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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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Buffalo County Public Health July services (06/19/2013)
By -- Buffalo County Public Health will offer the following health screenings and services in July:

Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Clinics. Buffalo and Pepin County residents are served by the Buffalo-Pep ... 

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In the service (06/19/2013)
In the service

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Michael Swenson, fire support officer from Houston, Minn., and attached to Company K, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) ... 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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(04/25/2012)
Burke and Desiree Latten, Winona, a son, Sean David Latten, born April 17, 2012, at Winona Health. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Audrey Inglett of Mabel, Minn. Paternal grandparent is Erin Latte ... 

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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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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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‘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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Al Owne in the kitchen (03/21/2012)
By Al Owne -- My kitchen blunder for this week involved cold cereal. I like sweet stuff; my pancreas doesn’t. Rather than put fake sugar on my Cheerios, I get some sweet cereal and mix it in. I’ve found that some ... 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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‘Inspired by Japan’ at SMU gallery (09/21/2011)
After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March of this year, artists and printmakers from around the world gathered to produce a suite of prints titled “Inspired by Japan” to raise money for re ... 

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‘Toys For Tots’ dinner Saturday (09/21/2011)
Hiawatha Valley Marines

Toys For Tots

Grilled Pork Sirloin Chop Dinner

302 E. Sarnia

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

Includes: Baked Potato,

Veggie, Bread, $8.00

Serving: 11:00 -- Gone

Delivery 1 o ... 

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2011-12 trapping units (09/21/2011)
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will offer trapping units for muskrat and beaver during the Wisconsin 2011-12 trapping season.

Bidding for the units will take place Wednesday evening, September ... 

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Benefit for Dave Dicke family (09/21/2011)
After suffering from liver disease since age 12, Dave underwent a successful liver transplant on July 26, 2011.

When: Sunday, September 25, 2011

Where: La Canne Park, Hwy. 61, Goodview

Time: 11am-3 ... 

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Buffalo County Historical Society Backroads Tour on Saturday blends natural beauty and historic places (09/21/2011)
The 26th Buffalo County Historical Society Backroads Tour will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011, beginning at the Roadhouse Bar, in Czechville, working its way up Highway 88 to Yaeger Valley wh ... 

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Consider benefits of tourism ‘on the farm’ (09/21/2011)
by Kent Gustafson, University of Minnesota Extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/12/2011) —This fall, farmers will be diligently harvesting their crops: corn, soybeans, sugarbeets and...tourists.

Touri ... 

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Crafters wanted for Craft and Gift show (09/21/2011)

The Annual Lewiston Craft and Gift Show will be held at the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street in Lewiston, on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendors are needed to dis ... 

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Dream Line takes BMX dirt contests to new heights (09/21/2011)
The sport of BMX dirt is about to change when Red Bull Dream Line takes charge at Coffee Mill Ski Area in Wabasha, Minnesota on September 21-24th. The slopes of the mountain have been converted into a ... 

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Driver improvement course offered (09/21/2011)
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following days:

October 5th & 6th (8Hr. Full Course)

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Lanesboro High School/Com. Ed

100  ... 

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Dry conditions a challenge for waterfowl hunters (09/21/2011)
In spite of abnormally wet conditions earlier this year, waterfowl hunters may find access to lakes and wetlands challenging in some areas this fall.

“Some hunters may be surprised by water levels, e ... 

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Family benefits announced (09/21/2011)
Pacocha Family Benefit:

Bob Pacocha was recently injured in a fall from a tree. He has undergone surgery and has a long road to recovery. A benefit account has been set up at Waumandee State Bank to  ... 

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Horse and Harvest exhibit At Wings Over Alma (09/21/2011)
Wings Over Alma is currently hosting an invitational art exhibit entitled "Horse & Harvest." The exhibit runs through November 15th at the Nature & Art Center located in downtown Alma, Wisco ... 

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MCA begins tuition-free Adult Arts Wellness Program for parents of MCA students (09/21/2011)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is offering tuition-free dance, fitness, and music classes to adults through the MCA Adult Arts Wellness Program.

