Turkey Hunting Permits

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

WNB-Community PRIDE Award

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

EPA Meeting

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

Land And Trails Trust

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

Arcadia Town Board

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

WAPS Referendum

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

Education Village

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

History Center Exhibit

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


Ashley Funding

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

Fastenal Earnings

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

Car Hits House

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

Tomah VA Doctor

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

Tax Reciprocity

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

McKesson Layoffs

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

Winona Health Scholarships

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

Buffalo County Court

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

Cochrane Caucus

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


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

Mayo Donation

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

Deer Feeding Ban

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

Deer Management Meetings

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

Dam Repair

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

Civil Rights-WSU

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

Make America Great Together

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

Water Quality

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

New Jimmy Johns

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

Health Care Access

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

Gun Discharged

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

Trump Inauguration-Wisconsin

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

Stolen Packages

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

Chamber Events

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

Winter Plowing

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

WAPS-New Programs

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

Trempealeau Election

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

WSU Open House

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

Mock Trial Team

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

City Council

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

Record Farm Yields

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

Miller Gift Shop Donation

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

Fillmore County Shooting

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

River Shipping

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

Trempealeau County Judges

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

County Recycling

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


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

Fatal Crash-Charges

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

Ridgeway Enrollment

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

Department of Administration Move

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

Home Sales

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

Hog Operation

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

Sister Stabbed

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

Buffalo County Court

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

City Council Elections

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

C-FC School Board

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

No Classes Today-MN State College SE

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

Broadband Expansion

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

Old Settlers Event

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

Sex Investigation

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

Winona Health Board

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

Highway 43 Bridge

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

First Amendment-WSU

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

Riverway Enrollment

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

Misato Fundraiser

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

Benevolence & Blues

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

More CWD Deer

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

C-FC Raises

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

Tag and Tow

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

Goodview Finance Award

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

Shines-Stalking Charges

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

Harbor Report

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

Breakfast with the Experts

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

Chamber-State of City and County

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

Annual Chamber Meeting

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

Teacher of the Year Award

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

WSU-Romeyn Recognized

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

Public Officials Meeting

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

Sunday Liquor

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

Blackhorse Sold

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

Make America Great Again

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

Buffalo County Plowing

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


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

Man Jailed-Stabbing

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

Trempealeau Crash

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

Vehicle Fire-Interstate 90

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

County Board-Legislature Update

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

Trautlein-Winona Health

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

Port Authority

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

Commercial Sales

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

Energy Alert

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

HBC Purchase

01/06/17 11:47 AM
Hiawatha Broadband Communications of Winona has announced it has acquired the wireless Internet operations of Alma, Wisconsin-based, Riverland Communications.

Engrav's Sold

01/06/17 11:46 AM
A downtown Winona business has changed hands. According to documents filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office, Engrav's Decorating Center at 101 Johnson Street has been purchased by John M. Alexander of Winona.  

Unemployment Rates

01/06/17 11:45 AM
The unemployment rates in Buffalo, Trempealeau and Pepin counties showed slight increases in November, according to most recent state labor reports.

Homeless Center

01/06/17 11:32 AM
Winona's first homeless center is set to open Saturday in downtown Winona. 

New Year's Baby

01/06/17 11:31 AM
Winona's New year's baby was born at Winona Health on Tuesday, January 3rd.

WAPS-Interim Superintendent

01/06/17 11:29 AM
The Winona Area Public School District has a new superintendent. Kelly Halvorson, the district's director of teaching and learning, was appointed to the vacant position Thursday night ...

Rushford Property Taxes

01/05/17 01:21 PM
Rushford city residents will face a nearly 10-percent increase in their city property taxes in the new year. 

Holden Farms Expansion

01/05/17 01:19 PM
Holden Farms is proposing to expand its two hog operations in Winona County.  

WAPS Budget Cuts

01/05/17 01:17 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools are is looking for 10 community members to participate in a District Budget Reduction Committee. 

Cochrane Board

01/05/17 10:37 AM
Four elected offices on the village board in Cochrane are up for election in April.

Pay Raises

01/05/17 10:36 AM
Pay grades at the Buffalo County Courthouse were increased .67 percent Jan. 1st for non-union employees.  


01/05/17 10:35 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will be asked to consider the immediate resignation of Superintendent Stephen West when the board meets tonight at City Hall.

Twins Caravan

01/05/17 10:34 AM
The annual Minnesota Twins Caravan will be making another stop in Winona later this month. 

Tree Cutting Fatal

01/04/17 01:38 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department said one man was killed by a falling tree near Dakota Saturday. 

Icy Sidewalks

01/04/17 01:35 PM
After the recent thaw and refreeze from the recent rainfall, sidewalks in the City of Winona have become exceedingly icy.  

Mini Grants Available

01/04/17 01:34 PM
Mini grant funds are available for Local Health Improvement Efforts. 

Trump Inauguration-4-H

01/04/17 01:30 PM
A Winona County 4-H member from St. Charles has been selected to watch the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump in person in Washington D-C later this month.

G-E-T Complex

01/04/17 01:29 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board has decided to seek bids on a project to construct a new athletic complex in Galesville. 

Radon Test Kits

01/04/17 01:29 PM
Winona County is offering radon test kits to county residents.


Housing Study

01/04/17 01:26 PM
The results of a comprehensive housing study for the city of Winona will be presented to the public next Monday, January 9th, at City Hall. 

Fatal Crash-Trempealeau County

01/03/17 11:24 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said two teenagers were killed in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

County Property Sales

01/03/17 11:18 AM
Winona County Recorder Bob Bambenek says 2016 was a very impressive year for property sales in the county when compared to previous years. 

County Board Chair

01/03/17 10:53 AM
Longtime Winona County Board member Jim Pomeroy was elected to serve as chairman of the board for 2017.

Eyota Fire

01/03/17 10:24 AM
Firefighters battled a large shed fire for several hours Monday night near Eyota. 

Christmas Tree Pick-up

01/03/17 10:22 AM
A reminder the Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers club is once again sponsoring the annual city-wide Christmas tree pick-up.  

Nordic Skiing

01/03/17 10:20 AM
Two more Winona schools have joined a program to bring the sport of cross country skiing to elementary students in both Winona and La Crosse. 

Christmas Tree Pick-up

01/02/17 11:16 AM
A reminder the Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers club is once again sponsoring the annual city-wide Christmas tree pick-up. 

