News

10 Days of Giving Kickoff


11/26/14 04:58 PM
Merchants Bank's "10 Days of Giving" will kickoff at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 1st at Merchants Bank in downtown Winona.

 

Triple Fatal


11/26/14 05:02 PM
Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin.
                   
 

Winona County Drug Court Graduation


11/26/14 05:00 PM
On Tuesday, November 25th,  the Drug Court of Winona County (DCWC) proudly celebrated Angela Stone's graduation from drug court.  

 

Kwik Trip-CFO


11/26/14 04:54 PM
Kwik Trip, Incorporated has announced it has hired a new Vice President-Chief Financial Officer.
 

Fish Fry-10 Days of Giving


11/26/14 04:56 PM
Merchants Bank and the Winona Elks Lodge are teaming up for a fish fry Friday, December 5th to benefit the "10 Days of Giving".
                              
 

Dahl Rezoning Request-Chamber


11/26/14 04:59 PM
Not everyone who spoke at Monday's public hearing on a request from Automotive Enterprises to rezone a property near the site of the new Dahl Chevrolet location was against it.



 

County Board-Budget


11/26/14 04:55 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday held a public hearing on the county's proposed 2015 budget and tax levy.



 

Missing Boater Search


11/26/14 12:00 PM
Authorities are not giving up of their search for a missing Onalaska man who is believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River near Dresbach on November 8th.

 

Holiday Closings


11/26/14 11:59 AM
A reminder that all local city, county, state and federal offices are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.



 

Watkins Portrait Recovered


11/26/14 11:58 AM
A valuable painting missing from the Watkins Manor House for over two months has been recovered after a man reported to police he had it at his nearby residence.

 

Destination Medical Center


11/26/14 11:57 AM
The financing plan for a massive expansion of Mayo Clinic needs a tweak from state legislators.
 

Triple Fatal


11/26/14 11:56 AM
Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska.
 
 

Train Fatal


11/26/14 11:55 AM
The Buffalo County Sheriff';s Department says a man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a train at the Indian Creek railroad crossing in the town of Milton Monday morning.
 
 

County Comprehensive Plan Passes


11/25/14 08:02 PM
Following an afternoon work session Tuesday, the Winona County Board of Commissioners voted 5 to 0 passing the county's new comprehensive landuse plan.
 

Thanksgiving Travel


11/25/14 04:49 PM
Thanksgiving begins a busy travel season and the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution when driving across the state and to take advantage of the tools MnDOT makes available for safer, more predictable travel.
                       
 

Rochester Shooting


11/25/14 04:45 PM
Police have identified the father who they say took the life of his young daughter and then killed himself in Rochester.
 

Injury Accident


11/25/14 04:44 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a Blair man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Monday in the Town of Preston.

 

Western Tech-Business


11/25/14 04:42 PM
Western Technical College's Business Management program is hosting information sessions for a new online offering set to begin in the spring.
                        
 

Winona County-Administrator Candidates


11/25/14 04:37 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday in special session to discuss the next step in hiring a new county administrator.

 

Rollingstone Fire


11/25/14 12:29 PM
An investigation is being conducted into the cause of a fire in Rollingstone Monday night that destroyed a warehouse storage shed.


 

Bears and Blankets


11/25/14 12:27 PM
Winona National Bank's annual ''Bears & Blankets'' collection campaign kicks off on Friday.



 

Train Fatal


11/25/14 12:25 PM
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Department says a man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a train at the Indian Creek railroad crossing in the town of Milton Monday morning.



 

WSHS Orchestra


11/25/14 12:22 PM
The Winona High School orchestra concert will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 pm in the WSHS auditorium.



 

Downtown Shopping


11/25/14 12:21 PM
Downtown businesses in Winona are encouraging shoppers to spend time this Friday shopping in Winona's downtown.
 

Dahl Rezone Denied


11/24/14 07:01 PM
Following a second public hearing Monday, Winona's City Planning Commission again voted to deny a request from Automotive Enterprises to rezone a property near the site of the new Dahl Chevrolet location currently under construction.
  
 

WSU Financial Aid


11/24/14 04:08 PM
Winona State University’s Financial Aid Office will host an information session for high school seniors and parents regarding student financial aid at 7 p.m. Monday, December 8, in Maxwell Hall, Room 119.
 

Riverview Drive Opens


11/24/14 02:59 PM
Winona Police said a portion of Riverview Drive was reopened to traffic after being closed for about four hours because of a semi-rollover that occurred about 10:00 a.m. Monday.
 

Riverview Drive Closed


11/24/14 12:28 PM
Winona Police said a portion of Riverview Drive has been closed to traffic because of a semi-rollover that occurred about 10:00 a.m.
                      
 

County Board


11/24/14 12:27 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will determine the next step in hiring a new county administrator Tuesday.
 

Dahl Rezoning Request


11/24/14 12:24 PM
Dahl Automotive will go before the Winona City Planning Commission today with a new plan for its GMC construction site along Highway 61.

 

Founder's Day


11/24/14 12:23 PM
The Cotter Schools held its first annual Founder's Day celebration on Thursday.
 

Christmas House Tour


11/24/14 12:23 PM
The annual Christmas House Tour sponsored by the Winona County Historical Society is coming up on Sunday, December 7th.
             
 

Mayo Civic Center Expansion


11/24/14 12:21 PM
Construction of a $79,000,000 addition to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester is expected to get underway sometime after the first of the year.

 

Lessons and Carols


11/24/14 12:20 PM
The Christmas service entitled "Lessons and Carols" will be presented by the Saint Mary's University Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th.
                     
 

SMU Giving Trees


11/24/14 12:19 PM
Saint Mary's University Gifts for Winona giving trees will be going up before Thanksgiving. This community wide program is providing gifts to area children and seniors in need this holiday season.
 

W-K Reward School


11/24/14 12:17 PM
Winona's W-K elementary school is celebrating being named a Reward School in Minnesota.



 

Mondovi Shop


11/21/14 04:49 PM
The Buffalo County Highway Department was authorized to put together general design plans for a new highway shop at Mondovi.

 

Buffalo County Jail


11/21/14 04:42 PM
The daily average inmate count at the Buffalo County Jail stayed below 10 prisoners in October.

 

WSU-Santa


11/21/14 04:38 PM
Children and community members are invited to Winona State University to have an Evening with Santa from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 4th, in the Student Activity Center, Lower Level Kryzsko Commons.
 

Coats for Character


11/21/14 04:37 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday received a donation of $2,000 from Clarence Russell on behalf of the Coats for Character program.
                    
 

LSP Meeting


11/21/14 04:36 PM
Democracy, stewardship of the land, and protecting the health and well-being of local communities were the focus of a special Land Stewardship Project meeting in Plainview Thursday.
 

County Board


11/21/14 04:35 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will determine the next step in hiring a new county administrator next Tuesday, November 25th.
                    
