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Huge Haul of Invasive Carp From Mississippi Near Winona
Winona, MN (KROC-AM News) - Over 300 invasive carp were captured this week in the Mississippi River near Winona. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reporting that 296 silver carp, 23 grass carp, and 4 bighead carp were caught on Thursday in an area of the river known as Pool 6 south of Winona near Trempealeau, Wisconsin. It is being described as the largest single capture of invasive carp to occur in Minnesota. The previous record was 51 invasive carp captured in the spring of 2020.
Exam shows cougar killed in Wisconsin was healthy; bowhunter feared animal would attack
The cougar killed last month by a bowhunter in Buffalo County was in good condition and not suffering from injury or disease, according to a necropsy conducted Thursday by the Department of Natural Resources. The animal had good fat reserves and had recently eaten a meal of white-tailed deer, said...
Price is right Sunday at Winona County History Center
(KWNO)-Free admission to the Winona County History Center on Sunday gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Winona at no cost. The history center provides a journey through the centuries, educating and entertaining visitors through exhibits and art. Hours on Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Showcasing Winona's Pride: New Video Highlights Our Local Mountain Biking Trails and Their Community Impact
A new video documents the four-year development of the Bluffs Traverse, a trail network in Winona, Minnesota. The trails aim to connect Sugar Loaf Park, Garvin Heights Park, and Bluffside Park. The video highlights the region's distinct topography and geology, suitable for mountain biking.
Buffalo County cougar shot by bow hunter
MONTANA — When 39-year-old Wisconsin bow hunter Ben Karasch climbed into his tree stand on Nov. 11, he was hoping to see one of the legendary Buffalo County bucks, not an adult cougar stalking him. Karasch was hunting on private land in the Township of Montana near Gilmanton in northern Buffalo County. “I’d climbed into my ladder stand that afternoon and by early evening I hadn’t seen a deer. That’s...
Join the Festive Fun: Winona Parks & Recreation Invites Locals to 4th Annual Winter Display Show
Winona Parks & Recreation is preparing to host its 4th Annual Winter Display show. Community members are invited to register and present their displays. The top three displays will be awarded prizes, and there will also be a People's Choice Award, determined by community votes. The deadline for entry applications is December 11th, and the voting and map for the 2023 Display show will be available from December 15th.
SEMAC announces Jan. 10 grant application deadline
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) announces a call for grant proposals by individual artists. All proposed projects cannot begin earlier than March 10, 2024, and must be completed within 12 months, culminating with a capstone event that is accessible and open to the public. Online applications will be available throughout December with a January 10, 2024, grant deadline.
Former Winona teacher brings new book to Laureate Series Dec. 5
On Tuesday, December 5, longtime Winona area resident and teacher Scott Lowery will return to read his poems at the First Tuesday Laureate Writers Series at 7 p.m., followed by an open mic and book signing. The event is free and open to the public, hosted by the Blue Heron Coffeehouse, 162 West Second Street in Winona, and sponsored by the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest.
Sounds of the season with Winona Brass Band Dec. 10
The Winona Brass Band is preparing for a holiday-themed concert to be held on Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. The concert will take place in the lovely St. Cecilia Hall on the Cotter High School campus (1124 West Wabasha Street, Winona). The concert is free, and all are welcome to attend. A freewill offering will be accepted at the door to offset expenses.
Holiday festival, photography show opening Dec. 10
Each December, the Winona County Historical Society hosts a holiday fundraiser — the House Tour on even years and the Family Festival on odd-numbered years. The Winona County Historical Society’s Holiday Family Festival will be on Sunday, December 10, from 1-4 p.m. at the History Center this year. This event is sponsored by WNB Financial.
Reanne – Editor Farewell
I joined The Winonan to fulfill credits I needed to graduate, and I was able to take it as a class last semester. I interviewed for it not knowing what to expect or how good I’d be at it. Little did I know, I wasn’t just joining a club. I was joining a family. The people here along with the culture that has been built over time is truly something special. I have so many people to thank for getting me to where I am as a person and a writer, and the people at The Winonan are among those to thank. Being a part of this team has given me strength, confidence and a newfound passion for being a writer.
Arcadia Middle School Raider Market
ARCADIA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Arcadia middle schoolers can now shop till they drop for additional food resources. Right at their school. In March of 2023, Arcadia’s middle school counselor had the idea to partner with Feed My People Food Bank to offer additional food resources for children to take home to their families.
Winona's Food Scene: 3 Modern American Cuisines You Can't Miss
This article presents three contemporary American cuisines available in Winona. Have you had the chance to taste any of them? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Family and children concert at Arts Center Dec. 9
Come and enjoy a free concert featuring the Hans Mayer Family and Children Show on December 9, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street in Winona. Hans plays infectious, catchy, acoustic based original music and people of all ages are immediately attracted to his playful personality and his true-to-family-life songs. His show will keep your family giggling, singing and jumping for joy long after the concert is over.
Homer Chili Cook-off December 7
Dana Blong is calling all guys in Homer Township and the Homer area to take part in Homer Civic’s Chili Cook-off on December 7. “I’m challenging you to make your chili tastier than mine and claim the title of ‘best chili maker in the Homer Area 2023,’” Blong said.
‘A Radiant Girl’ film screening Dec. 8
The Winona Film Society is pleased to present the film, “A Radiant Girl,” on December 8, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street in Winona. Admission is $5, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. This film by Sandrine Kiberlain is set in...
I Exist to Experience Creation: Julia Kopperud at Island City Brewing
Winona is filled with immense talent from people across the city. Most of the time, these talented individuals have hidden gems around local businesses or stores. Showcasing artists and their work through exhibits at local restaurants in town allow new and upcoming artists a platform to share their work within a public space. For one month, running from November 5th to December 5th, Julia Kopperud is among those individuals, sharing her artwork with all of those who stop by to see them in Island City Brewing Company.
Holiday Free Ink Day at Arts Center Dec. 9
Holiday Free Ink Day will be held on December 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street. Come and learn how to make holiday-themed monoprints on our press. You can create your own artwork using stencils and other materials while learning the monoprint process.
Dakota, MN: A Tale of Two Elevations in the Heart of the Mississippi Valley
Dakota, Minnesota, stands as a striking example of nature's artistry, carved into two distinct realms by the hands of glacial history. Upper Dakota, perched on the lofty bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley, offers expansive views that capture the river's meandering journey through the landscape. Here, the echoes of the ice age linger, with the Drift Prairie's fertile soils bearing witness to the glaciers' retreat. Meanwhile, Lower Dakota nestles close to the water's edge, providing a more intimate encounter with the river's serene beauty and the verdant floodplains that accompany it.
‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ Dec. 8-10
Come see the heartwarming Christmas musical by Gian Carlo Menotti, a one-hour story of love, hope, and generosity. Performances of the musical will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Winona on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. These performances are a fundraiser for Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf. Tickets are free but required to enter and can be picked up now at Hy-Vee, Chapter 2 Books, and Faith Lutheran Church. Freewill donations (cash or check to Winona Volunteer Services) will be welcomed at the door.