Team Vogel Event

03/24/17 11:25 AM
A special event will be coming up on Thursday, April 6th, to honor Winonan Joe Vogel who passed away from cancer in 2010. 

DMC Milestone

03/24/17 11:24 AM
 A milestone has been reached for Rochester's Destination Medical Center and its fund-raising efforts for projects around the city. 

Chicken-Q Fundraiser

03/24/17 11:23 AM
A special Chicken-Q will be held at the Winona Elks Lodge on Saturday, April 8th starting at 11:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the local German American Police Program. 

Heimlich Hero

03/24/17 11:22 AM
 A La Crosse high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria.   


03/24/17 11:20 AM
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith paid a visit to Winona Friday.

Superintendent Interviews

03/23/17 01:53 PM
Three of the six finalists for the position of Winona Area Public School Superintendent were interviewed Wednesday night by the school board. 

Fool's Five

03/23/17 01:51 PM
Registrations are being taken for the 39th Annual Fool's Five Road Race in Lewiston coming up on Sunday, April 2nd. 

County Board

03/23/17 01:49 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will be asked to approve a contract for a new county planning and zoning director. 

Fire Department Fundraiser-Glidden

03/22/17 12:56 PM
Leighton Broadcasting'a 95.3 FM KGSL announcer Gabe Glidden returned to the ground Wednesday after a preliminary fundraising goal of $5,000 was reached. 

Urgent Care-Wabasha

03/22/17 12:55 PM
An Urgent Care Center will open next month in Wabasha's St. Elizabeth Hospital. 

Food Drive-Scouts

03/22/17 12:52 PM
The Winona Boy Scouts will be out this Saturday going door-to-door in their annual food pickups, part of the March Foodshare food drive.


03/22/17 12:51 PM
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will be paying a visit to Winona this week. 

Compassionate Community

03/22/17 12:48 PM
All Winona-area residents are invited to participate in a free event and conversation April 1st on ways to create a more compassionate community and learn holistic healing practices, hosted by a network of local partners. 


03/22/17 12:47 PM
Winona State University's 2016-17 Lyceum Series will host poet  Andrea Jenkins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30th, in the Stark Hall Auditorium. 

Dispatcher Lawsuit

03/22/17 11:28 AM
A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police dispatcher who says she was fired for supporting President Donald Trump's travel ban wants a six-figure settlement. 

Coach of the Year

03/22/17 11:19 AM
Winona High School football coach John Cassellius has been named the Minnesota Class 4-A coach of the year by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. 


03/22/17 11:18 AM
Winona State University has received the designation of 2017-18 Voter-Friendly Campus based on its efforts to engage and educate student voters in fall 2016. 

Water Rates

03/22/17 11:17 AM
The quarterly sewer rate for Fountain City residents connected to the city's wastewater treatment plant is going up $35. 

MMAM Fundraiser

03/22/17 11:16 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona will hold a spring fundraiser and gathering this coming Sunday, March 26th, where three new works will be unveiled and added to the museum's outstanding collections. 

Fire Department Fundraiser-Glidden

03/21/17 02:22 PM
Leighton Broadcasting's KG 95.3 FM D-J Gabe Glidden remained atop a scissor lift in the parking lot at Hy Vee Tuesday as he tries to raise money for the Winona Fire Department.

Sunday Liquor Sales

03/21/17 02:21 PM
The city of Rochester wants to know what the public feels about the sale of liquor on Sundays. 

Housing Task Force

03/21/17 02:19 PM
The Winona Housing Task Force will be meeting this Thursday from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Winona City Hall developing a list of questions, interests and concerns for each housing sector. 

Beethoven Festival

03/21/17 02:17 PM
Tickets are on sale now for the 11th Annual Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona this coming July 6th through the 23rd. 

WAPS Budget Session

03/21/17 02:16 PM
The public had a second chance Monday to speak out on the proposed budget reductions being considered by the Winona Area Public School Board. 

Suprintendent Finalists

03/21/17 02:14 PM
Six finalists have been named for the position of superintendent of the Winona Area Public Schools.


03/21/17 02:12 PM
A Saint Mary's University student has been named Winona's first Associate Poet Laureate by the Winona Fine Arts Commission. 

DWI Sentence

03/21/17 02:11 PM
A 56-year-old Winona man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Buffalo County Circuit Court to his seventh offense of driving while intoxicated.

Masonic Temple Drops

03/21/17 01:47 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission will hold a public meeting April 5th, to gauge citizen input on which Historic Drops should be chosen for retaining and restoration at the Masonic Temple Theatre. 

Highway System

03/21/17 01:44 PM
Buffalo County is falling behind on what it can afford to spend on road construction and maintenance of its county trunk highway system. 

School Districts Cooperative

03/20/17 01:02 PM
A plan to form a cooperative between four school districts in Trempealeau County is moving forward with another meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd, in Arcadia. 

Health Care Home

03/20/17 01:01 PM
Winona Health's patient-centered approach to care has led to certification as a health care home by the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Kayak Found-Heim

03/20/17 01:00 PM
Authorities said a kayak belonging to a man whose body was found February 17th near Minneiska has been located.

Stabbing Charges-Bond

03/20/17 12:59 PM
Cash bond was reduced from $100,000 to $10,000 for a 17-year-old Holmen boy who is accused of stabbing two other people

Research Fair

03/20/17 12:58 PM
The Winona Health Research Committee is hosting a Research Fair to give area pre-professionals the opportunity to share their work and community members the chance to learn about the medical research being conducted by local university students. 

Charter Hiring

03/20/17 12:57 PM
Charter Communications is looking to hire 100 new customer relations coordinators for its Rochester office.   

WAPS Listening Session Tonight

03/20/17 11:31 AM
The Winona Area Public Schools will host a listening session on the budget reduction process and proposals for the coming school year tonight. The session will be from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Middle school auditorium.  

Historical Society Grants

03/17/17 12:54 PM
The Minnesota Historical Society announces 48 recipients of 50 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants, totaling nearly $370,000 in 24 counties. 

Winhawks Win

03/17/17 12:52 PM
The Winona High School girls basketball team moved into the championship game of the state Class Three-A tournament Thursday with a  58-43 win over Richfield Holy Angels Academy.

Winona County Award

03/17/17 12:51 PM
Winona County will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor's Safety Awards luncheon on May 18th at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  

J.C. Penny Store to Close

03/17/17 12:45 PM
The Winona J.C. Penny store is closing. J.C. Penny has announcing the closure of 138 of their locations including ones in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. 

Officer Training

03/16/17 02:20 PM
Winona County Sheriff's deputies and area police officers got a refresher course Wednesday in Lewiston on the use of force to subdue and control crime suspects. 

Winona Lacrosse Club

03/16/17 02:18 PM
Winona Hawks Lacrosse Club is still taking registrations for Varsity players, Boys Youth and Girls Lacrosse teams. 

Flood Relief

03/16/17 02:15 PM
A flood relief fund in Buffalo County has raised more than $34,000 from private donations. 

Final Ibsen Festival

03/16/17 02:14 PM
The Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro announces its 20th Annual Ibsen Festival April 21-23 in downtown Lanesboro. 

Blues and Brews

03/16/17 02:13 PM
Tickets are still available for the annual Blues and Brews fundraiser event sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools. 

Winhawks Win-Play Today

03/16/17 02:10 PM
The Winona High School girls basketball team moved into the semi-finals of the Class Three-A state tournament Wednesday with a 64-to-59 win over Minneapolis De La Salle. 

Solar Workshop

03/16/17 02:08 PM
The public is invited to a workshop on solar electric systems in Winona Saturday at City Hall. 

Westbrook Honored

03/15/17 10:55 AM
Express Employment Professionals is recognizing Nicole Westbrook as a recipient of the Society for Human Resource Management--Senior Certified Professional Certification. 

Century Farms

03/15/17 10:52 AM
Winona County farm families, who have owned their farm for 100 years or longer, are invited to submit an application for Century Farm recognition. 

