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After steadily rising earlier this month, local COVID infections slowed down slightly.

On July 8, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration extended the shelf life for some lot numbers of the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits. You can check the iHealth website for your test kits most up-to-date expiration date by typing the lot number on the back of your test kit box at ih…

Local COVID cases rose recently, and the Centers for Disease Control signed off on the new Novavax vaccine this week.

Local COVID cases were up slightly this week, and a new vaccine option is expected to be available soon.

Confirmed COVID infections rose in Winona County this week, while remaining flat to declining in Trempealeau and Buffalo counties.

The spread of COVID was elevated but stable in Winona County this week and remained steady at lower levels in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties.

Winona County COVID cases rebounded after a dip last week, when the holiday interrupted reporting schedules. There were 162 new cases this week, up from 61 last week and on par with 158 cases two weeks ago. One Winona County resident was hospitalized in intensive care this week. There were n…

Winona County COVID cases were down this week, in part due to a three-day break in reporting over Memorial Day weekend, and flat to declining in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties.

Winona County COVID infections continued to gradually increase this week, while the rate of new cases in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties was stable to declining.

Winona County COVID cases continued to gradually increase this week, and hospitalizations rose in Winona and Trempealeau counties.

There were 67 new COVID cases in Winona County this week, up from 46 last week. Trempealeau County also saw an increase: 27 new infections this week compared to 14 a week ago. In Buffalo County, there were 20 new cases, compared to 17 last week. There were no new deaths in the three counties.

Winona County saw 40 new COVID infections this week, up from 29 last week. In Buffalo County, there were 28 cases this week, compared to 27 last week and 10 two weeks ago. Trempealeau County saw 11 new cases this week, down from 21 last week. There were no new deaths in any of the three counties.

Local COVID infections remained low this week. There were 17 infections in Winona County, down from 32 last week. Trempealeau County saw six new cases, on par with last week’s four. In Buffalo County, there were 10 infections, compared to eight last week. 

Local COVID infections continued falling in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties this week and were relatively steady in Winona County.

Dr. Iva Ugrčić, flutist from Serbia and founder of the LunART festival in Madison, Wis., will present a concert to “Celebrate the Arts” Saturday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at the Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center in Galesville and Sunday, March 27, at 3 p.m. at the Wesley United Method…

Local COVID cases continued to fall this week, with infections hitting their lowest point since last summer and one of the all-time lowest points since the pandemic began.

Eddie Kim, keyboardist for “Fly Casual,” will make the Old Main Steinway grand piano rock and swing in a concert on March 19 at 3 p.m. Eddie has been playing piano for 30 years. Events have included weddings and church services. He arranges music; his biggest accomplishment is field show mus…

Local COVID cases were largely down this week, with a slight uptick in Buffalo County. Hospitalizations in Winona County were comparatively high this week, possibly reflecting the tail end of the Omicron surge last month. 

Trempealeau County Department of Human Services believes every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. Children are the foundation of our communities and our future. Promoting positive and healthy relationships within families and communities reduces child abu…

After dropping dramatically in January and February, local COVID infections are holding steady. Current infection rates are low compared to this winter’s peak, but transmission rates and hospitalization levels still qualify as “high” under a new rating system released by the U.S. Centers for…

Dr. Eric Brisson, music professor at Winona State University, will present a concert of Chopin preludes at Old Main in Galesville Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m.  

Winona County had 107 new COVID cases this week, down from 196 last week. There were 69 new cases in Trempealeau County this week, compared to 68 last week. Buffalo County saw 44 new infections, up from 28 last week, but down from 58 two weeks ago.

In a time when more than 2,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land are converted every day to non-agricultural use and small farms are swallowed up by conglomerate farms, one farm couple’s long-range planning bucks those trends. Karen Hanson has lived on the Hanson family farm, since marrying Bu…

In September 2021, the Trempealeau County Health Department, Trempealeau County Schools, and AMI partnered to provide free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout Trempealeau County. From September 7, 2021, through January 19, 2022, 2,360 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered …

In September 2021, the Trempealeau County Health Department, Trempealeau County Schools, and AMI partnered to provide free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout Trempealeau County. From September 7, 2021, through January 19, 2022, 2,360 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered …

Doug and Ella Rose Mahlum will appear in a Valentine special on Saturday, February 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Old Main in Galesville. Ella Rose made her debut appearance with her dad at Old Main in February of 2020. Together they will sing a concert of popular songs that will warm your heart accomp…

After hitting an all-time high last week of 929 new infections in seven days, Winona County COVID infections declined slightly this week, with 528 new infections. There were no new deaths in the county, and eight new hospitalizations — an increase over last week — including one patient requi…

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 COVID infections in Winona County shot up last week, a spike local health officials attributed to the more infectious Omicron variant and holiday gatherings. After hitting a peak nearly double that of last winter’s surge — 784 new cases in seven days as of last Thursday — the seven-day t…

In Winona and Trempealeau counties, recent COVID infections hit a new high in the past week, three local deaths were reported in the last week, and boosters are expected to soon be available for children ages 12-15.

Winona County COVID infections remain high despite a break in reporting over the holidays, and, following new information about the Omicron variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its guidance on quarantine and isolation. Under the new guidelines, asymptomatic, COVID-posi…

On Friday, December 10, 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) stated they support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to provide a Pfizer booster dose for 16 and 17 year olds.