Neighborhood Crime Watch

08/26/14 12:02 PM
Reports of nearly 20 American Flag burnings at residences on the  west side of Winona over the last month have prompted a Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting to be held this week.


Toys for Kids

08/26/14 12:17 PM
The Hiawatha Valley Marines have decided to form a separate organization that will collect toys for distribution during Christmas time.

Rushford Highway Project

08/26/14 12:18 PM
Progress is being reported on the project to reconstruct Highway 43-Main Street in Rushford this week.


Roehl Services

08/26/14 12:22 PM
Funeral services for a former longtime president of the Merchants Bank, R. Peter Roehl, will be held Saturday, August 30th, in Winona at the Fawcet-Junker Funeral Home.


Christian Crusaders

08/26/14 12:24 PM
KAGE-AM will begin airing a new program on Sunday mornings starting on September 7th.


Winona Health HealingScapes

08/26/14 12:20 PM
Winona Health will unveil the winning photos submitted in it's Healing Landscapes competition Wednesday.

Horse Found

08/26/14 12:13 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding the owner of a horse.


08/26/14 12:11 PM
A 41-year-old Winona woman is facing possible felony assault charges after she allegedly stabbed a man during an argument.

Felony Buglary Charges

08/26/14 12:11 PM
A dispute between two renters has led to felony burglary charges being sought by Winona Police against one of them.



08/25/14 06:20 PM
A reminder the Winona Middle School will hold orientation sessions for 5th and 6th grade students Tuesday.


Crop Report

08/25/14 06:11 PM
Widespread rains have slowed Minnesota's small grain harvest but also have improved row crop and pasture conditions.


08/25/14 06:10 PM
The first of two public budget review sessions by the Winona City Council was held Monday.

Buffalo County Court

08/25/14 06:07 PM
39-year old Leslie A. Ellis of Mondovi had an initial appearance court hearing in Buffalo County Circuit Court re-scheduled to Sept. 24th on felony charges alleging manufacture or delivery of 3 grams or less of amphetamine and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Church Comes Down

08/25/14 04:08 PM
Crews began tearing down the Cornerstone Community Church building Monday.


Winona Fire

08/25/14 04:07 PM
The local Red Cross chapter says its volunteers assisted a woman after a fire in her home in Winona over the weekend.


Phone Scam

08/25/14 04:05 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a phone scam involving the Internal Revenue Service.

American Queen

08/25/14 04:04 PM
If you thought you saw a giant paddle wheeler pass by Winona over the weekend you were not seeing things.


Rambler Rally

08/25/14 12:16 PM
The Cotter Athletics Department' inaugural Rambler Rally is set for this Wednesday, August 27th, in the parking lot at the John Nett Recreation Center.


Building Permits

08/25/14 12:14 PM
The City of Winona issued 96 building permits in July representing $2,900,000 in new construction.


Winona Health Staff

08/25/14 12:12 PM
Dr. Bethany Corliss da Rocha, has joined the Winona Health medical staff and will provide care for patients of all ages in the Emergency Department.

County Board

08/25/14 12:11 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will be asked to approve a new three-year agreement with the county's courthouse worker's union calling for a total seven percent salary increase.

Felony Theft-Walmart

08/25/14 12:09 PM
Police said a 40-year-old Winona man was cited with felony theft from the Walmart Store early Sunday.


Drug Arrest

08/25/14 12:07 PM
A 24-year-old Rochester man was jailed early Monday on felony drug charges.

Corn Crop

08/25/14 12:05 PM
A record corn crop is predicted for Minnesota this year, but that might not lead to bigger profits for farmers.


Wabasha Sand Operation

08/23/14 11:11 AM
With the possibility of a lawsuit being mentioned, the Wabasha City Council Thursday reluctantly agreed to an out-of-court settlement with a local company to allow it to bring in 80 more truckloads of silica sand daily from Wisconsin, for a total of up to 120.

Roemer Transport-Wabasha

08/23/14 11:09 AM
With the possibility of a lawsuit being mentioned, the Wabasha City Council Thursday reluctantly agreed to an out-of-court settlement with a local company to allow it to bring in 80 more truckloads of silica sand daily from Wisconsin, for a total of up to 120.
The alternative, an attorney told the council, was to possibly lose a suit brought by Jim Roemer Transport LLC against the city and then there might be no limits on the number of trucks and when they could come through the city.

According to the Post-Bulletin, there are 25 conditions to the deal, inclduing.... all railroad cars will be covered and access roads must be paved, no washing or sorting of sand can be done there and no sand can be stockpiled in uncovered piles. Roemer must also pay $50,000 that the city could use to repair roads.

Roemer Transport-Wabasha

08/23/14 11:07 AM
With the possibility of a lawsuit being mentioned, the Wabasha City Council Thursday reluctantly agreed to an out-of-court settlement with a local company to allow it to bring in 80 more truckloads of silica sand daily from Wisconsin, for a total of up to 120.
The alternative, an attorney told the council, was to possibly lose a suit brought by Jim Roemer Transport LLC against the city and then there might be no limits on the number of trucks and when they could come through the city.
According to the Post-Bulletin, there are 25 conditions to the deal, inclduing.... all railroad cars will be covered and access roads must be paved, no washing or sorting of sand can be done there and no sand can be stockpiled in uncovered piles. Roemer must also pay $50,000 that the city could use to repair roads.

Ranney Sentenced

08/23/14 10:51 AM
22-year old Dakota Ranney of Nelson was sentenced in Buffalo County Circuit Court to 18 months in state prison after her probation was revoked on burglaries and thefts committed in Nelson in 2010.

School Board-Hill

08/23/14 10:50 AM
Lora Hill, Winona Teacher of the Year and a top ten finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, addressed the Winona Area Public School Board on Thursday.

Conservatory for the Arts-Open House

08/23/14 10:49 AM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold its winter 2014 registration open house from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 3rd, at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 1164 West 10th Street.

UW-L Capital Projects

08/23/14 10:48 AM
The UW-System Board of Regents approved more than $62,000,000 in capital projects on the UW-La Crosse campus during the board's meeting Friday at UW-Oshkosh.

WSU-Best in the Midwest

08/23/14 10:46 AM
Winona State University continues to be recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest" in The Princeton Review's annual "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

Chiggy Liquor Closing

08/23/14 10:45 AM
A longtime Peterson business is closing it's doors.


Traffic Signals Removed

08/23/14 06:37 AM
Starting next week you will have clean sailing on Highway 52 between Rochester and the Twin Cities.


08/22/14 05:03 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ruled Friday that CD Corporation of Winona is required to prepare an Environmental Assessment Worksheet before any Conditional Use Permit can be issued.   

AmericInn Sold

08/22/14 04:59 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has purchased the AmericInn in Winona as part of their land acquisition for the Highway 43 bridge project right-of-way.


Two Winona Assaults

08/22/14 12:23 PM
Winona police are investigting unrelated reports of two females being assaulted on city streets early Friday.


Propane Warning

08/22/14 12:21 PM
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is encouraging citizens who use propane to heat their homes to fill their fuel tanks early this season.


E-A-B Removal

08/22/14 12:20 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is making plans to remove and dispose of trees found in Olmsted County that are infected with the emerald ash borer.

New Caribou Coffee

08/22/14 12:18 PM
A building permit has been issued by the City of Winona for construction of a new retail complex on the city's west side.

Poet Laureate-Reception

08/22/14 12:16 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission will host a reception for Winona's new Poet Laureate one Monday, August 25th.


08/22/14 12:15 PM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing received the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities' "Legislator of Distinction for Economic Development" Award at the group's summer conference in Rochester Thursday.   

Drug Bust-Preston

08/22/14 12:14 PM
The Fillmore County Sheriff's Department says felony drug sales and weapons charges are pending against a Preston man and woman following the conclusion of an ongoing drug investigation.

Boat Chase Arrest

08/22/14 12:13 PM
A boater who allegedly tried to ram a water patrol boat on the Mississippi River and fought with a Winona County deputy is free on his own recognizance.


St. Charles Referendum

08/21/14 08:13 PM
The St. Charles City Council has approved a 2,300,000 referendum for the construction of a new building to house the city's fire department and ambulance service.


