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Lake Pepin Ice


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

Viking River Cruises


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

Blocked Rail Crossings


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

Toddler Death


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

Frac Sand Ban Vote


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

 

Red Wing Cuts


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

 

Hospital Errors


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


 

Buffalo County Court


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

C-FC School Board


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

 

MCA-Slaggie Family Foundation


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

Snowplow Collisions


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

SMU Chamber Singers


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

County Road 25


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

Lake Pepin Ice


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

               

Dog Shot-Charges


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

Bridge Parking


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

 

Miller Ingenuity


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

 

Delta Flights


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

Pharmacy Theft


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

 

County Administrator Search


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

 

Solar 101


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

 

Klobachar-Mall Of America


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

 

Pay Raises-Drazkowski


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

Lunchtime Learning


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

Kovesci-Hy-Vee


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

Tri-County Cooperative


02/24/15 12:05 PM

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

Fastenal Planning Commission


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

 

Fire/EMS Seminar


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

Library Book Sale


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

MOSES Conference


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

 

Dairy Princess


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


 

Protect Your Info


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

 

Planning Commission-Zoning


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

Job Bills


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

Minnesota Republican Party


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



 

Assault Charges


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


 

County Board


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

 

SMU Celebration


02/21/15 10:34 AM
On Saturday, May 30, alumni, students, parents, and friends will gather for the Celebration of Excellence at the Saint Mary’s University Center in Minneapolis.
 

Woodlawn-City Council


02/21/15 10:20 AM
Tim Leahy, superintendent of Woodlawn Cemetery Association, spoke to the Winona City Council Tuesday and addressed his concerns about the upkeep at the cemetery.

 

WSU-Women's Day


02/21/15 10:18 AM
Winona State University students from various countries will host a luncheon in celebration of International Women's Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3rd, in the Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons.
        
 

Alma Ballpark


02/21/15 10:18 AM
Proposed outdoor lighting of a Little League baseball and softball diamond at Beach Park in Alma ran into mixed reactions at a city council session.
 

Japan Fundraiser


02/21/15 10:17 AM
Winona Area Public Schools are hosting the annual Ultimate Breakfast & Silent Auction fundraiser this Sunday, February 22nd from 9:00 am to noon at the Winona Middle School.  The fundraiser is the biggest money-raising event for the Japan ambassadors hard at work to prepare for their April trip to sister-city, Misato, Japan.
      
 

Quiz Bowl


02/20/15 05:01 PM
Winona State University's College of Education, in conjunction with the Lewiston School District, St. Charles School District, Winona School District and Merchants Bank, will host the High School Personal Finance Quiz Bowl from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26th, in the Purple Rooms, Kryzsko Commons.
            
 

State Rail Meeting


02/20/15 05:00 PM
The last of the public meetings about the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan will be in Rochester on Thursday, February 26th, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
 

Hormel Earnings


02/20/15 04:59 PM
Hormel Foods Corp., one of the biggest U.S. meat processors, on Thursday raised its earnings outlook for the year after lower meat prices and continued demand for its turkey products drove higher margins and better-than-expected earnings in the January quarter.

 

HyVee Austin


02/20/15 04:58 PM
Hy-Vee reiterated Thursday it will move ahead with plans to build a new store in Austin or renovate its current space, regardless of what happens with the stalled Oak Park Mall negotiations.
 

Minnesota Corn Yield


02/20/15 04:57 PM
Minnesota corn growers produced 1.18 billion bushels in 2014, the seventh largest on record, but the lowest since 2008 according to estimates released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

 

Historical Society 100 Years


02/20/15 04:57 PM
2015 is a big  year for the Winona County Historical Society when it comes to anniversaries.

 

MNsure-Davids


02/20/15 12:21 PM
An area lawmaker says Mnsure, the state's heathcare marketplace exchange, is a failure and may not last too much longer.
    
 

Davids-Pay Hikes


02/20/15 12:19 PM
The Minnesota House has endorsed a deal that stalls commissioner pay hikes until July but gives Governor Mark Dayton a narrow window to boost those salaries.         
 

Lottery Winner


02/20/15 12:18 PM
A Winona man is a big winner in the Minnesota State Lottery.

 

Planning Commission


02/20/15 12:15 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will hold a public hearing on a request from Fastenal to split one of two properties it owns near Pelzer Street and Highway 61.

 

Alma School Referendum


02/20/15 12:14 PM
The Alma School Board will ask its district residents to approve a $3,000,000 bond referendum to finance school building and education technology improvements.

 

Drug Charges


02/20/15 12:11 PM
Authorities said a 40-year-old Winona woman was jailed Thursday on felony drug charges.
     
 

Walmart Jobs


02/20/15 12:10 PM
Walmart has started taking applications for about 400 job openings in Mankato.

 

Ashley Protest


02/20/15 12:09 PM
Ashley Furniture has formally protested $1,700,000 in citations, issued in January, for unsafe working conditions at its Arcadia Plant.


 

School Board


02/19/15 12:19 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board tonight will receive an update on what the Middle School is doing to align the STEM elements into the WMS. Principal Mark Anderson will also discuss how inquiry based learning is being incorporated into classes.
     
 

Tri-County Electric Agenda


02/19/15 12:18 PM
Representatives Gene Pelowski and Greg Davids along with Senator Jeremy Miller met with the Tri County Electric Board of Directors this week in St. Paul to discuss their 2015 legislative agenda.  
     
 

County Board


02/19/15 12:17 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will continue its efforts to find a new county administrator when the board meets next Tuesday, February 24th.

 

New Press Box


02/19/15 12:15 PM
Paul Giel Athletic Field will getting a brand new press box.
 

Alma Drowning


02/19/15 12:14 PM
The death of 62-year-old Leo Butler of Alma was caused by drowning and ruled accidental, according to preliminary findings.
 

Head in Toilet Plea


02/19/15 12:12 PM
A Gilmanton man charged as an accomplice in dunking a 6-year-old girl's head in a toilet bowl entered a plea agreement in Buffalo County Circuit Court.

 

Lanesboro Dam Repairs


02/19/15 12:11 PM
Local lawmakers are trying to secure state funding for the repair of the Lanesboro Dam which is threatening the community of Lanesboro.

 

Miller Tax Reciprocity


02/19/15 12:09 PM
Efforts are being made again at the state capitol to restore the income tax reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin after it was eliminated in 2009.

 

Frac Mine Ban


02/19/15 12:08 PM
The Houston County Board Wednesday, on a preliminary vote, decided to ban frack sand mining in the county.

 

Council-Bonds


02/18/15 04:56 PM
The Winona City Council Tuesday approved the sale of $3,800,000 in general obligation certificates after finding out the city has achieved a high bond rating.
    
 

Highway 14 Projects


02/18/15 04:54 PM
For decades, area residents, businesses, and local leaders across southern Minnesota have been demanding needed improvements to Highway 14 - a stretch of road that now carries nearly 8,000 vehicles every day, and connects key regional trade centers in New Ulm, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Rochester, and Winona.

 

Independence Superintendent


02/18/15 04:54 PM
The Independence School District hopes to have a new superintendent of schools in place by March 18th.

 

Lake Pepin Ice


02/18/15 04:53 PM
The ice on Lake Pepin measured 21 inches thick at its deepest location according to the first measurements taken by the U-S Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday.

 

Council-Winona Fires


02/18/15 12:15 PM
Winona fire officials spoke during Tuesday's City Council meeting about the most recent fire and future inspections.



 

Indoor Skate Park


02/18/15 12:14 PM
The Winona City Council held an informational meeting Tuesday to disuss be a proposal to develop an indoor skate park at the West End Recreation Center.

 

Eagle Center Expansion


02/18/15 12:13 PM
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha will soon be expanding its space when it occupies a next door building.

 

Child Neglect


02/18/15 12:12 PM
A 30-year-old Altura man was arrested in connection with a child neglect case in La Crosse County.
 

MNsure Needs Fixing-Pelowski


02/18/15 12:11 PM
State representative Gene Pelowski of Winona says MNsure, the state's health care exchange, needs fixing.

 

Cabin Fever Reliever


02/18/15 12:10 PM
An event is coming up that is designed to help promote Winona's downtown and its businesses.



 

Wisconsin Apples


02/18/15 12:08 PM
Wisconsin apple growers saw a 2% loss in production in 2014, mostly due to bad spring weather and damages from spotty frost and hail through the growing season.
 