Parents who have a child enrolled in a dance  ... 

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 2-8 (09/21/2011)
National Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 2-8. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and t ... 

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Project COMPASS (09/21/2011)
American Sign Language (ASL) I

In this fun, challenging class, Pandy is looking forward to teaching you the basics of sign language. You may purchase the book, “Signing - How to Speak With Your Ha ... 

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Public invited to SummerSing concert at Winona County History Center (09/21/2011)
Winona’s new all-girls choir “SummerSing” will perform in concert at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson St., on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1:00 p.m. Made up of Winona-area girls from grades 8 to 1 ... 

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Raise a buck to run amuck! (09/21/2011)
Looking for a more unique running experience? Join the 2nd Annual Big Muddy Run on Saturday, October 1 at La Crosse’s Myrick Park, starting at 10:45 am. Choose a 5k or 1 mile route, each with obstacl ... 

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Register for the 4th annual Warrior Waddle (09/21/2011)
The 4th Annual Warrior Waddle will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, in conjunction with the Winona State Homecoming activities. The 5k (3.1 miles) walk/run will kick off at 8:00 a.m. starting a ... 

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Rotary Rose Sale (09/21/2011)
The Winona Rotary Club has begun their annual Rotary Rose Sale. One dozen red or multi-colored roses are only $16. The rose sale continues through October 5th. Roses can be ordered through any Wino ... 

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Saint Mary’s invites public to Fall Frolic Oct. 1 (09/21/2011)
The public is invited to participate in the 24th Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk at Saint Mary’s University Saturday, Oct. 1.

Registration will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in SMU’s Toner Student Center with ... 

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Senior events (09/21/2011)
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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Speed Graphic era photography exhibit opens at the WCHC (09/21/2011)
Close to one hundred of the best images from the Kelley photograph collection will be on exhibit at the Winona County History Center starting October 1 through January 8, 2012. On September 29 a speci ... 

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Talk on mathematics and home at WSU (09/21/2011)
The Winona State University CLASP Series presents “Mathematics and Science of Home and Place/Position” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Stark Hall Auditorium.

The talk is free and open to the public ... 

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Use of street drugs in the workplace presentation Oct. 7 (09/21/2011)
Winona Health’s Occupational Health Department invites area business leaders and Human Resources professionals to Breakfast with the Experts: Recognizing the Use of Street Drugs in the Workplace.

Eme ... 

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Winona Arts Center event (09/21/2011)
September 24, 2011, 1:00 - 3:00pm

At Boats & Bluegrass, Prairie Island Park

Gyotaku: The Art of Fish Printing

Led by Emerald Hulsing – local artist and fashion designer – children will learn the ba ... 

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WSHS Homecoming activities (09/21/2011)
The WSHS will celebrate homecoming the week of September 26-30th. The following events will take place throughout the week.

Monday:

Dress: Hubba Bubba Monday- bright colors- pinks... orange.. etc ... 

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WSU hosts Middle East expert, author (09/21/2011)
Winona State University will host Daniel Byman, professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

This event is free  ... 

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Family Fun Day April 18 (04/08/2009)
Join Winona’s early child care and education professionals as they celebrate the National Week of the Young Child with their annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 18, at Winona Senior High School f ... 

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Spring Parade of Homes Buyer/Seller workshop April 20 (04/01/2009)
Area home buyers and home sellers are invited to the Spring Parade of Homes Buyer/Seller Workshop from 5:15-7 p.m. Monday, April 20 at the Visions Event Center at Signatures.

The workshop is free and ... 

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Economic challenges discussion October 30 (10/26/2008)
As the current financial and economic crisis continue to take center stage in national debates, many working families in the Winona area and across the state are facing significant economic challenges ... 

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Bake-Em and Bring-Em baking contest (09/26/2007)
Watkins, Hy-Vee, and the Winona Post will host a baking contest Saturday, October 13, 11am until 2pm at the Hy-Vee parking lot. "We have been passionate about baking for over 139 years, and we want t ... 

