News

WSU-Dempsey


02/11/16 01:02 PM
Winona State University's new Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the WSU Foundation says he was attracted to WSU by its national reputation. Dr. Ronald Dempsey also says he was attracted by the size of the university. Dempsey m

Biggest Loser-Winona


02/11/16 01:00 PM
 The Winona community has been invited to take part in a National wellness initiative launching across the country.              

Deer and Turkey Show


02/11/16 12:59 PM
Outdoor News Inc., publisher of fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lakes states, will host the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Show in St. Paul this month.

Co-op Merger


02/11/16 12:57 PM
The members of two electric cooperatives in Minnesota and Iowa will be asked to vote on a merger next month. The Tri-County Record reports Tri-County Electric Cooperative based in Rushford, and Hawkeye R-E-C of Cresco, Iowa, are considering a merger. Ba

Independence Referendum


02/11/16 12:55 PM
Residents in the Independence school district will be asked to approve an override in the district's revenue cap in a referendum vote next Tuesday, February 16th. 

Amtrak Trains


02/11/16 12:54 PM
Ramsey County officials have voted to provide up to $300,000 for the study of a second daily round-trip train between St. Paul and Chicago.

Car Chase-Shooting


02/11/16 12:52 PM
Winona Police said a La Crosse man was found dead inside his vehicle early Thursday after it crashed in Winona following a pursuit by a police officer.

Main Street Window Art


02/11/16 12:50 PM
Winona Main Street is offering an opportunity for area visual artists to display and sell their work in cooperation with local businesses through its Made in Winona initiative beginning in March.

WSHS Listening Team


02/11/16 12:49 PM
Winona Senior High School's Music Listening team finished in third place at the state high school music listening contest last week. 

DAC Auction & Casino Night


02/11/16 12:47 PM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center will host its 9th Annual Auction and Casino Night on Saturday, March 12th. The DAC is continuing to look for item donations for it live and silent auction. Spokesman Ryan Buhler says they would like to s

Legal Clinic-Vets


02/10/16 11:01 AM
A free drop-in legal clinic for veterans will be held at the Winona County Office Building on Tuesday, February 23rd. 

Vets Day on the Hill


02/10/16 11:00 AM
Winona area veterans are being invited to take part in "Veterans Day on the Hill" at the Minnesota State Capitol in March.

Cover Crops


02/10/16 10:59 AM
Farmers and landowners gearing up for cover crops this year are invited to learn from innovative area farmers at a free Land Stewardship Project  "Spring Prep!" program Thursday, March 3rd, in Chatfield. 

Middle School Open House


02/10/16 10:58 AM
All current 4th grade students and their parents, public, private or parochial, are invited to attend a Parent/Student Open House on Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Winona Middle School auditorium. 

Education Commissioner


02/10/16 10:57 AM
Minnesota State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will be in Winona Wednesday. 

YES Works, LLC


02/10/16 10:55 AM
Yes Works, LLC, has been accredited for a period of three years for its Job Development, Benefit Planning, Employment Supports and Employment Planning services.

Wildlife Checkoff


02/10/16 10:54 AM
Minnesota taxpayers are being reminded there is an easy way to help protect wildlife at tax time. 

City Council


02/10/16 10:52 AM
The Winona Highway 43 bridge project will be the subject of an informational meeting of the Winona City Council next Tuesday night. The council will get an update on the project from the Minnesota Department of Transportation starting at 5:45 p.m. The fi

Norton Building-WSU


02/10/16 10:02 AM
Winona State University is moving along with plans to convert for former UBC office building on Fifth Street into a Center for Art Design.

Cabin Dash Fever


02/10/16 10:01 AM
Winona's Women in Business organization will hold its 6th annual "Cabin Fever Dash" this Saturday, as part of the Winona Winter Carnival.

County Strategic Plan


02/10/16 09:59 AM
Winona County Board members are pledging to improve employee morale in 2016 by giving them the tools they need to be successful. 

Extension Committee


02/10/16 09:58 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two vacancies on the county Extension Advisory Committee.

Forage Workshop


02/10/16 09:57 AM
To address key forage production and management issues in Minnesota, a forage production workshop will be held by University of Minnesota Extension in Rushford this month.  

Wisconsin Crops


02/10/16 09:56 AM
Wisconsin's agricultural industry processed 43 percent of the nation's crop of snap beans in 2015. 

