SE Tech Award

04/27/15 12:10 PM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical instructor Greg Cady has been presented with a statewide teaching award by the Minnesota State College Student Association at its annual Spring General Assembly, held at Breezy Point Resort in northern Minnesota.

Healthcare Center

04/27/15 12:14 PM
Construction is expected to begin soon on a new $27,000,000 Trempealeau County Healthcare Center in in Whitehall.

Adopt a Highway

04/27/15 12:19 PM
Even through Earth Day has passed, there are many opportunities for southeastern Minnesota residents to do their part to keep their communities clean.


K-12 Bill

04/27/15 12:21 PM
Saturday, Minnesota House Republicans passed an education bill that, despite a nearly $2 billion projected state surplus, Democrats say will lead to reductions in teaching staff, increased class sizes, and reduced access to quality early learning education.

MNsure Deadline

04/27/15 12:22 PM
A reminder, only four days remain for Minnesotans to take advantage of MNsure's special enrollment period, created to minimize the tax penalty for 2015 and allow enrollment into health coverage for the rest of this year. This limited-time opportunity ends April 30.
Minnesotans who paid a 2014 tax penalty for being uninsured can still get coverage for the balance of this year, with the added advantage of minimizing the uninjured tax penalty when they file their 2015 returns. The 2015 tax penalty-$325 per adult or two percent of your income, whichever is greater-is much higher than the 2014 penalty. Consumers who did not enroll into 2014 health care coverage will still be responsible for the 2014 tax penalty.

Consumers need only to complete a few steps to take advantage of this special enrollment period. Apply and enroll online at

WSU Commencement

04/27/15 04:10 PM
More than 1,100 students will participate in the Winona State University Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 8th, in McCown Gymnasium in Memorial Hall on the Winona campus.

Habitat Fundraiser

04/27/15 04:09 PM
The LaCrosse Great Harvest will hold a Baker for the Day event on Saturday, May 9th, to raise dough to build a new home through the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Hormel-Turkey Losses

04/27/15 04:09 PM
The lethal bird flu sweeping across Minnesota has taken a nasty swipe at one of Hormel Foods Corp.'s top-performing businesses: Jennie-O Turkey Store.             

Scholarship Winner

04/27/15 04:08 PM
The Winona Health Foundation Scholarship Committee selected Shawn Carlson, to receive the Phyllis A. McClenathan Nursing Scholarship.

WAPS Buildings

04/27/15 04:08 PM
Winona Superintendent Dr. Stephen West says a series of nine public information meetings have been scheduled in May to seek input on a $66,000,000 long-range facilities plan that could stretch from four to six years to complete.

Building Permits

04/27/15 12:18 PM
A building permit has been issued by the City of Winona for construction of a new gymnasium at the Cotter High School complex at 360 Vila Street.


Drug Arrests

04/27/15 12:16 PM
Winona police said four people were arrested after a traffic stop at East Fourth and St. Charles streets resulted in drugs being located in their vehicle.

Drug Charges

04/27/15 12:15 PM
A 22-year-old Winona man was jailed early Monday on drug charges following a traffic stop for speeding at Frontenac Drive and Louisa Street.

Winona School Board - Long Range Facilities Planning

04/25/15 12:29 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday approved a long range facilities planning timeline.

The purpose of the plan is to evaluate the adequacy of existing facilities, plan for future capital facilities spending and address how the student population will be housed over the next 15 years.

Board Chair Mohamed Elhindi says next month the board will host public information sessions and

SMU Graduation

04/25/15 12:27 PM
St. Mary's University will hold its graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 9th, on the Winona campus.

Wabasha Feedlot Agreement

04/25/15 12:26 PM
Wabasha County has agreed to pay a nearly 109-thousand dollar settlement with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources over violations over improperly administering a state feedlot grant.

I-90 Bridge Traffic

04/25/15 12:25 PM
A reminder, northbound Highway 61 traffic will merge onto westbound I-90 at a different location and the access to the boat launch and lock and dam number seven will change on Wednesday, April 29th at the Dresbach Bridge construction site.

SE Tech Teacher Award

04/25/15 12:24 PM
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical instructor Greg Cady has been presented with a statewide teaching award by the Minnesota State College Student Association at its annual Spring General Assembly, held at Breezy Point Resort in northern Minnesota.

New Wine Bar

04/24/15 05:31 PM
Winona will soon have a new bar with a twist in the downtown area. Jeridiah and Kelly Welti will be opening up a wine bar located at 77 West Third Street, the site of the  former Dibs Cafe.

WAPS Buildings

04/24/15 05:30 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday approved a long range facilities planning timeline.


WSU Art Show

04/24/15 05:29 PM
Winona State University will host an art show for local artists with disabilities, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Lourdes Hall - Room 155.


Recycling Contract

04/24/15 05:28 PM
The Fountain City Council renewed a 3-year contract with Hilltopper Refuse & Recycling Service of Onalaska for curbside collection of recyclable waste.

Beethoven Festival

04/24/15 05:28 PM
Single tickets for the 2015 Minnesota Beethoven Festival go on sale April 28th. The 2015 season includes 9 different performances from June 28th to July 19th,  including a free concert in Lake Park on July 2nd featuring the Minnesota Orchestra.


TRW-Sugar Loaf Ford

04/24/15 05:27 PM
TRW Automotive in Winona paid a visit to Sugar Loaf Ford/Lincoln Friday to celebrate their work on the F-150 and Mustang vehicles.


Flood Memories

04/24/15 12:16 PM
Winonans are remembering 50 years ago  when the Great Flood of 1965 threatened the city and courageous decisions and efforts by city leaders and volunteers saved the city from the rising waters of the Mississippi River.


County Board

04/24/15 12:15 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners next Tuesday will be asked to choose a search firm to help them find candidates for the position of County Administrator.


Human Services Programs

04/24/15 12:14 PM
A big change is coming in the way three western Wisconsin counties will offer Health and Human Services programs.


HBC News

04/24/15 12:13 PM
HBC Cable has announced that it will be ending its local news coverage at the end of April but will continue its local programming.


04/24/15 12:12 PM
The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools recent gala at Visions Event Center raised $40,000 through its mobile technology-themed live auction.



04/24/15 12:11 PM
Winona State University has announced  the appointment of Carolyn O'Grady to the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs in the Department of International Programs and Services, effective July First.


C-FC Referendum

04/24/15 12:10 PM
The Cochrane-Fountain City School District still owes $2,200,000 on a $7,000,000 bond issue passed in 1998.


Planning Commission

04/24/15 12:05 PM
The Winona City Planning Commission on Monday will review a proposed site plan for a new three-story apartment project at the corner of East Broadway and Franklin Streets.


Bridge Work

04/23/15 12:10 PM
One of the remaining buildings standing in the way of the new interstate bridge in downtown Winona is coming down.


Winona Burglaries

04/23/15 12:09 PM
With another residential burglary being reported Tuesday on Winona's west side, Mayor Mark Peterson is asking homeowners to more vigilant when it comes to their homes.


Railroad Crossings

04/23/15 12:08 PM
Frustrated with more delays at railroad crossings in Winona, Mayor Mark Peterson says another meeting with the Canadian Pacific Railroad will take place next week.  

Crash Charges

04/23/15 12:07 PM
The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that injured himself and the driver of a second vehicle is facing felony charges now in Winona District Court.

Drug Arrest

04/23/15 12:05 PM
Winona authorities said a 19-year-old Winona man was cited Wednesday evening with possession of a controlled substance after his vehicle was stopped for speeding.

Dairyland Purchase

04/22/15 06:04 PM
Dairyland Power Cooperative is expanding its commitment to renewable resources
with the purchase of output from Sartell Hydro, a hydroelectric generation station located on the Mississippi River in Sartell, Minnesota.

4-H Scholarships

04/22/15 06:03 PM
Erin Putz, Anna Rippley and Amber Cafferty were selected as Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients.

Part-Time Wages

04/22/15 06:02 PM
The Buffalo County Human Resources Committee recommended raising the county's part-time clerical wage rate and passed a resolution to add a full-time social worker for the rest of 2015 and possibly 2016.

Hormel Shares

04/22/15 06:02 PM
Hormel Foods Corp shares closed down 2-point 3 percent after the Austin, Minnesota-based company said the impact of the strain of avian influenza may drag its fiscal 2015 earnings toward the lower end of forecasts.

Chamber Business Awards

04/22/15 06:01 PM
The May First deadline is looming for nominations for the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Appreciation Awards.

