Silica Jobs

10/13/15 11:39 AM
Low oil prices are claiming more western Wisconsin sand mining jobs. U.S. Silica Company plans to lay off an additional 16 workers at its Sparta processing plant, while Hi Crush Services plans to idle 27 workers at its plant in Augusta.

Truck Crash-ID

10/13/15 11:38 AM
A preliminary investigation into the crash of a farm truck off a Winona County road Monday seriously injuring the driver, has determined that the brakes failed as the truck was coming down a steep embankment.

Fastenal Earnings

10/13/15 11:34 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting third-quarter earnings of $136,500,000.

Officer Assaulted

10/13/15 11:36 AM
A 21-year-old Winona man was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted two police officers trying to control him.

Wisconsin Harvest

10/13/15 11:33 AM
Wisconsin's corn harvest is now forecast to reach 502 million bushels, a 3 percent gain over 2014 with likely record yields per acre.

Growler Ordinance

10/13/15 11:42 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to hear any comments on off-sale of Growlers in Winona County on Sundays.

Wabasha County Tax

10/12/15 09:12 AM
The Wabasha County Board has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, October 27th to consider establishing a one-half percent transportation tax.

Rail Crossing Closed

10/12/15 09:12 AM
The City of Winona says the Souix Street raiload crossing will be closed for two days while it undergoes repairs by the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

SMU Career Fair

10/12/15 09:11 AM
The second Saint Mary's University Career Fair will be held 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15th, in the Toner Student Center.

WSU Ranking

10/12/15 09:10 AM
Winona State University ranks as the second public university in Minnesota in the Midwest Regional Category, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges.

County Board

10/12/15 09:10 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will have a very light meeting agenda when the board meets Tuesday, October 13th.

Fastenal Agreement

10/12/15 09:08 AM
Winona's Fastenal Company has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of Fasteners, Incorporated.

Planning Commission

10/12/15 09:06 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission will be asked to approve a change in the zoning for a former mobile home park along Pelzer Street Monday.

Hauser Glass-SMU

10/09/15 11:42 AM
"Behind the Glass:  A Century of Designers and their Ideas from Willet Hauser Architectural Glass," is now on display in St. Mary's University Toner Student Center. The exhibition features the sketches and preparatory drawings, and sta

Rushford-Peterson School

10/09/15 11:40 AM
The City of Peterson is continuing to ponder what to do with the Rushford-Peterson middle school building in Peterson when the new K-through-12 building in Rushford is constructed.

Vision 2016

10/09/15 11:39 AM
 A third round of cluster meetings among parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Winona will be getting underway as the Vision 2016 planning process continues.

Red Wing Police

10/09/15 11:38 AM
Officials in a southeast Minnesota city are pushing for increased protection for law enforcement officers.

WSU Partnership

10/09/15 11:37 AM
Two students  from Winona State University's  College of Nursing and Health Sciences are now part of a new partnership between Twin Cities Medical Society and WSU.

Alternate Side Parking

10/09/15 11:36 AM
A proposed new winter parking ordinance in Fountain City would require alternate side parking on public streets throughout most of the city.

Dayton-Cotter Foundation

10/09/15 11:32 AM
Governor Mark Dayton will be in Winona on Thursday, November 19th, to help honor the five founders of the Hiawatha Education Foundation which has provided millions of dollars in support of the Cotter schools over the last 25 years.

Historical Society Purchase

10/09/15 11:31 AM
With an eye on possible future expansion, the Winona County Historical Society has purchased a downtown property located near its History Center and Museum.

Cemetary Walk

10/09/15 11:29 AM
The Winona County Historical Society holds its 17th annual Voices from the Past Cemetary Walk for the public this weekend. The event at Woodlawn Cemetary takes place for the public the weekend of October 10th and 11th.

EAB Found

10/09/15 11:27 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has identified the emerald ash borer in Washington County.


10/08/15 12:25 PM
Elementary and preschool children from the Winona area are invited to attend the 15th annual Saint Mary's University Halloween Fun Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, October 26th.

Wabasha Legion Club

10/08/15 12:24 PM
The building that housed the Wabasha County American Legion Club closed its doors for the final time last week.

Toy Drive-Bowling

10/08/15 12:23 PM
Here's a chance to give a toy for a needy child for Christmas and enjoy some bowling at the same time.

Super Gav Act

10/08/15 09:36 AM
A Minnesota committee is set to take public testimony next week on a bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate by State Senator Jeremy Miller last spring.

CPR Workshop

10/08/15 09:35 AM
On Saturday, October 24th Winona Health will offer free Hands Only CPR workshops to teach the public how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest.

Winona ORC

10/08/15 09:34 AM
Winona ORC Industries is one of the many nonprofit agencies being funded by the Winona Area United Way.

WSU Career Expo

10/08/15 09:33 AM
The Winona State University Warrior Success Center will sponsor the WSU Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, in McCown Gymnasium. Upper classmen students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment are invited to attend.

Plainview Fire

10/08/15 09:31 AM
The property owner says as many as 30 dairy cows were killed in the early morning barn fire near Plainview on Tuesday.  

SMU Science Center

10/08/15 09:30 AM
Saint Mary's University breaks ground Friday, on a new $19,000,000 new Science and Learning Center at its Winona Campus.

Barn Fire

10/07/15 10:03 AM
Firefighters were forced to let a fire in a barn near Plainview burn out Tuesday destroying the barn that housed between 400 and 500 cows. KTTC TV reports the blaze broke out about 3:30 a.m. at the farm located along Wabasha County Road 14. Most of the

Felony Charges

10/07/15 10:00 AM
Trempealeau County authorities said a 47-year-old Arcadia woman was released from custody on bond after she made her initial court appearance on charges of felony burglary, multiple thefts, and obstructing the legal process.

SE Tech Open House

10/07/15 09:59 AM
Minnesota state College-Southeast Technical is inviting the public to an open house later this month to show off its new Medical Technology Program renovated lab and classroom space. The grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 22nd, from 4:

Flu Shots

10/07/15 09:57 AM
It's time to think about getting a flu shot. Winona Health is offering flu shots on a walk-in basis during two different weeks.                    Tuesday, Octob

Humane Society Event

10/07/15 09:56 AM
Tickets are now available for the Winona Human Society's annual fundraiser coming up at Visions Event Center.

I-90 Traffic Changes

10/07/15 09:54 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says some traffic changes on Highway 61 will be made this week in the area of the Interstate 90 bridge project.

Power Outage-No School

10/07/15 09:50 AM
The Lewiston-Altura public schools ended up cancelling classes Wednesday.

Drug Free Grant

10/06/15 09:38 AM
A recent grant received from the federal government will be used to target alcohol and prescription drug use by kids under the age of 18.

Make a Difference Day

10/06/15 09:37 AM
In recognition of national "Make a Difference Day," Saint Mary's University's Volunteer Mentors group is inviting Winona residents and nonprofit agencies to submit requests for service.


10/06/15 09:36 AM
Minnesota U-S Representatives Tim Walz and Tom Emmer, who sit on the House Veterans Affairs Oversight and Investigation sub-committee, visited the St Cloud VA last week.

Property Sales-Lewiston, St. Charles

10/06/15 09:34 AM
Properties in both Lewiston and St. Charles have been sold according to documents filed at the Winona County Recorder's office.

Property Sold

10/06/15 09:33 AM
A downtown Winona property has been sold.

I-90 Ramps Closing

10/06/15 09:32 AM
Westbound ramps on Interstate 90 at St. Charles and Eyota will be closing for 30 days for reconstruction and motorists will be detoured beginning on Wednesday, October 7th.

Barn Fire

10/06/15 09:31 AM
Firefighters battled an early morning fire today at a farm near Plainview.

Building Permits

10/05/15 12:16 PM
The City of Winona issued 81 building permits during the month of September representing $3,300,000 in new construction.

Adult Literacy Program

10/05/15 12:14 PM
A special open house is coming up next week to give the public a chance learn about the Adult Literacy program in Winona.

W-K Awards

10/05/15 12:12 PM
It's been a great start of the school year for the W-K elementary school in Winona.

Girl Scout Camp Closing

10/05/15 12:11 PM
Whispering Hills Girl Scout Camp near Houston will be closing down for a final time.

