Winona County Ranking

05/02/16 11:40 AM
A website ranks Winona County among the best places in Minnesota for living on Social Security.

Wisconsin Farm Report

05/02/16 11:39 AM
Wisconsin farmers averaged $3.43 per bushel for corn sold in March, a penny less than February and 29 cents under the corn price in March of 2015.

Kohner-Miller Tribute

05/02/16 11:38 AM
Jon Kohner received the 2015 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute at a dinner held in his honor on Wednesday, April 27th.

City Council

05/02/16 11:37 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday evening and will vote a license agreement for the dock area in Levee Park to be utilized by the Mississippi Explorer. 

WSU Spring Garduation

05/02/16 11:36 AM
More than 1,100 students will participate in the Winona State University Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 6th, in McCown Gymnasium in Memorial Hall on the Winona campus.

Walk-Bike Ride To School

05/02/16 11:35 AM
On Wednesday, May 4th, WAPS elementary schools will participate in a Walk/Bike to School Day as part of the national bike to school day.

Prostitution Charges

04/28/16 11:35 AM
Sentencing has been set for June 15th in Winona District Court for a Winona County man found guilty by a jury of attempting to solicit a young woman for prostitution and being a prostitution patron.

SBD Fish Fry

04/28/16 11:28 AM
 The Winona Steamboat Days Association will host a Fish Fry on Friday, May 13th  at the Eagles Club from 4:30 to-7pm . 

Party with a Purpose-Boondocks

04/28/16 11:27 AM
A special event will be taking place in Cochrane at the Boondocks this Saturday, April 30th. 

Gypsy Moth Spraying

04/28/16 11:26 AM
Residents of 21 central and western Wisconsin counties can expect to hear and see loud, low-flying planes as early as sunrise, depending on weather conditions, starting in May. 

Dare to Dream Winner

04/28/16 11:24 AM
A teacher at the Jefferson School STEM perogram has been named this year's winner of the "Dare to Dream" award by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools. 

River Cleanup

04/28/16 11:23 AM
If you are looking for some outdoor activity this weekend volunteers are needed to help clean up the Mississippi River in the Winona area. 

Anderson-New WSHS Principal

04/27/16 10:57 AM
After a rigorous interviewing process, Superintendent Dr. Stephen West announces the promotion of Mark Anderson, Winona Middle School principal, to take the helm at Winona Senior High School. 

Frack Sand Ban

04/27/16 10:55 AM
On a 3-to-2 vote, the Winona County Board of Commissioners decided to have county staff begin a study of a possible ban on most frack sand mining in the county.

Superintendent Raise

04/27/16 10:54 AM
The Wabasha-Kellogg school superintendent will be getting a salary raise.

Second Street Detour

04/27/16 10:52 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says West Second Street traffic in downtown Winona will be rerouted from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 29th between Huff and Washington streets...

Merchants Earnings

04/27/16 10:51 AM
The Merchants Financial Group has announced first quarter net income of 3.2 million dollars according to President & CEO Rodney R. Nelson.

Highway 43 Bridge Meeting

04/27/16 10:50 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will discuss the Winona Highway 43 Bridge project during a public meeting in Winona this coming Monday, May 2nd. 


04/27/16 10:49 AM
An initiative designed to help develop strong bipartisan relationships and enhance entrepreneurial thinking among Minnesota legislators was launched at the State Capitol with the support of the Citizens League and the Phillips Family Foundations.

Wandering Mare

04/27/16 10:49 AM
The Sheriff's Department is looking for the owner of a young horse that wondered onto property in Altura on Monday morning. 

Burglary Investigation

04/27/16 10:45 AM
Winona County authorities are continuing to investigate a burglary at a residence in Stockton over the weekend.

Cotter Scholarships

04/27/16 10:41 AM
46-members of the Cotter High School graduating class of 2016 have been awarded scholarships. 

Ski Jump-Red Wing

04/27/16 10:40 AM
There's a chance olympic ski jumpers could be doing their training in Winona's backyard if the City of Red Wing has its way.  

New District Judge

04/27/16 10:39 AM
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Christa Daily as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Third Judicial District.

Concealed Gun Revocation

04/27/16 10:38 AM
Winona County's sheriff wants to take away a Dresbach man's concealed carry gun permit because of a verbal confrontation.

Kendalls Honored

04/27/16 10:36 AM
St. Mary's University honored an Illinois couple and longtime benefactors of the university April 23rd at its annual Benefactor Recognition and Reception Dinner.

Dresbach Bridge Detour

04/25/16 10:52 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will have a weekend detour affecting southbound Highway 61 to La Crescent that motorists should be aware of beginning Friday night, April 29th.                 

Police Chase

04/25/16 10:51 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing seven criminal charges including felony assault by strangulation, after he led Winona police on a high speed chase early Friday. 

ATV Crash

04/25/16 10:46 AM
Authorities said a 15-year-old Rollingstone boy was injured in an ATV crash in Rollingstone on Friday. 

WSU Retirement

04/25/16 10:45 AM
A longtime Winona State University faculty member is retiring this spring after 41 years in the Department of Nursing.   

Galesville Death

04/25/16 10:44 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff said that preliminary autopsy results showed a Galesville man died from a drug overdose. 

Timbers Closing

04/25/16 10:43 AM
The Winona Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, April 27th, to review a proposed development at 270 West third Street, the current site of Timber's Restaurant.

Police Chase

04/22/16 11:53 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing possible felony assault by strangulation charges after he led Winona police on a high speed chase early Friday. 

West-Community Meertings

04/22/16 11:52 AM
Winona Area Public School Superintendent Dr. Stephen West will host a series of meetings with local service clubs in May. 

WSU-Engagement Center

04/22/16 11:51 AM
Winona State University will host an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the new College of Business Engagement Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Somsen Hall room 108. 


04/22/16 11:50 AM
First District Congressman Tim Walz will be in Winona on Monday.

Firefighting Training

04/22/16 11:48 AM
The Winona Fire Department will be conducting auto extrication training for our firefighter on Monday, April 25th, at the Central Fire Station.  

Prince Death

04/22/16 11:47 AM
Authorities say it could take days or even weeks before the public learns the cause of Prince's death.

Austin Shooting

04/22/16 11:46 AM
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting incident which took place on Wednesday night in Austin. 

Purple Caucus

04/22/16 11:45 AM
A comprehensive transportation funding package, tax relief, and a bonding bill focusing on infrastructure and state assets are among the Purple Caucus' top priorities this year. 

Frack Sand Ban

04/22/16 11:44 AM
Two local organizations are weighing in on the Winona County Board of Commissioner's agreement to discuss a possible ban on frack sand mining in the county. 

Beethoven Festival

04/22/16 11:43 AM
Single tickets for the 2016 Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona go on sale April 26th. 

Final Dresbach Pour

04/21/16 01:25 PM
Construction crews completed the final closure pours of concrete on the new Interstate 90 westbound bridge in Dresbach early Wednesday morning, marking a significant milestone in the project that is slated to be complete later this year. 

School Board Chair Retiring

04/21/16 01:24 PM
The Chairman of the Winona Area Public School Board says he will retire on July prompting a search for an interim chair. 

Second Amtrak

04/21/16 01:23 PM
A push for a second Amtrak passenger train between St. Paul and Chicago has the backing of at least one local legislator.

Boat Tours

04/21/16 01:21 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is planning a very busy summer coming up. 

Phone Scam

04/21/16 01:09 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning to residents to be aware of phone calls where the caller claims a family member is in trouble with the law and needs money. 

WSU Administrator

04/21/16 01:07 PM
A Winona State University administrator has received a special award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

PlastiCert Chosen

04/21/16 01:06 PM
Lewiston's PlastiCert Company, a 35-year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services, announced being selected as the molder of choice for a new consumer sporting goods manufacturer....

Galesville Death

04/21/16 12:58 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Galesville man. 

Name Change

04/20/16 11:15 AM
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is getting a new name and that is causing some confusion at the state capital. 