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Project COMPASS offerings (09/19/2007)

Child Passenger Safety Class: Training for Child & Foster Care Providers

Winona County Community Health

A child passenger safety class will be held for licensed child and foster care provider ... 

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Herbal cooking class (07/18/2007)
You are cordially invited to attend this free 90 minute class.

When: Sunday, July 29, 2007, 2:00-3:30 PM

Where: Winona State University, Student Activity Center,

Jack Kane Cafeteria, Kryzsko Commo ... 

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Auxiliary volunteer, author donates children’s books (06/20/2007)
Winona Health Auxiliary volunteer and recently published author Marianne Morrison donated several boxes her books to be given to children at Community Memorial Hospital.

"In addition to all Marianne ... 

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Getting a new last name? (06/20/2007)
by Cherryl Kjos

Winona Social Security District Manager

June is the traditional month for weddings. Many women who get married "” in June or any time during the year "” change their name along w ... 

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Habitat, Winona ORC garage sale June 14-16 (05/23/2007)
Habitat for Humanity and Winona ORC are again holding a 2nd annual garage sale, June 14th through the 16th at the Winona Mall in the former Time Out store. Donations of quality sale items will be acc ... 

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Service to those who serve (05/23/2007)
by Cherryl Kjos

Winona Social Security District Manager

Every Memorial Day, people around the nation honor those who served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice. It is also impor ... 

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Top baby names for 2006 (05/23/2007)
by Cherryl Kjos

Winona Social Security District Manager

"Based on more than 4.2 million Social Security card applications for children born last year, mothers and fathers have picked Emily and J ... 

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C-FC offering before and after school care (05/06/2007)
Obtain interest forms at C-FC Elementary Office before May 8th

The C-FC School District is excited to announce a before and after school care program providing for children entering Pre-K through 6 ... 

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DNR permit required when burning leaves, brush (03/21/2007)
If you plan on burning your grass clippings, leaf or brush piles, a DNR burning permit is required. These permits are free and can be obtained by contacting your local Fire Warden or the DNR Forestry  ... 

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Flu cases confirmed in Winona (02/18/2007)
Winona Health has confirmed several cases of influenza in the Winona area, affecting both adults and children.

"We're encouraging all community members to use good hygiene habits to help limit the s ... 

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Free daycare training Feb. 19 (02/14/2007)
PROVIDERS FOR KIDS will sponsor a FREE daycare training on Art Activities and Organizing Your "Stuff"¯. Shaune Burke will discuss doing art with kids to enhance their learning skills and have fun at t ... 

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Local dentist to provide free dental care to children in need (01/17/2007)
River Hills Dental of Winona will provide free dental care to less fortunate children on Friday, February 2. The office is located at 720 HWY 61 E. People interested in scheduling an appointment may c ... 

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Elder Network ready to help
Seniors: Need Help Around the Home?
(11/26/2006)
Elder Network's Chore Service is available to help with chores both inside and outside of the home. Some of the chores include yard work, window cleaning, seasonal cleaning, and minor household repai ... 

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Let’s talk turkey (11/15/2006)
by Kathy Brandt

University of Minnesota Extension Service

Many of us will be cooking turkey during the holiday season, and the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is a great place to get your questions  ... 

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How To Make The Season Happier For Children Of Divorced Parents (11/08/2006)
The holidays can be stressful on families - even more so for children of divorced parents. For many, the picturesque holiday of families celebrating with food and gifts, with mom, dad, son, and daught ... 

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WAPS elementary registration day August 9 (07/30/2006)
Families new to our area are invited to visit our elementary schools on Wednesday, August 9 to register new students. We look forward to meeting you. Central, Goodview, Madison, Jefferson, and W-K E ... 

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Seniors News (04/12/2006)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is located on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets and is open to all individuals age 55 and older. For more information about our classes or nominal class or parti ... 

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State offers two property tax refund programs (04/12/2006)
Think your property taxes are too high and disproportionate to your income? Increasing dramatically from year to year? The State of Minnesota may agree with you.

State property tax refund programs pr ... 

