Cardinal Plunge

02/05/16 01:17 PM
The seventh annual St. Mary's University "Cardinal Plunge," will be held Saturday, February 13th, at the Lake Park Lodge Recreation Center, in coordination with the Winter Carnival Goose Bump Jump.           Proceeds

Tag and Tow

02/05/16 01:11 PM
The number of vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street continued to mount up on the second night of a tag and towing operation by the city of Winona. Early Friday 79 vehicles were towed away. 111 vehicles received $25 citations for parking on the

Tomah VA

02/05/16 01:10 PM
The chief of staff fired from the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah after allegations of over-prescription of narcotics were investigated is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse for a company based in Winona.

Rail Safety

02/05/16 01:08 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz says he has signed onto legislation authored by Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse to improve rail safety and ensure communities have the emergency response tools they need, particularly in rural areas.    

County Board

02/05/16 01:06 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners holds its first regular meeting of the month of February on Tuesday. 

Benevolence & Blues

02/05/16 01:05 PM
Nearly 200 people attended the Winona Health Foundation's 3rd annual "Benevolence & Blues" at Visions Event Center at Signatures in Winona on January 29th. At the event, the Breast Fest Committee presented a check for $10,000 to the Fou

Rushford Search

02/05/16 01:03 PM
The Rushford City Council will be forced to begin a search for a new city administrator after Steve Sarvi was hired by Winona for its city manager position.

Fastenal Sales

02/05/16 01:01 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company saw its sales dip slightly in January when compared to the first month of 2015. 

United Way

02/05/16 01:00 PM
United Way of the Greater Winona Area will be hosting informational meetings for Non-Profit Organizations Winona, Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties that are interested in becoming United Way Partner Agencies for the 2016-16 funding year. The meetings will

New Degree

02/05/16 12:59 PM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical has submitted an application to offer the Associate of Arts degree.

SE-Tech Name Change

02/05/16 12:57 PM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical  is considering a name change. 

Tag and Tow

02/04/16 10:36 AM
Winona Police said 80 vehicles were towed away early today after the city declared its first tag and towing operation of the winter season following Tuesday's snow storm. 

New 911 System

02/04/16 10:34 AM
 The Buffalo County Board has authorized the purchase of a new 911 system for the sheriff's department.  

Souper Bowl Two

02/04/16 10:32 AM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area hosts its Souper Bowl Two event  on Friday, (February 5th) at the Winona Friendship Center.                           

Quiet Zone

02/04/16 10:31 AM
The City of Goodview is hoping for some funding from the State of Minnesota to establish a railroad quiet zone from Minnesota City to the Goodview-Winona line. 

Volunteer Services-Class

02/04/16 10:29 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is offering  a free class led by Master Gardener, Debra Martin Feddersen about growing spring and summer greens without a plot of land.                       

Eggs and Issues

02/04/16 10:27 AM
All four local state lawmakers have indicated they will attend a Winona Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast on Friday, February 5th.

SBD Harbormaster

02/04/16 10:25 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is seeking nominations for Steamboat Days Harbormaster 2016. 

Bonding Bill-Miller

02/03/16 10:59 AM
One of the major topics of conversation at the state capital when the legislature convenes on March 8th, is a major bonding bill.

Quiet Zone-Goodview

02/03/16 10:56 AM
The City of Goodview is hoping for some funding from the State of Minnesota to establish a railroad quiet zone from Minnesota City to the Goodview-Winona line. 

Schmit Sessions

02/03/16 10:55 AM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing will continue his "Saturdays with Senator Schmit" meetings with four sessions coming up in the Winona area this month.

I-90 Reopens

02/03/16 10:48 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 90 to traffic Wednesday after it was closed down west of Albert Lea at I-35 Tuesday because of the snow storm.  

Car Skiing

02/03/16 10:47 AM
Local police are warning people about skiing behind vehicles in the city of Winona. Police Chief Paul Bostrack said authorities have video of somone being pulled on skis behind a vehicle on residential streets in Winona during Tuesday's snow storm.

Tag and Tow

02/03/16 10:46 AM
The City of Winona has declared a tag and towing operation for the entire city for overnight tonight into Thursday.

Sand Mine Denied

02/03/16 10:44 AM
The Buffalo County Board of Adjustment voted down a proposed sand mining project in the towns of Maxville and Nelson.    

Leaf Investigation

02/03/16 10:43 AM
Winona State University's president says an independent investigation into complaint against former men's basketball coach Mike Leaf has found no evidence of wrongdoing. 

Ditch Mapping

02/03/16 10:42 AM
There's good news for farmers who were concerned about private ditch mapping being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as part of Minnesota's buffer law. 

Wilkens Charged

02/02/16 10:19 AM
Winona Police said a 24-year-old Winona man was jailed early Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a female at an East Second Street residence.

Old Settlers

02/02/16 10:13 AM
The 128th Annual Winona County Old Settlers gathering will take place this weekend.. The event will take place Saturday, February 6th, at the Winona Middle School and the cost to take part is $15.

Close Call

02/02/16 10:11 AM
Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said he narrowly missed being struck by a semi truck while he was directing traffic at the scene of Monday's fatal crash south of Winona on highway 61.

Vehicle Strikes Child

02/02/16 10:10 AM
Authorities say a small child was hit by a vehicle in the City of Independence Monday afternoon.

Fatal Accident-Update

02/02/16 10:08 AM
Two people died after a two-vehicle crash in Winona County Monday that caused the closing of the southbound lanes of Highway 61 south of Winona.


02/02/16 10:07 AM
Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Gala sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools.

Jewelry Sale Postponed

02/02/16 10:06 AM
Due to the weather, the Winona Health Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 17 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday, February 18, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the HOSPITAL LOBBY at Winona Health.   Masquerade, a nation

County Board

02/02/16 10:05 AM
If you are looking for a Winona County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday don't bother. There won't be one.

Land Rezoning

02/02/16 10:03 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing next Monday, February 8th, on a land rezoning request.

Dahl Expansion

02/02/16 10:02 AM
Phase three of the Dahl Automotive expansion project in Winona is set to get underway.

Old Settlers

02/01/16 10:52 AM
It's time again for the 128th Annual Winona County Old Settlers gathering. The event will take place Saturday, February 16th, at the Winona Middle School and the cost to take part is $15. This year's program includes recognitions, comments from

CapX2020 Ice Fishing

02/01/16 10:51 AM
The Buffalo County Finance Committee has denied a request for CapX2020 money to help defray the cost of sponsoring a weekend ice-fishing contest.  

Accident Fatal

02/01/16 10:47 AM
The southbound lanes of Highway 61 south of Winona were closed down about 9:00 a.m. Monday because of a crash and vehicle fire. Highway 61 is NOW OPEN as of 10:45 a.m. 

Chamber Banquet

02/01/16 08:27 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition event on Friday, January 29th at the Riverport Inn and Suites, with nearly 300 people in attendance.

City Manager

02/01/16 08:25 AM
On a 4-to-3 vote the Winona City Council selected Steve Sarvi as the next City manager.

City Council

02/01/16 08:24 AM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a new one-year contract with the Winona Professional Employees Association.

Highway 61 Accidents

02/01/16 08:22 AM
The southbound lanes of Highway 61 south of Winona were closed down early this morning because of a crash and vehicle fire.


Hormel Earnings

01/29/16 12:59 PM
Hormel Foods in Austin reports a flat year in earnings during 2015. 

FFF Event

01/29/16 12:57 PM
A survivor of the genocide in Rawanda will be in Winona to attend the Frozen River Film Festival in February. 

Valentine's Bash

01/29/16 12:56 PM
The public is invited to help celebrate the 13th season of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona on Saturday, February 13th. 

Fatal Accident

01/29/16 12:53 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 16-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Fillmore County Thursday evening.     

911 Calls

01/28/16 11:41 AM
Tammy Huber, Buffalo County 911 coordinator, says the sheriff's department received 2,231 emergency 911 calls in 2015, and more than 43,000 dispatch calls all together. 