Minnesota Water Report

04/20/16 11:14 AM
An investigative report released last week by the Izaak Walton League of America shows that Minnesota residents have much to be concerned about when it comes to pollution in their local streams and rivers.

Nursing Accreditation

04/20/16 11:13 AM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical has announced that the college's Practical Nursing program has achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Local Grants

04/20/16 11:12 AM
The PartnerSHIP for a Healthy Winona County is making the healthy choice the easier choice by creating an environment that supports healthy behavior. 

Party Fatal

04/20/16 11:10 AM
A 26-year-old Austin man is charged with fatally hitting a man with an SUV in a southern Minnesota pasture during a weekend party before driving away. 

Mayor Upset

04/20/16 11:08 AM
Fountain City Mayor Peter Schaffner made the most of his last chance as mayor to tell residents and city council members what he thought of his last four years in office. 

Buffer Zones

04/19/16 01:35 PM
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill regarding buffer zones along the state's rivers and streams. 

Eggs and Issues

04/19/16 01:34 PM
Winona Chamber members have a chance to learn more about to major construction projects in Winona during an Eggs and Issues breakfast next week. 

Meet The New Managers

04/19/16 01:33 PM
Here's a chance to meet the new city and county managers.

Chamber Awards

04/19/16 01:32 PM
 The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 16th Annual Business Awards.

Dresbach Bridge Demolition

04/19/16 01:31 PM
As the demolition of the old Interstate 90 bridge at Dresbach gets underway, boaters on the Mississippi River are being warned to keep a safe distance from the bridge. 

Masonic Temple Roof

04/19/16 01:29 PM
The Masonic Temple building in downtown Winona is set to get a new roof following action by the City Council Monday. 

School Referendums

04/19/16 01:28 PM
Two Winona area school districts will hold construction referendums next month. 

Bike Thefts

04/19/16 01:26 PM
Spring weather brings out more bicycle riders and Winona police report bike thefts are picking up around the city.          

Farm Report

04/19/16 01:26 PM
Trempealeau County farmers harvested 3.25 tons per acre of alfalfa hay in 2015, Pepin County, 3 tons per acre, and Buffalo County, 2.5 tons per acre.

Fatal Party

04/19/16 01:25 PM
Authorities have arrested an Austin man after another man was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in a field during a party. 

Kapanke Running

04/19/16 01:24 PM
A former Republican state senator who lost his seat in a 2011 recall election says he plans to run again for the 32nd District seat now held by Democrat Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse.

WSU Student Death

04/18/16 07:58 AM
Winona Police said a 20-year-old Winona State University student died Saturday in a dormitory on campus.

Phony Money

04/18/16 07:52 AM
Another phony bill has turned up at a Winona retail store. Police Chief Paul Bostrack said the second $20 bill was discovered at the Kwik Trip at South Baker and Broadway Thursday morning. 

Rochester Women #1

04/18/16 07:41 AM
Money Magazine has named Rochester the number one city in the nation for women in the workforce. 

Latsch Detour

04/18/16 07:31 AM
Motorists visiting Latsch Island in Winona will encounter a detour for several months beginning Monday, April 18th, because of work related to the new Winona Bridge construction 

City Council

04/18/16 07:25 AM
The Winona City Council will be asked Monday to approve a contract for the repair of the roof on the Masonic Temple building which also houses the Senior Friendship Center. 


04/18/16 07:01 AM
The Steamboat Days Festival Committee announced its Harbormasters for 2016 Thursday evening at the Winona Chamber Network Night hosted at Dahl Toyota and this time the honor was shared by a husband and wife.

New Cruise Boat

04/18/16 07:01 AM
A new cruise boat will be making two stops in Winona this coming fall.

WNB Promotions

04/18/16 07:00 AM
Winona National Bank has announced the promotion of two employees, Dave Vaselaar and Erica Jerowski, within the Bank's management structure.

College For Kids

04/18/16 06:59 AM
Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus. 

RCTC New President

04/18/16 06:58 AM
Rochester Community and Technical College is looking for a new interim president, as the search for a new permanent president continued. 

Timbers To Close

04/18/16 06:57 AM
A longtime downtown Winona restaurant will close its doors for good next month. Timbers has announced it will close for good on May 8th after operating for some 38 years at the Third and Huff Street site.

Motorcycle Fatal

04/18/16 06:56 AM
- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash during the 51st annual Spring Flood Run in southeastern Minnesota.

Zumbrota Thefts

04/14/16 10:36 AM
A statewide crime alert has been issued in connection with a theft in the city of Zumbrota. 

Officer Injured

04/14/16 10:35 AM
Goodview Police said a woman was charged with injuring a police officer after attempting to drive away from a scene of a domestic dispute with the officer hanging onto her car.

Pond Search

04/14/16 10:34 AM
Recovery crews are searching a pond in Eau Claire for a missing man. 

Port Authority

04/14/16 10:32 AM
The Winona Port Authority is looking at hiring a consultant to research the possible redevelopment of a site in downtown Winona that is currently a parking lot.

Severe Weather Week-Drills Today

04/14/16 10:31 AM
A reminder that this is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Two state-wide tornado test drills are set to take place today. The first will occur at 1:45 p.m. and the second at 6:55 p.m.  

Buffalo County Court

04/14/16 10:28 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 37-year-old Brock Schultz of Mondovi, had a hearing scheduled for April 20th on misdemeanor charges accusing him of domestic abuse and disorderly conduct.

County Treasurer Candidate

04/14/16 10:27 AM
A Nelson, Wisconsin woman says she intends to be a candidate for county treasurer in Buffalo County.  

Alma Lock-Open House

04/14/16 10:26 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year by opening the doors at Lock and Dam 4 in Alma to the public. 

Dairy Princess Coronation

04/14/16 10:24 AM
The Winona County American Dairy Association will host the 61st annual Dairy Princess Coronation and banquet at 7:30PM on Saturday, April 16th, at the Winona Middle School.

Road Limits End

04/14/16 10:23 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transpoertation says Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end Friday, April 15th for Minnesota's Southeast, South and Metro frost zones. 

County Frack Sand Ban?

04/14/16 10:22 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has decided to take up the issue of a possible ban on frack sand mining the county.  

Warrant Arrest

04/14/16 10:21 AM
A 28-year-old Winona man was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant early Wednesday after he fled on foot following a traffic stop. 

Prescribed Burns

04/14/16 10:19 AM
Motorists in southeastern Minnesota may see smoke from prescribed burns beginning this week and in the weeks ahead along various highways, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Highway 43 Bridge Meeting

04/12/16 11:36 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will discuss the Winona Highway 43 Bridge project during a public meeting in Winona on Monday, May 2nd. 

New WSU Dean

04/12/16 11:34 AM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts.  

Perjury Charges

04/12/16 11:33 AM
A 50-year-old Minnesota City man has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court on felony perjury charges. 

Rollingstone Streets

04/12/16 11:32 AM
Streets in the City of Rollingstone are getting their spring cleaning this week.  

Shed Fire

04/12/16 11:31 AM
The St. Charles Fire Department battled a fire Monday that spread to an outbuilding on a farm near St. Charles.

SE Tech-Grant Signing

04/12/16 11:30 AM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical will host a grant signing ceremony in Spring Grove Thursday morning.

Co-op Merger

04/12/16 11:28 AM
Members of Hawkeye REC, in Cresco, Iowa, and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, in Rushford, approved a plan to merge the two cooperatives.   

VA Doctor

04/12/16 11:27 AM
An administrative law judge has restored the medical license of a former Tomah VA Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opiates. 

Rosenstone Retiring

04/12/16 11:25 AM
The chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities says he will retire when his contract expires next year. 

WAPS Negotiations

04/12/16 11:18 AM
The opening round of contract talks between the District 861 school board and the Administrators Association has been scheduled for this Friday, April 15th at 2:30 p.m.

