Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

07/27/16 11:21 AM
Work on phase three of the Highway 61 and Gimore Avenue intersection project is continuing this week. 

Windom Park

07/27/16 11:20 AM
A plan to establish the Windom Park Historic District moved a step closer to reality Monday when the city Planning Commission supported the idea.

Goodview Days Buttons

07/27/16 11:15 AM
With the annual Goodview Days festival just a few weeks away the official button kickoff will be held today. 

Bar Shooting

07/27/16 11:14 AM
One man is dead and a second man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in Winona early Wednesday. 

Bar Shooting

07/27/16 11:11 AM
One man is dead and a second man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in Winona early Wednesday. Winona Police said the incident occurred about 1:00 a.m. outside EB's Corner in the 700 block of West Fifth Street. 

Eggs and Issues

07/26/16 11:39 AM
The public will have a chance to meet two of the three candidates running for Congress in the First District when the Winona Chamber of Commerce holds separate Eggs and Issues breakfasts at Perkins Restaurant.

Cranberry Production

07/26/16 11:38 AM
Wisconsin cranberry production totaled 4.86 million barrels in 2015, USDA reported in its summary of non-citrus fruits and nuts released in July.       Cranberry growers harvested 20,200 acres, down 500 acres from 2014. Yields averaged

Boy Burned

07/26/16 11:37 AM
Authorities said an 11-year-old Winona boy was transferred to the burn unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Monday after he sustained burns on his body. 

Independence Chase

07/26/16 11:36 AM
Two people were taken into custody on Monday after a chase and a three-hour search. 

Fishing Dock

07/26/16 11:35 AM
Buffalo City is making plans to add a new public fishing dock along the community's riverfront.  

MMAM Celebration

07/26/16 11:34 AM
As part of it's 10th anniversary celebration, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will be hosting a special celebration on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm featuring $1 admission to all visitors.

K9 Cleo

07/26/16 11:30 AM
Winona County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Carlson and K9 Cleo attended their 2016 United States Police Canine Association Region 12 PD1 (Patrol) certification in Brooklyn Park in late June.

Powers-Felony Charges

07/26/16 11:30 AM
A Fountain City, Wis., man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Buffalo County Circuit Court on Sept. 7. 

Fatal Fire

07/26/16 11:29 AM
A 51-year-old mother and her 26-year-old son have died after a house fire in Rochester.

La Crescent Referendum

07/26/16 11:27 AM
Voters in the La Crescent-Hokah school district may be presented with a referendum in November to finance construction of a new elementary school.

Crossing Closed

07/26/16 11:26 AM
The City of Winona says the railroad crossing at Wabasha and South Baker Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday. The closure will last through Wednesday, July 27th, as crew repair the Canadian Pacific crossing and some tracks.

Sex Offenders

07/26/16 11:25 AM
Authorities have released the names of  the three convicted predatory sex offenders being released from prison to live near Minnesota City.

Frack Sand Ban

07/26/16 11:24 AM
A reminder the deadline for the public to submit written comments on the proposed frack sand mine ban in Winona County is August 1st, at 4:30 p.m. The ban would be contained in a proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance and would prohibit the mi

School Board

07/26/16 11:22 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has a new chair. Member Ben Barrato was elected Thursday on a unanimous vote by the other board members. 

WNB-Pool Party

07/26/16 11:19 AM
Winona National Bank and the City of Winona Parks& Recreation held a Pool Party Concert on July 15 at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center, featuring Rip Roaring Entertainment as well as the famous $1 hot dog lunch. 


07/21/16 10:53 AM
St. Mary's University has received favorable rankings from four different publications. 

Sex Offender Release

07/21/16 10:52 AM
Authorities say three level three convicted sex offenders are due to be released from prison into the community soon and a required public notification meeting will be held next week.

Machete Attack

07/21/16 10:48 AM
Winona Police said a 20-year-old Winona man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly threatened another man with a machete. 

Hy-Vee Recall

07/21/16 10:47 AM
Hy-Vee is recalling its store brand No-Salt-Added Black Beans after a customer found part of a pen in one container. 

School Board

07/21/16 10:46 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will go paperless starting Thursday. 

Flower Urns

07/21/16 10:45 AM
Buffalo City will no longer sell new trusts for flower urns at gravesites in its public cemetery. 

Dr. West Contract

07/21/16 10:43 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will discuss an agenda item Thursday regarding the possible renewal of the contract for Superintendent Dr. Stephen West. 

Riverboat Days Festival

07/21/16 10:42 AM
Wabasha's annual Riverboat Days festival is looking for some money. 

Food Drive-Open Our Hearts

07/21/16 10:40 AM
The Winona County foodshelves are participating in a special food drive this month and are looking for cash donations.

GRSF Director

07/21/16 10:39 AM
The managing director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona will be stepping down after this season. 

New Store-Cochrane

07/21/16 10:38 AM
Developers plan to break ground for a new Dollar General retail store in Cochrane this fall and have it open for business in April. 

BK5K Grants

07/21/16 10:36 AM
Several teachers and staff members in the Winona Area Public Schools were the recipients of grants from the BK5K Youth Fund recently. 

Quinn-Poland Trip

07/21/16 10:35 AM
Winona Catholic Bishop John Quinn is leading a delegation of 27 people from the Diocese of Winona to Poland this week. 

United Way Drive

07/21/16 10:33 AM
With the announcement that 21 non profit agencies in the Winona area received a total of $120,000 in grants from the Winona Area United Way, comes news of some changes coming soon.


07/21/16 10:29 AM
The Winona Middle School has a new assistant principal.

Heat Relief

07/19/16 01:44 PM
Those seeking relief from the coming heat wave may come in and cool down in the Winona Clinic's family and visitor waiting areas or the hospital cafeteria. 

Flood Stage Report

07/19/16 01:43 PM
The National Weather Service says heavy rain that fell over the Mississippi river basin over the past week is causing significant rises on the Mississippi River. However, no flooding is expected at this time. 

Dangerous Heat Coming

07/19/16 01:41 PM
Building heat and humidity is expected to produce heat index values between 100 and 115 Thursday and 95 to 105 Friday. little relief from the heat is expected Thursday night as low temperatures only fall into the middle 70s.

Assault Charges

07/19/16 01:39 PM
The Winona County Attorney's Office is reviewing a case involving the alleged assault by a 20-year-old Winona man on a female.

Stolen Golf Clubs

07/19/16 01:21 PM
If you happen to see someone playing golf with, or trying to sell, an expensive set of golf clubs notify the police or Winona Area Crime Stoppers.

Mine Denied

07/19/16 01:20 PM
A Wisconsin state appeals court has affirmed a decision blocking a frack sand mine in Buffalo County. 

Ag Products Planted

07/19/16 01:19 PM
An estimated 4.2 million acres of land was planted in corn in Wisconsin, up some 200,000 acres from 2015, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  

River Debris

07/19/16 01:17 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning to boaters on the Mississippi River to be aware of the rising waters and debris in the river. 

WSU-Interim Dean

07/19/16 01:16 PM
Winona State University has appointed Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest to the position of Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts effective August 15th. 

Sweet Stroll

07/19/16 01:15 PM
A reminder over 30 downtown businesses will be taking part in the fourth annual Sweet Stroll event coming up on Thursday, July 21st.         

Frack Sand Ban

07/11/16 10:32 AM
The deadline for the public to submit written comments on the proposed frack sand mine ban in Winona County is August 1st, at 4:30 p.m.

Sand Mine Terminal

07/11/16 10:08 AM
 A mining company plans to construct a $10 million railroad terminal near Tomah to ship frac sand to new markets. 

National Guard Deployment

07/11/16 10:07 AM
Several Minnesota National Guard troops from the Winona area are getting ready for deployment to Egypt this summer in a peacekeeping mission. 

Saving Goose Lake

07/11/16 10:06 AM
The Village of Cochrane is exploring options for saving Goose Lake from becoming a swamp.

New Creek Location

07/11/16 10:02 AM
Work is continuing on a project to re-locate a portion of a creek in Arcadia to help prevent future flooding. 

Meet the Beetles

07/08/16 11:10 AM
Beatles fans will get an opportunity to hear some of the Fab Four's songs when "Meet the Beetles" tribute band comes to Winona later this month. 

