10 Days of Giving Update

12/07/16 11:23 AM
Through Tuesday, Merchants Bank’s 28th annual “10 Days of Giving” Food Drive was at 97,036 pounds of food collected.  


12/06/16 11:12 AM
Outgoing Winona City Council member Paul Double has an idea where a new elementary school could be constructed in the city.

Unemployement Rate

12/06/16 11:09 AM
The unemployment rate in Buffalo County was 3.6 percent in October, up from 3.4 percent in September, according to newest labor reports released by the Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development. 

Dahl Donation

12/06/16 11:07 AM
Dahl Automotive plans to make a sizable donation to the Family and Children's Center Wednesday in La Crosse.

Frack Appeal

12/06/16 11:06 AM
Oral arguments in a frack sand mine dispute in Trempealeau County are scheduled to be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court next month.

Live Well Winona Directory

12/06/16 11:05 AM
Live Well Winona, in collaboration with Winona Health and local partners, has launched a new and improved health and wellness resource directory. 

County Plat Books

12/06/16 11:01 AM
The 2017 Winona County Plat books are available for purchase at the County Recorder's Office.

Housing Sales

12/06/16 11:00 AM
The housing market in Buffalo County was slow in October with only 5 reported sales, off 58 percent from a year ago when 12 homes sold in October.

West Sentenced

12/06/16 10:59 AM
A 19-year-old Fountain City man was sentenced to two years in prison and 8 years of probation and extended supervision for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Road Closure-Crash

12/06/16 10:57 AM
A Winona County road was closed down early today after a tanker truck carrying some 800 gallons of ethanol tipped over.

Light Up Winona

12/05/16 12:36 PM
The 6th annual Light Up Winona event takes place Tuesday at the Lake Park Lodge in Winona. 

WSU Track

12/05/16 11:25 AM
Winona State track and field opened their season at the Chuck Peterson Open.

Buffalo County Grant

12/05/16 11:25 AM
Buffalo County received a $650,000 emergency assistance grant to help low-income people that lost homes to flash flooding in August. 

Winhawk Service Night

12/05/16 11:24 AM
The Winona Winhawk girls basketball team will be hosting the 3rd Annual Salute to Service Night at the Thursday, December 22nd, at the 7:30 pm game at the WSHS gym.            

WSU Commencement

12/05/16 11:23 AM
More than 450 students will participate in the Winona State University Fall 2016 Commencement ceremonies Friday, December 9th, in McCown Gymnasium in Memorial Hall on the Winona campus.

VA Dentist

12/05/16 11:22 AM
A dentist has resigned from his position at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital amid accusations he treated hundreds of patients with improperly cleaned equipment.  


12/02/16 11:31 AM
The Department of Natural Resources says no more deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota apart from the two infected bucks that were found earlier near Lanesboro. 

C-FC School Tax Levy

12/02/16 11:30 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School District will raise $3.63 million from property taxpayers in 2017.

Warming Center Meeting

12/02/16 11:30 AM
The Winona Community Warming Center, designed to provide homeless people a place to sleep overnight from November to March, will be holding an informational meeting for the neighborhood.                    

Light Up Winona

12/02/16 11:29 AM
The Lake Park Lodge in Winona will be decked out in Christmas lights starting Tuesday, December 6th, when the 6th annual Light Up Winona event takes place.       

Fantasy of Trees

12/02/16 11:28 AM
The Winona Health Volunteers held its 16th annual Fantasy of Trees at Winona Health, November 7 through 18 on the clinic first and second floors.  


12/02/16 11:28 AM
Winona State University invites children and families to attend An Evening with Santa from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th, in the Student Activities Center, lower level of Kryzsko Commons.  

Pickwick Breakfest

12/02/16 11:21 AM
The Pickwick Fire and Rescue squads will be hosting their annual "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 10th, from 7-to-11 a.m. at the Pickwick Fire Station.

Birdsall to Retire

12/02/16 11:19 AM
Longtime Winona physician Dr. Scott Birdsall will retire at the end of this month on December 31st.

Merchants-Giving Kickoff

12/01/16 11:23 AM
Merchants Bank officially kicked off its 28th annual 10 Days of Giving food drive today marking an opportunity to go over the 3-million pound mark for the overall drive. 

Tri-County Merger

12/01/16 11:22 AM
The merger of Tri-County Electric  Co-op in Rushford with an Iowa-based company becomes official in one month.

Milk Production

12/01/16 11:21 AM
Wisconsin's milk production reached nearly 2.5 billion pounds in October as dairy farmers milked 1.28 million cows.       

Record November

12/01/16 11:19 AM
The National Weather Service says it was the second warmest november on record, with below normal precipitation in Rochester. 

Hebert Settlement

12/01/16 11:18 AM
Former Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert will get $312,000 in a settlement over a civil lawsuit he brought against the Winona County Board. 

Winona County Tax Levy

12/01/16 11:16 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 13th, before taking a final vote on a proposed 2017 property tax levy.  

Buffalo County Budget

12/01/16 11:15 AM
The Buffalo County Board adopted a 15.8 million dollar 2017 budget that came up $725,000 short of balancing without using fund account reserves.  

Johnson-Sex Charges

12/01/16 11:14 AM
A 20-year-old Chippewa Falls man accused of sexually assaulting two children repeatedly over a period of 8 to 10 years has pleaded not guilty to multiple child sexual assault charges in Buffalo County. 

10 Days of Giving

12/01/16 11:11 AM
While the monthly use of the Winona County Foodshelves has gone down since 2015, the need is still there.

WSU Football

11/30/16 01:09 PM
Winona State University kicker Carter McCauley has been named CoSIDA Academic First Team All-American. 

Cotter Speech

11/30/16 01:09 PM
Senior members of Cotter High School's Speech Team began their season early competing at a National Speech and Debate qualifying event in Northbrook, Illinois on November 19th and 20th.         

Misato Fundraiser

11/30/16 01:08 PM
The public is invited to join the Misato ambassadors for a pork chop dinner on Saturday, December 10th, at the Eagles Club downtown.

MMAM Exhibit

11/30/16 01:07 PM
Opening December 9th, at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is Minnesota Illustrated: The Prints of Adam Turman. 

Trinona Registration

11/30/16 01:02 PM
Online registration for the 2017 Trinona event in Winona will begin on Friday, December First.

Arcadia Flooding Risk

11/30/16 01:01 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Arcadia will host a community meeting to solicit public input on the scope of its Arcadia flood risk management feasibility study. 

Lunchtime Writing Series

11/30/16 01:00 PM
Paperback and Pieces is presenting a new lunchtime series focusing on various types of writing, along with area authors who will share information about their craft. 

Wabasha County Salaries

11/30/16 12:57 PM
All four Wabasha County elected officials received salary increases for 2017 but not as much as they requested. 

Attempted Armed Robbery

11/30/16 12:56 PM
A Winona couple escaped injury during what police are referring to an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday.


11/30/16 12:54 PM
The Midwest's largest chicken producer is being acquired by a rival company for $350 million. 

3rd and Main-Stop Signs

11/29/16 01:31 PM
The 3rd and Main Street intersection in downtown Winona is undergoing a transformation this week. 

Winona Health-Gift Shop

11/29/16 01:27 PM
The Glady D. Miller gift shop at Winona Health will be open some special hours during the month of December. 

Bartsch Fined

11/29/16 01:26 PM
Criminal charges against the Wabasha County Sheriff and his father have been filed in Winona County.  

Heritage Museum

11/29/16 01:24 PM
Site preparation is underway in St. Charles for the new Rural Heritage Museum. 

Christmas House Tour

11/29/16 01:23 PM
The Christmas house tour sponsored by the Winona County Historical Society is resuming this year after a one-year absence this coming Sunday, December 4th. 

Warrant Issued

11/29/16 01:22 PM
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Winona man wanted in connection with some alleged threats to a female. 

Pavilion Damaged

11/29/16 01:21 PM
A 58-year-old woman escaped serious injury after her vehicle went off a road in East Lake Park and struck the Jaycee Pavilion.  

Ready Set School Donation

11/29/16 01:20 PM
Ready Set School has received a donation from a local organization. 