Partners in Energy

03/15/17 10:51 AM
The City of Winona is the latest community to join Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy initiative to help the city identify and achieve its energy goals and help local residents and businesses reduce their energy bills and carbon footprints. 

K-9 Awards-Cleo

03/15/17 10:49 AM
It was a successful weekend for Winona County K-9 officer Cleo its handler, Deputy Adam Carlson. 

Alternate Side Parking

03/15/17 10:27 AM
You don't have to worry about parking your vehicle on the wrong side of the street overnight anymore in the city of Winona after Wednesday.

Ashley Expansion

03/13/17 12:52 PM
Ashley Furniture Industries is planning a multi-million dollar expansion of its plant in Arcadia.   

Misato Fundraiser

03/13/17 12:52 PM
The 2017 Japan Ambassadors will host their final fundraiser on Sunday, March 19th, before they leave for Misato next month. 

Farm Economy

03/13/17 12:50 PM
Wisconsin's economy from farm crop production was valued at 3.6 billion dollars in 2016, a 10 percent increase over 2015, according to the Dept. of Agriculture. 

Blue Heron Sold

03/13/17 11:52 AM
The building that houses the Blue Heron Coffee House in downtown Winona has been sold. 

SMU-Mayo Collaboration

03/13/17 11:50 AM
The Mayo Clinic Board of Governors has approved a proposal to begin development of a new physician assistant masters degree program in collaboration with St. Mary's University. 

Harbormaster Nominations

03/13/17 11:49 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is seeking nominations for Steamboat Days Harbormaster 2017. 

County Board

03/13/17 11:47 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will be Tuesday asked to make a decision on a project to widen and reconstruct County Road 129 from 44th Avenue in Goodview to Highway 61. 

Food Drive

03/10/17 11:42 AM
The Winona County fooshelves continue to seek donations during this annual March Foodshare food drive. 

Fastenal Earnings

03/10/17 11:29 AM
Net sales for Fastenal during the month of February went up 1.1 percent when compared to February of 2016. 

Spring Forward

03/10/17 11:25 AM
A reminder it's time to change time again. Daylight saving time returns this weekend in the United States.  

Planning Commission

03/10/17 11:24 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will review the final draft of the Unified Development Code. 

Spruce up Winona Day

03/10/17 11:21 AM
St. Mary's University is encouraging individuals, organizations and churches in Winona to submit requests for service for the 11th Annual Spruce up Winona Day. 

St Mary's Hospital Expansion

03/10/17 11:17 AM
The Mayo Clinic has announced a major expansion plan for St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. 

Labor Unions

03/10/17 10:34 AM
Employee union members accounted for 8.1 percent of people working in Wisconsin in 2016, down from 8.3 percent in 2015.

First Tow-St. Paul

03/10/17 10:32 AM
One day after the shipping season on the Mississippi River opened in the Winona area, the first towboat arrived in St. Paul Thursday.

Historic Designation-WAPS

03/09/17 01:03 PM
It's now up to the city council to determine whether four Winona Area Public School buildings should have historic designation status. 

Visit Winona

03/09/17 01:01 PM
With the tourist season approaching Visit Winona is set to unveil some new advertising to attract more visitors to the community. 

Winona-Most Beautiful

03/09/17 01:00 PM
Winona has been named the most beautiful city in Minnesota. 

Dog Trials

03/09/17 12:59 PM
Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona will litteraly be going to the dogs this weekend.

102 Year Old Graduate

03/09/17 12:57 PM
A 102-year-old Rochester man can finally call himself a high school graduate. 

Bonding Bill-WSU

03/09/17 12:56 PM
Winona State University still awaits word on whether it will receive funding to complete its Education Village project currently underway. 

Eagle Center Staff

03/09/17 12:51 PM
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha has a new Director of Development. 

Women's Resource Center

03/08/17 01:05 PM
The building that formally housed the Women's Resource Center of Winona has been purchased. 

Youth Conservation Corps

03/08/17 01:03 PM
The Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be hiring four students this summer to work on a Youth Conservation Corps crew. 

New Pet Food Plant

03/08/17 12:59 PM
 A new company will be occupying the former Ferrara Candy Company building located at 1000 West Fifth Street. 

EAB Quarantine

03/08/17 12:56 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has announced it has formalized a quarantine for emerald ash borer in southeast St. Louis County.  

WAPS Listening Sessions

03/08/17 12:52 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools will host a pair of listening sessions on the budget reduction process and proposals for the coming school year this month.  

Buffalo County Court

03/08/17 12:51 PM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County County Circuit Court...

Temporary Bridge

03/08/17 12:49 PM
A temporary bridge bypass is expected to be opened this week on Buffalo County Trunk Highway U in Waumandee where a short-span bridge collapsed on Feb. 20th. 

First Tow

03/08/17 12:48 PM
Winona has experienced one of the earliest openings of the shipping season on the Mississippi River ever. 

Gardener's Day

03/08/17 12:41 PM
With spring not too far away, there is an event coming up this Saturday that can get you ready for spring planting.

Richmond Benefit Dance

03/07/17 02:55 PM
The 17th Annual Taylor Richmond benefit Dance will be held on Saturday, March 18th, on the St. Mary's University campus. 

Eggs and Issues

03/07/17 02:51 PM
Two local legislators will be the special guests at a Winona Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issue breakfast in Winona coming up on Friday, March 17th. 

Winona Health-Top 100

03/07/17 02:50 PM
Winona Health has been named a top 100 U.S. rural and community hospital. 

WAPS Kindergarten Registration

03/07/17 02:49 PM
Winona Area Public Schools  Kindergarten registration is now open for children who will be five years old before September 1, 2017.

Food Drive-Better Living Show

03/07/17 02:47 PM
Leighton Broadcasting's Better Living Show turned out to be successful for Winona Volunteer Services which operated the Winona County Foodshelves. 

Culver's-Misato Fundraiser Tonight

03/07/17 02:45 PM
Culver's Restaurant is the place to have an evening meal on Tuesday, March 7th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Warming Center

03/07/17 02:43 PM
Winona's first homeless shelter has been in operation since the first of the year and has ben serving the community.  

Assault Weapon Charge

03/06/17 11:01 AM
33-year-old Christopher Kevin Bolduan was jailed on Friday following an incident in Winona. 

Stolen Cross

03/06/17 10:59 AM
Winona Police are looking for a crucifix reported stolen from St. Mathew's Church in Winona.

Felony Theft

03/06/17 10:58 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing felony theft charges after allegedly stealing money from an employer. 

Injury Crash

03/06/17 10:56 AM
The Sheriff's Department said a 17-year-old male was injured when he lost control of his vehicle on Saturday. 

Sand Mining Plant

03/06/17 10:54 AM
The state Department of Natural Resources has given a timber company subsidiary preliminary approval for a sand plant in western Wisconsin that would destroy more than 16 acres of wetlands.

Planning Director

03/04/17 11:27 AM
Winona County may have a new Planning and Environmental Services Director soon after two final candidates were interviewed by the County Board of Commissioners.

Outstanding Alumni

03/04/17 11:24 AM
Minnesota State College Southeast is seeking nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards. 

EAB-Goodhue County

03/04/17 11:21 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has placed Goodhue County under an emergency quarantine after emerald ash borer was found in the city of Red Wing. 

WSU Wrestling

03/04/17 11:20 AM
Three wrestlers from the Winona State University Men's Wrestling Club will compete at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Nationals March 9-11 in Allen, Texas.  

Shines Charges

03/04/17 11:19 AM
Additional charges have been filed against a 30-year-old Winona man who allegedly assaulted a police officer and a female

March Food Drive

03/04/17 11:17 AM
The annual March Foodshare drive is underway in Minnesota including here in Winona.

Quit Smoking

03/04/17 11:15 AM
Winona Health's next smoking cessation program  begins Thursday, March 16th. 

Historic Designation-WAPS

03/04/17 11:14 AM
The Winona Heritage Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a recommendation calling for local historic designation on four Winona Area Public School buildings. 