Health Talk

07/08/16 11:09 AM
Whether you've recently learned you have diabetes or have had diabetes for years, you will get helpful information at Winona Health's free Health Talk: Dog Days of Diabetes.

City Logo

07/08/16 11:08 AM
The city of Winona will be getting a brand new logo. 

Hagedorn Slams Walz

07/08/16 11:07 AM
Republican First District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn slammed DFL incumbent Congressman Tim Walz for perpetually failing to address key issues in a timely and straight-forward manner.

Lottery Winner

07/08/16 11:06 AM
Another big lottery winner in Wabasha County. 


07/08/16 11:05 AM
Dispatcher/jailers at the sheriff's department in Buffalo County were outfitted with wireless phone headsets.  

Planning Commission

07/08/16 11:04 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a pair of public hearings when it meets on Monday, July 11th. 

Sweet Stroll

07/08/16 11:03 AM
Over 30 downtown businesses will be taking part in the fourth annual Sweet Stroll event on Thursday, July 21st. 

Vets Concerts

07/08/16 11:01 AM
A series of special patriotic gospel concerts will be held in Winona next week to help benefit veterans in need of assistance. 

Taste of Winona

07/08/16 10:57 AM
Tickets are now available for the annual "Taste of Winona" coming up on Thursday, August 4th, at Visions Event Center and Signatures Restaurant from 5-to-8 p.m. 

Bank Merger

07/07/16 11:04 AM
The Altura State Bank will have a new name starting on Saturday after a merger agreement with the People's State Bank of Plainview is signed. 

Rochester Development

07/07/16 11:02 AM
A Rochester downtown developer and his Development & Investments team have parted ways with an investor group led by a member of the Saudi Royal Family. KTTC TV reports the team announced it had "terminated" the investor rights of a group l

Healthcare Directives

07/07/16 11:01 AM
Winona Health is offering a free informational program about Healthcare Directives (also called Advance Directives) on Monday, July 18th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Winona Health. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

07/07/16 10:59 AM
As work continues on the Highway 61 and Gilmore Avenue upgrade project, a detour will be in effect starting this coming Monday, July 11th, for traffic to access Gilmore Avenue from 61.                    

Body Found

07/07/16 10:59 AM
Prosecutors say two men accused of fatally shooting a man in Steele County believed he was a drug informant. 

Smith and Bork Elected

07/07/16 10:58 AM
Scott Smith of Mondovi is the new chairman of the Buffalo County Agriculture & Extension Education Committee and Dennis Bork of Montana is vice chairman.

Church Fire

07/07/16 10:56 AM
A 19-year-old Trempealeau man will return to court on July 15th after making his initial appearance on Tuesday on attempted arson charges. 

Rushford Lawsuit

07/07/16 10:55 AM
A trial over access to 52 acres of private land next to the new Rushford-Peterson school under construction has been delayed.

Rivers Rise

07/07/16 10:52 AM
Forecast rainfall is expected to result in significant rises on area rivers, streams, and creeks.

College for Kids

07/06/16 10:47 AM
Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus.

Identity Theft Class

07/06/16 10:46 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is offering  a free class on a popular topic, Identity Theft and Scams. 

Jackson Charged

07/06/16 10:44 AM
Bond was set at $150,000 Tuesday in Winona District Court for a man who threatened a Winona police officer with a gun and wound up being shot. 


07/06/16 10:42 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller has picked up another endorsement.

Goodhue Fire Chief

07/06/16 10:40 AM
The town of Goodhue is mourning the death of its fire chief in a tractor accident.

Severe Storms

07/06/16 10:38 AM
Utility crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands who lost service when a powerful storm moved through parts of Wisconsin.

College for Kids

07/05/16 10:43 AM
Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus. 


07/05/16 10:42 AM
The Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters have announced their endorsement of Jeremy Miller for re-election to the Minnesota Senate in Distrrct 28.           They are an association representing over 1,600 professional and Union fi

Pool Party Concert

07/05/16 10:41 AM
Winona National Bank and the City of Winona Park & Recreation Department are teaming for a Pool Party Concert on Friday, July 15th, at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center. 

Church Arson

07/05/16 10:40 AM
Police in western Wisconsin say they caught a teenager as he was trying to set a church on fire.

MMAM-Family Fest

07/01/16 01:05 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is hosting its annual Family Fest on Saturday, July 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Frack Sand Ban

07/01/16 01:04 PM
More than 100 residents from across Winona County gathered last Thursday at the Tau Center in Winona to stand up against frac sand mining.

Farm Report

07/01/16 01:02 PM
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture said the all-class milk price paid to Wisconsin dairy farmers averaged $14.70 per hundredweight in May.

Holiday Closings

07/01/16 12:54 PM
A reminder that all city, county, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, because of the Independence Day holiday.

County Park

06/30/16 01:20 PM
The Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Mondovi has been designated as a county park under a new lease agreement approved by the City of Mondovi and Buffalo County Board of Supervisors. 

Masonic Temple Roof

06/30/16 01:19 PM
Winona City and community leaders celebrated the start of work on a roof repair project to fix parts of the Winona Masonic Temple Theater. 

Wabasha County Property Tax

06/30/16 01:17 PM
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has set a limit on it proposed property tax levy for 2017. 

Planning Commission-Frack Sand Meeting

06/30/16 01:16 PM
The Winona County Planning Commission holds a public hearing tonight on the possibility of a a ban on frack sand mining in the county.

County Board-Jail

06/30/16 01:15 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners hopes to get the results of a study of its aging jail by the end of September. 

Holiday Hours

06/30/16 01:10 PM
A reminder that all city, county, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, because of the Independence Day holiday. Banks will also be closed and there will be no at home mail delivery. Many retail stores will remain open. The Urge

Domestic Arrest

06/29/16 10:19 AM
Trempealeau County authorities said a 47-year-old Galesville man was taken into custody Tuesday after a neighborhood near Centerville was evacuated.

Heath-Olympic Trials

06/29/16 10:17 AM
Winona High school graduate Garrett Heath will take part in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, next Monday, July 4th as he attempts to qualify for the Rio Olympics. 

Urgent Care-Holiday

06/29/16 10:16 AM
Winona Health says it's Urgent Care Clinic, located at 420 E. Sarnia Street, will be open Monday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other Winona Health clinics and retail pharmacies will be closed on July 4th. 

Watershed Plan

06/29/16 10:15 AM
A draft of the proposed Root River One Watershed, One Plan, is now available for public comment period. 

Bridge Dedication

06/29/16 10:14 AM
As the project to construct a new Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona nears completion a dedication ceremony has now been placed on the calender. 

Dairy Production

06/29/16 10:13 AM
Wisconsin dairy farmers set another production record in May, averaging 2,060 pounds of milk per cow.

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

06/29/16 10:12 AM
Phase three work on the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection project in Winona is slated to get underway next week while phase two work continues this week. 

I-90 Ramp

06/29/16 10:11 AM
Motorists heading northbound out of La Crescent can now have direct access to eastbound Interstate 90 at the new Dresbach bridge. 

Tomah VA

06/29/16 10:09 AM
The psychiatric unit at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is expected to open next week, about nine months after it closed.  

Wisconsin Unemployment

06/28/16 09:57 AM
Unemployment hit a 15-year low in Wisconsin in May where reports measured a 4.2 percent jobless rate statewide. 

Buffalo County Court

06/28/16 09:55 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 50-year-old Keith Haeussinger of Buffalo City, pleaded not guilty to three felony charges accusing him of 1st degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12.

Cotter Band

06/28/16 09:55 AM
The Cotter High School Marching Band brought home a high honor over the weekend. 

Rushford Clinic Open House

06/28/16 09:54 AM
The Rushford Clinic is hosting an Open House during Rushford Days, Thursday, July 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Free Pops Concert

06/28/16 09:52 AM
A reminder, the Minnesota Orchestra, led by assistant conductor Roderick Cox, will present a free outdoor pops concert at Lake Park on Thursday, June 30th, as part of the Minnesota Beethoven Festival's tenth-anniversary season. 