Record Rainfall

01/02/17 10:39 AM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse says numerous cities in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in this area experienced above normal rainfall from June through September in 2016. 

Corn Prices

01/02/17 10:37 AM
Wisconsin farmers averaged only $3.11 a bushel for corn marketed in November, down 12 cents from October and 31 cents below a year ago. 


01/02/17 10:35 AM
Authorities said an ATV driver was rescued Sunday after the machine ended up in the water when it went through the ice near the I-90 bridge in the Town of Campbell.

Water Testing

01/02/17 10:30 AM
Buffalo County government agencies with backing of the county board have put together $10,000 to promote testing of private water wells.  

County Board

01/02/17 10:29 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners holds its first meeting of the new year Tuesday. 

Fatal Crash

01/02/17 10:28 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

Park Sticker

01/02/17 10:25 AM
Annual 2017 admission stickers good for use at Merrick and Perrot state parks as well as other parks and forest areas across Wisconsin are available.    

Kayak Rescue

01/02/17 10:25 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says a man was rescued from the icey Mississippi River in Minnesota City Friday after he fell from a kayak. 

City Council-Tuesday

01/02/17 10:22 AM
The Winona City Council holds its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday and will be asked to approve new two-year contracts with five city labor unions covering 2017 and 2018.

NASA Grant

01/02/17 10:21 AM
Winona State University planetary geologist Jennifer Anderson has been awarded a grant of almost $500,000 from NASA to help establish a better understanding of what creates craters in space, like those on the Moon and Mars. 

Deer Hunt-CWD

12/29/16 10:29 AM
The discovery of a third deer with chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota will not change the current boundaries of the disease management zone, which is designated deer permit area 603. 

Bone Builders

12/29/16 10:20 AM
Winona Volunteer Services will host a presentation showcasing Bone Builders, a workout for Winona's older adults, on Tuesday, January 10th. 

Train Derailment

12/28/16 01:26 PM
A train derailment more than a year ago in Alma may have been caused by crew fatigue according to a report released by the Federal Railroad Administration. 

AGRI Grants

12/28/16 01:25 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for Value Added Grants. 

Mayo Leadership

12/28/16 01:24 PM
Mayo Health System clinics in Wabasha, Lake City, Cannon Falls, and Red Wing will have a new leader starting in February.

Christmas Tree Pick-up

12/28/16 01:23 PM
The Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers club is once again sponsoring the annual city-wide Christmas tree pick-up.                       

Phony Bills

12/28/16 01:22 PM
More counterfeit bills have been turning up at local retail stores in Winona.

Dairy Production

12/28/16 01:20 PM
Wisconsin dairy farm operations produced 2.41 billion pounds of milk in November, a 2 percent gain from a year ago.       

Sagan Won't Run

12/28/16 10:06 AM
Fountain City Alderman John Sagan says he is not running for re-election to the city council in April.


12/28/16 10:05 AM
The Minnesota Department of Natural resources reports a third deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been found in southeastern Minnesota. 


12/28/16 10:05 AM
Opening January 3rd and running through April 16th at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is picture exhibition entitled:  Confluence: Geography, History, and Culture at the Intersection of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. 

Window Walk Winners

12/28/16 10:03 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2016 Winona Main Street Window Walk.

Chamber Annual Meeting

12/28/16 10:02 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce hold its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet on Friday, January 20th at the Riverport Inn and Suites. 

County Tax Levy

12/28/16 10:00 AM
Winona County taxpayers will see a 6-percent increase in their county property taxes next year after the county board on a 3-to-2 vote approved the county's 2017 budget. 

Organic Advisory Task Force

12/27/16 11:08 AM
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson announced the new 13-member roster of the Organic Advisory Task Force.

Car in River

12/27/16 11:07 AM
Authorities said two people escaped serious injury when their vehicle went off Highway 14-61 east of La Crescent and ended up in the river early Monday. 

Snow Plow vs. Car

12/27/16 10:59 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 21-year-old Fountain man was injured early Tuesday when the vehicle he was driving rearended a snow plow in Fillmore County just east of Spring Valley. 

Sand Mine Pemit

12/27/16 10:56 AM
A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a sand processing facility in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands.  

Alma City Council-Property Taxes

12/27/16 10:13 AM
The Alma City Council raised property taxes 5.13 percent to pay for 2017 public municipal services. 

Shoplifting Felony

12/27/16 10:12 AM
A Houston woman is facing felony theft charges after she was caught shoplifting items from the local Target store twice within two days.

Oil Trains

12/27/16 10:11 AM
A spokeswoman says the nation's largest railroad has addressed more than 800 potential safety violations found by federal railroad inspectors on lines used to haul crude oil. 

Quit Smoking Program

12/27/16 10:04 AM
Winona Health's next smoking cessation program is FREE and it begins Thursday, January 5, 2017. 

County Board

12/23/16 12:49 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will bring 2016 to an close next Tuesday with their final meeting of the year. 

Sand Mines

12/23/16 12:48 PM
Trempealeau County has granted new permits for two sand mines whose earlier permits were determined to have lapsed. 

Officer Injured

12/23/16 12:48 PM
Authorities said a police officer was struck by a car while making a drug arrest Thursday night in Holmen.

Gift Cards-Sentence

12/23/16 12:46 PM
A 24-year-old former Buffalo County man accused of stealing VISA debit gift cards from a dental office in Mondovi was sentenced in Buffalo County Circuit Court to 90 days in jail and two years probation. 

Westfield Meeting

12/23/16 12:45 PM
The Winona Athletic Board will meet next week to review an amendment to the lease with the Westfield Golf Club. 

Deer Hunt

12/23/16 12:43 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a special gun deer hunt in southeastern Minnesota will be held from December 31st to January 15th. 

60 Main Street

12/23/16 12:40 PM
Winona city officials are looking forward to the end of this month when they learn who is interested in developing the 60 Main Street block downtown.

Eagle Scouts

12/23/16 12:38 PM
Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Church in Winona recognized four Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout this year.

WSU Award Finalist

12/22/16 10:54 AM
Winona State has been named one of 25 finalists for the 2017 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence. 

Free Christmas Meals

12/22/16 10:52 AM
A reminder two local organizations will offer free Christmas meals this coming weekend.

Wabasha County Salaries

12/22/16 10:26 AM
Two Wabasha County elected officials want bigger salary increases for 2017 than what were granted by the county board of commissioners. 

Health Services Funding

12/22/16 10:19 AM
Buffalo County is seeking more state funding to prevent and control communicable diseases.  

