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Births (07/30/2014)
Joel and Melissa Zeches, Winona, a son, Scarlett, born July 23, 2014, at Winona Health. Maternal grandparent is Julie Pavel of Stillwater, Minn. Paternal grandparents are Craig and Dianne Zeches, Wino ... 

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Dredge work continues (07/30/2014)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues its Mississippi River dredging operations to reopen the river to commercial navigation following recent high water.

The Corps is still d ... 

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Political signs illegal on state highway rights of way (07/30/2014)
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT). In addition, ... 

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Visit Winona wins tourism award (02/16/2014)
The staff of Visit Winona was honored at the 2014 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference with a Travel Marketing Award of Excellence, an award given for the most creative and successful marketing progra ... 

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Hands only CPR class (02/12/2014)
If you saw someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If not, don’t you wish you did?

Saturday, February 22, Winona Health is offering free workshops to teach you, your fr ... 

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Stone Point Garden plots available (02/12/2014)
Winona County announces the availability of garden plots for lease at the county owned Stone Point Gardens located off highway 43, approximately 8 miles from Winona. Plots are available on a first com ... 

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20th Annual Chili Cookoff set for Feb. 8 (02/05/2014)
Leave the cooking to us! Chili from area restaurants will be available at the 20th Annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Saturday, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winona Mi ... 

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Cooking soups, stews class offered February 11 (02/05/2014)
Join Registered Dietitian Jennifer Walters, CSG, and Sandy Oevering from Winona National Bank as they help you discover easy and affordable ways to make delicious soups and stews for one or two. This  ... 

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WH Auxiliary raises funds for WH (02/05/2014)
The Winona Health Auxiliary annual meeting was held on Thursday, January 16, at Signatures. Officers were elected, service chairs were appointed and awards were presented to individuals who had achiev ... 

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7 Rivers Resource Center community events (02/02/2014)
The 7 Rivers Resource Center of Winona is hosting a variety of community events as well as collaborating with other organizations for a Film Festival February trough April.

Coffee for Queers will be  ... 

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WH February evets (02/02/2014)
Senior Living at Watkins

Free Music Monday

Larry Langen

Monday, February 3, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Community members are welcome. Watkins Great Hall, 175 East 7th Street, Winona, Minn. Music begins at  ... 

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Winona Friendship Center events (01/29/2014)
WSU health 2 U: Instructor: Cindy Bork, EdD RN

Tuesday, February 4, 11 a.m. until noon. Members: free

· Offered by WSU nursing students

· Blood Pressure, pulse & oxygen levels assessed

· Vision ... 

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Habitat Repurposing show date changed (01/26/2014)
The Winona ReStore and Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties has adjusted the date for their 2nd annual “Your Home: ReStyled, RePurposed, ReVived” event to take place on Saturday, October 11th ... 

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Japan Ambassadors fundraiser (01/26/2014)
The 2014 Japan Ambassadors from Winona Middle School and Winona Senior High School are busy preparing for their April trip to Winona sister-city, Misato Japan. They are also busy fundraising to reduc ... 

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Project FINE workshops (01/26/2014)
On January 28, 2014, Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education), will host a workshop on Mexican Crochet. This session is offered through the Cultural Arts & Ancestry project, wh ... 

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United Way, Live Well Winona offer tax assistance (01/26/2014)
Again this year, volunteer tax assistance will be offered to seniors and low income individuals and families at no cost. In 2014, the program has been renamed VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  ... 

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WSU, Red Cross ‘We Challenge U’ blood drive (01/26/2014)
Winona State students, faculty and alumni can help save lives at American Red Cross We Challenge U blood drive.

To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Winona State University is ... 

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Annual Treipenfest Jan. 26 (01/22/2014)
Rollingstone’s annual Treipenfest will be held again this year at Ginny’s Supper Club on Sunday, January 26, 2014. While this will be the 26th year in a row that Ginny has hosted the event (“The 26th ... 

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Nominate someone for Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute (01/22/2014)
The Ben and Adith Miller Community Service Tribute is awarded to an outstanding person, persons or community organization who has made a significant difference and positive impact on the Winona region ... 

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Roderick S. Baker joins Winona Health board of directors (01/19/2014)
Roderick S. Baker joined the Winona Health board of directors in December. A Winona resident, Baker is the quality manager at RiverSide Electronics, Ltd., in Lewiston, Minn.

“I am looking forward to  ... 

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Organist David Lim at Central Lutheran Jan. 26 (01/15/2014)
Central Lutheran Church invites the community to hear young rising star organist David Lim, playing the mighty Hendrickson pipe organ on Sunday January 26, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

David Lim of New Prague, ... 

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Age positively! (01/12/2014)
Elder Network event Jan. 29

Too often older adults are portrayed negatively in the media. Do we let our age or medical conditions define who we really are? When is the last time you shared your w ... 

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115 years of the Ruskin Study Club (01/08/2014)
“It all began in the late summer of 1898, on the front porch of Mrs. William Garlock’s home, on the corner of Wabasha and Lafayette streets,” according to a historian’s report in the early years of th ... 

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SMU 10K event Jan. 26 (01/08/2014)
This year’s SMU 10K cross-country ski races will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Saint Mary’s University.

The public is invited to classic-style citizens’ ski event at 11 a.m.; the skate race will beg ... 

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Learning Club activities (01/05/2014)
Eastern Europe:

Wed. Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:00 at Winona County History Center. Seasoned Travelers, Ormsin and Harry Gardiner will share their experiences and photos during their recent tour of Eastern  ... 

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Healthy Kids Club-Healthy U Jan. 19 (12/22/2013)

Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club University (Healthy U), a fun, free event for kids ages five to 11 and their parents, grandparents or guardians, will be Sunday, January 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at th ... 

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Wesley UMC, ORC shred day Dec. 29 (12/22/2013)
All members of the Winona community and Winona area are welcome to bring in boxes or bags of paper documents.

Located at the parking lot behind the Wesley United Methodist Church (formerly Central UM ... 

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Winona Public Library holiday events for kids (12/22/2013)
Join us in Youth Services for a holiday Storytime on Monday, Dec 23 at 10:30 a.m. Hear many renditions--pirates, teachers, Pennsylvania Dutch, Minnesotan--of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to help y ... 

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Boat launch at Dresbach Bridge open (12/18/2013)
Access to the US Fish and Wildlife boat launch from the Dresbach Travel Information Center is now open to the public, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

To access the USFWS boa ... 

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New Year’s Eve Owl Prowl (12/18/2013)
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, Houston Nature Center.

Looking for a different kind of hooting and hollering on New Year’s Eve? Spend the evening calling for owls in Houston! We could see or hear E ... 

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DWWS fundraiser Dec. 17 (12/15/2013)
On Tuesday, December 17, Culvers will donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds, from 5-8 p.m., to Team Vogel vs Cancer - in support of its “Pay It Forward” philosophy helping local families dealing with c ... 

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St. Martin’s children’s Christmas service (12/15/2013)
St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 328 E. Broadway St., Winona, Minnesota, invites to you join them for the Children’s Christmas Service, “God’s Family Tree,” on Sunday, December 15, at 4:00 p. ... 

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Take a kid ice fishing Jan. 18 (12/15/2013)
Join us Saturday, January, 18th, 2014 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. for a Take A Kid Ice Fishing event at Half Moon Landing on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Families will meet at Whitewater State Par ... 

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DWWS fundraiser Dec. 16 (12/11/2013)
Chili dogs, root beer and more! On Monday, December 16, A & W Restaurant will donate 10% of every sale to Winona ORC and their Dancing with the Winona Stars team, The Edina Dream Makers! Winona ORC i ... 

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Christmas Story Dec. 20-21 (12/08/2013)
Rushford Church Community’s live Nativity Christmas presentation

The free event is set for Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21. There will be performances at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days out ... 

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DWWS fundraiser Dec. 9 (12/08/2013)
Central Lutheran Church Child Care Center (CLC CCC) has announced a fundraising event to be held in conjunction with “Dancing with the Winona Stars. ”

On Monday, December 9, Betty Jo Byoloski’s will  ... 

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Habitat Open House December 18 (12/08/2013)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is hosting a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 18th from noon to 7 pm. All are invited to attend this celebration commemorating the work of Habita ... 

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Holiday goodies at Redeemer Lutheran (12/08/2013)
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1664 Kraemer Drive, Winona, will have a Christmas Bake Sale on Saturday, December 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include rosettes, krumkaka, cookies, candies, and don ... 

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Rollingstone Community School silent auction (12/08/2013)
Friday, December 13, 2013

6-8:30 p.m.

Holiday music from Holy Trinity Choir

Santa visits from 6-7 pm

Bake Sale

Drawings for kids and adults.

Bid on your choice of over 400 gift baskets, gift ca ... 

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WCHS Christmas Candlelight House Tour today (12/08/2013)
The Winona County Historical Society is pleased to announce the following homes that will be on the Christmas Candlelight House Tour held Sunday, December 8 from 3 until 8 p.m. They are: David & Ann K ... 

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WSU fall commencement Dec. 13 (12/08/2013)
Close to 400 students will participate in the Winona State University Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in McCown Gymnasium in Memorial Hall on the Winona campus.

The Fal ... 

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WH Auxiliary to host ‘Books Are Fun’ (12/07/2013)
Winona Health Auxiliary will host a new book fair through Books Are Fun, Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona Health, 859 Mankato Ave ... 

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‘10 Days of Giving’ weekend fundraisers (12/04/2013)
More area businesses and organizations are stepping up to help with “10 Days of Giving” fundraising efforts. We encourage you to take part in these opportunities and support the 25th anniversary of th ... 

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Snowmobile youth safety training to be offered (12/04/2013)
The youth snowmobile safety training class is an introductory class of approximately 12 hours, designed primarily for the snowmobile rider with little or no experience in snowmobile operation. The cou ... 

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‘Heroes of The Arc’ Dec. 6 (12/02/2013)
Winona resident Stewart Shaw, a longtime leader of The Arc in Minnesota and of Home and Community Options, will be honored as one of the Heroes of The Arc on December 6, 2013. The Arc Minnesota is re ... 

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Fantasy of Trees winners announced (12/02/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary Fantasy of Trees committee gives thanks to all businesses, organizations and individuals who donated a beautifully decorated holiday tree for silent auction. Approximately  ... 

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (12/02/2013)
The public is invited to join Saint Mary’s University for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 12. Eucharist begins at 12:10 p.m. in Saint Thomas More Chapel on Saint Mary’s Winona cam ... 

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Red Cross spaghetti dinner, silent auction Dec. 6 (12/02/2013)
6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction. Friday, December 6, 2013

4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

American Legion

302 Sarnia Street

Spaghetti, bread, meatballs, dessert, beverages.

Adults: $7.00

Youth ... 

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Worldwide Candle Lighting December 8 (12/02/2013)
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters,  ... 

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‘10 Days of Giving’ donation (11/27/2013)
McDonald’s of Winona will donate 10 cents for each Real Fruit Smoothie and Frappe it sells at its three Winona locations December 1-10 during the “10 Days of Giving,” according to Steve Kosek of McDon ... 

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‘10 Days of Giving’ donation (11/27/2013)
Culver’s of Winona will donate 10 percent of its sales between 5 and 8 p.m. on December 2 to the “10 Days of Giving.” Merchants Bank staff will be assisting Culver’s staff during this time.

“We appr ... 

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Christmas Open House Dec. 7-8 (11/27/2013)
The Houston County Historical Society will host its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at the New Museu ... 

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Spaghetti dinner, silent auction Dec. 6 (11/27/2013)
The Winona/Wabasha/Goodhue County American Red Cross will be hosting their 6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, December 6 at the American Legion, 302 East Sarnia, from 4:30 to 7: ... 

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The Houston County Historical Society will host its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and from 1 p (11/27/2013)
We liberated the Oplatki celebration from Sunday and moved it to Saturday. It was thought that this move would allow the football fans to not have to make such difficult decision on which way to spen ... 

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WCHS presents Christmas Candlelight House Tour (11/27/2013)
The Winona County Historical Society is pleased to announce the following homes that will be on the Christmas Candlelight House Tour held Sunday, December 8 from 3 until 8 p.m. They are: David & Ann K ... 

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Cotter Band fundraiser (11/24/2013)
The Cotter Band Boosters will again be partnering with Schwan’s to raise funds for the band programs offered at Cotter. This campaign will be conducted online, or by phone, with the products delivered ... 

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Dancing with Winona Stars fundraisers (11/24/2013)
Dr. Matt Broghammer, a Winona Health general surgeon, will be dancing in the annual Dancing With Winona Stars fundraiser on behalf of Live Well Winona. Funds will go toward a new community health coac ... 

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GET Middle School site of Thanksgiving Day dinner (11/24/2013)
The 7th annual Gather Everyone Together Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the GET Middle School in Galesville, Wis., on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. This free traditional Thanksgiving Di ... 

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Japan Ambassadors fundraiser (11/24/2013)
Consider the opportunity to eat out on Saturday, December 14 after a day of holiday shopping. The WMS and WSHS Ambassadors to Misato Japan invite you to do just that! They will be holding a pork chop ... 

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Thanksgiving Day dinner at Wesley UMC (11/24/2013)
There will be a free Thanksgiving Day dinner at Wesley United Methodist Church at the corner of Main Street and Broadway on Thursday, November 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This meal is open to the p ... 

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Thanksgiving worship (11/24/2013)
Everyone is invited to the Thanksgiving worship service at Immanuel at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 28.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) and School (preschool - grade 8) is located two miles nort ... 

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GET Middle School site of annual Thanksgiving Day dinne (11/20/2013)
The 7th annual Gather Everyone Together Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the GET Middle School in Galesville, Wis., on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. This free traditional Thanksgiving Di ... 

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Lewiston craft and gift show (11/20/2013)
The Annual Lewiston Craft and Gift Show will be held at the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street in Lewiston, on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Over 40 vendors displaying handi ... 

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Sauer Health Christmas sale (11/20/2013)
The Sauer Health annual Christmas sale will be Saturday, December 7, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the main dining area. Sale items include bakery (featuring scones, cinnamon rolls, and cut-out cookies), ho ... 

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Thanksgiving Day dinner at Wesley UMC (11/20/2013)
There will be a free Thanksgiving Day dinner at Wesley United Methodist Church at the corner of Main Street and Broadway on Thursday, November 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This meal is open to the p ... 

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WIB 2014 Cabin Fever Dash (11/20/2013)
Register now to participate in the 2014 Women in Business Cabin Fever Dash. The race will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014. Start time is 9:00 AM at Lake Park Lodge. The Cabin Fever Dash is a 5K (3. ... 

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Model Legislature Nov. 21-22 (11/17/2013)
Students from several area schools in grades 6 – 12 will participate in the annual Model Legislature at the Tau Center on Winona State University’s West Campus. High school students will serve as mem ... 

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WCHS presents Christmas Candlelight House Tour (11/15/2013)
The Winona County Historical Society is pleased to announce the following homes that will be on the Christmas Candlelight House Tour held Sunday, December 8 from 3 until 8 p.m. They are: David & Ann K ... 

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First Baptist Holiday Fair (11/13/2013)
368 West Broadway, Winona. Fair will be held in the basement. November 16, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Homemade chicken noodle soup and sandwiches will be available for a small price. Greeting cards, custom e ... 

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Kolter Center open house on Monday (11/13/2013)
The public is cordially invited to attend the open house and dedication of the Winona Senior High School Kolter Math & Science Center on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. There will be a s ... 

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School readiness parent night Nov. 14 (11/13/2013)
Ridgeway Community School is hosting a school readiness parent night on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The topic of the evening parent and caregiver session is: Infant to 5 year old De ... 

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WH Auxiliary Fantasy of Trees November 18-23 (11/13/2013)
Winona Health Auxiliary Holiday Designers group creates holiday items through a labor of love for Fantasy of Trees

What started out about a year ago as a room full of seasonal leftovers, clearance  ... 

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Dancing with Winona Stars fundraiser Nov. 15 (11/12/2013)
Dancing with the Winona Stars this year will feature a group number for Central Lutheran Church Child Care Center. Votes are earned through dollars raised. This Friday, November 15, they will be hold ... 

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Gifts for Winona application deadline Nov. 15 (11/12/2013)
Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona — in its 12th year — is providing gifts to area children and seniors in need this holiday season.

Families looking for help obtaining gifts this year must app ... 

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Lewiston craft and gift show (11/12/2013)

The Annual Lewiston Craft and Gift Show will be held at the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street in Lewiston, on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Over 40 vendors displaying ha ... 

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Sauer Health Christmas sale (11/12/2013)
The Sauer Health annual Christmas sale will be Saturday, December 7, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the main dining area. Sale items include bakery (featuring scones, cinnamon rolls, and cut-out cookies), ho ... 

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St. Mary’s Cemetery veterans (11/10/2013)
Submitted by

Matthew Aufderhar

Boy Scout from Troop 13

The VFW approached me and asked if I could locate all of the veterans buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery and then create a list of them. Up unti ... 

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Doe Days Nov. 9-10 (11/06/2013)
This year’s deer hunting opener weekend has prompted a new event for Lake City, sponsored by the Lake City Tourism Bureau. Women are invited to hunt for great deals, good food and fun entertainment at ... 

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Elder Network event Nov. 20 (11/06/2013)
Prepare for

emergencies now!

(Information for Older Adults, People with Disabilities and How to Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies!)

This presentation will focus on how to make plans to prepare for ... 

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Ridgeway School hosting several fitness classes (11/06/2013)
Ridgeway Community School is hosting several fitness classes for adults and youth in November and December to help area residents stay in shape during our dark winter nights. Ridgeway Community Schoo ... 

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21st Annual Veterans’ Vigil (11/01/2013)
The 21st annual Veterans’ Vigil will take place at Veterans Memorial Park in Winona on Monday November 11, beginning at midnight for the next 24 hours. The Vigil’s purpose is to honor those citizens o ... 