Nodine Fire

06/28/16 09:51 AM
Firefighters from four rural fire departments called to a farm near Nodine Saturday morning were able to save most of a barn that caught fire. 


06/28/16 09:50 AM
With Republicans and Democrats no closer to agreeing on a special session to settle a bonding bill and a tax bill, Winona Republican Senator Jeremy Miller and his counterpart are offering a compromise. 

BWI Enforcement

06/28/16 09:49 AM
In an effort to curb alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents and deaths, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and hundreds of other public safety officers ramped up patrols for intoxicated boaters this past weekend.

Sex Abuse Claims

06/28/16 09:48 AM
Minnesota Catholic Church leaders in St. Cloud, Crookston, New Ulm and Winona are weighing what to do as their dioceses face the financial fallout from hundreds of sex abuse claims between them. 

Winona County Fair-Hall of Fame

06/28/16 09:46 AM
The Winona County Fair Board has announced the iductees into the Fair's 2016 Hall of Fame.  

Columbus Replica Ships

06/27/16 08:42 AM
Columbus replica ships the Nina and the Pinta will arrive in Winona Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. 

Bank Theft

06/27/16 08:41 AM
The village clerk in Nelson, Wis., has pleaded guilty to stealing village funds from accounts deposited at a bank where she worked as a teller. 

Frack Sand Ban

06/27/16 08:40 AM
The Winona County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, June 30th, on the possibility of a a ban on frack sand mining in the county. 

County Board-Hebert

06/27/16 08:34 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will start their meeting Tuesday night with a closed strategy session to discuss a lawsuit brought against four of its present members and a former member.

Miss Lewiston

06/27/16 08:20 AM
 A new Miss Lewiston was named to reign over this weekend's Lewiston-Heartland Days festival. 

Stolen Ring Reward

06/27/16 08:19 AM
The reward for the return of a $65,000 ring reported stolen from a resident at St. Anne of Winona has doubled. 

Former YWCA Building For Sale

06/27/16 08:17 AM
The building in Winona's downtown that formerly housed the YWCA has been placed up for sale. 

Nodine Fire

06/27/16 08:16 AM
Firefighters from four rural fire departments a farm near Nodine Saturday morning were able to save most of a barn that caught fire. 

Wild Players in Winona

06/22/16 01:17 PM
The Minnesota Wild's annual Summer Road Tour makes a stop in Winona Thursday. The event starts at 3:30 in the afternoon at the Bud King Ice Arena at the foot of St. Charles Street. 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

06/22/16 10:29 AM
A new report says the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is facing dire financial challenges and that delays in addressing them will only make things worse. 

Chicken Truck Crash

06/22/16 10:25 AM
Workers from the GNP Company joined a roundup after a poultry truck crashed in Buffalo County spilling live chickens onto the road. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

06/22/16 10:20 AM
Work has begun on Phase 2 of the nearly $2,000,000 Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection project. 

Assault Suspect Sought

06/21/16 01:50 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man who is believed to have sexually assaulted a female in a rural area outside the city of Lewiston. 

Super Gav Legislation

06/21/16 01:48 PM
The Minnesota Department of Health announced recently it has added three disorders to its list of conditions for which all newborns in the state will be screened. 

Veterans Memorial Park Cleaning

06/21/16 01:47 PM
The monuments in Winona's Veterans Memorial Park will be getting a cleaning this coming weekend thanks to a local boy scout. 

Solar Panels

06/21/16 01:46 PM
Dairyland Power Cooperative says the Alma and Cochrane-Fountain City schools will have solar panels installed for educational purposes by the start of the new school year. 

Absentee Ballots

06/21/16 01:45 PM
Friday, June 24th, is the first day absentee ballots can be filed for the August 9th, primary election in Minnesota. 


06/21/16 01:44 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert must report to a federal prison in Rochester this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case...

Canoeing Death

06/21/16 01:42 PM
Authorities say a Minneapolis woman has died in a canoeing accident in southeastern Minnesota over the weekend. 

Camping Fatal

06/21/16 01:41 PM
The brother of First District Congressman Tim Walz was killed Sunday when a tree fell on him during camping trip in northern Minnesota. 

Port Authority

06/21/16 01:39 PM
The Winona Port Authority's negotiating committee will hold a meeting Thursday morning to review downtown development. 

Krage-Leadership Forum

06/21/16 01:38 PM
Winona Noon Lion Jack Krage has been chosen to be a presenter at the Northern Pride Leadership Forum in Mahnomen, Minnesota. 

Vietnam Exhibit

06/21/16 01:36 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is planning an exhibit to open at the History Center  in November and run through February of 2017 that will feature artifacts and stories from local veterans and will explore the impact the Vietnam War had on Winona.

Oil Spill Training

06/21/16 01:36 PM
The Winona Fire Department will be hosting an oil spill response training course in cooperation with the Red Wing Community Awareness & Emergency Response  group today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).            

WAPS School Board Candidates

06/21/16 01:34 PM
Eight candidates are now running for seats on the Winona Area Public School Board after a second filing period closed last Friday. 

Masonic Temple Future

06/21/16 01:27 PM
The Winona City Council has decided to study a request from a local non profit group that wants to turn the Masonic Temple into a performing arts center. 

Winona Traffic Routes

06/20/16 11:12 AM
Traffic will be rerouted in Winona on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 during daytime hours of approximately 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Second Street between Huff Street and Washington Street, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Family Night on the Farm

06/20/16 11:11 AM
A Lewiston area farm will be the host of the annual Family Night on the Farm event coming up on Wednesday, June 22nd. 

Boat Harbor

06/20/16 11:10 AM
Beginning Thursday, June 16th the East End Boat Harbor in Winona will be closed each week Monday through Thursday, all day, and through Friday at 2:00 pm. 

MMAM Tours

06/20/16 11:09 AM
Every Saturday in June, July, and August, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will offer visitors the opportunity to take a one hour gallery tour led by a Museum guide. 

Chamber Pilot Program

06/20/16 11:08 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Networks launches a pilot project this summer titled  "Teacher in the Workplace". 

CF-C Referendum

06/20/16 11:06 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School District might see a referendum vote on raising money for a series of school security, technology, furniture and building mechanical upgrade projects.

Miller Ingenuity-Track Safety

06/20/16 11:03 AM
Miller Ingenuity has announced the invention of the Roadway Worker Protection System (RWPS), which is designed to warn railroad track workers of the approach of a train in their work area.
Steven L. Blue, President and CEO says the RWPS is a unique and revolutionary system that will save countless lives by warning track workers of the approach of a train, maintenance of way equipment, or hi-rail vehicle. Blue says their goal is to protect every track worker in the world.
The system employs multiple advanced technologies in sensors, communications, global positioning, and neural networks. It has a 100% detection rate in thousands of field trials.

SBD Medallion Hunt

06/20/16 11:02 AM
The 2016 Steamboat Days Medallion Hunt had a repeat winner this past Friday.
Pete Steffen and his family have hunted the treasure for many years and Pete says it's about the 8th time he and his family have won. 
Pete and company found the medallion in front of the Winona Seven Theatre. Pete also correctly identified the previous 4 clue locations so he and his family won a total of $250...$100 from the Steamboat Days Committee for having his button on, $100 from KG 95.3 and an additional $50 from the Steamboat Days Committee for getting all the clues correct.  
The Medallion Hunt was sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union. 

UW-L Death

06/15/16 10:26 AM
Medical professionals say a mix of illegal and prescription drugs caused the death of a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student. 

I-90 Dresbach Bridge Work

06/15/16 10:23 AM
I-90 Dresbach Bridge demolition crews will be removing the westbound bridge deck this week.

Scholfield Charged

06/15/16 10:22 AM
51-year old Patrick W. Schofield of Mondovi, pleaded not guilty in Buffalo County Court to a felony charge accusing him of repeated 1st degree sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.

Parcel-Nursing Scholarship

06/15/16 10:21 AM
The Winona Health Foundation Scholarship Committee selected Hailey Parcel to receive the Phyllis A. McClenathan Nursing Scholarship.

Wagon Train Fundraiser

06/15/16 10:18 AM
On Saturday, June 25th, the annual fundraiser for Camp Winnebago will pass through Winona. 