Theft Charges

12/22/16 10:15 AM
Police nabbed a 25-year-old Winona man Tuesday they believe was involved in as many as four different vehicle break-ins...and possibly more. 

Tag and Tow

12/22/16 10:12 AM
More vehicles were towed away early Wednesday during the fifth straight night of tagging and towing operations for snow removal. 

Stricter Mining Rules

12/22/16 10:10 AM
Trempealeau County has stricter rules for mining in the county after a committee approved a new ordinance. 

Winona Health-Urgent Care

12/22/16 10:09 AM
Winona Health Urgent Care holiday hours:   Saturday, December 24:  Urgent Care at 420 E. Sarnia: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.             

Miller Tribute Nominations

12/22/16 10:08 AM
Winona Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the annual Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute. 

Westfield Restaurant

12/22/16 10:06 AM
The Winona Athletic Board will meet next week to review an amendment to the leased with the Westfield Golf Club. 

Self-Driving Cars

12/21/16 10:29 AM
Self-driving vehicles could be a part of Rochester's future transit options.

Overnight Fire

12/21/16 10:26 AM
Fire crews from Minnesota City and Goodview battled a fire in Minnesota City overnight. 

YMCA Designation

12/21/16 10:25 AM
The Winona Family YMCA moved a step closer to being able to sell its building and property when the City Council Monday approved changing its designation under the City's comprehensive plan. 

Swipe Out Hunger

12/21/16 10:20 AM
Merchants Bank's "Swipe Out Hunger" Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $224 to Winona Volunteer Services. 

Officer Shooting Anniversary

12/20/16 01:20 PM
The fifth anniversary of the shooting of a Lake City police officer is coming up next week. 

Oat Yield

12/20/16 01:16 PM
Oat yield averaged 66 bushels per acre in Wisconsin this past growing season.  


12/20/16 01:14 PM
Democratic State Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona is predicting a strained relationship between Republicans and Democrats when the 2017 legislative sessions begins on January 3rd. 

Towed Vehicles

12/20/16 01:12 PM
More vehicles were towed away early Tuesday during the fourth straight night of tagging and towing operations for snow removal. 

Gun Charges

12/20/16 01:10 PM
A 64-year-old Winona man has been charged with a felony count in connection with a Wabasha County burglary last September that netted thieves a large amount of guns. 

Tag and Tow Wednesday

12/20/16 10:27 AM
The City of Winona has declared another TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the DOWNTOWN AREA for early Wednesday morning, December 21st. 

Winona-Property Tax Levy

12/20/16 10:25 AM
The Winona City Council Monday night approved a 10.5 percent increase in the city's property tax levy for 2017. 

Chamber Meeting

12/20/16 10:22 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet on Friday, January 20th at the Riverport Inn and Suites. 

Fountain City Donation

12/19/16 11:36 AM
Branch 100 of National Mutual Benefit has donated $500 to the Fountain City 1st Responders. 

Employee Pay-Buffalo County

12/19/16 11:35 AM
The Buffalo County Finance Committee sent resolutions to the county board for 2017 employee pay increases. 

Winona Health-Scheuing

12/19/16 11:34 AM
Winona Health has welcomed a new physician to its staff. 

Deer Tally

12/19/16 11:33 AM
More than 4,000 whitetail deer were registered in Buffalo County during the regular 9-day hunting season in November.       

Finance Award-City of Winona

12/19/16 11:32 AM
The City of Winona's finance department has received another honor for its financial reports. 

Felony Assault Charges

12/19/16 11:30 AM
Authorities said a 51-year-old Nodine man was jailed Friday on felony assault charges after deputies were called to the residence. 

Parking Tickets-Tow

12/19/16 11:28 AM
This weekend's second large snowfall brought two snow emergencies to Winona and a large number of vehicles were tagged and towed for violating the alternate side parking ordinance. 

River Ice

12/19/16 11:27 AM
The National Weather service says an ice build up has resulted in significant rises on some area rivers including the Trempealeau River at Dodge.

Tag and Tow Tuesday!

12/19/16 11:27 AM
The City of Winona has declared a TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the DOWNTOWN AREA. 

City Council

12/19/16 11:23 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session today to discuss some topics including the possible future of the restaurant at Westfield Golf Club. 

Ashley Donation

12/19/16 11:20 AM
Ashley Furniture Industries has made a big donation to a flood prevent project in Arcadia. 

Kromminga Terminated

12/16/16 01:07 PM
The Plainview-Elgin-Millville school board has terminated a longtime teacher in the district amid protests by many community members, fellow teachers, and even students. 

Traveling Exhibit

12/16/16 01:05 PM
The Lanesboro Arts, Commonweal Theatre, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, the Lanesboro Museum, and Friends of the Root River, in cooperation with the Minnesota Humanities Center, will host a special traveling Smithsonian Museum exhibit next month.

Alma City Audit

12/16/16 11:44 AM
The Alma City Council approved a full audit of the city's financial accounts in 2017.   

EAB Quarantine

12/16/16 11:43 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is recommending an expansion of a proposed emerald ash borer quarantine in northeast Minnesota that would include portions of St. Louis and Carlton counties. 

WAPS Schools Closing

12/16/16 11:41 AM
On a 4-to-3 vote, the Winona area Public School Board decided to close three schools.


City Council

12/16/16 11:02 AM
The Winona City Council will hold three important public hearings Monday night during its regular meeting. 

Rural Heritage Museum

12/15/16 11:54 AM
Preparations continue in St. Charles for the new Rural Heritage Museum. 

Library-History Book

12/15/16 11:52 AM
There's a new book for sale now that outlines the history of the Winona Public Library  

Credit Card Theft

12/15/16 11:50 AM
A Minnesota City woman is facing criminal charges in connection with a credit card theft and fraud case.

Wisconsin Unemployment

12/15/16 11:49 AM
Wisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady. 

Winona Health-Care Coordination

12/15/16 11:47 AM
Winona Health recently developed Care Coordination services to further its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. 

Council Informational Meeting

12/15/16 09:52 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session on Monday to discuss some topics including the possible future of the restaurant at Westfield Golf Club. 

Health Overhaul

12/15/16 09:51 AM
Time is running out to buy health insurance effective for the start of the New Year. 

Mayo-Air Fleet

12/15/16 09:50 AM
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester has unveiled a customized $8.5 million airplane to transport high-risk patients to its facilities.

Head-on Crash

12/15/16 09:49 AM
Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening in Trempealeau County. 