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Holiday fundraiser underway (11/01/2013)
The 19th Annual Cotter Band Booster Poinsettia and Holiday Greenery Fund Raiser is under way. The booster club is happy to partner again with “Pork & Plants” to offer beautiful poinsettias and fresh g ... 

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WH Auxiliary’s Holiday Happiness (11/01/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary’s annual Holiday Happiness will be November 6 through 9 on the Winona Health campus, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona.

The Gift Shop and Holiday Happiness co-chairs, Diane Bar ... 

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Human trafficking discussion (10/30/2013)
Human trafficking occurs in every Minnesota county, and the Twin Cities are one of the 15 largest trafficking centers in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

On Nov. 13, a panel o ... 

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Winona County awarded federal funds (10/30/2013)
Winona County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Pr ... 

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Fantasy of Trees Nov. 18-23 (10/27/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold its 12th annual Fantasy of Trees, November 18 through 23 on the Winona Health campus, clinic first floor, 859 Mankato Avenue, Winona.

The Fantasy of Trees featur ... 

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Grace Place holding Raising Hope Breakfast (10/27/2013)
Grace Place is holding Raising Hope Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Tau Center Rotunda, 511 Hilbert St. The free awareness and fundraising event is open to the public due to the ge ... 

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WH Auxiliary’s Holiday Happiness (10/27/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary’s annual Holiday Happiness will be November 6 through 9 on the Winona Health campus, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona.

The B.A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital’s third floor ... 

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WSHS Student Council Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 13 (10/27/2013)
The realities of economics find its way everywhere. So is the case of the WSHS Student Council Thanksgiving Dinner that has been offered to retired residents of the Winona school district for decades. ... 

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Adult, youth poetry contests launch November 1 (10/23/2013)
SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) and your local library encourage you to submit your original unpublished poetry to be considered for publication a regional poetry anthology. Please send you ... 

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Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Give to the Max Day’ Nov. 14 (10/23/2013)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is one of many nonprofit organizations throughout the state that will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating t ... 

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Warrior Waddle 5k Run/Walk Oct. 19 (10/16/2013)
The public is invited to participate in Winona State University’s sixth annual Warrior Waddle 5k Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona.

Registration cost is $18 p ... 

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Breakfast with the Experts: do you or your employees work outside in cold weather? (10/06/2013)
Winona Health invites Human Resources and Safety professionals to Breakfast with the Experts: Hypothermia and other cold weather considerations.

Winona Health’s Occupational Health team invites Human ... 

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Diabetes Expo schedule (10/06/2013)
The 2013 free Winona Area Diabetes Expo will be Saturday, October 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winona Health, 859 Mankato Avenue, clinic entrance.

The Diabetes Expo offers information to help  ... 

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Sheriff Brand reminds motorists to buckle up (10/06/2013)
Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this fall as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide Oct. 4–19. Winona County law enforcement agencies are among nearl ... 

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Taco feed fundraiser October 14 (10/06/2013)
Central Lutheran Church Child Care Center. This is a fundraising event in conjunction with Dancing With the Winona Stars.

All money earned will go toward votes, which goes toward the fundraising of o ... 

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Victory Garden winding down (10/06/2013)
The Helping Harvest Victory Garden at Cornerstone Church is winding down for the season. And what a season it was! We were truly blessed to meet many new customers and greet faithful old friends at  ... 

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Citizenship Day celebration (09/25/2013)
On September 27, Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education) will be hosting its first annual ‘Citizenship Day’ celebration to recognize new Americans in our community.

An open h ... 

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Depression screening October 10 (09/22/2013)
Are you wondering why you or someone you care about are no longer getting any enjoyment out of life? Winona Health Psychiatric & Counseling Services is offering free depression screening on Thursday,  ... 

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Diabetes Expo Oct. 26 (09/22/2013)
The 2013 free Winona Area Diabetes Expo will be Saturday, October 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winona Health, 859 Mankato Avenue, clinic entrance.

Hosted by Winona Health diabetes and nutritio ... 

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Recycling day fundraiser (09/22/2013)
Saturday, September 28

8:30 a.m. until noon

Winona Senior High School parking lot.

Items that will be accepted: aluminum, copper, brass, metal, iron, non-Freon only appliances, and electric motors ... 

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Renewable Energy Tour Oct. 5 (09/22/2013)
On October 5th, 2013, seventeen homes, farms, schools and businesses in the Winona area join the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of other renewable energy system installer ... 

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Shredding event Sept. 29 (09/22/2013)
On September 29, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wesley UMC, in cooperation with Winona ORC, will be offering shredding of small to medium quantities of personal or sensitive documents. Collectio ... 

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Wabasha County Veterans Memorial Dedication (09/22/2013)
On Sunday, September 29, the Wabasha County Historical Society will present the final program of their 2013 Summer Season; The Wabasha County Veterans Memorial Dedication. The program will begin at 2: ... 

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Watch for health insurance scams, says commerce department (09/22/2013)
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers’ uncertainty surrounding the law. Posing as insuranc ... 

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World Habitat Day’ October 7 (09/22/2013)
Habitat for Humanity Winona - Fillmore Counties is celebrating World Habitat Day with a “Jeans Day.” Local churches and businesses are encouraged to participate and raise awareness and funds that wil ... 

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‘Trout, Trails, and Treats’ in Preston (09/15/2013)
Preston celebrates “Taste of the Trail” on Saturday, September 21st at the Trailhead Park in Preston. Guests can enjoy biking along our scenic trails and also test taste local foods. But “taste” also ... 

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Cathedral hosting sale to benefit orphanage (09/15/2013)
There will be a Baked Goods and New and Almost New Items sale at the Cathedral’s Holy Family Hall, 360 Main Street, Winona, on Friday, September 20, from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, September 21,  ... 

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Elks car show, spaghetti dinner Sept. 29 (09/15/2013)
On Sunday, Sept 29, the Winona Elks will be having a car show to raise fund for the Freedom Honor Flight. The car show starts at 11:00 a.m. and concludes at 2:00 p.m. Bring out your car, truck, moto ... 

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Freedom Honor Flight September 21 (09/15/2013)
Celebration: Local Veterans Prepare for Sept. 21st Flight to Washington D.C.

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”

~ Jeff Mil ... 

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Local artist exhibiting at Driftless Area Art Festival this weekend (09/11/2013)
Winona artist Monica Veraguth will be exhibiting her artwork at the Driftless Area Art Festival located in Soldiers Grove, Wis. on September 14 and 15.

The Driftless Area, a unique region that escape ... 

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Sixth annual Warrior Waddle October 19 (09/11/2013)
The 6th Annual Warrior Waddle will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013, in conjunction with the Winona State Homecoming activities. The 5k (3.1 miles) walk/run will kick off at 8:00 a.m. starting at L ... 

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Project FINE fundraiser September 16 (09/08/2013)
Project FINE will be hosting an egg roll fundraiser on September 16th from 11am-1pm at the Boathouse Restaurant on the Levee.

Chong’s Famous Veggie Egg Rolls 6 for $8 or 12 for $15

Orders must be su ... 

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Winona Rotary to host ‘Feed My Starving Children’ (09/08/2013)
The Winona Rotary Club is hosting a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack Event on Saturday, October 5th. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization which utilizes volunte ... 

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Zumba fitness classes at Ridgeway School (09/08/2013)
Ridgeway Community School will host Zumba fitness® exercise class for adults and youth. The Zumba fitness® classes are held on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The classes feature ... 

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Clothing extravaganza Sept. 7 (08/28/2013)
Lean about substance abuse in our community and help fight it at a Substance Abuse Town Hall Meeting to be held Tuesday, September 3, from 5-6 p.m. at Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road,Winona. For ... 

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WIB luncheon Sept. 19 (08/28/2013)
Join Women In Business to hear Katy Smith

You are invited to the Women In Business Luncheon on Thursday, September 19th.

School is in session and as we settle into fall it’s a good time to think a ... 

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WSU hosts author Barry Estabrook this fall (08/28/2013)
Winona State University will host author Barry Estabrook this fall.

Estabrook will be on campus Oct. 14-15 with a keynote lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall ... 

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Join the Winona Walkers Sept. 28 (08/25/2013)
Please join the Winona Walkers in Rochester on September 28 to support NAMI . NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to  ... 

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WH Auxiliary hosting $5 jewelry sale (08/21/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will again be hosting the very popular Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona Health, 855 ... 

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Elder Network event Aug. 28 (08/18/2013)
August 28th: Frequently Asked Funeral Questions

This presentation will cover questions often asked of funeral home staff such as: Who do I call when a death occurs at home? What if I die away from ... 

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4th Annual Celebration ‘Walk with Ernie’ Sept. 14 (08/14/2013)
Please join us for the 4th Annual Celebration Walk around the big lake in memory of our dear friend Bruce “Ernie” Streng. We will meet at Lake Park Lodge on Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. We will  ... 

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Chicken-Q, Winona Hims Concert (08/04/2013)
A Chicken-Q will be held on Saturday, August 10 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 E. Broadway, from 4:00 - 6:30 pm.

The dinner is $7.00 for a quarter of a chicken, homemade baked beans, salad and a r ... 

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Pie and ice cream social Aug. 25 (08/04/2013)
The Sauer Health Care Auxiliary is having a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 25, 2:00-3:30 p. m. at Sauer Health Care, 1635 West Service Drive A variety of homemade pies will be featured.  ... 

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Cut-A-Thon benefit August 18 (07/31/2013)
Help make a positive difference in the lives of people experiencing Mental Illness and their families. Mental Illness, a brain disorder, affects us all. It’s our 3rd Annual Benefit to raise funds fo ... 

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Opening reception of the Watershed Gallery at National Eagle Center (07/24/2013)
On July 31st, 5 p.m.-7 p.m, the National Eagle Center will host the opening reception for the Watershed Gallery at the National Eagle Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The Watershed  ... 

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Winona Health sports physicals (07/24/2013)
Winona Health is offering a special rate and special appointment hours for sports physicals for middle and high school students.

Sports physical appointments for $35 are available during the followin ... 

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American Red Cross launches new app to recruit volunteers (07/21/2013)
The American Red Cross today launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opport ... 

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Local artist illustrates fifth title for Necropolis Press (07/21/2013)
Independent publishing company, Necropolis Press, has released their fifth publication featuring original art by Monica Veraguth. The latest title, “Castle of the Carpathians,” by French novelist Jule ... 

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Make stir fry at home (07/21/2013)
Do you want to learn how to make mouth-watering stir fry in the comfort of your own kitchen? Now, you can and you can learn from Mr. Chong Sher Vang, a former owner of Chong’s Noodle House and a staff ... 

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WH supports Habitat for Humanity Women Build (07/21/2013)
Winona Health is proud to sponsor a team for the Habitat for Humanity Women Build. You’re invited to a pulled pork dinner at the Eagles Club, 201 E 4th Street in Winona on July 18th from 5-7:30. Pul ... 

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Chicken-Q benefit July 19 (07/14/2013)
July 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Quillin’s parking lot in La Crescent, Chicken-Q. $8 per meal. To benefit La Crescent Montessori Academy ... 

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Winona Amateur Radio Club annual picnic July 18 (07/14/2013)
The Winona Amateur Radio Club will host an annual picnic on Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m. at the Michael LaCanne Memorial Park, 6280 Highway 61, Goodview, Minn. Anyone who is interested in amateur  ... 

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‘Battle of the Tongs’ BBQ cook-off (07/10/2013)
Do you cook a mean BBQ Chicken? Then prove it!

St. Michael’s Assisted Living is hosting a community BBQ cook-off event Sunday, August 3, 2013 from 3-6 pm. In the spirit of friendly competition, St ... 

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‘Breakfast with the Experts’ July 24 (07/10/2013)
Winona Health’s Occupational Health team invites Human Resources and Safety professionals to RSVP for Breakfast with the Experts: GHS –Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.

The program  ... 

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Adoption informational meeting July 23 (07/10/2013)

Adoption is a great way to start or expand your family. Catholic Charities will be offering an opportunity for people to gain information about adoption through informational meetings. Anyone thin ... 

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Registration open for Ben & Adith Miller Classic (07/10/2013)
Winona Health Foundation’s event benefits Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund

The Ben & Adith Miller Classic, Winona Health Foundation’s premier fundraising event benefiting the Ben & Adith Miller P ... 

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June 20th is Bald Eagle Day (06/19/2013)
A resolution proclaiming June 20th Bald Eagle Day was approved by both houses of the U.S. Congress in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. It is a day to celebrate the successful recovery of the bald eagle.

T ... 

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Paper shredding event June 30 (06/19/2013)
By -- ON June 30, 2013, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am WESLEY UMC, in cooperation with the WINONA ORC, will be offering shredding of small to medium quantities of personal or sensitive documents. Collection wil ... 

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Red Cross volunteers very busy (06/19/2013)
By -- Local American Red Cross volunteers have been busy responding to disasters both here at home and across the country.

On Monday night, an apartment building fire in Winona left 13 people homeless. 6 R ... 

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Grave rededication June 22 (06/16/2013)
When: Saturday June 22, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.

Where: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Utica, MN

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Rochester Civil War Roundtable and Utica Township will host a grave  ... 

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Energy efficiency workshop June 19 (06/09/2013)
Energy Efficiency Connections workshop, sponsored by Southeast Minnesota CERTS, is entirely free, and will be held at the Winona County Government Center, 117 Main St in the 2nd floor County Board Roo ... 

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Aquatic Center to open early (06/05/2013)
The Winona Park & Recreation department is excited to announce that Bob Welch Aquatic Center will be opening early for the 2013 summer season.

Pre-Season Hours for the Aquatic Center will be as follo ... 

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Master Gardener plant sale, June forum (06/05/2013)
Winona County Master Gardeners will host a plant sale in conjunction with the first garden forum on Saturday, June 8th at the gazebo in Windom Park. The plant sale will be from 8:00-12:00 a.m. with t ... 

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WAIDA clears land for development (06/05/2013)
The non-profit Winona Area Industrial Development Association (WAIDA) today announced the successful demolition of two large silos on its property in Wilson township. The two silos were cleared to cr ... 

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WH expands services at Rushford Clinic (06/05/2013)

“Winona Health is committed to providing comprehensive services to Rushford-area communities, and adding therapy services has been one of our department’s goals for a long time,” said Corrie Searle ... 

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Upper Miss. River Refuge Visitor Center summer hours (06/02/2013)
The new Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, Wisconsin will begin summer operating hours on Monday, June 3, 2013. The summ ... 

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Homer Civic Association garage sale will benefit fire department and park (05/29/2013)
The Homer Civic Association is holding a garage sale on Saturday,June 1st from 7 a.m. to l p.m. at the Civic Center, across from the historic Bunnell House in Homer.

This event is a major fund raiser ... 

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Misato, Japan April trip program (05/22/2013)
Shinkausen, Hirazumi, Chuson-ji, Sky Tree Tower, Sushi, Sakura, Home Stay and Friendship

Winona Student Ambassadors to Misato, Japan will talk about their April trip to our sister city, Misato on T ... 

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Healthcare Directives program May 20 (05/12/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary offers a free program to help individuals document their wishes regarding healthcare services so their families will be informed when necessary.

The next free program abou ... 

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Dalton Cook benefit May 19 (05/08/2013)
Dalton Cook, a 2012 Winona Senior High graduate, became seriously ill after traveling out of the country in March. He has had eleven blood transfusions, 4 IVIG transfusions and two bone marrow biopsie ... 

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Healthy Kids Club with area Scouts June 1 (05/08/2013)
Winona Health Healthy Kids Club invites kids ages 6 to 11 and their families to register for Step into Summer with area scouts, Saturday, June 1 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. This free family event features a  ... 

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WACS golf outing June 3 (05/08/2013)
Mark your calendars for the social sporting event of the summer! 13th Annual WACS Golf Outing is June 3, 2013, at Bridges Golf Course, Winona, Minn. Proceeds from this event go to support educational  ... 

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Habitat home repair program (05/05/2013)
Are you a low-income homeowner? Does your house need exterior paint or other exterior repairs? Do you need a new roof, siding or windows? Does your yard need new landscaping or fence repairs? Do y ... 

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POWs at Whitewater (04/28/2013)
Stalag Whitewater: Prisoner of War Camp at the State Park 1944-45

Soldiers from Hitler’s Afrika Korps spent part of their war as POWs at Whitewater State Park in Winona County. Dr. Rick Musser will p ... 

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Red Cross fundraiser (04/28/2013)
Sugar Loaf Ford and the American Red Cross are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of local services as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program. For every person who tes ... 

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‘A Farm Story’ screening May 14 (04/24/2013)
The Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library, as part of our year long Centennial Celebration is pleased to present a PBS screening of ‘A Farm Story’ with Jerry Apps. Jerry Apps, born and raised on a Wiscon ... 

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Family fishing day May 4 (04/24/2013)
The Win-Cres Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring a Family Fishing Day on Lake Winona on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The event is free and open to all area families. All children mus ... 

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St. Paul’s salad luncheon May 1 (04/24/2013)
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invite you to a special May Day luncheon and sale Wednesday, May 1, in the Parish Hall of the church, 265 Lafayette St., from 11 a.m.  ... 

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Who’s your Harbormaster? Steamboat Days planners ask for nominations (04/24/2013)
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is seeking nominations for Steamboat Days Harbormaster 2013! Do you know someone that is a wonderful

Winona Community Volunteer?? Someone that has given t ... 

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‘Laugh ’til it Heals’ event May 16 (04/21/2013)
Join us for an evening of hope, laughter and positive thinking!

Laugh ’til it Heals, Thursday, May 16.

Winona Health invites community members to Laugh ’til it Heals: An evening of hope, laughter an ... 

