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Council candidates debate (10/13/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Candidates for the Fourth Ward (west central Winona) and Second Ward (East End) Winona City Council seats agreed on a lot at a recent League of Women Voters (LWV) forum, such as the importance of redu ... 

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12 pot plants seized in Blair (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A search warrant executed last Wednesday resulted in the seizure of 12 suspected marijuana plants and over 400 grams of processed suspected marijuana from a residence in Blair, Wis. According to the T ... 

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Fourth assault reported in two months (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Winona Police responded to another report of an assault on Thursday night, making it the fourth alleged assault in the past two months. At 10:38 p.m. an adult female reported that she had been walking ... 

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Ounce of meth found in Arcadia (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Two people were arrested last Thursday in Arcadia, Wis., after law enforcement officials allegedly intercepted the delivery of methamphetamine. According to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office (TC ... 

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Winona tops fire list (10/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Free smoke

detectors on the way

For Fire Prevention Month the American Red Cross (ARC) and the Winona Fire Department (WFD) will be teaming up on Saturday, October 25, to install 200 free smoke ... 

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WSU embraces First-Gen Warriors (10/16/2014)
by Kim Schneider

For many students, the college application process is daunting and confusing. However, for students whose parents haven’t been through the process themselves, applying for college  ... 

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After DWI, Walski,WPD part ways (10/13/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Ryan Walski is no longer a Winona Police officer. The former officer was convicted of fourth-degree driving while impaired (DWI) this summer, and shortly thereafter, his more than 13-year career with  ... 

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Through the eyes of his son (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Ansel Adams photography coming to Winona

The beauty of the American West is immortalized in the landscape photography of Ansel Adams, who was one of the most influential American photographers, a ... 

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Sand dust under limit; debate continues (10/13/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Should Winonans be worried about frac sand dust? Last week, the Winona City Council heard from state air quality experts on the progress of silica dust monitoring at the roof of the Winona YMCA: all o ... 

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Cemetery Walk brings back wartime memories (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer --

. Gwen Hirsch showed around a group of local students at the Winona County Historical Society’s Woodlawn Cemetery walk on Wednesday. Area students learned about life during wartime in Winona.  ... 

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Sheriff candidates talk media relations (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The relationship between the Winona County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and the press was highlighted at a sheriff’s forum held by Winona State University’s (WSU) Society for Collegiate Journalists this pa ... 

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Commission to discuss CUP changes Monday (10/13/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- On Monday the Winona Planning Commission will hold a public hearing before deciding whether to recommend various significant changes to the city’s process for handling conditional use permits (CUPs).  ... 

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Saved by a seatbelt (10/13/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- It was in the early morning hours of a Sunday in April 2013 when 16-year-old Matt Appel received a ticket from officer Josh Murphy of the Winona Police Department for not wearing his seatbelt. Less th ... 

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Daley Farms hopes to grow (10/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- It may dwarf most dairies in the county, boast advanced technologies, and hold piles of silage that rival Lewiston city blocks in size, but the Daley Farms is still a family business. In a glamorous r ... 

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Author visits St. Stan's (10/08/2014)
Photo by Amelia Wedemeyer

. St. Stan’s third grader River Repinski and children’s book author Katie Mcky partake in an activity. On Friday, McKy engaged students in a presentation that finished the  ... 

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Independence sand mine halted (10/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A silica sand mine allegedly operating without a permit in Independence, Wis., was ordered to cease mining activity by Trempealeau County officials on Monday. According to one Trempealeau County offic ... 

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Students transform Kryszko (10/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The new addition and renovated space in Winona State University (WSU) Kryzsko Commons is abuzz with students milling about; some are studying diligently in the re-done Baldwin Lounge, while others rel ... 

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Final inspection: Olson fired (10/08/2014)
by Sarah Squires

and Chris Rogers

The city of Winona recently terminated Greg Olson from his job as a building inspector. Olson, who is a Winona County Commissioner and was the president of a city ... 

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Will truck limits stymie Buffalo sand (10/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- A new ordinance proposed in Buffalo County, Wis., would limit the number of heavy trucks that may travel to and from any new facility on Highway 35. Only 50 truck trips, or 25 truckloads, per day woul ... 

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A walk through wartime Winona (10/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The colors of Woodlawn Cemetery are alive with the saturated hues of rust, bronze and gold, confirming the presence of autumn. As the weather rapidly changes, there is something both beautiful and hau ... 

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Levee Park project report received (10/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona City Council got the report back from its latest Levee Park consultant. Based on a daylong planning session with local leaders in August, experienced riverfront consultants from SmithGroup  ... 

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School Board candidates debate (10/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The three candidates vying for the two at-large member seats on the Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board answered questions pertaining to a wide variety of subjects, including the idea of a new, la ... 

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Tri-Mac land up for grabs (10/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- A new hotel, restaurant, apartments, more condominium units, and/or commercial storefronts — the list of what might replace the former Tri-Mac lumber building in downtown Winona is still broad, but ch ... 

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State names W-K Reward School (10/08/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The multiple measurements rating (MMR) is a combination of a school’s proficiency, growth, reduction of the achievement gap and graduation rates. Scores for Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) have been ... 

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Will Winona Diocese go broke? (10/08/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Diocese of Winona (DOW) expects to go bankrupt as a result of child sexual abuse allegations against its priests, according to documents released by a law firm suing the diocese in a civil child s ... 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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