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Al Owne in the kitchen (12/22/2013)
By Al Owne -- Going along with the old saying about silver linings, I learned how to run the automatic oven cleaner on the fairly new gas range after the pumpkin pie fiasco. Man, the oven really gets hot. One funny ... 

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Sharing services (10/09/2013)
One of the biggest challenges that keeps a college or university president up at night is affordability. As we strive to deliver high quality education, how do we ensure that a Southeast Tech or Winon ... 

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Minding our P’s at Winona State (09/08/2013)
by Scott Olson, President, WSU

Last year I asked Winona State University’s students, faculty and staff, alumni and alumnae, and members of the Winona community to share their hopes and dreams. We r ... 

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Al Owne in the kitchen (07/07/2013)
By Al Owne -- I think it was the author Thomas Wolfe who said, “You can’t go home again,” implying that you can’t relive the past. I had a perfect example of that recently on a friends and family visit to my doubl ... 

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Al Owne in the kitchen (06/23/2013)
By Al Owne -- I just passed the three-year mark since my wife passed away, and I think it’s time for a little score keeping. Although many people don’t think that life is a competitive event, I beg to differ. Lif ... 

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‘Homage Fromage’ to my Dad (06/16/2013)
By Morgan Gish --

A month or so ago, my mom got the fever to attempt cleaning out the catch-all room in her new(ish) house. The catch-all room was the last hold-out for all the odds and ends that came from 677 Washin ... 

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Al Owne in the kitchen (05/12/2013)
By Al Owne -- Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers reading this column. Mother’s Day is a special day, but it doesn’t seem right to thank and praise mom on just one day a year.

While looking at a waffle recipe in  ... 

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How ‘isms’ define social justice (05/08/2013)
by Mary Jane Guy

Dr. Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, ventured where few dare to tread in the hallowed groves of academe: he questioned social justice teaching in th ... 

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Hopes and dreams for WSU (04/03/2013)
by Scott Olson - WSU President

For the last few months, I’ve been listening to Winona State University students, faculty, staff, and community friends share their hopes and dreams for this great  ... 

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Al Owne in the kitchen (03/03/2013)
By Al Owne -- I tried waffles again. I don’t know if it’s the antique iron, or me, but they didn’t turn out too well. The good things were: I didn’t burn myself, I used the hint I read about pouring the batter in ... 

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Rooting for yellowness (10/14/2012)
From: Emilio DeGrazia

The philosopher Albert Camus, sensitive to society’s desire to enjoy a moral lifestyle, made no secret of this essential belief: “All that I know most surely about morality a ... 

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How to deal with a disaster (08/08/2012)
by State Rep. Gene Pelowski

In 2007 a disaster hit Southeastern Minnesota. The federal, state and local units of government helped to rebuild the homes, businesses and infrastructure damaged or des ... 

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R.I.P. Mi Amigo, John Edstrom (06/27/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- With a very heavy heart I bid adieu this week to my buddy, John Edstrom. Our history goes back a long way. I have known John Edstrom for well over half a century, dating back to my kindergarten days a ... 

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GRSF Company —ambassadors for Winona (06/08/2011)
From: Dave and Kathy Christenson

We have read other letters describing the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s wonderful productions, excellent acting, and community-wide events.  Those are the thin ... 

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: An Education (06/01/2011)
From: Andrew Carlson

I love this festival and this community. It is a unique place to work, for many reasons, and I want to share some of the reasons I find it so special.

GRSF is built on learn ... 

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Shakespeare not just for adults (05/18/2011)
From: Ruth Charles

Professor, Winona State University

Let me correct your thinking — Shakespeare is not just for adults! Children and teens of all ages can come to love Shakespeare and can be pu ... 

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WOW! (05/11/2011)
From: Cullen Schwemer

Julieanne Schwemer

WOW!! Tip your hat and say hello, the Great River Shakespeare Festival leaders, actors, and crew are back for another year of Shakespeare presentations. Th ... 

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WSU Theme Houses (05/11/2011)
From Kurt Lohide

WSU Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services

What’s up with the Winona State University Theme Houses?

