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. 

Wabasha Property Tax Levy

09/14/16 11:22 AM
The City of Wabasha has set its 2017 preliminary property tax levy at 4-percent higher than the 2016 levy. 

Winona County Tax Levy

09/14/16 11:21 AM
Winona County taxpayers may see as much as a 6-percent increase in the property taxes in 2017. 

Beach Renamed

09/14/16 11:20 AM
The Alma City Council tabled a resolution to name a swimming beach at Alma Beach Park longtime resident. 

Rothering Charged

09/14/16 11:20 AM
A 47-year-old Winona man has been named in a criminal complaint charging him with felony assault by strangulation. 

Highway 61-Gilmore Open

09/14/16 11:18 AM
The Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue new intersection was opened for traffic Tuesday.

Frack Sand Ban

09/14/16 11:17 AM
A local physician is calling on the Winona County Board to ban frack sand mining and processing in the county. 

Way to Wellness

09/14/16 11:16 AM
The Winona Wellness organization will be co-sponsoring a special event in February and the group is looking for volunteers to help out.

FFA Fish Fry

09/14/16 11:15 AM
The Winona FFA is hosting a fish fry fundraiser at the Winona Eagles Club, from 4:30-7:30 pm. before the Winhawk football game.

Sustain Winona Workshop

09/14/16 11:14 AM
With the popularity of electric vehicles growing Winona's Sustain Winona Partnership will host a workshop on Thursday, September 22nd, on electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure needed to facilitate their use in Winona. 

Rented Cropland

09/14/16 11:13 AM
Rented cropland was going for an average $131 per acre in Wisconsin, up only a dollar from last year, according to the Department of Agriculture. 

Mondovi-City Administrator

09/14/16 11:12 AM
The city of Mondovi in Buffalo County has fired its city administrator. 

New County Tax

09/14/16 11:09 AM
On a 3-to-2 vote the Winona County Board of Commissioners established a new county one-half cent sales tax in the form of a transportation tax. 

Highway 43 Bridge Traffic

09/13/16 10:54 AM
Starting next Monday, September 19th, the old Highway 43 bridge in Winona will be closed to traffic.

Gun Buglary

09/13/16 10:51 AM
Authorities are seeking the help of the public in finding guns stolen from a Millville gun shop on September 3rd. 

Big Muddy Event

09/13/16 10:50 AM
An unexpected large turnout at the Big Muddy Brew 'N Cue in Levee Park on Labor Day weekend has prompted the Winona area Chamber of Commerce to schedule a second one a year from now. 

E-Recycling Event

09/13/16 10:50 AM
Here's a chance for you to get rid of some personal electronics that have been hanging around the house.

Eggs and Issues

09/13/16 10:47 AM
Candidates for the Winona City Council, Winona Mayor, and the Winona County Board of Commissioners will be featured at the next Eggs and Issues breakfast sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Toddler Tuesday

09/13/16 10:46 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is offering a monthly early childhood education program called "Toddler Tuesday." 

Wine & Gyn

09/13/16 10:45 AM
Winona Health Women's Health team is hosting a Wine & Gyn, special event for women approaching their 50s, 60s and beyond.

Digital Interaction Fair Today-WSU

09/12/16 12:30 PM
Winona state University will host a Digital Interaction Fair from 4 to 6 p.m today in the Science Lab Center Atrium and is open to the public.   

Ready Set School

09/12/16 12:28 PM
With the start of classes in the Winona Schools, Ready Set School is offering a thank you to some local organizations for their donations.

Merit Badge Fair

09/12/16 12:27 PM
Minnesota State College--Southeast will host the 2nd annual Boy Scouts of America Sugar Loaf District Merit Badge Fair in Winona on Saturday, September 24th. 

Referendum Committee

09/12/16 12:25 PM
A special committee has been formed to help support the two referendums that will appear on the November ballot on behalf of the Winona Area Public Schools.   

