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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Goodhue County employees got a sneak peek Thursday of their new offices and workspaces in the renovated Citizens Building. When completed early next year, the $7.1 million overhaul will unite...
Going through a divorce or separation is a tumultuous experience, especially when it involves a custody dispute. The turmoil continues after the papers are signed as both parents and children begin adapting to new situations and living arrangements. Parents Forever, a course offered through University of Minnesota Extension, aims to help separating families cope with the transition, with a focus on children, said Ellie McCann, an Extension educator in the Center for Family Development and one of the authors of the curriculum. “We know that if we can help support parents through this transit
Zoning assistant OK’d Goodhue County Board on Tuesday approved hiring a zoning assistant to fill a recent vacancy. The matter was tabled Oct.
Goodhue County Board re-approved accepting a land donation Tuesday to create a park near Kenyon, while nixing a public-private partnership for land adjacent to Lake Byllesby Park being eyed for a campground. The board voted 3-2 earlier this month to accept the wooded acres from the estate of Harold Nielsen, but Public Works Director Greg Isakson determined the decision did not meet the two-thirds majority needed to accept a land donation.
A judge has thrown out an indictment against State Patrol officer Scott Reps charged with killing a Cannon Falls couple last year in a high-speed crash while responding to an...
After taking steps this summer to resolve a Food and Drug Administration warning letter , Food Service Specialties announced it has been awarded a prestigious safety certification. The certificate of conformity by NSF Food Safety Certificat
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and health officials are calling on women to have a screening mammogram to detect the disease that kills 40,000 people in the U.S.
With Halloween fast approaching, Bill Habedank of Red Wing is gearing up for his annual pumpkin carving display. Habedank will begin creating the 150 jack-o’-lanterns Thursday Oct. 15 and is looking for volunteers to help with scooping, carving and hauling. “I’m trying to make this a community event, because I’m not going to be doing this forever,” Habedank said about the seasonal tradition.
Goodhue County Board agreed Tuesday to set one last meeting with city mayors and administrators to gather input on solid waste issues before making a decision that would raise disposal fees countywide. “There’s nothing else we can do as staff, no more information we can give to you,” Public Works Director Greg Isakson told commissioners about the solid waste discussion that has persisted without conclusion for years. The board is considering a waste designation ordinance that would require garbage collected in the county be sent to Red Wing.
CANNON FALLS — The five panelists at a health policy summit Thursday each touched on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health insurance in the state, but one issue quickly took center stage. “There’s a pretty significant premium rate differential that exists between the metropolitan market and southeastern Minnesota, and this is a tough nut to crack,” said state Sen.