Derailment Update

01/28/16 11:40 AM
Canadian Pacific Railway says six train cars loaded with soybean oil ended up in the Mississippi River after a freight train derailed in southeastern Minnesota. 

Education Commissioner

01/28/16 11:39 AM
Minnesota State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will be in Winona on Wednesday, February 10th

Treipen Fest

01/28/16 11:38 AM
An annual celebration of the Luxembourg heritage of Rollingstone takes place this coming Sunday, January 31st.

Warrior Waddle

01/28/16 11:37 AM
Winona State University's Women's Track and Field team was awarded more than $15,000 in scholarships through proceeds from the eighth annual Warrior Waddle 5K.


01/28/16 11:36 AM
PlastiComp, Inc., of Winona announced that Steve Ouendag has joined the company as New Business Development and Sales Manager.  

Window Displays

01/28/16 11:34 AM
Winona Main Street is offering an opportunity for area visual artists to display and sell their work in cooperation with local businesses through its Made in Winona initiative beginning in March.  

Amtrak Staffing

01/28/16 11:33 AM
The City of Winona may be looking at establishing a team of volunteers to help staff the Amtrak station in Winona in the absence of a full-time employee.

Ice Rescue Demonstration

01/27/16 01:24 PM
Law enforcement agencies from several counties will get a chance to see a new ice rescue vehicle in operation Thursday.

WinCraft Super Bowl

01/27/16 01:19 PM
Winona's WinCraft Corporation is busy getting ready for the Super Bowl. 

Train Derailment

01/27/16 01:17 PM
Emergency crews were on the scene of a train derailment near Reno in Houston County early Wednesday.

Souper Bowl Two

01/27/16 01:16 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area says its Souper Bowl Two event will take place on Friday, February 5th at the Winona Friendship Center.   

Peterson School

01/27/16 01:13 PM
The Peterson City Council is continuing to ponder the future of the Rushford-Peterson middle school building in Peterson. 

Film Festival

01/27/16 11:23 AM
The Frozen River Film Festival is looking for volunteers The event in Winona runs February 24th through 28th, and depends on volunteers and community members to help them out. Volunteering positions include managing venues, selling and collecting ticket

Levy Referendum

01/27/16 11:22 AM
Residents in the Independence school district will be asked to approve on February 16th, an override in the district's revenue cap.


Century Farms

01/27/16 11:13 AM
Once again the Winona County Recorder's office is looking for Century Farms in the county.

Tomah VA

01/26/16 10:07 AM
Authorities at the troubled VA Medical Center in Tomah are investigating another report of misconduct. 

CD Corp Fined

01/26/16 10:04 AM
A federal workplace safety agency is citing a Winona company in the death of a dock worker last summer.

Police Shooting

01/26/16 10:02 AM
Eau Claire police say a man had threatened officers with a knife before he was shot and critically wounded by an officer.

Late Starts for Tuesday

01/26/16 06:15 AM
Dover-Eyota schools 2 hours late
Lewiston-Altura schools 2 hours late
St.Charles schools 2 hours late-child care OPEN

Murder Trial

01/25/16 10:58 AM
A former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing women from Oregon woman and Minnesota and ditching their two bodies in suitcases along a highway is set to stand trial this week in the first woman's death.        

Murder Trial

01/25/16 10:58 AM
A former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing women from Oregon woman and Minnesota and ditching their two bodies in suitcases along a highway is set to stand trial this week in the first woman's death.        

WSU Senior U.

01/25/16 10:58 AM
The Winona State University Retiree Center will offer spring 2016 classes through Senior University.

Amtrak Session

01/25/16 10:56 AM
The City of Winona will host a special information session on the subject of volunteer staffing at Winona's Amtrak train station Tuesday.

Chamber Banquet

01/25/16 10:53 AM
The Winona Chamber will host its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet this Friday, January 29th, at the Riverport Inn and Suites.

Farm Report

01/25/16 10:08 AM
The US Dept. of Agriculture says Wisconsin corn farmers set a new all-time record for grain yield in 2015.

SMU Cardinal Plunge

01/25/16 10:07 AM
Brave souls and warm hearts are invited to join Saint Mary's University for the seventh annual "Cardinal Plunge," noon to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13th, at the Lake Lodge Recreation Center.

Valentine's Bash

01/25/16 08:44 AM
Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) and Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) are once again joining forces to host their Third Annual Valentine's Bash on Saturday, February 13th.

Forage Workshop

01/25/16 08:43 AM
To address key forage production and management issues in Minnesota, a series of forage production workshops will be held by University of Minnesota Extension in February.

Building Permits

01/25/16 08:42 AM
Buffalo County Zoning Administrator reports permits for new homes, accessory structures and building additions more than doubled in the past year.

Trails Open

01/25/16 08:41 AM
Public snowmobile trails in Buffalo County were open and groomed with a base of 2 to 8 inches of snow, but conditions were rated poor, according to the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.

Bluffview Open House

01/25/16 08:40 AM
Students, teachers, parents, and prospective families are invited to join Bluffview Montessori for a night full of school tours, chances to meet the faculty, and opportunities to learn more about the Montessori curriculum.   

MCA Night Out

01/25/16 08:39 AM
Parents need a night out, and kids need a fun and safe place to go. That's why the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is hosting a Parent's Night Out just for children ages 6-12 on Friday, February 5th, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

WAPS Listening Session Cancelled

01/25/16 08:38 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has decided not to hold a special listening session on Tuesday, January 26th, to hear from residents.

Early Release

01/25/16 08:37 AM
Students in the Winona Area Public Schools will be released two hours early on Wednesday, January 27th to allow for staff development for WAPS licensed staff.         

School Board

01/22/16 11:05 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has decided not to hold a special listening session on Tuesday, January 26th, to hear from residents.

County Board

01/22/16 11:04 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will meet next Tuesday night and hear an update from County Recorder Bob Bambenek.


01/22/16 11:03 AM
Winona State University announced the appointment of Dr. Ron Dempsey to the position of Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the WSU Foundation. 

Bar Checks

01/22/16 11:02 AM
Winona Police said four people were cited when authorities conducted alcohol compliance checks at two establishments in downtown Winona.

Tomah Medical Center

01/22/16 11:01 AM
A mental health worker at the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center is charged with sexual exploitation by a therapist.

Quilt Show

01/22/16 11:00 AM
The Winona County History Center is showing off some of its more than 250 quilts during a special show that began this month.

College Loans

01/22/16 10:58 AM
Not only will college students be getting some help with paying off their student loans by the State of Minnesota, but a package of federal legislation is being announced in Washington. 

City Manager

01/22/16 10:56 AM
The Winona City Council will interview the five candidates for city manager on Friday, January 29th, at city hall. 

Lions Collections

01/22/16 10:53 AM
The Winona Lions organization's collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids set an all-time high for the Winona area. 

Choir-Bus Fire

01/21/16 09:21 AM
Two female show choir groups from a suburban Chicago high school are celebrating their success at a competition in Onalaska, Wisconsin after one of their charter buses burst into flames along the way.

Benevolence & Blues

01/21/16 09:13 AM
The Winona Health Foundation invites community members to the annual 'Benevolence & Blues,' event Friday, January 29th at Visions Event Center at Signatures. 

Alma Rod and Gun Club

01/21/16 09:11 AM
A meeting is coming up in Alma on Tuesday, February 2nd, where bluff prairie management will be discussed. 

Riverway Evacuated

01/21/16 09:11 AM
Students at Riverway Community School in Winona were evacuated for about one hour Wednesday because of a water problem.

DAC Casino Night

01/21/16 09:09 AM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center will host its 9th Annual Auction and Casino Night on  Saturday, March 12th.

4-Way Stop

01/21/16 09:07 AM
The Winona City Council Tuesday delayed action on a request to establish a four-way stop at the intersection of Broadway and Vila Streets.

District 21-A

01/21/16 09:06 AM
A Red Wing city council member has indicated she will seek the District 21-A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. 