Bridge Traffic

08/21/14 08:11 PM
You can expect some traffic days on the Winona Highway 43 bridge next week for two days.

DAC Fundraising Goal

08/21/14 08:10 PM
The Winona Developmental Achievement Center says it is getting closer to its goal for two new additions.

Sand Moratorium

08/21/14 08:09 PM
Trempealeau County's year-long moratorium on silica sand mining is set to expire at the end of this month.

Levee Park Workshop

08/21/14 08:08 PM
The Levee Park Steering Committee hosted a special workshop Thursday with three consultants from Madison, Wisconsin who are aiding the group in its plans for updating the park.


School Board

08/21/14 08:07 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday received tentative good news concerning this fall's enrollement numbers.


08/21/14 12:09 PM
The Winona Middle School will hold orientation sessions for 5th and 6th grade students on Tuesday, August 26th.

Rushford Clinic Open House

08/21/14 12:08 PM
Winona Health's Rushford Clinic will host an Open House on Wednesday celebrating its return to full-time hours Monday through Friday.


Candidate Debates

08/21/14 12:07 PM
Two Republican candidates running for Congress in Minnesota are challenging their Democratic opponents to a series of debates.


House Fire

08/21/14 12:06 PM
Winona firefighters were called to a house fire in the 850 block of East Wabasha Street Wednesday evening.

WNB Drive-Up

08/21/14 12:04 PM
The Winona National Bank has announced plans to construct a new drive-up facility at its downtown location.                    


Assault Arrest

08/21/14 12:03 PM
Police said a 21-year-old Winona man was jailed early Thursday on felony damage to property charges after authorties were called to a residence in the 250 block of West Fifth Street.

Man Search

08/21/14 12:01 PM
Winona County authorities conducted a lengthy search for a Rochester man Wednesday evening near the Whitewater State Park that turned out to be unsuccessful.


Haler-Princess Kay

08/21/14 11:59 AM
Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last night.



08/20/14 04:48 PM
The Winona Middle School will hold orientation for 5th and 6th grade students on Wednesday, August 26th.


08/20/14 04:47 PM
Families with children riding the school bus will receive information the week of August 25 regarding bus pick up and drop off locations and times, any transfers, and bus number.  

Minnesota Chamber

08/20/14 04:38 PM
A local man has been re-elected as secretary-treasurer of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.


08/20/14 04:36 PM
New this fall at the Winona Family YMCA is a partnership with the La Crosse YMCA on a program to educate local residents about diabetes and its prevention.              

EAB Olmsted County

08/20/14 04:35 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Tuesday confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in Olmsted County near the interchange of Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 63.

Real Estate Sales

08/20/14 12:15 PM
2014 is being called a positive year for Winona County when it comes to real estate sales but agland sales have been down.

Levee Park Workshop

08/20/14 12:14 PM
The Levee Park Steering Committee hosts a special workshop Thursday with a consultant who will aid the group in its plans for updating the park.


Wabasha County Election Recall

08/20/14 12:12 PM
There may be a recall election from the August 12th primary where one vote separated the second and third place candidates in the Wabasha County Board's second district.

Fight Arrests

08/20/14 12:08 PM
Winona Police said two people are facing criminal charges after authorities responded to a large disturbance at Seventh and Center streets late Tuesday.


Wasterwater Treatment Plant

08/20/14 12:07 PM
The Fountain City Council is moving ahead with design engineering of a new wastewater treatment plant estimated to cost $7,400,000.


Powerline Project

08/20/14 12:05 PM
An environmental assessment estimates the cost of a proposed high-voltage power line linking Madison and La Crosse at up to $580,000,000.

School Board

08/19/14 04:42 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and they have a light agenda.

Big Muddy Run

08/19/14 04:34 PM
The public is invited top join the 5th Annual Big Muddy Run on Saturday, October 4th at La Crosse's Myrick Park, starting at 10:45 am.

Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale

08/19/14 04:26 PM
The Winona Health Auxiliary will again host the annual Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale Wednesday and Thursday, September 3rd and 4th.

May-Master Teacher Award

08/19/14 04:12 PM
Winona State University faculty member Diane May has been named one of the nation's top legal studies educators, earning the prestigious Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Award.


Inland Waterways

08/19/14 03:53 PM
An Army Corps of Engineers official says infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River watershed to allow inland waterways to better handle increased agriculture, oil and natural gas production and the effects of climate change.  

Lepsch Trial

08/19/14 03:52 PM
The new attorney for a Dakota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client's previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial, and is seeking a new trial.

Primary Results-Final

08/19/14 03:50 PM
The Minnesota State Canvassing Board has certified the final results of the August 12th primary election in the state...the last step in confirming the federal and state candidates who will appear on the November 4th general election ballot.

Sex Offender Move

08/19/14 03:49 PM
Authorities have issued a required notification to the public that a convicted sex offender has changed his address.


Triple Fatal

08/19/14 03:48 PM
Trempealeau County authorities released the names of the three people who were killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning between Blair and Arcadia.


Lottery Winner

08/19/14 12:20 PM
A Winona man has won $300,000 in the Minnesota State Lottery.

Winona Bridge Rehab

08/19/14 12:17 PM
While work is underway on the construction of the new Highway 43 bridge in Winona, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is already planning for the rehab of the existing bridge set to begin in two years.

Winona Bridge Project Delays

08/19/14 12:15 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is trying to dispell rumors that Winona is closed or experiencing significant traffic delays because of the Highway 43 bridge project.

Princess Kay Pageant

08/19/14 12:13 PM
A Winona County girl will be one of 12 contestants in the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way Pageant Wednesday at the Minnesota State Fair.


Tree Falls On Car

08/19/14 12:12 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol said a 45-year-old woman survived when a tree fell on top of her vehicle in Stockton Monday evening.

Cash Stolen

08/19/14 12:11 PM
The Houston County Sheriff says a $2,000 reward is being offered to anyone who has information about the theft of cash from a rural Houston County residence.


Crop Report

08/19/14 12:10 PM
Minnesota's crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week.

City Council-MC's Bar

08/18/14 07:47 PM
Following a public hearing, the Winona City Council Monday unanimously voted to fine the downtown MC's Bar $1,500 for violations of their liquor license.

Implements of Husbandry Rules

08/18/14 04:17 PM
Implements of Husbandry rules were changed in 2014 by the State of Wisconsin. These are the rules that govern farm implements on public roadways.

Dog Rescue

08/18/14 04:11 PM
A dog has been reunited with its owner after Austin firefighters rescued it from a house fire.

Triple Fatal

08/18/14 04:09 PM
Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin.

Miller-Recycling Board

08/18/14 04:03 PM
The Recycling Industry Operating Standard has named Jeremy Miller of William Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. in Winona to its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Ready Set School

08/18/14 04:02 PM
The Ready Set School program in Winona County is no longer accepting applications for assistance.

WSU Move-in Day

08/18/14 04:00 PM
Winona State University Move-In Day is Tuesday and motorists are being warned to be on the lookout for students around both the east and west WSU campuses.

City Council Budget Review

08/18/14 03:59 PM
The Winona City Council will begin its annual review of pending budgets next week with a pair of meetings at City Hall.


Flag Burning 18

08/18/14 12:26 PM
An 18th flag burning report was received by the Winona Police Department over the weekend as they continue seek the public's help in finding the person responsible.

Boat Chase Arrest

08/18/14 12:21 PM
A 39-year-old Stockton man was jailed Saturday evening after he led a Sheriff's Department boat on a chase on the Mississippi River.


DAC Fundraising Goal

08/18/14 12:20 PM
The Winona Developmental Achievement Center says it has nearly reached its fundraising goal for two new additions.


Fuel Driveoff

08/18/14 12:17 PM
Authorities are looking for the driver of a semi truck who filled the truck's fuel tanks with nearly 190 gallons of diesel at the Nodine Truck stop and left without paying for them.

Cornerstone Church Purchase

08/18/14 12:15 PM
The Cornerstone Community Church has completed its purchase of property in Goodview for its new location.


Goodview Days Medllion Hunt Winner

08/18/14 12:13 PM
The Goodview Medallion Hunt had a repeat winner Friday.