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Victorian Tea menu offers delights for adults and children (04/21/2013)
The Victorian Tea, sponsored by the Winona Health Auxiliary, will be Saturday, May 11 in the historic Great Hall of the Watkins mansion, adjacent to Senior Living at Watkins. With two seatings availa ... 

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WRC and WSU ‘Take Back the Night’ rally April 25 (04/21/2013)

To recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women’s Resource Center, in collaboration with Winona State University’s WILL program, will be hosting its annual Take Back the Night rally and march ... 

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Climate summit April 17-20 (04/17/2013)
The summit will raise awareness, bring the community together and start conversations about climate change and environmental ethics. The summit will feature student work, including photography exhibit ... 

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Constitution Day May 4 at Polish Museum (04/17/2013)

Constitution Day—May 3, 1791

Mass 4:00 pm May 4, 2013

The Polish Constitution sought to bring a more democratic government to the countries of Lithuania and Poland. It is the first constitution  ... 

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Great Strides walk May 4 (04/17/2013)
Correction: Registration for the Great Strides walk begins at 9:30 and the walk begins at 10:30.

Winona’s Great Strides walk on Saturday, May 4th at LaCanne Park in Goodview takes place during nati ... 

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March for Babies April 20 (04/17/2013)
On average, a baby is born too soon every minute. More than 7,000 babies in Minnesota will be born prematurely this year – and the Winona community is coming together to changes this.

Hundreds of fri ... 

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MVC kicks off Earth Week with spring hike (04/17/2013)
Greens Coulee Spring Flowers Hike: Saturday, April 20th, 10:00 a.m.

Join Dave Skoloda, MVC member, for a guided hike of Greens Coulee in Onalaska. This protected land is quite scenic and has rare na ... 

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Nature Talks at Wings Over Alma (04/17/2013)
“The Way of a Trout” is a famous nature film made by James W. Wilkie in 1969-1970 and it has fans all over the world trying to figure out how he was able to film the trout underwater.

It won the 19 ... 

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Polish consul to visit Winona (04/17/2013)
For the very first time ever, Winona will be honored by a visit of the Polish Consulate of Chicago, Paulina Kapuscinska.

She will visit the Polish Museum on May 5th at 5:30pm for the closing of the M ... 

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Tickets now available for Habitat dinner May 17 (04/17/2013)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is excited to announce tickets are now available for the 2013 annual dinner and auction to be held on Friday, May 17th at Visions Event Center at Signatur ... 

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Honors awarded at Saint Mary’s Founder’s Day (04/14/2013)
Saint Mary’s University presented awards to three Christian Brothers, a faculty member, a Lasallian educator and two outstanding seniors at its Founder’s Day celebration Tuesday, April 9.

Teresa Spec ... 

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Whitewater State Park offering programs for pre-school families (04/14/2013)
A monthly program series for families with children ages three to five years old will kick off on Saturday, April 20 at Whitewater State Park. The new series, called “Little Sprouts”, will be offer ... 

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Bike to Earth Day April 20 (04/10/2013)
Celebrate Bike To Earth Day on April 20th, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Levee Park!

Win Prizes: All participants who bike to Earth Day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Community Gr ... 

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FCC Youth Group sponsors silent auction (04/10/2013)
First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Youth Group is sponsoring a silent auction. Funds raised will be split between the Utterly Amazing Outdoor Retreat and a mission trip to Toronto,  ... 

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Local artist reception April 11 (04/10/2013)
Jamie Harper, a Winona-based artist, will be exhibiting over 40 paintings at the Acoustic Cafe in downtown Winona through the month of April.

There will be a reception on Thursday, April 11th from 6 ... 

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LSP hosts gardening roundtable (04/10/2013)
The Land Stewardship Project will host a gardening roundtable on Tuesday, April 16th from 7-9pm at the LSP office, 180 E. Main Street in Lewiston. LSP members and guests will share with one anoth ... 

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Share your thoughts about Winona Health Urgent Care hours (04/10/2013)
Winona Health is conducting a brief survey about the Urgent Care Clinic hours. The Winona Health Urgent Care Clinic is at 420 E. Sarnia Street in Winona.

Currently, Urgent Care hours are Monday throu ... 

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Westfield Golf Club Tues.Morning Ladies’ Golf League news (04/10/2013)
Westfield Golf Club Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Golf League will begin league play April 30th with a practice round. The sign up sheet, for tee times between 8:45 and 9:45, is posted in the pro shop now. ... 

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Let’s Go Fishing’ fundraiser April 12 (04/07/2013)
Fish Fry - Fund Raising Event

$ 8.00. Friday April 12, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. At the Elks Lodge #327, 4540 Service Dr., Goodview.

Tickets are available for sale in advance at the Friendship Center, 2 ... 

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Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service’ April 9 (04/07/2013)
Mayor Mark Peterson will join more than 650 mayors across the country in a national day of recognition to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, part ... 

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Weekly commodities (04/07/2013)
Gasoline Prices Slashed

Gasoline futures dropped nearly 25 cents (-7.7%) per gallon this week, falling to the lowest level since late January. Prices are sliding as refinery operations are increasing ... 

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WH Auxiliary collecting items for garage sale (04/07/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary volunteers are seeking donated items for their upcoming garage sale. Donations of quality items would be much appreciated. However, please NO clothing or electronics such a ... 

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WSU hosts astronomy night April 13 (04/07/2013)
Winona State University will host an Astronomy Night at 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Great River Bluffs State Park.

The event includes activities for children of all ages, the opportunity  ... 

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‘Help Anna’ benefit April 6 (04/03/2013)
“HELP ANNA ‘DANCE OFF’ EPILEPSY! Anna Dowan Sybounheuang, age nine, was born with a rare disorder known as Lissencephaly, resulting in a severe form of epilepsy. Anna’s seizures are frequent and une ... 

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Bluffview Montessori silent auction April 13 (04/03/2013)
Bluffview will be hosting our 7th Silent Auction on 4/13 ~ doors open at 5:30 and bid numbers are only $2. We have something for everyone.

This eventis oopen to the public ~ we highly encourage all ... 

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Referendum for new WAPS school, A/C pondered (03/25/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- Year-round school was a topic of debate at the latest Winona Area Public School Board meeting. Board members mentioned a referendum for a new elementary school, or for over $15 million to install air- ... 

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Justice for Jamie (03/25/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- Nearly three years after their son was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, Larry and Barb Packer are still left wondering who was driving that vehicle. In the early morning hours of July 31, 20 ... 

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Mankato Ave. closure March 25-29 (03/25/2013)
Mankato Avenue from Sarnia Street to Eighth (Sanborn) Street will be closed starting at 4 a.m. on Monday, March 25 to Monday, March 29, due to CP Rail changing their track crossings. Truck detours wil ... 

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Trouble on the bus: what parents need to know (03/20/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- Jerry Windley-Daoust had heard a lot from his children about bullying on the bus. For a while he thought, 'That is just a normal part of childhood.' But when he heard about fighting, explici ... 

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Save date for annual Cotter Auction (03/20/2013)
It’s time to save the date for the 34th Annual Cotter Auction to be held on Saturday, April 27th 2013 beginning at 5:00pm.

This year’s committee has been hard at work “Shakin it Up” to provide and ev ... 

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Minn. Proppant St. Charles sand plans dropped (03/18/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- • Minn. Proppant officials not done with St. Charles site

Officials confirm new plan for crop terminal on land formerly planned for MN Proppant sand facility.

• Proppant investors head t ... 

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55+ driver program in Lanesboro (03/18/2013)
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on March 26th (4Hr. Refresher Course) 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lanesboro School – Com. Ed.

100 Kirkwood E; Lanesbor ... 

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Levee Park may get design help from U of M for $15,000 (03/18/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- The University of Minnesota (U of M) may help craft a new plan to renovate Levee Park. The Winona Levee Park Redevelopment Committee voted unanimously last Tuesday to pursue a project approach proposa ... 

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Author of frac sand bill in St. Charles Saturday (03/13/2013)
Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL - Red Wing, will hold several town hall meetings Saturday in Plainview, Wabasha and St. Charles. The town hall meeting in Plainview will be held at 9 a.m. at City Hall; the town  ... 

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Looking for a job this summer? (03/13/2013)
The Winona and La Crosse Districts of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring four students each this summer to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) c ... 

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Public meeting notice (03/13/2013)
Joint Airport Zoning Board

The Winona Joint Airport Zoning Board will meet on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the third floor of City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, to discu ... 

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Sen. Miller co-authors silica sand mining legislation (03/13/2013)
Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona has co-authored bipartisan legislation that will provide assistance and guidance for local governments as they set guidelines for silica sand mining. Senate File 1257 w ... 

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Share your adventures in Bluff Country (03/13/2013)
Looking for Writers! Photos! Videos!

Anyone writing in a fun, MinnesOta-style! Think “over the top” Minnesotans sharing adventure, fun, excitement in and about Bluff Country! Enthusiasm and playfulne ... 

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Spring truck weight restrictions (03/13/2013)
Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 15 for south, southeast and Twin Cities frost zones.

Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will begin March 15 for Minnesota’s south, southea ... 

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State update and details on issues with TurboTax, Intuit tax products (03/13/2013)
Last week the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced several issues with Intuit tax preparation products (TurboTax, Lacerte, Intuit online, ProSeries). The Department of Revenue is not affiliated w ... 

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WSU Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament ticket information (03/13/2013)
Tickets for the Winona State men’s basketball team’s NCAA Regional Tournament matchup with Northeastern State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday can be purchased in advance through the Minnesota State ticket offi ... 

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Project GO welcomes new Program Coordinator (03/10/2013)
For the past seven years, Sara Grover has been the face of the Project Get Outdoors movement in Minnesota. But last Monday, Grover and the Project GO Board of Directors welcomed Kipp Hanson to their  ... 

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Winona Dyslexia Group offers scholarships in how to teach reading (03/10/2013)
You can help make a difference in the life of a child who is struggling to read

Comprehensive Basic and Advanced training in the Orten-Gillingham teaching approach will be offered at the Rochester  ... 

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YMCA spring break activities (03/10/2013)
Attention Parents! It’s time for Spring Break and if you are looking for fun ways for your kids to spend their days off from school, sign them up for activities sponsored by the Winona Family YMCA. Fr ... 

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Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder workshop April 2 (03/06/2013)
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the U.S. Individuals with OCD experience thoughts that never stop and rituals that need to be completed. These symptoms can prevent peo ... 

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Bringing American Red Cross safety information to mobile devices (03/06/2013)
Audio alert feature can help save lives when users can’t monitor the weather

The American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of peopl ... 

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Saint Mary’s invites public to Relay for Life March 15-16 (03/06/2013)
The Saint Mary’s University Colleges Against Cancer group invites the community to its 2013 Relay for Life — to be held 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, in Saint Mary’s Gostomski  ... 

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Understanding Alzheimer’s disease seminar March 16 (03/06/2013)
A seminar will be offered by St. Matthew Lutheran Church to offer participants a starting point for understanding Alzheimer’s

disease.

“It’s Alzheimer’s” --- It’s Time for Extraordinary Love, will h ... 

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Early Winona women presentation March 12 (03/03/2013)
The Winona Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding its next branch meeting at the Winona County History Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. A presentati ... 

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Make your wishes known: Free Healthcare Directives program March 18 (03/03/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary offers a free program to help individuals document their wishes regarding healthcare services so their families will be informed when necessary.

The next free program abou ... 

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Tai Chi and Chi Gong intro March 6 (03/03/2013)
The Winona State University Athenaeum Series will present “Introduction to Tai Chi and Chi Gong” with WSU Retiree Brice Wilkinson at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, on the second floor of the Darrell W. Kr ... 

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Local agencies wait for federal 'sequester' impact (02/27/2013)
By Sarah Squires -- As the country draws closer to the March 1 deadline for Congress and the White House to agree on the federal budget, the looming "sequestration" seems more and more likely.

Bundled into a t ... 

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Winona Health leads state in natural births (02/27/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- As the rates of cesarean sections (C-sections) climb elsewhere, Winona Health has succeeded in delivering a greater percentage of babies naturally than any other medical group in the state and avoidin ... 

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‘Disability in Dramatic Works’ presentation at WSU Feb. 27 (02/27/2013)
Winona State University English graduate student Daniel S. Skoglund will present “The Exploitation of Disability in Dramatic Works: From Shakespeare to Seinfeld” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the s ... 

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City, WSU may partner for new ball field (02/27/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona City Council will hear about plans for a new baseball field at Bambenek Fields in Lake Park at an informational meeting on Monday, March 4. The use and costs of the new field would be share ... 

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Connie Gores of WSU named new president of Southwest Minnesota State University (02/27/2013)
The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system today appointed Connie J. Gores to be the next president of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Steven Rosensto ... 

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Easter EGG-Stravaganza (02/27/2013)
Children’s Museum of La Crosse

Thursday, March 28, 5:30-7:30 pm or Friday, March 29, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Don’t worry about the weather interfering with your Easter egg hunt: Do your hunting indoors at t ... 

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Progress report on program to prevent sexual violence March 1 (02/27/2013)
On Friday, March 1, 2013, at 12:45 p.m. representatives of four state organizations will review the progress of a recently completed Winona County Needs Assessment for the primary prevention of sexual ... 

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SOAR with the Eagles festival this weekend (02/27/2013)
The National Eagle Center’s SOAR with the Eagles festival opens this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd. Celebrating the spring bald eagle migration along the Mississippi River, the annual SOAR festival offer ... 

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WSU THAD presents ‘reasons to be pretty’ March 7-9 (02/27/2013)
March 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.

Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre

The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “reasons to be pretty,” written by Neil LaBute, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, ... 

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Habitat launches 2013 Women Build project March 4 (02/24/2013)

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is launching a Women Build project — a program that empowers women to build Habitat homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of children by  ... 

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SE Technical’s carpentry program accepting construction applications (02/24/2013)
Southeast Technical seeking an individual who would like an affordable home built during the 2014-2015 academic year

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical announces its carpentry program is a ... 

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WMS PTA Health Fair Feb 22 (02/20/2013)
The Winona Middle School PTA will put on its 2nd annual Health Fair for Middle School students Feb 22. With the goal of helping to develop people who are capable of caring for themselves and others,  ... 

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CERT training Feb. 25 (02/17/2013)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training is slated to start on Monday, February 25th and will consist of five three-hour classes that will meet once a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays  ... 

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Elder network event Feb. 27 (02/17/2013)
February 27th: When Someone You Care About Is Depressed

Are you living with or caring for a person who suffers from depression?  Are you wondering if a loved one suffers from depression?  Dr. Annett ... 

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Mental Health Day on the Hill March 12 (02/13/2013)
We will rally at the State Capital Rotunda and visit with our legislators on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. A FREE BUS RIDE is available from Central School leaving at 7:00 a.m. SHARP. We will leave Winon ... 

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Nominations for the Ben and Adith Miller Community Service Tribute accepted through March 22 (02/13/2013)
The Winona Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute.

The Ben and Adith Miller Community Service Tribute is awarded to an outstanding person, pers ... 

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Bread bowl dinner fundraiser Feb. 12 (02/06/2013)
Winona Rivertown Lions Is holding our fundraising dinner at the American Legion (302 East Sarnia, across from the lake) on Tuesday, Feb 12th. Dinner choices are fresh-cooked Chicken Wild Riace Soup or ... 

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Necropolis Press releases fourth publication featuring cover art by Monica Veraguth (02/06/2013)
Independent publishing company, Necropolis Press, has released their fourth publication featuring original cover art by Monica Veraguth. The latest title, “Wuthering Heights,” by English novelist and  ... 

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Watershed Citizen Summit February 19 (02/06/2013)
In June 2012, nearly 90 citizens gathered at Winona’s Tau Center to discuss water quality issues and ideas for renewing local water resources. On February 19, 2013 a second summit will be held, this t ... 

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Chili cookoff February 9 (02/03/2013)
Leave the cooking to us! Chili from area restaurants will be available at the 19th Annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Saturday, February 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winona Mi ... 

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'Organ Crawl' on Saturday (01/30/2013)
By Emily Buss -- Rarely are two pipe organs alike; yet among three pipe organs, there are even more differences, as people in Winona may soon discover. For the first time in 30 years, the Southeast Minnesota Chapter o ... 

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Former Winonan shares pain, triumph of brain tumor diagnosis (01/30/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- A nurse practitioner told Winona native Chris Miller (WHS '92, WSU '96), son of Jim Miller, that the growing pressure in his ears that would never "pop" and the gradual loss of hea ... 

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Valor at Omaha Beach honored (01/30/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- The man behind John Theis Sr. opened the valves on his flamethrower, just before the ramp of their landing craft dropped. Theis shouldered his 60-pound flamethrower as he waded ashore and ran across t ... 

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Weigh in on school cuts this Thursday (01/30/2013)
By Emily Buss -- The Winona Area Public School (WAPS) Board will hold a special meeting Thursday to facilitate public comment regarding the recently proposed $500,000 in budget cuts for the 2013-2014 school year. The  ... 

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Public invited to SMU’s ‘Cardinal Plunge’ Feb. 9 (01/27/2013)
Brave souls and warm hearts are invited to join Saint Mary’s University for the fourth annual “Cardinal Plunge” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lake Goodview’s Michael LaCanne Park.

This year, ... 

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Winona Area Poverty Roundtable annual meeting Jan. 31 (01/27/2013)
Thursday, January 31, 2013

10 a.m. – noon

Faith Lutheran Church

The Winona Area Poverty Roundtable is a group of people from non-profit organizations, churches and the faith community, local govern ... 

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WH Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale fundraiser Feb. 6 -7 (01/23/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary is holding the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale Thursday, February 6, from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Friday, February 7, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona H ... 

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DAC Auction/Casino night March 9, drop off auction items through February 25 (01/20/2013)
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has announced plans for their 6th Annual Auction and Casino Night to be held Saturday March 9th, 2013 at Signatures in Winona. The night will  ... 

