News

School Board-District Facilities


04/22/14 08:41 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Tuesday received their first update on a facilities work group's suggestions on the potential future use of district buildings, two of which include closing three operating schools.

 

Mock Drills


04/23/14 12:28 PM
A reminder, statewide tornado drills will be taking place Thursday in both Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

 

Money Scam-Dale Marks


04/23/14 12:22 PM
Winona County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a 42-year-old Altura man wanted in connection with an alleged scam involving an elderly woman.

 

Constable Charged


04/23/14 12:20 PM
A town constable from rural Fountain City has been charged with identity theft with intent to cause harm and tarnish a woman's credit ratings.

 

Frack Sand Moratorium-Response


04/22/14 04:16 PM
A spokesman for Governor Mark Dayton says the governor cannot unilaterly impose his own moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.
 

Human Trafficking


04/23/14 05:22 PM
Winona Health is hosting an educational program for community members to learn about the prevalence of Human Trafficking, Thursday, May 8th from noon to 1:00 p.m.
                        
 

RCTC-President


04/23/14 05:10 PM
The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Wednesday appointed Leslie McClellon as president of Rochester Community and Technical College.
 

Trinona Volunteers


04/23/14 05:04 PM
Live Well Winona has been selected to serve as volunteer central for recruitment and management for all of the Trinona events held June 6th through the 8th.
 

SE-Tech-Truck Class


04/23/14 04:56 PM
For the first time ever, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical will offer its Truck Driving certification program during the summer term.

 

Spring Planting


04/23/14 04:31 PM
Even though one of the coldest winters on record has prevented local farmers from getting into their fields for spring planting, a crop expert says there is still time.
                  
 

Injury Accident-Whitehall


04/23/14 04:29 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 25-year-old Whitehall woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Tuesday.
                   
 

Saint Anne Book Sale


04/22/14 04:18 PM
Saint Anne of Winona will be hosting a used book and puzzle sale running from April 28th to May 3rd.
 

Teacher Negotiations


04/22/14 04:17 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board will hold a mediation session with the district's teacher's union Wednesday. The session will be held at Winona City Hall starting at 10:30 a.m.
 

MLB, Twins-Grant Initiative


04/22/14 04:15 PM
Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins have announced the launch of the first-ever "All-Star FANS CHOOSE" grant initiative.
 

Winona Health Award


04/22/14 12:21 PM
Winona Health has received a prestigious award for its performance.

 

WSU-New Dean


04/22/14 12:20 PM
Winona State University has a new Dean of the College of Science and Engineering.
 

Frack Sand Moratorium


04/22/14 12:18 PM
A group of activists presented a petition to Governor Mark Dayton Tuesday calling for a two-year moratorium of frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

 

Serial Burglar Arrested


04/22/14 12:16 PM
Local authorities said a 58-year-old Rochester man was jailed in Winona on multiple charges Saturday after authorities tailed him for several hours suspecting he was trying to burglarize homes.
                
 

Fastenal-2013


04/22/14 12:14 PM
Fastenal officials say the company has turned a corner and has begun to show momentum in growth.
                
 

Fastenal Annual Meeting


04/22/14 12:12 PM
Two of the original founders of Winona's Fastenal Company officially stepped down Tuesday from the firm's board of directors during the Winona company's annual meeting.

 

New Aldermen


04/22/14 12:11 PM
The Fountain City City Council has two new alderperpersons - Jen Tepovich and Kevin Hutter.

 

Rivers Rezone-Council


04/21/14 08:29 PM
Following a short public hearing, the Winona City Council Monday unanimously approved Rivers Development's plan to build 74 twin home units and a pair of single-family homes.
            
 

New WSU Baseball Field


04/21/14 08:11 PM
Following a pre-council meeting with Winona State University officials, the Winona City Council Monday voted 4 to 1 to move forward in the process of a possible new baseball field in Lake Park.

 

Adopt a Highway


04/21/14 04:27 PM
Volunteers helping with the Adopt a Highway program pick up 826,000 pounds, more than 100 dump truck loads, of litter annually saving the state an estimated $6 million, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
               
 

WSU-Relay for Life


04/21/14 04:16 PM
Winona State University will hold the annual Relay for Life Friday, April 25th, in McCown Gym.
 

Severe Weather Awareness Week


04/21/14 04:04 PM
This is Severe Weather Awareness Week and that means a statewide tornado drill will be taking place on Thursday in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
                   
 

School Board


04/21/14 04:03 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Tuesday will get an update on a work group's suggestions on the potential future use of district buildings.
 

Take Back the Night-WSU


04/21/14 04:01 PM
Winona State University, in partnership with three other organizations, will host Take Back the Night beginning at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, in the Student Activity Center at Kryzsko Commons.

 

43 Bridge Project


04/21/14 12:22 PM
Winona could see the start of the Highway 43 bridge project happen sooner than expected.

 

Injury Crash


04/21/14 12:21 PM
A 37-year-old Dover man escaped serious injury in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Mower County.
 

Flood Run


04/21/14 12:20 PM
Local authorities report no incidents during the 49th Annual Spring Flood run on Saturday.
                   
 

Officer Impersonated


04/21/14 12:19 PM
Winona Police are looking for a man who impersonated a police undercover officer in order to pull off a scam involving an elderly person.  
                    
 

Burglary Investigation


04/21/14 12:16 PM
Winona Police are investigating a burglary that netted thieves some power tools.

 

Frack Sand Poll


04/21/14 12:15 PM
Over half of Minnesota voters oppose increased frack sand mining in the state, and 64 percent support a two-year moratorium in southeastern Minnesota while potential environmental impacts are more fully assessed and state regulations are developed.
             
 

Gunfire-Mankato Club


04/21/14 12:14 PM
Mankato police are trying to determine if there was more than one shooter responsible for the chaotic scene outside a club early Easter morning that left one dead and three others injured.
 
 

Frack Sand Moratorium


04/21/14 12:12 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston will present a petition signed by over 6,000 people to Governor Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

 

Motorcycle vs. Deer


04/21/14 12:11 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 44-year-old Whitehall man was injured when his motorcycle collided with a deer.

 

Fracking Regulations


04/21/14 12:10 PM
A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.
 

Levee Park Comments


04/21/14 10:05 AM
The Levee Park Comittee got many public comments about what people thought about the Vision Document from the University of Minnesota. Click the headline to read all of the comments about the levee plan.

Rushford Farmer's Co-op Elevator


04/19/14 07:57 AM
Rushford Farmers' Co-operative Elevator has a new General Manager.

 

Brataas Passes


04/19/14 07:50 AM
Retired Republican state Senator Nancy Brataas died Thursday at the age of 86.
                  
 

Family & Children's Center


04/19/14 07:40 AM
Family & Children's Center in Winona will mark Child Abuse Prevention Month  by planting 200 blue kids symbols, serving as a reminder of the hundreds of children reported for abuse in Winona County each year.

 

Earth Day-Winona


04/19/14 07:39 AM
If you are driving around Winona on Saturday April 26th, please take some extra caution.

 

SMU-Science Meeting


04/19/14 07:38 AM
On Saturday, April 26th, Saint Mary's University will host the 81st Minnesota Academy of Science annual meeting and the 26th Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium.
                   
 

EAB Found in Winona


04/18/14 04:45 PM
It has now been confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in a privately owned Ash tree within the Winona city limits.

 

Fatal Fire-ID


04/18/14 04:35 PM
Authorities have identified the man who's body was discovered inside a home near Dover that was engulfed in fire Wednesday morning.
 

