A 75-year-old Winona woman died in a crash on the night of November 23. Esther Viola Waas was driving south on Highway 61 near mile marker 36 and Rollingstone Township at 11:08 p.m. on November 23 when she reportedly hit an unoccupied vehicle stalled on the right side of the road, went off t…

The Trempealeau County Attorney charged a 36-year-old Rochester, Minn., man with stalking, attempted burglary, three counts of domestic abuse, taking a vehicle, fleeing law enforcement, damage to property and disorderly conduct earlier this week. 

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A recent surge in local COVID infections receded significantly this week. Winona County cases hit their highest point of 2021 in mid-November, reaching a peak of nearly 36 cases per day, before falling over the past two weeks. In the last seven days, there were 104 new cases, or 15 cases per…

Ashley Furniture Industries awarded more than $144,000 to enhance robotics education at local schools located near Ashley’s advanced manufacturing facilities throughout the country. Funds were awarded to schools based on their overall strategy for incorporating robotics into K-12 classroom c…

The annual Christmas holiday lighting contest will take place for Fountain City. The season is a time to display and encourage residents to get involved with the holiday spirit. All areas of the city will be judged during December 15 to December 22. The wonderful weather of the past few week…

The Winona Fire Department (WFD) extinguished a garage fire Tuesday night in which there were no injuries, WFD Assistant Fire Chief Jason Theusch said. 

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After years of discussions, body cameras are here. Late last month, the Winona County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deployed body cameras for the first time. It is now the only law enforcement agency in the county using them. Next year, the Winona Police Department (WPD) aims to follow suit. Polic…

At 8:48 p.m. on Sunday, November 14 a 23-year-old St. Charles man was taken to a local hospital by helicopter for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after being involved in a crash. The man was going north on Highway 74 near mile marker 30 when he reportedly went over the centerl…

The Winona County Attorney’s Office charged a 43-year-old Winona woman with three counts of theft by check and three counts of theft by swindle. Amy Mae Thorn pled guilty to theft by swindle, and the other charges were dropped.

Ashley for the Arts announced this week they are now accepting applications for the 2021 Ashley for the Arts Community Cares Grant. The focus of the grant is to support eligible nonprofit organizations within a 60-mile radius of Arcadia, looking for assistance with a project that is communit…

An uptick in local COVID cases continued this week. Winona County saw 165 new cases this week, on par with last week’s 169 and up significantly from two weeks ago, when there were just 102 cases. In Buffalo County, infections rose gradually for the second straight week, with 63 new cases in …