Wabasha Bridge Dedication

10/22/14 12:18 PM
A special dedication ceremony for the Wabasha interstate bridge will be held this Saturday.


Frack Sand Petition

10/22/14 12:19 PM
A petition calling for a ban on frack sand mining in Houston County was presented to the Houston County Board this week.


Flippin for Books

10/22/14 12:23 PM
The Winona Public Library will be giving children an opportunity to take a book home on Saturday, November 8th.

WSU Homecoming Schedule

10/21/14 05:06 PM
Winona State University will host its annual Homecoming celebration through Sunday, October 26th. The theme this year is "WSU is Out of this World."

Galesville-New Store

10/22/14 12:21 PM
There's a new store now open in the city of Galesville.


Culvert Repair

10/22/14 04:35 PM
Traffic on Highway 250 in Fillmore County will be detoured beginning Monday, October 27th while Minnesota Department of Transportation replaces a culvert.


Ridgeway School Garden

10/22/14 04:35 PM
Minnesota Department of Agriculture assistant commissioner Charlie Poster, Minnesota state representative Jeremy Miller of Winona, school staff, local farmers and representatives of Blue Cross Blue Shield were recently given a tour of the Ridgeway Community School farm to school program.


Pomeroy vs. Beyers

10/22/14 04:34 PM
Winona County Board member Jim Pomeroy is seeking a third 4-year term in the board's first district and this year has some opposition.


Smoke Detectors

10/22/14 04:32 PM
The Red Cross and the Winona Fire Department will team up this Saturday, October 25th, to offer and install free smoke detectors in homes in Winona's east end.

WAPS Buses-Bridge

10/22/14 04:31 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to install a temporary pedestrian bridge on Highway 14 in Winona at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota on Thursday and possibly part of Friday, October 24th.


Drug Charges

10/22/14 12:16 PM
A La Crescent man is facing felony drug charges in connection with some missing prescription medicine.


Newell Trial

10/22/14 12:15 PM
A 29-year-old convicted sex offender has been on trial in Winona District Court this week on criminal sexual conduct charges in connection with an incident that allegedly took place after he had been released from prison in 2013.


CP Rail Repairs Postponed

10/21/14 05:03 PM
Canadian Pacific Railway has postponed its planned crossing repairs on Main Street/Highway 43 in Winona until Monday, November 3rd, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Tomah VA-Gardetto

10/21/14 04:58 PM
The Tomah VA has a new associate director.

WSU Halloween

10/21/14 04:57 PM
Winona State University Housing and Residence Life will host trick-or-treating for community members from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 31st.

Mohs Plea

10/21/14 04:39 PM
A Rochester man entered a Norgaard plea of guilty on Tuesday after being charged in a wrong-way crash that severely injured a child and killed another.

Wabasha County-Feedlots

10/21/14 04:37 PM
The Wabasha County Board Tuesday decided not to accept a proposed settlement with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.

Rushford Candidate Forum

10/21/14 04:36 PM
The public is invited to a candidate forum in Rushford Wednesday night.

Krage vs. Hazleton

10/21/14 04:35 PM
The two candidates running for the Winona City Council's Second Ward seat have differing views on Winona State University's proposal to build a new baseball complex in east Lake Park.


WSU Homecoming Awards

10/21/14 04:33 PM
Retired Winona Area Public School Superintendent Scott Hannon will be honored by Winona State University Friday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.


WAPS Campus Alert

10/21/14 04:32 PM
The Winona Public School District says the test of its Infinite Campus alert message system was unable to be completed Monday due to technical difficulties with the server.

WSU-No Confidence

10/21/14 12:22 PM
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' chancellor says he has not been contacted by Winona State faculty leaders about any concerns that would have led to their vote of no confidence on Monday.


Winona County Budget

10/21/14 12:19 PM
Outside agencies funded by Winona County will not see any cuts in their funding in 2015.

SMU-Temporary Pedestrian Bridge

10/21/14 12:16 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it plans to install a temporary pedestrian bridge on Highway 14 at Saint Mary's University starting this Thursday, October 23rd.


Watkins Missing Portrait-Reward

10/21/14 12:14 PM
A reward is being offered for the return of a missing portrait from the former Watkins Manor House in Winona.


Child SexSting

10/21/14 12:12 PM
Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area.

Douglas Plea

10/21/14 12:11 PM
One of four men charged in a spree of business burglaries in Buffalo County in July has been sentenced to jail, probation and payback for stolen money and goods.


Body Found

10/21/14 12:09 PM
Preliminary autopsy results show an Austin doctor died after crashing his bike while wearing a helmet.

City Council-Boathouse

10/20/14 07:29 PM
The Winona City Council Monday unanimously approved the cost of improvements to the Boathouse Restaurant.

Rest Area Opens

10/20/14 04:46 PM
Hayward Rest Area on eastbound Interstate 90 opened Monday after undergoing improvements this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

St. Charles Mayor

10/20/14 04:46 PM
With St. Charles Mayor Bill Spitzer stepping down at the end of this year after 10 years in office, two candidates have emerged in the November election to take his place.


River-Bridge Tour

10/20/14 04:44 PM
Here's a chance to see the Mississippi River fall colors and learn more about the Highway 43 bridge project in Winona.

Railroad Crossing Repairs

10/20/14 04:43 PM
Repairs to Canadian Pacific railroad crossing on Main Street and Highway 43 in Winona will get underway on Thursday and that means portions of two of the city's main north-south thoroughfares will be closed to traffic at the same time.


10/20/14 04:42 PM
Longtime Winona City Council member George Borzyskowski is running in the fourth ward again and says there is still work to be done.

Boat Overturns

10/20/14 12:23 PM
Four duck hunters managed to escape injury when their small boat overturned Sunday morning in Bartlett Lake near the Winona airport.

County Board

10/20/14 12:22 PM
Winona County Commissioners Tuesday will continue the process of reaching a zero percent 2015 property tax levy increase when they meet at the County Government Center.


Toys for Kids

10/20/14 12:21 PM
Collection barrels for the Toys for Kids program will be going out later this week as the local Hiawatha Valley Marines get ready for their annual Christmas toy drive.


Manufacturer's Week

10/20/14 12:18 PM
Five local businesses will be honored on Thursday during the Manufacturer's Week Luncheon at the Riverport Inn.


Injury Crash-Highway 30

10/20/14 12:14 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 21-year-old Winona man was injured in a one-vehicle crash near Rushford in Fillmore County.


Spooky Walk-Eyota

10/18/14 11:08 AM
The 3rd annual Spook Walk Eyota kicked off Friday night to help raise money for cancer research.


2014 Innovation Challenge

10/18/14 10:57 AM
Registration is now open for the 2014 Innovation Challenge, and the top prize is $7,000.

Farmland Rental Meetings

10/18/14 10:56 AM
Landlords, Farmers, and Agri-Business Professionals should make plans to attend one of several informative meetings being held across Central and Southern Minnesota.  

Winona Health-Diabetes

10/18/14 10:55 AM
Winona Health Diabetes and Nutrition Education staff and area Lions Clubs are sponsoring a Diabetes Expo: It's a Family Affair, next weekend.

Mayo Lawsuit

10/18/14 10:54 AM
A former top Mayo Clinic executive is being sued for allegedly hiding his hiring by a competitor of Mayo Medical Laboratories for months while he continued to work for Mayo while stealing trade secrets.


10/18/14 10:53 AM
Brenda Berning of Kellogg, Minnesota, is the new child support services coordinator at the Buffalo County Courthouse.

Rynders-Buffalo County

10/18/14 10:52 AM
A licensed mental health clinician with management and supervisory experience in youth therapy services as well as public programs and services beneficial to the elderly has been hired as new director of health and human services in Buffalo County.


10/18/14 10:51 AM
Former Winona County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ron Ganrude is running in November's election for the office of Sheriff.


City Council

10/18/14 10:50 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday and they have a fairly light agenda.

Miss Winona

10/17/14 03:41 PM
Four candidates will be vying for the title of Miss Winona on Sunday, October 26th.

Flu Shots

10/17/14 03:39 PM
Beginning Monday, October 27th, Winona Health will offer flu shots on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Winona Clinic.