Felony Charges

10/05/15 12:10 PM
A 21-year-old Winona man is facing felony assault charges after he was arrested Sunday.

Goodview City Council

10/05/15 12:07 PM
The Goodview City Council Monday will be asked to approve an agreement with a consultant to review the city's wastewater treatment facility and system plus upgrade a 1985 plan.

City Council

10/04/15 09:31 AM
The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a certification for completion of the phase three of the Franklin Street resurfacing project.                 

County Board

10/04/15 09:30 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has a light agenda for its first October meeting on Tuesday. 

MnDOT Grants

10/04/15 09:29 AM
Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding for local projects that enhance transportation goals, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.          

Women's Event

10/04/15 09:28 AM
Women farmers and landowners will be able to delve into the science of soil at a Land Stewardship Project  workshop Thursday, Oct. 22nd, on a farm near Chatfield.

Blair Burglary

10/04/15 09:28 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says three people were arrested in connection with a burglary at a convenience store in Blair on Thursday.

Buffalo County Audit

09/30/15 04:02 PM
Buffalo County hired a new company to audit its books at a projected savings of nearly $70,000 over three years.

Lake Winona Manor Fireworks

09/30/15 03:59 PM
Winona Health Lake Winona Manor is treating residents and their families to fireworks on Tuesday, October 6th.             

WSU Employee

09/30/15 03:46 PM
Winona State University employee Brian Kugel has received the Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for providing National Guard member Eric Hewitt with support during an impending deployment.

Wabasha Property Tax Levy

09/30/15 12:24 PM
Wabasha County taxpayers may see their county taxes go up next year after the County Board approved a 5-percent increase in the preliminary property tax levy.

Cattle Auction

09/30/15 12:22 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department has received a check for just over $50,000 representing the proceeds from the auction of the cattle that had been seized from a Utica-area farm earlier this month.      

Burglary Charge

09/30/15 12:21 PM
Winona Police said a 16-year-old Winona boy was arrested inside a local business early Wednesday and jailed on initial charges of third degree felony burglary. 

Austin School Fight

09/30/15 12:19 PM
Administrators at Austin High School are checking backpacks before and after classes this week following a large fight and the arrest of two people.

Levee Park

09/30/15 12:18 PM
At a news conference Tuesday, Levee Park Committee Chair Frank Pomeroy went over several future upgrades of the area and a part of the overhaul that arrived on Tuesday.            

WSU-Walk a Mile in her Shoes

09/30/15 12:15 PM
The Winona State University RE Initiative will host the fourth annual Winona Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 10th, at Windom Park (on Broadway and Huff).

Fire Department Open House

09/30/15 12:14 PM
In conjunction with this years Fire Prevention Week, October 4th through 10th, the Winona Fire Department will host an open house at the Central Fire Station, located at 451 East 3rd Street.

SMU Science Center

09/29/15 04:40 PM
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will break ground at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 9th, on an innovative new Science and Learning Center at its Winona Campus. Construction will begin immediately after the groundbreaking, and the building is estimated to be completed by June 2017. Highlights of the building include: State-of-the-art classrooms and labs that will serve as optimal learning environments and provide a platform for increased research opportunities...a layout specially designed to promote hands-on learning opportunities... and a 120-seat tiered auditorium that will accommodate multi-purpose events for the campus and community.

Polish Apple Festival

09/29/15 12:13 PM
Winona's Polish Cultural Heritage Museum has a special day coming up this coming weekend.

Mental Health Summit

09/29/15 12:12 PM
There is an event coming up next month where the community can become better informed on services provided for those who suffer from mental health issues.


09/29/15 12:11 PM
Winona County authorities mounted a two and a half-hour rescue effort Monday after a tree fell on a logger in the Whitewater State Park, not far from Altura.

Vehicle Tampering

09/29/15 12:09 PM
Winona authorities are investigating a series of five vehicle break-ins reported Sunday that occurred in the same general area of town.  

Peeping Arrest

09/29/15 12:08 PM
A 48-year-old Winona man was jailed Monday after he was cited with interfering with privacy.                  

Fatal Crash

09/29/15 12:07 PM
Trempealeau County authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon near Arcadia.

Highway 61 Accident

09/29/15 12:06 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 39-year-old Winona woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 61 south of Winona Monday evening.

Farmers Co-op Customer Event

09/28/15 05:06 PM
Farmers Co-op Elevator has announced their 2015 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, a customer appreciation event.

New Goodwill Store

09/28/15 04:50 PM
Construction is underway on the new Goodwill store in Winona.

Hiawatha Bluffs Living

09/28/15 04:49 PM
A land purchase has been finalized for a new apartment building housing mentally handicapped residents in Winona.

College Knowledge Month

09/28/15 04:48 PM
Every one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities across the state is waiving application fees for all or part of College Knowledge Month.

Lots Closed

09/28/15 04:47 PM
The City of Winona has announced the two parking lots, lot # 3 at 3rd and Center and lot # 6 at 2nd & Main Street have now been scheduled to be paved Wednesday, September 30th.

Farmers Market Fundraiser

09/28/15 04:36 PM
The Winona Farmers Martket will be having a fundraiser dinner Wednesday, October 14th at the Blue Heron in Winona.

Hormel Donations

09/28/15 04:31 PM
The Austin Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation recently donated $4,000 to the Salvation Army, $4,000 to Meals on Wheels, and $2,000 to the Women's Leadership Initiative to help fund the weekend food backpack program.       

Dredge Contract

09/28/15 12:29 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8,700,000 contract to the J.F. Brennan Company of La Crosse, to unload dredged material in Wabasha.

Police Calls

09/28/15 12:27 PM
Winona police had a very busy weekend answering calls about a wide variety of complaints and events.

Eleva Robbery

09/28/15 12:26 PM
The Trempealeau County sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding two people men who entered an Eleva residence and demanded money at gunpoint.     

New Deputy

09/28/15 12:25 PM
Winona County has a new sheriff's deputy.

Alma Sewer

09/28/15 12:24 PM
Davy Engineering Company of La Crosse has been hired to review Alma's sewer ordinance and assist in drafting new revisions.

Seized Cattle

09/25/15 01:25 PM
Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude says over 50 cattle were scheduled to be sold in Lanesboro at a sale barn Friday after ownership was transferred to Winona County this past week.

MMAM-Women in Art Fair

09/25/15 01:24 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona will feature a special art fair in October.         

Closed Areas-River

09/25/15 01:23 PM
With the Minnesota waterfowl season starting this weekend and Wisconsin's next weekend, it's important for hunters and others to notice the Closed Areas on the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

SMU Fall Frolic

09/25/15 01:22 PM
The public is invited to participate in the 28th Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk at Saint Mary's University Saturday, October 3rd.

Shooting Plea

09/25/15 10:32 AM
A La Crosse teenager has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy.         

CF-C ACT Scores

09/25/15 10:28 AM
Cochrane-Fountain City School scored a composite 24 on ACT college readiness tests, best in the Dairyland Conference and nearly 2 points better than state average.


09/25/15 10:27 AM
Western Technical College will offer a 30-hour ACT Personal Care Worker certification course that provides training for entry-level employment in a healthcare setting.

UW-L Race

09/25/15 10:25 AM
A researcher at a South African University will lead a  discussion at UW-La Crosse on racism in higher education.

Masonic Temple

09/25/15 10:23 AM
The Masonic Temple building upgrade project is continuing and progress is being made.               

Japan Ambassadors

09/25/15 08:03 AM
The 2015-2016 Japan Ambassadors have been chosen and met on September 21st to begin their preparations and planning as they welcome our Misato, Japan friends who will visit Winona from October 21-26 and for their own cultural exchange trip to Misato in April 2016.

Front row left to right: Marissa Lindaman, Lauren Johnson, Pa Cha Vang, Emma Bucknam, Carol Miller, Anna Rem
Second row l to r: Lauren Whyte, Skye Schultz, Jonas Trombetta, Jacob Montoya
Third row l to r: Caroline Dahlke, Jack Rutkowski, Ambriel Jacobs, Kyra Lepsch
Fourth row l to r: Grant Wolner, Garit Wollan, Elizabeth Deyo, Mitchell Ploetz, Samuel Graff
Fifth row l to r: Chloe Swanson, Mia Herrick
Top row l to r: Nicholas Brand, James Galke, Adrian Brietzke, Tommy Roberts



09/24/15 11:54 AM
Bakalars Sausage Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire the Schweigert brand of hot dogs, braunschweiger, summer sausage and breaded chicken products from Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats.

