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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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.
Minnesota drivers have a new tool for checking winter road conditions thanks to cameras installed on some of the transportation department’s 838 snowplows. The cameras periodically take still photos of the road and upload them to www.511mn.org .
Two suspects were taken into custody Monday, Sept. 26, after a bizarre sequence of chases and vehicle crashes in Cannon Falls and Dakota County. According to a news release Monday...
A former Red Wing nursing home employee was sentenced Monday, Sept. 19, in Goodhue County District Court after pleading guilty to a pair of theft charges including stealing a resident’s...
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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