WAPS-Contract Talks


04/18/14 04:34 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board will be asked next Tuesday to ratify a contract settlement with a second district union.
 

Breakfest with the Experts


04/18/14 04:33 PM
Winona Health is inviting area employers to RSVP for a special edition Breakfast with the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence in the Workplace Toolkit.
 

Mississippi River Flooding


04/18/14 12:11 PM
The Mississippi River at Winona has reached its crest and is expected to remain at current levels through Saturday.
          
 

County Board


04/18/14 12:09 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will discuss the future of the County's Soil and Water Conservation District.
                
 

Possible Scam


04/18/14 12:08 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible scam involving someone calling elderly residents seeking work.
                 
 

Moreno-Assault Charges


04/18/14 12:07 PM
Winona Police said felony assault by strangulation charges are being recommended against a 26-year-old Winona man.

 

Suspect Search


04/18/14 12:06 PM
Local authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a Stockton man who is wanted in connection with an assault on a Stockton woman.
            
 

Community Foundation


04/17/14 05:48 PM
The Wabasha-Kellogg Area Community Foundation is will have its official kickoff on Friday, April 25th at Slipperys in Wabasha from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

County Health Survey


04/17/14 05:44 PM
County officials in Winona are asking residents and businesses for their input as part of a Health Impact Assessment on the County's Active Living Plan.
 

Elmer's Road


04/17/14 05:36 PM
Elmer's Road in Fountain City might climb a priority list for streets and roads in town that need attention.

 

Frack Sand Petition


04/17/14 05:30 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston will present a petition signed by over 5,000 people to Governor Mark Dayton next week calling for a two-year moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

 

Heroin Busts


04/17/14 05:25 PM
Federal authorities say they've arrested more than 65 suspected sellers of heroin in Minnesota as part of a crackdown on a drug that's become epidemic in the state.
 

Miller-Recess


04/17/14 12:20 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has been spending his recess week traveling around his district in Winona, Houston and Fillmore counties, listening to concerns from his constituents.
                       
 

Frack Sand Rally


04/17/14 12:19 PM
The Winona area group, Citizens Against Silica Mining will hold a rally Saturday (April 26th) at Levee Park in Winona where.speakers will describe threats to the Earth they say are posed by fracking and the related industry.
 

Ready Set School


04/17/14 12:18 PM
Winona Radio's matching grant campaign for Ready Set School has been termed a success.
The organization reports that the campaign raised a total of nearly $15,000 dollars. That included enough for Ready Set School to qualify for the matching $10,000 Winona Radio grant.

 

SMU Donation


04/17/14 12:17 PM
A Rochester couple have committed $8,000,000 to St. Mary's University to be used for scholarships.

Photo caption: Jack and Mary Ann Remick of Rochester received the Saint Mary’s University Heritage Award from Brother William Mann, president of Saint Mary’s, during the university’s annual Benefactor Recognition Dinner April 12. At the event, the couple’s recent $8 million scholarship donation was announced.

 

Jobless Rate


04/17/14 12:14 PM
Minnesota employers added 2,600 jobs in March, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
 

Church Abuse


04/17/14 12:13 PM
A former vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has answered questions under oath about how he handled sexual abuse allegations.  

 

Fastenal Annual Meeting


04/17/14 12:11 PM
Two of the original founders of Winona's Fastenal Company will step down from the firm's board of directors next week.
 

Fatal Fire


04/16/14 05:21 PM
A fire in rural Eyota Wednesday morning has claimed a life.


 

Summer Enrichment Programs


04/16/14 05:07 PM
Summer Enrichment Programs are available for children in grades kindergarten through 12 this summer.

 

Winona Floodplain Management Ordinance


04/16/14 04:59 PM
The city of Winona is currently working on updating the city's floodplain maps and have been discussing amendements to the Floodplain Management Ordinance.
 

Ashley for the Arts-Beach Boys


04/16/14 04:13 PM
Ashley for the Arts has announced the Beach Boys will be the featured attraction at this year's "Ashley for the Arts" event in Arcadia this coming summer.



 

New WSU Baseball Field


04/16/14 04:12 PM
Winona State University officials will meet with the Winona City Council next Monday, April 21st, to talk about a possible new baseball field in Lake Park.

 

Energy Distribution Sale


04/16/14 04:09 PM
Alliant Energy's Minnesota utility and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative have filed a joint application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of the sale of Alliant Energy's electric distribution business to SMEC.
          
 

Bonding Bill


04/16/14 12:26 PM
When state lawmakers return to St. Paul next Tuesday following an 11-day recess just one major piece of legislation remains on the table...the bonding bill.

 

MNsure Update


04/16/14 12:25 PM
Following a competitive Request for Proposals process and a thorough review period, MNsure has selected Deloitte Consulting, LLP to provide key project management support for the state's health insurance marketplace.
                 
 

Navigation Season-St. Paul


04/16/14 12:23 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Paul says the 2014 Mississippi River navigation season has arrived in St. Paul.
 

Mayo Grant


04/16/14 12:20 PM
A Mayo Clinic physician wants to find out if medicine is as safe and effective as surgery or stenting in preventing a stroke.

 

CAPX2020 Funds


04/16/14 12:19 PM
Fountain City might apply for a $500,000 grant from Buffalo County's CapX2020 funds for a scenic overlook project.

 

Sand Pemit Denied


04/16/14 12:18 PM
A permit for a proposed sand mining and wash plant operation in the Town of Waumandee was denied 3-0 by the Buffalo County Zoning Board of Adjustment Monday night.

 

Sex Offender Release


04/16/14 12:17 PM
Winona Police said a Level 3 sex offender, scheduled for release from prison, will move to rural Minnesota City in early May.
 

Yale Book Award


04/16/14 12:15 PM
Each year a Winona Senior High School junior, who has demonstrated outstanding personal character and intellectual promise, is selected as the Yale Book Award winner by the high school principals and counselors.
 

Jury Phone Scam


04/16/14 12:14 PM
Minnesota judicial officials are warning of a phone scam that involves jury duty.

 

Double Lottery Winner


04/16/14 12:13 PM
A Lewiston man is a double lottery winner.

 

WAPS Survey


04/15/14 06:18 PM
The Winona area Birth to Grade Three committee is asking parents of children from birth to grade three to complete a short survey to identify gaps and resources in services for families.
             
 

Semi Fire


04/15/14 06:09 PM
Highway 61 between Frontenac and Red Wing was closed for a time Tuesday when a semi truck caught fire.

 

Highway 43 Project


04/15/14 06:08 PM
Rushford officials are still waiting to learn when the Highway 43 reconstruction project in their city will begin.

 

Levee Park Meeting


04/15/14 06:07 PM
The Levee Park Committee Tuesday reviewed dozens of public comments gathered at last months open house on the park's vision documents.

 

Zellers Fundraiser


04/15/14 12:23 PM
The Kurt Zellers for Governor Campaign Committee announced it raised over $90,000 in the first quarter of 2014.

 

WAPS-Gala


04/15/14 12:22 PM
The Foundation for Winona Public Schools' Gala held last month raised over $46,000.
 

Drazkowski-Bills


04/15/14 12:19 PM
As he enjoys a week off from the legislature while it is on recess, Representative Steve Drazkowski says a couple of his bills are progressing through the legislative process.

 

Cotter Auction


04/15/14 12:14 PM
Tickets remain available for the annual Cotter Live and Silent Auction coming up on Saturday, April 26th.
 