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Teaching people how to have healthy food at home (04/09/2006)
by Pat Stumme,

University of Minnesota Extension Service

Nutrition Education Programs (NEP) teaches people how to put healthy, safe food on the table--within their budgets.

The program delivers r ... 

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This is Child Abuse Prevention Month (04/09/2006)
The Winona County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council was formed in 1995. When the council first formed, the majority of the members also served on the child protection team. Currently members  ... 

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Easter Egg event April 8 (04/02/2006)
The 5th Annual Easter Egg Event will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tandeski Center on the MN State College SE Technical Campus. Pieces of the Past, Time Out 2 Lear ... 

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Intersection closed April 3 (04/02/2006)

Winona Excavating Co. will begin utility construction for Technology Park Construction on Monday, April 3.

The intersection of Frontenac Drive and Louisa Street will be closed starting Monday, Apri ... 

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Provider of the Year nominations (04/02/2006)

The Winona County Day Care Providers Association is accepting nominations for the 2006 Professional Provider of the Year. The nominated provider will need to met state requirements for eligibilit ... 

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Public meeting on swimming pools (04/02/2006)
On Monday, April 10, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, the Winona City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to City Code Chapter 43.54. Curren ... 

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Saint Mary’s students sleep outside to raise awareness of homeless (04/02/2006)
Approximately 25 Saint Mary's University students will sleep in cardboard boxes the night of Tuesday, April 4, during the annual shak-a-thon, part of Habitat for Humanity's Act!Speak!Build! Week.

A  ... 

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Wild Game Cooking: Parmesan Combo (04/02/2006)

by Kris Winkelman

The right side dish can make a great meal even better. This recipe for Parmesan gamebird with Parmesan-roasted garlic mashed potatoes is a good example.

I'm not going to use ... 

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Winona featured in AAA Living magazine article by Post reporter (04/02/2006)

"Horse Tales"¯ by Cynthya Porter was the Spotlight Southeast Minnesota feature in the March/April issue of AAA Living magazine. Big Valley Ranch and the Minnesota Equestrian Center, were highlighte ... 

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4-H News (03/15/2006)
by Carolyn Dingfelder

It's in the air and according to the calendar spring is only days away! This is the time to start many varieties of plants from seed, both vegetables and flowers. There are  ... 

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Day Care training class (03/15/2006)
March 20, 2006

6:30-8:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church

368 West Broadway, Winona

Amanda Rutkowski will present "Ready, Set Rhyme."¯ This is an introduction for providers to Kindergarten Readiness. ... 

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Fools Five Road race and social April 2 (03/15/2006)
The 28th annual Fools Five Road Race and Social Gathering will be held in Lewiston on Sunday, April 2nd. The 1 pm race features 1 mile and 8K competition for runners, walkers and wheelchair competitor ... 

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Fools Five Silent & Live Auction - Friday, March 31 (03/15/2006)
On Friday, March 31, there will be a Silent and Live Auction at the Lewiston Community Center. The Silent Auction begins at 5 pm and the Live Auction begins at 6 pm. The event is held in conjunction w ... 

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Grace Place presents Kindermusik (03/15/2006)
Kindermusik Village classes will begin on April 6, on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Imagine your child swinging softly in a blanket or dancing with you and other parents in a circle dance. Village cl ... 

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Healing Service (03/15/2006)
A healing service will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Wednesday evening, March 22nd at 6:15 p.m.. Sponsored by the church's Health and Caring Ministries Committee this service will inc ... 

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Watercolor classes at Grace Place (03/15/2006)
Grace Place, 66 East Second Street, Winona, will be offering watercolor classes for children and adults on Saturday, March 25. Joyce King will return to share her love of nature and beauty with Winona ... 

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(03/09/2006)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is located on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets and is open to all individuals age 55 and older. For more information about our classes or nominal class or parti ... 

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‘The Wisdom of the Body’ at Central Lutheran Church (03/09/2006)
In American Society today, we tend to overlook and override our body's own innate wisdom. We rely on outside forces (primarily medical interventions) to help us regain our balance and, therefore, our ... 