WSU-Education Village

10/17/14 12:24 PM
Winona State University has hired an internationally-known architectural firm to begin designing and planning for its future Education Village.

WSU-Baseball Field

10/17/14 12:22 PM
Winona State University has come up with some changes in its proposed baseball field in Lake Park to help satisfy concerns voiced by neighbors and to reduce the cost.

Spring Grove Referendum

10/17/14 12:20 PM
Voters in the Spring Grove school district will be asked to approve a ten-year extension of the district's current operating tax levy.

Candidate Forum

10/17/14 12:17 PM
The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum next Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

WSU-College Knowledge Month

10/17/14 12:16 PM
Winona State University will waive application fees October 27th through October 31st as part of College Knowledge Month.


Austin Administrator's Fired

10/17/14 12:15 PM
Two top administrators at Austin Pacelli High School have been fired after a Pacelli high school teacher was charged with having sex with a minor student.

Ash Tree Removal

10/17/14 12:13 PM
Ash tree removal in Winona will begin Saturday on portions of Mankato Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets.


Tepovich Resigns

10/16/14 05:35 PM
A Fountain City public works employee alleging workplace harassment says he intends to resign October 26th.


Cupcake Challenge

10/16/14 05:33 PM
Girl Scouts from the Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau area will be holding their 2nd annual cupcake challenge on Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Trempealeau Elementary School in Trempealeau.  


10/16/14 05:17 PM
Republican First District Congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn made a campaign stop at Knitcraft in Goodview Thursday.

Special Deer Season

10/16/14 05:16 PM
A special antlerless deer hunting season is now on in southeastern Minnesota.


Candidate Interviews

10/16/14 05:15 PM
Over the next two weeks KWNO-AM radio will present a series of interviews with local candidates running in the November 4th general election.


Absentee Ballots

10/16/14 05:14 PM
The Minnesota Secretary of State's office reports 111,575 absentee ballots have been distributed to voters for the November 4th General Election, of which 38,000 have been returned and accepted by election officials - more than 15,000 in the past week alone.

St. Mary's Pedestrian Bridge

10/16/14 05:12 PM
Still no word yet on when a temporary pedestrian bridge will be erected across Highway 14 at St. Mary's University.


Rushford Development

10/16/14 03:49 PM
It may be back to the drawing board for Rushford after it learned that two companies interested in using buildings in Rushford for possible expansion have said they are not interested anymore.

Candidate Forums

10/16/14 03:48 PM
The Winona Unit of the League of Women Voters will host two more candidate forums next week prior to the General Election.

Heating Help

10/16/14 03:46 PM
After a push from Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, the Obama Administration has released over $100,000,000 in critical heating assistance for Minnesota seniors and families.

Walz-Hagedorn Debate

10/16/14 03:45 PM
First District Congressional candidates Democratic incumbent Tim Walz and Republican challenger Jim Hagedorn shared a tense debate Wednesday night in North Mankato..


10/15/14 05:14 PM
Republican U-S Senate candidate Mike McFadden made a campaign stop in Winona Tuesday at Republican headquarters, located at West Fifth Street and South Baker.


Rotary Roses

10/15/14 04:54 PM
The Winona Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who ordered roses and remind them of the pick up dates and times.

Minnesota Economy

10/15/14 04:44 PM
The 2014 second quarter Minnesota regional economic and business conditions reports were released today, and indicate strong economic growth for 2014 in most parts of the state.

Hormel-Bumble Bee Seafood

10/15/14 04:41 PM
Tuna brand Bumble Bee Seafood Inc. is up for sale, and Hormel Foods Corp. is reportedly interested.


Eggs and Issues-Council

10/15/14 04:34 PM
Four candidates running for the Winona city Council had a chance Wednesday introduce themselves to the local business community at a Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast at Perkins restaurant.


WAPS Campus Alert

10/15/14 04:32 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools will be conducting a test of its Infinite Campus alert system on Monday October 20th at 5:30 p.m.

Alma Wages

10/15/14 04:29 PM
The Alma City Council approved 2015 wage increases of 75 cents an hour for municipal personnel.


Ebola Protection

10/15/14 12:28 PM
The Minnesota Nurses Association is calling on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment available for any staff treating Ebola patients.


Eggs and Issues

10/15/14 12:26 PM
Winona County Board candidates for vying for three board seats had a chance to address the  issues at the Winona Chamber's Eggs and Issues breakfast Wednesday.


Plante Cleared

10/15/14 12:22 PM
Newly-named Wabasha County Administrator Michael Plante has been cleared of all ethics charges filed by Wabasha County Commissioner Deb Roschen.


10/15/14 12:18 PM
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says President Barack Obama made a mistake in pulling troops from Iraq that let Islamic State fighters gain control in Iraq and Syria.


Gas Prices

10/15/14 12:17 PM
The average price for unleaded regular gas has dropped below $3 in Minnesota, including Winona.

Frack Sand Panel

10/15/14 12:16 PM
A state panel is asking Minnesota residents to provide input on air emissions produced by frack sand mining.

Frack Sand Violations

10/15/14 12:14 PM
Regulators in western Wisconsin say they took action against the wrong company after discovering permit violations at a frack sand mine.

Warrior Waddle

10/14/14 04:19 PM
Winona State University will host the seventh annual Warrior Waddle 5K Run/Walk starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 25th, at Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona.

Drazkowski Award

10/14/14 04:18 PM
The state's largest small business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business Minnesota, with 13,000 members statewide, has announced that Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa was awarded the prestigious NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award.

Train Strikes Van

10/14/14 04:17 PM
Winona authorities said a 43-year-old Winona woman and her daughter escaped injury when their van was struck by an Amtrak passenger train Monday night.

Underwater Robot

10/14/14 04:16 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department will soon be getting some new equipment to aid in the search for drowning victims.

Church Abuse-Quinn Statement

10/14/14 12:19 PM
Winona Bishop John Quinn says his diocese has already implemented some protocols adopted as part of a settlement between the church and a man who claimed he was abused by a former priest.

Church Abuse Settlement

10/14/14 12:17 PM
Catholic church leaders in Minnesota say they won't recommend any priest for active ministry if they've been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

Child Protection

10/14/14 12:16 PM
The first meeting of the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children was held in St. Paul on Monday.


Planning Commission

10/13/14 06:40 PM
The Winona Planning Commission Monday voted to approve new standards of applications to the city for conditional use permits (CUPs).

SMU Halloween

10/13/14 06:39 PM
Elementary and preschool children from the Winona area are invited to attend the 14th annual Saint Mary's University Halloween Fun Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 27th.


10/13/14 06:38 PM
Winona National Bank's 15th Annual Trick-or-Treat Tour will be held on Saturday, October 25th, from 9 a.m. until Noon at its downtown office, located at 204 Main Street.

Lake Onalaska

10/13/14 06:37 PM
A Voluntary Waterfowl Avoidance Area will once again be in effect on Lake Onalaska, Navigation Pool 7, of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge during the 2014 fall migration.  

Holiday Happiness

10/13/14 06:37 PM
The Winona Health Auxiliary's annual Holiday Happiness will be November 5th through 8th on the Winona Health campus.


10/13/14 06:35 PM
Republican U-S Senate candidate Mike McFadden will be making a campaign stop in Winona Tuesday.


School Board

10/13/14 06:34 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Tuesday and will receive an update on the WAPS Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Whitehall Search

10/13/14 12:19 PM
Trempealeau County authorities said a search for a missing Whitehall man was called off Sunday after the man was located.

County Board

10/13/14 12:18 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will continue discussions Tuesday on their efforts to trim the 2015 budget to get down to a zero percent property tax levy.


Church Abuse Settlement

10/13/14 12:16 PM
Victims of clergy sex abuse and church officials in the Twin Cities and Winona have reached a settlement in a landmark case that alleged church leaders created a public nuisance by failing to warn parishioners about an abusive priest.

Ash Trees

10/13/14 12:14 PM
The City of Winona says it will have a variety of trees available for planting in 2015 to help replace ash trees that have been infected with the Emerald Ash Borer.


Eggs and Issues

10/13/14 12:13 PM
The local business community is invited to a Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, October 15th, at Perkins Restaurant.


