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Food Share Kicks Off


03/02/15 12:21 PM
The annual March Foodshare food drive in Winona officially kicked off Monday with the need for the use of the foodshelves as great as ever.

 

United Way Campaign


03/02/15 12:18 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area annual giving campaign surpassed the $290,000 mark last week and is currently at 88% of the established $333,333 goal amount.        

 

Stolen Fish House


03/02/15 12:19 PM
Winona Police are searching for an expensive fish house that went missing from Lake Winona.

 

Church Challenge


03/02/15 12:22 PM
Local churches are being invited to take part in a friendly competition to see which one can make the largest donation to the Winona County Foodshelves.
 

Milk Production


03/02/15 12:25 PM
January milk production totaled 2.4 billion pounds in Wisconsin, the USDA said. There were 1.28 million milk cows in the state, 5,000 more than a year ago.
 

Investment Capital


03/02/15 04:41 PM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing has introduced a bill calling for tax credits for selected businesses and industries throughout greater Minnesota.


 

Summer Refuge Jobs


03/02/15 04:31 PM
The Winona and La Crosse Districts of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be hiring six students this summer, four in Winona and two in La Crosse to work on a Youth Conservation Corps crew.
 

Buffalo County Court


03/02/15 04:22 PM
A 41-year-old Wabasha man pleaded guilty to felony strangulation and suffocation of a woman in Buffalo County.
 

March Foodshare


03/02/15 12:15 PM
The month of March marks the beginning of the state of Minnesota's annual March Foodshare food drive and last year the campaign raised more than $8,000,000 and $4,000,000 pounds of food.
    
 

County Board


03/02/15 12:14 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will get an update on the County Drug Court when the board meets Tuesday at the County Government Center.
      
 

City Council


03/02/15 12:12 PM
The Winona City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night on a request from a Chicago company interested in building a manufacturing plant in Winona.
 

Highway and Bridge Repairs


02/27/15 12:24 PM
If passed by the Legislature, Governor Dayton's transportation proposal would provide up to $75,000,000 over the next ten years for key road and bridge improvements in Rochester and Olmsted County.
 

Quality Living Home Health Care Closes


02/27/15 12:20 PM
A Winona home healthcare business has closed its doors sooner than expected.
         
 

Bowling Alley


02/27/15 12:18 PM
The City of Lewiston is seeking proposals from developers interested in purchasing the building that houses Glovers Spare Time Bowling Alley along Highway 14.

 

March Foodshare


02/27/15 12:16 PM
Local residents are being reminded that the annual March Foodshare food drive will be getting underway next week.

 

Tuition Freeze


02/27/15 12:13 PM
Winona Representative Gene Pelowski wants to know where $36,000,000 in administrative cuts at the University of Minnesota went and why the money savings can't be used for a tuition freeze.

 

O'Meara Charged


02/27/15 12:11 PM
A 40-year-old Winona man was jailed Thursday night after he allegedly sent a threatening email to a local residence.

 

Pedestrian Struck


02/27/15 12:10 PM
Winona Police said a 12-year-old girl escaped injury when she was struck by a vehicle near her home Thursday morning.
 

Homicide Charge


02/27/15 12:08 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office reports a 52-year old rural Blair man has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide, child abuse and intent to commit a felony.

 

Blocked Rail Crossings


02/26/15 12:16 PM
Faced with mounting problems with blocked railroad crossing in Winona, Mayor Mark Peterson is now asking for drivers who are experiencing the delays first-hand to take action.
 

Red Wing Cuts


02/26/15 12:14 PM
The Red Wing School Board has approved $1,600,000 in cuts to take affect in the 2015-16 school year.

 

Frac Sand Ban Vote


02/26/15 12:13 PM
The Houston County Board of Commissioners has decided to wait longer before taking a final vote on banning frac sand mining in the county.

 

Hospital Errors


02/26/15 12:12 PM
An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year.


 

Buffalo County Court


02/26/15 12:11 PM
Among the recent cases in Buffalo County Circuit Court, 34-year-old Brandey Lorenzo  of Independence, was placed on probation two years for child neglect and entered a 2-year deferred sentence agreement for felony possession of methamphetamine.

C-FC School Board


02/26/15 12:10 PM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board of Directors passed a couple of policy changes, one applying to school board members and the other applying to superintendent evaluations.

 

Toddler Death


02/26/15 12:09 PM
A Wisconsin mother who lost her 2-year-old daughter is urging families with young children to install door alarms.
 
 

Viking River Cruises


02/25/15 05:12 PM
The Swiss-based Viking River Cruises has announced it will build six cruise ships, each capable of holding up to 300 passengers, to cruise American rivers, including the Mississippi River as far north as St. Paul.
 

MCA-Slaggie Family Foundation


02/25/15 05:01 PM
Thanks to the generous donation by the Slaggie Family Foundation, the Music Division at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be able to update and purchase new equipment.
 

Snowplow Collisions


02/25/15 04:56 PM
Three Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows were hit by vehicles Wednesday morning in three hours on highways in southeastern Minnesota.
       
