Concussions Study

08/30/16 11:03 AM
Quite a bit of media attention has been directed to the serious and sometimes life-altering effects of concussions sustained by pro and college athletes. 

Candidate Forums

08/30/16 10:58 AM
With just over two months to go before the November 8th, general election, local residents will get plenty of chances to hear from candidates for public office. 

Eggs and Issues

08/30/16 10:56 AM
Winona Area Chamber of Commerce members and the general public will get a chance to meet candidates for the Winona Area Public School Board on Friday, September 9th. 

Tomah Death-Lawsuit

08/30/16 10:56 AM
The family of a Marine veteran who died from a toxic mix of more than a dozen drugs at a U.S. Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government.

Storm Declaration

08/30/16 10:55 AM
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has issued an emergency declaration to assist Buffalo, Trempealeau, and Eau Claire counties in recovery efforts after heavy rains caused widespread damage earlier this month. 

College Southeast-New Name

08/30/16 10:53 AM
In recognition of the college's new vision, mission and name, Minnesota State College Southeast is celebrating with special events today on both the Winona and Red Wing campuses. 

Card Fraud

08/30/16 10:52 AM
A former Mondovi, Wis., man accused of felony charges for allegedly stealing VISA gift cards from a dental office has an arraignment hearing scheduled in Buffalo County Circuit Court on Oct. 5th.

Referendum Website

08/30/16 10:50 AM
The Winona Area Public Schools has created an informational website with information on the two ballot questions that will be on the November 8th election ballot for district voters. 

Trestor Trolley

08/30/16 10:49 AM
A fire that caused extensive damage to the Trestor Trolley on Saturday is believed to have originated in the engine compartment.

Tennis Courts Upgrades

08/30/16 10:48 AM
Tennis fans have a refurbished place to take part in their sport.

WSU Logo

08/30/16 10:47 AM
Winona State Athletics has introduced a new logo to represent the 15 programs within the department. 

Paulson Arrested

08/29/16 10:24 AM
A 33-year-old Winona man was jailed Friday following an incident that brought out the Winona County Emergency Response Team.

Bridge Dedication

08/29/16 10:20 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation celebrated the completion of Winona's new highway 43 interstate bridge on Saturday with an official opening of the bridge to traffic.

Body Recovered

08/29/16 10:16 AM
Authorities have recovered the body of a 20-year-old man after a canoe capsized at Silver Creek Reservoir in Rochester.     

Vehicle Crash

08/29/16 10:13 AM
A 28-year old rural Arcadia man was transported to La Crosse by helicopter with life threatening injuries Thursday following a one-vehicle crash.

Flood Damage

08/29/16 10:10 AM
Flash-flood damages in Buffalo County were in the millions and escalating as local government authorities continued tabulating losses to public and private sectors. 

Milk Production

08/29/16 10:09 AM
July milk production totaled 2.56 billion pounds in Wisconsin where dairy farmers milked 1.28 million head. 

Deputy Resigns

08/25/16 10:06 AM
Buffalo County is looking for someone to fill a vacancy for a full-time sheriff's deputy.

Planning Director

08/25/16 10:05 AM
Winona County Administrator Ken Fritz Tuesday was officially appointed Interim Planning and Environmental Services Director.

Senior University-WSU

08/25/16 10:04 AM
Winona State University's Senior University will host a course called "Discover Your Ancestors" on Tuesdays, Oct. 4-25, in Darrell Krueger Library, room 102.

County Board-Public Hearing

08/25/16 10:02 AM
The public will get a chance to speak out on a proposed compromise on frack sand mining in Winona County. 

City Budget

08/25/16 10:00 AM
Winona City Council members will get their first formal look at the proposed 2017 city budget when they hold two informational meetings next week.

W-K School Project

08/24/16 10:20 AM
Students in the Wabasha-Kellogg School District returned to classes this week greeted with a new indoor air quality project.

Land Donation

08/24/16 10:18 AM
184 acres of farmland located near La Crescent will be conserved in the future thanks to a La Crescent couple.

Pickwick Mill Day

08/24/16 10:16 AM
The annual Pickwick Mill Day is coming up on Saturday, September 10th. 

Fish, Wildlife Commercial Fees

08/24/16 10:14 AM
People whose job is to help fishers and hunters on the Upper Mississippi River are unhappy about new fees the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing for commercial users.

New Bridge Dedication

08/24/16 10:09 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will celebrate the completion of Winona's new Highway 43 interstate bridge on Saturday at 11:00am. 

Refuge Birthday

08/23/16 01:31 PM
The Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge celebrated its 80th birthday this past weekend.

MMAM Exhibit

08/23/16 01:30 PM
Opening Friday, August 26th at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and running through December 23 is "River Perspective: Paintings by Tom Maakestad and Don Schmidlapp." 

Green Boot Camp

08/23/16 01:30 PM
Winona area Public Schools media specialist, Jill Nysse was selected to attend the 2016 Green Boot Camp in San Diego this past June.

Concert-Solomon's Song

08/23/16 01:28 PM
Singer songwriter John McCutcheon will perform a concert in Winona coming up on Saturday, October 1st. 

WSU Athletes Awards

08/23/16 01:27 PM
The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association  announced the 2015-16 recipients of Academic Achievement Awards. 

Gun Charges

08/23/16 01:26 PM
A 31-year-old Winona man is facing multiple felony charges after police executed a search warrant at his residence Monday and turned up a loaded long gun and marijuana. 

Stolen Bikes

08/23/16 01:25 PM
Once again Winona Police have issued an advisory for owners of bicycles to be sure and lock them up and keep them secure. 

Trooper Injured

08/23/16 01:24 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the Wisconsin state trooper who was injured in a two-vehicle crash near Arcadia last Saturday.  

Felony Trial

08/23/16 01:24 PM
A 5-day jury trial has been scheduled in Buffalo County Circuit Court in the case of a Buffalo City man accused of felony 1st degree child sexual assault. 

Pelzer Property Sold

08/23/16 01:22 PM
A six acre site at Pelzer and West Fifth Streets has been sold for $762,500. 

Watershed Plan Draft

08/23/16 01:20 PM
Public hearings on the draft of the proposed Root River One Watershed, One Plan will be held next month. 

Storm Damage

08/23/16 01:18 PM
Buffalo County Emergency Management's preliminary reports from the Towns of Lincoln, Montana, Waumandee, Alma and Gilmanton exceed $1,450,000 in infrastructure damage to roads, bridges, and public buildings from the torrential rains...

Buffalo County Roads

08/23/16 01:15 PM
The Buffalo County Highway Department says  most county and state roads are open to full access following the heavy rains that fell about a week and a-half ago. 

Drug Charges

08/22/16 11:02 AM
A 21-year-old Winona man was jailed on drug charges following a traffic stop early Sunday at Wilson and Broadway. 

Vehicle Chase

08/22/16 11:01 AM
Authorities said a 21-year-old Houston man was apprehended Sunday evening following a vehicle chase that started in Houston County and ended in Winona County.

Injury Crash

08/22/16 10:33 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a Wisconsin state trooper was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning. 

Football is Back

08/19/16 12:11 PM
The high school football season kicked off in Wisconsin Thursday night. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau opened with a 30-to-8 win over Mondovi in Galesville. 

Miss Goodview

08/19/16 12:10 PM
A new Miss Goodview was crowned Wednesday night during the pageant held at the Winona Middle School. Crowned the new Miss Goodview was Makenna Kohner-Thesing. 

Planning Director

08/19/16 12:09 PM
Winona County no longer has a planning and environmental services director. 

Christmas House Tour

08/19/16 11:59 AM
A familiar event will be returning to Winona next December. 

Farm Bill

08/19/16 11:57 AM
 A group of Land Stewardship Project members had a straightforward message for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz when he visited a farm near Ridgeway this week, 

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

08/19/16 11:56 AM
Storm sewer installation on the Highway 61 and Gilmore Avenue reconstruction project has been completed as phase three work continues this week.

Winona Art Display

08/18/16 02:18 PM
There is a special presentation now available for the public at the Winona County History Center.

Rushford Airport

08/18/16 02:17 PM
The Rushford Airport will be getting some improvements thanks to a federal grant awarded by the U-S Department of Transportation. 