Flag Burning Meeting

08/14/14 07:07 PM
About 15 members of the public, media and city officials attended Thursday's special meeting at the American Legion Club to address the growing problem of flag burnings on the city's west side. (Pictures Added)

Pesticide Collections

08/14/14 04:16 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a series of free waste pesticide collections in four southeastern Minnesota counties from Tuesday, August 26, through Thursday, August 28th.

WSU Student Killed

08/14/14 04:10 PM
Winona State University student Cody Wozney passed away Wednesday.


County Recorder Update

08/14/14 12:20 PM
Winona County Recorder Bob Bambenek says June and July had positive numbers for commercial and residential sales in Winona County.


Winona Bridge Update

08/14/14 12:18 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the Highway 43 bridge project in Winona is on schedule and has reached several milestones.

Levee Park Workshop

08/14/14 12:16 PM
The Levee Park Steering Committee will host a special workshop on Thursday, August 21st, with a consultant who will aid the group in its plans for updating the park.


Erickson Sand Mine

08/14/14 12:15 PM
The owners of a frack sand mine in Houston County have received a second letter telling them they must have a special permit to operate because the mine is close to a trout stream.


Unemployment Figures

08/14/14 12:14 PM
Minnesota lost 4,200 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.


WNB Concert Proceeds

08/13/14 03:51 PM
The Winona National Bank presented a check to Ready Set School representing the proceeds from its August 7th Evening Family Concert in Lake Park.


Wabasha Community Center

08/13/14 03:50 PM
The Wabasha City Council has approved the concept of constructing a new community center but wants more information about the plan before casting a formal vote.


DWI Patrols

08/13/14 03:49 PM
Law enforcement agencies across southeastern Minnesota will be joining forces to step up enforcement of the DWI laws starting Friday and lasting through Labor Day.

Flag Burning Meeting

08/13/14 03:48 PM
The public is being reminded that a special meeting will be held Thursday night to address the growing problem of flag burnings on the city's west side.

Man Struck by Train

08/13/14 03:47 PM
Winona Police said a 23-year-old Winona man was killed when he was struck by a train.


Zoning Permits

08/13/14 03:46 PM
The Buffalo County Board has repealed time limits for processing conditional use zoning permits.

Johnson Primary Win

08/13/14 03:45 PM
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson says the Republican party is uniting behind him now after his victory in Tuesday's primary election for Governor.



08/13/14 03:44 PM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Kendra Weber as Director of Student and Community Engagement.

WSU-Theatre and Dance

08/13/14 03:43 PM
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Winona State University has been re-accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).


State Primary Races

08/12/14 11:13 PM
Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson won the GOP primary Tuesday and will face DFL Governor Mark Dayton in the fall.


Area Primary Races

08/12/14 11:12 PM
Tuesday's primary in Tempealeau County where Democratic incumbent Sheriff Richard Anderson faced a third challenge from Terrance Daffinson, a member of Anderson's department, was a close one.

City Council Primary

08/12/14 11:11 PM
Incumbent George Borzyskowski, who represents the Winona City Council's 4th ward, was the top vote getter Tuesday with 459 votes or 64-percent of the votes cast.


Winona County Primary

08/12/14 11:10 PM
In the 3-way primary Tuesday, Marie Kovesci and incumbent Wayne Valentine will move on to the November election for the district 2 seat on the Winona County Board of Commissioners.


Sheriff's Race

08/12/14 11:09 PM
Current Winona County Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude and Bill Spitzer, a current Sheriff's deputy, garnered the most votes Tuesday in a primary that featured six candidates for Winona County Sheriff.

MnDOT Work Zone Safety

08/12/14 09:25 PM
Two Minnesota Department of Transportation vehicles have been struck by motorists in the past week, including a crash that occurred in a work zone on Monday afternoon.


Milling Project

08/12/14 09:24 PM
The street resurfacing project starting at Walnut Street from 2nd to 4th streets and from 5th to 7th streets in Winona will be milled Wednesday.

McBride Death

08/12/14 09:23 PM
Retired Trempealeau County Sheriff Darryl McBride passed away August 9th.

Petting Zoo Illness

08/12/14 09:22 PM
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified at least 13 people who have developed E. coli  infections as part of an outbreak associated with Zerebko Zoo Tran traveling petting zoo.

HRA Levy

08/12/14 04:21 PM
The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority had its request for a preliminary 2015 Winona County property tax levy reduced...for the third straight year.

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Rezoning Denied

08/12/14 04:19 PM
The Winona County Board, on a 4-to-1 vote, denied a petition to rezone 13 acres of land along Old Homer Road to permit the relocation of a construction firm into larger quarters.

Recorder Shortage

08/12/14 04:17 PM
Winona County Recorder Bob Bambenek told the County Board Tuesday reductions in staff at the Government Center combined with cross-training of employees among the different departments has caused problems for his department.

Cotter Principal Resigns

08/12/14 12:15 PM
About two weeks before classes are scheduled to begin Cotter High School will be looking for a new principal.


Nisbit Mine Appeal

08/12/14 12:12 PM
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a full environmental impact statement on Winona County's first and only frack sand mine is not needed.

WSU-Green College

08/12/14 12:11 PM
Winona State University has again been recognized as one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges in the 2014 edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."


08/11/14 05:10 PM
Republican Aaron Miller says he is campaigning hard as Tuesday's primary is the next step in what he hopes is his next, challenge, running against First District Congressman Tim Walz in November.


WSU-Sales Center Alliance

08/11/14 05:08 PM
Winona State University has been accepted as an associate member of the University Sales Center Alliance, joining 21 full members and 15 associate members across the country.

Goodview Days

08/11/14 05:07 PM
The annual Goodview Days festival will have its unofficial kickoff on Wednesday with the naming of the new Miss Goodview.


Minnesota Primary

08/11/14 05:06 PM
Primary elections are being held for four different local races in Winona County Tuesday.

Lewiston Chamber-Candidates

08/11/14 05:05 PM
The Lewiston Area Chamber of Commerce will host the two candidates for Minnesota House District 28-A on Wednesday.


08/11/14 12:03 PM
Winona's new Superintendent of Schools says he has been pleased with his transition into his new duties this summer.

Flag Burning Meeting

08/11/14 12:01 PM
With the increasing numbers of flag burnings, mostly in Winona's west end, a meeting has been scheduled to take place on Thursday evening to address the situation and seek some help from the public.

Bicyclist Lookout

08/11/14 12:00 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising motorists in southeastern Minnesota to be on the lookout for large numbers of bicyclists between August 14th and 17th.


08/11/14 11:59 AM
A Winona man was jailed early Saturday after he was cited with domestic assault and felony terroristic threats.


Wisconsin Primary

08/11/14 11:58 AM
Candidates in a four-way Republican primary to help determine who will succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri and the three Democrats squaring off in the attorney general's race are making a final push for votes.

Barn Fire

08/11/14 11:56 AM
The Ridgeway Fire Department battled a barn fire near Witoka Friday afternoon.

County Board

08/11/14 11:56 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will discuss the need for an assistant county administrator when it holds its meeting at the County Government Center.


08/11/14 11:54 AM
Local Dairy Farmer John Diersen has been appointed to the Merchants Bank in Caledonia and Spring Grove Advisory Board of Directors, according to bank president Matt Schuldt.

School Board-Activities

08/09/14 11:08 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday received an update from new Activities Director, Casey Indra, on the eligibility, supervision and practice policies within the school district. Indra says any student involved with activities on district property will have supervision.


Western Tech Funding

08/09/14 11:06 AM
Western Technical College in La Crosse received $35,250 in funding from Districts Mutual Insurance (DMI) - a municipal mutual insurance company founded by the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Crop Management Field Day

08/09/14 11:05 AM
The 2014 UW-Extension Crop Management Field Day will be Wednesday, August 20th, at the Fran and Donna Fedie Farm starting at 1:00 pm.

Baldwin River Tour

08/09/14 11:02 AM
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin made stops along the Mississippi River during her August freshwater coast tour Tuesday.

WSU Move-In Day

08/09/14 11:00 AM
Winona State University Move-In Day will take place Tuesday, August 19th, on Main and West campuses.