Merchants-Shakespeare Festival


04/15/14 12:12 PM
Merchants Bank will join the Great River Shakespeare Festival in celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday by offering a birthday cake at Merchants' downtown location from noon to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23rd.
 

Go-kart DWI


04/15/14 12:10 PM
Police in Austin have arrested a man for driving drunk in a child's go-kart.

 

Winona Air Quality


04/14/14 05:30 PM
An environmental-quality committee is recommending that air monitors be installed around Winona to measure the effect that the processing and shipping of frack sand has on air quality.

 

Pickwick Masonic Lodge Merger


04/14/14 05:13 PM
The Pickwick Masonic Lodge #110 will be merging with the Winona Masonic Lodge #18 as of Tuesday.

 

Walk/Bike to School Month


04/14/14 04:42 PM
During the month of May, Winona students are encouraged to walk or bike to school every Wednesday as part of National Walk/Bike to School Day.
 

Hann-Session


04/14/14 04:19 PM
Republican Senate Leader David Hann says Democrats at the state capital have continued their tax and spending ideas this 2014 legislative session and it's time to reign them in.

 

PlastiComp Engineers


04/14/14 04:18 PM
PlastiComp of Winona  has announced that two additional engineers have joined the research and support teams at its Technical Development Center located  in its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility.

 

Johnson-President of the Year


04/14/14 04:10 PM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical President Jim Johnson was named the 2013-2014 "College President of the Year" by the Minnesota State College Student Association at their Annual Awards Dinner in Breezy Point, on April 12th.

 

Tax Filing Deadline


04/14/14 12:23 PM
The April 15th income tax filing deadline is Tuesday and the Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding you to file your tax return on-time.

 

Flood Warning-Wabasha


04/14/14 12:22 PM
The National Weather Service says a flood warning for the Mississippi River at Wabasha is now in effect from Wednesday evening until next Sunday evening...or until the warning is cancelled.

  

Peoples-Threats


04/14/14 12:20 PM
The Sheriff's Department says a 20-year-old Lewiston woman was jailed late Sunday night after she allegedly threatened a homeowner.

 

Officers Assaulted


04/14/14 12:19 PM
Winona Police said a 20-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday after he allegedly attacked three police officers who were trying to wake him up.

 

Fatal Accident-No Charges


04/14/14 12:18 PM
No criminal charges will be filed in connection with the accident on January 5th at the foot of Huff Street that claimed four lives.
 

Snowy Monday


04/14/14 12:17 PM
It's been a slippery drive to work in southeastern Minnesota. Light snow, with accumulations of up to 4 inches, is reported in Winona, Preston and Rochester. 

Dairy Princess


04/14/14 12:15 PM
The 2014 Winona County Dairy Princess was crowned Saturday night during the annual Coronation and Banquet held at the Winona Middle School. Crowned as the Winona County Dairy Princess was Chelsea Schossow, daughter of Keith Schossow and Cindy Terrill.

Deputy Shooting-Parole


04/14/14 12:14 PM
The family of a Winona County sheriff's investigator killed 34 years ago is fighting against paroling the deputy's killer.
 

Flood Outlook


04/14/14 12:13 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse says the the Mississippi River is on the rise.  

 

Eyota Roundabout


04/14/14 12:11 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has unveiled plans for construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Highways 14 and 42 near Eyota.
 

Rochester Safe House


04/14/14 12:09 PM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released $327,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program  funds to the city of Rochester for the construction of a safe room at Quarry Hill Nature Center in Olmsted County.
 

Dresbach Bridge-Ramp Closing


04/11/14 04:12 PM
A reminder that the westbound Interstate 90 off-ramp to southbound Highway 61 and the Dresbach rest area will close on Tuesday, April 15th as the Dresbach Bridge construction continues.
                   
 

Corn Prices


04/11/14 04:11 PM
Corn farmers in Wisconsin averaged $4.50 per bushel in March, more than $2.50 less than a year ago, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture.
 

State Science Fair


04/11/14 04:10 PM
Six Winona High School sophomores and six Winona  Middle School students competed at the state science and engineering fair from March 30-April 1.
 

Frack Sand Moratorium


04/11/14 04:09 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston will present a petition signed by over 5,000 people to Governor Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on frack sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.
 

Highway 93 Project


04/11/14 04:08 PM
A Wisconsin Highway 93 improvement project in the City of Independence is underway this week.
 

RSVP Program Move


04/11/14 04:07 PM
After 40 years the Retired Senior Volunteer Program has moved out of Rushford and was relocated to Winona.

 

Davids-Tax Bill


04/11/14 04:06 PM
Republican Representative Greg Davids has been chosen as one of five lawmakers on a conference committee to iron out differences between the House and Senate's tax bills.

 

Honour Campaign Funds


04/11/14 04:05 PM
Scott Honour, a Republican candidate for Minnesota Governor, has announced that his campaign brought in over $250,000 during the first quarter, including $200,000 from individual donors and an additional $50,000 from himself.
 

SMU Republican's


04/11/14 04:02 PM
The Saint Mary's University College Republicans chapter received the Chapter of the Year Award April 5 at the annual Minnesota College Republican Convention in Minneapolis.

 

First Towboat


04/11/14 04:01 PM
The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River in the Winona area got underway Friday.
         
 

Habormaster-SBD


04/11/14 12:31 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is begining its search for the next Harbormaster to reign over the 2014 Steamboat Days in June.
 

Merchants President


04/11/14 12:29 PM
Red Wing financial leader Dan Massett has been named the new Regional President for Merchants Bank in Cannon Falls, Red Wing and Hampton, according to Merchants Bank President and Chief Banking Officer Greg Evans.

 

Fastenal Earnings


04/11/14 12:28 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting an 8.7 percent increase in net sales during the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the first quarter of 2013.

 

Election Recounts


04/11/14 12:24 PM
Ballot recounts in two Buffalo County Board supervisory districts did not produce any new results.

 

I-90 Bridge Project to Resume


04/10/14 12:23 PM
While work will begin in July on the Highway 43 bridge project in Winona, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says the I-90 bridge project in Dresbach will resume next week, Tuesday, April 15th.
          
 

Anti-Bullying Bill


04/10/14 12:22 PM
An anti-bullying law that replaces one some found too weak is now in place.
 

New Truck-Buffalo County


04/10/14 12:21 PM
The Buffalo County Land Conservation Committee approved a  recommendation  to purchase of a 2014 pickup truck from Fountain City Ford for $21,250.

 

Miller-Priorities


04/10/14 12:20 PM
As the Minnesota legislature heads into its 10-day Easter-Passover recess this weekend, Winona Senator Jeremy Miller says he is pleased that some of his top priorities this session are being met.

 

Miller-Synthetic Drugs


04/10/14 12:18 PM
Wednesday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that addresses the growing problem of synthetic drugs.
 

Allegiant Air


04/10/14 12:17 PM
Allegiant Air says it is pulling out of the Rochester International Airport and will end its weekly nonstop flights to Arizona on May 14th.
 

First Tow


04/10/14 12:14 PM
The ice on Lake Pepin remained over one foot thick Wednesday according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers which took another round of measurements.
                       
 

Whitehall Fire


04/10/14 12:11 PM
Nine fire departments responded to a fire in Whitehall, Wisconsin Wednesday evening that caused extensive damage to a feed mill.
 

WSU Fitness Assessment


04/09/14 05:07 PM
The Winona State University Exercise Science Club will host fitness assessment days from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 11th, and 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12th, in Maxwell Hall.

 

Apple Cider Market


04/09/14 05:06 PM
A fourth-generation La Crescent apple grower plans on planting old varieties of English apples on his family's land overlooking the Mississippi River to serve a revived market for hard cider.