01/21/16 09:05 AM
State lawmakers representing the Winona area will gather at the Winona County Government Center next week to discuss the upcoming legislative session. 

Mayo Visit

01/21/16 09:04 AM
The Dalai Lama is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for treatment of a prostate condition. 

Healthy Kids Event

01/20/16 09:08 AM
There's an event coming up that's a way to help kids stay healthy.  Winona Health's Healthy Kids Just Try It event is free for kids age five to 12 and their parents, grandparents or guardians. The event will be Sunday, January 31st, from

Miller Tribute

01/20/16 09:07 AM
The Winona Health Foundation is once again seeking nominations for the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute

College Debt

01/20/16 09:05 AM
Last week in Winona, Minnesota officials announced the kick-off of a college debt refinancing program that promises to save student loan borrowers hundreds of dollars each month.

Train Death

01/20/16 09:04 AM
Winona Police said a 25-year-old Winona State University student was trying to beat an approaching train across the tracks near the campus when he was struck and killed early Sunday. 

Tax Filing

01/20/16 09:02 AM
Income tax filing season in Minnesota has started as of January 19th


01/20/16 09:01 AM
A Winona County Commissioner has been cited with driving while intoxicated. 

Injury Crash-Wabasha County

01/19/16 10:35 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Sunday on Highway 61 in Wabasha County. 

Fatal Fire

01/19/16 10:34 AM
Officials in La Crosse are investigating a house fire that left a 65-year-old woman dead. 

Dog Protests

01/19/16 10:32 AM
For the third weekend in a row more than a dozen people gathered at a rural Winona County residence on Saturday in protest of several commercial dog breeders.

$5 Jewelry Sale

01/19/16 10:31 AM
The Winona Health Auxiliary will again host the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale Wednesday, February 3rd. and Thursday, February 4th in the hospital lobby at Winona Health.  

Chamber Banquet

01/19/16 10:29 AM
The Winona Chamber will host its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet on Friday, January 29th, and at the Riverport Inn and Suites.

Affinity Plus Moves

01/19/16 10:27 AM
Last week Winona officials and Affinity Plus members celebrated the grand opening of the credit union's newly relocated Winona branch, now housed in the historic Latsch & Son building downtown on East Second Street.

Body Indentified

01/19/16 10:25 AM
Winona Police are awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine the cause of death of a Fountain City man whose body was found in a Winona home on Sunday. 

City Council

01/19/16 10:23 AM
The Winona City Council Tuesday will be asked to approve new one-year contracts with three of the city's labor unions. 

WAPS Listening Session

01/19/16 10:21 AM
Residents of the Winona Area Public School district will have a chance to speak out at a listening session later this month.                                     

Holiday Today

01/18/16 09:34 AM
All local, state, county and federal government offices are closed today because of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. 

Fastenal Report

01/18/16 07:26 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company reported a 3.6 percent gain in net sales during 2015. 

Train Death

01/18/16 07:25 AM
A student at Winona State University has died after he was struck by a train in Winona.  

W-K Blue Ribbon

01/18/16 07:23 AM
Students faculty and staff at W-K elementary school celebrated the school's 80th birthday Friday with a special event.  

Bonding Bill

01/18/16 07:21 AM
Governor Mark Dayton has earmarked 16.9 million dollars in his  state bonding proposal for Winona State University.

Chamber Meeting-Goodview

01/18/16 07:19 AM
The City of Goodview had a number of accomplishments in 2015 including the creation of a new emergency operation plan.

Winona Future

01/18/16 07:17 AM
Winona's mayor says the future of Winona's downtown area looks to be bright with increased development potential. 

Eggs and Issues

01/18/16 07:16 AM
Winona County wants to spend 2016 focusing more on a colaborative approach to issues before the county board. 

Weather Announcements

01/18/16 06:33 AM

Injury Crash

01/15/16 10:37 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department said a 14-year-old Lewiston girl was injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday. 

County Board Meetings

01/15/16 10:36 AM
The Buffalo County Board has amended its rules to permit remote attendance of supervisors at county committee meetings. 

Church Scam

01/15/16 10:35 AM
Rochester police have arrested a man suspected of scamming churchgoers out of hundreds of dollars with a story about his dead family. 

Mayo Projects

01/15/16 10:34 AM
The Mayo Clinic has unveiled a plan for 92.7 million dollars in projects in Rochester through 2017. 

Social Host

01/15/16 10:32 AM
The St. Charles City Council has given its preliminary approval to establishing a social host ordinance. 

Student Loans

01/15/16 10:30 AM
The new initiative to help Minnesota students pay off their loan debt quicker will not involve the use of any state tax dollars.

Middle School Death

01/15/16 10:28 AM
All after school activities and a concert scheduled for Thursday evening at the Winona Middle School were cancelled when word was received of the death of a 14-year-old student. 

Buffalo County Contracts

01/14/16 11:28 AM
New 2016 contracts were approved for Buffalo County law enforcement officers and highway workers.

Buffalo County Board

01/14/16 11:27 AM
The 14-member Buffalo County Board of Supervisors will see another round of changes in the April spring election.

New Education Law

01/14/16 11:26 AM
Winona school officials are waiting for word from the State of Minnesota on the changes coming with Congresses approval of new rules to replace the No Child Left Behind law.

BBBS Changes

01/14/16 11:24 AM
Look for some changes coming in 2016 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Seven Rivers Region organization. 

DAC Expansion

01/14/16 11:23 AM
Staff and clients are enjoying the second of two new additions recently completed at the Winona County Developmental Achievement Center. 

Student Loans

01/14/16 11:20 AM
A new student loan refinancing program is now available to Minnesota residents who want to lower their monthly payments or overall student debt burden.

River Forecast

01/13/16 10:35 AM
Residents along the Trempealeau River in Arcadia will be getting more accurate data from the National Weather Service on future floods thanks to some new equipment.

Shooter Training

01/13/16 10:34 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational meeting next Tuesday, January 19th, to hear a presentation on active shooter training.

Broadband Agreement

01/13/16 10:33 AM
Two rural areas of Winona County will be getting access to broadband hookups after the County Board approved agreements with HBC cable which will install the infrastructure.

C-FC Election

01/13/16 10:32 AM
Three people filed for three seats up for election April 5th on the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board. 

Buffalo City Election

01/13/16 10:31 AM
Incumbent alderman Brach Seitz is not running for re-election to the Buffalo City Council in the April 5th election.

Alma Election

01/13/16 10:30 AM
Alma Mayor Jim Wilkie filed for re-election to a two-year term unopposed on the April 5th election ballot.

Fountain City Elections

01/13/16 10:28 AM
Sol Simon is running for Fountain City Council in the 1st Ward.

Register Valuables

01/13/16 10:27 AM
Winona Police are now offering a way for citizens to register their valuable possessions ahead of any theft or burglaries that may occur in the future. 

New Trucks

01/13/16 10:26 AM
The Buffalo County Highway Department will be getting a couple of new tandem-axle patrol trucks. 

Amish Fire

01/13/16 10:25 AM
The Fillmore County Sheriff says the two people killed in a house fire near Canton are believed to be a local Amish bishop and his teenage son.   

Free Tax Preparation

01/13/16 10:20 AM
A reminder free tax preparation will again be available for people of all ages with low to moderate incomes in the Winona area. As in the past, volunteers will prepare and file taxes for individuals.

House Fire

01/12/16 09:19 AM
Authorities have pulled two bodies from the rubble of an Amish house fire that hurt three other people in southeastern Minnesota. 

Navigation Stats

01/12/16 09:17 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, released the 2015 navigation statistics for the Upper Mississippi River saying Lock and Dam 5A, near Fountain City, Wisconsin, was slightly below the 10-year average for combined lockages.         

Port Authority

01/12/16 09:16 AM
The president of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical will go before the Winona Port Authority on Thursday. 

Community Open House

01/12/16 09:14 AM
The public is invited to a Community Open House Tuesday to view an update on the city of Winona's Development Code. 