 

D-E Superintendent Retiring


11/21/14 04:34 PM
The Dover-Eyota School District is getting ready to begin a search for a new superintendent of schools after current superintendent Bruce Klaehn announced his retirement.

 

Lewsiton Recount


11/21/14 04:33 PM
A recount will be held next Tuesday, November 25th, to determine who will fill a seat on the Lewiston City Council.
             
 

SMU Toy Drive


11/21/14 04:32 PM
The Saint Mary's University's women's basketball team is partnering with the Saint Mary's University Gifts for Winona program to collect toys on Saturday, December 6th.

 

DWI Patrols


11/21/14 12:22 PM
With the holidays fast approaching the Minnesota Department of Transportation says a stepped up DWI enforcement activity will be taking place starting the day before Thanksgiving and extending through the end of the year.
                   
 

Dahl Rezoning Request


11/21/14 12:21 PM
Dahl Automotive will go before the Winona City Planning Commission on Monday with a new plan for its GMC construction site along Highway 61.
 

Whooping Cough


11/21/14 12:20 PM
19 cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa school district.
                       
 

Traffic Stop-Drugs


11/21/14 12:19 PM
Winona Police said a 30-year-old Winona woman is facing felony drug charges after an officer made a traffic stop on her vehicle early Friday.
               
 

River Search


11/21/14 12:17 PM
More boats and volunteers will be brought in this weekend as the search for a missing boater near Dresbach continues.

 

Tow Truck Death


11/21/14 12:16 PM
A La Crosse man has been charged with negligent homicide in the roadside death of a tow truck operator.

 

Local Deer Harvest


11/21/14 12:13 PM
The local deer harvest for the first of two firearm seasons in southeastern Minnesota this fall has remained nearly the same as a year ago.
                  
 

MnSCU No Confidence


11/21/14 12:12 PM
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presidents and trustees are vocalizing their support for the system's chancellor while faculty and some student groups continue to question his leadership.
 
 

Train Collision


11/20/14 08:05 PM
Trempealeau County authorities said train crossing in the Town of Lincoln was shut down Thursday after a semi collided with a train around noon.
                      
 

School Board


11/20/14 07:58 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday received the results of the fiscal year 2014 annual audit.
 

Winona County-Administrator Candidates


11/20/14 04:24 PM
The five finalists for the Winona County Administrator position were interviewed Thursday by the County Board.

 

Dresbach Bridge Project


11/20/14 03:54 PM
Traffic on the Interstate 90 Dresbach Bridge will be returned to two lanes in each direction for the winter season by Saturday, November 22nd as construction work on the bridge idles for the winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
 

Last Tow of Season


11/20/14 03:47 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, locked the last tow of the season for the St. Paul area Thursday,  because ice conditions on the Mississippi River are becoming difficult for vessels to navigate.
 

Wisconsin Unemployment


11/20/14 03:36 PM
Wisconsin's unemployment rate stands at 5.4 percent in October, dropping slightly from 5.5 percent the previous month.
          
 

La Crescent Referendum


11/20/14 03:34 PM
The La Crescent-Hokah school board has decided to sell an elementary school in La Crescent if district voters approve a January 8th bond referendum for a new school.
                       
 

Train Collision


11/20/14 03:33 PM
Trempealeau County authorities said train crossing in the Town of Lincoln was shut down Thursday after a semi collided with a train around noon.
             
 

Drug Arrests


11/20/14 03:31 PM
Authorities acted on two simultaneous search warrants Wednesday night and arrested two St. Charles men on drug charges.

 

St. Charles School


11/20/14 03:29 PM
Rushford-Peterson school district officials are moving quickly to establish a timeline for construction of the new K-through-12 school building after district voters approved a $38,100,000 bond referendum earlier this month.
  
 

WSU Ballpark-Mayor


11/20/14 03:28 PM
The City of Winona hopes to hear soon from Winona State University on its revised proposal for constructing a new baseball field in Lake Park.

 

Walz-Veteran's Affairs


11/20/14 03:27 PM
First District Representative Tim Walz has been passed over for the top Democratic spot on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
 
 

Minnesota Unemployment


11/20/14 03:26 PM
Minnesota employers added 9,500 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development sending the state's unemployment rate below 4-percent.
                
 

Independence Crash


11/20/14 03:25 PM
Trempealeau County authorities said a crash between a snowplow and a vehicle in Independence resulted in one injury Wednesday.

 

Burglars Sentenced


11/20/14 03:23 PM
Two more men involved in series of burglaries in the C-FC and Alma areas back in July have pleaded guilty to theft charges.

 

Amish Dispute


11/20/14 03:22 PM
An Amish couple from southeastern Minnesota will try next month to settle their zoning law dispute with Fillmore County.

 

MnSCU Tuition Freeze


11/20/14 03:21 PM
A funding proposal to extend a tuition freeze another two years at 31 Minnesota colleges and universities is on its way to the Legislature.

 

Buffalo County Budget


11/20/14 03:20 PM
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors approved a $15,200,000 budget for 2015 and raised the county's property tax levy by 1.3 percent.



 

Fuel Plant Fire


11/20/14 03:19 PM
The cause of an explosion and fire at a La Crosse fuel plant is under investigation.
 

School Board


11/19/14 05:07 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will receive the results of the fiscal year 2014 annual audit.
 

Holiday Train


11/19/14 04:45 PM
The Holiday Train will be making another stop in Winona next month.
                   
 

MNsure Update


11/19/14 04:44 PM
Officials with Minnesota's health insurance exchange say the system has seen a spike in consumer visits since the workweek started but is handling the load well.
            
 

Main Street App


11/19/14 04:43 PM
There's a new way to get information about what's happening in Winona's downtown area.


 

Highway 52 Project


11/19/14 04:42 PM
The completion of the new Highway 52/Goodhue County Road 9 interchange seven miles south of Cannon Falls will be marked with a celebration Friday in Cannon Falls.

 

State Rail Plan Meeting


11/19/14 04:41 PM
There will be an open house informational session for the Winona City Council on Tuesday, November 25th, to receive an update by MnDOT on the Minnesota State Rail Plan and to seek input on the Plan for improved freight and passenger movement on Minnesota railroads.
 

Drazkowski-Committee


11/19/14 12:21 PM
State Repesentative Steve Drazkowski says he is honored to be named chair of Minnesota House Property Tax and Local Government Finance Committee and is  looking forward to the challenge.

 

Franken-Internet Neutrality


11/19/14 12:20 PM
As he readies for a second term in the U-S Senate Minnesota's Al Franken is urging citizens to become more aware of the battle to keep internet neutrality.
                       
 

Winona County-Administrator Candidates


11/19/14 12:18 PM
The five finalists for the Winona County Administrator position will be interviewed Thursday by the County Board.
             
 

Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber


11/19/14 12:17 PM
A former instructor at Winona State University has been hired as the new director of the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

 

Property Taxes


11/19/14 12:13 PM
Minnesota property taxes are on course to rise by an average of 4-percent next year.