County Board

09/12/16 12:24 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will be asked Tuesday to vote on a resolution that would establish a new county tax.


09/12/16 12:22 PM
The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded 144 grants worth 9.9 million dollars for program-related investments as part of its most recent grant making cycle. 

Flu Shots

09/12/16 12:21 PM
It's that time of year again and Winona Health is once again offering flu shot walk-in clinics in October. 

Bremer Grants

09/12/16 12:19 PM
Several Winona area organizations have received grants from the Otto Bremer Trust, among the 9.9 million dollars in grants. 

Ashley Plant Closing

09/12/16 12:17 PM
The closing of an Ashley Furniture Industries plant in Colton, California, may mean some of those jobs may be coming to plants in Wisconsin.


09/12/16 12:13 PM
Winona State University was recognized as "Best in the Midwest" for the 13th consecutive year in The Princeton Review's annual "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region." 

Zoning Permits

09/09/16 10:24 AM
Buffalo County has seen an uptick in zoning permits, the 2nd year in a row that building activity was up in rural towns.

The county zoning department said it issued 19 permits for new housing projects through July and 18 permits for building additions and accessory structures.

Zoning permit activity in 2016 was "well ahead" of 2015, according to Mike Owecke, county zoning administrator.
There were 29 permits through July for new agricultural structures, 10 of them for projects over 2,000 square feet and 10 for over 4,000 square, according to zoning reports.


Zoning Fees

09/09/16 10:23 AM
The Buffalo County Zoning Committee has been advised to raise more revenue from zoning permit fees.     

A goal backed by the county's finance and budget panel is to raise enough money from fees to pay half the cost of operating a county zoning office.

A proposed 2017 zoning budget calls for spending $208,700 and taking in an estimated $75,000 revenue from fees.

County property tax levy would pick up the balance.
The county's zoning administrator, Michael Owecke said he would evaluate the existing fee structure, compare fees with those charged by other counties and report back to the committee in October......

Cost of a zoning permit application for a new house is currently $230, based on a single family or duplex dwelling, and a permit for an addition or accessory structure is $100.

Agricultural or farm structure permits run from $50 to $400, and a commercial or industrial structure carries a $400 application fee.    

Fastenal Sales

09/09/16 10:21 AM
Fastenal reported an increase in net sales for the month of August.

According to a report issued this week, the Winona company had net sales in August of nearly $365,000,000. That was 9.9 percent higher than August of 2015 when net sales totaled $332,000,000.

Fastenal opened five new stores in August bringing its total worldwide to 2,610 stores.

The number of Fastenal employees at the end of August was 19,891, an increase of 281 from the end of August 2015.....


Pickwick Mill Day

09/09/16 10:20 AM
The Annual Pickwick Mill Day will be held Saturday with a full day of events and activities.

The day will start out with a breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and activities will take place all day long including demonstrations, a silent auction, a firefighter's competition, a raffle, and a noon pulled pork dinner.

 You can even have a chance to see the restored historic mill in operation with tours of the mill.

The Mill is on the National List of Historic Places.....


AmericInn Groundbreaking

09/09/16 10:18 AM
Ground was broken Thursday on a new 70-unit AmericInn Hotel and Suites at its new location at West 5th and Pelzer Streets.

Executive Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations, Nasir Raja said the AmericInn is excited to bring a new prototype design to Winona called GEN-4 which will depart from the traditional large style buildings.

The new hotel will feature amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and a hot tub, along with a pub with drinks and light appetizers.

Raja says the hotel will employ 15-to-20 employees, a combination of fulltime and parttime workers. It will also have a state-of-the-art exercise room, guest laundry and hotel-wide internet access.

The hotel is expected to be open  sometime next spring.

It will replace the AmericInn that was lost with the construction of the new interstate bridge downtown. Raja said the hotel never wanted to leave the Winona market.....