Voter Registration

10/13/14 12:12 PM
The Winona Unit of the Minnesota League of Women Voters says the last day to pre-register to vote in the November 4th election is Tuesday, October 14th.


Barge Traffic

10/13/14 12:11 PM
Barge traffic at Winona's commercial harbor for the year remains ahead of the number of barges that entered the harbor last year at this time.


Bridge Work Postponed

10/10/14 05:20 PM
Work to install a weigh-in-motion system near the Winona Bridge on Wisconsin Highway 54 will be postponed one week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Rivers Edge Condos

10/10/14 05:17 PM
Winona has a new way to see the Mississippi River from a birds-eye view. Rivers Edge Condominiums, located at 2 Washington Street by the levee, are currently building 16 units that feature 2 and 3 bedrooms on 5 floors.


Winona Health-Ebola

10/10/14 05:15 PM
Winona Health has been preparing in the event it was faced with a possible Ebola patient, and Emergency and Urgent Care Services Chief Dr. Brett Whyte says standard protocols are in place for many aspects of infectious diseases including isolation requirements and personal protective equipment.


Kidsport Fire

10/10/14 05:14 PM
The cause of the fire that destroyed the KidSport Gymnastics Center in Winona has been ruled as undetermined and unknown in nature.

WSU-Spooky 5k

10/10/14 05:12 PM
The Winona State University Habitat for Humanity Club will hold the sixth annual Spooky Spring 5k fundraiser at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18th, at the Lake Lodge Recreation Center, East Lake Winona.


Female Assaulted

10/10/14 12:18 PM
Winona Police are investigating a report that a female was assaulted in midtown Winona late Thursday night while walking on a street.

Fastenal Earnings

10/10/14 12:11 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company reported third-quarter net earnings of $133,300,000.


Election Panel

10/10/14 12:09 PM
The public is invited to a panel discussion about the importance of elections and how the election process works on Tuesday, October 21st at St. Mary's University.

Smoke Detectors

10/10/14 12:08 PM
The Red Cross and the Winona Fire Department will team up later this month to offer and install free smoke detectors in homes in Winona's east end.


Lewiston Referendum

10/10/14 12:05 PM
Voters in the Lewiston-Altura School District will be asked on November 4th to approve the extension of the district's current property tax levy for operations .


Winona Bridge

10/09/14 03:46 PM
Motorists will encounter work zones and minor traffic delays beginning Monday, October 13th when construction begins on Wisconsin Highway 54 to replace a weigh-in-motion system near the Winona Bridge.


10/09/14 03:35 PM
The Great River Shakespeare Festival is hoping to attract a nationally famous comedian, actor and movie star to perform in the festival next summer.

Mayo-BRAIN Initiative

10/09/14 03:34 PM
Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken along with Representatives Keith Ellison and Tim Walz announced that Minnesota researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis will receive over $1,600,000 as part of the National Institutes of Health  "BRAIN" Initiative.


Olson Dismissed

10/09/14 03:33 PM
A 14-year Winona city building inspector has been dismissed from his job in connection with alleged misuse of his position for personal gain.


Buffalo County Investments

10/09/14 12:15 PM
Buffalo County had general investments totaling about $9,000,000 in September, according to Buffalo County Treasurer Marilynn Sheahan.


MnDOT Winter Road Conditions

10/09/14 12:14 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it has changed the way it will describe winter road conditions in its website and its smartphone app, making it easier for travelers to understand the conditions.

Congressional Debate

10/09/14 12:12 PM
The second of two debates between the two candidates running for Minnesota's First District Congressional seat will be televised live.

Cops and Kids Day

10/09/14 12:11 PM
Winona Police are inviting children and their parents to take part in Cops and Kids Day which will be held at the East End Recreation Center on Saturday, October 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


Home Burglary

10/09/14 12:09 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a  burglary at a home along Highway 14 near Farmers Community Park.


Apple Fest Theft

10/09/14 12:08 PM
A former treasurer for La Crescent's Applefest is facing charges that she stole money from the community event.


Ground Round Closed

10/09/14 12:07 PM
Minnesota health officials say a Winona restaurant has temporarily closed after being linked to a foodborne illness that has sickened about 30 people.


SMIF Grants

10/08/14 05:15 PM
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) has announced its annual grant award program for Home Visitation.


Wabasha-Silica Team

10/08/14 05:10 PM
The City of Wabasha has requested assistance from the Silica Sand Technical Advisory (SSTAT) team to review silica sand draft ordinances.


WSU-Best Buy

10/08/14 05:03 PM
Winona State University has been named among America's 100 Best College Buys for the 19th consecutive year.

SMU-Walk of Horror

10/08/14 04:59 PM
The 18th annual hair-raising Saint Mary's University Walk of Horror will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. October 24th and 25th and 30th and 31st in the campus bluffs.


Trempealeau County Drug Busts

10/08/14 03:57 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department made arrests last week in two separate drug investigations.

Port Authority

10/08/14 03:56 PM
The Winona Port Authority will be asked Thursday to approve a 3-way license agreement for the Latsch Building at 120 East Second...the building that formerly housed Kupietz Feed.


Winona Health-Surgeon

10/08/14 03:54 PM
Winona Health has welcomed surgeon Jeffrey McGillicuddy, to the Orthopedic Services Department. 

Walz-Hagedorn Debate

10/08/14 03:53 PM
The two candidates for the First Congressional seat in Minnesota squared off in their first debate Tuesday night in Rochester.

Human Services Department

10/08/14 12:20 PM
Employees in the Winona County Human Services Department will be getting a 7.25 percent salary raise over three years under a contract approved by County Commissioners on Tuesday


Wabasha Missing Person

10/08/14 12:19 PM
The Wabasha Police Department is bringing in a national organization to aid in the search for a Wabasha woman who has been missing for 14 years.

Fountain City Wastewater System

10/08/14 12:17 PM
A study committee looking at options for building a new wastewater treatment plant in Fountain City is about ready to request proposals.

Brady Resigns

10/08/14 12:15 PM
A Fountain City Council member, frustrated with internal communication troubles at city hall, has resigned.


Drug Bust-Rape Case

10/08/14 12:14 PM
A 53-year-old Elba man was apprehended at his home Tuesday afternoon after Rochester authorities, with the help of the Winona County Sheriff's Department conducted a search of the man's residence.

Quarry Theft

10/08/14 12:13 PM
The sheriff's department is investigating a burglary at Fabian Quarries located south of Utica.


Lewiston Burglary

10/08/14 12:12 PM
Local authorities are now asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for a weekend burglary at a Lewiston business that netted thieves in excess of $8,000 in merchandise.


Norovirus-Winona County

10/08/14 12:09 PM
The Winona County Health Department says Winona County is currently experiencing a large number of reported illnesses due to norovirus.


Dump Truck Fatal

10/08/14 12:08 PM
La Crosse County authorities have arrested a man who they say caused a deadly crash in a dump truck while he was intoxicated.


County Tax Levy

10/08/14 12:07 PM
Winona County Commissioners failed to come up with any solid options Tuesday on how to solve a $1,900,000 budget deficit and reach a zero percent 2015 property tax levy.


Sand Mine Shut Down

10/08/14 12:05 PM
Trempealeau County regulators have shut down a frack sand mine that they say was dumping polluted wastewater into an unlined pond.

Teacher Accused

10/08/14 12:04 PM
A teacher at a Catholic school in Austin has been fired and jailed on suspicion of having sex with a minor student.


WSU Childcare

10/07/14 06:08 PM
Winona State University Children's Center is pleased to announce the availability of an afternoon preschool session at the newest site located at W-K elementary school.

Diocese Bankruptcy?

10/07/14 05:59 PM
The Diocese of Winona anticipates it will file for bankruptcy as a result of lawsuits filed by victims of clergy sex abuse.


MPCA-Air Testing

10/07/14 05:56 PM
Representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and members of the Winona City Council and other city officials met for a public meeting Tuesday to discuss air monitoring results from January 2014 thru August from the roof of the Winona YMCA.


County Comp Plan

10/07/14 03:25 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has set Thursday, November 13th, as the date to hold a final public hearing on the county's proposed new comprehensive landuse plan.