 

Bike Chase


11/19/14 12:11 PM
Winona Police said a 23-year-old Rushford man was cited with preliminary drug charges after he led an officer on chase while riding his bike.

 

Plant Fire


11/19/14 12:09 PM
Firefighters in La Crosse contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant.
 
 

Fire at LaCrosse fuels plant extinguished


11/19/14 10:10 AM
Firefighters in La Crosse contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant.        Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Mi

WSU Community Meeting


11/18/14 08:09 PM
About 40 people attended Winona State University’s community meeting Tuesday to be included in discussions on community engagement, campus housing and the proposed baseball field partnership at Lake Park.
 

MnSCU No Confidence


11/18/14 12:21 PM
Faculty members and students within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are criticizing the chancellor's plans to overhaul the system.
 

Ebola-National Guard


11/18/14 12:20 PM
The head of Minnesota's 34th Red Bull infantry division says protecting the safety and health of his soldiers is his top priority as they prepare to deploy for an Ebola mission in West Africa.
 
 

River Shipping Season


11/18/14 12:18 PM
The shipping season on the Mississippi River in the Winona area may be coming to a close soon.

 

Alternate Side Parking


11/18/14 12:17 PM
Winona Police said another 114 vehicles were ticketed early Tuesday for parking on the wrong side of the street overnight.



 

Missing Boater Search


11/18/14 12:15 PM
The frigid weather has not stopped the search for a missing boater presumed drowned in the Mississippi River near Dresbach.
 

Council-Air Quality


11/17/14 08:05 PM
The Winona City Council Monday voted in favor of a resolution supporting state requirements for air quality monitoring on fence-lines of new and existing silica sand operations in the state.

 

Bears and Blankets


11/17/14 04:56 PM
Give comfort to those in need this holiday season through Winona National Bank's ''Bears & Blankets'' collection campaign.
 

WSU CLASP Series


11/17/14 04:51 PM
Winona State University CLASP lecture series will host "Super infections are increasing: What can you do to prevent overuse of antibiotics?" with Kathryn Lammers and Carol Marchant at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19th, in Stark Auditorium 103.
                   
 

Buffalo County- 4-H


11/17/14 04:46 PM
On November 16th, the Buffalo County 4-H Alumni Award was awarded to Dana Erickson, University of Wisconsin - Extension Youth & Families At-Risk Educator.
 

Bus Driver-Alcohol


11/17/14 04:40 PM
A bus driver for the Red Wing School District could face criminal charges after failing an alcohol compliance check last week.
                
 

Walz-Vet Support


11/17/14 04:39 PM
The National Guard Association of the United States has announced their support for Representative Tim Walz as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

 

Rochester Development


11/17/14 04:38 PM
These days, investors from around the world ­are vying for a piece of Rochester.

 

Oprah-Favorite Things


11/17/14 04:37 PM
A box of caramels made in Kellogg has been chosen one of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2014.
                 
 

WSU Community Meeting


11/17/14 04:36 PM
A reminder, Winona State University will host a community meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the Student Activities Center in the, lower level Kryzsko Commons.
      
 

Buffalo County Court


11/17/14 04:35 PM
26-year old Joseph E. Smalley of Wabasha was sentenced in Buffalo County Court to 18 months in prison followed by two years of extended supervision for violating probation on a drug trafficking offense in Buffalo County.
 

Alternate Side Parking


11/17/14 12:25 PM
It appears getting the word out early about the alternate side parking ordinance paid off over the weekend.

 

SMIF-DMC


11/17/14 12:20 PM
Representatives of 30 southeastern Minnesota communities gathered at Treasure Island near Red Wing Saturday to talk about potential regional benefits from the proposed Mayo Clinic Destination Medical Center in Rochester

 

Deer Crashes


11/17/14 12:18 PM
Motorists should watch for deer this month as November is the peak time for deer-vehicle collisions in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

 

4-H Volunteer of the Year


11/17/14 12:12 PM
Michele Loesel of Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club in Alma was awarded the Buffalo County 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award Sunday by 4-H Leaders Association President, Patty George.

 

EAB-Rochester


11/15/14 11:30 AM
Residents in the Rochester area are invited to a public meeting on Monday, November 17th regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the county.
      
 

Farmland Rental Meetings


11/15/14 10:24 AM
Landlords, farmers, and agri-business professionals should make plans to attend one of several informative meetings being held across Central and Southern Minnesota.  
 

WSU-International Education Week


11/15/14 10:08 AM
Winona State University invites the community to celebrate International Education Week November 17th through the 21st.


 

Missing Girl Found


11/15/14 10:07 AM
A Zumbrota teenager who went missing has been found safe in Owatonna.
 

Toys-SMU Basketball


11/15/14 10:07 AM
The Saint Mary's women's basketball team is inviting the public to bring an unwrapped, new toy for a boy or girl to the Saturday, December 6th home game against Augsburg.
              
 

WAPS-Science Proficiency


11/15/14 10:06 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board recently received an update on the latest science monitoring report.
              
 

SMU-Give to the Max Results


11/15/14 10:04 AM
Saint Mary's University was one of the top three higher education institutions to receive donations Thursday, November 13th, through Give to the Max Day, a statewide giving blitz designed to increase giving to Minnesota-based nonprofits.


 

Tea Party-Police Chief


11/15/14 10:03 AM
The police chief of a small town near La Crosse accused of harassing a local tea party activist is leaving his job.
 

Bridge Update


11/14/14 04:41 PM
The cold snap has not had an impact on the construction of the new Highway 43 bridge in Winona.

 

Rosenstone-WSU


11/14/14 04:40 PM
With no confidence votes coming from faculty unions at all seven Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Chancellor Steven Rosenstone was in Winona Wednesday to talk with the WSU student senate which is also considering a similar vote.
 

MPCA Fines


11/14/14 04:39 PM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 65 enforcement cases during the third quarter of 2014 with fines totaling nearly $282,000.
 

Winona County-Administrator Candidates


11/14/14 04:38 PM
There has been a location change for the Winona County Administrator Interviews on Thursday, November 20th.
                     
 

SMIF Meeting


11/14/14 04:37 PM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) will host a special meeting Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch.
                     
 

Rushford Highway Project


11/14/14 12:25 PM
Construction work on Highway 43 through Rushford has wrapped up for the winter and will resume in spring for final completion work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
 

Winter Parking Starts


11/14/14 12:22 PM
Winona Police are reminding the public that alternate side parking goes into affect early Saturday.

 

Postal Protests


11/14/14 12:19 PM
Postal workers in four Wisconsin cities plan to join colleagues around the country in protesting consolidation plans.
 
 

Lottery Winner


11/14/14 12:18 PM
A Winona woman has won big in the Minnesota State Lottery.

 

County Comp Plan Hearing


11/13/14 09:00 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners held a special public hearing Tuesday to get more input on the county's proposed new comprehensive landuse plan.
                    
 

Education Week


11/13/14 04:09 PM
American Education Week, an annual event across America, will be celebrated November 16th through the 22nd.

