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. — 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.
As the bleak, snow-swept winter stretches on, Minnesotans everywhere are looking for a bit of color in their lives. Although the blooming sights of spring still are weeks away, dinner time can be made a little more interesting with the vibrant red-orange of a salmon fillet.
For close to a decade, Minneapolis Star Tribune news copy chief Ben Welter has been digging up unusual stories from the newspaper’s 140-year-old archive and bringing them to his blog,...
RED WING, Minn. -- Lavender aromatherapy can help people suffering from dementia sleep easier — that’s according to a new study conducted at an assisted living center in Red Wing.
RED WING, Minn. — Parents do a lot to prepare their children for college.
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 .