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Drug Court of Winona County to hold open house Jan. 29 (01/20/2013)
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Courtroom #3 of the Winona County Courthouse, the Drug Court of Winona County (DCWC) will host an open house to formally celebrate the establishment of the 1st Drug Co ... 

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Sierra Johnson benefit Jan. 26 (01/20/2013)
What: Meatball dinner, silent auction, raffles

Where: Lewiston Community Center 75 Rice St.

When: Saturday January 26, 2013 12:30 till food is gone. Carry-outs will be available

Why: Sierra rece ... 

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SMU 10K ski race canceled for Jan. 27, set for Feb. 17 (01/20/2013)
The SMU 10K cross-country ski race Sunday, Jan. 27, has been canceled due to lack of snow.

The public is invited to a Feb. 17 race at Saint Mary’s University. The classic-style citizens’ ski event b ... 

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‘Aprons: A tie to American history’ event Jan. 26 (01/16/2013)
Sugar Loaf Senior Living will be hosting  “Aprons a Tie to American History and Vintage Hankie Memories from the Past.” presented by Sandy Erdman.

The event will be Saturday January 26, starting at 2 ... 

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Cotter Band lasagna dinner Jan. 19 (01/16/2013)
The 33rd annual Cotter Band Lasagna Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 19th from 5-7pm at the Elks Club in Goodview. Tickets are just $7.00 for a generous helping of lasagna, tossed salad, Frenc ... 

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Local American Red Cross update (01/16/2013)
Typically the American Red Cross has its busy times, but this past year, there just weren’t too many quiet ones.

The American Red Cross Chapter serving Winona, Wabasha, and Goodhue counties has had t ... 

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MCCL pancake breakfast Jan. 20 (01/16/2013)
The Winona chapter of MCCL is hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday January 20 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart church basement. The cost will be $5. $4 for c ... 

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Public invited to MLK Day events at Saint Mary’s (01/16/2013)
The public is invited to join the Saint Mary’s University community in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.

At noon, video of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be s ... 

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Community Health Talk Jan. 31 (01/13/2013)
Changing Community Norms: Preventing Sexual & Domestic Violence

Winona Health invites community members to a free Community Health Talk, Changing Community Norms: Preventing Sexual & Domestic Viol ... 

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Steamboat Days Festival Committee seeking button design submissions (01/13/2013)
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is looking for Button Design submissions from individual middle school students (grades 5th through 8th). First Place Winner will receive a plaque with th ... 

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Learning Club announces a full calendar for January and February (01/09/2013)
DR. SCOTT OLSON, PRESIDENT, WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY: Wed. Jan. 9 at 12:30 at Winona County History Center. Dr. Olson, WSU’s 15th President, will offer insight into his vision for Winona State and wha ... 

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Toys for Tots has successful season (01/09/2013)

The annual holiday drive for Toys for Tots has been a marked success. Planning for the most successful drive yet began in January of 2012 while publicity started in September. Over 60 barrels were  ... 

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Volunteer opportunities (01/09/2013)
Winona Connects – Community Virtual Volunteer Center

Live Well Winona is inviting all volunteers and volunteer agencies to use Winona Connects, an internet-based program that acts as a virtual volunt ... 

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‘Breakfast with the Experts’ Jan. 22 (01/06/2013)
Winona Health’s Occupational Health Department invites area business leaders and Human Resources professionals to RSVP for Breakfast with the Experts: Slips, Trips and Falls. The program will be Tuesd ... 

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WH Auxiliary offers free Healthcare Directive program (01/06/2013)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives Monday, January 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program will be in the Parkview Conference Room on the first floo ... 

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WH offers free six-week Grief Support Group (01/06/2013)
Winona Health Hospice Chaplain, Tom Schoen, BCC, will facilitate a six-week, Grief Support Group beginning Tuesday, January 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Winona Health Senior Living at Watkins, 175 E. Wa ... 

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Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club - Healthy U January 20 (01/06/2013)
Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club University—Healthy U, a fun, free event for kids ages 6 to 11 and their parents, grandparents or guardians, will be Sunday, January 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Winona ... 

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Winona Public Library winter events (01/06/2013)
The Winona Public Library presents an exhibit by Jay Lynn Johnson in the Bell Art Room. His paintings and sketches will be displayed from January 2 through February 5. You know the artist you only ne ... 

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Second annual Colors of Cancer Fitness Festival Feb. 22 - 24 (01/02/2013)
Join the Winona Family YMCA, Winona Health, Live Well Winona and Hy-Vee for the second annual Colors of Cancer fundraiser and cancer awareness event scheduled for Friday through Sunday, February 22-24 ... 

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Free Smoking Cessation program January 10 (12/30/2012)
Winona Health’s next Smoking Cessation program begins Thursday, January 10. This free program includes four sessions meeting Thursday evenings from 6 – 7:15 p.m. in the Parkview Conference Room on the ... 

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Pancake breakfast fundraiser Jan. 6 (12/30/2012)
YMCA Breakfast of Champions

A fundraiser supporting youth basketball

Sunday, January 6, 2013

at Elks Lodge 326

4540 Service Drive, Winona

9:00am - 11:30am

Kids & Adults $6

Carry outs available ... 

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A walk down Memory Lane –Madison school revisited (12/26/2012)
by Kent O. Stever, Ph.D.

One perfect summer eve while visiting in-laws, I decided to take a walk.

I started in the blocks of Goodview on the outskirts of Winona, and soon found my way down Fifth  ... 

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Area Red Cross nurse selected for state position (12/26/2012)
American Red Cross volunteer nurse Judith Schotzko has been selected to serve the Red Cross as part of the State Nurse Liaison (SNL) Network. The Wabasha woman is one of 41 nurses serving the Red Cros ... 

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Busy year for the American Red Cross (12/26/2012)
113 Large Relief Operations in 42 States

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people all across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters. Relief efforts were launched in resp ... 

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Cotter’s CCMP group takes an urban plunge (12/26/2012)
Students in Cotter’s popular Cross Cultural Ministry Project (CCMP) club recently took their first ever trip to the Twin Cities to volunteer. Traditionally the club takes week-long trips that are out  ... 

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Ted (12/26/2012)
By David Robinson -- This past summer’s big comedy hit “Ted” is a story about a boy and his teddy bear; it is rated “R” for “crude and sexual humor, pervasive language, and some drug use.” If these two facts seem contrad ... 

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WH Foundation Trees of Light donor gathering December 27 (12/23/2012)
Community members are invited to an after-Christmas gathering to honor family and friends who hold a special place in their hearts during this holiday season. On Thursday, December 27 at 4:30 pm, don ... 

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WSU athletic website upgraded (12/23/2012)
Winona State University Athletics has partnered with Sidearm Sports to upgrade its website, winonastatewarriors.com.

The new site offers fans easy access to schedules, results and highlights for all  ... 

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Winona County SWCD tree sales (12/16/2012)
Once again, the Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding their annual tree sale. The purpose of the tree sales program is to provide a local source for landowners wishing to plan ... 

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Bake sale at Redeemer Church (12/12/2012)
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1664 Kraemer Drive, Winona, will hold a Christmas bake sale on Saturday, December 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will feature rosettes, krumkaka, cookies, candies, and don ... 

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Cathedral to host bake sale (12/12/2012)
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be hosting a Christmas Bake Sale on December 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cookies will be sold by the plate or by the box. In addition to the Bake Sale, there will ... 

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Fountain City Historical Society thanks contributors, offers stocking stuffers (12/12/2012)
The FCAHS had a very successful bake sale at the PTO annual Craft Sale at CFC school on Saturday December 1st. We sold out of all the baked goods which is as good as it can get. We had very good sal ... 

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Riverway Learning Community hosts Community Meal (12/12/2012)

Riverway Learning Community, a tuition free Minnesota Charter School located at 1733 Service Drive in Winona, will host its first ever Community Meal on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 11:00 am ... 

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Homeless assistance funds available to non-profits, state and local governments (12/09/2012)
On November 9, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a notice of funding availability for c ... 

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Stamp collecting class at the library Dec. 11 (12/09/2012)
Join us in Youth Services of Winona Public Library on Tues, December 11 from 5:30-6:30pm to learn more about the hobby of stamp collecting. This is the third class in a series hosted by longtime phil ... 

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Habitat Home dedication December 12 (12/05/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties invites you to attend a community celebration to welcome the Yang family to their new home on Wednesday, December 12th at 190 Edward Street in Winona.  ... 

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New Chamber VP named (12/05/2012)
Kay Mathews has been named Vice President of Finance and Operations of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce. Mathews as been on staff at the Winona Chamber for more than 20 years. In her new role as VP ... 

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Special Candle Light service at St. Matthews December 9 (12/05/2012)
The public is invited to a Special Candle Light service at St. Matthews Lutheran Church this Sunday, 12/9/2012, at

4:30 PM. The service will feature the choirs of St. Matthews Church and the children ... 

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Vision problems, therapy, presentation December 6 (12/05/2012)
La Crosse-based Pediatric Optometrist Dr. Ann Wonderling, O.D., FCOVD., will do a free public presentation on “Vision Problems and Vision Therapy” on Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m. The program w ... 

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Volunteers needed for Citizen Advisory Committees (12/05/2012)
Winona County is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the following 2013 Winona County Citizen Advisory Committees:

Board of Adjustment

Community Services Advisory

Extension Committee

Hiawath ... 

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Christmas Tea Dec. 8 (12/02/2012)
The public is invited to a Christmas Tea at Cornerstone Church. Christmas Tea to be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Cornerstone Church located at 1201 West Service Drive. Come and relax between 3 p ... 

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Golden Eagle field trip Dec. 8 (12/02/2012)
Golden eagles are back in the blufflands. The National Eagle Center is tracking several golden eagles as part of the Golden Eagle Project to learn more about the migration patterns and habitat use of  ... 

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Kwik Trip grand opening (12/02/2012)
Kwik Trip, Inc., the Wisconsin based chain of Convenience Stores, announced today that it will host a grand opening on Wednesday, December 12 at 10:00 am, for its CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station ... 

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Lake Lodge set to shine Dec. 6 (12/02/2012)
The holiday season is quickly approaching, a festive atmosphere is building and the Winona Chamber Young Professionals are ready once again to Light Up Winona. You can help them throw the switch by at ... 

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SMU b-ball team needs ‘Gifts for Winona’ toys (12/02/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University’s men’s basketball team is partnering with the Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona program to collect toys on Saturday, Dec. 8.

On Dec. 8, the men’s team will play Cr ... 

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World Candle lighting December 9 (12/02/2012)
Linda Hesch, who lost her son Bradley, 8 years ago at the age of 23 to a motorcycle accident and Judy and John Kampa who lost their son Bradley, 19 years ago at age 21 to a car accident, wants everyon ... 

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Annual oyster stew, chili dinner Dec. 2 (11/28/2012)
The men of Cedar Valley Lutheran Church will be holding their annual oyster stew and chili dinner on Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 - 11,  ... 

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Christmas Day free noon dinner (11/28/2012)
The Winona Noon Lion’s Club invites everyone that would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day to join them for a turkey and all the trimmings dinner at First Congregational Church, 161 W. Broadway. NO  ... 

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Christmas Eve Day free noon dinner (11/28/2012)
Wendy and Chase Hoffman, owners of Jefferson Pub and Grill, invite you to join them for their free noon meal on Christmas Eve day. They will be serving turkey and all the trimmings! Volunteer donation ... 

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Holiday Bazaar Dec. 1 (11/25/2012)
The Wabasha United Church of Christ will be having their annual 2012 Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 1st, 8AM-2PM. There will be Baked Goods, Christmas Crafts & Gift Items, ‘Santa’s Backroom’, Sp ... 

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Minnesota City Caroling Event Dec. 8 (11/25/2012)
The public is invited on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m., to the annual caroling event sponsored by the Minnesota City Historical Association. With the infusion of historical commentary on a numbe ... 

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Vendors wanted for repurposed home décor show (11/25/2012)
The Winona ReStore and Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties will be hosting a one-day event on April 6th, 2013: “Your Home: ReStyled, RePurposed, ReVived!” “The event will be one part ins ... 

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‘Bears & Blankets’ kick-off November 23 (11/21/2012)
Give comfort to those in need this holiday season through Winona National Bank’s Bears & Blankets collection campaign. Drop off a NEW teddy bear or blanket from Friday, November 23, through Monday, De ... 

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Giving trees ready this week (11/21/2012)
Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona giving trees will be going up before Thanksgiving. This community-wide program — in its 11th year — is providing gifts to area children and seniors in need thi ... 

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Brother William Mann to be honored (11/18/2012)
The Christian Brothers’ Office of Lasallian Education will honor Brother William Mann, FSC, president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, with the Brother John Johnston, FSC Award at a banquet No ... 

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Gifts for Winona application deadline Nov. 16 (11/11/2012)
Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona — in its 11th year — is providing gifts to area children and seniors in need this holiday season.

Families looking for help obtaining gifts this year must app ... 

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Grace Place developing Family Care Center (11/11/2012)
Grace Place, an organization with a 20-year history of serving single women and their families, is announcing plans to develop a future Family Care Center and Transitional Shelter Facility in Rushford ... 

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Red Cross benefit Nov. 15 (11/11/2012)
Sugar Loaf Ford and the Ford Motor Company will be hosting “Go Further Ford” night on Thursday, November 15,from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Winona/Wabasha/ Goodhue County chapter of the Ame ... 

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Actor to explore Dickens in reading (11/08/2012)
A play about Charles Dickens “The Ghost of an Idea” by Kathy Peterson, a staged reading by David Coral, Minneapolis actor and Great River Shakespeare Festival Company member, will be given November 9, ... 

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Auction benefit for Hope Lutheran High school families Nov. 17 (11/08/2012)
Join us for our 9th annual fall AUCTION on Saturday November 17 at Riverport Inn, WInona, MN starting at 5:30. Silent auction begins right away while the live auction begins at 7. Join us for a night  ... 

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Blair-Taylor Elementary Reading Night Nov. 15 (11/08/2012)
Blair-Taylor Elementary’s 18th Annual Reading Night is November 15 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Doors Open at 6 p.m. and everyone meets in the green gym to match readers to listeners.

After listening to great s ... 

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Blood donation opportunities (11/08/2012)
Wabasha County

Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 213 N. Oak St. in Lake City, Minn.

Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lincoln High School, 300 S. Garden St. in Lake City, Minn ... 

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Cotter announces second annual Vogel ‘Pay it Forward’ scholarship (11/08/2012)
The 2nd annual Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” scholarship will be awarded during Catholic Schools Week 2013 (Jan 28-Feb 2). The application period for this scholarship is now open. The $500 scholarship is ... 

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Give to the Max Day Nov. 15 (11/08/2012)
United Way of the Greater Winona Area, along with several of its funded partners, are among the many nonprofit organizations throughout the state that will once again ask Minnesotans to display their  ... 

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Habitat welcoming new family Nov. 17 (11/08/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties will be having a wall raising celebration at its Harmony house on Saturday, November 17. Habitat broke ground on the house last spring, and they are no ... 

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Hoffman exhibit opening on Thursday (11/08/2012)
A reception featuring music and the unveiling of an exhibit by local painter Ed Hoffman will be held on Thursday, November 8, at Sum Some Studio, 168 East Third Street.

The reception will begin at 7  ... 

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Musical Extravaganza at Old Main Nov. 10 (11/08/2012)
November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Old Main in Galesville, located at the south end of S. 12th St.

Headliners for the 2012 “Musical Extravaganza” at Old Main in Galesville will be Eddie Allen, songwriter an ... 

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Red Cross benefit Nov .9 (11/08/2012)
It’s that time of year when we open up the noodles, make up some prize baskets, and get ready for a fabulous evening of spaghetti and a silent auction!

The Winona/Wabasha/Goodhue County American Red  ... 

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Soup and chili supper Nov. 10 to benefit Utica School (11/08/2012)
The Utica Area Cancer Research Fundraiser Group will host a Soup & Chili Supper on Saturday November 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Utica School, 144 South Center St. in Utica, Minn.

Enjoy chili an ... 

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St. Paul’s Church offering breakfast (11/08/2012)
Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious homemade fresh cooked breakfast every Sunday morning from 9-10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Broadway and Lafayette Streets in Winona. P ... 

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Winona Amateur Radio Club meets November 19 (11/08/2012)
Amateur radio license exams to be held in Winona

The Winona Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a license testing session for all classes of amateur radio license: Technician, General, and Amateur E ... 

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Zumbathon® Nov. 10 to raise funds for First Generation Initiative at SMU (11/08/2012)
r scholarships! On Saturday, Nov. 10, the public is invited to a Zumbathon® fundraiser from 4 to 5 p.m. at Saint Mary’s University. The event will be held in the SMU gymnasium and freewill donations w ... 

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‘Science Fun Night’ Friday (11/07/2012)
The Winona State University Physics Club will present a night of science adventure and fun with “Science Fun Night” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Goodview Elementary School Gymnasium.

This even ... 

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Athenaeum Series event at WSU Nov.7 (11/07/2012)
Winona State University assistant business and management professor Hamid Yeganeh will present “Can God Save Us From Corruption? A Cross-National Investigation into the Effects of Religiosity on the O ... 

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Flippin’ for Books Nov. 10 (11/07/2012)
The 7th Annual Flippin’ for Books Family Literacy & Wellness Event is this Sat, Nov 10 from 8:30-11:30am at Winona Sr High Concourse.

Pancakes & sausage served from 8:30-10am. This free event is a mo ... 

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Hoffman exhibit opening on Thursday (11/07/2012)
A reception featuring music and the unveiling of an exhibit by local painter Ed Hoffman will be held on Thursday, November 8, at Sum Some Studio, 168 East Third Street.

The reception will begin at 7  ... 

