Wheelage Tax

07/20/17 01:50 PM
Fillmore County may be the next county to establish a wheelage tax in order to raise funds for road and bridge repairs.

County Board Meeting

07/20/17 01:49 PM
The Winona County Board of Commission's next Tuesday will get a mid-year update from the County Recorder's Office.

County Board Tour

07/20/17 01:48 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is offering a chance to learn more about some of the historical places in the county next month.

Storm Damage-St. Charles

07/20/17 01:47 PM
Some major damage from Wednesday's thunderstorm reported in the city of St. Charles.

Fleet Farm Expansion

07/20/17 01:46 PM
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced it is providing Mills Fleet Farm with a 1.5 million dollar loan to support the company's expansion in Chippewa Falls-a project expected to create 325 jobs.

Storm Damage

07/20/17 01:43 PM
Heavy rains and winds that moved through the Winona area during separate storms Wednesday afternoon and early today kept local authorities busy with investigations and cleanup.

Vacant Home Burglaries

07/20/17 01:42 PM
Someone has been breaking into vacant homes in Winona that are up for sale.

Arcadia Evacuation

07/20/17 01:41 PM
Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia where heavy rain has sent Turton Creek over its banks.

Storm Flooding

07/20/17 01:39 PM
Heavy rain is flooding roads and causing mudslides in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Roads Closed

07/20/17 01:37 PM
Due to widespread flooding Thursday morning, law enforcement reports the following road closures in our area:

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - Arcadia School District summer school cancelled due to flooding - All roads into Arcadia closed - US 53 between Blair Road...

Peak Energy Alert-MiEnergy

07/20/17 01:34 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative is issuing a peak energy alert for a second consecutive day to address high demand for electricity in the regional power market. MiEnergy asks members to help by reducing their electric use.

Stolen Car

07/19/17 08:01 AM
A 24-year-old Arcadia man is facing criminal charges after the car he was driving crashed along Highway 93 in the Town of Arcadia and he fled on foot.

Highway 14 Partnership

07/19/17 08:00 AM
The push to upgrade a major thoroughfare in southern Minnesota continues, with members of the Highway 14 Partnership meeting in Owatonna last week to discuss the legislature's actions and chart a course forward.

Super Bowl Volunteers

07/19/17 07:55 AM
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is looking for volunteers to help out when the 2018 big game comes to Minneapolis next February.

Tree and Garden Tour

07/19/17 07:53 AM
The Winona State University Landscape Arboretum and the Great River Shakespeare Festival will host a Tree and Garden Tour at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, July 22, at the WSU Gazebo.

Lynx Coach-WSU

07/19/17 07:50 AM
The Winona State University Lyceum Series 2017-18 will host Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the WSU campus.

WSU Emails Out

07/19/17 07:47 AM
Winona State University says starting at noon Friday, July 21st, WSU email services will be unavailable until 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 24th.

Wheelage Tax

07/19/17 07:45 AM
Residents in Wabasha County will see a wheelage tax double starting January 1st, 2018.

Super Soaker Fun Fest

07/18/17 12:00 PM
Solomon's Song is hosting the 2nd annual Super Soaker Fun Fest Saturday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m.

Phoney Money

07/18/17 11:59 AM
More phony money is turning up in Winona.

Ready Set School Donation

07/18/17 11:58 AM
Ready Set School has received a donation from the St. Charles Lions club.

Officer Resigns

07/18/17 11:57 AM
A Fountain City police officer hired in December has resigned to take a new cop job elsewhere.

K-9 Donations

07/18/17 11:56 AM
The Winona Police Department is seeking donations for the purchase a training of a new K-9 officer.


07/18/17 11:05 AM
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that this will be the final Vikings Training Camp in Mankato this summer.

Soil Health Field Day

07/17/17 11:55 AM
The Land Stewardship Project will host a soil health field day on Wednesday, July 26th from 10 a.m. to noon with registration starting at 9:30 a. m.

Sand Mine Lawsuit

07/17/17 11:53 AM
An attorney for several landowners in the Blair and Whitehall area says he will file a lawsuit against a frack sand mining company shortly after August 1st is no response if received from the company by then.

Minnesota State College Southeast-Golf

07/17/17 11:52 AM
The Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation is hosting the 9th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament on Monday, August 7th at the Bridges in Winona.

Hazard Mitigation

07/17/17 11:51 AM
Winona County Emergency Management is working with the University of Minnesota-Duluth to prepare an update of the County's 2012 "Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan."

Fatal Crash

07/17/17 11:49 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 25-year-old man from Canada was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Olmsted County.

YMCA-New Partners

07/17/17 11:47 AM
The Winona Family YMCA has announced that it has two new partners in its efforts to construct a new facility near the Winona hospital.


07/14/17 01:15 PM
Winona National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Polus to Vice President and Operations/IT Manager.

Wisconsin Apples

07/14/17 01:14 PM
Wisconsin apple growers picked 41 million pounds in 2016, a 20 percent gain, according to government agricultural statistics released in June.

St. Mary's-Pray

07/14/17 01:12 PM
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has appointed an alumnus of its Philanthropy and Development program-Cheryl Pray-as its executive director.

Wisconsin Deer

07/14/17 01:11 PM
An estimated 1.34 million deer were left in Wisconsin after the 2016 hunting season, up 14 percent statewide, according to the Wisconsin DNR.

WAPS-Secondary Administrators

07/14/17 01:08 PM
Winona Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of two new secondary administrators for the 2017-2018 school year.

BK 5K Fund

07/14/17 11:14 AM
The BK 5K Youth Fund has wrapped up another successful funding cycle, providing nearly $200,000 of financial support to several Winona youth programs in 2017.


07/13/17 11:18 AM
Winona State University has appointed Ronald Strege as Director of the Warrior Success Center, effective July 17.

Peak Energy Alert-MiEnergy

07/12/17 12:58 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative is issuing a peak energy alert to address high demand for electricity in the regional power market. MiEnergy asks members to help by reducing their electric use.

Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser

07/12/17 10:58 AM
It’s true what they say - people of Winona and Fillmore counties love Habitat for Humanity.

WSU Grob

07/12/17 10:53 AM
Former Winona State Baseball Coach Gary Grob has been elected to the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.

Healthy Kids Club

07/11/17 10:26 AM
Winona Health Healthy Kids and The Bridges have teamed up for a special event on Tuesday, August 1: VIP & Me Golf.

Minnesota State College Southeast-Golf

07/11/17 10:24 AM
The Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation is hosting the 9th annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament on Monday, August 7, 2017 at The Bridges in Winona.

Pelowski-Capital Restoration

07/10/17 11:43 AM
Representive Gene Pelowski Jr. will be hosting a multimedia presentation on the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Winona County Jail Future

07/07/17 01:07 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a working session next Tuesday (July 12th) to continue discussions on the future of the aging Winona County jail.

Duck Population

07/07/17 01:06 PM
Duck hunters take note. A spring waterfowl survey in Wisconsin showed a 23 percent increase in the state's breeding duck population.

Abranson Properties

07/07/17 01:05 PM
The Winona Heritage Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 12th, at 4:00 p.m. on a proposal to develop new apartments in downtown Winona.

Drug Raid

07/07/17 01:04 PM
Authorities conducted a raid on a residence along County Road 25 south of Lewiston on Thursday and turned up marijuana.

Fire Starter Arrested

07/07/17 01:00 PM
A juvenile female police say started a fire in a home following a disagreement was arrested Thursday evening.


Phony Money

07/07/17 12:58 PM
More phony money has been turning up in Winona.

Clearing House Scam

07/07/17 12:57 PM
Authorities are warning residents to be aware of a scam that one family experienced recently involving the Publisher's Clearing House.

Century Farms

07/07/17 12:56 PM
Three Winona County Farms will be recognized as 2017 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair next week.

Alma School Board

07/07/17 12:55 PM
Two candidates are seeking an appointment to a vacancy on the Alma School Board.

Hidden in Plain Sight

07/06/17 02:05 PM
The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting a free exhibit titled, "Hidden in Plain Sight."