WAPS- Blood Drive

08/18/16 02:16 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools will host a blood drive on Tuesday, August 30th from 7:00 a.m. to noon. 

Ready Set School-Darst

08/18/16 02:05 PM
Jessi Darst has been named the new director of Ready Set School. 

Bridge Site Accident

08/18/16 02:04 PM
OSHA is investigating an accident Tuesday at the I-90 Dresbach bridge project that injured a worker. 

New Police Officer

08/18/16 02:03 PM
An estimated 20 people at a meeting in Fountain City testified in support of hiring a new city police officer.

Corn Harvest

08/18/16 02:02 PM
Corn growers in Wisconsin are on track to break an all-time production record that was set in 2011. 

New Urgent Care

08/18/16 02:01 PM
The City of Wabasha will be getting a new urgent care center soon. 

Birthday Ball

08/18/16 02:00 PM
The Winona Health Volunteers are shaking things up with this year's Birthday Ball: entitled 1950s Sock Hop Gone Wrong, coming up on Saturday, September 24th. 

WSU Soccer Pol

08/18/16 01:59 PM
The Winona State University women's soccer team has been picked to finish third in the 2016 NSIC Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll. 

New Vicar General

08/18/16 01:57 PM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona has a new Vicar General.


08/18/16 01:55 PM
Dawn Stenberg has started as a mortgage lender at Merchants Bank, according to Sue Hovell, Director of Retail Banking Performance.

WSU Volleyball

08/18/16 01:54 PM
Winona State University's women's volleyball team has been ranked nationally in a pre-season poll for the first time in program history.


08/17/16 10:39 AM
Police are investigating a pair of burglaries in Winona that were reported on Monday. 

Train Tresspass

08/17/16 10:37 AM
Three people hitching a ride on a freight train were cited with tresspassing after they were escorted off the train Tuesday evening. 

Director Resigns

08/17/16 10:36 AM
Fountain City will be looking for a new public works director.

New Healing Garden

08/17/16 10:35 AM
The Winona Health Foundation will host a groundbreaking party and fundraising kickoff for a new healing garden this coming Friday, August 19th.

New Construction

08/17/16 10:34 AM
Net new construction value in Buffalo County grew by less than one percent over the past year, according to preliminary reports from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. 

Retzinger Retiring

08/17/16 10:33 AM
Longtime Winona Physician Dr. Thomas Retzinger retire on September 2nd, after caring for the Winona community for 37 years. He's been part of the medical staff since 1979.

Vets Park-New Name

08/17/16 10:31 AM
Veterans Memorial Park in Winona has a new name. 

Buffalo County Court

08/17/16 10:30 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 40-year-old James Friday of Jackson, Mississippi, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge accusing him of taking a vehicle without consent in in Mondovi.

Fairground Rules

08/17/16 10:29 AM
The Buffalo County Agriculture & Extension Education Committee is working with the county fair association to iron out responsibilities and rules for the fairgrounds in Mondovi.

Trempealeau County Flooding

08/17/16 10:28 AM
The Trempealeau County Health Department is urging local residents to use caution to protect themselves and their families following the storms and recent flooding experienced in the county.  

Hall-Child Porn

08/17/16 10:26 AM
A 38-year-old Winona man has been named in a criminal complaint charging him with ten felony counts of possession of child pornography. 


08/16/16 10:20 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has received the endorsement of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49. 

Buffalo County Flooding

08/16/16 10:16 AM
Buffalo County Emergency Management urges residents to report private property or agricultural damage to 2-1-1.   


08/16/16 10:13 AM
A free display of NHRA Top Fuel Dragster and Driver Terry McMillian will be at Goodson Tool in Goodview on today from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Goodson spokesman David Monihan says it's one of the fastest cars around and at 3pm they will fire up t

WSU Move-In Day

08/16/16 10:06 AM
Winona State University will welcome back students today. Move-In Day is taking place on both the Main and West campuses.

Miss Goodview

08/16/16 10:05 AM
Six girls will be taking part in the Miss Goodview pageant Wednesday evening as the annual festival gets ready to kick off another run. 

Train Fatal-ID

08/16/16 10:04 AM
Winona Police said a 66-year-old Winona woman was killed when she was struck by a train Friday evening in the city's east end.

Miss Winona

08/16/16 10:02 AM
The search is on for a new Miss Winona.

Drowning Victim

08/15/16 11:36 AM
Michigan authorities say they have recovered the body of a 30-year-old Winona man from Lake St. Clair. 

Winona Budget

08/15/16 11:35 AM
Winona City Council members will get their first formal look at the proposed 2017 city budget when they hold two informational meetings in two weeks. 

Ready Set School

08/15/16 11:34 AM
Ready Set School is thanking the Shopko Foundation Community Charitable Grant Program for a $500 award. 

Farm Production

08/15/16 11:33 AM
Farm production costs in Wisconsin went down 16 percent in 2015, led by a 20 percent reduction in feed expenses, according to the USDA.

City Council

08/15/16 11:31 AM
The Winona City Council will take a final vote tonight on an ordinance amendment that would govern the conduct in Veterans Memorial Park in Lake Park. 

Train Fatal

08/15/16 11:29 AM
Winona Police said a 66-year-old Winona woman was killed when she was struck by a train Friday evening in the city's east end. 

Trump-La Crosse

08/15/16 11:28 AM
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit La Crosse Tuesday for a private fundraising event. 

Sand Mine Permit

08/12/16 12:05 PM
A 30-day public comment period has begun in Trempealeau County for a permit from Hi-Crush, LLC of Blair. 

Hagedorn Visit

08/12/16 12:04 PM
Rebublican-endorsed candidate for the First District Congressional seat, Jim Hagedorn, was in Winona Thursday to attend a Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast at Perkins restaurant. 

Sex Offender Housing

08/12/16 12:03 PM
A city council committee in Alma is concerned about public fear of having registered sex offenders living in the community.   

Bridge Dedication

08/12/16 12:01 PM
A tentative schedule has been released for the dedication of the new Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona later this month.

Missing Winona Man

08/12/16 12:00 PM
Authorities near Detroit are searching for a 30-year-old Winona man who is missing in Lake St. Clair.

Ashley for the Arts

08/12/16 11:58 AM
Some big name entertainment will be featured at this year's Ashley for the Arts weekend in Arcadia which kicks off today. 

Record Rainfall

08/11/16 10:46 AM
Thursday's rainfall brought record amounts to the Winona area. The National Weather Service says records for single day August 11th rainfall were set in six communities.

Zumbro River Flood Statement

08/11/16 10:45 AM
Heavy rainfall overnight along the additional rain over the next 24 hours will bring significant rises along the Zumbro River at Zumbro Falls. However no flooding is expected at this time. 

Buffalo County Flooding

08/11/16 10:44 AM
Buffalo County received a large amount of rain Thursday morning causing some roads to be washed out and mudslides in other areas.  

Dodge Flooding

08/11/16 10:43 AM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a  * Flood Warning for The Trempealeau River At Dodge from Friday evening to Monday afternoon.  

Rochester Homicide

08/11/16 10:41 AM
Police have one man in custody and are looking for another after the driver of a car was fatally shot in Rochester.      

Miller Golf Classic

08/11/16 10:40 AM
The Ben & Adith Miller Classic, sponsored by Winona Health, raised a record $210,000 for the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund, a charitable fund for individuals and families using healthcare services at Winona Health. 

Wabasha County Board

08/11/16 10:39 AM
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has approved a conditional use permit paving the way for a farm chemicals operation to move from Plainview to a location in Elgin Township. 

Miller Fundraiser

08/11/16 10:39 AM
Reservations are now being taken for the annual Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation events coming up in September.


Masonic Temple

08/11/16 10:37 AM
Winona City Council members will be updated on the Masonic Temple building future when an informational meeting will be held this coming Monday, August 15th at 5:45 p.m. 

HBC Award

08/11/16 10:35 AM
Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. has once again earned the distinction of being named a Top 100 Fiber-To-The-Home Company by Broadband Communities Magazine.

Student Busing

08/11/16 10:33 AM
The Winona Area Public Schools transportation office during the week of August 15 the district will mail out informational postcards to parents with children who are transported to school by bus and who have met the transportation registration deadline.

Unsolved Cases-Rewards

08/10/16 10:49 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says rewards are being offered for information that can help solve two recent separate cases including a sexual assault. 