 

Gifts For Winona


11/13/14 04:01 PM
Saint Mary's University Gifts for Winona giving trees will be going up before Thanksgiving.
                       
 

Local Deer Harvest


11/13/14 03:38 PM
The deer harvest in southeastern Minnesota during the opening weekend of the firearms season was down from a year ago.
                       
 

Whitewater-Deer Hunt


11/13/14 03:36 PM
During the special resource management deer hunt November 22nd and 23rd, Whitewater State Park will be closed to all visitors.
              
 

Corn Harvest


11/13/14 03:36 PM
Wisconsin corn production is forecast at 497 million bushels, up 12 percent from a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 

Model Legislature


11/13/14 03:35 PM
The 52nd session of Model Legislature will be held at the Winona State University Tau Center next Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st.
                
 

Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue


11/13/14 03:33 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is in the process of hiring a consultant and forming a design team for the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection upgrade project.
                 
 

Nurses-Ebola


11/13/14 03:32 PM
Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will file complaints with the state if they feel their workplaces are unprepared for Ebola or other infectious diseases.
 

Lewsiton City Council


11/13/14 03:31 PM
A second seat on the Lewiston City Council was temporarily filled Wednesday night by the the luck of the draw.

 

Winona Health Donations


11/13/14 03:30 PM
Staff and volunteers at Winona Health have donated nearly $50,000 to the Winona Health Foundation to fund projects designed to improve the health and well being of patients.

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Stolen Ring


11/13/14 03:29 PM
Winona Police are asking for the public's help in locating a valuable diamond ring that was discovered missing from an east end residence.


 

AEDs Donation-Sparta Police


11/12/14 04:55 PM
Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare Foundation has donated funds to help purchase 3 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) for the Sparta Police Department.
 

Give to the Max Day-Friends of Winona Public Library


11/12/14 04:48 PM
Friends of the Winona Public Library will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating to their favorite charities and schools online at www.GiveMN.org during the annual "Give to the Max Day" on Thursday, November 13th.
                 
 

Mayo-Cardiac Device


11/12/14 04:46 PM
A Mayo Clinic-linked biotech firm has acquired a business developing a complimentary cardiac device.

 

WMS-National Christmas Tree


11/12/14 04:41 PM
Winona Middle School art teachers, Shannon Kline & Betsy Tschumper, heard about the opportunity for students to create ornaments to be displayed on this year's National Christmas Tree at the U.S. Capitol, and they got right to work deciding on a project that met the criteria.  

 

Deer Harvest


11/12/14 04:21 PM
Minnesota hunters registered 54,000 deer during the first three days of the firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
                 
 

10 Days of Giving


11/12/14 04:20 PM
Mark Metzler and Jennifer Welch have been named co-chairs for this year's "10 Days of Giving" sponsored by the Merchants Bank.
 

WSU Community Meeting


11/12/14 12:15 PM
Winona State University will host a community meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, in the Student Activities Center in the lower level Kryzsko Commons.

 

City Wifi


11/12/14 12:13 PM
The City of Winona wants to get the word out that it has established free Wifi connections at five different locations around town.
 

County Comp Plan Hearing


11/12/14 12:10 PM
The public will be able to offer input when the Winona County Board of Commissioners hosts a final public hearing on the county's proposed new comprehensive landuse plan Thursday.
             
 

Missing Boater Search


11/12/14 12:09 PM
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said authorities planned to bring in a helicopter and an air boat Wednesday as the search continued for a missing Onalaska man belived to have drowned in the Mississippi River.
                      
 

Carney-Assault Charge


11/12/14 12:08 PM
Winona Police said a 40-year-old Winona man was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of felony assault.


 

Black Friday Protest


11/12/14 12:07 PM
An employee who works at a La Crosse mall is fighting to keep Black Friday shopping from creeping into Thanksgiving Day.

 

Jailer Shortage


11/12/14 12:06 PM
A Wisconsin state jail inspector and specialist in detention facilities told the Buffalo County Board it was risking liability lawsuits by not employing enough jailers at the county jail.

 

Rail Meetings


11/11/14 04:53 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and counties, are holding public meetings statewide, including two in southeastern Minnesota, to gather input for the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.
                   
 

Fantasy of Trees


11/11/14 04:52 PM
The Winona Health Auxiliary's 13th annual Fantasy of Trees at Winona Health is underway on the clinic first and second floor, 859 Mankato Avenue.
                       
 

Fatal Plane Crash


11/11/14 04:46 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board has announced the cause of a fatal plane crash in southeastern Minnesota cannot be determined.
 
 

GRSF-Grant


11/11/14 04:45 PM
The Great River Shakespeare Festival in the running for the Levitt Amp Grant.

 

Give to the Max Day-SMU


11/11/14 04:44 PM
Saint Mary's University is asking for the community's help this week.



 

Klobachar-Vets


11/11/14 03:32 PM
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar,says a report on the employment status of the nation's veterans has revealed some progress, with the recent 12-month average unemployment rate for all veterans at 5.6 percent, down from its peak of nearly 9 percent four years ago.

 

MNsure Enrollment


11/11/14 03:32 PM
The MNsure online enrollment system will be offline until Thursday, November 13th, at 6 a.m.



 

AgStar Earnings


11/11/14 03:31 PM
AgStar Financial Services is reporting earnings for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014.

 

SMIF Grants


11/11/14 03:29 PM
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently approved nine grants totaling $133,000 to support early childhood and entrepreneur projects within southern Minnesota.

 

Storm-Crashes


11/11/14 03:28 PM
Local authorities were kept busy this morning handling motorvehicle crashes as the snow storm moved through the area and caused some slippery road conditions.
                    
 

Teen-Drug Charges


11/11/14 03:27 PM
Authorities said a Pickwick area teenager is in custody on suspicion of stealing a controlled substance from a parent.
 

Missing Boater Search


11/11/14 03:26 PM
The search for a missing boater believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River was called off Tuesday because of the weather.
                     
 

Veterans Vigil


11/11/14 03:24 PM
Military veterans from the Winona are taking part in the annual Veterans Vigil in Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Park today, Veterans Day.
                
 

Dahl Rezone Denied


11/10/14 07:32 PM
Following a public hearing Monday, the Winona City Planning Commission voted to deny a request from Automotive Enterprises to rezone two properties near the site of the new Dahl Chevrolet location currently under construction.
 

City Council-Bridge


11/10/14 07:31 PM
The Winona City Council held an informational session Monday and received an update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the Highway 43 Interstate Bridge project.  
                   
 

Road Conditions Changes


11/10/14 03:04 PM
Remember, as you get ready for winter driving, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has changed the way it is describing winter road conditions on its 511mn.org website and its smartphone app, making it easier for travelers to understand the conditions.
       
 

Deer Hunter Death


11/10/14 03:03 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says medical issues appeared to be the cause of death of a deer hunter near Rushford on Saturday.
 

