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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Area counties rank in the top five of their respective states based on a variety of health metrics. St. Croix County ranked fifth in Wisconsin while Washington County ranked fourth in Minnesota, according to the America’s Healthiest Places study by financial technology company SmartAsset.
A black bear was spotted Friday morning around downtown Red Wing. David Culver captured this video footage of the bear near the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center. Video courtesy David Culver. Send photos, videos and news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org READ MORE
A two-day suspension issued to a Red Wing High School teacher for slamming a door that struck a special needs student is not enough, the mother of the student said. Lucy Burke, who said she has kept quiet publicly pending investigations of the November 2017 incident, is now speaking out for greater accountability for what happened to her son, starting with an apology from the teacher.
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.