TEC Membership Appreciation

09/24/15 11:53 AM
AcenTek, Farmers Co-op Elevator and Tri-County Electric Cooperative will once again be hosting their annual member appreciation breakfast on Saturday, October 3rd from 8 am to 11am.           

Unmarked Graves

09/24/15 11:52 AM
A church in Trempealeau County is exhuming bodies from more than 100 unmarked graves as part of a building project.

Library Halloween Stories

09/24/15 11:51 AM
The Winona Public Library's is sponsoring their Annual Haunted Halloween Stories Competition again this year.

SMU-Family Weekend

09/24/15 11:50 AM
Two public student performances-a jazz concert and a choir and band performance-highlight Saint Mary's University's upcoming Family Weekend.


09/24/15 11:48 AM
Winona State University will officially dedicate the Vivian Fusillo Theatre at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26th, in the Performing Arts Center.

WAPS Early Release

09/23/15 11:34 AM
Please be advised that Winona Area Public Schools will be releasing early on Friday, September 25th.

MMAM Free Program

09/23/15 11:32 AM
Currently on display at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum is the exhibition Open to Interpretation: Water's Edge, which connects photography with the written word.                

Social Worker Hired

09/23/15 11:31 AM
Buffalo County has approved hiring a mental health social worker to deal with increased caseload of people with behavioral, mental health and substance abuse problems.

Birthday Ball

09/23/15 11:30 AM
Beautiful black and white Birthday Ball invitations are in the mail.

WAPS Listening Session

09/23/15 11:10 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board is holding a listening session for public comment.              

Polish Apple Day

09/23/15 10:06 AM
The 29th annual Polish Apple Day is coming up Sunday, October 4th.

Winhawk Homecoming

09/23/15 10:05 AM
Homecoming Week in the Winona Area Public Schools is September 28-October 3.            

FLW College Fishing

09/23/15 10:04 AM
FLW College Fishing  is headed to Carlyle Lake in Illinois October 3rd and 4th for the Central Conference Championship tournament.

Harlem Ambassadors

09/23/15 10:03 AM
A special event is coming to Winona on Saturday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm when local challengers, the Winona Sugar Loafers, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy.


09/23/15 06:39 AM
Twelve Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students will watch history unfold Thursday, September 24th, in Washington, D.C., as Pope Francis makes his first trip to the United States. These undergraduate students-chosen for their leadership roles on campus-will be watching as Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress via a live Jumbotron broadcast from the West Front lawn of the nation's Capitol.

Photo caption:
Some of the Saint Mary’s students traveling to Washington, D.C., to hear Pope Francis are, from left: Lucas Gerads, Brianna Torres, Stephanie Schmidt, and Abram Whitebird.

Root River Tract

09/22/15 11:30 AM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released an environmental assessment that evaluates a proposed habitat restoration/enhancement project.

WSU Homecoming

09/22/15 11:09 AM
Winona State University will host its annual Homecoming celebration now through Sunday, September 27th.

Farm to School

09/22/15 11:04 AM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, along with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Minnesota's Departments of Health and Education are highlighting the importance of national Farm to School month with a state tour.

Harlem Ambassadors

09/22/15 10:53 AM
A special basketball fundraiser is getting close and people are encouraged to buy tickets for a great night of family fun.

Howe Running

09/22/15 10:52 AM
A former state legislator who also served as the mayor of Red Wing is running for Congress in Minnesota's Second Congressional District.

Davids-Capital Investment

09/22/15 10:50 AM
At the request of Republican State Representative Greg Davids of Preston, the bipartisan Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee recently traveled to southeastern Minnesota to tour and visit two local sites that are trying to secure state bonding.

Drazkowski Decision

09/22/15 10:49 AM
Republican state Representative Steve Drazkowski has decided against running for what will be an open congressional seat in Minnesota.

Wall Street Bids

09/22/15 10:48 AM
The Fountain City Council approved advertising for new bid proposals on a street construction project to repair a collapsed bridge culvert on Wall Street.

Bodway Retiring

09/22/15 10:43 AM
A long time City of Winona employee has announced her retirement.

Breast Cancer Walk

09/21/15 11:44 AM
More than 1,000 people took part in the 11th annual Join The Journey Breast Cancer Awareness walk in Rochester Sunday morning.

Breast Cancer Walk

09/21/15 11:43 AM
More than 1,000 people took part in the 11th annual Join The Journey Breast Cancer Awareness walk in Rochester Sunday morning.
KTTC TV reports the 10 mile walk began at Mayo High School with a ceremony honoring survivors of breast cancer. Join to Journey's executive director says she expects more than $100,000 to be raised for breast cancer research from Sunday's walk.
The event helps increase community awareness regarding breast cancer screening, breast health and support those women and men living with the diagnosis. It is also Join the Journey’s largest and most significant fundraiser, raising most of the annual operating expenses to run its programs and services.

SMU Career Fair

09/21/15 11:30 AM
Employers, graduate schools, and other vendors are invited to register now for the second annual Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Career Fair, to be held 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15th.

City Council

09/21/15 11:29 AM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall to discuss the City's job classification study. 

Homeless Students

09/21/15 11:28 AM
The Winona Area Public School district reports that a total of nearly two dozen area children and youth were considered homeless at some point during the 2014-2015 school year.


09/21/15 11:27 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board last Thursday received an update from the district's Transportation Coordinator, Amy Drazkowski, on how transportation has gone for the first few days of the school year.

Jail Count

09/21/15 11:26 AM
Inmate count at the Buffalo County Jail in Alma averaged 12 to 13 prisoners daily in August, according to Diane Mikelson, jail administrator.

Refuge Trapping

09/21/15 11:00 AM
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will offer trapping units for muskrat and beaver during the Wisconsin 2015-16 trapping season.

Lottery Winner

09/19/15 10:28 AM
Arlene Westrud of Winona won $100,000 on a Mystery Word Crossword ticket she purchased at Hy-Vee Food Stores, located at 1475 Service Road in Winona.      

Miller Walk/Run

09/19/15 10:25 AM
The Morrie Miller Youth Foundation will host the annual Run-Walk around west Lake Winona on Saturday, October 3rd.

Observation Deck

09/19/15 10:25 AM
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge reports that construction will begin soon on an observation deck 18 feet wide by 24 feet long at the Lower Spring Lake Landing in Buffalo City, Wisconsin.

Mayo-Star Tribune

09/19/15 10:24 AM
Mayo Clinic has entered into a sponsored content deal with the Star-Tribune to generate health, disease and condition treatment related info-graphics for the Twin Cities' largest newspaper. 

City Code

09/19/15 10:23 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission received its first word on the plan to prepare a unified development code for the city this past week.                   

WSU Ballpark

09/19/15 08:11 AM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical and Winona State University are partnering to assess the feasibility of developing a seven-acre parcel of land on the main Southeast Technical Winona campus as the new location for WSU's baseball field.

New Chief Deputy

09/18/15 03:42 PM
It may be a few more weeks before a new Chief Deputy Sheriff for Winona County is named.  

Dairyland Donation

09/18/15 03:38 PM
The Dairyland Power Cooperative has donated $10,000 to the Alma Little League.

Arcadia Mayor

09/18/15 03:37 PM
A group of Arcadia residents wants to see the Arcadia Mayor recalled.

Fall Flood Run

09/18/15 03:36 PM
A reminder extra law enforcement officers will be out Saturday when the annual Fall Flood Run takes place.

County Board

09/18/15 03:35 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will set a preliminary 2016 property tax levy during its regular meeting at the County Government Center.    

Goodview City Council

09/18/15 03:33 PM
The Goodview City Council on Monday will take a vote on a proposed preliminary 2016 property tax levy.                          

County Conservationist

09/18/15 03:32 PM
A water management specialist with the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources has been hired as a conservationist in Buffalo County.

Young Boy Injury-Possible Charges

09/18/15 12:08 PM
Winona Police said two different attorney's offices are reviewing whether criminal charges may be filed in the August 24th incident in the Maplewood Townhomes where a young boy was struck by a pickup truck and the driver allegedly attacked.

