02/17/17 10:56 AM
Rep. Gene Pelowski will be hosting a special program on Renaissance Art at the Castlerock Museum in Alma, on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Spring Flood Outlook

02/17/17 10:42 AM
Overall, the flood potential for this springs looks to be near to slightly above normal along the Mississippi River and some Wisconsin Tributaries that have above normal flood potential. 

Warmer Weather

02/17/17 10:41 AM
A dose of spring is in store this weekend for much of Minnesota. 

Kind-Governor Run?

02/17/17 10:40 AM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse says he is not ruling out a run for governor in 2018 against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. 

Richter Elected

02/17/17 10:39 AM
Winona National Bank President Jack Richter has been elected Director of the Community Bankers of Minnesota District One. 

Gypsy Moth Treatment

02/17/17 10:31 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and partner organizations are planning to tackle a gypsy moth infestation in Winona County this spring. 

Veteran's Home

02/16/17 11:13 AM
A move to secure funding for a new veterans home in southeastern Minnesota is making progress in the state legislature. 

Jonny's Saloon Sold

02/16/17 11:11 AM
A major business in Elba has been sold. 

Winona Mall Sold

02/16/17 11:07 AM
The Winona Mall is now under local ownership.

Theft by Swindle

02/16/17 11:06 AM
A 42-year-old Fountain City man has been named in a criminal complaint filed in Winoina District Court with felony theft and theft by swindle involving a local business. 

Haeussinger-Not Guilty

02/16/17 11:04 AM
 A 51-year-old Buffalo City man accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12 in 2009 was found not guilty by a Buffalo County Circuit Court jury. 

School Board-Superintendent Search

02/16/17 11:03 AM
The Winona Area Public School board tonight will get an update on the search for a new superintendent of schools. 

Shopko Grants

02/16/17 11:02 AM
The Shopko Foundation has announced it awarded grants totaling over 1.4 million dollars across the communities it serves during 2016. 

WSU-Oath of Honor

02/16/17 11:01 AM
Winona State University hosted the inaugural Professional Oath of Honor Ceremony for Winona and Rochester nursing students Jan. 27th on the WSU main campus.  

Lake Pepin-Ice

02/16/17 11:00 AM
The ice on Lake Pepin is 17 inches thick near the center of the lake.

Spring Weight Restrictions

02/15/17 11:22 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says spring weight restrictions on state roads in southeastern Minnesota will go into affect on Friday, February 17th.


School Board

02/15/17 11:19 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will hold a closed door meeting following its regular meeting Thursday night.


Westfield Golf Club-New Restaurant

02/15/17 11:10 AM
The Winona Athletic Board meets on Friday to discuss a lease of space at Westfield Golf Club for a new restaurant. 

Student Tax Credit

02/15/17 11:08 AM
Savings could be on the way for Minnesotans with student loan debt thanks to a proposed tax credit introduced on Monday by several Senate Republicans.

Special Education Bill

02/15/17 11:06 AM
Democratic Rep. Paul Thissen presented a bill before the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee that would require school districts to adopt culturally competent policies and provide cultural competency training for dismissal, special education referrals ...

Police Shooting-La Crosse

02/15/17 11:02 AM
A district attorney has cleared two law enforcement officers in the shooting of a La Crosse man during a traffic stop in December.  

Assault Charges

02/14/17 01:27 PM
Two Rochester men are facing felony assault charges in connection with an incident that allegedly took place last October 16th.

Education Funding

02/14/17 01:23 PM
The Winona Area Public School District stands to benefit from Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget released last month.

Xcel Open House

02/14/17 01:21 PM
The public is invited to hear updates about the Xcel Energy project taking place this spring in downtown Winona. 

Carriage-Car Collision

02/14/17 01:20 PM
Authorities say seven family members in a carriage have been injured in a collision with a car in northern Iowa. 

Winona Symphony-Children's Concert

02/14/17 01:17 PM
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will present a special children's concert in Somsen Auditorium on Tuesday, February 21st. 

Deputy Honored

02/14/17 01:16 PM
A Winona County Sheriff's deputy received a special honor Tuesday. 

Smith-Winona Visit

02/14/17 01:07 PM
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will be paying a visit soon to Winona. 

Gun Arrest

02/14/17 09:49 AM
Winona Police said a 38-year-old Winona man was jailed on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats charges Monday evening following an incident involving a gun.

Milk Prices

02/14/17 09:45 AM
The average price for all classes of milk produced by dairy farmers in Wisconsin was $19.70 per hundred pounds in December. 

Port Authority-C-D Corp

02/14/17 09:44 AM
The Winona Port Authority will be asked Thursday renew a lease with the company that operates the city dock at the commercial harbor.

Jobless Rate-Wisconsin

02/13/17 01:31 PM
The most recent labor statistics available for counties in Wisconsin said unemployment rates in December were 3.8 percent in Trempealeau County, 4.4 percent in Buffalo County and 4.7 percent in Pepin County. 

Recycling Program-Buffalo County

02/13/17 01:30 PM
Managers of a Buffalo County Recycling Program have delayed implementation of a new rule to reduce times of collecting discarded TV's, monitors and appliances at county operated recycling sites. 

Zoning Maps

02/13/17 01:28 PM
All 17 rural townships in Buffalo County have supplied the county's zoning department with 1st draft mappings of land zoning districts.

Home Sales

02/13/17 01:28 PM
The brisk pace of home sales in Winona County continued during the month of January.


Downtown Fight

02/13/17 01:24 PM
Two people were cited after police responded to what they described as a large fight in downtown Winona early Sunday.   

Shots Fired-Arrest

02/13/17 01:23 PM
A 19-year-old Winona man is facing gun charges after police arrested him at a Winona residence after shots were fired early Sunday.

Car vs. Buggy

02/13/17 01:21 PM
Authorities said a 32-year-old Winona County man was injured when the horse drawn buggy he was driving was rear-ended by a car near St. Charles over the weekend.

Rochester Transit

02/13/17 10:34 AM
Rochester plans to spend $5 million on an extreme makeover of its transit system, though details are still being sorted out. 

Sand Mine Dispute

02/13/17 10:30 AM
A dispute between the City of Whitehall and and the Town of Lincoln in Trempealeau County over the annexation of 1,200 acres of land is set to go to court on Wednesday.  

Misato Breakfast

02/13/17 10:29 AM
The Winona International Friendship Association is inviting the public to a special Winona to Misato 2017 breakfast and silent auction. 

Planning Commission

02/10/17 11:38 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will continue discussions on the city's development code update. 

8th Annual MWMF

02/10/17 11:36 AM
The Mid West Music Fest will be hosting it's 8th annual season billing itself as the place where music and community meet in downtown Winona, and La Crosse. 

Masonic Temple

02/10/17 11:29 AM
The City of Winona is responding to the developer's statement on the Masonic Temple building and its historic stage drops. 

Shots Fired

02/10/17 11:28 AM
The Fillmore County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a report of shots fired outside a residence.

Bus Accident

02/10/17 11:25 AM
Eight children on a Winona Area Public School bus escaped injury in a crash that was reported Thursday. 

Home Buying Seminar

02/10/17 11:23 AM
The City of Winona, in collaboration with Wells Fargo and Minnesota Housing, is hosting a first-time home buyer seminar on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Winona City Hall.


02/10/17 11:22 AM
Buffalo County Sheriff Michael Schmidtknecht says long-term goals over the next 5 years would include adding two full-time patrol supervisors and one full-time investigator. 

The Hunting Ground

02/10/17 11:21 AM
The public is invited to a screening of a documentary entitled "The Hunting Ground" on Saturday, February 18th, at Winona State University's Stark Hall at 9:00 p.m. 

WSHS-Triple-A Awards

02/10/17 11:18 AM
Winona High School has announced its Triple-A award winners for 2017.