City Council-Levee Park

10/07/14 03:24 PM
The Winona City Council learned more about the proposed upgrades to Levee Park Monday when they met a consultant prior to the council's regular meeting.


Seat Belt Enforcement

10/07/14 12:12 PM
Friday local law enforcement agencies will begin a 16-day stepped up enforcement action to educate drivers and passengers about buckling their seat belts.

Invasive Vine

10/07/14 12:10 PM
State officials and conservationists are ramping up efforts to remove an invasive vine in the Winona area.

Campground Assault

10/07/14 12:09 PM
A campground owner and employee of a nonprofit Christian ministry is free on bond after making an appearance in Wabasha County District Court on criminal sexual conduct.


Nonprofits Grants

10/07/14 12:07 PM
Minnesota's legislative auditor plans to investigate the state's oversight of community action agencies.


County Board-Levy

10/06/14 12:13 PM
Winona County Commissioners Tuesday will begin the process of reaching a zero-percent 2015 property tax levy increase after they changed an earlier vote to raise the levy by 5-percent over the 2014 levy.


Special Deer Season

10/06/14 12:12 PM
Hunters in portions of southeastern Minnesota can harvest antlerless deer in an early antlerless season from Thursday, October 16th, to Sunday, October 19th, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Officer Assaulted

10/06/14 12:09 PM
Police said a 43-year-old Winona man is facing preliminary felony charges of fourth degree assault on a police officer following an incident early Sunday.


Nash Arrested

10/06/14 12:09 PM
Police said a New Hope man was jailed late Friday after he became unrule during a traffic stop in the city's east end.


Van vs. House

10/06/14 12:08 PM
Winona Police said two people were injured late Saturday when a van owned by Winona State University went out of control and struck three parked vehicles and a house.


Lewiston Burglary

10/06/14 12:06 PM
Lewiston Police are investigating a weekend burglary that netted thieves thousands of dollars in merchandise.


Cow Power

10/06/14 12:05 PM
A La Crosse-based health care network is completing a $14,000,000 project that uses cow manure to produce electricity.


Candidate Forum

10/06/14 12:03 PM
The Winona Unit of the Minnesota League of Women Voters holds another candidate forum Tuesday.

City Council

10/04/14 11:02 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday and will vote on awarding a contract for ash tree removal in the city.


Lake City Senior Living

10/04/14 10:43 AM
Developers will break ground in Lake City on Tuesday for the new $13,400,000 senior living facility it’s building next to Mayo Clinic's health center.

Silica Air Monitoring

10/04/14 10:30 AM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that air monitoring results from January 5th, 2014 thru August 15th from the roof of the Winona YMCA show the majority of crystalline silica results are below the detection limit.

SMU Chemistry Nights

10/04/14 10:29 AM
Many area high school juniors and seniors will perform hands-on chemistry projects during upcoming Chemistry Nights at Saint Mary's University, which will run 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays, October 22nd and 29th.

Starlight Stroll

10/04/14 10:28 AM
Winona ORC is accepting registrations for the second annual Starlight Stroll Run/Walk/Roll 5k and 1 Mile event, being held Friday, November 7th.


Morrie Miller 5k

10/04/14 10:23 AM
The 8th Annual Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation's 5K Road Race took place Saturday at the community track at Paul Giel Field and Westfield Golf Course.

Winona Health Auxiliary's Fall Gala

10/04/14 10:22 AM
The Winona Health Auxiliary's annual fall gala, this year called "Embracing the Cause," will be Saturday, October 11th at Visions Event Center at Signatures in Winona.

Schmit-Mobile Office

10/04/14 10:21 AM
Democratic Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing will continue his efforts to stay in touch with constituents through a series of mobile office hours held this fall across the district.

Healthy Kids Club

10/04/14 10:20 AM
Winona Health and Live Well Winona invite all kids ages 5 to 11 and their families to RSVP for Healthy Kids Club Fall Kick Off. The free family event will be Sunday, October 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the Winona Health campus, 859 Mankato Avenue, on the first floor of the campus.

SMU-Make A Difference

10/03/14 04:55 PM
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.

WSU Fishing Club

10/03/14 04:54 PM
Winona State University students Cade Laufenberg and Wyatt Stout took first place in the regional FLW Bass Fishing Event.

WSU National Game

10/03/14 04:53 PM
Winona State University and the City of Winona will get some live national exposure next Thursday night when the CBS Sports Network televises the Winona State football game against Minnesota-State-Mankato from Maxwell Field.

Frack Dispute

10/03/14 04:49 PM
Trempealeau County will not have to pay millions of dollars in damages because it denied a permit for two companies to operate a frack sand mine in the Town of Arcadia.

WSU-Military Friendly

10/03/14 04:47 PM
Winona State University has been named a military friendly school for 2015, according to Victory Media's 2015 guide to Military Friendly schools.

I-90 Traffic

10/03/14 12:26 PM
Motorists on eastbound Interstate 90 between St. Charles and Stewartville will be experiencing 23 miles of single-lane traffic over the next few weeks.

WSU-Education Village

10/03/14 12:25 PM
Another step has been taken in Winona State University's quest to establish an Education Village on its campus.


Seat Belt Enforcement

10/03/14 12:21 PM
Next week local law enforcement agencies will begin a 16-day stepped up enforcement action to educate drivers and passengers about buckling their seat belts.


Oriental Bittersweet

10/03/14 12:19 PM
A battle will soon be waged in Winona over a woody vine.


Governor's Race-Education

10/03/14 12:16 PM
Democratic Governor Mark Dayton says he'll carry on his "no excuses, no exceptions" promise to boost public school funding each year if re-elected this fall.


Stewartville Standoff

10/03/14 12:15 PM
A standoff Thursday ended peacefully at an apartment building in Stewartville.


School Board

10/02/14 07:54 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board received an update on current enrollment figures in the district.


Caledonia Pool

10/02/14 12:22 PM
Voters in the City of Caledonia will be asked to approve a 1.9 million dollar bond referendum to finance the construction of a new municipal swimming pool.


Fire Open House

10/02/14 12:20 PM
Next week, October 5th through 11th, is Fire Prevention Week and the Winona Fire Department is inviting the public to open houses at both Winona fire stations.


County Property Sales

10/02/14 12:17 PM
Two commercial property sales in Winona have been filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office.


Building Permits

10/02/14 12:12 PM
The City of Winona issued 103 building permits during the month of September representing nearly $3,000,000 in new construction.


Crude Oil Training

10/02/14 12:09 PM
Nearly 100 emergency responders are training this week in La Crosse for the possibility of a large oil spill on the Mississippi River caused by a train derailment.

Library Groundbreaking

10/02/14 12:07 PM
City and community leaders in Kasson have broken ground on a $2,400,000 million public library.


Submerged Car

10/01/14 05:20 PM
Authorities found the owner of a car that was discovered Tuesday submerged in the Mississippi River near the East End Boat Harbor.



10/01/14 05:15 PM
Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing was honored Wednesday with the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors' 2014 "Community Broadband Hero of the Year" award at a ceremony in St. Paul.

I-90 Project

10/01/14 05:12 PM
Motorists on eastbound Interstate 90 in Winona County east of St. Charles will encounter lane closures beginning Thursday, October 2nd as crews replace bridge railings, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Fine Arts Commission

10/01/14 05:10 PM
The Winona Fine Arts Commission will be honoring two Winona Citizens, and one organization with the 2014 Fine Art Commission awards.

City Council-Levee Park

10/01/14 04:56 PM
The Winona City Council will find out more about the proposed upgrades to Levee Park when it meets with a consultant prior to the council's regular meeting next Monday, October 6th.


Lake Manor Fireworks

10/01/14 04:55 PM
Winona Health Lake Winona Manor is treating residents and their families to fireworks on Tuesday, October 7.


Western Grant

10/01/14 04:54 PM
Wisconsin's healthcare employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which yesterday announced a grant to Wisconsin's technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector.

Mayo Sports Medicine

10/01/14 12:16 PM
The Mayo Clinic announced today the opening of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis.

Solar Kick-off

10/01/14 12:15 PM
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday in Rushford at the headquarters of Tri-County Electric Cooperative for the area's first community solar project.


