Complete Streets Policy

06/23/17 02:34 PM
The City of Winona will hold a community workshop this week to gather input for a Complete Streets Policy and Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.  

Emil's Otters

06/23/17 02:23 PM
The public gets a chance to learn about Emil's Otters during a special program at the Winona County History Center Tuesday night.

First Responder

06/23/17 02:22 PM
Sheriff's officials say first responders who were on their way to a medical situation escaped injury when their vehicle crashed with a second vehicle early Friday. 

Miss Lewiston

06/23/17 02:17 PM
A new Miss Lewiston was crowned Thursday night at Lewiston-Altura High School. 

Winona Arts Camp

06/23/17 02:16 PM
Thanks to a donation by the Slaggie Family Foundation, the Winona Arts Camp--a collaboration between Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum--is back this summer.

New Fair Building

06/23/17 02:14 PM
A grand opening is planned for next month for the new Winona County Heritage Museum located on the county fairgrounds in St. Charles.

Abramson Properties

06/23/17 02:12 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday on a request for a conditional use permit for the development of the vacant properties at 54 and 56 East Third Street downtown. 

Fine Furniture

06/23/17 02:10 PM
The Winona County Historical Society's summer exhibit that has become a widely popular annual attraction returns for its 5th season. 


06/23/17 02:08 PM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Linda Kingston to the position of Assistant Vice President of Adult and Continuing Education, effective July 15th. 

Lottery Winner

06/23/17 02:01 PM
An Elgin man is a big winner in the Minnesota State Lottery. 

Petty Charity Ride

06/23/17 01:59 PM
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, which made a stop in Winona last month, has announced its 23rd anniversary Ride raised $1.3 million...

Poison Hemlock

06/23/17 01:58 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning residents of southeastern Minnesota about the dangers of poison hemlock, a toxic member of the carrot family. 

Semi Fire

06/23/17 01:56 PM
Four fire departments were called to the scene of a fire Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 90 that saw traffic backed up for a time. 

Tuition Hikes-WSU

06/23/17 01:55 PM
Students at both Winona StateUniversity and Minnesota State College Southeast will be paying more for tuition this fall. 

Sand Hauling

06/23/17 01:48 PM
The Fountain City Council decided to move ahead with drafting a proposed ordinance to charge fees for heavy trucks using a city street to haul sand from a U-S Corps of Engineers offshore stockpile site.

Child Neglect Charges

06/21/17 11:20 AM
A 28-year-old Winona woman is facing child neglect charges after police twice discovered three young children unattended outside a home.

WSU Burglary

06/21/17 11:19 AM
Three men have been cited with felony burglary in connection with a break-in at a Winona State University building undergoing renovation. 

Sex Offender Registry

06/21/17 11:18 AM
The U-S Marshals along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program and theTrempealeau County Sheriff's Department, conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders on May 31st. 

Seminary Project

06/21/17 11:17 AM
Work on the first phase of a three-phase project to renovate and expand the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona is nearing completion.

Community Workshop

06/21/17 11:16 AM
The City of Winona will hold a pop-up event and community workshop next week to gather input for a Complete Streets Policy and Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.   

Family Night on the Farm

06/20/17 02:35 PM
A reminder, tickets are available for the 42nd Annual Family Night on the Farm sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Know your Neighbor

06/20/17 02:34 PM
Here's a chance to get to know your neighbors a little better. 


06/20/17 02:33 PM
The Winona area Humane Society will benefit from a donation made by the Winona Steamboat Days Committee. 

Frack Sand Plant

06/20/17 02:31 PM
An environmental group is challenging the state Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue a wetland permit for a western Wisconsin frack sand plant to be located near Tomah. 

Ashley Expansiom

06/20/17 02:30 PM
Ashley Furniture in Arcadia has broken ground on a new distribution center that executives say will help it compete with online retailers. 

Hoff-Charlie the Dog

06/20/17 02:29 PM
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Services in Winona has a new employee who can bring comfort to people and families in their time of crisis. 

GreenStep City

06/20/17 02:28 PM
The City of Winona has been recognized at the League of Minnesota Cities Annual conference for joining the GreenStep Cities program earlier this year.

Hidden in Plain Sight

06/20/17 02:27 PM
The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting a free exhibit titled, "Hidden in Plain Sight."  

SMU Sports Hall Of Fame

06/19/17 03:36 PM
The Saint Mary's University Cardinal 'M' Club, in association with the Alumni Association, will induct three members into the Saint Mary's Sports Hall of Fame during Cardinal 'M' Club Weekend Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-10.

License Center Closed

06/19/17 03:34 PM
The Winona County License Center and Vital Statistics office will be closed to the public on Wednesday, July 5th and Thursday, July 6th. 

UW-Extension Field Day

06/15/17 01:36 PM
The UW Extension will be holding the annual summer agronomy field day on June 28th at the Bragger Family Farm Plot Location, Intersection of Cooke Valley Road, Theisen Ridge Road and Schneider Road, Buffalo County, WI.   


06/15/17 01:36 PM
Each year during summer Reunion Weekend festivities, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota honors outstanding alumni. 

Vogel Plea

06/15/17 01:35 PM
A Winona man has pleaded not guilty to child sex charges in Buffalo County where he's accused of exploiting and enticing a girl under the age of 12 to meet up with him using social media. 

MMAM-Family Fest

06/15/17 08:45 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will be hosting the 11th annual free Family Fest, the largest family event of the year at the Museum. 

WAPS-Free Summer Meals

06/15/17 08:44 AM
Children and teens in our community can eat for free this summer! 

Historical Society-Art of Fine Furniture

06/15/17 08:42 AM
The Winona County Historical Society's summer exhibit that has become a widely popular annual attraction returns for its 5th season.

1st Brigade Band-SBD

06/15/17 08:41 AM
The 1st Brigade Band will perform Sunday, June 18 at 11am on Broadway in front of Sinclair Park and in the 70th Annual Winona Steamboat Days Parade

Steamboat Days Grande Parade

06/13/17 05:15 PM
Get you spot early Sunday morning for the Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade. The Parade starts at 12:01pm. There are pre-parade activities at Sinclair Park.

MiEnergy Peak Alert Today

06/13/17 02:38 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative is issuing a peak energy alert to address high demand for electricity in the regional power market. MiEnergy asks members to help by reducing their electric use. 

SBD-Wells Fargo Stagecoach

06/13/17 07:45 AM
 Wells Fargo will present a living piece of the American history- the Wells Fargo Stagecoach - with Mike Miller handling the ribbons in the 70th Annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade Sunday, June 18th...

Miller Golf Tourney

06/13/17 07:44 AM
The Ben & Adith Miller Classic will be Monday, August 14th, at Cedar Valley Golf Course. 

SBD Poster on Sale

06/13/17 07:43 AM
70th Annual Steamboat Days Commemorative posters are available for sale now at Leighton Broadcasting studios and Hyvee. 

SBD-Sports Grand Marshalls

06/13/17 07:42 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Committee is excited to announce that the Sports Grand Marshals for the 2017 Steamboat Days Grande Parade 2016 Winona Senior High School Football Team. 

WNB-Concert in the Park

06/13/17 07:41 AM
Bob & the Beachcombers will perform at the Kids' Concert in the Park, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Friday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

4-H Key Awards

06/13/17 07:40 AM
Abigail George, daughter of Doug and Patty George of Mondovi, and Deanna Wiersgalla, daughter of Gary and Cara Lee Wiersgalla of Fountain City were selected as the Buffalo County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2017. 

SMU-First Generation

06/13/17 07:39 AM
More than $100,000 was recently raised for the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota First Generation Initiative (FGI)-an innovative program that ensures academic success for high-need, high-potential first-generation students. 

SBD-Express Clydesdales

06/13/17 07:38 AM
Winona, MN-Express Employment Professionals is hosting the world-renown Express Employment Professionals Clydesdales at Steamboat Days.

Grief Support

06/09/17 11:20 AM
Winona Health Hospice invites those who are dealing with grief to a free, six-week, Grief Support Group beginning Thursday, June 15th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Free Summer Meals

06/09/17 11:17 AM
A reminder, children and teens in the Winona Community can eat for free this summer.   

