County Administrator

07/28/15 09:03 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the schedule for interviewing the final four candidates for the county administrator position.  

Swimming the River

07/29/15 12:04 PM
A Navy combat veteran who is swimming the Mississippi River will receive a special escort into Winona Thursday before he arrives in Levee Park.


07/29/15 12:06 PM
Former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown will be in Galesville this Friday as part of the Gilbert Brown Foundation's efforts to raise funds supporting over 144 children's charities in Wisconsin.


07/29/15 12:06 PM
Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that support continues to grow for her bipartisan legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to the nation's veterans.        

Taste of Winona

07/29/15 12:03 PM
Tickets remain available for the annual "Taste of Winona" event coming up on Thursday, August 6th.

TEC-Energy Alert

07/28/15 04:09 PM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Rushford has issued a peak energy alert again Tuesday afternoon to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market.

Zumbro Valley Health Center

07/29/15 04:45 PM
Minnesota has 382 medical clinics that are certified as health care homes, but Zumbro Valley Health Center is the state's first community mental health center to become a health care home. 

Most Beautiful Small Towns

07/29/15 04:44 PM
Several southeastern Minnesota towns are listed in the top 19 list of Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In Minnesota, according to

Alma Highway Shop

07/29/15 04:43 PM
The Buffalo County Board Monday approved moving ahead with renovation of a highway shop in rural Alma that was built over 50 years ago.

WSU Healthy Campus

07/29/15 12:07 PM
Winona State University has been selected to join 12 other campuses in launching the Healthy Masculinity Campus Athletics Project. 

Seal Coating-Winona County Highway Dept.

07/28/15 04:31 PM
The Winona County Highway Department will be seal coating approximately 15 miles of county roads in and near the City of Winona beginning Thursday, July 30th.  

County Road 6 Work

07/28/15 04:21 PM
Culvert replacements on Winona County Road 6 will begin on Monday, August 3rd and will continue for approximately four weeks, depending on the weather.

Symphony-Summer Social

07/28/15 04:14 PM
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will hold its Summer Social at the Elmaro Vineyard in Trempealeau on Sunday, August 23rd, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Goodview Days Buttons

07/28/15 04:13 PM
With the 39th Annual Goodview Days Festival less than a month away, the Goodview Activity Group will kick off its button campaign Wednesday.

Municipal Band-Colburn

07/28/15 04:07 PM
The Winona Municipal Band will bring the music of its first conductor, George Colburn, back to life Wednesday, Aug. 12th, in Lake Park.

Family and Children's Center

07/28/15 04:06 PM
Family and Children's Center has welcomed a new president and chief executive officer.

K-Mart Building

07/28/15 04:05 PM
The city still has received no formal plans for the future use of the former K-Mart building along Highway 61.

Plainview Production

07/28/15 04:04 PM
The Plainview Area History Center is putting on a fun production next month.

Deer Season

07/28/15 12:11 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says hunters can expect another conservative deer season in 2015 as management continues to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state.

J & K Office Supply Building

07/28/15 12:09 PM
Work on the former J & K Office Supply building in downtown Winona can proceed after the city Planning Commission Monday approved a conditional use permit on a unanimous vote.    

K-Mart Building

07/28/15 12:09 PM
The city has still has received no formal plans for the future use of the former K-Mart building along Highway 61.

Whitewater River

07/28/15 12:07 PM
Heavy rainfall that fell this morning has resulted in significant rises on area rivers, streams and creeks. However, no flooding is expected at this time.

Funeral Services-Drazkowski

07/28/15 12:06 PM
Funeral services for the longtime owner and manager of Baker Shoes in downtown Winona will be held this Friday, July 31st, at 7 p.m. at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home in Winona.

Car Hits Pedestrian

07/28/15 12:04 PM
Authorities said a 79-year-old Winona man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle along Highway 43 just south of Old Homer Road.

Lake Pepin-Fishing

07/28/15 12:02 PM
Departments of Natural Resources in both Minnesota and Wisconsin have temporarily halted some commercial fishing operations on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon.       

Pepin Manufacturing

07/27/15 05:51 PM
Just a few years ago Pepin Manufacturing in Lake City was cutting jobs, but now the company is making a footprint worldwide, thanks to assistance from the Minnesota Trade Office's STEP program.    

FLW College Fishing

07/27/15 05:41 PM
FLW College Fishing was in the La Crosse area this weekend for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Central Conference.

Elmaro Vineyard

07/27/15 05:39 PM
Elmaro Vineyard in Trempealeau has had a very busy and successful summer so far.       

ICE Requests

07/27/15 12:08 PM
A Republican state lawmaker wants county jails to honor detainer requests from the U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division hold immigrant inmates past their normal release dates when their sentences are up.

Beginning Farmers

07/27/15 12:06 PM
The landscape of Minnesota's agriculture industry is changing with a bounty of new faces.           

Transportation Grants

07/27/15 12:05 PM
Minnesota cities, counties and other government entities can apply for matching funds for transportation infrastructure projects that support economic development.

Downtown Deal of the Week

07/27/15 12:04 PM
Winona's Main Street program is launching a new feature this week.   

Planning Commission

07/27/15 12:03 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission Monday will be asked to review a request for a conditional use permit for the property at 109 East Third Street that previously housed J-and-K Office Supplies.


07/25/15 08:41 AM
The Fountain City River Players will be putting on their production of the musical "Chicago", starting Wednesday, July 29th.

LSP Farm Tour

07/25/15 07:53 AM
Two farmers will share their experiments to keep their soil covered this Monday, July 27th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. southwest of Rochester.

Fire-Department-Home Safety

07/25/15 07:40 AM
The Winona Fire Department is still offering free residential home safety walk through's this summer.

Walk Your City

07/24/15 04:52 PM
The Winona City Council has approved the placement of temporary signage for an initiative called Walk Your City.


07/24/15 04:52 PM
Mayo Clinic is launching a nation-wide contest called the THINK BIG Challenge.          

Hormel Celebration

07/24/15 04:51 PM
Hormel Foods Corp.'s 125th anniversary celebration next summer is ready to roll.

Motorcycle Event

07/24/15 04:50 PM
Rushford residents and businesses are being alerted to a large number of motorcycles that will be passing through town on Sunday.

Performance Reviews

07/24/15 04:48 PM
Buffalo County has implemented a new system for evaluating employee job performance. 

SMIF Update

07/24/15 04:47 PM
Tim Penny, President and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, updated the Winona City Council  on recent initiatives.

Lottery Winner

07/24/15 12:13 PM
The Minnesota State Lottery says a Fillmore County resident is a big winner in the lottery.

WSU Enrollment

07/24/15 12:12 PM
Enrollment this coming fall at Winona State University is expected to remain steady.

Education Village

07/24/15 12:10 PM
Work is continuing on the design phase of Winona State University's proposed Education Village.       

County Board

07/24/15 12:10 PM
When the Winona County Board of Commissioners meets next Tuesday, July 28th, board members will set the dates and times for interviewing the final four candidates for the county administrator position.

Bridge Update

07/24/15 12:08 PM
Winona Chamber of Commerce members got an update on the Highway 43 bridge project during a gathering at Timber's restaurant Friday. 

Food Drive

07/24/15 12:06 PM
Around 300 food shelves across Minnesota are getting an infusion of cash donations this week and it comes at a time when help is needed.

MCA Summer Dance

07/23/15 05:15 PM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present the Summer Dance Intensive showcase 7:00 p.m., this Saturday, July 25th, at the Valéncia Arts Center Academy Theatre, 1164 West 10th Street in Winona.

FLW College Fishing

07/23/15 05:04 PM
FLW College Fishing is headed to the Mississippi River this Saturday, July 25th, for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Central Conference.

Masonic Temple

07/23/15 04:56 PM
The Winona City Council this week approved the application for a Minnesota State Historical Society grant for the Masonic Temple building upgrade.                   

Medical Marijuana

07/23/15 04:43 PM
For many in southeast Minnesota, the wait is nearly over as a groundbreaking moment in medical care is about to make its mark in Rochester.

Budget Cuts

07/23/15 04:42 PM
The largest departments fueled by Buffalo County tax levy dollars are on notice to cut expenses in 2016. 