Baby Angel Anniversary

08/10/16 10:47 AM
The coming fifth anniversary of an unsolved case involving an infant whose body was found floating in the Mississippi River is prompting a reminder that a reward is being offered for information on the case. 

Wabasha City Council

08/10/16 10:46 AM
Two seats on the Wabasha City Council had candidates narrowed to two in Tuesday's primary election.

Judges Races

08/10/16 10:45 AM
Two incumbent district court judges both will move on to the November general election after the primary election held on Tuesday. 

Eggs and Issues

08/10/16 10:44 AM
The public will have a chance to the two candidates running for Congress in the First District when the Winona Chamber of Commerce holds separate Eggs and Issues breakfasts at Perkins Restaurant. 

Stockton Days

08/10/16 10:43 AM
After a 20-year absence the second annual Stockton Days will be held this weekend in Stockton.

Swiss Heritage Days

08/10/16 10:42 AM
It's the third annual Swiss Heritage Days in Alma this weekend, an event that was brought back after it had a run in the 1980s and 1990s. 

Miss Goodview

08/10/16 10:41 AM
Six girls will be entering the Miss Goodview pageant next week as the annual festival gets ready to kick off another run. 

Summer Lunch Bus

08/10/16 10:40 AM
USDA Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Katie Wilson will be in Winona today (Wednesday) to get an up close look at an innovative Summer Lunch Bus program, which serves children free USDA summer meals  from a retrofitted bus.   

Primary Results-Winona

08/10/16 10:39 AM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson was an easy winner in the primary election Tuesday. Peterson received 1,040 votes and Connie Tropple took second with 437.

Rushford School

08/09/16 10:32 AM
The project to construct the 38.5 million dollar new school in Rushford remains on target.

Fish Kill

08/09/16 10:31 AM
Biologists have determined low oxygen levels caused fish kills in the Mississippi River around La Crosse.

Frack Sand Ban

08/09/16 10:27 AM
Winona County Planning Commission members heard from several speakers Monday night during the continuation of a public meeting on a possible frack sand mining ban in the county.

Pence-La Crosse

08/09/16 10:19 AM
Donald Trump's running mate is headed to Wisconsin this week.


08/08/16 11:32 AM
Wisconsin Third District Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse will have opposition in Tuesday's primary election on the democratic side. 

Primary-Houston County

08/08/16 11:31 AM
Houston County will have two primary elections Tuesday for seats on the County Board of Commissioners.


08/08/16 11:30 AM
There will only one contested local race when voters go to the polls Tuesday in the primary election.   Four candidates will be on the ballot for mayor of Winona and only the top two vote-getters will advance to the November general election. Incumb

Injury Crash

08/08/16 11:29 AM
Trempealeau County authorities say two people were injured Sunday afternoon when a vehicle crashed off a highway in the Town of Pigeon and nearly struck a house. 

Motorcycle Crash

08/08/16 11:25 AM
One person was taken to a La Crosse hospital after a vehicle crashed into the rear of a motorcycle along Interstate 90 in the Dakota area Sunday.

Altura Fire

08/08/16 11:24 AM
Authorities said one person was injured when a fire broke out at a business in Altura on Sunday. 

Frack Sand Hearing

08/08/16 11:23 AM
Several speakers will be given an opportunity to address the Winona County Planning Commission tonight when the commission holds a public hearing on a possible frack sand mining ban in the county. 

Artillery Round

08/08/16 11:22 AM
Construction workers have discovered an old artillery round in downtown Galesville.

Farm Runoff

08/05/16 11:31 AM
The Buffalo County Land Conservation & Resource Management Committee discussed farm runoff management rules with a specialist from the state Department of Natural Resources.

Eyota Field Crop Day

08/05/16 11:30 AM
Cover crop research and forage management will be a major focus of the Thursday, Aug. 11th, Southeast Minnesota Forage Council Summer Field Day, hosted by Ron Pagel at Paclear Farms near Eyota.  

WSU Student Death

08/05/16 11:29 AM
The Winona State University community is mourning the loss of one of its students.

County Board

08/05/16 11:28 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will be asked to ratify a new three-year contract with the County's Supervisor's Labor Unit on Tuesday.

New Brewery

08/05/16 11:28 AM
The Winona Heritage Preservation Commission will hold a special meeting Monday at the sight of a new micro brewery in Winona. 

Fastenal Sales

08/05/16 11:26 AM
 Fastenal is reporting a decline of 7-point-2 percent in net sales for the month of July when compared to July of 2015.          

Fountain City Hearing

08/05/16 11:24 AM
The City of Fountain City will host a public hearing on Thursday, August 11th, to discuss a grant that would enable the city to hire a police officer. 

Zika Search

08/05/16 11:21 AM
Minnesota health investigators are searching cities in the southern part of the state, including Winona, for one of two primary species known to carry the Zika virus.

Strong Storms

08/05/16 11:20 AM
Strong winds and heavy rain  swept into southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota Thursday, toppling trees and knocking out power. 

Top Dragster

08/05/16 11:19 AM
Here's chance to see a top fuel dragster up close and personal in Winona. 

Arcadia Clinic

08/05/16 11:17 AM
Arcadia's Mayo Clinic-Franciscan Healthcare  facility opened this week in its 12,000 square foot new building on the south side of Arcadia along Highway 93. 

Frack Sand Ban Hearing

08/04/16 02:17 PM
Several speakers will be given an opportunity to address the Winona County Planning Commission next Monday, August 8th, when the commission holds a public hearing on a possible frack sand mining ban in the county.

Miller Endorsement

08/04/16 02:15 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has received the endorsement of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.

Summer Lunch Bus

08/04/16 02:14 PM
USDA Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Katie Wilson will visit Winona's innovative Summer Lunch Bus program, which serves children free USDA summer meals from a retrofitted bus outside the Winona Public Library.

Dakota Assault

08/04/16 02:13 PM
Winona authorities are continuing to seek the help of the public in locating the assailant who attacked a Dakota man early Tuesday and left the victim with very serious injuries.

Schmit-Saturday Visits

08/04/16 02:11 PM
State Senator Matt Schmit will be in Wabasha this weekend to hold a public gathering. Schmit, who is from Red Wing, will be at the "Eagle's Nest" Coffee House from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to meet with the public and discuss issues of interest.

Herron Golf

08/04/16 02:10 PM
All community members are invited to a free demonstration by professional golfer Tim "Lumpy" Herron, this coming Monday, August 8th at 10 a.m. at Cedar Valley Golf Course. 

Peak Energy Alert

08/04/16 02:09 PM
With temperatures soaring into the 90s, Tri-Colunty Electric, based in Rushford, issued a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market.

River Dredge

08/04/16 02:08 PM
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers has begun a project to dredge the Mississippi River at Reeds Landing.

National Night Out

08/04/16 02:07 PM
Good crowds turned out last night for National Night Out activities at three different locations in the Winona area.

Heart Healthy Eating

08/02/16 01:45 PM
Winona Volunteer Services is offering  a free class on heart-healthy eating on Tuesday, August 9th.

WSU Move-In Day

08/02/16 01:44 PM
Winona State University will welcome back students on Tuesday, August 16th. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

08/02/16 01:43 PM
The new traffic signal system at the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection construction project is completed.

Mayo Ranking

08/02/16 01:42 PM
The Mayo Clinic has been named the best hospital in the United States in the annual rankings for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report.  

Japan Ambassadors

08/02/16 01:41 PM
August marks the start of the application process for Winona area 8th, 9th & 10th grade students who are interested in becoming Japan student ambassadors to Winona's sister city, Misato, Japan for the 2016-2017 school year.


08/02/16 01:40 PM
Winona National Bank has announced that David Pierret has joined the Bank as a Vice President of Business Banking. 

Reed Charged

08/02/16 01:39 PM
A Winona man who launched a tirade at people in Veterans Memorial Park in Lake Park that was caught on video, is now facing criminal charges.

City Council

08/02/16 01:36 PM
An east end park will be getting a new pavilion after the City Council Monday approved a contract with an architect to design the new building. 

Body Found

08/02/16 01:35 PM
Winona Police identified the body of a man found in Gilmore Creek Monday evening as 60-year-old Terry Allen Block of Winona.

