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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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...
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.
CANNON FALLS — State legislators got an earful about Zip Rail and struggling local businesses Friday afternoon during a transportation forum at Cannon River Winery. Members of the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee were in town as part of a tour of southeastern Minnesota and to hear feedback on the state’s transportation system. Most of the discussion focused on the proposed high-speed passenger line from Rochester to the Twin Cities and the new U.S.
Red Wing police responded to a report of loose cattle around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Plum Street. Officers found and corralled six Holstein cows...
It was a late start for apple harvesting season, but orchards in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin now have several varieties of the traditional fall fruit ready for picking.
Pierce County voters will find two sheriff candidates on ballots for the Nov. 4 general election. Current Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove looks to continue leading the department for a third term. She will compete against Bill Parks, a 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps and U.S.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Tuesday a final rule and environmental impact statement governing the continued storage of spent nuclear fuel at reactors across the country. The Prairie Island...