Highway Shop

07/23/15 04:41 PM
Two Buffalo County Board committees have recommended moving ahead with renovations of county highway department shop  in rural Alma.

Wabasha School

07/23/15 04:40 PM
The Wabasha-Kellogg School Board has approved a $4,000,000 Health and Safety improvements project involving the district's K-12 school buildings.


07/23/15 04:39 PM
Merchants Bank Mortgage Lender Arlene Schwerzler has been recognized in the July issue of "Independent Banker" magazine as an outstanding community banker.

Home Invasion

07/23/15 12:05 PM
Police say an intruder shot and wounded a man during a home invasion in Rochester.

WSU-Laird Norton

07/23/15 12:03 PM
Winona state University is currently in negotiations with an architecht to design improvements to the historic Laird Norton office building in downtown Winona.                 

WSU Tunnels

07/23/15 12:02 PM
Construction of two pedestrian tunnels on the Winona State University campus is on schedule.

Downtown Development

07/23/15 12:01 PM
Winona's downtown area has been enjoying a development boon in recent months something that has not been seen in 30 years.

Tomah VA Busts

07/22/15 05:01 PM
An employee of the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center and two others have been arrested on charges of selling or attempting to sell illegal drugs at the facility.

Pedestrian Corridor Study

07/22/15 04:51 PM
During a special meeting this week, the Winona City Council received an overview of options from the Broadway, Huff and Main Street Pedestrian Corridor Study to better increase pedestrian safety.           

Fountain City Wastewater Treatment

07/22/15 04:23 PM
 A proposed renovation and upgrading of wastewater treatment plant facilities in Fountain City was estimated at $4,730,000.

Property Permit

07/22/15 04:17 PM
A Winona Company is seeking to turn a downtown property into apartments and retail space.           

Dr. West Dancing

07/22/15 04:11 PM
As part of the TL21 (Transforming Learning in the 21st Century),  district initiative, WAPS Superintendent Dr. Stephen West will be participating in Dancing with the Winona Stars to raise dollars for mobile technology.

SMIF Grants

07/22/15 04:01 PM
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a second year of grant funding from the Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota Foundation to help more children become better prepared for kindergarten.

Toys for Kids

07/22/15 12:40 PM
The Winona Toys for Kids organization is seeking volunteers to help out with its Christmas toy drive this coming fall.  

SMU Grant

07/22/15 12:39 PM
The Saint Mary's University Geographic Information Science program has been awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $8.800.

Stark Award

07/22/15 12:37 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area recognized Bill Reinarts as the recipient of the 2014 Thomas F. Stark Award at its annual meeting held on Tuesday.

Lion of the Year

07/22/15 12:24 PM
On July 20th, Present President of the Winona Noon Lions, Sue Krage (R) received the Lion Of The Year for 2015, from out going President Lynne Tillman. (L)  The award was given at the Noon Lions Annual Summer BBQ held at the Mississippi River front home of Lions Dan and Ginny Motl. 

Rollingstone Vandalism

07/22/15 12:23 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating two related vandalism incidents in Rollingstone.     

New Clinic

07/22/15 12:21 PM
Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare has announced that it will construct a new primary care clinic in Arcadia to be built on land along Highway 93 that was acquired earlier this spring.

Bud King Ice Arena

07/21/15 05:23 PM
The Winona City Council has approved a new facility agreement with the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association that will have the City of Winona continue to own and maintain the Bud King Ice Arena.   

Erickson Appeal

07/21/15 05:22 PM
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decision that the Erickson Sand Mine in Houston could not operate until the owners got a trout stream setback permit.         

Ashley Violations

07/21/15 05:21 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued two willful violations against Ashley Furniture Industries Incorporated.          

Directory Scam-BBB

07/21/15 04:12 PM
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) warns all businesses, but specifically businesses in Southern Minnesota, to be on the lookout for a bogus directory scam. 

Gilmore Project Meeting

07/21/15 04:09 PM
The public is invited to learn more about the Gilmore Avenue-Highway 61 intersection reconstruction project at a meeting from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 30th.        

Kids Count

07/21/15 12:17 PM
Minnesota ranks first among states in a national poll on the well-being of children. 

Mayo Ranking

07/21/15 12:16 PM
The Mayo Clinic is ranked second in its 2015 Best Hospitals Honor Roll by U-S News and World Report. 


07/21/15 12:15 PM
A big change at the Fastenal Company.                          The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting current president and CEO Lel

Liquid Spill-Winona

07/21/15 12:14 PM
Local authorities are still looking for the vehicle that spilled oil Monday morning along Highway 43 in Winona that caused a motorcycle crash. 

Buffalo County Court

07/21/15 12:13 PM
Among the recent appearances in Buffalo County Circuit Court...27-year-old Scott Robb of rural Cochrane, was ordered to serve 3 years of probation and 90 days in jail for maintaining a drug house.

Habitat 500 Bike Ride

07/21/15 12:12 PM
The Winona Middle School played host to over 130 bikers last week when it hosted the Habitat 500 bike ride through southeastern Minnesota.

Fatal Crash-Trooper

07/21/15 12:11 PM
An accident reconstruction report says a Minnesota state trooper was driving nearly 100 mph when he crashed his squad into another vehicle and killed a couple in Cannon Falls.  

Judge Retires

07/21/15 12:09 PM
Longtime Houston County District Judge James Fabian will retire at at the end of this  month.

Pool Party Concert

07/20/15 04:26 PM
The Pool Party Concert hosted by Winona National Bank and the City of Winona Parks & Recreation Friday, July 17th at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center was a big success.          

Harlem Ambassadors

07/20/15 04:22 PM
A special event is coming to Winona on Saturday, October 3rd at 7pm when local challengers, the Winona Sugar Loafers, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy.

Deer Hunting Works

07/20/15 04:21 PM
Deer Hunting Works For Minnesota will hold their Regional Meeting this Wednesday, July 22nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce offices.       

Winona County Field Day

07/20/15 04:20 PM
Farmers who have questions about nitrogen rate on corn, split application nitrogen management, the new herbicide options and their effectiveness, and cover crops should consider attending Winona County's field day on August 4th. 

MPCA Fines

07/20/15 04:20 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed 52 enforcement cases in 32 Minnesota counties during the second quarter of 2015. 

Liquid Spill-Winona

07/20/15 12:17 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a truck spilled a liquid along its Highway 43 route through Winona Monday causing a motorcycle crash.

Kendell Lumber

07/20/15 12:16 PM
Kendell Lumber in Rollingstone is celebrating a lumber yard being in Rollingstone for 100 years.

Sheriff's Report

07/20/15 12:15 PM
A Buffalo County sheriff's department annual reported  says future goals call for increasing revenue from service fees and grants for federal and state programs.

Beethoven Festival

07/20/15 12:14 PM
With the completion of the successful 2015 Minnesota Beethoven festival Sunday, highlights of the 2016 festival has been released.

River Rescue

07/20/15 12:13 PM
Emergency responders used boats to rescue a 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was seriously hurt after jumping into the Mississippi River near Red Wing.

Near Drowning

07/20/15 12:12 PM
Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is in critical care after he was pulled from the Mississippi River in Wisconsin's Vernon County south of La Crosse.

Goodview City Council

07/20/15 12:11 PM
One of the items on the Goodview City Council agenda for Monday at 6:00 p.m. is a discussion on setting a special meeting to possibly award a contract for an upcoming road improvement project.  

United Way Meeting

07/20/15 12:10 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area holds its annual meeting on Tuesday (July 21st).

City Council

07/20/15 12:08 PM
The Winona City Council Monday will be asked to award a contract for the upgrade to the city's lift station number seven located at Mankato Avenue and Sarnia.

Dr. West-Annual Review

07/17/15 04:58 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board has givin first year Superintendent Dr. Stephen West a big thumbs up. 

Dr. West-Annual Review

07/17/15 04:58 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board has givin first year Superintendent Dr. Stephen West a big thumbs up. 

WAPS Building Options

07/17/15 04:56 PM
The three options that will be considered in an upcoming survey for the future of Winona Area Public School facilities have various pros and cons according to the school board's agenda. 

