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 City Council voted 4-1 to accept the resignation letter of Mayor Dennis Egan Monday night. Egan made no comment as the motion was brought up for discussion. "I'm actually disappointed this is here," Council Vice President Ralph Rauterkus said. "This is a discussion of conflict of interest in my mind, and there is no conflict at this point." "We all have conflicts and we know we will have conflicts in the future," Rauterkus added.
Township elections in Goodhue County are Tuesday March 12. Most positions have only one candidate, except in the supervisor election for Hay Creek and Warsaw townships. There will also be a special election for clerk in Roscoe Township. Here's a preview of who is running and when residents can vote: Belle Creek Tom Gale is running for supervisor. Bill Gorman is running for treasurer. Polls will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Belvidere Stan Klair is running for supervisor. Kevin Voth is running for treasurer. Polls will be open from 3 to 8 p.m.
CANNON FALLS -- The newly constructed Cannon Falls Public Library opened its doors Monday after more than a decade of planning and fundraising efforts. The $1.16 million, 7,500-square-foot building features computer workstations, study tables and a fireplace lounge. "Throughout the planning process, we focused on the idea of the library as a community living room," Director Justin Padgett said.
Red Wing Public Works crews spent much of the day Tuesday digging the city out of 10 inches of snow that fell through the overnight and into the afternoon. At 7 a.m., 6 1/2 inches of snow was recorded at the Red Wing Waste Water Treatment Plant. An additional 3 1/2 inches was recorded at 2:45 p.m. "It was a battle this morning," said Goodhue County Highway Supt. Ron Scripture. County plows were out in force on the highways, but the snow fell just as fast as they could clear it. "We had 17 routes that take two and a half to three hours to get through both ways," Scripture said.
To the Editor: North American High-Speed Rail Group, a private company, has expressed interest in building a non-stop passenger rail line between the Twin Cities and Rochester along Highway 52...
To the Editor: Ever since I can remember I’ve always referred to myself as an American. I can’t remember when I was young anyone referring to themselves as anything other...
To the Editor: I am a senior and a resident of the HRA-managed property known as Jordan Towers. On June 14 I appeared before the HRA Board to voice concerns...
To the Editor: Eighteen cents a day is why I’m voting “yes” on the April 12 Red Wing School referendum. Can you even buy something for 18 cents anymore? Well,...
To the Editor: In the spirit of the holiday season, many people reflect upon their blessings in the last year and choose to give of their time, paying it forward to those who are less fortunate. If you are able to find an hour during the hustle and bustle this holiday season, we ask you to consider giving of your time. Volunteer in your community. The impact you make in another child or family’s life could be the greatest gift you give this season. Check out all the opportunities posted on the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties’ GET CONNE
To the Editor: Please join us in our support of Tim Kelly in the state Legislature. Tim has a common-sense approach of keeping power in the hands of common people,...