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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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!

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.


Brown Injured

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


City Council

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


Winona Bridge Groundbreaking

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


Ash Borer-Caledonia

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

DAC Groundbreaking

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

CD Corp-Barges

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

GOP Headquarters

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


Sweet Stroll

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

Deed Scam

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

Shooting Reward

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

Salt Deliveries

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


Pool Party Concert-WNB

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


Creation Station

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

Ax Attack

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

Buffalo County Coordinator

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

Drug Charges

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


Chamber-Pedestrian Safety

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

State Trust Fund Loans

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


Miller-Campaign Funds

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

Oil Trains-Safety

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

Tax Increases

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


Channel One-All-Star Grant

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


Goodview Street Project

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


Council-Information Meeting

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

Absentee Voting

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

Travel Scam

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


Hagedorn Debate Challenge

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

Mayo Ranking

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

Wabasha Deputy Released

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


E. coli-Outbreak

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


Phone Scam

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


Sweet Stroll-Library

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

Radio Club Picnic

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


SMIF-Paint the Town

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

C-D Corporation-Frack Barges

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

CAPX2020 Deadline

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


July Food Drive

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

Hebert-Discrimination Claim

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


School Board

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

Candidate Forum-Sheriff

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


Loud Party

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

Assault and Drug Charges

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


Juvenile Charged

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

Sand Permit

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

All-Star Bids-Gavin

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

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SMU-Countdown to College

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


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

Altura State Bank-5-Star Rating

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

Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic

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


Wabasha County-Veterans Relief

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

Merchants-Community Picnic

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


Bike Path-Bridge

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

Body Indentified

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


Conerstone Church Property Sold

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

T-R-W Offer

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


All-Star Bids-Gavin

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

Ice Jet

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


Fastenal Report

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


Bar Fight

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


Bodies Found

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


Fastenal Dividends

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

Riverboat Days

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

Lake City Superintendent

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

Zip Trains-Session

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


Winona Health Breakfest

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

Refuge Turns 90

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


Missing Woman

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

Winona County Fair-Thursday

07/10/14 12:20 PM
Winona County Fairgoers are being treated with a display of antique tractors dating back several decades.


DAC Anniversary

07/10/14 12:16 PM
The Wnona County Developmental Achievement Center will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on July 19th as it prepares to undergo a pair of expansion projects.

Downtown Vacancies

07/10/14 12:11 PM
A meeting next week to discuss the future of some vacant properties in downtown Winona following last September's fire will be open to the public.

Drug Raid

07/10/14 12:10 PM
Authorities said two people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday after authorities used a search warrant to gain entry to a Stockton residence.

Merger Fails

07/10/14 12:09 PM
A merger of zoning and land conservation services into a Buffalo County Land Resources Department may be dissolved.

Kmart to Close

07/10/14 12:08 PM
According to a representative of the Kmart store in Winona, the store will be closing in October.


Kmart to Close

07/09/14 05:21 PM
According to a representative of the Kmart store in Winona, the store will be closing in October.
The long-time Winona business, located at 1122 Highway 61, is owned by Sears Holdings. Kmart currently employs 67 people. No other details were available as of Wednesday afternoon.

Highway 16 Bridge Deck Repairs

07/09/14 05:09 PM
Motorists on Hwy 16 north of Hokah will encounter a lane closure and automated traffic lights beginning July 9th through mid-morning on Monday, July 14th as crews repair a bridge deck, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Kline-Mobile Office

07/09/14 04:58 PM
Congressman John Kline's "Mobile Office," which provides constituents with greater access to the services available to them, will be stopping in Kellogg and Mazeppa on Thursday, July 17th.


Zoning Vacancy

07/09/14 04:53 PM
Buffalo County has another vacancy for a county zoning technician/inspector.


07/09/14 04:51 PM
Winona High School students performed well on the Advanced Placement tests taken in May.

Lake City Lawsuit

07/09/14 04:50 PM
A portion of the case of a former Lake City library administrator whol filed a lawsuit against Lake City and Mayor Jerry Dunbar alleging breach of contract and sexual harassment in July 2012 has been sent back to district court after a decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.


Downtown Development

07/09/14 12:22 PM
A stakeholders meeting will be held next week to seek ideas about redeveloping a vacant property in downtown Winona that remains from last September's fire that destroyed two other buildings.