Winona FFA

06/09/17 11:16 AM
The Winona FFA Chapter was named a Top Ten Chapter, out of Minnesota's 180+ FFA Chapters, at the 88th Annual MN State FFA Convention held on the University of Minnesota Campus. 

Missing Man

06/09/17 11:15 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department has been asked to help in the search for a missing Winona man.

Assault Charges

06/09/17 11:14 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man has been charged with felony stalking along with felony assault and terroristic threats. 

Slavin Death

06/09/17 11:13 AM
An Oakdale school administrator who was from Rollingstone, whose body was found Wednesday in a Woodbury park, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Thursday. 

Winhawks Advance

06/09/17 11:11 AM
The Winona High School girls softball team plays for the Minnesota State High School Class 3-A championship this afternoon.

Remick Chosen

06/09/17 11:10 AM
Theresa Remick, managing director of the Performance Center at Saint Mary's University, has been selected to join the third cohort of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals' Leadership Fellows Program. 

Schultz Award

06/09/17 11:09 AM
Winona Heath President and CEO, Rachelle Schultz was among the honorees at the Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards banquet on June 2nd in Minneapolis.   

Dairyland Power

06/08/17 10:53 AM
Dairyland Power Cooperative will partner with Minnesota Power to build a $700 million natural gas electric plant in Superior. 

Habitat Move

06/08/17 10:52 AM
Habitat for Humanity Winona and Fillmore Counties plans to move to a new Winona location. 

Rushford State Bank-150th

06/08/17 10:49 AM
The Rushford State Bank is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  

DFL State Convention

06/07/17 11:40 AM
Leaders of the Minnesota DFL party have announced their state convention in 2018 will be held in Rochester.

Dredge Plan

06/07/17 11:37 AM
A plan to store nearly 11-million cubic yards of dredged materials from the Mississippi River on land near Wabasha and Alma has some property owners concerned.

Wabasha County Attorney

06/07/17 11:36 AM
The Wabasha County attorney has won her appeal and is in line to get a bigger salary increase.

SMU Grant

06/07/17 11:31 AM
Dr. Ben Pauli of Saint Mary's University is collaborating on a four-year, 1.77 million dollar grant to study the effects of climate change on American kestrels. 

Referendum Committee

06/07/17 11:25 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board has approved creating an ad hoc committee to oversee work related to a $7 million district referendum vote in November. 

Autism Center

06/07/17 11:24 AM
Partners In Excellence Autism Treatment Centers, which will be opening their new and temporary treatment center in Winona, will host an open house event Friday and Saturday. 

Another Sugar Loaf Fall

06/07/17 11:22 AM
Authorities said a 19-year-old St. Michael, Minnesota woman was taken to Winona Health to be treated for her injuries after she fell off the face of Sugar Loaf and had to be rescued. 

Miller Not Running

06/07/17 11:19 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says he will not run for the first district congressional seat being vacated by Tim Walz.

Mankato Open

06/06/17 02:42 PM
Mankato Avenue in Winona was reopened to traffic Tuesday afternoon about 1:30 p.m. 

Chocolate and Shakespeare

06/06/17 02:41 PM
The Winona County Historical Society's summer fundraiser event, Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne, is set for this Saturday, June 10th at 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center.  


06/06/17 02:39 PM
Former State Senator Vicki Jensen from Owatonna is the first Democrat to officially enter the race for U-S House in Minnesota's First Congressional District. 

Sugar Loaf Fall

06/06/17 02:37 PM
Authorities said a 19-year-old St. Michael, Minnesota woman was taken to Winona Health to be treated for her injuries after she fell off the face of Sugar Loaf and had to be rescued. 

SBD Poster Winner

06/06/17 02:35 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival committee unveiled a poster to commemorate the 70th Annual Steamboat Days Festival next week, June 14 - 18th.  

SMU Free Summer Concerts

06/06/17 11:09 AM
The Saint Mary’s University Office of Student Activities is welcoming the pubic to a new summer concert series, to be held at the plaza amphitheater, in the center of the Winona Campus. 

Giel Field Open

06/06/17 11:02 AM
The Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation in conjunction with Winona Area Public Schools and Winona State University will provide open track evening hours at Paul Giel Field. 

New Superintendent

06/05/17 11:37 AM
Winona's new superintendent of schools is getting ready for the move into his new position starting July 1st. 


06/05/17 11:36 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board now begins the process of planning for next fall's 81.8 million dollar facilities referendum. 

Corn Prices

06/05/17 11:33 AM
Wisconsin's average corn price received by farmers in April stayed low at $3.40 per bushel while soybeans dropped 45 cents to $9.30 a bushel, according to the Dept. of Agriculture. 

Felony Assault

06/05/17 11:32 AM
30-year-old Nathan Jon Barbian was cited with felony assault following an incident at a residence in the 100 block of Chatfield Street early Sunday. 

Gun Shots

06/05/17 11:31 AM
Winona Police said they were called in to assist in a gun incident that occurred in Buffalo County early Sunday. 

WNB-New Staff

06/05/17 11:29 AM
Winona National Bank has announced that Ashley Hamby has joined the bank as Vice President and Retail Banking Manager. 

City Council

06/05/17 11:28 AM
The Winona City Council tonight will be asked to take action on the new Unified Development Code for the city.

Century Farms

06/05/17 11:27 AM
Three Winona County Farms will be recognized as 2017 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair in July.

MCA-American Ballet

06/05/17 11:26 AM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts in Winona has announced that MCA Director of Dance, Tammy Schmidt, is one of 15 instructors selected to attend the American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum program in New York City this August.

Family Night on the Farm

06/05/17 11:22 AM
A reminder, tickets are available for the 42nd Annual Family Night on the Farm sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.

Toys For Kids

06/01/17 01:46 PM
Toys for Kids, the program that provides free toys to children in the Winona community at Christmas time, will have 2017 kickoff meeting on Monday, June 5th, at the American Legion club at 6:30 p.m.

Erickson Sand Mine

06/01/17 01:44 PM
A sand mine operating south of Rushford in Houston County will be allowed to operate after the Houston County Board decided not to revoke a conditional use permit. 

Buffalo County Jail

06/01/17 01:18 PM
Men are about three times more likely than women to wind up in the Buffalo County Jail. 

Project Fine

06/01/17 01:16 PM
Tickets are available for Winona County Project Fine's fundraiser coming up on Sunday, June 11th. 

Tax Reciprocity

06/01/17 01:15 PM
Minnesota residents who commute across the border into Wisconsin for work could soon save money on their income tax returns.

Ready Set School

06/01/17 01:14 PM
As Ready Set School's annual fund drivecame to an end Wednesday, two more donations were announced. 

Plant Explosion

06/01/17 01:12 PM
Recovery crews are searching a mountain of debris for two missing employees after a fatal explosion at a corn mill in southern Wisconsin.  

Legislature Turmoil

06/01/17 01:11 PM
The Legislative Coordinating Commission has scheduled a meeting for Friday at the state capital to consider retaining outside counsel to challenge a move by Governor Mark Dayton to veto a provision ...

Goodview Town Hall

06/01/17 01:09 PM
Two Republican lawmakers will host a Town Hall meeting in Goodview this coming Monday June 5th. 

Tool Theft

06/01/17 01:07 PM
Winona Police are looking for the culprits who stole some expensive tools from a construction trailer. 

New Deputy

05/31/17 08:23 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is back up to full strength after the hiring of a new deputy. 

Phony Money

05/31/17 08:21 AM
Police said phony money continues to be reported in Winona. 

Assault Charges

05/31/17 08:20 AM
A 32-year-old Winona man was jailed over the weekend on five felony counts of assault after police were called to a residence in the 600 block of Center Street on Monday.

Child Porn Charges

05/31/17 08:19 AM
A 37-year-old Winona County man was jailed on May 22nd in connection with a child pornography investigation. 

Dairy Breakfest

05/31/17 08:15 AM
The 32nd Annual Buffalo County Dairy Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 24th.