City Council

06/15/16 10:17 AM
There will be two informational sessions for the Winona City Council on Monday, June 20th. 


06/13/16 02:42 PM
Barbara Oertel, director of Winona State University's Warrior Success Center, was honored with the Professional Excellence Award for Administrative Service Faculty by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.            

Scrubs Camp

06/13/16 02:41 PM
Winona State University and Health Force Minnesota will host Scrubs Camp on the WSU campus June 26 through July 1, offering high school students a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on learning. 

Winona Bridge Options

06/13/16 02:40 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Historic Preservation Office, and city of Winona, have announced that four options have been eliminated from further consideration ...

Captain and Mate

06/13/16 02:39 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is pleased to announce the five finalist couples for Captain and Mate Steamboat Days 2016.  

SBD Grande Parade

06/13/16 02:36 PM
The Grande Parade is Sunday, June 19th at 12:01pm.  Pre parade is 11:45am with the Isiserettes performing down the parade route.

Bunnell House

06/13/16 02:35 PM
The Winona County Historical Society's historic Bunnell House opens this weekend with the debut performances of "The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell". 

Captain and Mate

06/13/16 02:04 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is pleased to announce the five finalist couples for Captain and Mate Steamboat Days 2016.
Finalist Couples are:  Jackson Mullen son of Tina and John and Sydney Foegen, daughter of Kelly and Allen Foegen;  Drew Donnenwerth son of Mike and Amy Donnenswerth and Stella Brewer daughter of Becky and Ryan; Daniel Schossow and Olivia Schossow children of Nicole and Joel; Evan Jacobs son of Brenda and Jerrod and Charlotte LeGere daughter of Katie and Bill; Jaxson Larkie son of Alisha and John and Alexis Burmeister daughter of Tina and Brad;
The five finalist couples will ride on the Steamboat Days float in the Kiddie Parade Friday, June 17th at 10am at the Lake Park Band Shell.   Following the Kiddie Parade Harbormasters Irene and Al Mulyck  will draw a couple's name from a hat .  The drawing winner couple will also ride in the Grande Parade on Sunday, June 19th!

Steamboat Days is June 15-19 .  Buttons are available at most convenience stores and Winona retailers.  Carnival Ride Wristbands are available for $18 at HyVee and Midtown Foods thru Wednesday, June 15th.  Wristband price at the Carnival is $22.00.
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Bank Robbery

06/13/16 11:15 AM
On Friday, June 10, 2016, 24-year old Graham Ness was taken into custody by Trempealeau Police Officers for armed robbery.  

Diocese Lawsuits

06/13/16 11:07 AM
In the wake of some 122 complaints naming the Catholic Diocese of Winona, parishes, schools and institutions in sexual assaults by priests, that stemmed from decades ago, Bishop John Quinn says he is waiting to see what the future of the diocese will bring.

Child Search

06/13/16 11:06 AM
Authorities said a search for a missing child in the Wilson area Thursday turned out to be successful. 

County Board

06/13/16 11:05 AM
The Winona County Board Tuesday, June 14th, will discuss a possible amendment that could ban certain frack sand mining in the county. 

Miller-Pieper False Statements

06/13/16 11:03 AM
Republican Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona issued a statement regarding the false campaign literature that has been distributed by his opponent, Jon Pieper of Lanesboro, a DFLer. 

Golf Classic

06/13/16 11:01 AM
Golf Pro and Minnesota native Tim Herron will highlight the 26th Annual Ben and Adith MIller Golf Classic at Cedar Valley Golf Course on Monday, August 8th. 

Dam Rescue

06/13/16 10:46 AM
Authorities said two people survived a close call Wednesday evening when their boat got to close to Lock and Dam 5 at Minneiska.

City Council Candidates

06/02/16 11:35 AM
A last minute candidate filed for the Winona City Council on Tuesday, the closing day. 

SMIF Grants

06/02/16 11:34 AM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation based in Owatonna approved four grants totaling 69,020 dollars to support early childhood and economic development projects within southern Minnesota. 

Alma Derailment

06/02/16 11:27 AM
A train derailment at Alma last November was likely caused by improper braking applied by the engineer of the locomotives pulling the train. 

Ruhford School Lawsuit

06/02/16 11:25 AM
A dispute over access to 52 acres of private land next to the new Rushford school under construction will go to trial. 

Rushford-City Administrator

06/02/16 11:24 AM
Rushford has hired a new city administrator. 

Sand Mine Permit

06/02/16 11:23 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says Hi-Crush, Whitehall, LLC, has submitted a permit applicatiion, including plans and specifications for the modification of an industrial sand mine and processing plant. 

Wabasha-Fillmore County Elections

06/02/16 11:22 AM
There will be one challenged race for the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners in November.

Houston County Election

06/02/16 11:21 AM
Three seats on the Houston County Board of Commissioners will have challengers in the November election. 

Elks-Veteran's Dinner

06/02/16 11:20 AM
The Winona Elks Lodge is inviting all Winona area veterans and a guest to a free roast beef dinner. 

Pelowski Files

06/02/16 11:19 AM
Longtime Winona Representative Gene Pelowski has filed for a 16th term in the Minnesota legislature in House District 28-A. 

Dive Rescue Team

06/02/16 11:14 AM
Five retired members of the Winona County Dive Rescue Team were given special honors during a ceremony at the Winona County Law Enforcement Center Wednesday.

River Rescue

06/01/16 11:02 AM
Two employees of Ames Construction have received special recognition for rescuing an 18-year-old Winona woman on May 10th, after she either jumped or fell into the Mississippi River off the Highway 43 interstate bridge. 

Coldwell Banker Sold

06/01/16 11:00 AM
Coldwell Banker Skeels and Moore Associates of Winona has been sold. 

Tomah VA Report

06/01/16 10:59 AM
Democrats are accusing U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of using a prescription drug scandal at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to score political points as he faces a tough re-election battle against Democrat Russ Feingold. 

Pelowski Files

06/01/16 10:57 AM
Longtime Winona Representative Gene Pelowski has filed for a 16th term in the Minnesota legislature in House District 28-A. 

School Board Candidates

06/01/16 10:55 AM
Four candidates filed to run for the Winona Area Public School Board Tuesday, the last day to file for the election in November. 

County Board Candidates

06/01/16 10:54 AM
Winona County Commissioner Greg Olson will have some opposition in the November election. 

City Council-Mayor Races

06/01/16 10:52 AM
A fourth candidate filed for the position of Winona Mayor.

SE Tech Tuition

06/01/16 10:49 AM
After four years of frozen tuition at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, students will experience a one percent decrease in tuition of the coming 2016-17 school year.  

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

06/01/16 10:48 AM
Work is continuing on the new Gilmore Avenue and Highway 61 intersection reconstruction project as week three is underway.


06/01/16 10:45 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller says he wants to seek another 4-year-term in the Minnesota legislature.

Home Invasion

06/01/16 10:43 AM
Authorities said a 48-year-old Winona woman was jailed Sunday following a home invasion at a residence in the Homer area along highway 61.

JC Penney Theft

06/01/16 10:08 AM
Winona Police said an employee of the JC Penney store in Winona is facing felony theft charges

Tomah VA-Johnson

05/31/16 10:34 AM
A report on a yearlong investigation into painkiller abuse at Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is due to be released.    

Youth Drinking Survey

05/31/16 10:33 AM
Youth drinking among students in the St. Charles school district has decreased by 62-percent. 

Pelowski Presentation

05/31/16 10:32 AM
State Rep. Gene Pelowski will be hosting a multimedia presentation on the art and music of the French Revolution and Napoleon on Wednesday, June, 1st at the Winona History Center.

Winona Health Event

05/31/16 10:31 AM
Winona Health will unveil its new pediatric play area during a special event on Tuesday, May 31st, from 5-to-6 p.m.               

Miller Running

05/31/16 10:29 AM
Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) announced this morning that he will seek reelection for a third term in the Minnesota Senate.

SBD-Captain and Mate

05/27/16 10:52 AM
A reminder the Winona Steamboat Days Festival is still seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 17th. 