Dahl Toyota Celebration

04/12/16 11:13 AM
Dahl Toyota celebrates the completion of its new dealership building in Winona on Thursday, April 14th, at an invitation-only dedication ceremony. 

Fireworks Expansion

04/12/16 11:11 AM
State lawmakers in St. Paul are once again pushing to expand fireworks sales in Minnesota. 

Severe Weather Awareness

04/11/16 01:53 PM
This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

WAPS Facilities

04/11/16 01:50 PM
Winona Area Public school officials will meet with the city of Winona Tuesday to talk about a possible site for a new elementary school on the city's east side.

Vikings Visit Tuesday

04/11/16 01:45 PM
Students in the St. Charles and Dover-Eyota School Districts will get a chance to hear from former Minnesota Viking Keith Nord Tuesday. 


04/11/16 01:39 PM
Winona Police are investigating a pair of burglaries reported over the weekend.

MMAM-New Director

04/11/16 01:37 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona has named a new executive director.

New Deputy

04/11/16 01:36 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department has added a deputy. 

County Board

04/11/16 01:35 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will get an update on the status of the county jail facility when it meets in regular session at the County Government Center. 

County Fair Nominations

04/11/16 01:32 PM
The Winona County Fair Board is seeking nominations of individuals that exemplify the "best" of Winona County's residents in several categories. 

MMAM Painting

04/11/16 01:31 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona unveiled a new painting during a special ceremony Sunday.

Alma Derailment

04/11/16 01:29 PM
BNSF Railway says human error caused a train derailment in November that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin.

Texting and Driving

04/11/16 01:28 PM
News headlines about people losing their lives to distracted driving are becoming all too common in Minnesota.

Dresbach Bridge

04/08/16 01:26 PM
Traffic has been routed to the brand new interstate 90 bridge in Dresbach after the Minnesota Department of Transportation closed the old bridge for the last time.  

WAPS Facilities

04/08/16 11:55 AM
Residents of the Winona Area Public School District could face a referendum vote a year from now on a facilities plan. 

Chamber Member Drive

04/08/16 11:46 AM
A recent membership drive by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce netted 125 new members and raised $63.000. 

Police Chief Search

04/08/16 11:45 AM
The Fountain City Police & Personnel Committee has recommended the city council begin a hiring process to employ a new full-time police chief.  

Johnson Pleads

04/08/16 11:44 AM
A Stockholm, Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to domestic abuse charges in the Jan. 5th assault of a 42-year-old woman at a house in rural Nelson.

Fastenal Review

04/08/16 11:43 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company has announced the date and time for its conference call to review 2016 first quarter results, as well as current operations.

Merchants Bank Annual Meeting

04/08/16 11:31 AM
The Merchants Financial Group is reporting another successful year following its annual meeting. 

Blood Donations

04/08/16 11:28 AM
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country. 

Unclaimed Property

04/07/16 11:38 AM
The state of Minnesota is looking for people that have unclaimed property. 

Slow Session

04/07/16 11:36 AM
A Winona lawmaker is expressing frustration with the pace of the of the legislative session in St. Paul. 

School Lawsuit

04/07/16 11:35 AM
A citizen group has filed a civil lawsuit against the Rushford-Peterson school district seeking a re-vote on a referendum to pay for a new K-12 school.

Judge Candidates

04/07/16 11:34 AM
Three finalists have been chosen for the Third Judicial District judge vacancy in Austin and Mower County. 

Distracted Driving

04/07/16 11:32 AM
Minnesota law enforcement agencies have a message for motorists - put down that phone and drive.  More than 300 agencies will soon launch a statewide campaign to crack down on distracted drivers. 

Baseball Field Fire

04/07/16 11:31 AM
Fire destroyed the grandstands at a treasured baseball field in Waseca. 

County Board Elections

04/07/16 11:30 AM
Dennis Bork and Scott Smith won election to the board of supervisors in Buffalo County Tuesday, the only contested races on the ballot. 

Wisconsin Election Results

04/07/16 11:27 AM
Kevin Hutter will take over as the new mayor of Fountain City.    

Science Fair Winners

04/07/16 11:25 AM
Several Winona High School students competed at Minnesota Academy's State Science & Engineering Fair & Symposium last weekend. 

Community Talk

04/07/16 11:24 AM
The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting a Community Talk event on Tuesday, April 12th at the East Rec Center from 6-to-7:30 pm.  

Fish Fry

04/07/16 11:22 AM
The Sunrisers Kiwanis Club in Winona is offering its annual fish fry Friday night at the Eagles Club.

Wabasha County Sales Tax

04/06/16 10:21 AM
Wabasha County's new county sales tax has gone into affect.

Church Swindle

04/06/16 10:20 AM
A bookkeeper is accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from a Catholic church and school in Albert Lea. 

Hanson Sentenced

04/06/16 10:19 AM
A judge in Buffalo County ordered three men to cost-share in paying $2,000 restitution to a woman who was beaten and left along a roadway in Bluff Siding a year ago. 

Property Sales-New Restaurant

04/06/16 10:17 AM
Three property sales have been filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office for land east of Mankato Avenue. 

Foodshare Drive

04/06/16 10:15 AM
The final days of the local March Foodshare food drive are this week as the drive wraps up officially this weekend.

Engage Winona

04/06/16 10:14 AM
Engage Winona is a group of community members from a large variety of places--with a shared desire to make Winona a better place. 

Weather Spotter Training

04/06/16 10:13 AM
The national Weather Service in La Crosse will host a Weather Spotter Training event on Thiursday, April 21st at the Wilson Town Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. 


04/06/16 10:11 AM
State Representative Gene Pelowski will be hosting a program on Renaissance Art this Saturday April 9th. 

Safe Routes to School

04/06/16 10:10 AM
The St. Charles School District has been chosen as one of the more than 60 school districts across the state to receive a Safe Routes to School grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Winona Thefts

04/05/16 10:38 AM
Police are investigating a pair of theft reports.

Accidental Cremation

04/05/16 10:29 AM
A Wisconsin woman is suing a Rochester funeral home and Mayo Clinic after her husband's body was accidentally cremated.  

Officer Involved Shooting

04/05/16 10:29 AM
Authorities say the man who was fatally shot by a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy over the weekend was a convicted bank robber from Minnesota.

Fools Five Road Race

04/05/16 10:26 AM
Another successful Fool's Five Road Race in Lewiston on Sunday. 

Meet the Managers

04/05/16 10:25 AM
Here's a chance to meet the new city and county managers.

Research Fair

04/05/16 10:24 AM
For several years, Winona Health has provided opportunities for local pre-professional students to gain clinical experience prior to applying to professional school.                         


04/05/16 10:23 AM
As the state legislature heads into its fifth week during this shortened session a second deadline looms with proposed bills having to make through a policy committee.   

Bridge Inspections

04/05/16 10:22 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says 900 bridges are scheduled for MnDOT's bridge inspection team in southeastern Minnesota's 11-county district. 

Rochester Fires

04/05/16 10:20 AM
Two large fires swept through a vacant lot just east of Rochester Sunday afternoon and destroyed several farm buildings.  KTTC TV reports the first fire began shortly after two o'clock where a shed was leveled by the blaze. Fire officials said

Dahl Toyota Celebration

04/05/16 10:19 AM
Dahl Toyota will celebrate the completion of its new dealership building in Winona on Thursday, April 14th, at an invitation-only dedication ceremony.

Salary Increases

04/04/16 10:39 AM
Salaries for three elected courthouse official jobs in Buffalo County were adjusted two percent over a 4-year term from 2017 through 2020. 

Buffalo County Election

04/04/16 10:38 AM
Buffalo County voters elected 9 new county board supervisors two years ago and will likely elect 6 more new supervisors in the Tuesday election.

Buffalo City Election

04/04/16 10:37 AM
Buffalo City voters have a choice of picking two of four candidates running for two seats up for election to the city council Tuesday.

