The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled authorities cannot blame the victim when determining the restitution criminals are required to pay in some cases.
BK 5K Youth Fund
07/02/15 05:31 PM
The BK 5K Youth Fund has provided financial support to Winona youth programs totaling $156,582 in the 2015 funding cycle. The Fund was established with the Fastenal sponsored BK 5K Road Race as a means to support Winona area youth and to create an ongoing way to honor Bob Kierlin, founder of Fastenal and a lifelong supporter of youth programs. Starting in 2006 with 7 grants totaling over $22,000, the cumulative awards given to date total $1,016,717. A large number of grants were evaluated, and organizations receiving funding include Winona Senior High School, Cotter High School, Hope Lutheran High School, Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School, Jefferson STEM Elementary School, Ridgeway Community School, WAPS Early Childhood Family Education, Winona Family YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scout Troop 13, Winona Lions Clubs, and Junior Achievement.
Winona Area Public Schools elected to become a new sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. The district recognized the need for free summer meals when many areas qualified for the program based income eligibility of households living within the Winona School District.
Free lunch is being served to children 18 and younger on weekdays from June 8 to August 28 (except July 2 &3) at the Winona Middle School and Maplewood Community Center from 11:30 to 12:30. Breakfast is also served at the Winona Middle School from 7:30 to 8:30 each morning. The program has been open one week and is averaging 300 meals per day.
The Maplewood Community Center has joined the Winona Library to promote “Reading to the Rhythm” literacy program at the Maplewood meal site. There are several families who stop in after going the park, swimming lessons, or other events around the community. Summer Key Kids camps, open gym, sports camps and other activities being held at the Winona Middle School bring many children to the Middle School site to eat breakfast and lunch free during the summer.
Saint Mary’s women’s basketball coach Mandy Pearson will be back with the Cardinal program for a 9th season this year. Pearson was named one of five finalists for the Bemidji State head women’s basketball coaching position last month but University of Sioux Falls associate head coach Chelsea DeVille was named the head coach recently....