Business Property Tax


02/18/15 12:06 PM
Lawmakers in St. Paul in the Minnesota House are considering four different bills that would repeal the business property tax that accounts for some 25% to 40% of local property taxes paid by business, industry and recreational property owners.
     
 

WNB Chili Cookoff


02/17/15 04:31 PM
A total of just over $4,629 in sales and donations was raised for Ready Set School at the 21st Annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by Winona National Bank on Saturday, February 14th. A large crowd enjoyed 22 varieties of chili donated by local businesses and the chili was judged by a panel of celebrity judges. Awards in the Mild category: 1st place Timbers (PICTURED), 2nd place Steak Shop Catering and 3rd place Winona Health Catering. In the Spicy category: 1st place Signatures, 2nd place Jefferson's and 3rd place went to Steak Shop Catering at Cotter Schools.  Public votes were compiled for the Public Tasters' Choice Award, which was awarded to Timbers for its mild chili.

 

Bridge Projects


02/17/15 04:17 PM
Governor Mark Dayton released his proposed list of road and bridge projects throughout the state that would take place if the legislature approves his transportation investments.
  
 

DNR Fine-Zebra Mussels


02/17/15 04:15 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued a civil citation and a $500 fine to a construction company truck driver for transporting zebra mussels. 

 

Frozen River Film Festival


02/17/15 04:14 PM
The 10th Annual Frozen River Film Festival will be held through Sunday this week at Winona State University.

 

Japan Fundraiser


02/17/15 04:13 PM
Winona Area Public Schools are hosting the annual Ultimate Breakfast & Silent Auction fundraiser this Sunday, February 22nd from 9:00 am to noon at the Winona Middle School. 
 

WSU Grant


02/17/15 12:24 PM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, single mothers with college degrees can increase their income level by as much as 78 percent as compared to their peers with high school diplomas.

 

Ambulance Accident


02/17/15 12:23 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol said a 64-year-old Winona woman was injured Monday when the ambulance she was driving collided with a second vehicle in La Crescent.



 

Old Settlers Gathering


02/17/15 12:21 PM
Tickets are on sale now for the 127th Annual Winona County Old Settlers gathering that will take place on Saturday, February 28th, at the Winona Middle School.

 

Ike's Fishing Derby


02/17/15 12:19 PM
The public's invited to take part in a special ice fishing contest this coming Saturday, February 21st that will raise funds for local conservation projects.

 

Computer Scam


02/17/15 12:16 PM
A Winona County woman is the victim of a telephone scam involving computer repair and the sheriff's department has issued a warning to be on the lookout for any other such scams.
 

Auto Parts Death


02/17/15 12:15 PM
Minnesota workplace safety inspectors are investigating the death of an employee at an auto parts store in Cannon Falls.

 

Independence City Council


02/16/15 05:28 PM
The Independence City Council reversed itself last week and voted 4 to 2 to approve an agrrement that would end the town's of Burnside and Lincoln participation in a suit against the city in exchange for the towns having a say in any city annexation over 60 acres.
       
 

MCGA-Root


02/16/15 05:15 PM
Delegates to the Minnesota Corn Growers Association annual meeting on January 28th in Mankato elected Dan Root  from Hayfield to serve on the organization's state board of directors.
        
 

MNsure-Miller


02/16/15 05:14 PM
Last weekend was this year's final opportunity for Minnesotans to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange.
 

Fire Prevention Posters


02/16/15 05:13 PM
The Winona Fire Department has announced the winners of their Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest.  
        
 

Ag Day-Arcadia


02/16/15 05:12 PM
The Arcadia Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 28th Annual Ag Day Dinner on Thursday March 5th. The dinner is being held in the Holy Family Parish Hall starting at noon.
      
 

March Blood Drives


02/16/15 03:16 PM
March is Red Cross Month and local blood drives will be held at several locations.                            

 

MNsure-Davids


02/16/15 03:15 PM
State Representative Greg Davids is asking the CEO of MNsure why its top executives received substantial pay raises from 2013 to 2014.

 

Lepsch Appeal


02/16/15 03:14 PM
The Dakota man convicted of killing the owner of a camera store and his teenage son in La Crosse has filed an appeal seeking to have his murder convictions overturned.

 

Master Gardeners


02/16/15 03:13 PM
The Winona County Master Gardeners will sponsor their annual Gardeners' Day on Saturday, March 7th.  

 

Lake Winona Health


02/16/15 03:12 PM
A local group has been formed and is seeking to improve the water quality of Lake Winona.



 

City Council


02/16/15 03:10 PM
Big ticket items will be highlighting the Winona City Council's meeting coming up on Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
   
 

Port Authority-Tuesday Meeting


02/16/15 03:09 PM
The Winona Port Authority will hold a special meeting Tuesday, February 17th, to consider a $140,000 loan to a company that may open a manufacturing site in Winona.
     
 

Lanesboro Tourney


02/16/15 03:07 PM
Anglers are invited to take part in an ice fishing tournament in Lanesboro on Saturday, February 21st.

 

G-E-T School Building


02/16/15 12:21 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School Board has approved $765,000 in renovations to the G-E-T High School building.

 

Mining Ordinance


02/16/15 12:19 PM
The Wabasha City Council has approved a new frack sand mining ordinance and an extension of the mining moratorium for another 120 days.


 

President's Day


02/16/15 12:19 PM
A reminder that Monday is President's Day, a national holiday and that means all local, county, state, and federal offices will be closed for the day.

 

School Board


02/16/15 12:18 PM
The public is invited to attend a special reception for the members of the Winona Area Public School Board on Thursday, February 19th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m at City Hall.
     
 

Operation Comfort Warriors


02/16/15 12:17 PM
The Winona American Legion Club is seeking monetary donations for a program that helps out soldiers who return from the Middle East with serious injuries.

 

Triple-A Winners


02/13/15 03:35 PM
Winona High School named its Triple-A winners Friday for 2015. Named as the male winner was  Michael Lubahn son of Randy and Judy Lubahn. Named as the female winner was Erin Halverson, daughter if Scott and Amy Halverson.

Bremer Challenge


02/13/15 03:33 PM
The Otto Bremer Foundation, based in the Twin Cities, will provide a $1 million challenge match in southeastern Minnesota to leverage the support of individual donors and the local nonprofit organizations they support.

 

Strive for Leadership


02/13/15 03:33 PM
Four Winona High School students have been chosen as winners of the annual Strive for Leadership scholarships awarded by KHME Radio.

 

Diocese Dedication


02/13/15 03:31 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 is a historic day for the Diocese of Winona and Minnesota State University – Mankato Catholic Campus Ministry as the newly built Saint Thomas More Catholic Newman Center is dedicated by Most Rev. John M. Quinn, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, at a 3:00 pm Dedication Mass of the Chapel and Student Center.

 

Tomah VA Investigation


02/13/15 12:08 PM
Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate three deaths and reports of prescription drug abuse at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
   
 

MnSURE Davids


02/13/15 12:07 PM
Next Tuesday, two days after the signup deadline expires, Minnesota lawmakers will get an update on how well the MnSURE online healthcare marketplace is doing.

 

Governor Pay Raises


02/13/15 12:06 PM
A Minnesota Senate vote to roll back pay raises for Governor Mark Dayton's commissioners is causing a deep rift between the governor and a key Democratic ally in the Legislature.
 
 

24 Hour Rule


02/13/15 12:05 PM
Minnesota House of Representatives members will continue to have to give 24 hours notice before they can bring a bill amendment on the House floor.

 

Bartelson Honored


02/13/15 12:04 PM
Kim Bartelson of Winona has been named the 2014 volunteer snowmobile safety instructor of the year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
 

Tomah VA Death


02/13/15 12:03 PM
A Marshfield woman says the Tomah VA medical center didn't do enough to save her father.
     
 

Safe Routes to School


02/13/15 12:02 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of $250,000 in Safe Routes to School grants that support walking and biking programs at K-12 schools in the state.

 

Bernodot Birhday Bash


02/13/15 12:01 PM
Longtime Winona entertainer and musician John Bernadot will be honored on his 70th birthday with a special event.

 

Lake Pepin Ice


02/13/15 11:59 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin taking this year's annual Lake Pepin ice measurements on February 18th.
 

Franken-Education Reforms


02/12/15 12:15 PM
Minnesota U-S Senator Al Franken says he wants to see some changes in K-12 education.