4th Street Closure

07/17/15 04:53 PM
One block of West Fourth Street between Huff Street and Winona Street will be closed for 30 days beginning Monday, July 20, weather permitting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Winona Health Breakfest

07/17/15 12:16 PM
Monday, July 20th is the deadline to register for a free breakfast presented by Winona Health coming up next week.       

Elk Run Fraud

07/17/15 12:15 PM
One of the men behind the Elk Run bio business project in Pine Island, is facing a lawsuit for fraud and conspiracy. 

Sand Mine Petition

07/17/15 12:14 PM
The Arcadia City Council has been asked to extend a moratorium on new sand mines in the city for another six months and hold a referendum on the annexation of land into the city for new sand mines.  

Ashley Not for Sale

07/17/15 12:14 PM
Ashley Furniture Industries based in  Arcadia is not for sale.  


07/17/15 12:11 PM
30-year-old Michelle Lynn Schmitz of Winona was jailed early Friday on drug charges after a sheriff's deputy was called to a Hidden Valley residence.

Drug Charges

07/17/15 12:10 PM
A 37-year-old Menomonie, Wisconsin man was jailed early Friday following his arrest on drug charges.

WAPS Buildings

07/16/15 08:48 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday trimmed down 14 options for the future of the district's facilities down to 3 that will be included in a public survey.

Miller Golf Classic

07/16/15 04:33 PM
The Ben & Adith Miller Classic will be Monday, August 10th, at Cedar Valley Golf Course.         

City Code Update

07/16/15 04:29 PM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a contract with a Twin Cities consultant to help in updating the city's zoning code and site plan ordinance.              

Gavin's GUNZ

07/16/15 04:26 PM
One of the teams dancing for charity for Dancing with Winona Stars is a group of five men from the Winona Police and Sheriff's Departments.

Caledonia Pool

07/16/15 12:01 PM
Voters in the City of Caledonia have approved spending up to one million dollars for a new municpal swimming pool.

John Latsch Week

07/16/15 11:59 AM
The Winona County History Center next week will honor one of Winona's biggest philanthropists.

WinTech Move

07/16/15 11:58 AM
The move of a Winona company to Rushford advanced a step closer when the Rushford City Council approved moving forward with the sale of the city's former community center building. 

Hagedorn Money

07/16/15 11:57 AM
First District Congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn raised over $51,000 during the April 1st through June 30th Federal Election Committee quarterly reporting period.                

Obama Threat

07/15/15 05:16 PM
A 55-year old Tomah man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of threatening the life of the president.

Digital Deeds

07/15/15 05:06 PM
Buffalo County Register of Deeds Carol Burmeister says all deeds, records and mortgages were scanned into digital format during 2014.

Gilmore-Highway 61

07/15/15 05:05 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's latest plan for fixing the confusing and often dangerous intersection of Highway 61 and Gilmore Avenue includes a mini-roundabout.       

Buffalo County Court

07/15/15 03:58 PM
35-year old Stephanie J. Taylor of Mondovi, entered a plea of guilty to felony battery with intent to cause bodily harm in Buffalo County Court.

Wabasha County Fair

07/15/15 12:13 PM
The 147th Wabasha County Fair has begun its four-day run in Wabasha.

Lottery Winner

07/15/15 12:12 PM
Someone purchased a winning scratchoff lottery ticket in Wabasha this week.

Condo Sales

07/15/15 12:11 PM
The buyer's of two of the condos in the new River's Edge Condominiums near Levee Park have been revealed.

SMU-Cascade Meadow

07/15/15 12:10 PM
Saint Mary's University has officially assumed ownership and operation of the Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester.

Dahl-Building Permit

07/15/15 12:07 PM
Another construction project is getting underway at Dahl Automotive in Winona.                   

MNsure End

07/15/15 12:05 PM
An area lawmaker is calling on the MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee to consider ending the state's healthcare marketplace.    

Pedestrian Study

07/15/15 12:02 PM
Winona City Council members will meet next Monday to discuss options outlined in the Broadway-Huff and Main Street Corridor Study.

Hagedorn Reaction

07/15/15 12:00 PM
Republican First District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn says he is opposed to the nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran.


07/14/15 05:10 PM
First District Congressman, Tim Walz released a statement Tuesday after President Obama announced that the negotiators of the P5+1 nations have reached a nuclear agreement with Iran.            

Winona Bridge Inspection

07/14/15 05:00 PM
A reminder, motorists will encounter short traffic delays this Thursday, July 16th, on the Highway 43 bridge in Winona as the design team and contractor inspect the bridge.         

LSP Farm Tour

07/14/15 04:58 PM
What happens when your rye gets out of hand or your cornfield floods in August? Two farmers will share their experiments to keep their soil covered on Monday, July 27th, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., southwest of Rochester.       

Book Award

07/14/15 04:37 PM

Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust, associate professor of theology at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, received national acknowledgement at the recent 2015 Catholic Media Conference. Her 2014 published academic book, "Theology of the Body, Extended: The Spiritual Signs of Birth, Impairment, and Dying," won first place in the "Best Book by a Small Publisher" category in the 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Awards.

FLW College Fishing

07/14/15 04:26 PM
FLW College Fishing is headed to the Mississippi River Saturday, July 25th for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Central Conference.

Sensitive Wetlands

07/14/15 04:12 PM
USDA said 800,000 more acres of environmentally sensitive land meeting wetland and wildlife initiatives and benefits was eligible for enrollment in the government's Conservation Reserve Program.

County Administrator

07/14/15 04:10 PM
Interim Winona County Administrator Maureen Holte has been chosen one of four finalists for the permanent position.       

Fastenal Earnings

07/14/15 12:15 PM
Fastenal is reporting a gain in net sales for the first half of 2015 when compared to the first half of 2014.

Gilman Position

07/14/15 12:13 PM
Interim County Administrator Maureen Holte has been appointed to another interim position.

TCI Closing

07/14/15 12:12 PM
A La Crosse construction firm is closing after nearly 40 years in business.

Fatal Crash-Trooper

07/14/15 12:11 PM
Attorneys for a Minnesota state trooper say criminal charges resulting from a deadly crash in Cannon Falls should be dismissed or a new trial ordered because of misconduct on the part of prosecutors.

Masonic Temple

07/14/15 12:08 PM
On Monday, July 20th, the Friends of the Masonic will present a letter to the Mayor and Winona City Council regarding the need for renovation of the Masonic Temple building. year.

Barn Hunt

07/14/15 12:05 PM
A sport coming to this year's La Crosse Interstate Fair is challenging dogs to sniff out rats hidden among stacks of hay.

Egg's n' Issues

07/13/15 06:46 PM
The Transportation Committee of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an open-to-the public Eggs 'n Issues event at 7:30 am on Friday, July 24th.  

Elks #327 Garden Project

07/13/15 06:43 PM
Winona Elks #327, in conjunction with the Winona County Development Center, worked together on a Raised Garden Bed project located at 1721 West Service Drive.              

Dr. Davis Retires

07/13/15 06:34 PM
Longtime Winona Physician Dr. William Davis will be honored with a special retirement open house on Sunday, August 2nd at the Winona Clinic.

Property Sales

07/13/15 06:33 PM
Two property sales have been filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office.         

Crop Report

07/13/15 06:32 PM
Minnesota's soybean and small grains continue developing well ahead of last year's pace. 

Hiawatha Valley Facility

07/13/15 06:31 PM
Following a public hearing Monday, the Winona City Planning Commission unanimously approved the plat for a new state licensed residential facility.

MCA Summer Dance

07/13/15 06:26 PM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present the Summer Dance Intensive showcase 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25th, at the Valéncia Arts Center Academy Theatre, 1164 West 10th Street in Winona.

Elba Roundabout

07/13/15 12:12 PM
Be prepared for some changes if you take Highway 14 through Eyota to Rochester.       

Drazkowski-Town Hall

07/13/15 12:11 PM
Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski will hold a series of eight public town hall meetings this month across his district.                    

Waterfowl Survey

07/13/15 12:10 PM
Spring surveys indicated quality production of waterfowl in Wisconsin, according to the state Dept. of Natural Resources.