Pokemon vs. Veteran's

08/02/16 01:33 PM
Winona officials have rejected a proposal that would have banned electronic games in Veterans Memorial Park. 

Deputy Honored

08/01/16 10:16 AM
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized Winona County Deputy Chad Myers as a member of the 2015 DWI Enforcer All-Star Team for taking drunk drivers off the road and protecting lives in Winona County.

National Night Out

08/01/16 10:15 AM
The public is invited to take part in the annual National Night Out activities in Winona  Tuesday. The event will take place between  5:00 and 7:30 p.m. at the East Recreation Center and it is free.

Taste of Winona

08/01/16 10:14 AM
A reminder, the annual "Taste of Winona" event will be held on Thursday, August 4th, at Visions Event Center and Signatures Restaurant from 5-to-8 p.m.

Minnesota State College SE Visit

08/01/16 10:12 AM
Members of the public are invited to submit input about Minnesota State College Southeast in advance of a visit by the Higher Learning Commission in November.

Plane Crash-ID

08/01/16 10:12 AM
Authorities have identified the pilot of a missing small plane that crashed near La Crosse Thursday.

Tattoo Exhibition

08/01/16 10:11 AM
There's an unusual exhibition coming to Winona's Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

C-FC Lunch Prices

08/01/16 10:10 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board adjusted lunch prices in compliance with federal guidelines for free and reduced rates and set activity fees for the 2016-17 school term.

Arcadia Administrator

08/01/16 10:09 AM
Arcadia has its first city administrator. The Trempealeau County Times reports Bill Chang has been appointed to the position by the City Council representing a change in the city's operations.

City Council

08/01/16 10:08 AM
The Winona City Council will get an update on Monday on the improvements to the Levee Park rail crossing at the foot of main street, and on the plans for a gateway into Levee Park near the Highway 43 bridge project.

Ready Set School-Rubio's

08/01/16 10:07 AM
Here's a chance to get a good meal and help raise money for a local organization at the same time.

Winona Murders

08/01/16 10:06 AM
Local authorities have been busy conducting murder investigations over the past several months.

New Dollar Store

08/01/16 10:04 AM
A new retail store will be opening up in Lewiston soon.

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

07/27/16 11:21 AM
Work on phase three of the Highway 61 and Gimore Avenue intersection project is continuing this week. 

Windom Park

07/27/16 11:20 AM
A plan to establish the Windom Park Historic District moved a step closer to reality Monday when the city Planning Commission supported the idea.

Goodview Days Buttons

07/27/16 11:15 AM
With the annual Goodview Days festival just a few weeks away the official button kickoff will be held today. 

Bar Shooting

07/27/16 11:14 AM
One man is dead and a second man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in Winona early Wednesday. 

Bar Shooting

07/27/16 11:11 AM
One man is dead and a second man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in Winona early Wednesday. Winona Police said the incident occurred about 1:00 a.m. outside EB's Corner in the 700 block of West Fifth Street. 

Eggs and Issues

07/26/16 11:39 AM
The public will have a chance to meet two of the three candidates running for Congress in the First District when the Winona Chamber of Commerce holds separate Eggs and Issues breakfasts at Perkins Restaurant.

Cranberry Production

07/26/16 11:38 AM
Wisconsin cranberry production totaled 4.86 million barrels in 2015, USDA reported in its summary of non-citrus fruits and nuts released in July.       Cranberry growers harvested 20,200 acres, down 500 acres from 2014. Yields averaged

Boy Burned

07/26/16 11:37 AM
Authorities said an 11-year-old Winona boy was transferred to the burn unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Monday after he sustained burns on his body. 

Independence Chase

07/26/16 11:36 AM
Two people were taken into custody on Monday after a chase and a three-hour search. 

Fishing Dock

07/26/16 11:35 AM
Buffalo City is making plans to add a new public fishing dock along the community's riverfront.  

MMAM Celebration

07/26/16 11:34 AM
As part of it's 10th anniversary celebration, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will be hosting a special celebration on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm featuring $1 admission to all visitors.

K9 Cleo

07/26/16 11:30 AM
Winona County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Carlson and K9 Cleo attended their 2016 United States Police Canine Association Region 12 PD1 (Patrol) certification in Brooklyn Park in late June.

Powers-Felony Charges

07/26/16 11:30 AM
A Fountain City, Wis., man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Buffalo County Circuit Court on Sept. 7. 

Fatal Fire

07/26/16 11:29 AM
A 51-year-old mother and her 26-year-old son have died after a house fire in Rochester.

La Crescent Referendum

07/26/16 11:27 AM
Voters in the La Crescent-Hokah school district may be presented with a referendum in November to finance construction of a new elementary school.

Crossing Closed

07/26/16 11:26 AM
The City of Winona says the railroad crossing at Wabasha and South Baker Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday. The closure will last through Wednesday, July 27th, as crew repair the Canadian Pacific crossing and some tracks.

Sex Offenders

07/26/16 11:25 AM
Authorities have released the names of  the three convicted predatory sex offenders being released from prison to live near Minnesota City.

Frack Sand Ban

07/26/16 11:24 AM
A reminder the deadline for the public to submit written comments on the proposed frack sand mine ban in Winona County is August 1st, at 4:30 p.m. The ban would be contained in a proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance and would prohibit the mi

School Board

07/26/16 11:22 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has a new chair. Member Ben Barrato was elected Thursday on a unanimous vote by the other board members. 

WNB-Pool Party

07/26/16 11:19 AM
Winona National Bank and the City of Winona Parks& Recreation held a Pool Party Concert on July 15 at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center, featuring Rip Roaring Entertainment as well as the famous $1 hot dog lunch. 


07/21/16 10:53 AM
St. Mary's University has received favorable rankings from four different publications. 

Sex Offender Release

07/21/16 10:52 AM
Authorities say three level three convicted sex offenders are due to be released from prison into the community soon and a required public notification meeting will be held next week.

Machete Attack

07/21/16 10:48 AM
Winona Police said a 20-year-old Winona man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly threatened another man with a machete. 

Hy-Vee Recall

07/21/16 10:47 AM
Hy-Vee is recalling its store brand No-Salt-Added Black Beans after a customer found part of a pen in one container. 

School Board

07/21/16 10:46 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will go paperless starting Thursday. 

Flower Urns

07/21/16 10:45 AM
Buffalo City will no longer sell new trusts for flower urns at gravesites in its public cemetery. 

Dr. West Contract

07/21/16 10:43 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will discuss an agenda item Thursday regarding the possible renewal of the contract for Superintendent Dr. Stephen West. 

Riverboat Days Festival

07/21/16 10:42 AM
Wabasha's annual Riverboat Days festival is looking for some money. 

Food Drive-Open Our Hearts

07/21/16 10:40 AM
The Winona County foodshelves are participating in a special food drive this month and are looking for cash donations.

GRSF Director

07/21/16 10:39 AM
The managing director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona will be stepping down after this season. 

New Store-Cochrane

07/21/16 10:38 AM
Developers plan to break ground for a new Dollar General retail store in Cochrane this fall and have it open for business in April. 

BK5K Grants

07/21/16 10:36 AM
Several teachers and staff members in the Winona Area Public Schools were the recipients of grants from the BK5K Youth Fund recently. 

Quinn-Poland Trip

07/21/16 10:35 AM
Winona Catholic Bishop John Quinn is leading a delegation of 27 people from the Diocese of Winona to Poland this week. 

United Way Drive

07/21/16 10:33 AM
With the announcement that 21 non profit agencies in the Winona area received a total of $120,000 in grants from the Winona Area United Way, comes news of some changes coming soon.


07/21/16 10:29 AM
The Winona Middle School has a new assistant principal.

Heat Relief

07/19/16 01:44 PM
Those seeking relief from the coming heat wave may come in and cool down in the Winona Clinic's family and visitor waiting areas or the hospital cafeteria. 

Flood Stage Report

07/19/16 01:43 PM
The National Weather Service says heavy rain that fell over the Mississippi river basin over the past week is causing significant rises on the Mississippi River. However, no flooding is expected at this time. 

Dangerous Heat Coming

07/19/16 01:41 PM
Building heat and humidity is expected to produce heat index values between 100 and 115 Thursday and 95 to 105 Friday. little relief from the heat is expected Thursday night as low temperatures only fall into the middle 70s.