 

Tax Revenue-Miller


02/12/15 12:13 PM
State finance officials say tax collections for January ran $85,000,000 ahead of what they had expected.

 

YMCA Changes


02/12/15 12:12 PM
The Winona Family YMCA has been undergoing some organizational changes recently.

 

Buffalo County Zoning


02/12/15 12:10 PM
Buffalo County may enlist assistance from the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission in doing a full scale revamping of the county's zoning ordinance.

 

Bus in Ditch


02/12/15 12:09 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says 15 students on a Minnesota City Bus Service bus escaped injury Thursday when their bus ended up in the ditch off a county road. Sheriff Ron Ganrude said the bus moved to the right on Little Caesar Road south of Homer to avoid an oncoming vehicle when it was pulled into the ditch by the snow.
 

Lottery Winner


02/11/15 05:07 PM
Steven Hrstka of Chatfield won $100,000 playing the Lottery's $100,000 Wild Cherries scratch game.
          
 

Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival


02/11/15 05:07 PM
Registration opens Sunday, February 15th for the Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival to be held July 17th and 18th at Copeland Park.

 

Goodview Sandlot Baseball


02/11/15 05:06 PM
Goodview Sandlot Baseball and Softball will sponsor Baseball and Softball Skills Camps  in February and March. 

 

WMS Informational Meeting


02/11/15 05:05 PM
On Tuesday, February 17th the Winona Middle School Administration team along with teachers and counselors are holding an informational meeting for all students and their parents who will be in 5th grade this Fall.
          
 

Winona County Replublicans


02/11/15 05:04 PM
Winona County Republicans will gather in Lewiston on Saturday, February 21st for their annual convention.
    
 

Body in River


02/11/15 05:03 PM
The body of an Alma man was found floating in the Mississippi River on the south side of Alma Monday morning.
      
 

Home Rehab Loans


02/11/15 05:01 PM
As of late Wednesday afternoon, 57 residents of the east side of Winona signed up for loans to help fix up their homes.
        
      

Wisconsin Crops


02/11/15 04:43 PM
Nearly half of the nation's snap bean crop is processed in Wisconsin, more than 312,000 tons, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture.
  
 

Governor Pay Raises


02/11/15 12:21 PM
Governor Mark Dayton says he's willing to discuss raises he gave state agency commissioners in a meeting with lawmakers that is open to the media. But he won't testify before a House panel.

 

E-Cig Ban


02/11/15 12:20 PM
The Hennepin County Board has approved a ban on electronic cigarettes in workplace, restaurants and bars and a local lawmaker says the state may follow suit.

 

Downtown Development


02/11/15 12:19 PM
The Winona City Board of Adjustment will be asked to approve a modification of the city code to allow for the remodeling of a downtown building that formerly housed an adult book store.
 

WNB Promotions


02/11/15 12:18 PM
The Winona National Bank has announced the promotion of two employees.



 

Fatal Crash


02/11/15 12:17 PM
Authorities are now investigating the death of a man who was run over while crossing a highway in southeastern Minnesota as a possible hit-and-run.

 

Speltz Trial


02/11/15 12:16 PM
A 26-year-old woman accused of identity theft and involvement in stealing bank deposit money was bound over for trial on four felony charges in Buffalo County Circuit Court.

 

Miller-Super Gav Act


02/10/15 05:34 PM
Last summer, Winona was rescued by "Super Gav," a four year old boy, Gavin Quimby, who has been diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.

 

Bar Fire Investigation


02/10/15 05:33 PM
Local officials are still waiting to find out the cause of the fire that destroyed a downtown building in Winona early last Friday.
     
 

Tri-Quest 2014


02/10/15 05:33 PM
Energetic and generous bikers, runners and golfers ran 5K, biked 33K and then played 18 holes of golf as part of the Tri-Quest 2014 event on September 21st at Drugan's Castle Mound golf course in Holmen.

 

WAPS Gala


02/10/15 05:32 PM
The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools' Gala 2015 Committee preparing for the "It's A Shore Thing" Gala to be held on Saturday, March 14th from 6:00-10:00 pm at Visions Event Center.
        
 

SMIF-BookStart


02/10/15 05:31 PM
In an effort to promote early childhood literacy, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF)and Capstone are partnering for the thirteenth year of the BookStart program.

 

Home Rehab Loans


02/10/15 05:30 PM
Residents of the east side of the City of Winona will have an opportunity to sign up Wednesday for loans to help fix up their homes. The City has received $497,000 to assist the homeowners residing between Sarnia and Front Streets, and Hamilton and the eastern edge of the city.       

Fatal Crash Help Needed


02/10/15 05:27 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for the public's help in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Highway 52 near Cannon Falls on Sunday.

 

Indoor Skate Park


02/10/15 05:26 PM
The Winona City Council will hold an informational meeting next Tuesday, February 17th, at City Hall at 5:15 p.m.
 

County Administrator Search


02/10/15 12:05 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners on a unanimous 5-to-0 vote, decided to hire a professional search firm to help them find the next county administrator.
 

Goose Bump Jump


02/10/15 12:03 PM
The annual Goose Bump Jump held Saturday raised just over $5,000.
 

WNB Chili Cookoff


02/09/15 04:48 PM
The public is invited to the 21st Annual Chili Cookoff coming up on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th, at the Winona Middle School. Seventeen local businesses have entered the competition so far that will feature both mild and spicy chili.

WSU Campus Conservation


02/09/15 04:37 PM
Winona State University will take part in the Campus Conservation Nationals Tuesday through March 3rd.
 

WAPS-Early Release


02/09/15 04:37 PM
Students attending Winona Area Public Schools, Bluffview Montessori School and Dakota Area Community School will be released two hours early on Friday, February 13.
            
 

Western Tech-Product Sale


02/09/15 04:35 PM
As part of a class project, students in the Accounting program at Western Technical College will be holding an original product sale Monday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 18th.

 

SE-Tech Duran


02/09/15 04:33 PM
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical is continuing to respond to the needs of business and industry in the region.
   


 

Pelowski Bills


02/09/15 04:32 PM
State Representative Gene Pelowski has introduced two bills that would help out Winona State University.

 

WSHS Art Awards


02/09/15 04:30 PM
Winona Senior High School students Jillian Haneworth and Elaina Smith have received top Gold and Silver Key Awards in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards Competition.
              

Cardinal Plunge


02/09/15 12:23 PM
The annual Cardinal Plunge held in Lake Park Saturday in conjunction with the Winter Carnival looks like a huge success.
    

        
 

Port Authority


02/09/15 12:22 PM
The Winona Port Authority will take care of two more items regarding Wincraft's new manufacturing building in Technology Park when it meets Thursday at City Hall.

 

High Speed Chase


02/09/15 12:20 PM
Authorities said a Winona man was charged with fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle after he led two deputies in a high speed chase early Sunday.

 

Deputy Escapes Injury


02/09/15 12:13 PM
A Winona County deputy escaped serious injury when he was nearly struck by a vehicle as he assisted at a crash scene.
      
 

County Administrator Search


02/09/15 12:11 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will decide on the next steps to take in the search for a new county administrator Tuesday.
 

Bar Fire


02/09/15 12:10 PM
The cause of the fire that destroyed a downtown building in Winona early Friday is still under investigation. The State Fire Marshal, along with Winona Fire Department Assistant Chief, Jason Theusch, were at the scene Friday afternoon.  
     
 

Child Porn Charges


02/06/15 04:37 PM
A 10-month child pornography investigation in Rochester has led to the arrest of a seventh man.
   
 

LSP Breakfest


02/06/15 04:24 PM
The public is invited to join the Land Stewardship Project on Wednesday, March 18th, for an opportunity to dine on locally produced food while discussing key issues with Minnesota state lawmakers.
     
 

SBD Buttons


02/06/15 12:07 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Association is inviting high school students to participate in the 2015 Steamboat Days button design contest.  

 

Davids-TurboTax


02/06/15 12:06 PM
Minnesota has temporarily stopped accepting TurboTax filings by individual taxpayers because of security concerns.

 

Salary Raises


02/06/15 12:04 PM
Members of Governor Mark Dayton's cabinet are getting raises. The pay hikes range from 19 percent to 58 percent.       


 

Fire-Kearney


02/06/15 12:03 PM
The quick action of a Winona Police Sargent on patrol helped save the lives of bar patrons and residents of the apartments above at 151 East Third Street Friday.

