Cochrane, WI

Update on New Jail Construction in Winona

(KWNO)- Winona County Sherrif, Ron Ganrude, met with project managers on Tuesday to get an update on the construction of the new jail in Winona. Ganrude says the project is right on schedule to be completed in June of 2023. As of Tuesday, construction is 45% completed. Ganrude mentioned that...
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Welcome audiologist Kaitlyn Ostrowski!

Audiologist Kaitlyn Ostrowski has joined Winona Health. Dr. Ostrowski provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for hearing loss including amplification. She joins the local healthcare organization’s new Audiology department. “Everyone you talk to at Winona Health genuinely cares about their patients and coworkers,” noted Dr. Ostrowski. “Every time you walk...
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Waterskiing celebrates 100th birthday

This year marks the 100th birthday of waterskiing. The sport was invented in Minnesota in 1922 in Lake City on Lake Pepin. In the Southwest Metro there are many ways to enjoy the water sport. One of the intentions of the Minnesota Waterski Association is encourage people to get out...

JaHarr Pridgen becomes chief judge of Buffalo City Court

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo City Court has its first female chief judge. The mayor officially appointed JaHarr Pridgen to that post on Thursday. She's replacing judge Craig Hannah, who was recently appointed to the New York State Supreme Court. Judge Pridgen has served on the city court for more...

Lake City police looking for driver of van that struck child on bicycle

LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) – The Lake City Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the driver of a vehicle that struck a child on a bicycle. According to Lake City Police Department Facebook page, it happened Tuesday at Lakewood Ave. and 8th St. as the vehicle was turning from 8th St. onto Lakewood.

Vehicles Traveling in Opposite Directions Collide in Elgin

First responders were called to Hwy. 42 in Elgin late Tuesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol's crash report indicates 66-year-old Virginia Thompson was traveling north and collided with a southbound vehicle driven by 53-year-old Gary Suess of Mazeppa. The state patrol says Thompson was brought to St. Mary’s Hospital with...
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Council discusses Highway 61 projects, chicken keeping

Morning commutes and travel may look different over the course of the next four years with some major construction projects planned along Highway 61 through Red Wing. At the June 27 City Council meeting, MnDOT project manager Chad Hanson presented five projects that are planned for Highway 61 from Welch to Lake City.

Mikaela Mohr crowned Miss Winona 2022

June 18, 2022 Mikaela Mohr was crowned Miss Winona 2022. Mikaela was crowned by Miss Minnesota 2022, Rachel Evangelisto (Rachel was Miss Winona 2021) and Miss America, Emma Broyles. Originally from Winona, Mikaela is a Winona State University student majoring in marketing with a double minor in professional sales and entrepreneurship. If you would like Mikaela to speak or perform at an event, please contact Terri Sim at

Women on Wheels Celebrating 40th Anniversary in Winona

(KWNO)- Women on Wheels (WOW) announced that it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in Winona from July 12th to the 14th. Each July, the Board of Trustees invites its members to a three-day event that this year will include an ice-cream social, demo rides sponsored by Polaris, and special speakers to engage with the community.

Over 30 riverboat dockings at Levee Park

Winona will be bustling with activity as cruise ships from both the American Cruise Lines and American Queen Voyages dock 31 times at Levee Park this season. The American Melody with the American Cruise Lines will be the first riverboat to dock this year on Tuesday, June 28. It will depart on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:30 p.m. The American Melody will return on July 2, 13, 16, 27, and 30, followed by more dockings of the American Melody, American Splendor, American Queen, American Duchess, American Countess, and American Symphony. For a full listing of docking dates, visit
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News of the past: Railroad walkout sees little effect in Red Wing

It spent three years… almost to the day, drifting in Mille Lacs Lake before Matt Gravel found it after it washed up on shore in Wahkon. Matt, 11, often goes beach combing along the shore in front of his grandmother’s home. It’s usually junk that washes up on shore but this particular day he found a long-lost wallet. It took several days to dry out the papers, but they were able to determine the owner was Joseph Burr of Cannon Falls. Matt and his grandmother reached out to Burr and much to their surprise, Burr showed up at her door, letter in hand. Burr told them that he was fishing in June 1994 when the wind came up, as he tried to regain balance, the wallet fell into the lake. The waves were too rough to retrieve it. With the winds from the north on this lake, lots of things roll in but this is the first wallet. How is that for a miracle?

Landmark Conservancy buys land from Xcel Energy, hosts celebration

DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -Landmark Conservancy hosted a celebration near its newly purchased land Wednesday. The group bought 364 acres of land from Xcel Energy in Mondovi so it will never be developed. Landmark Conservancy says this has been a seven-year negotiation process before an agreement was made in Dec.