Fatal Crash

07/06/17 01:58 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol said a 48-year-old Red Wing man was killed in a crash between a motorcycle and a car on the Fourth of July.

Highway Delays

07/06/17 01:55 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says motorists will encounter traffic delays beginning this Monday, July 10th, on several highways in the Winona area.

Minnesota State College-Eichten

07/06/17 01:52 PM
Minnesota State College has announced a new associate dean of enrollment and student services.

St. Mary's Cemetery

07/06/17 01:47 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona says it has been experiencing an increase in non-compliance with the decoration policy this season and would like to remind visitors of what is, and what is not, allowed.

K9 Competition

07/06/17 01:30 PM
Deputy Adam Carlson and K9 Cleo attended their yearly United States Police Canine Association Region 12 certification in Fargo North Dakota in mid-June.

Free Concert Tonight

07/06/17 01:29 PM
Residents of the area are invited to a free concert in Lake Park tonight.

Crop Report

07/06/17 01:27 PM
Wisconsin farmers planted an estimated 4 million acres of corn this growing season and set a record with over 2.1 million acres planted in soybean.

C-FC Superintendent

07/06/17 01:26 PM
Public school administrative philosophy highlighted a special session of the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board where talks focused on early preparation for hiring a new superintendent in 2019.

County Roads Closed

07/06/17 01:24 PM
Culvert replacements on Winona County Road 18 will begin today and will continue for approximately three weeks, depending on the weather.

New Alma Chief

07/06/17 01:20 PM
A Pepin County deputy sheriff was offered a fulltime chief-of-police job in Alma.

Winona Street Closings

07/05/17 01:14 PM
The City of Winona says Hamilton Street between Second and Fourth Streets is closed this week for the beginning of a reconstruction project.  

ISO-City of Winona

07/05/17 01:13 PM
The City of Winona has joined the City of Saint Paul as the first Minnesota communities to earn a "Class 2" Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Services Office.

Rural Number System

07/05/17 01:11 PM
The Buffalo County Finance Committee stopped short of recommending a complete redo of the county's rural addressing system.

Highway 71 Opens

07/05/17 01:10 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a 7-mile gravel stretch of Highway 74 north of Elba from Beaver to Weaver has re-opened after a one-day closure because of water over the roadway.

A & W - Scam Artist

07/05/17 12:57 PM
An A & W restaurant employee in Winona is out $350 in what police describe as an unusual scam.

Millville Manhunt

07/05/17 12:55 PM
Wabasha County authorities says a five-hour manhunt in the woods near Millville ended with Sheriff's deputies arresting wanted fugitive Brent Espenson.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry

06/29/17 02:04 PM
 The Winona County foodshelves are seeking donations during the month of July in a special promotion. 

Community Outreach

06/29/17 02:00 PM
The Winona police department is proposing to add two officers dedicated to community-outreach policing. 

Flood Warning-Whitewater River

06/29/17 01:59 PM
 The Flood Warning continues for the Middle Fork Whitewater River near Whitewater Park. * until further notice.

Tornado Activity

06/29/17 01:58 PM
The National Weather Service says several clusters of thunderstorms erupted during the afternoon hours of Wednesday producing heavy rain, wind damage, funnel clouds, and a small tornado or two.

Kyle Petty Charity Ride

06/29/17 01:54 PM
Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty says Winona's WinCraft company has played a significant role in the success of Petty's Annual Charity Ride Across America. 

Sunday Liquor Sales

06/29/17 01:52 PM
A reminder starting his coming Sunday, July 2nd, you will be able to purchase liquor in Minnesota.

Bridge Cost Savings

06/29/17 01:49 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it has saved 17.4 million dollars in the Highway 43 bridge project in Winona using a new method of procurement contracts. 

Kellogg-Replacement Bridge

06/29/17 01:48 PM
Motorists using Highway 42 between Kellogg and Plainview will see a detour starting July 10th as a bridge repair project gets underway. 

W-K Budget Cuts

06/29/17 01:46 PM
The Wabasha-Kellogg School District is looking at about $300,000 in budget cuts for the 2017-18 school year. 

43 Bridge Project

06/29/17 01:43 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has awarded the contract for the final phase of the highway 43 bridge project in Winona to the construction firm that has been doing the majority of the work.

Family Night on the Farm

06/29/17 01:42 PM
A large crowd was on hand Tuesday night for the 42nd Annual Family Night on the Farm.

Dog Park Opens

06/27/17 03:21 PM
Winona Park Recreation Department announces the grand opening of the long awaited Prairie Island Dog Park.

New Alma Police Chief

06/27/17 03:19 PM
Three current officers who applied for the chief of police job in Alma were picked for interviewing by the city council. 

Castle Realty Opening

06/27/17 03:19 PM
Castle Realty Winona, LLC will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 29th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at their new office, located at 72 E 3rd Street. 


Legacy Grants

06/27/17 03:15 PM
Two Winona organizations are among the 50 recipients of Cultural Heritage Small Grants from the Minnesota Historical Society. 

Body Found

06/27/17 03:13 PM
Trempealeau Village police report a body was pulled from the Mississippi river Monday near the Trempealeau boat landing.

Winona Friendship Center

06/27/17 03:10 PM
The Winona Friendship Center has a unique program that is gaining some nationwide attention. 

Fatal Accident

06/26/17 01:30 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a fatal crash occurred on Highway 61 in Winona on Sunday. 

Channel One Regional Food Bank

06/26/17 01:27 PM
The Channel One Regional Food Bank in Rochester has received a major gift in its efforts to fight hunger in southeastern Minnesota. 

County Board-Wilms

06/26/17 01:25 PM
The Winona County Board will begin a search for a new County Community Services Director.  

Dregde Sand Dump

06/26/17 01:23 PM
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers has extended its timeframe for taking public comments on a proposed plan for depositing dredged sand on lands in Buffalo and Wabasha counties. 

Lions Donations

06/26/17 01:10 PM
The Winona Sunset Lions presented a check to Habitat for Humanity, for participation in their annual fish fry in the amount of $500. 

Red Wing Escape

06/26/17 01:09 PM
Red Wing Police are continuing their search for a man who escaped from the Emergency Room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing on Sunday.


06/26/17 01:08 PM
One time Winona State University golfer Troy Merritt took home $175,800 over the weekend finishing in eighth place in the Travelors professional tournament on the PGA tour. 

Structure Repairs

06/26/17 01:06 PM
Land conservation structure repairs, spring field erosion and manure storage ordinance regulations were addressed at a recent meeting of the Buffalo County Land Conservation & Resource Management Committee. 

Invasive Plants

06/26/17 01:05 PM
A work crew is spending a week on a Mississippi River island to eradicate invasive plants and poison ivy as part of a state and federal effort to clean up beaches along the waterway. 

Steamboat Visits

06/26/17 12:59 PM
The City of Winona will be visited by two different large steamboats this coming summer docking at Levee Park for a brief stay.


06/26/17 12:53 PM
The Winona Family YMCA and Habitat for Humanity of Winona and Fillmore County announce a partnership offering free access to YMCA membership and programs to local Habitat partner families

Complete Streets Policy

06/23/17 02:34 PM
The City of Winona will hold a community workshop this week to gather input for a Complete Streets Policy and Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.  

Emil's Otters

06/23/17 02:23 PM
The public gets a chance to learn about Emil's Otters during a special program at the Winona County History Center Tuesday night.

First Responder

06/23/17 02:22 PM
Sheriff's officials say first responders who were on their way to a medical situation escaped injury when their vehicle crashed with a second vehicle early Friday. 

Miss Lewiston

06/23/17 02:17 PM
A new Miss Lewiston was crowned Thursday night at Lewiston-Altura High School. 

Winona Arts Camp

06/23/17 02:16 PM
Thanks to a donation by the Slaggie Family Foundation, the Winona Arts Camp--a collaboration between Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum--is back this summer.

New Fair Building

06/23/17 02:14 PM
A grand opening is planned for next month for the new Winona County Heritage Museum located on the county fairgrounds in St. Charles.

Abramson Properties

06/23/17 02:12 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday on a request for a conditional use permit for the development of the vacant properties at 54 and 56 East Third Street downtown. 