 

Bar Fire


02/06/15 12:02 PM
Fire destroyed another downtown building in Winona early Friday leaving as many as eight residents without places to stay.

 

Bar Fire


02/06/15 06:34 AM
Another building in downtown Winona has been destroyed by fire.  A witness at the scene says the building that housed the former Cheater's Bar at 151 East Third Street was destroyed by an early morning fire. The witness said the fire broke out sometime before 1:00 a.m and destroyed apartments above the bar and the bar itself.

Winona Health Ranking


02/05/15 08:44 PM
Winona Health is among the top 7 percent of healthcare systems in the nation when it comes to using information technology to improve healthcare quality, safety and outcomes.

 

County Board


02/05/15 08:43 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday, February 10th, will decide on the next steps to take in the search for a new county administrator.

 

SE Tech Project


02/05/15 08:42 PM
Proposals are being sought now for a project home to be built in the 2015-16 academic year, with groundbreaking intended to occur no later than the last week of August 2015.
            
 

Hormel Foods Program


02/05/15 08:41 PM
In recognition of completing the fourth year of its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program, Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin,  has announced that donations to hunger relief organizations throughout the United States and abroad totaled more than $6,800,000 during fiscal year 2014.
         
 

La Crosse Day


02/05/15 08:40 PM
The 18th Annual La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park will be held on June 25th, as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the New York Mets.

 

School Board- Speech Class


02/05/15 08:39 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board voted 4 to 3 Thursday for Middle and High School course proposals that would eliminate Speech and Modern American Literature classes into a year long English 10 course.


 

Tag and Tow


02/05/15 12:15 PM
The City of Winona has declared a tag and towing operation for the downtown area for early Friday. The alternate side parking ordinance will be strictly enforced between the hours of midnight and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 6th, but only in the downtown area bounded by Huff,Broadway, Franklin and Levee Park Drive.
    
 

Assault Charges


02/05/15 12:14 PM
A 28-year-old Winona man is facing felony charges after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a knife.
    
 

Police Chase


02/05/15 12:13 PM
A 26-year-old Winona man was jailed early Thursday after he led four sheriff's deputies on a chase in the Ridgeway area.
     
 

Zoning Permit Fees


02/05/15 12:12 PM
Zoning permit application fees in Buffalo County were increased across-the-board for housing, commercial buildings, non-metallic mining and sanitary sewer projects.
 

Stalking Charges


02/05/15 12:10 PM
A 44-year-old Buffalo City man accused of stalking a woman he was under court orders to stay away from has eight charges filed against him in Buffalo County Circuit Court.

 

BNSF Capital Program


02/05/15 12:09 PM
BNSF Railway Company has announced that its 2015 capital program for its operations in Minnesota will be more than last year's investment with an estimated $326,000,000 for key rail capacity improvement projects and a robust maintenance program.

 

Fastenal Sales


02/04/15 12:24 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting net sales for January 2015 of nearly $313,500,000 up 6.9 percent from January of 2014.
  
 

Fastenal Sales


02/04/15 12:20 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting net sales for January 2015 of nearly $313,500,000 up 6.9 percent from January of 2014.
    
Daily sales also went up by 12 percent over January of 2015.
    
Fastenal opened no new stores in January maintaining their total of 2,687 stores. Total personnel as of January 31st. was 18,615.
  
At mid-morning today,  Fastenal stock was selling at $42.89 a share, down $2.89.     
      
            

Kline No Child Left Behind


02/04/15 12:15 PM
Minnesota Congressman John Kline has introduced legislation to improve K-12 education and replace No Child Left Behind.
    
 

Tuition Freeze


02/04/15 12:14 PM
Discussions are continuing at the state capitol on a another freeze in tuition at the state's higher education institutions including Winona State and SE Tech.

 

United Way Meeting


02/04/15 12:13 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area will be hosting an informational meeting for Non-Profit Organizations  in Winona, Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties that are interested in becoming a United Way Partner Agency and apply for funding for the 2015-2016 Allocations Funding Year.

 

Gallagher EMS Conference


02/04/15 12:12 PM
Dr. John Gallagher, a Winona Health Emergency Department physician and medical director for Winona Area Ambulance Service, was invited to speak at the National Association of EMS Physicians Conference in New Orleans January 22 - 25.

 

Walker-Judge


02/04/15 12:10 PM
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has appointed Candice Tlustosch to the La Cross County Circuit Court, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Dale Pasell in November.

 

MnSCU Dispute


02/04/15 12:08 PM
The union for faculty in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System asked trustees to fire Chancellor Steve Rosenstone in November, according to a document given to Minnesota Public Radio.

Whipple Sentenced


02/04/15 12:07 PM
27 year old Dyllan Whipple of Independence, pleaded no contest in Buffalo County Court and was found guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior for exposing himself and possessing drug paraphernalia.

 

Child Abuse Charges


02/04/15 12:04 PM
A rural Alma man accused of reckless child abuse in the alleged beating of a 16-year-old boy with an ax handle pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing in Buffalo County Circuit Court.
  
 

MOSES Conference


02/04/15 12:03 PM
Advance registration ends Monday, February 12th for the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, taking place February 26th through the 28th at the La Crosse Center. On-site admission will be available on a limited basis.

United Way Soup Cook-off


02/03/15 05:10 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area held its inaugural Soup Cook-Off on Friday, January 30th at Jefferson Pub and Grill.   The event featured seventeen soup varieties as well as information regarding each of the United Way Agencies.  
 
 

Snowshoe Snowdown


02/03/15 05:02 PM
The Snowshoe Snowdown is part of the Winona Winter Carnival this Saturday, February 7th.



 

Goose Bump Jump


02/03/15 04:57 PM
The Winona Park and Recreation Department will host the Goose Bump Jump Saturday, February 7th.
            
 

County Road 25


02/03/15 12:16 PM
Citizens who filed a petition to get some repairs to County Road 25 between Rollingstone and Lewiston may get an answer soon.
         
 

County Administrator Search


02/03/15 12:15 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners decided to wait another week to decide how they want to go about searching again for a new county administrator.

 

City Council-Wincraft


02/03/15 12:12 PM
The Winona City Council Monday voted to approve a development agreement with Wincraft for the construction of a new 120,000 square foot facility in Technology Park.

 

City Council Floodplain


02/03/15 12:11 PM
Following a public hearing, during which no one spoke, the Winona City Council Monday approved an amendment to the city's floodplain ordinance.

 

Arcadia Furniture Fines


02/02/15 04:14 PM
Ashley Furniture faces $1,700,000 in penalties to settle charges that unsafe conditions at its manufacturing plant in Arcadia led to more than 1,000 injuries.
 

Winona County Board-Administrator


02/02/15 12:16 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will have to begin their search for a new county administrator all over. County Board Chairman Steve Jacob confirmed that the final candidate for the position, Michael Collard, Human Resources Director for Winnebago County in Wisconsin, has withdrawn from consideration.
 

Diocese Draft Plan


02/02/15 12:14 PM
This weekend in Catholic parishes across southern Minnesota, the release of the recommended 'draft' plan for Vision 2016 was announced.

 

Sand Mine Permit


02/02/15 12:13 PM
The public has an opportunity now to comment on a request from Mississippi Sand of Arcadia which is requesting a permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to construct and operate an industrial sand drying plant.
             
 

Phoney Money


02/02/15 12:12 PM
Another counterfeit $20 bill has turned up at a local business.
           
 

New Chief Deputy


02/02/15 12:11 PM
Winona County's new chief deputy sheriff has begun his duties.          
 

Rochester Symphony


02/02/15 12:10 PM
The Rochester Symphony Orchestra has placed its CEO on paid leave after he was accused of stealing more than $15,000 from a vulnerable adult.
 
 

Arnold-Five Star Advisor


02/02/15 12:09 PM
Certified Financial Planner and Winona native Michael Arnold has been named a Five-Star Wealth Advisor by Minneapolis and St. Paul Magazine and the Twin Cities Business Magazine for 2015.     
           
 

Diocese Shares Draft Plan to Strengthen Catholic Ministry in Southern Minnesota


02/01/15 12:00 PM
This weekend in Catholic parishes across southern Minnesota, the release of the recommended ‘draft’ plan for Vision 2016 was announced.