MSC Pilot Program

03/01/17 01:03 PM
Minnesota State College Southeast announces a pilot program to bring  the UL Knowledge Solutions curriculum to the college's campus in  Red Wing.

Winona Fire

03/01/17 12:59 PM
Winona firefighters responded to a fire at a west end location late Tuesday evening and were on the scene for about five hours. 

River Deaths-Anniversary

03/01/17 12:57 PM
March 1st marks the 20th anniversary of the day when five former and current students at St. Mary's University turned up missing and prompted a five-day frantic search that ended with the discovery of their vehicle at the bottom of the Mississippi River.

DARE Breakfast

03/01/17 12:56 PM
The Goodview Police Reserves and the Winona County DARE program will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast coming up on Sunday, March 26th. 

SBD-Better Living Show

03/01/17 12:54 PM
One of the highlights of this coming weekend's Leighton Broadcasting Better Living Show is a booth hosted by the Winona Steamboat Days festival. 

Falcon Demonstration-Wednesday

03/01/17 12:52 PM
Here's a chance to learn more about falcons when a special presentation will be held at the Winona Senior Friendship Center tonight at 7:15 p.m.

Cancer Care-Winona Health

03/01/17 12:49 PM
Winona Health's Cancer Care Program has again earned accreditation by the Commission on Cancer. The organization's program has been accredited since 2013.

Ethics of War-WSU

03/01/17 12:48 PM
The Winona State University Retiree Center's Senior University program will offer a course on "Ethics of War and Terrorism" from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, March 21st through April 25th, in Maxwell Hall.            

Fountain City Candidates

02/27/17 09:39 AM
Two people say they plan to run as write-in candidates for a city council seat in the 1st Ward in Fountain City on April 4th. 

Lost Farms

02/27/17 09:19 AM
Wisconsin lost 200 farms in 2016, but kept the same amount of land in farming. 

City Council

02/27/17 09:18 AM
The Winona City Council will hold a closed-door meeting today to conduct an evaluation of the city manager. 

Tag and Tow!

02/24/17 09:23 AM
The City of Winona has declared a TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the entire city of Winona. February  25th, 2017  From 12:01AM to 6:30AM. 

Gun Shop Theft

02/23/17 01:41 PM
An 18-year-old Winona man has been found guilty by a Wabasha County jury of first degree burglary and theft in connection with a break-in at a Millville gun shop last September.

Science Fair Postponed

02/23/17 01:39 PM
The Regional Science And Engineering Fair in Winona Friday has been postponed because of the weather. 

MiEnergy Meeting Postponed

02/23/17 01:38 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative's Electrician's Meeting Friday is postponed to Friday, March 3 because of the pending weather. 

Eggs N' Issues-Postponed

02/23/17 01:34 PM
The Winona Chamber of Commerce says due to weather conditions Eggs N' Issues will not be held Friday.  

Masonic Drops

02/23/17 01:31 PM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson says he is pleased with a city council decision to save a portion of the historic theater drops at the Masonic Temple and auction off the rest.


02/23/17 01:29 PM
The National Weather Service say the Flood Warning continues for the Black River Near Galesville. * until Sunday evening...Or until the warning is cancelled.   

Buffalo County Court

02/23/17 10:38 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 31-year-old Adam Greenwold of Blair, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony drug manufacture and delivery of amphetamines. 

Fountain City Ordinances

02/23/17 10:32 AM
Fountain City will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on March 7th to gauge response to proposed city ordinance regulation of large commercial waste dumpsters, snow emergency parking and trimming of weeds.  

Economic Development

02/23/17 10:31 AM
The Fountain City Council authorized forming an economic development committee. 

Judgeship-Primary Election

02/23/17 10:29 AM
The current sitting Circuit Court judge in Trempealeau County was ousted Tuesday in a primary election. 

Gas Thefts

02/23/17 10:28 AM
Winona Police said  36-year-old Mathew Robert Keiffer of Winona is facing theft charges after allegedly failing to pay for gasoline at three different Winona stations.

Heim Autopsy

02/23/17 10:27 AM
The preliminary cause of death of a kayaker whose body was discovered on February 17th at Minneiska has been ruled hypothermia.

City Council-Sarvi

02/23/17 10:23 AM
The Winona City Council will hold a closed-door meeting this coming Monday to conduct an evaluation of the city manager. 

Chili Cook-off Donation

02/21/17 01:48 PM
The local organization, Ready Set School, is benefitting from the annual chili cook-off held earlier this month at the Winona Middle School. 

Homebuyers Seminar

02/21/17 01:46 PM
The City of Winona, in collaboration with Wells Fargo and Minnesota Housing, is hosting a first-time homebuyer seminar Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Winona City Hall. 

State of the School District

02/21/17 01:45 PM
Winona Chamber members are invited to learn more about the Winona Area Public School District when the Chamber holds an Eggs and Issues breakfast this Friday, February 24th. 

Sunday Liquor Sales

02/21/17 01:44 PM
The Minnesota House voted 85-to-45 Monday to undo the state's decades-old ban on Sunday liquor sales. 

Winona Health-Flu Visitors

02/21/17 01:43 PM
Winona Health has implemented temporary visitor limitations due to an uptick in influenza cases in the community and throughout the state.

Science Fair

02/21/17 01:38 PM
Some 80 students will be involved in the regional science and engineering fair on Friday at Winona State University's Kryszko Commons.   

Dog Adoption

02/20/17 11:38 AM
A volunteer with a southern Minnesota animal shelter has set up a rescue network to bring dogs from overburdened shelters in Texas to Minnesota, where they may have a better chance of finding a home.    

La Crosse Center Expansion

02/20/17 11:37 AM
Governor Scott Walker announced his Capital Budget will include $5 million to remodel and expand the La Crosse Center. 

WSU Basketball

02/20/17 11:35 AM
The Winona State Warriors (11-15, 8-14) men traveled to Nebraska to take on the Wayne State Wildcats (10-18, 8-14) for the final game of the regular season. 

President's Day

02/20/17 11:32 AM
A reminder that today is President's Day, a national holiday. 

Rushford Police Protection

02/20/17 11:31 AM
The City of Rushford has put the communities of Rushford Village and Peterson on notice that it will no longer provide police protection to the two cities after this year.

Phony Phone Calls

02/20/17 11:30 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office and Osseo Police Department have issued a warning about fraudulent phone calls being received by some county residents.

Trempealeau County Judgeship

02/20/17 11:15 AM
Three candidates will be running for a circuit court judgeship in Trempealeau County during Tuesday's primary election. 

Sunday Liquor Sales

02/20/17 11:14 AM
Minnesota's longstanding law preventing liquor stores from operating on Sundays would be repealed under two new bills authored by State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona and introduced to the Senate Thursday. 

City Council

02/20/17 11:09 AM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Tuesday, February 21st,  at 5:45 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall.  

Kayak-Body Found

02/20/17 11:07 AM
The body of a missing kayaker was found early Friday following a more than 3-hour search of the Mississippi River. 


02/17/17 10:56 AM
Rep. Gene Pelowski will be hosting a special program on Renaissance Art at the Castlerock Museum in Alma, on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Spring Flood Outlook

02/17/17 10:42 AM
Overall, the flood potential for this springs looks to be near to slightly above normal along the Mississippi River and some Wisconsin Tributaries that have above normal flood potential. 

Warmer Weather

02/17/17 10:41 AM
A dose of spring is in store this weekend for much of Minnesota. 

Kind-Governor Run?

02/17/17 10:40 AM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse says he is not ruling out a run for governor in 2018 against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. 

Richter Elected

02/17/17 10:39 AM
Winona National Bank President Jack Richter has been elected Director of the Community Bankers of Minnesota District One. 

Gypsy Moth Treatment

02/17/17 10:31 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and partner organizations are planning to tackle a gypsy moth infestation in Winona County this spring. 