10 Days of Giving-Update

12/15/16 09:47 AM
Through Tuesday, the Merchants Bank's "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive was at 206,050 pounds of food. 

State Capital Grand Re-opening

12/14/16 11:29 AM
The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul will re-open to the public on Jan. 3rd, following the largest preservation effort since it first opened in 1905, costing 310-million dollars.

Deer Hunt

12/14/16 11:28 AM
The Wisconsin state Department of Natural Resources board is set to discuss results of this year's nine-day gun deer hunt. 

Principal Arrested

12/14/16 11:27 AM
A former Rochester principal has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.  

C-FC School Board Candidate Workshop

12/14/16 11:16 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City Superintendent Tom Hiebert will host a school board candidate workshop on Dec. 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.  

New C-FC School Board Member

12/14/16 11:15 AM
Bryan Madsen has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board of Directors.

Miller Tour

12/14/16 11:13 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller will be spending Thursday touring two workforce development offices in his district. 

Flood Risk-Arcadia Meeting

12/14/16 11:04 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Arcadia will host a community meeting next week to solicit public input on the scope of its Arcadia flood risk management feasibility study. 

Shipping Season Ends

12/14/16 11:03 AM
The commercial shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River has come to an end. 


12/14/16 11:02 AM
First District Congressman Tim Walz is being mentioned as a possible candidate for Minnesota governor in 2018. 

Telepsychiatry-Winona Health

12/14/16 11:01 AM
Winona Health is set to begin offering telepsychiatry services to expand access to mental health expertise. 

Plainview Fire

12/13/16 09:58 AM
A fire in downtown Plainview destroyed a store and damaged a second store.

Deer Feeding Ban

12/13/16 09:57 AM
The Department of Natural Resources plans to ban deer feeding in five southeastern Minnesota counties, including Winona County.  

WSHS Alumni Night

12/12/16 01:46 PM
Former members of the Winona High School girls basketball team are invited to the 3rd annual Alumni Night at the Senior High Gym on Saturday, December 17th.

Miller Scrap-Magazine Cover

12/12/16 01:33 PM
A Winona company is featured on the cover of the current issue of Recycling Today.  

Mortenson Retiring

12/12/16 01:32 PM
Longtime Winona Area Public Schools employee Gay Mortenson will retire at the end of this month. 

Alternate Side Parking

12/12/16 01:30 PM
Even though the Winona area saw eight to nine inches of snow Saturday into Sunday, only six vehicles got tagged for parking on the wrong side of the street overnight. 

Buffalo County Recount

12/12/16 11:05 AM
There were no remarkable errors discovered in a recount of presidential election votes in Buffalo County.  

Christmas Eve-Free Meal

12/12/16 11:04 AM
Wendy and Chase Hoffman, owners of Jefferson Pub and Grill, are inviting the public to join them for their free noon meal on Christmas Eve day.

Tomah Jumper

12/12/16 11:02 AM
Officials at a nonprofit homeless shelter in Tomah say they're addressing safety concerns at the Wisconsin facility after a veteran jumped out of a third-floor window recently. 


12/12/16 11:00 AM
A Winona State University mentorship program aims to help traditionally underserved first-year students find success on campus.  

10 Days of Giving

12/12/16 10:58 AM
Through last Thursday, Merchants Bank had collected 137,354 pounds of food for the "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive this year and was getting closer to 3-million pounds of food collected since the inception of the drive. 

Buffalo County Court

12/12/16 10:57 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court....39-year-old Sandra Moldenhauer had a competency-to-stand-trial hearing adjourned from Dec. 2nd to Dec. 16th on multiple charges ...

Corn Prices

12/12/16 10:55 AM
Corn prices only gained a dime to average out at $3.23 a bushel for Wisconsin corn producers in October, according to government agricultural reports released on Nov. 30th.

Birdsall Open House

12/09/16 01:07 PM
Longtime Winona physician Dr. Scott Birdsall will retire at the end of this month on December 31st. 

Toys for Kids

12/09/16 01:06 PM
The annual Toys for Kids drive in Winona will conclude Saturday with the Toy Store giveaway. 

Winona Health-Telecare

12/09/16 01:04 PM
Winona Health wants the public to know about its Telecare program. 

Tax Deadline Extension

12/09/16 01:03 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has announced that the Minnesota Department of Revenue will grant an extension on payment deadlines for certain taxpayers who were victims of recent severe weather.  

Creamery Fire

12/09/16 01:02 PM
Firefighters were called to the Elba Creamery Thursday on a report of a fire. 

Holiday Train

12/09/16 12:58 PM
A large crowd greeted the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train which made a stop in Winona Thursday evening at the Amtrak Station. 

Healthcare Crisis-Meeting

12/09/16 09:12 AM
Questions about Minnesota's healthcare crisis will be addressed at a special meeting in Rushford Village next Tuesday, December 13th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Christmas Dinner

12/08/16 12:31 PM
The Winona Noon Lions Club will once again be sponsoring its annual Christmas dinner on Christmas day. 

WAPS Facilities

12/08/16 12:29 PM
A Winona Area Public School committee is recommending that some district schools be closed and others renovated and expanded. 

Fountain City Budget

12/08/16 12:28 PM
The Fountain City Council Monday night adopted a 2017 budget that raised the city's property tax levy by only .39 percent.  

Tri-County Merger

12/08/16 12:26 PM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Rushford will officially merge with Hawkeye REC, of Cresco, Iowa, to become MiEnergy Cooperative on January 1, 2017. 

WSU Graduation

12/08/16 12:25 PM
The Winona State University graduation exercises on Friday will be taking place in McCown gymnasium in Memorial Hall. 

10 Days of Giving Update

12/07/16 11:23 AM
Through Tuesday, Merchants Bank’s 28th annual “10 Days of Giving” Food Drive was at 97,036 pounds of food collected.  


12/06/16 11:12 AM
Outgoing Winona City Council member Paul Double has an idea where a new elementary school could be constructed in the city.

Unemployement Rate

12/06/16 11:09 AM
The unemployment rate in Buffalo County was 3.6 percent in October, up from 3.4 percent in September, according to newest labor reports released by the Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development. 

Dahl Donation

12/06/16 11:07 AM
Dahl Automotive plans to make a sizable donation to the Family and Children's Center Wednesday in La Crosse.

Frack Appeal

12/06/16 11:06 AM
Oral arguments in a frack sand mine dispute in Trempealeau County are scheduled to be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court next month.