River Opens

08/08/14 04:20 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Mississippi River in the Wabasha and Winona areas has been reopened to commercial shipping after dredging activities were completed on Thursday.  


Rochester Chamber President

08/08/14 12:13 PM
A Sheboygen, Wisconsin, native has been chosen as the next president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

County Board

08/08/14 12:12 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday, August 12th, will discuss the need for an assistant county administrator when it holds its meeting at the County Government Center.

CapX2020 Funds

08/08/14 12:11 PM
The Buffalo County Board has adopted proposals to allocate $100,000 of CapX2020 funds for trout stream rehabilitation projects over the next five years.

Land Resources Department

08/08/14 12:10 PM
The Buffalo County Board has agreed to dissolve the county's consolidated land resources department and return zoning and land conservation functions back to separate departments.


Farmfest Political Forums

08/08/14 12:05 PM
Winona Radio will broadcast three political forums this weekend which took place at the annual Farmfest gathering in Redwood Falls earlier this week.


Slippery Hill Accident

08/08/14 12:04 PM
Authorities said one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash along Winona County Road 8 on Slippery Hill in New Hartford Township.


More Flag Burnings

08/08/14 12:03 PM
As Winona Police continue to investigate reports of flag burnings in Winona, the number of reports continue to rise.

School Board

08/07/14 08:43 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday discussed a new position being sought by new Superintendent, Dr. Stephen West.

Japan Ambassadors

08/07/14 04:21 PM
Students in the Winona Area Public Schools who will be in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade are invited to apply to be Japan Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 school year.

Highway 61 Lane Closure

08/07/14 04:14 PM
Motorists on southbound Highway 61 in Winona south of the Highway 43 intersection will encounter a lane closure on Monday, August 11th through Thursday, August 14th, as crews repair a curb on a bridge deck.

Miller Appointment

08/07/14 04:13 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Committee, established to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Fountain City Parade

08/07/14 04:01 PM
Fountain City will celebrate its 175th birthday Sunday  with a parade.
The parade, sponsored by the Fountain City Business & Community Group, has a 1 p.m. start along Fountain Street.
Gwen Katula, president of the organization, said an estimated 30 units  in the parade line-up, but appropriate parade units would be accepted right up to the 1 p.m. start on Sunday.....

Winona Health-H-R Officer

08/07/14 12:25 PM
Winona Health has a new human resources officer.


Area Primary Races

08/07/14 12:25 PM
In addition to the local Winona races to be decided in next Tuesday's primary election, there are some key races in area counties as well.

Bridge Weigh System

08/07/14 12:23 PM
As the $162,000,000 Winona bridge project gets underway, the current bridge will be getting a new truck weighing system to make sure the $80,000 pound gross weight limit on the bridge is being followed.


Flag Burnings Continue

08/07/14 12:22 PM
Winona Police say the number of burned American Flag reports they have received has now reached 10.

Health Care Partnership

08/07/14 12:20 PM
Six major Wisconsin health care organizations are forming a partnership to reduce costs and improve care.

Paddle Off the War

08/07/14 12:19 PM
A Winona resident, and Marine, has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana.

Taxi Trunk Body

08/07/14 12:17 PM
Criminal charges have been filed in La Crosse County against a man accused of killing a cab driver and leading police on a high-speed chase.


Injury Crash-Wabasha County

08/07/14 12:16 PM
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wabasha County Wednesday afternoon.


Toys for Kids

08/06/14 04:54 PM
This year's Hiawatha Valley Marines annual Toys for Tots toy drive will have a new local partnership and a new name.

Stormwater Permits

08/06/14 04:32 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency encourages businesses with manufacturing, recycling, transportation or dozens of other industrial activities to find out whether they need an industrial stormwater permit.


AgStar Grants

08/06/14 04:27 PM
The AgStar Fund for Rural America recently awarded just over $49,000 in grants through its AgStar Agriculture Classroom Equipment Grant Program.

Zip Rail Study

08/06/14 04:26 PM
In response to public interest, the Minnesota Department of Transportation extended the comment period to August 22nd on a plan for passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester.


County Board Elections

08/06/14 12:19 PM
Winona County Board 2nd District incumbent Wayne Valentine says he wants to continue serving and that's why he is running for a second 4-year-term.

Fracking Unknowns

08/06/14 12:17 PM
The biological; impacts of fracking to release pockets of natural gas and petroleum from shale formations is still largely unknown.

Minnesota Road Construction

08/06/14 12:16 PM
Midway through the 2014 road construction season, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews have completed or made significant progress on a number of projects that will help to lessen congestion, improve safety and provide a more efficient commute for motorists.

School Board

08/06/14 12:15 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday will learn about a new position being sought by new Superintendent Stephen West.


Bulldozer DWI

08/06/14 12:14 PM
A 54-year-old Rochester man was jailed early Tuesday after he was charged with driving while intoxicated when he backed a bulldozer into the Mississippi River.


Burda Sentenced

08/06/14 12:13 PM
A 43-year-old Nelson, Wisconsin, man with a history of drunken driving arrests and other crimes was sentenced to 13 months in prison for reckless driving in a high-speed car crash that severely injured a 16-year-old passenger last October.

River Shipping

08/06/14 12:12 PM
Federal officials hope to clear enough silt and sand from the Mississippi River so barge traffic can resume downstream this weekend.

Rochester Senior Living

08/06/14 12:11 PM
Construction is wrapping up on a new senior living community in Rochester.


County Board

08/05/14 12:15 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will seek some outside help when it comes to hiring a new county administrator.


Human Remains

08/05/14 12:10 PM
A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court to face more charges.

Invasive Carp

08/05/14 12:09 PM
An experimental sound system designed to deter invasive carp has been operating near a Mississippi River shipping lock south of La Crosse.

Highway 61 Crash

08/05/14 12:08 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at the entrance to Minnesota City's Bridge Street.


Exploited Youth Law

08/04/14 04:27 PM
Minnesota has launched its new statewide system for helping sexually exploited youth that treats them as abused individuals needing help and support rather than as criminals.

Merchants-Relay for Life

08/04/14 04:26 PM
During 2014 Relay for Life events at Merchants Bank, Merchants' employees raised just over $4,816-dollars, including $3,015-dollars in a Pie Auction where Merchants employees baked and donated 26 pies that other employees bid on.


Properties Sold

08/04/14 04:24 PM
The building that houses the offices of the Winona Post was sold last month for $250,000.


Deputy Assaulted

08/04/14 04:22 PM
A 22-year-old Winona woman is facing felony fourth degree assault charges after she allegedly struck a detention deputy at the Winona County Jail.

Drazkowski Endorsement

08/04/14 04:19 PM
Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski has received the endorsement of the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee.

Abbs-Cell Death

08/04/14 04:18 PM
After a 32-year old man was found unresponsive in his Fillmore County Jail cell shortly Friday monring, an independent investigation is underway.


St. Charles Farmers Market

08/04/14 12:19 PM
The St. Charles Farmers Market is inviting vendors to take part in their market for the month of August for a special rate.

Dresbach I-90 Project

08/04/14 12:17 PM
Traffic in the area of the Interstate 90 Bridge project near Dresbach will undergo a switch starting Tuesday as work continues on the $187,000,000 project.

Flag Burnings

08/04/14 12:16 PM
The number of burned American Flags has now reached six.

CapX Funds

08/04/14 12:15 PM
It's up to a special committee now to determine who will receive funding from the CapX2020 fees that Trempealeau County has received from the powerline project.

National Night Out

08/04/14 12:14 PM
Members of the local law enforcement agencies will be attending Winona's National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 5th.


Seminary Enrollment

08/04/14 12:13 PM
Enrollment at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona is one the rise.


County Board

08/04/14 12:12 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will further discuss a proposed job classification for the next County Administrator.

City Council

08/04/14 12:11 PM
The Winona City Council on Monday will continue its discussions on the parking situation on Main Street in the downtown area.

Dakota Homecoming

08/04/14 12:10 PM
The dates have been announced for this year's Great Dakota Gathering event which will take place for the 11th year.