Crop Report

11/29/16 01:19 PM
The fall harvest is over in much of Minnesota, but some producers are still hoping to finish out their harvesting and final fieldwork as weather conditions allow. 

Felony Assault Charges

11/29/16 10:53 AM
A 37-year-old Stockton man was jailed Monday night on felony assault charges after leading authorities on a chase that reached speeds of up to 75-miles an hour on Highway 14. 

Kapanke Recount

11/29/16 10:51 AM
Local election officials in western Wisconsin have started recounting votes in the race for a key state Senate seat.      

Alma Vacation House

11/29/16 10:50 AM
The Alma City Council has granted a conditional-use permit for a vacation rental house on a residential street.  

Buffalo County Court

11/29/16 10:49 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 23-year-old Mitchell Schmid of Independence, Minn., was sentenced to a year of probation and 30 days electronic monitoring on a misdemeanor charge of negligent operation of a vehicle. 

10 Days of Giving

11/29/16 10:48 AM
The Merchants Bank kicks off its 28th Annual 10 Days of Giving food drive this week.

History Book-Library

11/29/16 10:47 AM
There's a new book for sale now that outlines the history of the Winona Public Library.


DAC-Elks Donation

11/29/16 10:45 AM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center has received a big donation from the Elks National Organization.

Vehicle Tampering

11/29/16 10:43 AM
Winona Police are warning residents to be aware of a rash of thefts and vehicle tampering incidents reported over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 


11/29/16 10:42 AM
A 21-year-old St. Charles woman has some cement barricades to thank for preventing her vehicle from ending up in the Mississippi River.

Gun Violation

11/29/16 10:36 AM
A 35-year-old Rochester man was cited with a felony gun violation on Saturday. 

C-FC Board Management

11/28/16 10:47 AM
A policy governance type management system used by the Cochrane-Fountain City school board has been drawing critical debate at board sessions.  

River Dredge Meetings

11/28/16 10:46 AM
The U-S Army Corps of Enginneers has announced plans for two public meetings next month to discuss is plans for managing dredge spoils taken from the Mississippi River and Chippewa Rivers. 

Alma Purchase

11/28/16 10:44 AM
Agri-business facilities near the railroad line on the south side of Alma may be purchased and razed by the City of Alma.       

WSHS Crossing

11/28/16 10:43 AM
A busy intersection out in front of Winona Senior High School has been made safer for students who need to cross. 

Deer Harvest

11/28/16 10:41 AM
The Wisconsin DNR says 114,472 deer were registered during the opening weekend of the 9-day regular deer hunting season for gun hunters.

Wabasha Hotel Plan

11/23/16 10:58 AM
Plans for a new hotel in downtown Wabasha moved a step closer when  the city council approved a development agreement for the proposed 60-unit complex. 

Frack Sand Ban

11/23/16 10:57 AM
Winona County has become the first Minnesota county to ban frack sand mining.  


11/23/16 10:56 AM
Wildlife managers say two deer shot by hunters near Lanesboro were infected with chronic wasting disease. 

Hebert Settlement

11/23/16 10:55 AM
Winona County Board members have approved a settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by former County Administrator Duane Hebert. 


11/23/16 10:54 AM
Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt unveiled new committee chairs for the 2017-2018 legislative session Tuesday.


11/23/16 10:53 AM
Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has been selected to chair a new committee in the state senate. 


11/23/16 10:53 AM
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has re-appointed State Representative Greg Davids of Preston as Chairman of the Minnesota House Taxes Committee. 

Waiters Appears

11/23/16 10:52 AM
The man accused in a drive by shooting behind a Winona bar last July was back in a courtroom on Monday.

TZD Holidays

11/23/16 10:51 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation formally kicked off its latest safety enforcement heading into the holiday season.

Winhawk Welcome Back!

11/22/16 11:27 AM
Win or lose on Friday the Winona High Winhawks football team will be welcomed back Friday night when they return from Minneapolis. The special welcome is scheduled to take place at 9:30 p.m. in the Senior High gym but the starting time is flexible...

WMS-Patterson Grant

11/22/16 11:26 AM
The Winona Middle School has received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.  

Kapanke Recount

11/22/16 11:25 AM
The Republican challenger in the Wisconsin Senate District 32 race has until Wednesday to decide if he will seek a recount.

Trinona Event

11/22/16 11:24 AM
The original founders of the Trinona event have reaquired the event from Chanhassen-based Life Time.

Waiters Appears

11/22/16 11:22 AM
The man accused in a drive by shooting behind a Winona bar last July was back in a courtroom on Monday. 

Winona Health-Holiday Hours

11/22/16 11:20 AM
All Winona Health clinics including the Urgent Care Clinic will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday.   

Heinrich Sentenced

11/21/16 01:03 PM
The 53-year-old man who admitted kidnapping and killing Jacob Wetterling was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday morning. 

White Charged

11/21/16 01:01 PM
Police said 37-year-old Peter Raymon White of Winona is facing felony drug charges after authorities turned up heroin and cocaine at a residence on Friday. 

La Crosse Contracts

11/21/16 12:17 PM
Officials from a La Crosse-based company say they've landed four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts worth up to $3 billion to provide medical disability examinations.

West Resigns

11/21/16 12:16 PM
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen West has resigned effective at the end of this school year. 

Drug Bust

11/18/16 09:15 AM
Four people were arrested at a Stockton residence Wednesday evening after authorities conducted a drug raid.

Hudson Sentenced

11/18/16 09:13 AM
The 23-year-old man accused of shooting and killing Adam Fort just over a year ago was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison. 

Seminary Project

11/18/16 09:12 AM
Work on the first phase of a three-phase project to renovate and expand the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona is getting underway. 

City Council-Pipeline Protest

11/17/16 01:43 PM
The Winona City Council this coming Monday will be asked to approve a resolution seeking support of a group of American Indians protesting a pipeline under construction in North Dakota. 

Winona Health-Forsyth

11/17/16 01:41 PM
Jennifer Forsyth, who joined Winona Health's Family Medicine team in 2015, is shifting her practice to focus on geriatric care

Old K-Mart Damage

11/17/16 01:40 PM
Police said two juvenile males were arrested inside the former K-Mart store after officers responded to an alarm early Thursday. 

Phony Money

11/17/16 01:39 PM
A 21-year-old Winona man is facing felony charges after trying to purchase food at a downtown restaurant with counterfeit money. 

Christmas House Tour

11/17/16 01:37 PM
Tickets will be available soon for the semi-annual Winona County History Center Christmas House Tour. 

Pipeline Protest

11/16/16 01:21 PM
A protest over a pipeline in North Dakota came to Winona Tuesday when a number of local residents gathered on the new Highway 43 interstate bridge with signs and placards.

Corn Harvest

11/16/16 12:52 PM
The 2016 corn harvest in Wisconsin is expected to set an all-time record, surpassing last year's crop by 13 percent.

Overnight Tickets

11/16/16 12:49 PM
Winona Police continued their pace of writing tickets to violators of the alternate side parking ordinance. On the second night of enforcement, early Wednesday, officers wrote another 66 tickets bringing the two night total to 249. At $25 per ticket the

PlastiComp Certification

11/16/16 12:48 PM
PlastiComp, Inc. of Winona has announced it has received certification to the newest ISO 9001-2015 standard for quality systems. 

Ridgeway School Honored

11/16/16 12:45 PM
The Ridgeway Community School has received a national honor. 

WSU-Military Honor

11/16/16 12:42 PM
Winona State University has been named a Military Friendly School for 2016.

Bears & Blankets

11/16/16 12:41 PM
Winona National Bank announces that its annual Bears and Blankets collection will begin on November 25th and run through December 12th. 

Cemetery Vandals

11/16/16 12:39 PM
More than 100 gravestones have been toppled or smashed at a cemetery in Albert Lea, the third act of vandalism there this year.

Senate Race

11/16/16 12:36 PM
A state Senate race in western Wisconsin that was too close to call on Election Day has drawn even tighter. 

Alma Wages

11/16/16 12:34 PM
The Alma City Council approved municipal employee wage and salary increases for 2017.

Thanksgiving-Free Dinner

11/16/16 12:33 PM
 Winona Family Restaurant owner Vinnie Mustfoski is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal.  