 

SE Tech-DECA


04/09/14 05:05 PM
The Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical chapter of DECA was privileged to participate in the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) recently in Mankato.

 

Prescribed Burns


04/09/14 05:04 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning on conducting prescribed burns this spring and fall on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in the Onalaska area.
 

Mills-8th Congressional District


04/09/14 05:04 PM
Stewart Mills is running as the Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District in Minnesota.

 

Wabasha Utilities Outsourcing


04/09/14 04:07 PM
The Wabasha City Council has given its preliminary support to outsourcing its water and sewer operations to a Nebraska company.

 

Armored Vehicle


04/09/14 04:06 PM
Local law enforcement agencies will get the use of an updated armored vehicle after the Winona County Board cast its approval this week.

 

Home Delivered Meals


04/09/14 04:05 PM
Winona's Home Delivered Meals program currently has some openings.
 

Distracted Driving


04/09/14 12:13 PM
Winona County law enforcement agencies will conduct extra enforcement starting Friday through April 18th in an effort to reduce distracted driving.                         

Transportation Funding


04/09/14 12:12 PM
The Wisconsin state transportation secretary says Wisconsin's transportation system is facing a shrinking revenue stream.
 

Anti-Bullying Bill Passes


04/09/14 12:12 PM
Following nearly 12 hours of debate which ended shortly after 2:00 a.m., the Minnesota House Wednesday approved the controversial Anti-Bullying Bill.
                 
 

March Foodshare Drive Totals


04/09/14 12:10 PM
The March Foodshare Month food drive has come to an end with the local food shelves re-stocked for a few more months.
 

Ready Set School-Numbers Down


04/09/14 12:08 PM
Just a few days left and the Ready Set School program is still short of raising the $10,000 to qualify for a matching grant from Winona Radio. Spokesperson Susan White says the fund drive is about $3,000 short of the match with the deadline to qualify for the grant next Tuesday, April 15th.     

 

Sand Pemit Denied


04/09/14 12:07 PM
The Buffalo County Zoning Board of Adjustment Monday night unanimously denied a conditional-use permit for a proposed sand mining project in the Town of Dover.

 

Nisbit Mine Appeal


04/09/14 12:06 PM
A court hearing on the citizens' appeal of the first frac sand mine permitted by Winona County will be held Thursday in Rochester.
                    
 

Fatal River Crash


04/09/14 12:05 PM
Three months after a vehicle crashed into the Mississippi River at the foot of Huff Street and claimed four lives, local authorities are ready to release more information on an investigation.

 

Burglary Investigation


04/09/14 12:03 PM
Winona Police continue to investigate a burglary at a local residence.

 

Health Overhaul-MNsure


04/09/14 12:02 PM
The operators of Minnesota's health insurance exchange say enrollment has risen to about 181,000 people as they continue to process applications that were started before the March 31 deadline.
 

Injury Crash


04/09/14 12:02 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in the Lewiston area early Tuesday.
 

Election Recall


04/09/14 12:01 PM
Election recounts are scheduled Thursday morning in two Buffalo County Board of Supervisor districts.

 

MPCA-Water Quality


04/08/14 05:57 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking comments on a water quality improvement report and protection plan for the Upper Mississippi River and its tributaries, from Royalton to Hastings.
                            
 

City Council


04/08/14 05:56 PM
The Winona City Council Monday approved a contract with Mead and Hunt for design engineering work for the final phase of the Winona Municipal Airport runway project.
 

Drazkowski-No Minimum Wage Increase


04/08/14 05:55 PM
Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski says he will not vote in favor of a minimum wage bill when it comes back to the House for a final vote.
 

First Tow


04/08/14 05:54 PM
Still no sign of any towboats heading up river to open the shipping season in the Winona area.

 

Port Authority


04/08/14 05:53 PM
The Winona Port Authority will hold a public hearing Thursday on the proposed sale of land to Midtown Foods for the purpose of adding a liquor store to the store.
 

Dairy Princess


04/08/14 05:52 PM
The 59th annual Winona County Dairy Princess and Coronation Banquet will be held Saturday, April 12th at the Winona Middle School.

 

Miller-District Visits


04/08/14 05:51 PM
Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona plans to take advantage of the state legislature's Easter/Passover break next week to travel around Senate District 28 and meet with residents, schools, businesses and nursing homes.
                           
 

Solar Panel Investigation-Winona County


04/08/14 12:10 PM
Hoping to keep the taxpayer cost down, the Winona County Board of Commissioners has decided to limit a Twin Cities law firm's look into a solar panel project to investigating two county employees involvement, and not investigate any potential lawsuit against the county.
                 
 

Globetrotters-Gamoke


04/08/14 12:07 PM
A Winona eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics.
 

Winona Bridge Impact


04/07/14 07:58 PM
Winona's City Manager Judy Bodway updated the City Council Monday on the estimated market value of the properties being taken in the right-of-way of the Highway 43 Winona bridge project.

 

Masonic Temple Repairs


04/07/14 07:55 PM
The Winona City Council Monday received an update on the status of the Masonic Temple overhead rigging systems.
              
 

United Way Event


04/07/14 04:57 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area is offering educational and networking opportunities for area non-profit staff and board members.
 

Let's Go Golfing!


04/07/14 04:44 PM
Warm weather has finally arrived which means several area golf courses are opening for business. Ettrick Golf Club, Pine Creek in La Crescent, Trempealeau Mountain and Walnut Grove opened Monday.

Crop Report


04/07/14 04:44 PM
The persistent snow is delaying the beginning of fieldwork on farms across Minnesota.

 

Deer Population Input


04/07/14 04:43 PM
The Minnesota Deparment of Natural Resources says public comments on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals recommended by a citizen advisory team, will be accepted April 8th, through Sunday, April 20th, on the DNR's website.
                      
 

Minimum Wage


04/07/14 04:39 PM
Democratic House and Senate leaders said they reached an agreement on legislation to increase the state's minimum wage.
 

Hebert Investigation


04/07/14 12:18 PM
The Winona County Board Tuesday will be asked to approve an agreement with the Twin Cities law firm of Lockridge, Grindal,and Nauen to conduct an independent investigation into a solar panel project.
 

Senate Office Building


04/07/14 12:17 PM
Republicans in the House Rules Committee all opposed a measure that calls for a new Senate office building even though the committee lowered the price tag from 90-million dollars to 77-million dollars.
 

Levee Park Meeting Cancelled


04/07/14 12:16 PM
The Levee Park Committee has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Tuesday at City Hall.

 

New Tax Bill


04/07/14 12:15 PM
Fresh off the approval earlier of $443 million in tax cuts for more than one million Minnesotans, House Democrats last week passed their "Tax Bill 2" on a unanimous vote of 125-0.

 

Buffalo County Court


04/07/14 12:14 PM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court...56-year-old Mark Fischer of La Crosse, could wind up in prison for up to two years if he violates a probation agreement entered on a felony charge of 5th offense operating while intoxicated in Buffalo County.
 

MMAM Expansion


04/07/14 12:13 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is planning another expansion project.
                   
 

Fool's Five Road Race


04/07/14 12:11 PM
The 36th Annual Fool's Five Road Race in Lewiston has been termed another successful event raising money for cancer research.

 

SMU-Founder's Day


04/07/14 12:10 PM
St. Mary's University presented several special awards last week during its annual Founder's Day celebration.
 

First District Convention


04/07/14 12:09 PM
Delegates to a First District Republican convention in Albert Lea Saturday selected businessman Aaron Miller to challenge Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Walz.