W-K Facilities

04/22/15 06:00 PM
The Wabasha-Kellogg School Board has approved the start of a study to determine the cost of needed upgrades to the district's school facilities.

School Board

04/22/15 05:58 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will discuss a long range facilities planning timeline.

Small Town Funding

04/22/15 12:12 PM
For the first time Minnesota cities under 5,000 population will get state funding to help pay for road and bridge projects under a transportation package passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Rail Safety

04/22/15 12:11 PM
The Minnesota House Tuesday passed its Republican-backed 7-billion dollar transportation package but Democrats say it does not include funding for railroad safety from oil trains.

Saint Anne Open House

04/22/15 12:09 PM
Saint Anne of Winona will be hosting an Outpatient Therapy open house on Tuesday, May 12th from 2-6pm.                      

Ready Set School

04/22/15 12:08 PM
Ready Set School is only half way to its $10,000 goal with just one week left in order to qualify for a matching $10,000 grant.

Winona Burglary

04/22/15 12:07 PM
Winona Police are investigating a home break-in that occurred in the city's west end.

Winona Stabbing

04/22/15 12:06 PM
Winona Police said a 34-year-old man was treated at Winona Health late Tuesday after the man was stabbed in the back.

Fatal Fall

04/22/15 12:05 PM
Flags are flying at half-staff at state buildings and military installations to honor a Wisconsin Air National Guard member, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student, who died in a fatal fall in Japan.

MNsure Deadline

04/21/15 05:20 PM
MNsure is offering a special enrollment period created especially to minimize the 2015 uninsured tax penalty and get Minnesotans into quality health coverage.

SPAM Museum

04/21/15 05:19 PM
The SPAM museum's new home in Austin was celebrated Tuesday morning as ground was broken at the new site.

Farm Report

04/21/15 05:17 PM
Buffalo County alfalfa growers produced more than 70,000,000 tons of choice hay in 2014, up from around 52,000,000 tons in 2013.

Gypsy Moth Spraying

04/21/15 05:17 PM
Residents of many western Wisconsin counties can expect to see and hear loud, low-flying planes as early as sunrise starting in early- to mid-May.

Goodview Police Reserves

04/21/15 05:16 PM
The Goodview Police Department is currently accepting applications for the volunteer Police Reserve Program.  

Winona Main Street

04/21/15 05:15 PM
Winona Main Street  has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

Chamber Speaker

04/21/15 05:14 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a guest speaker Thursday, April 23rd to talk about Youth Labor Laws to businesses that employ teenagers.

Saint Mary's-Pope Francis

04/21/15 04:49 PM
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s second Signum Fidei Award was presented to Pope Francis April 15 in Rome. Presenting the award was Brother William Mann, president of Saint Mary’s University, along with Mary Burrichter and Sandra Simon, both members of the university’s board of trustees.

Fastenal Earnings

04/21/15 12:12 PM
Fastenal reported net sales for 2014 totaled 3.7 billion dollars, up 12.2 percent from 2013.


New Restaurant

04/21/15 12:11 PM
The City of Winona issued a permit for the remodeling of a building for a new restaurant in downtown Winona.


Bridge-Demolition Work

04/21/15 12:09 PM
Progress is continuing in downtown Winona as crews continue the demolition of homes and businesses in the way of the new Highway 43 bridge.


Fastenal Annual Meeting

04/21/15 12:08 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company is reporting a positive 2014.

Stalking Charges

04/21/15 12:06 PM
A Buffalo City man accused of multiple felony and misdemeanor charges pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and stalking.

Winona Parks

04/20/15 12:11 PM
Winona residents might be surprised to know that the city has 27 parks and nearly 3,000 acres of park land in the city.

Fastenal Annual Meeting

04/20/15 12:09 PM
The Fastenal Company will host its annual meeting Tuesday.

BK5K Race

04/20/15 12:07 PM
Registrations are open for the 15th Annual BK5K Road Race coming up on Saturday, June 20th.  

Budget Plans

04/20/15 12:06 PM
Pieces of Minnesota's $40-billion budget are starting to move this week.


Flood Run

04/20/15 12:04 PM
It was an uneventful Spring Flood Run in the Winona area over the weekend.

Masonic Temple

04/20/15 12:03 PM
Work on the repairs to the Masonic Temple building in Winona should be getting underway sometime this summer.


Buffalo County Court

04/18/15 11:36 AM
34-year old Christa R. Best of Mondovi, has a court hearing May 6th in Buffalo County Court on two felony charges accusing her of maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Arbor Day-WSU

04/18/15 11:35 AM
Winona State University will celebrate Arbor Day Friday, April 24th.

Trout Opener

04/18/15 11:34 AM
The Minnesota stream trout opener is Saturday and the southeastern part of the state is an angler's paradise for anyone willing to park the boat and do some walking and wading.

Take Back the Night

04/18/15 11:34 AM
Winona State University will host Take Back the Night at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 23rd, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.

Frost Zones

04/18/15 11:33 AM
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end Wednesday, April 22nd for Minnesota's South, Southeast and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

City Council

04/18/15 11:32 AM
The Winona City Council meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. and staff will provide a presentation regarding a proposed improvement plan for the Bambenek Complex.

Flood Run

04/18/15 07:52 AM
Up to 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to participate in todays 50th Annual Spring Flood Run.

Bowl For Kid's Sake

04/18/15 07:52 AM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region annual Bowl for Kids' Sake took place Thursday and Friday at Westgate Bowl in Winona.


Crime Victim''s Rights Week

04/17/15 04:23 PM
The Winona County Attorney's Office is celebrating National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 19-25.

Wilson Township Meeting

04/17/15 04:22 PM
Wilson Township has scheduled a special meeting Monday, April 20th at the Wilson Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Avian Flu

04/17/15 04:22 PM
Minnesota officials have confirmed four more cases of a bird flu strain that's cost the state's turkey producers over 1.6 million birds.

One-room Schools

04/17/15 04:21 PM
Here's a chance to learn more about the history of one-room schools in Wisconsin.

Weapons Charge

04/17/15 12:12 PM
Winona Police are recommending felony assault charges be filed against a 66-year-old Winona man who allegedly pointed a rifle at another person.

More Phoney Money

04/17/15 12:09 PM
Winona Police said a phony $20 bill turned up at a Winona business Thursday...MGM Liquor.

Highway 43 Bridge Demolition

04/17/15 12:07 PM
The complexion of Winona's downtown has been changing almost daily this week as crews continue to demolish buildings in the new highway 43 bridge right-of-way.

Smart 9-1-1

04/17/15 12:06 PM
Winona County has become the first county in Minnesota to activate the new Smart-911 free service to residents who want authorities to have more information if they have an emergency situation.


04/17/15 12:04 PM
Representative Greg Davids says he is not giving up on re-establishing an income tax reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Bunnell House

04/17/15 12:02 PM
Tickets will go on sale soon for a new play to be performed at the historic Bunnell House in Homer this coming summer.


Church Fire

04/16/15 12:20 PM
Fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a small church near Canton in southern Fillmore County.

Diocese Meetings

04/16/15 12:19 PM
The third in a series of four meetings in the Winona area to discusss possible action involving turning some parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Winona into "oratory" status will be held Saturday evening, April 18th, at Rollingstone Holy Trinity Church.


Highway 74 Opens

04/16/15 12:16 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a seven-mile stretch of Minnesota Highway 74 between Beaver and Weaver in Winona County will be re-opened to traffic on Friday afternoon in time for the stream trout fishing opener on Saturday.

Lewiston Chamber

04/16/15 12:16 PM
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce members were updated Wednesday on the efforts by the city to sell the building that houses Glovers Spare Time Bowling Alley along highway 14.

Jobless Stats

04/16/15 12:14 PM
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of March was 3.7 percent holding steady for the eight consecutive month. The U.S. unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent.

Drug Charges

04/16/15 12:13 PM
A 22-year-old Winona man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop at Broadway and McBride Streets early Thursday.


Starting Line 101

04/15/15 05:24 PM
Merchants Bank and the organizers of the Trinona Triathlon presented by Fastenal are teaming up to host a "Starting Line 101" Beginners Clinic aimed at preparing athletes of all ages and abilities for their first triathlon.

Sustain Winona Awards

04/15/15 05:24 PM
The Sustain Winona partnership has announced the recipients of its first Leadership in Sustainability Awards, which will be presented at an awards dinner on Friday, April 17th.


Habitat Fundraiser

04/15/15 05:20 PM
Invitations to Habitat for Humanity's annual dinner and auction have been mailed, and tickets are now available.  The event will be held on Friday, May 15th at Visions Event Center.  