Live Well Winona Directory

12/06/16 11:05 AM
Live Well Winona, in collaboration with Winona Health and local partners, has launched a new and improved health and wellness resource directory. 

County Plat Books

12/06/16 11:01 AM
The 2017 Winona County Plat books are available for purchase at the County Recorder's Office.

Housing Sales

12/06/16 11:00 AM
The housing market in Buffalo County was slow in October with only 5 reported sales, off 58 percent from a year ago when 12 homes sold in October.

West Sentenced

12/06/16 10:59 AM
A 19-year-old Fountain City man was sentenced to two years in prison and 8 years of probation and extended supervision for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Road Closure-Crash

12/06/16 10:57 AM
A Winona County road was closed down early today after a tanker truck carrying some 800 gallons of ethanol tipped over.

Light Up Winona

12/05/16 12:36 PM
The 6th annual Light Up Winona event takes place Tuesday at the Lake Park Lodge in Winona. 

WSU Track

12/05/16 11:25 AM
Winona State track and field opened their season at the Chuck Peterson Open.

Buffalo County Grant

12/05/16 11:25 AM
Buffalo County received a $650,000 emergency assistance grant to help low-income people that lost homes to flash flooding in August. 

Winhawk Service Night

12/05/16 11:24 AM
The Winona Winhawk girls basketball team will be hosting the 3rd Annual Salute to Service Night at the Thursday, December 22nd, at the 7:30 pm game at the WSHS gym.            

WSU Commencement

12/05/16 11:23 AM
More than 450 students will participate in the Winona State University Fall 2016 Commencement ceremonies Friday, December 9th, in McCown Gymnasium in Memorial Hall on the Winona campus.

VA Dentist

12/05/16 11:22 AM
A dentist has resigned from his position at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital amid accusations he treated hundreds of patients with improperly cleaned equipment.  


12/02/16 11:31 AM
The Department of Natural Resources says no more deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota apart from the two infected bucks that were found earlier near Lanesboro. 

C-FC School Tax Levy

12/02/16 11:30 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School District will raise $3.63 million from property taxpayers in 2017.

Warming Center Meeting

12/02/16 11:30 AM
The Winona Community Warming Center, designed to provide homeless people a place to sleep overnight from November to March, will be holding an informational meeting for the neighborhood.                    

Light Up Winona

12/02/16 11:29 AM
The Lake Park Lodge in Winona will be decked out in Christmas lights starting Tuesday, December 6th, when the 6th annual Light Up Winona event takes place.       

Fantasy of Trees

12/02/16 11:28 AM
The Winona Health Volunteers held its 16th annual Fantasy of Trees at Winona Health, November 7 through 18 on the clinic first and second floors.  


12/02/16 11:28 AM
Winona State University invites children and families to attend An Evening with Santa from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th, in the Student Activities Center, lower level of Kryzsko Commons.  

Pickwick Breakfest

12/02/16 11:21 AM
The Pickwick Fire and Rescue squads will be hosting their annual "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 10th, from 7-to-11 a.m. at the Pickwick Fire Station.

Birdsall to Retire

12/02/16 11:19 AM
Longtime Winona physician Dr. Scott Birdsall will retire at the end of this month on December 31st.

Merchants-Giving Kickoff

12/01/16 11:23 AM
Merchants Bank officially kicked off its 28th annual 10 Days of Giving food drive today marking an opportunity to go over the 3-million pound mark for the overall drive. 

Tri-County Merger

12/01/16 11:22 AM
The merger of Tri-County Electric  Co-op in Rushford with an Iowa-based company becomes official in one month.

Milk Production

12/01/16 11:21 AM
Wisconsin's milk production reached nearly 2.5 billion pounds in October as dairy farmers milked 1.28 million cows.       

Record November

12/01/16 11:19 AM
The National Weather Service says it was the second warmest november on record, with below normal precipitation in Rochester. 

Hebert Settlement

12/01/16 11:18 AM
Former Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert will get $312,000 in a settlement over a civil lawsuit he brought against the Winona County Board. 

Winona County Tax Levy

12/01/16 11:16 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 13th, before taking a final vote on a proposed 2017 property tax levy.  

Buffalo County Budget

12/01/16 11:15 AM
The Buffalo County Board adopted a 15.8 million dollar 2017 budget that came up $725,000 short of balancing without using fund account reserves.  

Johnson-Sex Charges

12/01/16 11:14 AM
A 20-year-old Chippewa Falls man accused of sexually assaulting two children repeatedly over a period of 8 to 10 years has pleaded not guilty to multiple child sexual assault charges in Buffalo County. 

10 Days of Giving

12/01/16 11:11 AM
While the monthly use of the Winona County Foodshelves has gone down since 2015, the need is still there.

WSU Football

11/30/16 01:09 PM
Winona State University kicker Carter McCauley has been named CoSIDA Academic First Team All-American. 

Cotter Speech

11/30/16 01:09 PM
Senior members of Cotter High School's Speech Team began their season early competing at a National Speech and Debate qualifying event in Northbrook, Illinois on November 19th and 20th.         

Misato Fundraiser

11/30/16 01:08 PM
The public is invited to join the Misato ambassadors for a pork chop dinner on Saturday, December 10th, at the Eagles Club downtown.

MMAM Exhibit

11/30/16 01:07 PM
Opening December 9th, at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is Minnesota Illustrated: The Prints of Adam Turman. 

Trinona Registration

11/30/16 01:02 PM
Online registration for the 2017 Trinona event in Winona will begin on Friday, December First.

Arcadia Flooding Risk

11/30/16 01:01 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Arcadia will host a community meeting to solicit public input on the scope of its Arcadia flood risk management feasibility study. 

Lunchtime Writing Series

11/30/16 01:00 PM
Paperback and Pieces is presenting a new lunchtime series focusing on various types of writing, along with area authors who will share information about their craft. 

Wabasha County Salaries

11/30/16 12:57 PM
All four Wabasha County elected officials received salary increases for 2017 but not as much as they requested. 

Attempted Armed Robbery

11/30/16 12:56 PM
A Winona couple escaped injury during what police are referring to an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday.


11/30/16 12:54 PM
The Midwest's largest chicken producer is being acquired by a rival company for $350 million. 

3rd and Main-Stop Signs

11/29/16 01:31 PM
The 3rd and Main Street intersection in downtown Winona is undergoing a transformation this week. 