Mine Inspections

10/01/14 12:13 PM
Buffalo County is moving into compliance with laws regulating reclamation and restoration of mining lands.

Submerged Car

10/01/14 12:13 PM
Authorities are trying to find the owner of a car that was discovered Tuesday submerged in the Mississippi River near the East End Boat Harbor.


Cemetary Walk

10/01/14 12:11 PM
"Winona GoesTo War" is the theme of the annual Cemetary Walk next week sponsored by the Winona County Historical Society.

Rotary Event

09/30/14 05:12 PM
The Winona Rotary Club is hosting a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event on Saturday, October 4th.

Fair Renewals

09/30/14 05:10 PM
The Winona County Fair is reminding the public that the deadline for new memberships or renewals with the Winona County Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association is Wednesday, October 1st.

Winona Toastmasters

09/30/14 05:05 PM
The Winona Area Chapter of Toastmasters International is inviting the public to attend their semiannual Open House, Tuesday, October 21st at noon in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall.

Habitat Event

09/30/14 04:45 PM
The Winona ReStore and Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties will be hosting their annual "ReStyled, RePurposed, ReVived" event on Saturday, October 11th.

Highway 60 Project

09/30/14 04:30 PM
There's going to be some congestion in Wabasha next week when a project involving the repaving of Highway 60 gets underway.



09/30/14 04:28 PM
Winona State State University is now offering wifi coverage around areas of East Lake Winona.


Crude Oil Training

09/30/14 04:26 PM
A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training in La Crosse this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into the Mississippi River.

School Board

09/30/14 04:25 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will receive an update from administration on the current 2014-2015 enrollment numbers.


County Levy

09/30/14 12:14 PM
Now that the Winona County Board has called for a zero percent increase in the county's 2015 property tax levy, board members will have to determine how to accomplish that goal.

DAC Update

09/30/14 12:12 PM
Work on the first of two new additions to the Winona County Developmental Achievement Center is progressing.

WSU-Distinguished Alumni Award

09/30/14 12:10 PM
Retired Winona Area Public School Superintendent Scott Hannon will be honored by Winona State University on October 24th as part of the school's homecoming festivities.

Walz-VA Investigation

09/30/14 12:08 PM
The Minnesota Congressional delegation, including Representative Tim Walz, have requested a meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss recent reports of falsified records at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Air Monitor Results

09/30/14 12:06 PM
The first results of the air monitoring being done from atop the YMCA building in Winona will be discussed at a City Council information session next Tuesday' October 7th, at the Senior Friendship Center.


SMU Fall Frolic

09/29/14 04:54 PM
The public is invited to participate in the 27th Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk at Saint Mary's University Saturday, October 4th.

I-90 Overlay Project

09/29/14 04:44 PM
The eastbound Interstate 90 concrete overlay project in Winona County is expected to re-open all lanes for motorists on Tuesday, September 30th,  according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Boat Harbor Closed

09/29/14 04:29 PM
The City of Winona says the East End Boat Harbor will be closed starting Tuesday for approximately one month to accommodate the U-S Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi River channel dredging and sand offloading.



09/29/14 04:27 PM
Earlier this year, Mayo Clinic announced plans  to build a state-of-the-art, 22,000 square foot Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center location in downtown Minneapolis as part of a long-term collaboration with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Frack Sand Meeting

09/29/14 04:27 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a public informational meeting on October 9th, on the draft state wastewater discharge permit for a proposal by the Jordan Sands Company to mine frack sand at an existing quarry near Mankato.



09/29/14 04:24 PM
Authorities said a 58-year-old Homer man was jailed Saturday after he was accused of assaulting a Homer woman.

High Speed Chase

09/29/14 04:23 PM
A 37-year-old MInnesota City man was hospitalized in Rochester early Sunday after he led authorities on a high speed chase and then became unresponsive after his vehicle was finally stopped.

County Board-Levy

09/29/14 04:21 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Monday voted 3 to 2 to keep the 2015 preliminary property tax levy at a 0-percent increase.

Cotter Fundraiser

09/29/14 01:59 PM
The Cotter High School Show Chorus will be holding a recycling fundraiser on Saturday, October 25th.


Cotter Enrollment

09/29/14 01:58 PM
Fall enrollment in the Cotter Schools is up this year.

Walz-Hagedorn Debates

09/29/14 01:57 PM
After months of wrangling, Democrat incumbent Representative Tim Walz of Mankato and Republican challenger Jim Hagedorn of Blue Earth have agreed to two debates in their election race for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.


CAPX Funds

09/29/14 01:56 PM
The Trempealau County Board of Supervisors has awarded $1,400,000 in funds to 25 county non-profit organizations.


Whitewater State Park EAW

09/29/14 01:54 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments from September 29th to October 29th on an environmental assessment worksheet prepared for the Whitewater State Park campground development project.

Candidate Forum

09/29/14 01:53 PM
The Winona Unit of the League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidate forum on Tuesday night at City Hall.


River Island Projects

09/26/14 04:07 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $12,000,000 contract to Newt Marine Services of Dubuque, Iowa, to restore habitat within the Mississippi River Pool 9 south of Lansing, Iowa.

Building Permits

09/26/14 04:06 PM
A building permit has been issued to the Hal Leonard Corporation for an interior office remodeling project costing $850,000.

Military Service Credit

09/26/14 04:04 PM
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is helping Minnesota service members take advantage of a refundable tax credit that is about to expire.

SE Tech-Military Designation

09/26/14 04:01 PM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical has been  designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Dresbach I-90 Project

09/26/14 12:10 PM
Motorists on Interstate 90 at the Dresbach Bridge project will be switched to single-lane traffic in each direction on separate bridges so crews can patch a small portion of the bridge deck, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Goodview Tax Levy

09/26/14 12:09 PM
Goodview residents got some sticker shock earlier this week when the City Council approved a 14.5 percent increase in the city's 2015 property tax levy...but officials say that won't be the final amount.

Goodview Street Project

09/26/14 12:08 PM
The Goodview City Council unanimously appoved a $585,000 assessment on properties located along 61st Avenue and 5th street to help pay for a street improvement project.


SMU Enrollment

09/26/14 12:03 PM
Enrollment this fall at St. Mary's University is up.


Drug Bust

09/26/14 12:02 PM
Winona Police said four people were jailed Thursday following a search of a residence in the 650 block of West Third Street that turned up drugs.

Lottery Winner

09/26/14 12:00 PM
A St. Charles woman is a big winner in the Minnesota State Lottery.


Sarnia Project

09/25/14 12:13 PM
A reminder that traffic delays are occurring on Sarnia Street between Mankato Avenue and Main Street as a repaving project gets underway on that section of Highway 43 in Winona.


Winona Bridge Update

09/25/14 12:12 PM
With work on the Winona Highway 43 bridge project is progressing with preparations for construction of bridge piers for the new bridge this fall, attention is now turning to negotiations with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the bridge features and who is responsible for the maintenance issues.

K-9 Vest

09/25/14 12:11 PM
Neko, the Winona Police Department's K-9 officer will soon be getting a new bullet-proof vest.

Drug Bust-LEC

09/25/14 12:10 PM
Two Winona residents found out Wednesday you might not want to park your vehicle in the Law Enforcement Center parking lot if you are carrying controlled substances in the vehicle.


County Board-Levy

09/25/14 12:09 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will readdress the preliminary property tax levy board members adopted earlier this week when they hold a special meeting on Monday.

MMAM Addition

09/25/14 12:06 PM
The public will get its first chance to see a new $1,900,000 addition to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum starting this Sunday, September 28th.

Rest Area Opens

09/23/14 09:05 PM
Oakland Woods Rest Area on westbound Interstate 90 opened Tuesday after undergoing improvements this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Chamber-Winona Bridge

09/23/14 09:05 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Winona Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Winona Bridge project community meeting at 10:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, October 30th at the Winona County Historical Society.

St. Charles Building

09/23/14 09:04 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted 3 to 0 to decline the funding request by the City of St. Charles for a new public safety building.

County Board-Levy

09/23/14 09:02 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted 2 to 1 to raise the preliminary property tax levy for 2015 by 5-percent.

Goodview Street Project

09/23/14 12:18 PM
The Goodview City Council  will hold a special meeting on Friday to discuss the 63rd Avenue and 5th Street utility and street improvement project.