Assault Charges

07/19/16 01:39 PM
The Winona County Attorney's Office is reviewing a case involving the alleged assault by a 20-year-old Winona man on a female.

Stolen Golf Clubs

07/19/16 01:21 PM
If you happen to see someone playing golf with, or trying to sell, an expensive set of golf clubs notify the police or Winona Area Crime Stoppers.

Mine Denied

07/19/16 01:20 PM
A Wisconsin state appeals court has affirmed a decision blocking a frack sand mine in Buffalo County. 

Ag Products Planted

07/19/16 01:19 PM
An estimated 4.2 million acres of land was planted in corn in Wisconsin, up some 200,000 acres from 2015, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  

River Debris

07/19/16 01:17 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning to boaters on the Mississippi River to be aware of the rising waters and debris in the river. 

WSU-Interim Dean

07/19/16 01:16 PM
Winona State University has appointed Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest to the position of Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts effective August 15th. 

Sweet Stroll

07/19/16 01:15 PM
A reminder over 30 downtown businesses will be taking part in the fourth annual Sweet Stroll event coming up on Thursday, July 21st.         

Frack Sand Ban

07/11/16 10:32 AM
The deadline for the public to submit written comments on the proposed frack sand mine ban in Winona County is August 1st, at 4:30 p.m.

Sand Mine Terminal

07/11/16 10:08 AM
 A mining company plans to construct a $10 million railroad terminal near Tomah to ship frac sand to new markets. 

National Guard Deployment

07/11/16 10:07 AM
Several Minnesota National Guard troops from the Winona area are getting ready for deployment to Egypt this summer in a peacekeeping mission. 

Saving Goose Lake

07/11/16 10:06 AM
The Village of Cochrane is exploring options for saving Goose Lake from becoming a swamp.

New Creek Location

07/11/16 10:02 AM
Work is continuing on a project to re-locate a portion of a creek in Arcadia to help prevent future flooding. 

Meet the Beetles

07/08/16 11:10 AM
Beatles fans will get an opportunity to hear some of the Fab Four's songs when "Meet the Beetles" tribute band comes to Winona later this month. 

Health Talk

07/08/16 11:09 AM
Whether you've recently learned you have diabetes or have had diabetes for years, you will get helpful information at Winona Health's free Health Talk: Dog Days of Diabetes.

City Logo

07/08/16 11:08 AM
The city of Winona will be getting a brand new logo. 

Hagedorn Slams Walz

07/08/16 11:07 AM
Republican First District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn slammed DFL incumbent Congressman Tim Walz for perpetually failing to address key issues in a timely and straight-forward manner.

Lottery Winner

07/08/16 11:06 AM
Another big lottery winner in Wabasha County. 


07/08/16 11:05 AM
Dispatcher/jailers at the sheriff's department in Buffalo County were outfitted with wireless phone headsets.  

Planning Commission

07/08/16 11:04 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a pair of public hearings when it meets on Monday, July 11th. 

Sweet Stroll

07/08/16 11:03 AM
Over 30 downtown businesses will be taking part in the fourth annual Sweet Stroll event on Thursday, July 21st. 

Vets Concerts

07/08/16 11:01 AM
A series of special patriotic gospel concerts will be held in Winona next week to help benefit veterans in need of assistance. 

Taste of Winona

07/08/16 10:57 AM
Tickets are now available for the annual "Taste of Winona" coming up on Thursday, August 4th, at Visions Event Center and Signatures Restaurant from 5-to-8 p.m. 

Bank Merger

07/07/16 11:04 AM
The Altura State Bank will have a new name starting on Saturday after a merger agreement with the People's State Bank of Plainview is signed. 

Rochester Development

07/07/16 11:02 AM
A Rochester downtown developer and his Development & Investments team have parted ways with an investor group led by a member of the Saudi Royal Family. KTTC TV reports the team announced it had "terminated" the investor rights of a group l

Healthcare Directives

07/07/16 11:01 AM
Winona Health is offering a free informational program about Healthcare Directives (also called Advance Directives) on Monday, July 18th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Winona Health. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

07/07/16 10:59 AM
As work continues on the Highway 61 and Gilmore Avenue upgrade project, a detour will be in effect starting this coming Monday, July 11th, for traffic to access Gilmore Avenue from 61.                    

Body Found

07/07/16 10:59 AM
Prosecutors say two men accused of fatally shooting a man in Steele County believed he was a drug informant. 

Smith and Bork Elected

07/07/16 10:58 AM
Scott Smith of Mondovi is the new chairman of the Buffalo County Agriculture & Extension Education Committee and Dennis Bork of Montana is vice chairman.

Church Fire

07/07/16 10:56 AM
A 19-year-old Trempealeau man will return to court on July 15th after making his initial appearance on Tuesday on attempted arson charges. 

Rushford Lawsuit

07/07/16 10:55 AM
A trial over access to 52 acres of private land next to the new Rushford-Peterson school under construction has been delayed.

Rivers Rise

07/07/16 10:52 AM
Forecast rainfall is expected to result in significant rises on area rivers, streams, and creeks.

College for Kids

07/06/16 10:47 AM
Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus.

Identity Theft Class

07/06/16 10:46 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is offering  a free class on a popular topic, Identity Theft and Scams. 

Jackson Charged

07/06/16 10:44 AM
Bond was set at $150,000 Tuesday in Winona District Court for a man who threatened a Winona police officer with a gun and wound up being shot. 


07/06/16 10:42 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller has picked up another endorsement.

Goodhue Fire Chief

07/06/16 10:40 AM
The town of Goodhue is mourning the death of its fire chief in a tractor accident.

Severe Storms

07/06/16 10:38 AM
Utility crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands who lost service when a powerful storm moved through parts of Wisconsin.

College for Kids

07/05/16 10:43 AM
Winona State University will host the 29th Annual College for Kids July 11-14 on the WSU campus. 


07/05/16 10:42 AM
The Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters have announced their endorsement of Jeremy Miller for re-election to the Minnesota Senate in Distrrct 28.           They are an association representing over 1,600 professional and Union fi

Pool Party Concert

07/05/16 10:41 AM
Winona National Bank and the City of Winona Park & Recreation Department are teaming for a Pool Party Concert on Friday, July 15th, at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center. 

Church Arson

07/05/16 10:40 AM
Police in western Wisconsin say they caught a teenager as he was trying to set a church on fire.

MMAM-Family Fest

07/01/16 01:05 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is hosting its annual Family Fest on Saturday, July 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Frack Sand Ban

07/01/16 01:04 PM
More than 100 residents from across Winona County gathered last Thursday at the Tau Center in Winona to stand up against frac sand mining.

Farm Report

07/01/16 01:02 PM
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture said the all-class milk price paid to Wisconsin dairy farmers averaged $14.70 per hundredweight in May.

Holiday Closings

07/01/16 12:54 PM
A reminder that all city, county, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, because of the Independence Day holiday.

County Park

06/30/16 01:20 PM
The Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Mondovi has been designated as a county park under a new lease agreement approved by the City of Mondovi and Buffalo County Board of Supervisors. 

Masonic Temple Roof

06/30/16 01:19 PM
Winona City and community leaders celebrated the start of work on a roof repair project to fix parts of the Winona Masonic Temple Theater. 

Wabasha County Property Tax

06/30/16 01:17 PM
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has set a limit on it proposed property tax levy for 2017. 

Planning Commission-Frack Sand Meeting

06/30/16 01:16 PM
The Winona County Planning Commission holds a public hearing tonight on the possibility of a a ban on frack sand mining in the county.

County Board-Jail

06/30/16 01:15 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners hopes to get the results of a study of its aging jail by the end of September. 

Holiday Hours

06/30/16 01:10 PM
A reminder that all city, county, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, because of the Independence Day holiday. Banks will also be closed and there will be no at home mail delivery. Many retail stores will remain open. The Urge

Domestic Arrest

06/29/16 10:19 AM
Trempealeau County authorities said a 47-year-old Galesville man was taken into custody Tuesday after a neighborhood near Centerville was evacuated.

Heath-Olympic Trials

06/29/16 10:17 AM
Winona High school graduate Garrett Heath will take part in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, next Monday, July 4th as he attempts to qualify for the Rio Olympics. 

