Winona Fire Department Captain Kim Bartelson has retired after 31 years with the department.
Bartelson's last day on the job was Monday when he worked his final shift. He joined the department in 1981 and rose through the ranks to the position of fire captain.
Firefighter-paramedic Joel Corcoran has been promoted to fire captain to replace Bartelson. Corcoran was responsible for getting laptop computers installed in the fire apparatus and was instrumental in the city's conversion to the new 800 megahertz digital radio system. Brandon Czaplewski was promoted to firefighter-paramedic to replace Corcoran.