Winona Health-Gift Shop

11/29/16 01:27 PM
The Glady D. Miller gift shop at Winona Health will be open some special hours during the month of December. 

Bartsch Fined

11/29/16 01:26 PM
Criminal charges against the Wabasha County Sheriff and his father have been filed in Winona County.  

Heritage Museum

11/29/16 01:24 PM
Site preparation is underway in St. Charles for the new Rural Heritage Museum. 

Christmas House Tour

11/29/16 01:23 PM
The Christmas house tour sponsored by the Winona County Historical Society is resuming this year after a one-year absence this coming Sunday, December 4th. 

Warrant Issued

11/29/16 01:22 PM
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Winona man wanted in connection with some alleged threats to a female. 

Pavilion Damaged

11/29/16 01:21 PM
A 58-year-old woman escaped serious injury after her vehicle went off a road in East Lake Park and struck the Jaycee Pavilion.  

Ready Set School Donation

11/29/16 01:20 PM
Ready Set School has received a donation from a local organization. 

Crop Report

11/29/16 01:19 PM
The fall harvest is over in much of Minnesota, but some producers are still hoping to finish out their harvesting and final fieldwork as weather conditions allow. 

Felony Assault Charges

11/29/16 10:53 AM
A 37-year-old Stockton man was jailed Monday night on felony assault charges after leading authorities on a chase that reached speeds of up to 75-miles an hour on Highway 14. 

Kapanke Recount

11/29/16 10:51 AM
Local election officials in western Wisconsin have started recounting votes in the race for a key state Senate seat.      

Alma Vacation House

11/29/16 10:50 AM
The Alma City Council has granted a conditional-use permit for a vacation rental house on a residential street.  

Buffalo County Court

11/29/16 10:49 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 23-year-old Mitchell Schmid of Independence, Minn., was sentenced to a year of probation and 30 days electronic monitoring on a misdemeanor charge of negligent operation of a vehicle. 

10 Days of Giving

11/29/16 10:48 AM
The Merchants Bank kicks off its 28th Annual 10 Days of Giving food drive this week.

History Book-Library

11/29/16 10:47 AM
There's a new book for sale now that outlines the history of the Winona Public Library.


DAC-Elks Donation

11/29/16 10:45 AM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center has received a big donation from the Elks National Organization.

Vehicle Tampering

11/29/16 10:43 AM
Winona Police are warning residents to be aware of a rash of thefts and vehicle tampering incidents reported over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 


11/29/16 10:42 AM
A 21-year-old St. Charles woman has some cement barricades to thank for preventing her vehicle from ending up in the Mississippi River.

Gun Violation

11/29/16 10:36 AM
A 35-year-old Rochester man was cited with a felony gun violation on Saturday. 

C-FC Board Management

11/28/16 10:47 AM
A policy governance type management system used by the Cochrane-Fountain City school board has been drawing critical debate at board sessions.  

River Dredge Meetings

11/28/16 10:46 AM
The U-S Army Corps of Enginneers has announced plans for two public meetings next month to discuss is plans for managing dredge spoils taken from the Mississippi River and Chippewa Rivers. 

Alma Purchase

11/28/16 10:44 AM
Agri-business facilities near the railroad line on the south side of Alma may be purchased and razed by the City of Alma.       

WSHS Crossing

11/28/16 10:43 AM
A busy intersection out in front of Winona Senior High School has been made safer for students who need to cross. 

Deer Harvest

11/28/16 10:41 AM
The Wisconsin DNR says 114,472 deer were registered during the opening weekend of the 9-day regular deer hunting season for gun hunters.

Wabasha Hotel Plan

11/23/16 10:58 AM
Plans for a new hotel in downtown Wabasha moved a step closer when  the city council approved a development agreement for the proposed 60-unit complex. 

Frack Sand Ban

11/23/16 10:57 AM
Winona County has become the first Minnesota county to ban frack sand mining.  


11/23/16 10:56 AM
Wildlife managers say two deer shot by hunters near Lanesboro were infected with chronic wasting disease. 

Hebert Settlement

11/23/16 10:55 AM
Winona County Board members have approved a settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by former County Administrator Duane Hebert. 


11/23/16 10:54 AM
Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt unveiled new committee chairs for the 2017-2018 legislative session Tuesday.


11/23/16 10:53 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has been selected to chair a new committee in the state senate. 


11/23/16 10:53 AM
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has re-appointed State Representative Greg Davids of Preston as Chairman of the Minnesota House Taxes Committee. 

Waiters Appears

11/23/16 10:52 AM
The man accused in a drive by shooting behind a Winona bar last July was back in a courtroom on Monday.

TZD Holidays

11/23/16 10:51 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation formally kicked off its latest safety enforcement heading into the holiday season.

Winhawk Welcome Back!

11/22/16 11:27 AM
Win or lose on Friday the Winona High Winhawks football team will be welcomed back Friday night when they return from Minneapolis. The special welcome is scheduled to take place at 9:30 p.m. in the Senior High gym but the starting time is flexible...

WMS-Patterson Grant

11/22/16 11:26 AM
The Winona Middle School has received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.  

Kapanke Recount

11/22/16 11:25 AM
The Republican challenger in the Wisconsin Senate District 32 race has until Wednesday to decide if he will seek a recount.

Trinona Event

11/22/16 11:24 AM
The original founders of the Trinona event have reaquired the event from Chanhassen-based Life Time.

Waiters Appears

11/22/16 11:22 AM
The man accused in a drive by shooting behind a Winona bar last July was back in a courtroom on Monday. 

Winona Health-Holiday Hours

11/22/16 11:20 AM
All Winona Health clinics including the Urgent Care Clinic will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday.   

Heinrich Sentenced

11/21/16 01:03 PM
The 53-year-old man who admitted kidnapping and killing Jacob Wetterling was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday morning. 

White Charged

11/21/16 01:01 PM
Police said 37-year-old Peter Raymon White of Winona is facing felony drug charges after authorities turned up heroin and cocaine at a residence on Friday. 

La Crosse Contracts

11/21/16 12:17 PM
Officials from a La Crosse-based company say they've landed four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts worth up to $3 billion to provide medical disability examinations.

West Resigns

11/21/16 12:16 PM
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen West has resigned effective at the end of this school year. 

Drug Bust

11/18/16 09:15 AM
Four people were arrested at a Stockton residence Wednesday evening after authorities conducted a drug raid.

Hudson Sentenced

11/18/16 09:13 AM
The 23-year-old man accused of shooting and killing Adam Fort just over a year ago was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison. 

