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Level two sex offender moves to West Broadway (09/25/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Winona Police Department (WPD) has released information regarding the address change of a level two sex offender. As of September 10, 2014, Draconis Vehtesse Fourtwenty, 36, lives at an address on ... 

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Winona man arrested after assault, stabbing (09/22/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Winona Police arrested a man early Friday morning after he allegedly stabbed another man in the neck following a discussion about gang affiliation. Bradley John Poole, 25, of Winona, was referred to t ... 

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St. Charles loan request denied (10/01/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The city of St. Charles got a definite 'no' from the Winona County Board last week. After receiving input from county staff that the city's request for a $1 million loan with discounted ... 

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TdM play recalls Winona in the '20s (10/01/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- In the winter of 1922, a fire raged through Old Main, also known at the time as Winona State Teachers College (WSTC), destroying the building and introducing a mystery that is nearly a century old. Wh ... 

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MMAM unveils newest addition (10/01/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- In the new Richard and Jane Manoogian Gallery at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM), each of the breathtaking landscape and seascape paintings is bathed in a soft light that highlights the masterf ... 

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Winona Health drive benefits mental health (10/01/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- It is all around, but no one talks about it. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, nearly one in five Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness. More than half of those peopl ... 

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Battle the Blaze 5k for KidSport (10/01/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For many Winona residents, watching the enormous fire that consumed much of KidSport Gymnastics in the old YWCA building on Center Street was a little like watching a car crash — hard to look away, un ... 

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Sailing the Arctic (10/01/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Taff Roberts had a cold summer. The Welsh-born Winonan sailed north of Newfoundland, north of Hudson Bay, and north of the Arctic Circle into a land of frigid gales and icebergs, polar bears and seal  ... 

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Got a scary story? (10/01/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The tingle down your spine when you approach the dank basement stairs that lead to a black abyss. That feeling you get when you are home alone, but there are sounds of footsteps in the attic. The eeri ... 

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Winona County sets 0% tax levy (10/01/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- After some procedural confusion and plenty of debate, the Winona County Board voted 3-2 during a special meeting on Monday not to raise the 2015 property tax levy. Expressing concern about the affect  ... 

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Questions linger on bridge upgrades (10/01/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- After almost a year of providing local input on bridge design details, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Winona bridge project Visual Quality Committee (VQC) held its final meeting l ... 

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Helping hungry students (10/01/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The pangs of hunger usually begin to gnaw at the stomachs of Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) students right before lunchtime, making classroom dismissal to the cafeteria a much awaited event. Throug ... 

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WAPS levy uncertain (09/25/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board approved levying the maximum amount allowed by the state last week, but won't know exact figures until the district receives the numbers from state off ... 

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Pieces of the moon (09/25/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Weeks three and four of Jennifer Anderson’s planetary geology class at Winona State University (WSU) have already impressed her students; they joke with the associate professor in WSU’s geoscience dep ... 

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A splash of color (09/25/2014)
Photo by Kim Schneider

. Community members were splashed with color during this year's Color Dash, a charitable 5K benefitting mental illness programming. This year's run raised money fo ... 

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City clears Wilkie garden for bigger events (09/25/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- This week city of Winona workers removed the garden at the former Wilkie site to make way for larger events in Levee Park. Prairie plants were removed and the site was leveled. It will be covered with ... 

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Fighting a cruel disease together (09/25/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Like many spouses of Alzheimer's patients, Dave Guenther patiently cared for his wife Bette even as he became the target of her confusion and frustration. He would follow Bette around the house,  ... 

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County plans to hold steady on levy (09/25/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Deficit shrinks

by $1.5M

Last week, the Winona County Board was poised to set a preliminary 2015 property tax levy with no increase from 2014. Budget cuts approved earlier this month and tighte ... 

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Visiting German police help Gavin (09/22/2014)
Photo by Amelia Wedemeyer

. German police officers, who are part of an exchange program with Winona police officers, painted a portion of Knitcraft in order to raise money for Gavin Quimby, the son  ... 

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Watkins painting stolen (09/22/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A portrait of Winona businessman and arts philanthropist Paul Watkins was stolen from Senior Living at Watkins sometime overnight on Thursday, September 11. The portrait, which hung in the Great Hall  ... 

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Bridge construction detours detailed (09/22/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Last week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) announced plans for street closures, detours, and traffic routing during the Winona bridge project. Over the course of the five-year proj ... 

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Pedestrian safety campaign begins (09/22/2014)
Photo by Chris Rogers

. Volunteers Alex Malinchoc (far left) and Jose Pelaez (far right), Winona Area Chamber of Commerce President Della Schmidt (center right) and member services coordinator Kathy ... 

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Comp plan heads to board (09/22/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- After debating the future of agriculture, ground water protection, and frac sand, the Winona County Planning Commission voted 7-2 to recommend the proposed 2014 Comprehensive Plan to the Winona County ... 

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BNSF seeks rail spur (09/22/2014)
By Sarah Squires -- Buffalo County Supervisors have confirmed that BNSF Railway Company officials have approached them with interest in a rail loading facility along State Highway 35 to help increase the railroad's  ... 

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Rushford-Peterson seeks $38M building (09/22/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Rushford-Peterson School District (RPSD) will be asking tax payers to dig a little bit deeper into their pockets to afford a new school building for the district. On the upcoming November 4 electi ... 

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Vote for Hamilton's Mexican Triscuit! (09/18/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Seven-year-old Hamilton Brewer has a natural talent. Just as some people are born baseball players or others learn early on that they have an artistic ability, Hamilton recently found out that he has  ... 

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Sheriff candidates show their differences (09/18/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- How would the Winona Sheriff's Department be different under the leadership of the two remaining candidates for sheriff? At last Tuesday’s League of Women Voters general election forums, current  ... 

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County candidates square off at forum (09/18/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Frac sand, zoning, and the budget — candidates for the Winona County Board covered all the hot topics at last week's League of Women Voters (LWV) forum. Jim Pomeroy, of Winona, and Marcia Ward, o ... 

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WAPS crafts new achievement plan (09/18/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) is moving forward with its World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) plan, which is the result of Minnesota education legislation introduced in 2013 that replaced test score requ ... 

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A bright horizon for Dahl (09/18/2014)
By Sarah Squires -- The excitement was palpable Thursday, as a thick red ribbon stretched outside the former site of Cornerstone Church on Highway 61 was cut in two. During the official groundbreaking, Dahl Family Automo ... 

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