Mankato Rail Crossing Closing

05/27/17 11:28 AM
Mankato Avenue rail crossing will be closed starting Tuesday, May 30th through Friday, June 2nd due to railroad crossing repairs.

SE Minn-Funding

05/27/17 11:15 AM
The Lanesboro Dam and Winona State University’s Education Village are set to receive full funding thanks to a $997 million bonding bill that passed during the 2017 special session. 

Stockton Hill Crash

05/26/17 12:42 PM
The Sheriff's Department said two females were released from custody following a traffic crash on Stockton Hill early Friday. 

Stolen Tools

05/26/17 12:41 PM
Winona Police are investigating the theft of some tools from a work site. 

Fake Money Charges

05/26/17 12:39 PM
A 32-year-old Winona man is facing  possession of counterfeit currency charges following his arrest during a traffic stop. 

Child Porn Charges

05/26/17 12:38 PM
A 37-year-old Winona County man was jailed on May 22nd in connection with a child pornography investigation. 

Bonding Bill-WSU

05/26/17 12:37 PM
Winona State University will get its funding to complete its Education Village.

Pet Month-Menards

05/26/17 12:36 PM
Here's a chance to help out the dogs and cats at the Winona Humane Society who are looking for homes. 

Gypsy Moth Traps

05/26/17 12:35 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 21,000 traps this spring looking for gypsy moth. 

Holiday Hours-Winona Health

05/26/17 11:52 AM
 A reminder, Winona Health will observe holiday hours this Memorial Day weekend. 

Boat Landings Closed

05/26/17 11:51 AM
With nearly all of the Mississippi River boat landings in the Winona area closed for the Memorial Day weekend because of flooding, officials are advising boaters to stay off the river because of a rapid current.

Corrections Session

05/25/17 11:31 AM
Winona County officials Wednesday completed a three-day session with the National Institute of Corrections on the subject of the Winona County jail.

Thermal Masks-Fire Department

05/25/17 11:29 AM
The Winona Fire Department will have an easier time performing fire rescues thanks to a March fundraiser held at HyVee. 

WNB Board

05/25/17 11:25 AM
The Board of Directors of Winona National Bank has announceed the election of Dan Pecarina and James Schmidt to serve on the Bank's Board of Directors.

Measles Cases

05/25/17 11:22 AM
Southeast Minnesota hasn't had a single measles case since at least 1989, but health officials are on edge as the state's worst outbreak in nearly 30 years rages just 90 miles to the north. 

Flood Warning-Dodge

05/24/17 11:58 AM
Rainfall over the past week has resulted in significant rises along the Trempealeau River and minor flooding is occurring near Dodge, Wisconsin.   

Higher Education Bill

05/24/17 11:57 AM
A local lawmaker is predicting tuition increases at Winona State University and Minnesota State College Southeast under a higher education bill approved by the Minnesota House and Senate.

Minnesota Legislature

05/24/17 11:55 AM
Looks like the Minnesota Legislature will need yet another extension to finish its budget in a special session.

Schools Closings-WAPS

05/24/17 11:54 AM
The issue of closing two Winona Area Public elementary schools now goes back to the school board following two public input sessions this week.  

Fastenal Sales

05/24/17 11:53 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company reported an increase in net sales for the month of April when compared to April of 2016. 

Ashley Partnership

05/24/17 11:50 AM
Ashley Furniture Industries in Arcadia plans a formal announcement next week on a new partnership with Western Technical College in La Crosse. 

Assault Charges

05/24/17 11:49 AM
A 33-year-old Goodview man has been charged with felony assault and strangulation in connection with an incident that took place last February.

WAPS-Legacy Award

05/24/17 11:47 AM
The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools announced that former teacher and coach Dave Mertes was named the winner of the 2017 Legacy Award ....

Click it or Ticket

05/24/17 11:43 AM
 An estimated 12 percent of Wisconsin drivers who do not use their seat belts might see increased enforcement of the state's safety belt law through June 4th. 

C-FC Referendum

05/24/17 11:36 AM
A 7-million dollar bond referendum on  for maintenance and improvement of Cochrane-Fountain City School District facilities will go to voters in November. 

Chamber Awards

05/23/17 01:55 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce handed out special awards Tuesday at the 17th Annual Business Celebration Awards luncheon. 

Flood Warnings

05/23/17 01:54 PM
The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River The Mississippi River At Winona. 


05/23/17 01:53 PM
One of the beneficiaries of this year's 17th anniversary BK5K road Race on Saturday, June 17th is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Seven Rivers Region.

Ready Set School Donation

05/23/17 01:49 PM
Another nice donation to Ready Set School. The First Annual "Ready Set Downtown" event on April 11th brought in $856.  

Contaminated Wells

05/23/17 01:48 PM
Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties last week have affected private property owners and state properties as well. 

Traveling Photo Exhibition

05/23/17 01:46 PM
Winona State University's College of Business will host the "We Are More" Traveling Photo Exhibition through Friday, May 26th, in the COB Engagement Center, in Somsen Hall. 

60 Main Street

05/23/17 01:45 PM
The Winona Port Authority has chosen to begin negotiations with a Twin Cities company for the development of the 60 Main Street property next to Levee Park.

Winona Health-New Surgeon

05/23/17 01:43 PM
General Surgeon Crystal Lumi has joined the Winona Health medical staff. 

Strawberry Festival

05/23/17 01:42 PM
The 27th Annual St. Martin's Strawberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 11th, with an added attraction. 

New Book Fair

05/23/17 01:40 PM
Winona Health Volunteers will host a new book fair through Collective Goods formerly known as Books Are Fun. 

Solomon's Song Event

05/23/17 01:38 PM
Local organization Solomon's Song and Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center have teamed up to create a variety of mental health awareness events for the month of May. 

Petty Charity Ride

05/22/17 09:44 AM
Some 200 motorcyclists passed through Winona last Friday as they crossed their seventh state in seven days. 

Healing Gardens-Winona Health

05/22/17 09:42 AM
Winona Health is in the process of developing the "Healing Gardens" located behind Lake Winona Manor.

Lake Winona Manor-Neglect Investigation

05/22/17 09:39 AM
An investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health found a nursing home in Winona, Lake Winona Manor, had committed neglect in a case involving the death of a resident at its facility. 

Dementia Friendly Community

05/22/17 09:38 AM
The full community is invited to a pair of conversations and presentations on the subject of dementia May 23rd at 5:15 p.m. and May 24th at 10:45 a.m., at the Winona Friendship Center. 

Healthy Eating Grants

05/22/17 09:36 AM
Special grants are available in Winona County for projects that increase opportunities for active living or heathy eating by creating policy, systems, or environmental changes. 

Lions Birthday

05/22/17 09:34 AM
The Winona Sunset Lions celebrated their 40th year as a Lions Club recently. 

Dam Rescue-Honored

05/22/17 09:32 AM
Four men involved in the rescue of two boaters on the Mississippi River on May 6th, were honored by the Winona County Sheriff's Department for their quick lifesaving action. 

Toy Theft

05/22/17 09:30 AM
33-year-old David Michael Moger of Winona has been charged with felony theft of a large amount of toys. 

Bonding Bill

05/18/17 01:35 PM
Local lawmakers are expressing disappointment that an 800-million dollar bonding bill failed to pass the the Minnesota House on Wednesday. 

WAPS Closings-Meetings

05/18/17 01:34 PM
A reminder, the Winona Area Public School Board will hold two public meetings next week on the proposed closing of two elementary schools.

County Board Lawsuit

05/18/17 01:32 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a closed-door session next Tuesday night to discuss the lawsuit brought against the county seeking to overturn that county's ban on industrial sand mining. 

Flood Warnings

05/18/17 01:30 PM
The Flood Warning continues for theTrempealeau River at Arcadia. * until Saturday morning....

Toys for Kids

05/18/17 01:21 PM
Each year hundreds of Winona-area children have a much happier Christmas season, thanks to the generosity of this community and the help of the Toys for Kids program. 