Drug Arrests-China Package

08/04/14 12:09 PM
Local authorities say two Minnesota City residents were jailed Friday after their Hidden Valley residence was searched and a package that was shipped from China was discovered to contain a synthetic drug.

Live at the Levee

08/01/14 04:56 PM
Live at the Levee is busy Saturday from noon to 11:00 pm at Levee Park, downtown Winona, celebrating the closure of the Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Walz Challenge

08/01/14 04:50 PM
Tim Walz for Congress Friday challenged both the Republican candidates in the 1st District Congressional race to debate at August 6th at Farmfest and to agree to a debate in Rochester hosted by KAAL and the League of Women Voters that's to be scheduled.

Absentee Voting

08/01/14 04:39 PM
The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State reports that 18,581 absentee ballots have been distributed to voters to-date for the August 12th Primary Election.

School Board

08/01/14 04:37 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board next week will learn about a new position being sought by new Superintendent Stephen West.

Rushford Clinic Open House

08/01/14 04:33 PM
Winona Health's Rushford Clinic will host an Open House on Wednesday, August 20th, to celebrate several recent changes at the clinic. The Open House is from 5 to 7 p.m.
Pictured Katie Halder

New Laws

08/01/14 12:14 PM
August First has brought many new laws for Minnesotans ranging from the little-discussed to the hard-fought raising of the state's minimum wage to $8 an hour initially.


Sheriff's Race

08/01/14 12:10 PM
Two of the six candidates running for Winona County Sheriff say they would like to see some changes in the department if elected.


Highway 61 Delays

08/01/14 12:07 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says traffic delays can be expected next week on Highway 61 north of La Crescent when a repair project gets underway.

VA Audit

08/01/14 12:05 PM
An internal audit has found that staff at the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Rochester "felt pressure to manipulate" appointment data to hide delays in medical care.

Early Learning Scholarships

07/31/14 05:35 PM
More than 200 Rochester families have benefitted from new Early Learning Scholarships funded by Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature.


AgStar EMS Grants

07/31/14 05:30 PM
The AgStar Fund for Rural America is now accepting applications for their Emergency Response (EMS) Equipment Grant Program.



07/31/14 05:23 PM
Western Technical College in La Crosse is offering a Sales Management pathway program at no cost to qualified students.


07/31/14 05:22 PM
Rob Averbeck, a current Winona County  Sheriff's deputy, is one of six candidates running for the Sheriff's position.

Hazelton-City Council

07/31/14 05:21 PM
Winona native Matt Hazelton says the City of Winona should move slowly when it comes to constructing a new Winona State University baseball field in Lake Park.


Lewiston Fight

07/31/14 05:20 PM
Additional criminal charges may be coming soon in connection with the incident in Lewiston on July 23rd that left one man in the hospital and another in jail.

Ashley for the Arts

07/31/14 05:17 PM
Ashley Furniture says the internationally known Beach Boys will be the featured attraction at this year's "Ashley for the Arts" event next week in Arcadia.


Felony Charges-Meyers

07/31/14 12:19 PM
Winona County authorities said a 35-year-old Stockton man was jailed on four initial serious felony charges Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a 29-year-old female, threatened to kill her, and held her hostage in a Stockton residence for more than two days.

Predatory Offender

07/31/14 12:17 PM
A 72-year-old Winona man has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for failing to register his whereabouts with the authorities twice.

Flag Burning Continues

07/31/14 12:15 PM
Yet another flag burning reported in Winona.


Traffic Stop-Drugs

07/31/14 12:14 PM
A 29-year-old Winona man was cited with felony possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop at Broadway and Mankato Avenue early Thursday.

Drug Bust

07/31/14 12:12 PM
Authorities said a 25-year-old Rochester man was arrested outside a storage unit in Minnesota City Wednesday morning after authorities had discovered drugs inside the unit two days earlier.


La Crosse Lieutenant

07/31/14 12:11 PM
The former La Crosse police lieutenant accused of stealing drugs from the department's evidence room is back in jail.


Rochester Shooting

07/31/14 12:10 PM
Rochester police are looking for a suspect who shot a victim in the face during a fight.


MnSCU Contracts

07/31/14 12:09 PM
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has reached a tentative contract agreement with its university faculty union.

Prairie Island Training

07/30/14 05:31 PM
Police and emergency crews were busy Tuesday afternoon at the Prairie Island Nuclear Facility during a special training exercise.  


Pelowski-Chamber Endorsement

07/30/14 05:27 PM
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC has endorsed District 28A Representative Gene Pelowski.


City Council 4th Ward

07/30/14 05:13 PM
The three way race for the Winona City Council's 4th ward seat will be paired down to two final candidates following the August 12th primary.


Goodview Fire Truck

07/30/14 05:12 PM
The Goodview City Council will hold a special meeting next week to discuss the possibility of purchasing a new ladder truck for the Goodview Fire Department.

Frack Sand Operation Ceases

07/30/14 05:11 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a Houston County frack sand mine to cease operations.


Highway Signs

07/30/14 05:09 PM
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


07/30/14 12:16 PM
Former Minnesota state lawmaker Marty Seifert says he is dominating the outstate polling for the August 12th primary election for governor among four Republicans.

Walz-VA Reaction

07/30/14 12:14 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz says he is pleased the Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald to become the new Secretary of the U-S Department of Veterans Affairs.


Winona Bridge Project

07/30/14 12:14 PM
It may seem like work on the construction of the new Highway 43 bridge project in Winona has not yet started, but it has.

Flag Burnings

07/30/14 12:12 PM
Someone is burning American flags in Winona and police would like to find out who it is.


Barn Fire

07/30/14 12:11 PM
Authorities are continuing to investigate a fire that destroyed a barn near Lewiston Tuesday.

Minnesota Chamber

07/30/14 12:10 PM
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has named a new interim president to replace David Olson who passed away earlier this month.


Doctor Assault Charges

07/30/14 12:09 PM
An Eau Claire pediatrician acquitted of the majority of sexual assault charges against him has agreed to give up his medical license so that the remaining counts will be dismissed.

Fatal Accident

07/30/14 12:08 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 61-year-old Lanesboro man was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Preston Tuesday.


Buffalo County Administrator

07/30/14 12:07 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors Monday approved hiring Sonya Hansen of Alma to be the new county administrative coordinator.

Rollover Accident

07/29/14 05:42 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene of a one vehicle rollover on Monday around 8:39 p.m. near the intersection of Sjuggerud Coulee Road and Taylor Road in the Township of Pigeon.

Japan Ambassadors

07/29/14 05:30 PM
Students in the Winona Area Public Schools who will be in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade are invited to apply to be Japan Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 school year.



07/29/14 05:28 PM
Merchants Financial Group, Inc. (MFGI) reported net income of $6,948,081 for the first six months of the year.

Live at the Levee

07/29/14 05:27 PM
Live at he Levee will hold its next event August 2nd from noon to 11:00 pm at Levee Park, downtown Winona, celebrating the closure of the Great River Shakespeare Festival.


Candidates-Winona Radio

07/29/14 05:26 PM
Winona Radio this week will begin airing a series of interviews with candidates running for local office who are involved in the August 12th primary election.

Candidate Forum-Sheriff

07/29/14 05:24 PM
The Women's Resource Center and the League of Women Voters-Winona Unit, is sponsoring a forum in St. Charles for candidates running for the office of Winona County sheriff.

Minimum Wage

07/29/14 12:22 PM
Minnesota's minimum-wage rate goes to $8 an hour beginning Friday. It's the state's first wage increase in nearly a decade.

Harvest to End Hunger

07/29/14 12:21 PM
Minnesota farmers have an opportunity this fall to help solve a rising but little-known problem affecting rural communities throughout the state.


Taste of Winona

07/29/14 12:20 PM
Tickets are now available;e for the annual Taste of Winona event coming up on Saturday, August 9th, at the Winona History Center.

Officer Assaulted

07/29/14 12:19 PM
A 27-year-old Winona man was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted a police officer at Winona Health.



07/29/14 12:18 PM
A 22-year-old Winona man is facing felony assault charges after he allegedly knocked a female to the floor and choked her.

Flag Burnings

07/29/14 12:16 PM
Winona authorities are looking for the person who burned two American flags.