Urgent Care-Holiday

06/29/16 10:16 AM
Winona Health says it's Urgent Care Clinic, located at 420 E. Sarnia Street, will be open Monday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other Winona Health clinics and retail pharmacies will be closed on July 4th. 

Watershed Plan

06/29/16 10:15 AM
A draft of the proposed Root River One Watershed, One Plan, is now available for public comment period. 

Bridge Dedication

06/29/16 10:14 AM
As the project to construct a new Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona nears completion a dedication ceremony has now been placed on the calender. 

Dairy Production

06/29/16 10:13 AM
Wisconsin dairy farmers set another production record in May, averaging 2,060 pounds of milk per cow.

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

06/29/16 10:12 AM
Phase three work on the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection project in Winona is slated to get underway next week while phase two work continues this week. 

I-90 Ramp

06/29/16 10:11 AM
Motorists heading northbound out of La Crescent can now have direct access to eastbound Interstate 90 at the new Dresbach bridge. 

Tomah VA

06/29/16 10:09 AM
The psychiatric unit at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is expected to open next week, about nine months after it closed.  

Wisconsin Unemployment

06/28/16 09:57 AM
Unemployment hit a 15-year low in Wisconsin in May where reports measured a 4.2 percent jobless rate statewide. 

Buffalo County Court

06/28/16 09:55 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 50-year-old Keith Haeussinger of Buffalo City, pleaded not guilty to three felony charges accusing him of 1st degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12.

Cotter Band

06/28/16 09:55 AM
The Cotter High School Marching Band brought home a high honor over the weekend. 

Rushford Clinic Open House

06/28/16 09:54 AM
The Rushford Clinic is hosting an Open House during Rushford Days, Thursday, July 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Free Pops Concert

06/28/16 09:52 AM
A reminder, the Minnesota Orchestra, led by assistant conductor Roderick Cox, will present a free outdoor pops concert at Lake Park on Thursday, June 30th, as part of the Minnesota Beethoven Festival's tenth-anniversary season. 

Nodine Fire

06/28/16 09:51 AM
Firefighters from four rural fire departments called to a farm near Nodine Saturday morning were able to save most of a barn that caught fire. 


06/28/16 09:50 AM
With Republicans and Democrats no closer to agreeing on a special session to settle a bonding bill and a tax bill, Winona Republican Senator Jeremy Miller and his counterpart are offering a compromise. 

BWI Enforcement

06/28/16 09:49 AM
In an effort to curb alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents and deaths, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and hundreds of other public safety officers ramped up patrols for intoxicated boaters this past weekend.

Sex Abuse Claims

06/28/16 09:48 AM
Minnesota Catholic Church leaders in St. Cloud, Crookston, New Ulm and Winona are weighing what to do as their dioceses face the financial fallout from hundreds of sex abuse claims between them. 

Winona County Fair-Hall of Fame

06/28/16 09:46 AM
The Winona County Fair Board has announced the iductees into the Fair's 2016 Hall of Fame.  

Columbus Replica Ships

06/27/16 08:42 AM
Columbus replica ships the Nina and the Pinta will arrive in Winona Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. 

Bank Theft

06/27/16 08:41 AM
The village clerk in Nelson, Wis., has pleaded guilty to stealing village funds from accounts deposited at a bank where she worked as a teller. 

Frack Sand Ban

06/27/16 08:40 AM
The Winona County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, June 30th, on the possibility of a a ban on frack sand mining in the county. 

County Board-Hebert

06/27/16 08:34 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will start their meeting Tuesday night with a closed strategy session to discuss a lawsuit brought against four of its present members and a former member.

Miss Lewiston

06/27/16 08:20 AM
 A new Miss Lewiston was named to reign over this weekend's Lewiston-Heartland Days festival. 

Stolen Ring Reward

06/27/16 08:19 AM
The reward for the return of a $65,000 ring reported stolen from a resident at St. Anne of Winona has doubled. 

Former YWCA Building For Sale

06/27/16 08:17 AM
The building in Winona's downtown that formerly housed the YWCA has been placed up for sale. 

Nodine Fire

06/27/16 08:16 AM
Firefighters from four rural fire departments a farm near Nodine Saturday morning were able to save most of a barn that caught fire. 

Wild Players in Winona

06/22/16 01:17 PM
The Minnesota Wild's annual Summer Road Tour makes a stop in Winona Thursday. The event starts at 3:30 in the afternoon at the Bud King Ice Arena at the foot of St. Charles Street. 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

06/22/16 10:29 AM
A new report says the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is facing dire financial challenges and that delays in addressing them will only make things worse. 

Chicken Truck Crash

06/22/16 10:25 AM
Workers from the GNP Company joined a roundup after a poultry truck crashed in Buffalo County spilling live chickens onto the road. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

06/22/16 10:20 AM
Work has begun on Phase 2 of the nearly $2,000,000 Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection project. 

Assault Suspect Sought

06/21/16 01:50 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man who is believed to have sexually assaulted a female in a rural area outside the city of Lewiston. 

Super Gav Legislation

06/21/16 01:48 PM
The Minnesota Department of Health announced recently it has added three disorders to its list of conditions for which all newborns in the state will be screened. 

Veterans Memorial Park Cleaning

06/21/16 01:47 PM
The monuments in Winona's Veterans Memorial Park will be getting a cleaning this coming weekend thanks to a local boy scout. 

Solar Panels

06/21/16 01:46 PM
Dairyland Power Cooperative says the Alma and Cochrane-Fountain City schools will have solar panels installed for educational purposes by the start of the new school year. 

Absentee Ballots

06/21/16 01:45 PM
Friday, June 24th, is the first day absentee ballots can be filed for the August 9th, primary election in Minnesota. 


06/21/16 01:44 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert must report to a federal prison in Rochester this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case...

Canoeing Death

06/21/16 01:42 PM
Authorities say a Minneapolis woman has died in a canoeing accident in southeastern Minnesota over the weekend. 

Camping Fatal

06/21/16 01:41 PM
The brother of First District Congressman Tim Walz was killed Sunday when a tree fell on him during camping trip in northern Minnesota. 

Port Authority

06/21/16 01:39 PM
The Winona Port Authority's negotiating committee will hold a meeting Thursday morning to review downtown development. 

Krage-Leadership Forum

06/21/16 01:38 PM
Winona Noon Lion Jack Krage has been chosen to be a presenter at the Northern Pride Leadership Forum in Mahnomen, Minnesota. 

Vietnam Exhibit

06/21/16 01:36 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is planning an exhibit to open at the History Center  in November and run through February of 2017 that will feature artifacts and stories from local veterans and will explore the impact the Vietnam War had on Winona.

Oil Spill Training

06/21/16 01:36 PM
The Winona Fire Department will be hosting an oil spill response training course in cooperation with the Red Wing Community Awareness & Emergency Response  group today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).            

WAPS School Board Candidates

06/21/16 01:34 PM
Eight candidates are now running for seats on the Winona Area Public School Board after a second filing period closed last Friday. 

Masonic Temple Future

06/21/16 01:27 PM
The Winona City Council has decided to study a request from a local non profit group that wants to turn the Masonic Temple into a performing arts center. 

Winona Traffic Routes

06/20/16 11:12 AM
Traffic will be rerouted in Winona on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 during daytime hours of approximately 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Second Street between Huff Street and Washington Street, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Family Night on the Farm

06/20/16 11:11 AM
A Lewiston area farm will be the host of the annual Family Night on the Farm event coming up on Wednesday, June 22nd. 

Boat Harbor

06/20/16 11:10 AM
Beginning Thursday, June 16th the East End Boat Harbor in Winona will be closed each week Monday through Thursday, all day, and through Friday at 2:00 pm. 

MMAM Tours

06/20/16 11:09 AM
Every Saturday in June, July, and August, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will offer visitors the opportunity to take a one hour gallery tour led by a Museum guide. 

Chamber Pilot Program

06/20/16 11:08 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Networks launches a pilot project this summer titled  "Teacher in the Workplace". 

CF-C Referendum

06/20/16 11:06 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School District might see a referendum vote on raising money for a series of school security, technology, furniture and building mechanical upgrade projects.