WSU-Earth Day

04/15/15 05:19 PM
Winona State University will partner in the Winona Earth Day celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18th.

WSU-Trivia Night

04/15/15 05:18 PM
Winona State University Student Health and Wellness Advocates will host a trivia night fundraiser at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18th, in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium.

Donate Life Day

04/15/15 05:17 PM
Friday, April 17th, is "Donate Life Day" in Rochester, an annual recognition to raise awareness about organ donation.

March Foodshare

04/15/15 05:16 PM
The Winona County foodshelves will be well stocked for the spring following a successful March Foodshare drive.

New Art Gallery

04/15/15 05:15 PM
A new art gallery in downtown Winona will host a Grand Opening Thursday.


Property Taxes

04/15/15 12:12 PM
Property tax cuts are in store for rural Minnesota farmers and businesses if the Republican House Property Tax Division has its way.


Davids-Tax Cuts

04/15/15 12:12 PM
The Minnesota House Tax Bill will be ready to go next week and Tax Chair, Republican Greg Davids of Preston, predicts Minnesotans will be plased with the variety of tax breaks included in it.


Pelowski-No Tuition Freeze

04/15/15 12:10 PM
Students at Winona State University and Minnesota State College Southeast Tech will NOT see an across-the-board tuition freeze in the next biennium.

Frack Sand Ban

04/15/15 12:09 PM
A move to ban frack sand mining within the Wabasha city limits was defeated by the Wabasha City Council as the city continues work on updating its mining ordinance.

Highway 43 Bridge

04/15/15 12:08 PM
Homes are coming down and a downtown street is blocked as demolition continues in the right-of-way for the new Highway 43 interstate bridge.

Threat Charges

04/15/15 12:07 PM
A 41-year-old Winona man was jailed Tuesday night after he allegedly made threats against a Hidden Valley woman.

Rollingstone Streets

04/15/15 12:03 PM
Rollingstone residents are being alerted to be on the lookout for the street sweeper Thursday.

WSU-Federal Reserve

04/14/15 05:02 PM
Winona State University hosted Narayana Kocherlakota,  president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Tuesday.       


Mock Tornado Drills

04/14/15 05:00 PM
The National Weather Service in La Crosse is advising local residents to be aware of the annual spring Mock Tornado Drill that will be taking place on Thursday afternoon and evening.

Flood Run

04/14/15 04:59 PM
Thousands of motorcycle riders will be flocking to Winona and the area this coming weekend in the Annual Spring Flood Run.


Census Numbers

04/14/15 04:58 PM
Winona County's population has fallen since the 2010 census figures were released.


Property Sales

04/14/15 04:56 PM
Winona County had a good first quarter when it came to property sales in spite of a harsh winter.

County Administrator Search

04/14/15 04:55 PM
The Winona County Board has narrowed its list of search firms for a new county administrator from seven to three and wants to make a final decision in two weeks.

Child Neglect Charges

04/14/15 12:13 PM
Prosecutors in La Crosse County have filed charges against a woman accused of leaving her 3-year-old child in a hot car while she visited a drug house.


Fastenal Earnings

04/14/15 12:12 PM
Winona's Fastenal Company released a positive earnings report for the first quarter of 2015 Tuesday.


UW-L Dining Services

04/14/15 12:09 PM
A company that provides dining services at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has informed the state it will lay off nearly 300 employees in June.

Hormel-Turkey Losses

04/13/15 05:22 PM
Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp. has acknowledged that highly pathogenic H5N2 flu has affected three more of its Minnesota turkey supply sites, which brings the total to seven.

Earth Day-Healthy Kids

04/13/15 05:09 PM
Winona Health's Healthy Kids will be at the Winona Earth Day 2015 event on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WSU-Federal Reserve

04/13/15 05:03 PM
Winona State University will host Narayana Kocherlakota,  president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Garvin Heights Closed

04/13/15 04:37 PM
Garvin Heights Road (County Road 44) in Winona is closed for emergency sewer repairs as of Monday at 1:00 pm until further notice. Keith Nelson, Assistant City Manager for Public Works, says the road could be open as early as sometime on Tuesday.          

Red Wing Highway 61

04/13/15 12:27 PM
Motorists traveling through Red Wing on Highway 61 the next two summers will be experiencing some traffic delays.


New Business

04/13/15 12:25 PM
I.S.K. Industries announced their plan to open satellite office in Winona's downtown. 


City Hall Water Leak

04/13/15 12:25 PM
The Winona City Hall will be closed to the public from 1 pm to 3:30 pm Monday due to a water service problem.  


County Board

04/13/15 12:23 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners will hold a special work session Tuesday to review proposals search firms which have been submitted for helping the board find a new County Administrator.

Foot Patrols

04/13/15 12:23 PM
The warm spring weather has brought out the Winona Police foot patrols.

Home Burglary

04/13/15 12:22 PM
The Winona County authorities are investigating a home break-in that was reported Sunday just before 3:00 p.m.

New Business

04/13/15 12:21 PM
I.S.K. Industries announced their plan to open a satellite office in Winona's downtown.  


Diocese Releases Two Names of Former Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

04/11/15 12:45 PM
Two more former priests in the Winona Catholic Diocese have been named as being accused of committing child sexual abuse while serving within the Diocese.

The Diocese Friday released the names of Father Harold B. Mountain and Father Thomas E. Duane.

According to a press release, because both priests died prior to the accusations of abuse to the Diocese of Winona, neither was able to confirm

WAPS Technology Upgrade

04/11/15 12:41 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board learned Thursday the High School will need a new wireless system soon because of the changing technology.

The district's Information System Director, Kevin Flies, says technology in the Winona Area Public School district plays a key role in learning these days.

Board member Steve Schild supports technology use in the classroom but noted that it's

Prescibed Burns

04/11/15 12:41 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says motorists in southeastern Minnesota may see some smoke coming from different areas over the next few weeks.

That's because there will be prescribed burns along five different state highways as weather permits.

Trained prescribe burn crews monitor these efforts which are done to promote native vegetation growth and to control weeds and

Promoting Modern Agriculture Winners

04/11/15 12:41 PM
Local organization Promoting Modern Agriculture has announced the five winners of its 2015 scholarships. Each of the five will receive a one thousand dollar scholarship.
      The five are: Rachel Selke of Dakota...Jordan Agrimson of Peterson...Alyssa Ellinghuysen of Altura...Samuel Riebel of Utica...and Colter Dabelstein of St. Charles.


DAC Garage Sale

04/11/15 12:40 PM
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center will hold its 5th Annual garage sale on Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd in conjunction with the 100 mile garage sale.

The garage sale will be held at their facility - 1721 West Service Drive  from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days.

The DAC is currently accepting donations which can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to

Building Permits

04/11/15 12:34 PM
The City of Winona issued permits last week for the demolition of 15 buildings in downtown Winona that are in the right-of-way for the new interstate bridge.

The permits were for demolition of the AmericInn and the former Severson Convenience store at Second and Huff, along with the former Dahl Chevrolet building at Third and Huff. In addition, the permits are for a number of homes and other

County Fair Nominations

04/10/15 03:47 PM
The Winona County Fair Board is seeking nominations of individuals who will receive special recognition at this year's 157th county fair


Western Spring Sale

04/10/15 03:46 PM
Western Technical College's Landscape Horticulture Club will be holding their annual spring plant sale.

WSU Civic Awards

04/10/15 03:45 PM
Winona State University will honor the recipients of this year's President's Civic Engagement Awards from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 14th, in the Art Tye Lounge in the Student Activity Center in Kryzsko Commons.

WAPS Registration

04/10/15 03:45 PM
There are still seats still available in Winona Area Public School kindergarten classrooms, including the Spanish Language Immersion Program at Madison and the Jefferson STEM School.

Meat Recall

04/10/15 03:44 PM
Foss Fine Meats, located in Sparta, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling its Brown N Serve breakfast links, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Highway Projects

04/10/15 03:43 PM
Motorists will be routed beginning Friday night into single lane traffic in each direction on the Interstate 90 Dresbach Bridge's eastbound lanes as the 2015 construction season begins, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.       

Pedestrian Struck

04/10/15 12:20 PM
Winona Police are recommending a 54-year-old Winona man be charged with felony criminal vehicular operation after a pickup truck he was driving struck a pedestrian Thursday evening.


Edmunds Accident

04/10/15 12:18 PM
A 25-year-old Winona man was taken by ambulance to Winona Health after the vehicle he was driving struck a street planter at the entrance to Hidden Valley.