Seminary Project

11/18/16 09:12 AM
Work on the first phase of a three-phase project to renovate and expand the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona is getting underway. 

City Council-Pipeline Protest

11/17/16 01:43 PM
The Winona City Council this coming Monday will be asked to approve a resolution seeking support of a group of American Indians protesting a pipeline under construction in North Dakota. 

Winona Health-Forsyth

11/17/16 01:41 PM
Jennifer Forsyth, who joined Winona Health's Family Medicine team in 2015, is shifting her practice to focus on geriatric care

Old K-Mart Damage

11/17/16 01:40 PM
Police said two juvenile males were arrested inside the former K-Mart store after officers responded to an alarm early Thursday. 

Phony Money

11/17/16 01:39 PM
A 21-year-old Winona man is facing felony charges after trying to purchase food at a downtown restaurant with counterfeit money. 

Christmas House Tour

11/17/16 01:37 PM
Tickets will be available soon for the semi-annual Winona County History Center Christmas House Tour. 

Pipeline Protest

11/16/16 01:21 PM
A protest over a pipeline in North Dakota came to Winona Tuesday when a number of local residents gathered on the new Highway 43 interstate bridge with signs and placards.

Corn Harvest

11/16/16 12:52 PM
The 2016 corn harvest in Wisconsin is expected to set an all-time record, surpassing last year's crop by 13 percent.

Overnight Tickets

11/16/16 12:49 PM
Winona Police continued their pace of writing tickets to violators of the alternate side parking ordinance. On the second night of enforcement, early Wednesday, officers wrote another 66 tickets bringing the two night total to 249. At $25 per ticket the

PlastiComp Certification

11/16/16 12:48 PM
PlastiComp, Inc. of Winona has announced it has received certification to the newest ISO 9001-2015 standard for quality systems. 

Ridgeway School Honored

11/16/16 12:45 PM
The Ridgeway Community School has received a national honor. 

WSU-Military Honor

11/16/16 12:42 PM
Winona State University has been named a Military Friendly School for 2016.

Bears & Blankets

11/16/16 12:41 PM
Winona National Bank announces that its annual Bears and Blankets collection will begin on November 25th and run through December 12th. 

Cemetery Vandals

11/16/16 12:39 PM
More than 100 gravestones have been toppled or smashed at a cemetery in Albert Lea, the third act of vandalism there this year.

Senate Race

11/16/16 12:36 PM
A state Senate race in western Wisconsin that was too close to call on Election Day has drawn even tighter. 

Alma Wages

11/16/16 12:34 PM
The Alma City Council approved municipal employee wage and salary increases for 2017.

Thanksgiving-Free Dinner

11/16/16 12:33 PM
 Winona Family Restaurant owner Vinnie Mustfoski is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal.  

WSU Open Forum

11/16/16 12:32 PM
Winona State University will host an open forum with Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman and Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude Thursday, Nov. 17, In the Purple Rooms of Kryzsko Commons, near Baldwin Lounge.  

Carneigie Hall- DeLano

11/16/16 12:31 PM
Winona High School junior Alexis (Lexi) DeLano has been selected as a finalist for the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

Model Legislature

11/16/16 12:29 PM
Winona State University will host the 54th annual Model Legislature this Thursday and Friday featuring about 135 students actively involved in a process similar to the Minnesota state legislature. 

Miller Appointment

11/16/16 12:28 PM
Senate Republicans have appointed State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona as one of two deputy majority leaders starting in January when the legislature convenes.  

Give to the Max

11/15/16 12:17 PM
More than 10,000 charitable organizations are expected to benefit from donations from Minnesotans this week. 

Trolley Fundraiser

11/15/16 12:15 PM
Tickets remain available for a fundraiser on behalf of the Trestor Trolley which went up in flames in August.  

Pickwick Event

11/15/16 12:14 PM
The Pickwick Community Park Association is holding its annual Chili Feed and Pie Auction this coming Saturday, November 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Church in Pickwick. 

Housing Sales

11/15/16 12:14 PM
September housing sales in Wisconsin were up 6.9 percent from a year ago and median prices for homes gained 7.9 percent, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association. 

Shooting Victim Dies

11/15/16 12:12 PM
The victim of a shooting in Winona last Friday evening has died. Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said 20-year-old Riley Holden Sass-Loken of Winona passed away Sunday evening at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Alternate Parking-Tickets

11/15/16 12:10 PM
Winona Police showed no mercy when issuing tickets for violations to the alternate side parking ordinance that went into effect today. Police wrote 183 tickets overnight to vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street between the hours of midnight and

Waiters Indicted

11/15/16 12:09 PM
A Winona County grand jury has returned a first degree murder indictment against a 49-year-old Winona man accused in a drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of one man and injuries to a second man.

Career Expo

11/15/16 12:07 PM
More than 600 high school sophomores from seven different school districts will attend the High School Career Exploration Expo Wednesday at the Tandeski Center on the campus of MN State College Southeast. 

YMCA Zoning

11/15/16 12:06 PM
The Winona Family YMCA moved a step closer to being able to sell its building and land to a developer Monday. 

SHooting Injury

11/14/16 12:04 PM
Winona authorities say the shooting of a 20-year-old Winona man Friday evening appears to have been accidental. 

Phony Money

11/14/16 12:01 PM
A 40-year-old Winona man is facing charges of possession of counterfeit money after an incident at a downtown bar Saturday evening. 

Alternate Side Parking

11/14/16 11:58 AM
Winona police are reminding Winona residents that alternate side parking is here. The alternate side parking ordinance goes into affect tomorrow (Tuesday) even if there is no snow. 

Winhawk Tickets

11/14/16 11:16 AM
Pre-sale Class AAAA Football Semifinal Game Tickets Available:

The Winhawks sacked the Packers of South St. Paul on Friday, November 11 earning a trip to the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis ...

Harbor Report

11/11/16 10:59 AM
Winona's commercial harbor was much busier this season when compared to last year.

Vet's Center

11/11/16 10:58 AM
The Veterans Center at the Sustainability House in Winona will be hosting an open house Wednesday, November 16th, from 4-to-6 p.m. at the house located at 377 Main Street.

Utility Project

11/11/16 10:58 AM
There will be a special meeting Monday, November 14th, where the Third Street Utility Project will be discussed. 

Ellendale Evacuated

11/11/16 10:56 AM
The city of Ellendale west of Rochester was being evacuated this morning following a train derailment and a HAZMAT team was called in. 