Toys for Kids

09/18/15 12:07 PM
The Winona Toys for Kids program continues to get ready for its annual Christmas toy drive.   

New School

09/17/15 03:23 PM
The Rushford City Council has voted 4-to-1 to approve site plans for the new Rushford-Peterson school building after receiving assurance the new facility will not impact a nearby property owner.           

Cemetary Walk

09/17/15 03:21 PM
If you have ever been confused about the names and numbers on Winona streets you may want to take part in the upcoming 17th annual Voices from the Past Cemetary Walk sponsored by the Winona County Historical Society.

Seized Cattle

09/17/15 03:20 PM
Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude says some volunteers have come forward to help in the case of the cattle that were seized from a Utica-area farm last week.                

Jogging Assault

09/17/15 03:20 PM
Winona Police are investigating a report of a female being accosted on a city street Wednesday while jogging.

Merit Badge Fair

09/17/15 03:19 PM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical will host Winona's first-ever Boy Scouts of America Sugar Loaf District Merit Badge Fair coming up on Saturday, September 19th.

Alternate Side Parking

09/17/15 03:18 PM
Fountain City may implement alternate side parking regulations citywide from November 1st through April 1st.

Vikings Ticket Scam

09/16/15 04:09 PM
With the NFL season underway and the Minnesota Vikings home opener just around the corner, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning fans to watch out for scammers that might be trying to peddle counterfeit tickets online.

Nobel Prize-Gross

09/16/15 04:03 PM
David Gross won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for helping explain the force that ties together the smallest pieces of matter in the universe.

Healthy Kids

09/16/15 04:03 PM
Winona Health and Live Well Winona invite all kids ages 5 to 12 and their parents, grandparents or guardian to RSVP for Healthy Kids Passport 2 Play.                  

Fall Flood

09/16/15 04:02 PM
Extra law enforcement officers will be out Saturday when the annual Fall Flood Run takes place. 


09/16/15 03:47 PM
WSU Foundation Trustee Dick Record received the first annual Patron of the Arts award August 7th at Memorial Park in Arcadia.

Wabasha County Lawsuit

09/16/15 12:20 PM
Hundreds of people who participated in a Wabasha County safe driving program have filed a class action lawsuit against the county seeking the return of the fees they paid.

Dairyland Power

09/16/15 12:19 PM
An environmental review has been completed for the rebuild of a transmission line by Dairyland Power Cooperative on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Miller Events

09/16/15 12:17 PM
Another successful event held by the Morrie Miller Youth Foundation last weekend when over $330,000 was raised.

United Way Campaign

09/16/15 12:16 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area kicked off its annual campaign last week already ahead of the game.

Page Program

09/16/15 12:15 PM
All high school juniors are now eligible to apply for the Minnesota House of Representatives 2016 High School Page Program.

Rochester Ranked #1

09/15/15 04:17 PM
A national survey has placed Rochester, Minnesota at the top of it's annual great place to live list.

School Board

09/15/15 04:17 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will be asked to review and approve the proposed property tax levy.

Hims Concert

09/15/15 04:16 PM
Two local non-profit agencies will benefit from this weekend's concerts performed by the Winona Hims, the all-male gospel singing group.                  

Traffic Warnings

09/15/15 04:15 PM
More rural areas of the state are getting intelligent transportation systems at high-risk intersections, including two locations in Winona County, that will help reduce crashes and improve safety.

Basketball Fundraiser

09/15/15 04:13 PM
Tickets remain on sale for a special basketball fundraiser coming up in a few weeks in Winona.

Dredge Project

09/15/15 04:13 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will complete its dredged material unloading project at the Grand Encampment island placement site, in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, next week.           

United Way Campaign

09/15/15 04:09 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area kicked off their annual campaign Friday, September 11th.

Misato Chaperon

09/15/15 12:15 PM
The Winona area Public School District is looking for people who would like to serve as chaparons on the next visit to Winona's sister city in Japan next spring.            

St. Charles Business

09/15/15 12:14 PM
Ground was broken in St. Charles this week for a new retail store on the property that formerly housed a major St. Charles industry.

Human Rights Commission

09/15/15 12:12 PM
A reminder the Winona Human Rights Commission and Winona State University will hold a community forum tonight, in response to recent displays of the Confederate Flag.

Wetlands Permit

09/15/15 12:12 PM
BNSF trains can begin rolling on a new track through the La Crosse River marsh after a judge lifted a temporary ban.

Man Assaulted

09/15/15 12:10 PM
Winona police said two Winona men were jailed Sunday after they allegedly assaulted a third man who was found walking naked on an east side street.              

Turkey Hunting

09/15/15 12:09 PM
How to increase hunter opportunity and satisfaction during the spring wild turkey season will be the focus of a public discussion meeting hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in October.

Wisconsin Crops

09/15/15 12:08 PM
The Department of Agriculture forecast Wisconsin corn production to reach 505 million bushels, 4 percent more than 2014.

Planning Commission

09/15/15 12:06 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission Monday approved a request for a conditional use permit from the Lindgard Group regarding the property it purchased at 62 East Third Street.

Seized Cattle

09/14/15 12:04 PM
The investigation into a herd of cattle seized from a Utica-area farm last week continues as more of the animals have had to be put down over the weekend.

Assault Charges-Meat Saw

09/14/15 12:01 PM
Winona police said two Winona men were jailed Sunday after they allegedly assaulted a third man who was found walking naked.

Sexual Assault

09/14/15 12:00 PM
Authorities say a 28-year-old Utica man was jailed after he was arrested on suspicion of felony second degree criminal sexual conduct.                    

Train Fatal

09/14/15 11:59 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says a 42-year-old Minnesota City man was killed early Saturday when he was struck by a train near the Goodview-Minnesota City line.              

New Stop Signs

09/14/15 11:57 AM
The City of Winona Street Department has issued an alert for motorists to be aware of some new stop signs being erected at a downtown intersection.

Planning Commission

09/14/15 11:55 AM
The Winona City Planning Commission will receive its first word on the plan to prepare a unified development code for the city when it meets today.

Baby Angel Memorial Today

09/12/15 06:01 AM
A memorial service for the infant whose body was found in the Mississippi River four years ago will be held Saturday as local law enforcement continues its search for the mother.

Ranger Ed Paddle

09/11/15 12:10 PM
The public is invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed Lagace on a family-friendly paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Kellogg on Saturday, September 19th.   

Photo courtesy of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Planning Commission

09/11/15 12:07 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will receive its first word on the plan to prepare a unified development code for the city when it meets on Monday, September 14th.

WSU-Safe Campus

09/11/15 12:03 PM
 Winona has been ranked as one of the safest college towns in the nation.                

Animal Neglect

09/11/15 12:01 PM
Winona County authorities seized more than 50 animals from a dairy farm near Utica on Wednesday after receiving a complaint of animal neglect.


09/11/15 12:00 PM
A Minnesota lawmaker is pushing for a nationwide investigation into the Veterans Administration to determine how many unqualified personnel have performed traumatic brain injury exams.

School Bus Issues

09/11/15 11:58 AM
Continuing problems with the buses serving the La Crosse School District are reaching a critical point.

Building Permits

09/10/15 12:20 PM
The City of Winona issued 62 building permits during the month of August representing $4,200,000 in new construction.

SMU Ranking

09/10/15 12:18 PM
Saint Mary's University is once again ranked in the top tier of the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities.


09/10/15 12:17 PM
In local business news... Connie Fort has been promoted to Vice President of Consumer Loans at Merchants Bank, according to Andrea Lisowski, Vice President and Manager of the Consumer Loan department.

Wisconsin Flooding

09/10/15 12:16 PM
Officials in Madison, Wisconsin, said West Central Wisconsin saw the heaviest damage with four to six inches of rain reported earlier this week.

Dakota Gathering

09/10/15 12:14 PM
A reminder the 12th Annual Great Dakota Gathering in Winona  gets underway on Saturday and runs through Sunday as the city welcomes back once again the Dakota Nation which was forced out of this area many years ago.

Winona Health Recruits

09/10/15 12:12 PM
Recent retirements of some veteran physicians has prompted Winona Health to depend more on its recruitment of new physicians to fill out its staff.