02/10/17 11:17 AM
Winona State University has announced a partnership with the Byron Public School District. 

MnSCU Search

02/10/17 11:16 AM
The board of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has opted for an interim leader after rejecting its three finalists for chancellor. 

Drazkowski-Vikings Stadium

02/09/17 11:17 AM
Republican Representative Steve Drazkowski is calling the use of free tickets for three luxury boxes at the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority political cronyism.  

Hagedorn vs. Walz

02/09/17 11:10 AM
Republican Jim Hagedorn is not giving up on his efforts to defeat Congressman Tim Walz in Minnesota's First Congressional District.

Buffalo County Court

02/09/17 11:08 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court....28-year-old Roy Glissendorf of Winona, pleaded guilty to intimidation of a domestic abuse victim and was sentenced to three years  probation.

WMS Science Fair

02/09/17 11:08 AM
The Winona Middle School Science Fair will take place in the Middle School Concourse beginning at 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 15th and last until 5:30 pm. 

C-FC Survey

02/09/17 11:05 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City School District residents asked to grade the school's performance and measure public interest in doing a series of facility improvement projects. 

Dover Burglary

02/09/17 11:03 AM
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says three people were after they were caught red-handed inside a Dover business by the owner on Tuesday.  

Hands Only CPR

02/09/17 10:35 AM
Winona Volunteer Services will host a presentation on Hands Only CPR on Tuesday, February 21st.                 

Contract Votes

02/09/17 10:34 AM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski is leading the charge for more transparency in the multi-million dollar contracts given to University of Minnesota athletic coaches. 

Refuge Review

02/09/17 10:34 AM
In August 2016, The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge released twenty-three revised draft Compatibility Determinations which re-evaluated uses of the Refuge that were determined to be compatible with the Refuge mission. 

The original Compatibility Determinations were completed in 2006 as part of the Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan and are required to

Trempealeau River Rising

02/09/17 10:31 AM
The National Weather Service says the combination of runoff from snow melt and an ice jam downstream of Dodge has resulted in rises along the Trempealeau River. 

WCCO-Winona Visit

02/09/17 10:29 AM
WCCO TV from the Twin Cities will be featuring Winona today and Friday on some of their newscasts. The station will be doing live newscasts in their At the Lake weekly feature from the Bud King Ice Arena at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. today ...


02/08/17 10:30 AM
Winona State University Director of Inclusion and Diversity Alex Hines was recognized at the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership's (MnEEP) annual meeting with the "All My Relations" award...

Lake Pepin Ice

02/08/17 10:28 AM
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers will begin taking its annual measurements of the ice on Lake Pepin on Wednesday, February 15th. 


02/08/17 10:27 AM
Winona State University-Rochester, in partnership with the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, will host an official ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new downtown campus. 

Living Well-Winona Health

02/08/17 10:26 AM
"Living Well with Ongoing Health Concerns" is a free, six-week program offered by Winona Health to help people who are living with a chronic health condition or an ongoing health concern. 

Minnesota State Search

02/08/17 10:25 AM
Three finalists have been named for the position of chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges to replace outgoing chancellor Steven Rosenstone who will step down in June. 

SMIF Loans

02/08/17 10:23 AM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently received a $50,000 allocation from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development through the State's new Emerging Entrepreneurs Loan Program . 

Refuge Compatibility

02/08/17 10:19 AM
In August 2016, The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge released twenty-three revised draft Compatibility Determinations which re-evaluated uses of the Refuge that were determined to be compatible with the Refuge mission. 

Car Theft

02/07/17 12:44 PM
A 36-year-old Goodview man was jailed Monday on felony car theft charges.

State of the School District

02/07/17 12:43 PM
Winona Chamber members are invited to learn more about the Winona Area Public School District when the Chamber holds an Eggs and Issues breakfast on Friday, February 24th. 

Stolen Bobcat

02/07/17 10:41 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of the theft of some equipment from a rural site.

Sex Assault Charge

02/07/17 10:19 AM
A 20-year-old Winona man has been accused of felony third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Alma Fire

02/07/17 10:14 AM
A fire in downtown Alma early Monday afternoon destroyed a one-bedroom apartment in a building.  

Interfaith Discussion

02/07/17 10:13 AM
A panel of representatives from Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, & Christian faith traditions how discuss how we are more alike than different.           

History Center Open House

02/07/17 10:08 AM
The public is invited to the  Winona County History Center Open House this Sunday, February 12, from noon to 4 p.m.  

Marina Burglary

02/07/17 10:05 AM
Two Winona men were jailed Monday evening in connection with some burglaries reported at Dick's Marine on Latsch Island.

County Board-Elba

02/06/17 11:39 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting and public hearing in Elba on Thursday, March 2nd, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Assault Charges

02/06/17 11:38 AM
A 33-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday on felony assault charges following an incident at the Sugar Loaf Apartments that started on Friday evening. 


02/06/17 11:36 AM
Winona Police said they are on the lookout for a 33-year-old La Crosse man wanted in the alleged assault on a 21-year-old female in Winona. 


02/06/17 11:31 AM
Police said a 29-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday following about a 4-hour standoff with authorities on Winona's east side. 

Millville Fire

02/06/17 09:30 AM
Firefighters from Zumbro Falls responded to a raging barn fire northeast of Millville.

Police Barricade

02/06/17 09:29 AM
More information is expected to be released Monday on an incident Friday night in east Winona. 

Sand Mine Approval

02/06/17 09:27 AM
With the frack sand mining industry expected to pick up in 2017 and 2018, Cameron Rail is seeking approval of a sand mine from the City of Independence in Wisconsin. 

Plane Crash

02/06/17 09:26 AM
The Winona man who was the  pilot involved in the plane crash Thursday near Ellendale is in stable condition. 

WSU Violence Prevention

02/03/17 01:14 PM
Winona State University has a new advocate in the fight against gender-based violence.

Blues and Brews

02/03/17 01:13 PM
Tickets are now available for the annual Blues and Brews event sponsored by the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools. 

Cabin Fever Dash

02/03/17 01:11 PM
Entries are still being taken for the annual Cabin Fever Scholarship Dash being put on by the Winona Women In Business group. 

Paddlewheeler Visits

02/03/17 01:09 PM
The Winona City Council will be asked Monday night to approve a request from the American Queen Steamboat Company to have two of its giant paddlewheelers stop in Winona next summer. 

Milk Production

02/03/17 10:53 AM
Wisconsin milk production reached 2.52 billion pounds in December, up 1.7 percent from a year ago, according to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture reports. 

Humane Society Designation

02/03/17 10:50 AM
A proposal that would designate a non-profit county humane association based in Mondovi as the Buffalo County Humane Society was tabled by the county board.

Missing Man

02/03/17 10:46 AM
The Winona County Dive Team was called in Thursday to assist in the search for a missing man in La Crosse.  

Banks Honored

02/03/17 10:42 AM
Two Winona banks have been honored for their community involvement. 

Misato Fundraiser

02/03/17 10:31 AM
The Winona International Friendship Association is inviting the public to a special Winona to Misato 2017 breakfast and silent auction. 

Old Settlers

02/03/17 10:21 AM
A reminder the 129th Annual Winona County Old Settlers Association gathering Saturday. 

Dover-Eyota Lockdown

02/02/17 01:06 PM
Dover-Eyota High School went into a lockdown Wednesday morning after school officials receive a report of a student possibly in possession of a handgun.

Jail Stays

02/02/17 01:05 PM
A circuit court judge in Buffalo County has been authorized to order longer stays for juveniles placed in detention facilities.  

Smokeless Tobacco Recall

02/02/17 01:04 PM
Retailers in Winona and around the nation have been asked to remove dozens of smokeless tobacco products from their shelves, including some sold under the popular brands Copenhagen and Skoal, because the products could contain foreign objects. 


