From: Paul Hamernik
Winona wants to “fix” the eastern part of Levee Park, but they have no plan. Here’s one: let’s build a bay, but in a way that doesn’t compromise our dike system. Now float a boat IE: dredge, retired paddle wheeler, or a barge in it. Fill it with slots and gaming tables.
I’m told there are a couple gambling boats for sale in the Quad Cities area.
Developers will be fighting to build a hotel in the area.
Make Winona a destination city instead of a “pass through” city.
Imagine the income that would be generated to support schools and Winona infrastructure.
It works in Iowa so why not here?