WSU Workshop

09/09/16 10:18 AM
Winona State University will host a Two-Spirit Workshop with Lenny Hayes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Kryzsko Commons, Oak Rooms.
The workshop will focus on the history of the Two-Spirit Native LGBTQ individuals and community, the issues impacting the community, and information about changing the ideas about the individuals.
Hayes is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate from South Dakota. He is the owner and operator of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC. His extensive training in Two Spirit people and the LGBTQ community.
This event is sponsored by the WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office and it's open to the public......


Fall Flood Run

09/09/16 10:16 AM
 Motorists are being reminded that September brings the annual Fall Flood Run to the Winona area.
This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 17th, when as many as 30,000 motorcycle riders will be traveling between the Twin Cities and Winona on both sides of the Mississippi River.
So far this season, 39 motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads, compared to 61 rider deaths in 2015. While fatalities are down at this point, riders and motorists are encouraged to continue sharing the road to prevent any more fatalities this year. Riders need to take safety into their own hands and motorists need to look twice for motorcycles.
To ensure a safe riding environment, law enforcement agencies in Winona County, including the Minnesota State Patrol, local police and county sheriff's offices, will be out patrolling the area on September 17th, watching for speeding and impaired driving......


Alzheimer's Walk

09/09/16 10:15 AM
The Alzheimer's Association is inviting residents of Winona and the surrounding area to start or join a team to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 p.m. at the Lake Park Bandshell. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.

Walkers can do a one-mile or a three-mile route besides hundreds of other people whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's.

The family of Vera Strain has been named 2016 Honorary Family for this year's walk.

It's projected that the number of Minnesotans living with the disease will increase over 36 percent by 2025.


Gun Charges

09/08/16 10:37 AM
A 21-year-old Stockton man was jailed on gun charges after local and federal authorities conducted a search of his residence on Wednesday. 

Storm Damage

09/08/16 10:28 AM
A storm sent boulders tumbling into a newly remodeled house in Brownsville south of La Crescent. 

Safe Driving Lawsuit

09/08/16 10:27 AM
 A U-S Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit against Wabasha County brought by a group of individuals including a state representative and some current and former county board members. 

Corn Prices

09/08/16 10:25 AM
The average July corn price paid to farmers in Wisconsin was $3.52 per bushel, down 23 cents from June and 26 cents lower than a year ago, according to most recent statistics released by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.    

Winona Health-Winandy

09/08/16 10:24 AM
Winona Health announces that Certified Physician Assistant Gretchen Winandy, has joined its staff and is caring for patients of all ages at Urgent Care in Winona. 

EAB Found

09/08/16 10:22 AM
The Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread in southeastern Minnesota. 

Candidate Forums

09/08/16 10:21 AM
The League of Women Voters-Winona will host a series of candidate forums during the month of September at City Hall that will be open to the public and televised on the local cable access channels. 

Eggs and Issues

09/08/16 10:19 AM
A reminder, the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues breakfast Friday for candidates running for the Winona Area Public School Board. 

AmericInn Groundbreaking

09/08/16 10:16 AM
A groundbreaking ceremony for Winona's newest hotel will be held today.

Dakota Gathering

09/07/16 10:58 AM
The annual Winona Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & Powwow will take place this Saturday and Sunday in Winona. 

Dollar General Store

09/07/16 10:57 AM
One month after opening a new store in Lewiston, it appears Dollar General will be building a new store in Wabasha.


09/07/16 10:54 AM
Authiorities are investigating a burglary at a Homer area residence that netted thieves over $7,000 worth of jewelry and cash. 

City Council

09/07/16 10:53 AM
The Winona City Council has scheduled a closed meeting for this coming Monday, September 5th. 


09/07/16 10:52 AM
Hormel Foods chief executive officer will retire at the end of next month.

Education Village

09/07/16 10:48 AM
Lack of action on a bonding bill by Minnesota lawmakers last spring and again this summer has thrown Winona State University into a quandary. 


09/07/16 10:47 AM
Winona State University is experiencing a slight decline in freshmen enrollment as classes got underway for this fall. 