WAPS School Year

09/23/14 12:16 PM
Winona School Superintendent Dr. Steven West says the school year is off to a good start.

Eggs and Issues

09/23/14 12:15 PM
The local business community is invited to a Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, October 15th, at Perkins Restaurant.

Boy Drives Car

09/23/14 12:07 PM
Winona Police responded to a call Monday morning and found a 7-year-old boy inside a moving car.


Elevator Fall

09/23/14 12:05 PM
The sheriff's department says a 74-year-old Altura man was taken to Winona Health Monday after he fell down an elevator shaft in his home.


Mental Health Grants

09/23/14 12:03 PM
Next Monday, September 29th the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades will join public providers to talk about the progress of a $600,000 mental health and substance abuse regionalized services grant in western Wisconsin.

Drowning Death

09/22/14 04:02 PM
A 44-year-old New Market, Minnesota man apparently drowned Sunday in the Mississippi River near Bay Point Park in Red Wing.


USDA Reports

09/22/14 03:50 PM
The latest USDA report on milk indicates that California produced about 3.5 million pounds of milk in August, compared to second-place Wisconsin's 2.3 million pounds.

Fatal Crash Charges

09/22/14 03:42 PM
A Rochester man has been charged in connection with a wrong-way crash Saturday that killed a 9-year-old Plainview boy and injured two others.


Sand Mine Impact Study

09/22/14 03:41 PM
A sand mine health impact study in the works for the past year-and a-half in Trempealeau County is now available for public review.


WNB-New Drive-up

09/22/14 03:40 PM
The Winona National Bank has begun construction of  a new drive-up facility at its downtown location.                    

Miller-No Labels

09/22/14 03:39 PM
State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona recently attended the No Labels Foundation National Ideas meeting in Washington D-C which is a growing national movement of Republicans, Democrats and Independents dedicated to a new politics of problem solving.


Starlight Stroll

09/22/14 03:38 PM
Winona ORC is accepting registrations for the second annual Starlight Stroll Run/Walk/Roll 5k and 1 Mile event, being held Friday, November 7th.

Sarnia Project

09/22/14 12:22 PM
A repaving project involving Highway 43 in Winona from Mankato Avenue to Mark Street will get under way this coming Thursday, September 25th.


County Board-Levy

09/22/14 12:22 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will have to decide on a preliminary 2015 budget that will also determine the county's possible property tax levy for 2015.

Drug Charges

09/22/14 12:20 PM
A 23-year-old Goodview man was cited with drug charges following an incident near Lewiston early Saturday.         


Officer Assaulted

09/22/14 12:19 PM
An incident in downtown Winona late Saturday resulted in a Winona police officer being assaulted and a Winona man being arrested.

Fall Flood Weekend

09/22/14 12:17 PM
If you thought you saw a lot of motorcycles in the Winona area over the weekend, you were not seeing things.

Farmers Park Fire

09/22/14 12:15 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding the people responsible for starting a fire at Farmer's Community Park near Stockton that burned a picnic table and some wooden posts.


09/22/14 12:14 PM
Winona County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ron Ganrude says he will retire in order to devote more time to his campaign for sheriff.


UW-L Ranking

09/20/14 10:54 AM
UW-La Crosse remains the top-ranked comprehensive university in the UW System for the 14th year in a row.

SMU Study Abroad

09/20/14 10:49 AM
Saint Mary's University students and faculty are encouraged to visit the Study Abroad Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23rd, in the President’s Room.

Stormwater Permits

09/20/14 10:44 AM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency encourages municipally-owned industrial facilities with recycling, land, air, and water transportation or other industrial activities to find out whether they need an industrial stormwater permit.  

TEC-Renewable Rays

09/20/14 10:40 AM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Rushford is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Renewable Rays on Tuesday, September 30th for members participating in TEC's community solar project.

Giesen-Korlath Award

09/20/14 10:03 AM
The Minnesota Department of Health honored seven individuals and one group September 17th for outstanding contributions to Minnesota's public health system.

Hagedorn Debate Challenge

09/20/14 10:02 AM
Republican candidate for Congress Jim Hagedorn says he still has had no response yet from incumbent Democrat Tim Walz on the subject of debates.

Goodhue County Solar

09/20/14 10:00 AM
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved a new ordinance regulating solar energy.

United Way Giving Campaign

09/20/14 07:53 AM
The United Way kicked off the 2014 Annual Giving Campaign on Thursday, September 11th with a celebration at Riverport Inn that was attended by about 75 United Way enthusiasts.


Zip Rail Study

09/20/14 07:52 AM
A high volume of public comments about a proposed high-speed passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester is delaying the release of a document that evaluates the potential rail alternatives.


Chamber-Winona Bridge

09/20/14 07:51 AM
The Winona bridge project, which includes the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the existing bridge as well as building the new one, is going to create some hardships and stress for many downtown Winona businesses.

School Board-Levy

09/19/14 11:29 AM
The Winona Area School Board Thursday approved the preliminary 2015 property tax levy.

SMU Fall Frolic

09/19/14 11:28 AM
The public is invited to participate in the 27th Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk at Saint Mary's University Saturday, October 4th.

Proposed Comp Plan

09/19/14 11:27 AM
Following a public hearing Thursday, the Winona County Planning Commission voted to approve the proposed new County Comprehensive Plan.


Absentee Voting Starts

09/19/14 11:26 AM
Eligible Minnesota voters can vote early for the November 4th general election with an absentee ballot starting September 19th.


National 4-H Week

09/19/14 11:25 AM
More than 6,000,000 young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.

Real Colors Workshop

09/19/14 11:24 AM
Nonprofit and small-business staffs are invited to a daylong team-building retreat featuring a "Real Colors" workshop October 23rd at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street, La Crosse.

FSA Deadline

09/19/14 11:23 AM
A September 26th deadline with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) will impact some producers, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.     


Pelowski Award

09/19/14 11:22 AM
State Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona has received the Elected Official of the Year Award from the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM).


Tomah VA

09/18/14 11:25 AM
The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans on Thursday, September 25th.

Goodhue County Levy

09/18/14 11:24 AM
Goodhue County residents could be looking at an increase to their taxes next year.


AT & T-It Can Wait

09/18/14 11:09 AM
The winner of the "It Can Wait" pledge challenge will be announced during half-time of the Stewartville vs. Plainview-Elgin-Millville high school football game on Friday in Elgin.

Pill Drop-off

09/18/14 11:08 AM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office, Health Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 9th opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft, by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.


Winona FFA

09/18/14 11:08 AM
The Winona FFA Trapshooting team of Cole Harris, Justin Johnson, Nicole McNally, Cody Perry and Jordan Woodard placed 1st in the Region 8 Trapshooting Meet held in Zumbrota on Saturday, September 13th.


09/18/14 11:07 AM
More than 450 more Wisconsin farmers and forest landowners enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in 2014.

SMU Career Fair

09/18/14 11:05 AM
Regional employers are invited to showcase their organizations at the first Saint Mary's University career fair.

UW-L Enrollment

09/18/14 11:04 AM
UW-La Crosse has again reached a record enrollment this fall with 10,558 undergraduate and graduate students.

Share the Road Event

09/18/14 11:00 AM
If you you thought you saw people with bright colored shirts at several intersections helping people cross the streets around Winona Thursday you were not dreaming. The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee hosted a Share the Road crosswalk event in Winona with several volunteers, including Winona State University students.


County Comp Plan

09/17/14 02:01 PM
County officials are encouraging citizens to speak out when the Winona County Planning Commission holds a public hearing on a proposed new County Comprehensive Plan Thursday night at the Government Center.


Franklin-Broadway Open

09/17/14 02:01 PM
The Winona Police Department reports that the intersection of East Broadway and Franklin Street is now open.

Color Dash

09/17/14 01:25 PM
Winona will get a significant dash of color this weekend when Nostallja Studios and Hiawatha Valley Mental Health team up for a Color Dash 5K.

Morrie Miller 5k

09/17/14 01:23 PM
The 9th Annual Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation's 5K Road Race will take place Saturday, October 4th.