Drug Arrest

07/13/15 12:09 PM
A traffic stop at Broadway and Huff Street early Sunday resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Shawn Fort of Winona on drug charges.

Lake Park Vandalized

07/13/15 12:08 PM
Winona Police are looking for the culprits who vandalized two pavilions in Lake Park over the weekend.

Elba Stabbing

07/13/15 12:07 PM
Winona County authorities said a 38-year-old Richfield woman was jailed Sunday evening in connection with a stabbing that occurred near Elba. 

Fastenal Earnings

07/13/15 12:06 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company will announce its second quarter earnings results Tuesday.  

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

07/13/15 12:05 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool in Winona has earned four stars, the highest rating through Parent Aware.

Bridge Stoppage

07/13/15 12:04 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says traffic on the Highway 43 Winona Bridge will be stopped for 15 minutes this Friday, July 17th for crews to hang a wire over the highway on Latsch Island for temporary lighting.     

Traffic Fatal

07/13/15 12:03 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Saturday morning. 

Ashley for the Arts

07/11/15 11:32 AM
Some changes at this years annual Ashley for the Arts in Arcadia will make for an even bigger and better event.

Rushford Days

07/11/15 11:30 AM
This year's annual Rushford Days that kicks off Monday, July 13th has something for everyone.   

Sweet Stroll-Main Street

07/11/15 10:07 AM
Winona's Main Street businesses will be staying open late this Thursday, July 16th as part of the Sweet Stroll from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Fatal Accident

07/11/15 09:52 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal accident that occured early Saturday morning.

Civil War Event

07/11/15 07:58 AM
On Saturday July 18th at 10:00 a.m., the Governor's Civil War Commemoration Task Force and the Hiawatha Valley Civil War Roundtable will host a remembrance event honoring Winona County's Moses Chamberlin.


07/11/15 07:57 AM
A top Senate Republican is accusing the Inspector General's office at the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs of smearing whistleblowers and victims of VA mismanagement in a long-running scandal in Wisconsin.      

Bridge Inspection

07/11/15 06:22 AM
Motorists will encounter traffic delays Thursday, July 16th on the Highway 43 bridge in Winona as the design team and contractor inspect the bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.         

Rivers Edge-Open House

07/10/15 05:07 PM
A Grand Opening and Open House for the new Rivers Edge condominiums will be held Saturday and Sunday.

Playground Fundraiser

07/10/15 04:49 PM
The three Winona Lions Clubs are joining together for a special fundraising project called Swing For The Dream to remake several Winona parks for children with physical or developmental challenges. The goal is to refurbish three Winona parks with a special surface and ramps. The total projected cost of the project is just over $340,600. The Lions are hosting a 18 hole best ball golf tournament at Cedar Valley Golf Course Monday, July 27th with proceeds going to this project. To register or for more information, call Greg Borcherding at 608-799-3040 or email him at by July 17th.  

Franken-No Child Left Behind

07/10/15 12:15 PM
The U-S Senate is currently debating a bill designed to replace the unpopular No Child Left Behind legislation that became law 13 years ago.  

Crop Report

07/10/15 12:14 PM
The U.S. soybean crop was on track for a record year of production, according to the Dept. of Agriculture.  

UM-Rochester Enrollment

07/10/15 12:13 PM
Freshmen enrollment at the University of Minnesota-Rochester is expected to be down for the second straight year this fall. 

Red Wing Bridge

07/10/15 12:12 PM
A 30-day public comment period is underway for an environmental assessment document on the proposed Red Wing interstate bridge across the Mississippi River.

County Board

07/10/15 12:11 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will decide next Tuesday on a list of finalists to interview for the county administrator position. 

Kwik Trip Anniversary

07/10/15 12:08 PM
Kwik Trip convenience stores are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special event and offerings.

CapX2020 Funds

07/10/15 12:07 PM
In Buffalo County, the Belvidere Town Board has authorized using $6,500 of CapX2020 funds to pay for engineering studies and evaluations of a watershed dam in Rose Valley.   

Xcel Rate Increase

07/10/15 12:06 PM
Electric bills for Xcel Energy residential customers, including those is the Winona area, will be increasing.     

UW-L Science Lab

07/09/15 05:11 PM
The UW System Board of Regents has approved the design and construction of UW-L's new Science Labs Building. The new, approximately 188,000 square-foot-building will be constructed on the parking lot north of the existing Cowley Hall, commuter lot 3. The loss of parking spaces will be made up through the addition underway on the campus parking ramp. The four-story science labs building will include 35 new instructional and research laboratories for biology, chemistry, geography and earth science, physics, microbiology, river studies, and the radiation center. It will also include a shared administrative and building support spaces.    


07/09/15 04:46 PM
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development grants totaling just over $2,106,000 under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 2,155 current workers and new

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Comments

07/09/15 04:39 PM
A draft compatibility determination which evaluates the compatibility of a renewal of an existing utility right-of-way on the La Crosse District of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is available for public comment.

Whitewater Gardens

07/09/15 04:33 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has selected five renewable energy projects to receive NextGen Energy grants.

Winona Health Scholarships

07/09/15 04:23 PM
The Winona Health Foundation has chosen 13 students of which to award $1,000 scholarships.

Planning Commission

07/09/15 04:21 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on a request to create a new subdivision. 

ORC Grant

07/09/15 04:10 PM
The Winona ORC has received a $7,500 grant from Xcel Energy to fund Winona ORC's Skills Training/Placement program.

WAPS Buildings

07/09/15 12:11 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board is getting ready to narrow its list of 14 options for the future of the district's facilities.    


07/09/15 12:10 PM
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen West has been busy this summer preparing for the upcoming Dancing with the Winona Stars competition.

Midthun-Winona Health

07/09/15 12:09 PM
Board certified psychiatrist, Mark Midthun has joined the Winona Health Behavioral Health team and will work with individuals in Winona Health's outpatient Psychiatric & Counseling Services.

Injury Accident

07/09/15 12:08 PM
A 25-year-old Richfield woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 61 in Winona early Thursday.

Water Rescue

07/09/15 12:08 PM
Authorities say three teenagers from a Rochester church group, Calvery Baptist Church, had to be rescued after their canoe was swept into a waterfall on the U.S.-Canada border in northern Minnesota.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office says those rescued included a 15-year-old boy, the church identified as Asher Bloom, who spent several hours trapped in the water Tuesday. Suffering


07/09/15 12:07 PM
The Menards home improvement chain plans to stop selling a vinyl flooring that contains a toxic chemical.       

Wisconsin Budget

07/09/15 12:06 PM
Eleven Assembly Republicans joined with 35 Democrats in voting against the Wisconsin state budget.   

HBC Fiber-optic

07/09/15 12:05 PM
Hiawatha Broadband Communicatuions of Winona has broken ground on a long-sought project to bring high-speed, fiber-optic Internet service to residents in rural southern Minnesota.  

Goodwill Building

07/09/15 12:04 PM
A site plan has been filed with the City of Winona for possible construction of a new building to house Goodwill Industries. 

Deer Hunting Works

07/08/15 05:20 PM
Deer Hunting Works For Minnesota will hold their Regional Meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce offices.         

Rivers Edge Ribbon Cutting

07/08/15 05:12 PM
A ribbon cutting for Winona''s newest condominiums will be held tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.                

Family and Children's Center

07/08/15 05:11 PM
Family and Children's Center will welcome a new president and chief executive officer on July 15th.

MNsure Grant

07/08/15 05:10 PM
 A Rochester organization has received almost a half-million dollars from MNsure to hire employees to help Minnesotans during the enrollment process.

City-County Tour

07/08/15 04:59 PM
There will be an informational session for the Winona County Board with the Winona City Council on Saturday, July 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

4th Street Closure

07/08/15 04:54 PM
One block of West Fourth Street between Huff Street and Winona Street will be closed for 30 days beginning July 20, weather permitting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Free Diabetes Talk

07/08/15 04:47 PM
Whether you have had diabetes for years, have just learned you have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes, you will get helpful information at Winona Health’s free Health Talk: Dog Days of Diabetes, Thursday, July 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

County Administrator Pay

07/08/15 12:10 PM
On a 5-to-0 vote the Winona County Board of Commissioners decided not to grant a cost-of-living increase for the new county administrator.