Fountain City Election

04/04/16 10:36 AM
Fountain City voters Tuesday will vote for a new mayor and two city council seats up for election in the 1st and 2nd wards.  

C-FC Election

04/04/16 10:35 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City School Board Director Karen Knospe of Cochrane is not running for re-election on April 5th election ballot.

Public Service Certificates

04/04/16 10:34 AM
Six Buffalo County Board supervisors not running for re-election on Tuesday were awarded public service plaques in appreciation of time served on the board.

Alma Development

04/04/16 10:30 AM
The mayor and two councilwomen running for re-election Tuesday in Alma agreed that Alma's stagnant Shawnee Estates land development project will see brighter pastures, eventually.  

Damage Charges

04/01/16 10:42 AM
A Howard Lake, Minnesota man is facing felony charges after he allegedly was apprehended on the Winona State University Campus stomping on and punching a vehicle.  

Bridge Options

04/01/16 10:40 AM
Winona City Council members will be presented with at least five different options for the Highway 43 bridge project on Monday night when they meet with the project manager at City Hall. 

City Council

04/01/16 10:38 AM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to spend $40,000 on improvements to help revitilize Levee Park.

Cichosz Job

04/01/16 10:37 AM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Chris Cichosz to the position of Director of Security. 

Highway 74 Opens

04/01/16 10:36 AM
A 7-mile gravel stretch of Highway 74 north of Beaver in Winona County has opened after being closed during the spring thaw, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  

Clay Sentenced

04/01/16 10:34 AM
A 18-year-old Galesville woman has been sentenced to five years probation in Winona District Court in connection with the death of a  Winona man last fall.

HyVee Class

04/01/16 10:33 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is offering  a free class led by Jennifer Holden, a Dietitian at HyVee. 

WSU Nursing Students

04/01/16 10:31 AM
Winona State University nursing students are gaining real world experience while helping local schools test the health and well-being of their students.

Purple Caucus-Miller

03/31/16 11:42 AM
With more wrangling between parties at the state legislature in store for this year, the so-called Purple Caucus is meeting again. 

Council-Bridge Options

03/31/16 11:40 AM
City Council members will be presented with at least five different options for the Highway 43 bridge project on Monday night when they meet with the project manager at City Hall. 

Walz Art Contest

03/31/16 11:40 AM
Representative Tim Walz has kicked off the 2016 Congressional Art Competition by inviting high school students from across Minnesota's First District to submit their artwork for the contest.  

Buffalo County Court

03/31/16 11:39 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court.... 25-year-old Andrew Ziegler of Blair, had a preliminary court hearing scheduled May 12th on a felony charge accusing him of possessing methamphetamine. 

Drazkowski Appointment

03/31/16 11:38 AM
Barry Drazkowski of rural Fountain City was appointed as 1st alternate member of the Buffalo County Board of Adjustment.  

Bernie in Onalaska

03/31/16 11:37 AM
Bernie Sanders told hundreds of supporters in Onalaska that he's seized the momentum and can defeat both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

Port Funding

03/31/16 11:35 AM
The City of Winona is hoping for some funds from the legislature this session to pay for improvements to the local Mississippi River Port. 


03/31/16 11:34 AM
Republican Representative Greg Davids says he is disappointed that the Governor failed to include funds for the Lanesboro dam in his proposed bonding bill. 

Scout Food Drive

03/31/16 11:22 AM
With the annual March Foodshare food drive nearing an end, the Winona Boy Scouts will be this Saturday (April 2nd) going door-to-door in their annual food pickups. 

Food Drive Update

03/31/16 11:20 AM
Winona Volunteer Services has raised over $11,000 in cash so far in the annual local March Foodshare food drive. 

Olympic Steel Inc.

03/30/16 10:39 AM
Olympic Steel Inc., a leading national metals service center, has announced the creation of two new senior level management positions at its Minneapolis operations. 

High Speed Chase

03/30/16 10:38 AM
A 35-year-old Winona man was jailed early Wednesday after he led police on a high speed chase that started at Fifth and Hilbert Streets around midnight.

Warrant Arrest

03/30/16 10:36 AM
A 46-year-old Lewiston man wanted on a nationwide warrant was apprehended at a Lewiston residence Tuesday. 

Last Bridge Pour

03/30/16 10:35 AM
A major construction milestone on the new Winona Highway 43 Bridge project was completed on Friday when crews completed the final bridge segment concrete pour for the 50th cast-in-place section on the main Mississippi River channel crossing. 

WSU Roundtable

03/30/16 10:33 AM
Lt. Governor Tina Smith hosted a roundtable discussion at Winona State University Tuesday to highlight the Education Village project.

Bute Military Challenge

03/29/16 01:32 PM
A special event is coming up as a way to honor a Winona State University student who was killed by a train in January in Winona.  

Page Series Tickets

03/29/16 01:28 PM
 Subscriptions for Saint Mary's University 30th Annual Page Series go on sale Wednesday.

WSU International Dinner

03/29/16 01:27 PM
The Winona State International Club will host the 29th Annual International Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9th at Kryzsko Commons. 

WSU Awards

03/29/16 01:25 PM
Winona State University honored the recipients of this year's President's Civic Engagement Awards Tuesday during a special ceremony.

BBBS Bowling

03/29/16 01:24 PM
Entires remain open for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids Sake" event coming up next month. 

Stabbing Plea

03/29/16 01:23 PM
A La Crosse man charged in stabbing his wife in front of five children on the South Side of La Crosse has pleaded not guilty in La Crosse County circuit Court.

Candidate School

03/28/16 11:28 AM
Anyone intending to run for public office in this election year in Winona or elsewhere should know the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special "Candidate School" on Tuesday, April 12th, at the Chamber office from 6-to-8 pm. 

Jonsgaard Charges

03/28/16 11:14 AM
A 43-year-old Minnesota City man is charged with threatening a female through several text messages. 

Party Arrests

03/28/16 11:12 AM
A 41-year-old Winona man is facing charges of violating the city's social host ordinance after police were called to a residence in the 1800 block of Gilmore Avenue early Sunday on a report of underage drinking. 

Farm Transitions

03/28/16 11:10 AM
A new program by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture seeks to build connections between farmers who are ready to get out of the business and those who want to get in. 

Buffalo County Investments

03/28/16 11:09 AM
Buffalo County has hired a company from Milwaukee to advise the county board on financial investments.

C-FC Board

03/28/16 11:08 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board has agreed to accept applications for filling a vacancy on the 7-member board.  

Fatal Accident

03/28/16 11:07 AM
About 300 people gathered at a candlelight vigil to remember a 10-year-old boy who was killed in a weekend ATV accident near Chatfield.

Felony Damage

03/25/16 01:14 PM
An 18-year-old Goodview woman was jailed on felony damage to property charges after she removed a G-P-S device and tossed it away. 

Bar Checks

03/25/16 01:13 PM
Winona Police said two females were charged after authorities conducted compliance checks at two downtown bars early Friday. 

Planning Commission

03/25/16 01:12 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will get an update on the efforts to create a unified development code for the city. 

Engage Winona

03/25/16 11:27 AM
Engage Winona is a group of community members from a large variety of places--with a shared desire to make Winona a better place. 

Corn Yield Winner

03/25/16 11:26 AM
Jenna Sobeck of Winona was recently honored for being among the nation's highest-producing farmers in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project Meeting

03/25/16 11:25 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the public is invited to a meeting this Thursday, March 31st in Winona to hear about this summer's construction work at the Gilmore Avenue-Highway 61 intersection. 

Auditorium Keys

03/25/16 11:24 AM
A Fountain City Council committee wants more control over public access to the Fountain City Auditorium.

Buffalo County Board

03/25/16 11:22 AM
Two candidates are now running as write-in candidates for Buffalo County Board in Dist. 5 at Mondovi. 