Crime Stoppers Fundraiser

05/18/17 01:16 PM
Winona Area Crime Stoppers will hold a chicken-Q fundraiser on Saturday, May 20th, at the Winona Legion Club. 

Phony Bills

05/18/17 01:15 PM
Two phony bills turned up at the Winona Walmart store on Wednesday.

L-A Superintendent

05/18/17 01:13 PM
The Lewiston-Altura School Board has chosen a candidate to become the next superintendent of schools.

Black River Flooding

05/17/17 01:15 PM
The recent heavy rains along with the expected rainfall over the next 24 hours will push river levels above flood stage along the Black River from Black River Falls to near Galesville.

Arcadia Flood Warning

05/17/17 01:13 PM
The National Weather Service says the recent heavy rains along with the expected rainfall over the next 24 hours will push river levels above flood stage along the Trempealeau River at Arcadia.  

CF-C Referendum

05/17/17 01:10 PM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board plans to contract a consultant to do pre-referendum project planning and development. 

Warming Center

05/17/17 01:08 PM
The Winona Community Warming Center is looking for volunteers along with cash and food donations to operate the Warming Center from November - March each year as it prepares for its second year of operation next fall. 

New SBD Events

05/17/17 01:04 PM
Look or some new events at this year's Winona Steamboat Days Festival next month. 

Special Athletic Event-Friday

05/16/17 10:26 AM
The 2017 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition will be take place this coming Friday, May 19th at Paul Giel Field. 

Hope Harbor

05/16/17 10:21 AM
Hope Harbor, a Christian resource for at-risk girls, will expand to Winona soon. 

Ready Set School

05/16/17 10:20 AM
Another donation to Ready Set School. 

Miss Arcadia

05/16/17 10:19 AM
A new Miss Arcadia was crowned over the weekend. 

L-A Superintendent

05/16/17 10:18 AM
The search for a new Lewiston-Alura superintendent is down to three finalists. 

County Building Closed

05/16/17 09:47 AM
A reminder, the Winona County Office Building at 202 West 3rd Street will be closed Thursday, May 18 for one hour. 

SMU Fundraiser

05/16/17 09:44 AM
In conjunction with the dedication of its new Science and Learning Center, St. Mary's University has also launched the public phase of its 57 million dollar "Discover Inspire Lead" fundraising campaign. 


05/16/17 09:42 AM
Goodview Mayor Steve Baumgart and his wife Mary were named as Harbormasters for the 2017 Steamboat Days festivities next month .  

Elks Donation

05/15/17 09:09 AM
The Winona Elks Lodge has donated $2,500 in the form of a grant to Winona Health. 

Buffalo County Services

05/15/17 09:08 AM
The upgrading of two positions was authorized in the Buffalo County Health & Human Services Department. 

Cigar Tax

05/15/17 09:07 AM
A Preston lawmaker's support for slashing the state's taxes on cigars is drawing the ire of the governor.

Criger River Trip

05/15/17 09:04 AM
Vietnam veteran Jim Crigler of Winona who is attempting to canoe the length of the Mississippi River arrived in Winona Friday. 

City Council

05/15/17 09:03 AM
The Winona City Council Monday will hold a public hearing on the proposed Unified Development Code Comprehensive Plan that has been in works for a year and a half. 

Art of the Rural

05/15/17 09:01 AM
The public is invited to join Matt Fluharty at the Outpost, a collaborative space at 119 E. 3rd St., Thursday, May 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Corrections Training

05/15/17 08:53 AM
Winona County officials are gathering at the County Government Center this week for a three-day session with the National Institute of Corrections. 

Private Wells

05/15/17 08:52 AM
Health officials La Crosse county are finding increased levels of nitrates in private wells. 

SMU Science Building

05/15/17 08:50 AM
St. Mary's University's new Science and Learning Center on was dedicated and officially opened on Friday. 

Wiscinsin Cheese

05/09/17 11:22 AM
Wisconsin cheese production reached 3-point-24 billion pounds in 2016, up nearly 200 million pounds from 2015, according to the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. 

Sexual Assault Charges

05/09/17 11:20 AM
 A 71-year-old  Mondovi, Wis., man accused of multiple sexual assault offenses has an initial hearing scheduled in Buffalo County Circuit Court on June 2nd.


05/09/17 11:16 AM
Officials with the Winona Family YMCA formally announced the agreement to sell their property on Winona Street to a Twin Cities firm Monday at the "Y". 

WSU Funding

05/09/17 11:14 AM
Winona State University President Scott Olson says he is hopeful the legislature will pass a bonding bill this session and he is confident the bill will include phase two funding for Winona State's Education Village. 

Budget-Higher Education

05/08/17 12:51 PM
While negotiations continue this week on a two-year state budget, Democratic House Minority Leader, Melissa Hortman says the numbers in the education bills proposed by Republicans need to come down in order for an overall agreement to be reached.

Goodview-Whistle Free

05/08/17 12:50 PM
State Senator Mike Goggin of Red Wing says he is confident funding for Goodview's whistle free zone will be included in the final bonding bill.

Milk Prices

05/08/17 12:48 PM
The all-class milk price paid to Wisconsin dairy producers averaged $18 per 100 pounds in March, dropping a dollar from February, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. 

Steamboat Days Button

05/08/17 12:46 PM
The new Steamboat Days button will be officially unveiled on Wednesday as the annual festival draws closer. 

Captain and Mate

05/08/17 12:45 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival is seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Winona Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 16th, 2017. 

Motorcycle vs. Deer

05/08/17 12:43 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said two La Crosse motorcycle riders were seriously injured when their cycle struck a deer Sunday afternoon. 

Dam Rescue

05/08/17 11:27 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's department said two Wisconsin men had to be rescued Saturday evening when their boat became lodged in a roller gate at Lock and Dam Seven in Dresbach. 

Missing Person Located

05/08/17 11:24 AM
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a news release saying a missing Arcadia man has been located. 

SMU Page Series

05/06/17 06:41 PM
Saint Mary's University has announced the 31st annual 2017-18 Page Series. 

McDonald House

05/06/17 06:40 PM
A growing need is what's driving the Ronald McDonald House's plan for a $16.5 million expansion in Rochester that will more than double the size of the 42,000-square-foot facility to become a 92,000-square-foot complex.  

Miss Winona Tea

05/06/17 06:39 PM
A new event for the Miss Winona event in Winona will be coming up this week. 

County Board-Feedlots

05/06/17 06:37 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to approve the expansion of two large animal feedlots in the county.

Trinona Twist

05/06/17 06:36 PM
The 2017 Trinona Triathlon is offering a twist on this year's event that is aimed at engaging local companies.


05/06/17 06:34 PM
The Winona Family YMCA has  announced the signing of a purchase agreement for the sale its property at 207 Winona Street.  

WAPS-Schools Closing

05/05/17 06:26 PM
On a 4-to-3 vote the Winona Area Public School Board Thursday decided keep the Rollingstone, Goodview and W-K elementary schools open. 


05/05/17 06:25 PM
Wisconsin's unemployment rate dipped to 3.4 percent in March, lowest it's been in 17 years, according to state labor reports. 

Money Transfer

05/05/17 06:24 PM
A 2017 budget amendment approved by the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors will move $1 million from fund reserves to pay for more maintenance and repair of county trunk roads and bridges. 

LSP-Frack Sand Ban

05/05/17 06:23 PM
The Land Stewardship Project this week filed a notice of intervention in a lawsuit challenging Winona County over its ordinance prohibiting frac sand operations in the county. 

Jail Tours

05/05/17 06:15 PM
Winona County Commissioners will be taking tours of four different county jails in the coming weeks as they contemplate the future of the Winona County jail.  

WSU Softball-NSIC

05/04/17 01:44 PM
Jordyn Kleman headlines the Winona State NSIC All-Conference Honorees on Wednesday after being named the NSIC Freshman of the Year. 

Sunday Liquor Sales-Rochester

05/02/17 02:05 PM
The Rochester City Council approved lifting the city's ban on Sunday liquor sales during its meeting Monday night. 