Veteran's Home

02/16/17 11:13 AM
A move to secure funding for a new veterans home in southeastern Minnesota is making progress in the state legislature. 

Jonny's Saloon Sold

02/16/17 11:11 AM
A major business in Elba has been sold. 

Winona Mall Sold

02/16/17 11:07 AM
The Winona Mall is now under local ownership.

Theft by Swindle

02/16/17 11:06 AM
A 42-year-old Fountain City man has been named in a criminal complaint filed in Winoina District Court with felony theft and theft by swindle involving a local business. 

Haeussinger-Not Guilty

02/16/17 11:04 AM
 A 51-year-old Buffalo City man accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12 in 2009 was found not guilty by a Buffalo County Circuit Court jury. 

School Board-Superintendent Search

02/16/17 11:03 AM
The Winona Area Public School board tonight will get an update on the search for a new superintendent of schools. 

Shopko Grants

02/16/17 11:02 AM
The Shopko Foundation has announced it awarded grants totaling over 1.4 million dollars across the communities it serves during 2016. 

WSU-Oath of Honor

02/16/17 11:01 AM
Winona State University hosted the inaugural Professional Oath of Honor Ceremony for Winona and Rochester nursing students Jan. 27th on the WSU main campus.  

Lake Pepin-Ice

02/16/17 11:00 AM
The ice on Lake Pepin is 17 inches thick near the center of the lake.

Spring Weight Restrictions

02/15/17 11:22 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says spring weight restrictions on state roads in southeastern Minnesota will go into affect on Friday, February 17th.


School Board

02/15/17 11:19 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will hold a closed door meeting following its regular meeting Thursday night.


Westfield Golf Club-New Restaurant

02/15/17 11:10 AM
The Winona Athletic Board meets on Friday to discuss a lease of space at Westfield Golf Club for a new restaurant. 

Student Tax Credit

02/15/17 11:08 AM
Savings could be on the way for Minnesotans with student loan debt thanks to a proposed tax credit introduced on Monday by several Senate Republicans.

Special Education Bill

02/15/17 11:06 AM
Democratic Rep. Paul Thissen presented a bill before the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee that would require school districts to adopt culturally competent policies and provide cultural competency training for dismissal, special education referrals ...

Police Shooting-La Crosse

02/15/17 11:02 AM
A district attorney has cleared two law enforcement officers in the shooting of a La Crosse man during a traffic stop in December.  

Assault Charges

02/14/17 01:27 PM
Two Rochester men are facing felony assault charges in connection with an incident that allegedly took place last October 16th.

Education Funding

02/14/17 01:23 PM
The Winona Area Public School District stands to benefit from Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget released last month.

Xcel Open House

02/14/17 01:21 PM
The public is invited to hear updates about the Xcel Energy project taking place this spring in downtown Winona. 

Carriage-Car Collision

02/14/17 01:20 PM
Authorities say seven family members in a carriage have been injured in a collision with a car in northern Iowa. 

Winona Symphony-Children's Concert

02/14/17 01:17 PM
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will present a special children's concert in Somsen Auditorium on Tuesday, February 21st. 

Deputy Honored

02/14/17 01:16 PM
A Winona County Sheriff's deputy received a special honor Tuesday. 

Smith-Winona Visit

02/14/17 01:07 PM
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will be paying a visit soon to Winona. 

Gun Arrest

02/14/17 09:49 AM
Winona Police said a 38-year-old Winona man was jailed on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats charges Monday evening following an incident involving a gun.

Milk Prices

02/14/17 09:45 AM
The average price for all classes of milk produced by dairy farmers in Wisconsin was $19.70 per hundred pounds in December. 

Port Authority-C-D Corp

02/14/17 09:44 AM
The Winona Port Authority will be asked Thursday renew a lease with the company that operates the city dock at the commercial harbor.

Jobless Rate-Wisconsin

02/13/17 01:31 PM
The most recent labor statistics available for counties in Wisconsin said unemployment rates in December were 3.8 percent in Trempealeau County, 4.4 percent in Buffalo County and 4.7 percent in Pepin County. 

Recycling Program-Buffalo County

02/13/17 01:30 PM
Managers of a Buffalo County Recycling Program have delayed implementation of a new rule to reduce times of collecting discarded TV's, monitors and appliances at county operated recycling sites. 

Zoning Maps

02/13/17 01:28 PM
All 17 rural townships in Buffalo County have supplied the county's zoning department with 1st draft mappings of land zoning districts.

Home Sales

02/13/17 01:28 PM
The brisk pace of home sales in Winona County continued during the month of January.


Downtown Fight

02/13/17 01:24 PM
Two people were cited after police responded to what they described as a large fight in downtown Winona early Sunday.   

Shots Fired-Arrest

02/13/17 01:23 PM
A 19-year-old Winona man is facing gun charges after police arrested him at a Winona residence after shots were fired early Sunday.

Car vs. Buggy

02/13/17 01:21 PM
Authorities said a 32-year-old Winona County man was injured when the horse drawn buggy he was driving was rear-ended by a car near St. Charles over the weekend.

Rochester Transit

02/13/17 10:34 AM
Rochester plans to spend $5 million on an extreme makeover of its transit system, though details are still being sorted out. 

Sand Mine Dispute

02/13/17 10:30 AM
A dispute between the City of Whitehall and and the Town of Lincoln in Trempealeau County over the annexation of 1,200 acres of land is set to go to court on Wednesday.  

Misato Breakfast

02/13/17 10:29 AM
The Winona International Friendship Association is inviting the public to a special Winona to Misato 2017 breakfast and silent auction. 

Planning Commission

02/10/17 11:38 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will continue discussions on the city's development code update. 

8th Annual MWMF

02/10/17 11:36 AM
The Mid West Music Fest will be hosting it's 8th annual season billing itself as the place where music and community meet in downtown Winona, and La Crosse. 

Masonic Temple

02/10/17 11:29 AM
The City of Winona is responding to the developer's statement on the Masonic Temple building and its historic stage drops. 

Shots Fired

02/10/17 11:28 AM
The Fillmore County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a report of shots fired outside a residence.

Bus Accident

02/10/17 11:25 AM
Eight children on a Winona Area Public School bus escaped injury in a crash that was reported Thursday. 

Home Buying Seminar

02/10/17 11:23 AM
The City of Winona, in collaboration with Wells Fargo and Minnesota Housing, is hosting a first-time home buyer seminar on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Winona City Hall.


02/10/17 11:22 AM
Buffalo County Sheriff Michael Schmidtknecht says long-term goals over the next 5 years would include adding two full-time patrol supervisors and one full-time investigator. 

The Hunting Ground

02/10/17 11:21 AM
The public is invited to a screening of a documentary entitled "The Hunting Ground" on Saturday, February 18th, at Winona State University's Stark Hall at 9:00 p.m. 

WSHS-Triple-A Awards

02/10/17 11:18 AM
Winona High School has announced its Triple-A award winners for 2017.


02/10/17 11:17 AM
Winona State University has announced a partnership with the Byron Public School District. 

MnSCU Search

02/10/17 11:16 AM
The board of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has opted for an interim leader after rejecting its three finalists for chancellor. 

Drazkowski-Vikings Stadium

02/09/17 11:17 AM
Republican Representative Steve Drazkowski is calling the use of free tickets for three luxury boxes at the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority political cronyism.  

Hagedorn vs. Walz

02/09/17 11:10 AM
Republican Jim Hagedorn is not giving up on his efforts to defeat Congressman Tim Walz in Minnesota's First Congressional District.

Buffalo County Court

02/09/17 11:08 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court....28-year-old Roy Glissendorf of Winona, pleaded guilty to intimidation of a domestic abuse victim and was sentenced to three years  probation.

WMS Science Fair

02/09/17 11:08 AM
The Winona Middle School Science Fair will take place in the Middle School Concourse beginning at 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 15th and last until 5:30 pm. 

C-FC Survey

02/09/17 11:05 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City School District residents asked to grade the school's performance and measure public interest in doing a series of facility improvement projects. 