Possible Stabbing


11/10/14 12:21 PM
Winona Police are continuing to investigate an incident at a local tavern they say may have involved a stabbing.

 

Davids-DMC Funding


11/10/14 12:19 PM
The return of divided government to St. Paul may make getting a quick fix to the Destination Medical Center funding formula tougher.

 

Missing Fisherman


11/10/14 12:18 PM
Search and rescue crews were back out today looking in the Mississippi River for a missing boater near Lock and Dam 7 in Dresbach.  Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says they continued to look for 27-year-old Joshua Xiong of Onalaska  who failed to return home Saturday evening after he went fishing.
 
 

Walz-Veteran's Affairs


11/10/14 12:17 PM
Minnesota Democratic Representative Tim Walz and Florida Democrat Representative Corrine Brown, both announced on Friday bids to serve as ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

 

United Way Campaign


11/10/14 12:16 PM
The fall fundraising campiagn by the United Way of the Greater Winona Area is just over one third of the way to its goal.            
               
 

GRSF 2015


11/10/14 12:14 PM
If you would like to learn more about the 2015 season of Winona's Great River Shakespeare Festival there is an event coming up that might be for your.

 

Paulson Band Concert


11/10/14 12:13 PM
Big Band fans are invited to a performance of the John Paulson Band on Sunday, November 23rd, at Wellington's Pub and Grill in Winona.

 

Comp Plan-Public Hearing


11/10/14 12:12 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will host a final public hearing on the county's proposed new comprehensive landuse plan this coming Thursday.


 

Port Authority


11/10/14 12:10 PM
The Winona Port Authority is being asked to approve a lease agreement for the use of the City of Winona's former commercial dock.
                      
 

Winter Dog Houses


11/10/14 12:09 PM
Winona residents and others are being reminded with winter approaching that proper housing for dogs left outside is required under state law.
                     
 

Winona County-Administrator Candidates


11/08/14 08:27 AM
Winona County has released the names of the five finalists for the position of County Administrator.

 

Driftless Area-Emmy


11/07/14 04:35 PM
A film featured  in this year's Frozen River Film Festival in Winona was recently honored.
                            
 

Click it or Ticket


11/07/14 04:26 PM
For 42 unbelted motorists in Winona County, driving without a seat belt captured the attention of Winona County Law Enforcement agencies during the recent Click It or Ticket educational and enforcement campaign.
                            
 

School Board-Election Canvass


11/07/14 04:23 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board will meet in special session on Wednesday November 12th, at 7:30 a.m.
                             
 

Cardinal Plunge


11/07/14 04:20 PM
The Future Alumni Committee and the Alumni Relations Office have announced  this year's beneficiary of the Cardinal Plunge.
 

Daudt-Majority Leader


11/07/14 04:19 PM
The new Republican majority in the Minnesota House will be led by Representative Kurt Daudt.

 

Council-Highway 43 Meeting


11/07/14 04:18 PM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational session on Monday, November 10th, at 5:15 p.m. at Winona County History Center..
                   
 

Construction Season Ends


11/07/14 04:17 PM
Major bridge construction, lane additions to existing highways and road resurfacing were part of the 308 projects underway during the 2014 road construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation Commssioner Charlie Zelle.
 

Oberton Resigns


11/07/14 04:16 PM
Willard Oberton has notified the Board of Directors of Winona's Fastenal Company that he will resign from his Chief Executive Officer position on December 31st of this year.

 

Cafferty-4-H Award


11/07/14 04:15 PM
Amber Cafferty, a member of the Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club and a student at Cochrane-Fountain City high school, has won the Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Leadership Award for 2014.
 
 

School Board-Spanish Immersion


11/07/14 12:27 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board received an update Thursday on Madison Elementary School's Spanish Immersion school.

 

WSU Student Senate-Rosenstone


11/07/14 12:26 PM
The Winona State Student Senate has joined with faculty groups from five of the seven Minnesota State Universities in expressing concerns over the leadership of Chancellor Steve Rosenstone.
                   
 

Frac Sand Report


11/07/14 12:25 PM
A new Land Stewardship Project report released Thursday shows that the frac sand mining industry in Wisconsin is systemically disregarding state regulations, a red flag to communities in Minnesota that are grappling with the onslaught of this industrial activity.

 

WSU Hit and Run Case


11/07/14 12:24 PM
The case involving the hit and run on two Winona State University students last January 18th, has been referred to the county attorney's office for determination of formal charges against a 40-year-old Fountain City man.
 

Missing Zumbrota Teen


11/06/14 06:41 PM
Authorities are looking for a missing Zumbrota teenager who has been missing a week.
KTTC TV reports the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in finding 17-year old Jaid Marx who left work after her shift at the Coffee Mill in Zumbrota one week ago Thursday and never came home.

 

MnSCU No Confidence


11/06/14 04:42 PM
With five faculty groups out of the seven Minnesota State universities casting no confidence votes in Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, including Winona State University, leadership of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has proposed bringing in a state mediator to resolve disagreements the unions have.

Teacher of the Year


11/06/14 04:30 PM
In a surprise visit to her 3rd Grade Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School classroom Thursday, Emily Cassellius was named the 2014 WEA Teacher of the Year in the company of her colleagues, family, past Teacher of the Year recipients and 2013 Teacher of the Year, Lora Hill.

Pictured: Emily with her family

Citizen Summit


11/06/14 04:29 PM
People living in the Mississippi River-Winona Watershed are invited to a Citizen Summit on November 12th to discuss the watershed's restoration and protection strategies.

 

CWD Testing


11/06/14 04:28 PM
Southeastern Minnesota deer hunters who harvest a deer in permit areas 348 and 349 are encouraged to have their deer sampled for chronic wasting disease during the opening weekend of the firearms hunting season.
             
 

Dahl Rezoning Request


11/06/14 04:27 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this coming Monday, November 10th, on a request from Automotive Entrerprises to rezone two properties near the site of the new Dahl Chevrolet location currently under construction.
                   
 

Hides for Habitat


11/06/14 04:26 PM
With deer hunting in Minnesota getting underway this weekend, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is asking hunters to donate their harvested deer hides.

 

Buffalo County Tax Levy


11/06/14 12:15 PM
Buffalo County property owners would see a minimal 1.1 percent increase the county's 2015 property tax levy under a budget proposal recommended by the county board.
 

Lewiston Police Chief


11/06/14 12:14 PM
The City of Lewiston has begun a search for another police chief after the latest person offered the job withdrew his name.



 

MnSCU No Confidence


11/06/14 12:13 PM
With five faculty groups out of the seven Minnesota State universities casting no confidence votes in Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, including Winona State University, leadership of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has proposed bnringing in a state mediator to resolve disagreements the unions have.

Tased Twice


11/06/14 12:11 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Office says a 33-year-old Utica man had to be taken to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after he was tased twice by a deputy and a probe got stuck in his back.