WSU Open Forum

11/16/16 12:32 PM
Winona State University will host an open forum with Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman and Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude Thursday, Nov. 17, In the Purple Rooms of Kryzsko Commons, near Baldwin Lounge.  

Carneigie Hall- DeLano

11/16/16 12:31 PM
Winona High School junior Alexis (Lexi) DeLano has been selected as a finalist for the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

Model Legislature

11/16/16 12:29 PM
Winona State University will host the 54th annual Model Legislature this Thursday and Friday featuring about 135 students actively involved in a process similar to the Minnesota state legislature. 

Miller Appointment

11/16/16 12:28 PM
Senate Republicans have appointed State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona as one of two deputy majority leaders starting in January when the legislature convenes.  

Give to the Max

11/15/16 12:17 PM
More than 10,000 charitable organizations are expected to benefit from donations from Minnesotans this week. 

Trolley Fundraiser

11/15/16 12:15 PM
Tickets remain available for a fundraiser on behalf of the Trestor Trolley which went up in flames in August.  

Pickwick Event

11/15/16 12:14 PM
The Pickwick Community Park Association is holding its annual Chili Feed and Pie Auction this coming Saturday, November 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Church in Pickwick. 

Housing Sales

11/15/16 12:14 PM
September housing sales in Wisconsin were up 6.9 percent from a year ago and median prices for homes gained 7.9 percent, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association. 

Shooting Victim Dies

11/15/16 12:12 PM
The victim of a shooting in Winona last Friday evening has died. Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said 20-year-old Riley Holden Sass-Loken of Winona passed away Sunday evening at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Alternate Parking-Tickets

11/15/16 12:10 PM
Winona Police showed no mercy when issuing tickets for violations to the alternate side parking ordinance that went into effect today. Police wrote 183 tickets overnight to vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street between the hours of midnight and

Waiters Indicted

11/15/16 12:09 PM
A Winona County grand jury has returned a first degree murder indictment against a 49-year-old Winona man accused in a drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of one man and injuries to a second man.

Career Expo

11/15/16 12:07 PM
More than 600 high school sophomores from seven different school districts will attend the High School Career Exploration Expo Wednesday at the Tandeski Center on the campus of MN State College Southeast. 

YMCA Zoning

11/15/16 12:06 PM
The Winona Family YMCA moved a step closer to being able to sell its building and land to a developer Monday. 

SHooting Injury

11/14/16 12:04 PM
Winona authorities say the shooting of a 20-year-old Winona man Friday evening appears to have been accidental. 

Phony Money

11/14/16 12:01 PM
A 40-year-old Winona man is facing charges of possession of counterfeit money after an incident at a downtown bar Saturday evening. 

Alternate Side Parking

11/14/16 11:58 AM
Winona police are reminding Winona residents that alternate side parking is here. The alternate side parking ordinance goes into affect tomorrow (Tuesday) even if there is no snow. 

Winhawk Tickets

11/14/16 11:16 AM
Pre-sale Class AAAA Football Semifinal Game Tickets Available:

The Winhawks sacked the Packers of South St. Paul on Friday, November 11 earning a trip to the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis ...

Harbor Report

11/11/16 10:59 AM
Winona's commercial harbor was much busier this season when compared to last year.

Vet's Center

11/11/16 10:58 AM
The Veterans Center at the Sustainability House in Winona will be hosting an open house Wednesday, November 16th, from 4-to-6 p.m. at the house located at 377 Main Street.

Utility Project

11/11/16 10:58 AM
There will be a special meeting Monday, November 14th, where the Third Street Utility Project will be discussed. 

Ellendale Evacuated

11/11/16 10:56 AM
The city of Ellendale west of Rochester was being evacuated this morning following a train derailment and a HAZMAT team was called in. 

Garvin Heights Project

11/11/16 10:54 AM
Work is expected to begin soon on a project to restore Winona's bluffland area on Garvin Heights.

YMCA Comp Plan

11/11/16 10:53 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will consider a request from the Winona Family YMCA for a change in the zoning of the Y's property. 

Vet's Vigil

11/11/16 10:50 AM
Vets in the Winona area will be marking Veterans Day Friday with their annual 24-hour vigil.

School Lockdown

11/11/16 10:50 AM
The Winona Middle School went into a temporary lockdown Wednesday morning. 


11/11/16 10:39 AM
A group of students and adults will be visiting Misato, Japan from November 29-December 7 to join in the celebration of 20 years of the sister-city relationship with the city of Winona.

Lepsch Appeal

11/10/16 06:48 AM
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is hearing the appeal of a Dakota, Minnesota man convicted to killing a father and his teenage son at their La Crosse camera store in 2012.   

Local Elections

11/10/16 06:46 AM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson will serve a second 4-year term after being re-elected on Tuesday with 60-percent of the vote while challenger Connie Tropple had 40-percent. 

Wisconsin Elections

11/10/16 06:45 AM
There was an upset Tuesday in the 92nd District State Assembly race in Wisconsin. Incumbent Democrat Chris Danou of Tempealeau was ousted by Republican challenger Troy Pronschinske 52-percent to 48-percent. 

State Elections

11/10/16 06:30 AM
Some changes in the Minnesota state representative and state senate seats in the Winona area. Democrat Gene Pelowski won a 16th two-year term. Republicans Greg Davids of Preston and Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa were each re-elected.

Area Elections

11/10/16 06:29 AM
Two mayors in Winona County cities were unseated on Tuesday. In Lewiston incumbent mayor David Sommer was defeated by Beth Carlson while Sharon Trestor came in third.


11/10/16 06:27 AM
Voters in the Winona Area Public School District approved two referendum questions Tuesday.The vote was 68-to-32 percent in favor of the operations levy of one million dollars each of the next ten years.  

Infant Dies

11/10/16 06:22 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office reports that an autopsy is being performed on the body of a 3-week old infant who died last Saturday in Strum.

Historical Society Grants

11/10/16 06:20 AM
The Winona County Historical Society has been tabbed to receive one of 54 grants in 29 counties totaling 4.6 million dollars statewide from the Minnesota Historical Society.

Alternate Side Parking

11/10/16 06:17 AM
Police are reminding Winona residents that alternate side parking is on the way. The alternate side parking ordinance goes into affect on Tuesday, November 15th. 

County Board

11/09/16 12:04 AM
Two seats on the Winona County Board of Commissioners were challenged in Tuesday's election.  

School Board

11/09/16 12:01 AM
Four seats on the Winona Area Public School Board were up for grabs Tuesday. In the second district, Karen Coleman defeated Allen Hillery ....

State Elections

11/08/16 11:58 PM
Voters in the Winona area elected two state representatives and a pair of state senators on Tuesday. Longtime Democratic incumbent Gene Pelowski was elected to a 16th 2-year term in the Minnesota House in District 28-A.  


11/08/16 10:52 AM
A 49-year-old man accused of killing one man and injuring a second man behind a Winona bar is scheduled to appear in Winona District Court Wednesday. 

Education Village

11/08/16 10:51 AM
Officials from Winona State University will update the progress on the Education Village project during a meeting Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Watkins Manor Great Hall.

I-90 Crash

11/08/16 10:50 AM
One of the eastbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 90 between Lewiston and St. Charles was closed down around 9:00 a.m. today because of a crash.

Alternate Side Parking

11/08/16 10:48 AM
Police are reminding Winona residents that alternate side parking is on the way. The alternate side parking ordinance goes into affect on Tuesday, November 15th. 

Winhawks Tickets and Fan Bus

11/08/16 08:45 AM
Tickets are now on sale for the Winona High Winhawk football game Friday against South St. Paul. The Winhawks tangle with the Packers at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Eastridge High school in Woodbury in the Class 4-A quarterfinals.

BACA Cook Off

11/08/16 08:43 AM
Big River Chapter of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is hosting its 5th Annual Soup Cook Off on Saturday, November 12, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Holmen American Legion, 419 First Avenue West.

Election Coverage Tonight!

11/08/16 07:31 AM
ELECTION COVERAGE tonight!! Tune into AM 1230 KWNO for exclusive, up-to-the minute election coverage on Tuesday night! You can also find information and results on our Facebook page or at!

State Legislature RACES

11/07/16 11:46 AM
Voters in the Winona area will elect two state representatives and two state senators on Tuesday. 