 

City Council


04/05/14 11:32 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday night and will be asked to approve a contract with Mead and Hunt for design engineering work for the final phase of the Winona Municipal Airport runway project.
 

Dresbach Bridge-Ramp Closing


04/05/14 10:58 AM
The westbound Interstate 90 off-ramp to southbound Highway 61 and the Dresbach rest area will close on Tuesday, April 15th as the Dresbach Bridge construction continues.
 

Red Cross-Volunteers


04/05/14 10:42 AM
National Volunteer Week is April 6th through the 12th and the American Red Cross of Southern Minnesota is celebrating its volunteers and the work they do in the community to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

 

Cotter-AdvancED Accreditation


04/05/14 10:29 AM
After a two-year internal evaluation and self-assessment that involved parents, students, faculty & staff, benefactors and community partners, as well as an external review performed by a team of education experts, Cotter Schools has been recommended for continued accreditation by AdvancED.

Drazkowski-DNR Planes


04/05/14 10:24 AM
Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski has crafted and amended a bill stating that DNR aircraft could not fly below 500 feet for normal hunter surveillance, unless game wardens had probable cause of wrongdoing.
                         
 

State Trust Fund Loans


04/05/14 10:12 AM
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) has approved $4,500,000 in State Trust Fund Loans to support eight municipal projects in Wisconsin. Loans approved include: just over $511,000 to the City of Onalaska to purchase capital equipment and vehicles.

Teacher Talks


04/05/14 09:59 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has formally scheduled a mediation session with the district's teacher's union for later this month.
              
The district says the session will be held Wednesday, April 23rd, at Winona City Hall starting at 10:30 a.m.
              
It will be the first session with the teachers union since last fall.
              
The mediator will come from the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation.
              
The normal process is to place representatives of both sides in separate rooms with the mediator going between rooms presenting proposals and responses.
              
The mediation sessions are closed to the pubic and news media.
              
The teachers have been working under the old contract since last July as they try to work out a new labor agreement.

TEC Round Up Trust


04/05/14 09:57 AM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 7th and elected to donate $2,400 to several worthy organizations.

$750 will go  to local food shelves, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between 10 food shelves (Caledonia, Hokah, Houston, Mabel, Preston, Rushford, St. Charles, Spring Valley, Winona and Wykoff).

$300 is going to the City of Rushford, to help purchase a new boiler for the aquatic center. $200 each to Bundles of Love, to help purchase items for diaper bag bundles that are given out to families in need in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties, Fillmore County DAC, to help purchase items for the new services they are offering and FIRST Robotics Team of the La Crescent-Hokah High School, to help purchase tools and equipment.

$200 is also going to the National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for local police departments to use in Fillmore County public schools, Spring Grove Public Library, to help with technology upgrades and St. Charles Public Elementary School, to help purchase early reader books.

Let's Go Fishing of the Greater Winona Area is getting $150 to help purchase workbooks for student classes.

Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member.
 

Bluffview 5K


04/05/14 09:56 AM
 Bluffview Montessori School invites the public and the Bluffview community to participate in the first Bluffview Explorer 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, May 17th, 9:00 a.m., Jaycee Pavilion at East Lake Park, Winona.

Participants receive a race t-shirt and refreshments and first and second place race awards will be given in each age division.  

The pre-registration race fee is $20.00 for ages 16 to adult and $15.00 for ages 6 to 15.  Children age 5 and under may participate for free and strollers are allowed. Race day registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 a.m., however T-shirt sizes for registrations received after May 11th cannot be guaranteed.  Registration fees received after May 11 increase by $5.00 each.  Pre-registration is accepted online at www.active.com (search words Bluffview and Winona).   

Race packet pick up will be held Thursday, May 15th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Friday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Bluffview Montessori School in Winona.  Race day registrants will pick up packets at the registration site.  

Funds raised from the 5K will support outdoor learning environment items and field trips for Bluffview Montessori students.
 

Seifert-Governor


04/05/14 09:55 AM
A former Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives is running for the Republican nomination to challenge Governor Mark Dayton.
                
Marty Seifert says he's running because he loves Minnesota and it deserves better government.

Seifert says, unlike Governor Dayton, he will actually read all the bills he signs or vetoes.

Seifert served in the Minnesota House representing Lyon, Redwood and Yellow Medicine Counties from 1997 to 2011.

Teacher Talks


04/05/14 09:54 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board has formally scheduled a mediation session with the district's teacher's union for later this month.

The district says the session will be held Wednesday, April 23rd, at Winona City Hall starting at 10:30 a.m.

It will be the first session with the teachers union since last fall.

The mediator will come from the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation.

The normal process is to place representatives of both sides in separate rooms with the mediator going between rooms presenting proposals and responses.

The mediation sessions are closed to the pubic and news media.

The teachers have been working under the old contract since last July as they try to work out a new labor agreement

Republican Convention


04/04/14 05:09 PM
The three Republicans who are vying to take on 1st District DFL Representative Tim Walz will be in Albert Lea Saturday to win the party's endorsement.
 

Rushford-Peterson New School


04/04/14 04:18 PM
All may not be lost in the Rushford-Peterson school district's request for state funding to help build a new pre-K through 12 school building.
 

Bridge Project-Condemnation Petitions


04/04/14 04:17 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has filed condemnation petitions against six properties in the right-of-way for the Highway 43 Winona bridge project slated to get underway in July.
 

Merchants-Earnings


04/04/14 12:17 PM
Merchants Financial Group President Rod Nelson is reporting that the organization is sound and continues to grow, recording 11.6 million dollars in net income in 2013.....the second best year in terms of income, following net income of 12.4 million dollars in 2012.

 

Bonding Bill-Local


04/04/14 12:15 PM
Some good news for the City of Winona at the state capitol in St. Paul.

 

Budget Bill-Davids


04/04/14 12:14 PM
The Minnesota House has approved a budget plan that would spend another $322 million of the state's surplus.

 

Apparent Suicide


04/04/14 12:12 PM
Police Chief Paul Bostrack said students and staff at W-K elementary school in the city's east end were told all was safe Friday after police were called to a residence on a report of a gun shot.


 

Shots Fired


04/04/14 12:11 PM
Winona Police said a 28-year-old Winona man was placed in a treatment center in Rochester after he allegedly fired multiple gun shots Thursday night outside his residence.
 

Injury Crash-Highway 61


04/04/14 12:10 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says three Winona teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at Orrin Street Thursday afternoon.

 

WSU-Floating Classroom


04/04/14 12:08 PM
Members of the media got a sneak preview of Winona State University's new floating classroom during an event Friday in La Crosse.
 

School Board-WSU Education Village


04/03/14 08:03 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board met Thursday night and heard from Winona State University President, Dr. Scott Olson, who shared information about WSU's Education Village.
                 
 

Mayo-Anniversary Resolution


04/03/14 04:07 PM
First District Representative Tim Walz led a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to introduce a resolution honoring the 150th anniversary of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic Thursday.
                      
 

Invasive Vine


04/03/14 03:59 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Conservation Corps Minnesota are teaming up with public and private landowners to tackle an unwanted woody vine that is climbing into Minnesota communities.
                     
 

5-percent Bill-Miller


04/03/14 03:55 PM
A bill providing a funding increase for organizations who serve the disabled community in Minnesota is getting closer to final votes in the House and the Senate.
              
 

County Investigation-Lawyer Fees


04/03/14 03:53 PM
The outside investigation of a Winona County solar panel project and two county employees will not come cheap.
             
