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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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Osseo man shot in home invasion (09/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A Wisconsin man is currently in custody at the Trempealeau County Jail on charges of first-degree attempted homicide, armed robbery, burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle following an altercatio ... 

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KidSport building burns (09/08/2014)
by Chris Rogers and

Amelia Wedemeyer

Downtown Winona suffered another loss last Thursday when fire consumed the historic KidSport gym. For blocks around, the city was washed in smoke, and at the f ... 

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County spurns, city discusses AllEnergy mine (09/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- A courthouse showdown between AllEnergy and Trempealeau County, Wis., may be imminent. With the county facing legal threats from both sides, no one was taking bets on how last Wednesday's Trempea ... 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arcadia imposes one-year moratorium on frac sand (09/18/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Two big frac sand mining proposals are in limbo after the Arcadia City Council voted 4-1 to enact a one-year moratorium on silica sand projects. Not only will new mining and processing permits be froz ... 

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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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Budget plans hit the wire for county (09/18/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- This year has been full of big changes for Winona County, and the budgeting process is no exception. Last-minute work to reduce a $2.7 million deficit projected by staff has been ongoing. County staff ... 

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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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County missing $390,000 in 'gentlemen's agreement' (09/15/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- For the last few years, Winona County has been digitizing millions of government documents and making them instantly accessible through a program known as Electronic Data Management Systems (EDMS). Fr ... 

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City tars home (09/15/2014)
By Sarah Squires --

. Only feathers were missing on this central Winona home that was splattered with a tar-like substance last week by city road crews attempting to lay asphalt on an adjacent alley. The black, sticky ... 

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WAPS enrollment up; dropouts expected (09/15/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- According to recent data supplied by Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) administration, current enrollment of WAPS grade 12 students is 45.53 higher than the number estimated for 2015 budget projection ... 

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County staff: St. Charles loan bad idea (09/15/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- St. Charles might have to go it alone in its $2.3 million bid to build a new fire and ambulance station and renovate its city hall-based police department into a backup 911 dispatch center for Winona  ... 

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Winhawks topple Ramblers (09/15/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- There was in-town friendly rivalry at Tuesday night’s boys varsity soccer game, which pitted Winona Senior High School (WSHS) Winhawks against Cotter High School (CHS) Ramblers. After an admitted slow ... 

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From the ashes (09/15/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- A year ago yesterday, three buildings in downtown Winona were destroyed by fire and others were damaged. Many of the affected businesses and organizations renovated, resettled, and rebounded, but the  ... 

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Consultant editorial spot on (09/15/2014)
From: Wayne E. Hamernik

Winona

I hope everyone got a chance to read Sarah Squires’ editorial on consultants. Right on!

We must have money to burn, three consultants to inspect the building when w ... 

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Sand, oil and water do not mix (09/15/2014)
From: Andrew Jaszewski

Arcadia, Wis.

After reading the Tom Bice advertisement in a local newspaper and observing other events that have transpired since, I feel the need to speak out!

It seems so ... 

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Ward is worried — about election (09/15/2014)
From: Jim Riddle

Wiscoy Township

I wasn’t able to attend the recent County Board meeting, but by all accounts it seems that Marcia Ward is more worried about her own re-election than the long-ter ... 

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Winonans bike for the planet, family (09/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- When Melissa Gordon saw the flyer for the LowCarbon Crossings Labor Day weekend bike ride from the Twin Cities to Winona, it was as if someone had plucked her idea of spending the last remaining days  ... 

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Winona County Board considers tax hike (09/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Board: loose

budgets,

surprise raises part of problem

The Winona County Board has tentative plans to raise taxes and cut county programs and staff next year. The board informally agreed to a fi ... 

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SMU pedestrian bridge struck by semi; crews remove it (09/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A semi struck and damaged the pedestrian bridge over Highway 14 at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Monday afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) closed and detoured Highway 14 at ... 

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WAPS teacher review plan approved (09/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board voted unanimously to approve the new teacher evaluation plan, which aims to improve student learning and success through the development and support of teac ... 

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Questions remain on Masonic needs (09/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The city should hire engineers to complete more in-depth studies of the Masonic Temple's structural condition right away, according to the latest consultant report on the building. Depending on t ... 

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City cuts library funding (09/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Winona punches below its weight when it comes to library funding. That was the message from Park and Recreation Community Services Director Chad Ubl at a City Council budget review meeting last week.  ... 

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