Questions and concerns are raised any time there is a change in ... 

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Setting the Stage campaign (05/04/2011)
From: Larry Jost

When we moved to our farm at the end of a secluded valley in Alma, Wisconsin a couple of years ago my wife Anne and I expected to discover many new and exciting things. What we di ... 

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Why Congress should NOT raise the debt ceiling (05/01/2011)
From: Don Salyards

Sometime before the middle of May, the United States of America will bump up against its current debt ceiling of $14.29 trillion dollars.  The U.S. Treasury is prohibited from bo ... 

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Keeping GRSF is up to you (04/20/2011)
From: Margaret Shaw Johnson

I love the Great River Shakespeare Festival! I love everything about it, as does my husband, Bruce. Bruce is an athlete. He never paid much attention to Shakespeare o ... 

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Arts for students through GRSF (04/13/2011)
From: Laurie Lucas

We are so lucky to have professional directors and actors who make “Will’s” English understandable! Through voice, movement and expressions Shakespeare’s stories come alive in p ... 

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Education, economic development and tourism (04/06/2011)
From: Tedd Morgan

My first experience with Shakespeare was in high school. I loved reading and literature, and I became an immediate fan. In college, I took courses devoted to studying Shakespeare’ ... 

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Field Report (11/03/2010)
By Paul Barnes -- 6 AM, Manhattan.

I’m on the last leg of four weeks of travel before arriving in Salt Lake City to begin rehearsals next week at Pioneer Theatre Company for “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” which wi ... 

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The Home Stretch (07/21/2010)
By Paul Barnes -- As I sit down to write this, there are two weeks left of the 2010 Great River Shakespeare Festival season. We’re about to enter the home stretch. By the time you read this, we’ll be well on our way t ... 

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GRSF: 2 Shakespeare plays, 1 musical, plus deals and lots of free stuff — now (06/27/2010)
By Paul Barnes -- Opening week is like being poised at the top of a ski jump, ready to take the plunge, hoping for a safe, smooth landing – and one that outdoes our last record-setting run.

Preview performances began  ... 

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Angels, balancing acts, free stuff (05/09/2010)
By Paul Barnes -- Angels

‘Tis the night before packing and all through the house. . .

I begin my drive to Winona tomorrow, and by the time you read this, I’ll be somewhere between Oregon and Minnesota, or, pending  ... 

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Friday Night in Pennsylvania (Winona on My Mind, Part II) (03/17/2010)
By Paul Barnes -- I’m in Lancaster, PA, about to open a production of Michael Frayn’s comic romp, “Noises Off” at the Fulton Theatre (featuring GRSF actors Christopher Gerson, Tarah Flanagan, Zack Fine, David Graham Jo ... 

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Jack Sparrow meets the Marble Boat, Argh! (03/03/2010)
From: Darrell Downs

Professor, WSU

A few years ago in a faculty newsletter, I drew attention to MnSCU’s (Minnesota State Colleges and University) paran ... 

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Magnetic Catholic Schools (02/24/2010)
From: Will Gibson

Winona is blessed with a strong network of Catholic schools which provides families faith-based, academically rigorous, and culturally enriching opportunities to grow in mind, bod ... 

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Oh, go jump in a lake (02/10/2010)
By Sarah Squires -- I think it’s safe to say that Southerners don’t have some strange hot climate tradition that puts them in tin foil suits in the hottest noon hour sun, baking in misery — for funsies. It doesn’t sound  ... 

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Snowbird University (01/27/2010)
By Paul Barnes -- I’m writing from Boca Raton, Florida, where I’ve spent the last two days (with one more to go), meeting faculty and talking to students in the theatre department at Florida Atlantic University, watchi ... 

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Be aware of fraudulent fundraising activities (01/20/2010)
From: Beth Forkner Moe

Executive Director, United Way

of the Greater Winona Area

Marie Barrientos

Executive Director, American

Red Cross, Winona County Chapter

Our world has experienced yet  ... 

