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.
- Member for
- 4 years 5 months
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...
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,...
Click here for a full event listing. FRIDAY FEB. 3 | SATURDAY FEB. 4 | SUNDAY FEB. 5 Friday Feb. 3 Torchlight "Gone with the Windz" parade and fireworks display
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 below: