Air Warning

07/06/15 08:10 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is expanding its air pollution warning due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.         

Whitewater-No Mosquitoes

07/06/15 12:11 PM
It's a little known fact that there is one state park in Minnesota where visitors do very little swatting or spraying and it's in Winona's backyard.     

Church Concert

07/06/15 03:46 PM

The Central Lutheran Church in Winona will be hosting the St. Florian Boys Choir from Austria at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7th.

Mailbox Explosion

07/06/15 12:14 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident where a mailbox was exploded over the weekend.            

Unemployment Figures

07/06/15 12:18 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said 4.8 percent of Buffalo County's labor force was unemployed in May.   

New Skate Park

07/06/15 08:12 PM
The Winona City Council Monday night approved an agreement with Anthem LLC to manage a new skate park and skate shop.    

Winona Municipal Band

07/06/15 03:45 PM
In celebration of the centennial year of the Winona Municipal Band, A. Eric Heukeshoven, assistant professor of music at Saint Mary's University, has been commissioned to compose a new work to be premiered at the final concert of the season.

Medicine Show

07/06/15 03:44 PM
One of the featured entertainment attractions at the Winona County Fair this week is Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show.      

Lock and Dam 6

07/06/15 03:43 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 6, at Trempealeau, this Saturday, July 11th.        

Amtrak Study

07/06/15 12:17 PM
A new Amtrak study says adding a second round-trip between St. Paul and Chicago could prove to be popular.

Road Projects

07/06/15 12:16 PM
Several road construction projects begin this week across southeast Minnesota.

Drug Arrests

07/06/15 12:15 PM
Two separate traffic stops in Winona over the weekend resulted in drug arrests.       

Winona Burglary

07/06/15 12:15 PM
Winona Police are investigating a home burglary over the week.

Stormy Weather

07/06/15 12:13 PM
Persistent rains brought bringing flood worries for some eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin counties. 

Garden Tour

07/06/15 12:10 PM
The Winona Women's Resource Center will be holding its annual Garden Tour this Saturday, July 11th.        

Photo Contest

07/04/15 07:59 AM
Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are now accepting printed submissions for the 2015 Photo Contest.  Photos must be taken on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, or Trempealeau or Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuges.

Firewood Safety

07/03/15 04:34 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind visitors that only approved firewood is allowed on lands administered by the DNR, such as state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas.   

Eagles Club Event

07/03/15 04:32 PM
The Winona Eagles Club will be holding a special event all day Saturday, July 11th.        

Fireworks-4th of July

07/03/15 04:31 PM
Several communities are having 4th of July fireworks this holiday weekend. The following cities will host fireworks on Saturday evening... La Crosse as part of Riverfest, Rochester in Silver Lake Park, Harmony...


07/03/15 04:30 PM
John Doepke has joined Merchants Bank as a Network Infrastructure Administrator.          

Grain Farmer Meeting

07/03/15 12:19 PM
Minnesota licensed-attorney Todd Prichard will be holding an informational meeting in Stewartville for grain farmers and others concerned about Syngent's actions related to depression in grain prices.

Indoor Skate Park

07/03/15 12:18 PM
 A portion of the West End Recreation Center would be converted into an indoor skate park under an agreement going before the Winona City Council Monday night.                

Red Cross Bloodmobile

07/03/15 12:18 PM
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the coming weeks to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.   

Rambler Rally

07/03/15 12:16 PM
The annual Rambler Rally will take place Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th.         

Trail Study

07/03/15 12:14 PM
Results of a feasibility study on a proposed Mississippi River Trail through Buffalo County might be completed by October.  

Hager Charged

07/03/15 12:13 PM
Felony charges of violent abuse were filed against a Buffalo County man accused of strangling and battering a woman in the Town of Modena.

Obama Threat

07/03/15 12:12 PM
A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama.   

WSU Camp

07/02/15 05:45 PM
Winona State University will host Camp Invention, presented by Invent Now August 3rd through the 7th for students entering grades 1-6.    

Nesler-American Angus

07/02/15 05:41 PM
Miranda Nesler from La Crescent is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®.   

Winona County Transactions

07/02/15 05:38 PM
The number of transactions processed at the County Recorder's Office during the first half of 2015 is up 12-percent compared to the first six months of 2014.   

BK 5K Youth Fund

07/02/15 05:31 PM
The BK 5K Youth Fund has provided financial support to Winona youth programs totaling $156,582 in the 2015 funding cycle.  The Fund was established with the Fastenal sponsored BK 5K Road Race as a means to support Winona area youth and to create an ongoing way to honor Bob Kierlin, founder of Fastenal and a lifelong supporter of youth programs.  Starting in 2006 with 7 grants totaling over $22,000, the cumulative awards given to date total $1,016,717. A large number of grants were evaluated, and organizations receiving funding include Winona Senior High School, Cotter High School, Hope Lutheran High School, Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School, Jefferson STEM Elementary School, Ridgeway Community School, WAPS Early Childhood Family Education, Winona Family YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scout Troop 13, Winona Lions Clubs, and Junior Achievement.


Open Your Hearts

07/02/15 05:27 PM
The Winona County foodshelves is looking for cash donations during the month of July.          

Taste of Winona

07/02/15 05:26 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold its annual "Taste of Winona" event at a new location this year.


07/02/15 05:21 PM
Minnesota Senator Al Franken was in Winona Thursday and attended a meeting of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.  

Governor Pay Raises

07/02/15 12:12 PM
Eleven executive branch commissioners will get paid more than $150,000 per year and many others will receive big raises under a decision by Governor Mark Dayton.  

Wilson Township Business

07/02/15 12:11 PM
A new business is under construction in Wilson Township near the Wilson Town Hall.         

City Council

07/02/15 12:10 PM
The Winona City Council next Monday will be asked to accept a grant for the rehab of a downtown building destroyed by fire last February.

Home Clean Up

07/02/15 12:09 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will be asked to approve a contract with a private firm to clean up a Winona home.            

Road Race

07/02/15 12:07 PM
The annual BK5K Road Race in Winona has been termed a big success.

Pickup, Motorcycle Collision

07/02/15 12:05 PM
Winona Police said a 29-year-old Winona man was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup truck.       

Tax Values

07/02/15 12:04 PM
Property owners in Alma will see a citywide reassessment of real estate tax values in 2016.   

Sanders in Rochester

07/02/15 12:04 PM
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making a second stop in Minnesota.  

Court Ruling

07/02/15 12:02 PM
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled authorities cannot blame the victim when determining the restitution criminals are required to pay in some cases.      

Port Authority Cancelled

07/01/15 05:26 PM
The Port Authority Meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, July 9th.

Bambenek Field #1

07/01/15 05:21 PM
Despite the public's confusion over who exactly controls the gates for Bambenek Field #1, Maynard Johnson, Winona recreation director, says the city gets and the public gets plenty of use of the field. 

Street Repairs

07/01/15 05:20 PM
The Fountain City Council has finally decided to forgo more extensive repair and upgrading of Wall Street for a less costly fix that will get the street opened again. 

WSU Drone

07/01/15 05:19 PM
A Winona State University department wants to employ a drone as part of a future class to teach visual communication.               


07/01/15 05:18 PM
Minnesota Senator Al Franken will be in Winona Thursday to attend a meeting of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

I-90 Delays Thursday

07/01/15 05:17 PM
Motorists in the Dresbach area will experience short delays on Interstate 90 on Thursday afternoon, July 2, when the highway is closed for President Barack Obama’s visit to La Crosse, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

UW-L Alumni Golf

07/01/15 12:04 PM
The UW-La Crosse Alumni Association will hold its 26th annual golf outing Wednesday, August 12th, at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Onalaska.

Minnesota Orchestra Concert

07/01/15 12:02 PM
A reminder the Minnesota Orchestra will present a free outdoor concert at Lake Park Thursday, as part the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival.

Diocese Reductions

07/01/15 12:01 PM
With the first round of meetings on the the Winona Catholic Diocese's plan to convert some of its parishes into oratory status completed, the Diocese is moving to the next step.

Family Night on the Farm

07/01/15 11:58 AM
A large crowd was on hand Tuesday evening for the annual Family Night on the Farm held at the Wirtland Dairy Farm near Lewiston.       

Stolen Cooking Oil

07/01/15 11:57 AM
Local authorities are on the lookout for the culprit who made off with a large amount of used cooking oil from a Winona establishment.                


07/01/15 11:56 AM
The first component of one of Governor Mark Dayton's major legislative priorities has taken effect in Minnesota.               

Obama-La Crosse

07/01/15 11:55 AM
Governor Scott Walker will greet President Barack Obama when he comes to La Crosse on Thursday to talk about the economy.       

Talent Show-Fair

06/30/15 05:47 PM
Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers are encouraged to put their talents before a live audience by taking part in the open class talent show to be held at next weeks Winona County Fair in St. Charles.    

Century Farms

06/30/15 05:44 PM
Three Winona County Farms will be recognized as 2015 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair next week.            

Mcfarland Charges

06/30/15 04:51 PM
25-year old Edward L. Mcfarland of Fountain City, has been charged in criminal complaints accusing him of aggravated battery with intent to cause bodily harm, domestic abuse battery, bail jumping and two counts of possessing marijuana.

Ashley for the Arts

06/30/15 04:35 PM
Some big name entertainment will highlight this year's annual Ashley for the Arts event in Arcadia.     

Free Concerts

06/30/15 04:31 PM
The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will host free concerts on the Winona State University green every Friday and Saturday during the summer.         

PHOTO from WSU website

SE Tech Programs

06/30/15 12:18 PM
Two new programs will be starting up this fall at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. 

VA Watchdog

06/30/15 12:18 PM
A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama in La Crosse.  

Storm Damage

06/30/15 12:17 PM
Monday night's storm that passed through the Winona area produced some damage at at least two locations in Winona County.        

Plant Food Arrest

06/30/15 12:16 PM
Winona Police said 30-year-old Jack David Taylor of Winona is facing drug charges following his arrest Monday during a traffic stop at Gilmore Avenue and Junction Street.               

Urgent Care Hours

06/30/15 12:15 PM
The Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic, located at 420 E. Sarnia Street in Winona, will be open Saturday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.         

SE Tech Tuition

06/30/15 12:13 PM
While tuition will be going up at Winona State this fall due to action by the state legislature, tuition will stay the same at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical.

Johnson Mobile Hours

06/29/15 04:42 PM
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has announced that his staff will be available for mobile office hours in July. 

County Fair HOF

06/29/15 04:26 PM
The Winona County Fair Board is pleased to announce that five county residents have been named to the 2015 Hall of Fame....Gene Stevens of Altura, Jerry Miller of Winona (Pictured),  Tom Heim of St. Charles, Marcia Ward of Dakota and Donna Wirt of Lewiston.

WSU Tunnels

06/29/15 04:16 PM
There will be high truck traffic on Mark and Main streets near the Winona State University campus Tuesday, June 30th and Wednesday, July 1st.  

Obama-La Crosse

06/29/15 04:06 PM
President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week. 

Lock and Dam 6

06/29/15 04:04 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 6 at Trempealeau on Saturday, July 11th.   The lock will be open to the public from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Corps is opening its doors to the public to demonstrate how a lock wo

Planning Commission

06/29/15 04:03 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a request to create a new sudivision.      

Sand Mines Input

06/29/15 04:03 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on applicatiions for frack sand operations from two firms in the Arcadia area.        

County Road 44

06/29/15 04:00 PM
Winona County Road 44 on Garvin Heights Hill will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on July 6th, 7th and 8th.   

Traffic Stop-Drugs

06/29/15 12:16 PM
A traffic stop at Highway 61 and Pelzer Street early Sunday resulted in the arrest of 52-year-old Tommy Lee Lafky of Elba on drug charges.       

Free Concert

06/29/15 12:15 PM
The Minnesota Orchestra will present a free outdoor pops concert at Lake Park this Thursday, July 2nd as part of the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival.

Chase Arrest

06/29/15 12:14 PM
A 29-year-old man who led authorities on a chase early Monday was jailed after he was caught.                

Lagunas Assault Charges

06/29/15 12:13 PM
A 29-year-old rural Lewiston man was jailed Sunday on felony assault charges.

Semi Accident

06/29/15 12:12 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi-truck driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of St. Charles over the weekend.

Sweet Stroll

06/29/15 12:11 PM
Winona's Main Street businesses will be staying open late Thursday, July 16th as part of the Sweet Stroll from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Winona Air Show Postponed

06/29/15 12:10 PM
An annual air show in Winona is being postponed because of a runway reconstruction project at the municipal airport.

Obama-La Crosse

06/29/15 12:08 PM
President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week. The White House confirmed the visit Saturday night, saying only that Obama will visit the La Crosse area Thursday "for an event on the economy."

WinTech Purcase

06/29/15 12:07 PM
A Winona company has purchased a building in Rushford and hopes to be moving its operations there.           

Highway 121 Project

06/27/15 11:44 AM
A project starting in early July to widen and resurface part of state Highway 121 will slow Whitehall-to-Independence traffic.                  

Semcac-WAPS Childcare

06/27/15 11:36 AM
Semcac Early Head Start will partner with the Winona Area Public Schools Childcare Center at the Area Learning Center to expand high quality early learning opportunities for the most vulnerable infants and toddlers.     

Family Night on the Farm

06/27/15 11:35 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th Annual Family Night on the Farm event Tuesday, June 30th.

Best of La Crosse

06/27/15 11:35 AM
The second annual Best of La Crosse County finals survey opens Wednesday, July 1st, at

U-W Extension Meeting

06/27/15 11:34 AM
On Thursday, July 16th, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Buffalo County Office, will be holding a twilight meeting at the Bragger Family Farm malting barley plot in the Town of Montana. 

Deer Ban

06/27/15 11:33 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will ban deer feeding and hunting over bait in Eau Claire, Clark and Jackson counties after a doe died of chronic wasting disease at a Fairchild-area deer farm.   

Lottery Winner

06/26/15 11:20 AM
Denise Winters of Wabasha has won $5,000 by playing the Lottery's Lucky For Life game.            

Safe Firworks

06/26/15 11:17 AM
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, on Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported on the 4th of July then on any other day of the year.          

Super Gav-Vikings Visit

06/26/15 11:13 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona worked with the Minnesota Vikings to facilitate a special visit Wednesday with Super Gav, 5-year old Gavin Quimby of Winona, at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. 

Winona County Recycling

06/26/15 10:55 AM
Anne Morse, Winona County Planning and Environmental Services Sustainability Coordinator, is conducting an assessment of the Winona County Recycling Program.  Morse and volunteers are sorting through two weeks of recycling pick-ups by hand at the former Winona County Landfill site       

Drazkowski-Town Hall

06/26/15 08:18 AM
State Representative Steve Drazkowski, Republican from Mazeppa, has announced that he will be holding town hall meetings throughout the district.       

Miss Lewiston

06/26/15 08:16 AM
This year's Miss Lewiston Pageant took place Thursday night as part of Heartland Days.    Crowned was 17-year old Holly McElmury, daughter of Keith and Heidi.


06/26/15 07:44 AM
Senator Ron Johnson says if Department of Veterans Affairs officials had acted sooner in investigating reports of overprescribing medications at a Tomah medical center, lives could've been saved.          

Winona County Primary Prevention Project

06/25/15 01:32 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners heard from the county's Primary Prevention Project on Tuesday.        

Winona River City 4-H

06/25/15 01:30 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday received an update from the Winona River City 4-H Club.  4-H Member Emily Mohan says this year's project involved over two dozen special pillow cases for veterans.

Scrubs Camp

06/25/15 01:30 PM
Approximately 100 high school students attending HealthForce Minnesota and Winona State University's Scrubs Camp Thursday.   

Waumandee House Celebration

06/25/15 01:28 PM
The Waumandee House is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 'customer appreciation' festival on Saturday in Waumandee, Wisconsin. 

Jumps for Hope

06/25/15 01:22 PM
Jumps for Hope is returning to Rushford this weekend to help families coping with cancer and for funding of cancer research.        

WSU Culvert

06/25/15 06:27 AM
There will be high truck traffic on Mark and Main streets near the Winona State University campus today and Friday.                

Cal Fremling Tours

06/25/15 06:26 AM
Winona State University's Cal Fremling floating interpretive center and classroom will host educational boat tours this summer in partnership with the Winona County Historical Society.           

CWD Case

06/25/15 06:26 AM
A white-tailed deer in Eau Claire County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.       

Refuge-No Fireworks

06/25/15 06:24 AM
The 4th of July is just around the corner.  If you are heading to the Mississippi River for a boating or camping trip, just a reminder - no fireworks are allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Gavin-Vikings Visit

06/24/15 04:42 PM
Last summer, Winona was rescued by "Super Gav," a four year old boy, Gavin Quimby, who has been diagnosed with a rare brain disease   State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona arranged a surprise visit from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday to cheer up Gavin who has been in the University of Minnesota Hospital for the past few months recovering from an infection. Miller says Vikings cheerleaders were on hand as well as former player E.J. Henderson.

Picture courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Hydrolic Lift

06/24/15 04:11 PM
The Buffalo County highway shop in rural Alma is getting a new hydraulic truck lift.

Buffalo County Projects

06/24/15 04:08 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors gave final approval to borrowing $2,250,000 for highway shop building projects as well as courthouse maintenance and operational improvements.   

County Board-Highway Department

06/24/15 04:03 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted to continue the discussion of clerical staffing at the county highway department. 

Deer Disease

06/24/15 04:03 PM
A white-tailed deer in Eau Claire County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.      

Miller-School Funding

06/24/15 12:15 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says he heard from superintendents, principals, teachers, staff, and parents from across his district and the message was clear: they needed more money on the formula and flexibility to use funds.

Medical Lab Program

06/24/15 12:13 PM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical has extended the application deadline for its Medical Lab Technition program to August 7th.    

Tuohy Elected

06/24/15 12:08 PM
A Chatfield man has been named to head up a national trade association. 

Wabasha Facilities Plan

06/24/15 12:07 PM
The Winona school district is not alone is looking at a major facilities upgrade.              


06/24/15 12:06 PM
Police said a 41-year-old Winona man was jailed Tuesday evening on drug charges.         

Gilman Appointment

06/24/15 12:05 PM
Jason Gilman was unanimously appointed to a new job with the City of La Crosse Tuesday.    


06/23/15 04:43 PM
Representatives from early childhood organizations gathered at the office of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) in Owatonna Tuesday to celebrate 13 years of the BookStart program and 28 new BookStart awardees.

Free Summer Meals

06/23/15 04:29 PM
Children in Winona have an opportunity to receive free meals during the summer months thanks to a new program being put on by the Winona School District.                 

Gilman Appointment

06/23/15 04:28 PM
The La Crosse Common Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider the appointment of Jason Gilman as the city's Director of Planning and of Development.              

Klobachar Bill

06/23/15 12:21 PM
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier to prosecute the sale and distribution of "analogue" drugs.

Drug Charges-Benning

06/23/15 12:20 PM
A 31-year-old Wisconsin man is facing felony drug charges following his arrest early Tuesday during a traffic stop.  

Community Center

06/23/15 12:19 PM
The Arcadia City Council has awarded a $38,000 contract to a Madison engineering firm to design a new community center and city hall building.        

Arcadia Sand Mines

06/23/15 12:18 PM
The Arcadia City Council is considering requests for three new sand mine projects and is looking for a compromise on the issue.                

Family Night on the Farm

06/23/15 12:17 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th Annual Family Night on the Farm event coming up on Tuesday, June 30th. 

Assault Charges-Bakkum

06/23/15 12:16 PM
 A 25-year-old Winona man was jailed Monday evening on alleged felony assault charges.    

WAPS Buildings

06/23/15 12:15 PM
The second of two public meetings on the Winona Area Public School District's proposed facilities plan drew a slightly larger crowd Monday night at the high school.             

TEC-Energy Alert

06/22/15 04:08 PM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Rushford has issued a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market. The Cooperative asks members to help by reducing their electric use.      

Mayo-Yellow Ribbon

06/22/15 04:07 PM
On June 19th the Mayo Clinic was named a Yellow Ribbon Company - the first health organization in Minnesota to receive this recognition.

Ham Radio-Field Day

06/22/15 04:01 PM
Members of the Winona Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday June 27th at 740 Innovation Drive, Technology Park in Winona.      

Hunting Guides

06/22/15 12:16 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final Prospectus and Invitation for Applications to Conduct Commercial Waterfowl Hunting Guide Services on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. 

Buffalo County Jail

06/22/15 12:15 PM
The Buffalo County Jail averaged 9 inmates per day in May, according to Lt. Diane Mikelson, county jail administrator.  

Cattle Missing

06/22/15 12:14 PM
The Sheriff's Department is investigating a case of two missing bull calves from a county farm.   

St. Charles Burglary

06/22/15 12:12 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a burglary discovered at a St. Charles business early Monday.        

SBD Parade Results

06/22/15 12:11 PM
The Owatonna High School marching band was judged the best in the marching band competition in Sunday's Steamboat Days Grande Parade.         

Dixieland Festival

06/22/15 12:09 PM
The 28th Annual Winona Dixieland Jazz Festival will be held at Winona State University this coming Saturday, June 27. 

I-90 Closure for Monday June 22nd

06/20/15 12:18 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says eastbound I-90 traffic traveling to La Crescent or La Crosse on Monday will encounter a brief road closure.

Sears Building Sold

06/20/15 12:17 PM
The building that houses Winona's Sears store has been sold.

Dislocated Worker Funds

06/20/15 12:15 PM
Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced that Minnesota will receive 5-million-750 thousand dollars to support dislocated workers. The funds will support job training programs through the Department of Labor's Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant program.

Upcoming County Board Meeting

06/20/15 12:14 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will get an update on the county's Primary Prevention Project.

Tri County Record Sold

06/20/15 12:12 PM
The parent company of the Tri-County Record newspaper in Rushford has been sold. The Tri-County Record reports that the Bluff Country News Group has been purchased by Heather and Paul Gray of Spring Grove.

SBD Treasure

06/19/15 05:42 PM
Richard and Connie Frahm of Winona won the 2015 Steamboat Days Treasure Hunt Friday! They were both wearing a Steamboat Days button which entitled them to the full $200.

School Board-Dakota School

06/19/15 03:56 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday formally approved sealed bids, sale terms and the legal description of property with the sale of the Dakota School.            

WAPS Buildings

06/19/15 03:55 PM
Following public input during the first of two public meetings on the Winona Area Public School District's proposed facilities plan Tuesday, the Superintendent of schools explained the next steps.         

Goodview Road Projects

06/19/15 03:53 PM
The Goodview City Council Monday will hold a public hearing on plans and specifications for improvements to several streets in the city.              

Kiddie Parade-SBD

06/19/15 03:52 PM
A large crowd and beautiful weather greeted the participants in the annual Winona Steamboat Days Kiddie Parade Friday.       

Fatal Crash-ID

06/19/15 03:51 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol is continuing to investigate a fatal crash that occurred about 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 42 and Olmsted County Road 9 north of Eyota.         

Pelowski-No Tuition Freeze

06/19/15 03:50 PM
A Winona lawmaker says the tuition increases approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board this week are a result of the legislature's inability to continue to keep tuition frozen, despite having a budget surplus of $2 billion.  

SMU Doctorate

06/19/15 03:46 PM
In recognition of his 65 years of faith-filled service, Brother Gerard Rummery was presented with an honorary doctorate by Saint Mary's University Thursday in Farmington at a Lasallian Summer Retreat for Saint Mary's faculty, staff, and students.

Miss Winona 2015

06/19/15 03:42 PM
A soon to be junior at Winona State University was crowned Miss Winona 2015 Thursday night at the St. Cecelia Theater on the Cotter campus.  Brittany Moncreif was crowned by outgoing Miss Winona Maija Rannikko. Gretchen Lueck was named the First Runner- up in the competition that had four candidates.

SBD Grand Marshalls

06/18/15 03:14 PM
The Winona Clown Club will serve as the Grand Marshal for the annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade on Sunday.       

County Board-Hebert

06/18/15 03:13 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, June 23rd to discuss a lawsuit brought against itself and the county by former county administrator Duane Hebert.

Car hits Building

06/18/15 12:17 PM
No one was injured when a vehicle crashed into a Winona business Thursday.                                

Bridge Rehab

06/18/15 12:16 PM
Once the new Highway 43 bridge is completed  by the end of 2016, work on the existing bridge rehab will be undertaken.      

Historical Furniture

06/18/15 12:15 PM
The public is invited to an open house at the Winona History Center on Saturday as an exhibit entitled  "The Art of Fine Furniture" begins its month-long run.    

Rushford School Bids

06/18/15 12:14 PM
Bidding letting for the new Rushford-Peterson school building has been pushed back.      

Cemetary Fees

06/18/15 12:13 PM
The Fountain City Council approved a 15 percent increase in burial fees to keep pace with increased maintenance costs. 

Lake Onalaska Death

06/18/15 12:12 PM
Authorities have released the name of a 72-year-old woman whose body they say was recovered from Lake Onalaska on the Mississippi River near La Crosse.    

Kardaal Sanctions

06/18/15 12:11 PM
A federal judge is ordering sanctions against a Minneapolis attorney for a lawsuit over an American Indian land issue.     

Gypsoil Loan

06/18/15 12:10 PM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently approved a business loan to Chicago-based Beneficial Reuse Management to open a Gypsoil Pelletized Products plant in Winona.          

Sex Offender Ruling

06/17/15 03:50 PM
A federal judge has ruled that Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, but has deferred any immediate action to await further proceedings on a remedy.

Cornerstone Community Church

06/17/15 03:49 PM
A Winona church will be holding an open house later this month to celebrate the construction of a new home.     

Bridge Update

06/17/15 03:47 PM
Construction of the new highway 43 bridge in Winona continues to move along swiftly and remains on schedule.          

Property Sales

06/17/15 03:46 PM
Two commercial properties in Winona have changed hands.

Miss Winona

06/17/15 03:44 PM
Four contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Winona 2015 Thursday night during the annual Scholarship Pageant at St. Cecelia Theater on the Cotter campus.           

Municipal Band Concert Moved!

06/17/15 02:59 PM
Tonight's Winona Municipal Band 8pm concert has been MOVED to Somson Building on WSU campus ... Sanborn & Main street.

WAPS Buildings

06/16/15 08:12 PM
Seventeen people attended the first of two public meetings on the Winona Area Public School District's proposed facilities plan Tuesday.             

Lift Station Repairs

06/16/15 05:55 PM
The Winona City Council Monday approved moving ahead with the bidding process for needed repairs and updates for the sanitary sewer lift station #7.            

Levee Park Council

06/16/15 05:53 PM
The Winona City Council Monday received an update on the Levee Park project.            

Lake Onalaska Drowning

06/16/15 05:53 PM
Police say emergency crews have recovered the body of a woman from Lake Onalaska, a large pool on the Mississippi River.       

Steamboat Days

06/16/15 05:52 PM
Winona's annual Steamboat Days Festival officially kicks off Wednesday with the annual ribbon cutting and tapping of the Gold Keg at the Beverage Garden.      

DWI Statistics

06/16/15 12:08 PM
Penalties for gross misdemeanor DWIs in Minnesota will go up in August.

Schmit Session

06/16/15 12:07 PM
Democratic State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing says last week's special session produced a meaningful compromise across a variety of issues.          

Steamboat Days

06/16/15 12:05 PM
Winona's annual Steamboat Days Festival kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sunday in downtown Winona.         

Workers Survey

06/16/15 12:04 PM
U-S survey found that forty percent of unemployed Americans say they have completely given up on looking for work.        

Black Bear Sightings

06/16/15 12:03 PM
Wildlife experts say black bear sightings in southwest Wisconsin are increasing phenomena as more of them have been seen bellying up to backyard bird feeders.       

Merchant's Bank-Stier

06/16/15 12:02 PM
Merchants Bank says Traci Stier has been promoted to Item Processing Officer according to Kerri Bronk, Vice President and Senior Operations Officer.

Concert in the Park

06/16/15 12:01 PM
Winona National Bank will sponsor a Concert in the Park featuring the Teddy Bear Band this Friday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.            

MnSCU Tuition

06/16/15 12:00 PM
Students at Minnesota's seven state universities, including Winona State University, may see a tuition hike this fall.     

City Council-Audit

06/16/15 11:59 AM
Winona's independent auditor presented the 2014 city financial reports Monday at the City Council meeting.             

Lake Park Parade

06/15/15 03:49 PM
The annual parade for Winona Health's Lake Winona Manor residents and other area senior living and long-term care residents and guests will take place Tuesday.            

Miss Minnesota

06/15/15 12:08 PM
A new Miss Minnesota was crowned over the weekend in Eden Prairie

Driveway Scam

06/15/15 12:06 PM
Local authorities are on the lookout for a father and son involved in a driveway repair scam at two residences in Winona County.   

CHS Break-in

06/15/15 12:04 PM
Winona Police are investigating a break-in at the CHS terminal on Riverview Drive on Saturday that resulted in a wet floor.   

Archbishop Resigns

06/15/15 12:04 PM
Archbishop John Nienstedt says he's leaving the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis "with a clear conscience."    

Motorcycle Fatal

06/15/15 12:03 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says an Illinois man was killed Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a second vehicle in Wabasha.            

Fatal Fall

06/15/15 12:02 PM
Authorities have identified a Wisconsin man who was killed when a tree fell onto the pickup he was driving near La Crescent.

Junker-Alumni Award

06/13/15 10:18 AM
Ten Saint John's University alumni will receive Alumni Achievement Awards during Reunion Weekend June 26-28.        

City Council

06/13/15 09:44 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. and will hold a public hearing for the proposed 2015 sidewalk replacement project and preliminary assessment roll.         

City Council

06/13/15 09:43 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday, June 15th (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. and will hold a public hearing for the proposed 2015 sidewalk replacement project and preliminary assessment roll.
The city's auditor will also present the 2014 city financial reports and the city's finance department will recieve an award for financial reporting.     
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council before the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall to discuss the financial review for 2014.  
Both meetings are open to the public.

Birthday Ball

06/13/15 07:55 AM
The 53rd Annual Winona Health Auxiliary dinner and dance celebrating the birthday of the building of the community hospital in Winona is slated for October 17th.        

County Board Annual Road Tour

06/13/15 07:45 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will leave for their Annual Road Tour on Tuesday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m. from the County Highway Department in Goodview; the return time is approximately 3:00 p.m.  

Winona Radio/Healthy Kids Club Pool Party

06/13/15 07:40 AM
The PARTY'S ON!! All area families are invited to Winona Radio's free pool party sponsored by Winona Health's Healthy Kids Club TODAY from noon until 6 p.m.

June Dairy Month

06/13/15 07:39 AM
In honor of June Dairy Month, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson has released the annual list of top Minnesota dairy herds with low somatic cell counts (SCC).

Manufacturing Survey

06/13/15 07:37 AM
Minnesota's manufacturers overwhelmingly expect to parlay recent success and a sturdy economy into solid business growth in 2015, according to The State of Manufacturing survey.       

Pepper Lawsuit--Response

06/12/15 01:52 PM
Spice maker McCormick and Company has responded to a lawsuit filed by Winona's Watkins Company which claims McCormick has been selling pepper in tins that are mislabeled.

New Refuge Manager

06/12/15 01:51 PM
The Upper Mississippi Wildlife and Fish Refuge has hired a new manager for its La Crosse District.

Walz Vote--Hagedorn

06/12/15 01:50 PM
First District Republican candidate for Congress Jim Hagedorn says Congressman Tim Walz has cast another anti-farmer vote.


06/12/15 01:49 PM
It's not too late to obtain tickets for the Chocolate and Shakespeare event Saturday night at the Winona County History Center.              

Captain and Mate

06/12/15 01:48 PM
 The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee has announce the five finalist couples for its 2015 Captain and Mate contest.

Team Vogel Fundraiser

06/11/15 05:33 PM
Team Vogel vs. Cancer will host a special fundraiser this month at East Lake Park - Jaycee Pavilion .               

Wisconsin Toursim

06/11/15 05:15 PM
Wisconsin's tourism economy leaped a billion dollars in 2014, growing to more than $18.5 billion.   

HBC Summer Schedule

06/11/15 05:14 PM
Parades, baseball, and municipal band concerts highlight the 2015 Summer Program Schedule released today by HBC TV 25.    

Council Meeting

06/11/15 05:13 PM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, June 15th, at 5:15 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall to discuss the financial review for 2014.       

WSU Young Writers

06/11/15 05:12 PM
Winona State University hosted the annual Young Writers Conference May 14th and 15th.        


06/11/15 05:12 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says the Health and Human Services that became law provides critical services to millions of Minnesotans.

Root River Project

06/11/15 05:11 PM
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking input on a restoration project currently being planned for the Root River Tract located south of La Crescent and east of highway 26.

SE Tech Program

06/11/15 05:10 PM
Bringing together coursework from several disciplines, Southeast Technical has launched a new program to prepare graduates for careers in engineering technology in support of metal fabrication, plastics processing, and consumer products manufacturing.


06/11/15 05:03 PM
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce that Jennifer Thompson was recently awarded the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers.

Rushford Creamery

06/11/15 12:11 PM
The owners of the one-time Rushford Creamery celebrated the building' s 100th anniversary Wednesday.                      

Rushford School

06/11/15 12:10 PM
The Rushford-Peterson School Board has approved two conditional use permits and two variances in connection the the co srtruction of a new K-through-12 school building.             

Deer Numbers

06/11/15 12:08 PM
Minnesota wildlife managers will work to increase deer numbers across much of northern and north central Minnesota under new population goals announced Tuesday by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Klobachar-Rail Safety

06/11/15 12:07 PM
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says the new federal rail safety rule released by the Department of Transportation (DOT) represents meaningful progress toward improving safety.


06/11/15 12:06 PM
In recognition of a lifetime of faith-filled service to marginalized youth, Brother Philip Rofrano,  was presented with an honorary doctorate by Saint Mary's University at its commencement ceremony June 7th in Minneapolis.     

Miss Winona

06/11/15 12:04 PM
The Miss Winona Scholarship Program says four contestants will be entering the annual pagaent next Thursday, June 18th.

Injury Crash-Gorman

06/11/15 12:02 PM
A 30-year-old former Winona man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in Olmsted County Tuesday.        

Meth Charges

06/10/15 05:06 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department reports that 29-year Adam Greenwold was arrested for felony possession of crystal methamphetamine and two counts of delivery of meth. 

Flash Floods

06/10/15 04:51 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises travelers to drive with caution in southeastern Minnesota due to forecasted heavy rains on Thursday.

SBD Golf

06/10/15 04:44 PM
Next week's Steamboat Days celebration will actually kick off a few days early this year.      

Father of the Year

06/10/15 04:43 PM
Ten men from Minnesota have been named finalists for the National Center for Fathering's (NCF) 2015 Father of the Year.     

Walz Grain Act

06/10/15 12:18 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz says his bipartisan measure to reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act passed the House of Representatives.

Wabasha Sand Mining

06/10/15 12:15 PM
The Wabasha City Council approved revisions to the city's sand mining ordinance on a vote of 4-to-2.               

Check Scam

06/10/15 12:13 PM
Winona Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a scam.

Truck Fire

06/10/15 12:12 PM
Authorities said a sem-truck cab was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon in Winona.        

Special Session

06/10/15 12:11 PM
Governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota leaders have settled their remaining budget disputes and he is prepared to call the Legislature into special session.  

Olmsted County Accident

06/10/15 12:07 PM
A 58-year-old Winona man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in Olmsted County Tuesday.           

Mayo Ranking

06/09/15 05:13 PM
Mayo Clinic Childrens Center has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in the Minnesota, Dakotas and Iowa region on U.S. News & World Report's 2015-2016 Best Childrens Hospitals rankings.    

Kidnapping Suspect

06/09/15 05:07 PM
Authorities have located the 24-year-old man accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint in southeastern Wisconsin.    

Steamboat Days Grande Parade

06/09/15 05:06 PM
This year's annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade will feature some new units and many of the annual favorites.    

Lake City Lots

06/09/15 05:05 PM
Lake City has become the latest in a string of towns to offer residential building land for a good deal, hoping someone will use it to build a home and move in.            

Winona Radio/Healthy Kids Club Pool Party

06/09/15 05:05 PM
All area families are invited to Winona Radio's free pool party sponsored by Winona Health's Healthy Kids Club on Saturday, June13th from noon until 6 p.m.    

Walmart Abduction

06/09/15 12:17 PM
A man suspected of abducting a female Walmart employee at gunpoint in southeastern Wisconsin and driving to Eau Claire remains at large.

La Crosse Fire

06/09/15 12:16 PM
The La Crosse Fire Department has issued a Shelter-In-Place order for people living on French Island in the area around large fire.       

Bridge Inspection

06/09/15 12:15 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says motorists are encountering delays this week on the Highway 43 bridge in Winona.   

Buffalo County Trout Day

06/08/15 05:12 PM
About 85 kids and adults attended the 3rd Annual Buffalo County Trout Day on Saturday, June 6th.  Trout Day was held at the Barry Johnson Family farm in the Town of Nelson.  Participants were able to see the work that has been done on the stream since 2009.

Mayo Expansion

06/08/15 05:00 PM
The ambitious 20-year redevelopment plan to remake the area surrounding Mayo Clinic into a leading medical community could push poor people - and the agencies that serve them - out of downtown.           

Dairyland Power

06/08/15 04:56 PM
In a sign of how much the price of solar power has fallen, by next summer Dairyland Power Cooperative plans to have more solar power running for its customers than all of the panels already installed across the state of Wisconsin.    

Walmart Abduction

06/08/15 04:50 PM
Authorities in Eau Claire County are searching for a man suspected of abducting a woman at a Walmart in southeastern Wisconsin.      

Teen Drowns

06/08/15 04:49 PM
Authorities say a Tomah teenager has drowned at a Fort McCoy park.   

Arcadia Sand Mines

06/08/15 12:43 PM
The city of Arcadia will hold a public hearing on sand mines on Tuesday, June 9th, at Arcadia High School.

Mounted Posse Honored

06/08/15 12:40 PM
Two members of the Winona County Mounted Sheriff's Posse have received special honors.                          


06/08/15 12:39 PM
31-year-old Seth Allen Frick of Winona is being was held at Winona Health following an incident at the Prairie Island campground on Saturday.         

Concert in the Park

06/08/15 11:43 AM
Winona National Bank will sponsor a Concert in the Park featuring the Teddy Bear Band on Friday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   

Goodview Streets

06/08/15 11:43 AM
The Goodview City Council Monday will be asked to approve plans and specifications for improvements to several streets in the city.

Farmer's Market-Volunteer Services

06/08/15 11:41 AM
Winona Volunteer Services is offering a series of classes to public on the local farmer's market.

County Road Tour

06/08/15 11:41 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will be taking their annual road tour on Monday.

Fountain City Appointments

06/08/15 11:40 AM
Fountain City Council representatives will share appointed committee chairmanship duties during the 2015-'16 term.

Dairy Prices

06/08/15 11:39 AM
Wisconsin dairy producers got a dime more for a hundred gallons of milk sold in April, the first gain since September.   

County Board

06/08/15 11:37 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will be asked on Tuesday to consider a resolution to create a focus group to examine the animal unit cap in the county.    


06/05/15 04:07 PM
Motorists will encounter flaggers beginning on Monday, June 8th at the intersection of the Interstate 90 exit ramp for Lock and Dam No. 7 and the DNR boat launch and the access road.            

Lanesboro Grand Openings

06/05/15 03:59 PM
Lanesboro - population 754 - is welcoming ten new small business ventures into its thriving downtown and surrounding areas.      

St. Charles Building

06/05/15 03:57 PM
Construction of a new nearly $2,100,000 Emergency Medical Services building in St. Charles is expected to get underway soon.            


06/05/15 03:56 PM
Retired Winona State University Professor  Susan Rickey Hatfield received the Department of the Navy's Superior Public Service Award May 21st.


06/05/15 03:55 PM
Miller Ingenuity President and CEO Steve Blue will honor his father by competing in the 6th Annual Dancing with the Winona Stars in August.     

Warrior Golf

06/05/15 03:52 PM
Winona State University Warrior Athletics will host the annual RTP-Merchants Bank Warrior Club Golf Classic Friday, June 26, at Cedar Valley Golf Course.                  

WSHS Graduation

06/04/15 09:07 PM
Winona Senior High School will hold its 145th Commencement Exercises on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Paul Giel Field.       

Grace Place-Wedding Dress II

06/04/15 04:34 PM
Brenda Heimgartner with the Grace Place Store in Rushford recently helped a woman looking for a simple wedding dress.    

Governor's Awards

06/04/15 04:33 PM
Five Minnesota companies that have built successful global markets will be honored as winners of the 2014 Governor's International Trade Awards during an award ceremony at the James J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul.      

New Deputy

06/04/15 12:23 PM
Buffalo County will move ahead with hiring a new deputy sheriff to replace a 9-year officer who resigned.


06/04/15 12:22 PM
A 41-year-old Fountain City woman accused of drug offenses has a plea and sentencing hearing scheduled June 10th in Buffalo County Circuit Court.    

Davids-Health Rates

06/04/15 12:20 PM
State Representative Greg Davids of Preston says news of proposed health insurance rate increases disclosed Wednesday is another disheartening sign that Obamacare and MNsure are not working for Minnesotans.  


06/04/15 12:19 PM
A Winona man will get an opportunity to show off his classic car in a big carshow in the Twin Cities this weekend.     

Law Enforcement Funding

06/04/15 12:17 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz voted against a bill that would cut funding for state and local law enforcement agencies by 14 percent and vastly underfund the vital COPS hiring program.

Front Porch Couches

06/04/15 12:16 PM
City leaders in La Crosse are considering whether to make it illegal to have upholstered furniture in outside spaces.    

New Steamboat Days Activities

06/04/15 12:14 PM
This year's annual Steamboat Days Festival will be featuring some new events when it kicks off Thursday, June 18th.     

Rushford Days Court

06/03/15 05:00 PM
Time is running out for applications for this year's Rushford Days new Queen and Little Miss.   

Grace Place-Wedding Dress

06/03/15 04:48 PM
The Grace Place Store in Rushford was able to assist someone in need in what one person calls a "supernatural miracle".   

School Board

06/03/15 04:47 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will receive an update on the end of the school year by Superintendent Dr. Stephen West.     

Cotter Gym

06/03/15 04:03 PM
Progress continues on the construction of the Cotter School gymnasium, scheduled to be completed in early October of this year.       

Austin High-Def

06/03/15 03:55 PM
An Austin public television station is now broadcasting in high definition.

Minnesota Chamber

06/03/15 12:21 PM
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce will be watching closely the special legislative session when it gets underway in St. Paul.  

New Arcadia Clinic

06/03/15 12:20 PM
The City of Arcadia will be getting a new clinic building.              &

Building Permits

06/03/15 12:19 PM
The City of Winona has issued a building permit to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter for construction of a new home.              

PulsePoint App

06/03/15 12:18 PM
The Winona Area Ambulance Service is encouraging community members to download a smartphone app designed to help save more lives from sudden cardiac arrest.     

Drug and Weapon Charges

06/03/15 12:17 PM
A rural Cochrane man is accused of drug and weapon charges.  

Officer Assaulted

06/03/15 12:17 PM
A rural Nelson, Wisconsin, man was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 5 days in jail for disorderly conduct and battery that included an injury to a Mondovi police officer.   

Milk Truck Overturns

06/03/15 12:14 PM
A 46-year-old Winona man escaped serious injury when the milk truck he was driving overturned early Wednesday.

Cobb Arrested

06/03/15 12:13 PM
Winona Police said a 29-year-old Winona man was jailed early Wednesday after he was cited for possession of drugs,               

Boat Overturns

06/03/15 12:11 PM
Authorities say three people made it to shore safely Tuesday evening after the boat they were in overturned near the Mississippi River spillway off Prairie Island.              

Railroad Lawsuit

06/03/15 12:07 PM
A group of rail safety and environmental advocates opposed to a railroad expansion project through the La Crosse River marsh is asking a judge to pause work on a second BNSF track until the court decides whether the company's permit is legal.

Enterprise Minnesota

06/02/15 05:23 PM
Enterprise Minnesota will be in Winona Thursday, June 11th, to discuss the results of its seventh annual State of Manufacturing survey.

Animal Unit Cap

06/02/15 05:17 PM
The issue of expanding the animal unit cap for farmers and producers in Winona County was brought before the county board.   

Session Reaction

06/02/15 05:16 PM
Winona County commissioners had a chance to air their views on the recently completed legislative session when State Senator Matt Schmit paid them a visit. 

Top of The Line-Angus Association

06/02/15 05:15 PM
Top of The Line in Lewiston is a new member of the American Angus Association®, the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

SMU Celebration

06/02/15 05:02 PM
On May 30th, more than 100 guests gathered in the Twin Cities to celebrate and advance the sciences at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.         

Franklin Street Project

06/02/15 04:57 PM
The Winona Street Department says Franklin Street between Howard and Sarnia will be closed to traffic starting next Monday, June 8th, as a reconstruction project gets underway.

UW-L Alumni Golf

06/02/15 04:55 PM
The UW-La Crosse Alumni Association will hold its annual golf outing Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Onalaska — or at any course worldwide. This is the 26th year of the UW-L Alumni & Friends Golf Outing.

Ashley Furniture

06/02/15 04:48 PM
Ashley Furniture Industries confirmed Tuesday that it is consulting with Goldman Sachs to aid the company in an evaluation of a variety of investment alternatives and other opportunities to enhance the future growth and continued success of Ashley.  

HIghway 61 Project

06/02/15 12:07 PM
Highway 61 in Winona has been getting a new surface this week, part of  a project throughout southeastern Minnesota to upgrade several roads.          

Wabasha Search

06/02/15 12:07 PM
Wabasha authorities report that some items of interest were turned up during a massive weekend search for a missing person.      

City Council-Misato

06/02/15 12:06 PM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson announced an upcoming change in the way the city will interact with it's sister city, Misato, Japan.           

Morken Charged

06/02/15 12:04 PM
Court documents indicate a former Winona County deputy sheriff is facing three misdemeanor counts for allegedly hiring a prostitute.             

Dayton-GOP Deal

06/01/15 04:27 PM
Governor Mark Dayton and House Republicans have reached a tentative deal on education funding, the largest unresolved piece of the state's budget that threatened a government shutdown.

WSU Lego Camp

06/01/15 04:24 PM
Winona State University will host Lego Mindstorms Summer Camp June 8-12 at Tau Center on WSU's West Campus.        

Backwater Paddle

06/01/15 04:20 PM
The public is invited to celebrate National Trails Day on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Winona.   

Davids Opponent

06/01/15 04:13 PM
A Spring Grove School Board member has announced plans to take on veteran GOP Represtentative Greg Davids in 2016.       

Fountain City Auditorium

06/01/15 04:12 PM
Roof repairs have been authorized at the Fountain City Auditorium. 

Tour Boats

06/01/15 04:10 PM
With summer here Visit Winona is reminding residents there are two tour boats operating now on the Mississippi River out of the Winona Levee.       

Best Small Cities

06/01/15 03:59 PM
Minnesota dominates a new list of America's Best Small Cities with #1 Moorhead, #2 Winona and #5 Mankato in the Top Ten.         

Brand Honored

06/01/15 12:16 PM
Retired Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand has been honored by the U-S Coast Guard for his efforts to make the Mississippi River in the Winona area safer.  

Drug Bust

06/01/15 12:15 PM
A 30-year-old Houston man was jailed Saturday on drug charges following a traffic stop in Minnesota City.                 Sheriff Ron Ganrude said Jack David Taylor was cited with

County Board

06/01/15 12:14 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will get an update on the legislative session in St. Paul Tuesday.

Government Shut Down

06/01/15 12:12 PM
Some Minnesota state agencies are moving ahead with plans to shut down operations if legislative leaders can't reach an agreement on a budget by July 1.   

Deer Hits Car

06/01/15 12:10 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were injured when their vehicle struck a deer on Interstate 90 in the St. Charles area Sunday evening.         

Restored Steamboat

06/01/15 12:09 PM
A steamboat that once roamed the Mississippi River is in the middle of a painstaking renovation.    

Klobachar-Winona Visit

05/30/15 12:33 PM
U.S. Senator Amy Klobachar was in Winona Saturday morning and met with officials of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and city representatives.  

Farm Labor

05/30/15 06:48 AM
A farm labor report for the Lake Region of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan says hired farm workers were averaging $12.43 per hour. 

Rochester Airport

05/30/15 06:47 AM
The Rochester International Airport is preparing to make some changes, which will offer more options to airline passengers.     

Walz Propane Caucus

05/30/15 06:46 AM
U.S. Representative Tim Walz and a few other lawmakers are putting together a propane caucus in Congress.   

Milk Production

05/30/15 06:41 AM
Wisconsin milk production was 2.4 billion pounds in April.

Buffalo County Fatal

05/29/15 04:51 PM
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Department says one person was killed in a head-on collision in Alma Thursday morning.      

Stark Award

05/29/15 04:50 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area is accepting nominations for the Thomas F. Stark Volunteer Service Award, named in memory of the past president of Winona State University.         


05/29/15 04:50 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region will hold their first annual Golf for Kids' Sake Wednesday, June 10th at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club.

WSU HOPE Academy

05/29/15 04:49 PM
Winona State University will host HOPE Academy June 17-27 on the WSU campus.        

Wing Dam Fined

05/29/15 12:18 PM
The Fountain City bar where a  Winona State University student woman lost her life late last year is now being cited by federal authorities for a safety violation.    


05/29/15 12:17 PM
State Representative Greg Davids of Preston is urging legislative leaders to settle their differences so a special session can get underway quickly.     

Schmit-County Board

05/29/15 12:15 PM
Minnesota State Senator Matt Schmit will pay a visit to the Winona County Board meeting next Tuesday, June 2nd, at the County Government Center.           

Car Theft

05/29/15 12:13 PM
Winona Police hope they have stopped a car theft operation between St. Charles and Winona with the arrest of two male juvenile early Thursday.     

Greeley Drugs

05/29/15 12:11 PM
A traffic stop by Winona Police early Friday led to felony drug charges against the driver of a vehicle.               

Cycle Crash

05/29/15 12:10 PM
 Authorities said a 45-year-old Minnesota City man was injured when a motorcycle he was driving crashed early Thursday morning.      

Klobachar-Winona Visit

05/28/15 05:02 PM
U.S. Senator Amy Klobachar is scheduled to visit Winona this weekend.

Lottery Winners

05/28/15 04:37 PM
A Rollingstone couple is a big winner in the Minnesota State Lottery.  

River Arts Alliance

05/28/15 04:21 PM
River Arts Alliance has been working with Hiawatha Band Communications to install artwork on their fence.   

SBD Captain and Mate

05/28/15 04:10 PM
Winona Steamboat Days Festival is seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Winona Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 19th.

Heron Nesting

05/28/15 01:19 PM
About 57 acres of Mertes Slough across from Winona will be closed to boaters starting next week to protect nesting herons and egrets  

Cotter Volunteers

05/28/15 01:18 PM
A Winona couple have been chosen as the Cotter Schools Volunteers of the Year. 

Wabasha County Board

05/28/15 01:17 PM
Wabasha County Commissioners have approved the reappointment of the county engineer to another term.   

Train Delays

05/28/15 01:15 PM
Winona's efforts to cut down on lengthy train crossing delays are apparently paying off.      

WSU Ballpark

05/28/15 01:12 PM
Winona City Council members may get a chance on Monday to decide if they want to take a second look at a possible Winona State University baseball park in Lake Park.         

Sex Charges

05/28/15 01:10 PM
Authorities say three men were arrested Tuesday in Winona County after they answered an add and showed up at an undisclosed motel seeking sex.

County Board

05/26/15 08:36 PM
On a 4-to-1 vote, the Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved a salary range increase to offer candidates for the County Administrator.    

WSU College for Kids

05/26/15 04:32 PM
Winona State University will host College for Kids July 6-10 and July 13-17.     

Gas Prices

05/26/15 04:29 PM
Triple-A says the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline reached its highest price of the year on Memorial Day at $2.74 a gallon after rising for 39 of 41 days.         

Baldwin-Train Safety

05/26/15 04:28 PM
Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was joined by local first responders and concerned citizens to highlight the dangers facing La Crosse and surrounding communities as volatile oil train traffic increases.

Jefferson Pub Burglary

05/26/15 04:27 PM
Winona Police are continuing their search for a burglar caught on video at Jefferson's Pub and Grill last week.    

Riverway Graduation

05/26/15 04:26 PM
Riverway Learning Community, a tuition-free, will hold its 2015 Graduation Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 29th, at 7:00 p.m.     

TEC Best Place to Work

05/26/15 04:25 PM
Workforce Development, Inc. recently named Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Rushford as a 2015 Best Place to Work in Southeast Minnesota.    

I-90 Project

05/26/15 12:10 PM
Construction of a 12-mile concrete paving project on the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 between St. Charles and Dover got underway Tuesday.

Charter Deal

05/26/15 12:09 PM
Charter Communications said Tuesday it's buying Time Warner Cable in a total deal valued at $79 billion, forging ahead with its theory that gaining more customers would provide the leverage it needs to grow in the turbulent pay-TV industry. 

Capx2020 Update

05/26/15 12:08 PM
Construction of the 150-mile Hampton-to-Rochester-to-La Crosse high energy powerline project has been continuing with construction of the segment in Trempealeau County now underway.        

Domestic Situattions

05/26/15 12:07 PM
Local authorities were kept busy over the Memorial Day weekend contending with five different domestic situations.         

Hayfield Fire

05/26/15 12:07 PM
Two young brothers are hospitalized in intensive care after a fire at their house in Dodge County.   

Injury Crash

05/26/15 12:05 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 in Wabasha County on Sunday.    

County Board

05/26/15 12:04 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a closed door meeting tonght to discuss a lawsuit brought against four of its present members and a former member.   

River Trail

05/26/15 12:03 PM
The final phase of a three-year project installing signs to mark the 800-mile Mississippi River Trail in Minnesota is expected to be complete by July 2015.

Sunday Growler Sales

05/25/15 12:13 PM
Folks who enjoy a little beer on Sundays have a reason to smile, as of now, Rochester breweries, tap rooms, and brew pubs are allowed to sell take-home growlers of their beers on Sundays.          

SE Tech Cyber Class

05/25/15 12:07 PM
Responding to an ever-increasing need for experts in the field of cyber security, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical has launched a new program combining studies in both Network Administration & Technology and Criminal Justice.   

Hormel Layoffs

05/25/15 11:53 AM
The United States is facing its worst outbreak on record of avian influenza as three deadly strains have hit North American poultry flocks since December.   

Hormel Layoffs

05/25/15 11:51 AM
The United States is facing its worst outbreak on record of avian influenza as three deadly strains have hit North American poultry flocks since December.
More than 32 million birds have been killed or are expected to be condemned, and three states - Wisconsin, Minnesota have declared a state of emergency
Austin-based, Hormel Foods Corp unit Jennie-O Turkey Store has announced it will temporarily lay off 233 workers at a Minnesota plant, effective May 26th, because the flu has reduced turkey supplies. It was the first known instance of a company linking job cuts to bird flu. There is no date set for the workers to return.
Randy Vergin, manager of the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Faribault, said in a statement, "Our intent is to have everyone come back to work when bird numbers return to normal levels."
In Minnesota, the largest producer of U.S. turkeys, state officials said almost 5.5 million turkeys and egg-laying chickens have either died from the flu virus or are set to be killed in an effort to contain the outbreak.