Education Village

09/09/15 12:09 PM
Winona State University is hoping that a visit from the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee will turn into about a $22,000,000 gift for WSU's Education Village. 


09/09/15 12:07 PM
The investigation into a complaint filed by a player against former Winona State men's basketball coach Mike Leaf is continuing with no word on when it will be completed.

Bird Flu

09/09/15 12:06 PM
The State of Minnesota is better prepared to deal with a possible avian flu outbreak this fall with the return of migrating birds to the state.

Property Tax Levy

09/09/15 12:05 PM
Local property taxes in Winona County may be going up next year.

WSU Scholarship Breakfast

09/09/15 12:02 PM
Hundreds of Winona State University students will attend the WSU Scholarship Breakfast, on Saturday, September 19th, an annual event honoring scholarship benefactors and recipients and their families.

Fritz Welcomed

09/08/15 12:11 PM
The Winona County Board welcomed new County Administrator Kenneth Fritz who began his duties Tuesday.

New Facility

09/08/15 12:09 PM
Work is expected to get underway soon on a new facility for the mentally disabled in Winona.              

Buffalo River State Trail Closed

09/08/15 12:08 PM
The Tremepealeau County Sheriff's Department says the Buffalo River State Trail was shut down on Sunday due to flooding and a washed out bridge in the Osseo and Eleva areas.

''Super Gav'' Passes

09/08/15 12:05 PM
The little boy who captured the hearts of Winona residents when he became "Super Gav" and had a day named after him, passed away over the weekend. 

Wisconsin Flooding

09/08/15 12:02 PM
Wisconsin officials say storms have caused flash flooding in western Wisconsin.       


09/08/15 12:00 PM
Winona County Board members got an update on the services public libraries in Winona and St. Charles are offering these days.

School Board

09/05/15 09:24 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board met Thursday and one board member spoke of a nice moment he witnessed during this past weeks first day of school.

SMU Young Alumni

09/05/15 08:36 AM
Saint Mary's graduates from the past decade have been invited back to campus for Young Alumni Weekend, September 11th through the 13th.

WSU Theme Kick-Off

09/05/15 07:56 AM
The Winona State University Theme Kick-Off will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, September 10th, near the Alumni Gazebo, and will include a resource fair featuring campus and community partners.             

Pepin Heights Apples

09/05/15 07:55 AM
Harvesting for the SweeTango apple at Pepin Heights Orchard began the last week of August.

Winona Health Directives

09/05/15 06:34 AM
The Winona Health Auxiliary offers an informational program about Healthcare Directives on Monday, September 21st, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parkview Conference Room on the hospital first floor at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona.

WSU Awards Banquet

09/05/15 06:33 AM
Every year the Winona State University Alumni Society recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and community members for accomplishments in their careers and contributions they have made to Winona State and their communities.

DNR Meetings

09/04/15 03:34 PM
How to increase hunter opportunity and satisfaction during the spring wild turkey season will be the focus of four public discussion meetings the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host in late September and October.


09/04/15 03:33 PM
Winona State University will host Steve Blue, president and CEO of Miller Ingenuity of Winona, as  guest speaker next Tuesday, September 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Science Lab Building.            

Former Schyde's Sold

09/04/15 03:31 PM
The downtown building that formerly housed Schyde's Drinks and Whatnot has been sold.            

Rushford Election

09/04/15 03:30 PM
Rushford's mayor has filed for re-election along with one of two city council incumbents up for re-election in November.

Goodview Tax Levy

09/04/15 03:29 PM
The Goodview City Council next Tuesday will consider a 2016 budget that calls for a proposed 4.5 percent property tax levy increase over its 2015 levy.

County Board

09/04/15 03:19 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation Tuesday on a Southeastern Minnesota Library Cooperative.  

City Council

09/04/15 12:25 PM
The Winona City Council Tuesday will discuss a preliminary property tax levy and 2016 budget during its regular meeting.

Tombstones Tipped

09/04/15 12:24 PM
Several old tombstones that have toppled over at the Fountain City Public Cemetery may be up-righted and repaired. 

Milk Prices

09/04/15 12:19 PM
Wisconsin's milk price fell 40 cents in July, averaging $17.50 per hundred pounds for milk sold by dairy producers.

Biker Struck

09/04/15 12:14 PM
Winona Police are on the lookout for a vehicle that struck a bicycle Thursday, knocked the rider to the ground, and then fled the scene.


09/04/15 12:13 PM
State Representative Steve Drazkowski may seek the congressional seat being vacated by the retiring John Kline.

Historical Society Grants

09/03/15 03:35 PM
The Minnesota Historical Society has announced 36 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants, up to $10,000 each, totaling $290,010 in 19 counties.          

Mental Health Summit

09/03/15 12:23 PM
There is an event coming up next month where the community can become better informed on services provided for those who suffer from mental health issues. 

Jobless Stats

09/03/15 12:21 PM
The unemployment rate for August was 3.6 percent in Trempealeau County and 4.6 percent in Buffalo County.

Pickwick Mill Day

09/03/15 12:20 PM
The Pickwick Mill group is gearing up for the annual festival the celebrates the historic mill that produced flour for the soldiers during the Civil War.

Toys for Kids

09/03/15 12:18 PM
The Winona Toys for Kids program is getting ready for its annual Christmas toy drive.               

Tomah VA Firing

09/03/15 12:17 PM
The director of the Tomah VA Medical Center has been fired, becoming the second top official to depart amid reports of over-medication practices.

Labor Day Gas Prices

09/03/15 12:14 PM
Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner. That means millions of motorists will hit the roads to enjoy the last bit of summer they have left.

Thompson Dies

09/03/15 12:12 PM
T. Eugene Thompson - the lawyer convicted in one of Minnesota's most notorious murder cases - has died.   

Get Lucky at the Legion

09/02/15 05:44 PM
Winona Radio and KG 95.3 will be getting a new weekly community event underway at the American Legion, Thursday, September, 3rd, Get Lucky at the Legion.

School Board

09/02/15 05:31 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will receive a pair of updates on technology in the district.

Highway 14-SMU Bridge

09/02/15 05:30 PM
Motorists on Highway 14 in Winona near Saint Mary's University will encounter single-lane traffic for three days beginning Tuesday, September 8th while crews repair bridge deck joints at Gilmore Creek.

Family Art Day

09/02/15 05:29 PM
The River Arts Alliance and Winona Park & Rec are happy to announce the eighth year of the Family Art Day Extravaganza to be held on Saturday September 5th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Jaycees Pavillion, Lake Park.      

Trempealeau County Health Center

09/02/15 05:21 PM
Work is progressing on the new nearly $30,000,000 Trempealeau County Health Care Center in Whitehall.

Morrie Miller Banquet-Carew

09/02/15 12:26 PM
Tickets remain available for the Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation dinner coming up on Saturday, September 12th, although time is running out.

Winona Health Staff

09/02/15 12:24 PM
Winona Health has welcomed two new employees to its staff recently.                     

Septic Fees

09/02/15 12:23 PM
Buffalo County has raised its fee from $5 to $15 every three years for keeping track of private septic system maintenance requirements in the county.

W-K Reward School

09/02/15 12:21 PM
W-K Elementary School is starting out the new school year this week with some positive news.    

Traffic Bust

09/02/15 12:14 PM
Police say a 20-year-old Winona man was cited for possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop early Wednesday.

Lawmakers Cited

09/02/15 12:13 PM
Two Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" at an Eagan park last week are accusing a sheriff's deputy of making up the story.

Fatal Crashes

09/02/15 12:11 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol investigated two fatal crashes in Fillmore County Tuesday.

Early Head Start

09/02/15 12:10 PM
There's a new wrinkle this fall when it comes to childcare offered by Winona Community Education.

Coulee Con

09/01/15 04:57 PM
A UW-La Crosse weekend event aims to bring together gamers from across the region.       

Buffalo County Fees

09/01/15 04:49 PM
Law enforcement and county jail fees charged by the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department were increased to raise revenue for expenses.

Stolen VISA Gift Cards

09/01/15 04:47 PM
A Mondovi, Wisconsin man was charged for felony theft in a criminal complaint accusing him of stealing VISA gift cards from a dental office.