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MPCA fines Winona Lighting (11/07/2012)
Acuity Brands Lighting Corporation, doing business as Winona Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting products in Winona, has reached an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency resolving vio ... 

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Ridgeway School Veterans Recognition Program November 9 (11/07/2012)
Area veterans and community members are invited to join the students, staff, and families of Ridgeway Community School as we honor our veterans on Friday, November 9th at 10:30 a.m. This year’s prog ... 

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River Rhythms Nov. 9 (11/07/2012)
On Friday, November 9, Steven Marking brings River Rhythms to Black Horse Bar and Grill in Homer, Minnesota. (507) 399-0933. The show will start at 7:00 p.m. ... 

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Winona County now Regional Site for Veterans Day (11/07/2012)
For the first time, the city of Winona and Winona County will serve as a Regional Site for the celebration of 2012 Veterans Day, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vetera ... 

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Planning for end-of-life issues forum Nov. 9 (10/17/2012)
Everyone seems to agree that family members need to talk about potential changes in health, long term care needs, inheritance and estate planning issues before there is a crisis or someone is not able ... 

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Winona Health events October 19 - 31 (10/17/2012)
Senior Living at Watkins Free Music Friday featuring Happy Notes-Karen & Jerry

Fri October 19, 1 – 4 p.m.

Watkins Great Hall, 175 East 7th Street, Winona. Music begins at 2:30. Come early or stay af ... 

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Blessing of pets Oct. 4 (10/03/2012)
According to Roman Catholic tradition, Oct. 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, (Patron Saint of Animals). The custom of invoking God’s blessing on animals and pets, close to this feast day, has  ... 

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‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ benefits WRC (09/30/2012)
Winona State University students from Tau Kappa Epsilon and Pi Lambda Phi fraternities, Fighting for Our Rights Gender Equality, National Organization of Men Against Sexism, Wo/men’s Initiative for Le ... 

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Community Outreach presentation Oct. 8 (09/30/2012)
Community Outreach Presentation

Learning after Loss:

Compassion & Care Following Youth Suicide

Monday, October 8

Winona Senior High School

Mental Health Fair from 6:15–7:00 p.m.

Presentation i ... 

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Saint Mary’s Cemetery fall cleanup reminder (09/30/2012)
Fall cleanup is right around the corner. Please remove all decorations from the cemetery by October 15. We are unable to store any decorations that are not removed. For your convenience, a trash conta ... 

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Sheep and fiber farm tour (09/30/2012)
Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7, 10-4pm The Sheep and Fiber Farm Tour will feature farms in the counties of Winona, Olmsted, Goodhue and Fillmore counties of SE Minnesota. The farms within t ... 

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WCHS Cemetery Walk coming in October (09/23/2012)
It’s time to begin thinking about the Winona County Historical Society’s Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk in Woodlawn Cemetery. This year’s Walk will take place October 13 and 14 and wil ... 

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‘Better ways to feed our kids’ discussion Sept 21 (09/19/2012)
September is Farm-to-School month. What better time to stop and consider the

food we feed our next generation of learners than in these first weeks of the new school year?

September’s Third Friday F ... 

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‘My Ballot’ online tool launched (09/19/2012)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced the launch of a new online tool to assist voters to become better acquainted with the candidates and questions they will see on their November 6 General Elec ... 

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BCHS Backroads Tour of Naples Sept. 22 (09/19/2012)
...Updated.....

The 27th Buffalo County Historical Society Backroads Tour will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, beginning at the Mondovi Tourist Park, working its way east through the Town  ... 

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Births (09/19/2012)
Benjamin and Jamie Dodge of Arcadia, Wis., a daughter, Elliana Rose, born September 10, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wis.

Sean and Christelle Rennie, Winona, a daughter, Elliana Heathe ... 

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Brom will talk about Winona history 1850-1900 at Knopp Valley LDS church (09/19/2012)
Sept. 22 presentation will include tips for writing your personal history

Body copy Settlement of Winona by non-Native Americans started in about 1850. The next 50 years are filled with fascinat ... 

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Combine causes tie-up (09/19/2012)
On September 17, at 12:45 p.m., a semi tractor trailer unit hauling a combine was traveling on State Road 93, north of Holcombe Coulee Road, when a load tie-down chain broke, causing the combine to  ... 

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DAR marks signing of Constitution (09/19/2012)
Monday, September 17, marked the beginning of the 225th celebration of the signing of the Constitution. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least k ... 

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Family Art Day extravaganza Sept. 22 (09/19/2012)
The Blue Heron Committee of the River Arts Alliance is happy to announce the fifth year of the FAMILY ART DAY Extravaganza to be held on Saturday September 22, 10am to 2:30pm at a new location, JC PAV ... 

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Guides and interpreters give life to interred in Minnesota City Oakland Cemetery (09/19/2012)
Visitors to Oakland Cemetery in Minnesota City on Saturday engaged perhaps the liveliest experiences they have had at the location. Impersonators’ presentations were enriched with appropriate décor  ... 

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Healthy Mondays presents ‘Canine Companions’ (09/19/2012)
The Winona State University Healthy Mondays series will present “Canine Companions” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Integrated Wellness Complex, room 138.

WSU Health and Wellness Counselor Lynda B ... 

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Horses running at large (09/19/2012)
The Winona County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of two painted horses found running at large Monday night.

According to Sheriff Dave Brand, the tame ho ... 

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Join badminton group at Y (09/19/2012)

Fred Foss’s YMCA Badminton Group has begun its 60th year of aces, backhands and birdies at the Winona Family YMCA. It’s drop-in fun for singles, couples, men, women and family members’ ages16 and  ... 

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Marriages (09/19/2012)
09/07/2012

Jeffrey Thorn and Sarah Daley

09/14/2012

Nathan Trim and Molly Neldner

09/14/2012

Nathan Gill and Elise Ventura

09/15/2012

Benjamin Peterson and Cheyenne Passehl ... 

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Minnesota weekly gas price update, outlook (09/19/2012)
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.93/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gall ... 

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NAMI fundraiser Sept. 29 (09/19/2012)
The second annual cut-a-thon/massage and book signing fundraiser for mental health in Winona will be held in memory of Anna Mulkey on Saturday, September 29 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Ch ... 

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National Voter Registration Day Sept. 25 (09/19/2012)
On September 25, 2012, tens of thousands of voters will celebrate the inauguration of a new holiday - National Voter Registration Day - in a massive effort to register voters in all 50 states before E ... 

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Packer Defense Rises to the Occasion (09/19/2012)
It has been a long time since Cheeseheads were treated to an outstanding defensive effort by the Green and Gold, but that is exactly what they got as the Green Bay Packers smothered the Chicago Bears  ... 

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Paramedic launches ‘Project Helping Hearts’ (09/19/2012)
Winona Area Ambulance Service paramedic Andrew Teska is launching a community service project that could save the life of someone you love—it may even save your life.

Teska’s “Project Helping Hearts” ... 

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Police Blotter (09/19/2012)
Winona County Sheriff’s Dept.

Friday, September 14

At 1:46 p.m. a Winona County resident reported missing a black, 12-foot long boat trailer from his property at 20453 County Road 37. Estimated co ... 

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Senior Events (09/19/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Wabasha celebrates the last hurrah of summer with SeptOberfest (09/19/2012)
Make sure you make it a point to come on over to the cutest little town this side of the Mississippi River. With over 3,000 decorated pumpkins ranging from Papa Smurf to a giant centipede, see why one ... 

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Wabasha’s National Eagle Center ‘Celebrating five years!’ weekend Sept. 29-30 (09/19/2012)
September 29 and 30 the National Eagle Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a weekend of special programs, observances and demonstrations. Celebrating 5 Years! was chosen as the title for  ... 

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Westfield Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf (09/19/2012)
September 18

Event: Blind Partners (Net)

1st Place: Diane Wohletz and Mary Ellinghuysen---73

2nd Place: Cathy Kirkeby and Mia Martin---74

Low Putts: Ursula Hogenson--14

Chip In: Cathy Ki ... 

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WH free depression screening October 11 (09/19/2012)
Winona Health Psychiatric & Counseling Services is offering free, confidential depression screenings on Thursday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Winona Health’s 3rd floor, B.A. Miller Auditoriu ... 

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You Can’t Fix Stupid (09/19/2012)
There’s a theory going around that the Vikings overindulged in purple Slurpees in the locker room before Sunday’s game with the Colts and suffered from a dramatic case of team brain freeze. What else ... 

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Cotter Birthday Dash 5K run/walk September 29 (08/26/2012)
All community members are invited to join Cotter as we celebrate our 101st birthday during our Homecoming festivities. This year’s event features Cotter’s Birthday Dash 5K Run/Walk on September 29 at  ... 

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Habitat’s ‘Golf Fore Homes’ fundraiser September 15 (08/26/2012)
Looking for golfers to participate in 3-person scramble fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties will be hosting a 3-person scramble golf tournament on September 15th, 2012 at Fernd ... 

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WSU-School of Engineering golf benefit Sept. 13 (08/26/2012)

The Winona Area Composites Consortium, The 7 Rivers Alliance and The Winona State University Alumni Office offer you the opportunity to participate in the 10th Annual WSU-Miller Brothers School of E ... 

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Cotter Class of 1960 to celebrate (08/22/2012)
The Cotter Class of 1960 will celebrate their 70th birthday with a casual evening on Saturday, September 22, at the American Legion starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23, they will meet at Cedar  ... 

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GED/ESL classes begin Sept. 4 (08/22/2012)
Community Education’s Adult Basic Education Program will offer GED preparation classes, basic skills classes and English as a Second Language classes for adults. The first session begins on September  ... 

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Boat tours of Pool 8 habitat restoration project (08/19/2012)
Public boat tours of the completed island restoration project in lower Navigation Pool 8 are being offered after the project dedication ceremony on Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Tours will depart from W ... 

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2007 floods remembered after five years (08/15/2012)
By Emily Buss -- The weekend started like any other summer weekend. Winona County campgrounds were full of eager adventure seekers and area residents were settling in to another beautiful Minnesota weekend. But sudden ... 

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New school policy still not okay with state Open Meeting Law (08/15/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- The District 861 School Board approved a policy change last month that removes the requirement that mediation sessions that are closed to the public be audio recorded.

This policy change would presen ... 

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Ashley for the Arts 2012 (08/15/2012)
Photos by Monica Veraguth

There was something for everyone at this year's Ashley for the Arts event. Top, a human statue waves to a young passerby. Middle, hot air balloons being inflated for  ... 

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Nisbits apply for CUP for frac mine (08/15/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- by Sarah Squires

Winona County's first frac sand mine proposed since the moratorium was lifted in May will be on the Winona County Planning Commission agenda for Thursday night at 7 p.m. at th ... 

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Activities at Winona Senior Friendship Center (08/15/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Al Owne in the kitchen (08/15/2012)
By Al Owne -- There are people who have various models for their cooking. It might be a mother or grandmother, or perhaps a chef like Julia, or Boy-R-Dee. Not me. No, I’ve decided that my model must be Crankshaf ... 

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Births (08/15/2012)
Stephanie Stanek and Patrick Brown, Winona, a daughter, Anarah Brown, born August 10, 2012, at Winona Health. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Karen Stanek of Winona. Paternal grandparents are Caro ... 

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Free educational events from Elder Network (08/15/2012)
August 29th: How Can I Reduce My Risk of Falling?

Did you know in the United States, every year 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 has a fall? What are the risk factors associated with falling? Wher ... 

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Grace Presbyterian Church 60th anniversary celebration August 19 (08/15/2012)
Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 East Broadway, Winona, will hold a special worship service at 9:30 am on Sunday August 19 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the formation of the church

Grace Presb ... 

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HCO Neighbors Celebration honors community members who make a difference (08/15/2012)
Home and Community Options, Inc., (HCO) a non profit organization of Winona County, serving 240 friends and neighbors with developmental disabilities, held its annual Neighbors Celebration on Augus ... 

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Marriage amendment on city council agenda Monday (08/15/2012)
By Emily Buss -- by EMILY BUSS

Winona could be the next Minnesota city to officially declare a stance on the marriage amendment set to be on the ballot here in November. The title of the amendment is “Limiting the  ... 

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Marriages (08/15/2012)
08/03/2012

Antonio Bracy and Jodi Ergle

08/04/20102

David Koppendrayer and Shayna Anderson

08/04/2012

Blake Mortensen and Andrea Nanik

08/04/2012

Levi Sampson and Danielle Renfrow

08/10/2012

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Meetings (08/15/2012)
August 20

Winona Shrine Auxiliary will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20, at Westfield Golf Club. The menu will be mandarin chicken salad, fruit, croissant, and dessert. For reservations call ... 

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Motorcycle fatalities pass 25-death milestone (08/15/2012)
From: Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications, MnDPS

The number of preliminary Minnesota motorcyclist fatalities hit 26 following a deadly July when seven riders were killed, tied with May for dea ... 

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Nature talk at Alma Sunday (08/15/2012)
On Sunday, August 19th, at 1:00 pm, Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center will host Kenny Salwey, the Last River Rat and Alma’s master storyteller, as he shares stories about life on the backwaters of t ... 

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Organic Field Day August 16 at Blue Fruit Farm (08/15/2012)
Ooganic Field Day

Thursday, Aug. 16

1 to 4 p.m.

Blue Fruit Farm, Winona, Minnesota

Growing requirements, including soil fertility, plant propagation, planting distances and varietal selection

De ... 

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Planning Commission votes to request City Council demand frac mining generic EIS (08/15/2012)
By Emily Buss -- In a four to three vote, the Winona City Planning Commission has decided to ask the City Council to recommend a generic environmental impact statement (EIS) on the frac sand business. Commissioner Pam ... 

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Police Blotter (08/15/2012)
Winona

County

Friday, August 10

At 8:23 a.m. deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 near Seminary Road. According to the incident report, Thomas Patrick Graham, 81, of Winona w ... 

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Trempealeau County impaired driving crackdown (08/15/2012)
The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17-September 3.

The strong nationwide impaired d ... 

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WAPS orientation date correction (08/15/2012)
The Back to School edition of Inside Your Schools can be found as an insert in the August 15 Winona Post. On the back page District Calendar, the WMS Orientation dates are listed incorrectly.

The WM ... 

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Warrior football opens fall camp (08/15/2012)
The sound of whistles once again filled the air inside Verizon Wireless Stadium as the Winona State football team opened its fall camp Saturday afternoon.

On a comparatively cool August afternoon the ... 

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Winona Chiefs update (08/15/2012)
The Minnesota Baseball Association has just released the updated Class C bracket for the 2012 State Tournament at Putz & Faber Fields in St. Cloud. The single elimination tournament features 48 teams  ... 

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Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District efforts to address failing septic systems (08/15/2012)
Clean Water Fund Grant Application

Just because something is buried underground doesn’t mean that it is safe for you or the environment. Septic systems can cause significant problems when they begin ... 

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WSHS Class of 1957 having reunion (08/15/2012)
The Winona Senior High School Class of 1957 is celebrating its 55th reunion the weekend of September 14. A golf outing is planned for Friday morning and a get-together at 3 p.m. at the Green Mill Pati ... 

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Third annual Walk With Ernie September 15, will benefit DAC (08/12/2012)
It’s that time of year! Please join us for the 3rd Annual Celebration Walk around the big lake in memory of our dear friend Ernie Streng. We will meet at Lake Park Lodge at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Septem ... 

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Winona Middle School orientation letters and open house (08/12/2012)
The Winona Middle School orientation letters have been mailed along with a Census Verification form. This form contains the student’s guardian, address, phone number, ethnicity, and emergency contact  ... 

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Fracking Near You (08/05/2012)
“Fracking Near You” by regional artist Philip Taylor is a traveling storefront art exhibit on display in downtown Trempealeau , WI through August 25. Taylor describes his work which incorporates fr ... 

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Red Cross classes in August (08/05/2012)
As the summer starts to wrap up, people start to prepare their kids for going back to school. But learning isn’t just for kids! Would you know what to do if someone near you were having a heart attack ... 

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No more Minnesota Nice (08/01/2012)
The painting “Hollow” by Winona area artist Monica Veraguth will be on display at Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis, Minn. as part of their current exhibit “Anger, Angst and Art”.

“Hollow” focuses ... 

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‘Live Well Winona’ program August 9 at Historical Society (08/01/2012)
Spirituality, Healthy Living and Long Life:

Do the faithful really live longer?

Sponsored by Live Well Winona

August 9, 2012, 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Winona County Historical Society

Speakers:

Dr. Jo ... 

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Winona Health August events (07/29/2012)
Winona Health Auxiliary Books are Fun book sale

Wed August 1 and Thu, August 2, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clinic lobby at Winona Health, 859 Mankato Ave. Winona.

Wide variety of high quality new books and pr ... 

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Garrick Ohlsson to perform at 2013 Beethoven Festival (07/25/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- The 2012 Minnesota Beethoven Festival finished with a flourish Sunday, when the Minnesota Orchestra and violinist Erin Keefe brought Beethoven’s Third Symphony to life.

And just as this year’s festiv ... 

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Best friends make pact, donate (07/25/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- Sometimes, it’s a best friend who lends the courage to do something good, even when it’s a bit tough. Take pre-teens Emily Cierzan and Elaina Speltz, who, after more than a year with a best friend pac ... 

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al owne in the kitchen (07/25/2012)
By Al Owne -- I goofed up a microwave dinner the other day and that takes skill. I buy some of these all-in-one dinners for people who are watching their weight, their cholesterol, or their health in general. I r ... 

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Applications for September mentored youth waterfowl hunt due Aug. 13 (07/25/2012)
Youth who want to experience waterfowl hunting for the first time can apply by Monday, Aug. 13, to be one 80 participants in this year’s mentored youth waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Sept. 8, the Minneso ... 