Dover Burglary

02/09/17 11:03 AM
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says three people were after they were caught red-handed inside a Dover business by the owner on Tuesday.  

Hands Only CPR

02/09/17 10:35 AM
Winona Volunteer Services will host a presentation on Hands Only CPR on Tuesday, February 21st.                 

Contract Votes

02/09/17 10:34 AM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski is leading the charge for more transparency in the multi-million dollar contracts given to University of Minnesota athletic coaches. 

Refuge Review

02/09/17 10:34 AM
In August 2016, The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge released twenty-three revised draft Compatibility Determinations which re-evaluated uses of the Refuge that were determined to be compatible with the Refuge mission. 

The original Compatibility Determinations were completed in 2006 as part of the Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan and are required to

Trempealeau River Rising

02/09/17 10:31 AM
The National Weather Service says the combination of runoff from snow melt and an ice jam downstream of Dodge has resulted in rises along the Trempealeau River. 

WCCO-Winona Visit

02/09/17 10:29 AM
WCCO TV from the Twin Cities will be featuring Winona today and Friday on some of their newscasts. The station will be doing live newscasts in their At the Lake weekly feature from the Bud King Ice Arena at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. today ...


02/08/17 10:30 AM
Winona State University Director of Inclusion and Diversity Alex Hines was recognized at the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership's (MnEEP) annual meeting with the "All My Relations" award...

Lake Pepin Ice

02/08/17 10:28 AM
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers will begin taking its annual measurements of the ice on Lake Pepin on Wednesday, February 15th. 


02/08/17 10:27 AM
Winona State University-Rochester, in partnership with the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, will host an official ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new downtown campus. 

Living Well-Winona Health

02/08/17 10:26 AM
"Living Well with Ongoing Health Concerns" is a free, six-week program offered by Winona Health to help people who are living with a chronic health condition or an ongoing health concern. 

Minnesota State Search

02/08/17 10:25 AM
Three finalists have been named for the position of chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges to replace outgoing chancellor Steven Rosenstone who will step down in June. 

SMIF Loans

02/08/17 10:23 AM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently received a $50,000 allocation from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development through the State's new Emerging Entrepreneurs Loan Program . 

Refuge Compatibility

02/08/17 10:19 AM
In August 2016, The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge released twenty-three revised draft Compatibility Determinations which re-evaluated uses of the Refuge that were determined to be compatible with the Refuge mission. 

Car Theft

02/07/17 12:44 PM
A 36-year-old Goodview man was jailed Monday on felony car theft charges.

State of the School District

02/07/17 12:43 PM
Winona Chamber members are invited to learn more about the Winona Area Public School District when the Chamber holds an Eggs and Issues breakfast on Friday, February 24th. 

Stolen Bobcat

02/07/17 10:41 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of the theft of some equipment from a rural site.

Sex Assault Charge

02/07/17 10:19 AM
A 20-year-old Winona man has been accused of felony third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Alma Fire

02/07/17 10:14 AM
A fire in downtown Alma early Monday afternoon destroyed a one-bedroom apartment in a building.  

Interfaith Discussion

02/07/17 10:13 AM
A panel of representatives from Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, & Christian faith traditions how discuss how we are more alike than different.           

History Center Open House

02/07/17 10:08 AM
The public is invited to the  Winona County History Center Open House this Sunday, February 12, from noon to 4 p.m.  

Marina Burglary

02/07/17 10:05 AM
Two Winona men were jailed Monday evening in connection with some burglaries reported at Dick's Marine on Latsch Island.

County Board-Elba

02/06/17 11:39 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting and public hearing in Elba on Thursday, March 2nd, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Assault Charges

02/06/17 11:38 AM
A 33-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday on felony assault charges following an incident at the Sugar Loaf Apartments that started on Friday evening. 


02/06/17 11:36 AM
Winona Police said they are on the lookout for a 33-year-old La Crosse man wanted in the alleged assault on a 21-year-old female in Winona. 


02/06/17 11:31 AM
Police said a 29-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday following about a 4-hour standoff with authorities on Winona's east side. 

Millville Fire

02/06/17 09:30 AM
Firefighters from Zumbro Falls responded to a raging barn fire northeast of Millville.

Police Barricade

02/06/17 09:29 AM
More information is expected to be released Monday on an incident Friday night in east Winona. 

Sand Mine Approval

02/06/17 09:27 AM
With the frack sand mining industry expected to pick up in 2017 and 2018, Cameron Rail is seeking approval of a sand mine from the City of Independence in Wisconsin. 

Plane Crash

02/06/17 09:26 AM
The Winona man who was the  pilot involved in the plane crash Thursday near Ellendale is in stable condition. 

WSU Violence Prevention

02/03/17 01:14 PM
Winona State University has a new advocate in the fight against gender-based violence.

Blues and Brews

02/03/17 01:13 PM
Tickets are now available for the annual Blues and Brews event sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools. 

Cabin Fever Dash

02/03/17 01:11 PM
Entries are still being taken for the annual Cabin Fever Scholarship Dash being put on by the Winona Women In Business group. 

Paddlewheeler Visits

02/03/17 01:09 PM
The Winona City Council will be asked Monday night to approve a request from the American Queen Steamboat Company to have two of its giant paddlewheelers stop in Winona next summer. 

Milk Production

02/03/17 10:53 AM
Wisconsin milk production reached 2.52 billion pounds in December, up 1.7 percent from a year ago, according to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture reports. 

Humane Society Designation

02/03/17 10:50 AM
A proposal that would designate a non-profit county humane association based in Mondovi as the Buffalo County Humane Society was tabled by the county board.

Missing Man

02/03/17 10:46 AM
The Winona County Dive Team was called in Thursday to assist in the search for a missing man in La Crosse.  

Banks Honored

02/03/17 10:42 AM
Two Winona banks have been honored for their community involvement. 

Misato Fundraiser

02/03/17 10:31 AM
The Winona International Friendship Association is inviting the public to a special Winona to Misato 2017 breakfast and silent auction. 

Old Settlers

02/03/17 10:21 AM
A reminder the 129th Annual Winona County Old Settlers Association gathering Saturday. 

Dover-Eyota Lockdown

02/02/17 01:06 PM
Dover-Eyota High School went into a lockdown Wednesday morning after school officials receive a report of a student possibly in possession of a handgun.

Jail Stays

02/02/17 01:05 PM
A circuit court judge in Buffalo County has been authorized to order longer stays for juveniles placed in detention facilities.  

Smokeless Tobacco Recall

02/02/17 01:04 PM
Retailers in Winona and around the nation have been asked to remove dozens of smokeless tobacco products from their shelves, including some sold under the popular brands Copenhagen and Skoal, because the products could contain foreign objects. 


02/02/17 01:03 PM
Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform Dancescape 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16th, through Saturday, Feb. 18th, in the Performing Arts Center. 

ALC Childcare

02/02/17 01:02 PM
The Childcare Center at the Winona Area Public Schools' Winona Area Learning Center has two openings in the infant classroom. 

Masonic Temple

02/02/17 01:01 PM
There will be an information session for the Winona City Council on Monday, February 6th at 5:45 p.m. in the Wenonah Room at City Hall. 

Student Death

02/02/17 12:59 PM
The Minnesota Department of Health says the unexpected death of a college student does not pose a risk to the public.

Kelly Charged

02/01/17 10:25 AM
Charges of felony first degree criminal sexual conduct have been filed in Winona District Court against a 22-year-old Winona man.

Rural School Funding

02/01/17 10:23 AM
Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to increase and expand aid that's targeted to the state's most rural, low-populated schools. 

Humm Sentenced-Church Fire

02/01/17 10:22 AM
The man accused of starting a fire at a Trempealeau church has been sentenced to two years probation.  

Housing Loans

02/01/17 10:21 AM
Minnesota Housing announced that 56.6 million dollars is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including over $433,000 for the City of Winona. 

Buffalo County Court

02/01/17 10:20 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 21-year-old Austin Breidung of Nelson, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine.

