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Attacks near WSU spark concern (08/27/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- On Friday, August 22, at 7:21 a.m., a female Winona State University (WSU) student reported that she was assaulted at a friend’s residence on the 150 block of East Eighth Street at approximately 6:30  ... 

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Head-on crash kills three (08/20/2014)
On Tuesday, August 19, at 7:38 a.m., deputies from the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Arcadia Police Department, responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicle ... 

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WAPS test data shows achievement gap persists (08/27/2014)
by SARAH SQUIRES and

AMELIA WEDEMEYER

The results from this year’s Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are a mixed bag of sorts for Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS), WAPS elementary studen ... 

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Winhawks bound for State Fair (08/27/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Even dressed in casual T-shirts, tank tops and shorts, the Winona Senior High School (WSHS) Winhawk Marching Band is all about professionalism. Members of the marching band play their instruments in u ... 

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City levy, utilities to rise in 2015 (08/27/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The city of Winona would raise its tax levy by 3.9 percent and increase sewer fees by two percent in 2015 under a draft budget recommended by city staff and reviewed by the Winona City Council on Mond ... 

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CD Corp may increase sand barge request (08/27/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) sided with petitioners last week, ruling that CD Corporation, the company that loads barges at the city dock, must go through an environmental review if i ... 

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AmericInn sold for $3.4M (08/27/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) bought the Winona AmericInn for $3.35 million dollars last Wednesday. Now, all of the properties needed for the bridge project are either in Mn/DOT& ... 

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State Fair fun (08/27/2014)
Photo by Amelia Wedemeyer

. Winona area students bring their livestock to the Minnesota State Fair on Sunday, August 24.  ... 

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A sandstorm of Wisconsin lawsuits (08/27/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- Frac sand companies and local governments in Trempealeau County, Wis., are mustering their lawyers. There has been a growing trend of cities annexing rural frac sand mines in the county. With a Septem ... 

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Ramblers gear up (08/27/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Photo by Amelia Wedemeyer

. The Cotter High School Ramblers Football team takes to the Cotter Soccer Fields on Thursday night to hone their skills for the upcoming season.  ... 

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WAPS delays administrator vote (08/27/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Board discussion of a proposed new Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) administrator who would help teachers use assessment data to improve student achievement won't occur until next year.

Althoug ... 

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Winonans help Pine Ridge (08/27/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For Father Jim Berning of Saint Mary’s Parish in Winona, the Pope Francis quote — “Meet one another doing good” — is the perfect way to begin to explain the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation mission trip  ... 

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Levee group consults new firm (08/27/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- New consultants helped refocus the Levee Park project last Thursday, listening to project leaders' evolving design ideas and giving advice for shepherding the project to completion. Two things ar ... 

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SWCD reserves dwindle (08/27/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will just scrape by this year, according to staff projections. The SWCD expects to have $16,750 in more expenses than in revenues for the  ... 

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WPD didn't know WCSO would shoot (08/20/2014)
by SARAH SQUIRES

CHRIS ROGERS

AMELIA WEDEMEYER

The fire truck roared through Winona's East End on the way to the scene: a two-car accident, two angry men outside the cars ready to fight. Fir ... 

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Mn/DOT moves to seize businesses (08/20/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- For Winona Leasing and Sales and Severson's Sinclair gas station, the remainder of their efforts to seek a fair price for their properties may take place in court. The Minnesota Department of Tra ... 

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New Shakespeare plays announced (08/20/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- To quote William Shakespeare, “All’s well that ends well,” and for the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF), this sentiment holds true. GRSF capped off the season with its second-highest attendance ... 

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WWII vet shares stories (08/20/2014)
by Kim Schneider

There are few left.

Doug Ward, World War II veteran, recently shared his experience as a ball turret gunner. He spoke during a Winona State University event, recalling how many of ... 

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Madison Spanish ready for fall (08/20/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The Spanish immersion program for kindergarten and first grade students at Madison Elementary School is ready for the upcoming school year. “Things are going well; I have spent the whole summer gettin ... 

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FRFF shares local shorts (08/20/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- For months Jade Fang longed to create a short video for the Frozen River Film Festival's (FRFF) 30 Seconds in Winona — the festival's first ever "mini film festival" featuring loca ... 

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