Tomah VA Investigation


01/30/15 05:10 PM
The lead investigator in a Tomah VA probe says she would like to thank the whistleblower who raised allegations of opiates being overprescribed at the medical center.
    
 

Cardinal Plunge


01/30/15 05:07 PM
The public is invited to take part in the annual "Cardinal Plunge" which will take place on Saturday, February 7th, at the Lake Lodge Recreation Center.
            
 

Spring Valley Vineyard


01/30/15 05:05 PM
Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery in Spring Valley got the opportunity to travel to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival and have their wines featured at Sundance after parties.
      
 

Lake Pepin Sediment


01/30/15 05:02 PM
Lake Pepin is filling up with sediment… and many have opinions on how much of this problem is a consequence of unsound agricultural practices and how much from more "natural" sources like riverbank erosion.  
       
 

WNB Honored


01/30/15 04:53 PM
The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized Winona National Bank for its community involvement. Banks play an important and vital role in their communities, and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.
      
 

Drug Charges


01/30/15 04:52 PM
An Eyota woman has been indicted on federal charges of stealing people's identities to get large amounts of prescription drugs.
       
 

Cotter-Newsweek


01/30/15 04:51 PM
The Cotter Schools has been listed by Newsweek magazine as one of the leading private and independent schools in the nation for 2015.
       
 

Quality Inn Coming Down


01/30/15 04:50 PM
The former Quality Inn hotel at Mankato Avenue and Highway 61 in Winona will be coming down to make way for a new hotel-retail complex.
 

Quiet Zones-Rail


01/30/15 12:11 PM
Discussions continued this week at the state capitol on the establishment of railroad quiet zones, something the City of Goodview is pusuring.

 

Lottery Limits


01/30/15 12:10 PM
Legislation preventing the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets through gas pumps, ATMs, and on the internet passed the House Commerce Committee this week.
           
 

Highway 247 Crash


01/30/15 12:09 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says two Wabasha residents were injured in one-vehicle crash Thursday near Plainview.
 

City Council


01/30/15 12:08 PM
The Winona City Council on Monday will hold a public hearing on a proposal to sell over $3,600,000 in bonds to finance some equipment purchases.


 

Body Found


01/30/15 12:06 PM
The body of a missing La Crosse man has been found on the banks of the Wisconsin River.

 

Felon Voting Rights


01/30/15 12:06 PM
Convicted felons' voting rights should be restored after they serve their prison time, says a coalition of groups at the State Capitol backing bills sponsored by Vernon Center Representative Tony Cornish and Minneapolis Senator Bobby Joe Champion.

 

State Bike System


01/30/15 12:05 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public input on its Statewide Bicycle System Plan during a series of statewide meetings in February and March.
 

I-90 Traffic


01/30/15 12:04 PM
Westbound motorists on Interstate 90 and northbound Highway 61 will encounter periodic traffic slowdowns near the Dresbach Bridge February 3rd through the 6th as trucks deliver steel girders to the Mississippi River bridge construction site, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
 

Hormel Profits


01/30/15 12:03 PM
Hormel Foods has done it again, with another record shattering year of earnings for 2014.

 

SEMCAC-Heating Assistance


01/29/15 12:10 PM
Local residents are being reminded that more money is now available for the heating assistance program operated in this area by SEMCAC.              
       
 

Highway 43 Bridge Cost


01/29/15 12:09 PM
While the Highway 43 bridge project in Winona is on scheduled and currently under budget, Minnesota Department of Transportation are hoping there won'T be some additional unexpected costs.



 

C-FC School Board


01/29/15 12:07 PM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School Board passed the 1st reading of a change that would modify its procedure for addressing board member policy compliance issues.

 

MNsure-Winona


01/29/15 12:06 PM
If you are thinking about signing up with MNsure, the state's health insurance marketplace, but need some help, you can get it in Winona Friday and Saturday.
       
 

Otto Bremer Foundation


01/29/15 12:04 PM
The Otto Bremer Foundation announced a program to significantly expand its work into southeastern Minnesota.
 

Chili Cookoff


01/29/15 12:02 PM
The public is invited to the 21st Annual Chili Cookoff coming up on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th, at the Winona Middle School.

 

Clean Water Fund Grants


01/28/15 05:30 PM
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources  has announced this fiscal year's Clean Water Fund grant awards, more than $14,000,000 to help local governments accelerate their work improving water quality in Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater.
      
 

Invasive Species Sticker


01/28/15 05:29 PM
Under mounting pressure from concerned citizens, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced it is postponing a new aquatic invasive species decal requirement that was set to begin in February.
       
 

Tomah VA Investigation


01/28/15 05:28 PM
The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah says he had already taken steps to address reports of overmedication of patients before federal officials announced a review of prescription practices at the Wisconsin facility.
           
 

MCA Auditions


01/28/15 05:28 PM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Summer Dance Intensive is offering comprehensive dance training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 11 to 22.
       
 

Bridge Parking


01/28/15 05:27 PM
If you park your vehicle under the interstate bridge in Winona you will be forced to find a new spot as of March 1st.  
 

Veteran Services Officer


01/28/15 05:25 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the appointment of Jerry Obieglo as County Veteran Services Officer.

 

County Board Recorder


01/28/15 12:22 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday received an update from County Recorder Bob Bambenek on the activities his office was involved in during
2014.
  


 

Property Sold


01/28/15 12:21 PM
A downtown property has been sold, according to documents filed at the Winona County Recorder's Office.
 

Stabbing Arrest


01/28/15 12:19 PM
A second person has been arrested in connection with a stabbing at a downtown Winona bar early Sunday.
      
 

Deputies Assaulted


01/28/15 12:19 PM
A 31-year-old Lewiston man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted two Winona County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a Lewiston residence.

 

Bank Teller Charges


01/28/15 12:18 PM
Felony theft charges have been filed against a bank teller named as an accomplice an $11,000 theft from a savings account at a bank in Fountain City.
 

Walz-CSC


01/27/15 04:10 PM
Representative Tim Walz has been tapped to Chair the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, a bipartisan group of nearly 300 Members of Congress.

 

MnSCU Funding


01/27/15 04:04 PM
The leaders of the administration and faculty of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are responding to Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to include no additional funding at this time in his proposed budget for the state's largest system of higher education.
 

Mayo-Concussion Tests


01/27/15 04:03 PM
Area athletes will be getting some help with possible injuries after Mayo Clinic announced it's signed a licensing agreement with King-Devick Test for sideline concussion testing.

 

Fast Track Math Course


01/27/15 04:02 PM
Western Technical College will be offering a free four-day Fast Track for Math brush-up course, February 2nd through the th5, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Black River Falls Regional Location, 24 Fillmore Street.
          
 

Indepenence City Council


01/27/15 12:30 PM
The Independence, Wisconsin City Council now has a quorum after two new members were appointed at a special meeting.

Dayton-Transportation


01/27/15 12:14 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton's plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers.

 

Independence City Council


01/27/15 12:13 PM
The Independence, Wisconsin City Council now has a quorum after two new members were appointed at a special meeting.

 

Home Rehab Loans


01/27/15 12:13 PM
Residents of the east side of the City of Winona will have an opportunity to sign up on February 11th, for loans to help fix up their homes.
 

Dayton Budget


01/27/15 12:12 PM
As Minnesota begins the discussion about where to invest the state's budget surplus, Governor Mark Dayton has proposed a two-year budget that would make bold new investments in education.

Building Permits


01/27/15 12:11 PM
The City of Winona issued just five building permits last week totaling about $230,000 in new construction projects.


 

Disaster Aid


01/27/15 12:10 PM
Monday the Minnesota House of representatives voted in favor of a disaster relief package, which will leverage federal emergency funds to pay for infrastructure damage cause by last June's severe weather.

 

Burglaries


01/27/15 12:07 PM
Police are investigating two Winona burglaries reported on Monday.


 

Injury Accident


01/27/15 12:06 PM
Winona Police said a 29-year-old Rollingstone woman was injured when her vehicle crashed into a tree on West Broadway in front of the West End Fire Station.


 

WSU-Teach21


01/26/15 05:59 PM
Winona State University will host "An Evening with the Deans: Issues and Ideas in Teacher Preparation" as part of the Teach21 Teach-in Series from 6:00 to :7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27th at the Acoustic Cafe.
       
 

MNsure-Winona


01/26/15 05:57 PM
MNsure has partnered with six health insurance agencies and navigators across the state to offer enrollment assistance, including Winona.
     