Winona Survivors

09/01/15 04:36 PM
Enrollment is currently open for the fifth annual "Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise," a free customized exercise program for cancer survivors. =

Dakota Gathering

09/01/15 04:35 PM
The Annual 12th Great Dakota Gathering in Winona is coming up on the weekend of September 12th and 13th as the city welcomes back once again the Dakota Nation which was forced out of this area over 100 years ago.       

Housing Rehab

09/01/15 04:34 PM
Winona County Board members have authorized a loan program designed to help with the rehab of rental properties in the county and the City of Winona.

Streetscape Plan

09/01/15 04:32 PM
The Winona City Council will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, September 8th, prior to its regular meeting, to discuss the proposed Downtown Streeetscape Plan.      

Rail Safety Meeting

09/01/15 04:31 PM
U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Al Franken of Minnesota will meet with state and local officials, first responders and safety advocates from their states Wednesday to discuss widespread concern over the dramatic expansion of rail cars.

Jazz Concert

09/01/15 03:51 PM
The John Paulson - Larry Price Jazz Quartet comes to the Big River Theatre in Alma, Wisconsin on September 12th for shows at 6:00 and 8:00 pm. 

Youth Council

09/01/15 12:10 PM
A proposal to create a Winona County Youth Council has received the consensus support of the Winona County Board.   

Broadband Service-Winona County

09/01/15 12:08 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has unanimously decided to commit $100,000 to a $1,000,000 proposal to bring broadband fiber optic services to a pair of rural areas of the county.

WAPS Testing

09/01/15 12:05 PM
The Minnesota Department of Education has released its Multiple Measurement Ratings.


Rochester Shooting

09/01/15 12:04 PM
Rochester police have identified a man killed in a shooting at a mobile home park that also injured two others.

Winhawks Website

08/31/15 05:17 PM
Just in time for back to school, has announced the launch of, a new website for the Winhawks community.           

Farmers Market-Winona Health

08/31/15 04:49 PM
Wednesday, September 2nd is the last day for the Winona Farmers Market at Winona Health.    

WSU Award

08/31/15 04:48 PM
Winona State University has been selected to receive the 2014 Governors International Trade Award.

Main Street Program

08/31/15 04:48 PM
The Winona Main Street Program's Business Retention and Expansion committee has launched a new campaign that highlights new businesses moving or opening downtown with new customizable posters.    

Bishop Heffron Legend

08/31/15 04:46 PM
The anniversary of a local legend has come and gone at St. Mary's University without much fanfare.               

Rochester Shooting

08/31/15 04:45 PM
Rochester police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a mobile home park.    

U-W Listening Sessions

08/31/15 04:43 PM
University of Wisconsin System leaders are set to begin a series of listening sessions around the state.  

Woodstock Tribute

08/31/15 04:41 PM
La Crosse Valley View Rotary's Moon Tunes will close out another successful season with a Woodstock Tribute concert at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd, in La Crosse's Riverside Park.  Admission is free.

Dredging Contract

08/31/15 12:23 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $617,000 contract to U.S. Site Work, from Elk River, Minnesota, to unload dredged material in Wabasha.               

Gas Theft

08/31/15 12:21 PM
La Crescent Police are asking for help in locating a man believed to have been involved in two gas driveoffs in August. 

Goodwill Industries

08/31/15 12:16 PM
A building permit has been issued by the City of Winona for construction of a new Goodwill Industries store.  

Winona Burglaries

08/31/15 12:14 PM
Authorities are investigating reports of three burglaries over the weekend although none are believed to be related.  

Officer Assaulted

08/31/15 12:12 PM
A 19-year-old Winona man was jailed Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a police officer trying to make an arrest. 

Ted Foss Law

08/31/15 12:10 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says it will step up enforcement of the state's "move over" law, named for a trooper who was struck and killed by a passing vehicle 15 years ago.

Winona Main Street

08/31/15 12:09 PM
The Winona Main Street Program's Business Retention and Expansion committee has launched a new campaign that highlights new businesses moving or opening downtown with new customizable posters. 

Leaf Investigation

08/29/15 11:31 AM
Winona State University President Scott Olson has announced that he will hire an independent investigator to complete the investigation that began June 21st after a student-athlete filed a complaint against former men's basketball coach Mike Leaf.

Schoeffel Trial

08/29/15 10:59 AM
A 45-year-old man accused of triple felony counts of recklessly endangering safety and stalking of a Buffalo City woman has a jury trial scheduled in Buffalo County Circuit Court on Sept. 30th.

Austin Hy-Vee

08/29/15 10:43 AM
 Hy-Vee's corporate office released a statement Wednesday confirming reports that negotiations have resumed with Austin in hopes of building a new grocery store where Oak Park Mall is located.          

Special Waterfowl Hunt

08/29/15 10:42 AM
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will once again offer a special waterfowl hunt for hunters with disabilities on October 17th and 18th.

Ted Foss Law

08/29/15 10:41 AM
This Monday, August 31st, marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss of Winona.            

U.S. Constitution Lithograph

08/29/15 10:36 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners this past week heard a presentation by Gary Stephenson, who would like to donate a framed print of the U.S. Constitution to Winona County for display.

SMIF Paint Projects

08/28/15 10:36 AM
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded $2,475 worth of paint from Ace Hardware to five projects across the region through their Paint The Town program.

Morrie Miller Banquet

08/28/15 10:35 AM
This year's Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation Banquet is coming up Saturday, September 12th at Visions Event Center in Winona.  

Swan Watch

08/28/15 10:33 AM
Refuge Ranger Ed Lagace is keeping busy this time of year.

Barge Death

08/28/15 10:30 AM
A 24-year old Winona man and employee of CD Corporation has died after he accidentally fell into a barge Thursday.  

La Crosse Shooting

08/28/15 08:05 AM
An 18-year-old man has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in La Crosse.

Barge Death

08/28/15 07:46 AM
A 24-year old employee of CD Corporation has died after he accidentally fell into a barge Thursday.   

Tomah VA

08/27/15 11:14 AM
The troubled Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center says it will make several changes to address staffing shortages.

Lottery Winner

08/27/15 11:09 AM
Arnold Schwamm of Wabasha won the $25,000 Northstar Cash® jackpot on July 14th.            

Dayton-District Court

08/27/15 11:07 AM
Governor Mark Dayton Wednesdsay announced the appointments Pamela A. W. King and Carmaine M. Sturino as District Court Judges in Minnesota's Third Judicial District.          

Alternate Side Parking

08/27/15 11:06 AM
Fountain City might introduce alternate side winter parking rules to make it easier to plow and clear snow. 

Wall Street Repairs

08/27/15 11:04 AM
Fixing of a collapsed drainage culvert on Wall Street in Fountain City will be delayed because the city council violated a basic state law on public construction bidding practices. 

WSU Outdoors

08/27/15 11:02 AM
Winona State University's Outdoor Education and Recreation Center begins its open paddle and climb nights Thursday.      

SE Tech-Welding

08/27/15 10:59 AM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, in conjunction with Hiawatha Valley Adult Basic Education and Workforce Development Inc., is offering a 10-week evening course this fall designed to teach a variety of welding techniques.

4-H Bernard

08/27/15 10:58 AM
Sierra Bernard was recently recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the Month of August. 

Little Ones Remembered

08/27/15 10:55 AM
On Sunday, September 13th, Winona Health Family Birth Center nurses invite area parents and families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss to a memorial ceremony from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Dog Bites Child

08/27/15 10:53 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a dog that bit an eight month old child Wednesday evening. 

WAPS Employees

08/26/15 12:10 PM
Several employees of the Winona Area Public School district were given special recognition for their years of service Tuesday during a school-year kickoff event.              

Stanley Cup-SMU

08/26/15 12:09 PM
The President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks will be making a return visit to the St. Mary's University campus next month.   

MMAM Exhibits

08/26/15 12:06 PM
Three new exhibits are now open at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.

New Playground

08/26/15 12:03 PM
There's some new activities at the Winona Mall for both kids and adults looking for exercise with the opening of a new playground and batting cages.  

Smart 9-1-1

08/26/15 12:01 PM
With the start of the new academic year in Winona County, the Sheriff's Department is urging families to sign up for the Smart-9-1-1 program.                  