WAPS Facilities

01/12/16 09:13 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has a big decision coming up in the next several weeks. 


01/12/16 09:12 AM
Jason Lewis, a former nationally syndicated radio host and the conservative, grassroots candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, will report raising more than $100,000 in the final quarter of 2015.

Drug Arrests

01/11/16 11:18 AM
Winona County authorities said a 35-year-old Minnesota City woman was jailed early Saturday on drug charges. 

Eggs and Issues

01/11/16 11:16 AM
The Winona Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues breakfast at Perkins Restaurant this Friday, January 15th, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Burke-Health Board

01/11/16 11:15 AM
Sandra Burke has joined the Winona Health Board of Directors this month. 

Labor Shortage

01/11/16 11:14 AM
Southestern Minnesota Together has released preliminary findings from its three regional conversations on the labor force shortage. 

Dog Protest

01/11/16 11:12 AM
Protesters unhappy with dog breeding permits granted to a Winona County farmer demonstrated outside his home over the weekend in sub-zero weather. 

Police Contract

01/11/16 11:11 AM
The Goodview City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to adopt a new two-year contract with the city's police officers. 

Quality Inn Demolition

01/11/16 11:10 AM
Demolition has begun on the former Quality Inn hotel building  in Winona.

Winona Health Seminar

01/11/16 11:09 AM
Winona Health is offering a special one-day free seminar, End of Life Nursing Education: Geriatric Curriculum. 

Sister City Dinner

01/11/16 11:08 AM
You are invited to join the Japan Ambassadors for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 23rd, from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Eagles Club in Winona.

Benevolence & Blues

01/08/16 11:44 AM
The Winona Health Foundation invites community members to the annual 'Benevolence & Blues,' event Friday, January 29 at Visions Event Center at Signatures. 

School Board Elections

01/08/16 11:43 AM
All four Winona Area Public school officers were re-elected to their current positions Thursday night. 

9-1-1 System

01/08/16 11:42 AM
Buffalo County is looking for a new 9-1-1 control system to replace a current system that is obsolete and repair parts are hard to come by.  

DEED Grants

01/08/16 11:41 AM
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded 6.2 million dollars from its Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for 14 projects in the state. 

Goodview City Council

01/08/16 11:39 AM
The Goodview City Council will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, January 11th, to adopt a new two-year contract with the city's police officers. 

Dahl Toyota Opening

01/08/16 11:37 AM
Dahl Automotive says it will open its newly remodeled and expanded Toyota dealership in Winona this coming Monday, January 11th. 

RCTC President

01/08/16 11:36 AM
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has named an acting president for Rochester Community and Technical College while the search for a permanent president is underway. 

Radon Testing

01/08/16 11:35 AM
The number of Minnesota families taking action to reduce levels of cancer-causing radon gas in their homes has more than doubled in the two years since a new state law took effect in 2014.

Milk Prices

01/08/16 11:34 AM
The average base price for milk sold in November by Wisconsin dairy farmers gained 60 cents, but remained well behind market prices seen a year ago. 

Dahl Toyota Opening

01/07/16 10:52 AM
Dahl Automotive says it will open its newly remodeled and expanded Toyota dealership in Winona this coming Monday, January 11th. 

Fastenal Conference Call

01/07/16 10:50 AM
The Fastenal Company will hold a conference call next week to review it it 2015 annual and fourth quarter results as well as current operations. 

Tomah VA Assault

01/07/16 10:49 AM
Police at the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center are investigating allegations that a mental health counselor sexually assaulted patients in the hospital's psychiatric unit. 

Diocese Lawsuit

01/07/16 10:48 AM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona is facing a new civil lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a teenager in 1962. 


01/07/16 10:48 AM
The Winona National Bank has announced that Latonia Schmitt has joined the bank as a mortgage officer. 

Drug Charges

01/07/16 10:47 AM
A 23-year-old Winona man was sentenced to 21 months in prison after he was found guilty of a fourth degree drug possession charge in Olmsted County. 

Kohnen Charges

01/07/16 10:46 AM
Sentencing has been set for February 10th, in Winona District Court for a 22-year-old Winona man who pleaded guilty to felony first degree assault on an infant. 


01/07/16 10:45 AM
Plans are continuing for the 6th Annual Gala sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools. 

Winona Health Scholarships

01/07/16 10:44 AM
The Winona Health Foundation and the Auxiliary are offering two scholarships that are available through March 15th. 

Winona Health Hire

01/07/16 10:42 AM
Winona Health has announced that Kara Reller has joined the Winona Health staff and sees patients of all ages at Urgent Care. 

State Park Fees

01/07/16 10:38 AM
The price of an annual resident admission sticker for Wisconsin state parks & forests has gone up from $25 to $28 in 2016.  

Vet's Day Event

01/07/16 10:36 AM
Winona area veterans are being invited to take part in "Veterans Day on the Hill" at the Minnesota State Capitol in March.

Human Remains Case

01/06/16 09:43 AM
Trial is set for a former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing an Oregon woman whose body was found in a suitcase along a rural highway.

Amish Kennels Approved

01/06/16 09:42 AM
Despite objections from several citizens, the Winona County Board of Commissioners approved conditional use permits for the operation of five dog kennels by Amish families in the Utica and St. Charles area.  

City Manager Finalists

01/06/16 09:40 AM
Rushford City Administrator Steve Sarvi is one of the five finalists for the Winona city manager position. 

Kennel Approved

01/06/16 09:39 AM
On a vote of 4-to-1 the Winona County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a dog kennel near St. Charles operated by Toby Detweiler. 

Solar Garden

01/06/16 09:38 AM
Winona County Board members, on a unanimous 5-to-0 vote, approved a conditional use permit for a second community solar garden in the county...this one near Rollingstone. 

Winter Crop Day

01/06/16 09:36 AM
A Winter Crops Day will be held next Wednesday, January 13th in St. Charles     Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m, at the St. Charles Community Center with the program beginning at 9:00 and conclusion by 3:00 p.m.  There is a $35 registr

Dog Kennels Approved

01/05/16 01:35 PM
On a vote of 4-to-1 the Winona County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a dog kennel near St. Charles operated by Toby Detweiler.

Solar Garden

01/05/16 01:33 PM
Winona County Board members, on a unanimous 5-to-0 vote, approved a conditional use permit for a second community solar garden in the county...this one near Rollingstone. 

Bald Eagle Protections

01/05/16 01:31 PM
Aerial surveys found 1,465 bald eagle nests in 2015, 121 more than discovered in the last survey in 2013. 

Alma School Board

01/05/16 01:30 PM
Alma Area School Board incumbent Joe Mlinar filed for re-election to a 3-year term on the April 5th ballot.  

C-FC School Board

01/05/16 01:29 PM
Cochrane-Fountain City School Board incumbent Karen Knospe of Cochrane filed non-candidacy papers announcing she will not run for re-election to a 3-year term in the April 5th election.

Buffalo County Board

01/05/16 01:28 PM
Incumbent Dist. 13 Supervisor Jason Mork of Fountain City is not running for re-election to the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors. 

County Board

01/05/16 01:27 PM
Winona County Commissioner Marie Kovesci was elected as the new chair of the County Board for 2016. 

Elected Officials Event

01/05/16 08:40 AM
Elected officials from throughout the Winona area are being invited to attend a special event at the Winona County History Center on Saturday, January 16th. 

Mills Fleet Farm Sold

01/05/16 08:39 AM
Winona's Mills Fleet Farm store has a new owner. Family-owned Mills Fleet Farm has agreed to sell to one on the country's largest investment firms based in New York.  

City Manager

01/05/16 08:38 AM
The list of candidates for the Winona City Manager's position was narrowed to five Monday from the 26 applications for the job.

Gun Fired

01/04/16 11:21 AM
Winona Police are investigating an incident where a shot was fired into an east end residence on New Year's Day. 

ATV Crash

01/04/16 11:20 AM
Authorities said a 32-year-old Plainview man was injured in an ATV crash on New Year's Eve.

