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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…

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 …

Aric Sampson will be the show host for this year’s Musical Extravaganza at Old Main in Galesville Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Aric and his dad, Rick, are musicians well known to the region. Other well-known musicians and neighbors will include Sally Reimer and friends; Eddie Kim, who …

Local COVID infections infections declined this week, but deaths rose, following an uptick in hospitalizations in the last few weeks. There were 94 new cases in Winona County, down from 124 last week. In Trempealeau County, there were 86 new cases this week, down from 94 last week, and in Bu…

Ashley Furniture Industries is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by providing tours to local middle school students for the fifth year in a row. National Manufacturing Day, which officially fell on October 1, is celebrated throughout the month of October by manufacturers across the country. 

Winona County COVID infections were up and down this week, with 124 cases in the past seven days, compared to 131 last week. There were 94 new cases in Trempealeau County this past week, compared to 102 the week before, and 36 in Buffalo County, compared to 34 last week.

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The words “inspiration, imagination and creativity” have been key elements for every invention and innovation throughout the world. And just as important, is the information learned when a desired outcome is not achieved or if a concept fails. 

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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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Law enforcement personnel are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Jeff Halvorsen, 53, of Arcadia, after he went missing last week. To date, they have found the truck he was last seen driving, and a deceased person was in the vehicle. 

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Four people sustained injuries in a crash Sunday after a vehicle involved in a pursuit lost control and hit another head-on. 

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Local COVID cases shot up this past week, while health officials redoubled their calls for people to get vaccinated and recommended everyone wear face masks again.