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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When Wendy Stricker returned home three years ago from a humanitarian trip to Zambia in southern Africa, she said she felt good having seen children there were happy and fed. Her most recent trip in August changed her mind. “I felt like things were under control there, and I came back with a completely different perspective this time,” said the Red Wing resident, who traveled with a team of volunteers to the town of Chisamba located about 27 miles north of the capital city of Lusaka.
Red Wing City Council discussed aesthetics for the planned Highway 63 river bridge replacement at a workshop Monday night, including which options the city was willing to pay extra for. The project’s Visual Quality Advisory Committee developed a list of design features for the bridge, some of them beyond what is covered by the Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation departments’ base funding. Combined with other construction and administrative costs, the aesthetics would bring the city’s share of the project to $954,664.
Fireworks funding approved for July 4 Red Wing City Council voted unanimously to provide $10,000 in matching funds to Red Wing Downtown Main Street on behalf of Mississippi Alumination for next year’s Fourth of July fireworks display. Don Kliewer with Mississippi Alumination, a volunteer committee set up to raise money for local fireworks shows, said part of the funding comes from collecting aluminum — and market prices have been down.
When holiday travelers prepare to leave home this week for Thanksgiving, they’ll be filling up their tanks with the cheapest gas prices in years. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline is projected to be $1.99 per gallon by Thursday, 80 cents lower than last year and the cheapest since March 2009, according to GasBuddy.com, an online gas prices monitor. The average cost of gas had already fallen to $1.994 per gallon in Minnesota as of Tuesday afternoon, down more than 70 cents from last year’s average of $2.696.
The longtime executive director of Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity will be stepping down in March, the housing charity’s board of directors announced Thursday. Parker Quammen will retire from the...
It has flashing lights, an imposing name and it will take some getting used to. A new high-intensity activated crosswalk, or HAWK, system was switched on Wednesday on Highway 61/Main...
Dr. Bobbie Gostout was named Mayo Clinic’s new vice president Friday at a quarterly meeting of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. Gostout will be the physician leader for Mayo’s community practice in the Midwest, including Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, as well as Minnesota-based community care locations, the clinic announced.
In her book “Crisis Intervention 101,” local author Linda Flanders outlines the steps to help bring someone down from a mental health crisis — the same material she teaches to law enforcement and first responders. “I call it the shortest, simplest, most important book you’ll read all year,” said the former police detective and certified crisis intervention facilitator.
Goodhue County commissioners showed interest in jumping on the solar energy bandwagon Tuesday after hearing two proposals for subscriber agreements with solar gardens. Jamie Borell with Innovative Power Systems and Mark Andrew with GreenMark Solar each laid out their companies’ plans to build local solar gardens and partner with the county as an anchor tenant. The projects need large, stable subscribers to secure financing.
Insurers joined the discussion at a health policy summit Tuesday in the St. James Hotel, a follow-up to a Cannon Falls summit last month organized by state Sen. Matt Schmit...