Juvenile Charged

01/04/16 11:19 AM
Authorities said a 17-year-old Winona boy was cited with drug violations following a traffic stop in Stockton on Saturday evening.

Dog Kennel Ruckus

01/04/16 11:18 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department reports about 20 people opposed to the dog kennels being operated near both Utica and St. Charles showed up outside a Utica residence Saturday morning. S

Tag and Tow

01/04/16 11:16 AM
If you live in the City of Winona's downtown area you better be sure to park your car on the correct side of the street overnight tonight. The city has declared a tag and towing operation for Tuesday, January 5th, for the downtown area...

Alma City Council

01/04/16 06:34 AM
Alma City Councilwoman Monica Moham says she intends to file for re-election to a 3-year term in the city's 1st Ward.       

Buffalo County Elections

01/04/16 06:33 AM
Dennis Bork of the Town of Montana has filed his intent to run for the Buffalo County Board in Dist. 11, setting up a possible contested race for the seat.

Fatal Crash

01/04/16 06:33 AM
One person was killed, and another was seriously injured Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash near Dover.

Tree Pickup

01/04/16 06:32 AM
The Kiwanis Club of Winona says a Christmas Tree pickup will be held on Saturday, January 9th. 

Rushford Tax Levy

01/04/16 06:31 AM
Residents in the City of Rushford will be greeted in the new year with the first property tax increase in six years.

Ice Arena Bids

01/04/16 06:28 AM
The Winona City Council will be asked Monday night to authorize the advertising for bids for the renovations to the Bud King Ice Arena. 

W-K Anniversary

12/30/15 12:55 PM
Students faculty and staff at W-K elementary school will celebrate the school's 80th birthday coming up on Friday, January 15th, with a special event.   

DeGrazia Book

12/30/15 12:54 PM
The Winona Laureate Writers Series on Tuesday, January 5th, will feature Emilio DeGrazia, reading from his just-published book of creative non-fiction, Eye Shadow.

Bird Count

12/30/15 12:53 PM
The public is invited to take part in the annual Whitewater Valley Christmas Bird count on New Years Day. 

New City Manager

12/30/15 12:49 PM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational meeting on Monday, January 4th, to continue discussions on the hiring of a new city manager. 

Felony Assault

12/30/15 12:47 PM
19-year-old Cody Norris of Mondovi, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony 3rd degree sexual assault. 

Sex Charges

12/30/15 12:45 PM
20-year-old Kameron Vizenor of Wabasha, pleaded not guilty to a felony offense accusing him of repeated sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. 

Burglary Charges

12/30/15 12:44 PM
A 25-year-old Mondovi, man accused of burglary and theft  from a bar & grill has a hearing scheduled in Buffalo County Circuit Court on Jan. 13th. 

Mine Appeal

12/30/15 12:42 PM
The Arcadia Town Board has decided to appeal a decision that prevents the board from challenging a sand mine annexation by the city of Independence. 

Eggs and Issues

12/29/15 12:47 PM
Here's a chance to hear a review of the highlights of 2015 regarding the cities of Winona and Goodview, as well as Winona County.

Land Purchase

12/29/15 12:46 PM
The Buffalo County Board has voted 9 to 5 to purchase three parcels of wasteland to make way for sewer wastewater services at the county's main highway department facilities in rural Alma.  

Winona Shooting

12/29/15 12:45 PM
Five persons indicted by a grand jury in connection with the October 18th, shooting of Adam Fort in Winona, were formally arraigned in Winona District Court on Monday. 

Sand Permit

12/29/15 12:44 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a request by a frack sand mining company to modify its request for a permit should be approved but has opened a second public comment period. 

Snow Storm

12/29/15 12:43 PM
Local authorities report responding to several vehicles off the road or spun out Monday evening and Tuesday morning after more than eight inches of snow were dumped on county and city streets and roads.

Former Islamic Center Sold

12/29/15 12:41 PM
The former Winona Islamic Center property in downtown Winona has been sold. 

SEMCAC Proposals

12/29/15 12:38 PM
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for proposals by individual artists and general operating support of arts organizations.

Mahfood Dies

12/29/15 12:37 PM
One of the biggest contributors to the local Winona arts scene has passed away. 

Fountain City Levy

12/29/15 12:36 PM
Fountain City property owners will share in paying only $1,298 in more taxes for public municipal services in 2016. 

Alma Election

12/29/15 12:33 PM
Alma Mayor Jim Wilkie is running for a 2nd term the April 5th election.  

Chamber Banquet

12/29/15 12:31 PM
The Winona Chamber will host its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet on Friday, January 29th, at the Riverport Inn and Suites.

Winter Storm

12/28/15 11:01 AM
Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Monday - 6 am Tuesday!  Forecasters say Twin Cities residents could see at least 5 inches of snow by Tuesday.  A winter storm is expected to dump a foot of snow in south-central and south-east Minnesota Monday...

Winona Burglaries

12/28/15 10:15 AM
Winona police are investigating two residential burglaries reported over the weekend.

Assault Charges

12/28/15 10:14 AM
33-year-old Keyeon Marquis Carson of Winona is facing two felony assault charges after police were called to a residence in the 550 block of West 4th Street on Saturday.

Drug Arrests

12/28/15 10:13 AM
Authorities say a 38-year-old Winona man was arrested in Goodview December 24th, and is now facing felony drug charges.

Arcadia Death

12/28/15 10:10 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says an 80-year-old Arcadia man has died from injuries sustained in a traffic crash on December 23rd.

Winona Shooting

12/23/15 08:57 AM
The two men who were facing second degree murder charges in connection with the shooting of 31-year-old Adam Fort in October were back in court Tuesday. 

Medina Sentenced

12/23/15 08:56 AM
A Mondovi man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for slapping a 20-month-old child.           

Winter Crops Day

12/23/15 08:54 AM
A Winter Crops Day will be held Wednesday, January 13th in St. Charles.      Registration will begin at 8:30 at the St. Charles Community Center with the program beginning at 9:00 and conclusion by 3:00 p.m.    There is a $35 regi

Milk Production

12/23/15 08:48 AM
Wisconsin milk production reached 2.3 billion pounds in November, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  Both production and number of milk cows were up from a year ago in November, and per cow output set a state record.  

Fish Kill

12/23/15 08:47 AM
A fish kill in south branch of the Whitewater river last summer was likely caused by a combination of conditions following heavy rain on July 28th, rather than any single chemical, biological or environmental cause, according to a state report.


Quilt Show

12/23/15 08:46 AM
The Winona County History Center will be showing off its more than 250 quilts during a special show that begins next month. 

Weaver Boat Landing Damage

12/23/15 08:44 AM
The're still looking for the person responsible for some expensive damage to the Weaver boat landing around Thanksgiving. 

River Flow

12/23/15 08:43 AM
While the warm December weather has brought out more boats on the Mississippi River, it has also produced more danger with much higher water flows.

Ashley Honored

12/23/15 08:42 AM
The founders of Ashley Furniture Industries based in Arcadia have been given a special honor by Furniture Today.

Buffalo County Court

12/22/15 10:47 AM
Among the recent cases in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 37-year-old Donald Creque of Alma, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge accusing him of 3rd degree sexual assault. 

Winona Tax Levy

12/22/15 10:45 AM
Residents of the City of Winona will see their property taxes go up in 2016. 


12/22/15 10:42 AM
A Winona woman is offering a $500 reward for the return of an expensive wedding ring that was stolen from a vehicle parked outside her residence.

Child Protection

12/22/15 10:40 AM
Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to improve child abuse training programs and enhance child protection nationwide.

Police Complaint

12/22/15 10:38 AM
An outside audit has found no evidence to back up a La Crosse police officer's claims of retaliation and a hostile work environment. 

Property Sales

12/22/15 10:35 AM
As 2015 nears an end, two more property sales have been filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office. 

WAPS Facility Survey

12/22/15 10:32 AM
Winona public school board members will have some homework over the holidays following the results of a facilities survey released last week. 