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Ashley for the Arts begins August 10 (07/25/2012)
Sometimes the road to a successful festival is paved with good intentions. With Arcadia’s picturesque Memorial Park serving as its backdrop, the fast-growing music and art fest called, “Ashley for th ... 

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Baby Boomer Shindig Saturday (07/25/2012)
Baby Boomer Shindig will be held Saturday, July 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Blackhorse, Winona. This year the benevolent cause is 7-year-old Laina Koenig, who recieved a life-saving kidney transplant from he ... 

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Births (07/25/2012)
Aaron and Andrea Woxland of Lanesboro, Minn., a son, Aiden Dean, born July 15, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Marcia Reps of Utica. Paternal grandpa ... 

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Candidates for 3rd Dist. county, mayor to debate (07/25/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- The Winona League of Women Voters will hold a debate on Wednesday for candidates vying for the Winona County Board District 3 seat.

The debate will be held at 7 p.m. at Winona City Hall, 207 Lafayett ... 

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Climatology speaker July 29 (07/25/2012)
Garvin Brook Disaster Relief Fund (GBDRF) is hosting a presentation on Climatology at the Community Center, 600 D Street, Stockton, MN on Sunday, July 29, 2:00 pm. Featured speaker be Pete Boulay, St ... 

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Concert raises funds for Ready Set School (07/25/2012)
Winona National Bank held its final Summer Concert on July 20 in Central Park, featuring Bob the Beachcomber as well as the famous $1 hot dog lunch. Lunch sales totaled $805.12 which was donated to Re ... 

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Cotter students, teachers visit Germany (07/25/2012)
For two and a half weeks in June, Cotter German students, Hannah Sillman, David Schwend, Xavier and Dmitri Waters visited the city of Koeln (Cologne) accompanied by their German instructor Ulrike Scho ... 

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Could Winona be made more bikeable (07/25/2012)
By Emily Buss -- The City of Winona received an honorable mention at Monday’s Planning Commission meeting for the efforts made during the last year to improve bikeability. Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota Executive Dire ... 

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Deadline for local FSA committee nominations Aug. 1 (07/25/2012)
Jim Hannula, Director for Trempealeau County Farm Service Agency today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until August 1, 2012, to nominate eligible candidates  ... 

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Dr. Peter Saccio returns to Shakespeare Festival July 28 (07/25/2012)
Dr. Peter Saccio, Dartmouth College professor emeritus and renowned Shakespearean scholar and author (Shakespeare’s English Kings), will return for his eighth visit to Winona’s Great River Shakespeare ... 

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Fine art show at Red Horse Gallery (07/25/2012)
Mary Singer is having a one-woman fine art show at the Red Horse Gallery 116 Main St., Fountain City. The opening is July 28th from 6 - 8 PM . The show will be up throughout August.

Water, Land an ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band performs Sunday (07/25/2012)
The Gate City Jazz Band will once again continue their 2012 season with a performance of Traditional Dixieland tunes at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, July 29th, 2012. Please ... 

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Houston Nature Center groundbreaking event Aug. 1 (07/25/2012)
The Houston Nature Center is inviting KIDS to bring their toy trucks, excavators, sand shovels, and buckets to do the initial groundbreaking and construction for the new Natural Playground that will b ... 

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Imagine- Nation program at Children’s Museum (07/25/2012)
Saturday, August 25: Cardboard Arcade

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. building, 3-5 p.m. playing

Children’s museums are places away from work and household distractions, where parents and caregivers can spend q ... 

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Immanuel Lutheran Church benefit garage sale (07/25/2012)
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Silo, rural Lewiston is hosting a benefit garage sale at the Silo School Gym located 2 miles north of Lewiston on County Road 25 on Thursday, August 2 from 3:00 P.M. -7:00 P ... 

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Master Gardeners August forum and plant exchange (07/25/2012)
Winona County Master Gardeners will host the August garden forum on Saturday, August 4th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the gazebo in Windom Park. This forum provides gardeners an opportunity to discuss c ... 

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Meetings (07/25/2012)
July 25

The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. This  meeting will be held in the Conference Room ... 

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Minnesota weekly gas price update, outlook (07/25/2012)
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 9.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.9 cents per gall ... 

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Paulson to lead WSU men’s golf program (07/25/2012)
Brian Paulson, a former All-American at Winona State, has been named the Warriors’ men’s golf coach, Athletic Director Eric Schoh announced Tuesday.

“I am excited to have Brian join our team,” Winona ... 

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Pedestrian struck, disappears when help arrives (07/25/2012)
On July 21, at 10:14 p.m. the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s deputies, Whitehall police and fire department and Whitehall ambulance were dispatched to County Road O, northeast of County Road D south of  ... 

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Redeemer Lutheran Preschool adds early childhood professional (07/25/2012)
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool is proud to announce the addition of early childhood professional Jessica Martinson to its staff. Jessica will team up with Heidi Braun, Director/Teacher, as the preschool ... 

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Refuge honors volunteers (07/25/2012)
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge – Winona offices held a Volunteer Recognition Event on-board the Living Lands and Waters education barge which was tied at the Winona levee  ... 

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Senior Events (07/25/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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The Dark Knight Rises (07/25/2012)
By David Robinson -- By an unhappy coincidence, I saw “The Dark Knight Rises” about nine hours after the mass shooting in Colorado during the midnight showing. The darkness of that act kept intruding into the darkness of ... 

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The Fountain City River Players presents summer musical production (07/25/2012)
The musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee” will be performed July 25-29, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 29.

Director and Choreographer is Jud ... 

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This week in the American Civil War (07/25/2012)
Major Highlights for the Week

Wednesday July 23, 1862

Union Major General Henry W. Halleck assumed command of the Armies of the United States. Federal cavalry from Fredericksburg carried out a raid  ... 

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Winona State football season ticket information (07/25/2012)
Winona State football season ticket holders are currently able to renew their ticket purchases for the 2012 season, with season and single-game tickets going on sale to the general public on August 6. ... 

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ExpoCulinaria whets food, entertainment appetites (07/22/2012)
by Team ExpoCulinaria

On the heels of last year’s celebrated success, rave reviews of participants and patrons and back by popular demand, ExpoCulinaria—an experience of taste, will fill the street ... 

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July 26 great day for a blizzard (07/22/2012)
For every blizzard treat sold, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition, for the first time, your Facebook RSVP to Miracle Treat Day will also be matched ... 

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Walk With Me in Prayer, pig roast and live auction (07/22/2012)
You are invited to pray with Rob Griepentrog of OnSite International during the week of August 13 - 18. The mission of OnSite International is to motivate, equip and send teams to pray for the blessin ... 

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Southeast Technical College Foundation to hold Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament (07/15/2012)
The Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Foundation is sponsoring the College’s Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament Monday August 6, at Cedar Valley Golf Club in Winona. Registration begi ... 

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‘Anything that Floats’ Regatta July 28 on the Zumbro River (07/11/2012)
There’s still time to register for the 1st Annual “Anything that Floats” Regatta set for Saturday, July 28th on the Zumbro River! It doesn’t matter if you’re an old-hand or new to the Zumbro River,  ... 

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DVD, video game drive benefits American Red Cross (07/11/2012)
Guns and Hoses dance team returns to “Dancing with the Stars” to raise funds for Red Cross. Your vote (donation) will help out the cause!

Team up with local heroes and make a difference! The speed ... 

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Pillow cleaning service available at Lake Winona Manor July 19 (07/11/2012)
The Lake Winona Manor Resident Council is sponsoring its annual Pillow Cleaning Service Thursday, July 19; from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used by the Lake Winona Manor Resid ... 

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Three local riders to bike 500 miles to benefit Habitat for Humanity (07/11/2012)
7 Days. 500 Miles. 135 Bicycles. 1 Cause.

Three local riders will bike 500 miles to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Now in its 20th year, the Habitat 500 bike ride will embark with 135 cyclists and 40  ... 

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Urban Backyard Farming Tour July 29 (07/11/2012)
Have you ever wanted to raise chickens, keep bees, build a rain barrel system, or construct a wood-fired pizza oven?  The Winona Community Garden fund raiser on July 29 offers a chance to see people i ... 

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Cooking for small households program on August 6 register by August 3 (07/08/2012)
Do you find it difficult to cook for “just yourself”? Many people feel this way, but there are secrets to making it easier. Katie Dempsey, Environmental Health Sanitarian from La Crosse County Depart ... 

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Helping Harvest Victory Garden open soon (07/08/2012)
The Helping Harvest Victory Garden crew is anxious to open the vegetable stand for the fourth season. Keep your eyes peeled for the little table and umbrella by Cornerstone Church at Vila and Hwy 61. ... 

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Public invited to Open House (barge) at Winona levee (07/08/2012)
The public is invited to step on-board the new Living Lands and Waters (LL&W) education barge from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012. The barge will be tied at the downtown levee in Winona, MN ... 

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Relay for Life August 10 (07/04/2012)
The Relay for Life of Winona County is inviting all Winona County residents, businesses and organizations to help raise $50,000 in 2012. The Relay For Life brings our community together to celebrate  ... 

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Grace Place Customer Appreciation Day July 6 (07/01/2012)

Grace Place, a non-profit with thrift stores in Rushford and Winona, will be having a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, July 6. To thank the area for their business, there will be free cookies an ... 

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Public invited to tour Corps’ Lock and Dam 6 July 14 (07/01/2012)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host an open house at Lock and Dam 6, located in Trempealeau, Wis., Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tours of the lock and dam will  ... 

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Free nitrate water testing offered (06/20/2012)
The Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), will be offering free water testing on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 2: ... 

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Educational event - free and open to the public (06/17/2012)
June 27th: Living With Arthritis: Don’t Let It Get The Best of You!

What types of arthritis are most prevalent in older adults? Is there anything we can do to decrease our risk of developing arthri ... 

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Free fly casting, fly tying, fishing instruction (06/17/2012)
Join us on Saturday, June 23rd at the National Trout Center, Preston, MN for a full day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected n ... 

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Summit on restoration of Winona Watershed (06/17/2012)
Winona State University will sponsor the Watershed Citizen Summit, hosted by the Whitewater River Watershed Project, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Tau Center, West Campus.

The summit aims to  ... 

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WH Auxiliary to host Scrubs & Beyond fundraising sale (06/17/2012)

Winona Health Auxiliary will host a Scrubs & Beyond fundraising sale on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-21. The uniform sale will feature a wide variety of scrub tops and pants, as well as shoes a ... 

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COPD support group begins June 20 at Winona Health (06/13/2012)
Winona Health respiratory therapist, Bob Elam, RT, will facilitate a monthly support group for those dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Meetings will be the third Wednesday  ... 

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Moving Ahead to Financial Freedom coupon program offered July 2 (06/13/2012)
Prices at the grocery store got you down? Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Alexandra Economy will help you stretch your grocery dollars with coupons. She will share her knowledge 10:30-11:30 a.m., Monday,  ... 

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New Habitat for Humanity home to be dedicated June 19 (06/13/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore County invites you to a community celebration to welcome the Nicole Krage family to their new home on Tuesday, June 19th at 321 South Baker Street in Winona. An  ... 

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Ice cream social June 10 (06/06/2012)
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Band Stand on the Square in Galesville, Wis., Sunday, June 10, 1-3 p.m.

Hunter Evenson performing. Photo display from collecton of Keith Cook. Sponsored by Galesvi ... 

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Perrot State Park events (06/06/2012)
Saturday, June 9

10:00am: Brady’s Bluff Huff and Puff

Welcome summer with a hike up Brady’s Bluff! WE WILL MEET AT THE WEST BRADY’S TRAIL HEAD above the boat landing. This will be a casual hike u ... 

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WH Auxiliary offers Summer Junior Volunteer Program (06/06/2012)
Registration is now being accepted for the Winona Health Auxiliary Summer Junior Volunteer Program.

The Junior Volunteer Program is a volunteer opportunity designed to offer students age 10 through 1 ... 

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BBB advice on what to do if a company closes suddenly (05/30/2012)
As a result of challenging economic conditions in recent years, the number of retailers closing their doors – often without notice – has increased, leaving customers confused and wondering what will  ... 

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Births (05/30/2012)
Jasmine Lovelady, Winona, a son, Ja’juan S. Lovelady Lewis, born May 27, 2012, at Winona Health. Maternal grandparents are Wendy Barlow and Howard Lovelady Sr. of Minnesota. Paternal grandparents are  ... 

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College news (05/30/2012)
Local students among graduation candidates at UW-Eau Claire include:

Arcadia, WI

Sara Baumgartner, BA, Education and Human Sciences, social studies;

Derek Nelson, BBA, Business, business adminis ... 

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Diocese of Winona Pilgrim Choir to perform June 10 (05/30/2012)
Sunday, June 10, 2012

3:00 pm

Lourdes Chapel - Assisi Heights

The Diocese of Winona Pilgrim Choir has performed throughout the Midwest and western Europe, including Italy and Germany. Their founder ... 

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Explore Nanotechnology June 9 (05/30/2012)
Learn more about Nanotechnology and its infinite applications in business, industry, research, health and more at the Nanotechnology Conference in Rushford, Minnesota, Saturday, June 9. The event is  ... 

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FSA county committee nominations begin June 15 (05/30/2012)
USDA’s Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that FSA county committee farmer candidate nominations begin June 15, 2012. The nomination period continues through August 1, 2012, with elections  ... 

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MCA welcomes new managing director (05/30/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will welcome new managing director Joelle Harris during an open house, Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th St.

Stud ... 

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MMAM, Children’s Museum offer ‘All Day Arts’ Bus Fund and Collaborative Tour program (05/30/2012)
Thanks to generous grant support from the Winona Foundation, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (aka the MMAM in Winona) reimburses busing expenses for student groups. This funding at the MMAM is expecte ... 

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Old Main presents classical art songs (05/30/2012)
Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center in Galesville presents Steven Marking and Beth Ekern Lakmann in a concert of American Art Songs. The concert takes place on Friday, June 22, 2012 and feat ... 

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River clean-up June 2 (05/30/2012)
Members of Mississippi River Wild and the Pool 8 boathouse owners association, or CARP (Concerned About River People), will team up with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and W ... 

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St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and School events (05/30/2012)
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church & School (766 W. Wabasha Street - Winona) invites children in Pre K through 7th grade (2012-13 school year) to our VBS - “Team Jesus”. There will be a special VBS “Team  ... 

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Whitewater State Park programs (05/30/2012)
May 30 - June 4, 2012

Following is a list of programs offered by Whitewater State Parks Interpretive Services. Stop at the visitor center, or call (507) 932-3007 extension 0 for additional informati ... 

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WSU students receive awards (05/30/2012)
Winona State University students Chase Lundstrom, Parbati Sanjel and Tauseef Hemayet of “The Miracle Workers” have received the People’s Choice Award in the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition.

T ... 

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Youth Arts Camp to be offered in Winona (05/30/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (aka MCA, Valencia) are teaming up to offer a summer visual arts camp for area youth. This camp will offer a sampling ... 

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‘Sprouts – Get Out and Grow’ program to begin (05/23/2012)
By Vicki Englich -- The “Sprouts – Get Out and Grow” kids’ garden and cooking program will provide a seed-to-table experience for young children to foster a love for vegetables.

A garden area has been prepared adjacent ... 

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Al Owne in the Kitchen (05/23/2012)
By Al Owne -- Maybe I don’t have enough patience to cook. That would sound strange to people who know me because everyone always says, “He sure has a lot of patience.” Could it be that they mistake laziness for p ... 

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Attention everyone who enjoys singing! (05/23/2012)
A committee has been organized to put together a chorus to present the “musical celebration of freedom” called Liberty to benefit the Habitat for Humanity project in Harmony. Liberty is a collection  ... 

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Business News (05/23/2012)
Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service recently broke ground on an addition and renovation to their Goodview-­Winona facility, to create a unique space in the area for families to hold both a service and re ... 

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Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne has new venue this year! (05/23/2012)
The Winona County Historical Society’s summer fundraiser event, Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne will be held on June 9, 7-9 p.m. at the Historic Huff – Lamberton House. Built in 1857, by Henry Huff ... 

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DNR outlines wolf season details, seeks public comment (05/23/2012)
Minnesota’s first regulated wolf hunting and trapping season will be conducted this fall and winter. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on details of the pro ... 

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Donation helps local Winona County 4-H (05/23/2012)
Local farmer directs $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM

With an estimated nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, the future of farming depends on America’s youth. Organizations like ... 

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Home and Community Options, Inc. presents ‘The Sound of Music’ (05/23/2012)
Home and Community Options, Inc. invites you to their annual musical production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Written by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and, ... 

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iPad fundraiser kickoff breakfast June 3 (05/23/2012)
On Sunday, June 3rd from 9am to 1pm

At the Rollingstone Community School

Rollingstone Community School students are already super excited for school to start this fall! Winona Area Public Schools s ... 

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Kicking Bear 1 on 1 (05/23/2012)
Archery Shoot and Campout June 22-23

The Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring its Tenth Annual Kicking Bear 1 on 1 Archery Shoot and Campout will be held June 22-23, 2012. Registration will ope ... 

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Meetings (05/23/2012)
May 23

The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. This  meeting will be held in the Conference Room at ... 

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Memorial Day Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery (05/23/2012)
Winona, MN

May 28, 2012 at 9 a.m.

You are invited to attend a special Mass on Memorial Day celebrated by Father Thomas Hargesheimer. The service is held at our outdoor altar, which is located in th ... 

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SEMAC awards arts grants (05/23/2012)
On May 15, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 23 grants for a total of $110,035 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.  ... 

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Senior Events (05/23/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Students selected for Project FINE scholarships (05/23/2012)
Four area high school students have been selected as recipients of the Project FINE College Education Connection Essay Contest Scholarships. These four recipients, Pahoua Xiong, Yia Hang and Meng Xion ... 