02/02/17 01:03 PM
Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform Dancescape 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16th, through Saturday, Feb. 18th, in the Performing Arts Center. 

ALC Childcare

02/02/17 01:02 PM
The Childcare Center at the Winona Area Public Schools' Winona Area Learning Center has two openings in the infant classroom. 

Masonic Temple

02/02/17 01:01 PM
There will be an information session for the Winona City Council on Monday, February 6th at 5:45 p.m. in the Wenonah Room at City Hall. 

Student Death

02/02/17 12:59 PM
The Minnesota Department of Health says the unexpected death of a college student does not pose a risk to the public.

Kelly Charged

02/01/17 10:25 AM
Charges of felony first degree criminal sexual conduct have been filed in Winona District Court against a 22-year-old Winona man.

Rural School Funding

02/01/17 10:23 AM
Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to increase and expand aid that's targeted to the state's most rural, low-populated schools. 

Humm Sentenced-Church Fire

02/01/17 10:22 AM
The man accused of starting a fire at a Trempealeau church has been sentenced to two years probation.  

Housing Loans

02/01/17 10:21 AM
Minnesota Housing announced that 56.6 million dollars is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including over $433,000 for the City of Winona. 

Buffalo County Court

02/01/17 10:20 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 21-year-old Austin Breidung of Nelson, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine.

Pediadtric Appointments

02/01/17 10:15 AM
To help parents when they have a sick child, the Winona Health Pediatrics team now has a provider designated for same-day appointments for children who are ill. 

New Chip Bag-Alcohol

01/31/17 01:28 PM
With just under a week to go until Super Bowl 51 kicks off, one major chip brand is introducing a new type of bag that aims to tell you if you're too drunk to drive. 

Ag Plastic Recycling

01/31/17 01:26 PM
There's a new recycling program underway in Winona County designed to reduce the amount of agricultural plastic being taken to the landfill. 

Breast Fest Donation

01/31/17 01:25 PM
Breast Fest, an annual music festival held to benefit local people being treated for breast cancer at Winona Health, raised $10,000 to be distributed through the Winona Health Foundation. 

Wabasha Prairie Burning

01/31/17 11:18 AM
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge says it will be igniting controlled fires on brush and timber slash piles at the 80-acre Wabasha Prairie site near Wabasha in the near future.

WAPS-Budget Reduction

01/31/17 11:13 AM
The Winona Area Public School District is welcoming all community members to submit ideas for reductions to be made in the district's budget for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. 

Police Chase

01/31/17 11:12 AM
A 31-year-old Winona man was jailed early Tuesday on multiple charges following a high speed chase on Interstate 90 that started in Winona County and ended near La Crescent. 

Sex Assault Charges

01/31/17 11:10 AM
Two Winona residents are facing felony criminal charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. 

Fatal Crash

01/31/17 11:09 AM
Authorities said an 82-year-old Houston man was killed in a one-vehicle crash south of Winona Monday. 


01/31/17 11:04 AM
Winona State University has hired Mark Reitan as its new Director of Alumni Relations.

Habitat Executive Director

01/31/17 11:02 AM
Habitat for Humanity Winona and Fillmore Counties has a new executive director. 

Security Manual

01/30/17 01:09 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors has adopted a county courthouse security manual that uses a color code to assess threats. 

Superintendent Search-WAPS

01/30/17 11:33 AM
The search for a new superintendent for the Winona Area Public School District has begun in earnest. 

Red Wing-New Bridge

01/30/17 11:31 AM
Not only is the City of Winona going through the construction of a new interstate bridge over the Mississippi is Red Wing. 

Snowmobile Crash

01/30/17 11:06 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department said one person was injured in a snowmobile mishap on Stockton Hill on Saturday near the intersection of County Road 18 and Cemetary Road.

Highway 61 Liquor Burglary

01/30/17 10:58 AM
Winona Police are investigating a burglary at a Winona Mall liquor store over the weekend.  

Wisconsin Unemployment

01/30/17 10:53 AM
Wisconsin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4 percent in December, down from 4.1 percent in November and 4.6 percent a year ago, according to labor reports. 

Council Informational Meeting

01/30/17 10:44 AM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council today at 4:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall. 

Masquerade $5 Sale

01/30/17 10:42 AM
The Winona Health Volunteers will again host the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale on Wednesday, February 8th from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday, February 9th, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the HOSPITAL LOBBY at Winona Health. 

WSU Scholarships

01/30/17 10:42 AM
During the upcoming 2017-18 academic year, the Winona State University Foundation will award over 900 scholarships totaling more than 1.2 million dollars. 

MMAM Valentine's Bash

01/27/17 11:37 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the Great River Shakespeare Festival are coming together to host their 4th Annual Valentine's Bash: For the Love of the Arts, on Saturday, February 11th from 6:00-10:00pm. 

VA Hiring Freeze

01/27/17 11:36 AM
A congressman from Wisconsin says a new hiring freeze for federal agencies by President Donald Trump's administration could be especially detrimental to the troubled Tomah Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. 

Diocese Compliant

01/27/17 11:35 AM
The Catholic Diocese of Winona has been found compliant with the data collection requirements for the 2015-16 audit period of the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People."


Towed Vehicles

01/27/17 11:31 AM
A second night of snow plowing in the City of Winona resulted in more vehicles being towed away for parking on the wrong side of the street.  

Flooding Outlook

01/27/17 11:29 AM
Melting snow has resulted in rises on area rivers, streams and creeks. However, no flooding is expected at this time.  

Gun Shop Robbery

01/27/17 11:28 AM
Three people, including one from Winona, are charged with stealing about 75 firearms from a Millville gun shop in September and trying to sell them.

WSU Distinction Awards

01/27/17 11:27 AM
Seven Winona State University athletes have been selected as 8th Annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award winners. 

New Arby's

01/27/17 11:25 AM
Winona will be getting a new Arby's restaurant  by the end of summer. 

WAIDA Meeting

01/27/17 11:23 AM
The Winona Area Industrial Development Association held its Annual Meeting and announced that Dan Arnold of DCM Tech is the president for 2017. 

Tag and Tow Again

01/26/17 10:21 AM
The City of Winona has declared a second TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the entire city of Winona.

WSU Award

01/26/17 10:20 AM
Winona State's "Step Out of Stigma Week", put on by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was awarded $1,000 for future community engagement initiatives, by the NCAA DII Award of Excellence committee. 

Powers Trial

01/26/17 10:18 AM
A two-day jury trial has been scheduled in a Fountain City case involving alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy. 

Wabasha Hotel Plans Nixed

01/26/17 10:16 AM
Plans for the development of a new 8-million dollar hotel in downtown Wabasha are off after the developers pulled out of the project.


01/26/17 10:14 AM
Preliminary net income numbers show that for the second year in a row Merchants Financial Group, Inc., has realized record earnings with 14.1 million dollars in 2016.

60 Main Street-Proposals

01/26/17 10:12 AM
The Winona Port Authority has received four responses to the request for proposals for the development of 60 Main Street, the property behind the Winona theaters at the foot of Main Street.  

MSCS-Pilot Program

01/25/17 12:59 PM
 Minnesota State College Southeast announces a pilot program to bring the UL Knowledge Solutions  curriculum to the college's campus in Red Wing.

Superintendent Search-Focus Group

01/25/17 12:58 PM
The Winona Area Public School District will hold a community member focus group meeting to discuss a new superintendent on Monday, January 30th. 

Council Info Meeting

01/25/17 12:57 PM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, January 30th, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall. 

Dam Repairs

01/25/17 12:48 PM
The Buffalo County Board has allocated $150,000 of CapX2020 utility funds to help landowners pay for repairs to flood damaged soil erosion dams and structures. 