Plane Crash-ID

09/07/16 10:44 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash over the weekend in the Mississippi River near Dakota. 

Flood Watch

09/06/16 12:58 PM

Armed Robbery

09/06/16 12:56 PM
Police said four males...two adults and two juveniles...were jailed late Friday after an armed robbery was reported in downtown Winona and an attempted armed robbery reported less than 20 minutes later.

Campground Incident

09/06/16 11:19 AM
Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious incident at the Prairie Island campground on Saturday night.

Bike Chase

09/06/16 11:17 AM
A 46-year-old Winona man was jailed after he led Winona Police on chase on his bike that ended up with the man being injured. 

Plane Crash

09/06/16 11:15 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash over the weekend in the Mississippi River near Dakota. 

Guns Stolen

09/06/16 11:14 AM
Authorities in Wabasha County are investigating a gun shop burglary in which 60 to 80 firearms were stolen. 

Blue-Book Event

09/06/16 11:13 AM
The CEO of Miller Ingenuity in Winona has written a new book and will unveil it tonight at Winona State University. 

River Foam

09/06/16 11:11 AM
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers says dredging activities in the Mississippi River near, Wabasha are creating foam near the Crats Island unloading site. 

Heritage Dinner-Edstrom

09/06/16 11:10 AM
The Winona County Historical Society is inviting the public to join them to honor Fran Edstrom at their Heritage Dinner coming up on Thursday, September 15th, at the History Center. 

WSU Nursing Award

09/06/16 11:08 AM
The Winona State University Graduate Programs in Nursing have been selected as a recipient of a prestigious award...

United Way to Close

09/02/16 10:51 AM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area will close down as of the end of this year, December 31st.

Way to Wellness

09/02/16 10:38 AM
The Winona Wellness organization will be co-sponsoring a special event in February and the group is looking for volunteers to help out. 

City Council

09/02/16 10:37 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 6th, at City Hall. 

United Way History

09/02/16 10:34 AM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area began as a Community Chest in 1943, one of several hundred across the country under the umbrella of the American Association for Community Organizations. 

Jumper-False Alarm

09/01/16 10:28 AM
It turned out to be an apparent false alarm when the Winona County Dive Rescue team was called out Wednesday evening on a report of someone laying on the ground beneath the new Highway 43 bridge in downtown Winona.

Bridge Crash

09/01/16 10:26 AM
Authorities says four people were injured in a crash on I-90 in the Dresbach bridge construction area Wednesday. 

Equalized Property Values

09/01/16 10:24 AM
Buffalo County's equalized property value went up 2.7 percent to 1.1 billion dollars for 2016, a gain of more than 29 million dollars.

Traffic Study

09/01/16 10:19 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that although most road construction will be shut down around the state over the Labor Day holiday, there are still highway work zones around the state and motorists need to use extra caution when driving...

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

08/31/16 11:44 AM
The Minnesota Department of Trnasportation says Gilmore Avenue in Winona should be fully open to traffic next week.     

Highway 43 Bridge

08/31/16 11:43 AM
With the completion of the new Highway 43 bridge in Winona work has begun on the intersection and approach leading to the old bridge.

Work Zone-No Phone

08/31/16 11:42 AM
Starting Thursday it will be illegal to use any hand-held communication device, like a cellphone, while driving in a work zone in Wisconsin.

C-FC Classes Start

08/31/16 11:41 AM
Classes in the Cochrane-Fountain City schools get underway Thursday. 

County Board Vacancy

08/31/16 11:39 AM
Buffalo County is still looking for someone to fill a vacancy on the county board of supervisors in the second district.  

Winona Health-Strecker

08/31/16 11:38 AM
Winona Health has announced that TinaMarie Strecker, a certified nurse midwife, has joined its staff and will begin seeing women of all ages in the Women's Health Center in September.