05/27/16 10:51 AM
The Mayo Clinic has announced that they have been awarded 142 million dollars by the National Institutes of Health to host a national program focused on better understanding individual differences that contribute to health and disease.  

Rochester Condos

05/27/16 10:50 AM
Rochester may be in line to get a 180-to-200 million dollar condominium complex.

City Council Candidates

05/27/16 10:48 AM
At-large Winona City Councilman Paul Double has a challenger in his bid for re-election in November.

Lewiston Killing

05/27/16 10:47 AM
Bail remained at one million dollars for a 23-year-old Lewiston man accused of murdering a Lewiston woman. 

Harriet The Eagle

05/27/16 10:45 AM
One of Minnesota's most famous eagles has died at the ripe old age of 35.

Memorial Day Work Zones

05/27/16 10:44 AM
 The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones during the Memorial Day weekend. 

EMS Open House

05/27/16 10:42 AM
The St. Charles Fire Department and Ambulance Service celebrated the grand opening of their brand new facility last Sunday with an open house.

Daycare Appeal

05/27/16 10:41 AM
A Winona woman has lost her appeal to get her child daycare license reinstated. 

Century Farms

05/27/16 10:40 AM
Three Winona County family farms will be recognized as 2016 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair in July. 

District 28 Seat

05/26/16 11:42 AM
It looks like State Senator Jeremy Miller will have some opposition if he chooses to run for re-election next fall.                   

Lewiston Killing

05/26/16 11:42 AM
The man accused of murdering a 24-year-old Lewiston woman is schedulaed to make his second appearance in Winona District Court Thursday.

Solar Farm

05/26/16 11:38 AM
A new solar array will be erected on property near Rollingstone after the Winona County Board of Commissioners approved the three-acre development this week. The property is owned by Carlus and Carolyn Dingfelder and the 56 acres are just off Highway 248

Discover Wisconsin

05/26/16 11:37 AM
Discover Wisconsin plans to begin production and filming this year of a program about waterway trails in Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson and La Crosse counties. 


05/26/16 11:36 AM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski is calling for legislative reform following a 2016 session that failed to pass major bills in the final hours. 

Vets Ceremony Sunday

05/26/16 11:34 AM
A dedication ceremony will be held this Memorial Day weekend for Minnesota's newest State Veterans Cemetery in Preston.

Ballpark Lighting

05/26/16 11:33 AM
The Alma Parks & Recreation Committee has been told that a ball field lighting project at Beach Harbor Park is not going to happen. 

Brownsville Dredging

05/26/16 11:32 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters that the Mississippi River's Crater Island south of La Crescent will be closed during the Memorial Day weekend due to ongoing dredging activities. 

National Guard Deployment

05/26/16 11:31 AM
Several Minnesota National Guard troops from the Winona area are getting ready for deployment to Egypt this summer in a peacekeeping mission. 

Solomen's Song

05/26/16 11:28 AM
Tickets are on sale now for a special concert coming up on October First featuring nationally-known recording artist and folksinger John McCutcheon at Somsen Auditorium. The concert is being sponsored by local organization Solomen's Song in honor of

P.E.M. Referendum

05/26/16 11:26 AM
Voters in the Plainview-Elgin-Millville school district went to the polls Tuesday and turned down an 18.3 million dollar bond referendum. 

District 21 Election

05/26/16 11:15 AM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing has been endorsed by District 21 Democrats to run for a second 4-year term in the state legislature. 

Misato Memories

05/24/16 11:47 AM
The public is invited to  learn more about the recent trip of students to Winona's sister city in Japan last month.                     Misato Memories will take place on Tuesday, May 31st at 7 pm.

CPR Workshops

05/24/16 11:46 AM
Winona Health is offering free hands only CPR workshops on Saturday, June 4th. 

County Board

05/24/16 11:44 AM
A La Crosse company is the apparent low bidder for Winona County's recycling contract. 

Highway 88 Work

05/24/16 11:44 AM
Road reconstruction work on Wisconsin Highway 88 in Buffalo County is underway in a series of projects scheduled in 2016 and 2017.

Winona Health Board

05/24/16 11:43 AM
The Winona Health Board of Directors has a new member. 

Bike and Vehicle Auction Today

05/24/16 11:41 AM
120 bicycles and five vehicles will be up for sale when the Winona Police Department and the Sheriff's Department holds their annual surplus auction Tuesday.


05/23/16 11:28 AM
Several building projhects around southeastern Minnesota were shut out Sunday evening when the legislature failed to pass a bonding bill. 


05/23/16 11:27 AM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Ted Reilly to the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The appointment was effective May 1.


Misato Memories

05/23/16 11:25 AM
The public is cordially invited to  learn more about the recent trip of students to Winona's sister city in Japan last month.       

Lewiston Murder

05/23/16 11:24 AM
More than a week after a Lewiston man was charged with the murder of a 24-year-old Lewiston woman and no new information has be released. 

Arcadia Admininstrator

05/23/16 11:21 AM
The City of Arcadia is close to hiring a city administrator. 

Sustainable Ag Grants

05/23/16 11:20 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant program has awarded grants to 11 new projects across the state including one in Winona County.

YMCA-Kwik Trip

05/23/16 11:16 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday, May 23rd, on a request to rezone the property on which the Winona Family YMCA currently sits at 207 Winona Street.

Renk-Walz Art

05/23/16 11:14 AM
A Winona Senior High School student faired well in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Representative Tim Walz announced that third place in the First District went to Rachel Renk,

SBD Craft Show

05/23/16 11:12 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Craft and Gift Show will be held the in Riverfront parking lot at the foot of Lafayette Street in Winona on Saturday, June 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Bridge Demolition

05/23/16 11:11 AM
Construction crews are scheduled on Tuesday, May 24th, to lower a 1.2-million-pound steel span of the old Interstate 90 Dresbach bridge to a barge in the Mississippi River 

Seat Belt Safety

05/23/16 11:09 AM
Law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota and southeastern Minnesota will band together next week to help educate drivers and passengers about buckling up for safety.

Paintings Theft

05/23/16 11:08 AM
Winona Police are on the lookout for two paintings reported stolen from Watkins Hall on the Winona State University campus. 

Princess Kay Finalists

05/23/16 11:07 AM
Twelve county dairy princesses have been named finalists for Minnesota's 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, an icon for the state's dairy community best known for the Minnesota State Fair butter sculptures associated with it. 

History on the River Tours

05/23/16 11:05 AM
Tickets for the "History on the River" summer cruises go on sale to the public Friday.  

New Winona Book

05/23/16 10:55 AM
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Upper Mississippi River at Winona.

Miss Arcadia

05/23/16 10:45 AM
Identical twin sisters were selected Miss Arcadia and her runnerup. 

Brown Charged

05/19/16 10:16 AM
A former Winona County jailer is accused of downloading nude photos from the cellphones of people booked into the county jail.

County Board Election

05/19/16 10:14 AM
Winona County Commissioner Greg Olson has filed for another term on the board. 

Study in Germany

05/19/16 10:13 AM
Winona High School senior Kiri Sannerud, daughter of Paul and Peggy Sannerud of Winona  has been awarded a full scholarship to live and study in Germany.   

Carol Hill Scholarships

05/19/16 10:12 AM
The Winona Health Volunteers Carol Hill Scholarship committee has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to nine students, all of whom have been accepted into an accredited healthcare program. 

Dresbach Bridge

05/19/16 10:11 AM
Ames Construction crews are removing the eastbound old I-90 bridge Mississippi River deck over the island and backwater spans.

Assault Incident

05/19/16 10:10 AM
A 24-year-old Winona woman was arrested on suspicion of felony second degree assault and criminal vehicular operation early Wednesday following an incident that started out in the Maplewood Townhomes. 

Fire Department Walk Through

05/19/16 10:09 AM
The Winona Fire department is offering a free residential home safety walk through throughout the coming summer. 

Drug Charges

05/19/16 10:07 AM
27-year-old Bradley Michael Suchla of Winona is facing three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. 

Food Drive Event

05/19/16 10:05 AM
Last weekend's local Post Office Letter Carrier food drive turned out to be a successful event.

Utica Crash

05/18/16 10:31 AM
Authorities said a 19-year-old female was injured in a one vehicle rollover late Tuesday in Winona County. 