Fine Furniture

06/23/17 02:10 PM
The Winona County Historical Society's summer exhibit that has become a widely popular annual attraction returns for its 5th season. 


06/23/17 02:08 PM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Linda Kingston to the position of Assistant Vice President of Adult and Continuing Education, effective July 15th. 

Lottery Winner

06/23/17 02:01 PM
An Elgin man is a big winner in the Minnesota State Lottery. 

Petty Charity Ride

06/23/17 01:59 PM
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, which made a stop in Winona last month, has announced its 23rd anniversary Ride raised $1.3 million...

Poison Hemlock

06/23/17 01:58 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning residents of southeastern Minnesota about the dangers of poison hemlock, a toxic member of the carrot family. 

Semi Fire

06/23/17 01:56 PM
Four fire departments were called to the scene of a fire Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 90 that saw traffic backed up for a time. 

Tuition Hikes-WSU

06/23/17 01:55 PM
Students at both Winona StateUniversity and Minnesota State College Southeast will be paying more for tuition this fall. 

Sand Hauling

06/23/17 01:48 PM
The Fountain City Council decided to move ahead with drafting a proposed ordinance to charge fees for heavy trucks using a city street to haul sand from a U-S Corps of Engineers offshore stockpile site.

Child Neglect Charges

06/21/17 11:20 AM
A 28-year-old Winona woman is facing child neglect charges after police twice discovered three young children unattended outside a home.

WSU Burglary

06/21/17 11:19 AM
Three men have been cited with felony burglary in connection with a break-in at a Winona State University building undergoing renovation. 

Sex Offender Registry

06/21/17 11:18 AM
The U-S Marshals along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program and theTrempealeau County Sheriff's Department, conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders on May 31st. 

Seminary Project

06/21/17 11:17 AM
Work on the first phase of a three-phase project to renovate and expand the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona is nearing completion.

Community Workshop

06/21/17 11:16 AM
The City of Winona will hold a pop-up event and community workshop next week to gather input for a Complete Streets Policy and Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.   

Family Night on the Farm

06/20/17 02:35 PM
A reminder, tickets are available for the 42nd Annual Family Night on the Farm sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Know your Neighbor

06/20/17 02:34 PM
Here's a chance to get to know your neighbors a little better. 


06/20/17 02:33 PM
The Winona area Humane Society will benefit from a donation made by the Winona Steamboat Days Committee. 

Frack Sand Plant

06/20/17 02:31 PM
An environmental group is challenging the state Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue a wetland permit for a western Wisconsin frack sand plant to be located near Tomah. 

Ashley Expansiom

06/20/17 02:30 PM
Ashley Furniture in Arcadia has broken ground on a new distribution center that executives say will help it compete with online retailers. 

Hoff-Charlie the Dog

06/20/17 02:29 PM
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Services in Winona has a new employee who can bring comfort to people and families in their time of crisis. 

GreenStep City

06/20/17 02:28 PM
The City of Winona has been recognized at the League of Minnesota Cities Annual conference for joining the GreenStep Cities program earlier this year.

Hidden in Plain Sight

06/20/17 02:27 PM
The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting a free exhibit titled, "Hidden in Plain Sight."  

SMU Sports Hall Of Fame

06/19/17 03:36 PM
The Saint Mary's University Cardinal 'M' Club, in association with the Alumni Association, will induct three members into the Saint Mary's Sports Hall of Fame during Cardinal 'M' Club Weekend Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-10.

License Center Closed

06/19/17 03:34 PM
The Winona County License Center and Vital Statistics office will be closed to the public on Wednesday, July 5th and Thursday, July 6th. 

UW-Extension Field Day

06/15/17 01:36 PM
The UW Extension will be holding the annual summer agronomy field day on June 28th at the Bragger Family Farm Plot Location, Intersection of Cooke Valley Road, Theisen Ridge Road and Schneider Road, Buffalo County, WI.   


06/15/17 01:36 PM
Each year during summer Reunion Weekend festivities, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota honors outstanding alumni. 

Vogel Plea

06/15/17 01:35 PM
A Winona man has pleaded not guilty to child sex charges in Buffalo County where he's accused of exploiting and enticing a girl under the age of 12 to meet up with him using social media. 

MMAM-Family Fest

06/15/17 08:45 AM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will be hosting the 11th annual free Family Fest, the largest family event of the year at the Museum. 

WAPS-Free Summer Meals

06/15/17 08:44 AM
Children and teens in our community can eat for free this summer! 

Historical Society-Art of Fine Furniture

06/15/17 08:42 AM
The Winona County Historical Society's summer exhibit that has become a widely popular annual attraction returns for its 5th season.

1st Brigade Band-SBD

06/15/17 08:41 AM
The 1st Brigade Band will perform Sunday, June 18 at 11am on Broadway in front of Sinclair Park and in the 70th Annual Winona Steamboat Days Parade

Steamboat Days Grande Parade

06/13/17 05:15 PM
Get you spot early Sunday morning for the Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade. The Parade starts at 12:01pm. There are pre-parade activities at Sinclair Park.

MiEnergy Peak Alert Today

06/13/17 02:38 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative is issuing a peak energy alert to address high demand for electricity in the regional power market. MiEnergy asks members to help by reducing their electric use. 

SBD-Wells Fargo Stagecoach

06/13/17 07:45 AM
 Wells Fargo will present a living piece of the American history- the Wells Fargo Stagecoach - with Mike Miller handling the ribbons in the 70th Annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade Sunday, June 18th...

Miller Golf Tourney

06/13/17 07:44 AM
The Ben & Adith Miller Classic will be Monday, August 14th, at Cedar Valley Golf Course. 

SBD Poster on Sale

06/13/17 07:43 AM
70th Annual Steamboat Days Commemorative posters are available for sale now at Leighton Broadcasting studios and Hyvee. 

SBD-Sports Grand Marshalls

06/13/17 07:42 AM
The Winona Steamboat Days Committee is excited to announce that the Sports Grand Marshals for the 2017 Steamboat Days Grande Parade 2016 Winona Senior High School Football Team. 

WNB-Concert in the Park

06/13/17 07:41 AM
Bob & the Beachcombers will perform at the Kids' Concert in the Park, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Friday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

4-H Key Awards

06/13/17 07:40 AM
Abigail George, daughter of Doug and Patty George of Mondovi, and Deanna Wiersgalla, daughter of Gary and Cara Lee Wiersgalla of Fountain City were selected as the Buffalo County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2017. 

SMU-First Generation

06/13/17 07:39 AM
More than $100,000 was recently raised for the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota First Generation Initiative (FGI)-an innovative program that ensures academic success for high-need, high-potential first-generation students. 

SBD-Express Clydesdales

06/13/17 07:38 AM
Winona, MN-Express Employment Professionals is hosting the world-renown Express Employment Professionals Clydesdales at Steamboat Days.

Grief Support

06/09/17 11:20 AM
Winona Health Hospice invites those who are dealing with grief to a free, six-week, Grief Support Group beginning Thursday, June 15th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Free Summer Meals

06/09/17 11:17 AM
A reminder, children and teens in the Winona Community can eat for free this summer.   

Winona FFA

06/09/17 11:16 AM
The Winona FFA Chapter was named a Top Ten Chapter, out of Minnesota's 180+ FFA Chapters, at the 88th Annual MN State FFA Convention held on the University of Minnesota Campus. 

Missing Man

06/09/17 11:15 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department has been asked to help in the search for a missing Winona man.

Assault Charges

06/09/17 11:14 AM
A 26-year-old Winona man has been charged with felony stalking along with felony assault and terroristic threats. 

Slavin Death

06/09/17 11:13 AM
An Oakdale school administrator who was from Rollingstone, whose body was found Wednesday in a Woodbury park, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Thursday. 

Winhawks Advance

06/09/17 11:11 AM
The Winona High School girls softball team plays for the Minnesota State High School Class 3-A championship this afternoon.

Remick Chosen

06/09/17 11:10 AM
Theresa Remick, managing director of the Performance Center at Saint Mary's University, has been selected to join the third cohort of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals' Leadership Fellows Program. 