Injury Crash

04/10/15 12:17 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a 62-year-old Black River Falls woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 95 in the Town of Preston Thursday.

Bridge Update

04/10/15 12:16 PM
Winona Chamber members got an update Friday on the Highway 43 bridge project and learned the project is right on schedule for the new bridge to be open at the end of 2016 and completion the entire project in 2019.


Dayton Reaction

04/10/15 12:15 PM
If Governor Mark Dayton was looking to change legislative minds in his State of the State address Thursday night, it was hard to find converts.


Merchants Meeting

04/10/15 12:12 PM
The Merchants Financial Group is reporting an exceptional year following its annual meeting Thursday. 



04/09/15 12:22 PM
A local lawmaker wants voters to be able to stop local governments from raising their property tax levies if the raises are too high.


Bridge-Demolition Work

04/09/15 12:21 PM
With demolition in downtown Winona ramping up this week to make way for the new Highway 43 bridge, the Winona Chamber of Commerce wants to get the word out that it's business as usual downtown and in the city.

Chamber Awards

04/09/15 12:19 PM
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for several business awards to be announced at an upcoming 15th Annual Business Celebration Luncheon next month.


Suspicious Death

04/09/15 12:17 PM
The first phase of an autopsy on some skeletal remains found in southern Minnesota is complete. But authorities still don't know the cause of what they say is a suspicious death.


Diocese Meetings

04/09/15 12:16 PM
The Winona Catholic Diocese will hold four meetings this month in the Winona area to discuss possible action involving turning some parishes into "oratory" status.

Phony Money

04/09/15 12:14 PM
Local authorities are continuing their investigation into some phony money that turned up at a Winona business last weekend.

Freedom Fest

04/08/15 05:02 PM
For the eighth consecutive year, LHI presents Freedom Fest, the Coulee Region's premier outdoor music festival benefiting Veteran's causes in Wisconsin.


Habitat Fundraiser

04/08/15 04:48 PM
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties will host their annual golf fundraiser on Monday, May 11th at Cedar Valley Golf Course.  


Miller Community Service Tribute

04/08/15 04:41 PM
Winona Health has announced that Dr. Chuck and Judy Shepard received the 2014 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute at a dinner held in their honor Tuesday.

Sand Mine Shipments

04/08/15 04:40 PM
Shipments by U.S. sand mines to oil drillers are expected to decline significantly this year as the once booming frack sand industry decelerates.

Pickwick Shooting

04/08/15 04:39 PM
A 64-year-old Winona man accused in the accidental shooting of a Pickwick man a year ago was released without bond after making his initial appearance in Winona District Court Wednesday.


Fake Money

04/08/15 04:38 PM
The Winona Law Enforcement Center has been called with an alert of an increased number of counterfeit $100 bills showing up in the Winona Area.

Pet Food Drive

04/08/15 04:38 PM
Western Technical College's Community Engagement office will be hosting No Empty Bowls Pet Food Drive on Friday, April 17th, from noon to 3:00 p.m., at PetSmart in the Valley Square Shopping Center in Onalaska.

Fake Money

04/08/15 12:26 PM
The Winona LEC has been called with an alert of an increased number of counterfeit $100 bills showing up in the Winona Area. The counterfeit bill have no water marks.  If you receive a counterfeit bill, it is imperative that you call the LEC immediately at 457-6368.

Mason Jar Fire

04/08/15 12:20 PM
The cause of the fire that destroyed the Mason Jar Bar in downtown Winona February 6th, has been ruled as undetermined.


Bonding Bill

04/08/15 12:19 PM
Both Winona State University and Minnesota State College-Southeast Tech stand to lose some maintenance projects if the Minnesota House does not approve Governor Mark Dayton's proposed 842,000,000 bonding bill.


State of the State

04/08/15 12:17 PM
Governor Mark Dayton is set to deliver his annual State of the State address Thursday


Wisconsin Elections

04/08/15 12:16 PM
The City of Galesville will retain its mayor and the City of Black River Falls will continue its police coverage.


Injury Crash

04/08/15 12:14 PM
The Minnesota State patrol says a 67-year-old La Crosse woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 Tuesday afternoon.


Leighton Enterprises To Purchase KAGE, Inc.

04/07/15 05:17 PM
Leighton Enterprises, Inc., is excited to announce that it has signed an agreement to purchase 10 radio stations from Minnesota Broadcaster Jerry Papenfuss' KAGE, Inc., and Result Radio, Inc. The purchase includes five KAGE stations in Winona and five Result Radio stations.


March Millions

04/07/15 04:55 PM
The Otto Bremer Foundation wrapped up its month-long $1,000,000 matching gift campaign "March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota" on March 31st, exceeding its goal by raising  almost $1,200,000.

Mayo Labs

04/07/15 04:53 PM
The Mayo Medical Laboratories will be handling specialized tests for the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi.

Public Lands Loans

04/07/15 04:52 PM
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL)Tuesday approved slightly more than $12,700,000 in State Trust Fund Loans to support thirteen community projects throughout Wisconsin.

Bones Found

04/07/15 04:51 PM
Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in southern Minnesota.

Levee Park Council

04/07/15 12:21 PM
The Winona City Council Monday voted to spend $50,000 allocated in the budget as part of the final recommendations for the upgrade of Levee Park.


Bonding Bill

04/07/15 12:12 PM
Governor Mark Dayton has proposed an $841,000,000 bonding bill to finance statewide infrastructure projects.


Victim's Rights Week

04/07/15 12:10 PM
Winona County Board members have proclaimed the week of April 19th through the 25th as National Crime Victim's Rights Week in the county.


Feedlot Program

04/07/15 12:09 PM
Winona County has successfully met all performance requirements for its delegated feedlot program for 2014.


County Administrator Search

04/07/15 12:08 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting next week to review proposals which have been submitted for aiding the board in its search for a new County Administrator.

WSU Empty Bowls

04/06/15 04:27 PM
Winona State University will hold the annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9th, in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium.

Cotter Hires

04/06/15 04:22 PM
Cotter Schools has announced the hiring of two key positions within the Activities Department.
Shane Hedeen will become the next Activities Director and Zach Nienaber will lead the football program as Head Coach.

Buffalo County Fees

04/06/15 04:00 PM
Buffalo County has approved charging pre-inspection fees for restaurants, mobile food stands and retail businesses involved in food services.

Dairy Production

04/06/15 04:00 PM
Dairy farmers in Wisconsin produced 2.2 billion pounds of milk in February, up 4 percent compared to February 2014, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture.


Winona Robbery

04/06/15 03:59 PM
Winona authorities are investigating a robbery that took place early Monday.

City Council

04/06/15 12:15 PM
Winona City Council members will get their first formal look at final recommendations for the upgrade of Levee Park Monday.


YWCA Building Comes Down

04/06/15 12:13 PM
The old YWCA building in downtown Winona is coming down.

Wisconsin-Supreme Court

04/06/15 12:12 PM
The candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court are making a final push to connect with voters before Tuesday's election.

Winona Health-Wade

04/06/15 12:10 PM
Winona Health has announced the hiring of a new Chief Human Resources Officer. Kathy J. Wade's, responsibilities include all aspects of human resources management, compliance and risk management, labor relations and administration, organizational development and benefit administration.


Bowl For Kid's Sake

04/04/15 10:37 AM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region annual Bowl for Kids' Sake will take place Thursday, April 16th and Friday, April 17th at Westgate Bowl in Winona.

Buffalo County Court

04/04/15 08:06 AM
52-year old William Borchert of rural Fountain City, was bound over for trial on domestic violence charges accusing him of strangling, suffocating and battering a woman during an argument at a residence in Buffalo City in October.

Lottery Winner

04/04/15 08:05 AM
David Ewald of Spring Valley recently won $21,000 by playing the Lottery's Spring Fever Crossword scratch game. Ewald claimed the prize on April 1st.



04/04/15 08:05 AM
An award-winning writer who is an Iraq War Veteran and former NATO peacekeeper will speak at UW-La Crosse.

Fool's Five Road Race

04/04/15 08:04 AM
The annual Fool's Five Road Race takes place in Lewiston on Sunday, April 12th, and organizers are hoping to surpass the 3,000 participants of a year ago.

School Board Elections

04/03/15 04:31 PM
Voters in the C-FC and Alma School Districts  get to choose their local elected officials in the spring election coming up on Tuesday, April 7th.

Spring Elections

04/03/15 04:30 PM
A number of candidates will be on the Spring election ballot on Tuesday when it comes to municipal elections in Buffalo County.