SMU Commencment

05/02/17 02:03 PM
Saint Mary's University will host a joint commencement ceremony for both Winona undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 13th, beginning at 11 a.m. 

City Council-Wells Fargo

05/02/17 02:01 PM
The City of Winona will not divest itself from Wells Fargo Bank. 

Gateway to Levee Park

05/02/17 02:00 PM
A reminder the intersection of Second and Main Street downtown is now blocked off for traffic as work has gotten underway this week for construction of the new Gateway to Levee Park. 

Echoes of War

05/02/17 01:57 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center on a community conversation project called Echoes of War, focusing on Vietnam.  

Volunteer Services-Free Class

05/01/17 11:31 AM
Winona Volunteer Services will host a free class entitled “Managing Carbohydrates”, led by Anna Hudson, Registered Dietician at Winona Health.  I

Sophia's Law

05/01/17 11:26 AM
A new state law that requires thousands of Minnesota boaters to install carbon monoxide detectors in their watercrafts goes into affect Monday in Minnesota. 

Brooks Arrested

05/01/17 11:25 AM
 A 68-year-old Winona man cited with his 15th DWI last week was arrested again for driving after his drivers license was cancelled.

Water Patrol

05/01/17 11:15 AM
Three men officially became members of the Winona County Sheriff's Department Water Patrol Monday. 

Drug Take Back Day

05/01/17 11:14 AM
National Prescription Drugs Take Back Day turned out to be a successful event in Winona County over the Weekend. 

Tool Theft

05/01/17 11:13 AM
Police are investigating the theft of some tools from Minnesota State College Southeast.

Attempted Robbery

05/01/17 11:10 AM
Winona Police are searching for two males wearing ski masks who are believed to have been involved in an attempted robbery at a Winona residence Sunday evening. Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said two men entered a residence in the 350 block of West Ma

Landermat Burglaries

05/01/17 11:07 AM
A DNA match has linked a Wisconsin man with two break-ins at Winona laundermats. 

Levee Park Project

04/28/17 01:20 PM
Construction of the long-awaited Levee Park Gateway Main Street  Improvements Project is slated to get underway Monday.

Brooks-DWI Charges

04/28/17 01:18 PM
A 68-year-old Winona man was jailed early Thursday on what could turn out to be his 15th DWI. 

Solomon's Song Event

04/28/17 01:15 PM
Solomon's Song and the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health have partnered to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in May.  

L-A Superintendent

04/28/17 01:14 PM
The Lewiston-Altura School Board plans to interview six candidates for its Superintendent of Schools position next week.     

Stalking Charges

04/28/17 01:13 PM
A La Crosse man has been accused of stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend as well as posting nude photos with her phone number and personal information to an online dating site.

Schultz-National Press Club

04/28/17 01:10 PM
If tens of millions more people were to be added to the uninsured rolls, hospitals would face even more budget pressure and possibly lose ground in their efforts to promote community health. 

SBD-Big Cup Classic

04/28/17 12:00 PM
It’s time to sign up for the Steamboat Days BIG CUP CLASSIC! 

Special Athletic Track and Field

04/28/17 11:58 AM
The 2017 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition will be take place on Friday, May 19th at Paul Giel Field (SMU Fieldhouse in case of rain) in Winona, MN. 

Drugs Take Back Day

04/27/17 10:08 AM
Saturday is the day Winona County residents are encouraged to turn in their expired or leftover prescription drugs. 

SMU Commencement

04/27/17 10:05 AM
The Winona Campus of Saint Mary's University will host a joint commencement ceremony for both Winona undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 13th, beginning at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium. 

Mayo-Kidney Cancer

04/27/17 10:04 AM
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they'd have without the surgery.  

Merchants Earnings

04/27/17 10:03 AM
The Merchants Financial Group, Inc. announced net income of just over 2-million dollars through the first quarter of 2017 according to President & CEO Gregory Evans. 

Buffalo County Finances

04/27/17 10:01 AM
Buffalo County Treasurer Tina Anibas supplied the county board with a fiscal report showing general investments of $9.98 million. 

WSU-Bonding Bill

04/27/17 10:00 AM
The lack of a bonding bill this session in the Minnesota legislature has gotten some Winona State University officials and Representative Gene Pelowski concerned. 

Phone Scam

04/27/17 09:59 AM
Businesses in Minnesota are being warned of a new telephone scam, which is currently targeting offices throughout the US.   


04/27/17 09:58 AM
Winona National Bank announces that Julie Knutson has joined the Bank as a Personal Banker. 

WAPS Facilities

04/27/17 09:57 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board may make a final decision about the future of the district elementary school buildings next week.

Gophers Road Trip-Winona

04/27/17 09:55 AM
Better set Monday, May 22nd, aside if you are a Minnesota Gopher fan. 

Wabasha Coach Fired

04/27/17 09:53 AM
Without explanation, the Wabasha-Kellogg school board has fired the district head Boy's basketball, the second firing of a head coach in six months. 

Sex Assault Charges

04/26/17 01:11 PM
A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl and trying to recruit her for a swinger's lifestyle. 

WNB-Community Pride

04/25/17 11:43 AM
Winona National Bank has announced Tom Seaholm, Vice President of Business Banking, is the recipient of the bank's first quarter Community PRIDE Award. 

New Zoning Code

04/25/17 11:42 AM
Winona's proposed new unified zoning code update is now in the hands of the City Council. 

Crigler River Trip

04/25/17 11:39 AM
Winonan Jim Crigler has begun his 2,000 mile canoe trip down the Mississippi River. 

Spring Grove Grant

04/25/17 11:38 AM
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has announced that Spring Grove will receive a $417,000 grant from the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program. 

Salmon Sentenced

04/25/17 11:37 AM
An Onalaska man was sentenced to 8 months in jail and three years of probation for his part in a home burglary and auto theft in Buffalo City. 

Water Problems

04/25/17 11:35 AM
Residents near a frack sand mine that resumed operations this spring are complaining their well water has been affected.

Dairy Farm Deadline

04/25/17 11:34 AM
As the May first deadline approaches, dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers still are looking for a buyer for 800,000 to a million pounds of milk a day.

SMU Films-Latsch

04/24/17 01:41 PM
Saint Mary's University's Performance Center and Office of Outdoor Leadership will present two films, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Page Theatre. 

Masonic Drops

04/24/17 01:38 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission is looking for suggestions on which ten of the 99 historic Masonic Temple theater drops should be saved.  

Heritage Preservation Commission

04/24/17 01:36 PM
The Winona Heritage Preservation Commission Tuesday will be asked to approve a certificate of appropriateness for the proposed reconstruction of the former Mason Jar building at 151 East 3rd. Street. 

Green Touch Day

04/24/17 01:35 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative invites the public to take part in Green Touch Day at Beaver Creek Valley State Park in Caledonia on Saturday, May 6th from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Tibor Charged

04/24/17 01:34 PM
Winona Police said a 49-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday following an incident involving a female. 

Regional Transit Plan

04/24/17 01:33 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a draft 2017 Regional Transit Coordination Plan for Southeastern Minnesota. 

Clean Water-Legislation

04/24/17 01:32 PM
In an effort to clean up rivers and streams across Minnesota a Agriculture conference committee in St. Paul is working on some solutions to the controversial buffer zone approved by an earlier legislature. 

Jackson Summons

04/24/17 01:31 PM
A summons has been issued in Winona District Court for the arrest of a 55-year-old Lanesboro man wanted in connection with a shooting incident last summer. 

Arcadia Diversity

04/24/17 01:29 PM
Nearly 60 percent of Arcadia voted for President Donald Trump, but residents say there hasn't been a culture of anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic sentiment in the community. 


04/21/17 02:05 PM
Saint Mary's University will host a public prescreening of a new, acclaimed documentary by Grassroots Films called "Outcasts," at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24th, in Page Theatre.  

Child Abuse Awareness

04/21/17 02:04 PM
In support of April as Child Abuse Awareness month, students in Winona State University's Child Welfare course are partnering with the Family and Children's Center of Winona to host a Child Abuse Awareness Walk at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.