Miller Ingenuity-Track Safety

06/20/16 11:03 AM
Miller Ingenuity has announced the invention of the Roadway Worker Protection System (RWPS), which is designed to warn railroad track workers of the approach of a train in their work area.
Steven L. Blue, President and CEO says the RWPS is a unique and revolutionary system that will save countless lives by warning track workers of the approach of a train, maintenance of way equipment, or hi-rail vehicle. Blue says their goal is to protect every track worker in the world.
The system employs multiple advanced technologies in sensors, communications, global positioning, and neural networks. It has a 100% detection rate in thousands of field trials.

SBD Medallion Hunt

06/20/16 11:02 AM
The 2016 Steamboat Days Medallion Hunt had a repeat winner this past Friday.
Pete Steffen and his family have hunted the treasure for many years and Pete says it's about the 8th time he and his family have won. 
Pete and company found the medallion in front of the Winona Seven Theatre. Pete also correctly identified the previous 4 clue locations so he and his family won a total of $250...$100 from the Steamboat Days Committee for having his button on, $100 from KG 95.3 and an additional $50 from the Steamboat Days Committee for getting all the clues correct.  
The Medallion Hunt was sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union. 

UW-L Death

06/15/16 10:26 AM
Medical professionals say a mix of illegal and prescription drugs caused the death of a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student. 

I-90 Dresbach Bridge Work

06/15/16 10:23 AM
I-90 Dresbach Bridge demolition crews will be removing the westbound bridge deck this week.

Scholfield Charged

06/15/16 10:22 AM
51-year old Patrick W. Schofield of Mondovi, pleaded not guilty in Buffalo County Court to a felony charge accusing him of repeated 1st degree sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.

Parcel-Nursing Scholarship

06/15/16 10:21 AM
The Winona Health Foundation Scholarship Committee selected Hailey Parcel to receive the Phyllis A. McClenathan Nursing Scholarship.

Wagon Train Fundraiser

06/15/16 10:18 AM
On Saturday, June 25th, the annual fundraiser for Camp Winnebago will pass through Winona. 

City Council

06/15/16 10:17 AM
There will be two informational sessions for the Winona City Council on Monday, June 20th. 


06/13/16 02:42 PM
Barbara Oertel, director of Winona State University's Warrior Success Center, was honored with the Professional Excellence Award for Administrative Service Faculty by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.            

Scrubs Camp

06/13/16 02:41 PM
Winona State University and Health Force Minnesota will host Scrubs Camp on the WSU campus June 26 through July 1, offering high school students a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on learning. 

Winona Bridge Options

06/13/16 02:40 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Historic Preservation Office, and city of Winona, have announced that four options have been eliminated from further consideration ...

Captain and Mate

06/13/16 02:39 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is pleased to announce the five finalist couples for Captain and Mate Steamboat Days 2016.  

SBD Grande Parade

06/13/16 02:36 PM
The Grande Parade is Sunday, June 19th at 12:01pm.  Pre parade is 11:45am with the Isiserettes performing down the parade route.

Bunnell House

06/13/16 02:35 PM
The Winona County Historical Society's historic Bunnell House opens this weekend with the debut performances of "The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell". 

Captain and Mate

06/13/16 02:04 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is pleased to announce the five finalist couples for Captain and Mate Steamboat Days 2016.
Finalist Couples are:  Jackson Mullen son of Tina and John and Sydney Foegen, daughter of Kelly and Allen Foegen;  Drew Donnenwerth son of Mike and Amy Donnenswerth and Stella Brewer daughter of Becky and Ryan; Daniel Schossow and Olivia Schossow children of Nicole and Joel; Evan Jacobs son of Brenda and Jerrod and Charlotte LeGere daughter of Katie and Bill; Jaxson Larkie son of Alisha and John and Alexis Burmeister daughter of Tina and Brad;
The five finalist couples will ride on the Steamboat Days float in the Kiddie Parade Friday, June 17th at 10am at the Lake Park Band Shell.   Following the Kiddie Parade Harbormasters Irene and Al Mulyck  will draw a couple's name from a hat .  The drawing winner couple will also ride in the Grande Parade on Sunday, June 19th!

Steamboat Days is June 15-19 .  Buttons are available at most convenience stores and Winona retailers.  Carnival Ride Wristbands are available for $18 at HyVee and Midtown Foods thru Wednesday, June 15th.  Wristband price at the Carnival is $22.00.
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Bank Robbery

06/13/16 11:15 AM
On Friday, June 10, 2016, 24-year old Graham Ness was taken into custody by Trempealeau Police Officers for armed robbery.  

Diocese Lawsuits

06/13/16 11:07 AM
In the wake of some 122 complaints naming the Catholic Diocese of Winona, parishes, schools and institutions in sexual assaults by priests, that stemmed from decades ago, Bishop John Quinn says he is waiting to see what the future of the diocese will bring.

Child Search

06/13/16 11:06 AM
Authorities said a search for a missing child in the Wilson area Thursday turned out to be successful. 

County Board

06/13/16 11:05 AM
The Winona County Board Tuesday, June 14th, will discuss a possible amendment that could ban certain frack sand mining in the county. 

Miller-Pieper False Statements

06/13/16 11:03 AM
Republican Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona issued a statement regarding the false campaign literature that has been distributed by his opponent, Jon Pieper of Lanesboro, a DFLer. 

Golf Classic

06/13/16 11:01 AM
Golf Pro and Minnesota native Tim Herron will highlight the 26th Annual Ben and Adith MIller Golf Classic at Cedar Valley Golf Course on Monday, August 8th. 

Dam Rescue

06/13/16 10:46 AM
Authorities said two people survived a close call Wednesday evening when their boat got to close to Lock and Dam 5 at Minneiska.

City Council Candidates

06/02/16 11:35 AM
A last minute candidate filed for the Winona City Council on Tuesday, the closing day. 

SMIF Grants

06/02/16 11:34 AM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation based in Owatonna approved four grants totaling 69,020 dollars to support early childhood and economic development projects within southern Minnesota. 

Alma Derailment

06/02/16 11:27 AM
A train derailment at Alma last November was likely caused by improper braking applied by the engineer of the locomotives pulling the train. 

Ruhford School Lawsuit

06/02/16 11:25 AM
A dispute over access to 52 acres of private land next to the new Rushford school under construction will go to trial. 

Rushford-City Administrator

06/02/16 11:24 AM
Rushford has hired a new city administrator. 

Sand Mine Permit

06/02/16 11:23 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says Hi-Crush, Whitehall, LLC, has submitted a permit applicatiion, including plans and specifications for the modification of an industrial sand mine and processing plant. 

Wabasha-Fillmore County Elections

06/02/16 11:22 AM
There will be one challenged race for the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners in November.

Houston County Election

06/02/16 11:21 AM
Three seats on the Houston County Board of Commissioners will have challengers in the November election. 

Elks-Veteran's Dinner

06/02/16 11:20 AM
The Winona Elks Lodge is inviting all Winona area veterans and a guest to a free roast beef dinner. 

Pelowski Files

06/02/16 11:19 AM
Longtime Winona Representative Gene Pelowski has filed for a 16th term in the Minnesota legislature in House District 28-A. 

Dive Rescue Team

06/02/16 11:14 AM
Five retired members of the Winona County Dive Rescue Team were given special honors during a ceremony at the Winona County Law Enforcement Center Wednesday.

River Rescue

06/01/16 11:02 AM
Two employees of Ames Construction have received special recognition for rescuing an 18-year-old Winona woman on May 10th, after she either jumped or fell into the Mississippi River off the Highway 43 interstate bridge. 

Coldwell Banker Sold

06/01/16 11:00 AM
Coldwell Banker Skeels and Moore Associates of Winona has been sold. 

Tomah VA Report

06/01/16 10:59 AM
Democrats are accusing U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of using a prescription drug scandal at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to score political points as he faces a tough re-election battle against Democrat Russ Feingold. 

Pelowski Files

06/01/16 10:57 AM
Longtime Winona Representative Gene Pelowski has filed for a 16th term in the Minnesota legislature in House District 28-A. 

School Board Candidates

06/01/16 10:55 AM
Four candidates filed to run for the Winona Area Public School Board Tuesday, the last day to file for the election in November. 

County Board Candidates

06/01/16 10:54 AM
Winona County Commissioner Greg Olson will have some opposition in the November election. 