CAPX2020 Fatal

07/29/14 12:15 PM
Authorities say one worker has died and another has been injured in a transmission line construction accident in south-central Minnesota.


Landlord Lawsuits

07/29/14 12:14 PM
The number of landlords suing the City of La Crosse over a new ordinance has grown significantly.

Mlinar Judge

07/29/14 12:13 PM
A Pierce County judge has been appointed to preside over the case of a 52-year-old rural Alma man accused of felony reckless abuse and causing great bodily harm to a child.


Teenage Burglaries

07/29/14 12:12 PM
Four teenagers have been accused of going on a burglary crime spree in Buffalo County and are facing multiple counts of breaking into businesses in the C-FC and Alma areas.

Barges Stranded

07/29/14 12:10 PM
Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota.

Western Tech-Office Business

07/28/14 05:30 PM
Western Technical College will be hosting a New Directions luncheon next month to discuss The Department of Administration - Office of Business Development.

The Way to Wellness-Winona Health

07/28/14 05:23 PM
Representatives of 'The Way to Wellness' campaign were in Winona Monday to pay a site visit and learn more about the community and Winona Health.


Foodshare Drive

07/28/14 05:22 PM
Just a couple of days left for Winona Volunteer Services to accept cash donations through the month of July.


Winona Bridge Inspection

07/28/14 05:20 PM
Winona's Highway 43 interstate bridge passed its most recent inspection in early June.

Most Exciting-Winona

07/28/14 05:19 PM
Winona has been ranked in the top ten of the most exiting places in Minnesota by the website Movoto Real Estate Blog.


VA Compromise-Walz

07/28/14 05:18 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz Monday announced his support for the bipartisan conference committee compromise to reform the VA and increase access to care for veterans.


Work Zone Speeding

07/28/14 12:16 PM
Getting caught speeding through a road construction work zone is about to get more costly in Minnesota.

Highway 61 Crash

07/28/14 12:15 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a Winona man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 61 south of Winona Sunday evening.


GRSF Record

07/28/14 12:14 PM
With one week left to go the Great River Shakespeare Festival hopes to set a new all-time attendance record.

Minnesota Best Cities

07/28/14 12:12 PM
Some Minnesota cities are standing out when it comes to national lists of best places to do business.

Fatal Crash Charges

07/28/14 12:11 PM
A Dodge Center woman is criminally charged in a car crash that killed a passenger.

Bridge Fall

07/28/14 12:09 PM
Winona Police identified the female who fell from the interstate bridge in Winona on Friday. Authorities identified her as 37-year-old Karena Kaminer of Winona.

Bridge Fall

07/28/14 12:09 PM
Winona Police identified the female who fell from the interstate bridge in Winona on Friday. Authorities identified her as 37-year-old Karena Kaminer of Winona.

Bow Tie Record Attempt

07/28/14 12:06 PM
Hundreds of people gathered in Winona Saturday to honor the legacy of former Mayor John A. Latsch, and to try to break a world record.


Tractor Fatality

07/28/14 12:05 PM
A 73 year-old man died Friday after the tractor he was on overturned and pinned him.

Second Bridge Jumper Identified

07/26/14 10:06 AM
The Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona was closed for a time  Friday when authorities pulled the body of 37 year old Karena Kamirer from the  Mississippi River below.

Tractor Fatality

07/26/14 07:41 AM
A 73 year-old man died Friday after the tractor he was on overturned and pinned him.


Rambler Rally

07/26/14 07:40 AM
The Cotter Athletics Department' inaugural Rambler Rally is set for Wednesday, August 27th at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the John Nett Recreation Center.

Way to Wellness-Winona Health

07/25/14 04:29 PM
Representatives of 'The Way to Wellness' campaign will be in Winona on Monday to pay a site visit and learn more about the community and Winona Health.


Frac Sand Map

07/25/14 04:28 PM
People who are curious about the frac sand industry in Wisconsin have a new tool to measure its growth: an interactive map created by the Department of Natural Resources.


ORC Fundraiser

07/25/14 04:27 PM
The Winona ORC Industries golf tournament has been termed a success.

Lottery Changes

07/25/14 04:26 PM
Some Minnesota charities have been receiving notices encouraging them to sign up with a new e-pulltab manager by the end of July First.

C-Tech Delayed

07/25/14 04:23 PM
A 6.5 million dollar education facility to be located on the Rochester Community and Technical College campus will have its opening delayed for a year.

Tiffany Bottoms Train Ride

07/25/14 04:22 PM
The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are sponsoring a train ride through the Tiffany Bottoms Wildlife Area  in Buffalo County on Saturday, September 20th,  from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Planning Commission-Dahl

07/25/14 04:20 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will review revised site plans for the new location of Dahl Chevrolet along Highway 61.

Wabasha Ambulance Service

07/25/14 12:27 PM
The Wabasha Ambulance Service has been able to purchase some expensive equipment thanks to a successful fund drive that was recently completed.


Eastwood Banks Sold

07/25/14 12:26 PM
The Eastwood banks in Winona and Rollingstone will soon be under a new name.

Bridge Fall

07/25/14 12:24 PM
The Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona was closed for a time Friday when authorities pulled the dead body of a female from the Mississippi River below.

La Crosse Accident

07/25/14 12:21 PM
The Wisconsin State Patrol says there was one fatality in a multiple vehicle crash Thursday morning on I-90 near French Island.


Franklin Street Construction

07/25/14 12:20 PM
Franklin Street between Broadway and Howard will be closed starting Saturday as phase two of a three-phase project to resurface Franklin gets underway.


Gavin-Flying For a Cure

07/24/14 05:32 PM
A special benefit for 4-year old Gavin Quimby of Winona, who is fighting against Leukodystrophy, an often fatal brain disease, will be held this Saturday, at the Winona Elks Club from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Goodview Days Buttons

07/24/14 05:31 PM
Members of the Goodview Activity Group went door to door Wednesday night as they kicked off button sales for the 38th Annual Goodview Days festival.


WSU-Zeller Award

07/24/14 05:30 PM
Winona  State University Professor Brian Zeller has received a National Athletic Trainers' Association 2014 Athletic Trainer Service Award.

Heroin Overdose Drug

07/24/14 05:29 PM
Starting August First law enforcement officers and fire fighters will be authorized to use a special drug to treat heroin overdoses.

WNB Family Concert

07/24/14 05:27 PM
The Winona National Bank will host and Evening Family Concert on Thursday, August 7th, at the Lake Park Bandshell.

Army Corps-Channel

07/24/14 05:25 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is preparing to dredge in two separate areas within the Mississippi River to reopen the 9-foot navigation channel to commercial navigation.

Rushford Street Project

07/24/14 12:15 PM
Traffic entering Rushford has become a little more complicated after the Highway 43 bridge on the city's north side closed this week.


St. Charles Deer Problem

07/24/14 12:14 PM
The City of St. Charles is looking at ways to solve a deer problem.


Walz-Rail Safety

07/24/14 12:13 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz is reacting to the U.S. Department of Transportation announcement of new proposed rules to improve safety when shipping highly flammable hazardous materials, like Bakken crude in North Dakota, via rail.

I-90 Crash

07/24/14 12:11 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 on the Wisconsin side of the river near Dresbach were reopened after a vehicle crash Thursday.


Lewiston Fight

07/24/14 12:10 PM
Authorities said a confrontation in a vacant Lewiston apartment Wednesday ended up with one man in the hospital, a second man in jail and two other men still under investigation.

Drug Bust

07/24/14 12:08 PM
Winona Police said three people were arrested Wednesday when authorities served a search warrant on a local residence.


Lewiston Fight

07/23/14 04:51 PM
A fight in Lewiston Wednesday resulted in one man being sent to the hospital and another man was arrested.

SMIF Grants

07/23/14 04:47 PM
As part of its effort to invest in economic growth within the region, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is offering $100,000 in Incentive Grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or units/agencies of local, state, or federal government.

Sweet Stroll

07/23/14 04:40 PM
Winona Mainstreet's Sweet Stroll last Thursday was a big success.

Harbor Closed

07/23/14 04:33 PM
The City of Winona reports the East End Boat Harbor will be closed from Friday, July 25th through Friday, August 8th.

