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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A majority of Minnesota counties have high average levels of radon, according to a new online tool that tracks the prevalence of the odorless gas linked to thousands of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. The Minnesota Department of Health collected radon data from 86,000 residential and commercial properties tested from 2010-2014, and found 67 of the state’s 87 counties have average radon levels at or greater than 4 pCi/L — the threshold at which the Environmental Protection Agency recommends mitigation measures.
Concrete was poured Tuesday on the main drive lanes of northbound Highway 61 as the two-year reconstruction project continued into its final weeks. “There’s a lot going on right now,...
Treasure Island Resort & Casino broke ground Tuesday on an $86 million expansion that will add two towers and some 300 hotel rooms. The additional accommodations — 240 standard rooms and around 60 suites — will meet the high demand for hotel rooms over the past several years, according to a news release by the Prairie Island Indian Community.
Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a Wanamingo Township supervisor who burned ballots after the 2014 spring election. The attorney for Thomas Joseph Shane argued that destroying...
LAKE CITY, Minn. — A group of bicyclists stood solemnly Wednesday afternoon on the shore of Lake Pepin as the names of fallen emergency responders were read aloud — each time followed by the ringing of a bell. The men and women were part of the midwest route of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, a five-day, 400-mile journey from the Chicago area to Woodbury, Minn. Along the way, participants made stops to honor EMS providers who died on and off the job.
The Cannon Valley Trail, which runs nearly 20 miles through the cities of Red Wing, Welch and Cannon Falls in southeast Minnesota, is a popular destination for locals and visitors from around the region. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the trail’s dedication in 1986. Before that, the route was home to a railroad line built in the late 1800s.
Following the flip in roadwork last week from southbound to northbound Highway 61 lanes, crews have begun to push into the final stages of the two-year reconstruction project. “Things are...
County Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve the city of Red Wing’s plan to put in a roundabout near the intersection of Pioneer Road and Twin Bluff Road next to Twin Bluff Middle School. Though the city is expected to fund the estimated $831,000 project with help from a Safe Routes to School grant, the roundabout requires county approval because of impacts to County Road 66 on the west leg of the intersection.
Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an update to the Goodhue County Comprehensive Plan, the first substantial revision in 12 years to the document that outlines the county’s vision for land use and future growth. Among the changes is a paragraph clarifying that land uses not mentioned in the plan should not be assumed to have the county’s support.
Families filled the Sheldon Theatre courtyard June 16 for a good ol’ fashioned hootenanny courtesy of a spunky redhead and her magic boot. Puppeteers and an accordionist from Open Eye Figure Theatre presented “Molly and the Magic Boot,” the first of three outdoor shows coming to Red Wing this summer as part of the Sheldon’s Summer Puppet Picnic Series. Sheldon Executive Director Bonnie Schock said the series has cross-generational appeal, and is intended as a “recommitment” by the theatre to increase programming for families.