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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Treasure Island Resort & Casino looks to make a splash next year with plans for a 40,000-square-foot expansion to include a water park, spa and fitness center. The water park will feature a recreational pool and lazy river with two 24-foot water slides.
County to revise paving contract Goodhue County commissioners agreed to look at transferring $144,514.42 for a Public Works parking lot project to instead put down an inch of pavement to fix potholes on County Road 2 near Frontenac State Park.
Preparations are underway to begin replacing the surface on southbound lanes of Highway 61 from Broad Street west toward Dakota Street, officials announced Tuesday at the fifth weekly update meeting...
CANNON FALLS — Delegates from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare were at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls Friday as part of a research trip to learn more about Mayo Clinic and its recent transition to an integrated care model. The way Mayo Clinic in Rochester collaborates with its community medical centers to share providers, hospital beds and patient records is unlike the system in Japan, said Eiji Habu, director of the Japanese Health Policy Bureau’s General Affairs Division, speaking through an
CANNON FALLS — In 1944 Arnold “Arnie” Hjermstad with the 36th Infantry Division was to be awarded the Legion of Merit for conduct in World War II. However, because of a records error at the end of the war, the medal was never delivered. Hjermstad let the matter go, turning his attention to raising a family and owning the local Gamble store that would become Hjermstad Trustworthy Hardware. But his three sons, Bob, Jim and Gary Hjermstad, refused to give up.
On April 1, 1864, members of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment clashed with Confederate soldiers near Augusta, Arkansas, in the Battle of Fitzhugh’s Woods. Among the dead was Lt. Corydon Bevans, 39, who was eventually laid to rest in Red Wing’s Oakwood Cemetery. More than 150 years later, Bevans’ sacrifice will be honored with a ceremony 10:30 a.m. Saturday May 16.
Sites like the Sheldon Theatre and Anderson Center are visual reminders of Red Wing’s history, but the lesser known Lutheran Ladies’ Seminary — existing now only as remnants — is in danger of fading into obscurity. Goodhue County Historical Society looks to keep the seminary story alive with a walking tour noon Saturday May 23.
More than a thousand students got some early morning exercise last Friday after being dropped off a short distance from school and hoofing it the rest of the way. The detour was for the Bus Stop and Walk program being tested this month at Red Wing schools to promote physical activity and classroom focus. The first busloads of excited students arrived outside Burnside Cemetery around 7:45 a.m.
Though children are dropped off at Jada Kitzmann’s day care clean, she said it is her goal to send them home good and messy. “If they did not go home...
Wasp nests, an in-wall pulley system and an old cistern are some of the surprising discoveries made as crews continue to renovate the Citizens Building downtown. The nests, found along air vents in the walls of the historic building, solve a yearslong mystery that left county offices swarming with as many as 20 insects at a time. “It was a recurring issue, and they could never figure out exactly where they were coming from,” Goodhue County Health and Human Services Director Nina Arneson said about the wasps.