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Complaints: train crossings blocked for hours (12/17/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Despite a state statute that prohibits trains blocking traffic for longer than 10 minutes, the Winona County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) has received multiple complaints of Canadian Pacific (CP) trains de ... 

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Head trauma caused death at WingDam (12/14/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Severe head trauma has been determined as the cause of death for a Winona State University (WSU) student who was involved in an accident with a food elevator.

Brooke Bauers, 21, was working at the W ... 

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One injured in Goodview accident (12/14/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A 22-year-old woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday in Goodview.

At 2:39 a.m. Kathleen M. Bronk, 47, of Minnesota City, was driving so ... 

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Food elevator involved in WSU student's death (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The body of a Winona State University (WSU) student was discovered inside of a food elevator at a Fountain City bar on Monday.

First responders arrived at the WingDam Bar and Saloon at approximately ... 

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R-P property tax levy to jump 139% (12/17/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Taxpayers in the Rushford-Peterson School District (RPSD) should expect to see a tremendous rise in property taxes for the coming year after the RPSD Board certified a levy amount that is up 139.16 pe ... 

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WSU ball field deal scrapped (12/17/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- On Monday Winona State University (WSU) withdrew its proposal to convert one of the city of Winona's softball fields at Lake Park into a shared baseball field. Winonans alternately expressed happ ... 

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County narrows list of admin candidates to two (12/17/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- In early January, the Winona County Board will hold a second round of interviews with two candidates for the job of county administrator: Pat Oman and Mike Collard. This Tuesday, the County Board deba ... 

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Residents demand CR 25 be resurfaced (12/17/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- On the plains and ridges between Lewiston and Rollingstone, Tim Tews has driven the same pavement for 20 years. In the last three years, there has been little maintenance on that pavement; as a result ... 

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Live@ the Levee: holiday edition (12/17/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Live@the Levee’s holiday edition is back this Saturday to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. The second annual day-long community festival will offer an array of activities beneath a heate ... 

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Severson gas station to close after 17 years (12/17/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- It has been a regular pit stop for Winonans and commuters since 1997, but on Saturday, the downtown Severson Sinclair gas station will close. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) plans  ... 

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Buffalo County Board takes up truck limits (12/14/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- On Tuesday the Buffalo County Board will meet to discuss a revised version of a proposed ban on truck-traffic-producing developments along Highway 35. The new version would reduce the number of truck  ... 

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Rushford-Peterson's state funding in question (12/14/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A dispute over the definition of “damage to school district buildings” has Rushford-Peterson School District (RPSD) taxpayers and local legislators asking officials at the Minnesota Department of Educ ... 

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School levies up by double digits (12/14/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) is not the only district in which taxpayers will see an upsurge in property taxes for the coming year. An increase of 24.25 percent from the previous year’s levy is c ... 

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City considers apt. at fire site (12/14/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- For decades, burly steel beams supported the roof of the former YWCA and KidSport gymnasium on Center Street. Now the beams lay blackened and warped beneath the open sky. Debris was piled three-feet d ... 

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Tiny shows, big acts (12/14/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- As crowd gathered at Prairie Island for the big shows at this year's Boats and Bluegrass music festival, a score of lucky viewers slipped off to the nearby John Latsch shelter to be serenaded by  ... 

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New Levee Park plan aired (12/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- There are new plans for Levee Park and they call for a stage at the former Wilkie site. Last Tuesday, the Winona Levee Park Committee discussed a schematic sketch developed by a subcommittee that depi ... 

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County spurns mediation with Hebert (12/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Last Tuesday, the Winona County Board rejected a recent offer from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (DHR) to mediate a dispute between the county and former county administrator Duane Hebert.  ... 

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Winona, Wilson eye future city limits (12/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- How far south into the valleys above the old island city will Winona extend its city limits and utilities? The question is up for discussion again as the city officials seek to renew Winona's Ord ... 

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No leads in Wabasha Street shooting (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A Lakeville man was shot outside an East Wabasha residence on Monday night by a suspect described as a “tall male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt” during a robbery.

According to Winona Police Depu ... 

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Will county keep transparency pledge? (12/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- In 2013 the Winona County Board became the first in the state to pledge to waive fees for copies of public information. However, the county did not follow through on that landmark decision, and now th ... 

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Globetrotter's epic run (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Along the side of Highway 35 near Fountain City, Kevin Carr runs at a steady pace while pushing a cart filled with his belongings for a journey across the world. With a grin on his face and sunglasses ... 

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Planning Commission may review site plans (12/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona Planning Commission would have the opportunity to play a more active role in reviewing the details of development plans if a proposed change to City Code is approved. Except for single- and ... 

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WAPS Board: why have 23 seniors dropped out or moved? (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Although current enrollment at Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) is still higher than once projected, an additional 12 seniors have left the district since the last enrollment update in October, bring ... 

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WAPS Board wants donations to help fund press box (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- On Thursday the Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board learned that the cost to replace the press box at Paul Giel Field (PGF) will be $164,677.75, not including the $93,100 already designated for th ... 

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Christmas radio show recalls pre-WWII Winona (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- This December Theatre du Mississippi (TdM) is bringing back its annual Christmas Radio Show for audiences eager to learn a little bit about Winona history while also enjoying the spirit of the season. ... 

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WAPS Board airs 10.3% tax hike (12/10/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board was briefed on the 2015 proposed tax levy on Thursday, showing a 10.3 percent hike with a total levy amount of $12,775,207.99, which is a $1,192,571.61 incr ... 

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WAPS students resist racism in Winona (12/10/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- A door chime rang as Winona Senior High School (WSHS) student Jonathan Queen stepped inside a local retail store. He searched the shelves for the perfect Christmas gifts for his family. He noticed the ... 

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