12/22/15 10:20 AM
A former St. Mary's University instructor and custodian has lost his two jobs because of a clash over a campus production. 

Grand Jury Indictments

12/21/15 01:34 PM
A Winona County grand jury has handed down indictments of seven people in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Adam Fort on October 18th. 


12/21/15 01:33 PM
Winona Police are investigating a pair of burglaries from over the weekend.

High Speed Chase

12/21/15 01:31 PM
A 35-year-old Houston man was arrested after he led authorities in a high speed chase in two counties over the weekend. 

Cuffed Escape

12/21/15 01:30 PM
Rochester police say a handcuffed man jumped into the Zumbro River as he tried to evade officers.  

County Salaries

12/21/15 01:27 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve salary increases for the four elected county officials Tuesday night. 

WAPS Survey

12/21/15 01:25 PM
A survey of Winona School district residents did not produce a clear winner when it comes to the three options being considered for the future of the district's school buildings.  Results released Thursday indicated an even split on the three op

Swans Still Here

12/21/15 01:22 PM
If you missed the migrating tundra swans that populate the Winona area in November on their way south, never fear...they are still here.

TV Theft

12/18/15 11:12 AM
If you happen to see a man riding around on a bike with a large screen TV you should call Winona police. Authorities said a man made off with a 28-inch large screen TV from Winona's Target store about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

10 Days of Giving

12/18/15 11:11 AM
Merchants Bank officials are acknowledging the generosity of the Winona community in making this a brighter Christmas and New Year for those struggling to put food on their tables.

Recycling Fee

12/18/15 11:10 AM
Fees for recycling services at Fountain City will go up January 1st.    

Window Walk Winners

12/18/15 11:09 AM
The Winona Main Street program announced the winners of the 5th Annual Holiday Window Walk decorating contest at the Winona Main Street Year End Social and volunteer recognition event Thursday evening.

SMU Science Building

12/18/15 11:06 AM
Construction is continuing on the new science building on the St. Mary's University campus. 

Deputy Honored

12/18/15 11:05 AM
A Winona County sheriff's deputy has received some special honors for his dedication and efforts to make the county a safer place to drive. 

Dive Team Donation

12/18/15 11:03 AM
The Winona County Dive Rescue Team has received a sizable donation from a Winona company. 

RCTC President

12/18/15 11:01 AM
The embattled president of Rochester Community and Technical College has resigned.

Vandalism Suspects

12/17/15 10:40 AM
Winona Police are looking for five persons of interest in a case involving the spraypainting of several buildings in the city's east end. 

Bears & Blankets

12/17/15 10:32 AM
Winona National Bank employees Wednesday delivered a record 679 items collected through its annual Bears & Blankets drive.  Winona National collected the items from November 27th through December 14th at its three office locations.

Pictured  Winona Police Department

10 Days of Giving

12/17/15 10:31 AM
Final tallies put the 2015 “10 Days of Giving” at 231,233 pounds of food, the third highest total in the food drive’s 27-year history. The total breaks down to $99,208 in cash and 32,817 pounds of food.

Clean Water Funds

12/17/15 10:29 AM
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources announced another wave of Clean Water Fund grants, more than $11 million to help local governments put more projects in the ground that benefit Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. 

New Eagle

12/17/15 10:26 AM
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha has a new arrival.


Community Hero

12/16/15 11:36 AM
A Rochester woman has received a free brand new high efficiency gas furnace. Danielle Teal was named the 2015 Bryant Community Hero...

Food Drive

12/16/15 11:35 AM
Merchants Bank plans to release the final totals for its 27th annual Ten Days of Giving food drive later this week. 

Property Sales

12/16/15 11:33 AM
Two building sales have been registered at the Winona County Recorder's Office.   

Fountain City Election

12/16/15 11:32 AM
Fountain City 2nd Ward alderman Tim Schaffner says he is not running for re-election in April. 

Buffalo County Election

12/16/15 11:30 AM
The list of incumbents not running for re-election to the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors has grown to five members.      

Swindling Charges

12/16/15 11:29 AM
A Winona woman has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court on January 14th, on 10 counts of theft by swindle.

Fatal Crash

12/16/15 11:28 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 51-year-old Lake City woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Wabasha County Tuesday.

Bank Robbery

12/16/15 11:27 AM
An Iowa television station was doing a live update on a Minnesota bank robbery when police say the suspect returned to rob it a second time.

WAPS Facility Survey

12/16/15 11:25 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday will learn how residents feel about the future of the district school facilities. 

Fire Safety

12/15/15 11:31 AM
Fire officials say last year in Minnesota, 39% of fire deaths occurred in October, November and December. Most home fires occur in winter and peak in January.

Emergency Grants

12/15/15 11:31 AM
Eight Minnesota colleges who have shown an extraordinary commitment to helping students facing a financial crisis stay in school are being awarded funding to provide small emergency grants to at-risk students. 

Teacher Talks

12/15/15 11:30 AM
Talks on a new two-year contract between the Winona a public school teachers and the school board will resume next month. 

Winona Health Hours

12/15/15 11:29 AM
Winona Health has announced its special hours of operation for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Thursday, December 24th:                               

10th DWI

12/15/15 11:21 AM
A 54-year-old Winona man is facing his tenth driving while intioxicated offense.

Oats Production

12/15/15 10:33 AM
Wisconsin farmers produced just over 14 million bushels of oats in 2015, USDA said, a big increase from 8.7 million in 2014.   

Turkey Season

12/14/15 01:55 PM
Hunters next spring will get more time to enjoy being outdoors while trying to bag a wild turkey. 

Bork Appointed

12/14/15 01:55 PM
A Winona state University graduate has been appointed commissioner of the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

CapX2020 Work Postponed

12/14/15 01:53 PM
Work for the CapX2020 power line that will cause lane closures on Highway 52 north of Zumbrota is postponed until Tuesday because of weather. 

Noon Lions-Christmas Meal

12/14/15 01:52 PM
Anyone who may find themselves alone on Christmas Day is invited to join the Winona Noon Lions Club for a free dinner at the First Congregational Church in Winona. 

Christmas Eve Meal

12/14/15 01:51 PM
Wendy and Chase Hoffman, owners of Jefferson Pub and Grill, invite you to join them for their free noon meal on Christmas Eve day.

Farm Permits

12/14/15 01:50 PM
The price of a farm-building permit would be increasing according to a fee schedule passed committee and sent to the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors.

Officer Assaulted

12/14/15 01:50 PM
A 22-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a police officer attempting to arrest him.


Medtronic Layoffs

12/14/15 01:48 PM
A Wabasha company has announced it will layoff 29 workers. 

Wabasha Police Chief

12/14/15 01:47 PM
The City of Wabasha has a new permanent police chief following action by the City Council this month.

Invasive Species

12/14/15 01:46 PM
 The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service says long-term monitoring efforts will continue for water lettuce and water hyacinth which were found in October along the shoreline of Lake Onalaska in Pool 7 of the Mississippi River. 

Drug Bust

12/14/15 01:45 PM
A 40-year-old Lewiston woman is facing felony drug charges after authorities searched her residence Saturday.

Grand Jury-Murder

12/11/15 10:46 AM
A grand jury has been meeting to determine if more serious charges will be brought against two men involved in the shooting of a 31-year-old Winona man on October 18th in Winona.

Lane Closures

12/11/15 10:45 AM
Motorists on Highway 52 north of Zumbrota will encounter lane closures starting as soon as Monday, Dec. 14, as work crews prepare to pull power lines from the CapX2020 project across the highway later in the week. 

Walmart Theft

12/11/15 10:41 AM
Winona police are looking for a couple who attempted to steal several expensive items from the Walmart store but were unsuccessful.  

Remicks Forgive Debt

12/11/15 10:39 AM
A Rochester couple says it will forgive a $9,000,000 debt owed by the Rochester Catholic Schools for construction of the new Rochester Lourdes High School. Jack and Mary Remick had loaned the Catholic Schools $10,000,000 for the new school and nine milli

Star Wars Store

12/11/15 10:38 AM
A Winona man owns one of the largest online Star Wars stores in the world.

