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The speed of Omicron’s spread keeps setting new records for coronavirus infections in Winona County. COVID deaths have also ticked up lately, while remaining lower than the pre-vaccine surge of winter 2020.

by Dr. Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, dean of faculty and academic operations, Minnesota State College Southeast

Sports

The Winona State University women's track and field team turned in some impressive performances at the University of Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday, with first-place finishes in both the four-by-400 meter relay and the one-mile run, paving the way for Warrior success in the third indoor meet of…

The Wachs Arena at Northern State University (NSU) developed a reputation as one of the toughest places to earn a win as the visiting team in NCAA Division II men's basketball, but Winona State University (WSU) did just that on Saturday, Jan. 22, beating the Wolves 83-74 in front of 3,463 fans.

On Sunday, December 19, 2021, two jiu-jitsu athletes from Flow Yoga and Martial Arts of Winona, representing Team Vaghi and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, competed in NuWay Combat’s Submission Grappling tournament in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Robert Lupton competed in the 185-pound Purple Belt division where…

The Winona Senior High School (WSHS) Theatre Group will perform “The Waiting Room” by Noah Bennett at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the WSHS auditorium. 

Listen to the ringing “chords” of the Brigadiers barbershop quartet Saturday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Old Main in Galesville. The Brigadiers are a quartet that come together at the Northern Pines Harmony Brigade in Minneapolis, Minn., several years ago. The Harmony Brigade is one of a do…

New to the 2022 Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) is a combination film screening and beer tasting. This year, to celebrate the opening of the festival, FRFF will screen “One Pint at a Time” at their main office at 164 East Third Street in downtown Winona.

Merchants Financial Group, Inc. (MFGI) announced year-end earnings for 2021 with net income of $28,770,000, according to MFGI President and CEO Gregory M. Evans. The earnings exceeded MFGI’s plan for the year by more than $8.2 million and is an increase of 33.8 percent over 2020 earnings.

Minnesota Lottery State Sales Manager Steve Addabbo (right) presents the $1 Million Club award to Kwik Trip #824 Guest Service Leader Hailey Gerberding. 

The staff of Bremer Bank in Winona decided to make the donation to Catholic Charities and the Winona Community Warming Center for our annual jeans day donation, which this year totaled $600. Employees have the option to wear jeans on Fridays for a $5 donation. These donations are branch spec…

Two young women from Winona were hurt in a head-on collision on Highway 43 south of Winona on Saturday. Fortunately neither was critically injured, according to police. 

A 19-year-old Ham Lake, Minn., woman sustained serious injuries when she was reportedly struck by a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Winona man as she walked through a crosswalk Thursday morning.