Drug Bust

01/25/17 12:47 PM
A 34-year-old Winona man was cited with felony drug charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Souix Street Tuesday.

House Fire

01/25/17 12:43 PM
Units from three fire departments were called back to a Rollingstone area residence early today when a fire in a home re-started.

Gun Charges

01/25/17 12:39 PM
A 30-year-old Winona man has been charged receiving stolen property. 

Power Outages

01/25/17 12:37 PM
Numerous power outages have been reported in the Winona area due to the snow storm. 

Tag and Tow

01/25/17 10:12 AM
 The City of Winona has declared a TAG and TOW  operation  to facilitate snow removal for the entire city of Winona for Thursday, January 26th, from midnight to 6:30 a.m.                   

DAC Casino Night

01/25/17 10:11 AM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center is looking for donated items for its annual auction and Casino Night coming up on Saturday, March 11th. 

Pancake Breakfast

01/25/17 10:09 AM
The community is invited to a pancake breakfast and silent auction this Sunday, January 29th, from 8:30-12:00 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Winona.  

Health Insurance Bills

01/25/17 10:03 AM
A House-Senate conference committee is expected to meet soon to iron out the differences between two health insurance premium relief bills in St. Paul. 

State of the City and County

01/24/17 01:13 PM
A reminder, the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City and County event coming up this Friday, January 27th, at Perkins Restaurant. 

Transportation Meeting

01/24/17 01:08 PM
The public is invited to attend one of three workshop meetings in southeastern Minnesota in February to help offer ideas on strategies and projects for improving transportation options for veterans, elderly, low-income, and disabled people. 

Police Chase

01/24/17 10:33 AM
A 38-year-old Winona man is facing multiple charges after he was involved in a foot chase by a police officer early today.

Traffic Bust

01/24/17 10:32 AM
Two people were jailed Monday after a traffic stop turned up drugs. 

Rising Rivers

01/24/17 10:29 AM
Recent precipitation as well as melting snow and ice has resulted in significant rises on area rivers, streams and creeks.

REACH Launch

01/24/17 10:28 AM
A new program designed to narrow the gap between between skills of current students and the need for a workforce that can meet the increasingly technical demands of jobs in Winona had its launch Monday night. 

STEM-SLIP Applications

01/23/17 11:31 AM
Applications are being taken now for two important elementary programs in the Winona Area Public School District. 

Chamber Awards

01/23/17 11:30 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce handed out some major awards during its annual banquet Friday at the Riverport Inn. 

Hope Open House

01/23/17 11:24 AM
Hope Lutheran Junior and Senior High School will host an open house this Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Winona Burglary

01/23/17 11:22 AM
Winona Police are investigating a break-in at a local residence where three laptop computers were stolen. 

Books for Nicaragua

01/23/17 11:22 AM
Thanks to a partnership between the Winona Senior High School and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, level 4 Spanish students of Winona High School have been able to compose original books and donate them to children in Nicaragua.

Phony Bills

01/23/17 11:21 AM
A 23-year-old Winona man has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court for allegedly passing counterfeit bills.

Winstars Registration

01/23/17 11:16 AM
Registration is now open for the 2017 Winona Winstars Girls Fastpitch Softball Teams. Registration is open for both the traveling and non-traveling teams.

Turkey Hunting Permits

01/20/17 12:20 PM
Wild turkey hunters have through Friday, Jan. 27th, to apply for early season spring hunting permits. 

WNB-Community PRIDE Award

01/20/17 12:19 PM
Winona National Bank has announced Ellen Smith, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer, is the recipient of its fourth quarter Community PRIDE Award.  

EPA Meeting

01/20/17 12:18 PM
Monday evening and during tday on Wednesday, January 25th the the City of Winona will be hosting a workshop with the EPA in the Council Chambers to discuss sustainable growth strategies for the community. 

Land And Trails Trust

01/20/17 12:17 PM
The Buffalo County Land & Trails Trust of Alma, has been awarded a grant to acquire 17 acres of land in Alma for conservation and public recreational purposes. 

Arcadia Town Board

01/20/17 12:14 PM
The Arcadia town board of supervisors will have a new chairman after the April 4th spring election. 

WAPS Referendum

01/20/17 12:13 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board has decided to delay a referendum on the future of the school facilities in the district. 

Education Village

01/19/17 01:27 PM
Local lawmakers are making another stab at getting state funding for two important projects for this area.

History Center Exhibit

01/19/17 01:21 PM
There's a new exhibit at the Winona County History Center featuring the vaudeville days in Winona.


Ashley Funding

01/19/17 01:17 PM
The Wanek family, founders and owners of Ashley Furniture Industries in Arcadia, has contributed to a 50-million dollar funding program that hopes to cure type one diabetes in six years. 

Fastenal Earnings

01/19/17 01:14 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company reports that net sales for 2016 went up while net earnings for the year went down.

Car Hits House

01/19/17 01:13 PM
Winona Police said a 22-year-old Winona man escaped injury when his vehicle struck a house after rolling over Wednesday evening.

Tomah VA Doctor

01/19/17 10:34 AM
A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has agreed to surrender his medical license.

Tax Reciprocity

01/19/17 10:33 AM
House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids has proposed a bill to help Minnesota residents, who may pay higher taxes due to working in Wisconsin. 

McKesson Layoffs

01/19/17 10:32 AM
McKesson Pharmaceuticals has announced plans for layoffs at its La Crosse distribution center amid paying a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act. 

Winona Health Scholarships

01/19/17 10:31 AM
The Winona Health Foundation is taking applications for the Phyllis McClenathan scholarship for individuals committed to providing care at Winona Health.

Buffalo County Court

01/19/17 10:29 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court.....Mitchell Seifert of Cochrane pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and failure to pay child support. 

Cochrane Caucus

01/19/17 10:28 AM
Cochrane Village President Dave Busch was nominated to run for re-election to a 4th term at a candidate caucus held at the village hall. 


01/19/17 10:26 AM
Dan Florness, president and chief executive officer at Winona's Fastenal Company, is joining the Gundersen Medical Center Board of Trustees in La Crosse.

Mayo Donation

01/19/17 10:25 AM
 One of this area's biggest healthcare providers is giving a boost to another facility.  

Deer Feeding Ban

01/18/17 10:25 AM
A ban prohibiting the feeding of wild deer is in effect in an area that includes all of Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted and Winona counties as part of the DNR's comprehensive long-term management strategy of Chronic Wasting Disease.  

Deer Management Meetings

01/18/17 10:24 AM
People interested in deer will have a chance to discuss goals and values that could define Minnesota's first-ever deer management plan in a series of 12 public engagement meetings the Department of Natural Resources will host throughout the state....

Dam Repair

01/18/17 10:23 AM
The Buffalo County land conservation department is updating its inventory list of 135 dam structures in the county.   

Civil Rights-WSU

01/18/17 10:22 AM
Winona State University will host a noted Civil Rights speaker next Monday, January 23rd, in the East Hall of Krzysko Commons.

Make America Great Together

01/18/17 10:21 AM
"Make America Great Together" is the topic of a lecture presentation and open discussion at Stark Hall on the Winona State University campus this Friday, January 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m.                

Water Quality

01/18/17 10:19 AM
Minnesota has secured $350 million in federal funding for a voluntary program to pay farmers to protect and improve water quality in southern and western Minnesota, but the state needs to come up with about $95 million more to get the full amount.

New Jimmy Johns

01/17/17 11:55 AM
A new Jimmy Johns sandwich shop has opened in the city's east end. 

Health Care Access

01/17/17 11:54 AM
The Minnesota House is set to take up its version of the Health Care Emergency Aid bill before the end of this week.

Gun Discharged

01/17/17 11:53 AM
Winona Police said a 21-year-old Winona man escaped injury when a handgun discharged in his residence in the 400 block of east Broadway last Friday. 