Planning Commission

12/11/15 10:37 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will discuss the possibility of implementing a moratorium on new residential units in the downtown area. 

SBD Buttons

12/11/15 10:36 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Association is inviting High School students to participate in the 2016 Steamboat Days button design contest.  


County Property Taxes

12/11/15 10:34 AM
Winona County residents will see their county property taxes going up next year.

Truth in Taxation

12/10/15 11:00 AM
Winona County Commissioners will hold a Truth in Taxation public hearing during their regular board meeting tonight. 

County Board Election

12/10/15 10:59 AM
Two Buffalo County Board members say they will not run for re-election in April. 

Stalking Charges

12/10/15 10:58 AM
A Winona man is facing felony charges of stalking and violating a protection order.

Effigy Mounds

12/10/15 10:57 AM
A retired National Parks Service superintendent has been charged with stealing ancient Native American remains from a federal museum collection.

UW-L Evacuation

12/10/15 10:55 AM
Police say the suspicious packages that prompted an evacuation of three dorms at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were suitcases left behind by a couple of bus passengers and were not a threat.  


12/10/15 10:53 AM
Plans are well underway for the 6th Annual Gala sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools.

SHIP Grants

12/10/15 10:52 AM
Winona County will get over $377,000 in grant money from the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Broadband Meeting

12/09/15 11:32 AM
In response to expressed constituent concerns regarding reliable broadband access, State Representative Greg Davids of Preston will hold a broadband listening session on Friday, December 18th at the Spring Valley Community Center beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

Spray Paint Damage

12/09/15 11:31 AM
Police are looking for the culprits who spray painted three areas in the city's east end. Authorities said a building housing the Zehren Dental Office and a semi trailer, both on Mankato Avenue were spray painted with black paint. 

Drug Raid

12/09/15 11:30 AM
A second person has been arrested in connection with a drug raid Monday at a Lewiston residence. 

Ring Theft

12/09/15 11:27 AM
Winona Police said an expensive ring was reported missing from a vehicle parked in the 600 block of West Seventh Street Tuesday. 

WSU Commencement

12/09/15 11:26 AM
Over 370 students will participate in the Winona State University Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony Friday, in McCown Gymnasium on the Winona campus. The ceremony is open to the public.

U of M Investigation

12/09/15 11:25 AM
An investigation of the University of Minnesota athletics department has found that school officials had no knowledge of inappropriate conduct by athletic director Norwood Teague before he was accused of sexual harassment. 

Refuge Revenues

12/09/15 11:23 AM
A total of $24,111 was transferred to Wabasha and Winona Counties and eight entities in western Wisconsin by the  Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National  Wildlife and Fish Refuge this year. 

City Council-Maplewood Town Homes

12/09/15 11:21 AM
The Winona City Council took a step closer Monday to making a street safer in the Maplewood Town Homes when council members approved installing a sidewalk. 

Farm Rental Meetings

12/09/15 11:18 AM
Landlords, Farmers, and Agri-Business Professionals are invited to attend one of the informative meetings being held in Southeast Minnesota on farm land rental agreements. 

Toys for Kids

12/09/15 11:15 AM
The Toys for Kids organization is getting ready for the free Christmas giveaway that will take place this Saturday, December 12th, at the Tandeski Center in Winona. 

UW-L Scare

12/09/15 11:03 AM
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse evacuated some residence halls Tuesday while police investigated a suspicious package. 

Injury Accident-Charges

12/08/15 11:11 AM
A 14-year-old boy is now facing criminal charges in connection with an incident in the Maplewood Townhomes last August where a 4-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle when the boy ran into the street. 

Drug Raid

12/08/15 11:10 AM
54-year-old Tammy Jean Guffey of Lewiston was jailed Monday evening after authorities raided her residence acting on a search warrant.

Trempealeau Crash

12/08/15 11:09 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department released details Monday on a serious traffic crash that occurred last Friday. 

WSU Interviews

12/08/15 11:08 AM
Winona State University will interview three finalists for the position of Vice President for University Advancement this week and next week. 

Semi Crashes

12/08/15 11:07 AM
Four semis were involved in two separate crashes minutes apart on the same stretch of interstate in southeastern Minnesota.  

Mayo Threat

12/08/15 11:06 AM
A Minnesota man is accused of threatening Mayo Clinic staff on a Facebook post which police say shows him holding a replica assault rifle. 

County Committees

12/08/15 11:05 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers willing to serve on a number of advisory committees in 2016. 

Hospice Volunteers

12/08/15 11:04 AM
Winona Area Hospice Services is offering training for community members interested in becoming hospice volunteers.   

Harbor Report

12/08/15 11:03 AM
Shipping activity in Winona's Commercial Harbor has come to an end with the closing on Lock and Dam 9 at Linxville, Wisconsin this week.

Buffalo County Court

12/08/15 11:00 AM
Among the most serious cases in Buffalo County Circuit Court in Alma recently.....     27-year-old Ashley Kamprud of Viroqua, was sentenced to 14 months in Wisconsin state prison for violating probation on a 2013 charge of possessing metha

Property Splits

12/07/15 01:49 PM
Parties splitting or dividing existing real estate during the remainder of 2015 are being reminded they must record the documents by the end of this year to avoid repayment of 2016 real estate taxes.

10 Days of Giving

12/07/15 01:44 PM
Merchants Bank's 27th annual Ten Days of Giving food drive has been going well as it nears its end later this week. 


12/07/15 01:40 PM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski presented Governor Mark Dayton with a Winona Model Legislature engraved gavel, pin and bill book recently.

Sign Reward

12/07/15 01:38 PM
The Upper Mississippi River national Fish and Wildlife Refuge is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for the destruction of signs on informational kiosks at the Weaver Boat landing in Winona County.

WSU Interviews

12/07/15 01:36 PM
Winona State University will interview three finalists for the position of Vice President for University Advancement this week and next week. 

County Tax Levy

12/07/15 01:34 PM
Winona County Commissioners will hold a Truth in Taxation public hearing during their regular board meeting on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Assault Charges

12/07/15 01:33 PM
Winona Police said a 21-year-old Chicago, Illinois, man was jailed early Sunday on felony assault charges. 

Holiday Train

12/07/15 01:31 PM
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be paying its annual visit to Winona on Wednesday. 

First Free Church

12/04/15 10:59 AM
There's a new church getting ready to offer services in Winona and it may not be like what churchgoers are used to.

Diocese Campaign

12/04/15 10:58 AM
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Winona says he is pleased with the outcome of the recent fundraising campaign. 

Farm Bureau Award

12/04/15 10:57 AM
The Winona County Farm Bureau has received a top award given to county farm bureaus in Minnesota.

Rail Safety

12/04/15 10:56 AM
Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin says the House and Senate negotiators have included several rail safety reforms she has championed in a long-term, bipartisan federal transportation compromise unveiled ahead of Friday's deadline. 

Deer Hunt Results

12/04/15 10:55 AM
More than 600,000 deer hunters took part in the  nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in both deer registration numbers and license sales through the end of the nine-day season. 

WSU Commencement

12/04/15 10:54 AM
370 students will participate in the Winona State University Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11th, in McCown Gymnasium on the Winona campus. 

Evening with Santa

12/04/15 10:53 AM
Children and families are invited to attend An Evening with Santa at Winona State University from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9th, in the Student Activities Center at Kryszko Commons.

Fair Agreement

12/03/15 10:55 AM
The Buffalo County Agriculture & Extension Education Committee continues to play a lead role in refining agreements having to do with the county fairgrounds in Mondovi.

Toys for Kids

12/03/15 10:54 AM
The Winona Toys for Kids program has gotten a boost from a local business as the local program gets ready to distribute free toys for Christmas. 

Teacher Talks

12/03/15 10:53 AM
Another round of talks between the Winona Area Public School Board and the district's teachers is scheduled to take place on Monday, December 14th. 