Pediadtric Appointments

02/01/17 10:15 AM
To help parents when they have a sick child, the Winona Health Pediatrics team now has a provider designated for same-day appointments for children who are ill. 

New Chip Bag-Alcohol

01/31/17 01:28 PM
With just under a week to go until Super Bowl 51 kicks off, one major chip brand is introducing a new type of bag that aims to tell you if you're too drunk to drive. 

Ag Plastic Recycling

01/31/17 01:26 PM
There's a new recycling program underway in Winona County designed to reduce the amount of agricultural plastic being taken to the landfill. 

Breast Fest Donation

01/31/17 01:25 PM
Breast Fest, an annual music festival held to benefit local people being treated for breast cancer at Winona Health, raised $10,000 to be distributed through the Winona Health Foundation. 

Wabasha Prairie Burning

01/31/17 11:18 AM
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge says it will be igniting controlled fires on brush and timber slash piles at the 80-acre Wabasha Prairie site near Wabasha in the near future.

WAPS-Budget Reduction

01/31/17 11:13 AM
The Winona Area Public School District is welcoming all community members to submit ideas for reductions to be made in the district's budget for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. 

Police Chase

01/31/17 11:12 AM
A 31-year-old Winona man was jailed early Tuesday on multiple charges following a high speed chase on Interstate 90 that started in Winona County and ended near La Crescent. 

Sex Assault Charges

01/31/17 11:10 AM
Two Winona residents are facing felony criminal charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. 

Fatal Crash

01/31/17 11:09 AM
Authorities said an 82-year-old Houston man was killed in a one-vehicle crash south of Winona Monday. 


01/31/17 11:04 AM
Winona State University has hired Mark Reitan as its new Director of Alumni Relations.

Habitat Executive Director

01/31/17 11:02 AM
Habitat for Humanity Winona and Fillmore Counties has a new executive director. 

Security Manual

01/30/17 01:09 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors has adopted a county courthouse security manual that uses a color code to assess threats. 

Superintendent Search-WAPS

01/30/17 11:33 AM
The search for a new superintendent for the Winona Area Public School District has begun in earnest. 

Red Wing-New Bridge

01/30/17 11:31 AM
Not only is the City of Winona going through the construction of a new interstate bridge over the Mississippi is Red Wing. 

Snowmobile Crash

01/30/17 11:06 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department said one person was injured in a snowmobile mishap on Stockton Hill on Saturday near the intersection of County Road 18 and Cemetary Road.

Highway 61 Liquor Burglary

01/30/17 10:58 AM
Winona Police are investigating a burglary at a Winona Mall liquor store over the weekend.  

Wisconsin Unemployment

01/30/17 10:53 AM
Wisconsin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4 percent in December, down from 4.1 percent in November and 4.6 percent a year ago, according to labor reports. 

Council Informational Meeting

01/30/17 10:44 AM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council today at 4:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall. 

Masquerade $5 Sale

01/30/17 10:42 AM
The Winona Health Volunteers will again host the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale on Wednesday, February 8th from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday, February 9th, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the HOSPITAL LOBBY at Winona Health. 

WSU Scholarships

01/30/17 10:42 AM
During the upcoming 2017-18 academic year, the Winona State University Foundation will award over 900 scholarships totaling more than 1.2 million dollars. 

MMAM Valentine's Bash

01/27/17 11:37 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the Great River Shakespeare Festival are coming together to host their 4th Annual Valentine's Bash: For the Love of the Arts, on Saturday, February 11th from 6:00-10:00pm. 

VA Hiring Freeze

01/27/17 11:36 AM
A congressman from Wisconsin says a new hiring freeze for federal agencies by President Donald Trump's administration could be especially detrimental to the troubled Tomah Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. 

Diocese Compliant

01/27/17 11:35 AM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona has been found compliant with the data collection requirements for the 2015-16 audit period of the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People."


Towed Vehicles

01/27/17 11:31 AM
A second night of snow plowing in the City of Winona resulted in more vehicles being towed away for parking on the wrong side of the street.  

Flooding Outlook

01/27/17 11:29 AM
Melting snow has resulted in rises on area rivers, streams and creeks. However, no flooding is expected at this time.  

Gun Shop Robbery

01/27/17 11:28 AM
Three people, including one from Winona, are charged with stealing about 75 firearms from a Millville gun shop in September and trying to sell them.

WSU Distinction Awards

01/27/17 11:27 AM
Seven Winona State University athletes have been selected as 8th Annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award winners. 

New Arby's

01/27/17 11:25 AM
Winona will be getting a new Arby's restaurant  by the end of summer. 

WAIDA Meeting

01/27/17 11:23 AM
The Winona Area Industrial Development Association held its Annual Meeting and announced that Dan Arnold of DCM Tech is the president for 2017. 

Tag and Tow Again

01/26/17 10:21 AM
The City of Winona has declared a second TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the entire city of Winona.

WSU Award

01/26/17 10:20 AM
Winona State's "Step Out of Stigma Week", put on by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was awarded $1,000 for future community engagement initiatives, by the NCAA DII Award of Excellence committee. 

Powers Trial

01/26/17 10:18 AM
A two-day jury trial has been scheduled in a Fountain City case involving alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy. 

Wabasha Hotel Plans Nixed

01/26/17 10:16 AM
Plans for the development of a new 8-million dollar hotel in downtown Wabasha are off after the developers pulled out of the project.


01/26/17 10:14 AM
Preliminary net income numbers show that for the second year in a row Merchants Financial Group, Inc., has realized record earnings with 14.1 million dollars in 2016.

60 Main Street-Proposals

01/26/17 10:12 AM
The Winona Port Authority has received four responses to the request for proposals for the development of 60 Main Street, the property behind the Winona theaters at the foot of Main Street.  

MSCS-Pilot Program

01/25/17 12:59 PM
 Minnesota State College Southeast announces a pilot program to bring the UL Knowledge Solutions  curriculum to the college's campus in Red Wing.

Superintendent Search-Focus Group

01/25/17 12:58 PM
The Winona Area Public School District will hold a community member focus group meeting to discuss a new superintendent on Monday, January 30th. 

Council Info Meeting

01/25/17 12:57 PM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, January 30th, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall. 

Dam Repairs

01/25/17 12:48 PM
The Buffalo County Board has allocated $150,000 of CapX2020 utility funds to help landowners pay for repairs to flood damaged soil erosion dams and structures. 

Drug Bust

01/25/17 12:47 PM
A 34-year-old Winona man was cited with felony drug charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Souix Street Tuesday.

House Fire

01/25/17 12:43 PM
Units from three fire departments were called back to a Rollingstone area residence early today when a fire in a home re-started.

Gun Charges

01/25/17 12:39 PM
A 30-year-old Winona man has been charged receiving stolen property. 

Power Outages

01/25/17 12:37 PM
Numerous power outages have been reported in the Winona area due to the snow storm. 

Tag and Tow

01/25/17 10:12 AM
 The City of Winona has declared a TAG and TOW  operation  to facilitate snow removal for the entire city of Winona for Thursday, January 26th, from midnight to 6:30 a.m.                   

DAC Casino Night

01/25/17 10:11 AM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center is looking for donated items for its annual auction and Casino Night coming up on Saturday, March 11th. 

Pancake Breakfast

01/25/17 10:09 AM
The community is invited to a pancake breakfast and silent auction this Sunday, January 29th, from 8:30-12:00 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Winona.  

Health Insurance Bills

01/25/17 10:03 AM
A House-Senate conference committee is expected to meet soon to iron out the differences between two health insurance premium relief bills in St. Paul. 

State of the City and County

01/24/17 01:13 PM
A reminder, the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City and County event coming up this Friday, January 27th, at Perkins Restaurant. 

Transportation Meeting

01/24/17 01:08 PM
The public is invited to attend one of three workshop meetings in southeastern Minnesota in February to help offer ideas on strategies and projects for improving transportation options for veterans, elderly, low-income, and disabled people. 

