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Enrollment at Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) has declined since last school year, but remains above the number district leaders projected while creating this academic year’s budget. The rate of decline is also gradually slowing and remaining below the past rate.

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The Cotter girls cross country team placed second out of 19 teams at the 48th Bill Glomski Invitational in Stewartville, Minn., last Thursday. Cotter Schools narrowly beat out Lanesboro with a low score of 120 to 125, respectively, while Chatfield took first place with a score of 82.

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The Cochrane-Fountain City Pirate runners traveled to Westby, Wis., and competed in a 12-team invitational on August 24. All eligible runners were able to compete in this tune-up event. Typically, participants run five kilometers (3.1 miles), but this first event was shortened to four kilome…

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The first home football game isn’t until September 10, but for many sports, the Winhawks fall season starts in earnest this week. On Thursday, girls tennis will host two opponents at 9 a.m. at the Winona Middle School, boys and girls cross country will host time trials at 5:30 p.m. at the hi…

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In response to guidance issued today from the Minnesota State Chancellor’s Office, Winona State University (WSU) will soon be requiring proof of COVID vaccination for specific student groups or weekly COVID testing in accordance with new state system requirements. WSU is reviewing new guidan…

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The Winona State University (WSU) Retiree Center’s Senior University program will host five courses this fall, these courses will be presented on Zoom. “On Liberty: John Stuart Mill’s Vision of a Free Society,” taught by David Speetzen, will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 24, 3…

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The Winona State University (WSU) women’s soccer team is eager to start their 2021 campaign, having last played a competitive match nearly 22 months ago. The Warriors will be led into the season by Missy Greco and Bailey Deininger, having been tabbed as WSU Players to Watch on offense and de…

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Over a dinner in Minneapolis, Sister Judith Schaefer’s hopes for hiring a new administrator materialized. “I was really, really impressed with her understanding about education and her professionalism,” Schaefer said of Mary Eileen Fitch, the talented teacher she’d invited to dinner. Schaefe…

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Winona State University (WSU) has been tabbed for third place in their division and fifth place overall in the 2021 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Football Poll, as released on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Warriors earned 26 points in South Division voting and 126 points total, inclu…

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Peyton and Tyler Gunnarson, brothers who are teammates on the Rolling Thunder Team, competed at the Move United Junior Nationals in Denver, Colo., on July 21-23. Peyton was a senior and Tyler an eighth grader this past year at Lewiston-Altura High School. Peyton participated in the under 20 …