 

30% Rule-Court


11/06/14 12:10 PM
The Minnesota Supreme Court has taken up a challenge to a Winona law limiting the number of rental properties on a city block.
 

Lewiston Elections


11/05/14 08:38 PM
Lewiston elected a mayor Tuesday. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website, David Sommer received 404 votes.

 

Rail Meetings


11/05/14 08:37 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and counties, are holding public meetings statewide, including two in southeastern Minnesota in November, to gather input for the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.

 

WSU-Fall Food


11/05/14 08:36 PM
Winona State University will host the Second Annual International Connections: Fall Food and Language Fair from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, in the New Center West Conference Room.
                           
 

Culvert Projects


11/05/14 08:36 PM
Buffalo County approved levying property taxes in rural towns to raise $85,000 in 2015 to aid cost of bridge and culvert projects on town roadways.
 

Winona County Board-Administrator


11/05/14 08:35 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to review 16 applications for the County Administrator position.
 

F-F-A National Awards


11/05/14 12:26 PM
Eight Winona F-F-A members were among a record 63,000 F-F-A members in attendance at the National F-F-A Convention in Louisville, Kentucky last weekend.
                    
 

Food and Shelter Funds


11/05/14 12:24 PM
Winona County has been awarded $17,473 dollars in federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security to help supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county in 2014-15.
 

Fillmore County Elections


11/05/14 12:23 PM
Fillmore County will have a new sheriff as of January First.

 

Wisconsin Elections


11/05/14 12:22 PM
Trempealeau County Sheriff Richard Anderson won re-election to another 4-year term Tuesday. Anderson defeated Tim Hovell by a margin of 56-percent to 44-percent.
 

More Area Elections


11/05/14 12:20 PM
Several Winona County communities had elections Tuesday for mayor and city councils.
 

Drazkowski Re-elected


11/05/14 12:19 PM
Republican State Representative Steve Drazkowski was re-elected to another 2-year term in the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 21-B.
 

Voter Turnout


11/05/14 12:18 PM
Voter turnout for Tuesday's election in Winona County was right where the Secretary of State's has predicted statewide.



 

Pelowski Wins


11/05/14 12:42 AM
Longtime Veteran Democratic State Representative Gene Pelowski was easily re-elected Tuesday to a 15th term representing District 28-A which includes most of the southern portion of Winona County.
               
 

Area Elections


11/05/14 12:42 AM
In the Houston County Board of Commissioners race Tuesday it was incumbent Teresa Walters of La Crescent winning over Ken Tschumper, also of La Crescent, winning the fourth district seat by a final tally of 1,166 votes to 535 votes.
                       
 

Walz Wins


11/05/14 12:39 AM
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a fifth term in Congress in southern Minnesota's 1st District, defeating Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.

 

Ganrude Wins


11/05/14 12:39 AM
Former Winona County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ron Ganrude easily defeated Bill Spitzer in the race for Winona County Sheriff.
 

Winona City Council


11/05/14 12:37 AM
Longtime Winona City Council member George Borzyskowski won in his re-election bid Tuesday in the fourth ward.
 

Winona School Board


11/05/14 12:36 AM
The top two vote getters Tuesday among three candidates were elected for two at-large seats on the Winona Area Public School Board.

 

Area Referendums


11/05/14 12:35 AM
On Tuesday voters in the Rushford-Peterson school district approved a $38,100,000 referendum to help finance a new pre-K through 12th grade school building by a vote of 1112 to 1023, or 52-percent to 47-percent.
 

Winona County Board Elections


11/05/14 12:34 AM
Winona County Board 2nd District incumbent Wayne Valentine was defeated by challenger Marie Kovesci in Tuesday's election results.
                     
 

Fantasy of Trees


11/04/14 03:26 PM
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold its 13th annual Fantasy of Trees at Winona Health, on the clinic first and second floor, 859 Mankato Avenue.
                       
 

Affair for the Animals


11/04/14 03:21 PM
The Winona Area Humane Society's annual fundraiser, Affair for the Animals, is coming up this Friday, November 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Visions Event Center.  



 

GRSF Choral Arts


11/04/14 03:20 PM
The Food of Love: Shakespeare and his songs will be presented by Choral Arts Ensemble in partnership with Great River Shakespeare Festival.
           
 

Health Costs


11/04/14 03:18 PM
Buffalo County taxpayers and county employees will save a combined $82,000 in health insurance costs under a new benefit plan authorized for 2015.



 

SWCD-County Board


11/04/14 12:15 PM
The future of the Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District Board may be up to that board itself.

 

R-V Body Investigation


11/04/14 12:12 PM
The cause of death of an Anoka man whose body was discovered in an RV in Winona last May has been ruled as exposure to the cold.
 

Council-Air Quality


11/03/14 08:01 PM
The Winona City Council Monday voted in favor of a resolution supporting state requirements for air quality monitoring on fence-lines of new and existing silica sand operations in the state.

 

Railroad Crossing Repairs


11/03/14 07:59 PM
Winona City Manager Judy Bodway says the public can expect more railroad crossing closures in the coming days.

 

SMU Halloween


11/03/14 04:43 PM
Pint-sized ghouls, princesses and superheros covered the campus Monday night as more than 500 people participated in Saint Mary’s Halloween Fun Night.
                   
 

Council-Information Meeting


11/03/14 04:34 PM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, November 10th, at 5:15 p.m. in the Classroom of the Winona County History Center located at 160 Johnson Street.

 

Nicollet-Governor


11/03/14 04:33 PM
Minnesotan's going to the polls Tuesday have more than two choices for Governor.
 

Dahl Permit


11/03/14 01:25 PM
A permit has been issued by the City of Winona to Dahl Automotive for the construction of a new building to house Dahl Chevrolet.

 

Hunter Shot


11/03/14 01:03 PM
A hunter on the lookout for squirrels accidentally shot a bow hunter in the head near Galesville Saturday.
 
 

Burglary Charges


11/03/14 01:01 PM
Authorities said a Winona man was arrested Friday in connection with a burglary at an east end business.
 

Police Assaulted


11/03/14 01:00 PM
A 42-year-old Winona man is facing felony assault on a police officer charges in connection with an incident early Saturday morning.

Assault Charges


11/03/14 12:59 PM
50-year-old Adam Michael Munsch was jailed Saturday evening on felony assault charges.



 

County Board


11/03/14 12:58 PM
In addition to Tuesday's election where three Winona County Commissioners are up for re-election. the board will also hold two meetings this week.
 

30% Rule Lawsuit


11/03/14 12:56 PM
A civil lawsuit challenging Winona's 30% housing rule is scheduled to go before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday.

 

Johnson visits Winona


11/01/14 10:22 AM
Republican candidate for Governor Jeff Johnson made  a campaign stop in Winona today (Saturday) as the campaign winds down. Johnson held a meet and greet at the Winona Hy Vee and  talked with Winona Radio about the 3 main points of his campaign,

WSHS Orchestra


10/31/14 04:05 PM
The WSHS Orchestra is hosting an All You Can Eat French Toast Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, November 9th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Elks Lodge, 4540 Service Drive/Hwy 61 North.
                        