Police Chase

01/24/17 10:33 AM
A 38-year-old Winona man is facing multiple charges after he was involved in a foot chase by a police officer early today.

Traffic Bust

01/24/17 10:32 AM
Two people were jailed Monday after a traffic stop turned up drugs. 

Rising Rivers

01/24/17 10:29 AM
Recent precipitation as well as melting snow and ice has resulted in significant rises on area rivers, streams and creeks.

REACH Launch

01/24/17 10:28 AM
A new program designed to narrow the gap between between skills of current students and the need for a workforce that can meet the increasingly technical demands of jobs in Winona had its launch Monday night. 

STEM-SLIP Applications

01/23/17 11:31 AM
Applications are being taken now for two important elementary programs in the Winona Area Public School District. 

Chamber Awards

01/23/17 11:30 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce handed out some major awards during its annual banquet Friday at the Riverport Inn. 

Hope Open House

01/23/17 11:24 AM
Hope Lutheran Junior and Senior High School will host an open house this Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Winona Burglary

01/23/17 11:22 AM
Winona Police are investigating a break-in at a local residence where three laptop computers were stolen. 

Books for Nicaragua

01/23/17 11:22 AM
Thanks to a partnership between the Winona Senior High School and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, level 4 Spanish students of Winona High School have been able to compose original books and donate them to children in Nicaragua.

Phony Bills

01/23/17 11:21 AM
A 23-year-old Winona man has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court for allegedly passing counterfeit bills.

Winstars Registration

01/23/17 11:16 AM
Registration is now open for the 2017 Winona Winstars Girls Fastpitch Softball Teams. Registration is open for both the traveling and non-traveling teams.

Turkey Hunting Permits

01/20/17 12:20 PM
Wild turkey hunters have through Friday, Jan. 27th, to apply for early season spring hunting permits. 

WNB-Community PRIDE Award

01/20/17 12:19 PM
Winona National Bank has announced Ellen Smith, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer, is the recipient of its fourth quarter Community PRIDE Award.  

EPA Meeting

01/20/17 12:18 PM
Monday evening and during tday on Wednesday, January 25th the the City of Winona will be hosting a workshop with the EPA in the Council Chambers to discuss sustainable growth strategies for the community. 

Land And Trails Trust

01/20/17 12:17 PM
The Buffalo County Land & Trails Trust of Alma, has been awarded a grant to acquire 17 acres of land in Alma for conservation and public recreational purposes. 

Arcadia Town Board

01/20/17 12:14 PM
The Arcadia town board of supervisors will have a new chairman after the April 4th spring election. 

WAPS Referendum

01/20/17 12:13 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board has decided to delay a referendum on the future of the school facilities in the district. 

Education Village

01/19/17 01:27 PM
Local lawmakers are making another stab at getting state funding for two important projects for this area.

History Center Exhibit

01/19/17 01:21 PM
There's a new exhibit at the Winona County History Center featuring the vaudeville days in Winona.


Ashley Funding

01/19/17 01:17 PM
The Wanek family, founders and owners of Ashley Furniture Industries in Arcadia, has contributed to a 50-million dollar funding program that hopes to cure type one diabetes in six years. 

Fastenal Earnings

01/19/17 01:14 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company reports that net sales for 2016 went up while net earnings for the year went down.

Car Hits House

01/19/17 01:13 PM
Winona Police said a 22-year-old Winona man escaped injury when his vehicle struck a house after rolling over Wednesday evening.

Tomah VA Doctor

01/19/17 10:34 AM
A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has agreed to surrender his medical license.

Tax Reciprocity

01/19/17 10:33 AM
House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids has proposed a bill to help Minnesota residents, who may pay higher taxes due to working in Wisconsin. 

McKesson Layoffs

01/19/17 10:32 AM
McKesson Pharmaceuticals has announced plans for layoffs at its La Crosse distribution center amid paying a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act. 

Winona Health Scholarships

01/19/17 10:31 AM
The Winona Health Foundation is taking applications for the Phyllis McClenathan scholarship for individuals committed to providing care at Winona Health.

Buffalo County Court

01/19/17 10:29 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court.....Mitchell Seifert of Cochrane pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and failure to pay child support. 

Cochrane Caucus

01/19/17 10:28 AM
Cochrane Village President Dave Busch was nominated to run for re-election to a 4th term at a candidate caucus held at the village hall. 


01/19/17 10:26 AM
Dan Florness, president and chief executive officer at Winona's Fastenal Company, is joining the Gundersen Medical Center Board of Trustees in La Crosse.

Mayo Donation

01/19/17 10:25 AM
 One of this area's biggest healthcare providers is giving a boost to another facility.  

Deer Feeding Ban

01/18/17 10:25 AM
A ban prohibiting the feeding of wild deer is in effect in an area that includes all of Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted and Winona counties as part of the DNR's comprehensive long-term management strategy of Chronic Wasting Disease.  

Deer Management Meetings

01/18/17 10:24 AM
People interested in deer will have a chance to discuss goals and values that could define Minnesota's first-ever deer management plan in a series of 12 public engagement meetings the Department of Natural Resources will host throughout the state....

Dam Repair

01/18/17 10:23 AM
The Buffalo County land conservation department is updating its inventory list of 135 dam structures in the county.   

Civil Rights-WSU

01/18/17 10:22 AM
Winona State University will host a noted Civil Rights speaker next Monday, January 23rd, in the East Hall of Krzysko Commons.

Make America Great Together

01/18/17 10:21 AM
"Make America Great Together" is the topic of a lecture presentation and open discussion at Stark Hall on the Winona State University campus this Friday, January 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m.                

Water Quality

01/18/17 10:19 AM
Minnesota has secured $350 million in federal funding for a voluntary program to pay farmers to protect and improve water quality in southern and western Minnesota, but the state needs to come up with about $95 million more to get the full amount.

New Jimmy Johns

01/17/17 11:55 AM
A new Jimmy Johns sandwich shop has opened in the city's east end. 

Health Care Access

01/17/17 11:54 AM
The Minnesota House is set to take up its version of the Health Care Emergency Aid bill before the end of this week.

Gun Discharged

01/17/17 11:53 AM
Winona Police said a 21-year-old Winona man escaped injury when a handgun discharged in his residence in the 400 block of east Broadway last Friday. 

Trump Inauguration-Wisconsin

01/17/17 11:51 AM
Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse say they plan to attend President-elect Trump's inauguration this week.

Stolen Packages

01/17/17 11:50 AM
Winona Police continue to investigate reports of packages being stolen from porches or steps in front of homes in the city.

Chamber Events

01/17/17 11:49 AM
A reminder the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting will be held this Friday, January 20th at the Riverport Inn and Suites. 

Winter Plowing

01/17/17 10:26 AM
The Buffalo County Highway Department says winter maintenance crews will be out working on county trunk roads whenever snow and icing conditions warrant it. 

WAPS-New Programs

01/17/17 10:25 AM
The Winona school district is getting ready to kick off two new and innovative programs designed for students not that interested in school.

Trempealeau Election

01/17/17 10:17 AM
Five candidates will be competing for three seats on the Trempealeau Village Board in the April spring election.

WSU Open House

01/17/17 10:16 AM
The Miller Brothers School of Engineering at Winona State University will host an open house for the Composite Materials Engineering program starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21st, in Stark Hall, room 103.

Mock Trial Team

01/17/17 10:15 AM
Cotter High School's Mock Trial Team has had a successful start to the new year.

City Council

01/17/17 10:12 AM
The Winona City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a wellhead protection plan. 

Record Farm Yields

01/16/17 10:29 AM
American farmers raised record high yields and production of corn and soybeans in 2016.  

Miller Gift Shop Donation

01/16/17 10:28 AM
Winona Health has received a $30,000 donation from the Glady D. Miller Gift Shop and Winona Health Volunteers.