Dresbach Bridge Traffic

04/03/15 04:26 PM
Eastbound motorists will encounter a lane closure Monday, April 7th on Interstate 90 traveling through the Dresbach Bridge construction zone on the Mississippi River west of La Crosse.


SMIF Funding

04/03/15 04:24 PM
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF)has recently approved funding from its Small Enterprise Loan Fund to Lonny and Sandra Dietz (Deetz) doing business as Whitewater Gardens Farm in Altura.

Tax Bill-Davids

04/03/15 12:06 PM
Republican Representative Greg Davids has been spending his Easter week break at home going over proposals for a House tax bill with a fine tooth comb.

New Art Gallery

04/03/15 12:05 PM
A new art gallery in downtown Winona will host a Grand Opening coming up on Thursday, April 16th.


Port Authority

04/03/15 12:04 PM
A Winona business is seeking the Winona Port Authority's blessing for an amendment that would allow the business to expand in the J-T Schain Industrial Park.


Wisconsin Amendment

04/03/15 12:03 PM
Ballots on next Tuesday's Wisconsin spring election include a state constitutional referendum question on changing the rules for electing the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Alma School Referendum

04/03/15 12:02 PM
Alma School District voters next Tuesday will decide the fate of dual referendum questions seeking money for school improvements and operating expenses.


Felony Injury Crash

04/03/15 12:01 PM
Felony charges have been filed in Winona District Court against two men involved in an injury crash in December of 2013.

Buffer Strips

04/03/15 11:59 AM
Governor Mark Dayton heard from southwestern Minnesota farmers first hand how his proposal to curb farmland runoff would affect their operations.

Bridge Work

04/02/15 12:22 PM
Preparations are underway in downtown Winona for the start of demolition of several buildings and homes in the new Highway 43 bridge right-of-way.


Road Projects

04/02/15 12:20 PM
Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle and MnDOT engineers announced in Rochester Thursday a list of 290 transportation construction projects that are getting underway around the state this construction season including the start of a long-awaited Winona project.

March Foodshare

04/02/15 12:18 PM
You have one week left to help out the local foodshelves with a donation of food or cash.


WSU Climbing Wall

04/02/15 12:16 PM
Winona State University is now the site of one of the largest university climbing facilities in the Midwest, boasting a 6,000-square-foot indoor climbing facility in Wabasha Recreation Center, located on Lafayette Street.

Police Shooting

04/02/15 12:15 PM
The state Department of Justice is investigating why an Eau Claire Police officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation.

Buffalo County Dispatch Center

04/02/15 12:09 PM
Buffalo County's emergency dispatch center will be upgraded with new 911 computer hardware and software systems.


04/02/15 12:08 PM
A Gilmanton, Wisconsin, couple pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct for holding a child's face in a toilet and flushing it.

Trempealeau Fire

04/02/15 12:06 PM
Firefighters from five different departments fought a fire Wednesday that started in some sheds and spread to some neighboring fields.


04/01/15 04:48 PM
Jon Grotjahn, of Buffalo City, Wisconsin, has been selected to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).


WAPS-Project Fair

04/01/15 04:47 PM
The 23rd Annual Independent Research Project Fair is coming up on Tuesday, April 7th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winona Middle School.

Seneca Foods

04/01/15 04:46 PM
Workers inside the Seneca Foods plant in southeast Rochester said they were informed Monday that the food processing plant will be cutting up to 36 full-time jobs in the next few weeks.

Levee Park Committee

04/01/15 04:45 PM
The Winona City Council will get its first formal look at a completed Levee Park Recommendation Plan when it holds an informational meeting next Monday, April 6th.

Arcadia Landfill

04/01/15 04:44 PM
The request by the town and city of Arcadia for designation of the city's old landfill as a brownfield's site just got a boost.

Sand Mining-Election

04/01/15 12:24 PM
The issue of frack sand mining in the Town of Arcadia will be on the election ballot next Tuesday during the spring election.


WSU-Federal Reserve

04/01/15 12:22 PM
Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will be in Winona on Tuesday, April 14th, to speak at Winona State University in a public town hall forum at 7 p.m.


Tomah VA

04/01/15 12:21 PM
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson says based on testimony in Tomah Monday and his committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs' preliminary investigation, it is clear that reforms are needed to strengthen transparency, accountability and disclosure within the VA and the VA Office of Inspector General.


Buffer Strips

04/01/15 12:19 PM
Farmers and landowners continue to be concerned about a Governor Mark Dayton proposal to require a 50-foot buffer strip along all Minnesota lakes, rivers, streams and ditches.


Bonding Bill

04/01/15 12:18 PM
Governor Mark Dayton is expected to unveil his proposed 2015 bonding bill Thursday.


Bike Tour

04/01/15 12:17 PM
Three instructors from Voyageur Outward Bound School will embark on a 39-day, 725-mile bike ride from Winona to Ely  starting Thursday, April 2nd.

HBC Phone Outage

03/31/15 04:45 PM
HBC in Winona experienced problems with people with cell phones getting through to them and other HBC customers Tuesday afternoon.

Raddatz Dedication

03/31/15 04:35 PM
The baseball field at Winona High School will be dedicated on Saturday, April 11th, to longtime former baseball coach Jerry Raddatz.


Utility Scams

03/31/15 04:34 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has received reports about recent utility scam attempts against small businesses in the state.

Bluffview 5K/10K

03/31/15 04:33 PM
Bluffview Montessori School invites the public and the Bluffview community to participate in the second annual Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K Run/Walk, Saturday, May 16th.


Winona Health Hours

03/31/15 04:32 PM
Winona Health will observe the following holiday hours the weekend of April 3rd through the 5th.


Winona Health Hours

03/31/15 04:30 PM
Winona Health will observe the following holiday hours the weekend of April 3rd through the 5th.

Friday, April 3rd, Winona Health clinics are open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Urgent Care at 420 East Sarnia is open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4th Urgent Care is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 5th, Urgent Care is closed.
The Emergency Department at Winona Health, 859 Mankato Avenue in Winona is always open. In an emergency, call 911. For more information about Winona Health, visit or call 507-454-3650.

G-E-T Administrator

03/31/15 12:08 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School Board has hired a new district administrator.

WSU-Laird Norton

03/31/15 12:07 PM
The Laird Norton building at Fifth and Johnson Streets has been formally transferred to Winona State University.

Eggs and Issues

03/31/15 12:06 PM
The Winona Highway 43 bridge project will be the subject of the next Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast.

Assault Charges

03/31/15 12:05 PM
Authorities are investigating an assault on a Winona street that resulted in serious facial injuries to a male victim.

Charter Purchase

03/31/15 12:01 PM
Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion.


03/31/15 06:59 AM
Members of Congress say they expect the Department of Veterans Affairs to hold responsible parties accountable as it continues investigations into an embattled VA hospital in Tomah.

Operation Round Up

03/31/15 06:58 AM
Tri-County Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up donate 3-thousand-200 dollars to some local and area organizations.

Smoking Cessation

03/31/15 06:57 AM
Winona Health's next smoking cessation program is FREE and it begins Thursday, April 9th. 

Houston County-Scanlon

03/31/15 06:56 AM
A Houston County zoning official has been accused of retaliating against people who opposed frack sand mining.


03/31/15 06:55 AM
State Senator Matt Schmit of Red Wing says the first 12 weeks of the legislative session with a divided government have gone pretty smoothly.

Food Drive--Update

03/31/15 06:54 AM
Food and cash collections at Winona Volunteer Services continue to lag behind a year ago as the annual local March Foodshare food drive nears an end.

Peppin Visit

03/31/15 06:53 AM
Minnesota House Republican leaders are traveling the state this week during their Easter recess touting their budget proposal.          Majority Leader Joyce Peppin told Winona Radio News their budget spends less mo

Body Found

03/31/15 06:51 AM
An investigation is underway into the death of a 59-year-old Lyle woman who was found wrapped in a blanket in her front yard. Sherry Loren Andow, 59, of Lyle, who was found dead in her yard wrapped in a blanket.      Authorities said

Volunteers Needed

03/31/15 06:50 AM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is continuing to seek volunteers to serve on its Mounted Posse squad and its SOAR Team.

Fatal Crashes

03/31/15 06:49 AM
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed in separate traffic crashes near Stewartville over the weekend.

Dairy Princess

03/30/15 12:35 PM
A new Winona County Dairy Princes was crowned Saturday night at the Winona Middle School.  Named as the Dairy Princess for 2015 was 18-year-old Madison Waldo, daughter of Marty and Cassandra Waldo.Named as attendants were 17-year-old Rachel Selke daughter of William and Susan Selke, and Nicole McNally, daughter of Jim and Stacy McNally.

