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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RED WING, Minn.,—More than a hundred Red Wing High School students participated in a skilled labor forum Friday, Oct. 13, designed to highlight career options in the trades. Red Wing Shoe Co. brought several members of "The Crew" — trades workers from around the country who volunteer as company ambassadors and provide product feedback. The group included a carpenter, electrician, ironworker and diesel mechanic.
PIERCE COUNTY, Wis. — A Pierce County man accused of mistreating dogs at a home-based business was in court Tuesday, Sept. 26, for the final hearing before a jury trial begins next month. His first appearance on a new charge of misdemeanour bail jumping was postponed at the hearing pending appointment of a public defender.
RED WING, Minn. — A child safety group is warning parents about the potential choking hazard of fidget spinners as kids look to keep busy this summer. The trendy spinning toy can fall apart and the small pieces could become lodged in a child's throat, according to World Against Toys Causing Harm. The group ranked fidget spinners no. 1 on its Top 10 Summer Safety Traps for 2017 report released June 21. "Do not be lulled into a false sense of security that a toy is safe simply because it is popular," said Joan Siff, president of WATCH, in a news release.
RED WING, Minn.—A difficult baby delivery turned into a race against time to save the life of a Minnesota mother. Lisa Jaeger, of Cannon Falls, Minn., experienced a massive hemorrhage while undergoing a cesarean section last month at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, and the crucial blood she needed was 45 miles away in St. Paul. That is when Minnesota State Patrol troopers Jesse Einhorn, Jacob Letourneau and Dau Yang sprang into action.
WOODBURY, Minn. — A mix of adults, teens and children descended on Royal Oaks Elementary School in Woodbury with one thing in common: a shared interest in unicycling. Twin Cities Unicycle Club held an open practice in the school gymnasium May 23 to highlight an activity club members said provides good exercise and even better company. "The big things I like about unicycling is it's a great way to stay in shape, and it's also an excellent group for camaraderie," said Art Kotz of Woodbury, the club's vice president.
RED WING, Minn. — A 26-year-old Red Wing man has been arrested and charged in the close-range shooting death of another Red Wing man just after midnight Tuesday on a neighborhood city street there. The case has possible gang connections from the past. The Goodhue County Attorney's Office issued a criminal complaint Wednesday charging Charles Deonta Jones with 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.
RED WING — Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, which is marking its 150th year, has a staff of 2,300 helping thousands of children, families, seniors and the disabled in locations...
RED WING — A township supervisor in southern Minnesota faces a felony charge for allegedly burning ballots after an election in March, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Goodhue County District Court. Thomas Joseph Shane, 58, Zumbrota, is the supervisor of Wanamingo Township in Goodhue County.
RED WING — A group of Minnesota residents drove to the state Capitol Tuesday to deliver a petition calling for a ban on silica sand mining in southeast Minnesota, but...
CANNON FALLS — Military service runs deep in Vince Cockriel’s family. There was Aunt Elsie, a World War II telegraph operator; Uncles Jim and John, a Marine and tail gunner,...