Trump Inauguration-Wisconsin

01/17/17 11:51 AM
Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse say they plan to attend President-elect Trump's inauguration this week.

Stolen Packages

01/17/17 11:50 AM
Winona Police continue to investigate reports of packages being stolen from porches or steps in front of homes in the city.

Chamber Events

01/17/17 11:49 AM
A reminder the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting will be held this Friday, January 20th at the Riverport Inn and Suites. 

Winter Plowing

01/17/17 10:26 AM
The Buffalo County Highway Department says winter maintenance crews will be out working on county trunk roads whenever snow and icing conditions warrant it. 

WAPS-New Programs

01/17/17 10:25 AM
The Winona school district is getting ready to kick off two new and innovative programs designed for students not that interested in school.

Trempealeau Election

01/17/17 10:17 AM
Five candidates will be competing for three seats on the Trempealeau Village Board in the April spring election.

WSU Open House

01/17/17 10:16 AM
The Miller Brothers School of Engineering at Winona State University will host an open house for the Composite Materials Engineering program starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21st, in Stark Hall, room 103.

Mock Trial Team

01/17/17 10:15 AM
Cotter High School's Mock Trial Team has had a successful start to the new year.

City Council

01/17/17 10:12 AM
The Winona City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a wellhead protection plan. 

Record Farm Yields

01/16/17 10:29 AM
American farmers raised record high yields and production of corn and soybeans in 2016.  

Miller Gift Shop Donation

01/16/17 10:28 AM
Winona Health has received a $30,000 donation from the Glady D. Miller Gift Shop and Winona Health Volunteers.

Fillmore County Shooting

01/16/17 10:27 AM
The Mower County Attorney has determined a Rochester police officer used appropriate force in shooting a 45-year-old Fillmore County man near Lanesboro, killing him in October. 

River Shipping

01/16/17 10:22 AM
Barge traffic at the two Mississippi River locks in the Winona area was above the ten year averages according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. 

Trempealeau County Judges

01/16/17 10:20 AM
Three candidates have filed for a circuit court judgeship in Trempealeau County. 

County Recycling

01/16/17 10:19 AM
Winona County is thanking county residents for their patience with the new contractor working with the recycling pickups. 


01/16/17 10:16 AM
Winona National Bank has announced that Matt Becker has joined the Bank as Chief Financial Officer. 

Fatal Crash-Charges

01/16/17 10:12 AM
A 30-year-old Arcadia man has been formally charged in Trempealeau County Circuit Court with eight felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with a fatal traffic crash that occurred on New Year's Day. 

Ridgeway Enrollment

01/13/17 10:55 AM
The Open Enrollment Period for students wishing to enroll at Ridgeway Community School for the 2017-18 school year is going on through January 31st.  

Department of Administration Move

01/13/17 10:42 AM
The Buffalo County Dept. of Administration will be taking over office space formerly occupied by highway department management on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Alma. 

Home Sales

01/13/17 10:42 AM
Wisconsin's housing market was described as robust in November with strong gains in home sales and prices. 

Hog Operation

01/13/17 10:35 AM
A large crowd was on hand in St. Charles Thursday night for a public hearing on plans to expand two hog near Elba and the other near Utica.

Sister Stabbed

01/13/17 10:31 AM
The criminal case for the Racine man accused of killing his sister has been suspended indefinitely after an Eau Claire County judge ruled him incompetent and unable to understand the court proceedings or assist with his defense.
The Leader-Telegram reports that 74-year-old James J. Bonczkowski is charged with a felony count of first-degree intentional homicide for the beating,

Buffalo County Court

01/13/17 10:30 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court..... 20-year-old Shaqeme Pachan of West St. Paul had a hearing adjourned to Jan. 18th on felony charges of manufacturing/delivery of 10 to 50 grams of amphetamine...

City Council Elections

01/13/17 10:28 AM
Incumbent 2nd Ward alderman Dave Earney filed for re-election to a 3-year term unopposed and incumbent alderman-at-large Gary Ruff filed for re-election to a 2-year term without opposition to the Alma City Council in the spring election. 

C-FC School Board

01/13/17 10:19 AM
Seven people filed for three seats up for election on the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board in April.       

No Classes Today-MN State College SE

01/12/17 12:44 PM
Xcel Energy reports the power was knocked out in the area of Minnesota State College Southeast along Old Homer Road in Winona this morning about 9:20 a.m. 

Broadband Expansion

01/12/17 12:38 PM
More Minnesota households and businesses will get broadband internet access including several in Winona and Fillmore Counties.

Old Settlers Event

01/12/17 12:36 PM
Tickets are being sold now for the 129th Annual Winona County Old Settlers Association gathering coming up on Saturday, February 4th. 

Sex Investigation

01/12/17 12:24 PM
Authorities said two Winona residents were jailed Wednesday on sex traffiking charges following an undercover investigation. 

Winona Health Board

01/12/17 09:21 AM
Winona Health has welcomed six new members to its board of directors. 

Highway 43 Bridge

01/12/17 09:20 AM
While it appears the work to restore the original Highway 43 interstate bridge in Winona has come to a halt over the winter, that's not the case.

First Amendment-WSU

01/11/17 10:58 AM
Winona State University's Senior University hosts a class on the  "The First Amendment" on Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Maxwell Hall, Room 257.                    

Riverway Enrollment

01/11/17 10:57 AM
Riverway Learning Community, a tuition free Minnesota Charter Public School in Winona, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Misato Fundraiser

01/11/17 10:50 AM
Student ambassadors from the Winona school district, with their parents and adult chaperones, are inviting the community to their Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser being held on Saturday, January 21st from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Eagles Club in Winona. 

Benevolence & Blues

01/11/17 10:45 AM
The Winona Health Foundation is inviting community members to the annual 'Benevolence & Blues' fundraiser Friday, January 27th at Visions Event Center at Signatures.

More CWD Deer

01/11/17 10:42 AM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says two more deer suspected of being infected with chronic wasting disease have been found near the town of Preston, raising the number of confirmed and presumptive infected deer found in the area to five.

C-FC Raises

01/11/17 10:41 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City School employees were granted 3 percent raises under a payroll plan adopted by the school board.

Tag and Tow

01/11/17 10:40 AM
The City of Winona will conduct a tag and towing operation for the entire city overnight tonight (Wednesday). That means since Thursday is an even numbered day park your vehicle on the even side of the street overnight. 

Goodview Finance Award

01/10/17 11:26 AM
The City of Goodview has won an award for its financial reporting. 

Shines-Stalking Charges

01/10/17 11:24 AM
A 30-year-old Winona man has been summoned to appear in Winona District Court on felony stalking charges. 

Harbor Report

01/10/17 11:23 AM
Shipping activity at the Winona Commercial Harbor took a sharp increase in 2016 according to a report issued by the City of Winona.

Breakfast with the Experts

01/10/17 11:19 AM
Here's a chance to learn about the new Minnesota Department of Transportation regulations and get a breakfast at the same time. 

Chamber-State of City and County

01/10/17 11:17 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City and County event coming up on Friday, January 27th, at Perkins Restaurant. 

Annual Chamber Meeting

01/10/17 11:16 AM
The deadline for reservations for the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet has been extended. 

Teacher of the Year Award

01/10/17 11:15 AM
One of four national finalists for Teacher of the Year hails from Wisconsin, the first time that's happened since 1967. He is also a native of Winona.

WSU-Romeyn Recognized

01/10/17 11:14 AM
The Winona State University Department of Athletics and the Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences Department is recognizing Dr. Richard Romeyn for his 25 plus years of service...

Public Officials Meeting

01/10/17 11:12 AM
The Winona League of Women Voters and the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will host a special meeting for public elected officials on Saturday, January 21st, at the Winona History Center. 