WAPS Referendum

04/21/17 02:03 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board hopes to have the final wording for a proposed fall bond referendum ready by June 1st.

Smart Steps to Savings

04/21/17 02:02 PM
The Sustain Winona Partnership is inviting Winona County residents to join with their neighbors and friends in a fun new energy contest, called "Smart Steps to Savings". 


04/21/17 01:58 PM
It's time to sign up for the Steamboat Days BIG CUP GOLF CLASSIC. 

Credit Card Fraud

04/21/17 01:57 PM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing felony financial transaction card fraud charges.

SMU Ribbon Cutting

04/21/17 01:55 PM
The public is invited to the ribbon cutting and dedication of St. Mary's University's new Science and Learning Center on Friday, May 12.

Miller Tribute

04/21/17 12:33 PM
Steve Groth received the 2016 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute at a dinner held in his honor on Wednesday. 

WSU-Earth Day

04/21/17 11:38 AM
Winona State University will partner with the City of Winona and participate in the 2017 combined Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the East End Recreation Center. 

Red Cross Training

04/20/17 02:18 PM
The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to undergo disaster training.


EPA Workshop

04/20/17 02:17 PM
Next Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 pm in the  the City of Winona will host a follow up meeting to the Sustainable Growth Strategies workshop conducted by the EPA in January. 

Hagedorn Endorsement

04/20/17 02:16 PM
Jim Hagedorn, the GOP candidate for Congress in Minnesota's First District, has received the endorsement of U.S. Representative, and fellow Republican, Tom Emmer. 

Doctor Ratings

04/20/17 02:14 PM
Gundersen Health System is the first healthcare organization in this area, and among the first in the nation, to make clinician star ratings available to patients and the public.   

Frack Sand Ban Lawsuit

04/20/17 02:13 PM
A second civil lawsuit has been filed against Winona County attempting to end a ban on frack sand mining in the county. 

Public Hearings Tonight

04/20/17 02:12 PM
The Winona County Planning Commission holds public hearings tonight on petitions to allow for the expansion of two county feedlots.

Flood Warnings

04/20/17 02:10 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a Flood Warning for the Trempealeau River At Dodge.  

Schools Lockdown

04/20/17 02:08 PM
Winona Police said an anonymous threat Wednesday resulted at least two Winona school going into lockdown as a safety measure. 

Frac Sand Mine Hearing

04/19/17 01:19 PM
Members of the public had a chance to weigh in Tuesday on a Georgia timber company's plans to fill more than 16 acres of wetlands in order to build a $65 million frac sand facility in Monroe and Jackson counties in Wisconsin. 

DuraTech Expansion

04/19/17 01:11 PM
DuraTech Industries Inc., which provides high-quality custom label printing services for customers worldwide, today is breaking ground on a 47,300-square-foot expansion to the company's manufacturing facility in La Crosse. 

60 Main Street-Port Authority

04/19/17 01:10 PM
The Winona Port Authority will hold a special meeting next Wednesday, April 26th, to discuss the 60 Main Street development project.

Higher Education Bill

04/19/17 01:08 PM
Minnesota lawmakers returned from a weeklong break this week ready to resume working on a new budget. 

DAC Garage Sale

04/19/17 01:05 PM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center will hold its 7th Annual garage sale on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, in conjunction with the 100 mile garage sale.  

Tornado Drill

04/19/17 01:04 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse is advising local residents to be aware of the annual spring Mock Tornado Drill that will be taking place Thursday afternoon and evening.

Chasing the Dragon

04/19/17 01:03 PM
Residents of the St. Charles area are invited to a special presentation on the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin use. 

AmericInn Opens

04/19/17 01:01 PM
Winona's newest hotel has opened for business on the city's west side. 

Lawsuit Dismissed

04/19/17 01:00 PM
A Winona judge has dismissed claims in a lawsuit filed against the Wabasha County Attorney's "Safe Driving Program," ...

Shooting Death-Red Wing

04/19/17 12:59 PM
Red Wing police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man as a homicide. 

Johnson Sentenced

04/19/17 12:58 PM
21-year-old Daniel S. Johnson of Chippewa Falls, was sentenced in Buffalo County Circuit Court to 5 years in prison for the repeated sexual assault of a child in Mondovi.

Dog Bite-Search

04/19/17 12:57 PM
Winona Animal Control is looking for a dog that was involved in a bite investigation.    

Trinona Event

04/19/17 12:56 PM
Winona will be hosting the annual Trinona triathlon again in June. 

Water Action Day

04/18/17 01:22 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston is co-sponsoring Minnesota Water Action Day with a broad coalition of groups working to protect Minnesota's water. 

Eggs and Issues

04/18/17 01:21 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor and Eggs and Issues breakfast this Friday, April 21st, at Perkins restaurant.  

Cultural Humility

04/18/17 01:16 PM
Winona County AAlliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP is offering free workshops on Tuesday, May 16th on Cultural Humility. Two sessions will be provided at different times so professionals and community members can attend; each session will provid

Spring Flood Run

04/18/17 01:15 PM
Winona County authorities report no arrests in conjunction with the annual spring flood run held on Saturday. 

Maplewood Shooting

04/18/17 01:13 PM
A 22-year-old Chicago, Illinois, man is facing two felony gun charges after allegedly shooting off a firearm in the Maplewood Townhomes over the weekend. 

Bluff Country Co-op

04/18/17 01:10 PM
The Bluff Country Co-op in downtown Winona held a special ground breaking Monday to celebrate the expansion of its retail store into the full footprint of its building at Second and Johnson streets. 

Goodview City Council

04/17/17 11:51 AM
A pair of state lawmakers will be paying a visit to the Goodview City Council meeting tonight.

Penney Closing Delayed

04/17/17 10:55 AM
The Winona Penney store will not close in June.

Infant CPR

04/17/17 10:49 AM
Winona Health is offering a free Infant CPR & Choking Class Tuesday, May 9, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the B.A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital 3rd floor. 

G-E-T New Facilities

04/14/17 11:17 AM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board has approved up to 6-million dollars in spending to construct new athletic facilities at Galesville.

Matteau Charged

04/14/17 11:15 AM
A 48-year-old Sparta, Wisconsin man was jailed after he allegedly tried to use an unusual scheme to purchase an expensive item at the Winona Mills Fleet Farm Store. 

Paul Giel Field Burglary

04/14/17 11:14 AM
Winona Police continue to investigate a burglary at Paul Giel Field. Authorities said two males were questioned after an officer spotted some suspicious activity about 11:00 p.m. Thursday. 

WSU Tree Giveaway

04/14/17 11:05 AM
Winona State University's fifth annual Arbor Day Celebration will kick off April 19th with a free tree give-away and a campus presentation by horticulturist and author Heather Holm. 

AVID Program

04/14/17 10:59 AM
The AVID program is getting ready to kick off beginning with the 2017-18 school year at Winona Senior High School. 


04/14/17 10:57 AM
The Lewiston-Altura School Board is taking applications for a new superintendent of schools. 

Highway Projects

04/13/17 01:53 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has unveiled a list of some of the road construction projects that will be undertaken in southeastern Minnesota in 2017.

Sand Mine Visit

04/13/17 01:50 PM
The Houston County Board of Commissioners will pay a visit to the Erickson sand mine south of Rushford in Houston County next week as board members try to iron out a dispute between the mine operators and adjacent property owners. 

Bluff Country Co-op Expansion

04/13/17 01:28 PM
The Bluff Country Co-op in downtown Winona will hold a ground breaking this coming Monday to celebrate the expansion of its retail store into the full footprint of its building at Second and Johnson streets. 

Cat Hits Hospital

04/13/17 01:27 PM
Police said an 80-year-old Winona woman escaped serious injury when the vehicle she was driving struck a Winona Health building Wednesday morning.

Kidnapping Arrests

04/13/17 01:25 PM
Winona Police said three people were jailed Wednesday in connection with an incident that involved a kidnapping and suspected false imprisonment.

Walz Town Hall

04/13/17 12:55 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz will hold a Town Hall session Monday, April 17th, in North Mankato. 