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Army Reserve offers $10,000 quick-ship bonus (03/09/2006)
For men and women, 17 to 40 years of age, a cash enlistment bonus of up to $10,000 is being offered for qualified Army Reserve recruits who enlist for at least three years and agree to report for trai ... 

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Card party to be held March 16 at Sauer (03/09/2006)
The Sauer Memorial Home Auxiliary will host a public card party on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the dining area of the home, 1635 West Service Drive. A variety of card games will be played, prizes ... 

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Challenges of aging face families (03/09/2006)
First Congregational Church, 161 W. Broadway (at Johnson), will host a speaker on aging this coming Sunday, March 12, at 11:15am.

Whether you are caring for an aging relative or want to plan for your ... 

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DEED awards $18.6 million (03/09/2006)
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $18.6 million in grants to 35 recipients through the Small Cities Development Program.

"The grants are financial boo ... 

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Family weekend in Lanesboro (03/09/2006)
Eagle Bluff will be hosting a Cabin Fever Reliever Family Get Away Weekend March 18 - 19th.

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Family weekend in Lanesboro (03/09/2006)
Eagle Bluff will be hosting a Cabin Fever Reliever Family Get Away Weekend March 18 - 19th.

Registration begins Saturday at 11:00 am, at which time your family will sign up for the activities you w ... 

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Free Care Giving Workshops in March (03/09/2006)

Saint Mary's Parish in Winona is working with Elder Network and Winona Area Hospice to provide two Saturday morning workshops for elders, family members and care givers. The sessions are scheduled  ... 

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Hands-On Horse Driver Training Clinic (03/09/2006)

A Hands-On Horse Driver Training Clinic, sponsored by the SE MN Trail Riders ‘n' Teamsters Association, will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at Miller's Harness Shop/Triple M Horse Traini ... 

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Hope Lutheran High School fish fry March 17 (03/09/2006)
Hope Lutheran High School will host a St. Patrick's Fish Fry Fundraiser at the Winona Knights of Columbus Hall, 64 East 5th Street, Winona. Meals will consist of batter-fried or broiled fish, potato ... 

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It’s tax season for Katrina victims, volunteers, too (03/09/2006)
By Brian P. Heilman -- Tax season is dawning, causing yet another headache for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the process of reclaiming and rebuilding their lives. With their homes, jobs, and documents destroyed by the ... 

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Lenten Bible Study (03/09/2006)

A series of Bible Studies will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 E. Broadway, Winona, beginning Wednesday, March 8, from 5:45 to 6:45 pm. An alternative time (depending on the interest) for ... 

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Loans available through Semcac (03/09/2006)
Semcac, a Community Action Agency, administers the Fix-up Fund Loan Program to homeowners in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Steele, Mower, Winona and Olmsted Counties. These below market fixed a ... 

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Midwest Wireless awards grant (03/09/2006)
Thanks to Midwest Wireless' Community Caring Program, Hiawatha Valley Education District is receiving $500 to help fund the "A Celebration of Writing: A Young Authors' Conference."¯

The Conference, w ... 

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Rock Solid presents Stentorian (03/09/2006)
Rock Solid Youth Center, 75 West Third St., Winona, is hosting a concert by Stentorian on March 11 at 8 p.m. Concerts are sponsored by Midwest Wireless. For more information call 452-2125 or www.rocks ... 

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Scherbring - Scholla (03/09/2006)

Bob and Deb Scherbring of Altura and John and Jan Scholla of Brooklyn Center are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Erin Scherbring and John Scholla, Jr. Erin is a 2004 graduate of ... 

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Volunteers needed for Habitat home (03/09/2006)
Habitat for Humanity - Winona County and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Minnesota are building 35 homes in Minnesota including ten in Southern Minnesota as part of a nationwide effort to create addi ... 

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Winona-Kogota Fundraiser to be held on Friday March 10th (03/09/2006)
The Winona-Kogota Friendship Association is holding a Fish Fry on Friday, March 10th, at the Winona Knights of Columbus, 64 E. 5th Street, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Desserts Available. Proceeds from this ... 

