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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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In an effort to convince more landlords to accept Section 8 applicants, local officials held a workshop last Wednesday to try and drum up support for the federally funded program that helps low-income families have private apartments and homes to rent. 

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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 …

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On Saturday, July 31, three students from Flow Yoga and Martial Arts, of Winona, represented Team Rodrigo Vaghi and Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the Grappling Industries Submission Grappling Tournament in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Robert Lupton competed in the 170-pound Blue Belt Gi division. Noa…

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Summer school students at Riverway Learning Community, a charter school located in Winona, recently wrapped up a six-week film project with Project Get Outdoors (Project GO), a local nonprofit organization.

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In light of recent CDC guidance around county-wide transmission rates, Winona State University (WSU) is updating campus protocol around the use of cloth face coverings/masks. 

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Phil Feiten will be honored at the Winona Community Foundation’s Founders Event on Tuesday, October 5, as the 2021 Founders Award recipient. This award is community nominated and given to an individual in the community who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving life in the…

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Due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County, we have reached the substantial level of community transmission. In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines released on Tuesday, July 27, it is highly recommended that everyone, reg…

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The Homer Church Gospel Hour will be held on Sunday, August 15, at 9 a.m. at the historic Homer Church. Our special musical witness will be Ward Anderson, our John Denver sound-alike.

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Winona has been bustling with activity as cruise ships from both the American Queen Steamboat Company and the American Cruise Line are docking at Levee Park. Since their inaugural stop on July 24, six boats have docked at Levee Park and hundreds of passengers have departed the ships for tour…

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In April, H3O Jazz Trio and Island City Brewing Company teamed up to raise funds for area nonprofits as part of their popular monthly Jazz Jams. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Jazz Jam patrons $815 was donated to the Great River Shakespeare Festival in July bringing total contributio…

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National Eagle Center bald and golden eagle viewing field trips are back. After a hiatus during the 2020-2021 winter season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the center’s team of expert naturalists are preparing to lead guests to eagle viewing hotspots once again starting this fall.