Highway 42 Bridge Open

11/07/16 11:46 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the Highway 42 bridge on the north end of Elgin has opened for traffic.     

School Board Election

11/07/16 11:44 AM
Four seats on the Winona Area Public School Board will be up for grabs when the election is held on Tuesday. 

County Board-Election

11/07/16 11:43 AM
Two seats on the Winona County Board of Commissioners are being challenged in Tuesday's election. 

Local Elections

11/07/16 11:41 AM
Voters in the City of Winona go to the polls Tuesday to let a mayor and three city councilmembers. Incumbent Mayor Mark Peterson faces a challenge from newcomer Connie Tropple. Peterson is seeking a second four-year term. 

10 Days of Giving

11/07/16 11:39 AM
Employees Jennifer Welch and Chad Anderson have been named co-chairs for Merchants Bank's 2016 "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive, which runs December 1-10.

Mayo Doctors Honored

11/07/16 11:39 AM
Two Mayo Clinic doctors in Rochester have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which is considered one of the highest honors in the health and medical field Michael Yaszemski and Andrea Cheville were selected late last month...

School Referendums

11/07/16 11:38 AM
In addition to the two referendum questions on the ballot on Tuesday for the Winona Area Public School District, referendums will also be held in six other school districts in southern Minnesota. 

Veteran's Day-Ridgeway

11/07/16 11:34 AM
Area veterans and community members are invited to join the Ridgeway Community School in a special luncheon on Veterans Day, this Friday, November 11th.  

60 Main Street Proposals

11/04/16 12:14 PM
Winona city officials Thursday unveiled a request for proposals for the redevelopment of the 60 Main Street Site. 

G-E-T Athletic Complex

11/04/16 12:00 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school district will host a pair of public hearings in the next few weeks on a proposal to construct a new athletic complex in Galesvile.


11/04/16 09:00 AM
Winona Senior High School will present the musical, "Pippin", the story of a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. 

Open House-Health Care Center

11/04/16 08:58 AM
An open house will be held this coming Tuesday, November 8th, for the new 27-million dollar Trempealeau County Health Care Center. 

Plante Review

11/04/16 08:57 AM
The Wabasha County administrator has received positive review following an evaluation. 

Donkey Basketball

11/04/16 08:56 AM
Tickets are on sale now for a special basketball game that will be at Winona High School on Friday, November 11th. 

Honor Band and Choir

11/04/16 08:55 AM
Several Cotter High School students have been selected to participate in this year's Three Rivers All-Conference Honors Band and Choir. 

Fall Back

11/04/16 08:54 AM
Get ready for the annual fall ritual of turning back your clocks by one hour, and relish that extra hour of sleep this weekend. 

WSU Community Engagement

11/03/16 10:41 AM
For Winona State University's student athletes, community engagement isn't just a requirement, it's a pillar of the WSU athletic program. 

YMCA Comp Plan

11/03/16 10:41 AM
The Winona Family YMCA has applied for a change to the designation of its property so it has a better chance of making a sale of the property. 

Flu Shots

11/03/16 10:39 AM
Flu shots will be available at the Rushford Clinic on Wednesday. November 16th, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. The shots will be given on a walk-in first come, first served basis.

Operation Round Up

11/03/16 10:38 AM
Tri-County Electric Co-op in Rushford will donate $4,600 to ten non profit organizations as part of the company's Operation Round Up program. 

PlastiComp Promotion

11/02/16 11:55 AM
PlastiComp, Inc., has announced the promotion  of Eric Wollan to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 


11/02/16 11:52 AM
With the opening of the gun deer hunting season this weekend hunters who harvest deer in southeastern Minnesota are being asked to have their deer sampled for chronic wasting disease (CWD). 

Vikings Turner Quits

11/02/16 11:52 AM
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has resigned. He's been replaced on an interim basis by Pat Shurmur. The Vikings announced the news on Wednesday, two days after their second consecutive defeat. 

WSHS Free Turkey Dinner

11/02/16 11:49 AM
The Winona Senior High School Student Council is inviting all retired residents living in the Winona Area Public School district to the Student Council Turkey Dinner at Winona High School  on Wednesday, November 16th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Fantasy Of Trees

11/02/16 11:49 AM
The 16th annual Fantasy of  Trees event will take place at the Winona Health Clinic starting on November 7th. 

Flood Loans

11/02/16 11:48 AM
Gov. Scott Walker says the U.S. Small Business Administration will make low-interest disaster loans available for people and businesses in western Wisconsin affected by flash flooding in September.  

Gypsoil Layoffs

11/02/16 11:47 AM
Staff at a Winona fertilizer plant have been cut back by nearly half because of reduced demand for the factory's product.

Trump Visit

11/02/16 11:46 AM
An unlikely trio were in Eau Claire Tuesday night on the presidential campaign trail. WEAU TV reports Donald Trump, Governor Scott Walker and former basketball coach Bobby Knight walked into a small business roundtable. 

Constructions Projects

11/01/16 02:15 PM
New interstate bridges in Winona and Dresbach were just two of the state's 246 construction projects that have been completed as the 2016 construction season wraps up. 

WSU-Empty Bowls

11/01/16 02:12 PM
Winona State University will host " Empty Bowls" on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium.          

Merchants Income

11/01/16 02:09 PM
The Merchants Financial Group, Inc. has announced net income of nearly 9.8 million dollars through the first three quarters of 2016, according to President & CEO Rodney R. Nelson.

WSU Gym Floor

11/01/16 02:06 PM
By the end of next week, the new McCown Gymnasium floor, entryways and lighting improvements at Winona State University will be completed.  

CJCC Award

11/01/16 02:04 PM
The Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has received a special award. 

Halloween Events

10/31/16 08:29 AM
There are some safe events for kids going trick or treating tonight. Some Winona organizations are banding together to present a safe way to trick or treat on Halloween.

Toys for Kids

10/28/16 11:28 AM
The annual Toys for Kids drive gets underway next week organized by the Hiawatha Valley Marines.

WSU Coffee Hour

10/28/16 11:27 AM
Winona State University's International Services will host the second installment of its International Coffee Hour at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Kryzsko Commons.  

Healthy Holiday Treats

10/28/16 11:27 AM
Winona  Volunteer Services will present a free class entitled Healthy Holiday Treats on Tuesday, November 8th from 10-to-11:30 a.m.

Chaplain Services

10/28/16 11:26 AM
Winona Health Chaplain Services celebrated Spiritual Care week on Oct 17- Oct 21 by recognizing their volunteers, along with raising the awareness and thoughts of spiritual resilience of staff, family, patients, residents, volunteers and visitors.  

Miller-Pelowski Endorsements

10/28/16 11:24 AM
The Inter Faculty Organization, which represents the faculty at all seven Minnesota State Universities, including Winona State, has formally endorsed Rep. Gene Pelowski and Sen. Jeremy Miller for re-election in 2016.  

Give to the Max Day

10/28/16 11:09 AM
Give to the Max Day, Minnesota's homegrown holiday of giving is set for Thursday, Nov. 17th. 

WSU Student Death

10/28/16 08:21 AM
The Winona State University community is mourning the loss of a student 19-year-old Brandon Allen Rigby of McHenry, Ill. 

Affair for the Animals

10/27/16 11:37 AM
There is an event coming up that will benefit all of the criters at the Winona Area Humane Society. 

Goodview Winter Parking

10/27/16 11:36 AM
Goodview residents are being reminded that special winter parking rules go into affect next Tuesday, November 1st, at 1:00 a.m.

Orchestra Breakfest

10/27/16 11:35 AM
The public is invited to enjoy an all you can eat french toast breakfast to support the Winona High School Orchestra students' efforts to raise funds for their 2017 spring tour to New York City.

WSU Donation

10/27/16 11:34 AM
When Bill Koutsky saw Dave Marck and his jazz quartet perform in 2014, he immediately knew he wanted to bring them to Winona State University.    

Misato Students Visit

10/27/16 11:33 AM
The City of Winona rolled out the red carpet for a group of visitors from its sister city Misato, Japan, today. 

Tomah VA

10/27/16 11:31 AM
The Tomah VA Medical Center is ending a lease agreement for a shelter for homeless veterans, citing numerous problems. 

