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…

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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New circumstances, same outcome — the Winona County Board approved the county’s 2022 preliminary budget and a 3 percent property tax levy increase on a 3-2 vote last week. In a familiar breakdown, board members Marie Kovecsi, Chris Meyer, and Greg Olson supported the budget and tax increase,…

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The Winona County Board’s proposed mask mandate is still in the works, but not the fast lane. An initial vote will be delayed until at least October 12 while county officials iron out ordinance language. County staff said the soonest the County Board could hold a public hearing and take a fi…

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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 Money Creek Township Park Committee invites you to the Money Creek Playground Dedication celebration Sunday, August 15, from 1-4 p.m. at 1937 Money Creek Road, Money Creek, Minn., just north of Houston. 

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Summer is slipping by, but there’s still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful bluff and river views this season. Join the Winona Outdoor Collaborative (WOC) team, as well as two Minnesota Master Naturalists, for a hike in the bluffs Thursday, August 26, from 6-8 p.m. The hik…

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The WSU Retiree Center’s Senior University program will host five courses this fall. These courses will be presented via 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. Tuesdays, August 24 and 31, and September 7, 14, and…

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WSHS Class of 1960 is having their Golden Reunion, 60 + 1, at the American Legion on Saturday, August 21. There is a Sunday noon picnic at the Lions Pavilion in Goodview. Letters have been sent. If lost, contact Bob Lieberman at bdlieber@yahoo.com.

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Many weather experts predict a destructive disaster season this year. The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help on the ground in the face of a busy disaster season and blood donors to roll up a sleeve to maintain a stable blood supply in the face of emergencies.

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A tax credit for the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery, and livestock in Minnesota by beginning farmers is still available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Rural Finance Authority.

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The Homer Civic Association will be holding their annual fund drive and garage sale Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. Anyone wishing to donate clean items, in working condition, for the sale, please call JoAn at 507-458-7899 or Eileen at 507-454-8831 to arrange a time to receive…

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Gale Star of Old Main will continue its “Under the Stars Concert Series” with a performance by the Coulee Creek Band Saturday, August 14, at 7 p.m. The Coulee Creek music will bring you the joy of bluegrass and gospel sounds. Beverages and pop-corn will be available. Bring lawn chairs and en…

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Gale Star of Old Main will continue its “Under the Stars Concert Series” with a performance by the Coulee Creek Band Saturday, August 14, at 7 p.m. The Coulee Creek music will bring you the joy of bluegrass and gospel sounds. Beverages and pop-corn will be available. Bring lawn chairs and en…

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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) invites all dancers ages 7 and older to participate in a placement class Aug. 16-19 at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th Street in Winona. These new, low-key classes will help ensure students get placed in the right level to help them grow.

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Cotter High School’s Class of 1971 50th reunion will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Join us at Holzinger Lodge, 651 West Lake Boulevard, in Winona. Appetizers and beverages will be available, 4-10 p.m. See you there!