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School closure nonsolution to budget problems (01/06/2010)
We know the problem all too well. We’ve spent countless hours trying to solve it in ways that serve the best long-term interests of the community and schools. We’ve carefully considered the often angr ... 

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New technology for aeration of Lake Winona (12/30/2009)
From: Cal Fremling and Bruce Fuller

On August 28, 1973, about 75 sportsmen, townspeople, and students voluntarily assisted the Lake Winona Committee in installing six Helixor aerators in Lake Winon ... 

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Winona on my mind (12/23/2009)
By Paul Barnes -- One of my favorite holiday films is the 1983 classic, “A Christmas Story,” featuring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, the boy who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder Carbine Action Range Mo ... 

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At ease at last (09/23/2009)
By Paul Barnes -- The production of Amadeus I just opened at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis happened to receive, much to my surprise, a glowing notice in the Friday, September 18, edition of The Wall Street Journal ... 

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WOW: More Than a Wow! (07/01/2009)
By Paul Barnes -- When we learned that Winona National Bank would be unable to host our traditional opening night party this season, many of us at the Great River Shakespeare Festival despaired. The party, to which WN ... 

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Season opening nerves (06/21/2009)
By Paul Barnes --

It’s all going to happen.

Season Six. Five weeks, two plays, 17 actors, 1 Intern/Apprentice company project…concerts, classes, conversations and more.

We’re 19% ahead in ticket sales from where w ... 

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Government in action: Implications for District #861 (05/31/2009)
By Paul Durand -- Rarely a day goes by when I am not asked a question about next year’s school district budget or the future we face because of the current economic downturn in the state and nation. I’m generally an op ... 

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Bishop Loras Watters, R.I.P. (04/01/2009)
From: Ivan Kubista

It was early summer of 1983, and I’d been waiting over a week for the results of my job interview with the Diocese of Winona’s search committee. Feeling enough time had passed,  ... 

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Police Chief Frank Pomeroy thanks the Winona community (04/01/2009)
By Frank Pomeroy -- As I enter into retirement, after 34 years of service with the Winona Police Department and 22 ½ years as the Winona Police Chief, it is time to reflect and thank all of the citizens of Winona and all ... 

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An interesting thing happened on the way to the economic downturn (03/08/2009)
by Paul Barnes

Producing Director

GRSF

George Bernard Shaw’s three-hour play about heresy, feudalism, and Protestantism, Saint Joan, set new records for single ticket sales at Repertory Theatre o ... 

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Education Tax Credit bill (01/18/2009)
by Craig Junker

President, Cotter Schools

Every week we read news stories about the challenges facing elementary and secondary education throughout our country. This past fall, media outlets rais ... 

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Urge MnSCU to prioritize campus level funding (01/14/2009)
From: Bruce Svingen, WSUFA President

Darrell Downs WSUFA

Government Relations

Minnesota’s worst case scenario has arrived in public higher education. Ranking 31st in the nation for state funding  ... 

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Rumors and reality (01/11/2009)
By Paul Durand -- Many rumors have circulated among state officials regarding an anticipated financial shortage, but today, our nastiest suspicions have been realized. In early December 2008 school officials across Min ... 

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Where are GRSFers this winter? (12/31/2008)
By Paul Barnes -- In the world of technical direction and scenic construction, GRSF’s founding company member and resident technical director, Erik Paulson, provided in-house technical direction for Jon Stewart’s The D ... 

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Where are GRSFers this winter? Part Two (12/31/2008)
From: Paul Barnes

Producing Director

GRSF

In the world of technical direction and scenic construction, GRSF’s founding company member and resident technical director, Erik Paulson, provided in-ho ... 

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Where are GRSFers this winter? Part One (12/28/2008)
by Paul Barnes

Producing Director

GRSF

At the end of each summer season, members of the GRSF company disperse not just to the farthest reaches of the country to resume their careers and their stu ... 

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Our blessings are great (12/03/2008)
From: Gary Evans

HBCI

It is my fervent hope as we pause this year to celebrate the holidays that we do as Winonans before us have done and remember those less fortunate than we are by donating to  ... 