Teacher Contracts

08/26/15 12:00 PM
The Wabasha-Kellogg School Board has ratified a new two-year contract with the district's teachers before the start of classes. 

WSU Job Fair

08/25/15 04:37 PM
WSU and Warrior Jobs will host a job fair this week for students seeking a part-time employment in the Winona area.


08/25/15 04:15 PM
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

WSU Economic Summit

08/25/15 04:08 PM
A reminder, Winona State University will host the 2015 Economic Summit next Wednesday, September 2nd, at the Tau Center on WSU's West Campus   

UW-Extension Buffalo County

08/25/15 04:07 PM
UW-Extension - Buffalo County Office will host the second discussion, of a three part series, on September 9th on Economic Development in Buffalo County.                 

UW-L Traffic

08/25/15 04:06 PM
New and returning UW-L students will be moving in to campus residence halls Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.


08/25/15 12:16 PM
The City of Galesville may be getting a new AmricInn hotel after the city council approved paying for a feasibility study.

Sterling Motel Sale

08/25/15 12:15 PM
The sale of two properties in the city's west end have been registered with the Winona County Recorder's office.   

Free Bike Registration

08/25/15 12:14 PM
The Winona Police Department is offering a new free program to help them locate the owners of stolen or lost bicycles.

Assault Charge

08/25/15 12:04 PM
Winona Police said a 21-year-old Winona man was jailed Monday evening after he allegedly threatened a female with a knife and drove her around for awhile.    

Home Improvement Grants

08/25/15 12:00 PM
A public meeting will be held Thursday, August 27th, for homeowners in the city's east end interested in fixing up their homes.

City Council Budget

08/25/15 11:58 AM
The Winona City Council held the first of two sessions Monday to review the 2016 proposed budget.    

Child Struck, Assault

08/25/15 11:57 AM
An 18-year-old Altura man says he was assaulted Monday by bystanders after his vehicle struck a 4-year-old boy who ran into the street.     

Austin Hy-Vee

08/24/15 04:01 PM
Hy-Vee has confirmed it is working with other businesses and the city of Austin to potentially restart a purchase agreement to buy the Oak Park Mall.   

Austin Hy-Vee

08/24/15 04:01 PM
Hy-Vee has confirmed it is working with other businesses and the city of Austin to potentially restart a purchase agreement to buy the Oak Park Mall.   

National Geographic Geotourism

08/24/15 04:00 PM
Organizations along the Mississippi River are joining with National Geographic Maps to highlight the world-class natural, cultural and historic sites, attractions and tourism businesses for a new National Geographic interactive MapGuide website.

Buffalo County Court

08/24/15 03:59 PM
30-year old John C. Dehoff of Rochester, Minnesota, had a preliminary court hearing scheduled August 26th in Buffalo County Court on a felony charge accusing him of possession with intent to deliver 10 to 50 grams of amphetamine.   

$5 Jewelry Sale

08/24/15 03:58 PM
The Winona Health Auxiliary will again be hosting the very popular Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the hospital lobby at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave.

Health Care Contracts

08/24/15 03:56 PM
Some local lawmakers are urging the state to slow down its process for awarding health care contracts that would require 42,000 people in southeast Minnesota to change health plans, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.   

I-90 Closures

08/24/15 03:56 PM
A late-night short-term traffic closure on highways adjacent to the I-90 Dresbach Bridge project are planned for Wednesday, August 26th.

Farm Report

08/24/15 03:55 PM
Wisconsin milk production was 2.5 billion pounds in July, up 5 percent from a year ago, according to government reports from the Dept. of Agriculture.

MRT Bike Ride

08/24/15 03:54 PM
Minnesota completed the Mississippi River Trail Bikeway (MRT) this summer.

Rambler Rally

08/24/15 12:06 PM
With the start of school not too far away, the 2nd Annual  Cotter Rambler Rally will be held this Wednesday, August 26th from 4 - 7 p.m.

Goodview City Council

08/24/15 12:05 PM
The Goodview City Council gets is first formal look at the city's 2016 proposed budget Monday.

WAPS Facilities Survey

08/24/15 12:03 PM
Residents of the Winona Area Public School District this fall will be asked to fill out a survey on their wishes for the future of the school facilities.                 

WAPS Classes

08/24/15 12:02 PM
Winona Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen West says he is looking forward to activating some new programs in the district to improve on the student's quality of education.

Lake Winona Pollution

08/24/15 11:59 AM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has begun taking public comments on a report on reducing pollutants in Lake Winona and 17 stream sections in the Mississippi River-Winona watershed in southeastern Minnesota.        

County Board

08/24/15 11:57 AM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will review a proposed employment agreement Tuesday with the man chosen to become the next county administrator.               

Motorcycle Crash

08/24/15 11:55 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 30-year-old Whitehall man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash last Friday.    


08/22/15 10:04 AM
The Winona City Council recent joint meeting with the City Planning Commission highlighted projects and funding sources in the proposed five-year capital improvement plan extending through 2025.          

Council-Levee Park

08/22/15 10:03 AM
Improvements continue at Levee Park and the Winona City Council received an update on the progress and future plans at their recent meeting.

Hormel Earnings

08/22/15 10:03 AM
The latest earnings report from Austin-based Hormel Foods, which owns Jennie-O, says the "substantial impact" of the avian flu outbreak resulted in a 45 percent drop in profit compared to last year.  

Goodview Days

08/22/15 10:02 AM
The 2015 Goodview Days is underway and festivities fun through Sunday evening.          

Quality Inn

08/22/15 09:50 AM
Winona developer, Mike Rivers, has announced that the Quality Inn will most likely be demolished in the next year.  

Goodview Days Medallion Hunt

08/22/15 06:22 AM
The 2015 Goodview Medallion Hunt had a repeat winner Friday. Mandy Weilandt says she and her children have hunted for the treasure for many years.

Goodview Days is Here!

08/21/15 06:04 PM
Lots of activities are in store for the 39th Annual Goodview Days festival that formally kicked off Friday with the Kiddie Parade! For complete schedule of events go to  

I-90 Closures

08/21/15 05:58 PM
Two late-night, short-term traffic closures on highways adjacent to the Interstate 90 Dresbach Bridge project are planned for Monday, August 24th and Wednesday, August 26th, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.    

City Council Budget

08/21/15 12:17 PM
The Winona City Council will hold two sessions next week to review the 2016 proposed budget.

Winona Health Workshop

08/21/15 12:17 PM
Winona Health is offering a free six-week Health Workshop entitled "Living Well with Chronic Conditions."   

Goodwill Site

08/21/15 12:16 PM
Demolition has begun at the site of one of Winona's oldest motels in preparation for a new business.  

Biodiesel Plant

08/21/15 12:14 PM
The biodiesel plant in Glenville in southern Minnesota, owned by R-E-G Albert Lea, is planning to expand its yearly production from 31.5 million gallons to 38 million gallons.

SMU Welcome Back

08/21/15 12:13 PM
St. Mary's University will officially welcome back its students to the Winona Campus Saturday, during its move-in weekend.  

Drug Arrest

08/21/15 12:12 PM
A 21-year-old Winona woman was cited with drug charges in the city's east end Thursday.            

Pedestrian Struck

08/21/15 12:10 PM
Winona Police said a 20-year-old St. Paul Park woman was injured when the bicycle she was riding collided with a car at Broadway and Main Streets Thursday.  

Motorcycle Crash

08/21/15 12:10 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 24-year-old Winona man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Winona Thursday afternoon.

Miller-School Board

08/21/15 12:08 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller Thursday gave the Winona Area Public school Board an overview of the 2015 legislative session, focusing on education spending.

WSU Film

08/20/15 04:24 PM
The life stories of four Navajo elders are featured in student-made documentary films to be premiered at Winona State University at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 10th, in the auditorium of the Science Laboratory Center. 

County Board

08/20/15 04:23 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners is expected to review a proposed employment agreement next Tuesday with the man chosen to become the next county administrator.

Dam Repair

08/20/15 04:22 PM
Buffalo County has been told it will cost at least $100,000 to fix a Garden Valley dam structure located in Rose Valley in the town of Belvidere.

Small Cities Grants

08/20/15 04:21 PM
The City of Winona has received a $400,000 grant to help homeowners in the city's east end fix up their homes.