EAB Meeting-Wabasha

04/12/17 11:52 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will hold a special meeting in Wabasha next week week to present information on the arrival of the emerald ash borer to Wabasha.

Take Back the Night

04/12/17 11:51 AM
Winona State University and Women's Resource Center of Winona will host the annual "Take Back the Night" rally at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th, in the Student Union.

Ready Set School

04/12/17 11:48 AM
Ready Set School has received a pair of donations from local fundraisers. 

Youth Tour Winner

04/12/17 11:46 AM
Noah Carlson, a junior at Houston High School, won an educational-filled week of adventure in Washington D.C. as MiEnergy Cooperative's Minnesota Youth Tour Contest winner.

New Food Program

04/12/17 11:46 AM
Thanks to funds provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 14 local food businesses, including one in Altura, will get to jump start their company through Feast! Smart Start Initiative. 

City Council

04/12/17 11:44 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session on Monday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall.   The Council will receive an update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the Highway 43

Polus Jailed

04/12/17 11:43 AM
A 42-year-old Winona man was being held in jail on a felony warrant following his arrest Tuesday. 

Weight Restrictions Lifted

04/12/17 11:42 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end spring weight restrictions on state highways in the southeast, south and metro areas on April 14th. 


04/12/17 11:40 AM
Winona's Fastenal company reported net earnings for the first quarter of 2017 were up 6.3 percent at 134.2 million dollars compared to the first quarter of 2016. 

Conservation Congress-Sand Mines

04/12/17 11:39 AM
A majority of Conservation Congress spring hearing attendees say the state should put the brakes on sand mines, large farms and high-capacity wells and repeal statutes relaxing iron mining regulations.  

Hammond Fire Death

04/12/17 11:38 AM
Wabasha County authorities said one person is dead after a house fire near Hammond Monday morning.

Habitat-Brush With Kindness

04/12/17 11:36 AM
The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity is looking for donated items for its annual Brush With Kindness fundraiser to be held on May 19th, at Visions Event Center and Signatures.

Bikes Needed-WVS

04/12/17 11:35 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is looking for a few good bicycles. 

Rehab Team-25 Years

04/12/17 11:34 AM
Winona Health's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation team is celebrating 25 years of operation by inviting current and former clients and their friends and family members to an open house reception on Tuesday, April 25th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Visions Event Center.

MCA Dance Program

04/11/17 11:22 AM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Dance Repertory Company will present the 43rd annual spring dance concert, 

New Zoning Plan

04/11/17 11:17 AM
A recommendation on the City of Winonas's proposed new unified development code and zoning ordinance was postponed by the Winona Planning Commission Monday.

I-90 Rollover

04/11/17 10:47 AM
A semi rollover crash Monday night forced the closure of Interstate 90 between Winona and Nodine.

Knife Attack

04/11/17 10:46 AM
A suspect in a knife assault late Friday night near Lewiston is no longer jailed in Winona--the sheriff said federal agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were waiting for him after he posted bond Monday and took him away. 

Gateway to Levee Park Meeting

04/11/17 10:43 AM
Business and property owners in Winona area invited to learn more about the upcoming construction of the new Gateway to Levee Park and the development of the nearby 60 Main Street project. 

Gasca-Assault Charges

04/10/17 10:54 AM
Authorities said a 28-year-old Lewiston man is facing felony assault charges following an incident that took place late Friday. 

Ski Jump-Red Wing Area

04/10/17 10:53 AM
An Olympic-level ski jump is coming to southeastern Minnesota.  

Economic Recovery

04/10/17 10:52 AM
A proposed Buffalo County Economic Recovery Strategy Plan was sent back to committee and postponed for action by the county board. 

School Board Cuts

04/10/17 10:46 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board finalized a list of budget cuts for the next school year Thursday that totals 1.5 million dollars. 

County Board

04/07/17 01:30 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will be asked to approve two labor contracts with members of the Winona County Sheriff's Department.

Planning Commission

04/07/17 01:29 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday for the Unified Development Code, one of the final steps towards the plan's adoption. 

Ready Set School

04/07/17 01:28 PM
Several fundraising events for Ready Set School are coming up during the month of April. 

Vogel Charges

04/07/17 01:27 PM
A 32-year-old Winona man is scheduled to be arraigned in Buffalo County Circuit Court on May 31st, on child sexual assault charges. 

Root River Trail Upgrades

04/07/17 01:26 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has notified the Root River Trail Towns about an upcoming upgrade project involving the trail.

Lacrosse Team 1st Game

04/07/17 01:25 PM
The first varsity game of the Winona HAWKS Lacrosse Club Team season is this Sunday at Paul Giel Field starting at noon.. There is no admission. 

Merchants Annual Meeting

04/07/17 01:24 PM
The Merchants Financial Group experienced its second consecutive record year according to president and CEO Greg Evans

WAPS Superintendent Named

04/07/17 01:22 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools is has announced they have offered a contract to Richard Dahman the new Superintendent of schools effective July 1st.

Spring Flood Run

04/07/17 01:20 PM
Thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start of the Minnesota motorcycle riding season during the annual "Spring Flood Run" this coming Saturday, April 15th. 

Fish Kill

04/05/17 12:38 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the cause of a large fish kill in Lake Pepin was the weather.

Eleva-Strum Referendum

04/05/17 12:37 PM
It looks like the Eleva-Strum school district in Trempeaeau County will be getting a new school. 

Trempealeau County Judgeship

04/05/17 12:36 PM
A new Trempealeau County Circuit Court judge was elected Tuesday.  

Masonic Temple Drops

04/05/17 12:35 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission will hold a public meeting tonight to gauge citizen input on which Historic Drops should be chosen for retaining and restoration at the Masonic Temple Theatre.

Grace Place 25th

04/05/17 12:34 PM
2017 is an important year for Grace Place in Winona which is celebrating is 25th anniversary. 

La Crescent Fundraiser

04/05/17 12:27 PM
The Winona Area Public School District is not the only one facing a budget shortfall for the next school year.  

Winona Hawks Lacrosse Team

04/04/17 01:39 PM
The first Varsity game of the Winona HAWKS Lacrosse Team season is a home game this Sunday, April 9th at Paul Giel Field at Noon. There is no admission.  

Warming Center Closing for Season

04/04/17 11:51 AM
The Winona Community Warming Center closed on April 1st after what has been termed a successful first year.  

Port Authority

04/04/17 11:50 AM
The Winona Port Authority has scheduled a closed door meeting for Thursday, April 6th, to discuss the property at 128 West Fifth Street. 

Rollingstone Streets

04/04/17 11:49 AM
Rollingstone residents are being advised to have their vehicles off the streets today and Wednesday. 

60 Main Street

04/04/17 11:48 AM
The Winona Port Authority will hear this week from four comnpanies who have submitted proposals for the development of the 60 Main Street site at the foot of Main near Levee Park. 

Fools Five Results

04/04/17 11:46 AM
The 39th Annual Fool's Five Road Race in Lewiston Sunday has been termed another success. O

New Business Opening

04/04/17 11:45 AM
A ribbon cutting is planned for next week for a new company occupying the former Ferrara Candy Company building at 1000 East Fifth Street. 


04/03/17 10:53 AM
Another Democrat is joining the race to replace Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.  

Joyner Sentenced

04/03/17 10:52 AM
A La Crosse man accused of fatally stabbing his wife in front of five children has been sentenced to life in prison.

Economic Development

04/03/17 10:50 AM
Buffalo County plans to hire a full-time economic development coordinator, a new position created by county board action. 

3D Learning-WSU

04/03/17 10:48 AM
For years, Winona State University has been nationally recognized as a leader in applying new and emerging technology.

Health Talk

03/31/17 01:35 PM
People of all ages engaged in athletics at any level or enjoying an active lifestyle will find helpful information at a free Health Talk: Kneed Answers? Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the B.A. Miller Auditorium at Winona Health.   


03/31/17 01:34 PM
Winona State University will host a reading with author, and Winona native, Mark Wunderlich at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Darrell W. Krueger Library.