WAPS Early Release

09/17/14 01:22 PM
Students attending Winona Area Public Schools, Bluffview Montessori School and Dakota Area Community School will be released two hours early on Tuesday, September 23rd.

Family Medicine

09/17/14 01:19 PM
Winona Health Family Medicine, currently located on the second floor of the Parkview Office Building at 825 Mankato in Winona, is moving to a new home.

Beginning Monday, October 6th, The Family Medicine physicians and staff will see patients on the second floor of the Winona Health clinic at 859 Mankato Avenue.

The new site will provide improved access to outpatient services, including lab and x-ray services, Winona Health Pharmacy and Winona Health Specialty Clinics.

Also beginning in early October, all Primary Care departments in the Winona Clinic will expand provider appointment hours to Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with valet parking available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


WSU-Big Muddy Canoe Challenge

09/17/14 08:02 AM
The Winona State University Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will host the first annual Big Muddy Canoe Challenge at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20th, at the Kiwanis Shelter on Prairie Island.

Rotary Event

09/17/14 08:01 AM
The Winona Rotary Club is hosting a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event on Saturday, October 4th.


09/17/14 07:59 AM
For the second year in a row UW-La Crosse has received a national award honoring colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Minnesota State Universities Contract

09/17/14 07:58 AM
Faculty members at Minnesota's seven state universities, including Winona State, have overwhelmingly approved a new contract.


SMIF Grants

09/17/14 07:57 AM
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) has announced its annual grant award program for Home Visitation.

Healthcare Costs-Winona

09/16/14 11:23 AM
The Winona City Council Monday approved a rate increase in the city's 2015 health insurance plan.

KidSport-Winona Mall

09/16/14 11:14 AM
The KidSport Gymnastics training center has a new  temporary home after its facility burned down earlier this month.

Webworms-Army Corps

09/16/14 11:09 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently discovered fall webworms have returned to an island along the Mississippi River near La Crosse.


09/16/14 11:04 AM
The Ready-Set-Glow event in honor of Nick Oswald will be held Saturday, September 27th at Paul Giel Field starting at 4:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10:00 p.m.   

MnDOT Highway Signs

09/16/14 10:51 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding the public that placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is not allowed under state law.

Morrie Miller Events

09/16/14 10:45 AM
Last weekends annual Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation Banquet and the Morrie Miller Golf Tournament were a big success.


Rochester Ranking

09/16/14 10:41 AM
" has issued their second annual list of "Top 100 Best Places to Live" in the United States and Rochester came in at #2, behind only Madison, Wisconsin.

Rix Shooting

09/16/14 08:04 AM
A Minnesota man who called police to ask for help with a passenger in his car who'd been shot has been charged in Wisconsin with first-degree intentional homicide.

Dahl Groundbreaking

09/16/14 07:59 AM
Dahl Automotive Company celebrated the groundbreaking Monday at their new location for Dahl Chevrolet, Buick and GMC.


Clergy Abuse Trial

09/16/14 07:53 AM
A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases.

Refuge Trapping

09/16/14 07:52 AM
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will offer trapping units for muskrat and beaver during the Wisconsin 2014-15 trapping season.

Fall Colors

09/15/14 02:14 PM
Wisconsin biologists are predicting vibrant fall colors on foliage throughout the Coulee Region.

Kramer-Chairman ICBM

09/15/14 02:11 PM
James Kramer, CEO of Altura State Bank, was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota during its recent convention.

Dresbach Bridge-Brief Evening Closure

09/15/14 02:10 PM
Motorists on Interstate 90 near the Dresbach Bridge will be delayed briefly at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday when construction crews close the highway to remove an overhead sign that spans I-90.


Share the Road Event

09/15/14 11:41 AM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee is hosting a crosswalk event in Winona this week.


TRW Sale

09/15/14 11:39 AM
ZF Friedrichshafens AG is buying TRW Automotive for approximately 11.74 billion dollars.


Fall Refuge Watch

09/15/14 07:55 AM
Outdoor enthusiasts will get a chance to see the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge's waterfowl and fall colors up close in November.

Fair Renewals

09/15/14 07:54 AM
The Winona County Fair is reminding the public that the deadline for new memberships or renewals with the Winona County Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association is Wednesday October 1st, 2014.

Blooming Grounds Celebration

09/15/14 07:50 AM
A popular Winona coffee shop celebrated its 11th anniversary Friday just over a year after fire destroyed several downtown Winona businesses.

Picture courtesy of Blooming Grounds Instagram...

Fall Apple Harvest

09/15/14 06:24 AM
Minnesota apple growers are reporting orchards full of big, high quality apples this fall. Orchards are open for picking across the state with many ripe varieties on the trees.

WSU-Run for the WELL of It.

09/15/14 06:23 AM
Winona State University Student Health and Wellness Advocates  will host the Fourth Annual Family Weekend 'Run for the WELL of It'  5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 27th, at Lions Pavilion at East Lake Park.

Farm Bill Seminars

09/15/14 06:22 AM
The 2014 Farm Bill includes the new Dairy Margin Protection Program, if farmers choose to enroll, they have until November 28th.


Neitzke Honored

09/15/14 06:21 AM
A former Winona resident has been honored for his involvement in a northern Minnesota community.

Building Purchase

09/15/14 06:19 AM
A local business has purchased a building on West Fifth Street.


Caledonia Pool

09/15/14 06:18 AM
Local organizers raised enough signatures on a petition to call for a referendum to be held on a plan to refurbish the Caledonia's swimming pool.


Injury Accident

09/13/14 08:30 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 south of Winona at the intersection with Winona County Road 3 Friday afternoon.


09/13/14 08:29 AM
The executive director of O-R-C Industries in Winona has resigned.

Share the Road

09/12/14 04:50 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee is hosting a crosswalk event at various intersections on Broadway, Huff, Main and Second Streets near WSU campus and in downtown Winona next week.

Minnesota Corn Crop

09/12/14 04:44 PM
Minnesota's corn crop should be larger than first expected.

Real Estate Value Certificates

09/12/14 04:40 PM
The Department of Revenue will no longer accept paper certificates of real estate value after September 30th, 2014.

National Merit Scholarship

09/12/14 04:34 PM
A Winona High School student has been named a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.


09/12/14 04:33 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company ranks high of the Forbes Magazine list on the World's 100 Most Innovative Companies.


E-Recycling Event

09/12/14 12:17 PM
If you have been wating to get rid of some old or used electronics equipment now your chance.



09/12/14 12:15 PM
Winona Health says while cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed primarily in the Midwest and as close as Iowa and Illinois, there have been no cases in Winona.

Tri-Quest Event

09/12/14 12:14 PM
The Merchants Bank is inviting spectators to witness over a hundred individuals run 5K, bike 33K, and then golf 18 holes (without a cart!) at the 20th annual Tri-Quest charity triathlon on Sunday, September 21st in La Crosse.

I-90- Exit Open

09/12/14 12:12 PM
The Interstate 90 exit for Highway 76 in Winona County has re-opened for motorists as a concrete overlay project is nearing completion.


09/12/14 12:11 PM
Republicans in the Minnesota House are hoping to regain the majority after a two-year absence and Minority Leader Kurt Daudt is optimistic that will happen.    

MNsure Navigator

09/12/14 12:10 PM
If you need assistance in enrolling  in the MNsure healthcare system a certified MNsure navigator will be in Winona on Tuesday, September 23rd to help you out.


Body Identified

09/11/14 03:47 PM
The body pulled a body from the Zumbro River Tuesday has been identified.

Winona Health Workshops

09/11/14 03:37 PM
Saturday, October 11th, Winona Health is offering free workshops to teach you, your friends and family how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest.


Prairie Tour

09/11/14 03:30 PM
On Friday, September 19th, NRCS along with UW-Extension and DNR will be hosting the annual Buffalo/Crawford Prairie Tour.


Priest Abuse Trial

09/11/14 03:19 PM
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied a motion from the Catholic Diocese of Winona to move the location of a priest sex abuse trial out of Ramsey County.


Winona County Levy

09/11/14 03:18 PM
Facing the prospect of a possible 17-percent increase in the 2015 property tax levy, the Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workiing session next Friday, September 19th, to further review the budget.