GOP Chair Resigns

05/18/16 10:29 AM
The co-chairman of the Steele County Republican Party in Minnesota says he's resigning from his position because Donald Trump has emerged as the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee.  

Lewiston Killing

05/18/16 10:28 AM
The investigation into the killing of a 24-year-old Lewiston woman is continuing but authorities had nothing new to report Tuesday. 

Heron Colony

05/18/16 10:26 AM
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge recently posted an Avoidance Area around the Mertes' Slough heron colony located near the Hwy 43 bridge between Winona  and Fountain City. 

Vets Cemetery Ceremony

05/18/16 10:25 AM
A dedication ceremony is planned for Minnesota's newest State Veterans Cemetery in Preston later this month.

Chamber Awards

05/18/16 10:23 AM
Some 250 business and community leaders gathered at the Riverport Inn Tuesday for the 16th Annual Winona area Chamber of Commerce Business Celebration Luncheon. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

05/18/16 10:22 AM
Work on the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection project in Winona has entered its second week. 

River Canoeing

05/18/16 10:21 AM
Volunteers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are commemorating the district's sesquicentennial celebration this summer by canoeing a portion of the Upper Mississippi River.

Dahl Donation

05/18/16 10:19 AM
Dahl Subaru and Subaru of America has donated $24,000 to the Family and Children's Center. 

WNB-Shred Day

05/18/16 10:17 AM
The Winona National Bank and the Winona ORC are partnering for a Free Shred Day on Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the bank's East Office parking lot off Mankato Avenue.

Wandering Horse-Auction

05/17/16 10:42 AM
A wondering horse that has been housed at an Altura location for close to a month will be put up for auction after no one has come forward to claim it. 

City Council Filings

05/17/16 10:41 AM
Longtime Winona City Councilmember Al Thurley has filed for re-election in the First Ward. 

Mayor Filings

05/17/16 10:40 AM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson will have some opposition when he runs for re-election in November. 

Carp Barrier-Winona

05/17/16 10:39 AM
Plans for an invasive carp barrier on the Mississippi River near Winona are caught in a dispute between a key scientist and the University of Minnesota. 

Lewiston Murder

05/17/16 10:37 AM
Unconditional bond was set at one million dollars in Winona District Court where a 23-year-old Lewiston man was formally charged with second degree murder with intent to cause injury. 

Wisconsin #1 Cheese

05/17/16 10:36 AM
Wisconsin kept its 1st place ranking producing more cheese than any other state in the country in 2015. 

Nuclear Plant Drill Today

05/17/16 10:33 AM
The public is being alerted that the nuclear power plant at Red Wing will hold a simulated emergency situation today. 

More Fake Bills

05/16/16 11:05 AM
More phony bills have been turning up at local retailers.

Kurtz Jailed

05/16/16 11:05 AM
An Onalaska woman was jailed Friday after she allegedly assaulted a male at a Winona residence.

Forged Check

05/16/16 11:04 AM
39-year-old Glen Patrick Taylor of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, is facing felony charges of offering a forced check.

Assault Charges

05/16/16 11:03 AM
A 47-year-old La Crescent man was cited with felony second degree assault and teroristic threats following an incident at a residence in Winona County Friday. 

Lewiston Death

05/16/16 11:01 AM
Authorities have released the name of a woman who was found dead in the woods near Lewiston in southeastern Minnesota.

Noon Lions Club

05/16/16 11:01 AM
The Winona Noon Lions Club has donated brooms to the Winona County Restorative Justice Program to be used in the Downtown Winona Clean-up Project.  

Discover Wisconsin

05/16/16 11:00 AM
The Discover Wisconsin TV and radio shows are interested in doing more promotion of Buffalo County. 

City Council

05/16/16 10:58 AM
The Winona City Council holds a puiblic hearing on Monday on a project to reconstruct Grand Street between Sarnia and Wabasha Streets. 

Special Track Meet

05/16/16 10:57 AM
The 2016 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition, hosted by Winona Area Public Schools, will be take place on Friday, May 20th at Paul Giel Field. 

Islands Closed

05/16/16 10:57 AM
Boaters are asked to avoid Mallard and Swan Islands in the Weaver Bottoms north of Winona  from May 20th - July 1st. 

Administrator Fired

05/16/16 10:56 AM
The Trempealeau Village Administrator has been fired. 

Glubka Theft

05/16/16 10:54 AM
A 45-year-old Winona man has been charged with felony theft in connection with a search authorities conducted at an east end residence on May 3rd that turned up several high end bicycles. 

Bear in Winona

05/16/16 10:52 AM
Winona Police are advising residents of the Gilmore Valley area to be on the lookout for a bear. 

Candidate Filing Deadline

05/16/16 10:39 AM
A reminder the two-week filing period for public office in Minnesota opens Tuesday for candidates running in the November election. 

SBD Fish Fry

05/12/16 01:37 PM
A reminder the Steamboat Days Festival Committee will host a fish fry Friday at the Eagles Club in downtown Winona. 

Miller Award

05/12/16 01:35 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller received a special honor Wednesday night at the Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical graduation ceremony. 

Dairy Princess Event

05/12/16 01:33 PM
The Winona County Dairy Princess and her attendant will be taking part in a special event this weekend to determine the candidates for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way pageant at the state fair. 

Friendship Center Honored

05/12/16 01:32 PM
The Winona Friendship Center received a special honor Wednesday.

Touch a Truck

05/12/16 01:30 PM
There's a free family event taking place in downtown Winona this weekend. 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

05/12/16 01:29 PM
Winona area residents are being asked to donate food for the local Winona County foodshelves this Saturday. 

R-P School Lawsuit

05/12/16 01:27 PM
A citizen group that filed a civil lawsuit against the Rushford-Peterson school district seeking a re-vote on a referendum to pay for a new K-12 school, had a hearing  last week in Fillmore County District Court. 

Dr. West Talks

05/12/16 01:26 PM
Winona school Superintendent Dr. Stephen West is available to speak to local clubs and organizations on the state of the Winona Area Public School District. 

SBD Button Winner

05/12/16 01:24 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Association unveiled the 2016 Button Design and announced its designer at Winona Senior High School Wednesday afternoon.  


05/12/16 01:21 PM
Semcac will celebrate its 50th anniversary next week. 

Whitewater Grant

05/11/16 02:03 PM
Some changes are coming at Whitwater State Park after an announcement that the park will be getting a $754,000 grant. 

Wabasha County Retirement

05/11/16 02:00 PM
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, on a 3-to-2 vote, decided to hire a new Public Health Department Director after current director Judy Barton announced her upcoming retirement. 

Housing Rehab

05/11/16 01:59 PM
The City of Winona says an information a meeting on the East End Neighborhood Revitilization Program will be held on Thursday, May 26th, at the East End Recreation Center starting at 5:30 p.m.

Annual Road Race

05/11/16 01:55 PM
Applications for grants from the 16th Annual B-K-5-K Road Race are being accepted through Friday, May 20th.               

Winona Health Volunteers

05/11/16 01:53 PM
160 people attnded the Winona Health annual Volunteer Appreciation banquet on Friday, April 22nd.  Volunteer of the Year awards were presented to Bonnie Kelly, Julieanne Schwemer and Marlene Mulrooney, for their dedication to Winona Health. The Leg

Miller Mentoring

05/11/16 01:52 PM
On April 26th, the Miller Mentoring Pogram held is annual Family Dinner at Winona High School. 

Chamber Awards

05/11/16 01:50 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce is still seeking reservations for its 16th Annual Business Awards next week. Winners will be announced at the Business Awards Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday, May 17th. 

Bridge Jump

05/11/16 01:49 PM
Winona Police said an 18-year-old Winona woman was rescued from the Mississippi River Tuesday after she jumped from the Highway 43 interstate bridge. 

I-90 Bridge Work

05/11/16 01:48 PM
Ames Construction crews this week will be removing the eastbound I-90 concrete traffic barrier and overhangs over the island and backwater spans of the old I-90 bridge at Dresbach. 

Alma Annexation

05/11/16 01:45 PM
The Alma City Council approved a petition for annexation of 7.8 acres from the Town of Alma to make way for a sewer line extension.

