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Man rearrested in Winona shortly after being released from jail
(KWNO)-A man recently released from jail was re-arrested by Winona County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to a spokesperson, around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday 40-year-old Agripino Velazquez Jimenez was stopped for speeding on Riverview Drive. He showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for suspected DWI. The spokesperson said Jimenez had been arrested by the Minnesota State Patrol recently, though he didn’t know the exact timeline as to when the first arrest occurred or when Jimenez had been released. The spokesperson said he believes Jimenez was in Winona County Jail following the first arrest.
Three vehicle crash sends two Winona people to hospital
(KWNO)-A three vehicle crash on Friday sent two people from Winona to the hospital. According to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol, 46-year-old Pearly Paapcrabb and 50-year-old Sarah Hong were traveling westbound on Highway 14 in Saint Charles. Another vehicle was going east on side of 14 and a third vehicle was stopped in eastbound lane waiting to turn left onto County Road 19. The three vehicles collided at the intersection. Paapcrabb and Hong, along with one of the other drivers, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. Alcohol was not a factor and all the people involved were wearing seat belts.
Thanks to the Winona County Board
On February 13, the Winona County Board passed a motion to pursue a ban on new dog breeding kennels and to pursue new rules regarding the existing kennels. It had become clear that oversight from the state and federal government was lacking and that in order to protect the dogs, the county must take action. Thank you to Commissioners Greg Olson, Chris Meyer, and Dwayne Voegeli for your vision and compassion.
Winona Ice Fest starts today, runs through Sunday
(KWNO)-The first annual Winona Ice Festival starts today and runs through Sunday. There are climbing clinics Thursday and Friday and other events throughout the weekend. Winona Ice Fest is a collaboration between the City of Winona, the Recreation Alliance of Winona, and Big River Climbing Guides. For more information and to register go to bigriverclimbingguides.com.
CFC BOARD MEETING FLOODED WITH SUPPORT FOR OUSTED PRINCIPAL
COCHRAN FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (WKBT) -- It was a packed school board meeting at Cochrane Fountain City High School Wednesday night.
Community remembers fallen officer Matthew Ruge
Family, friends and members of the Wabasha community gathered Wednesday night to honor the life of Matthew Ruge after he was killed in a shooting on Sunday. KIMT News 3's Brandon Cote takes us to the emotional gathering.
Winona woman allegedly puts knife to boyfriend’s neck, threatens to kill him
(KWNO)-A Winona woman early Saturday morning allegedly assaulted her boyfriend with a belt and threatened him with a knife. Police arrested 32-year-old Passion Rakeema De Andrade-Perez. According to a spokesperson, during an argument at a residence in the 500 block of East 5th Street Perez put a kitchen knife to the victim’s throat and put a belt around his neck and said she was going to kill him. The spokesperson said alcohol was involved and Perez is charged with second degree assault among other charges.
High School Teacher Administrative Leave
A SE Minnesota high school teacher is accused of having sexual relationships with three students. Court documents say three Winona Senior High School students, between 16 and 18 years old, confided in 29-year-old Eric Birth while struggling with personal issues, which led to sexual encounters from 2016 to at least 2023.
Keeping small-town life fresh
Living in a small town is not for everyone. It should come with some disclaimers. Once, while visiting the Twin Cities, I randomly biked past a friend of mine on the sidewalk. Passing by someone I knew seemed like a pretty normal occurrence to me. I waved at my friend. But he did a double-take and hollered in amazement, “Huh?!” On the flip side, I knew that living in small towns so long had turned me into a country bumpkin (as quaint as a Winona Ryder Super Bowl commercial) when I went to the airport and couldn’t stop thinking, “How are there so many people here and I don’t know a single one of them?”
WPD: Woman held knife to man's neck
Winona Police Department officers arrested a Winona woman on potential charges of second-degree assault, terroristic threats, and domestic assault causing fear early Saturday morning after an argument allegedly escalated to threats of murder. According to the report, officers responded to a residence on East Fifth Street at 1:47 a.m. and...
Local Parent Praises Winona Area Public Schools for Inclusive Education
Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) received positive feedback from a parent, Hez Obermark, for its inclusive approach. Obermark, a parent of two students at WAPS, shared her family's positive experience with the school's inclusivity. She and her husband chose WAPS for their children because of its commitment to inclusivity.
Get Ready to Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time 2024 is Around the Corner
Don’t forget to set your clocks forward on March 10th as we welcome longer days with daylight saving time 2024! #SpringForward #DaylightSavingTime. Winona, Minnesota – It’s that time of year again! In less than a month, we’ll be setting our clocks forward for daylight saving time. On March 10th, at 2:00 AM, we’ll lose an hour of sleep as we “spring forward” into longer days. This change will last until November 3rd, when we’ll set our clocks back to standard time.
Discover the Best Muffin Locations in Winona: A Local's Guide
Winona, with its quaint bakeries, markets, and cozy cafes, has plenty of spots you’ll be able to grab some great muffins when you find yourself in the mood. The aroma of those freshly baked morsels wafts through the Mississippi River air, drawing locals and visitors alike to savor these delightful treats. From classic blueberry and chocolate chip to inventive combinations like cranberry almond and chocolate zucchini—Winona’s muffin offerings cater to every palate and here is a list of some of our favorites.Visit here for more details.
Outdoor kindergarten program enrollment open at Dover-Eyota schools
Outdoor kindergarten program at Dover-Eyota Schools. (ABC 6 News) – The Dover-Eyota School District is introducing a nature-based kindergarten program. The hope is that by allowing kids to learn in a hands-on environment, they can quickly develop both problem solving and critical thinking skills. Interested families can start enrolling...
Winona Senior High Boys Hockey Ready for Section Tournament Clash with La Crescent-Hokah Tonight; Head Coach Marty Raymond Joins the WSN
(KWMN)- The Winona Senior High School boys Hockey team will start their section tournament later tonight in La Crescent, taking on the La Crescent-Hokah Lancers in round one. The Winhawks finished their season at 16-7-1, their first winning season since 2009. That was good enough for a 6-seed in the section 1A tournament. La Crescent is the 3-seed.
60 Main design falls short of its potential
We have been following the 60 Main Street project. On the one hand, we think it will be great to have more housing and a hotel in downtown Winona. The project will bring and keep visitors and activity downtown. It will benefit local businesses, restaurants, and bars and will also bring greater audiences for downtown arts, culture, and other events. But we have serious reservations.
Eyota, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Lewiston-Altura High School basketball team will have a game with Dover-Eyota High School on February 22, 2024, 19:00:00 CST.
Crime Stoppers donate to Dive Rescue Team
On February 15, Dean Beckman (center) presented the Dive Rescue Team with a donation of $500 from the Winona Area Crime Stoppers. The funds will be put towards the purchase of a new Dive Rescue vehicle.
Injury Crash Slows Traffic on Southeast Minnesota Highway
Three vehicles were involved.
DC boys look to Section playoffs
The Dodge County boys hockey team finished regular season play with a win and a loss. On Tuesday, February 13, DC topped Winona, 6-2. That win was paramount, as it should secure the No. 2 seed in the Section 1A playoffs for the Wildcats, who are ranked No. 17 in the state and now have a 17-7-1 overall record. Friday saw the Dodge County boys fall to Minnesota River, 8-0, at Dodge County Ice Arena.