 

Johnson in Winona


10/31/14 03:56 PM
Republican candidate for Governor Jeff Johnson will be making a campaign stop in Winona Saturday as the campaign winds down.
                  
 

Saturday Street Closings


10/31/14 03:55 PM
Huff Street between east and west Lake Winona will be closed to traffic Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



 

Stone Point-Dog Park


10/31/14 03:54 PM
Dog owners in Winona County and surrounding areas may eventually get their own dog park for Spot and Fido if a citizen's group advocating for one finds a way to get it built.
                     
 

WSHS-Turkey Dinner


10/31/14 03:52 PM
With sponsorship from the Goodview Activity Group, the Winona Senior High School Student Council is happy to announce that Winona area retirees are invited to theWSHS Student Council's Annual Turkey Dinner to held on Wednesday, November 12th.

Holiday Happiness


10/31/14 12:21 PM
If you are looking to get in some early Christmas shopping Winona Health is the place for you next week.



 

Area Referendums


10/31/14 12:20 PM
Voters in four Winona area school districts will be asked to approve referendums next Tuesday during the general election.
               
 

Chamber Survey


10/31/14 12:19 PM
Winona Area Chamber of Commerce members are being asked to take part in an online survey so the Chamber can get some feedback.

 

Merchants Dividends


10/31/14 12:17 PM
The Merchants Financial Group Incorporated of Winona has added five cents to its semiannual dividend for shareholders to 50-cents per share after a report of an increase in net income.
                      
 

Police Dog-Vest


10/31/14 12:16 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department's  K-9 Officer "Cleo" will be outfitted with a brand new vest thanks to a donation from the non-profit group, "Vested Interest in K9s, Incorporated."
                
 

Deputies-Raises


10/31/14 12:14 PM
Sheriff's deputies in Buffalo County will be getting their first pay raises since 2012.

Sexual Assault Verdict


10/31/14 12:13 PM
A former southern Minnesota police chief has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met in a bar last year.
 

Strum Arrest


10/31/14 12:12 PM
Trempealeau County authorities say a 24-year-old Eau Claire man has been arrested in connection with a gun incident that took place in Strum on Tuesday.

 

Pine Island School


10/31/14 12:11 PM
Pine Island has broken ground on a $33,000,000 Elementary school that voters approved earlier this year.

 

Gilbert-State Auditor


10/30/14 03:37 PM
The race for Minnesota state auditor is between incumbant Democrat, Rebecca Otto, and Republican, Randy Gilbert, the former Mayor of Long Lake, Minnesota.
 

Ash Tree Removal


10/30/14 03:18 PM
Ash tree removal in Winona will continue Saturday, November 1st on Huff Street from Hwy 61 to Lake Street.
                 
 

WSHS-Turkey Dinner


10/30/14 03:18 PM
The annual Free Turkey Dinner at Winona Senior High School is back and will take place on Wednesday, November 12th in the Senior High concourse from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
                
 

Misato Visit


10/30/14 03:17 PM
32 visitors from Winona's sister city, Misato, Japan arrived in Winona Wednesday night and will spend the weekend touring the city and taking part in activities in the community.
 

Levee Park-Union Pacific


10/30/14 12:26 PM
Winona officials are confident some changes may be coming for the entrance to Levee Park off Main Street after a meeting with the Union Pacific railroad Wednesday.
                
 

Semi Crash


10/30/14 12:25 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol said a truck driver escaped serious injury when he crashed his semi in Houston County early Thursday.
 

Van-Tractor Crash


10/30/14 12:23 PM
One person was injured in a van-tractor crash Wednesday afternoon in Lewiston. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 25.

 

DFL Rally


10/30/14 12:21 PM
The message was "get out and vote" next Tuesday during the upcoming general election at a rally at Winona State University Wednesday night.

 

BB Gun Charge


10/30/14 12:20 PM
Police say a 13-year-old boy faces a felony charge of second-degree assault after scaring two 11-year-olds with a BB gun at a Rochester middle school.

 

Open House-SE Tech


10/29/14 03:53 PM
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical will hold open houses on Saturday, November 1st, at both its Winona and Red Wing campuses.

 

Highway 42 Delays


10/29/14 03:48 PM
Motorists on Highway 42 at the junction of Highway 61 near Kellogg, Minnesota, will encounter short delays while crews do bridge patching work beginning Monday, November 3rd, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
                   
 

Capital Christmas Tree


10/29/14 03:47 PM
A white spruce from north-central Minnesota is about to hit the road to Washington where it will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
                   

Pelowski vs. Hahn


10/29/14 03:28 PM
Longtime Veteran Democratic State Representative Gene Pelowski is seeking re-election to a 15th term representing District 28-A which includes most of the southern portion of Winona County.

 

WAPS Early Release


10/29/14 03:27 PM
Students attending Winona Area Public Schools, Bluffview Montessori School and Dakota Area Community School will be released two hours early on Monday, November 3rd.

 

Absentee Voting


10/29/14 12:17 PM
The Winona County Auditor-Treasurer's office will have special hours of operation this weekend to accommodate voters who want to cast an absentee ballot.

 

Wabasha County-Feedlots


10/29/14 12:15 PM
Wabasha County remains in discussions on a proposed settlement with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources over a feedlot issue.

 

DFL Rally


10/29/14 12:13 PM
The Minnesota State DFL Party will hold a rally at Winona State University Wednesday as Democrats take part in a statewide bus tour in the final days before next Tuesday's election.



 

Nuclear Waste Lawsuit


10/29/14 12:11 PM
The Prairie Island Indian Community is joining three states in a lawsuit over the storage of nuclear waste.
 
 

Injury Crash-Highway 61


10/29/14 12:09 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol reported two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at Vila Street Tuesday.



 

County Comp Plan


10/28/14 08:34 PM
In reaction to comments made during the public comment portion of Tuesday's Winona County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board discussed the ongoing process of approving the county's proposed new comprehensive landuse plan.
 

Miss Winona


10/28/14 04:12 PM
The new Miss Winona 2015 is looking forward to a busy year ahead of her after winning the title on Sunday.
 

Village of Strum-Gun Incident


10/28/14 04:11 PM
Trempealeau County authorities were questioning some persons of interest following an incident in the Village of Strum early Tuesday.



 

Winona County Race


10/28/14 04:09 PM
Two current Winona County employees say they want to become the next county auditor-treasurer.

 

Golden Dreams


10/28/14 04:08 PM
Tickets are available for a cancer fundraiser in Winona coming up next Monday, November 3rd.


 

Gun at School


10/28/14 04:07 PM
Winona Police are reporting a student at W-K elementary school brought a gun to school on Monday.
                          
 

UW-L -Chili Challenge


10/28/14 04:06 PM
UW-La Crosse students will offer a bowl of chili for a good cause just in time as the weather turns cooler.
 