County Youth Council

05/11/16 01:41 PM
On a 3-to-2 vote, the Winona County Board approved a request to apply for a grant to help fund a new County Youth Council.

Jail Future

05/11/16 01:38 PM
With the prospect of having to send some of the county's jail inmates to jails in other counties, the Winona County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved bringing in an outside group to assess the needs of the Winona County jail. 

Eagle Center Expansion

05/11/16 01:37 PM
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha has announced an expansion project to add to its present building in Wabasha. 

Preservation Month

05/11/16 01:34 PM
The Winona Heritage Preservation Commission will recognize two downtown restoration projects next week as part of May Preservation Month.

County Youth Council

05/10/16 11:45 AM
On a 3-to-2 vote, the Winona County Board approved a request to apply for a grant to help fund a new County Youth Council. 

Jail Future

05/10/16 11:44 AM
With the prospect of having to send some of the county's jail inmates to jails in other counties, the Winona County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved bringing in an outside group to assess the needs of the Winona County jail.

Steamboat Days-Golf

05/10/16 11:41 AM
Steamboat Days will again begin a little early this year. 

Mine Appeal Denied

05/10/16 11:39 AM
A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a Trempealeau County decision denying a permit to open a new sand mine for use in hydraulic fracking.

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

05/10/16 11:38 AM
Work has begun in ernest on the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection project. 

ORC Awards

05/10/16 11:37 AM
"Super Heroes" was the theme for this year's Winona ORC's Community Recognition Banquet held on Friday, April 22, at Visions Event Center. 

Trinona Event

05/10/16 11:35 AM
The City of Winona getting ready to host the annual Trinona triathlon next month. 

L-P Truck Overturns

05/10/16 11:34 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 54-year-old La Crosse man was injured when the L-P straight truck overturned on Highway 61 south of Winona near La Moille Monday.  The patrol said the truck, driven by Gregory Oldenburg, was northbound in the left l

WAPS Unions

05/10/16 11:32 AM
Two Winona Area Public School District unions are scheduled to hold negotiations with the school board. 

County Board

05/10/16 11:31 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will review an inspection report on six controversial Amish dog kennels in the Utica and St. Charles area when the board meets at the County Government Center Tuesday. 

Phony Money

05/10/16 11:29 AM
Even with the arrest of a suspect in the case involving counterfeit money, Winona Police said more money showed up over the weekend. 

Captain and Mate

05/10/16 11:28 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival is seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 17th.  Go to for a registration form or send information inc

WAPS Referendums

05/10/16 11:25 AM
Winona Area Public School District residents will be asked to approve two levy referendums next fall.

SBD-Grand Marshalls

05/10/16 11:23 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Association has announced the Parade Grand Marshalls for the Steamboat Days 2016 are Ed and Judy Maus.  

Law Enforcement Memorial

05/10/16 11:21 AM
 A special ceremony will be held in Winona Wednesday, May 11th, in honor of National Law Enforcement Memorial Day.     

Lake City-Expansion

05/06/16 10:49 AM
A Lake City company has been awarded a grant to aid its its expansion plans. 

100 Mile Garage Sale

05/06/16 10:48 AM
This is the weekend of the annual 100 Mile Garage Sale.


Phony Money Suspect Jailed

05/06/16 10:46 AM
Police said a suspect in the case of counterfeit money was arrested and jailed early Friday.

Kennels Inspection

05/06/16 10:45 AM
Six controversial Amish dog kennels in Winona county have passed their latest inspections. 

Miller Bill

05/06/16 10:44 AM
A bill authored by State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona which became law in 2015 is making it easier for students to transfer credits between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Law Enforcement Memorial

05/06/16 10:43 AM
A special ceremony will be held in Winona next Tuesday, May 11th, in honor of National Law Enforcement Memorial Day.

IBM Property

05/06/16 10:42 AM
IBM has announced plans to sell a large portion of its massive complex in Rochester. 

Chamber Pilot Program

05/06/16 10:41 AM
The Minnesota Chamber announced that Ed McBride has been hired as the Grant Manager to lead the Business Education Networks pilot project in Winona. 

Trainor-Sports Award

05/06/16 10:40 AM
Micaela Trainor, a St. Thomas University senior third baseman, was named the Division III national softball player of the week by the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association.  

Steamboat Days Fish Fry

05/06/16 10:39 AM
The Steamboat Days Festival Committee will host a fish fry on Friday, May 13th at the Eagles Club.

SE-Tech Graduation

05/06/16 10:38 AM
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical will hold graduation ceremonies next week on both its Winona and Red Wing campuses. 

SMU Graduation

05/06/16 10:35 AM
St. Mary's University will hold spring graduation ceremonies Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Gostomski Fieldhouse. It will be a joint ceremony for both Winona undergraduates and graduates.  A reception on the outdoor plaza will follow the ceremony

Assault Charges

05/05/16 11:35 AM
A 29-year-old Winona man has been named in a criminal complaint charging him with two gross misdemeanor counts of assaulting an 87-year-old woman.

C-FC School Board

05/05/16 11:34 AM
Bonnie Breza of the Town of Buffalo won a split vote  to fill a vacancy on the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board.       

Habitat Plant Sale

05/05/16 11:33 AM
A group of local growers will hold their annualplant sale on Friday,May 20th, in the parking lot at Midtown Foods.                   


05/05/16 11:30 AM
A Winona High School graduate has been appointed as the new principal for the Winona Middle School Superintendent 

Phony Bill

05/05/16 11:29 AM
Another phony $20 bill turned up in Winona on Tuesday. Police said the counterfeit bill was discovered at the Walmart store.

Bikes Recovered

05/05/16 11:28 AM
Several high value bicycles were recovered when Winona Police used a search warrant at an east end residence on Tuesday. 

Bike Auction

05/05/16 11:27 AM
120 bicycles and five vehicles will be up for sale when the Winona Police Department and the Sheriff's Department holds their annual surplus auction on Tuesday, May 24th. 


05/05/16 11:26 AM
Winona National Bank announces that Andrew Kieffer has joined the Bank as Vice President, Investment Executive.  

WSU Tunnels

05/05/16 11:25 AM
Construction is set to begin soon on the final phase of Winona State University's new Pedestrian Tunnels. 

St. Charles Referendum

05/05/16 11:24 AM
It's back to the drawing boards for the St. Charles School District after voters Tuesday said no to an 18.2 million dollar referendum. 


05/05/16 11:23 AM
Semcac is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 


05/05/16 11:20 AM
IBM has announced plans to sell a large portion of its massive complex in Rochester.

Winona County Ranking

05/02/16 11:40 AM
A website ranks Winona County among the best places in Minnesota for living on Social Security.

Wisconsin Farm Report

05/02/16 11:39 AM
Wisconsin farmers averaged $3.43 per bushel for corn sold in March, a penny less than February and 29 cents under the corn price in March of 2015.

Kohner-Miller Tribute

05/02/16 11:38 AM
Jon Kohner received the 2015 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute at a dinner held in his honor on Wednesday, April 27th.

City Council

05/02/16 11:37 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday evening and will vote a license agreement for the dock area in Levee Park to be utilized by the Mississippi Explorer. 

WSU Spring Garduation

05/02/16 11:36 AM
More than 1,100 students will participate in the Winona State University Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 6th, in McCown Gymnasium in Memorial Hall on the Winona campus.

Walk-Bike Ride To School

05/02/16 11:35 AM
On Wednesday, May 4th, WAPS elementary schools will participate in a Walk/Bike to School Day as part of the national bike to school day.

Prostitution Charges

04/28/16 11:35 AM
Sentencing has been set for June 15th in Winona District Court for a Winona County man found guilty by a jury of attempting to solicit a young woman for prostitution and being a prostitution patron.

SBD Fish Fry

04/28/16 11:28 AM
 The Winona Steamboat Days Association will host a Fish Fry on Friday, May 13th  at the Eagles Club from 4:30 to-7pm . 

Party with a Purpose-Boondocks

04/28/16 11:27 AM
A special event will be taking place in Cochrane at the Boondocks this Saturday, April 30th. 