Comp Plan-Groth

09/11/14 12:20 PM
The Winona County Farm Bureau is supporting the draft Winona County Comprehensive Plan which goes before a public hearing next week.

Crop Outlook-Groth

09/11/14 12:19 PM
Farmers in the Winona area are looking at a good harvest this fall.


United Way Kickoff

09/11/14 12:18 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona area officially kicked off its Fall 2014 campaign Thursday with a special breakfast at the Riverport Inn.


WinTech-Possible Relocation

09/11/14 12:16 PM
A Winona company may be moving to Rushford if the possible sale of the Rushford community center building goes through.


Olmsted County Levy Increase

09/11/14 12:14 PM
The Omsted County Board of Commissioners has set a 3.25 percent preliminary property tax levy increase for 2015.

Attemped Break-ins

09/11/14 12:13 PM
Winona Police think someone may be trying to break into residences on the city's west side.

Highway Safety Commission

09/11/14 12:11 PM
Steve Schiffli of rural Fountain City has an additional job title to add to his duties as director of Buffalo County emergency management and county sponsored recycling services.


Lake City Woman Shot

09/11/14 12:10 PM
A Lake City man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a woman Tuesday in the town of Baldwin, Wisconsin.


Riverway-Play 60

09/10/14 05:32 PM
Riverway Learning Community, a tuition free Minnesota Charter School located at 1733 Service Drive in Winona, has been awarded $3,000 to support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives as part of the "Fuel up to Play 60" program.

Western Tech Hours

09/10/14 05:31 PM
Western Technical College will have adjusted business hours on Tuesday, September 16th, to allow college employees to attend staff meetings.


Disabled Hunt

09/10/14 04:51 PM
The Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will once again offer a special waterfowl hunt for hunters with disabilities on October 18th and 19th.

Dayton-Rail Safety

09/10/14 04:50 PM
About two dozen members of the public and press attended Wednesday’s roundtable on rail safety with Governor Mark  Dayton.

Highway 14 Opens

09/10/14 03:01 PM
Highway 14 in Winona has been reopened as of Wednesday afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be on the lookout for students crossing Highway 14 at St. Mary's University until a pedestrian bridge is replaced.


Lakeside Foods Jobs

09/10/14 12:15 PM
Officials with Lakeside Foods in Plainview say 93 people will lose their jobs later this year when contract operations end at the plant.

Pelowski-Flood Relief

09/10/14 12:14 PM
The Office of Minnesota Management and Budget announced that a contingency fund established last year will help provide local governments with the start they need to begin recovering following extreme June flooding.


Council-Information Meeting

09/10/14 12:12 PM
The Winona City Council will get an update on the city's employee health insurance plan for 2015 this coming Monday.  


St. Mary's Pedestrian Bridge

09/10/14 12:12 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be on the lookout for students crossing Highway 14 at St. Mary's University until a pedestrian bridge is replaced.

Land Records Management

09/10/14 12:10 PM
The Buffalo County Land Information Council has recommended buying a computer server for online services that offer public access to land records information online.


Meet the Republican Candidates

09/10/14 12:09 PM
Voters have a chance  to meet the Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota Thursday.


Body Found Zumbro River

09/10/14 12:08 PM
Rochester police are investigating after a dive team pulled a body from the Zumbro River.

County Board Levy Increase

09/10/14 12:06 PM
Some Winona County Board members balked Tuesday at the possibility of a large property tax levy increase in order to solve a budget deficit for 2015.

Barge Traffic

09/10/14 12:04 PM
Barge traffic on the Mississippi River at Winona reached its highest level in a dozen years last month.

SMU Bridge-Highway 14 to Open

09/09/14 09:44 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to re-open Highway 14 in Winona at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota by Wednesday afternoon, weather permitting.

SMU-Young Alumni Weekend

09/09/14 03:11 PM
Saint Mary's University graduates from the past decade have been invited back to campus for Young Alumni Weekend, September 12th through the14th.

Dakota Homecoming

09/09/14 03:08 PM
The 11th Annual Great Dakota Gathering will take place this weekend in Winona as members of the Dakota Nation are welcomed back to their ancestral homeland.

Watershed Planning

09/09/14 03:06 PM
The Winona County Board has endorsed a pilot program that would call for watershed planning to follow watershed boundaries in six southeastern Minnesota counties instead of following county boundaries.

WSU, SMU Ranked

09/09/14 03:05 PM
Both Winona State University  and St. Mary's University are ranked in the U-S News and World Report's recent survey of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest for 2015.

United Way Event

09/09/14 03:04 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area will be kicking off their 2014-2015 fundraising drive this week.

SMU Bridge

09/09/14 12:14 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will take a couple of days before Highway 14 at St. Mary's University is reopened to traffic.


St. Charles Building

09/09/14 12:12 PM
Citing concerns about a one million dollar loan request from  the City of St. Charles for a new public safety building, the Winona County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to table the request.


Smart 9-1-1

09/09/14 12:11 PM
Winona County residents will be able to supply accurate personal information to the county dispatch center in case of an emergency through a new technology approved by the County Board of Commissioners.

Koula Denied

09/09/14 12:09 PM
A La Crosse County judge has rejected a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his parents.

Mayo-IBM Watson

09/09/14 12:08 PM
The Mayo Clinic is partnering with IBM and its Watson supercomputer to pair cancer patients with the right clinical trials.

Train Fire

09/09/14 12:07 PM
A Canadian Pacific freight train continued its trip Monday after a locomotive engine fire that forced it to stop in Kellogg.


Commercial Harbor

09/08/14 05:01 PM
Commercial harbor activity in Winona was up in August compared to last August.

Workforce Center

09/08/14 04:13 PM
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben will be on hand next Tuesday, September 16th, at noon for the grand opening of the new Rochester Workforce Center.

Western Open House

09/08/14 04:12 PM
Western Technical College in La Crosse will host a community event on Wednesday, September 17th at the newly completed Truck and Heavy Equipment facility.

Propane Shortage

09/08/14 04:11 PM
Propane dealers say they're trying to head off a repeat of last winter's supply crisis in Wisconsin by adding more storage tanks and urging customers to lock into supply contracts.

Dayton-Rail Safety

09/08/14 04:10 PM
There has been a time change for Wednesday's rail safety roundtable in Winona.

Waumendee State Bank

09/08/14 04:09 PM
The Waumendee State Bank in Wisconsin will be celebrating its 100th year of operation this coming Friday, September 12th, with an open house.

KidSport Investigation

09/08/14 04:08 PM
No word yet on the cause of the fire in downtown Winona on Friday that heavily damaged the KidSport Gymnastics training center.

Candidate Forums

09/08/14 12:18 PM
A reminder the Winona Unit of the Minnesota League of Women Voters will host two candidate forums this week featuring local candidates in the November 4th, general election.


Semi Crash

09/08/14 12:17 PM
Interstate 90 between Dakota and the Winona exit was closed for a time Sunday evening following a semi-crash.

Employee Healthcare

09/08/14 12:16 PM
Buffalo County has contracted with Gundersen Health Systems to provide employee assistance services.


Rail Safety

09/08/14 12:15 PM
A proposed resolution supporting tougher standards and operational controls for railway transport of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable materials is moving through committee channels in Buffalo County.

County Board

09/08/14 12:14 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will discuss a possible partnership with the City of St. Charles for construction of a new public safety building in St. Charles.

Broadway Closed

09/08/14 12:13 PM
A reminder the intersection of East Broadway and Franklin Street is closed now for up to three weeks.


09/08/14 12:12 PM
 A 40-year-old Winona man was placed in custody after he was charged with first degree burglary on Saturday.

Fillmore County Scam

09/08/14 12:11 PM
Fillmore County authorites are warning residents of southeastern Minnesota to be on the lookout for a scam involving painting large buildings.


Passehl Arrested

09/08/14 12:10 PM
Authorities said a 57-year-old Winona man was jailed after he called police to report a tenant in an apartment house was making too much noise.



09/08/14 12:09 PM
A 26-year-old Rochester woman accused of using her crutches in a domestic assault has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison.


Kind-Rail Safety

09/06/14 11:27 AM
Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind continues to be a vocal advocate for improved rail safety in Wisconsin and nationwide.