The three will now take part in a statewide dairy seminar later this spring at which the candidates for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest will be named. That pageant will be held in August at the opening of the Minnesota State Fair.

Bowl for Kids Sake

03/30/15 12:33 PM
Entries are still being sought for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids event. The event will be held in Winona on April 16th and 17th

RR Overpass

03/30/15 12:32 PM
Mayor Mark Peterson says a study will be undertaken soon on where to place a railroad overpass on the city's east side.           Peterson says both the Mankato Avenue and Louisa Street crossings will be co

School Referendums

03/30/15 12:31 PM
Voters in two area Wisconsin school districts will go to the polls on April 7th to decide building referendum.

Wisconsin Chase

03/30/15 12:30 PM
Trempealeau County authorities say two men were arrested Friday after a chase into Jackson County.

Buffalo County Court

03/30/15 12:29 PM
24-year-old Ian Adams of Mondovi, had a jury trial slated for May 21st on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of having sex with a child 16 or older.

Ready Set School

03/30/15 12:27 PM
Ready Set School has announceed that Winona Radio has offered a 10-thousand dollar Matching Challenge Grant to support the non profit organization.

Ready Set School-Matching Grant

03/27/15 04:03 PM
Ready Set School is pleased to announce that Winona Radio has offered a $10,000 Matching Challenge Grant to support Ready Set School.  

LSP Meeting

03/27/15 03:36 PM
Farmers and landowners who want to practice soil health with cover crops are invited to participate in a meeting Thursday, April 2nd, at the Lewiston office of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP).



03/27/15 03:35 PM
Mayo Clinic will report $39,000,000 in Destination Medical Center investments in 2014, a small piece of the $576,000 it spent in Rochester over the past two years.

Lake City Library

03/27/15 03:33 PM
On Thursday city leaders broke ground on expansion and renovation project for the Lake City Public Library.

Wynn-Retirement Gathering

03/27/15 03:11 PM
A special gathering was held at Peerless Chain Company in Winona Thursday for retiring President and CEO Tom Wynn.

Hunting Guide Draft

03/27/15 03:10 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft Prospectus regarding Commercial Waterfowl Hunting Guide Services on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. 


New Power Line

03/27/15 12:13 PM
Wisconsin State regulators have approved plan to build a $500,000,000-plus power line from Holmen, Wisconsin to Middleton near Madison.

Human Rights Commission

03/27/15 12:12 PM
The Winona Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for an award to honor an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the community of Winona concerning human rights issues.  

Assault Charges

03/27/15 12:11 PM
Winona Police said a 45-year-old Winona man was jailed Thursday evening on felony assault charges.

Officer Assaulted

03/27/15 12:10 PM
A 32-year-old Winona woman is facing felony assault charges involving a police officer.

Scouts Food Pickup

03/27/15 12:10 PM
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be out Saturday with the 28th annual food pickup as part of the local March Foodshare food drive.

Miller Priorities

03/27/15 12:07 PM
Winona Republican State Senator Jeremy Miller says a number of his proposals have met committee deadlines as lawmakers enter their Easter break next week.


SMU-Richmond Dance

03/26/15 03:00 PM
More than 500 people attended Saint Mary's University's 15th annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance on March 21st.

Bridge-Demolition Work

03/26/15 02:59 PM
Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday, April 6th on the buildings that the Minnesota Department of Transportation acquired as part of the Winona Bridge construction project, according to MnDOT.

Levee Park Plans

03/26/15 02:44 PM
The Winona City Council will get its first formal look at the final plan for Levee Park on April 6th and Mayor Mark Peterson says some initial projects should be getting underway.


Train Delays

03/26/15 02:43 PM
Winona officials delivered their message this week to the Canadian Pacific Railroad that enough is enough when it comes to blocked train crossings.

Thursday Outage

03/26/15 01:16 PM
According to Xcel officials, the power outage in the Winona area Thursday morning was caused by 2 simultanious equipment failures. One in the Goodview area, effecting Goodview, Minnesota City and parts of Winona. And a second one that effected the Winona area. The Goodview outage lasted for 19 minutes and the Winona outage lasted for 11 minutes.

March Foodshare

03/26/15 01:13 PM
With just days before the end of the month, the state's largest food drive has been falling short while the need to feed struggling families remains strong.


ATV Death

03/26/15 01:12 PM
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a search for a missing teenager resulted in the location of the boy's body.

WSHS-Science Fair

03/26/15 01:11 PM
Seven students at Winona Senior High School brought home top awards at the 2015 Minnesota State High School Science Fair last weekend.

Power Outage Reward

03/26/15 01:09 PM
Winona Police are seeking the public's help in locating the person responsible for causing a large power outage in Winona on March 16th.


SMU Founders Day

03/26/15 01:08 PM
New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan was honored by St. Mary's University Tuesday during the college's annual Founder's Day celebration.    


Deer Hunters Service Award

03/25/15 05:01 PM
At the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association's 28th Annual Habitat Banquet in Grand Rapids, Minnesota MDHA honored recipients of this year's MDHA Distinguished Service Award.  

WSU Spring Concert

03/25/15 04:44 PM
The annual Winona State University Spring Concert will feature country music recording artist Parmalee at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28th, in McCown Gymnasium.

EAB Found

03/25/15 04:22 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Anoka County.

Tomah VA

03/25/15 04:21 PM
U.S. Representative Ron Kind says he hopes to establish regional pain management boards through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help prevent problems like those that occurred at a Tomah medical center.

Iron Approach

03/25/15 04:20 PM
A group in Winona is encouraging women to feel more comfortable lifting weights and feeling good about themselves.


New Band Director

03/25/15 04:18 PM
The Winona Municipal Band will welcome a new director to lead the ensemble in its Centennial concert season this summer. Levi Lundak will take over the responsibilities as director starting with the Memorial Day appearance on May 25th.


Soccer Stadium

03/25/15 04:14 PM
 A local lawmaker says there is not much chance Minnesota's new Major League Soccer franchise will get public funding from the legislature to construct a new stadium.


Public Comment

03/25/15 04:13 PM
The Houston County Board of Commissioners has decided NOT to eliminate public comment from their regular meetings.

Houston County Frac Sand

03/25/15 12:23 PM
A private group opposed to frack sand mining in Houston County will host two community forums this month on the ongoing controversy.

Farm Bill

03/25/15 12:20 PM
A reminder that farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31st to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill. 


Library Speaker

03/25/15 12:19 PM
The Friends of the Winona Public Library will feature special guest Greg Gaut at their annual meeting coming up on April 16th.

GOP Transportation

03/25/15 12:18 PM
Republican lawmakers say their 7-billion dollar transportation package unveiled this week in St. Paul provides more money for rural Minnesota without raising taxes.

Ready Set School

03/25/15 12:16 PM
On Saturday, April 11th from 8:00 am to Noon at Winona Senior High School, the Winona Area Public Schools' Educational Assistants will be holding a garage sale and bake sale. 


Zoning Ordinance

03/25/15 12:13 PM
Consultants with the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission will play a lead role in helping Buffalo County rewrite its zoning ordinance.

First Towboat

03/25/15 12:13 PM
The 2015 Mississippi River navigation season has arrived in the Twin Cities.


03/25/15 12:11 PM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Denise Lloyd McDowell to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life, effective July 13th this year.

High Speed Chase

03/25/15 12:10 PM
A 33-year-old Portage, Wisconsin, man was jailed on felony charges early Wednesday following a city wide high speed chase in Winona.


Mining Opponents

03/25/15 12:09 PM
Opponents of mining and heavy industrial development scored a win in Buffalo County Monday night when the county board of supervisors approved a tourism & recreation district bordering the Mississippi River and Wisconsin State Highway 35.

County Board

03/25/15 12:07 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved the awarding of contracts for a pair of bridge replacement projects.


WSU-Painting Reward

03/24/15 04:47 PM
The Winona State University Foundation has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads directly to the safe return of the large oil painting that was reported missing from Somsen Hall in January.

Congressional Art

03/24/15 04:25 PM
First District Representative Tim Walz kicked off the 2015 Congressional Art Competition Tuesday by inviting high school students from across Minnesota's First District to submit their artwork for the contest.

Bridge Project

03/24/15 03:30 PM
Look for demolition of buildings in the Highway 43 new bridge right of way downtown to begin soon.


