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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COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — A Red Wing man suspended from a central Minnesota college for alleged sexual misconduct with a female student after a night of Halloween partying last year is suing for violation of rights and unfair treatment. Aaron Wildenborg, 20, was subjected to "discriminatory gender bias" during the investigative and disciplinary process, including failure by school officials to investigate alleged sexual misconduct by the female accuser, according to the suit filed Oct. 25 in U.S. District Court.
As construction gets underway on the new St. Crispin Living Community, staff and residents said they are already looking forward to moving into the 64-bed nursing facility. "The wonderful thing is that everything is going to be connected," said Debby Bradley, St. Crispin Living Community chaplain.
A Bloomington, Minn., man faces a felony burglary charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a Sept. 26 incident including stolen vehicles and a cornfield search near the Goodhue-Dakota county line. Alexander Fredrick Parker, 23, made his first court appearance Sept. 29 in Dakota County on a charge of second-degree burglary. An omnibus hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 27, with a possible jury trial to begin in mid-December. According to court documents:
Two suspects were taken into custody Monday, Sept. 26, after a bizarre sequence of chases and vehicle crashes in Cannon Falls and Dakota County. According to a news release Monday by Cannon Falls police: Police responded to a driving complaint around 9:21 a.m. of a pickup truck pulling a car trailer with its ramps down. When an officer neared State Highway 20, he came across a motor vehicle crash between a semitrailer and a classic car. The driver of the car reportedly fled the scene on foot.
A former Red Wing nursing home employee was sentenced Monday, Sept. 19, in Goodhue County District Court after pleading guilty to a pair of theft charges including stealing a resident's $4,000 wedding ring and bringing it to a pawn shop in 2015.
A University of Minnesota study is assessing the benefits of yoga for people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the U of M's School of Nursing in Minneapolis will explore yoga's effect on oxidative stress, motor function and non-motor function in individuals with the degenerative brain disorder that causes tremors, stiffness and slowed movement.
Goodhue County Board and past commissioners joined county staff and Goodhue County Historical Society on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the recently renovated Health & Human...
The public is invited to contribute to the update of the Cannon Valley Trail comprehensive plan at two open houses this month. It is the first update to the plan in 24 years. The first meeting will be 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in Cannon Falls City Hall, held in conjunction with an open house hosted by Goodhue and Dakota Counties for a Lake Bylleby Regional Park master plan. The second meeting will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Red Wing Public Library.
For Adam and Sarah Hansen, comic books are for telling unique and engaging stories, not stockpiling as collector’s items. The married couple’s new business venture, Rivertown Comics & Games, is...