Sunday Liquor

01/10/17 11:10 AM
Some lawmakers in St. Paul want to try again to get Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota back on the books. 

Blackhorse Sold

01/09/17 12:30 PM
The Blackhorse Restaurant in Homer has changed hands.

Make America Great Again

01/09/17 12:28 PM
"Make America Great Together" is the topic of a lecture presentation and open discussion at Stark Hall on the Winona State University campus on Friday, January 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Buffalo County Plowing

01/09/17 12:26 PM
Snowplowing of county trunk highways in Buffalo County will take place from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a winter maintenance policy approved by the county's highway committee.


01/09/17 12:24 PM
Farmers in Minnesota are keeping their eye on the state capitol, hoping this is the year they, and rural schools, get some assistance from lawmakers.

Man Jailed-Stabbing

01/09/17 12:20 PM
A man is jailed in Wabasha County and a K-9 officer is recovering from a stabbing incident last Thursday. 

Trempealeau Crash

01/09/17 10:14 AM
Trempealeau County authorities said a 41-year-old Durand man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 10 at County Road "R" in the town of Sumner. 

Vehicle Fire-Interstate 90

01/09/17 10:13 AM
Authorities say a vehicle fire brought the morning commute to a halt on Interstate 90 Monday.  

County Board-Legislature Update

01/09/17 10:11 AM
Winona County Commissioners will get an update on the state legislature on Wednesday, January 20th. 

Trautlein-Winona Health

01/09/17 10:10 AM
Laura Trautlein, a certified physician assistant has joined the Winona Health staff and now sees patients in the Internal Medicine department. 

Port Authority

01/09/17 10:06 AM
The Winona Port Authority will hold an informational meeting this Thursday, January 12th, to discuss two important issues. 

Commercial Sales

01/06/17 11:49 AM
2016 was marked with unprecedented sales of commercial properties in Winona County including the City of Winona. 

Energy Alert

01/06/17 11:48 AM
MiEnergy Cooperative has issued a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market.

HBC Purchase

01/06/17 11:47 AM
Hiawatha Broadband Communications of Winona has announced it has acquired the wireless Internet operations of Alma, Wisconsin-based, Riverland Communications.

Engrav's Sold

01/06/17 11:46 AM
A downtown Winona business has changed hands. According to documents filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office, Engrav's Decorating Center at 101 Johnson Street has been purchased by John M. Alexander of Winona.  

Unemployment Rates

01/06/17 11:45 AM
The unemployment rates in Buffalo, Trempealeau and Pepin counties showed slight increases in November, according to most recent state labor reports.

Homeless Center

01/06/17 11:32 AM
Winona's first homeless center is set to open Saturday in downtown Winona. 

New Year's Baby

01/06/17 11:31 AM
Winona's New year's baby was born at Winona Health on Tuesday, January 3rd.

WAPS-Interim Superintendent

01/06/17 11:29 AM
The Winona Area Public School District has a new superintendent. Kelly Halvorson, the district's director of teaching and learning, was appointed to the vacant position Thursday night ...

Rushford Property Taxes

01/05/17 01:21 PM
Rushford city residents will face a nearly 10-percent increase in their city property taxes in the new year. 

Holden Farms Expansion

01/05/17 01:19 PM
Holden Farms is proposing to expand its two hog operations in Winona County.  

WAPS Budget Cuts

01/05/17 01:17 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools are is looking for 10 community members to participate in a District Budget Reduction Committee. 

Cochrane Board

01/05/17 10:37 AM
Four elected offices on the village board in Cochrane are up for election in April.

Pay Raises

01/05/17 10:36 AM
Pay grades at the Buffalo County Courthouse were increased .67 percent Jan. 1st for non-union employees.  


01/05/17 10:35 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board will be asked to consider the immediate resignation of Superintendent Stephen West when the board meets tonight at City Hall.

Twins Caravan

01/05/17 10:34 AM
The annual Minnesota Twins Caravan will be making another stop in Winona later this month. 

Tree Cutting Fatal

01/04/17 01:38 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department said one man was killed by a falling tree near Dakota Saturday. 

Icy Sidewalks

01/04/17 01:35 PM
After the recent thaw and refreeze from the recent rainfall, sidewalks in the City of Winona have become exceedingly icy.  

Mini Grants Available

01/04/17 01:34 PM
Mini grant funds are available for Local Health Improvement Efforts. 

Trump Inauguration-4-H

01/04/17 01:30 PM
A Winona County 4-H member from St. Charles has been selected to watch the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump in person in Washington D-C later this month.

G-E-T Complex

01/04/17 01:29 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board has decided to seek bids on a project to construct a new athletic complex in Galesville. 

Radon Test Kits

01/04/17 01:29 PM
Winona County is offering radon test kits to county residents.


Housing Study

01/04/17 01:26 PM
The results of a comprehensive housing study for the city of Winona will be presented to the public next Monday, January 9th, at City Hall. 

Fatal Crash-Trempealeau County

01/03/17 11:24 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said two teenagers were killed in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

County Property Sales

01/03/17 11:18 AM
Winona County Recorder Bob Bambenek says 2016 was a very impressive year for property sales in the county when compared to previous years. 

County Board Chair

01/03/17 10:53 AM
Longtime Winona County Board member Jim Pomeroy was elected to serve as chairman of the board for 2017.

Eyota Fire

01/03/17 10:24 AM
Firefighters battled a large shed fire for several hours Monday night near Eyota. 

Christmas Tree Pick-up

01/03/17 10:22 AM
A reminder the Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers club is once again sponsoring the annual city-wide Christmas tree pick-up.  

Nordic Skiing

01/03/17 10:20 AM
Two more Winona schools have joined a program to bring the sport of cross country skiing to elementary students in both Winona and La Crosse. 

Christmas Tree Pick-up

01/02/17 11:16 AM
A reminder the Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers club is once again sponsoring the annual city-wide Christmas tree pick-up. 

Record Rainfall

01/02/17 10:39 AM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse says numerous cities in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in this area experienced above normal rainfall from June through September in 2016. 

Corn Prices

01/02/17 10:37 AM
Wisconsin farmers averaged only $3.11 a bushel for corn marketed in November, down 12 cents from October and 31 cents below a year ago. 


01/02/17 10:35 AM
Authorities said an ATV driver was rescued Sunday after the machine ended up in the water when it went through the ice near the I-90 bridge in the Town of Campbell.

Water Testing

01/02/17 10:30 AM
Buffalo County government agencies with backing of the county board have put together $10,000 to promote testing of private water wells.  

County Board

01/02/17 10:29 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners holds its first meeting of the new year Tuesday. 

Fatal Crash

01/02/17 10:28 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

Park Sticker

01/02/17 10:25 AM
Annual 2017 admission stickers good for use at Merrick and Perrot state parks as well as other parks and forest areas across Wisconsin are available.    

Kayak Rescue

01/02/17 10:25 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says a man was rescued from the icey Mississippi River in Minnesota City Friday after he fell from a kayak. 

City Council-Tuesday

01/02/17 10:22 AM
The Winona City Council holds its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday and will be asked to approve new two-year contracts with five city labor unions covering 2017 and 2018.

NASA Grant

01/02/17 10:21 AM
Winona State University planetary geologist Jennifer Anderson has been awarded a grant of almost $500,000 from NASA to help establish a better understanding of what creates craters in space, like those on the Moon and Mars. 

Deer Hunt-CWD

12/29/16 10:29 AM
The discovery of a third deer with chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota will not change the current boundaries of the disease management zone, which is designated deer permit area 603. 

Bone Builders

12/29/16 10:20 AM
Winona Volunteer Services will host a presentation showcasing Bone Builders, a workout for Winona's older adults, on Tuesday, January 10th. 