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An overwhelming demand at local food shelf (11/30/2008)
From Sandra Burke

Winona Volunteer Services

Where do you go when you run out of money and you need food for yourself and your family? Many Winona residents are asking themselves that same questio ... 

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Challenging times (11/23/2008)
by Paul Barnes

Producing Director

GRSF

I spent the weekend in Orange County, California, home of my undergraduate alma mater, California State University-Fullerton and on this mid-November weeken ... 

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Packing up in our nation’s capital (10/15/2008)
by Paul Barnes

Producing Director

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Henry IV, Part 1, the production I’ve been directing at the Folger Theatre here in Washington, D.C., played its sixth preview pe ... 

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Hello from Washington, D.C. (09/10/2008)
by Paul Barnes

My post-Winona/GRSF fifth anniversary season travels have landed me in our nation’s capital, where I am about to begin rehearsals for Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 at the Folger The ... 

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SMART goals bring Comprehensive Plan alive (08/24/2008)
By Paul Durand -- As we begin the new school year we have an opportunity to set many goals that will help us improve your area public schools. Since October 2007 parents, staff, faculty, business/community leaders and  ... 

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What I learned (08/03/2008)
FROM: PAUL BARNES

It’s the morning of my departure from Winona; my apartment at WSU’s East Lake complex is mostly packed up, put into boxes for shipping back to Oregon or storage here in town, and  ... 

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Embracing that which is difficult (07/20/2008)
From; Paul Barnes

Just as our season brochure warned, "Season Five will be over before we know it."¯ And here we are: one week to go.

We've got final performances of The Taming of the Shrew and  ... 

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To retire, or not to retire"¦. (07/16/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The Nation of Cheese is facing a nasty dilemma these days. Anyone living on this side of the planet has no doubt recently read countless accounts of the on-going saga of Brett Favre's retirement/non- ... 

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Success is no surprise at Cotter schools (07/13/2008)
From: Craig Junker

President, Cotter Schools

There is no doubt that U.S. high schools need to

make changes in order to better prepare upcoming generations of students for an ever changing, inter ... 

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Back at the front (porch, that is) (07/09/2008)
By Paul Barnes -- This week at the Great River Shakespeare Festival is our busiest to date.

We've gotten the plays open, made it through the 4th of July weekend, been able to enjoy two terrific pre-show Prelude Concer ... 

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Thoughts on District 861’s legal fees (07/09/2008)
By Paul Durand -- The Winona Area Public Schools is a $49 million a year business with over 700 employees, serving thousands of families. The amount of legal services it needs to purchase varies over time based on the  ... 

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Discovering your festival (06/18/2008)

It was apparent from the warm response and hearty "welcome back"¯ the GRSF company received at Saturday night's "Chocolate, Shakespeare, and Champagne"¯ benefit for the Winona County Historical Soci ... 

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The man in the truck (05/25/2008)
By Paul Barnes

Producing Director

GRSF

It only took a day. As I was leaving our office at 79 E. Third Street at the end of my first day back in Winona, a friendly fellow in a pick-up truck sto ... 

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Response to WEA vote of No Confidence (04/13/2008)
By Paul Durand -- Over the past four years I have worked hard as the superintendent of the Winona Area Public Schools to address many issues and unique challenges. All of these efforts have been done publicly and with  ... 

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A quantum leap for technology (04/09/2008)
By Paul Durand -- For years District #861 has struggled to find ways to provide current technology for our students and staff. This was in large part due to three main factors. First, the high cost of technology and  ... 

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Say it ain’t so (03/05/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The phone rang early and often this morning. The callers were fellow Cheeseheads wanting to know if I had heard the news that Brett Favre had decided to retire. My first reaction was much like that  ... 

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What makes a Catholic school Catholic? (01/30/2008)
Over the past few years, I have been asked several times about what it means to be a Catholic school. Simply stated, Catholic schools make Christ present every day. As an extension of the Church, edu ... 

