, thus opening it to people outside of the township.
County to submit anti-Zip Rail resolution County Board approved by unanimous roll call vote a resolution opposing the defunct Zip Rail high-speed passenger line proposed from the Twin Cities to Rochester. The resolution will be submitted to the official record for the project.
ROCHESTER — The Dalai Lama brought his teachings — and sense of humor — to Mayo Clinic on Monday for a talk on compassion in health care. The Tibetan spiritual and political leader spoke for more than an hour and a half to a full crowd of Mayo Clinic staff seated in the Saint Marys Campus chapel. He fielded written questions as well as told anecdotes that elicited laughs from the audience and Twin Cities journalist Cathy Wurzer, who moderated the event.
Goodhue County opened the doors to the newly renovated Citizens Building Tuesday to give people a chance to tour it before Health and Human Services staff move in later this month. The historic four-story building on West Avenue across from the Government Center underwent a $7.1 million overhaul starting in 2015. The project included a 9,500-square-foot addition on its north side. “All of our health and human services that the county offers will be at this location,” HHS Director Nina Arneson said.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given word that a proposal to create islands and conduct dredging at the head of Lake Pepin has been selected for a federally funded review. Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance President Mike McKay called the news “an important milestone,” adding the non-profit conservation group has been exploring the project along with Audubon Minnesota for the past couple years.
A report of a patient who fell and was injured at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls was one of 67 such incidences statewide from Oct. 7, 2014, to...
Work to replace the Highway 63 river bridge and approach roads is scheduled to begin in spring 2017 with construction of a temporary bridge over Highway 61, according to a preliminary timeline presented at a project open house Thursday in Red Wing Public Library. “Over the last few months we’ve been transitioning into final design,” said Chad Hanson, project manager with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. That phase is expected to be finished this November, with bid letting in February 2017.
Commissioners agreed to rethink plans Tuesday for county-owned land next to Lake Byllesby Park after a request for proposals for a privately run campground attracted no responses. County Board voted...