Primary Elections

03/24/15 03:29 PM
There's a move at the state capital to change the date of the primary election in Minnesota and Secretary of State Steve Simon is pushing for moving it up from August to June after the primary was earlier switched from September.


First Towboat

03/24/15 03:27 PM
The commercial shipping season on the Mississippi River has officially opened in Winona with the first towboat to lock through Lock and Dam 5A at Fountain City.

Tomah Homicide

03/24/15 12:15 PM
Authorities in Tomah say two people they want to question in a homicide case have been arrested in Tennessee and are being held on probation warrants.

MMAM Painting

03/24/15 12:14 PM
One of two surviving versions of the painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware" has a new home at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.


WIC Technician

03/24/15 12:12 PM
Buffalo County is seeking more money from Pepin County for a shared program employing a WIC technician.


Harbormaster Nominations

03/24/15 12:11 PM
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is seeking nominations for its Harbormaster 2015!    


WSU Finances

03/24/15 12:09 PM
Winona State University is in good financial shape and is NOT one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities which have submitted financial recovery plans to the system's Board of Trustees.


March Foodshare

03/24/15 12:08 PM
The local March Foodshare food drive has reached about half of its goal in food donations with about two weeks left.


G-E-T Administrator

03/24/15 12:06 PM
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School Board decided last week to hire a new district administrator.


WSU Wilderness Club

03/23/15 04:37 PM
Winona State University's Outreach and Continuing Education Department will hold a Wilderness First Responder Course May 12-21.

DMC Hearing

03/23/15 04:36 PM
The Rochester City Council has a chance to take a major step forward in the Destination Medical Center process at a public hearing Monday evening.

CPI Binani Sold

03/23/15 04:36 PM
The sale of Winona's CPI Banami was registered at the Winona County Recorder's office on Friday, the same day the sale was announced.

First Tow Near

03/23/15 04:34 PM
The commercial shipping season on the Mississippi River in Winona is set to open soon despite the snow storm that hit on Sunday.


I-90 Closures

03/23/15 04:33 PM
Westbound Interstate 90 motorists will encounter a lane closure in the Dresbach Bridge construction zone Tuesday, March 24th, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MMAM Painting

03/23/15 12:16 PM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona Sunday unveiled a famous painting during a special event.


WSU-Laird Norton

03/23/15 12:14 PM
The acquisition of the Laird Norton office building in downtown Winona is being seen as a way to enhance the already popular art and cultural scene in Winona.

Quiet Zone

03/23/15 12:12 PM
The City of Goodview is waiting to see if its request for a so-called quiet zone is funded by the Minnesota legislature.

County Board

03/23/15 12:11 PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday will continue its discussion on the future of the many buildings the county currently owns.

Wildlife Enhancement

03/23/15 12:10 PM
A draft Environmental Assessment  which evaluates three alternatives for enhancing wildlife observation opportunities for the public at the Lower Spring Lake Landing near Buffalo City on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge  is now available for public comment.  

Plane Crash

03/23/15 12:09 PM
Authorities say a single-engine plane was pulled from North Lake after it went through the ice near Welch west of Red Wing.


Meth Warrant

03/23/15 12:08 PM
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 32-year-old Independence man wanted on drug charges.


Volunteers Sought

03/23/15 12:07 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is seeking volunteers to serve on its Mounted Posse squad and its SOAR Team.


Crashes-Snow Storm

03/23/15 12:06 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol and the Winona County Sheriff's Department were kept busy Sunday and Monday responding to traffic crashes as the result of the snow storm.


Habitat Dinner/Auction

03/21/15 08:26 AM
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties annual dinner and auction which will be held on Friday, May 15th, at Visions Event Center, starting at 5:30 pm.   

Levee Park Committee

03/21/15 08:12 AM
The Levee Park Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, March 24th, at 11:30 a.m.  

SMU Founders Day

03/21/15 08:02 AM
The Saint Mary’s University community will celebrate Founders’ Day on Tuesday, March 24th, on the Winona Campus.


Teacher Honored

03/21/15 08:02 AM
Local teacher, Vivian Fusillo of Winona, is one of 13 recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students.



03/21/15 07:45 AM
Della Schmidt, President of the Winona Chamber of Commerce, says the Gilmore Avenue/Highway 61 project is still in the planning stages but progress is being made.


Teacher Probation

03/21/15 07:44 AM
A former Catholic school teacher in southern Minnesota will be on probation for 15 years for having sex with a student.



03/20/15 05:02 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday voted to contract with 1st Student bus service over Durham, their current contractor.

New Press Box

03/20/15 05:01 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday received an update on the progress on the new Press Box at Paul Giel Field.

Best Water

03/20/15 05:00 PM
The City of Fountain in Fillmore County has received the title of having the "Best Tasting Water 2015.


CPI Binani Sold

03/20/15 04:58 PM
Core Molding Technologies Inc., a maker of molded plastics for vehicles, has acquired a Winona company. The Columbus Dispatch says Columbus-based Core Molding is paying $15,000,000 to buy CPI Binani Inc. of Winona,  which makes fiber-reinforced materials for boats, cars and packaging.


New Gym

03/20/15 04:57 PM
The Schwab Company is seeking a variance from the City of Winona that will allow the construction of a new gymnasium at Cotter's 360 Vila Street sports complex.

Zip Rail-Drazkowski

03/20/15 12:13 PM
State Representative Steve Drazkowski says fellow lawmakers will be drafting a bill that would allow a proposal from a private firm to construct a high speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities to go forward.

History Center Inventory

03/20/15 12:12 PM
Work crews at the Winona County History Center are expanding their inventory of thousands of three-dimensional items at the center.

History Meeting

03/20/15 12:11 PM
The Winona County Historical Society, now in its 80th year, will hold its annual meeting next week.



03/20/15 12:10 PM
Governor Mark Dayton is backing a proposal to provide funds for a freeze in tuition at
Minnesota's post-secondary schools, including Winona State and Southeast Tech.


Flower Baskets

03/20/15 12:09 PM
Fountain City is looking for donations to pay for 30 flower baskets the community will hang from utility poles again this season.

Vets Monument

03/20/15 12:09 PM
Rhoda Abts of Fountain City is designing a  memorial to Fountain City and surrounding area military veterans.

Gotta Dance Team

03/20/15 12:08 PM
Thirty students from Gotta Dance in Winona placed first at two Regional Dance Competitions in several categories recently. The victories have qualified them to compete for the National title this summer and they are looking for some help in financing their trip.


Save the Boundry Waters

03/20/15 12:07 PM
Three instructors from Voyageur Outward Bound School will embark on a 39-day, 725-mile bike ride from Winona to Ely  on April 2nd.

Truck Hits Building

03/20/15 12:06 PM
The Winona County Sheriff's Department says a man escaped injury when the pickup truck he was driving struck a building in Minnesota City Wednesday.

Stabbing Correction

03/19/15 12:49 PM
Winona authorities are correcting some information released earlier this week regarding an alleged stabbing at a Bluff Siding tavern.

Oil Trains

03/19/15 12:10 PM
Winona authorities are correcting some information released earlier this week regarding an alleged stabbing at a Bluff Siding tavern.

Jewelry Theft

03/19/15 12:09 PM
Olmsted County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the thieves who made off with an expensive bracelet.


Dairy Princess

03/19/15 12:07 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.

DARE Breakfest

03/19/15 12:06 PM
A reminder the Goodview Police Reserves and the Winona County DARE program are teaming together to hold a pancake breakfast this coming Sunday.

School Board

03/18/15 06:45 PM
The Winona Area Public School Board meets Thursday and will vote on the Middle School scheduling.

WSU-Laird Norton

03/18/15 06:45 PM
The Laird Norton Company's gift to Winona State University has been formally approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.

SE Tech Forums

03/18/15 06:44 PM
Minnesota State College- Southeast Technical President Dorothy Duran led a Community Open Forum on the Winona campus Wednesday.


Nissalke Petition

03/18/15 06:43 PM
A former Winona man's petition for post conviction relief from his life prison sentence has been denied by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Lake Pepin Ice

03/18/15 06:42 PM
The ice remained 19-inches thick on Lake Pepin after the latest round of measurements were taken Wednesday by the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.

Zip Rail-Private Company

03/18/15 06:40 PM
A private company may be stepping in to fund a high-speed rail line connecting Rochester and the Twin Cities.

Highway Closed

03/18/15 06:39 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a 7-mile stretch of Highway 74 north of Beaver in Winona County is temporarily closed due to spring thaw conditions.