Visitor Limitations Lifted

03/31/17 01:32 PM
Winona Health is lifting the temporary visitor limitations due to influenza that were put in place at the hospital, Lake Winona, Adith Miller and Roger Metz Manors and Senior Living at Watkins on February 21st. 

St. Charles Drug Search

03/31/17 01:30 PM
Authorities said two men were arrested and jailed Wednesday night in connection with a search at a St. Charles business that turned up drugs. 

National History Bee

03/31/17 01:29 PM
A Winona Middle School student has qualified to participate in the National History Bee in April.  

WSU-Analytics Competition

03/31/17 01:27 PM
Winona State University will host the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, on the WSU campus. 

Road Repair

03/31/17 01:26 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors says it will look at a proposal to spend more money for pavement reconstruction projects on county highways and roads damaged by flash-flooding last August. 

St. Charles Superintendent

03/31/17 01:25 PM
The St. Charles School Board invited two candidates for superintendent back for interviews this week. 

Mayo Clinic Patients

03/29/17 02:34 PM
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy says Mayo will continue to serve patients regardless of the type of insurance they have, public or private, including in Wabasha. 

Fool's Five Road Race

03/29/17 02:32 PM
Registrations are still being taken for the 39th Annual Fool''s Five Road Race in Lewiston coming up this Sunday, April 2nd.

WSU-Bone Marrow Drive

03/29/17 02:30 PM
Winona State University students held their first bone marrow drive Tuesday at the Rochester campus. 

New Superintendent

03/29/17 02:30 PM
Negotiations are expected to begin soon with the man chosen to be the next superintendent of the Winona Area Public Schools.

March Food Drive

03/29/17 02:28 PM
More food and cash were added to the March Foodshare food drive in Winona over the weekend.  

Family Fun Day

03/29/17 01:50 PM
Winona State University will sponsor a "Family Fun Day and Summer Activities Fair" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at the Winona Middle School. 

Macy's Closing

03/27/17 11:49 AM
A long-time department store in the Valley View Mall closed its doors for the last time Sunday.

Walz-Governor Run

03/27/17 11:47 AM
A spokesman for First  District Representative Tim Walz, has confirmed Walz will run for Governor of Minnesota in 2018 and retire from Congress. 

Climber Rescue

03/27/17 11:38 AM
The Winona Fire Department said a climber had to be rescued from beneath the Garvin Heights lookout on Saturday. 

Superintendent Interviews

03/27/17 11:36 AM
Three finalists have been invited back for interviews for the Winona District 861 superintendent of schools position today.

County Board

03/27/17 11:24 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will be asked to approve a contract for a new county planning and zoning director. 

Planning Commission

03/27/17 11:22 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission today will be asked to review a request for a conditional use permit for the former Mason Jar bar property at 151 East Third Street.

MMAM Unveiling

03/27/17 11:21 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) unveiled three new major works in front of a large crowd of the Museum's supporters at a fundraising event Sunday.  

Fountain City Committee

03/27/17 11:16 AM
Seven people have been named to a newly created Fountain City Economic Development Committee. 

Team Vogel Event

03/24/17 11:25 AM
A special event will be coming up on Thursday, April 6th, to honor Winonan Joe Vogel who passed away from cancer in 2010. 

DMC Milestone

03/24/17 11:24 AM
 A milestone has been reached for Rochester's Destination Medical Center and its fund-raising efforts for projects around the city. 

Chicken-Q Fundraiser

03/24/17 11:23 AM
A special Chicken-Q will be held at the Winona Elks Lodge on Saturday, April 8th starting at 11:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the local German American Police Program. 

Heimlich Hero

03/24/17 11:22 AM
 A La Crosse high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria.   


03/24/17 11:20 AM
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith paid a visit to Winona Friday.

Superintendent Interviews

03/23/17 01:53 PM
Three of the six finalists for the position of Winona Area Public School Superintendent were interviewed Wednesday night by the school board. 

Fool's Five

03/23/17 01:51 PM
Registrations are being taken for the 39th Annual Fool's Five Road Race in Lewiston coming up on Sunday, April 2nd. 

County Board

03/23/17 01:49 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will be asked to approve a contract for a new county planning and zoning director. 

Fire Department Fundraiser-Glidden

03/22/17 12:56 PM
Leighton Broadcasting'a 95.3 FM KGSL announcer Gabe Glidden returned to the ground Wednesday after a preliminary fundraising goal of $5,000 was reached. 

Urgent Care-Wabasha

03/22/17 12:55 PM
An Urgent Care Center will open next month in Wabasha's St. Elizabeth Hospital. 

Food Drive-Scouts

03/22/17 12:52 PM
The Winona Boy Scouts will be out this Saturday going door-to-door in their annual food pickups, part of the March Foodshare food drive.


03/22/17 12:51 PM
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will be paying a visit to Winona this week. 

Compassionate Community

03/22/17 12:48 PM
All Winona-area residents are invited to participate in a free event and conversation April 1st on ways to create a more compassionate community and learn holistic healing practices, hosted by a network of local partners. 


03/22/17 12:47 PM
Winona State University's 2016-17 Lyceum Series will host poet  Andrea Jenkins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30th, in the Stark Hall Auditorium. 

Dispatcher Lawsuit

03/22/17 11:28 AM
A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police dispatcher who says she was fired for supporting President Donald Trump's travel ban wants a six-figure settlement. 

Coach of the Year

03/22/17 11:19 AM
Winona High School football coach John Cassellius has been named the Minnesota Class 4-A coach of the year by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. 


03/22/17 11:18 AM
Winona State University has received the designation of 2017-18 Voter-Friendly Campus based on its efforts to engage and educate student voters in fall 2016. 

Water Rates

03/22/17 11:17 AM
The quarterly sewer rate for Fountain City residents connected to the city's wastewater treatment plant is going up $35. 

MMAM Fundraiser

03/22/17 11:16 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona will hold a spring fundraiser and gathering this coming Sunday, March 26th, where three new works will be unveiled and added to the museum's outstanding collections. 

Fire Department Fundraiser-Glidden

03/21/17 02:22 PM
Leighton Broadcasting's KG 95.3 FM D-J Gabe Glidden remained atop a scissor lift in the parking lot at Hy Vee Tuesday as he tries to raise money for the Winona Fire Department.

Sunday Liquor Sales

03/21/17 02:21 PM
The city of Rochester wants to know what the public feels about the sale of liquor on Sundays. 

Housing Task Force

03/21/17 02:19 PM
The Winona Housing Task Force will be meeting this Thursday from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Winona City Hall developing a list of questions, interests and concerns for each housing sector. 

Beethoven Festival

03/21/17 02:17 PM
Tickets are on sale now for the 11th Annual Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona this coming July 6th through the 23rd. 

WAPS Budget Session

03/21/17 02:16 PM
The public had a second chance Monday to speak out on the proposed budget reductions being considered by the Winona Area Public School Board. 

Suprintendent Finalists

03/21/17 02:14 PM
Six finalists have been named for the position of superintendent of the Winona Area Public Schools.


03/21/17 02:12 PM
A Saint Mary's University student has been named Winona's first Associate Poet Laureate by the Winona Fine Arts Commission. 

DWI Sentence

03/21/17 02:11 PM
A 56-year-old Winona man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Buffalo County Circuit Court to his seventh offense of driving while intoxicated.

Masonic Temple Drops

03/21/17 01:47 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission will hold a public meeting April 5th, to gauge citizen input on which Historic Drops should be chosen for retaining and restoration at the Masonic Temple Theatre. 

Highway System

03/21/17 01:44 PM
Buffalo County is falling behind on what it can afford to spend on road construction and maintenance of its county trunk highway system. 

School Districts Cooperative

03/20/17 01:02 PM
A plan to form a cooperative between four school districts in Trempealeau County is moving forward with another meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd, in Arcadia. 

Health Care Home

03/20/17 01:01 PM
Winona Health's patient-centered approach to care has led to certification as a health care home by the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Kayak Found-Heim

03/20/17 01:00 PM
Authorities said a kayak belonging to a man whose body was found February 17th near Minneiska has been located.