Winona, MN

Vehicle Strikes Traffic Sign in Winona County Crash

Lewiston, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Sargent Minnesota woman was injured after the vehicle she was traveling in stuck a road sign near Lewiston Tuesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol’s crash report indicates 37-year-old Ashley Larson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Stephen Klopp of Winona. The report says the vehicle was eastbound on interstate 90 when it left the roadway and entered the ditch on the right side and struck a metal traffic sign east of the Lewiston exit around 7:30 a.m.
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Motorcycle crash in Onalaska leaves one dead

ONALASKA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Onalaska. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says one person on a motorcycle heading northbound on County Road Z. Near County Road Z-N it left the road. The motorcycle went into the ditch, tipped over,...
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Kick off the weekend on a high note at Ashley For The Arts

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) —  Start your weekend off on a high note. Ashley For The Arts returns to Arcadia Thursday. Phillip Phillips, Brooks & Dunn, and Cole Swindell will take the stage throughout the weekend. Other activities include painting in the park and fireworks are scheduled for Thursday. A petting zoo, inflatable air park, hot air balloon launch, and lumberjack...

Plans called for 6-story, $39M bldg downtown

A draft plan proposed a $39 million, five-story hotel and six-story apartment complex project at the 60 Main site in downtown Winona, according to a grant application from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The submitted designs are a first public glimpse of exact plan details that could be built at the site; however, developers say that those are not the final plans for the site.

Why I opposed WAPS’ facilities plan

I’m the only elected member of the Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) board who opposes the $85 million referendum scheduled for April. I’m writing to explain why. I think it’s a mistake to pump millions of tax dollars into buildings when we’re in an enrollment decline that has lasted more than a quarter-century and still hasn’t bottomed out. There’s lots of evidence, evidence gathered by WAPS itself, that the enrollment decline is not a blip but our new reality:

Fatal crash involving teen in Goodhue County collision

GOODHUE COUNTY, Iowa – A fatal collision involving a semi and a compact SUV happened Wednesday morning in Wanamingo Township. The Minnesota State Patrol says Rachel Lynn Nesseth, 18 of Zumbrota, was driving south on County Road 1 and a semi driven by Jay Lawrence Bowe, 62 of Lewiston, was westbound on Highway 60. The vehicles crashed in the intersection around 8:48 am.

Longevity Boxing wins bouts at USA Boxing event

Jarred Burt (center) celebrates with coaches after his win. Burt and Nyapal Minyoang of Longevity Boxing Club in Winona both participated in the USA Boxing event on Saturday, August 6, 2022, in Alexandria, Minn. Both boxers fought fearlessly and tenaciously through back-and-forth action and came out on top with wins. We’re thankful for their tough opponents who gave us the opportunity to better ourselves inside and outside the ring.

P.E.O. to host mum sale to support women’s education

Chapter AP P.E.O. in Winona will partner with Bronk’s Gardens again this fall to offer jumbo mum plants and fundraise for their chapter. These gorgeous plants are priced at $20 each and come in the following colors: white, yellow, rust/orange, red, and pink/lavender. To place an order, call or...

Dover-Eyota voters approve school referendum

(ABC 6 News) - Dover-Eyota voters had their say on Tuesday on a referendum to fix the district's public schools. The two questions posed to voters would bring in more than $20 million for improvements if passed. The plan focuses on improving school buildings, increasing security, and expanding learning space....

1 dead after motorcycle crash in Onalaska

TOWN OF ONALASKA, Wis. (WEAU) -A person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Onalaska Monday. According to a media release from La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 8 around 8:34 p.m., La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash on County Road Z near County Road ZN in the Town of Onalaska.

This Minnesota City Claims To Be The ‘Miami Of Minnesota’

Minnesota is home to 853 cities and one of them is claiming to be the 'Miami of Minnesota'. Yes, Miami is a major city down in Florida with a population of over 400,000 people. However, one city in the Land of 10,000 lakes claims to be somewhat similar to Miami right here in Minnesota. What city could that be?

New Indees coach offers no surprises

While he is new to the Independence/Gilmanton football program and the Dairyland Conference, coach Todd Fischer said there will be no surprises with how he runs his program. Fischer began his coaching career when he was 18 years old at Colfax High School in the 1980s while he was attending college. He moved on to become the offensive coordinator at Oconto High School before coaching youth football, most recently as the middle school coach in the Osseo-Fairchild district. Wherever he has been, it’s no secret what kind of offense Fischer likes to run and he thinks it will fit well with the talent he has.

Hwy. 53 to close near Blair next Monday

The Trempealeau County Highway Department confirmed last week that Highway 53 just south of Blair will close this coming Monday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is closing the highway to replace two box culverts between the Blair city limits and County Highway I. The highway will remain closed until late October.

Thanks to all who sponsored, golfed or volunteered at the Ben & Adith Miller Classic to support our Patient Care Fund!

Mother Nature did her part with perfect weather for the Winona Health Foundation’s 2022 Ben & Adith Miller Classic on Monday, August 8 at Cedar Valley Golf Course. We are so grateful for all the businesses and individuals who sponsored, participated or volunteered at this event to support the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund. This unique charitable fund helps community members who receive healthcare services at Winona Health when they need a financial helping hand. Since its inception in 1986, the Patient Care Fund has helped more than 7,400 people pay more than $14.7 million in medical costs.