Schultz Award

06/09/17 11:09 AM
Winona Heath President and CEO, Rachelle Schultz was among the honorees at the Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards banquet on June 2nd in Minneapolis.   

Dairyland Power

06/08/17 10:53 AM
Dairyland Power Cooperative will partner with Minnesota Power to build a $700 million natural gas electric plant in Superior. 

Habitat Move

06/08/17 10:52 AM
Habitat for Humanity Winona and Fillmore Counties plans to move to a new Winona location. 

Rushford State Bank-150th

06/08/17 10:49 AM
The Rushford State Bank is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  

DFL State Convention

06/07/17 11:40 AM
Leaders of the Minnesota DFL party have announced their state convention in 2018 will be held in Rochester.

Dredge Plan

06/07/17 11:37 AM
A plan to store nearly 11-million cubic yards of dredged materials from the Mississippi River on land near Wabasha and Alma has some property owners concerned.

Wabasha County Attorney

06/07/17 11:36 AM
The Wabasha County attorney has won her appeal and is in line to get a bigger salary increase.

SMU Grant

06/07/17 11:31 AM
Dr. Ben Pauli of Saint Mary's University is collaborating on a four-year, 1.77 million dollar grant to study the effects of climate change on American kestrels. 

Referendum Committee

06/07/17 11:25 AM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board has approved creating an ad hoc committee to oversee work related to a $7 million district referendum vote in November. 

Autism Center

06/07/17 11:24 AM
Partners In Excellence Autism Treatment Centers, which will be opening their new and temporary treatment center in Winona, will host an open house event Friday and Saturday. 

Another Sugar Loaf Fall

06/07/17 11:22 AM
Authorities said a 19-year-old St. Michael, Minnesota woman was taken to Winona Health to be treated for her injuries after she fell off the face of Sugar Loaf and had to be rescued. 

Miller Not Running

06/07/17 11:19 AM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says he will not run for the first district congressional seat being vacated by Tim Walz.

Mankato Open

06/06/17 02:42 PM
Mankato Avenue in Winona was reopened to traffic Tuesday afternoon about 1:30 p.m. 

Chocolate and Shakespeare

06/06/17 02:41 PM
The Winona County Historical Society's summer fundraiser event, Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne, is set for this Saturday, June 10th at 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center.  


06/06/17 02:39 PM
Former State Senator Vicki Jensen from Owatonna is the first Democrat to officially enter the race for U-S House in Minnesota's First Congressional District. 

Sugar Loaf Fall

06/06/17 02:37 PM
Authorities said a 19-year-old St. Michael, Minnesota woman was taken to Winona Health to be treated for her injuries after she fell off the face of Sugar Loaf and had to be rescued. 

SBD Poster Winner

06/06/17 02:35 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival committee unveiled a poster to commemorate the 70th Annual Steamboat Days Festival next week, June 14 - 18th.  

SMU Free Summer Concerts

06/06/17 11:09 AM
The Saint Mary’s University Office of Student Activities is welcoming the pubic to a new summer concert series, to be held at the plaza amphitheater, in the center of the Winona Campus. 

Giel Field Open

06/06/17 11:02 AM
The Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation in conjunction with Winona Area Public Schools and Winona State University will provide open track evening hours at Paul Giel Field. 

New Superintendent

06/05/17 11:37 AM
Winona's new superintendent of schools is getting ready for the move into his new position starting July 1st. 


06/05/17 11:36 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board now begins the process of planning for next fall's 81.8 million dollar facilities referendum. 

Corn Prices

06/05/17 11:33 AM
Wisconsin's average corn price received by farmers in April stayed low at $3.40 per bushel while soybeans dropped 45 cents to $9.30 a bushel, according to the Dept. of Agriculture. 

Felony Assault

06/05/17 11:32 AM
30-year-old Nathan Jon Barbian was cited with felony assault following an incident at a residence in the 100 block of Chatfield Street early Sunday. 

Gun Shots

06/05/17 11:31 AM
Winona Police said they were called in to assist in a gun incident that occurred in Buffalo County early Sunday. 

WNB-New Staff

06/05/17 11:29 AM
Winona National Bank has announced that Ashley Hamby has joined the bank as Vice President and Retail Banking Manager. 

City Council

06/05/17 11:28 AM
The Winona City Council tonight will be asked to take action on the new Unified Development Code for the city.

Century Farms

06/05/17 11:27 AM
Three Winona County Farms will be recognized as 2017 Century Farms at the Winona County Fair in July.

MCA-American Ballet

06/05/17 11:26 AM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts in Winona has announced that MCA Director of Dance, Tammy Schmidt, is one of 15 instructors selected to attend the American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum program in New York City this August.

Family Night on the Farm

06/05/17 11:22 AM
A reminder, tickets are available for the 42nd Annual Family Night on the Farm sponsored by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.

Toys For Kids

06/01/17 01:46 PM
Toys for Kids, the program that provides free toys to children in the Winona community at Christmas time, will have 2017 kickoff meeting on Monday, June 5th, at the American Legion club at 6:30 p.m.

Erickson Sand Mine

06/01/17 01:44 PM
A sand mine operating south of Rushford in Houston County will be allowed to operate after the Houston County Board decided not to revoke a conditional use permit. 

Buffalo County Jail

06/01/17 01:18 PM
Men are about three times more likely than women to wind up in the Buffalo County Jail. 

Project Fine

06/01/17 01:16 PM
Tickets are available for Winona County Project Fine's fundraiser coming up on Sunday, June 11th. 

Tax Reciprocity

06/01/17 01:15 PM
Minnesota residents who commute across the border into Wisconsin for work could soon save money on their income tax returns.

Ready Set School

06/01/17 01:14 PM
As Ready Set School's annual fund drivecame to an end Wednesday, two more donations were announced. 

Plant Explosion

06/01/17 01:12 PM
Recovery crews are searching a mountain of debris for two missing employees after a fatal explosion at a corn mill in southern Wisconsin.  

Legislature Turmoil

06/01/17 01:11 PM
The Legislative Coordinating Commission has scheduled a meeting for Friday at the state capital to consider retaining outside counsel to challenge a move by Governor Mark Dayton to veto a provision ...

Goodview Town Hall

06/01/17 01:09 PM
Two Republican lawmakers will host a Town Hall meeting in Goodview this coming Monday June 5th. 

Tool Theft

06/01/17 01:07 PM
Winona Police are looking for the culprits who stole some expensive tools from a construction trailer. 

New Deputy

05/31/17 08:23 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is back up to full strength after the hiring of a new deputy. 

Phony Money

05/31/17 08:21 AM
Police said phony money continues to be reported in Winona. 

Assault Charges

05/31/17 08:20 AM
A 32-year-old Winona man was jailed over the weekend on five felony counts of assault after police were called to a residence in the 600 block of Center Street on Monday.

Child Porn Charges

05/31/17 08:19 AM
A 37-year-old Winona County man was jailed on May 22nd in connection with a child pornography investigation. 

Dairy Breakfest

05/31/17 08:15 AM
The 32nd Annual Buffalo County Dairy Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 24th.

Mankato Rail Crossing Closing

05/27/17 11:28 AM
Mankato Avenue rail crossing will be closed starting Tuesday, May 30th through Friday, June 2nd due to railroad crossing repairs.

SE Minn-Funding

05/27/17 11:15 AM
The Lanesboro Dam and Winona State University’s Education Village are set to receive full funding thanks to a $997 million bonding bill that passed during the 2017 special session. 

Stockton Hill Crash

05/26/17 12:42 PM
The Sheriff's Department said two females were released from custody following a traffic crash on Stockton Hill early Friday. 

Stolen Tools

05/26/17 12:41 PM
Winona Police are investigating the theft of some tools from a work site. 

Fake Money Charges

05/26/17 12:39 PM
A 32-year-old Winona man is facing  possession of counterfeit currency charges following his arrest during a traffic stop. 

Child Porn Charges

05/26/17 12:38 PM
A 37-year-old Winona County man was jailed on May 22nd in connection with a child pornography investigation. 