Texting Fines

05/25/15 11:12 AM
Minnesota drivers will see better movement through traffic signals and will pay greater fines if caught texting while driving in the very near future.          

Lepley Tribute

05/25/15 11:10 AM
A special tribute will be held for Winona special education instructor Joe Lepley on Sunday, May 31st.       

City of Winona Building Permits

05/23/15 12:21 PM
The City of Winona issued 21 building permits over the last week with new construction totaling 1-point-1 million dollars.

Memorial Day Program

05/23/15 12:20 PM
The 83rd Memorial Day program will take place Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park and the Lake Park bandshell.

Fines to Increase in New Transportation Law

05/23/15 12:19 PM
Minnesota drivers will see better movement through traffic signals and will pay greater fines if caught texting while driving in the very near future.  

HBC Expansion

05/23/15 12:17 PM
Hiawatha Broadband Communications has announced the appointment of Toby Brummer as Renville-Sibley Fiber Cooperative General Manager.

Memorial Day Travel Advisory

05/23/15 12:15 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution in roadway work construction zones this Memorial Day weekend.

Misato Trip

05/22/15 04:55 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday heard from teacher Joe Lepley, chaperones and student Ambassadors about their recent trip to Winona's sister city, Misato, Japan .       

Miller Mentoring

05/22/15 04:54 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday highlighted the work of Miller Mentoring as part of it's monthly Spotlight on Success.       

Gophers Visit

05/22/15 04:54 PM
 A bus load of University of Minnesota coaches and Goldie Gopher will be visiting the Ridgeview Event Center at Garvin Heights Vineyards in Winona next month.      

Memorial Day Safety

05/22/15 04:53 PM
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers says this Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer, and is also a great opportunity to check your life jackets and ensure they are serviceable and that they still fit properly.     

Charlies Sold

05/22/15 04:52 PM
The building that houses Charlie's D-and-D Lounge in downtown Winona has been sold.           

Walz-Art Winner

05/22/15 04:52 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz announced that a Winona High School senior is the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.   


05/22/15 12:17 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools Foundation has announced the winners of three scholarships for Winona High seniors.           

Highway 26 Bridge

05/22/15 12:16 PM
Motorists will encounter short traffic delays south of Brownsville in Houston County on Highway 26 to await their turns on a single-lane temporary bridge, while a new bridge is constructed.           

Shred Day

05/22/15 12:15 PM
The Winona National Bank set a record Thursday when it destroyed 9,700 pounds of paper during its annual Shred Day.               

Treasure Island Expansion

05/22/15 12:13 PM
Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing broke ground Thursday on a new $19,000,000 expansion project.    

Jefferson Pub Burglary

05/22/15 12:10 PM
Winona Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man caught on video Wednesday evening burglarizing Jeffersons Pub and Grill in downtown Winona.  See our Facebook to watch video...

Port Authority-Ballfield

05/22/15 12:09 PM
The Winona Port Authority Thursday voted to encourage the Winona City Council to consider Lake Park as a location  for a new Winona State University NCAA regulation baseball park.         

School Board

05/22/15 12:08 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday voted to continue gathering more information on 6 of 10 examples of what to do about a long-range facilities plan.                

Winona Health Holiday Hours

05/21/15 12:14 PM
Memorial Day weekend brings special holiday hours of operation for Winona Health facilities.

St. Charles Fire Station

05/21/15 12:13 PM
Construction of a new fire station and ambulance garage in St. Charles has moved a step closer.        

Princess Kay Finalists

05/21/15 12:11 PM
A Plainview girl has been selected as one of 12 finalists to take part in the Princess Kay of the Milky Way pageant next August at the Minnesota State Fair.            

Fastenal Earnings

05/21/15 12:09 PM
Winona's Fastenal company reported another gain in earnings during the month of April.         

SBD Fish Fry

05/21/15 12:07 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Association will host a Fish Fry, Friday, May 29th at the Eagles Club in Winona from 4:30pm - 7pm .

WAPS Buildings

05/21/15 12:06 PM
Winona Superintendent Dr. Stephen West told a crowd of about a dozen people Wednesday that some of the reasons the school district is looking at it's long-range facilities plan is declining enrollment.         

Fatal Crash

05/21/15 12:05 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says an Alma, Wisconsin, man died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Highway 61 near Reads Landing.     

Highway 61 Fatal-Detour

05/20/15 04:29 PM
Motorists on Highway 61 near Reads Landing in Wabasha County are being detoured while the Minnesota State Patrol investigates a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.   

Winona Municipal Band

05/20/15 04:12 PM
The Winona Municipal Band will be celebrating their centennial year this summer.            

Bridge Donations

05/20/15 04:11 PM
Several local nonprofit organizations are benefitting from the Highway 43 bridge project.         

Department Restructuring

05/20/15 04:10 PM
The Buffalo County Board has authorized immediate implementation of a new  administrative structuring of county surveying and land information services.   

Miss Winona

05/20/15 04:09 PM
Just a few days left before the deadline for applying to take part in the annual Miss Winona Scholarship Pageant.         

School Board

05/20/15 04:07 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will hear from student ambassadors about their recent trip to Misato, Japan.               

Winona Port Funding

05/20/15 12:13 PM
The city of Winona is earmarked to get some state funding for maintaining its commercial harbor and port following the legislative session that concluded on Monday.                

More Vetos

05/20/15 12:12 PM
Governor Mark Dayton  may be sharpening his pen for even more vetos in addition to the K-12 Education Bill.       

Special Session

05/20/15 12:10 PM
Facing a special session to iron out differences on a K-12 education bill, Republicans and Democrats are differing in their views on Governor Mark Dayton's veto on Tuesday.         

Drive it Forward

05/20/15 12:09 PM
Piggybacking on the familiar theme "Pay it Forward," Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude has implemented a new program called "Drive it Forward."         

Theft and Drug Charges

05/20/15 12:08 PM
Winona Police said a 54-year-old Winona man is facing theft and drug charges following an incident Tuesday at a dowentown retail store.            

Strangulation Charge

05/20/15 12:07 PM
32-year-old Bobby Darnell Green of Winona was jailed Thursday on suspicion of felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault.             

Assault Charges

05/20/15 12:06 PM
A 34-year-old Osseo, Wisconsin, man was jailed in Winona Tuesday evening on suspicion of second degree felony assault and terroristic threats.        

Governor Dayton Vetos Education Bill

05/19/15 05:08 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed an education budget that he says isn't big enough, setting up a special session of the Minnesota Legislature.

Bridge Work

05/19/15 04:28 PM
Motorists will encounter short-term traffic delays from Tuesday, May 26th through Wednesday, May 27th on the Highway 43 bridge in Winona as the Minnesota Department of Transportation make repairs to the bridge deck.    

Goodview Fire Expansion

05/19/15 04:26 PM
The Goodview City Council Monday approved a contract with a local firm to construct an addition to the Goodview Fire Hall.    

Chamber Business Awards

05/19/15 04:25 PM
WinCraft Incorporated was Tuesday named Winona's Business of the Year.

Charlies D&D

05/19/15 04:19 PM
A long time Winona business closed it's doors for good following the weekend of May 9th.

Dog Park Death

05/19/15 12:13 PM
Authorities in Jackson County say they suspect foul play in the death of a woman who was found at a dog park in Black River Falls.  

DQ Soft Drinks

05/19/15 12:12 PM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting American Dairy Queen Corporation will remove carbonated soft drinks from its children's menu in September, becoming the latest fast-food chain to make such a move amid obesity and health concerns.    

Session Reaction

05/19/15 12:11 PM
Republican Representative Greg Davids is expressing disappointment that a nearly 2-billion dollar tax relIef bill did not make it through the legislative session that ended Monday night.     

Small Town Funding

05/19/15 12:09 PM
Even though a major transportation funding bill will have to wait until the 2016 session, lawmakers are still providing some new funding to small cities for road and bridge projects.            


05/19/15 12:08 PM
Jim Vrchota has joined  Merchants Bank as Vice President and Commercial Banker.              

Houston County EDA

05/19/15 12:07 PM
Members of Houston County's Economic Development Authority will now have to serve just three years instead of six.