 

Winona Diocese Fundraising


04/03/14 03:51 PM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona's fundraising campaign has reached $26,500,000.
                
 

SMU Celebration of Scholarship


04/03/14 03:50 PM
The Saint Mary's University Celebration of Scholarship will be held Friday, April 11th.

 

MnDOT Projects


04/03/14 12:14 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will undertake 1.1 billion dollars in 308 state road construction projects during 2014 including several in the Winona area.
               
 

MnDOT Projects


04/03/14 12:14 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will undertake 1.1 billion dollars in 308 state road construction projects during 2014 including several in the Winona area.
               
 

Foodshare Totals Down


04/03/14 12:12 PM
With the end of the March Foodshare food drive coming in a few days, the local foodshelves are in need of another boost. Winona Volunteer Services Executive Director Sandra Burke says the local drive is $8,500 short of its goal of raising $33,000.

Miller Survey


04/03/14 12:10 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has released the results of his constituent survey and says there were some surprising findings.

 

Drazkowski-Cuts


04/03/14 12:07 PM
Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski has signed on to a bill that would reduce the number of legislators serving in the House and Senate.

 

School Board


04/02/14 05:41 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and receive an update on enrollment numbers for this school year. The board will also hear from Winona State University President, Dr. Scott Olson, who will share information about WSU’s Education Village.

 

SMU-Relay for Life


04/02/14 05:36 PM
The Saint Mary's University Colleges Against Cancer group invites the community to its 2014 Relay for Life - to be held 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 12th and 13th, in Saint Mary's Gostomski Fieldhouse.

 

Murphy Library Book Sale


04/02/14 05:20 PM
Readers can get an early start on their summer book collection at the annual spring Murphy Library book sale at UW-La Crosse.

 

Prescription Drug Disposal


04/02/14 05:19 PM
Buffalo County and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

 

Spring Weather


04/02/14 05:18 PM
April usually brings showers and this year it will also bring cooler weather and some snow.

 

Lake Pepin Ice


04/02/14 05:17 PM
The ice on Lake Pepin is starting to loosen but still remains over two feet thick just above Reads Landing.

 

Downtown Ideas Exchange


04/02/14 12:27 PM
The public has a chance to submit proposals to improve Winona's downtown area and maybe receive up to a $20,000 grant to help do it.
           
 

Peerless Chain Open House


04/02/14 12:24 PM
The Peerless Chain Company will be hosting a public open house on Saturday, April 26th. from 9:00 am- to noon.
                 
 

Minimum Wage-Franken


04/02/14 12:23 PM
Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he is set to introduce legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10-cents an hour over three years.
 

Hebert Investigation


04/02/14 12:21 PM
Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert calls the County' Board's action, to place him on paid administrative leave without explanation and closure, unwarranted and says it serves no purpose.
 

Highway 74 Closed


04/02/14 12:19 PM
A portion of Minnesota's only gravel-covered state highway has been closed temporarily due to spring thawing conditions.
 

School Referendums


04/02/14 12:18 PM
Voters in the West Salem school district said no to a $32,000,000 referendum to finance the constriction of a new middle school.

 

WSU Education Village-Pelowski


04/02/14 12:15 PM
Winona State University's proposed $23,000,000 Education Village has the support of Governor Mark Dayton.
                
 

CSF Recognition Dinner


04/01/14 05:17 PM
The Catholic Schools Foundation of Winona will be hosting the 6th Annual CSF Recognition dinner on Friday, June 6th at Visions Event Center in Winona.
 

Bartholomew-United Way


04/01/14 05:02 PM
Jeff Bartholomew, currently Executive Director of the YMCA in Alexandria, Minnesota, is the new Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Winona Area.  
                       
 

TEC-Malone


04/01/14 04:56 PM
Emma Malone, of Rushford, has won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., courtesy of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC).
                    
 

Ready Set School-Lakeview Drive Inn


04/01/14 04:54 PM
During their first week of business, Lakeview Drive Inn donated nearly $250 to Ready Set School.   
                     
 

County Data Practices


04/01/14 04:52 PM
In the hopes of speeding up the county's response to public data requests Winona County Commissioners approved an interim responsible party to oversee the requests.

 

Winona County-EDA


04/01/14 04:50 PM
Business prospects are looking up for Winona County in the near future.

 

WSU-Education Village-Bill


04/01/14 04:49 PM
Winona State University received some cautious good news Tuesday when it learned its Education Village proposal is fully funded in the proposed Minnesota House bonding bill.

 

Wisconsin Elections


04/01/14 12:19 PM
Voters in Wisconsin are heading to the polls today to decide local races in the spring election.
There's no statewide race on Tuesday's ballot, but voters will have their say about their local government and schools. Nearly 6,000 candidates are on the ballots in Wisconsin. They're running for nearly 3,800 offices.

Winona County-Administrative Leave


04/01/14 12:14 PM
The status of two Winona County officials placed on administrative leave with pay last week remains the same after the Winona County Board of Commissioners held a closed meeting Tuesday.
                  
 

Priest Abuse-Plea


04/01/14 12:12 PM
A Blue Earth-area priest will be deported after admitting he fondled a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother's home.

 

Levee Park Plans-Open House


03/31/14 06:09 PM
The Levee Park Committee held a public open house at the Winona History Center Monday to get resident's views on a plan for the future of Levee Park.

 

Fountain City District 13 Election


03/31/14 04:18 PM
Jeff Falk and Jason Mork are candidates for county board Tuesday in District 13 at Fountain City where incumbent John Schlesselman did not file for re-election.
    
 

WAPS-Collaborative Conversations


03/31/14 04:11 PM
A "Collaborative Conversations" meeting has been planned for Friday, April 4th, from 6:00  to 8:00 pm in Wanek Hall at the Winona County History Center.

 

SMU-Row, Ride, Run Triathlon


03/31/14 04:10 PM
The annual Saint Mary's University "Row, Ride, Run Triathlon" will take place on Saturday, April 26th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Lake Lodge in Winona and finishing on SMU's Winona campus.
 

Harmony Company Expansion


03/31/14 04:09 PM
A Harmony company says a $215,000 state tax credit based on adding more jobs helped convince it to expand in Fillmore County rather than on the West Coast.
 

Disaster Relief Bill


03/31/14 04:07 PM
As the 2014 Unsession continues, Governor Mark Dayton Monday voiced his support for legislation that would eliminate unnecessary special sessions in time of disaster.

 

Police Office in School


03/31/14 04:06 PM
The Whitehall, Wisconsin school board has approved a move by the Whitehall Police Department into the district's high school.
 

Bridge Properties Purchased


03/31/14 04:04 PM
The sale of two more properties in the Winona Bridge Project right-of-way have been registered at the Winona County Recorder's Office.
  

 

West Salem Referendum


03/31/14 12:26 PM
In addition to county, municipal, and town board elections in Wisconsin Tuesday voters in the West Salem school district will decide a $32,000,000 bond referendum.

 

Session End


03/31/14 12:25 PM
Some lawmakers at the state capitol are predicting the legislative session will be done earlier than planned.

 

Farm to Foodshelf


03/31/14 12:24 PM
Foodshelves across Minnesota may be getting a boost from farmers if a bill authored by State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing gets final approval.
 

Lions-Fundraiser


03/31/14 12:22 PM
On Saturday, April 12th, the Winona Noon Lions will host a "Puttin' on the Ritz" fundraiser for Camp Winnebago.
 

Buffalo County Elections


03/31/14 12:21 PM
A majority of seats on the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors will change hands after Tuesday's, April 1st election.
    