Bonding Bill-WSU

05/26/17 12:37 PM
Winona State University will get its funding to complete its Education Village.

Pet Month-Menards

05/26/17 12:36 PM
Here's a chance to help out the dogs and cats at the Winona Humane Society who are looking for homes. 

Gypsy Moth Traps

05/26/17 12:35 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 21,000 traps this spring looking for gypsy moth. 

Holiday Hours-Winona Health

05/26/17 11:52 AM
 A reminder, Winona Health will observe holiday hours this Memorial Day weekend. 

Boat Landings Closed

05/26/17 11:51 AM
With nearly all of the Mississippi River boat landings in the Winona area closed for the Memorial Day weekend because of flooding, officials are advising boaters to stay off the river because of a rapid current.

Corrections Session

05/25/17 11:31 AM
Winona County officials Wednesday completed a three-day session with the National Institute of Corrections on the subject of the Winona County jail.

Thermal Masks-Fire Department

05/25/17 11:29 AM
The Winona Fire Department will have an easier time performing fire rescues thanks to a March fundraiser held at HyVee. 

WNB Board

05/25/17 11:25 AM
The Board of Directors of Winona National Bank has announceed the election of Dan Pecarina and James Schmidt to serve on the Bank's Board of Directors.

Measles Cases

05/25/17 11:22 AM
Southeast Minnesota hasn't had a single measles case since at least 1989, but health officials are on edge as the state's worst outbreak in nearly 30 years rages just 90 miles to the north. 

Flood Warning-Dodge

05/24/17 11:58 AM
Rainfall over the past week has resulted in significant rises along the Trempealeau River and minor flooding is occurring near Dodge, Wisconsin.   

Higher Education Bill

05/24/17 11:57 AM
A local lawmaker is predicting tuition increases at Winona State University and Minnesota State College Southeast under a higher education bill approved by the Minnesota House and Senate.

Minnesota Legislature

05/24/17 11:55 AM
Looks like the Minnesota Legislature will need yet another extension to finish its budget in a special session.

Schools Closings-WAPS

05/24/17 11:54 AM
The issue of closing two Winona Area Public elementary schools now goes back to the school board following two public input sessions this week.  

Fastenal Sales

05/24/17 11:53 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company reported an increase in net sales for the month of April when compared to April of 2016. 

Ashley Partnership

05/24/17 11:50 AM
Ashley Furniture Industries in Arcadia plans a formal announcement next week on a new partnership with Western Technical College in La Crosse. 

Assault Charges

05/24/17 11:49 AM
A 33-year-old Goodview man has been charged with felony assault and strangulation in connection with an incident that took place last February.

WAPS-Legacy Award

05/24/17 11:47 AM
The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools announced that former teacher and coach Dave Mertes was named the winner of the 2017 Legacy Award ....

Click it or Ticket

05/24/17 11:43 AM
 An estimated 12 percent of Wisconsin drivers who do not use their seat belts might see increased enforcement of the state's safety belt law through June 4th. 

C-FC Referendum

05/24/17 11:36 AM
A 7-million dollar bond referendum on  for maintenance and improvement of Cochrane-Fountain City School District facilities will go to voters in November. 

Chamber Awards

05/23/17 01:55 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce handed out special awards Tuesday at the 17th Annual Business Celebration Awards luncheon. 

Flood Warnings

05/23/17 01:54 PM
The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River The Mississippi River At Winona. 


05/23/17 01:53 PM
One of the beneficiaries of this year's 17th anniversary BK5K road Race on Saturday, June 17th is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Seven Rivers Region.

Ready Set School Donation

05/23/17 01:49 PM
Another nice donation to Ready Set School. The First Annual "Ready Set Downtown" event on April 11th brought in $856.  

Contaminated Wells

05/23/17 01:48 PM
Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties last week have affected private property owners and state properties as well. 

Traveling Photo Exhibition

05/23/17 01:46 PM
Winona State University's College of Business will host the "We Are More" Traveling Photo Exhibition through Friday, May 26th, in the COB Engagement Center, in Somsen Hall. 

60 Main Street

05/23/17 01:45 PM
The Winona Port Authority has chosen to begin negotiations with a Twin Cities company for the development of the 60 Main Street property next to Levee Park.

Winona Health-New Surgeon

05/23/17 01:43 PM
General Surgeon Crystal Lumi has joined the Winona Health medical staff. 

Strawberry Festival

05/23/17 01:42 PM
The 27th Annual St. Martin's Strawberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 11th, with an added attraction. 

New Book Fair

05/23/17 01:40 PM
Winona Health Volunteers will host a new book fair through Collective Goods formerly known as Books Are Fun. 

Solomon's Song Event

05/23/17 01:38 PM
Local organization Solomon's Song and Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center have teamed up to create a variety of mental health awareness events for the month of May. 

Petty Charity Ride

05/22/17 09:44 AM
Some 200 motorcyclists passed through Winona last Friday as they crossed their seventh state in seven days. 

Healing Gardens-Winona Health

05/22/17 09:42 AM
Winona Health is in the process of developing the "Healing Gardens" located behind Lake Winona Manor.

Lake Winona Manor-Neglect Investigation

05/22/17 09:39 AM
An investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health found a nursing home in Winona, Lake Winona Manor, had committed neglect in a case involving the death of a resident at its facility. 

Dementia Friendly Community

05/22/17 09:38 AM
The full community is invited to a pair of conversations and presentations on the subject of dementia May 23rd at 5:15 p.m. and May 24th at 10:45 a.m., at the Winona Friendship Center. 

Healthy Eating Grants

05/22/17 09:36 AM
Special grants are available in Winona County for projects that increase opportunities for active living or heathy eating by creating policy, systems, or environmental changes. 

Lions Birthday

05/22/17 09:34 AM
The Winona Sunset Lions celebrated their 40th year as a Lions Club recently. 

Dam Rescue-Honored

05/22/17 09:32 AM
Four men involved in the rescue of two boaters on the Mississippi River on May 6th, were honored by the Winona County Sheriff's Department for their quick lifesaving action. 

Toy Theft

05/22/17 09:30 AM
33-year-old David Michael Moger of Winona has been charged with felony theft of a large amount of toys. 

Bonding Bill

05/18/17 01:35 PM
Local lawmakers are expressing disappointment that an 800-million dollar bonding bill failed to pass the the Minnesota House on Wednesday. 

WAPS Closings-Meetings

05/18/17 01:34 PM
A reminder, the Winona Area Public School Board will hold two public meetings next week on the proposed closing of two elementary schools.

County Board Lawsuit

05/18/17 01:32 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a closed-door session next Tuesday night to discuss the lawsuit brought against the county seeking to overturn that county's ban on industrial sand mining. 

Flood Warnings

05/18/17 01:30 PM
The Flood Warning continues for theTrempealeau River at Arcadia. * until Saturday morning....

Toys for Kids

05/18/17 01:21 PM
Each year hundreds of Winona-area children have a much happier Christmas season, thanks to the generosity of this community and the help of the Toys for Kids program. 

Crime Stoppers Fundraiser

05/18/17 01:16 PM
Winona Area Crime Stoppers will hold a chicken-Q fundraiser on Saturday, May 20th, at the Winona Legion Club. 

Phony Bills

05/18/17 01:15 PM
Two phony bills turned up at the Winona Walmart store on Wednesday.

L-A Superintendent

05/18/17 01:13 PM
The Lewiston-Altura School Board has chosen a candidate to become the next superintendent of schools.

Black River Flooding

05/17/17 01:15 PM
The recent heavy rains along with the expected rainfall over the next 24 hours will push river levels above flood stage along the Black River from Black River Falls to near Galesville.

Arcadia Flood Warning

05/17/17 01:13 PM
The National Weather Service says the recent heavy rains along with the expected rainfall over the next 24 hours will push river levels above flood stage along the Trempealeau River at Arcadia.  

CF-C Referendum

05/17/17 01:10 PM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board plans to contract a consultant to do pre-referendum project planning and development. 

