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Vote for GRSF for Levitt grant (11/12/2014)
Great River Shakespeare Festival is in the running to expand its popular Concerts on the Green series. Concerts on the Green are a regular GRSF event, held each Friday and Saturday during the six week ... 

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Wis. man charged with hit-and-run on Broadway (11/12/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- On Friday, a Wisconsin man was referred to the Winona County Attorney’s office for a hit-and-run accident that sent two pedestrians to the hospital in January 2014.

Arin Gary Slaby, 40, of Fountain  ... 

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Dynamite found in Buffalo City (11/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Officials warn residents to report old explosives

Dynamite was found inside an abandoned Buffalo City building and subsequently destroyed this past weekend.

On Saturday, November 1, at approxim ... 

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Squirrel hunter allegedly shoots man in head (11/10/2014)
Victim listed in serious but stable condition

by AMELIA WEDEMEYER

A bowhunter mistaken for a squirrel and shot in the head is in serious but stable condition in La Crosse, Wis.

On Saturday, No ... 

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Make your dream of writing a novel a reality (11/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Samantha TerBeest of the Winona Public Library (WPL) believes that the next great American novel is about to be written this month. In fact, she is almost certain that its author is living in Winona,  ... 

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Winona’s alternate side parking begins Nov. 15 (11/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Starting on Saturday, November 15, vehicles parked on city streets between 12:01 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. are subject to the city’s alternate side parking ordinance. Violations include a $25 ticket and poss ... 

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ECFE celebrates 36 years in Winona (10/28/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- On Wednesday, October 22, Winona’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is holding a birthday party of sorts to celebrate 36 years of providing early childhood education and services to families li ... 

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Board considers ditching Main Street building (11/19/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona County Board is eyeing a big shift in its facilities: selling the government center at 177 Main Street, Winona. County leaders have yet to determine whether the idea could work, but it is b ... 

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A day for Bishop Cotter (11/19/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- In 1911, when Bishop Patrick Heffron founded Cotter High School for Boys on the East End of Winona, the school’s name was chosen in honor of Bishop Heffron’s predecessor, Bishop Joseph Bernard Cotter, ... 

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Get into the giving spirit (11/19/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- There are universal signs that seem to signal the coming holiday season, from freezing temperatures and the daily onslaught of flurries, to the sounds of holiday music filling up every store and waiti ... 

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Mayor, committee diverge on Levee Park (11/19/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Will the Levee Park Committee continue with plans to develop a performance space prior to finishing a comprehensive plan for the park? This fall, committee chair Frank Pomeroy has steadily advocated f ... 

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WSU to stage 'Leaving Iowa' (11/19/2014)
by Kim Schneider

WSU Theater and Dance Department opens the witty Midwestern comedy “Leaving Iowa,” this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater.

In “Leaving Iowa,” t ... 

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Nissalke claims blood type didn't match (11/17/2014)
By Sarah Squires -- Supreme Court

to hear appeal

It was a cold case murder conviction in 2009 when Jack Willis Nissalke was sentenced to life in prison for the 1985 stabbing death of Ada Senenfelder. After lashing ou ... 

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Embattled MnSCU head visits WSU (11/17/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Winona State University (WSU) Student Senator Anissa Finley has had a hard time explaining to her friends why she has been so stressed lately. They can relate to work, class, and upcoming finals, but  ... 

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WSU: learn about our projects (11/17/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The proposed baseball field at Lake Park, the upcoming construction of railroad underpasses, the next campus master plan, and free tickets to the men's basketball game — there are plenty of reaso ... 

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Fantasy of Trees is back at WH (11/17/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- In its 13th year, the Winona Health Auxiliary’s Fantasy of Trees continues to bring members of the community as well as hospital patrons and staff to see the festive array of Christmas trees on a slig ... 

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GQ celebrates 40 years of styles (11/17/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Even now, Peter Freese can still remember being a 13-year-old boy from a farm near Kellogg, Minn., who indulged in his growing interest in tanning by buying his first tanning lamp. Although he can’t q ... 

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BG3 prepares Winona area children (11/12/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For many people the path of preparing for the future begins when children enter high school, the time when grades begin to count and involvement in extracurricular activities suddenly becomes crucial. ... 

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Changing of the guard at Fastenal (11/12/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- For the last 12 years, Fastenal's chief executive officer (CEO) has been a farm boy from central Minnesota. At the end of this year, Will Oberton, 56, will retire and cede his role as the head of ... 

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Before final hearing, comp plan debate not over (11/12/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- After nearly 18 months, the final public hearing on the document that will guide county land use policy for the next decade will be held this Thursday, and the county commissioners are poised to take  ... 

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City, Mn/DOT strike bridge deal (11/12/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- After months of negotiation, Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Project Manager Terry Ward and Winona City Manager Judy Bodway aired a proposal for how to split the cost of portions of th ... 

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New rezone for Dahl denied, for now (11/12/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona Planning Commission voted 6-1 to deny a request from Andrew Dahl of Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC to rezone two residential properties on Johnstone Street to accommodate more parking at the comp ... 

