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

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Answers sought in Baby Angel death (09/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- Baby suffered fractured skull

For Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand, the case of Baby Angel, an infant whose body was found in the main channel of the Mississippi River six miles south of Winona, h ... 

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Frozen yogurt shop to cool off downtown (09/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A new self-serve frozen dessert shop is planned for 109 East Third Street in downtown Winona. The shop will be the first of its kind in the area, and will be similar to popular yogurt shops such as Ch ... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winona

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

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

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

Arcadia, Wis.

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

It seems so ... 

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

Wiscoy Township

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

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

budgets,

surprise raises part of problem

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

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

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

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

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

Amelia Wedemeyer

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

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

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

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'18th safest city' faces string of assaults (09/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- A string of violent assaults on unsuspecting victims around the Winona State University (WSU) main campus and in Goodview seem to contradict Winona’s selection as the 18th safest city in Minnesota. Wh ... 

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

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City rescues Bud King Ice Arena (09/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- When the time comes to start establishing a new ice sheet every August, Bud King Ice Arena Rink Manager Jim Martin slides hefty free-weight plates off of the bench press bar at his house and brings th ... 

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Opponents rail against comp plan (09/03/2014)
By Chris Rogers -- In the next few months, public hearings will be held, amendments may be proposed, and votes will be taken to approve the plan that will guide Winona County land policy and decision-making for the next ... 

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Regional MCAs a mixed bag (09/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- The results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) for area school districts, including Lewiston-Altura, St. Charles, Wabasha-Kellogg and Rushford-Peterson, highlighted both positive and ne ... 

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Beloved art teacher says goodbye (09/03/2014)
By Amelia Wedemeyer -- For the past few months Ann Wistrcill has been selecting her own art projects, from her landscape scenery sketches to the plans she has drawn up for concrete sculptures that will eventually find a hom ... 

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