Warming Center

05/17/17 01:08 PM
The Winona Community Warming Center is looking for volunteers along with cash and food donations to operate the Warming Center from November - March each year as it prepares for its second year of operation next fall. 

New SBD Events

05/17/17 01:04 PM
Look or some new events at this year's Winona Steamboat Days Festival next month. 

Special Athletic Event-Friday

05/16/17 10:26 AM
The 2017 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition will be take place this coming Friday, May 19th at Paul Giel Field. 

Hope Harbor

05/16/17 10:21 AM
Hope Harbor, a Christian resource for at-risk girls, will expand to Winona soon. 

Ready Set School

05/16/17 10:20 AM
Another donation to Ready Set School. 

Miss Arcadia

05/16/17 10:19 AM
A new Miss Arcadia was crowned over the weekend. 

L-A Superintendent

05/16/17 10:18 AM
The search for a new Lewiston-Alura superintendent is down to three finalists. 

County Building Closed

05/16/17 09:47 AM
A reminder, the Winona County Office Building at 202 West 3rd Street will be closed Thursday, May 18 for one hour. 

SMU Fundraiser

05/16/17 09:44 AM
In conjunction with the dedication of its new Science and Learning Center, St. Mary's University has also launched the public phase of its 57 million dollar "Discover Inspire Lead" fundraising campaign. 


05/16/17 09:42 AM
Goodview Mayor Steve Baumgart and his wife Mary were named as Harbormasters for the 2017 Steamboat Days festivities next month .  

Elks Donation

05/15/17 09:09 AM
The Winona Elks Lodge has donated $2,500 in the form of a grant to Winona Health. 

Buffalo County Services

05/15/17 09:08 AM
The upgrading of two positions was authorized in the Buffalo County Health & Human Services Department. 

Cigar Tax

05/15/17 09:07 AM
A Preston lawmaker's support for slashing the state's taxes on cigars is drawing the ire of the governor.

Criger River Trip

05/15/17 09:04 AM
Vietnam veteran Jim Crigler of Winona who is attempting to canoe the length of the Mississippi River arrived in Winona Friday. 

City Council

05/15/17 09:03 AM
The Winona City Council Monday will hold a public hearing on the proposed Unified Development Code Comprehensive Plan that has been in works for a year and a half. 

Art of the Rural

05/15/17 09:01 AM
The public is invited to join Matt Fluharty at the Outpost, a collaborative space at 119 E. 3rd St., Thursday, May 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Corrections Training

05/15/17 08:53 AM
Winona County officials are gathering at the County Government Center this week for a three-day session with the National Institute of Corrections. 

Private Wells

05/15/17 08:52 AM
Health officials La Crosse county are finding increased levels of nitrates in private wells. 

SMU Science Building

05/15/17 08:50 AM
St. Mary's University's new Science and Learning Center on was dedicated and officially opened on Friday. 

Wiscinsin Cheese

05/09/17 11:22 AM
Wisconsin cheese production reached 3-point-24 billion pounds in 2016, up nearly 200 million pounds from 2015, according to the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. 

Sexual Assault Charges

05/09/17 11:20 AM
 A 71-year-old  Mondovi, Wis., man accused of multiple sexual assault offenses has an initial hearing scheduled in Buffalo County Circuit Court on June 2nd.


05/09/17 11:16 AM
Officials with the Winona Family YMCA formally announced the agreement to sell their property on Winona Street to a Twin Cities firm Monday at the "Y". 

WSU Funding

05/09/17 11:14 AM
Winona State University President Scott Olson says he is hopeful the legislature will pass a bonding bill this session and he is confident the bill will include phase two funding for Winona State's Education Village. 

Budget-Higher Education

05/08/17 12:51 PM
While negotiations continue this week on a two-year state budget, Democratic House Minority Leader, Melissa Hortman says the numbers in the education bills proposed by Republicans need to come down in order for an overall agreement to be reached.

Goodview-Whistle Free

05/08/17 12:50 PM
State Senator Mike Goggin of Red Wing says he is confident funding for Goodview's whistle free zone will be included in the final bonding bill.

Milk Prices

05/08/17 12:48 PM
The all-class milk price paid to Wisconsin dairy producers averaged $18 per 100 pounds in March, dropping a dollar from February, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. 

Steamboat Days Button

05/08/17 12:46 PM
The new Steamboat Days button will be officially unveiled on Wednesday as the annual festival draws closer. 

Captain and Mate

05/08/17 12:45 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival is seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Winona Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 16th, 2017. 

Motorcycle vs. Deer

05/08/17 12:43 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department said two La Crosse motorcycle riders were seriously injured when their cycle struck a deer Sunday afternoon. 

Dam Rescue

05/08/17 11:27 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's department said two Wisconsin men had to be rescued Saturday evening when their boat became lodged in a roller gate at Lock and Dam Seven in Dresbach. 

Missing Person Located

05/08/17 11:24 AM
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a news release saying a missing Arcadia man has been located. 

SMU Page Series

05/06/17 06:41 PM
Saint Mary's University has announced the 31st annual 2017-18 Page Series. 

McDonald House

05/06/17 06:40 PM
A growing need is what's driving the Ronald McDonald House's plan for a $16.5 million expansion in Rochester that will more than double the size of the 42,000-square-foot facility to become a 92,000-square-foot complex.  

Miss Winona Tea

05/06/17 06:39 PM
A new event for the Miss Winona event in Winona will be coming up this week. 

County Board-Feedlots

05/06/17 06:37 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to approve the expansion of two large animal feedlots in the county.

Trinona Twist

05/06/17 06:36 PM
The 2017 Trinona Triathlon is offering a twist on this year's event that is aimed at engaging local companies.


05/06/17 06:34 PM
The Winona Family YMCA has  announced the signing of a purchase agreement for the sale its property at 207 Winona Street.  

WAPS-Schools Closing

05/05/17 06:26 PM
On a 4-to-3 vote the Winona Area Public School Board Thursday decided keep the Rollingstone, Goodview and W-K elementary schools open. 


05/05/17 06:25 PM
Wisconsin's unemployment rate dipped to 3.4 percent in March, lowest it's been in 17 years, according to state labor reports. 

Money Transfer

05/05/17 06:24 PM
A 2017 budget amendment approved by the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors will move $1 million from fund reserves to pay for more maintenance and repair of county trunk roads and bridges. 

LSP-Frack Sand Ban

05/05/17 06:23 PM
The Land Stewardship Project this week filed a notice of intervention in a lawsuit challenging Winona County over its ordinance prohibiting frac sand operations in the county. 

Jail Tours

05/05/17 06:15 PM
Winona County Commissioners will be taking tours of four different county jails in the coming weeks as they contemplate the future of the Winona County jail.  

WSU Softball-NSIC

05/04/17 01:44 PM
Jordyn Kleman headlines the Winona State NSIC All-Conference Honorees on Wednesday after being named the NSIC Freshman of the Year. 

Sunday Liquor Sales-Rochester

05/02/17 02:05 PM
The Rochester City Council approved lifting the city's ban on Sunday liquor sales during its meeting Monday night. 

SMU Commencment

05/02/17 02:03 PM
Saint Mary's University will host a joint commencement ceremony for both Winona undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 13th, beginning at 11 a.m. 

City Council-Wells Fargo

05/02/17 02:01 PM
The City of Winona will not divest itself from Wells Fargo Bank. 

Gateway to Levee Park

05/02/17 02:00 PM
A reminder the intersection of Second and Main Street downtown is now blocked off for traffic as work has gotten underway this week for construction of the new Gateway to Levee Park. 

Echoes of War

05/02/17 01:57 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center on a community conversation project called Echoes of War, focusing on Vietnam.  

Volunteer Services-Free Class

05/01/17 11:31 AM
Winona Volunteer Services will host a free class entitled “Managing Carbohydrates”, led by Anna Hudson, Registered Dietician at Winona Health.  I

Sophia's Law

05/01/17 11:26 AM
A new state law that requires thousands of Minnesota boaters to install carbon monoxide detectors in their watercrafts goes into affect Monday in Minnesota. 