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Tundra swans flock at Weaver Bottoms (11/12/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- . Swans flocked near Weaver Bottoms this week. Every year, Tundra swans stop in the Winona area as part of their annual migration.  ... 

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Wis. towns will sue over mine annexation (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Two Trempealeau County, Wis., townships will sue the city of Independence for its annexation of a distant rural frac sand mine. In a joint meeting on Monday, the Lincoln and Burnside town boards spurn ... 

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Veterans honored with flight (11/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- In the early morning hours of September 20, a plane carrying around 90 veterans touched down near Washington D.C., just as the sun began to settle in the sky and the dew on the front lawn of the White ... 

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5 finalists named in administrator search (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The next Winona County administrator will be an outsider. Last week the County Board picked five finalists to interview for the position of county administrator from a list of 15 qualified applicants. ... 

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Adult book store out by Dec. 1 (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- It has caused quite the stir over the years. The Women's Resource Center and religious groups rallied against it, free speech advocates defended it, the city of Winona lost a federal court case o ... 

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Dog lovers lobby county (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- There has been talk of creating a dog park in the Winona area for years, and for years, it has not gone anywhere. In their latest push, dog park supporters are hoping they might be able to fence in an ... 

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Justices question 30% rule, case (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- At a Minnesota Supreme Court hearing in St. Paul last Thursday, attorneys for Winona homeowners and the city of Winona had their last chance to make the case for and against the legality of Winona ... 

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Ganrude voted to sheriff seat (11/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Winona County might have a new sheriff in town, but he’s got a pretty familiar face. On Tuesday, November 4, voters elected to have Ron Ganrude succeed current Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand, who is ... 

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Cassellius named teacher of year (11/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A look of unadulterated shock swept over the face of Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School (W-K) third grade teacher Emily Cassellius as she was named the 2014 Winona Education Association (WEA) Teac ... 

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Holiday shopping for a good cause (11/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Shop and support a good cause at this year’s Holiday Happiness, put on by the Winona Health Auxiliary. The proceeds from Holiday Happiness will go toward health care scholarships and enhancing the hea ... 

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Council to state: make dust rule (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- After Monday's Winona City Council meeting, it is not clear whether the 20-month-plus debate over whether the city of Winona should require frac sand facilities to monitor airborne frac sand dust ... 

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New majority? (11/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Kovecsi ousts Valentine

After one of the closest races of last week's election, there will be a new balance of power on the Winona County Board. As the results came in precinct by precinct Tue ... 

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Incumbents nail most election seats (11/10/2014)
Winona County Board incumbents Marcia Ward and Jim Pomeroy will retain their seats, after Ward defeated challenger Laurie Rogers (2,258 for Ward; 1,254 for Rogers). Pomeroy netted more than 67 percent ... 

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Wildflower group to perform Sunday (11/06/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For the members of Winona’s contemporary folk music group Wildflower, the name of their quartet is more than just a pretty word that sounds good for an all-female group. “Wildflower” represents the di ... 

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Levee Park rail changes discussed (11/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Last week, the Winona city leaders took a first step toward addressing one of the most important problems affecting Levee Park: the railroad tracks that separate it from downtown. City leaders see the ... 

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Winona County admin search heats up (11/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- There are 15 qualified applicants for the position of Winona County Administrator from as far away as Alaska and North Carolina. On Wednesday, the Winona County Board will discuss the applications and ... 

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Educating voters the work of LWV (11/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- A hush fell over the room. The cameras were ready to roll, and six hopefuls were lined up in their best clothes. They straightened up in their seats and smoothed cheat sheets flat against the table in ... 

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Bikers travel the 48 states for school (11/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For the past five months, Brett Citrowske has seen nearly every part of the country. He has experienced falling asleep in Yosemite National Park, the night illuminated by a full moon reflecting off a  ... 

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Council to hash out frac dust debate (11/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Twenty months of debate over whether the city of Winona should require air quality monitoring at frac sand facilities might be resolved on Monday, when the City Council is slated to discuss air qualit ... 

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Man arrested in Strum gun incident (11/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) has released additional information about Tuesday’s reported threats made to a Strum, Wis. resident. According to the TCSO, Marcus Terrell Jordan, 24, of ... 

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Write-ins for Lewiston City Council surface (11/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Three people are willing to serve on the Lewiston City Council (LCC) if voters write in their names on Tuesday’s ballot. Dan Roberton, Jeremy Kelly and current LCC councilman Larry Rupprecht have all  ... 

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JimmyJams brings comic book heroes (10/28/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For 20 years JimmyJams on East Third Street has served as the neighborhood comic book store for Winona’s loyal band of comic lovers, who have helped the store from its fledgling beginning to its estab ... 

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A forgotten cemetery (10/28/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Thanks to a crew of historic preservationists and a couple of chainsaws, Rachel Ukkestad may finally be able to bury her husband. Overgrown is an understatement for the condition of the cemetery where ... 

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