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You need more than the ‘luck of the Irish’ when preparing corned beef (03/09/2006)

by Carol Ann Burtness, University of Minnesota Extension Service

If you cook corned beef with food safety in mind, you will have the luck of the Irish! Originally, "corned beef"¯ was salted or brin ... 

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Gospel music fest planned (03/06/2006)
Immanuel United Methodist Church will present its thirteenth annual Gospel Music Fest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the church, 455 South Baker St., Winona. Bob the puppet (aka Rick Thorn) and his ... 

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Red Cross Babysitting Class (03/06/2006)

Babysitter's training is a FUN 6 hour course that provides boys and girls, aged 11-15, with information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. This training will he ... 

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Now is the time to organize family household records (02/26/2006)
by Glenice Johnson

University of Minnesota Extension Service

With tax time approaching, people are gathering the documents and receipts necessary for filling their income tax returns. Some househo ... 

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Annual SMU benefit dance to help SMU faculty member with cancer (02/23/2006)
Saint Mary's University will present the sixth annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance, "Dancing the Journey of Life,"¯ from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 4.

This year's formal dance "” open ... 

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Chore service for seniors (02/23/2006)

Elder Network of Winona County is pleased to announce a new Chore Service for seniors (age 60 and older). Seniors who are in need of service may call with their request of service. Fees are based o ... 

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Elder Network Volunteers touch the lives of elderly couple (02/23/2006)
Alfred and Elaine have been married for almost 37 years. They enjoyed fishing together, visiting Alfred's parents in Arcadia, and playing with their dog Buddy. However, about 5 years ago, Alfred notic ... 

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Minnesota City Day Craft Fair (02/23/2006)
Minnesota City Day Craft Fair

Once again a craft fair will be a part of this year's Minnesota City Day. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 20th. Any original crafter who would like to  ... 

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Pancake breakfast and auction (02/23/2006)

The community is invited to join us for a pancake breakfast and silent auction on Sunday, February 26 from 8:30-12:00 at Central United Methodist Church, 114 West Broadway in Winona. The pancake bre ... 

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Park Rec activities (02/23/2006)
ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN-MEN'S, WOMEN'S, AND CO-REC.

Informal letters have been sent out to all of last year's managers of the adult softball teams. If you were a manager last year and d ... 

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Donations to the Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf (02/19/2006)
As part of their commitment of giving back to the community the clients of Winona ORC delivered 150 lbs. of food on February 10, 2006 to the Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf.

The Workers Council  ... 

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Drug testing kits (KEEP KIDS CLEAN), (02/19/2006)
The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office along with the Plainview, Wabasha, and Lake City Police are proud to announce a new tool available for parents in our county. The tool is a kit called KEEP KIDS CL ... 

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How to Use a GPS Receiver (02/19/2006)
Have you ever been lost on your own property? Have you tried to return to a favorite deer stand or fishing hole, only to be unable to find it? Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, can help you to navig ... 

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Lutheran Social Service welcomes new supervisor in the Southeast Minnesota area (02/15/2006)
The Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent Programs of Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of Minnesota welcome a new supervisor. Sandy Olson will be assuming the responsibility effective April 1st. She ha ... 

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Missing tax forms? Help is here (02/15/2006)
By early February, taxpayers should have received all their tax statements with which to prepare their tax returns. But what if some are still missing? And what documents should you receive anyway?  ... 

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Senior News (02/15/2006)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is located on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets and is open to all individuals age 55 and older. For more information about our classes or nominal class or parti ... 

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Meeting to focus on preventing child sexual abuse (02/12/2006)
The Winona Voice Of The Faithful is sponsoring an informational meeting on child sexual abuse awareness, improving prevention laws, and establishing a collaborative program to protect our children fro ... 

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum seeks a sea of volunteers (02/12/2006)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum of Winona, MN is hosting an Open House on Thursday March 2, 2006 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the Museum's volunteer program. The ev ... 

