News

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.
                   
 

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.

 

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.
 

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.

 

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.
 
 

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.

 

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.