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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Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging drivers to plan ahead and be cautious in work zones when heading out of town for the holiday weekend. "Although major construction projects will be on hold for the weekend, motorists may still encounter lane restrictions and traffic delays," Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle said in a news release. "Your safety is important to us, so we ask that you plan your routes, stay alert and drive carefully in work zones."
A Hastings man was booked into Goodhue County Adult Detention Center on $100,000 bail Friday on felony drug charges and fleeing police. Chad Anthony Robinson, 29, was apprehended the night of March 23 after allegedly fleeing a Cannon Falls police officer in a vehicle containing more than 56 grams of methamphetamine, according to a warrant filed March 24. According to the complaint: The officer spotted a red pickup truck around 11:29 p.m. without headlights on near the intersection of County Road 29 and Holiday Avenue in Cannon Falls.
Summer has arrived — sunshine and all those warm rays. Health professionals say it’s important to remember the sunscreen. Even in our higher latitude climate, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is dangerous, said Dr. Ryan Kelly, who practices family medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. “Exposure is affected by the distance from the sun, so areas on the equator receive a higher rate of ultraviolet light than other areas,” he explained.
Change into workout clothes, stretch out, warm up, cool down and wash off. Getting the recommended amount of exercise throughout the week can feel like a chore, especially after a long day at work or driving around on errands. Busy or not, physical activity remains an important aspect to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, said Martha Harris, healthy living director at Red Wing Family YMCA.
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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: Look back at the weekend's event with an interactive StoryMap .