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Mom’s lunch at Living Light Church (02/12/2006)
The Winona Mothers of Preschoolers Living Light chapter would like to extend an invitation for all mothers who have children birth to age 5 in the Winona area for a Mom's luncheon on February 20, fro ... 

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Winona Health offers building project tour (02/12/2006)
Winona Health will offer a public tour of its building project on Tuesday, February 21, at 5 p.m.

Tours begin with a brief presentation in the Lake Winona Manor Classroom, which people can access th ... 

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FAA Pilot Safety Seminar (02/09/2006)
The Aeronautics Division of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Aeronautics (MnDOT) in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (M ... 

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How to recognize a scam (02/09/2006)
Phishing is the focus of the Minnesota Bankers Association's (MBA) 2006 consumer protection awareness campaign. The MBA has joined a group of organizations to promote the eighth annual National Consum ... 

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Quilters Guild trip to Paducah (02/09/2006)
Quilters Guild trip to PaducahThe Winona Area Quilter's Guild and Pickwick Tours are hosting a trip to the 22nd annual American Quilter's Society Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah, KY. The public is  ... 

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VITA Offers Free Tax Help (02/09/2006)
Winona State University's Accounting Department sponsors free tax help through the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) from now until April 10. In addition to free preparation of federal an ... 

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Winona Health Home Care in top 10% of nation Winona Health Home Care successful in reducing hospitalization rates (02/09/2006)
Winona Health Home Care was named a National Best Practice Agency in the National Home Care Quality Improvement/ Hospitalization Reduction Project.

"Your leadership, professionalism and highly effect ... 

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Wisconsin kids under 8 years old must use child safety seat (02/09/2006)
Effective today a new law in Wisconsin will require every child under the age of 8 and less than 80 pounds to ride in child safety seat. Current law in Wisconsin applies to children under the age of  ... 

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Ice fishing fun for kids planned (02/06/2006)
Children ages 6-13 will discover the fun and excitement of fishing through the ice at the Ice Fishing Day Clinic to be held Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Park Lodge, Lake W ... 

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Internet crimes against children talk at C-FC school (02/06/2006)
The PTO, C-FC School and Alma School are proud to sponsor a free educational seminar about protecting children's safety while using the Internet. The presentation will be at the C-FC School, in the J ... 

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Driver improvement program to be offered (01/16/2006)
The Minnesota HighwaySafety Center will be offering a 55+Driver Improvement Course in Lanesboro and Winona on the following dates.

Lanesboro: February 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 4-hour Refresher Course; Feb ... 

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Tax credits available for Minnesota workers (01/16/2006)
by Rosemary Heins, University of Minnesota Extension Service

Tax credits are available for Minnesota working families that will help them pay for items on their "wish"¯ list.

This wish list may in ... 

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Girl Scouts: It’s Cook-E-Ology time! (01/11/2006)
The Sweet Science of Cookie Fun!

Register for an AWESOME, interactive, messy, gooey, exploratory workshop where girls will work towards cookie related badge work as well as earn the 2006 Cookie Rally ... 

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4-H News (12/07/2005)
Carolyn Dingfelder

4-H Program Coordinator

Winona County

Record Keeping - this is an integral part of 4-H Youth Development. Record keeping is one of the many life skills needed throughout l ... 

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Democrats gather for annual meeting (11/16/2005)
Seventy people gathered at the Waumandee House on Thursday, November 10, to conduct the annual meeting of the Democratic Party of Buffalo County. Elected officials attending included Sheriff Bernie B ... 

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Annual senior citizen dinner to be held in Lewiston (11/09/2005)
Lewiston-Altura Community Education invites school district residents aged 55 and older to the 30th Annual Senior Citizens Dinner at Lewiston-Altura High School on Thursday, December 1, from 11:30 a.m ... 

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Day Care Training (11/09/2005)
November 14, 2005 , from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at

First Baptist Church, 368 West Broadway, Winona

The Providers For Kids will present a FREE 2 hour class entitled Children's Illnesses and Health Issues wit ... 

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How to start a child care business topic of seminar (11/09/2005)
The Western Dairyland Child Care Business Development Center is hosting two 1-hour seminars on "How to Start a Child Care Business"¯ in Black River Falls, Wis., on Tuesday, November 15. These repeatin ... 