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Take a tour with guide Jola Pingot at the Polish Museum (05/23/2012)
Thursdays at the Polish Museum, Jola Pingot will be our tour guide of true Polish descent.

She and her son Adam will be available for conversation, translation and any question you may have about Po ... 

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Traveling exhibit visiting Children’s Museum (05/23/2012)
May 23 to August 31, 2012

What is in the food we eat?

Are fruits and vegetables important?

Can everyday activities burn calories?

How can families get healthier together?

Families and childr ... 

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Whitewater State Park May programs (05/23/2012)
Following is a list of programs offered by Whitewater State Parks Interpretive Services. Stop at the visitor center, or call (507) 932-3007 extension 0 for additional information. There is no charge ... 

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Winona author to hold book signing (05/23/2012)
Winona author, Dorothy Ruppert, will be on hand to sign her book, God Placed Her in My Path – Lessons Learned from the Furnace of Bipolar Disorder, on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Awakening Coffeehou ... 

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Winona County Master Gardeners plant sale, June forum (05/23/2012)
Winona County Master Gardeners will host a plant sale in conjunction with the first garden forum on Saturday, June 2 at the gazebo in Windom Park. The plant sale will be from 9:00-12:00 a.m. with the ... 

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Elks car show for Wounded Warrior Project May 20 (05/16/2012)
The Winona Elks are having a car show to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday May 20th starting at 10:00 am. This show isn’t just for cars, bring you trucks, motorcycles, semis, golf ... 

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HCO announces personnel changes (05/16/2012)
Home and Community Options Executive Director, Dennis Theede, has asked to be reassigned to development responsibilities. The HCO Board of Directors has appointed Theede to be Director of Development ... 

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Houston Nature Center Frog walk event May 26 (05/16/2012)
7:00 PM Saturday May 26

Houston Nature Center

Which frog sounds like a loose banjo string being plucked? Which frog snores? Which one can stick to your windows? Find out the answers to these ques ... 

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Live Well Winona’s May Making A Difference award winner is Winona Community Foundation (05/16/2012)
This month Live Well Winona recognizes the Winona Community Foundation as its Making A Difference Award winner. The Foundation was founded in 1985 when Mark Kristiansen, then director of the United W ... 

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Panel on substance abuse prevention (05/16/2012)
Celebrate National Prevention Week by attending a panel discussion on current youth substance abuse trends in Winona and ways to prevent youth substance abuse. Speakers include Todd Hoffe, HVMHC, Bret ... 

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Shred Day at Winona National Bank East Office May 24 (05/16/2012)
Spring cleaning? Safely destroy your personal, confidential documents onsite Thursday, May 24, at Winona National Bank’s Shred Day. The Cintas Shred Truck will be parked from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. a ... 

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Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation May 22 (05/16/2012)
Culver’s of Winona will host a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. 10% of the profits from purchases made between 5:00 – 8:00pm will be donated to the Cystic Fibro ... 

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Visit Winona presents 2012 Tourism Award to Minnesota Marine Art Museum (05/16/2012)
Visit Winona presented the 2012 Tourism Award to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum at its annual celebration on Tuesday, May 8, at the Winona County History Center. Visit Winona recognizes MMAM’s impact ... 

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160th anniversary of Minnesota City founding: Historical Association Archives open May 19 (05/13/2012)
Minnesota City Historical Association Archives invites the public to Open Hours from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 19. The archives open house will accompany the First Baptist Ladies Aid ... 

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Winona Noon Lions annual broom sale begins May 14 (05/13/2012)
By Dan Motl

Broom Sales Chair

The Winona Noon Lions Annual Broom sale is slated to begin on Monday, May 14 weather permitting. Residents of Knopp Valley, Valley Oaks, Gilmore Valley and as many o ... 

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Taco feed May 14 (05/09/2012)
Less than a week from today Chula Vista is holding Red Cross Taco Feed and you are invited!!!

Monday, May 14th from 5pm – 8pm at Chula Vista. It is $8.00 per person for all you can eat beef and chic ... 

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Winona Public Library adult book discussion for June (05/06/2012)
The Winona Public Library will be holding an adult book discussion on Wednesday,June 6, at 2:00 p.m. in the Art Room at the Library. We will be discussing the novel The Latehomecomer, by Kao Kalia Ya ... 

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Mother’s Day Tea at Winona Friendship Center (05/02/2012)
Come and join us to celebrate and honor Mothers at The Winona Friendship Center, Winona, MN on Friday, May 11 from1:00-3:00 pm with area speaker: Sandy Erdman, a collector of many items that includes ... 

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Red Cross May classes announced (05/02/2012)
Learn to save a life in Winona

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Each year, more than 5 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes. People in Winona can ... 

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Community Resource Fair May 1 (04/29/2012)
Representatives from Child Care Resource and Referral and SEMCAC will be at the Winona WorkForce Center to discuss services available through their agencies. Child Care Resource and Referral will prov ... 

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Marlene Kohner named 2011 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute recipient (04/29/2012)
Marlene Kohner received the 2011 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute Award at a dinner held in her honor on Tuesday, April 24. The Community Service Tribute is awarded to the person, persons  ... 

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RSS achieves Winona Radio Challenge Grant (04/29/2012)
Jerry and Pat Papenfuss of Winona Radio issued Ready Set School (RSS) a $10,000 Challenge Grant from March 1 through April 16. During that time, all donations to RSS would be doubled by Winona Radio  ... 

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Sequoia Marathon Bridge Awards Night May 8 (04/29/2012)
The Sequoia Marathon Bridge Awards Night will be held on Tuesday(new day) May 8th in the Fireside Room of the First Congregational Church at 161 W. Broadway, Winona. Festivities will begin at 6:30p.(n ... 

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Thrift store celebrating anniversary with a sale (04/29/2012)
Have you been to Restored Blessings Thrift Store? One year ago a few members of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church had an idea of starting a thrift store. It was presented to St. Martin’s voters and with th ... 

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UMN designs promote Preston’s National Trout Center (04/29/2012)
Preliminary architectural designs of a proposed permanent home for the National Trout Center in Preston were presented to legislators last month and earned inclusion in the Senate’s current bonding bi ... 

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WH Auxiliary collecting items for garage sale (04/29/2012)
The Winona Health Auxiliary volunteers are seeking donated items for their upcoming garage sale. Donations of quality items would be much appreciated. However please NO clothing or electronics such as ... 

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Whitewater State Park spring programs (04/29/2012)
Following is a list of some programs offered by Whitewater State Parks Interpretive Services this spring. Most require reservations. Stop at the visitor center, or call (507) 932-3007 extension 0 f ... 

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Winona Health Foundation hosts HealingScapes May 3 (04/29/2012)
The Winona Health Foundation is hosting HealingScapes, a Community Reception and Silent Auction, Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the clinic on the Winona Health campus. The event is a celebr ... 

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WORC Executive Director receives Woman of the Year award (04/29/2012)
Judie Foster-Lupkin, Executive Director of Winona ORC was awarded the Business and Professional Woman of the Year Award at the 26th Annual Business & Professional Women’s Colloquium held in Red Wing,  ... 

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all owne in the kitchen (04/25/2012)
By Al Owne -- I’m a little confused with the new expiration labels. Packages used to have an expiration date on them like, “expires 04-15-07.” There was no beating around the bush. If you ate that can of corn on  ... 

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Contraband (04/25/2012)
By David Robinson -- Fans of “The Italian Job,” the 2003 remake starring Mark Wahlberg, will probably enjoy “Contraband,” available this coming week on DVD. The new release bears distinct similarities to the earlier film. ... 

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Jazz Quartet to play (04/25/2012)
The Winona Jazz Quartet will be playing at the Black Horse Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 28, from 6-10 p.m. The band features jazz standards, Latin, and blues. Members include Larry Price, piano; T ... 

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MCA to host free concert at the library (04/25/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present an informal music concert, Monday, April 30, at 5:15 p.m., in the Children’s Room of the Winona Public Library, 151 West 5th St.

This concert is f ... 

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meetings (04/25/2012)
April 25

The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Hiawatha Valley Ed ... 

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Missionary at Grace Pres. Church (04/25/2012)
Jim McGill, a missionary in Malawi, will be a guest at Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 E. Broadway, on April 28 and 29.

Jim and his wife Jodi have been under appointment as mission co-workers since 1 ... 

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Regional freight study meetings (04/25/2012)
The public is invited to attend one of three meetings in southeastern Minnesota as part of a comprehensive regional freight study to define commodity movements and their impact on the local and larger ... 

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senior events (04/25/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Tootsie Roll project funds help the mentally handicapped (04/25/2012)
Yes, it’s Tootsie Roll time again!… Yes, over twenty thousand Tootsie Rolls will be distributed again this year. This is how many Tootsie Rolls will be passed out at churches and various businesses  ... 

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Unwanted drugs disposal April 28 in Trempealeau County (04/25/2012)
On April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ri ... 

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Men’s prayer breakfast April 28 (04/22/2012)
What:

Our Monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the Edge Church in Winona-MN. The Breakfast is open to all men in our community and the Breakfast is free.

Where:

We’re located at 402 Main Street Wino ... 

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The Urban farmer (04/22/2012)
Why use raised beds?

by Vicki Englich

A raised bed is a garden plot that is elevated—either mounded soil like a berm, or an enclosed area bordered by a wooden frame or rocks. Initially, it takes ... 

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WSHS prom, post prom ticket sales announced (04/22/2012)
The Winona Senior High School Prom, with the theme of “An Empire State of Mind”, will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the Toner Center on the St. Mary’s University campus. The dance, featuring “Rip R ... 

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Buffalo, Pepin County Wellness Coalition meets April 24 (04/18/2012)
The Buffalo and Pepin County Wellness Coalition will meet on Tuesday, April 24, from 4:30-6 pm in the media center at Pepin Area Schools, 510 Pine Street, Pepin. All people interested in healthy eatin ... 

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Family Fun Night at YMCA Camp We-No-Nah (04/18/2012)
Join us for the Friday Family Fun Night out at Camp We-No-

ah. It will be an evening full of Arbor Day crafts, a scavenger hunt, making pine cone birdfeeders, and a campfire with s’mores. There will  ... 

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Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund benefit April 22 (04/18/2012)
“Dollars for Disaster,” a raffle to benefit the Winona Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, will be giving out over 30 prizes. The raffle will take place at the Noon Winona State Ba ... 

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Steamboat Days Captain, Mate contest June 15 (04/15/2012)
Winona Steamboat Days Festival is seeking candidates for the Captain and Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Winona Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday - June 15, 2012.

Qualifications for c ... 

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Winona Co. Community Services open house April 28 (04/15/2012)
In recognition of National County Government Month, Winona County Community Services will be hosting an Open House at the newly-remodeled County Office Building located at 202 W. Third Street, Winona, ... 

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WSHS taking nominations for Hall of Fame 2012 (04/15/2012)
The WSHS Hall of Fame has been recognizing and inducting former athletes, coaches, and community supporters who represent the best of the Winhawk spirt, teamwork, and determination for the last 10 yea ... 

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WVS event May 7 (04/15/2012)
Are you a collector, hoarder or a picker? These days what others call “junk” could translate into money in the bank for you. Join Sandy Erdman, Rochester Post-Bulletin columnist, antique collector and ... 

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‘Take Back the Night’ April 19 (04/11/2012)
The Winona State University Women’s and Gender Studies program and the Winona Women’s Resource Center will hold “Take Back the Night” Thursday, April 19.

“Take Back the Night” helps raise awareness  ... 

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Alma Stair Street Fun Walk June 9 (04/11/2012)
TAKE THE STAIRS!! Join us for the first annual Alma Stair Street Fun Walk on Saturday, June 9th, sponsored by the Alma Beautification Committee.

Few cities in the US have actual streets composed o ... 

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Benefit for Cheryl (Beeman) Golish May 5 (04/11/2012)
A benefit will be held to help Cheryl (Beeman) Golish and her two children (Emily and Austin) rebuild their lives. This is in response to a devastating house fire that destroyed her home and belongin ... 

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Child Abuse Prevention walk/run April 21 (04/11/2012)
3rd Annual C.A.P. STROLL

Child Abuse Prevention walk/run benefiting the National Child Protection Training Center

Saturday, April 21st 2012 (Rain or Shine!)

Registration: 8 am

Stroll Time: 9 am

R ... 

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Nature Talk at Wings Over Alma (04/11/2012)
Fisher? What is a Fisher? Trapped for their fur since the 18th century, conservation measures are in place and Fishers are returning to the United States and Wisconsin. A medium-sized mammal that is ... 

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Ridgeway Community School open house April 15 (04/11/2012)

Ridgeway Community School invites its volunteers, donors, and the public to attend its Preschool and Fine Arts Building Project Open House which is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th. The event will  ... 

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Winona DAC wants donations for garage sale - no clothes, please! (04/11/2012)
he Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has announced plans to hold a garage sale on Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5, 2012 in conjunction with the 100 mile garage sale. The DAC garage  ... 

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Winona FFA Alumni to hold Donkey Basketball fundraiser (04/11/2012)
The game will be held on April 20, 2012. 7:30 pm at the Winona Sr High Gym.

The teams will consist of Winona Sr High Students and Staff, community members, Winona FFA Chapter and Alumni Members.

Tic ... 

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WH Auxiliary book sale (04/08/2012)
The Winona Health Auxiliary’s Used Book Sale will be held in the hospital lobby, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona. Sale hours are:

Wednesday, April 11: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 12: 7 a.m. to 7 p ... 

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WSU International Dinner April 14 (04/08/2012)
The Winona State University International Club will hold its Annual International Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in McCown Gymnasium.

Students from all over the globe will perform culturaldance ... 

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‘For the Common Good’ event April 12 (04/04/2012)
Register by April 5

In 2010, 36 million or 29.3% of women dedicated 4.7 billion hours of service to communities across the country. (Volunteering in America, 2011)

Why? This year’s Women’s Sympos ... 

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Chicken Q April 21 (04/04/2012)
St. Mary’s Parish, Winona, is having a Chicken-Q on Saturday, April 21. The proceeds of this event will be used for our youth to participate in a Mission Trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation i ... 

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March of Dimes fundraiser April 14 (04/04/2012)
A.J. and Rachel Kanz walk in the Winona March for Babies in honor of their one-year-old daughter Gwen and in memory of their twin sons, Garrett and Gavin, born too soon and too small.

Rachel went int ... 

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The urban farmer (04/04/2012)
by Vicki Englich

As a founding member of Wahapasa’s Prairie Community Garden, I hoped that we could recruit enough people who would be interested in filling our plots on the Winona Health campus. N ... 

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April is Child Abuse Prevention month (03/28/2012)
The month of April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention month. The Winona County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention council, along with Winona National Bank sponsors a poster contest for ... 

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Community Education’s spring trips (03/28/2012)
Festival of Nations – St. Paul River Centre ~ Saturday, May 5, 2012

Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2012, the Festival of Nations is one of the nation’s largest and oldest international festivals ... 

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Cotter Auction donation collection event March 30 (03/28/2012)
Cotter Schools is holding a Cotter Auction donation collection event at Bub’s Lower Level this Friday, March 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please bring your Auction donation, purchase your advanced ... 

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Study will assess funding for proposed Whitewater Wellness Center (03/28/2012)
According to health care providers and doctors, the best way we can address America’s growing weight problems is to change our lifestyles. This includes keeping ourselves fit through regular exercise  ... 

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WSU holds 2012 graduation events (03/28/2012)
In the coming weeks Winona State University will hold several events to educate spring 2012 graduates on the benefits enjoyed by WSU alumni. The Rochester Grad Finale will take place from noon-6 p.m.  ... 

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‘You Can’t Take It With You’ opens March 28th (03/21/2012)
The 8th spring play for the Fountain City River Players, “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, opens March 28 and runs through April 1, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and ... 

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April Red Cross Classes (03/21/2012)
Would you know what to do in an emergency? Each year, more than 5 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes. People in Winona can join the ranks of these everyday  ... 

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DNR: Residents, dealers reminded to review dock and boat lift canopy regulations (03/21/2012)
Spring boat shows are popular this time of year, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents to review dock and boat lift canopy regulations before investing in new equip ... 

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Fluorescent lamp recycling program (03/21/2012)
Kendell Lumber now offers a fluorescent lamp recycling program. They have joined forces with Mercury Technologies of Minnesota, Inc. to provide CFL recycling, to area residents and small businesses.  ... 

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Frac sand: what’s happening in Wabasha County? (03/21/2012)
A public forum on the impacts of frac (silica) sand mining in Wabasha County and the surrounding area will be the presented on Saturday, March 31st from 1-3:30PM at Lincoln High School, 300 S. Garden  ... 

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Free Easter dinner April 8 (03/21/2012)
Winona Volunteer Services is hosting a free Easter Dinner at the Eagle’s Club, 210 East 4th Street on Easter Sunday. Doors will open at 11:15 AM and Dinner will be served from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. This ... 

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Get a haircut for a good cause (03/21/2012)
A Cut-a-Thon for Kiddos will be held Sunday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Parlor and Den, 279 East Third Street, Winona. Kids age 12 and under are $10, face painting is $3. Additional donations ... 

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Habitat to offer low-cost home repairs to qualified, low-income homeowners (03/21/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is launching a new pilot program called A Brush with Kindness. A Brush with Kindness is a program that helps low income homeowners by offering exterior h ... 

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Merchants Financial Group, Inc. has income of nearly $8.8 million for 2011 (03/21/2012)
Merchants Financial Group, Inc. ended 2011 with $8,777,570 in net income, an increase of nearly $2.7 million over 2010, according Merchants Financial Group President & CEO Richard L. Mahoney.

“We ha ... 

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Need help with your child’s challenging behavior? (03/21/2012)
Are you concerned about your child’s behavior? Are you looking for help? Or are you working with a child(ren) with behavior issues? Susan and Dennis, Parent Educators from the S.E. MN National Alli ... 