County Fair Honors

07/08/15 12:09 PM
As the 157th Winona County Fair opens this week in St. Charles, a special recognition event will be taking place on Thursday.     

Soldier Dedication

07/08/15 12:08 PM
A special dedication ceremony will be held in Woodlawn Cemetary on Saturday, July 18th, for a Winona Civil War soldier who died after being held prisoner during the war.              

Obama Threat

07/08/15 12:07 PM
A Tomah, Wisconsin man is charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.        Fifty-five-year-old Brian Dutcher appeared in federal court Tuesday after being charged last week.

Speltz Sentenced

07/08/15 12:05 PM
A former bank teller who schemed with an accomplice to steal money from a customer's bank account in Fountain City has been placed on probation for two years.

Power Line Project

07/08/15 12:04 PM
The construction of a portion of a major high-voltage power line connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin is on hold due to concerns about nesting by protected bird species.

Highway 14 Project

07/08/15 12:04 PM
The $31,000,000 expansion of Highway 14 from Nicollet to North Mankato has officially begun.         

Sires Retires

07/08/15 12:02 PM
Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude says he will begin a search for a new chief deputy sheriff soon following the resignation of current Chief Deputy Bill Sires.                

Adella's Diary

07/08/15 12:01 PM
There is a new book out depicting life at the Marnach House near Elba in the late 1800s.  

Dunk a Deputy

07/08/15 11:59 AM
Here's a chance pay a law enforcement officer back if you have ever felt you have been cited with a criminal offense unjustly.

New Skate Park

07/06/15 08:12 PM
The Winona City Council Monday night approved an agreement with Anthem LLC to manage a new skate park and skate shop.    

Air Warning

07/06/15 08:10 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is expanding its air pollution warning due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.         

Church Concert

07/06/15 03:46 PM

The Central Lutheran Church in Winona will be hosting the St. Florian Boys Choir from Austria at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7th.

Winona Municipal Band

07/06/15 03:45 PM
In celebration of the centennial year of the Winona Municipal Band, A. Eric Heukeshoven, assistant professor of music at Saint Mary's University, has been commissioned to compose a new work to be premiered at the final concert of the season.

Medicine Show

07/06/15 03:44 PM
One of the featured entertainment attractions at the Winona County Fair this week is Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show.      

Lock and Dam 6

07/06/15 03:43 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 6, at Trempealeau, this Saturday, July 11th.        

Unemployment Figures

07/06/15 12:18 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said 4.8 percent of Buffalo County's labor force was unemployed in May.   

Amtrak Study

07/06/15 12:17 PM
A new Amtrak study says adding a second round-trip between St. Paul and Chicago could prove to be popular.

Road Projects

07/06/15 12:16 PM
Several road construction projects begin this week across southeast Minnesota.

Drug Arrests

07/06/15 12:15 PM
Two separate traffic stops in Winona over the weekend resulted in drug arrests.       

Winona Burglary

07/06/15 12:15 PM
Winona Police are investigating a home burglary over the week.

Mailbox Explosion

07/06/15 12:14 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident where a mailbox was exploded over the weekend.            

Stormy Weather

07/06/15 12:13 PM
Persistent rains brought bringing flood worries for some eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin counties. 

Whitewater-No Mosquitoes

07/06/15 12:11 PM
It's a little known fact that there is one state park in Minnesota where visitors do very little swatting or spraying and it's in Winona's backyard.     

Garden Tour

07/06/15 12:10 PM
The Winona Women's Resource Center will be holding its annual Garden Tour this Saturday, July 11th.        

Photo Contest

07/04/15 07:59 AM
Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are now accepting printed submissions for the 2015 Photo Contest.  Photos must be taken on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, or Trempealeau or Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuges.

Firewood Safety

07/03/15 04:34 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind visitors that only approved firewood is allowed on lands administered by the DNR, such as state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas.   

Eagles Club Event

07/03/15 04:32 PM
The Winona Eagles Club will be holding a special event all day Saturday, July 11th.        

Fireworks-4th of July

07/03/15 04:31 PM
Several communities are having 4th of July fireworks this holiday weekend. The following cities will host fireworks on Saturday evening... La Crosse as part of Riverfest, Rochester in Silver Lake Park, Harmony...


07/03/15 04:30 PM
John Doepke has joined Merchants Bank as a Network Infrastructure Administrator.          

Grain Farmer Meeting

07/03/15 12:19 PM
Minnesota licensed-attorney Todd Prichard will be holding an informational meeting in Stewartville for grain farmers and others concerned about Syngent's actions related to depression in grain prices.

Indoor Skate Park

07/03/15 12:18 PM
 A portion of the West End Recreation Center would be converted into an indoor skate park under an agreement going before the Winona City Council Monday night.                

Red Cross Bloodmobile

07/03/15 12:18 PM
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the coming weeks to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.   

Rambler Rally

07/03/15 12:16 PM
The annual Rambler Rally will take place Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th.         

Trail Study

07/03/15 12:14 PM
Results of a feasibility study on a proposed Mississippi River Trail through Buffalo County might be completed by October.  

Hager Charged

07/03/15 12:13 PM
Felony charges of violent abuse were filed against a Buffalo County man accused of strangling and battering a woman in the Town of Modena.

Obama Threat

07/03/15 12:12 PM
A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama.   

WSU Camp

07/02/15 05:45 PM
Winona State University will host Camp Invention, presented by Invent Now August 3rd through the 7th for students entering grades 1-6.    

Nesler-American Angus

07/02/15 05:41 PM
Miranda Nesler from La Crescent is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®.   

Winona County Transactions

07/02/15 05:38 PM
The number of transactions processed at the County Recorder's Office during the first half of 2015 is up 12-percent compared to the first six months of 2014.   

BK 5K Youth Fund

07/02/15 05:31 PM
The BK 5K Youth Fund has provided financial support to Winona youth programs totaling $156,582 in the 2015 funding cycle.  The Fund was established with the Fastenal sponsored BK 5K Road Race as a means to support Winona area youth and to create an ongoing way to honor Bob Kierlin, founder of Fastenal and a lifelong supporter of youth programs.  Starting in 2006 with 7 grants totaling over $22,000, the cumulative awards given to date total $1,016,717. A large number of grants were evaluated, and organizations receiving funding include Winona Senior High School, Cotter High School, Hope Lutheran High School, Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School, Jefferson STEM Elementary School, Ridgeway Community School, WAPS Early Childhood Family Education, Winona Family YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scout Troop 13, Winona Lions Clubs, and Junior Achievement.


Open Your Hearts

07/02/15 05:27 PM
The Winona County foodshelves is looking for cash donations during the month of July.          

Taste of Winona

07/02/15 05:26 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold its annual "Taste of Winona" event at a new location this year.


07/02/15 05:21 PM
Minnesota Senator Al Franken was in Winona Thursday and attended a meeting of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.  

Governor Pay Raises

07/02/15 12:12 PM
Eleven executive branch commissioners will get paid more than $150,000 per year and many others will receive big raises under a decision by Governor Mark Dayton.  

Wilson Township Business

07/02/15 12:11 PM
A new business is under construction in Wilson Township near the Wilson Town Hall.         

City Council

07/02/15 12:10 PM
The Winona City Council next Monday will be asked to accept a grant for the rehab of a downtown building destroyed by fire last February.

Home Clean Up

07/02/15 12:09 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will be asked to approve a contract with a private firm to clean up a Winona home.            

Road Race

07/02/15 12:07 PM
The annual BK5K Road Race in Winona has been termed a big success.

Pickup, Motorcycle Collision

07/02/15 12:05 PM
Winona Police said a 29-year-old Winona man was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup truck.       

Tax Values

07/02/15 12:04 PM
Property owners in Alma will see a citywide reassessment of real estate tax values in 2016.   

Sanders in Rochester

07/02/15 12:04 PM
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making a second stop in Minnesota.  

Court Ruling

07/02/15 12:02 PM
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled authorities cannot blame the victim when determining the restitution criminals are required to pay in some cases.      