Garvin Heights Project

11/11/16 10:54 AM
Work is expected to begin soon on a project to restore Winona's bluffland area on Garvin Heights.

YMCA Comp Plan

11/11/16 10:53 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will consider a request from the Winona Family YMCA for a change in the zoning of the Y's property. 

Vet's Vigil

11/11/16 10:50 AM
Vets in the Winona area will be marking Veterans Day Friday with their annual 24-hour vigil.

School Lockdown

11/11/16 10:50 AM
The Winona Middle School went into a temporary lockdown Wednesday morning. 


11/11/16 10:39 AM
A group of students and adults will be visiting Misato, Japan from November 29-December 7 to join in the celebration of 20 years of the sister-city relationship with the city of Winona.

Lepsch Appeal

11/10/16 06:48 AM
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is hearing the appeal of a Dakota, Minnesota man convicted to killing a father and his teenage son at their La Crosse camera store in 2012.   

Local Elections

11/10/16 06:46 AM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson will serve a second 4-year term after being re-elected on Tuesday with 60-percent of the vote while challenger Connie Tropple had 40-percent. 

Wisconsin Elections

11/10/16 06:45 AM
There was an upset Tuesday in the 92nd District State Assembly race in Wisconsin. Incumbent Democrat Chris Danou of Tempealeau was ousted by Republican challenger Troy Pronschinske 52-percent to 48-percent. 

State Elections

11/10/16 06:30 AM
Some changes in the Minnesota state representative and state senate seats in the Winona area. Democrat Gene Pelowski won a 16th two-year term. Republicans Greg Davids of Preston and Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa were each re-elected.

Area Elections

11/10/16 06:29 AM
Two mayors in Winona County cities were unseated on Tuesday. In Lewiston incumbent mayor David Sommer was defeated by Beth Carlson while Sharon Trestor came in third.


11/10/16 06:27 AM
Voters in the Winona Area Public School District approved two referendum questions Tuesday.The vote was 68-to-32 percent in favor of the operations levy of one million dollars each of the next ten years.  

Infant Dies

11/10/16 06:22 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office reports that an autopsy is being performed on the body of a 3-week old infant who died last Saturday in Strum.

Historical Society Grants

11/10/16 06:20 AM
The Winona County Historical Society has been tabbed to receive one of 54 grants in 29 counties totaling 4.6 million dollars statewide from the Minnesota Historical Society.

Alternate Side Parking

11/10/16 06:17 AM
Police are reminding Winona residents that alternate side parking is on the way. The alternate side parking ordinance goes into affect on Tuesday, November 15th. 

County Board

11/09/16 12:04 AM
Two seats on the Winona County Board of Commissioners were challenged in Tuesday's election.  

School Board

11/09/16 12:01 AM
Four seats on the Winona Area Public School Board were up for grabs Tuesday. In the second district, Karen Coleman defeated Allen Hillery ....

State Elections

11/08/16 11:58 PM
Voters in the Winona area elected two state representatives and a pair of state senators on Tuesday. Longtime Democratic incumbent Gene Pelowski was elected to a 16th 2-year term in the Minnesota House in District 28-A.  


11/08/16 10:52 AM
A 49-year-old man accused of killing one man and injuring a second man behind a Winona bar is scheduled to appear in Winona District Court Wednesday. 

Education Village

11/08/16 10:51 AM
Officials from Winona State University will update the progress on the Education Village project during a meeting Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Watkins Manor Great Hall.

I-90 Crash

11/08/16 10:50 AM
One of the eastbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 90 between Lewiston and St. Charles was closed down around 9:00 a.m. today because of a crash.

Alternate Side Parking

11/08/16 10:48 AM
Police are reminding Winona residents that alternate side parking is on the way. The alternate side parking ordinance goes into affect on Tuesday, November 15th. 

Winhawks Tickets and Fan Bus

11/08/16 08:45 AM
Tickets are now on sale for the Winona High Winhawk football game Friday against South St. Paul. The Winhawks tangle with the Packers at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Eastridge High school in Woodbury in the Class 4-A quarterfinals.

BACA Cook Off

11/08/16 08:43 AM
Big River Chapter of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is hosting its 5th Annual Soup Cook Off on Saturday, November 12, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Holmen American Legion, 419 First Avenue West.

Election Coverage Tonight!

11/08/16 07:31 AM
ELECTION COVERAGE tonight!! Tune into AM 1230 KWNO for exclusive, up-to-the minute election coverage on Tuesday night! You can also find information and results on our Facebook page or at!

State Legislature RACES

11/07/16 11:46 AM
Voters in the Winona area will elect two state representatives and two state senators on Tuesday. 

Highway 42 Bridge Open

11/07/16 11:46 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the Highway 42 bridge on the north end of Elgin has opened for traffic.     

School Board Election

11/07/16 11:44 AM
Four seats on the Winona Area Public School Board will be up for grabs when the election is held on Tuesday. 

County Board-Election

11/07/16 11:43 AM
Two seats on the Winona County Board of Commissioners are being challenged in Tuesday's election. 

Local Elections

11/07/16 11:41 AM
Voters in the City of Winona go to the polls Tuesday to let a mayor and three city councilmembers. Incumbent Mayor Mark Peterson faces a challenge from newcomer Connie Tropple. Peterson is seeking a second four-year term. 

10 Days of Giving

11/07/16 11:39 AM
Employees Jennifer Welch and Chad Anderson have been named co-chairs for Merchants Bank's 2016 "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive, which runs December 1-10.

Mayo Doctors Honored

11/07/16 11:39 AM
Two Mayo Clinic doctors in Rochester have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which is considered one of the highest honors in the health and medical field Michael Yaszemski and Andrea Cheville were selected late last month...

School Referendums

11/07/16 11:38 AM
In addition to the two referendum questions on the ballot on Tuesday for the Winona Area Public School District, referendums will also be held in six other school districts in southern Minnesota. 

Veteran's Day-Ridgeway

11/07/16 11:34 AM
Area veterans and community members are invited to join the Ridgeway Community School in a special luncheon on Veterans Day, this Friday, November 11th.  

60 Main Street Proposals

11/04/16 12:14 PM
Winona city officials Thursday unveiled a request for proposals for the redevelopment of the 60 Main Street Site. 

G-E-T Athletic Complex

11/04/16 12:00 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school district will host a pair of public hearings in the next few weeks on a proposal to construct a new athletic complex in Galesvile.