Barge Traffic

10/27/16 11:30 AM
Shipping traffic at Winona's commercial harbor has taken a significant rise this year compared to 2015. 


10/27/16 11:29 AM
Winona State University Housing and Residence Life will host Halloween in the Halls from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31th at Lourdes Hall on the west campus and Prentiss-Lucas Hall on the main campus.                 

New Chamber Director

10/26/16 11:23 AM
The Wabasha Chamber of Commerce has a new director. 

Fountain City Officer

10/26/16 11:22 AM
Fountain City's new police officer has resigned before he even started the job. 

Officer Assaulted

10/26/16 11:21 AM
A Winona Police officer was assaulted by a juvenile male Tuesday when the officer answered a call at a local residence. 

Community Collaboration

10/26/16 11:20 AM
The Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is presenting its third annual Community Collaboration Summit tonight at the Winona Middle School.

Frack Sand Ban Passes

10/26/16 11:12 AM
Following a two hour discussion that pitted city commissioners against rural commissioners the Winona County Board of Commissioners last night voted 3-to-2 in favor of a preliminary amendment that would ban industrial sand mining ...

Brooks-Charges Dismissed

10/25/16 11:46 AM
Criminal charges against a 30-year-old Winona man have been dismissed by the county attorney's office. 

Milk Production

10/25/16 11:45 AM
Wisconsin dairy farmers milked 1.28 million cows in September, producing 2.44 billion pounds of milk. 

Pancake Breakfest

10/25/16 11:44 AM
Winona Area Crime Stoppers will host a pancake breakfast this coming Sunday, October 30th, at the Winona Legion Club on East Sarnia Street. 

Holiday Happiness

10/25/16 11:43 AM
The Winona Health Volunteers' annual Holiday Happiness will be November 9th through 12th, at the hospital in Winona.


Clinton-La Crosse

10/24/16 12:26 PM
Chelsea Clinton will be paying a visit to La Crosse this week.  

Manufacturing Week

10/24/16 12:24 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 2016 Manufacturers and Technology Week this week with a luncheon and tours of some of Winona  biggest companies. 

Officer Involved Shooting

10/24/16 12:24 PM
A Rochester police officer who helped respond to a reported domestic assault in Filllmore County ended up shooting and killing the male suspect.

Dresbach Bridge

10/24/16 12:22 PM
Minnesota and Wisconsin Transportation Department officials are turning their sites on a new bridge construction project in Red Wing following the dedication of the new interstate bridge in Dresbach last Friday. 

Shawnee Estates

10/24/16 12:21 PM
All of the restrictive covenants attached to building lots for sale at Shawnee Estates in Alma have been rescinded. 

Wrong Way Crash Award

10/24/16 12:20 PM
A judge has awarded $15 million to the family of victims of a head-on crash in Rochester that killed a 9-year-old boy, paralyzed a 7-year-old boy and seriously injured a woman. 

Bank Building Purchase

10/24/16 12:18 PM
Winona Health has completed the purchase of the former Wells Fargo Bank building along Mankato Avenue. 

Fatal Crash

10/21/16 11:36 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Olmsted County Thursday evening.

Poet Laureate

10/21/16 11:31 AM
Applications for the honorary Office of Winona Poet Laureate are now being accepted by the City of Winona Fine Arts Commission.   The deadline for submissions is November 10th.

Frack Sand Ban

10/21/16 11:30 AM
Their agenda shows the Winona County Board of Commissioners are scheduled make a final decision on a possible frack sand mining ban next Tuesday, October 25th. 

Community Collaboration

10/21/16 11:29 AM
The Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will present the third annual Community Collaboration Summit on Wednesday, October 26th at the Winona Middle School.

Cops and Kids Day

10/21/16 11:27 AM
The Winona Police Department will host a "Cops and Kids Day" event for the entire community coming up on Thursday, October 27th. 


10/21/16 11:26 AM
Academy Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns is working on a film about the Mayo Clinic. 

Burnett Sentenced

10/21/16 11:25 AM
9-year-old Reginald Alexander Burnett Junior could spend the next 28 years in prison after he was sentenced in Winona District Court Thursday. 

Autopsy Results

10/21/16 11:22 AM
Preliminary autopsy results in the death of the Winona State University student whose body was discovered in the Mississippi River Tuesday have been turned over to the Winona County Sheriff's Office. 

Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour

10/21/16 11:21 AM
You can celebrate the holiday season with a visit to Minnesota's Bed and Breakfast Capital-Lanesboro. 


10/21/16 11:20 AM
Winona National Bank announces that  Mary Ellen Erlandson, Compliance Specialist, is the recipient of its third quarter Community PRIDE Award.

Peter Yarrow Concert

10/20/16 12:17 PM
5 time Grammy Award Winner, Peter Yarrow, former member of Peter, Paul and Mary, will be in concert Wednesday, November 2nd, at the WSU Performing Arts Center.

Tree Campus USA

10/20/16 12:15 PM
Winona State University has earned recognition as a 2016 Tree Campus USA university for the second year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation.   

Disaster Request

10/20/16 12:14 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in Minnesota as a result of heavy rainstorms and flooding late last month.  

WSU-Abbott Talk Today

10/20/16 12:13 PM
1998 Winona State University graduate Jean Sharon Abbott will discuss her life with a 30-year misdiagnosis today at 4:30 p.m. in Stark Hall Auditorium, room 103. 

Heroin Bust

10/20/16 12:12 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says two people were arrested on Tuesday in a drug bust that netted three and a-half grams of heroin. 


10/20/16 12:11 PM
Nursing students at Winona State University will be holding a special event on Tuesday, November 1st, to help inform the community about Type 2 Diabetes. 

Alma Power Plant

10/20/16 12:10 PM
The old brick power plant owned by Dairyland Power Cooperative in Alma will be torn down and demolished within 3 years.     

Schrader Trial

10/20/16 12:09 PM
An Arkansaw, Wis., man accused of exposing himself to a juvenile girl at a store in Mondovi over four months ago has been bound over for trial in Buffalo County. 

Nelson to Retire

10/20/16 12:07 PM
The President and CEO of the Merchants Financial Group is stepping down. Rodney R. Nelson will retire as of January 31, 2017.

Truck or Treat

10/19/16 11:07 AM
Some Winona organizations are banding together to present a safe way to trick or treat on Halloween. 


10/19/16 11:06 AM
1998 Winona State University graduate Jean Sharon Abbott will discuss her life with a 30-year misdiagnosis Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Stark Hall Auditorium, Room 103. 

Free Application Week

10/19/16 11:04 AM
Anyone planning to attend college in 2017 can complete an application to Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona or Red Wing during the week of October 24th to 31st and you'll save $20. 

Rushford Elevator Open

10/19/16 11:03 AM
The Rushford grain elevator is NOT closing. A report on KTTC TV in Rochester was incorrect and the Rushford grain elevator is remaining open.

County Government Center Closed

10/19/16 11:02 AM
The Winona County Government Center & License Center will be closed to the public on Wednesday, October 26th, 7:30 am to 9:00 am.

Fatal Crash

10/19/16 11:00 AM
Authorities said two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in the Nodine area Tuesday. 

Child Endangerment Charges

10/19/16 10:58 AM
Authorities said a 26-year-old Winona County woman was jailed Tuesday on charges of child endangerment and neglect.      

WSU Mourning Loss

10/19/16 10:57 AM
The Winona State University community is mourning the loss of Chukwudi Benjamin "Ben" Onyeaghala of White Bear Lake

Early Voting Ends

10/19/16 10:56 AM
Today is the last day to register to vote for November's elections online or through mail in Minnesota. 

Joint Meeting

10/19/16 10:55 AM
There will be a joint informational session for the Winona City Council and the Winona Planning Commission on Monday, October 24th from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of the Winona City Hall. 

Body Found

10/18/16 11:07 AM
Authorities said the body of a missing Winona State University student has been recovered from the Mississippi River. 

Miller Endorsements

10/18/16 10:47 AM
State senator jeremy Miller of winona has received the endorsements of two statewide political action committees in his bid for re-election in Senate District 28. 

Goodview Arrests

10/18/16 10:43 AM
Police said three people were arrested in Goodview Monday afternoon, one on drug charges and a second one in connection with the gun burglary in Millville in September. 