Humane Society

12/03/15 10:51 AM
The Winona Area Humane Society had a successful fundraiser in early November. 

WAPS Facility Survey

12/03/15 10:50 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will learn in about two weeks how residents feel about the future of the district school facilities. 

Mock Drill

12/03/15 10:49 AM
Emergency response leaders from several jurisdictions plan to take part in a tabletop disaster training exercise in Alma this month simulating a train derailment.  

Safest College Towns

12/03/15 10:40 AM
The City of Winona has been ranked 19th on a list of the 50 Safest College Towns in America, according to The SafeWise Report. 

County Board Meetings

12/02/15 01:05 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has trimmed its monthly regular meetings to two starting after the first of the year. Tuesday the board decided to eliminate its regular meeting on the first Tuesday of the month.

Youth Council

12/02/15 01:04 PM
A proposal to create a Winona County Youth Council has received the approval of the Winona County Board of commissioners. 

Property Taxes

12/02/15 01:02 PM
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has indicated that property taxes would climb by an average of 4% across the state next year.

Winona Bridge-Top10

12/02/15 01:01 PM
The Winona Bridge has been named as one of the top 10 bridges of 2015 in the November issue of Roads and Bridges magazine, garnering national attention to the project. 

Shooting Red Wing

12/02/15 08:35 AM
Red Wing police are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon. Officers located a male victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Blood Drives

12/02/15 08:34 AM
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.   Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular bl

Millers Book

12/02/15 08:33 AM
As full-time working parents to three young boys, State Senator Jeremy Miller and  his wife Janel Miller,  were inspired by their personal experience as parents, to co-author a children's book entitled "Role Model Ricky's Big Birthday Bash".

Food Drive

12/02/15 08:32 AM
The Merchants Bank kicked off its 27th annual Ten Days of Giving food drive Tuesday saying the goal is to make sure no one in Winona County goes hungry during the Winter months. 

Red Wing Bridge

12/02/15 08:31 AM
The Red Wng City Council has given its municipal approval to the construction of a new interstate bridge over the Mississippi River in that community. 

Fatal Accident

12/02/15 08:29 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a fatal crash occurred in Olmsted County Monday afternoon about 5:00 p.m..                   

Farm Zoning

12/02/15 08:27 AM
The days of putting up farm buildings without a permit might be coming to an end in Buffalo County.

Food Drive

12/01/15 02:05 PM
While it's nonperishable food that the local foodshelves need during the 27th Annual Merchants Bank Ten Days of Giving Food Drive, it's healthier foods that Winona Volunteer Services would like to see increase in donations.

Executive Director Sandra Burke says it's the healthier foods they are looking for.

Monetary donations are also welcome and can be used to make purchases that best fit the fooDshelves need and at reduced prices.

Mayor Mark Peterson encourages the community to be as generous this year as it has in past 26 years the drive has been held.

Checks can be deposited or mailed to the Merchants Bank made payable to Ten Days of Giving......

Deer Hunt Results

11/30/15 11:25 AM
Minnesota firearms hunters registered just over 128,000 deer through the third weekend of firearms deer season, up from almost 113,000 from the same period in 2014. 

Parade of Lights

11/30/15 11:24 AM
Merchants Bank in Rushford will present the 20th Annual Christmas Wonderland Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 12th.  

Winona County Board

11/30/15 11:22 AM
Winona County has a new planning and environmental services director if he accepts the job. The County Board Tuesday approved the hiring of Eric Evenson-Marden to the position. 

10 Days of Giving

11/30/15 11:18 AM
Merchants Bank kicks off its 27th annual "10 Days of Giving" food drive Tuesday. 

Bridge Work

11/25/15 09:23 AM
Highway 63 south of Lake City has reopened as crews wrapped up work to replace two bridges on Miller Creek, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.   

Baby Death

11/25/15 09:17 AM
Prosecutors have charged a Warrens man in the death of his 3-month-old son.

Police Computer Firm

11/24/15 10:53 AM
Winona Police say the sale of the firm that owns the computer software that local authorities use will have little impact on the local department's operations. 

Stolen Truck

11/24/15 10:52 AM
Authorities in Owatonna are on the lookout for a truck stolen out of Winona that was involved in a chase in Steele County. Deputy Winona Police Chief Tom Williams said the 2015 black Dodge Ram was reported missing by Chrysler Winona at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Stolen Bikes

11/24/15 10:51 AM
Winona Police are looking for the culprits who are cutting locks on bicycles and stealing the bikes. 

Trees of Lights

11/24/15 10:50 AM
Community members who are honoring or remembering family and friends during this holiday season are invited to the Winona Health Foundation's Trees of Light gathering on Wednesday, December 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona Health.

Street Projects

11/24/15 10:47 AM
You can expect to see more street improvement projects in Winona in 2016. 

Downtown Activity

11/24/15 10:46 AM
The $250,000 put up by the Winona Port Authority is being called an Opportunity for Winona by Mayor Mark Peterson. 

Milk Production

11/24/15 10:45 AM
Milk production set a state record for the month of October in Wisconsin. 


11/24/15 10:44 AM
Nine Winona County non-profit agencies have been awarded arts and cultural heritage grants by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.  

Japan Meal-WAPS

11/24/15 10:43 AM
The Winona School District's Japan Ambassadors are hosting a pork chop dinner on Saturday, December 12th, from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Eagles Club in downtown Winona.

Winona Burglary

11/24/15 10:42 AM
Winona Police are investigating a breakin at the Winona Athletic Club at East Fifth and Mankato Avenue over the weekend. 

Deer Hunt Results

11/24/15 10:40 AM
Deer hunters in Buffalo County registered 2,837 whitetails during the opening weekend of Wisconsin's 9-day gun hunting season that ends on Sunday.

County Board

11/23/15 09:24 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners is expected to appoint a new county planning and environmental services director Tuesday. 

Arcadia Election

11/23/15 09:23 AM
Voters in the city of Arcadia will go to the polls in a recall election Tuesday to determine in Mayor John Kimmel should stay in office. 

Houses to be Demolished

11/23/15 09:21 AM
The City of Winona has issued permits to Winona State University for the demolition of seven homes near the university's main campus. 

WSU Expansion

11/23/15 09:20 AM
Winona State University plans to expand some of its Rochester offerings into downtown Rochester. 

Winona Fire

11/23/15 09:19 AM
Winona fire fighters were called to a downtown business Friday when a fire broke out on the roof. 

Property Tax Levy

11/23/15 09:18 AM
Residents of Trempealeau County will see their 2016 property taxes go up by 4.2 percent after the county board approved a new budget. 

United Way Update

11/23/15 09:17 AM
The Winona Area United Way's fundraising campaign is progressing.

Cover Crops

11/23/15 09:16 AM
With the growing season behind them, farmers and landowners are invited to share and hear about experiments with cover crop seed choices, equipment and planting dates on Tuesday, Dec. 1st, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

SMU Grocery Cards

11/23/15 09:14 AM
Saint Mary's University is continuing its tradition of supplying roceries to residents at Christmas time. 

MMAM Painting

11/20/15 10:50 AM
Winona's Minnesota Marine art Museum is the owner of a multi-million dollar painting following an auction sale Thursday in Sotheby's in New York City. The website Arts Beat reports the museum has purchased a Martin Jonathon Heade painting for $5,

Drug Arrest

11/20/15 10:48 AM
A 55-year-old Goodview man was jailed for a third time in just over one month on felony drug charges after authorities raided his residence Thursday. 

Broadband Grants

11/20/15 10:44 AM
Broadband providers serving fifteen rural areas of Minnesota will share in $11,000,000 of state grants to expand the availability of high-speed Internet. 

Tax Levy

11/20/15 08:17 AM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors has approved a 2016 budget that calls for nearly 3.7 percent increase in property tax levy.  

Founders Day

11/20/15 08:15 AM
The five founders of the Hiawatha Education Foundation in Winona, which has provided millions of dollars in support of the Cotter schools over the last 25 years, were honored by the Cotter Schools Thursday.