Lottery Winner


02/09/16 10:28 AM
The Minnesota State Lottery says Wally Banks of Lake City won $50,000 by playing the Big Money scratch-off game.  Banks claimed the prize on January 28th at lottery headquarters in Roseville.  The Lake City VFW Post sold the winning ticket....

Tag and Tow


02/09/16 10:27 AM
The city of Winona has declared another tag and towing operation for the downtown area early Wednesday, February 10th. 

Russeau-Bribery


02/09/16 10:25 AM
A 33-year-old Winona woman was jailed Friday after she was charged with bribery. 

Avila Charged


02/09/16 10:23 AM
 A 34-year-old Minnesota City man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl.

Zip Rail Town Hall


02/09/16 10:22 AM
State Senator Matt Schmit will host a Town Hall meeting with Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle on Tuesday, February 16. 

Goat Dairy Workshop


02/09/16 10:20 AM
The University of Minnesota Extension Dairy Team and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will host a workshop on managing nutrition, health, and milk quality in a commercial goat dairy, in St. Charles, in early March.  

WAPS Open House Events


02/09/16 10:19 AM
The Winona Area Public Schools are inviting the public to attend any of the open houses being held this week to showcase the elementary schools. 

Chili Cook-off


02/09/16 10:18 AM
The 22nd Annual Chili Cook-off with proceeds going to Ready Set School will take place this coming Saturday, February 13th at the Winona Middle School. 

Fatal Shooting


02/09/16 10:16 AM
A shooting in Sparta has left one man dead and another seriously wounded. 

SE Tech Open House


02/09/16 10:15 AM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical will host an open house on Monday, February 22nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the Winona campus to talk about a name change and the addition of a new degree program. 

Merchants Earnings


02/09/16 10:13 AM
Preliminary net income numbers for Merchants Financial Group, Inc. show its best year in history with 13.4 million dollars in earnings for 2015, according to President & CEO Rodney Nelson. 

Tag and Tow


02/08/16 01:20 PM
The city of Winona has declared a tag and towing operation for the downtown area early Tuesday, February 9th. Vehicles will be tagged and towed away between the hours of midnight and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday if they are parked on the wrong side of the street.

Walz-Hagedorn


02/08/16 10:28 AM
Incumbent Congressman Tim Walz leads his challenger Jim Hagedorn in money raised in 2015. 

Altra Breakfest


02/08/16 10:27 AM
An educational seminar focusing on small business profit loss will be held Thursday, February 25th in Rochester.

WSHS-Triple-A Awards


02/08/16 10:26 AM
Winona High School named its annual Triple-A Award winners during an all-school assembly. 

Cardinal Plunge


02/08/16 10:24 AM
The seventh annual St. mary's University "Cardinal Plunge," will be held Saturday, February 13th, at the Lake Park Lodge Recreation Center, in coordination with the Winter Carnival Goose Bump Jump. 

SMU Ski Center


02/08/16 10:24 AM
St. Mary's University has named its Nordic Ski Center in honor of a longtime professor and outdoorsman.                         

Community Gardens


02/08/16 10:23 AM
The Fountain City Council has approved moving forward with a community garden project this spring.

New Vets Officer


02/08/16 10:21 AM
Buffalo County will once again have a full-time veterans services officer.

Davids-Challengers


02/08/16 10:19 AM
A second Democrat is vying for the chance to take on longtime Preston Republican State Representative Greg Davids in November.

Cardinal Plunge


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

Tag and Tow


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

Tomah VA


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

Rail Safety


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

County Board


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

Benevolence & Blues


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

Rushford Search


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

Fastenal Sales


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

United Way


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

New Degree


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

SE-Tech Name Change


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

Tag and Tow


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

New 911 System


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

Souper Bowl Two


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

Quiet Zone


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

Volunteer Services-Class


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

Eggs and Issues


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

SBD Harbormaster


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

Bonding Bill-Miller


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

Quiet Zone-Goodview


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

Schmit Sessions


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

I-90 Reopens


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

Car Skiing


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

Tag and Tow


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

Sand Mine Denied


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

Leaf Investigation


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

Ditch Mapping


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

Wilkens Charged


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

Old Settlers


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

Close Call


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

Vehicle Strikes Child


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

Fatal Accident-Update


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

WAPS Gala


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

Jewelry Sale Postponed


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

County Board


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

Land Rezoning


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

Dahl Expansion


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

Old Settlers


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

CapX2020 Ice Fishing


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

Accident Fatal


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

Chamber Banquet


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

City Manager


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

City Council


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

Highway 61 Accidents


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

 

