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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It is about half a mile on foot from Levee Park to Bay Point Park; or, put another way, a scenic 11-minute walk past boathouses along the shore of the Mississippi River. Walking signs put up around Red Wing last month listing time — not distance — to area attractions are intended to encourage residents and tourists to explore the city and be active in the process, said Michelle Leise with Live Healthy Red Wing. “We wanted to do something that would just be a gentle nudge,” said Leise, coordinator of the community fitness and nutrition organization. The signs were placed near popular parking
Traffic will flip to inside Highway 61 lanes today for crews to complete concrete work on the outer edges of the roadway and finish the traffic signal at Old West...
Two Minneapolis men are facing multiple felony charges for allegedly kicking in the door of a Welch house early Sunday morning and threatening an occupant with a shotgun. Redmond Clay...
Red Wing’s East End has chosen sight over sound. Residents and property owners in the neighborhood voted down a proposed Highway 61 traffic noise wall this month, part of the...
While their classmates settled into their seats last week, a dozen Twin Cities college students were sitting in canoes for a first-of-its-kind semester on the Mississippi River. The travelling class...
Discussion to adopt a preliminary 2016 budget turned into an impassioned debate Tuesday evening between Goodhue County Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel and Board Chair Ted Seifert. Seifert cited a recent Minnesota Housing Partnership report about county rent prices outpacing incomes to justify opposing a staff-recommended 3.77 percent levy increase, stating he is more concerned about people being able to afford housing than funding preventative maintenance on county buildings and equipment. “I
A second site for Red Wing’s free lunch program increased the number of meals served to hungry children this summer, though organizers say the dream is to take the program on the road. A mobile lunch van or other vehicle could “go to every neighborhood where there are kids who need food,” said Maureen Nelson, executive director of United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties.
Local government officials discussed city and county budgets at workshops Monday as the deadline to certify proposed property tax levies approaches at the end of the month. City talks personnel Services and costs are “pretty flat,” said Red Wing Council Administrator Kay Kuhlman at the city’s budget workshop, the first of the budgeting season. She said budget increases mostly would come from potential expenditures on various “high-level strategic investments,” which were discussed at length by City Council members. One plan would increase personnel by three full-time posit
Contractors have finished paving northbound Highway 61 lanes and will continue with intersection tiebacks and gutters this week in preparation for a traffic flip after Labor Day, construction officials said...
U.S. Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he will not seek re-election next year for Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district. “I want to be clear that there’s a whole lot of work left to be done in the next 16 months in Congress, and I intend to be fully engaged in it,” the 67 year-old Republican congressman said in an 11 a.m.