Zellers Pledge

07/23/14 04:33 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers announced that he has renewed his earlier pledge to never increase taxes on Minnesotans and is not committed to raise state taxes if elected governor of Minnesota in November. Zellers' running mate, Dean Simpson, has also signed the pledge.


Buffalo County-CAPX2020

07/23/14 04:32 PM
About $100,000 of CapX2020 environmental funds received by Buffalo County have been set aside for trout stream habitat restoration projects.

Brown Death-Crimestoppers

07/23/14 04:30 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help on the death of a 57-year-old Winona that occurred in Rollingstone last March 16th.

Cotter, WACS Grants

07/23/14 04:29 PM
The administrators of Cotter Schools and Winona Area Catholic Schools (WACS) announced Wednesday that Cotter Schools and WACS have received unsolicited and anonymous multi-million dollar grants for tuition assistance.

Friends of the Masonic

07/23/14 12:12 PM
A new group is being organized to help support the Winona Masonic Temple.


Foodshare Drive

07/23/14 12:10 PM
Minnesota March Foodshare distributed $500,000 in donations Tuesday to over 300 local foodshelves and the Winona County foodshelves received almost $1,400.


Road Opens

07/23/14 12:08 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said a Winona County road reopened Tuesday following a semi rollover near Lewiston.


Illegal Tattos

07/23/14 12:07 PM
A 26-year-old Stockton man is facing criminal charges after he gave a tatoo to a female who was just 16 years old.


Peerless Chain Sold

07/23/14 12:06 PM
A Japanese company, KITO Americas, has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Peerless Industrial Group from Westview Capital Partners L-P, by purchasing all of the shares of Peerless Industrial Group.

County Board

07/22/14 09:54 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday continued discussions on the hiring process for a new county administrator as well as the job description and responsibilities of the position.


Miller Ingenuity-Creation Station

07/22/14 05:17 PM
Miller Ingenuity of Winona unveiled its new "Creation Station" Tuesday during a special celebration and grand opening at its factory located at 1155 East Eighth Street.

Trout Regulations

07/22/14 05:03 PM
New trout fishing regulations that took effect July 14th expand opportunities for anglers and simplify regulations in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Goodview Days Buttons

07/22/14 04:46 PM
Members of the Goodview Activity group will go door to door Wednesday night as they kick off button sales for the 38th Annual Goodview Days festival.

Co. 29 Closed

07/22/14 03:55 PM
Winona County Road 29 near I-90 is closed until further notice due to a truck roll-over and clean-up. The crash is about one mile north of the I-90 exit in Winona County.

WSU Player Dies

07/22/14 03:53 PM
Winona State University student athlete Shawn Afryl passed away Monday while working out with some of his football teammates at Maxwell Field.


City Council-Share the Road

07/21/14 07:52 PM
The Winona City Council Monday unanimously gave it's approval to establish a pedestrian safety program in the city.

La Crosse Rest Area

07/21/14 04:48 PM
Governor Scott Walker announced Monday the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will construct a new rest area along Interstate 90 near the state border in La Crosse to replace an aging facility.

Crop Report

07/21/14 04:39 PM
Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain.

Tomah VA Summit

07/21/14 04:37 PM
The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its second annual Veteran Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, August 20th, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah.

Miller Ingenuity-Creation Station

07/21/14 04:24 PM
Miller Ingenuity of Winona Tuesday unveils its new "Creation Station" during a special celebration and grand opening at its factory located at 1155 East Eighth Street.

SE Tech Golf

07/21/14 04:09 PM
The 6th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament for Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical takes place at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Homer on August 4th. 

Bike Maps

07/21/14 04:07 PM
Bicyclists planning routes throughout the state can now use an editable, interactive online map called Cyclopath to help customize their trips. according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Masonic Open House

07/21/14 04:07 PM
An open house will be held at the Winona Masonic Lodge next Monday, July 28th, to give the public a final chance to see some of the theater's historic drops before they are placed into storage.

Latsch Week

07/21/14 04:05 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is hosting a special event this week honoring one of Winona's biggest benefactors.

KG 95.3Off Air

07/21/14 04:04 PM
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Church Abuse

07/21/14 12:12 PM
Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that's already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests.


Winona-Way to Wellville

07/21/14 12:11 PM
Winona has been selected as one of 10 finalists in "The Way to Wellville," a national competition to find five communities to participate over five years for the greatest improvement in five measures of health.


County Board

07/21/14 12:08 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will hold a closed session to discuss a discrimination claim filed by former Winona County administrator Duane Hebert who was fired in May.

Candidate Forums

07/21/14 12:06 PM
The Winona Unit of the League of Women Voters will hold a pair of candidate forums coming up on Wednesday, July 23rd, at City Hall.

Brown Injured

07/21/14 12:05 PM
Winona High School graduate Alec Brown suffered a dislocated shoulder in an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas Friday against Dallas.


City Council

07/19/14 03:42 PM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a recommendation from the city Planning Commission to establish a pedestrian safety program.


Winona Bridge Groundbreaking

07/19/14 03:41 PM
Winona's long-awaited Highway 43 bridge project is slated to get underway next week after a groundbreaking was held Friday.


Ash Borer-Caledonia

07/19/14 03:38 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed another emerald ash borer infestation in southeastern Minnesota- this time on private land near Caledonia.

DAC Groundbreaking

07/19/14 03:36 PM
The Wnona County Developmental Achievement Center held a groundbreaking ceremony this weekend while celebrating its 50th anniversary .

CD Corp-Barges

07/16/14 07:13 PM
Following the start of a public hearing Wednesday, the Winona Board of Adjustment voted to table a request by CD Corporation of Winona.  

GOP Headquarters

07/16/14 07:12 PM
Winona County Republicans have a new location for their party headquarters during this election year.


Sweet Stroll

07/16/14 07:11 PM
Winona Mainstreet businesses will be staying open late Thursday as part of the Sweet Stroll from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Deed Scam

07/16/14 07:10 PM
The Winona County Recorder's Office has been notified of a solicitation to local home owners to provide copies of recorded deeds for a fee.

Shooting Reward

07/16/14 12:19 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the death of a Mankato man.

Salt Deliveries

07/16/14 12:18 PM
The Minnesota Department of  Transportation says winter may be some five months off but it's not too early for road salt deliveries.


Pool Party Concert-WNB

07/16/14 12:16 PM
The Winona National Bank says its pool party and concert last weekend raised $304 which was donated to the Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation.


Creation Station

07/16/14 12:14 PM
Miller Ingenuity of Winona next week will unveil its new "Creation Station" during a special celebration at its factory located at 1155 East Eighth Street.

Ax Attack

07/16/14 12:13 PM
A rural Alma man accused of striking a 16-year-old boy in the head with an ax handle is scheduled to have an initial appearance in Buffalo County Circuit Court on July 23rd.

Buffalo County Coordinator

07/16/14 12:11 PM
 An Alma woman is on track to become the new administrative coordinator of Buffalo County.

Drug Charges

07/16/14 12:09 PM
A 22-year-old Eau Claire man is facing preliminary felony drug charges after Winona police made a traffic stop just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday at Second and Wilson Streets.


Chamber-Pedestrian Safety

07/15/14 06:06 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee has been working on pedestrian safety near Winona State University and presented their work so far to the city's Planning Commission Monday.

State Trust Fund Loans

07/15/14 05:48 PM
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Tuesday approved slightly more than 11.9 million dollars in State Trust Fund Loans to support six municipal projects in Wisconsin.


Miller-Campaign Funds

07/15/14 05:43 PM
The Aaron Miller For Congress Campaign in Minnesota's First Congressional District has announced that they have raised $143,000 and have $107,455 on hand in their bank account.

Oil Trains-Safety

07/15/14 05:41 PM
Two environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing recent explosive accidents and the department's own findings that fiery oil train accidents pose an "imminent hazard."

Tax Increases

07/15/14 05:40 PM
Despite promises that Minnesotan's property taxes would be lowered by a state government controlled completely by Democrats, a new report confirms that they are actually rising at an accelerating pace.