Gypsy Moth Spraying

04/28/16 11:26 AM
Residents of 21 central and western Wisconsin counties can expect to hear and see loud, low-flying planes as early as sunrise, depending on weather conditions, starting in May. 

Dare to Dream Winner

04/28/16 11:24 AM
A teacher at the Jefferson School STEM perogram has been named this year's winner of the "Dare to Dream" award by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools. 

River Cleanup

04/28/16 11:23 AM
If you are looking for some outdoor activity this weekend volunteers are needed to help clean up the Mississippi River in the Winona area. 

Anderson-New WSHS Principal

04/27/16 10:57 AM
After a rigorous interviewing process, Superintendent Dr. Stephen West announces the promotion of Mark Anderson, Winona Middle School principal, to take the helm at Winona Senior High School. 

Frack Sand Ban

04/27/16 10:55 AM
On a 3-to-2 vote, the Winona County Board of Commissioners decided to have county staff begin a study of a possible ban on most frack sand mining in the county.

Superintendent Raise

04/27/16 10:54 AM
The Wabasha-Kellogg school superintendent will be getting a salary raise.

Second Street Detour

04/27/16 10:52 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says West Second Street traffic in downtown Winona will be rerouted from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 29th between Huff and Washington streets...

Merchants Earnings

04/27/16 10:51 AM
The Merchants Financial Group has announced first quarter net income of 3.2 million dollars according to President & CEO Rodney R. Nelson.

Highway 43 Bridge Meeting

04/27/16 10:50 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will discuss the Winona Highway 43 Bridge project during a public meeting in Winona this coming Monday, May 2nd. 


04/27/16 10:49 AM
An initiative designed to help develop strong bipartisan relationships and enhance entrepreneurial thinking among Minnesota legislators was launched at the State Capitol with the support of the Citizens League and the Phillips Family Foundations.

Wandering Mare

04/27/16 10:49 AM
The Sheriff's Department is looking for the owner of a young horse that wondered onto property in Altura on Monday morning. 

Burglary Investigation

04/27/16 10:45 AM
Winona County authorities are continuing to investigate a burglary at a residence in Stockton over the weekend.

Cotter Scholarships

04/27/16 10:41 AM
46-members of the Cotter High School graduating class of 2016 have been awarded scholarships. 

Ski Jump-Red Wing

04/27/16 10:40 AM
There's a chance olympic ski jumpers could be doing their training in Winona's backyard if the City of Red Wing has its way.  

New District Judge

04/27/16 10:39 AM
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Christa Daily as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Third Judicial District.

Concealed Gun Revocation

04/27/16 10:38 AM
Winona County's sheriff wants to take away a Dresbach man's concealed carry gun permit because of a verbal confrontation.

Kendalls Honored

04/27/16 10:36 AM
St. Mary's University honored an Illinois couple and longtime benefactors of the university April 23rd at its annual Benefactor Recognition and Reception Dinner.

Dresbach Bridge Detour

04/25/16 10:52 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will have a weekend detour affecting southbound Highway 61 to La Crescent that motorists should be aware of beginning Friday night, April 29th.                 

Police Chase

04/25/16 10:51 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing seven criminal charges including felony assault by strangulation, after he led Winona police on a high speed chase early Friday. 

ATV Crash

04/25/16 10:46 AM
Authorities said a 15-year-old Rollingstone boy was injured in an ATV crash in Rollingstone on Friday. 

WSU Retirement

04/25/16 10:45 AM
A longtime Winona State University faculty member is retiring this spring after 41 years in the Department of Nursing.   

Galesville Death

04/25/16 10:44 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff said that preliminary autopsy results showed a Galesville man died from a drug overdose. 

Timbers Closing

04/25/16 10:43 AM
The Winona Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, April 27th, to review a proposed development at 270 West third Street, the current site of Timber's Restaurant.

Police Chase

04/22/16 11:53 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing possible felony assault by strangulation charges after he led Winona police on a high speed chase early Friday. 

West-Community Meertings

04/22/16 11:52 AM
Winona Area Public School Superintendent Dr. Stephen West will host a series of meetings with local service clubs in May. 

WSU-Engagement Center

04/22/16 11:51 AM
Winona State University will host an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the new College of Business Engagement Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Somsen Hall room 108. 


04/22/16 11:50 AM
First District Congressman Tim Walz will be in Winona on Monday.

Firefighting Training

04/22/16 11:48 AM
The Winona Fire Department will be conducting auto extrication training for our firefighter on Monday, April 25th, at the Central Fire Station.  

Prince Death

04/22/16 11:47 AM
Authorities say it could take days or even weeks before the public learns the cause of Prince's death.

Austin Shooting

04/22/16 11:46 AM
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting incident which took place on Wednesday night in Austin. 

Purple Caucus

04/22/16 11:45 AM
A comprehensive transportation funding package, tax relief, and a bonding bill focusing on infrastructure and state assets are among the Purple Caucus' top priorities this year. 

Frack Sand Ban

04/22/16 11:44 AM
Two local organizations are weighing in on the Winona County Board of Commissioner's agreement to discuss a possible ban on frack sand mining in the county. 

Beethoven Festival

04/22/16 11:43 AM
Single tickets for the 2016 Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona go on sale April 26th. 

Final Dresbach Pour

04/21/16 01:25 PM
Construction crews completed the final closure pours of concrete on the new Interstate 90 westbound bridge in Dresbach early Wednesday morning, marking a significant milestone in the project that is slated to be complete later this year. 

School Board Chair Retiring

04/21/16 01:24 PM
The Chairman of the Winona Area Public School Board says he will retire on July prompting a search for an interim chair. 

Second Amtrak

04/21/16 01:23 PM
A push for a second Amtrak passenger train between St. Paul and Chicago has the backing of at least one local legislator.

Boat Tours

04/21/16 01:21 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is planning a very busy summer coming up. 

Phone Scam

04/21/16 01:09 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning to residents to be aware of phone calls where the caller claims a family member is in trouble with the law and needs money. 

WSU Administrator

04/21/16 01:07 PM
A Winona State University administrator has received a special award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

PlastiCert Chosen

04/21/16 01:06 PM
Lewiston's PlastiCert Company, a 35-year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services, announced being selected as the molder of choice for a new consumer sporting goods manufacturer....

Galesville Death

04/21/16 12:58 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Galesville man. 

Name Change

04/20/16 11:15 AM
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is getting a new name and that is causing some confusion at the state capital. 

Minnesota Water Report

04/20/16 11:14 AM
An investigative report released last week by the Izaak Walton League of America shows that Minnesota residents have much to be concerned about when it comes to pollution in their local streams and rivers.

Nursing Accreditation

04/20/16 11:13 AM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical has announced that the college's Practical Nursing program has achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Local Grants

04/20/16 11:12 AM
The PartnerSHIP for a Healthy Winona County is making the healthy choice the easier choice by creating an environment that supports healthy behavior. 

Party Fatal

04/20/16 11:10 AM
A 26-year-old Austin man is charged with fatally hitting a man with an SUV in a southern Minnesota pasture during a weekend party before driving away. 

Mayor Upset

04/20/16 11:08 AM
Fountain City Mayor Peter Schaffner made the most of his last chance as mayor to tell residents and city council members what he thought of his last four years in office. 

Buffer Zones

04/19/16 01:35 PM
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill regarding buffer zones along the state's rivers and streams. 

Eggs and Issues

04/19/16 01:34 PM
Winona Chamber members have a chance to learn more about to major construction projects in Winona during an Eggs and Issues breakfast next week. 

Meet The New Managers

04/19/16 01:33 PM
Here's a chance to meet the new city and county managers.

Chamber Awards

04/19/16 01:32 PM
 The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 16th Annual Business Awards.

Dresbach Bridge Demolition

04/19/16 01:31 PM
As the demolition of the old Interstate 90 bridge at Dresbach gets underway, boaters on the Mississippi River are being warned to keep a safe distance from the bridge. 

Masonic Temple Roof

04/19/16 01:29 PM
The Masonic Temple building in downtown Winona is set to get a new roof following action by the City Council Monday. 

School Referendums

04/19/16 01:28 PM
Two Winona area school districts will hold construction referendums next month.