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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Red Wing upheld its reputation for generosity Thursday with organizations surpassing goals and one taking a top-spot in the statewide Give to the Max Day fundraising campaign. “We had a...
There is valuable metal in the city of Red Wing and Xcel Energy’s ash landfills that a Wisconsin company says it can extract and sell. CEO Brent DuBois of Lab USA, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, presented details of a proposed partnership with the city and utility company Monday at a City Council workshop. “There is a legitimate amount of ferrous and non-ferrous metals that exists in incinerator biomass across the country, and Xcel’s ash as well as the city’s is no different than that,” DuBois said. Red Wing has special landfill cells that contain ash generated from the city’s garba
Red Wing Port Authority Board voted to part ways Monday with Executive Director Randy Olson, citing problems with communication. The unanimous decision was made following a brief verbal report read by Port Board President Scott Adkisson summarizing Olson’s performance evaluation from a closed meeting Nov. 3. The statement reads: “Port Board recognizes that Mr. Olson is a personable individual capable of high-level facilitation. He conducts himself professionally and has established relationships with many local individuals. The evaluation also concluded that Mr.
The blasts of a military cannon and gun salute captivated a crowd Tuesday morning outside Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, but the real bang was indoors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and several momentous announcements. The Veterans Day ceremony at the college’s Red Wing campus included the opening of a new veteran’s lounge and a state proclamation naming the school a formal Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company. “It’s a process to become a Yellow Ribbon organization, and we ask them to meet certain high requirements,” said Annette Kuyper, director of military outreach for the Minnes
Nestled away in the garage behind Pete Freiheit’s Red Wing home is a narrow workshop filled with tools, paint and assorted memorabilia collected over decades of handiwork. Though chaotic at...
There is opportunity to get Barn Bluff designated as a Minnesota regional park and gain access to state funding, but first the city needs a plan. The community input portion...
With the yearly Give to the Max Day fundraising event returning Nov. 12, a local group is looking to highlight the many community organizations and volunteer opportunities in Red Wing...
Pine Island solar permit OK’d Goodhue County Board voted unanimously to approve an interim-use permit for a utility scale solar garden on two parcels in Pine Island Township, but rejected a last-minute change that would have moved solar panels south, closer to County Road 11. Minneapolis-based Solar Stone Partners plans to develop the 30 acre, 5 megawatt garden to sell and distribute the energy into the existing electrical grid, according to the permit application. The project was reviewed and recommended for approval by the Goodhue County Planning Advisory Commission Oct.
With the return of influenza season, health officials are renewing their yearly call for people to get vaccinated against the contagious virus. Though the vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months, a high-dose flu shot is particularly important for seniors to avoid dangerous complications, said Dr.
The Red Wing area chapter of Church Women United usually holds programming for female audiences, but the group says its World Community Day event next weekend is applicable to everyone. Otis Zanders, former warden of Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing, will present “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot” 9:30 a.m. Friday Nov. 6 at First Lutheran Church, 615 W. Fifth St.