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Mall craft and story time (11/09/2005)
The theme for the Winona Mall Craft and Story Time on Wednesday, November 16, from 11:00-11:30 a.m. will be Clifford the Big Red Dog. Call the Winona Mall office at 454-7295 for more information. ... 

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Senior events (11/09/2005)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is located on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets and is open to all individuals age 55 and older. For more information about our classes or nominal class or parti ... 

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Fire Prevention Week observed in Winona (10/12/2005)
Honoring the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred October 9, 1871, Fire Prevention Week has been held annually since its presidential proclamation in 1925. Burning more than 2,000 acr ... 

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Back to school information (08/17/2005)
Winona Area Catholic Schools back to school parent pack information for all new and returning students may be picked up at the WACS business office beginning on Thursday, August 18, 2005 during norm ... 

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Early Childhood program in Nodine (08/17/2005)
Are you looking for a fun way to get out and meet other parents with young children? St. Johns Lutheran School in Nodine, MN, is starting a Christ based Early Childhood Education Program for parents ... 

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Coping with grief and loss (01/30/2005)
Presented by Winona Area Hospice

A grief group can help one:

*Find understanding, encouragement, and support as you continue to adjust to the loss of a loved one

*Share experiences with others who  ... 

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Local science fair judges needed (01/30/2005)
The 42nd Annual WAPS Local Science Fair will be held Friday, February 4, 2005 at Winona Middle School for students in grades 5-12. We are in need of approximately 40 judges for the fair to make the m ... 

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Need help with taxes? (01/30/2005)
Winona State University Accounting Professor Richard Schneider and a group of accounting students are volunteering their time to provide free income tax assistance to low income individuals and famili ... 

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Habitat ReStore seeks furniture donations (01/23/2005)
In response to public demand, Habitat for Humanity - ReStore is looking for gently used furniture for its retail thrift store. We are now accepting some upholstered furniture items such as sofas and  ... 

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Habitat dedicates two more homes (01/19/2005)
Habitat for Humanity-Winona County the Carlson and Gilligan families, Wells Fargo, Fastenal and local volunteers announce the dedication of the Habitat for Humanity homes they have built together at 7 ... 

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Free books offered to kids (01/16/2005)
Collaborating again, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and Picture Window Books are partnering for a third offering of free books to the children of southern Minnesota. Previous BookStart event ... 

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Governor Pawlenty presents K-12 plan
Eight percent increase in funding available to local districts that embrace reforms
(01/16/2005)
Taking action to enhance Minnesota's reputation as the nation's leader in education innovation, Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced a sweeping package of education reforms including extra funding fo ... 

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Two public hearings on sending Stockton students to Rollingstone (01/16/2005)
The School Board of Winona Area Public Schools, Independent School District 861, has scheduled 2 public hearings to consider redistricting the Stockton area into the Rollingstone Community School atte ... 

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Class on how to use baby sling (01/15/2005)
Parents of infants and toddlers are invited to come to this class on using an infant sling. Parents experienced with using baby slings will show participants how to use slings and give hands-on help  ... 

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December Red Cross classes (12/01/2004)
First Aid Dec. 8 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR Dec. 9 5:00 - 9:00 pm

CPR-Pro. Rescuer Recert. ... 

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Kiwanis offers $700 scholarship (11/28/2004)
The Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona is encouraging local high school seniors who plan to attend a college, university, or vocational school in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota next year to apply f ... 

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Trempealeau Christmas House Tour Dec. 4 (11/28/2004)
A Christmas House Tour will be held Saturday, December 4, following the Chamber's Annual Country Christmas at the Trempealeau Middle School, from 3 - 7 pm.

Included on the tour are:

N10288 Birc ... 

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Winona County Historical Society Christmas House Tour Dec. 5 (11/28/2004)
The Winona County Historical Society will present the 19th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour on Sunday, December 5, from 3-8 p.m. This year's tour will feature six beautifully homes, as wel ... 

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