Pickwick Shooting-Update

04/24/14 12:17 PM
An investigation involving the March 8th shooting of a former Winona State University professor is in the hands of the Winona County Attorney.


Winona Bridge Contracts

04/24/14 12:22 PM
While waiting for the final permits to be approved for the Highway 43 bridge project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin bid-letting on May 1st for the first of five construction contracts.


Cotter Scholarships

04/24/14 12:16 PM
Cotter High School has announced that 62 graduating seniors will share in nearly $355,000 in scholarships.

WAPS-Contract Settled

04/24/14 12:18 PM
After nine hours of mediation Wednesday the Winona area Public School Board negotiators and the Winona Education Association reached a tentative settlement on a new two-year contract.

Highway 52 Delays

04/24/14 12:20 PM
If you are planning to head to the Twin Cities by way of Highway 52 north of Rochester, you may run into traffic delays.

McClenathan Scholarship

04/24/14 03:47 PM
The Winona Health Foundation Scholarship Committee has selected Jody Doebbert, RN, to receive the Phyllis A. McClenathan Nursing Scholarship.


04/24/14 03:38 PM
About 20 young women - 4 from each of 5 different area schools - will be participating in the GUESS Academy at Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical this year.

SMIF Grants

04/24/14 03:37 PM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved five grants totaling over $87,000 to support early childhood and entrepreneur projects within southern Minnesota.

GreenTouch Day

04/24/14 12:23 PM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative is hosting GreenTouch Day at Great River Bluffs State Park near Dakota on Saturday, May 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon.


Sex Offender Move

04/24/14 12:14 PM
Winona Police say a level two convicted sex offender has moved to Winona.

Kind-Challenger Drops Out

04/24/14 12:09 PM
A Republican running to unseat Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Kind of La Crosse says he is backing out of the race so voters can line up behind a single challenger.

Human Trafficking

04/23/14 05:22 PM
Winona Health is hosting an educational program for community members to learn about the prevalence of Human Trafficking, Thursday, May 8th from noon to 1:00 p.m.


04/23/14 05:10 PM
The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Wednesday appointed Leslie McClellon as president of Rochester Community and Technical College.

Trinona Volunteers

04/23/14 05:04 PM
Live Well Winona has been selected to serve as volunteer central for recruitment and management for all of the Trinona events held June 6th through the 8th.

SE-Tech-Truck Class

04/23/14 04:56 PM
For the first time ever, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical will offer its Truck Driving certification program during the summer term.


Spring Planting

04/23/14 04:31 PM
Even though one of the coldest winters on record has prevented local farmers from getting into their fields for spring planting, a crop expert says there is still time.

Injury Accident-Whitehall

04/23/14 04:29 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 25-year-old Whitehall woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Tuesday.

Mock Drills

04/23/14 12:28 PM
A reminder, statewide tornado drills will be taking place Thursday in both Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.


Money Scam-Dale Marks

04/23/14 12:22 PM
Winona County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a 42-year-old Altura man wanted in connection with an alleged scam involving an elderly woman.


Constable Charged

04/23/14 12:20 PM
A town constable from rural Fountain City has been charged with identity theft with intent to cause harm and tarnish a woman's credit ratings.


School Board-District Facilities

04/22/14 08:41 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Tuesday received their first update on a facilities work group's suggestions on the potential future use of district buildings, two of which include closing three operating schools.


Saint Anne Book Sale

04/22/14 04:18 PM
Saint Anne of Winona will be hosting a used book and puzzle sale running from April 28th to May 3rd.

Teacher Negotiations

04/22/14 04:17 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board will hold a mediation session with the district's teacher's union Wednesday. The session will be held at Winona City Hall starting at 10:30 a.m.

Frack Sand Moratorium-Response

04/22/14 04:16 PM
A spokesman for Governor Mark Dayton says the governor cannot unilaterly impose his own moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

MLB, Twins-Grant Initiative

04/22/14 04:15 PM
Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins have announced the launch of the first-ever "All-Star FANS CHOOSE" grant initiative.