Hormel Earnings


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

FFF Event


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

Valentine's Bash


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

Fatal Accident


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

911 Calls


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

Derailment Update


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

Education Commissioner


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

Treipen Fest


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

Warrior Waddle


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

PlastiComp-Ouendag


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

Window Displays


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

Amtrak Staffing


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

Ice Rescue Demonstration


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

WinCraft Super Bowl


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

Train Derailment


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

Souper Bowl Two


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

Peterson School


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

Film Festival


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

Levy Referendum


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

 

Century Farms


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

Tomah VA


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

CD Corp Fined


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

Police Shooting


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

Late Starts for Tuesday


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

Murder Trial


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

Murder Trial


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

WSU Senior U.


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

Amtrak Session


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

Chamber Banquet


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

Farm Report


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

SMU Cardinal Plunge


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

Valentine's Bash


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

Forage Workshop


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

Building Permits


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

Trails Open


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

Bluffview Open House


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

MCA Night Out


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

WAPS Listening Session Cancelled


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

Early Release


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

School Board


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

County Board


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

Dempsey-WSU


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

Bar Checks


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

Tomah Medical Center


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

Quilt Show


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

College Loans


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

City Manager


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

Lions Collections


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

Choir-Bus Fire


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

Benevolence & Blues


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

Alma Rod and Gun Club


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

Riverway Evacuated


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

DAC Casino Night


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

4-Way Stop


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

District 21-A


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

Lawmakers-Winona


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

Mayo Visit


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

Healthy Kids Event


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

Miller Tribute


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

College Debt


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

Train Death


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

Tax Filing


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

Commissioner-DWI


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

Injury Crash-Wabasha County


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

Fatal Fire


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

Dog Protests


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

$5 Jewelry Sale


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

Chamber Banquet


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

Affinity Plus Moves


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

Body Indentified


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

City Council


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

WAPS Listening Session


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

Holiday Today


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

Fastenal Report


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

Train Death


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

W-K Blue Ribbon


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

Bonding Bill


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

Chamber Meeting-Goodview


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

Winona Future


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

Eggs and Issues


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

Weather Announcements


01/18/16 06:33 AM
BLAIR-TAYLOR SCHOOLS RUNNING 2 HOURS LATE ..NO AM EARLY CHILDHOOD, HEAD START OR 4 YR OLD KINDERGARTEN, ALMA schools closed!