Winona Health Holiday Hours

03/24/16 11:30 AM
Winona Health will observe the following holiday hours this weekend.  Friday, Winona Health clinics will be closing at 3:00 p.m. and Parkview Pharmacy and Winona Clinic Pharmacy will also close at 3:00 p.m. Urgent Care at 420 E. Sarnia is open Frid

Strive For Leadership

03/24/16 11:28 AM
Congratulations for four WSHS sophomores who were selected to receive Strive for Leadership Scholarships.         

Relay For Life

03/24/16 11:23 AM
The public is invited to join Saint Mary's University's annual Relay for Life Friday, April 15th, beginning at 6 p.m. in the university's Gostomski Fieldhouse. 

SMU Student Found Safe

03/24/16 06:24 AM
Saint Mary’s University student Luke Ringhand has been safely located.   Ringhand was found Wednesday, March 23rd, in the Chicago area.   

County Board

03/23/16 10:40 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has consented to a study of options for the future of the County Government Center building at Fourth and Main Streets. 

SMU Benefit Dance

03/23/16 10:38 AM
About 480 people attended Saint Mary's University's 16th annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance on March 19 where more than $11,000 was raised.                              

Teachers Contract

03/23/16 10:37 AM
A mediation session has been scheduled between the Winona Education Association and the Winona Area Public School District. 

WSU Meeting Postponed

03/23/16 10:36 AM
Winona State University says a community meeting tonight has been postponed because of the impending snow storm. 

Noise Barrier Program

03/23/16 10:34 AM
29 cities in southeastern Minnesota are eligible to apply for funding under the Minnesota Department of Transportation's newly-created Great Minnesota Stand-Alone Noise Barrier program. 

History Center

03/23/16 10:33 AM
The Winona County History Center is planning a lot of summer activities as the warm weather approaches. 

Missing Student Update

03/23/16 10:31 AM
Winona authorities are continuing their search for a missing St. Mary's University student and have centered that search on the Chicago, Illinois area. 

Walleye Bill

03/22/16 10:59 AM
A Minnesota legislator says he'll introduce a bill to override the state's decision to allow no walleyes to be kept this year on Mille Lacs Lake and area Representative Steve Drazkowski supports him.

Injury Accident-I-90

03/22/16 10:58 AM
A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 at Dresbach sent one person to the hospital on Monday morning. 

WSU Community Meeting

03/22/16 10:57 AM
A reminder that Winona State University will host a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss its Campus Master Plan from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the Wabasha Recreation Center on Lafayette Street.  

Ring Reward

03/22/16 10:55 AM
A $500 reward is now being offered for the return of an expensive ring reported missing from a resident at Saint Anne of Winona last month. 

Missing Student

03/22/16 10:54 AM
Winona authorities are continuing their search for a missing St. Mary's University student. The University reported that senior Luke Ringhand of Ironton, Minnesota, went missing early Monday morning. 

Cement Truck Chase

03/22/16 10:53 AM
Authorities in Minnesota say an 11-year-old boy is in custody after stealing a cement truck from a contractor and leading officers on a chase.

County Board

03/22/16 10:52 AM
Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will discuss the issue of a possible sale of the county office building.   

Child Punishment

03/21/16 11:20 AM
A 38-year-old Winona woman has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court on April 6th on charges of malicious punishment of a child. 

Suspicious Fires

03/21/16 11:11 AM
Police are looking for the culprits responsible for setting fire to two porta-potties in Lake Park over the weekend. 

Car vs. House

03/21/16 11:10 AM
Winona Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a house on Saturday in the city's west end and who fled the scene.

Elks Club Donation

03/21/16 11:09 AM
The Elks Club in Winona has presented a check for $1,500 towards a Lion's Club project to construct new playgrounds that are accessible for children regardless of their physical or development abilities. 

C-FC Board Member Resigns

03/21/16 11:08 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board accepted resignations of a school board member and upcoming retirements of two teachers.

Truck Chase

03/21/16 11:07 AM
Sheriff's officials say a juvenile is in custody after stealing a cement truck from a contractor and leading officers on a chase in Dodge County. 

City Council

03/21/16 11:06 AM
The Winona City Council tonight will be asked to approve a resolution in support of an effort to get Amtrak to implement a second passenger train between St. Paul and Chicago with regular stops in Winona. 

Parking Tickets

03/21/16 11:05 AM
Winona Police handed out nearly 2,000 tickets over the winter months to owners of vehicles who parked on the wrong side of the street overnight. 

WAPS Budget

03/21/16 11:04 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will be fine tuning some $869,000 in proposed cuts to its  2016-17 budget over the next few months as it prepares for a final vote this summer. 

Glass Tour

03/21/16 11:02 AM
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 28th for the "Glorious Glass Tour" in Winona sponsored by the Winona County Historical Society.

Boat Ramp Closed

03/21/16 11:01 AM
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife boat ramp and road in Dresbach will be closed Monday, March 21st for construction work nearby on the Dresbach Bridge project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

WSU Campus Master Plan

03/21/16 11:00 AM
Winona State University will host a community meeting to discuss its Campus Master Plan from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Inmate Grants

03/21/16 10:58 AM
Inmates at the Trempealeau County jail will be getting some assistance in finding a career instead of returning to the jail on new crimes. 


03/18/16 10:47 AM
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has something to say about President Obama's nominee for the U-S Supreme Court.

City Council

03/18/16 10:46 AM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a resolution in support of an effort to get Amtrak to implement a second passenger train between St. Paul and Chicago with regular stops in Winona. 


03/18/16 10:33 AM
Representative Greg Davids of Preston and Congressman Eric Paulson have requested action from the I-R-S to help Minnesotans who have not been able to file proof of medical insurance forms on their 2015 tax forms. 

Deputy Resigns

03/18/16 10:32 AM
Winona County Chief Deputy Chris Cichosz has accepted a new position and has resigned from his post after three months. 

Squad Car-Tree

03/17/16 11:04 AM
Two Winona County Sheriff's officers escaped injury Wednesday afternoon when their squad car was struck by a falling tree on Stockton Hill. 

Frac Sand Ban

03/17/16 11:02 AM
Minnesota law does not prevent imposing a total ban on frac sand mining, processing and transportation operations in Winona County, according to a new legal analysis released by the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) of Lewiston. 

Buffalo County Court

03/17/16 11:01 AM
A rural Fountain City man is scheduled to be sentenced March 30th in Buffalo County Circuit Court on felony battery and false imprisonment charges in connection with the beating of a woman in Bluff Siding last April.  

Tomah VA

03/17/16 11:00 AM
The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has suspended the medical license of the former chief of staff of the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Blair Fire

03/17/16 10:53 AM
A house fire in Blair Wednesday has left four peorple in critical condition including three children. 

WSU Grandparents U.

03/17/16 10:51 AM
Registration is now open for Grandparents University 2016, which will be Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th on the Winona State University campus. 

SMU Dance

03/17/16 10:50 AM
St. Mary's University will host a special dance Saturday night, March 19th, to raise funds for an employee. The 16th Annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on the Winona campus. 

SMU Founders Day

03/17/16 10:48 AM
St. Mary's University celebrated its history on Tuesday with its annual Founder's Day convocation on the main Winona campus.

Bridge Meeting

03/16/16 11:16 AM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski says a meeting with officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation laid out a series of options for the future of the highway 43 bridge project in Winona. 

Food Drive

03/16/16 11:14 AM
Halfway through the March Foodshare food drive and Winona Volunteer Services is reporting having received 4,542 pounds of food so far along with $4,136 dollars in cash.

City Council

03/16/16 11:13 AM
The Winona City Council will host a special meeting this coming Monday, March 21, at City Hall.  

DEED Grants

03/16/16 11:11 AM
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded 14 workforce development grants totaling 2.8 million dollars under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 2,878 current workers and new hires. 