 

Fish Fry Fundraiser


01/26/15 05:57 PM
The 2015 Winona Ambassadors are busy preparing for their April trip to Mistato, Japan.
     
 

Planning Commission


01/26/15 05:56 PM
Winona's City Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a revised site plan from Automotive Enterprises to facilitate construction of the new Dahl GMC dealership on Highway 61.

 

State Rail Plan Meeting


01/26/15 05:54 PM
A second public meeting about the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan was held in Winona Monday by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

 

Frac Sand Hearing


01/26/15 12:13 PM
The newly-formed Minnesota House of Representatives Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee has scheduled a hearing on the frac sand industry for Tuesday that allows no time for citizen testimony.

 

County Board


01/26/15 12:12 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will get an update from County Recorder Bob Bambenek on the activities his office was involved in during 2014.

 

Eastwood Bank-Bremer


01/26/15 12:11 PM
Eastwood Banks in Winona and Rollingstone, plus other locations, have officially become Bremer Banks following a transition that took place over the weekend.

 

Sexual Assault Charge


01/26/15 12:09 PM
Police said a 35-year-old Winona man was jailed Friday after he was cited with sexual assault and burglary.

 

Phoney Money


01/26/15 12:08 PM
Winona Police are on the lookout for someone who is passing counterfeit $20 bills at local businesses.

 

Felony Buglary


01/26/15 12:07 PM
A 45-year-old Winona woman was cited with first degree felony burglary after a neighbor spotted her allegedly removing items from a home.
 

Bar Stabbing


01/26/15 12:05 PM
Winona Police investigated a second stabbing in the city in a week and arrested a 29-year-old Winona man.



 

Wabasha Mining Ordinance


01/24/15 10:32 AM
Following a public hearing January 13th, the Wabasha City Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposed Mining Ordinance regulating mining and extraction activities within the City limits.
             
 

Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale


01/24/15 10:20 AM
The Winona Health Auxiliary Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale will be held in the hospital lobby at Winona Health on Wednesday and Thursday, February 4th and 5th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            
 

School Board-Lottery


01/24/15 10:15 AM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday received an update on the elementary school lottery process.

 

Planning Commission


01/24/15 10:12 AM
Winona's City Planning Commission will meet Monday and review a revised site plan from Automotive Enterprises to facilitate construction of the new Dahl GMC dealership on Highway 61.
             
 

WSU-Open House


01/24/15 07:57 AM
Winona State University Miller Brothers School of Engineering will host an open house at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 7th, in Stark Hall room 103.

 

New Tourism District


01/23/15 04:49 PM
A 2nd public hearing on a proposed tourism and recreation district that would overlay rural lands along the Mississippi River and State Highway 35 from Bluff Siding to Nelson might be postponed until March.
 

Early Childhood Screening


01/23/15 04:12 PM
The Winona Area Public Schools says parents with children who will enter kindergarten in September of 2015 and have not attended Early Childhood Screening, are strongly encouraged to schedule a screening as soon as possible to insure completion of any necessary follow-up prior to the end of the school year.
 

Schmit-Town Hall Meetings


01/23/15 04:11 PM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing plans to meet with constituents across southeastern Minnesota on January 31st  to discuss his priorities and hear ideas and concerns from area residents.

 

Anderson-Merchants


01/23/15 04:10 PM
Chad Anderson has joined the team at Merchants Bank as Vice President and Business Banker, according to Randy Domeyer, Senior Vice President and Business Banking Department Manager.
 

Cotter Band Boosters


01/23/15 04:09 PM
The annual Cotter Band Booster Lasagna Dinner will be Sunday, January 25th, from 4-6pm at the Elks Club in Goodview. 

 

Winona Report


01/23/15 12:29 PM
Local leaders were on hand Friday for the annual State of the Cities and County breakfast at Perkins Restaurant. About 30 people attended the Chamber of Commerce event.
            
 

Goodview Report


01/23/15 12:25 PM
Goodview City Administrator Dan Matejka says his community raised property taxes for the first time in four years in 2014 but that was because the city took on more initiatives.

 

Winona County Update


01/23/15 12:24 PM
Winona County is in good shape heading into the new year with strong reserves and low debt.

 

School Board-Speech


01/22/15 08:36 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board received plenty of push back Thursday during the public comment portion of their meeting.

 

Bud King Improvements


01/22/15 04:34 PM
The Winona City Council Tuesday voted to approve a $150,000 grant to be used for improvements to the Bud King Ice arena.
 

Bud King Improvements


01/22/15 04:34 PM
The Winona City Council Tuesday voted to approve a $150,000 grant to be used for improvements to the Bud King Ice arena.
 

Bike Trail


01/22/15 04:32 PM
The Fountain City Council approved a resolution of support for a proposed recreational trail system through the river valley region of land in Buffalo County.
 

Heating Assistance


01/22/15 04:01 PM
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced the Administration released an additional $9,000,000 in critical heating assistance for Minnesota seniors and families.                      
 

2015 National Geographic Bee


01/22/15 04:00 PM
The Winona Middle School crowned its 2015 National Geographic Bee champion on Tuesday.    

 

Miller-Purple Caucus


01/22/15 03:59 PM
The Purple Caucus co-chaired by Winona State Senator Jeremy Miller is off and running at the state capitol.


 

Hebert Files Lawsuit


01/22/15 03:58 PM
Former Winona County Administrator Duane Hebert has filed a civil lawsuit in Winoina District Court against the county and five county board members, including one former member.

 

New Rushford School


01/22/15 12:12 PM
Taxpayers in the Rushford-Peterson School District are breathing a little easier after learning the cost for the new school they approved in November has dropped by some $7,000,000.

 

Hughes Reassigned


01/22/15 12:10 PM
A Winona State University Vice President has been reassigned to new duties after only five months on the job.
 

City-Bridge Update


01/22/15 12:08 PM
The Winona City Council learned this week how much the city will pay for its share of the $155,000,000 Highway 43 Bridge Project, and it's not much.
 

Oil Trains


01/22/15 12:06 PM
A Minnesota railroad regulatory official says lower oil prices have caused train traffic from North Dakota to level off. That's given Minnesota officials space to work on safety issues.

 

Train Delays


01/22/15 12:05 PM
A local legislator is working on a solution to some of the long delays at railroad crossings in Winona that cause motorists a lot of frustration.

 

Missing Painting-WSU


01/21/15 05:30 PM
Winona State University filed a report with the Winona Police Department Wednesday regarding a large oil painting that is missing from a stairwell on the northwest side of Somsen Hall. The untitled 1914 painting by artist Robert Pearson measures 32" x 48" and features a large sailing vessel and other ships in a bay or harbor.

Winona County Board-Administrator


01/21/15 05:24 PM
The Winona County Board of  Commissioners took a straw vote, 4 to 1, Wednesday to offer a tentative offer to Michael Collard to become the new county administrator, pending a final more extensive background review.

 

Fine Arts Commission


01/21/15 05:23 PM
 The Winona Fine Arts Commission is now accepting applications for community grants.
         
 

Miller-Award


01/21/15 05:23 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 State Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has been awarded the prestigious NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award.
 

Housing Rehab Loans


01/21/15 05:22 PM
The City of Winona will be holding an informational meeting this Monday, January 26th, about some new housing rehabilitation loans that will be available soon.
 

Tomah VA Investigation


01/21/15 05:21 PM
Senator Tammy Baldwin is responding to an accusation that she didn't do enough to bring attention to overprescription of opiates at the VA Medical Center in Tomah.
 

DNR-Frac Sand


01/21/15 05:20 PM
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board plans to consider updating a 2012 analysis study it did of industrial frac sand mining in western counties and elsewhere in the state.
    
 

Drazkowski-Taxes


01/21/15 12:15 PM
State Representative Steve Drazkowski wants to see farmers treated like city residents when it comes to building property tax levies assessed by county's and school districts.

 

Zip Rail Study


01/21/15 12:13 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Olmsted County Regional Railroad Authority, has released the Final Scoping Decision document on the "Zip Rail," a plan for high-speed passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester.

 

WSU-Education Village


01/21/15 12:12 PM
Just because Winona State University's $22,500,000 request from the state legislature for its proposed Education Village is high on the list of priorities for the state colleges and universities system, does not mean it's a sure thing.

 

Fountain City Well


01/21/15 12:11 PM
Upgrading of public works infrastructure at Fountain City has expanded to include public water supply as well as wastewater treatment improvements.