Wabasha County Emergency

08/31/16 11:37 AM
Wabasha County has declared a state of emergency due to the amount of damage the county received in the August 11th rain storm.

Baby Angel

08/31/16 11:36 AM
The coming fifth anniversary of an unsolved case involving an infant whose body was found floating in a bag in the Mississippi River is prompting a reminder that a reward is still being offered for information on the case. 

Gun Charges

08/31/16 10:49 AM
A 30-year-old Winona man was jailed on gun charges after police spotted him in the Maplewood Townhomes and also charged him with tresspassing.

AmericInn Groundbreaking

08/31/16 10:47 AM
A groundbreaking ceremony for Winona's newest hotel will be held on Thursday, September 8th at 4:30 p.m.

Root River Trail

08/31/16 10:46 AM
A four and a-half mile segment of the Root River Trail between Rushford and Peterson is closed for repairs and resurfacing.

Goodview Baseball Award

08/31/16 10:45 AM
The Goodview 12 and under baseball team has receive a special award.

New School Cooperative

08/31/16 10:16 AM
Four school districts in western Wisconsin have reached an agreement to form a cooperative and will start by opening a joint alternative school in September.

Concussions Study

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

Candidate Forums

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

Eggs and Issues

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

Tomah Death-Lawsuit

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

Storm Declaration

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

College Southeast-New Name

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

Card Fraud

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

Referendum Website

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

Trestor Trolley

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

Tennis Courts Upgrades

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

WSU Logo

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

Paulson Arrested

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

Bridge Dedication

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

Body Recovered

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

Vehicle Crash

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

Flood Damage

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

Milk Production

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

Deputy Resigns

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

Planning Director

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

Senior University-WSU

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

County Board-Public Hearing

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

City Budget

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

W-K School Project

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

Land Donation

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

Pickwick Mill Day

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

Fish, Wildlife Commercial Fees

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

New Bridge Dedication

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

Refuge Birthday

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

MMAM Exhibit

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

Green Boot Camp

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

Concert-Solomon's Song

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

WSU Athletes Awards

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

Gun Charges

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

Stolen Bikes

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

Trooper Injured

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

Felony Trial

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

Pelzer Property Sold

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

Watershed Plan Draft

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

Storm Damage

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

Buffalo County Roads

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

Drug Charges

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

Vehicle Chase

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

Injury Crash

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

Football is Back

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

Miss Goodview

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

Planning Director

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

Christmas House Tour

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

Farm Bill

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

Gilmore Ave-Highway 61 Project

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

Winona Art Display

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

Rushford Airport

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

WAPS- Blood Drive

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

Ready Set School-Darst

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

Bridge Site Accident

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

New Police Officer

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

Corn Harvest

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

New Urgent Care

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

Birthday Ball

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

WSU Soccer Pol

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

New Vicar General

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


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

WSU Volleyball

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


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

Train Tresspass

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

Director Resigns

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

New Healing Garden

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

New Construction

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

Retzinger Retiring

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

Vets Park-New Name

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

Buffalo County Court

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

Fairground Rules

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

Trempealeau County Flooding

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

Hall-Child Porn

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


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

Buffalo County Flooding

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


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

WSU Move-In Day

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

Miss Goodview

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

Train Fatal-ID

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

Miss Winona

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

Drowning Victim

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

Winona Budget

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

Ready Set School

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

Farm Production

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

City Council

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

Train Fatal

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

Trump-La Crosse

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

Sand Mine Permit

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

Hagedorn Visit

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

Sex Offender Housing

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

Bridge Dedication

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

Missing Winona Man

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

Ashley for the Arts

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

Record Rainfall

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

Zumbro River Flood Statement

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

Buffalo County Flooding

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

Dodge Flooding

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

Rochester Homicide

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

Miller Golf Classic

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

Wabasha County Board

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

Miller Fundraiser

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


Masonic Temple

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

HBC Award

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

Student Busing

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

Unsolved Cases-Rewards

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

Baby Angel Anniversary

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