Port Authority Cancelled

07/01/15 05:26 PM
The Port Authority Meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, July 9th.

Bambenek Field #1

07/01/15 05:21 PM
Despite the public's confusion over who exactly controls the gates for Bambenek Field #1, Maynard Johnson, Winona recreation director, says the city gets and the public gets plenty of use of the field. 

Street Repairs

07/01/15 05:20 PM
The Fountain City Council has finally decided to forgo more extensive repair and upgrading of Wall Street for a less costly fix that will get the street opened again. 

WSU Drone

07/01/15 05:19 PM
A Winona State University department wants to employ a drone as part of a future class to teach visual communication.               


07/01/15 05:18 PM
Minnesota Senator Al Franken will be in Winona Thursday to attend a meeting of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

I-90 Delays Thursday

07/01/15 05:17 PM
Motorists in the Dresbach area will experience short delays on Interstate 90 on Thursday afternoon, July 2, when the highway is closed for President Barack Obama’s visit to La Crosse, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

UW-L Alumni Golf

07/01/15 12:04 PM
The UW-La Crosse Alumni Association will hold its 26th annual golf outing Wednesday, August 12th, at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Onalaska.

Minnesota Orchestra Concert

07/01/15 12:02 PM
A reminder the Minnesota Orchestra will present a free outdoor concert at Lake Park Thursday, as part the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival.

Diocese Reductions

07/01/15 12:01 PM
With the first round of meetings on the the Winona Catholic Diocese's plan to convert some of its parishes into oratory status completed, the Diocese is moving to the next step.

Family Night on the Farm

07/01/15 11:58 AM
A large crowd was on hand Tuesday evening for the annual Family Night on the Farm held at the Wirtland Dairy Farm near Lewiston.       

Stolen Cooking Oil

07/01/15 11:57 AM
Local authorities are on the lookout for the culprit who made off with a large amount of used cooking oil from a Winona establishment.                


07/01/15 11:56 AM
The first component of one of Governor Mark Dayton's major legislative priorities has taken effect in Minnesota.               

Obama-La Crosse

07/01/15 11:55 AM
Governor Scott Walker will greet President Barack Obama when he comes to La Crosse on Thursday to talk about the economy.       

Talent Show-Fair

06/30/15 05:47 PM
Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers are encouraged to put their talents before a live audience by taking part in the open class talent show to be held at next weeks Winona County Fair in St. Charles.    

Century Farms

06/30/15 05:44 PM
Three Winona County Farms will be recognized as 2015 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair next week.            

Mcfarland Charges

06/30/15 04:51 PM
25-year old Edward L. Mcfarland of Fountain City, has been charged in criminal complaints accusing him of aggravated battery with intent to cause bodily harm, domestic abuse battery, bail jumping and two counts of possessing marijuana.

Ashley for the Arts

06/30/15 04:35 PM
Some big name entertainment will highlight this year's annual Ashley for the Arts event in Arcadia.     

Free Concerts

06/30/15 04:31 PM
The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will host free concerts on the Winona State University green every Friday and Saturday during the summer.         

PHOTO from WSU website

SE Tech Programs

06/30/15 12:18 PM
Two new programs will be starting up this fall at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. 

VA Watchdog

06/30/15 12:18 PM
A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama in La Crosse.  

Storm Damage

06/30/15 12:17 PM
Monday night's storm that passed through the Winona area produced some damage at at least two locations in Winona County.        

Plant Food Arrest

06/30/15 12:16 PM
Winona Police said 30-year-old Jack David Taylor of Winona is facing drug charges following his arrest Monday during a traffic stop at Gilmore Avenue and Junction Street.               

Urgent Care Hours

06/30/15 12:15 PM
The Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic, located at 420 E. Sarnia Street in Winona, will be open Saturday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.         

SE Tech Tuition

06/30/15 12:13 PM
While tuition will be going up at Winona State this fall due to action by the state legislature, tuition will stay the same at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical.

Johnson Mobile Hours

06/29/15 04:42 PM
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has announced that his staff will be available for mobile office hours in July. 

County Fair HOF

06/29/15 04:26 PM
The Winona County Fair Board is pleased to announce that five county residents have been named to the 2015 Hall of Fame....Gene Stevens of Altura, Jerry Miller of Winona (Pictured),  Tom Heim of St. Charles, Marcia Ward of Dakota and Donna Wirt of Lewiston.

WSU Tunnels

06/29/15 04:16 PM
There will be high truck traffic on Mark and Main streets near the Winona State University campus Tuesday, June 30th and Wednesday, July 1st.  

Obama-La Crosse

06/29/15 04:06 PM
President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week. 

Lock and Dam 6

06/29/15 04:04 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 6 at Trempealeau on Saturday, July 11th.   The lock will be open to the public from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Corps is opening its doors to the public to demonstrate how a lock wo

Planning Commission

06/29/15 04:03 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a request to create a new sudivision.      

Sand Mines Input

06/29/15 04:03 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on applicatiions for frack sand operations from two firms in the Arcadia area.        

County Road 44

06/29/15 04:00 PM
Winona County Road 44 on Garvin Heights Hill will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on July 6th, 7th and 8th.   

Traffic Stop-Drugs

06/29/15 12:16 PM
A traffic stop at Highway 61 and Pelzer Street early Sunday resulted in the arrest of 52-year-old Tommy Lee Lafky of Elba on drug charges.       

Free Concert

06/29/15 12:15 PM
The Minnesota Orchestra will present a free outdoor pops concert at Lake Park this Thursday, July 2nd as part of the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival.

Chase Arrest

06/29/15 12:14 PM
A 29-year-old man who led authorities on a chase early Monday was jailed after he was caught.                

Lagunas Assault Charges

06/29/15 12:13 PM
A 29-year-old rural Lewiston man was jailed Sunday on felony assault charges.

Semi Accident

06/29/15 12:12 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi-truck driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of St. Charles over the weekend.

Sweet Stroll

06/29/15 12:11 PM
Winona's Main Street businesses will be staying open late Thursday, July 16th as part of the Sweet Stroll from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Winona Air Show Postponed

06/29/15 12:10 PM
An annual air show in Winona is being postponed because of a runway reconstruction project at the municipal airport.

Obama-La Crosse

06/29/15 12:08 PM
President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week. The White House confirmed the visit Saturday night, saying only that Obama will visit the La Crosse area Thursday "for an event on the economy."

WinTech Purcase

06/29/15 12:07 PM
A Winona company has purchased a building in Rushford and hopes to be moving its operations there.           

Highway 121 Project

06/27/15 11:44 AM
A project starting in early July to widen and resurface part of state Highway 121 will slow Whitehall-to-Independence traffic.                  

Semcac-WAPS Childcare

06/27/15 11:36 AM
Semcac Early Head Start will partner with the Winona Area Public Schools Childcare Center at the Area Learning Center to expand high quality early learning opportunities for the most vulnerable infants and toddlers.     

Family Night on the Farm

06/27/15 11:35 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th Annual Family Night on the Farm event Tuesday, June 30th.

Best of La Crosse

06/27/15 11:35 AM
The second annual Best of La Crosse County finals survey opens Wednesday, July 1st, at

U-W Extension Meeting

06/27/15 11:34 AM
On Thursday, July 16th, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Buffalo County Office, will be holding a twilight meeting at the Bragger Family Farm malting barley plot in the Town of Montana. 

Deer Ban

06/27/15 11:33 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will ban deer feeding and hunting over bait in Eau Claire, Clark and Jackson counties after a doe died of chronic wasting disease at a Fairchild-area deer farm.   

Lottery Winner

06/26/15 11:20 AM
Denise Winters of Wabasha has won $5,000 by playing the Lottery's Lucky For Life game.            

Safe Firworks

06/26/15 11:17 AM
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, on Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported on the 4th of July then on any other day of the year.          

Super Gav-Vikings Visit

06/26/15 11:13 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona worked with the Minnesota Vikings to facilitate a special visit Wednesday with Super Gav, 5-year old Gavin Quimby of Winona, at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. 

