Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.
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Plans to replace the Highway 63 Eisenhower Bridge over the Mississippi River are advancing as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to gather local feedback on design options.
More Minnesota drivers and passengers are buckling up than ever before, according to a Minnesota Department of Public Safety survey released last week. The state saw a 94.8 percent seat...
A four-hour standoff ended Wednesday night after police discovered a man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Lake City home, authorities said. Lake City police responded to...
A judge has issued a temporary injunction to keep a controversial Welch campground from operating until it gets a license from the Minnesota Department of Health. First District Judge Lawrence...
New Era Wind will no longer pursue a turbine wind farm in Goodhue County. Owner Peter Mastic formally made the request to abandon the project in a letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission made public Tuesday. The company requested the PUC terminate its site permit, while withdrawing a controversial Avian and Bat protection plan that ultimately stalled the multi-million dollar project.
From the fifth floor of the St. James Hotel, Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle watched as a train passed by Levee Park. He took a phone from his pocket and snapped a picture.
Wabasha and Goodhue counties are two of 79 local government and law enforcement agencies around the state accused of illegally accessing citizens' driver's license information, including that of state Rep. Steve Drazkowski and Wabasha County commissioners. Details of the alleged snooping came to light in a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court. The 18 plaintiffs listed in the complaint allege the accused agencies of violating the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, or DPPA, as well as Minnesota common law against invasions of privacy.
The Minnesota commissioner of health is seeking a temporary injunction to shut down Hidden Valley Campground in Welch, alleging owner Cory Axelson has been running it without a license for two years. Assistant Attorney General Eric Beecher presented the state's case Monday at a hearing in Goodhue County District Court.