 

MPCA Fines


01/21/15 12:10 PM
In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 58 enforcement cases in 34 counties throughout Minnesota during the fourth quarter of 2014.


 

Highway 61 Accident


01/21/15 12:07 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol said a 33-year-old Winona woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 61.

 

Stabbing Arrest


01/21/15 12:06 PM
Winona Police said a 54-year-old Winona man remained in stable condition at Gunderson Health System in La Crosse after he was stabbed at a Winona residence on Sunday evening.

 

West Fire Station


01/20/15 08:44 PM
The Winona City Council Tuesday approved spending an additional $42,000 for construction of a new addition to the West Fire Station so the station can house a 75-foot aerial truck there and several other improvements.
           
 

Wincraft Expansion


01/20/15 08:43 PM
Following a public hearing, the Winona City Council Tuesday approved creating a tax increment financing district on behalf of Wincraft Incorporated.

 

School Board


01/20/15 04:46 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board will meet Thursday and discuss the ongoing elementary lottery process.
       
 

Western Tech-Restaurant


01/20/15 04:16 PM
Western Technical College's student-run restaurant is open for business.

Gundersheimer-Commonweal


01/20/15 04:12 PM
Great River Shakespeare Festival Managing Director, Lee Gundersheimer, will be joining with the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro as a guest director.

 

Area Crashes


01/20/15 12:18 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol investigated two injury crashes that occurred in Winona on Monday.
 

Winona Buglary


01/20/15 12:16 PM
Winona police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the 200 block of Grand Street.


 

Shines-Assault


01/20/15 12:15 PM
A 32-year-old Rochester man was jailed early Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a female in Winona.



 

Drug Arrest


01/20/15 12:14 PM
Authorities said a 29-year-old Stewartville man was jailed Monday evening following a traffic stop and a search that turned up suspected drugs in his vehicle.

 

Stabbing Arrest


01/20/15 12:12 PM
Winona Police said a 54-year-old Winona man remained in stable condition at Gunderson Health System in La Crosse after he was stabbed at a Winona residence on Sunday evening.
            
 

Lottery Winner


01/20/15 12:11 PM
Carol Wadewitz of Winona won $40,000 playing Powerball®.


  
 

Vet's Burial


01/20/15 12:09 PM
Dozens of people who attended the burial service for a Vietnam veteran in Winona never had a chance to meet the man.

 

New Souper Bowl


01/20/15 12:08 PM
The United Way of the Greater Winona Area will be holding a new special event for the Winona Area on Friday, January 30th.
 

Snowshoe Snowdown


01/19/15 04:56 PM
The Snowshoe Snowdown is part of the Winona Winter Carnival, Saturday, February 7th.
            
 

Cabin Fever Scholarship Dash


01/19/15 04:44 PM
The 5th Annual Women In Business Cabin Fever Scholarship Dash will take place Saturday, February 7th.
            
 

Mayo-Hillhouse


01/19/15 04:23 PM
Mayo Clinic has joined forces with Hillhouse Capital Group to start a new company intended to "advance the quality of health care in China."
    

Eagles Cancer Telethon


01/19/15 03:58 PM
The 61st Annual Eagles Cancer Telethon, held Saturday and Sunday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, raised over $1,000,000 for cancer research.
 

Medical Device Tax


01/19/15 12:19 PM
 A Rochester senator wants Minnesota to offer a tax credit to medical device companies to offset the cost of the federal medical device tax.

 

DAC Expansion


01/19/15 12:18 PM
The Winona County DAC has occupied the first of two new additions which was completed in November.

 

DAC Auction and Casino Night


01/19/15 12:16 PM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center is looking for items to include in its 8th Annual Auction and Casino Night coming up on March 7th at Signature's Event Center.

 

School Funding


01/19/15 12:15 PM
A Democratic state senator wants to make it easier for Minnesota school districts to raise property taxes for maintenance funding.

 

Identity Theft-Charges


01/19/15 12:14 PM
A 25-year-old Winona woman accused of concealing her identity and using forged bank documents to withdraw $11,000 from another woman's bank account in Fountain City is facing felony charges in Buffalo County.
    
 

Corn Production


01/19/15 12:12 PM
Corn for grain production in Wisconsin was estimated at 485 million bushels in 2014, up 10 percent from 2013, reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 

State Aid Payments


01/19/15 12:11 PM
State aid payments for transportation and roads were distributed to Buffalo County and local municipalities through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

 

Winona Diocese-No Bankruptcy


01/19/15 12:10 PM
Winona Bishop John Quinn says no steps have been taken to date for the diocese to file for bankruptcy.

 

MMAM-Roberts


01/19/15 12:08 PM
This past summer, Winona resident Taff Roberts decided to try what few people have done - sail the harsh seas of the Arctic.

 

Davids-2016 Session


01/19/15 12:07 PM
Representative Greg Davids of Preston says he favors having a legislative session in 2016 rather than try to get everything done this year.



 

Wincraft Expansion


01/19/15 12:06 PM
The Winona City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposal to create a tax increment financing district on behalf of Wincraft Incorporated.
           
 

Food Courses


01/19/15 12:05 PM
University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for Certified Food Managers.

 

Superintendent Retires


01/19/15 12:04 PM
The Independence School District will begin a search of a new superintendent of schools.
 

Area Elections


01/19/15 12:03 PM
Two Wisconsin area mayors will have opposition when the April spring elections roll around.
      
 

Benevolence Blues


01/16/15 04:51 PM
The Winona Health Foundation invites community members to the annual 'Benevolence & Blues,' Friday, January 30th at Visions Event Center at Signatures, on County Road 17 in Winona.
 

Ice Rink Improvements


01/16/15 04:31 PM
The Winona City Council be asked next Tuesday to approve a $150,000 grant to be used for improvements to the Bud King Ice arena.
 

Winona County Board-Administrator


01/16/15 04:28 PM
Winona County Commissioners are scheduled to meet Wednesday to decide the next step in the search for a new county administrator.
 

Property Tax Meeting


01/16/15 04:12 PM
Republican lawmakers are encouraging residents who are dismayed by property tax increases to turn out for a meeting next week in Stewartville.
  

Miller Ingenuity


01/16/15 04:03 PM
Miller Ingenuity awarded the second place prize for The Miller Ingenuity Challenge Thursday at their Winona, Minnesota factory to Houston High School mathematics and industrial arts teacher Kiel Koehler.

 

WSU-Education Village


01/16/15 12:26 PM
Winona State has gotten some good news when it comes to its proposed Education Village.

 

Tax Conformity


01/16/15 12:24 PM
The Minnesota House has voted unanimously to approve about $20 million in extra tax credits and deductions that people can claim when filing forms this winter and spring.

 

Assault Arrest


01/16/15 12:24 PM
Winona Police said a 23-year-old Minnesota City woman was arrested Thursday night in connection with an assault at a Hidden Valley residence.
 

Evans Appointement


01/16/15 12:23 PM
A retired Winona businessman has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to a statewide committee.

 

New Chief Deputy


01/16/15 12:21 PM
New Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude has decided to go with someone from outside his department as the next Chief Deputy.
       
 

Church Abuse


01/16/15 12:20 PM
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has filed for bankruptcy, saying it's is the best way to fairly get as many resources as possible to victims of alleged clergy sexual abuse.

 

Lock and DaM 5A Work


01/16/15 12:19 PM
Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain city is undergoing a repair project this winter the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says is costing $3,700,000.

 

Vet Grants


01/16/15 12:18 PM
Governor Scott Walker has announced $250,000 in grants to 25 non-profit organizations providing financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families.

 

Physics Club


01/16/15 12:17 PM
Winona State University's Physics Club and Astronomy Club will be hosting a night filled with science at the Madison Elementary School Gymnasium on Friday, January 23rd from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
 

WSHS Arrest


01/16/15 12:16 PM
Winona Police said they arrested a 16-year-old boy at Winona Senior High School Thursday in connection with a homicide investigation in Maywood, Illinois.

 

Off-site Session


01/15/15 12:21 PM
That ambitious idea of Minnesota lawmakers skipping next year's session to avoid the Capitol construction has morphed into an alternative plan.

 

Tomah VA Investigation


01/15/15 12:20 PM
Several members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are pressuring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to once again look into reports of overmedication and retaliatory management practices at the VA Medical Center in Tomah.
 