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Rigor vs. Rigor Mortis (12/30/2007)
By Paul Durand -- Minnesota Governor Pawlenty, and legislative leaders from both parties, have promoted a wide variety of preschool and K-12 education policies and initiatives designed to challenge Minnesota students w ... 

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Our thoughts and prayers are with those in need this holiday season (12/02/2007)
As the year draws to a close, especially during this time of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we give thanks for our health, our families and the many blessings in our lives.

It's this time of year that o ... 

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Promote, Protect and Provide (11/11/2007)
Since 1987, area residents have been turning to the Winona Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as easy and effective as possible. Over these 20 years the foundation has continued  ... 

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Positively Winona series comes to an end (11/07/2007)
It's easy to forget how much we have in the Winona area. Sometimes, it takes others to bring it into perspective. Two of my recent experiences illustrate what I mean.

I met a middle-aged Minneapolis  ... 

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A great place to grow a business (10/31/2007)
Winona is a great place to grow a business. It is a great place to grow a career. Why? Because we have a myriad of companies that are embracing new, innovative ways to define work, how it gets done, a ... 

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A Refuge for all of us (10/24/2007)
Over 3.5 million people visited the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge last year creating an economic impact of about 255 million dollars to the adjacent counties. To put the numb ... 

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Futures under construction (10/24/2007)
By Paul Durand -- It is a widely held belief that public education is essential to the local economy. Schools are a significant part of the infrastructure of a community, and can have a direct impact on real estate va ... 

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This place is for the birds! (10/17/2007)
During the months of September through December, about 40% of all North American migratory birds use the Mississippi Flyway to travel from as far away as the Arctic coast of Alaska to tropical Central ... 

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Regardless of income, all flood victims deserve state assistance (10/10/2007)
When we heard the forecast for an "all day soaker"¯ on August 18, few people in southeastern Minnesota would have predicted what Mother Nature had in store: Torrential rainfall that would eventually t ... 

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You can never leave Winona behind (10/03/2007)
I'm seldom at a loss for words, but writing this Positively Winona piece is difficult. It's not because there aren't many great things to say about Winona, it's because we're moving.

When I began my  ... 

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Winona’s diverse business community (09/26/2007)
At least once every week I'm asked why a business should be in Winona. Before I answer I reflect on all the great things that Winona has to offer and then share my answer based on the questioner's ne ... 

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Putting ‘local’ into our food (09/19/2007)
We live in a beautiful but demanding landscape. Our bluffs and valleys, marked erratically by the underground channels of karst geology, require a dose a caution amidst their careful management. The r ... 

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Our greatest challenges (09/12/2007)
In previous editorials I wrote about the many positive areas identified by our voters in last April's community survey. The Center for Community Opinion conducted this research on behalf of the scho ... 

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Proud to be part of the Winona area for 95 years and counting (09/12/2007)
We're planning the celebration of the century, and you're all invited. In just five short years, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will celebrate its centennial, and we've got one of the most impor ... 

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A great place to start a small busines (09/05/2007)
Winona has wonderful opportunities to start a small business. With its picturesque location, surrounded by bluffs, rivers, and its downtown architecture, Winona is a historic river town that is once a ... 

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True Character (08/29/2007)
In difficult times you see true character - for individuals and communities. Over the past week and a half people from all over the country have watched and learned what the Winona area is all about.  ... 

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Living in a CommUniversity (08/22/2007)
For a number of years now, I have been thinking about what happens when a university and a community become so closely connected that it is difficult to tell where the university ends and the communit ... 

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Building pride in the downtown (08/15/2007)
The Sebos set footĀ in Cedar Valley and made their new home as Norwegian immigrants on July 4, 1854 (I kid you not...it was the Fourth of July, according to family folklore).Ā  Even by Winona standard ... 

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A great place to own a home (08/08/2007)
The first question I am often asked these days is, "How is the housing market here? Is it as bad as we hear on the news?"¯ My response is that Winona's market is solid and balanced. While we have ne ... 