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Red Cross blood drives (03/21/2012)
HOUSTON COUNTY

4/3/2012, 1:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Fest Building, 110 N Division, Spring Grove

WINONA COUNTY

4/2/2012, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Goodview Trinity Lutheran, 820-37th Avenue, Winona

4/4/2012, 12: ... 

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Refuge fur catch reports deadline April 15 (03/21/2012)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reminds Refuge trappers to submit their fur catch reports before the April 15, 2012 deadline. There were 353 Refuge trapping permits issued for the 2011-2012 trappin ... 

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Winona Health offers six-week Grief Support Group (03/21/2012)
Winona Health Hospice Chaplain, Tom Schoen, BCC, will facilitate a six-week, Grief Support Group beginning Wednesday, April 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Watkins Assisted Living, 175 E. Wabasha Street in ... 

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Winona man testifies before Congress for Refuge (03/21/2012)
Dr. Todd Paddock, a Winona resident and former professor in the Sociology Department at Winona State University, was invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriat ... 

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Winona Soil & Water Conservation District Native Buffer Cost-Share program (03/21/2012)
The Winona Soil & Water Conservation District currently has cost-share available for landowners wishing to establish and/or maintain diverse native vegetation buffers using seeds and plants of local e ... 

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Chapter CS PEO annual geranium sale (03/18/2012)
Once again Chapter CS PEO is having their annual geranium sale. PEO is a philanthropic organization that celebrates the advancement of women. We join with many PEO’s who educate women through scholars ... 

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Family Pirate Party March 24 at Valéncia (03/18/2012)
The Dance Repertory Company of Saint Mary’s University’s Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is throwing a “Pirate Party” Saturday, March 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 1 ... 

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Steamboat Days fundraiser (03/18/2012)
The Winona Steamboat Days Association will host a Rib Dinner, Saturday, March 24 at the Eagles Club, 210 East Fourth Street , Winona from 4:30pm – 7pm Dinner includes BBQ rib, butter parsley potato ... 

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WH Auxiliary accepting used book donations (03/18/2012)

The Winona Health Auxiliary is now accepting donations of used books, videos, DVDs, music and picture puzzles for its upcoming Used Book Sale.

Books and videos that are in good condition can be do ... 

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Winona Health offers six-week Grief Support Group (03/18/2012)
Winona Health Hospice Chaplain, Tom Schoen, BCC, will facilitate a six-week, Grief Support Group beginning Wednesday, April 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Watkins Assisted Living, 175 E. Wabasha Street in ... 

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WH Auxiliary offers free Healthcare Directives program (03/14/2012)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will hold an informational program on Healthcare Directives Monday, March 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parkview Conference Room at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue i ... 

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BBB advice on Refund Anticipation Loans (03/11/2012)
Some tax preparers offer Refund Anticipation Loans (R.A.L.’s) to allow people to receive their tax refunds immediately. However, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is remin ... 

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D.A.R.E. , Goodview Police Reserves benefit April 1 (03/11/2012)
On April 1, the Goodview Police Reserves and Winona County D.A.R.E. will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Elks Lodge in Goodview, Minn.

Breakfast will be served from eight a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and wil ... 

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Free digital photography workshop for teachers, youth program leaders (03/11/2012)
Teachers in all disciplines and youth program leaders are invited to attend a FREE workshop at Whitewater State Park. The focus of the workshops is to learn how to incorporate nature photography into ... 

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Free mammograms available to uninsured women (03/11/2012)
Kick-off held March 29

As of March 2012, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare will provide uninsured women, ages 40-64, with complimentary mammogram screenings. This program used to ta ... 

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Group support and education for kinship/friendship caregivers (03/11/2012)
Join us for an opportunity to access support from other kinship/friendship caregivers, learn strategies to respond to the needs of the children in your care, resources available to support your family ... 

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Human Rights Conference March 24 (03/11/2012)
Winona State University is hosting the Tri-State Human Rights Conference on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Co-sponsored by the City of Winona Human Rights Commission, Winona State University, and the Minn ... 

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Protecting yourself from identity theft (03/11/2012)
Learn how to protect your identity. In 2009, 11.1 million adults were victims of identity theft to the tune of $54 billion. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country, and it  ... 

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Relay for Life accepting nominations for ‘Hero of Hope’ (03/11/2012)
The Relay for Life of Winona County committee is accepting nominations for our Hero of Hope for our relay in August. The Hero of Hope is a survivorship initiative involving the selection of a cancer s ... 

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Warrior Club scholarship event March 31 (03/11/2012)
Winona State University will host the Warrior Club Scholarship Event Saturday, March 31, at Visions Event Center at Signatures Restaurant. This scholarship event will include a social hour beginning a ... 

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Whitewater State Park programs (03/11/2012)
Saturday 3/17, Saturday 3/24 and Sunday 3/25 Morning and Afternoon Programs

It’s Maple Syrup Making Time for the Whole Family

Join us in Whitewater State Park’s sugar bush! This demonstration will  ... 

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Winona Family YMCA hosting girls spring Volleyball League (03/11/2012)
The Winona Family YMCA is hosting a Spring Volleyball League for girls in grades 4th—6th. YMCA staff coaches use fun games to guide participants through skill development, game rules and strategy. Fee ... 

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Business in Africa discussion March 7 (03/04/2012)
The Winona State University Athenaeum Series will present “Business in Africa” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, on the second floor of the Darrell W. Krueger Library.

Kathryn J. Ready, professor of busi ... 

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Naw-Ruz Diversity potluck dinner March 21 (03/04/2012)
Naw-Ruz Diversity Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

(Short presentation at 7:00 p.m.)

Lake Park Lodge

Lake Street, Winona MN

Naw-Ruz is a celebration of the Bahá’í New Yea ... 

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Saint Mary’s to host panel discussion on population (03/04/2012)
National Geographic editor serves as guest panelist

How can we sustain a planet that has 7 billion people and is expected to have 9 billion inhabitants by 2050? The public is invited to discuss “Po ... 

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SHRM spring conference March 13 (03/04/2012)
This event will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Riverport Inn & Suites. The all day conference will be: It’s All Social – Media That Is! Speaker will be nationally known Jennifer McClure, with ... 

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Soup and pie lunch (03/04/2012)
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a Soup and Pie Luncheon on March 14th at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. They will be serving from 11:00 AM thru 1:00 PM. A ... 

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Bluffview celebrates Montessori Education Week (02/29/2012)
Maria Montessori would have been proud—and perhaps a little bemused.

Students and staff at Bluffview Montessori School celebrated the Italian doctor’s legacy this past week as part of Montessori Educ ... 

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Cotter High School Chess Club members in Rochester tournament (02/29/2012)
Ten Cotter High School Chess Club members participated in the Rochester Chess Club tournament on February 4th. The club did well with 5 members receiving Bantam event trophies: 1st place, based on “t ... 

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Cotter High School Choir spring concert March 8 (02/29/2012)
The Cotter High School Music Department presents a

Choir Spring Concert on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the St. Cecilia Theatre. Performing groups will include the Cotter High School Con ... 

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Cotter jazz March 4 (02/29/2012)
Join the Cotter Junior High and Cotter High School Jazz Bands this Sunday, March 4th at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill. The bands, along with some smooth sounding jazz combos will perform from 4-6:30pm. T ... 

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Foreign landowner notification (02/29/2012)
Jim Hannula, Trempealeau County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency informs foreign investors who buy, sell or hold a direct or indirect interest in agricultural lands in the United States t ... 

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March events at SMU Performance Center (02/29/2012)
March 12- April 4

Artist Marcia Thompson, recent work, “Nordic Roots”

Ben Miller Lobby of the Performance Center

TH, March 15, 7:30pm

SMU Music presents:

SMU Chamber Singers Homecoming Concert

C ... 

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Meetings (02/29/2012)
March 1

Young At Heart will meet Thursday, March 1, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for Mass at 12:10 p.m. followed by a catered meal of pork loin mashed potatoes with pork gravy, pickled beet ... 

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Senior Events (02/29/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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WH again earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (02/29/2012)
Winona Health has again earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR). Approximately 15% of the 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. have been named a Quality Respiratory Care hospital, and Winona Health  ... 

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WH announces HealingScapes: A photo competition to enhance patient rooms (02/29/2012)
In honor of the hospital’s 50th anniversary at its current location, and in celebration of transitioning to all single-occupancy patient rooms in April, Winona Health is conducting a regional photo co ... 

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Winona City Council (02/29/2012)
There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Monday, March 5, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. in the Wenonah Room on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, to discuss funding op ... 

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Wisconsin FSA reminds dairy producers of MILC program requirements (02/29/2012)
Jim Hannula, Director of the Trempealeau County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds dairy producers of some important program requirements to be eligible for payment under the Milk Income Loss Con ... 

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Chow mein dinner March 3 (02/26/2012)
The annual Chow Mein Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 4:00 -7:00 pm at Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 East Broadway.

A dinner of chow mein, rice, noodles, relishes, roll, fortune c ... 

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Pancake breakfast March 11  (02/26/2012)
The Rollingstone Baseball Little League is hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to be held at The Elk’s Lodge in Goodview on March 11.  Serving from 7am-Noon or until gone. 

 The proceeds help to f ... 

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Renaissance Madrigal banquet (02/26/2012)
The Winona State University Concert Choir will host the annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Deep Manor, better known as Lourdes Hall on West Campus.

Hosted by Harry Me ... 

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WACS student’s art on display at Big Screen Plaza in New York City (02/26/2012)
Emma Titus, fifth grade student at St. Stanislaus Elementary School, artwork has been chosen to be displayed on a big screen in New York City. The showcase of work is sponsored by Artsonia,the largest ... 

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World Day of Prayer March 2 (02/26/2012)
World Day of Prayer, a program sponsored by Winona Church Women United, will be held on Friday March 2 at Faith Lutheran Church, 1717 W. Service Dr. in Winona.

The worship service, written by Christ ... 

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WSHS art student to exhibit work in NYC (02/26/2012)
Alex Kline, a Winona Senior High School art student in Ann Wistrcill’s Senior Studio class, has had artwork selected for display in New York City. As a member of the National Art Educators Association ... 

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Baby Boomer Band’s Midwinter Boogie Feb. 25 (02/19/2012)
The Baby Boomer Boogie Band presents Midwinter Boogie at Black Horse pub and grill, Hwy.61 Winona, Sat. Feb. 25th at 5:30 P.M. — Why? None a’ yer beezwax...or rather, for fun and to help ... 

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Don’t miss the Money Fair March 5 (02/19/2012)
Does it seem like you never have enough money? Come and find out how to reduce money-related stress at the Money Fair 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 5 inside the Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf.

Visit  ... 

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Public invited to SMU’s ‘Cardinal Plunge’ Feb. 25 (02/19/2012)
Brave souls and warm hearts are invited to join Saint Mary’s University in the second annual “Cardinal Plunge” Saturday, Feb. 25. This freezing fundraiser begins at 1 p.m. at Lake Goodview, located at ... 

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Puppy prep and basic dog obedience classes (02/19/2012)
Basic Dog Obedience Class with Nancy Harms will be held at Bluffview Montessori School, 1321 Gilmore Avenue on Mondays, March 19-April 16 from 7-8 PM. Our goal is to raise dogs that are well-mannered ... 

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United Way seeks Volunteer Award nominations (02/19/2012)
Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Thomas F. Stark Volunteer Service Award. This award is given in memory of Thomas F. Stark, former president of Winona State University. Thomas Stark was a ... 

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Supt. finalists chosen; but board might want Hannon (02/15/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- District 861 School Board members narrowed a list of candidates for superintendent from five to two on Tuesday, but before the night was through it became clear: a majority of members prefer interim s ... 

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Adult softball umpires needed (02/15/2012)
The Winona Park & Recreation Department is in need of MSF certified Adult Softball Umpires to work our adult softball games. We anticipate our leagues beginning the first week in May ending in mid to  ... 

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Ash Wednesday service in Pickwick (02/15/2012)
Ash Wednesday Service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Pickwick will be on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 p.m. The theme will be “See His Cross.” Pastor Jim Nelson will base his message from God’s word  ... 

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Benefit for woman hurt in Costa Rica (02/15/2012)
Elissa Merritt Benefit

Saturday February 18th 5-9pm

Bebop’s

1009 109th Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55434

Donations can be made to:

Elissa Merritt Benefit Trust

Wells Fargo Banks

Account 3728192075  ... 

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College news (02/15/2012)
The following area students were named to the fall semester Dean’s List at University of St. Thomas:

Winona

Emily Brom

Paul Cordes

Jackson Penning

Claire Smart

Laura Nicklay, daughter  ... 

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Elder Network events (02/15/2012)
February 29th: Who is a Vulnerable Adult? How Can We Spot Elder Abuse and What Happens After We Report It?

What is the definition of a Vulnerable Adult? What type of Elder Abuse is happening in Wi ... 

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Events at the Friendship Center (02/15/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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FREEDOM raises funds for Red Stocking Campaign (02/15/2012)
Freedom Valu Centers - with 65 stores located throughout the Midwest presented The Children’s Home Society President and CEO Maureen Warren with a check for $37,563 on Feb 7th, . The check is total  ... 

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Homer Church Gospel Hour (02/15/2012)
The Homer Church Gospel Hour will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 9 AM at the historic church on Old Homer Road, Homer Minnesota. Our special musical witness will be Ron Haugen, Vocal & guitar.  ... 

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In the service (02/15/2012)
Army Pvt. Kody A. Julson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Julson is the son of Julie Kennedy of Alma.

He is a 2008 graduate of Alma High School.

Sgt. Samu ... 

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MnDOT seeks public input for 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (02/15/2012)
The public, transportation stakeholders and local government officials are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan Feb. 16 at the Rochester Public Lib ... 

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Mounted Posse member jumps from second story bedroom to escape house fire (02/15/2012)
by STEPHANIE BROST

A member of the Winona County Sheriffs Mounted Posse escaped the flames of a fire that destroyed his house at 3:14 Sunday morning on Almond Drive, east of Lewiston. ?Darren Franc ... 

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Rollingstone church to host spaghetti supper (02/15/2012)
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone will be having their 15th annual spaghetti supper on Thursday, March 1, at the Holy Trinity Community Center, with serving from 4:30-7:30 p.m. They will be ... 

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Starting a business workshop (02/15/2012)
Freedom Valu Centers - with 65 stores located throughout the Midwest presented The Children’s Home Society President and CEO Maureen Warren with a check for $37,563 on Feb 7th, . The check is total  ... 

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This poet wants to be 'unordinary' (02/15/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- The front cover of his glossy new book says it all: All I want to be is... unordinary.

Ordinary is about the last word a person would use to describe Gavin Herber. At 18, just out of high school, he’ ... 

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Utica farm land sells for $9,000 an acre (02/15/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- Winona County is seeing record prices for agricultural land with a sale pending near Utica that reached $9,000 an acre.

Winona County Recorder Bob Bambenek gave a presentation at the county board me ... 

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Warrior basketball season hit with NCAA eligibility decision (02/15/2012)
The NCAA has determined that Winona State men’s basketball student-athlete Grant Johnson will be ineligible for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Winona State is still evaluating the implications o ... 

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Annual 500 Card Party Tournament February 12, 19, 26 (02/12/2012)
If you are wondering how you’re going to spend Sunday afternoons after this year’s NFL season is over, join the folks at Ridgeway Community School’s for their annual 500 Card Party Tournament. The sch ... 

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Cancer benefit for Karen (Thilmany) King March 31 (02/12/2012)
Cancer Benefit for Karen (Thilmany) King

Saturday, March 31

Rosie’s Bar - 1000 E. King St, Winona

Hamburger gravy over real mashed potatoes, served with corn & a bun

$6.50

Serving from 11 until g ... 

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Kid’s ice fishing contest Feb. 25 (02/12/2012)
The annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the M ... 

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Call for nominations: 2011 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute (02/08/2012)
The Winona Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 5.

Originally established by the late comm ... 

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MN LWV Winona Unit hosts screening of ‘Democracy for all ?’ (02/08/2012)
With public discussion of the harms of voter photo-ID.

MN League of Women Voters (LWV) Winona Unit will be screening the LWV Minnesota-produced documentary “Democracy for All? The Barriers of Voter ... 

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Saint Mary’s benefits planned for wounded alumnus, veteran (02/08/2012)
Saint Mary’s University is planning two public benefits for alumnus Josh Misiewicz, a Marine veteran who was severely injured this past summer while serving in Afghanistan.

On Feb. 11, the Saint Mary ... 

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Silent auction, fundraiser Feb. 11 (02/08/2012)
A silent auction and lunch fundraiser will be from 11-3 PM at the Winona VFW for Devon Mauer. a sixth grader at Bluffview Montessori School in Winona, MN. She has been accepted as a student ambassador ... 

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18th annual Chili Cookoff February 11 (02/05/2012)
Leave the cooking to us! Chili from area restaurants will be available at the 18th Annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Saturday, February 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winona M ... 

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WH Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale (02/01/2012)
The Winona Health Auxiliary will again be hosting the very popular Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale Wednesday and Thursday, February 8 and 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona Health, 855  ... 

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‘Trains for Shay Day’ fundraiser (01/29/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University women’s tennis team will be holding a “Trains for Shay Day” cancer fundraiser during their season-opening match against

Winona State Friday, Feb. 3, at the Winona Tennis C ... 

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Cotter Cross Cultural Ministry Project pancake breakfast (01/29/2012)
Cotter High School’s Cross Cultural Ministry Project (CCMP) invites you to attend their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 19th, 2012.

The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in M ... 

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Great River Bluffs State Park cross country ski trails now open (01/29/2012)
Finally, enough snow has accumulated for winter activities at Great River Bluffs State Park.

With a snow base of about 6”, all cross country ski t