Train Derailment

12/28/16 01:26 PM
A train derailment more than a year ago in Alma may have been caused by crew fatigue according to a report released by the Federal Railroad Administration. 

AGRI Grants

12/28/16 01:25 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for Value Added Grants. 

Mayo Leadership

12/28/16 01:24 PM
Mayo Health System clinics in Wabasha, Lake City, Cannon Falls, and Red Wing will have a new leader starting in February.

Christmas Tree Pick-up

12/28/16 01:23 PM
The Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers club is once again sponsoring the annual city-wide Christmas tree pick-up.                       

Phony Bills

12/28/16 01:22 PM
More counterfeit bills have been turning up at local retail stores in Winona.

Dairy Production

12/28/16 01:20 PM
Wisconsin dairy farm operations produced 2.41 billion pounds of milk in November, a 2 percent gain from a year ago.       

Sagan Won't Run

12/28/16 10:06 AM
Fountain City Alderman John Sagan says he is not running for re-election to the city council in April.


12/28/16 10:05 AM
The Minnesota Department of Natural resources reports a third deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been found in southeastern Minnesota. 


12/28/16 10:05 AM
Opening January 3rd and running through April 16th at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is picture exhibition entitled:  Confluence: Geography, History, and Culture at the Intersection of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. 

Window Walk Winners

12/28/16 10:03 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2016 Winona Main Street Window Walk.

Chamber Annual Meeting

12/28/16 10:02 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce hold its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet on Friday, January 20th at the Riverport Inn and Suites. 

County Tax Levy

12/28/16 10:00 AM
Winona County taxpayers will see a 6-percent increase in their county property taxes next year after the county board on a 3-to-2 vote approved the county's 2017 budget. 

Organic Advisory Task Force

12/27/16 11:08 AM
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson announced the new 13-member roster of the Organic Advisory Task Force.

Car in River

12/27/16 11:07 AM
Authorities said two people escaped serious injury when their vehicle went off Highway 14-61 east of La Crescent and ended up in the river early Monday. 

Snow Plow vs. Car

12/27/16 10:59 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 21-year-old Fountain man was injured early Tuesday when the vehicle he was driving rearended a snow plow in Fillmore County just east of Spring Valley. 

Sand Mine Pemit

12/27/16 10:56 AM
A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a sand processing facility in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands.  

Alma City Council-Property Taxes

12/27/16 10:13 AM
The Alma City Council raised property taxes 5.13 percent to pay for 2017 public municipal services. 

Shoplifting Felony

12/27/16 10:12 AM
A Houston woman is facing felony theft charges after she was caught shoplifting items from the local Target store twice within two days.

Oil Trains

12/27/16 10:11 AM
A spokeswoman says the nation's largest railroad has addressed more than 800 potential safety violations found by federal railroad inspectors on lines used to haul crude oil. 

Quit Smoking Program

12/27/16 10:04 AM
Winona Health's next smoking cessation program is FREE and it begins Thursday, January 5, 2017. 

County Board

12/23/16 12:49 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will bring 2016 to an close next Tuesday with their final meeting of the year. 

Sand Mines

12/23/16 12:48 PM
Trempealeau County has granted new permits for two sand mines whose earlier permits were determined to have lapsed. 

Officer Injured

12/23/16 12:48 PM
Authorities said a police officer was struck by a car while making a drug arrest Thursday night in Holmen.

Gift Cards-Sentence

12/23/16 12:46 PM
A 24-year-old former Buffalo County man accused of stealing VISA debit gift cards from a dental office in Mondovi was sentenced in Buffalo County Circuit Court to 90 days in jail and two years probation. 

Westfield Meeting

12/23/16 12:45 PM
The Winona Athletic Board will meet next week to review an amendment to the lease with the Westfield Golf Club. 

Deer Hunt

12/23/16 12:43 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a special gun deer hunt in southeastern Minnesota will be held from December 31st to January 15th. 

60 Main Street

12/23/16 12:40 PM
Winona city officials are looking forward to the end of this month when they learn who is interested in developing the 60 Main Street block downtown.

Eagle Scouts

12/23/16 12:38 PM
Boy Scout Troop 13 from St. Mary's Church in Winona recognized four Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout this year.

WSU Award Finalist

12/22/16 10:54 AM
Winona State has been named one of 25 finalists for the 2017 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence. 

Free Christmas Meals

12/22/16 10:52 AM
A reminder two local organizations will offer free Christmas meals this coming weekend.

Wabasha County Salaries

12/22/16 10:26 AM
Two Wabasha County elected officials want bigger salary increases for 2017 than what were granted by the county board of commissioners. 

Health Services Funding

12/22/16 10:19 AM
Buffalo County is seeking more state funding to prevent and control communicable diseases.  

Theft Charges

12/22/16 10:15 AM
Police nabbed a 25-year-old Winona man Tuesday they believe was involved in as many as four different vehicle break-ins...and possibly more. 

Tag and Tow

12/22/16 10:12 AM
More vehicles were towed away early Wednesday during the fifth straight night of tagging and towing operations for snow removal. 

Stricter Mining Rules

12/22/16 10:10 AM
Trempealeau County has stricter rules for mining in the county after a committee approved a new ordinance. 

Winona Health-Urgent Care

12/22/16 10:09 AM
Winona Health Urgent Care holiday hours:   Saturday, December 24:  Urgent Care at 420 E. Sarnia: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.             

Miller Tribute Nominations

12/22/16 10:08 AM
Winona Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the annual Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute. 

Westfield Restaurant

12/22/16 10:06 AM
The Winona Athletic Board will meet next week to review an amendment to the leased with the Westfield Golf Club. 

Self-Driving Cars

12/21/16 10:29 AM
Self-driving vehicles could be a part of Rochester's future transit options.

Overnight Fire

12/21/16 10:26 AM
Fire crews from Minnesota City and Goodview battled a fire in Minnesota City overnight. 

YMCA Designation

12/21/16 10:25 AM
The Winona Family YMCA moved a step closer to being able to sell its building and property when the City Council Monday approved changing its designation under the City's comprehensive plan. 

Swipe Out Hunger

12/21/16 10:20 AM
Merchants Bank's "Swipe Out Hunger" Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $224 to Winona Volunteer Services. 

Officer Shooting Anniversary

12/20/16 01:20 PM
The fifth anniversary of the shooting of a Lake City police officer is coming up next week. 

Oat Yield

12/20/16 01:16 PM
Oat yield averaged 66 bushels per acre in Wisconsin this past growing season.  


12/20/16 01:14 PM
Democratic State Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona is predicting a strained relationship between Republicans and Democrats when the 2017 legislative sessions begins on January 3rd. 

Towed Vehicles

12/20/16 01:12 PM
More vehicles were towed away early Tuesday during the fourth straight night of tagging and towing operations for snow removal. 

Gun Charges

12/20/16 01:10 PM
A 64-year-old Winona man has been charged with a felony count in connection with a Wabasha County burglary last September that netted thieves a large amount of guns. 

Tag and Tow Wednesday

12/20/16 10:27 AM
The City of Winona has declared another TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the DOWNTOWN AREA for early Wednesday morning, December 21st. 

Winona-Property Tax Levy

12/20/16 10:25 AM
The Winona City Council Monday night approved a 10.5 percent increase in the city's property tax levy for 2017. 

Chamber Meeting

12/20/16 10:22 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet on Friday, January 20th at the Riverport Inn and Suites. 

Fountain City Donation

12/19/16 11:36 AM
Branch 100 of National Mutual Benefit has donated $500 to the Fountain City 1st Responders. 

Employee Pay-Buffalo County

12/19/16 11:35 AM
The Buffalo County Finance Committee sent resolutions to the county board for 2017 employee pay increases. 

Winona Health-Scheuing

12/19/16 11:34 AM
Winona Health has welcomed a new physician to its staff. 