Presidential Award

03/16/16 11:10 AM
A Winona public  school teacher has been nominated for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  

SE-Tech Career Night

03/16/16 11:09 AM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical will host a Transportation Program career night on the Winona Campus on Tuesday, March 29th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Winona Health-Stussy

03/16/16 11:08 AM
Certified Nurse Practitioner Laura Stussy has joined the Winona Health staff at the Urgent Car center.                         Prior to becoming a certified nurse practitioner, Stussy served as a

Flood Warnings

03/16/16 11:07 AM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a   * Flood Warning for the Trempealeau River At Dodge.   

Road Closed

03/16/16 11:00 AM
The MInnesota Department of Transportation says a 7-mile gravel stretch of Highway 74 north of Beaver in Winona County is temporarily closed due to spring thaw conditions.

Alternate Side Parking

03/16/16 10:59 AM
You don't have to worry about where you park you vehicle overnight in the City of Winona anymore. 

Alternate Side Parking

03/16/16 10:57 AM
You don't have to worry about where you park you vehicle overnight in the City of Winona anymore.

That's because the alternate side parking ordinance is no longer being enforced. Enforcement of the ordinance ended on March 15th and will not be enforced again until next November 15th.

With the milder winter this year emergency tagging an towing operations were limited to just a few......

Wells Fargo-Crash

03/15/16 10:38 AM
Winona Police said a 29-year-old Winona man was injured in a crash that ended up at the Wells Fargo bank building off Mankato Avenue. 

Jail Fight

03/15/16 10:37 AM
A 39-year-old Winona man is facing assault charges after a fight broke out in the Winona County jail on Saturday.

Dairy Princess Banquet

03/15/16 10:33 AM
The Winona County American Dairy Association will host the 61st annual Dairy Princess Coronation and banquet at 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 16 at the Winona Middle School. 

Chamber Events

03/15/16 10:31 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce has a couple of events coming up where members can get informed about the current legislative session. 

Masked Suspects

03/15/16 10:26 AM
Police in Rochester used a tracking dog and flashlights as they searched for two suspects who confronted residents of a home while wearing masks.

Free Easter Dinner

03/15/16 10:13 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is hosting a FREE Easter Dinner at the Eagle's Club in Winona on Easter Sunday, March 27th.

Project Round Up

03/15/16 10:10 AM
Tri-County Electric in Rushford has awarded $4,100 to five different agencies as part of the firm's Project Round Up program. 

Highway 43 Bridge

03/14/16 01:33 PM
More background information and data about the Winona  Highway 43 Bridge rehabilitation has been added by the Winona Bridge Project Team to the project website, including a new piece about the $30 million projected cost growth.  

Broadband Funding

03/14/16 01:32 PM
State Senator Matt Schmit says he hopes more funding will be available this year for expansion of broadband into Minnesota's rural areas.

Project Round Up

03/14/16 01:26 PM
Tri-County Electric in Rushford has awarded $4,100 to five different agencies as part of the firm's Project Round Up program. 

First Tow

03/14/16 01:23 PM
The shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River has opened for the spring. 

Utica Crash

03/14/16 01:21 PM
A 35-year-old Winona County man was seriously injured early Monday when his vehicle went off a road a struck a tree trapping him inside. 

Police Standoff

03/14/16 01:19 PM
Winona Police said a 32-year-old Winona man was taken into custody early Friday after about a six-hour standoff that resulted in the evacuation of several people.

School Future

03/14/16 01:17 PM
The future of the current Rushford-Peterson school building in Rushford may be a veterans center. 

Email Scam

03/14/16 01:16 PM
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning payroll and human resources professionals to beware of a phishing email scheme appearing to come from company executives requesting personal information on employees.

Planning Commission

03/14/16 01:14 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission meeting for Monday, March 14th, has been cancelled.  

EAB Meeting

03/14/16 01:13 PM
Residents of Wabasha County are invited to a public meeting on Thursday, March 31st,  regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer in the county.

Winona Standoff

03/11/16 10:27 AM
Winona Police said a 32-year-old Winona man was taken into custody early Friday after about a six-hour standoff that resulted in the evacuation of several people. Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said Lee William Arnold was taken into custody about 12:30

Hospital Visits

03/11/16 10:26 AM
Because of the flu...Winona Health has implemented temporary visitor limitations to allow visits from immediate family only in the hospital, Lake Winona, Adith Miller and Roger Metz Manors and Senior Living at Watkins until further notice. 

Transit Meetings

03/11/16 10:24 AM
Four public meetings will be held this month about inter-county and intercity transit service opportunities in southeastern Minnesota.

Drug House

03/11/16 10:24 AM
A Fountain City man accused of running a drug trafficking house in rural Cochrane has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 21st in Buffalo County Circuit Court.

Outstanding Alumni Awards

03/11/16 10:22 AM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical is seeking nominations for its 2016  Oustanding Alumni Awards. 

Food Drive

03/10/16 11:29 AM
There's a friendly competition going on this month between local churches when it comes to the March Foodshare food drive and the local food shelves.

Human Rights Award

03/10/16 11:28 AM
The Winona Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for an award to honor an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the Winona area on human rights issues. 

Assault Charges

03/10/16 11:27 AM
A 26-year-old Wabasha man accused of punching a man in the face at a mobile home in Alma was ordered to pay restitution and do 40 hours of community service work. 

Japan Trip Breakfest

03/10/16 11:25 AM
You are invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Elks Club  in Goodview Sunday, March 13th, from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Gas Prices

03/10/16 11:24 AM
Bad news is on the horizon for those heading out on spring break soon: gas prices are climbing back up.                     

Police Chief

03/10/16 11:21 AM
The Mondovi police chief says he will run as a write-in candidate for Buffalo County Board of Supervisors in the April 5th election.  

Winona Health-New Model

03/10/16 11:20 AM
Winona Health is using a new way to meet patient needs and make visits to the doctor less costly.

Blandin Board

03/10/16 11:19 AM
The Blandin Foundation has named Hiawatha Broadband Communications president and CEO Dan Pecarina to its Broadband Initiative Strategy Board. 

Norris Sentenced

03/10/16 11:18 AM
19-year-old Cody Norris of Mondovi, was sentenced in Buffalo County Circuit Court to 5 years of probation for 3rd degree sexual assault of a minor girl. 

Marina Lease

03/10/16 11:17 AM
The Alma City Council has tentatively approved a new lease agreement for operators of an Alma boat marina. 


County Board-Frack Sand

03/10/16 11:16 AM
While Winona County Board members have yet to discuss there positions on frack sand mining in the county in the future, several members of the public offered their opinions on Tuesday at the board's regular meeting.

Frack Sand Referendum

03/10/16 11:13 AM
Winona County does not have the power to hold a referendum on whether to ban sand mining in the county. 

Officer Lawsuit

03/10/16 11:12 AM
A former La Crosse police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, claiming race discrimination and retaliation. 

Tax Bill-Pelowski

03/09/16 10:46 AM
The Winona area will be well represented when it comes to negotiations on a new tax bill in the state legislature. 

Winona House Fire

03/09/16 10:45 AM
No one was injured in a fire that broke out in a Winona home Tuesday afternoon.

Buffalo City Election

03/09/16 10:44 AM
Four people are now running for city council in Buffalo City, three of them looking for write-in votes in the April 5th election. 

Verchota Landing Damage

03/09/16 10:42 AM
A $500 reward is being offered for any information leading to the conviction of the people responsible for the vandalism of signs and other structures at the Verchota Landing on Prairie Island in Winona. 

Bridge Meeting

03/09/16 10:40 AM
A meeting will be held next week with the Minnesota Department of Transportation officials and officials with the city of Winona on the Highway 43 bridge project. 

Wisconsin Jobs

03/09/16 10:39 AM
The labor market in Western Wisconsin is doing better around La Crosse and Eau Claire than in neighboring rural counties. 

Rochester Stabbing

03/09/16 10:38 AM
Investigators say the man who shot and critically wounded a Rochester woman appeared on her doorstep with flowers and a heart-shaped box shortly before she was wounded, staggered from her home and collapsed on the sidewalk.   