Winona County Recycling

06/26/15 10:55 AM
Anne Morse, Winona County Planning and Environmental Services Sustainability Coordinator, is conducting an assessment of the Winona County Recycling Program.  Morse and volunteers are sorting through two weeks of recycling pick-ups by hand at the former Winona County Landfill site       

Drazkowski-Town Hall

06/26/15 08:18 AM
State Representative Steve Drazkowski, Republican from Mazeppa, has announced that he will be holding town hall meetings throughout the district.       

Miss Lewiston

06/26/15 08:16 AM
This year's Miss Lewiston Pageant took place Thursday night as part of Heartland Days.    Crowned was 17-year old Holly McElmury, daughter of Keith and Heidi.


06/26/15 07:44 AM
Senator Ron Johnson says if Department of Veterans Affairs officials had acted sooner in investigating reports of overprescribing medications at a Tomah medical center, lives could've been saved.          

Winona County Primary Prevention Project

06/25/15 01:32 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners heard from the county's Primary Prevention Project on Tuesday.        

Winona River City 4-H

06/25/15 01:30 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday received an update from the Winona River City 4-H Club.  4-H Member Emily Mohan says this year's project involved over two dozen special pillow cases for veterans.

Scrubs Camp

06/25/15 01:30 PM
Approximately 100 high school students attending HealthForce Minnesota and Winona State University's Scrubs Camp Thursday.   

Waumandee House Celebration

06/25/15 01:28 PM
The Waumandee House is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 'customer appreciation' festival on Saturday in Waumandee, Wisconsin. 

Jumps for Hope

06/25/15 01:22 PM
Jumps for Hope is returning to Rushford this weekend to help families coping with cancer and for funding of cancer research.        

WSU Culvert

06/25/15 06:27 AM
There will be high truck traffic on Mark and Main streets near the Winona State University campus today and Friday.                

Cal Fremling Tours

06/25/15 06:26 AM
Winona State University's Cal Fremling floating interpretive center and classroom will host educational boat tours this summer in partnership with the Winona County Historical Society.           

CWD Case

06/25/15 06:26 AM
A white-tailed deer in Eau Claire County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.       

Refuge-No Fireworks

06/25/15 06:24 AM
The 4th of July is just around the corner.  If you are heading to the Mississippi River for a boating or camping trip, just a reminder - no fireworks are allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Gavin-Vikings Visit

06/24/15 04:42 PM
Last summer, Winona was rescued by "Super Gav," a four year old boy, Gavin Quimby, who has been diagnosed with a rare brain disease   State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona arranged a surprise visit from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday to cheer up Gavin who has been in the University of Minnesota Hospital for the past few months recovering from an infection. Miller says Vikings cheerleaders were on hand as well as former player E.J. Henderson.

Picture courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Hydrolic Lift

06/24/15 04:11 PM
The Buffalo County highway shop in rural Alma is getting a new hydraulic truck lift.

Buffalo County Projects

06/24/15 04:08 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors gave final approval to borrowing $2,250,000 for highway shop building projects as well as courthouse maintenance and operational improvements.   

County Board-Highway Department

06/24/15 04:03 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted to continue the discussion of clerical staffing at the county highway department. 

Deer Disease

06/24/15 04:03 PM
A white-tailed deer in Eau Claire County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.      

Miller-School Funding

06/24/15 12:15 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says he heard from superintendents, principals, teachers, staff, and parents from across his district and the message was clear: they needed more money on the formula and flexibility to use funds.

Medical Lab Program

06/24/15 12:13 PM
Minnesota State College--Southeast Technical has extended the application deadline for its Medical Lab Technition program to August 7th.    

Tuohy Elected

06/24/15 12:08 PM
A Chatfield man has been named to head up a national trade association. 

Wabasha Facilities Plan

06/24/15 12:07 PM
The Winona school district is not alone is looking at a major facilities upgrade.              


06/24/15 12:06 PM
Police said a 41-year-old Winona man was jailed Tuesday evening on drug charges.         

Gilman Appointment

06/24/15 12:05 PM
Jason Gilman was unanimously appointed to a new job with the City of La Crosse Tuesday.    


06/23/15 04:43 PM
Representatives from early childhood organizations gathered at the office of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) in Owatonna Tuesday to celebrate 13 years of the BookStart program and 28 new BookStart awardees.

Free Summer Meals

06/23/15 04:29 PM
Children in Winona have an opportunity to receive free meals during the summer months thanks to a new program being put on by the Winona School District.                 

Gilman Appointment

06/23/15 04:28 PM
The La Crosse Common Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider the appointment of Jason Gilman as the city's Director of Planning and of Development.              

Klobachar Bill

06/23/15 12:21 PM
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier to prosecute the sale and distribution of "analogue" drugs.

Drug Charges-Benning

06/23/15 12:20 PM
A 31-year-old Wisconsin man is facing felony drug charges following his arrest early Tuesday during a traffic stop.  

Community Center

06/23/15 12:19 PM
The Arcadia City Council has awarded a $38,000 contract to a Madison engineering firm to design a new community center and city hall building.        

Arcadia Sand Mines

06/23/15 12:18 PM
The Arcadia City Council is considering requests for three new sand mine projects and is looking for a compromise on the issue.                

Family Night on the Farm

06/23/15 12:17 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th Annual Family Night on the Farm event coming up on Tuesday, June 30th. 

Assault Charges-Bakkum

06/23/15 12:16 PM
 A 25-year-old Winona man was jailed Monday evening on alleged felony assault charges.    

WAPS Buildings

06/23/15 12:15 PM
The second of two public meetings on the Winona Area Public School District's proposed facilities plan drew a slightly larger crowd Monday night at the high school.             

TEC-Energy Alert

06/22/15 04:08 PM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Rushford has issued a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market. The Cooperative asks members to help by reducing their electric use.      

Mayo-Yellow Ribbon

06/22/15 04:07 PM
On June 19th the Mayo Clinic was named a Yellow Ribbon Company - the first health organization in Minnesota to receive this recognition.

Ham Radio-Field Day

06/22/15 04:01 PM
Members of the Winona Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday June 27th at 740 Innovation Drive, Technology Park in Winona.      

Hunting Guides

06/22/15 12:16 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final Prospectus and Invitation for Applications to Conduct Commercial Waterfowl Hunting Guide Services on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. 

Buffalo County Jail

06/22/15 12:15 PM
The Buffalo County Jail averaged 9 inmates per day in May, according to Lt. Diane Mikelson, county jail administrator.  

Cattle Missing

06/22/15 12:14 PM
The Sheriff's Department is investigating a case of two missing bull calves from a county farm.   

St. Charles Burglary

06/22/15 12:12 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a burglary discovered at a St. Charles business early Monday.        

SBD Parade Results

06/22/15 12:11 PM
The Owatonna High School marching band was judged the best in the marching band competition in Sunday's Steamboat Days Grande Parade.         

Dixieland Festival

06/22/15 12:09 PM
The 28th Annual Winona Dixieland Jazz Festival will be held at Winona State University this coming Saturday, June 27. 

I-90 Closure for Monday June 22nd

06/20/15 12:18 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says eastbound I-90 traffic traveling to La Crescent or La Crosse on Monday will encounter a brief road closure.

Sears Building Sold

06/20/15 12:17 PM
The building that houses Winona's Sears store has been sold.

Dislocated Worker Funds

06/20/15 12:15 PM
Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced that Minnesota will receive 5-million-750 thousand dollars to support dislocated workers. The funds will support job training programs through the Department of Labor's Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant program.

Upcoming County Board Meeting

06/20/15 12:14 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will get an update on the county's Primary Prevention Project.

Tri County Record Sold

06/20/15 12:12 PM
The parent company of the Tri-County Record newspaper in Rushford has been sold. The Tri-County Record reports that the Bluff Country News Group has been purchased by Heather and Paul Gray of Spring Grove.

SBD Treasure

06/19/15 05:42 PM
Richard and Connie Frahm of Winona won the 2015 Steamboat Days Treasure Hunt Friday! They were both wearing a Steamboat Days button which entitled them to the full $200.

School Board-Dakota School

06/19/15 03:56 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday formally approved sealed bids, sale terms and the legal description of property with the sale of the Dakota School.            

