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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Goodhue County Attorney's Office issued a criminal complaint April 19 in the shooting death of a Red Wing man. Charles Deonta Jones, 26, faces two counts of second-degree murder, one count of third-degree murder and one count of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Dangelo Masterjohn, the attorney's office announced Wednesday afternoon. A second-degree murder charge carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The complaint alleges Jones shot Masterjohn in the chest at short range in the early morning hours of April 18.
The death of a man found on a sidewalk in Red Wing’s East End is being investigated as an apparent homicide, according to police.
Parts of southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin were hit with several inches of snow overnight and Friday morning, Feb. 24, but accumulation dropped off quickly to the north, sparing the Twin Cities metro area from an anticipated messy morning commute.
Following a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures in February, snow is back in the forecast. A winter storm is expected to blanket the region Thursday night, Feb. 23, through Friday with a foot or more of snow in some areas, according to the National Weather Service Twin Cities office. The weather service cautions it could be the strongest winter storm of the season. Much of central Minnesota including the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs as well as western Wisconsin were included in an updated winter storm watch Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The 28th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair runs Feb. 3-5, 2017 in Hudson. The balloon rally and winter festival — with the theme "Gone with the Windz" — will feature 30-plus hot air balloons and a full slate of family-friendly activities. Check out the Hudson Star Observer's coverage as well as event schedules and highlights here .
ELLSWORTH — State technology officials offered no quick solutions Monday for bringing broadband connections to rural communities, but restated their commitment to address the longstanding problem. There are plans in...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given word that a proposal to create islands and conduct dredging at the head of Lake Pepin has been selected for a federally funded review. Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance President Mike McKay called the news “an important milestone,” adding the non-profit conservation group has been exploring the project along with Audubon Minnesota for the past couple years.
RED WING -- Work to replace the Highway 63 river bridge and approach roads is scheduled to begin in spring 2017 with construction of a temporary bridge over Highway 61, according to a preliminary timeline presented at a project open house Thursday at Red Wing Public Library. “Over the last few months we’ve been transitioning into final design,” said Chad Hanson, project manager with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. That phase is expected to be finished in November, with bid letting in February 2017.
RED WING -- With design work on the new Highway 63 river bridge winding down, Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation departments are looking for input on construction staging and timing. Project representatives will be on hand to answer questions 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 18 in the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room.