County Board-Bridge

03/09/16 10:36 AM
On a 5-to-0 vote, the Winona County Board of Commissioners expressed its support for the City of Winona's position on the cost overrun for the Highway 43 bridge project. 


03/09/16 10:35 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller says his fellow Republicans have some good ideas on reducing taxes in the state. 

Recycling Contract

03/09/16 10:33 AM
Winona County will advertise for bids on a new 5-year contract for its curbside recycling program. 

Winona Traffic

03/09/16 10:31 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Second Street traffic in downtown Winona will be re-routed during daytime hours between Huff and Washington Streets next week. 

Tax Bills

03/08/16 10:28 AM
As Minnesota lawmakers begin the 2016 legislative session in St. Paul, Representative Steve Drazkowski says the biggest priority will be completing a tax bill.

Rochester Death

03/08/16 10:27 AM
Rochester police say a woman is critically wounded and a man dead after a domestic dispute.

La Crosse Stabbing

03/08/16 10:27 AM
A La Crosse man is charged with fatally stabbing his wife.


03/08/16 10:22 AM
Winona Middle School students will have a chance to be involved in a new study program starting next fall. 

Port Authority

03/08/16 10:07 AM
The Winona Port Authority will be asked Thursday to approve a contract with the University of Minnesota Extension Service to provide a study of the city's market area. 

Driveway Explosions

03/08/16 10:07 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding out who detonated two molotove cocktails in a resident's driveway in the Stockton area over the weekend.


Cochran Guilty

03/08/16 10:02 AM
Sentencing for 26-year-old James Richard Jerome Cochran of Winona was set for April 20th, after a Winona County jury found Cochran guilty of three felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct on Saturday following a week long trial. Online court

Foster Families Needed

03/08/16 10:00 AM
Winona County is in need of more foster families. The county held a gathering over the weekend designed to provide more information for potential parents and families on how to become foster families. Currently there are some 40 children in Winona Count

Buffalo County Recycling

03/08/16 09:58 AM
Alma's drop off site for recyclable garbage will stay open without changes in operation despite a change in owners.       

Dog Driver

03/07/16 10:03 AM
One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck. 

Fatal Stabbing

03/07/16 10:03 AM
 Police in La Crosse are investigating a fatal stabbing. 

Injury Crash

03/07/16 10:01 AM
An Independence woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash near Whitehall in Trempealeau County Friday. 

Fastenal Sales

03/07/16 10:00 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company enjoyed an gain in sales during the month of February. 

Highway 43 Bridge

03/07/16 09:58 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has established an area on its project website devoted to information about the work on the Highway 43 existing bridge and how the $30,000,000 cost overrun estimates occurred.

SMU Founder's Day

03/07/16 09:57 AM
St. Mary's University will celebrate its history on Tuesday, March 15th, with its annual Founder's Day convocation on the main Winona campus. 

County Board

03/07/16 09:55 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners is being asked to support the City of Winona's position on the Highway 43 bridge project. 

City Council

03/07/16 09:53 AM
The Winona City Council will be asked Monday night to approve conceptual plans for the re-location of the train switching area away from Mankato Avenue.

Railroad Crossing Crashes

03/04/16 11:05 AM
The number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes at public railroad crossings in Minnesota in 2015 was the second lowest since 1970, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Apartment Fire

03/04/16 11:04 AM
A woman and her 2-year-old daughter died in a fire at their apartment in Rochester. 

Unclaimed Millions

03/04/16 11:03 AM
Someone who bought a winning $1 million lottery ticket in Wisconsin has just a few days left to claim the prize. 

Meth Charges

03/04/16 11:02 AM
Two Mondovi men accused of multiple meth drug offenses pleaded not guilty to charges in Buffalo County Circuit Court.  

Rushford School Lawsuit

03/04/16 11:01 AM
A judge has taken under advisement a civil lawsuit involving an easement located near the site of the new Rushford-Peterson school.

Lewiston-Altura School

03/04/16 10:59 AM
The Lewiston-Altura school district is looking into the possibility of expanding its facilities with a new auditorium-performing arts center.

PlastiCert Certified

03/04/16 10:32 AM
Lewiston's PlastiCert company was recently audited and received its Certification of Registration to ISO 9001:2008 marking over 10 years of superior quality and operational systems.

Lake Pepin Ice

03/04/16 10:28 AM
The ice on Lake Pepin remains more than a foot thick as temperatures start to rise into the 50s next week. 

Drug Charges

03/03/16 11:28 AM
A 24-year-old Winona man was jailed on drug charges early Wednesday following an investigation by Winona Police. 

Assault Charges

03/03/16 11:27 AM
The Sheriff's Department reports a 39-year-old Dakota man was jailed on Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a female.

Cat Shooting

03/03/16 11:26 AM
A 64-year-old Dakota man is facing felony charges in connection with the shooting death of a pet cat near his home. 

County Board Elections

03/03/16 11:24 AM
A write-in candidate from Mondovi is seeking election to the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors. 

Healthcare Reform-Taxes

03/03/16 11:23 AM
A Republican lawmaker, Representative Greg Davids of Preston, is asking the Internal Revenue Service to give Minnesotans more time on tax returns due to the state's delay in sending out health coverage forms. 

High Speed Rail

03/03/16 11:23 AM
An executive with the firm that wants to build an elevated high-speed rail line between the Twin Cities and Rochester says it will decide by July if the project moves forward.  

Winona Caucuses

03/03/16 11:21 AM
Democrats outnumbered Republicans at Winona County precinct caucuses on Tuesday.

Blood Donations

03/03/16 11:20 AM
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. All blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply this spring. 

City Council

03/03/16 11:16 AM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, March 7th,  at 6:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall. 

Ashley for the Arts

03/02/16 01:25 PM
Some big name entertainment will be featured at this year's Ashley for the Arts weekend in Arcadia in August. 

Sex Offender Moves

03/02/16 01:24 PM
Winona Police said a Level Three convicted sex offender has relocated to Winona. 

Electric Co-op Merger

03/02/16 01:23 PM
The members of two electric cooperatives in Minnesota and Iowa are being asked to vote on a merger this month. 

District 21-A Election

03/02/16 10:40 AM
Republican State Representative Tim Kelly of Red Wing has announced he will not seek re-election this year and another candidate has come forward to say she will run for the seat.

Alma Street Project

03/02/16 10:39 AM
The resurfacing of Cedar Street in Alma is a priority project in 2016, according to a city council committee. 

Train Death-ID

03/02/16 10:36 AM
Authorities released the name of the man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday night in Goodview. 

Clean Power Plan Meeting

03/02/16 10:34 AM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is holding public listening sessions in the Twin Cities and Rochester during March to discuss what the state needs to do in order to develop a plan for complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. 

Fatal Crash Charges

03/02/16 10:33 AM
An Eau Claire man is charged with homicide by driving drunk in the death of a Fall Creek woman. 

Ferrara Candy Closing

03/02/16 10:32 AM
The candy company that makes Lemonheads, Red Hots and Atomic Fireballs plans to close its plant in Winona. 

Minnesota Super Tuesday

03/02/16 10:31 AM
Minnesota's precinct caucuses had a high turnout Tuesday. 

WSU Best Value

03/02/16 10:30 AM
Winona State University has been named one of the nation's best value bachelor's degrees in Parks, Recreation and Leisure studies in recent rankings by College Values Online. 

Lock and Dam 9

03/01/16 11:16 AM
The shipping season at the Winona commercial harbor may be opening sooner than expected. 

Ring Search

03/01/16 11:05 AM
They are still looking for the $65,000 ring reported missing from a resident at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona last month. 


03/01/16 11:04 AM
A group of Winona State University students will spend their spring break serving the needs of elementary school children in Jamaica.

Canning Uniforms

03/01/16 11:03 AM
The Wisconsin State Supreme Court says Hormel Foods Corporation owes hundreds of workers at its Beloit canning plant back wages for time spent putting on and taking off required clothing and equipment. 