City Council-Mayor Races

06/01/16 10:52 AM
A fourth candidate filed for the position of Winona Mayor.

SE Tech Tuition

06/01/16 10:49 AM
After four years of frozen tuition at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, students will experience a one percent decrease in tuition of the coming 2016-17 school year.  

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

06/01/16 10:48 AM
Work is continuing on the new Gilmore Avenue and Highway 61 intersection reconstruction project as week three is underway.


06/01/16 10:45 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller says he wants to seek another 4-year-term in the Minnesota legislature.

Home Invasion

06/01/16 10:43 AM
Authorities said a 48-year-old Winona woman was jailed Sunday following a home invasion at a residence in the Homer area along highway 61.

JC Penney Theft

06/01/16 10:08 AM
Winona Police said an employee of the JC Penney store in Winona is facing felony theft charges

Tomah VA-Johnson

05/31/16 10:34 AM
A report on a yearlong investigation into painkiller abuse at Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is due to be released.    

Youth Drinking Survey

05/31/16 10:33 AM
Youth drinking among students in the St. Charles school district has decreased by 62-percent. 

Pelowski Presentation

05/31/16 10:32 AM
State Rep. Gene Pelowski will be hosting a multimedia presentation on the art and music of the French Revolution and Napoleon on Wednesday, June, 1st at the Winona History Center.

Winona Health Event

05/31/16 10:31 AM
Winona Health will unveil its new pediatric play area during a special event on Tuesday, May 31st, from 5-to-6 p.m.               

Miller Running

05/31/16 10:29 AM
Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) announced this morning that he will seek reelection for a third term in the Minnesota Senate.

SBD-Captain and Mate

05/27/16 10:52 AM
A reminder the Winona Steamboat Days Festival is still seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 17th. 


05/27/16 10:51 AM
The Mayo Clinic has announced that they have been awarded 142 million dollars by the National Institutes of Health to host a national program focused on better understanding individual differences that contribute to health and disease.  

Rochester Condos

05/27/16 10:50 AM
Rochester may be in line to get a 180-to-200 million dollar condominium complex.

City Council Candidates

05/27/16 10:48 AM
At-large Winona City Councilman Paul Double has a challenger in his bid for re-election in November.

Lewiston Killing

05/27/16 10:47 AM
Bail remained at one million dollars for a 23-year-old Lewiston man accused of murdering a Lewiston woman. 

Harriet The Eagle

05/27/16 10:45 AM
One of Minnesota's most famous eagles has died at the ripe old age of 35.

Memorial Day Work Zones

05/27/16 10:44 AM
 The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones during the Memorial Day weekend. 

EMS Open House

05/27/16 10:42 AM
The St. Charles Fire Department and Ambulance Service celebrated the grand opening of their brand new facility last Sunday with an open house.

Daycare Appeal

05/27/16 10:41 AM
A Winona woman has lost her appeal to get her child daycare license reinstated. 

Century Farms

05/27/16 10:40 AM
Three Winona County family farms will be recognized as 2016 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair in July. 

District 28 Seat

05/26/16 11:42 AM
It looks like State Senator Jeremy Miller will have some opposition if he chooses to run for re-election next fall.                   

Lewiston Killing

05/26/16 11:42 AM
The man accused of murdering a 24-year-old Lewiston woman is schedulaed to make his second appearance in Winona District Court Thursday.

Solar Farm

05/26/16 11:38 AM
A new solar array will be erected on property near Rollingstone after the Winona County Board of Commissioners approved the three-acre development this week. The property is owned by Carlus and Carolyn Dingfelder and the 56 acres are just off Highway 248

Discover Wisconsin

05/26/16 11:37 AM
Discover Wisconsin plans to begin production and filming this year of a program about waterway trails in Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson and La Crosse counties. 


05/26/16 11:36 AM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski is calling for legislative reform following a 2016 session that failed to pass major bills in the final hours. 

Vets Ceremony Sunday

05/26/16 11:34 AM
A dedication ceremony will be held this Memorial Day weekend for Minnesota's newest State Veterans Cemetery in Preston.

Ballpark Lighting

05/26/16 11:33 AM
The Alma Parks & Recreation Committee has been told that a ball field lighting project at Beach Harbor Park is not going to happen. 

Brownsville Dredging

05/26/16 11:32 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters that the Mississippi River's Crater Island south of La Crescent will be closed during the Memorial Day weekend due to ongoing dredging activities. 

National Guard Deployment

05/26/16 11:31 AM
Several Minnesota National Guard troops from the Winona area are getting ready for deployment to Egypt this summer in a peacekeeping mission. 

Solomen's Song

05/26/16 11:28 AM
Tickets are on sale now for a special concert coming up on October First featuring nationally-known recording artist and folksinger John McCutcheon at Somsen Auditorium. The concert is being sponsored by local organization Solomen's Song in honor of

P.E.M. Referendum

05/26/16 11:26 AM
Voters in the Plainview-Elgin-Millville school district went to the polls Tuesday and turned down an 18.3 million dollar bond referendum. 

District 21 Election

05/26/16 11:15 AM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing has been endorsed by District 21 Democrats to run for a second 4-year term in the state legislature. 

Misato Memories

05/24/16 11:47 AM
The public is invited to  learn more about the recent trip of students to Winona's sister city in Japan last month.                     Misato Memories will take place on Tuesday, May 31st at 7 pm.

CPR Workshops

05/24/16 11:46 AM
Winona Health is offering free hands only CPR workshops on Saturday, June 4th. 

County Board

05/24/16 11:44 AM
A La Crosse company is the apparent low bidder for Winona County's recycling contract. 

Highway 88 Work

05/24/16 11:44 AM
Road reconstruction work on Wisconsin Highway 88 in Buffalo County is underway in a series of projects scheduled in 2016 and 2017.

Winona Health Board

05/24/16 11:43 AM
The Winona Health Board of Directors has a new member. 

Bike and Vehicle Auction Today

05/24/16 11:41 AM
120 bicycles and five vehicles will be up for sale when the Winona Police Department and the Sheriff's Department holds their annual surplus auction Tuesday.


05/23/16 11:28 AM
Several building projhects around southeastern Minnesota were shut out Sunday evening when the legislature failed to pass a bonding bill. 


05/23/16 11:27 AM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Ted Reilly to the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The appointment was effective May 1.


Misato Memories

05/23/16 11:25 AM
The public is cordially invited to  learn more about the recent trip of students to Winona's sister city in Japan last month.       

Lewiston Murder

05/23/16 11:24 AM
More than a week after a Lewiston man was charged with the murder of a 24-year-old Lewiston woman and no new information has be released. 

Arcadia Admininstrator

05/23/16 11:21 AM
The City of Arcadia is close to hiring a city administrator. 

Sustainable Ag Grants

05/23/16 11:20 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant program has awarded grants to 11 new projects across the state including one in Winona County.

YMCA-Kwik Trip

05/23/16 11:16 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday, May 23rd, on a request to rezone the property on which the Winona Family YMCA currently sits at 207 Winona Street.

Renk-Walz Art

05/23/16 11:14 AM
A Winona Senior High School student faired well in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Representative Tim Walz announced that third place in the First District went to Rachel Renk,

SBD Craft Show

05/23/16 11:12 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Craft and Gift Show will be held the in Riverfront parking lot at the foot of Lafayette Street in Winona on Saturday, June 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Bridge Demolition

05/23/16 11:11 AM
Construction crews are scheduled on Tuesday, May 24th, to lower a 1.2-million-pound steel span of the old Interstate 90 Dresbach bridge to a barge in the Mississippi River 

Seat Belt Safety

05/23/16 11:09 AM
Law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota and southeastern Minnesota will band together next week to help educate drivers and passengers about buckling up for safety.

Paintings Theft

05/23/16 11:08 AM
Winona Police are on the lookout for two paintings reported stolen from Watkins Hall on the Winona State University campus. 

Princess Kay Finalists

05/23/16 11:07 AM
Twelve county dairy princesses have been named finalists for Minnesota's 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, an icon for the state's dairy community best known for the Minnesota State Fair butter sculptures associated with it. 

History on the River Tours

05/23/16 11:05 AM
Tickets for the "History on the River" summer cruises go on sale to the public Friday.