Channel One-All-Star Grant

07/15/14 05:39 PM
A nonprofit based in Rochester was the biggest winner of them all on All-Star Home Run Derby night at Target Field in Minneapolis Monday night.   


Goodview Street Project

07/15/14 12:14 PM
Goodview officials hope construction can begin in early August on a project involving 63rd Avenue and 5th Street.


Council-Information Meeting

07/15/14 12:12 PM
The Winona City Council will get an update on the 2014 legislative session when it holds an information meeting next Monday, July 21st, prior to its regular meeting.

Absentee Voting

07/15/14 12:12 PM
There's been no big rush at the Winona County Auditor-Treasurer's office to cast absentee ballots for the August primary election even though voters no longer need any kind of excuse to cast absentee ballots.

Travel Scam

07/15/14 12:10 PM
Almost a year to the date from when they hit the Upper Midwest last summer, suspicious travel offers are once again landing in area mailboxes.


Hagedorn Debate Challenge

07/15/14 12:09 PM
Republican candidate for Congress in the First District, Jim Hagedorn says he has renewed his challenge to the party's endorsed candidate Aaron Miller to engage in a series of debates before the August 12th primary election.

Mayo Ranking

07/15/14 12:08 PM
The Mayo Clinic has achieved the highest honor in U.S. News and World Report's ranking of top hospitals.

Wabasha Deputy Released

07/15/14 12:07 PM
A Wabasha County sheriff's deputy struck by a suspected drunken driver has been released from the hospital.


E. coli-Outbreak

07/14/14 05:11 PM
 Minnesota health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak, with some cases traced to Applebee's restaurants.


Phone Scam

07/14/14 05:04 PM
A new phone scam may be going around the area again.


Sweet Stroll-Library

07/14/14 04:45 PM
Looking for something sweet? How about some sweet treats, music, and a door prize?
The Winona Public Library, along with thirty-eight other downtown Winona businesses, is participating in Sweet Stroll Downtown from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th.

Radio Club Picnic

07/14/14 04:30 PM
The Winona Amateur Radio Club will host an annual picnic on Thursday, July 17th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Michael LaCanne Memorial Park, Highway 61 in Goodview.  


SMIF-Paint the Town

07/14/14 04:22 PM
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) will be accepting applications for free paint for a community mural project.

C-D Corporation-Frack Barges

07/14/14 04:10 PM
C-D Corporation of Winona goes before the Winona Board of Adjustment Wednesday to seek permission to load more barges with frack sand.

CAPX2020 Deadline

07/14/14 04:08 PM
July 28th is the new deadline for proposals to be submitted to Trempealeau County for the use of money the county has received from the CAPX2020 powerline project.


July Food Drive

07/14/14 12:19 PM
Half way through a special July food drive and Winona Volunteer Services says only $1,500 has been collected.

Hebert-Discrimination Claim

07/14/14 12:16 PM
Former Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert says a verified discrimination claim has been filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in regard to his termination in May.


School Board

07/14/14 12:15 PM
The Winona Area School Board Thursday is expected to name a new Winona High School Principal.

Candidate Forum-Sheriff

07/14/14 12:13 PM
The six candidates running for Winona County Sheriff in the August 12th, primary have been invited to appear before the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.


Loud Party

07/14/14 12:11 PM
Winona Police said a loud party complaint led to the arrest of two men on drug charges on Saturday night.

Assault and Drug Charges

07/14/14 12:10 PM
A 20-year-old Winona woman was jailed on assault and drug charges Sunday evening.


Juvenile Charged

07/14/14 12:09 PM
Authorities said a Dakota-area youth is in custody after he allegedly assaulted his parents last Friday during an argument.

Sand Permit

07/14/14 12:08 PM
A Black River Falls company has applied for a conditional-use permit and a variance to continue a sand dumping project on agricultural land in rural Nelson.

All-Star Bids-Gavin

07/12/14 11:25 AM
The winning bids have been received ... the two tickets to the Legends and Futures Game Sunday brought in $100 and the pair of Home Run Derby tickets bid was $260 so $360 will be donated to Gavin Quimby and his fight against Leukodystrophy. THANKS so much to our bidders and Fastenal for the tickets and idea!

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SMU-Countdown to College

07/12/14 11:20 AM
Countdown to College (C2C) students are on Saint Mary's University campus through August 2nd.


07/12/14 11:19 AM
Current and past legislative colleagues in the Minnesota House of Representatives publicly announced their support this week for Kurt Zellers and Dean Simpson, who are running for the Republican nomination to face Governor Mark Dayton this fall.

Altura State Bank-5-Star Rating

07/12/14 10:59 AM
BauerFinancial Inc., the nation's bank rating firm, commends Altura State Bank in Altura for once again receiving it's highest rating.

Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic

07/12/14 09:57 AM
Saint Mary University's sixth annual Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic will be held  Sunday, July 20th.


Wabasha County-Veterans Relief

07/12/14 09:56 AM
Wabasha County has been added to the counties that are now eligible for Disaster Relief Grants from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Merchants-Community Picnic

07/12/14 09:53 AM
Merchant's Bank's Community Picnic on July 2nd was a big success. The picnic included prizes, kids games and they served over 600 brats meals.


Bike Path-Bridge

07/12/14 09:52 AM
The bicycle path on the levee under Winona’s Highway 43 bridge will be closed beginning the week of July 21st so the contractor can begin construction work to build a new bridge across the Mississippi River.

Body Indentified

07/11/14 04:47 PM
The missing person alert for a Rochester woman has been cancelled after a body pulled from Silver Lake in Rochester was determined to be hers.


Conerstone Church Property Sold

07/11/14 04:46 PM
The sale of the Cornerstone church property along Highway 61 West to Automotive Enterprises of La Crosse has been finalized.

T-R-W Offer

07/11/14 04:45 PM
A German company has made an offer to purchase T-R-W Automotive Holdings Corporation based in the United States.


All-Star Bids-Gavin

07/11/14 04:43 PM
You have the opportunity to see the Legends and Futures Game, the Home Run Derby as well as helping out a great kid! Fastenal has 2 seats available to the Legends and Futures Game this Sunday at 4 (valued at 75 dollars each) and 2 tickets to the Home Run Derby on Monday at 7. (valued at 275 dollars each) We're auctioning them off to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Gavin Quimby.

Ice Jet

07/11/14 12:29 PM
Venture capitalists are being invited to a special meeting later this month to get in on the ground floor on developing and marketing a new ice resurfacing technology that could set the ice arena world on fire.


Fastenal Report

07/11/14 12:27 PM
Fastenal is reporting a 12.1 percent growth in net sales during the second quarter, compared to the same time period last year, totaling 1.8 billion dollars.


Bar Fight

07/11/14 12:24 PM
Authorities said four people were arrested outside a Winona bar early Friday after a fight broke out after bar closing time.


Bodies Found

07/11/14 12:22 PM
A man sought as a witness to the suspicious deaths of two elderly people in northwest Iowa has been found in Wisconsin.


Fastenal Dividends

07/11/14 12:21 PM
Winona's The Fastenal Company reported its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 25-cents per share to be paid in cash on August 22nd, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 25th, 2014.

Riverboat Days

07/10/14 05:27 PM
The Wabasha -Kellogg Chamber has been busy planning the 36th Annual Riverboat Days coming this July 25-26.  

Lake City Superintendent

07/10/14 05:06 PM
The Lake City School Board recently voted unanimously to offer the vacant superintendent job to Erick Enger, who has spent the last 24 years in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa school district.

Zip Trains-Session

07/10/14 04:54 PM
The Minnesota Department off Transportation will host a public information session in Rochester on July 29th, on a proposal to establish a high speed passenger rail connection between Rochester and the Twin Cities.


Winona Health Breakfest

07/10/14 04:53 PM
Winona Health is inviting employers, business owners, human resources and safety professionals to its next 'Breakfast with the Experts.'

Refuge Turns 90

07/10/14 04:52 PM
The Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is inviting the public to help celebrate the Refuge's 90th anniversary coming up on Friday, July 18th.


Missing Woman

07/10/14 04:43 PM
The Rochester Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 53-year old Dawn Jeanette Ehret of Rochester. Dawn left her residence on foot on Wednesday evening, July 9th and has not been heard from since.