Winona Health Award

04/22/14 12:21 PM
Winona Health has received a prestigious award for its performance.


WSU-New Dean

04/22/14 12:20 PM
Winona State University has a new Dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

Frack Sand Moratorium

04/22/14 12:18 PM
A group of activists presented a petition to Governor Mark Dayton Tuesday calling for a two-year moratorium of frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.


Serial Burglar Arrested

04/22/14 12:16 PM
Local authorities said a 58-year-old Rochester man was jailed in Winona on multiple charges Saturday after authorities tailed him for several hours suspecting he was trying to burglarize homes.


04/22/14 12:14 PM
Fastenal officials say the company has turned a corner and has begun to show momentum in growth.

Fastenal Annual Meeting

04/22/14 12:12 PM
Two of the original founders of Winona's Fastenal Company officially stepped down Tuesday from the firm's board of directors during the Winona company's annual meeting.


New Aldermen

04/22/14 12:11 PM
The Fountain City City Council has two new alderperpersons - Jen Tepovich and Kevin Hutter.


Rivers Rezone-Council

04/21/14 08:29 PM
Following a short public hearing, the Winona City Council Monday unanimously approved Rivers Development's plan to build 74 twin home units and a pair of single-family homes.

New WSU Baseball Field

04/21/14 08:11 PM
Following a pre-council meeting with Winona State University officials, the Winona City Council Monday voted 4 to 1 to move forward in the process of a possible new baseball field in Lake Park.


Adopt a Highway

04/21/14 04:27 PM
Volunteers helping with the Adopt a Highway program pick up 826,000 pounds, more than 100 dump truck loads, of litter annually saving the state an estimated $6 million, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

WSU-Relay for Life

04/21/14 04:16 PM
Winona State University will hold the annual Relay for Life Friday, April 25th, in McCown Gym.

Severe Weather Awareness Week

04/21/14 04:04 PM
This is Severe Weather Awareness Week and that means a statewide tornado drill will be taking place on Thursday in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

School Board

04/21/14 04:03 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Tuesday will get an update on a work group's suggestions on the potential future use of district buildings.

Take Back the Night-WSU

04/21/14 04:01 PM
Winona State University, in partnership with three other organizations, will host Take Back the Night beginning at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, in the Student Activity Center at Kryzsko Commons.


43 Bridge Project

04/21/14 12:22 PM
Winona could see the start of the Highway 43 bridge project happen sooner than expected.


Injury Crash

04/21/14 12:21 PM
A 37-year-old Dover man escaped serious injury in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Mower County.

Flood Run

04/21/14 12:20 PM
Local authorities report no incidents during the 49th Annual Spring Flood run on Saturday.

Officer Impersonated

04/21/14 12:19 PM
Winona Police are looking for a man who impersonated a police undercover officer in order to pull off a scam involving an elderly person.  

Burglary Investigation

04/21/14 12:16 PM
Winona Police are investigating a burglary that netted thieves some power tools.


Frack Sand Poll

04/21/14 12:15 PM
Over half of Minnesota voters oppose increased frack sand mining in the state, and 64 percent support a two-year moratorium in southeastern Minnesota while potential environmental impacts are more fully assessed and state regulations are developed.

Gunfire-Mankato Club

04/21/14 12:14 PM
Mankato police are trying to determine if there was more than one shooter responsible for the chaotic scene outside a club early Easter morning that left one dead and three others injured.

Frack Sand Moratorium

04/21/14 12:12 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston will present a petition signed by over 6,000 people to Governor Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.


Motorcycle vs. Deer

04/21/14 12:11 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 44-year-old Whitehall man was injured when his motorcycle collided with a deer.


Fracking Regulations

04/21/14 12:10 PM
A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.

Levee Park Comments

04/21/14 10:05 AM
The Levee Park Comittee got many public comments about what people thought about the Vision Document from the University of Minnesota. Click the headline to read all of the comments about the levee plan.

Rushford Farmer's Co-op Elevator

04/19/14 07:57 AM
Rushford Farmers' Co-operative Elevator has a new General Manager.