Injury Crash


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

County Board Meetings


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

Church Scam


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

Mayo Projects


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

Social Host


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

Student Loans


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

Middle School Death


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

Buffalo County Contracts


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

Buffalo County Board


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

New Education Law


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

BBBS Changes


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

DAC Expansion


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

Student Loans


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

River Forecast


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

Shooter Training


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

Broadband Agreement


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

C-FC Election


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

Buffalo City Election


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

Alma Election


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

Fountain City Elections


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

Register Valuables


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

New Trucks


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

Amish Fire


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

Free Tax Preparation


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

House Fire


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

Navigation Stats


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

Port Authority


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

Community Open House


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

WAPS Facilities


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

Lewis-Money


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

Drug Arrests


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

Eggs and Issues


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

Burke-Health Board


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

Labor Shortage


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

Dog Protest


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

Police Contract


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

Quality Inn Demolition


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

Winona Health Seminar


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

Sister City Dinner


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

Benevolence & Blues


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

School Board Elections


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

9-1-1 System


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

DEED Grants


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

Goodview City Council


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

Dahl Toyota Opening


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

RCTC President


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

Radon Testing


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

Milk Prices


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

Dahl Toyota Opening


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

Fastenal Conference Call


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

Tomah VA Assault


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

Diocese Lawsuit


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

WNB-Schmitt


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

Drug Charges


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

Kohnen Charges


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

WAPS Gala


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

Winona Health Scholarships


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

Winona Health Hire


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

State Park Fees


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

Vet's Day Event


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

Human Remains Case


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

Amish Kennels Approved


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

City Manager Finalists


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

Kennel Approved


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

Solar Garden


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

Winter Crop Day


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

Dog Kennels Approved


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

Solar Garden


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

Bald Eagle Protections


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

Alma School Board


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

C-FC School Board


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

Buffalo County Board


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

County Board


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

Elected Officials Event


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

Mills Fleet Farm Sold


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

City Manager


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

Gun Fired


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

ATV Crash


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

Juvenile Charged


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

Dog Kennel Ruckus


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

Tag and Tow


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

Alma City Council


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

Buffalo County Elections


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

Fatal Crash


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

Tree Pickup


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

Rushford Tax Levy


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

Ice Arena Bids


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

W-K Anniversary


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

DeGrazia Book


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

Bird Count


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

New City Manager


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

Felony Assault


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

Sex Charges


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

Burglary Charges


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

Mine Appeal


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

Eggs and Issues


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

Land Purchase


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

Winona Shooting


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

Sand Permit


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

Snow Storm


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

Former Islamic Center Sold


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

SEMCAC Proposals


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

Mahfood Dies


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

Fountain City Levy


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

Alma Election


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

Chamber Banquet


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

Winter Storm


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

Winona Burglaries


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

Assault Charges


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

Drug Arrests


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

Arcadia Death


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

Winona Shooting


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

Medina Sentenced


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

Winter Crops Day


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

Milk Production


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

Fish Kill


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



 

Quilt Show


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

Weaver Boat Landing Damage


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

River Flow


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

Ashley Honored


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

Buffalo County Court


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

Winona Tax Levy


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

Reward-Ring


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

Child Protection


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

Police Complaint


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

Property Sales


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

WAPS Facility Survey


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

SMU-Hillman


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

Grand Jury Indictments


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

Burglaries-Winona


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

High Speed Chase


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

Cuffed Escape


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

County Salaries


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

WAPS Survey


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

Swans Still Here


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

TV Theft


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

10 Days of Giving


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

Recycling Fee


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

Window Walk Winners


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

SMU Science Building


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

Deputy Honored


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

Dive Team Donation


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

RCTC President


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

Vandalism Suspects


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

Bears & Blankets


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

Pictured  Winona Police Department

10 Days of Giving


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

Clean Water Funds


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

New Eagle


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

 

Community Hero


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

Food Drive


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

Property Sales


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

Fountain City Election


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

Buffalo County Election


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

Swindling Charges


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

Fatal Crash


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

Bank Robbery


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

WAPS Facility Survey


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

Fire Safety


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

Emergency Grants


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

Teacher Talks


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

Winona Health Hours


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

10th DWI


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

Oats Production


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

Turkey Season


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

Bork Appointed


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

CapX2020 Work Postponed


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

Noon Lions-Christmas Meal


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

Christmas Eve Meal


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

Farm Permits


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

Officer Assaulted


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

 

Medtronic Layoffs


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

Wabasha Police Chief


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

Invasive Species


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

Drug Bust


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

Grand Jury-Murder


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

Lane Closures


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

Walmart Theft


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

Remicks Forgive Debt


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

Star Wars Store


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

Planning Commission


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

SBD Buttons


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

 

County Property Taxes


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

Truth in Taxation


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

County Board Election


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

Stalking Charges


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

Effigy Mounds


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

UW-L Evacuation


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

WAPS Gala


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

SHIP Grants


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

Broadband Meeting


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

Spray Paint Damage


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

Drug Raid


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

Ring Theft


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

WSU Commencement


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

U of M Investigation


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

Refuge Revenues


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

City Council-Maplewood Town Homes


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

Farm Rental Meetings


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

Toys for Kids


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

UW-L Scare


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

Injury Accident-Charges


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

Drug Raid


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

Trempealeau Crash


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

WSU Interviews


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

Semi Crashes


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

Mayo Threat


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

County Committees


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

Hospice Volunteers


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

Harbor Report


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

Buffalo County Court


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

Property Splits


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

10 Days of Giving


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

Dayton-Gavel


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

Sign Reward


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

WSU Interviews


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

County Tax Levy


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

Assault Charges


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

Holiday Train


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

First Free Church


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

Diocese Campaign


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

Farm Bureau Award


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

Rail Safety


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

Deer Hunt Results


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

WSU Commencement


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

Evening with Santa


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

Fair Agreement


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

Toys for Kids


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

Teacher Talks


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

Humane Society


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

WAPS Facility Survey


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

Mock Drill


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