 

Lake Pepin Ice-MPCA


03/31/14 12:19 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking citizens to document one of the most important indicators of spring for the state - the date on which ice disappears from a lake, or lake ice-off.
                
 

Pickwick Shooting-Update


03/31/14 12:18 PM
Authorities say a person of interest in the shooting death of 72-year-old Mickey Ellenbecker on March 8th, will be interviewed again this week as they continue their investigation.
 

Pelowski-Rail Inspectors


03/31/14 12:17 PM
State Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona is backing legislation to increase the number of state freight rail inspectors.
 

Drazkowski Endorsement


03/31/14 12:16 PM
Republicans in House District 21-B convened on Saturday in Zumbro Falls, and endorsed Representative Steve Drazkowski for re-election in November.
 

County Health Rankings


03/31/14 12:15 PM
Minnesota's counties are included in a report ranking the health of every county in each of the 50 states. The report shows a wide range of health status among Minnesota counties.

 

Fracking Impacts-Rochester


03/31/14 12:14 PM
The public is invited to a pair of presentations in Rochester on the "Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing" on April 11th and 12th.
                  
 

Fastenal-Economic Indicators


03/31/14 12:13 PM
The Fastenal Company of Winona is one of five "Companies That Act as Leading Economic Indicators".
 

County Board-Hebert


03/31/14 12:12 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a closed meeting Tuesday morning for preliminary consideration of possible allegations against Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert who was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday.

 

Levee Park Plans-Open House


03/31/14 12:10 PM
The Levee Park Committee is holding a public open house Monday to get resident's views on a plan for the future of Levee Park. Committee Chairman Frank Pomeroy said the public hearing will be held at the Winona History Center Monday from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
 

CF-C Elections


03/28/14 04:56 PM
Cochrane-Fountain City School Board incumbents Charlie Krueger and Jo Frances Ressie are running for re-election on Tuesday, April 1st.
 

Alma School Board


03/28/14 04:52 PM
Three people are on the ballot running for seats on the Alma Area School Board of Directors Tuesday.

 

Troop Sendoff


03/28/14 04:51 PM
About 160 members of the Wisconsin National Guard have left for a deployment to Afghanistan.
 

Alma Mayor Race


03/28/14 04:50 PM
A couple of experienced city council members are running for mayor of Alma in Tuesday's  election.

Lake Pepin Ice


03/28/14 04:06 PM
The ice on Lake Pepin continues to be in excess of two feet in several locations.
 

Railroad Crossing Repair


03/28/14 04:05 PM
The City of Winona says the Huff Street-Riverview Drive railroad crossing will be closed next week starting on Tuesday,  April1st.

 

DNR-Aquatic Species


03/28/14 04:04 PM
With another boating season just around the corner, Minnesota boaters and anglers need to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

 

Miller-MNsure


03/28/14 04:03 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller is warning residents if you do not have health insurance under the MNsure insurance exchange, the deadline for signing up is close at hand, on Monday, March 31st.
 

Hebert-Paid Leave


03/28/14 12:30 PM
Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert has been placed on paid administrative leave and, in a statement to Winona Radio, says the county board will hold a closed meeting next Tuesday, April 1st, to consider preliminary charges or allegations against him.

 

Lanesboro-Top 10 List


03/28/14 12:28 PM
Lanesboro has been named a top 10 small town to visit in the United States in 2014 by the Smithsonian Institute.
 

Buffalo County Board Elections


03/28/14 12:27 PM
A majority of seats on the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors will change hands after Tuesday's April 1st election of board members in 14 districts.
 

UW-L Alcohol Report


03/28/14 12:25 PM
The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse says a new report that ranks his school first in the country for alcohol arrests should send a message to students about the school's tough stance against alcohol.
 
 

Lottery Winner


03/28/14 12:24 PM
A  St. Charles man is a big winner in the Minnesota State Lottery.
 

Church Abuse-Winona


03/28/14 12:23 PM
A judge has given the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona more time to turn over thousands of documents on priests accused of child sexual abuse.
 

Cotter Auction


03/28/14 12:22 PM
The 35th annual Cotter Auction will take place on Saturday, April 26th with the doors opening at 5:00pm with the start of the silent auction.
 

Bluffview Explorer 5K


03/28/14 12:21 PM
Bluffview Montessori School invites the public and the Bluffview community to participate in their first Explorer 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, May 17th.
 

SMU-Spruce Up Winona Day


03/28/14 12:20 PM
The Saint Mary's University Volunteer Mentors are encouraging Winona nonprofit agencies to submit requests for service.
 

First Tow


03/27/14 03:23 PM
A mechanical problem has delayed the U-S Army Corps of Engineers from completing its latest survey of the ice depth on Lake Pepin.
 

Church Abuse-New Ulm


03/27/14 03:22 PM
In a rare legal move, the Diocese of New Ulm is suing another diocese, alleging it sent a priest to Minnesota without warning about past accusations of sexual abuse.

 

Asian Carp


03/27/14 03:21 PM
The troublesome fish currently known as "Asian carp" may be about to get an image makeover in Minnesota.
 

Miller-Bills


03/27/14 03:20 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has introduced two bills this session but it appears only one has seen some movement in the legislature.

 

RCTC-President Semi-finalists


03/27/14 03:19 PM
A search committee has recommended four semi-finalists for the next president of Rochester Community and Technical College.
 

Unemployment Report


03/27/14 12:15 PM
The Minnesota unemployment rate climbed .1 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent, well below the U.S. rate of 6.7 percent.

 

Fastenal Board Changes


03/27/14 12:13 PM
Two of the founders of Winona's Fastenal Company will step down from the firm's board of directors next month.


 

Rushford Highway Project


03/27/14 12:12 PM
The Rushford City Council has approved the plans and specifications for the $3,000,000 Highway 43 reconstruction project involving Rushford's main street.
               
 

Farm Income-Minnesota


03/27/14 12:11 PM
A new report says Minnesota farm income dropped dramatically in 2013 largely because of lower corn prices.
 

Driver Instructor-Drunk Driving


03/27/14 12:09 PM
A driver's education instructor has been cited for drunken driving in Whitehall.
 

Hill-Teacher of the Year Finalist


03/27/14 12:08 PM
A Winona High School instructor has been named as one of the ten finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year for 2014 by Education Minnesota, the teacher's union.

 

Fastenal Board Changes


03/27/14 12:01 PM
Two of the founders of Winona's Fastenal Company will step down from the firm's board of directors next month.

Roundabout Meeting


03/26/14 05:28 PM
The public is invited to learn more about the Highway 14/Highway 42 roundabout project at a public meeting Wednesday, April 9th.
 

Winona County Board


03/26/14 05:23 PM
The Winona County Board Tuesday decided to table any decision on whether to hire both a new county surveyor and a new G-I-S supervisor.           
                
 

Hidden Valley EMS-New Ambulance


03/26/14 05:20 PM
Hidden Valley EMS was the recent "2014 Giving Back to EMS" recipient of a refurbished fully stocked First Response Vehicle.
  
 

Helicopter Crash Cause


03/26/14 05:18 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board is unable to determine why a helicopter crashed in a St. Paul suburb last June, killing the pilot.
 

Health Insurance Numbers


03/26/14 05:17 PM
Minnesota's health insurance exchange is reporting a jump in enrollments as Monday's open enrollment deadline approaches.

 

Priest List Delay


03/26/14 05:16 PM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona is supporting the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis which is seeking a 90-day delay in producing a list of allegedly abusive priests.
                     