Brataas Passes

04/19/14 07:50 AM
Retired Republican state Senator Nancy Brataas died Thursday at the age of 86.

Family & Children's Center

04/19/14 07:40 AM
Family & Children's Center in Winona will mark Child Abuse Prevention Month  by planting 200 blue kids symbols, serving as a reminder of the hundreds of children reported for abuse in Winona County each year.


Earth Day-Winona

04/19/14 07:39 AM
If you are driving around Winona on Saturday April 26th, please take some extra caution.


SMU-Science Meeting

04/19/14 07:38 AM
On Saturday, April 26th, Saint Mary's University will host the 81st Minnesota Academy of Science annual meeting and the 26th Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium.

EAB Found in Winona

04/18/14 04:45 PM
It has now been confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in a privately owned Ash tree within the Winona city limits.


Fatal Fire-ID

04/18/14 04:35 PM
Authorities have identified the man who's body was discovered inside a home near Dover that was engulfed in fire Wednesday morning.

WAPS-Contract Talks

04/18/14 04:34 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board will be asked next Tuesday to ratify a contract settlement with a second district union.

Breakfest with the Experts

04/18/14 04:33 PM
Winona Health is inviting area employers to RSVP for a special edition Breakfast with the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence in the Workplace Toolkit.

Mississippi River Flooding

04/18/14 12:11 PM
The Mississippi River at Winona has reached its crest and is expected to remain at current levels through Saturday.

County Board

04/18/14 12:09 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will discuss the future of the County's Soil and Water Conservation District.

Possible Scam

04/18/14 12:08 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible scam involving someone calling elderly residents seeking work.

Moreno-Assault Charges

04/18/14 12:07 PM
Winona Police said felony assault by strangulation charges are being recommended against a 26-year-old Winona man.


Suspect Search

04/18/14 12:06 PM
Local authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a Stockton man who is wanted in connection with an assault on a Stockton woman.

Community Foundation

04/17/14 05:48 PM
The Wabasha-Kellogg Area Community Foundation is will have its official kickoff on Friday, April 25th at Slipperys in Wabasha from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


County Health Survey

04/17/14 05:44 PM
County officials in Winona are asking residents and businesses for their input as part of a Health Impact Assessment on the County's Active Living Plan.

Elmer's Road

04/17/14 05:36 PM
Elmer's Road in Fountain City might climb a priority list for streets and roads in town that need attention.


Frack Sand Petition

04/17/14 05:30 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston will present a petition signed by over 5,000 people to Governor Mark Dayton next week calling for a two-year moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.


Heroin Busts

04/17/14 05:25 PM
Federal authorities say they've arrested more than 65 suspected sellers of heroin in Minnesota as part of a crackdown on a drug that's become epidemic in the state.


04/17/14 12:20 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has been spending his recess week traveling around his district in Winona, Houston and Fillmore counties, listening to concerns from his constituents.

Frack Sand Rally

04/17/14 12:19 PM
The Winona area group, Citizens Against Silica Mining will hold a rally Saturday (April 26th) at Levee Park in Winona where.speakers will describe threats to the Earth they say are posed by fracking and the related industry.

Ready Set School

04/17/14 12:18 PM
Winona Radio's matching grant campaign for Ready Set School has been termed a success.
The organization reports that the campaign raised a total of nearly $15,000 dollars. That included enough for Ready Set School to qualify for the matching $10,000 Winona Radio grant.


SMU Donation

04/17/14 12:17 PM
A Rochester couple have committed $8,000,000 to St. Mary's University to be used for scholarships.

Photo caption: Jack and Mary Ann Remick of Rochester received the Saint Mary’s University Heritage Award from Brother William Mann, president of Saint Mary’s, during the university’s annual Benefactor Recognition Dinner April 12. At the event, the couple’s recent $8 million scholarship donation was announced.


Jobless Rate

04/17/14 12:14 PM
Minnesota employers added 2,600 jobs in March, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Church Abuse

04/17/14 12:13 PM
A former vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has answered questions under oath about how he handled sexual abuse allegations.  