Brooks Arrested

05/01/17 11:25 AM
 A 68-year-old Winona man cited with his 15th DWI last week was arrested again for driving after his drivers license was cancelled.

Water Patrol

05/01/17 11:15 AM
Three men officially became members of the Winona County Sheriff's Department Water Patrol Monday. 

Drug Take Back Day

05/01/17 11:14 AM
National Prescription Drugs Take Back Day turned out to be a successful event in Winona County over the Weekend. 

Tool Theft

05/01/17 11:13 AM
Police are investigating the theft of some tools from Minnesota State College Southeast.

Attempted Robbery

05/01/17 11:10 AM
Winona Police are searching for two males wearing ski masks who are believed to have been involved in an attempted robbery at a Winona residence Sunday evening. Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said two men entered a residence in the 350 block of West Ma

Landermat Burglaries

05/01/17 11:07 AM
A DNA match has linked a Wisconsin man with two break-ins at Winona laundermats. 

Levee Park Project

04/28/17 01:20 PM
Construction of the long-awaited Levee Park Gateway Main Street  Improvements Project is slated to get underway Monday.

Brooks-DWI Charges

04/28/17 01:18 PM
A 68-year-old Winona man was jailed early Thursday on what could turn out to be his 15th DWI. 

Solomon's Song Event

04/28/17 01:15 PM
Solomon's Song and the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health have partnered to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in May.  

L-A Superintendent

04/28/17 01:14 PM
The Lewiston-Altura School Board plans to interview six candidates for its Superintendent of Schools position next week.     

Stalking Charges

04/28/17 01:13 PM
A La Crosse man has been accused of stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend as well as posting nude photos with her phone number and personal information to an online dating site.

Schultz-National Press Club

04/28/17 01:10 PM
If tens of millions more people were to be added to the uninsured rolls, hospitals would face even more budget pressure and possibly lose ground in their efforts to promote community health. 

SBD-Big Cup Classic

04/28/17 12:00 PM
It’s time to sign up for the Steamboat Days BIG CUP CLASSIC! 

Special Athletic Track and Field

04/28/17 11:58 AM
The 2017 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition will be take place on Friday, May 19th at Paul Giel Field (SMU Fieldhouse in case of rain) in Winona, MN. 

Drugs Take Back Day

04/27/17 10:08 AM
Saturday is the day Winona County residents are encouraged to turn in their expired or leftover prescription drugs. 

SMU Commencement

04/27/17 10:05 AM
The Winona Campus of Saint Mary's University will host a joint commencement ceremony for both Winona undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 13th, beginning at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium. 

Mayo-Kidney Cancer

04/27/17 10:04 AM
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they'd have without the surgery.  

Merchants Earnings

04/27/17 10:03 AM
The Merchants Financial Group, Inc. announced net income of just over 2-million dollars through the first quarter of 2017 according to President & CEO Gregory Evans. 

Buffalo County Finances

04/27/17 10:01 AM
Buffalo County Treasurer Tina Anibas supplied the county board with a fiscal report showing general investments of $9.98 million. 

WSU-Bonding Bill

04/27/17 10:00 AM
The lack of a bonding bill this session in the Minnesota legislature has gotten some Winona State University officials and Representative Gene Pelowski concerned. 

Phone Scam

04/27/17 09:59 AM
Businesses in Minnesota are being warned of a new telephone scam, which is currently targeting offices throughout the US.   


04/27/17 09:58 AM
Winona National Bank announces that Julie Knutson has joined the Bank as a Personal Banker. 

WAPS Facilities

04/27/17 09:57 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board may make a final decision about the future of the district elementary school buildings next week.

Gophers Road Trip-Winona

04/27/17 09:55 AM
Better set Monday, May 22nd, aside if you are a Minnesota Gopher fan. 

Wabasha Coach Fired

04/27/17 09:53 AM
Without explanation, the Wabasha-Kellogg school board has fired the district head Boy's basketball, the second firing of a head coach in six months. 

Sex Assault Charges

04/26/17 01:11 PM
A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl and trying to recruit her for a swinger's lifestyle. 

WNB-Community Pride

04/25/17 11:43 AM
Winona National Bank has announced Tom Seaholm, Vice President of Business Banking, is the recipient of the bank's first quarter Community PRIDE Award. 

New Zoning Code

04/25/17 11:42 AM
Winona's proposed new unified zoning code update is now in the hands of the City Council. 

Crigler River Trip

04/25/17 11:39 AM
Winonan Jim Crigler has begun his 2,000 mile canoe trip down the Mississippi River. 

Spring Grove Grant

04/25/17 11:38 AM
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has announced that Spring Grove will receive a $417,000 grant from the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program. 

Salmon Sentenced

04/25/17 11:37 AM
An Onalaska man was sentenced to 8 months in jail and three years of probation for his part in a home burglary and auto theft in Buffalo City. 

Water Problems

04/25/17 11:35 AM
Residents near a frack sand mine that resumed operations this spring are complaining their well water has been affected.

Dairy Farm Deadline

04/25/17 11:34 AM
As the May first deadline approaches, dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers still are looking for a buyer for 800,000 to a million pounds of milk a day.

SMU Films-Latsch

04/24/17 01:41 PM
Saint Mary's University's Performance Center and Office of Outdoor Leadership will present two films, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Page Theatre. 

Masonic Drops

04/24/17 01:38 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission is looking for suggestions on which ten of the 99 historic Masonic Temple theater drops should be saved.  

Heritage Preservation Commission

04/24/17 01:36 PM
The Winona Heritage Preservation Commission Tuesday will be asked to approve a certificate of appropriateness for the proposed reconstruction of the former Mason Jar building at 151 East 3rd. Street. 

Green Touch Day

04/24/17 01:35 PM
MiEnergy Cooperative invites the public to take part in Green Touch Day at Beaver Creek Valley State Park in Caledonia on Saturday, May 6th from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Tibor Charged

04/24/17 01:34 PM
Winona Police said a 49-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday following an incident involving a female. 

Regional Transit Plan

04/24/17 01:33 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a draft 2017 Regional Transit Coordination Plan for Southeastern Minnesota. 

Clean Water-Legislation

04/24/17 01:32 PM
In an effort to clean up rivers and streams across Minnesota a Agriculture conference committee in St. Paul is working on some solutions to the controversial buffer zone approved by an earlier legislature. 

Jackson Summons

04/24/17 01:31 PM
A summons has been issued in Winona District Court for the arrest of a 55-year-old Lanesboro man wanted in connection with a shooting incident last summer. 

Arcadia Diversity

04/24/17 01:29 PM
Nearly 60 percent of Arcadia voted for President Donald Trump, but residents say there hasn't been a culture of anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic sentiment in the community. 


04/21/17 02:05 PM
Saint Mary's University will host a public prescreening of a new, acclaimed documentary by Grassroots Films called "Outcasts," at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24th, in Page Theatre.  

Child Abuse Awareness

04/21/17 02:04 PM
In support of April as Child Abuse Awareness month, students in Winona State University's Child Welfare course are partnering with the Family and Children's Center of Winona to host a Child Abuse Awareness Walk at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.

WAPS Referendum

04/21/17 02:03 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board hopes to have the final wording for a proposed fall bond referendum ready by June 1st.

Smart Steps to Savings

04/21/17 02:02 PM
The Sustain Winona Partnership is inviting Winona County residents to join with their neighbors and friends in a fun new energy contest, called "Smart Steps to Savings". 


04/21/17 01:58 PM
It's time to sign up for the Steamboat Days BIG CUP GOLF CLASSIC. 

Credit Card Fraud

04/21/17 01:57 PM
A 26-year-old Winona man is facing felony financial transaction card fraud charges.

SMU Ribbon Cutting

04/21/17 01:55 PM
The public is invited to the ribbon cutting and dedication of St. Mary's University's new Science and Learning Center on Friday, May 12.

Miller Tribute

04/21/17 12:33 PM
Steve Groth received the 2016 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute at a dinner held in his honor on Wednesday. 

WSU-Earth Day

04/21/17 11:38 AM
Winona State University will partner with the City of Winona and participate in the 2017 combined Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the East End Recreation Center. 