WSU-Riverland-Austin Degrees

08/20/15 04:19 PM
Winona State University, Riverland Community College and Austin Public Schools will partner to offer students the chance to earn an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree, all without leaving the Austin Community.     

Injury Crash Highway 61

08/20/15 12:08 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol and the Winona County Sheriff's Department investigated a one-vehicle crash on highway 61 south of Winona Thursday.

Home Burglary

08/20/15 12:08 PM
Winona Police are asking for the public's help in locating man who burglarized a Winona home on August 9th.

Drug Court Graduation

08/20/15 12:07 PM
The Winona County Drug Court will celebrate another graduation next week.               

Minnesota Unemployment

08/20/15 12:04 PM
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped another one tenth of a percent inJuly to 4.0 percent.

Community Foundation

08/20/15 12:02 PM
The Winona Community Foundation is reminding non-profit groups in the community that some important funding deadlines are approaching.                     

County Road 12 Closure

08/19/15 05:11 PM
Winona County Road 12 East of Wilson will be closed Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, August 25th 1/2 mile east of State Highway 43 and County Road 12.

Baldwin-La Crosse

08/19/15 05:02 PM
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit La Crosse Thursday to tour the riverfront and Turtle Stack Brewery.

2007 Flood Remembered

08/19/15 04:45 PM
Residents of Stockton and Minnesota City, as well as other areas of southeastern Minnesota, are remembering the great flood of 2007.

WSU-Economic Summit

08/19/15 04:43 PM
Winona State University will host the 2015 Economic Summit entitled, Future Growth Demands Response to Workforce Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, at the Tau Center on WSU's West Campus.


08/19/15 04:39 PM
A 20-year-old Winona woman made her first appearance in Winona District Court Wednesday on charges of driving drunk and striking two pedestrians. 

Bundy Appearance

08/19/15 04:39 PM
A 21-year-old Winona man made his initial appearance in Winona County Court Wednesday after being charged with felony second degree assault. 

Family Buried

08/19/15 04:37 PM
Eight people killed in a Texas shooting will be buried in La Crescent Thursday after a funeral in the small Minnesota community.

Alzheimer's Walk

08/19/15 12:15 PM
Donations continue to be accepted for the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" coming up on Saturday, September 19th.  

Impaired Driving

08/19/15 12:14 PM
With Labor Day weekend less than three weeks away, law enforcement officers will step up their enforcement of the impaired driving laws starting on Friday. 

Youngbauer Decision

08/19/15 12:13 PM
A Buffalo County Board supervisor says he won't run for re-election in 2016.


08/19/15 12:11 PM
Republican First District Congressional Candidate Jim Hagedorn has reiterated his call for DFL incumbent Tim Walz to hold a series of town hall meetings to hear firsthand the concerns of district voters.

Burglary Attempt

08/19/15 12:08 PM
Authorities said someone unsuccessfully tried to gain entrance to a safe inside a county residence Tuesday.

Teague Investigation

08/19/15 12:05 PM
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says the school has received "a small number" of additional complaints of sexual harassment by athletic director Norwood Teague since Teague resigned.


08/19/15 12:03 PM
Governor Mark Dayton is interviewing candidates for a Third Judicial District judgeship appointment this week. 

Sex Offenders

08/19/15 12:02 PM
Members of an Olmsted County community packed a meeting to learn more about a 68-year-old man set to move there after spending two decades in the Minnesota sex offender treatment program.   

Kasson State Bank

08/18/15 05:32 PM
Kasson State Bank has officially been acquired by Home Federal Savings Bank, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rochester-based HMN Financial Inc. 

Buffalo County Jail Statistics

08/18/15 05:26 PM
A monthly Buffalo County Jail report said prisoner counts averaged 13 inmates per day in July. 

Backwater Paddle

08/18/15 05:25 PM
The public is invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a trip through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Buffalo City, Wisconsin.

Amtrak Changes

08/18/15 05:24 PM
The Winona City Council received an update from the Mayor on changes at the Winona Amtrak station. 

Council-Levee Park

08/18/15 05:21 PM
The Winona City Council Monday approved spending up to $10,000 from the Levee Park budget to purchase movable seating or patio furniture and received an update on utility upgrades at Levee Park.         

Dynamic Recycling

08/18/15 12:11 PM
Dynamic Recycling, of Onalaska has announced that it has agreed to purchase the assets, and provide service to the customers of Materials Processing Corporation, LLC.

Boat Landing Improvements

08/18/15 12:10 PM
Improvements will be made to  the Halfmoon Boat Landing located near Kellogg over the next two weeks.

30 Second Film Festival

08/18/15 12:06 PM
The Frozen River Film Festival announces that the 30 second film festival will take place at the Lake Park bandshell on Friday, August 28th.              

Stabbing Investigation

08/18/15 12:05 PM
Winona Police are investigating a stabbing in the east end of the city.

WSU Move

08/18/15 12:04 PM
Students have begun to move in to the dormitories on the Winona State University campus.

Holien Charged

08/18/15 12:02 PM
Eau Claire Police say Winona man faces two criminal charges after he climbed into an unlocked squad car in Eau Claire and played with the buttons controlling the siren and emergency lights. 

Human Rights Essay-Williams

08/17/15 08:20 PM
The Winona Human Rights Commission awarded a Winona student with the Human Rights Essay Contest 1st Place Award during the City Council meeting.

John Latsch Human Rights Award

08/17/15 08:18 PM
Human Rights Commission Chairman, Chuck Ripley, presented the John Latsch Human Rights Award to not one, but two people during Monday's City Council meeting.


08/17/15 03:54 PM
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will sponsor a Winona visit by nationally acclaimed speaker Alex Sheen, creator and founder of the "because I said I would" social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity.


08/17/15 03:34 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company has reached a milestone when it comes to installing its vending devices. 

Fish Kill

08/17/15 03:33 PM
The Department of Natural Resources is still trying to find the cause of a fish kill near Elba last month but water tests have so far indicated the possibility of runoff.               

La Crosse Shootings

08/17/15 03:32 PM
La Crosse police are investigating whether five shooting incidents over the weekend are related. 

Escapees Caught

08/17/15 03:31 PM
Local authorities say two Winona fugitives from a Rochester treatment center were apprehended over the weekend in Winona.

Dancing With Winona Stars

08/17/15 03:28 PM
This weekend's Dancing with the Winona Stars event turned out to be a huge success for local charities.

Fountain City-Plane Crash

08/17/15 12:11 PM
The Buffalo County Historical Society will host a special presentation next Thursday, August 20th, to commemorate the worst plane crash in this area 67 years ago.


08/17/15 12:09 PM
The future of a new Trempealeau County building in Whitehall is being questioned after cost estimates were reviewed by the city council.

Council-Capital Improvement

08/17/15 12:08 PM
The Winona City Council will hold a joint meeting with the City Planning Commission Monday, August 17th.  

Soldier Identified

08/17/15 12:08 PM
Fort McCoy has identified an Army reservist who died after being found unresponsive at the Wisconsin training base near Sparta.

City Council

08/17/15 12:06 PM
The Winona City Council meets Monday, August 17th, and will vote to use up to $10,000 from the Levee Park budget to purchase movable seating or patio furniture for the Levee Park Patio.


08/17/15 12:05 PM
The public is invited to join the Winona Public Library on Saturday, September 12th at 6:30 in the evening to help celebrate William H. Laird and his philanthropic gift of the public library to the Winona Community.

Railroad Safety

08/14/15 04:57 PM
The Buffalo County Highway Safety Commission discussed safety issues with traffic signing by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing at Nelson.

Soil Workshop Canceled

08/14/15 04:56 PM
A workshop entitled, "Soil Health on Women's Land" scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th, on a farm near Chatfield has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.            

Morrie Miller Banquet & Golf

08/14/15 04:55 PM
This year's 12th Annual Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation Banquet and Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th.            

Mall Sign

08/14/15 04:54 PM
The Winona City Board of Adjustment has denied a variance request from a local developer for a 37-foot tall sign on property at 919 Shives Road for a proposed new shopping center.

City Council

08/14/15 04:53 PM
The Winona City Council meets Monday, August 17th, and will vote to use up to $10,000 from the Levee Park budget to purchase movable seating or patio furniture for the Levee Park Patio.