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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A St. Louis, Mo., man faces a homicide charge in the fatal attack of a co-worker with a circular saw at a River Falls-area job site. Miguel Angel Franco Navarro, 24, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and one count of mayhem in the Aug. 6, 2018, attack that left 37-year-old Israel Valles-Flores dead, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Pierce County. According to the complaint:
The Red Wing Community Awareness and Emergency Response Organization — or CAER — conducted its yearly river response training Aug. 8, 2018, on the Mississippi River. The training exercise included the deployment of containment booms, floating barriers that can be used to control oil spills.
Health investigators have identified three cases of the diarrhoeal disease cryptosporidiosis associated with people who visited the Shades of Sherwood Campground in Zumbrota, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Anyone who visited Shades of Sherwood in July is asked to call MDH at 651-201-5794. One person has been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak, according to a news releae. One of the people also was infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
A stalled motorboat, out of gas and drifting down the Mississippi River, was struck by a barge Saturday, July 28, sending two people into the water near Red Wing Marina. The 15-foot motorboat stalled around 1:12 p.m. and drifted down the river in a current when it collided with the tow boat Bill Stegbauer with six barges heading up river, according to a Goodhue County Sheriff's office news release. Two of three passengers in the motorboat entered the water.
A Red Wing company flew into action this week to help bring home an injured Lake City boy and his family. WCCO on Tuesday reported the story of the Lopez family and 3-year-old Axel, who fell down July 11 and broke his femur while on vacation in Costa Rica. The boy's cast prevents him from flying back on a commercial plane, and an air ambulance would cost the family tens of thousands of dollars. When Red Wing Aeroplane owner Wes Converse and his wife Lillian saw the story, he said he figured his jet charter company could be just what the family needs.
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Friday, June 29, 2018, across parts of southeastern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.
Area counties rank in the top five of their respective states based on a variety of health metrics. St. Croix County ranked fifth in Wisconsin while Washington County ranked fourth in Minnesota, according to the America’s Healthiest Places study by financial technology company SmartAsset.
A black bear was spotted Friday morning around downtown Red Wing. David Culver captured this video footage of the bear near the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center. Video courtesy David Culver. Send photos, videos and news tips to email@example.com READ MORE
Navigating grief is anything but a straight path. So when a Hudson woman set out to make a book on the subject, she said she decided to color outside the lines — so to speak. Kim Owen Mazur's self-published book, "Losing My Reflection," is part coloring book, part journal for people to record their grief experience. The book was awarded a bronze medal this spring in the Independent Publisher Book Awards contest in the gift/speciality/journal category. We asked Mazur about the inspiration for the book and what she hopes people will get out of it.
A Red Wing man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for a 2017 shooting that left another man dead. District Court Judge Kevin Mark handed down the sentence following emotional statements by the mother and girlfriend of the victim, D’Angelo Masterjohn. Police found the 27-year-old’s body April 18, 2017, on a Sanderson Street sidewalk in Red Wing’s east end. He had been shot once.