Burglary Charges

10/18/16 10:28 AM
A 44-year-old Rochester man is facing felony third degree burglary charges after he was arrested at the Winona Walmart Store early today. 

Fountain City Police

10/18/16 10:27 AM
Fountain City has a new officer. 

Try Lacrosse Day

10/18/16 10:25 AM
Here's a chance for boys and girls to try out the sport of Lacrosse. The Winona HAWKS LaCrosse Club will host TRY LACROSSE DAY on Saturday, Oct 22nd  from 1pm - 4pm at the soccer fields by the Lake Winona Bandshell.

Wildlife Crop Damage

10/18/16 10:24 AM
Crop prices and harvest cutoff dates for damages caused by wildlife in Buffalo County have been set by the county's agriculture and extension education committee. 

Deputy County Clerk

10/18/16 10:24 AM
Buffalo County has a new deputy county clerk.

Home Invasion

10/18/16 10:21 AM
Authorities are investigating a home invasion in Lewiston that was reported early Monday.

Gun Theft Arrest

10/17/16 11:34 AM
Another man has been arrested in connection with a September 2nd burglary at an Elgin gun shop that netted thieves some $40,000 worth of stolen guns. 

Missing Person Search Continues

10/17/16 11:30 AM
Winona authorities planned to continue their search in the Mississippi River near Levee Park Monday for a missing Winona State University student after searches over the weekend turned up nothing. 

Cheese Maker

10/17/16 11:29 AM
A Winona County woman has started her own creamery after studying cheese making from a young age.

WSU Football

10/17/16 11:27 AM
The Winona State Warriors (5-2, 2-1) fell to NSIC South foe #6 Sioux Falls Cougars (7-0, 3-0) on homecoming Saturday. 


10/17/16 11:25 AM
Winona State University will present "Spamalot," the award-winning musical with script and lyrics by Eric Idle, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Vivian Fusillo Mainstage Theatre at the Performing Arts Center. 

Fatal Crash-ID

10/17/16 11:23 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a  27-year-old Winona man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 one mile north of Minneiska Friday. 


10/17/16 11:21 AM
The former Vicar General and Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Winona who resigned in June is currently on sabbatical from the Diocese. 

Toastmasters Open House

10/17/16 11:20 AM
The Winona Toastmasters Club will host an open house on Tuesday, November 1st from 12:05 - 1 p.m. in the Wenonah Room at City Hall.

Government Youth Day

10/17/16 11:19 AM
The 38th annual Buffalo County Government Youth Day for high school juniors and seniors will be held at the county courthouse in Alma on Tuesday, Oct. 18th. 

Fastenal Sales

10/17/16 11:18 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting an increase in net sales for the first three quarters of 2016 when compared to the same time period of 2015. 

Trout Stream Restoration

10/14/16 08:44 AM
More trout stream restoration work is planned on Eagle Valley Creek in rural Fountain City where the county board approved using state conservation aid money to help fund a habitat project.

Fantasy of Trees

10/14/16 08:44 AM
Winona Health is looking for people or organizations in the community who would like to decorate and contribute a Christmas Tree to its annual Fantasy of Trees that takes place next month.


Frack Sand Hearing

10/14/16 08:42 AM
A large crowd of about 200 people turned out last night for a public hearing on the issue of frack sand mining in Winona County. 

Fatal Crash

10/14/16 08:41 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol is continuing to investigate a fatal crash on Highway 61 one mile north of Minneiska. A witness has told Winona Radio News that a school bus caught fire and ended up in the ditch. 

Missing Person Search Continues

10/12/16 01:46 PM
Winona Police say they have exhausted virtually all leads they have received so far in the search for a missing Winona State University student.

Highway 61 Wabasha

10/12/16 01:44 PM
Some major changes may be coming to Highway 61 intersections in the city of Wabasha after the City Council approved one of four options under consideration.

Drug Take Back Day

10/12/16 01:43 PM
The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting a National Rx Drug Take-Back Day event on Saturday, October 22nd. 

Ban the Box

10/12/16 01:41 PM
Employers, human resource managers and anyone interested in learning more about "Ban the Box" legislation are invited to a special seminar in Winona Thursday.

Sand Ban Rally

10/12/16 01:40 PM
Some organizations pushing for a ban on frack sand mining in Winona County plan to hold a rally prior to Thursday night's public hearing on the campus of Minnesota State College Southeast.

Freeze Warning

10/12/16 01:39 PM

Officer Assaulted

10/12/16 01:37 PM
32-year-old Travis Lee Schultz of Stockton was jailed Tuesday on felony 4th degree assault and terroristic threats charges. 

Wisconsin Flooding

10/12/16 01:36 PM
Gov. Scott Walker has asked President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration for 12 western Wisconsin counties, including Trempealeau county, hit by torrential rains and flash flooding in September.

Alma Beach

10/12/16 01:35 PM
A proposed name change for the Alma Swimming Beach sparked enough controversy to shelve the idea. 

Ashley Dedication

10/11/16 01:21 PM
A dedication ceremony was held Monday in Arcadia for the new Ashley Furniture Industries Technology Center.

Dinosaur Teeth-WSU

10/11/16 01:19 PM
Two rare dinosaur teeth will be on display in the Science Lab building on the Winona State University campus Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballot Voting

10/11/16 01:13 PM
Election Day is just four weeks away and a reminder the voting is already underway in Minnesota. 

Buffalo County Court

10/11/16 01:11 PM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 36-year-old Jayne Buckley of Weyerhaeuser Wis., had an arraignment hearing scheduled ... 

County Board-Frack Sand Ban

10/11/16 10:19 AM
The public will get a chance to speak out on a proposed compromise on frack sand mining in Winona County on Thursday.

Stolen Guns-Emery Arrested

10/11/16 10:17 AM
A 40-year-old Stockton man has been arrested an jailed in Wabasha County in connection with a September 2nd burglary at a gun shop in Millville.

Schofield Sentenced

10/11/16 10:16 AM
A Mondovi man was sentenced to a year in jail and 15 years of probation for 2nd degree sexual assault of a child.       

Missing Person

10/11/16 10:15 AM
The Winona Police Department is requesting the public's assistance with locating a 19 year old male by the name of Chukwudi Benjamin Onyeaghala. 

WSU Best Buy

10/11/16 10:14 AM
Winona State University has been named among America's 100 Best College Buys for the 21st consecutive year.

MnDOT Snowplows

10/10/16 11:25 AM
Close to 250 Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow operators in southeast Minnesota will gather this week for their annual winter preparedness meetings as MnDOT prepares to shift it's seasonal focus from construction to snow and ice.

Toys for Kids

10/10/16 11:15 AM
The Toy Drive for 2016 will begin with an organizational meeting at the American Legion, 302 East Sarnia, Winona on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00 p.m. 

Buffalo County Supervisors

10/10/16 10:48 AM
Buffalo County finally has a candidate interested in taking an appointment to a vacancy on the county board of supervisors in District 2. 

Farm to School Tour-Winona

10/10/16 10:32 AM
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared October "Farm to School Month" in Minnesota.

WSU Creative Writing

10/10/16 10:30 AM
Winona State University’s English Department will offer three $1,500 prizes to students for their creative writing talents.

Invasive Species Tour

10/07/16 11:10 AM
A group of Winona County Commissioners will be taking a special tour Monday, October 3rd after several locations were declared a hotspot for invasive species.                 

Houston Farmers Coop

10/07/16 11:04 AM
As part of its commitment to food safety and feed quality, Farmers Co-op Elevator's (FCE) feed mill in Houston has passed an intensive certification process.

Bluff View Flats

10/07/16 11:03 AM
The public is invited to attend a grand opening for Bluff View Flats on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m. at 1116 Sugar Loaf Road, Winona.


10/07/16 11:02 AM
The Winona State University Office of International Programs will host the 10th annual China Town Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 18th, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.          

Family Aid

10/07/16 11:02 AM
Buffalo County has advocated increased state funding of county aid allocations used to provide assistance services to families and children.

Bridge Damage

10/07/16 11:01 AM
A bridge on Buffalo County Highway Z that was heavily damaged by flash-flooding in August will be costly to replace.