 

Pothole Funds


03/26/14 12:19 PM
Local governments across the state of Minnesota may be getting some help in repairing potholes caused by one of the most severe winters in many years.

 

March Foodshare Drive


03/26/14 12:18 PM
With one week left in the annual March Foodshare food drive in Winona, the goal for the drive is running well behind a year ago.
 

Spring Valley-Felony Charges


03/26/14 12:16 PM
A 54-year-old Spring Valley, Minnesota, woman is facing  felony burglary and misdemeanor assault charges after she allegedly threatened a St. Charles daycare provider with a toy handgun.
 

Unsession Bill


03/26/14 12:15 PM
A bill that would eliminate the need for a special session of the legislature to approve disaster aid for local communities continues to move through the House of Representatives.

 

Wabasha County Lawsuits


03/26/14 12:13 PM
Wabasha County is facing two new lawsuits filed in the month of March.

 

Buffalo County Court


03/26/14 12:10 PM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court...27-year-old Kyle Smith of Durand, was sentenced to seven months in jail and three years of probation on felony charges of vehicle theft.

MNsure-Winona County


03/25/14 05:04 PM
Less than week to go before the March 31st deadline to apply for MNsure, and Winona County has been keeping busy processing cases and answering a lot of questions on the phone.

 

Water Quality Open Houses


03/25/14 04:35 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Whitewater River Project invite farmers in the Whitewater River area to two open houses on April 4th and 7th to learn how they can get involved in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.

WAPS-Community Education


03/25/14 04:27 PM
Winona Area Public Schools is offering two preschool opportunities this year through Community education.
                   
 

Research Project Fair


03/25/14 04:19 PM
The 22nd annual Research Project Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 1st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Winona Middle School.
 

State Contracts


03/25/14 04:18 PM
A bill endorsing a set of ten state employee contracts is bound for Governor Mark Dayton.
 


 

Job Creation Fund-Harmony


03/25/14 04:16 PM
A Harmony company is among the first company's in Minnesota to receive an award from Minnesota's new Job Creation Fund created by the state legislature last year.

 

SMU Solar Panel Presentation


03/25/14 04:15 PM
Students raising money for the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Solar Panel Initiative will give a public presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Watters Hall.

 

Tax Cut Notify


03/25/14 12:16 PM
If you have not filed your Minnesota state income taxes yet you are being advised to wait a while until the new tax credits are ready to go.

 

First Towboat


03/25/14 12:13 PM
Still no sign of any towboats heading this far north to open the shipping season on the upper Mississippi River.
 

Downtown Ideas Exchange


03/25/14 12:12 PM
Here's a chance to submit proposals to improve Winona's downtown area and maybe receive up to a $20,000 grant to help do it.
              
 

Winona Bridge Meeting


03/25/14 12:11 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a Community Outreach meeting
on the Winona Bridge Project Thursday (March 27th).


 

Levee Park Plans


03/25/14 12:09 PM
The Levee Park Committee is asking the public to design in on a vision document for Levee Park before deciding what steps to take next.
 

Victim Notification


03/25/14 12:08 PM
Victims who file temporary restraining orders against another party in Trempealeau County will now receive automatic notification that the order has been served on the person for which it is directed.
                       
 

Bond-Price


03/25/14 12:06 PM
Unconditional bond was set at $150,000 for a 25-year-old Winona man who appeared in Winona District court Monday on drug charges.
 

Horse Virus


03/25/14 12:05 PM
Horse owners in the Twin Cities and Winona areas are being urged to quarantine the animals due to a deadly equine virus, even though they may not be showing symptoms of the illness.
 
 

Bridge Acquisitions


03/25/14 12:04 PM
The first acquisitions in Winona for right of way for the new Highway 43 Bridge have been recorded.
 

Family Fun Day


03/24/14 05:17 PM
Winona's annual Family Fun Day & Summer Activity Fair will again be bringing together summer service providers, games, free swimming, bounce houses, and more at the Winona Middle School on April 5th.
                     
 

Forks and Corks


03/24/14 05:16 PM
Supporters of Oktoberfest will put down their trademark brats, pretzels and beer steins for one night as the first "Forks and Corks" event debuts on May 1st.
                     
 

Global Trot


03/24/14 05:15 PM
The 4th Annual Global Trot 5K walk/run will be held on Saturday, May 3rd.
 

WAPS-Teacher Talks


03/24/14 05:14 PM
Teachers in the Winona Public School District have requested mediation as they continue to work out a new contract.
 

Driver Diversion Bill


03/24/14 05:11 PM
A bill allowing driver diversion programs across the state to resume has passed a deadline in the Minnesota Senate and is still alive.

 

Propane Bill-Walz


03/24/14 05:10 PM
First District  Representative Tim Walz says his bipartisan Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation bill, which passed the House of Representatives at the beginning of this month, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
                
 

Capital Remodel Bills


03/24/14 05:09 PM
Two bills have been introduced in the Minnesota House intended to stop the construction of a new $90,000,000 Senate office building and parking ramp near the state capital.

 

WAPS-Teacher Talks


03/24/14 12:24 PM
Teachers in the Winona Public School District have requested mediation as they continue to work out a new contract.

 

Flood Warning-Dodge County


03/24/14 12:23 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a flood warning for Dodge County due to rising water levels on the Trempealeau River.

 

AMPI Sales


03/24/14 12:21 PM
Leaders of Associated Milk Producers Inc., also known as AMPI, announced that the dairy marketing cooperative recorded sales of $1.8 billion and earnings of $7.5 million in 2013.

 

March Foodshare Drive-Scouts


03/24/14 12:19 PM
The March Foodshare food drive in Winona got a boost over the weekend when the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts held their annual door-to-door pickups on Saturday.

 

Drug Bust-Price


03/24/14 12:17 PM
A 25-year-old Winona man was jailed Friday after authorities conducted a search of his residence in the 950 block of West Third Street and turned up drugs, surveillance equipment, and several guns.

 

SWCD Position


03/22/14 10:35 AM
Individuals concerned about water quality and soil erosion in Winona County should consider filing for the position of Supervisor of the Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
 

iCan Shine Bike Camp-WSHS


03/22/14 10:07 AM
Winona Senior High School will host a unique event April 19th through the 23rd. iCan Shine, a volunteer led group that teaches recreational skills to individuals with disabilities, will hold a iCan Bike camp that week.

 

Buffalo County Court


03/22/14 08:06 AM
 32-year old Jesse L. Draeger of Waupun, was sentenced to 17 months in state prison in Buffalo County Court for felony taking and driving of a vehicle without consent.
            
 

Buffalo County Salaries


03/22/14 08:05 AM
The Buffalo County Board set elected official salaries for the 2015-2018 term of county sheriff, clerk of circuit court and coroner.

 

Bonding Bill-Red Wing


03/22/14 08:03 AM
The chair of the Minnesota House of Representatives Capital Investment Committee has included $6 million in funding for the Red Wing River Renaissance project in her version of state's bonding bill.
               
 

Mental Health Survey


03/22/14 08:02 AM
Winona State University Health Promotion students in the Program Planning course are working with Winona Health on a mental health access project.
 

Dayton Tax Bill-Pelowski


03/22/14 08:01 AM
Governor Mark Dayton has signed a bill providing hundreds of thousands of Minnesota taxpayers with extra deductions and exemptions they can claim on this year's tax forms.

 

Body Found-Missing Teen


03/22/14 06:16 AM
Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say the body of a teenager missing for two months has been found. Searchers on Thursday found the body of 15-year-old Noah Graddy of Byron on railroad property between Kasson and Byron.