College Enrollment

03/18/15 06:39 PM
Declining enrollment at Minnesota's state-run colleges and universities has campus leaders drafting new plans to deal with decreased funding.


03/18/15 06:37 PM
A Winona County couple managed to save themselves some money when they refused to respond to what is believed to be a scam involving phony police and FBI agents.

WAPS Art Month

03/17/15 04:43 PM
March is Youth Art Month around the country and Winona Area Public Schools art faculty have set up exhibits of art and photography work of students in Grades 1-12 in venues around Winona.

WSU-Warrior Club Gala

03/17/15 04:37 PM
Winona State University will host the Warrior Club Scholarship Gala at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21st, at Visions Event Center in Winona.

First Towboat

03/17/15 04:36 PM
Winona's commercial harbor is still waiting for its first towboat of the season to begin the Mississippi River shipping season here but that may not be for awhile.


03/17/15 04:36 PM
Winona State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeanine Gangeness to the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2015.


Dresbach Bridge Traffic

03/17/15 04:35 PM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says westbound Interstate 90 motorists will encounter lane closures through the Dresbach Bridge construction zone through Thursday, March 19th.


SE-Tech Duran

03/17/15 12:14 PM
Minnesota State College- Southeast Technical President Dorothy Duran will lead a Community Open Forum  in Winona Wednesday for residents throughout the region to participate in the college's strategic planning process.


Neighborhood Watch Meeting

03/17/15 12:13 PM
The public is invited to a special Neighborhood Watch meeting Wednesday called by Fourth Ward City Councilman George Borzykowski.


Officer Assaulted

03/17/15 12:12 PM
 A 25-year-old Winona woman is facing felony assault on an offer charges following an incident at the Winona Walmart store Monday evening.

Assault Charges

03/17/15 12:11 PM
A 31-year-old Winona man is facing felony assault charges after police were called to a residence Monday evening.

Xcel Power Outage

03/17/15 12:10 PM
Winona Police said  the power outage on Monday that affected some 6,000 Xcel Energy customers was caused by someone cutting some wires at a substation at the foot of Laird Street along the Mississippi River.

Stalking Charges

03/17/15 12:09 PM
A Buffalo City man accused of stalking and recklessly endangering safety was bound over for trial on five felony charges in Buffalo County Circuit Court.

Bald Eagles Camera

03/17/15 12:08 PM
A bald eagle nest being monitored by camera in Trempealeau County is seeing another year of drama.


03/17/15 12:07 PM
The city of Rochester is making a $6 million bid to buy a historic downtown theater.


City Council-Dock

03/17/15 12:03 PM
The Winona City Council Monday approved spending $25,000 to help pay for a new 120-foot dock near the east side of Levee Park.


Fool's Five Road Race

03/17/15 11:59 AM
The annual Fool's Five Road Race takes place in Lewiston on Sunday, April 12th, and organizers are hoping to surpass the 3,000 participants of a year ago.


Rawlings-MPCA Fine

03/16/15 04:53 PM
A sporting goods manufacturer in Caledonia is working to secure the proper air emissions permit after the company self-disclosed that it had been operating without one.

Buffer Summit

03/16/15 04:44 PM
The March 13th Minnesota Buffer Summit brought together landowners, agency leaders and state legislators for an evening discussion on Governor Mark Dayton's proposal to make 50 foot buffers mandatory on all perennial waters.

Chamber Workshop

03/16/15 04:43 PM
The Economic Development Committee of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, March 26th.

WSU-Xcel Award

03/16/15 04:43 PM
Xcel Energy recognized six varying-size businesses in Minnesota for outstanding energy-saving work during their annual Energy Efficiency Expo in St. Paul last week.

Trempealeau Swimming Pool

03/16/15 04:42 PM
It's back to the drawing board for the Trempealeau Village swimming pool project after the two bids submitted for the work were rejected by the Village Board.

Alma Alley Street

03/16/15 04:41 PM
An estimate of $250,000 was boosted to $432,000 after engineers planning an Alley Street improvement project in Alma misquoted the lower price at a city council meeting.

Zip Rail Study

03/16/15 04:40 PM
Several options for high-speed passenger, or Zip Rail, service between the Twin Cities and Rochester will undergo the first phase of a two-step environmental impact statement review process.                       



03/16/15 12:22 PM
Buffalo County authorities are investigating an apparent stabbing at a Bluff Siding tavern.

First Towboat

03/16/15 12:22 PM
Still no towboats heading north on the Mississippi River to open the shipping season in the Winona area.


WRC Gala

03/16/15 12:20 PM
The deadline for getting tickets to the annual Winona Women's Resource Center Gala is Tuesday, March 17th.


Habitat Bike Ride

03/16/15 12:19 PM
The City of Winona will be hosting the 23rd annual Habitat for Humanity 500 Bike Ride this summer and the local chapter is looking for volunteers who are willing to take part.


House Fire

03/16/15 12:17 PM
Winona firefighters were called to a house fire Sunday evening.


Rushford-Peterson Boys Basketball wins State Championship!

03/14/15 01:45 PM
The Rushford-Peterson Boys Basketball team is State Champions as they beat Maranatha Christian 51-44 in the State Championship game. There will be a welcome home celebration tonight at the High School in the Gym at 7pm.

Body Identified

03/14/15 08:43 AM
La Crosse Police say a body recovered from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse is that of an Onalaska fisherman who had been missing since November.

Winona Public Library

03/13/15 05:19 PM
The Friends of the Winona Public Library's Annual Book Sale will be held at the Winona Senior Friendship Center on March 19th through March 21st.


Let's Play Golf!

03/13/15 05:18 PM
Warm weather has arrived early this year which means several area golf courses are opening for business.


Regents Award-UW-L

03/13/15 05:17 PM
The UW System Board of Regents has selected UW-La Crosse's Mathematics Department to receive the Regents' 2015 Teaching Excellence Award for academic departments and programs.

Tomah Homicide

03/13/15 05:16 PM
Police say the death of a man at the Econo Lodge motel in Tomah has been ruled a homicide.

Hormel Turkey Prices

03/13/15 05:16 PM
Poultry producers took it on the chin in Wednesday trading after the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that turkey flocks in Missouri and Arkansas have been infected with the H5N2 avian flu, but health officials insist the risk to humans is minimal.

Historic Bluff Country

03/13/15 05:14 PM
The Rushford City Council this week unanimously approved a motion to honor the
city's 2014 obligation to Historic Bluff Country.

VA Meeting

03/13/15 12:04 PM
Wisconsin veterans say they've received good care at an embattled Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah.

WSU Future

03/13/15 12:04 PM
Winona State University will host a Charting the Future Gallery Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Vets Home

03/13/15 12:03 PM
The cities of Rushford and Preston have expressed an interest in getting a new veteran's home in their communities and Representative Greg Davids has authored a bill to push for that.


Body Recovered

03/13/15 12:02 PM
La Crosse Police have recovered the body of a male from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse.

G-E-T Administrator

03/12/15 03:08 PM
Three finalists for the position of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District Administrator were interviewed this week.

Recreation Trail

03/12/15 03:07 PM
The Alma City Council has gone on record with a resolution proclaiming its support for building a public recreation trail along the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi in Buffalo County.

Restoration Project

03/12/15 03:07 PM
The DNR is proposing a stream restoration project in Whitewater State Park on the Middle Fork Whitewater River.


New Campground

03/12/15 03:05 PM
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on a proposal to develop a new campground at Whitewater State Park.


Alternate Side Parking

03/12/15 12:25 PM
A reminder that alternate side parking in Winona comes to an end this weekend.

First Towboat

03/12/15 12:24 PM
The first towboat of the season appears to be on its way upriver.

Gold'N Plump Permit

03/12/15 12:23 PM
Gold'N Plump Poultry and Feed Mill in Arcadia has applied to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for renewal of an operation permit for its feed manufacturing facility.

Ash Tree Removal

03/12/15 12:22 PM
Forestry crews in La Crosse are making progress as they work to rid the city of 4,500 ash trees.

Coffee with the Superintendent

03/12/15 12:21 PM
Winona School District residents will have another chance to visit informally with Superintendent Dr. Stephen West later this month.

Houston County Fatal

03/11/15 05:24 PM
An accident Saturday involving falling hay bales from a moving semi has now claimed the life of a second person.

Wabasha Event Center

03/11/15 05:12 PM
The  Wabasha City Council has approved a two-year extension to plans for the proposed Regional Event and Conference Center.

City Council

03/11/15 04:53 PM
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, March 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the Misato Room located on the third floor of City Hall.