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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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Attack ad blames Rep. Angie Craig for high gas prices as battle over swing district heats up

MINNEAPOLIS -- A conservative group has already spent $620,000 on an advertisement targeting Rep. Angie Craig in what's likely just the beginning of a battle by both parties to win a critical district.The 2nd Congressional District is just south of the Twin Cities and includes Le Sueur, Scott, Dakota, and part of Washington Counties. It's a true swing district, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.Political scientist Larry Jacobs called it "ground zero for Republicans" to win back control of Congress. This year, Craig, a Democrat, will face off against Tyler Kistner, who she defeated by four points in 2020.The American Action...
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Legion Baseball: Holmen sweeps doubleheader against La Crosse Post 52

Holmen dominated its doubleheader against La Crosse Post 52 on Thursday night, winning Game One by a final of 13-8, followed by an 11-1 victory in Game Two. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY NEWS 8 NOW/NEWS 8000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.

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...

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...

Coulee Region Humane Society asking people not to paint turtles

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -The Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska is asking people not to paint or leave marks on turtles in the wild. CRHS says it has received several reports of painted turtles being found. Animal experts say people paint the turtles thinking it will help them be seen so they aren’t hit by cars, however, doing so is causing them more harm than good. They say the shell of a turtle is a living part of its body, which means covering it with paint can block vitamin-packed rays of light from reaching the shell.

Mankato Drug Overdose Death Results in 5 Year Prison Sentence

Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Hutchinson woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for the drug overdose death of a Mankato man last year. 23-year-old Alyssa Miller earlier entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors in Blue Earth County and admitted to a third-degree murder charge in connection with the death of 23-year-old Marcus Krogh.

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

Boy Scouts treat elderly, physically challenged to day of fishing

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – Elderly and physically challenged people got the chance to go fishing Thursday with help from members of the North American Squirrel Association and Boy Scouts of America. The collaborative service project between the association and the Boy Scouts treated the participants to a day at Camp Decorah along the Black River near Holmen. The Gateway Area...

Study: Lead exposure rate among children in Wisconsin is more than twice the national average

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, a pediatrician with Gundersen Health System, spoke about the long-term impacts of lead exposure on children. “It can affect brain development,” she said. “Then long-term we see difficulties with learning and specifically with attention.” Symptoms of lead poisoning include constipation and stomach pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and a blue tinge around the...