Fastenal Annual Meeting

04/17/14 12:11 PM
Two of the original founders of Winona's Fastenal Company will step down from the firm's board of directors next week.

Fatal Fire

04/16/14 05:21 PM
A fire in rural Eyota Wednesday morning has claimed a life.


Summer Enrichment Programs

04/16/14 05:07 PM
Summer Enrichment Programs are available for children in grades kindergarten through 12 this summer.


Winona Floodplain Management Ordinance

04/16/14 04:59 PM
The city of Winona is currently working on updating the city's floodplain maps and have been discussing amendements to the Floodplain Management Ordinance.

Ashley for the Arts-Beach Boys

04/16/14 04:13 PM
Ashley for the Arts has announced the Beach Boys will be the featured attraction at this year's "Ashley for the Arts" event in Arcadia this coming summer.


New WSU Baseball Field

04/16/14 04:12 PM
Winona State University officials will meet with the Winona City Council next Monday, April 21st, to talk about a possible new baseball field in Lake Park.


Energy Distribution Sale

04/16/14 04:09 PM
Alliant Energy's Minnesota utility and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative have filed a joint application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of the sale of Alliant Energy's electric distribution business to SMEC.

Bonding Bill

04/16/14 12:26 PM
When state lawmakers return to St. Paul next Tuesday following an 11-day recess just one major piece of legislation remains on the table...the bonding bill.


MNsure Update

04/16/14 12:25 PM
Following a competitive Request for Proposals process and a thorough review period, MNsure has selected Deloitte Consulting, LLP to provide key project management support for the state's health insurance marketplace.

Navigation Season-St. Paul

04/16/14 12:23 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Paul says the 2014 Mississippi River navigation season has arrived in St. Paul.

Mayo Grant

04/16/14 12:20 PM
A Mayo Clinic physician wants to find out if medicine is as safe and effective as surgery or stenting in preventing a stroke.


CAPX2020 Funds

04/16/14 12:19 PM
Fountain City might apply for a $500,000 grant from Buffalo County's CapX2020 funds for a scenic overlook project.


Sand Pemit Denied

04/16/14 12:18 PM
A permit for a proposed sand mining and wash plant operation in the Town of Waumandee was denied 3-0 by the Buffalo County Zoning Board of Adjustment Monday night.


Sex Offender Release

04/16/14 12:17 PM
Winona Police said a Level 3 sex offender, scheduled for release from prison, will move to rural Minnesota City in early May.

Yale Book Award

04/16/14 12:15 PM
Each year a Winona Senior High School junior, who has demonstrated outstanding personal character and intellectual promise, is selected as the Yale Book Award winner by the high school principals and counselors.

Jury Phone Scam

04/16/14 12:14 PM
Minnesota judicial officials are warning of a phone scam that involves jury duty.


Double Lottery Winner

04/16/14 12:13 PM
A Lewiston man is a double lottery winner.


WAPS Survey

04/15/14 06:18 PM
The Winona area Birth to Grade Three committee is asking parents of children from birth to grade three to complete a short survey to identify gaps and resources in services for families.

Semi Fire

04/15/14 06:09 PM
Highway 61 between Frontenac and Red Wing was closed for a time Tuesday when a semi truck caught fire.


Highway 43 Project

04/15/14 06:08 PM
Rushford officials are still waiting to learn when the Highway 43 reconstruction project in their city will begin.


Levee Park Meeting

04/15/14 06:07 PM
The Levee Park Committee Tuesday reviewed dozens of public comments gathered at last months open house on the park's vision documents.


Zellers Fundraiser

04/15/14 12:23 PM
The Kurt Zellers for Governor Campaign Committee announced it raised over $90,000 in the first quarter of 2014.



04/15/14 12:22 PM
The Foundation for Winona Public Schools' Gala held last month raised over $46,000.


04/15/14 12:19 PM
As he enjoys a week off from the legislature while it is on recess, Representative Steve Drazkowski says a couple of his bills are progressing through the legislative process.


Cotter Auction

04/15/14 12:14 PM
Tickets remain available for the annual Cotter Live and Silent Auction coming up on Saturday, April 26th.