News

Bridge Construction Site


08/30/14 09:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the construction site around the Highway 43 bridge project in Winona is closed to the public.
                
 

MNsure Enrollment


08/30/14 08:58 AM
If you need assistance in enrolling in the MNsure healthcare system a certified MNsure Navigator will be in Winona County on Tuesday, September 9th, to help you out.
 

Plat Books


08/30/14 08:58 AM
2014  Winona County Plat books are now available to the public.
     
 

Harvest Weight Limits


08/28/14 04:43 PM
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is reminding farmers that fall harvest weight limits take effect from September 1st, through December 31st.

 

SMU Volunteer Day


08/28/14 04:25 PM
Nearly 100 new students from Saint Mary's University will serve four organizations at numerous sites throughout the Winona area on Sunday, August 31st, as part of New Student Volunteer Day.



 

Duran-SE Technical


08/29/14 12:18 PM
Eight weeks into her new position as President of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Dr. Dorothy Duran says the transition has been going well.
               
 

Rushford School Study


08/29/14 12:17 PM
The Rushford City Council has decided to spilt the cost of a $10,000 study with the school district on the future of the Rushford-Peterson school facilities.
  
 

Walz-Manufacturing


08/29/14 12:16 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz says manufacturing is making a comeback.

 

Sex Sting


08/29/14 12:15 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says a 44-year-old La Crescent man was jailed Thursday in connection with a internet sex sting operation conducted by Rochester Police.

 

Drug Bust


08/29/14 12:14 PM
A traffic stop early Friday resulted in a drug bust for a 44-year-old Houston man.
                       
 

Frozen River 30-Second Film


08/28/14 04:46 PM
Two Riverway Learning Community students, fourth grader Peter Swanson, and sixth grader Ellery Kiesel, were recently honored at the 30 Seconds in Winona fundraiser for the Frozen River Film Festival.  
 

Holiday Travel


08/28/14 04:29 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution traveling through highway work zones over the Labor Day holiday.

 

Sex Sting Bust


08/28/14 04:28 PM
Rochester police say they made 29 arrests for sex trafficking crimes as part of "Operation Aware."

 

Barge Worker Hurt


08/28/14 04:27 PM
Goodhue County authorities said an accident late Sunday afternoon on the Mississippi River in Red Wing left a barge worker badly hurt after he was crushed near Lock and Dam 3.

 

County Board


08/28/14 04:26 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has a light agenda for first meeting of September next week.
 

Chamber Awards


08/28/14 12:25 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Winona area winners of the When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.
 

Masonic Temple Report


08/28/14 12:21 PM
Mayor Mark Peterson says the message in the first draft of the Historic Structural Report on the Masonic Temple building was very positive but he is hoping the architects will address some longer term issues.
                       
 

Hockey Arena Update


08/28/14 12:19 PM
Mandated and needed upgrades to the Bud King Ice Arena could result in almost doubling the proposed 2015 property tax levy increase for Winona residents.

 

Sheriff's Department Pay


08/28/14 12:17 PM
Non-union personnel employed as communication/correction officers in the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department have received 1.25 percent pay raises.

 

Amish Dispute


08/28/14 12:13 PM
An Amish family is fighting misdemeanor charges for failing to comply with Fillmore County building codes.
 

Grumpy Pub Crawlah


08/27/14 04:53 PM
Planning is underway for one of the most anticipated signature events of SeptOberfest, The 3rd Annual Grumpy Pub Crawlah.
                            
 

Fall Gala


08/27/14 04:44 PM
The Winona Health Auxiliary is making changes to its annual fall gala. This year's event "Embracing the Cause," is set for Saturday, October 11th at Visions Event Center.
                           
 

Urgent Care Hours


08/27/14 04:44 PM
The Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic at Sarnia Square, 420 E. Sarnia Street in Winona, will be open Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                          
 

Winona Bridge Traffic


08/27/14 04:31 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will keep traffic flowing on Highway 43 during the duration of the bridge project in Winona.

 

Neighborhood Crime Watch


08/27/14 04:27 PM
A reminder that a special neighborhood crime watch meeting will be held Thursday at the Legion Club on East Sarnia Street. Police continue to investigate reports of nearly 20 American Flag burnings at residences on the  west side of Winona over the last month without much luck in finding those responsible.

 

CF-C School Board


08/27/14 04:25 PM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board voted by majority rule to select topic issues to discuss at future board meetings or special work sessions.
  
 

Diocese Trial


08/27/14 12:25 PM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona has filed an appeal of a judge's decision earlier this month to allow a sex abuse trial to remain in Ramsey County.
                   
 

Council-Proposed Budget


08/27/14 12:24 PM
The second of two public budget review sessions by the Winona City Council was held Tuesday.
                     
 

County Board-MICA


08/27/14 12:22 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and heard the annual update from the Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA).
 

Masonic Temple-Council


08/27/14 12:21 PM
Winona City Councilmembers will have an opportunity to review a report that could determine the future of the Masonic Temple building next week.
 

Assault and Drug Charges


08/27/14 12:20 PM
Winona Police said a 39 year-old Winona man was cited with felony assault charges after authorities responded to a complaint and discovered a narcotics growing operation in his residence.
                      
 

Apple Harvest


08/27/14 12:18 PM
The apple picking season has started in southeastern Minnesota.
 

 

Roehl Services


08/27/14 12:16 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.
 

Meet the Candidates


08/27/14 12:14 PM
Here's a chance for voters to meet the Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota.



 

Christian Crusaders


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

 

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.

 

Winona Health HealingScapes


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

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.

 

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.
                 
 

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.
 

Stabbing-Lince


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.


 

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.

 

WMS-Orientation


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.
                
 

Council-Budget


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.
 

CD Corp-EAW


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.
               
 

Schmit-Award


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.
 

WMS-Orientation


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.

 

WMS-Orientation


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

WAPS-Busing


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.
 

YMCA-Diabetes


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.

 

WSU-Weber


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."
                 
 

Miller-Congress


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.

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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.
 

West-WAPS


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.
                    
 

Assault-Booker


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.
 

Merchants-Diersen


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.
                 
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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.

 

Western-Pathway


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.
 

Averbeck-Sheriff


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.
                   
 

Seifert-Governor


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.

 

Merchants-Earnings


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.

 

Blass-Felony


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.com...the 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
KG 95.3 FM will be OFF the air today from 5-7 p.m. for special tower maintenance....thanks for your patience!

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.