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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Navigating grief is anything but a straight path. So when a Hudson woman set out to make a book on the subject, she said she decided to color outside the lines — so to speak. Kim Owen Mazur's self-published book, "Losing My Reflection," is part coloring book, part journal for people to record their grief experience. The book was awarded a bronze medal this spring in the Independent Publisher Book Awards contest in the gift/speciality/journal category. We asked Mazur about the inspiration for the book and what she hopes people will get out of it.
Congressmen urged the U.S. Senate to take action Thursday regarding storage of the country’s nuclear waste following the passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act in the House of Representatives.
A Red Wing man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for a 2017 shooting that left another man dead. District Court Judge Kevin Mark handed down the sentence following emotional statements by the mother and girlfriend of the victim, D’Angelo Masterjohn. Police found the 27-year-old’s body April 18, 2017, on a Sanderson Street sidewalk in Red Wing’s east end. He had been shot once.
Local officials said they are optimistic that a bill expected to be considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives could mean progress for establishing a repository for the country's spent nuclear fuel, including radioactive waste stored at Prairie Island nuclear plant. Red Wing Mayor Sean Dowse said Tuesday the city supports efforts to get the House bill passed and pave the way for a Senate version. The city intends to craft a letter to the state's congressional delegation ahead of a floor vote.
Christ Episcopal Church will present the third in a series of four cello concerts 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, performed by Aleks Tengesdal. The program presents music of three Russian composers who worked during the period of Soviet oppression.
A proposed bill that cleared a state legislative committee Friday, April 20, would give a $40 million boost to Prairie Island Indian Community for renewable energy programs, as well as provide funds to Xcel Energy for planning related to relocation of spent nuclear fuel stored at the Prairie Island and Monticello nuclear plants.
A group of high school seniors are trading the classroom for the emergency room for an inaugural health care career shadowing program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. A total of nine young women are taking part in the program. Wearing Winger purple scrubs, the students have been rotating through departments and learning firsthand from medical staff.
The first major traffic change for the Red Wing Bridge project begins this weekend when the slip ramp onto Third Street is closed and vehicles going to and from Wisconsin are diverted to the newly constructed temporary bridge over Highway 61. Cross-state Highway 63 traffic will access the Eisenhower Bridge over the Mississippi River via the new buttonhook ramp and intersection built last year off Highway 61. The river bridge will remain open with some non-peak hour flagging operations this construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
On any given Tuesday around 1 p.m., there's likely to be singing and plenty of laughter coming from the Pier 55 senior center in Red Wing. That's the regular practice time for the Silver Tones, an age 55-plus choral group that has performed for more than decade at area nursing homes, care centers and other venues. The group also meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at First Lutheran Church in Lake City.