Dresbach Bridge


10/28/14 12:24 PM
You may experience some traffic delays if you are heading to La Crosse via and Interstate 90 bridge.

 

Submerged Car


10/28/14 12:23 PM
An old car, believed to be a Model-T, was pulled from the Mississippi River near Winona's Levee Park Monday.

 

Winter Parking


10/28/14 12:22 PM
November is approaching so that means alternate side parking in the City of Winona can't be too far behind.



 

Miller-Recycling


10/28/14 12:20 PM
Miller Scrap is advising the public that it is now purchasing aluminum cans for recycling at its Trempealeau Drive location in the city's east end.

 

UW-L Employee Complaints


10/28/14 12:19 PM
Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employees have filed complaints against their employer alleging discrimination and retaliation.
 
 

Mayo Clinic-Brain Disorders


10/28/14 12:18 PM
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been chosen to participate in a set of federal research projects on brain disorders.

 

Stink Bug


10/28/14 12:17 PM
Experts say the brown marmorated stink bug appears to be increasing in Minnesota, but hasn't caused any crop damage yet.
 

Winhawk Fundraisers


10/27/14 04:50 PM
The public can help Winhawk girls basketball raise funds for uniforms, equipment and more on Saturday, November 1st.
 

Learning Workshop


10/27/14 04:41 PM
The Buffalo County Association for Home and Community Education, together with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Program, will once again hold a Home, Health and Hearth Community Learning Workshop on Saturday morning, November 8th at the Alma Area School.

Tomah Veteran's Day


10/27/14 04:40 PM
The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Friday, November 7th, at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel on the Tomah VA campus.
                        
 

EAB-Rochester


10/27/14 04:39 PM
Residents in the Rochester area are invited to a public meeting on Monday, November 17th regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the county.

 

County Board Race


10/27/14 04:38 PM
The race for the Fifth District seat on the Winona County Board of Commissioners is featuring a veteran and a newcomer.
                  
 

School Board Candidates


10/27/14 04:37 PM
Three candidates are running for two at-large seats on the Winona Area Public School Board.
                     
 

State Rail Plan


10/27/14 04:36 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold several public meetings statewide in November and December to gather input for the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.

 

SMU Chemistry Nights


10/27/14 04:34 PM
Many area high school juniors and seniors will perform hands-on chemistry projects during Chemistry Nights at Saint Mary's University, which will continue from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29th.
 

Miss Winona


10/27/14 12:20 PM
A new Miss Winona was crowned Sunday during the Miss Winona Scholarship Pageant.

 

Police Blotter-WSU Homecoming


10/27/14 12:18 PM
Winona Police reported a busy weekend answering numerous calls and handing out numerous tickets for public consumption, underage drinking, and other alcohol-related violations.

 

Felony Assault Charges


10/27/14 12:17 PM
Winona Police said a 34-year-old Winona man was charged with felony assault after he was arrested by a police officer in the Maplewood Townhomes.

 

Injury Crash-Houston County


10/27/14 12:16 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol  says two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash in Houston County Sunday.
 

Winona Bridge Meeting


10/27/14 12:15 PM
Local businesses are invited to attend a meeting this coming Thursday, October 30th, on the Winona Highway 43 Bridge Project.
 

County Board


10/27/14 12:14 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation Tuesday night from a group of citizens seeking to establish a dog park in the county.
 

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party


10/27/14 12:13 PM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present its eighth biennial Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party on Sunday, Nov. 16th, at the Valéncia Arts Center.
 

Farming the Ridge


10/27/14 12:11 PM
A performance of "Farming the Ridge: Yesterday and Today,"  will take place at the Winona County History Center Tuesday, October 28th.
        
 

WSU-Boat Tour


10/27/14 12:10 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is sponsoring a cruise aboard the new Winona State University floating classroom, the Cal Fremling, on Wednesday, October 29th.

 

Housing Funding


10/24/14 04:36 PM
The City of Winona has received notification of projects approved by the Minnesota Housing board that will assist in preserving and leveraging funds for affordable housing in the City of Winona.
 

Ash Tree Removal


10/24/14 04:35 PM
Ash tree removal in Winona will continue Saturday on portions of Mankato Avenue.
 

SMU Halloween


10/24/14 04:35 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.
                         
 

WNB-Halloween


10/24/14 04:34 PM
Winona National Bank's 15th Annual Trick-or-Treat Tour will be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at its downtown office, located at 204 Main Street.
 

GRSF Award


10/24/14 12:15 PM
Winona's Great River Shakespeare Festival has received a special award.

 

Open House-SE Tech


10/24/14 12:14 PM
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical will hold open houses on Saturday, November 1st, at both its Winona and Red Wing campuses.
                    
 

Gifts For Winona


10/24/14 12:12 PM
The Saint Mary's University Gifts for Winona program is inviting families in need to sign up for the annual Christmas gift-giving program.
 

Newell Trial


10/24/14 12:10 PM
A 29-year-old convicted sex offender has been found guilty of three felony counts in Winona District Court after a trial.

 

New Tourism District


10/24/14 12:08 PM
Buffalo County's share of the Upper Mississippi River Valley along nearly 50 miles of national scenic byway would become a tourism and recreation zoning district under a proposal sent Monday to the county board for a vote.

 

Bridge to Open


10/23/14 03:45 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation installed a temporary pedestrian bridge today on Highway 14 in Winona at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.  
Traffic will open on Highway 14 about 7 p.m. tonight once all the work is completed to secure the bridge and open it to pedestrian traffic.

 

Air Monitors-Next Steps


10/23/14 12:27 PM
Winona Mayor Mark Peterson says it's time for the City Council to weigh in on what the next step will be in the monitoring of frack sand operations in Winona.

 

Absentee Ballots


10/23/14 12:25 PM
The Secretary of State's office reports over 152,000 absentee ballots have been distributed to voters for the November 4th General Election, of which 69,000 have been returned and accepted by election officials - more than 31,000 in the past week alone. 

Miller Ingenuity-Creation Station


10/23/14 12:23 PM
Miller Ingenuity of Winona, officially opened its Creation Station in its factory to the public Wednesday.

 

Railroad Crossing Repairs


10/23/14 12:22 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has changed the start date again for the repairs to the Main Street-Highway 43 Canadian Pacific railroad crossing.
 

Buffalo County Scenic Byway


10/23/14 12:20 PM
Buffalo County's share of the Upper Mississippi River Valley along nearly 50 miles of national scenic byway would become a tourism and recreation zoning district under a proposal sent Monday to the county board for a vote.

 

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.

 

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.
                 
 

Galesville-New Store


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



 

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.

 

Wabasha Bridge Dedication


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



 

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.

 

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."
                         
 

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.
 

Borzyskowski-Council


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.
                       
 

Berning-HHS


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.
 

Ganrude-Sheriff


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.  
         
 

Hagedorn-Knitcraft


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..
 

McFadden-Winona


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.
 

Johnson-ISIS


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.