Train Fatality

03/01/16 11:02 AM
A pedestrian was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Goodview Monday night. 

Three Burglaries Reported

03/01/16 11:00 AM
Winona Police are investigating burglaries involving three businesses in the Plaza Square building at 50 West Third Street downtown.

Meth Bust

03/01/16 11:00 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 21-year-old Black River Falls woman was arrested last Thursday as part of an on-going drug investigation. 

Eggs and Issues

03/01/16 10:59 AM
The third in a series of Eggs and Issues breakfasts sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will be held this Friday, March 4th, at Perkins restaurant. 

EAB Found

03/01/16 10:58 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it has identified emerald ash borer in another county in the state. The agency said Monday that staff found larvae of the insect in an ash tree in the southeastern corner of Wabasha County. 

MOSES Record

03/01/16 10:57 AM
More than 3,600 people attended the 27th Organic Farming Conference last weekend in La Crosse setting an attendance record and mirroring the country's growing interest in organic food and sustainable farming practices.         

Stone Point Gardens

03/01/16 10:55 AM
There are still plots available for lease at the Stone Point Gardens.  

Precinct Caucuses

03/01/16 10:54 AM
Precinct caucuses will be held in Minnesota and throughout Winona County Tuesday as Minnesota becomes one of the 12 states to hold elections on Super Tuesday.

New Traffic Signals

03/01/16 10:52 AM
Eastbound Interstate 90 motorists are cautioned to be alert for a new traffic signal shortly after they exit Highway 61 near the Dresbach Bridge to go to La Crescent and beyond. 

Cappel-Teacher Semi-finalist

02/29/16 10:49 AM
A Winona teacher has been chosen as one of 34 semi-finalists in the 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program.

March Food Drive

02/29/16 10:46 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is kicking off the annual March Foodshare food drive hoping to re-stock its food shelves for the spring and summer months.

Workshop Scholarships

02/29/16 10:45 AM
Scholarships for students and seniors who want to attend a land ethics workshop near Lanesboro on April 2nd are now available, thanks to the contributions of several local organizations and businesses.

Toppers Pizza Monday Event

02/29/16 10:44 AM
Here's a chance to get a pizza at a reduced prize and help feed hungry people at the same time. Toppers Pizza in downtown Winona will be holding a Hungry Relief event on Monday, February 29th, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

New Vets Home

02/29/16 10:42 AM
Four communities in Fillmore County are hoping to be chosen as the site for a new Veterans Affairs nursing home. 

Auxiliary Name Change

02/29/16 10:41 AM
The Winona Health Auxiliary will celebrate its new name with a special event on Monday, February 29th at the Winona Clinic and hospital.

Festival Tickets

02/29/16 10:40 AM
Ticket packages for the 2016 Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona go on sale March 1st.

Alma Street Project

02/29/16 10:39 AM
The City of Alma spent $415,000 on reconstruction and improvements to Elm Street and Alley Street. 

New 4-Way Stop

02/29/16 10:38 AM
The intersection of West Broadway and Vila Streets officially becomes a 4-way stop on Monday, February 29th.

Lake Pepin Ice

02/29/16 10:35 AM
No change in the thickness of the ice on Lake Pepin last week. 

Precinct Caucuses

02/25/16 01:48 PM
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon challenged the people of Minnesota to return the state back to number one in voter turnout  when precinct caucuses are held across the state next Tuesday.                

Biggest Loser Challenge

02/25/16 01:47 PM
 The deadline to take part in the NBC's The Biggest Loser company vs. company competition is near.

Top Nursing Program

02/25/16 01:46 PM
Winona State University has been identified as having one of the top graduate nursing programs in America, ranking 36th out of 50 by the Top Master's in Healthcare Administration. 

WSU Ranking

02/25/16 01:45 PM
Winona State University has been ranked third out of 10 on Niche's Best Public Institutions in Minnesota list for 2016.

I-90 Detour

02/25/16 01:45 PM
I-90 motorists will encounter new detours beginning Tuesday, March 1st near the Dresbach Bridge construction site as the project enters its final season of construction.


02/25/16 01:44 PM
Winona State University recently added a new director of development to its university advancement team. 

Hit and Run

02/25/16 01:42 PM
A construction worker has been charged with injuring three people in a hit-and-run crash that happened in Nelson, Wisconsin, over two months ago. 

Early Release

02/25/16 01:40 PM
Parents, guardians and child care providers being reminded that students in the Winona Area Public Schools will be released two hours early on Monday, February 29 to allow for staff development for district's licensed staff.

Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff

02/25/16 11:26 AM
Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Sergeant Dillion J. Semolina   ST. PAUL, MN – In honor and remembrance of United States Marine Corps Sergeant and Delano, Minnesota resident Dillion J. Semolina.


02/24/16 09:11 AM
The Winona Middle school will have a new assistant principal if the school board approves. 

Missing Eagles

02/24/16 09:11 AM
Winter is usually a great time for eagle viewing in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota, as the birds congregate on the open water and food sources along the Mississippi River. 

Eggs and Issues

02/23/16 11:17 AM
The third in a series of Eggs and Issues breakfasts sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, March 4th, at Perkins restaurant.

Sleep Therapy

02/23/16 11:13 AM
The Winona Health Sleep Lab has expanded its Sleep Therapy Services to include Sleep Advisor Services and C-PAP equipment and supplies.


02/23/16 11:11 AM
Friday, February 26th, is the deadline to purchase tickets  for the 6th Annual Gala sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools.

Zika Virus-Winona Health

02/23/16 11:09 AM
To help patients and concerned community members, Winona Health's Infection Control Committee is sharing a list of frequently asked questions about the Zika virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. 

Dresbach Lane Closure

02/23/16 11:08 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says eastbound I-90 traffic at the Dresbach bridge project site will encounter brief delays at night Wednesday, Feb. 24th as traffic is periodically stopped to move construction equipment and materials. 

Pilot Program

02/23/16 11:07 AM
Minnesota high school seniors heading to Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in the fall of 2016 could get their tuition and general fees covered if they qualify for a new pilot program. 

Stoneware Lawsuit

02/23/16 11:05 AM
A trademark infringement lawsuit filed by the Red Wing Stoneware factory against a group of stoneware collectors has been settled.  

Officer Suspended

02/23/16 11:04 AM
The Rochester Police Department has put an officer on leave while it investigations allegations he posted an image on his Facebook page of a car running over protesters and another that talked about shooting Muslims in the face. 

Science Fair Winners

02/23/16 11:03 AM
Seven Winona High School students brought home major awards in the 63rd Annual Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Regional Science Fair held at St. Mary's University on Friday. 

WSHS Information Night

02/23/16 11:03 AM
A registration and information night for Winona Seniior High School students will be held this Thursday, February 25th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Senior High School auditorium.

Buffalo County Court

02/23/16 11:01 AM
 Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court......42-year-old Eric Hansen of Cochrane, had a case status hearing scheduled March 31st on felony charges accusing him of physically abusing a child. 

Kind Challenge

02/23/16 11:00 AM
A retired Eau Claire history teacher says he will oppose incumbent Ron Kind of La Crosse for the Wisconsin Third District seat in Congress.

New City Manager

02/22/16 10:10 AM
Winona's new city manager has begun his duties.

Dresbach Lane Closure

02/22/16 10:09 AM
Interstate 90 motorists should slow down and be alert for a lane closure in the Dresbach bridge construction zone Monday.

Bar Fire

02/22/16 10:08 AM
The state fire marshal's office and the Rollingstone Fire Department continue to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed Legend's Sports Bar in Rollingstone over the weekend.

Methodist Breakfest

02/22/16 10:08 AM
The community is invited to join Wesley United Methodist Church in Winona for a pancake breakfast and silent auction on Sunday, February 28th from 8:30-12:00 p.m. 

Children's Concert

02/22/16 10:06 AM
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will present a Children's Concert in the Somsen Hall auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23rd.