Cemetary Walk

10/07/16 10:59 AM
Those attending this year's annual Cemetary Walk at Woodlawn Cemetary will have a chance to learn all about the history of Winona's downtown.

Hudson Pleads Guilty

10/06/16 01:44 PM
Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman has announced that 24-year old Lonnie Lavonte Keymone Hudson of La Crosse pleaded guilty Thursday to Murder in the Second Degree for the intentional murder of Adam Fort.         

Open House-Fire Prevention Week

10/06/16 11:29 AM
In conjunction with this year's Fire Prevention Week, October 9th through 15th, the Winona Fire Department will host an open house at the Central Fire Station, located at 451 East 3rd Street and the West Fire Station, located at 1077 West Broadway.

WSU Homecoming

10/06/16 11:29 AM
Winona State University will host Homecoming 2016 Monday, October 10th through Sunday, October 16th. The theme will be "A Hero's Homecoming."

Disaster Loans

10/06/16 11:27 AM
The Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) has lowered its interest rate on the Disaster Loan program to zero percent to help farmers cover the costs to replace and repair items lost or damaged due to flooding and not covered by insurance.    

Buffalo County Flood Damage

10/06/16 11:26 AM
Buffalo County has been looking at a possible bond issue to raise money to spend on repairing August storm flood damages to county roads and bridges.

Creek Bed Rescue

10/06/16 11:25 AM
A man working to restore a creek bed in Olmsted County spent nearly four hours submerged in mud before he was rescued.

Farm to School Month

10/05/16 09:12 AM
Governor Mark Dayton has declared October "Farm to School Month" in Minnesota. 

WSU Homecoming

10/05/16 09:10 AM
No traditional Winona State University homecoming king and queen this year.   

WSU Heritage Award

10/05/16 09:09 AM
Winona State University will present four people with its Heritage Award that is given annually to an employee, retiree, alumni or friend of the university who is a well-recognized supporter of WSU.                

Swan Watch

10/05/16 09:05 AM
The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters will again offer a bus tour to view the fall migration and changing colors of the Upper Mississippi River Saturday, November 12th.

Water Safe-Fountain City

10/05/16 09:03 AM
The City of Fountain City has lifted the boil water advisory and the water is safe to drink.

Levee Park Upgrade

10/04/16 01:28 PM
The plan to improve Levee Park and upgrade the Union Pacific railroad crossing at the foot of Main Street into the park will move into the design development phase after the City Council cast a unanimous vote approving the action. 

Corn Prices

10/04/16 01:28 PM
The average corn price received by Wisconsin farmers in August dropped 40 cents from July and sat at $3.12 per bushel Sept. 1, according to the Department of Agriculture. 

Food Bus

10/04/16 01:26 PM
Children in Winona got a chance to enjoy a much needed summer meal thanks to a special bus operated by the Winona Area Public School District. 

Phone Scams

10/03/16 02:09 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to be aware of some telephone scams that have been used lately. 

Fountain City-Boil Water

10/03/16 02:08 PM
The City of Fountain City is advising its residents to boil there water at this time. 

WSU Alumnus Award

10/03/16 02:05 PM
Winona State University has announced Luke Merchlewitz will be honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during Homecoming 2016 on October 15th.

WEA-Education Award

10/03/16 02:02 PM
The Winona Educational Assistants Education MN-union has selected Janice Holtet as its Education Support Professional of the Year. 

Fatal Crash

10/03/16 01:52 PM
The driver of Harley Davidson motorcycle was killed in a head-on crash in Wabasha County Sunday afternoon.

Assault Arrest-Henry

10/03/16 01:50 PM
Authorities said a 32-year-old La Crosse man was jailed Saturday on felony assault charges following an incident at a Dakota residence.

Candidate Forum

10/03/16 01:46 PM
The two candidates running for the First District seat in the U-S Congress from Minnesota will attend a candidate's forum in Winona Tuesday night. 

SMU Walk of Horror

10/03/16 01:24 PM
Once again the Saint Mary's University fastpitch softball team is planning new scares for this year's "Walk of Horror."            

Flu Shots

09/30/16 11:44 AM
Winona Health is once again offering flu shot walk-in clinics in October. 

Levee Park Project

09/30/16 11:43 AM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to take the next step in the construction of the Levee Park Gateway and Main Street Improvement Project. 

American Queen Visit

09/30/16 10:52 AM
The American Queen steamboat will pay a visit to Winona on Saturday.


09/30/16 10:51 AM
Unemployment rates in August were running 3.4 percent in Trempealeau County, and 4.1 percent in Buffalo County. 

Arcadia Creek Location

09/30/16 10:49 AM
The relocation of a creek in Arcadia has been deemed successful after the city was kept free of flooding during the recent heavy rains. 

Invading Privacy Charge

09/30/16 10:47 AM
A 35-year-old Cochrane, man pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of invading privacy by use of a surveillance device. 

Warrior Waddle

09/29/16 11:41 AM
Winona State University will host the ninth annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run Saturday, Oct. 15th, at Lake Park Lodge with registration beginning at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.           

Bridge Project-Elgin

09/29/16 11:40 AM
Minnesota Department of Transportation crews are into the final week of work on the Highway 42 paving and bridge replacement project in Elgin. 

Bridge Flooding

09/29/16 11:39 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the Highway 43 bridge between Rushford and Mable was damaged by the recent rains and some flooding. 

Bike Path Project

09/29/16 11:37 AM
The Great River State Trail will be extended from Marshland to make an interstate connection with Winona after the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation awarded the project nearly 2.1 million dollars.

MMAM Unveiling

09/28/16 01:28 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona plans to enveil three new works this coming Sunday, October 2nd, at the museum from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Solomon's Song-Concert

09/28/16 01:27 PM
Singer songwriter John McCutcheon will perform a concert in Winona Saturday, October 1st.

Gun Theft

09/28/16 01:25 PM
A 29-year-old Peterson woman is the latest person to be charged in connection with the theft of some 80 guns from a Millville gun shop on September 3rd. 

Broadband Expansion

09/28/16 01:24 PM
More broadband expansion may be coming to Winona County if the state legislature grants an application from the county in the coming session.

Winona County Tax Levy

09/28/16 01:23 PM
On a vote of 3-to-2, the Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday set its preliminary property tax levy for 2017 at 6-percent higher than the 2016 levy. 

Engage Winona

09/28/16 01:22 PM
Over one hundred people were on hand Monday when Engage Winona made its presentation following several months of research and a public event held last spring. 

Lake Winona Manor

09/28/16 01:20 PM
Winona Health's Lake Winona Manor is treating residents and their families to a fireworks display next Tuesday, October 4th. Community members also are welcome. The fireworks display will begin at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.  

Invasive Species Tour

09/28/16 01:18 PM
Winona County has been declared a hotspot for invasive species and a group of county commissioners will be touring those hotspots this coming Monday, October 3rd.

Candidate Forum

09/27/16 11:18 AM
For the first time in at least 40 years, the two candidates running for the First District seat in the U-S Congress from Minnesota will attend a candidate's forum in Winona next Tuesday, October 4th. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue Project

09/27/16 11:06 AM
Last week's heavy rains caused minor delays in the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection upgrade project in Winona. 

Housing Assistance

09/27/16 11:05 AM
Buffalo County is moving ahead with an application for a state community development block grant to assist low and moderate income residents with property damages caused by flash flooding in August.

Milk Production

09/27/16 10:58 AM
Milk production in Wisconsin was up 2 percent to 2.54 billion pounds in August, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  

Green Card Voices

09/27/16 10:57 AM
The public will get  chance to learn all about immigrants and refugees who have come to this area when a special exhibit opens next Monday, October 3rd at Winona's Central School. 

Apple Season

09/27/16 10:56 AM
Fall is in full swing and so is Minnesota's apple season.

Miller NFIB Award

09/27/16 10:55 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has been named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Independent Business Minnesota. 

Organic Farms

09/27/16 10:50 AM
Organic farming continues to grow in Wisconsin where the number of certified organic operations now tops 1,200 farms.     

Fort Charged

09/27/16 10:46 AM
A Winona County Sheriff's Deputy has been placed on suspension with pay and criminal charges have been filed against him in Winona District Court. 

