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The original judge’s bench from the 1889 Winona County Courthouse has returned to Winona. The bench — the high desk behind which a judge sits during court — was owned by Stephen J. Smith, an Owatonna, Minn., attorney. Smith donated the bench to the Winona County Historical Society (WCHS). On…

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The American Legion Post #9 held its annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 4, at Westfield. Forty-two golfers participated. The new champion for 2019 is Jim Akre. First flight winner was Steve Moen; second flight winner was Dave Kohner; third flight winner was Steve Morrison; and fourth f…

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The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will be hosting a free Design Expo as part of its annual Design Weekend. The expo will be hosted at the Winona County Historical Society on Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This is a free event, open to all ages.

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Are you looking for a good physical workout and a hands-on opportunity to help improve wildlife habitat? The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is looking for volunteers to help plant over 500 native trees at the Root River Tract near La Crescent, Minn., on Saturday, A…