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The Front Porch Series (08/08/2007)
Washington Post and Newsweek columnist Michael Gerson's recent appearance as the final Front Porch Conversation speaker of the 2007 season at the Great River Shakespeare Festival has generated passion ... 

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Positively organic, Winona! (08/01/2007)
I had the pleasure recently of stopping by the Winona Farmers Market for some local organic chicken, fresh fruits and veggies. The number of vendors at the market, many of whom are organic, and the va ... 

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Healthcare ‘sweet spot’ (07/25/2007)
During my five-year tenure in Winona, my enchantment with this community has grown "” from its people and the diverse business environment to its natural beauty and expanding cultural opportunities. W ... 

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History sells (07/18/2007)
It's sometimes easy to overlook what we have in place. Luckily, not everyone turns a blind eye to what the Winona area offers.

I know the organizers of the Great River Shakespeare Festival saw the po ... 

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Current technology important for learning (07/15/2007)
On June 21, 2007, a report was made to the Winona Area Public Schools Board of Education outlining many of the technology issues being faced locally and statewide in our public schools. Following are ... 

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WSU’s first and only Undergraduate Composite Engineering program in the nation (07/11/2007)
Every year, our state taxes go to pay for the many essential needs and services that make Minnesota one of the greatest states in the nation. While many of the benefits taxpayers receive in our state  ... 

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Manufacturing in Winona (07/04/2007)
Winona has a rich history of manufacturing activity. Not long after it was founded in the mid 1850s, core industries began to develop. One of the earliest and most important at the time was the lumb ... 

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Volunteers make this a better place (06/27/2007)
Having lived in the Winona area for 34 years and seeing the quality of life we all enjoy, I feel qualified to share what I see about the area that makes it such a good place to live, work and raise ou ... 

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A quality of life rarely experienced (06/13/2007)
While driving into Winona from any direction, you can't help but be in awe when experiencing the theatre of seasons with blazing color in the fall, the stark grey and white beauty found in the winter, ... 

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Community arts and sustainable community movements (06/06/2007)
In Winona, the arts are becoming a sustainable model meeting the immediate needs for energy, tourism and economic impact while enhancing the future through flowering cultural growth that will breathe  ... 

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Every day we live here, we like the place more and more (05/30/2007)
by Rich Enochs

About 25 years ago, I made my first visit to Winona. I was a youngish salesperson living in Chicago, and Minnesota was a part of my territorial responsibility. From that very first d ... 

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What better place? (05/16/2007)
First in a series of articles promoting Winona to individuals and businesses looking for relocation.

By Mark Metzler

During my first trip between La Crosse and Winona I drove off the road ... 

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Community survey helps educational planning (04/29/2007)
By Paul Durand -- The community survey conducted by the Winona Area Public school district provides the school board with valuable information to help guide planning and focus resources on improvements to teaching and  ... 

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Quality schools require current policies (04/01/2007)
By Paul Durand -- Although some may feel it unimportant and even a bit boring, a primary function of a local board of education is policy making. The policies developed help govern all aspects of the operations of a s ... 

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Changing Winona school colors (02/11/2007)
By Paul Durand -- The ‘ole"¯ orange & black is adding some "green."¯

It seems to be everywhere. All over the place you can see signs of new interest in the topics of energy conservation, renewable sources and ma ... 

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Fortune favors the prepared mind (01/28/2007)
by CRAIG JUNKER
President, Cotter Schools

During the industrial age in America, schools were fashioned in the image of assembly lines. Schools took on the look and feel of mechanistic structure ... 

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Charlie Nelson, R.I.P.
State Historical Architect for over 30 years
(01/27/2007)
by MARK PETERSON

Winona County Historical Society

Most Winonans didn't know Charlie Nelson but everyone in Winona and throughout the state benefited because of him. Charlie was the State Historica ... 

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Happy New Year
How to make it to 2007!
(12/31/2006)
by DAVE BRAND
Winona County Sheriff

Before you head out to all of those New Year's Eve parties, please remember not to drink and drive. Designate a driver before you leave the house if your out ... 

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