 

SMU Chamber Singers


02/25/15 04:55 PM
The Chamber Singers of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will perform in Ireland as part of their 2015 concert tour.
 

Lake Pepin Ice


02/25/15 04:54 PM
The ice on Lake Pepin measured 24 inches thick at its deepest location according to the second measurements taken by the U-S Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday.
   
 

County Road 25


02/25/15 04:53 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday discussed a petition submitted by property owners along County Road 25 seeking improvements to the road.
        
 

Lake Pepin Ice


02/25/15 04:51 PM
The ice on Lake Pepin measured 24 inches thick at its deepest location according to the second measurements taken by the U-S Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday.
   
The Corps measured 24 inches of ice about one mile above Reeds Landing which is at the south end of the lake. Ice depths throughout the 17-mile lake ranged from 16 inches at Reeds Landing to 8 inches deep at the north end of the lake.
   
The measurements are used by the shipping industry to determine when the first towboats try to make it through Lake Pepin to reach St. Paul to open the navigation season. The measurements are taken once a week.

               

Dog Shot-Charges


02/25/15 12:20 PM
Authorities said a 46-year-old Altura man has been charged with two felonies after a neighbor's dog died from a gunshot wound last Friday.
       
 

Bridge Parking


02/25/15 12:19 PM
If you park your vehicle under the Highway 43 bridge in Winona you will have to find a new parking space as of Sunday.

 

Miller Ingenuity


02/25/15 12:17 PM
Miller Ingenuity of Winona awarded the first place prize for The Miller Ingenuity Challenge at California State University Northridge to both James McCloskey, a graduate student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Lily Thiemens, an English major, who worked together on their winning submission.

 

Delta Flights


02/25/15 12:15 PM
Delta Airlines plans to end its daily flight from Rochester to Detroit, Michigan.  
 

Pharmacy Theft


02/25/15 12:14 PM
La Crosse police arrested a Shopko pharmacy technician who's accused of stealing about 2,000 pills.

 

County Administrator Search


02/25/15 12:13 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a request for proposals from professional search firms to aid them in finding the new County Administrator.

 

Solar 101


02/25/15 12:12 PM
Join SunShare for a free event as they host a Community Solar 101 educational event on Thursday, March 5th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Winona County History Center.

 

Klobachar-Mall Of America


02/24/15 12:14 PM
In the wake of Al-Shabaab's threats against the Mall of America, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobachar has called for immediate action to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Pay Raises-Drazkowski


02/24/15 12:12 PM
A supposed agreement altering Minnesota agency commissioner pay and shoring up budgets at a few departments is in a holding pattern.
   
 

Lunchtime Learning


02/24/15 12:10 PM
Winona Health CEO Rachelle Schultz will be the guest speaker at a Winona Area Chamber of Commerce event on Thursday, February 26th.
 

Kovesci-Hy-Vee


02/24/15 12:09 PM
Newest Winona County Commissioner Marie Kovesci wants to hear from the public and will hold a meet and greet session at the Hy-Vee store on Thursday this week.
 

Tri-County Cooperative


02/24/15 12:05 PM

Tri-County Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors and staff met with local legislators recently in St. Paul to discuss some of the challenges in the electric industry and to offer solutions that can benefit the members of the not-for-profit utility.

Fastenal Planning Commission


02/23/15 05:58 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission Monday approved a request from Fastenal to split one of two properties it owns near Pelzer Street and Highway 61.

 

Fire/EMS Seminar


02/23/15 05:57 PM
Western Technical College, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council, will host a seminar on Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, Saturday, March 14th, from 9 a.m. - Noon at the Lunda Center, 319 N. Seventh St., La Crosse.
  

Library Book Sale


02/23/15 05:56 PM
The Friends of the Winona Public Library's Annual Book Sale will be held at the Winona Friendship Center, at the corner of 5th and Main)on  March 19th through March 21st.
         

MOSES Conference


02/23/15 05:56 PM
Thousands of organic and sustainable farmers from across the nation will meet in La Crosse this week for the annual Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Conference.

 

Dairy Princess


02/23/15 05:55 PM
The Winona County American Dairy Association will host the 60th annual Dairy Princess Coronation and Banquet at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 28th, at the Winona Middle School.


 

Protect Your Info


02/23/15 05:54 PM
You can learn how to protect your personal information when Winona Volunteer Services holds a class on Tuesday, March 10th, at its 412 East Second Street location.

 

Planning Commission-Zoning


02/23/15 05:53 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission Monday voted to begin the process of spending up to $100,000 to hire a consultant to assist in updating the city's Zoning Ordinance.  
 

Job Bills


02/23/15 12:14 PM
DFL and GOP Leaders in the Minnesota Senate unveiled a package of bills designed to spur economic and job growth in greater Minnesota.
 

Minnesota Republican Party


02/23/15 12:12 PM
The Chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party says his party is on the comeback trail.



 

Assault Charges


02/23/15 12:10 PM
A 31-year-old Winona man is facing assault charges after he had a run in with a police officer early Sunday morning.


 

County Board


02/23/15 12:08 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will continue its search for  a new county administrator when the board meets Tuesday evening.