History Inventory


01/15/15 12:19 PM
The Winona County Historical Society is in its 80th year this year and is in the midst of a project to inventory every object it has in its large collection.

 

SMIF Grants


01/15/15 12:17 PM
As part of its effort to invest in economic growth within the region, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is offering $100,000 in Incentive Grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or units or agencies of local, state, or federal government.
 

WSU-Carnegie


01/15/15 12:15 PM
Winona State University has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center for higher education.

 

Eggs and Issues


01/15/15 12:14 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will hold an Eggs and Issues breakfast coming up on Friday, January 23rd, at Perkins Restaurant.
 

Klobuchar-Military Benefits


01/15/15 12:13 PM
After a push from Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, the U.S. Army has announced that it is taking action to ensure military retirees receive the benefits they deserve.               
 

Fastenal Earnings


01/15/15 12:10 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting a successful 2014 when it comes to net sales and earnings.

 

Fastenal Dividends


01/15/15 12:08 PM
The Fastenal Company of Winona reported its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of 28-cents a share to be paid in cash on February 27, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 30, 2015.

 

Fountain City Council


01/14/15 05:01 PM
Half the seats on the city council at Fountain City are up for grabs by write-in candidates in the April election.
    
 

Habitat Celebration


01/14/15 04:56 PM
Habitat for Humanity Winona - Fillmore Counties and Thrivent Financial are extending an invitation to attend a community celebration to welcome Sharon Foss and her family to their new home on Saturday, January 24th at 626 Sioux Street in Winona.

 

Soil Health Seminar


01/14/15 04:51 PM
The Farm Business and Production Management Program at Western Technical College has arranged for nationally-known soil expert, Jay Fuhrer, to speak to local farmers in Cashton, on Friday, January 16th.
 

Winona Bridge Update


01/14/15 04:29 PM
The Winona Bridge project has reached another significant milestone. The Minnesota Department of Transportation awarded its 55-million dollar Winona Bridge Package No. 4  to Ames Construction on Tuesday to complete the new bridge and the majority of the roadway work.

Tomah V.A. Investigation


01/14/15 04:25 PM
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Sean Duffy have jointly drafted a letter to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs after disturbing news reports about the treatment of veterans at a medical center in Tomah.

 

Housing Loans


01/14/15 04:24 PM
The City of Winona will be holding an informational meeting about some new housing rehabilitation loans that will be available soon.
 

City Council-Bridge


01/14/15 04:22 PM
The Winona City Council will get an update on th Highway 43 bridge project in Winona during a pre-council meeting next Tuesday, January 20th, at City Hall.
            
 

Take a kid Ice Fishing


01/14/15 04:21 PM
The annual Kid's Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the McNally Boat Landing on Prairie Island Drive in Winona.
         

Miller Ingenuity


01/14/15 04:21 PM
Miller Ingenuity, a manufacturing innovation leader located in Winona, invited all college and graduate students to submit plans and creative ideas in response to the challenge - How Might American Manufacturers Attract the Best and Brightest Innovative Minds to Pursue Careers in the Manufacturing Industry.  
           
 

Winona Health Scholarships


01/14/15 12:14 PM
Applications are now open for three scholarships being offered to the Winona community through the Winona Health Foundation and through the Winona Health Auxiliary.
        
 

Caledonia Pool Vote


01/14/15 12:13 PM
Voters in Caledonia have said no to a $1,900,000 referendum to finance construction of a new municipal swimming pool.
 

WSU-Education Village


01/14/15 12:12 PM
Look for legislation to be introduced soon in the state legislature seeking full funding for the proposed Winona State University Education Village.

 

Pelowski-Tuition Freeze


01/14/15 12:10 PM
Lawmakers at the state capitol are talking about continuing a higher education tuition freeze and Winona Representative Gene Pelowski is helping to lead the discussions.

 

Fastenal Meeting


01/14/15 12:08 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company will hold a conference call Thursday to announce its fourth quarter 2014 earnings report.



 

State Rail Plan Meetings


01/14/15 12:07 PM
A second round of statewide public meetings about the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan begins January 21, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
 

Winona County Board-Administrator


01/13/15 04:56 PM
Winona County Commissioners are scheduled to meet next week to decide the next step in the search for a new county administrator. The board will hold a working session next Wednesday, January 21st in the board room of the County Government Center.
         
 

IRS Scams


01/13/15 04:49 PM
With the start of the New Year, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota looks ahead to try and predict which nasty scam will pack the most punch in the coming months. BBB feels phony IRS calls will likely continue to set the pace when it comes to defrauding the public.

SE-Tech-Bleskachek


01/13/15 04:48 PM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical is pleased to announce that Dr. Leslie Bleskachek has been appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective January 5, 2015.

 

County Board-Dresbach


01/13/15 04:47 PM
Dresbach Township's efforts to construct a new wastewater treatment plant and sewer system in Dresbach got the blessing of the Winona County Board of Commissioners but not before some additional requirements were added.

Geography Bee


01/13/15 04:45 PM
On January 20th, 2015 at 1:30 pm in the WMS Auditorium, the Winona Middle School will be holding a competition for those students who qualified in their social studies classes for the Geography Bee.

 

Sunday Liquor Sales


01/13/15 12:08 PM
Sunday liquor sales will be back before the Minnesota state legislature again this year.

 

Tomah V.A. Prescriptions


01/12/15 06:36 PM
A story published last Thursday by 'The Center for Investigative Reporting' shows the number of opiate prescriptions at the Tomah V.A. more than quintupled from 2004 to 2012, even as the number of veterans seeking care at the hospital declined.
              
 

PlastiComp-IACMI


01/12/15 06:28 PM
Winona based PlastiComp, Inc., a global leader in long fiber thermoplastic materials and technologies, is among organizations partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy in its Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).  

Planning Commission


01/12/15 06:27 PM
Following a public hearing, during which no one spoke, the Winona City Planning Commission approved possible changes to the city's floodplain ordinance.

 

WAPS Early Release


01/12/15 06:26 PM
Students attending Winona Area Public Schools, Bluffview Montessori School and Dakota Area Community School will be released two hours early on Friday, January 16th.
               
 

AmericINN-Twins


01/12/15 06:25 PM
When the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan comes to Winona Wednesday, one lucky fan will win two Twins game tickets, courtesy of the nearby AmericInn Hotel & Suites West Salem, Wisconsin.
             
 

Schmit-Gas Tax


01/12/15 12:23 PM
One of the major discussions at the state capitol this legislative session is transportation and how to fund the state's needed infrastructure improvements.

 

WACS Gala


01/12/15 12:21 PM
The Winona Area Catholic Schools will host "Wine and Candlelight", its 6th Annual WACS Gala on Saturday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Visions Event Center.
      
 

Monster X Truck


01/12/15 12:20 PM
Tickets are on sale now for the Monster X Tour coming to the La Crosse Center on January 30th and 31st.  

             
 

WAPS Applications


01/12/15 12:19 PM
A reminder that parents with elementary-aged children are invited to file an enrollment application for the Jefferson Elementary STEM School and the Spanish Language Immersion Program (SLIP) at Madison Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year.
          
 

Dr. West- Coffee Talks


01/12/15 12:17 PM
The public is invited to a a pair of opportunities to meet informally with the Winona area Public School Superintendent Dr. Stephen West.

 

Walz-Appointment


01/12/15 12:16 PM
First District Representative Walz has been appointed to serve on the influential House Armed Services Committee.
 

County Board


01/12/15 12:15 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will be asked to decide on issuing a conditional use permit for a new wastewater treatment plant and sewer system in Dresbach.
 

Free Tax Preparation


01/12/15 12:13 PM
Free tax preparation will again be available for people of all ages with low to moderate incomes in the Winona area.

 

Highum- Winona Health Board


01/12/15 12:12 PM
Toni Highum has joined the Winona Health board of directors.

 

Trempealeau County Farm-MVC


01/10/15 11:00 AM
Landowner Vicky Schultz has made sure her land, a 400-acre farm in Trempealeau County, stays protected.
  

Rushford Peterson Valley Website


01/10/15 10:41 AM
The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a special open house Thursday at the Rushford Historic Depot to debut their new website.
             
 

Cabin Fever Scholarship Dash


01/10/15 10:15 AM
The 5th Annual Women In Business Cabin Fever Scholarship Dash will take place Saturday, February 7th.