WAPS Buildings

06/19/15 03:55 PM
Following public input during the first of two public meetings on the Winona Area Public School District's proposed facilities plan Tuesday, the Superintendent of schools explained the next steps.         

Goodview Road Projects

06/19/15 03:53 PM
The Goodview City Council Monday will hold a public hearing on plans and specifications for improvements to several streets in the city.              

Kiddie Parade-SBD

06/19/15 03:52 PM
A large crowd and beautiful weather greeted the participants in the annual Winona Steamboat Days Kiddie Parade Friday.       

Fatal Crash-ID

06/19/15 03:51 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol is continuing to investigate a fatal crash that occurred about 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 42 and Olmsted County Road 9 north of Eyota.         

Pelowski-No Tuition Freeze

06/19/15 03:50 PM
A Winona lawmaker says the tuition increases approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board this week are a result of the legislature's inability to continue to keep tuition frozen, despite having a budget surplus of $2 billion.  

SMU Doctorate

06/19/15 03:46 PM
In recognition of his 65 years of faith-filled service, Brother Gerard Rummery was presented with an honorary doctorate by Saint Mary's University Thursday in Farmington at a Lasallian Summer Retreat for Saint Mary's faculty, staff, and students.

Miss Winona 2015

06/19/15 03:42 PM
A soon to be junior at Winona State University was crowned Miss Winona 2015 Thursday night at the St. Cecelia Theater on the Cotter campus.  Brittany Moncreif was crowned by outgoing Miss Winona Maija Rannikko. Gretchen Lueck was named the First Runner- up in the competition that had four candidates.

SBD Grand Marshalls

06/18/15 03:14 PM
The Winona Clown Club will serve as the Grand Marshal for the annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade on Sunday.       

County Board-Hebert

06/18/15 03:13 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, June 23rd to discuss a lawsuit brought against itself and the county by former county administrator Duane Hebert.

Car hits Building

06/18/15 12:17 PM
No one was injured when a vehicle crashed into a Winona business Thursday.                                

Bridge Rehab

06/18/15 12:16 PM
Once the new Highway 43 bridge is completed  by the end of 2016, work on the existing bridge rehab will be undertaken.      

Historical Furniture

06/18/15 12:15 PM
The public is invited to an open house at the Winona History Center on Saturday as an exhibit entitled  "The Art of Fine Furniture" begins its month-long run.    

Rushford School Bids

06/18/15 12:14 PM
Bidding letting for the new Rushford-Peterson school building has been pushed back.      

Cemetary Fees

06/18/15 12:13 PM
The Fountain City Council approved a 15 percent increase in burial fees to keep pace with increased maintenance costs. 

Lake Onalaska Death

06/18/15 12:12 PM
Authorities have released the name of a 72-year-old woman whose body they say was recovered from Lake Onalaska on the Mississippi River near La Crosse.    

Kardaal Sanctions

06/18/15 12:11 PM
A federal judge is ordering sanctions against a Minneapolis attorney for a lawsuit over an American Indian land issue.     

Gypsoil Loan

06/18/15 12:10 PM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently approved a business loan to Chicago-based Beneficial Reuse Management to open a Gypsoil Pelletized Products plant in Winona.          

Sex Offender Ruling

06/17/15 03:50 PM
A federal judge has ruled that Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, but has deferred any immediate action to await further proceedings on a remedy.

Cornerstone Community Church

06/17/15 03:49 PM
A Winona church will be holding an open house later this month to celebrate the construction of a new home.     

Bridge Update

06/17/15 03:47 PM
Construction of the new highway 43 bridge in Winona continues to move along swiftly and remains on schedule.          

Property Sales

06/17/15 03:46 PM
Two commercial properties in Winona have changed hands.

Miss Winona

06/17/15 03:44 PM
Four contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Winona 2015 Thursday night during the annual Scholarship Pageant at St. Cecelia Theater on the Cotter campus.           

Municipal Band Concert Moved!

06/17/15 02:59 PM
Tonight's Winona Municipal Band 8pm concert has been MOVED to Somson Building on WSU campus ... Sanborn & Main street.

WAPS Buildings

06/16/15 08:12 PM
Seventeen people attended the first of two public meetings on the Winona Area Public School District's proposed facilities plan Tuesday.             

Lift Station Repairs

06/16/15 05:55 PM
The Winona City Council Monday approved moving ahead with the bidding process for needed repairs and updates for the sanitary sewer lift station #7.            

Levee Park Council

06/16/15 05:53 PM
The Winona City Council Monday received an update on the Levee Park project.            

Lake Onalaska Drowning

06/16/15 05:53 PM
Police say emergency crews have recovered the body of a woman from Lake Onalaska, a large pool on the Mississippi River.       

Steamboat Days

06/16/15 05:52 PM
Winona's annual Steamboat Days Festival officially kicks off Wednesday with the annual ribbon cutting and tapping of the Gold Keg at the Beverage Garden.      

DWI Statistics

06/16/15 12:08 PM
Penalties for gross misdemeanor DWIs in Minnesota will go up in August.

Schmit Session

06/16/15 12:07 PM
Democratic State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing says last week's special session produced a meaningful compromise across a variety of issues.          

Steamboat Days

06/16/15 12:05 PM
Winona's annual Steamboat Days Festival kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sunday in downtown Winona.         

Workers Survey

06/16/15 12:04 PM
U-S survey found that forty percent of unemployed Americans say they have completely given up on looking for work.        

Black Bear Sightings

06/16/15 12:03 PM
Wildlife experts say black bear sightings in southwest Wisconsin are increasing phenomena as more of them have been seen bellying up to backyard bird feeders.       

Merchant's Bank-Stier

06/16/15 12:02 PM
Merchants Bank says Traci Stier has been promoted to Item Processing Officer according to Kerri Bronk, Vice President and Senior Operations Officer.

Concert in the Park

06/16/15 12:01 PM
Winona National Bank will sponsor a Concert in the Park featuring the Teddy Bear Band this Friday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.            

MnSCU Tuition

06/16/15 12:00 PM
Students at Minnesota's seven state universities, including Winona State University, may see a tuition hike this fall.     

City Council-Audit

06/16/15 11:59 AM
Winona's independent auditor presented the 2014 city financial reports Monday at the City Council meeting.             

Lake Park Parade

06/15/15 03:49 PM
The annual parade for Winona Health's Lake Winona Manor residents and other area senior living and long-term care residents and guests will take place Tuesday.            

Miss Minnesota

06/15/15 12:08 PM
A new Miss Minnesota was crowned over the weekend in Eden Prairie

Driveway Scam

06/15/15 12:06 PM
Local authorities are on the lookout for a father and son involved in a driveway repair scam at two residences in Winona County.   

CHS Break-in

06/15/15 12:04 PM
Winona Police are investigating a break-in at the CHS terminal on Riverview Drive on Saturday that resulted in a wet floor.   

Archbishop Resigns

06/15/15 12:04 PM
Archbishop John Nienstedt says he's leaving the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis "with a clear conscience."    

Motorcycle Fatal

06/15/15 12:03 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says an Illinois man was killed Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a second vehicle in Wabasha.            

Fatal Fall

06/15/15 12:02 PM
Authorities have identified a Wisconsin man who was killed when a tree fell onto the pickup he was driving near La Crescent.

Junker-Alumni Award

06/13/15 10:18 AM
Ten Saint John's University alumni will receive Alumni Achievement Awards during Reunion Weekend June 26-28.        

City Council

06/13/15 09:44 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. and will hold a public hearing for the proposed 2015 sidewalk replacement project and preliminary assessment roll.         

City Council

06/13/15 09:43 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday, June 15th (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. and will hold a public hearing for the proposed 2015 sidewalk replacement project and preliminary assessment roll.
The city's auditor will also present the 2014 city financial reports and the city's finance department will recieve an award for financial reporting.     
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council before the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall to discuss the financial review for 2014.  
Both meetings are open to the public.

Birthday Ball

06/13/15 07:55 AM
The 53rd Annual Winona Health Auxiliary dinner and dance celebrating the birthday of the building of the community hospital in Winona is slated for October 17th.