Deer Tally

12/19/16 11:33 AM
More than 4,000 whitetail deer were registered in Buffalo County during the regular 9-day hunting season in November.       

Finance Award-City of Winona

12/19/16 11:32 AM
The City of Winona's finance department has received another honor for its financial reports. 

Felony Assault Charges

12/19/16 11:30 AM
Authorities said a 51-year-old Nodine man was jailed Friday on felony assault charges after deputies were called to the residence. 

Parking Tickets-Tow

12/19/16 11:28 AM
This weekend's second large snowfall brought two snow emergencies to Winona and a large number of vehicles were tagged and towed for violating the alternate side parking ordinance. 

River Ice

12/19/16 11:27 AM
The National Weather service says an ice build up has resulted in significant rises on some area rivers including the Trempealeau River at Dodge.

Tag and Tow Tuesday!

12/19/16 11:27 AM
The City of Winona has declared a TAG and TOW operation to facilitate snow removal for the DOWNTOWN AREA. 

City Council

12/19/16 11:23 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session today to discuss some topics including the possible future of the restaurant at Westfield Golf Club. 

Ashley Donation

12/19/16 11:20 AM
Ashley Furniture Industries has made a big donation to a flood prevent project in Arcadia. 

Kromminga Terminated

12/16/16 01:07 PM
The Plainview-Elgin-Millville school board has terminated a longtime teacher in the district amid protests by many community members, fellow teachers, and even students. 

Traveling Exhibit

12/16/16 01:05 PM
The Lanesboro Arts, Commonweal Theatre, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, the Lanesboro Museum, and Friends of the Root River, in cooperation with the Minnesota Humanities Center, will host a special traveling Smithsonian Museum exhibit next month.

Alma City Audit

12/16/16 11:44 AM
The Alma City Council approved a full audit of the city's financial accounts in 2017.   

EAB Quarantine

12/16/16 11:43 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is recommending an expansion of a proposed emerald ash borer quarantine in northeast Minnesota that would include portions of St. Louis and Carlton counties. 

WAPS Schools Closing

12/16/16 11:41 AM
On a 4-to-3 vote, the Winona area Public School Board decided to close three schools.


City Council

12/16/16 11:02 AM
The Winona City Council will hold three important public hearings Monday night during its regular meeting. 

Rural Heritage Museum

12/15/16 11:54 AM
Preparations continue in St. Charles for the new Rural Heritage Museum. 

Library-History Book

12/15/16 11:52 AM
There's a new book for sale now that outlines the history of the Winona Public Library  

Credit Card Theft

12/15/16 11:50 AM
A Minnesota City woman is facing criminal charges in connection with a credit card theft and fraud case.

Wisconsin Unemployment

12/15/16 11:49 AM
Wisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady. 

Winona Health-Care Coordination

12/15/16 11:47 AM
Winona Health recently developed Care Coordination services to further its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. 

Council Informational Meeting

12/15/16 09:52 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session on Monday to discuss some topics including the possible future of the restaurant at Westfield Golf Club. 

Health Overhaul

12/15/16 09:51 AM
Time is running out to buy health insurance effective for the start of the New Year. 

Mayo-Air Fleet

12/15/16 09:50 AM
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester has unveiled a customized $8.5 million airplane to transport high-risk patients to its facilities.

Head-on Crash

12/15/16 09:49 AM
Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening in Trempealeau County. 

10 Days of Giving-Update

12/15/16 09:47 AM
Through Tuesday, the Merchants Bank's "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive was at 206,050 pounds of food. 

State Capital Grand Re-opening

12/14/16 11:29 AM
The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul will re-open to the public on Jan. 3rd, following the largest preservation effort since it first opened in 1905, costing 310-million dollars.

Deer Hunt

12/14/16 11:28 AM
The Wisconsin state Department of Natural Resources board is set to discuss results of this year's nine-day gun deer hunt. 

Principal Arrested

12/14/16 11:27 AM
A former Rochester principal has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.  

C-FC School Board Candidate Workshop

12/14/16 11:16 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City Superintendent Tom Hiebert will host a school board candidate workshop on Dec. 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.  

New C-FC School Board Member

12/14/16 11:15 AM
Bryan Madsen has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board of Directors.

Miller Tour

12/14/16 11:13 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller will be spending Thursday touring two workforce development offices in his district. 

Flood Risk-Arcadia Meeting

12/14/16 11:04 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Arcadia will host a community meeting next week to solicit public input on the scope of its Arcadia flood risk management feasibility study. 

Shipping Season Ends

12/14/16 11:03 AM
The commercial shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River has come to an end. 


12/14/16 11:02 AM
First District Congressman Tim Walz is being mentioned as a possible candidate for Minnesota governor in 2018. 

Telepsychiatry-Winona Health

12/14/16 11:01 AM
Winona Health is set to begin offering telepsychiatry services to expand access to mental health expertise. 

Plainview Fire

12/13/16 09:58 AM
A fire in downtown Plainview destroyed a store and damaged a second store.

Deer Feeding Ban

12/13/16 09:57 AM
The Department of Natural Resources plans to ban deer feeding in five southeastern Minnesota counties, including Winona County.  

WSHS Alumni Night

12/12/16 01:46 PM
Former members of the Winona High School girls basketball team are invited to the 3rd annual Alumni Night at the Senior High Gym on Saturday, December 17th.

Miller Scrap-Magazine Cover

12/12/16 01:33 PM
A Winona company is featured on the cover of the current issue of Recycling Today.  

Mortenson Retiring

12/12/16 01:32 PM
Longtime Winona Area Public Schools employee Gay Mortenson will retire at the end of this month. 

Alternate Side Parking

12/12/16 01:30 PM
Even though the Winona area saw eight to nine inches of snow Saturday into Sunday, only six vehicles got tagged for parking on the wrong side of the street overnight. 

Buffalo County Recount

12/12/16 11:05 AM
There were no remarkable errors discovered in a recount of presidential election votes in Buffalo County.  

Christmas Eve-Free Meal

12/12/16 11:04 AM
Wendy and Chase Hoffman, owners of Jefferson Pub and Grill, are inviting the public to join them for their free noon meal on Christmas Eve day.

Tomah Jumper

12/12/16 11:02 AM
Officials at a nonprofit homeless shelter in Tomah say they're addressing safety concerns at the Wisconsin facility after a veteran jumped out of a third-floor window recently. 


12/12/16 11:00 AM
A Winona State University mentorship program aims to help traditionally underserved first-year students find success on campus.  

10 Days of Giving

12/12/16 10:58 AM
Through last Thursday, Merchants Bank had collected 137,354 pounds of food for the "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive this year and was getting closer to 3-million pounds of food collected since the inception of the drive. 

Buffalo County Court

12/12/16 10:57 AM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court....39-year-old Sandra Moldenhauer had a competency-to-stand-trial hearing adjourned from Dec. 2nd to Dec. 16th on multiple charges ...

Corn Prices

12/12/16 10:55 AM
Corn prices only gained a dime to average out at $3.23 a bushel for Wisconsin corn producers in October, according to government agricultural reports released on Nov. 30th.

Birdsall Open House

12/09/16 01:07 PM
Longtime Winona physician Dr. Scott Birdsall will retire at the end of this month on December 31st. 

Toys for Kids

12/09/16 01:06 PM
The annual Toys for Kids drive in Winona will conclude Saturday with the Toy Store giveaway. 

Winona Health-Telecare

12/09/16 01:04 PM
Winona Health wants the public to know about its Telecare program. 

Tax Deadline Extension

12/09/16 01:03 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller has announced that the Minnesota Department of Revenue will grant an extension on payment deadlines for certain taxpayers who were victims of recent severe weather.  

Creamery Fire

12/09/16 01:02 PM
Firefighters were called to the Elba Creamery Thursday on a report of a fire.