Red Cross Training

04/20/17 02:18 PM
The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to undergo disaster training.


EPA Workshop

04/20/17 02:17 PM
Next Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 pm in the  the City of Winona will host a follow up meeting to the Sustainable Growth Strategies workshop conducted by the EPA in January. 

Hagedorn Endorsement

04/20/17 02:16 PM
Jim Hagedorn, the GOP candidate for Congress in Minnesota's First District, has received the endorsement of U.S. Representative, and fellow Republican, Tom Emmer. 

Doctor Ratings

04/20/17 02:14 PM
Gundersen Health System is the first healthcare organization in this area, and among the first in the nation, to make clinician star ratings available to patients and the public.   

Frack Sand Ban Lawsuit

04/20/17 02:13 PM
A second civil lawsuit has been filed against Winona County attempting to end a ban on frack sand mining in the county. 

Public Hearings Tonight

04/20/17 02:12 PM
The Winona County Planning Commission holds public hearings tonight on petitions to allow for the expansion of two county feedlots.

Flood Warnings

04/20/17 02:10 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a Flood Warning for the Trempealeau River At Dodge.  

Schools Lockdown

04/20/17 02:08 PM
Winona Police said an anonymous threat Wednesday resulted at least two Winona school going into lockdown as a safety measure. 

Frac Sand Mine Hearing

04/19/17 01:19 PM
Members of the public had a chance to weigh in Tuesday on a Georgia timber company's plans to fill more than 16 acres of wetlands in order to build a $65 million frac sand facility in Monroe and Jackson counties in Wisconsin. 

DuraTech Expansion

04/19/17 01:11 PM
DuraTech Industries Inc., which provides high-quality custom label printing services for customers worldwide, today is breaking ground on a 47,300-square-foot expansion to the company's manufacturing facility in La Crosse. 

60 Main Street-Port Authority

04/19/17 01:10 PM
The Winona Port Authority will hold a special meeting next Wednesday, April 26th, to discuss the 60 Main Street development project.

Higher Education Bill

04/19/17 01:08 PM
Minnesota lawmakers returned from a weeklong break this week ready to resume working on a new budget. 

DAC Garage Sale

04/19/17 01:05 PM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center will hold its 7th Annual garage sale on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, in conjunction with the 100 mile garage sale.  

Tornado Drill

04/19/17 01:04 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse is advising local residents to be aware of the annual spring Mock Tornado Drill that will be taking place Thursday afternoon and evening.

Chasing the Dragon

04/19/17 01:03 PM
Residents of the St. Charles area are invited to a special presentation on the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin use. 

AmericInn Opens

04/19/17 01:01 PM
Winona's newest hotel has opened for business on the city's west side. 

Lawsuit Dismissed

04/19/17 01:00 PM
A Winona judge has dismissed claims in a lawsuit filed against the Wabasha County Attorney's "Safe Driving Program," ...

Shooting Death-Red Wing

04/19/17 12:59 PM
Red Wing police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man as a homicide. 

Johnson Sentenced

04/19/17 12:58 PM
21-year-old Daniel S. Johnson of Chippewa Falls, was sentenced in Buffalo County Circuit Court to 5 years in prison for the repeated sexual assault of a child in Mondovi.

Dog Bite-Search

04/19/17 12:57 PM
Winona Animal Control is looking for a dog that was involved in a bite investigation.    

Trinona Event

04/19/17 12:56 PM
Winona will be hosting the annual Trinona triathlon again in June. 

Water Action Day

04/18/17 01:22 PM
The Land Stewardship Project in Lewiston is co-sponsoring Minnesota Water Action Day with a broad coalition of groups working to protect Minnesota's water. 

Eggs and Issues

04/18/17 01:21 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor and Eggs and Issues breakfast this Friday, April 21st, at Perkins restaurant.  

Cultural Humility

04/18/17 01:16 PM
Winona County AAlliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP is offering free workshops on Tuesday, May 16th on Cultural Humility. Two sessions will be provided at different times so professionals and community members can attend; each session will provid

Spring Flood Run

04/18/17 01:15 PM
Winona County authorities report no arrests in conjunction with the annual spring flood run held on Saturday. 

Maplewood Shooting

04/18/17 01:13 PM
A 22-year-old Chicago, Illinois, man is facing two felony gun charges after allegedly shooting off a firearm in the Maplewood Townhomes over the weekend. 

Bluff Country Co-op

04/18/17 01:10 PM
The Bluff Country Co-op in downtown Winona held a special ground breaking Monday to celebrate the expansion of its retail store into the full footprint of its building at Second and Johnson streets. 

Goodview City Council

04/17/17 11:51 AM
A pair of state lawmakers will be paying a visit to the Goodview City Council meeting tonight.

Penney Closing Delayed

04/17/17 10:55 AM
The Winona Penney store will not close in June.

Infant CPR

04/17/17 10:49 AM
Winona Health is offering a free Infant CPR & Choking Class Tuesday, May 9, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the B.A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital 3rd floor. 

G-E-T New Facilities

04/14/17 11:17 AM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board has approved up to 6-million dollars in spending to construct new athletic facilities at Galesville.

Matteau Charged

04/14/17 11:15 AM
A 48-year-old Sparta, Wisconsin man was jailed after he allegedly tried to use an unusual scheme to purchase an expensive item at the Winona Mills Fleet Farm Store. 

Paul Giel Field Burglary

04/14/17 11:14 AM
Winona Police continue to investigate a burglary at Paul Giel Field. Authorities said two males were questioned after an officer spotted some suspicious activity about 11:00 p.m. Thursday. 

WSU Tree Giveaway

04/14/17 11:05 AM
Winona State University's fifth annual Arbor Day Celebration will kick off April 19th with a free tree give-away and a campus presentation by horticulturist and author Heather Holm. 

AVID Program

04/14/17 10:59 AM
The AVID program is getting ready to kick off beginning with the 2017-18 school year at Winona Senior High School. 


04/14/17 10:57 AM
The Lewiston-Altura School Board is taking applications for a new superintendent of schools. 

Highway Projects

04/13/17 01:53 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has unveiled a list of some of the road construction projects that will be undertaken in southeastern Minnesota in 2017.

Sand Mine Visit

04/13/17 01:50 PM
The Houston County Board of Commissioners will pay a visit to the Erickson sand mine south of Rushford in Houston County next week as board members try to iron out a dispute between the mine operators and adjacent property owners. 

Bluff Country Co-op Expansion

04/13/17 01:28 PM
The Bluff Country Co-op in downtown Winona will hold a ground breaking this coming Monday to celebrate the expansion of its retail store into the full footprint of its building at Second and Johnson streets. 

Cat Hits Hospital

04/13/17 01:27 PM
Police said an 80-year-old Winona woman escaped serious injury when the vehicle she was driving struck a Winona Health building Wednesday morning.

Kidnapping Arrests

04/13/17 01:25 PM
Winona Police said three people were jailed Wednesday in connection with an incident that involved a kidnapping and suspected false imprisonment.

Walz Town Hall

04/13/17 12:55 PM
First District Congressman Tim Walz will hold a Town Hall session Monday, April 17th, in North Mankato. 

EAB Meeting-Wabasha

04/12/17 11:52 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will hold a special meeting in Wabasha next week week to present information on the arrival of the emerald ash borer to Wabasha.

Take Back the Night

04/12/17 11:51 AM
Winona State University and Women's Resource Center of Winona will host the annual "Take Back the Night" rally at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th, in the Student Union.

Ready Set School

04/12/17 11:48 AM
Ready Set School has received a pair of donations from local fundraisers. 

Youth Tour Winner

04/12/17 11:46 AM
Noah Carlson, a junior at Houston High School, won an educational-filled week of adventure in Washington D.C. as MiEnergy Cooperative's Minnesota Youth Tour Contest winner.

New Food Program

04/12/17 11:46 AM
Thanks to funds provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 14 local food businesses, including one in Altura, will get to jump start their company through Feast! Smart Start Initiative. 

City Council

04/12/17 11:44 AM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session on Monday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall.   The Council will receive an update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the Highway 43