Fillmore County Shooting

01/16/17 10:27 AM
The Mower County Attorney has determined a Rochester police officer used appropriate force in shooting a 45-year-old Fillmore County man near Lanesboro, killing him in October. 

River Shipping

01/16/17 10:22 AM
Barge traffic at the two Mississippi River locks in the Winona area was above the ten year averages according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. 

Trempealeau County Judges

01/16/17 10:20 AM
Three candidates have filed for a circuit court judgeship in Trempealeau County. 

County Recycling

01/16/17 10:19 AM
Winona County is thanking county residents for their patience with the new contractor working with the recycling pickups. 


01/16/17 10:16 AM
Winona National Bank has announced that Matt Becker has joined the Bank as Chief Financial Officer. 

Fatal Crash-Charges

01/16/17 10:12 AM
A 30-year-old Arcadia man has been formally charged in Trempealeau County Circuit Court with eight felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with a fatal traffic crash that occurred on New Year's Day. 

Ridgeway Enrollment

01/13/17 10:55 AM
The Open Enrollment Period for students wishing to enroll at Ridgeway Community School for the 2017-18 school year is going on through January 31st.  

Department of Administration Move

01/13/17 10:42 AM
The Buffalo County Dept. of Administration will be taking over office space formerly occupied by highway department management on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Alma. 

Home Sales

01/13/17 10:42 AM
Wisconsin's housing market was described as robust in November with strong gains in home sales and prices. 

Hog Operation

01/13/17 10:35 AM
A large crowd was on hand in St. Charles Thursday night for a public hearing on plans to expand two hog near Elba and the other near Utica.

Sister Stabbed

01/13/17 10:31 AM
The criminal case for the Racine man accused of killing his sister has been suspended indefinitely after an Eau Claire County judge ruled him incompetent and unable to understand the court proceedings or assist with his defense.
The Leader-Telegram reports that 74-year-old James J. Bonczkowski is charged with a felony count of first-degree intentional homicide for the beating,

Buffalo County Court

01/13/17 10:30 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 20-year-old Shaqeme Pachan of West St. Paul had a hearing adjourned to Jan. 18th on felony charges of manufacturing/delivery of 10 to 50 grams of amphetamine...

City Council Elections

01/13/17 10:28 AM
Incumbent 2nd Ward alderman Dave Earney filed for re-election to a 3-year term unopposed and incumbent alderman-at-large Gary Ruff filed for re-election to a 2-year term without opposition to the Alma City Council in the spring election. 

C-FC School Board

01/13/17 10:19 AM
Seven people filed for three seats up for election on the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board in April.       

No Classes Today-MN State College SE

01/12/17 12:44 PM
Xcel Energy reports the power was knocked out in the area of Minnesota State College Southeast along Old Homer Road in Winona this morning about 9:20 a.m. 

Broadband Expansion

01/12/17 12:38 PM
More Minnesota households and businesses will get broadband internet access including several in Winona and Fillmore Counties.

Old Settlers Event

01/12/17 12:36 PM
Tickets are being sold now for the 129th Annual Winona County Old Settlers Association gathering coming up on Saturday, February 4th. 

Sex Investigation

01/12/17 12:24 PM
Authorities said two Winona residents were jailed Wednesday on sex traffiking charges following an undercover investigation. 

Winona Health Board

01/12/17 09:21 AM
Winona Health has welcomed six new members to its board of directors. 

Highway 43 Bridge

01/12/17 09:20 AM
While it appears the work to restore the original Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona has come to a halt over the winter, that's not the case.

First Amendment-WSU

01/11/17 10:58 AM
Winona State University's Senior University hosts a class on the  "The First Amendment" on Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Maxwell Hall, Room 257.                    

Riverway Enrollment

01/11/17 10:57 AM
Riverway Learning Community, a tuition free Minnesota Charter Public School in Winona, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Misato Fundraiser

01/11/17 10:50 AM
Student ambassadors from the Winona school district, with their parents and adult chaperones, are inviting the community to their Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser being held on Saturday, January 21st from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Eagles Club in Winona. 

Benevolence & Blues

01/11/17 10:45 AM
The Winona Health Foundation is inviting community members to the annual 'Benevolence & Blues' fundraiser Friday, January 27th at Visions Event Center at Signatures.

More CWD Deer

01/11/17 10:42 AM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says two more deer suspected of being infected with chronic wasting disease have been found near the town of Preston, raising the number of confirmed and presumptive infected deer found in the area to five.

C-FC Raises

01/11/17 10:41 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City School employees were granted 3 percent raises under a payroll plan adopted by the school board.

Tag and Tow

01/11/17 10:40 AM
The City of Winona will conduct a tag and towing operation for the entire city overnight tonight (Wednesday). That means since Thursday is an even numbered day park your vehicle on the even side of the street overnight. 

Goodview Finance Award

01/10/17 11:26 AM
The City of Goodview has won an award for its financial reporting. 

Shines-Stalking Charges

01/10/17 11:24 AM
A 30-year-old Winona man has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court on felony stalking charges. 

Harbor Report

01/10/17 11:23 AM
Shipping activity at the Winona Commercial Harbor took a sharp increase in 2016 according to a report issued by the City of Winona.

Breakfast with the Experts

01/10/17 11:19 AM
Here's a chance to learn about the new Minnesota Department of Transportation regulations and get a breakfast at the same time. 

Chamber-State of City and County

01/10/17 11:17 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City and County event coming up on Friday, January 27th, at Perkins Restaurant. 

Annual Chamber Meeting

01/10/17 11:16 AM
The deadline for reservations for the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet has been extended. 

Teacher of the Year Award

01/10/17 11:15 AM
One of four national finalists for Teacher of the Year hails from Wisconsin, the first time that's happened since 1967. He is also a native of Winona.

WSU-Romeyn Recognized

01/10/17 11:14 AM
The Winona State University Department of Athletics and the Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences Department is recognizing Dr. Richard Romeyn for his 25 plus years of service...

Public Officials Meeting

01/10/17 11:12 AM
The Winona League of Women Voters and the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will host a special meeting for public elected officials on Saturday, January 21st, at the Winona History Center. 

Sunday Liquor

01/10/17 11:10 AM
Some lawmakers in St. Paul want to try again to get Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota back on the books. 

Blackhorse Sold

01/09/17 12:30 PM
The Blackhorse Restaurant in Homer has changed hands.

Make America Great Again

01/09/17 12:28 PM
"Make America Great Together" is the topic of a lecture presentation and open discussion at Stark Hall on the Winona State University campus on Friday, January 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Buffalo County Plowing

01/09/17 12:26 PM
Snowplowing of county trunk highways in Buffalo County will take place from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a winter maintenance policy approved by the county's highway committee.


01/09/17 12:24 PM
Farmers in Minnesota are keeping their eye on the state capitol, hoping this is the year they, and rural schools, get some assistance from lawmakers.

Man Jailed-Stabbing

01/09/17 12:20 PM
A man is jailed in Wabasha County and a K-9 officer is recovering from a stabbing incident last Thursday. 

Trempealeau Crash

01/09/17 10:14 AM
Trempealeau County authorities said a 41-year-old Durand man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 10 at County Road "R" in the town of Sumner. 

Vehicle Fire-Interstate 90

01/09/17 10:13 AM
Authorities say a vehicle fire brought the morning commute to a halt on Interstate 90 Monday.  

County Board-Legislature Update

01/09/17 10:11 AM
Winona County Commissioners will get an update on the state legislature on Wednesday, January 20th. 

Trautlein-Winona Health

01/09/17 10:10 AM
Laura Trautlein, a certified physician assistant has joined the Winona Health staff and now sees patients in the Internal Medicine department. 

Port Authority

01/09/17 10:06 AM
The Winona Port Authority will hold an informational meeting this Thursday, January 12th, to discuss two important issues. 

Commercial Sales

01/06/17 11:49 AM
2016 was marked with unprecedented sales of commercial properties in Winona County including the City of Winona. 

Energy Alert

01/06/17 11:48 AM
MiEnergy Cooperative has issued a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market.