Hudson Pleas

09/27/16 10:45 AM
A man accused of killing a Winona man in an alleged drug deal nearly a year ago has entered not guilty pleas in Winona District Court. 

WAPS Early Release

09/27/16 10:44 AM
The Winona Area Public School District is reminding parents, guardians and child care providers that students will be released two hours early on Wednesday, September 28th to allow for Professional Learning Communities work for WAPS licensed staff.  

Candidate Forum

09/22/16 11:31 AM
The two candidates running for the First District seat in the U-S Congress from Minnesota will attend a candidate's forum in Winona on Tuesday, October 4th. 

YMCA For Sale

09/22/16 11:30 AM
The Winona Family YMCA is now officially up for sale as the Y continues to prepare for a hoped for move to a new location in conjunction with Winona Health along Mankato Avenue.

Storm Damage

09/22/16 11:28 AM
No major flooding was reported in Winona County today as of mid-morning. 

Rain-Roads Closed

09/22/16 11:17 AM
Some southeastern Minnesota roads were closed today because of heavy rains. 

River Report

09/22/16 11:17 AM
A new report card on the Mississippi River finds signs that the river's health is improving.


09/22/16 11:15 AM
A Buffalo County jury has convicted an 18-year-old Fountain City man of three felony charges involving the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. 

WSU-Health Hustle

09/22/16 11:13 AM
Winona state University will host Family Weekend Health Hustle 5k from 2-4:30 p.m. Sept. 24, beginning at the WSU Gazebo.   

River Traffic-Rains

09/22/16 11:12 AM
With the heavy rains the Mississippi River is on the rise in the Winona area. The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending no travel on the river at this time. 

Gun Burglary

09/21/16 12:52 PM
A 19-year-old Winona man and a juvenile male are in custody in connection with a burglary at a Millville gun shop that netted thieves an estimated 80 guns worth about $40,000 according to authorities.

Lewiston Housing

09/21/16 12:49 PM
The Winona County Board has scheduled a public hearing next month to take input on a proposed agreement involving two housing developments in Lewiston. 

County Board-Frack Sand

09/21/16 12:48 PM
The public will get a chance to speak out on a proposed compromise on frack sand mining in Winona County.

Storm Damage

09/21/16 12:46 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department reported some storm damage during the early morning rain storm today.

Twins Charged

09/21/16 12:44 PM
Winona Police said two twin sisters were arrested Tuesday afternoon following an incident on a downtown street where authorities were called.

Allers Indicted

09/21/16 12:41 PM
A Winona County grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old Lewiston man on first degree murder charges in the death of a 24-year-old Lewiston woman last May. 

Green Wing Field Day

09/20/16 12:58 PM
The Winona County Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Field Day will be held this Saturday, September 24th at Michael La Canne Memorial Park in Goodview.

Historical Society Grant

09/20/16 12:57 PM
The Winona County Historical Society has received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant. 

Menard's Lawsuit

09/20/16 12:54 PM
A state appeals court says a judge properly dismissed claims that the founder of the Menard's building supply chain owes a woman he once lived with ownership interest in the company. 

Go-Cart Fatality

09/20/16 12:53 PM
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate a crash that resulted in the death of go-cart driver. 

Winona Health Staff

09/20/16 12:52 PM
Bobbi Jo Jensen, a certified physician assistant, has joined the Winona Health staff and cares for patients as a physician assistant hospitalist. 


09/20/16 12:49 PM
A 1983 graduate of Winona State University has been inducted into the National Army ROTC Hall of Fame.                      

Economic Summit

09/19/16 12:04 PM
Winona State University and Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Economic Summit, "Future Growth Demands Response to Workforce Challenge", from 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Tau Center on WSU's West Campus.


09/19/16 12:02 PM
With the closing of several national and regional for-profit colleges, thousands of students have been left wondering how they can complete their educational programs and take care of past student loans. 

West Statement-Plagerism

09/19/16 12:01 PM
Winona Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen West has issued a statement regarding accusations of plagerism in a district Technology Plan, WAPS TL21.

Property Sales

09/19/16 12:00 PM
Two property sales in Winona have been registered with the Winona County Recorder's Office. 

WAPS Property Tax Levy

09/19/16 11:58 AM
Winona area school district residents could see their district property taxes go down in 2017. 

WSU Rehab Center

09/19/16 11:57 AM
The Winona State University Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention Program is a yearlong program that meets Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the Integrated Wellness Center, from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m.  

Dairy Council

09/19/16 11:56 AM
The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions in 11 districts. 

Elba Creamery

09/19/16 11:54 AM
The Elba Cooperative Creamery Association has purchased some property in the City of St. Charles. 

WAPS Referendum

09/16/16 11:02 AM
The public will get a chance to learn more about the two referendums the Winona Area Public Schools will place on the November ballot during four public meetings. 


09/16/16 11:01 AM
 A criminal complaint has been filed in Winona District Court charging a Winona County woman with sexually assaulting a minor. 

Fall Flood Run

09/16/16 10:57 AM
Motorists are being reminded that tomorrow (Saturday) brings the annual Fall Flood Run to the Winona area.                   

SMU Ranking

09/16/16 10:56 AM
Saint Mary's University is once again ranked as a top tier institution in the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities in the nation.

Body Cameras

09/16/16 10:55 AM
Two small town police departments in the Winona area are experimenting with body cameras.

Birthday Ball

09/16/16 10:54 AM
A reminder the 54th Annual Winona Health Birthday Ball is coming up on Saturday, September 24th.  

WSU Observatory

09/16/16 10:53 AM
Winona State University's observatory will be open on clear nights now through November 17th.

Miller-Elected Chair

09/16/16 10:52 AM
Jeremy Miller of Winona has been elected to chair a international recycling group.


09/16/16 10:51 AM
Former Duluth Mayor Don Ness will be the special guest at a presentation and workshop conducted by Opportunity Winona at the Winona State University's Tau Center, next Wednesday, September 21st. 

YMCA Power Outage

09/16/16 08:13 AM
The YMCA is experiencing a power outage this morning. While service is available in part of the facility, power to important systems such as hot water and pool filtration must be restored before we can safely operate. 

Trempealeau Administrator

09/15/16 11:39 AM
The Trempealeau Village Board has offered its vacant village administrator position to one of three candidates. 

Mayo-IBM Buildings

09/15/16 11:39 AM
The Mayo Clinic has purchased three of IBM's large office buildings in Northwest Rochester and intends to fill them with people and programs now based in downtown Rochester.

KTTC TV reports the Clinic was able to buy the buildings outright.  IBM had put the office buildings on the market a few months ago as it

Engage Winona

09/15/16 11:37 AM
Engage Winona will present the results of its survey on the future of Winona on Monday, September 26th, at the Winona History Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. 

Safest College Towns

09/15/16 11:36 AM
The City of Winona has received a national honor. Security company Safewise says Winona is America's safest college town. 

Football Polls

09/15/16 11:34 AM
The Winona High School football team received an honorable mention in this week's Class 4-A high school football poll. 

Zombie Crawl

09/15/16 11:32 AM
Winona Health and Live Well Winona are inviting all kids ages 5 to 12 and their families to take part in the Healthy Kids Zombie Crawl. 

Council Meeting

09/15/16 11:31 AM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, September 19, at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall. 

Senior Resource Center

09/15/16 11:30 AM
Pepin and Buffalo counties have applied for state approval to operate a multi-county resource center for elderly people and those with disabilities.

Witness Tampering

09/15/16 11:15 AM
A 36-year-old woman accused of conspiring to intimidate a trial witness has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 28th in Buffalo County.

County Tax Levy

09/15/16 11:14 AM
Winona County taxpayers may see as much as a 6-percent increase in their county property taxes in 2017. 

Pace Program

09/15/16 11:13 AM
Over the last 18 months Winona, Houston, Fillmore and Olmsted County Boards have all approved agreements making a new Minnesota financing tool available throughout the region. 

Cemetary Walk

09/14/16 11:25 AM
Those attending this year's annual Cemetary Walk at Woodlawn Cemetary will have a chance to learn all about the history of Winona's downtown. 

Candidate Forum Tonight

09/14/16 11:23 AM
Candidates for the Winona County Board of Commissioners will be taking part in a special forum tonight at the Winona City Hall.