Chris Rogers

After months of work behind the scenes, I am thrilled to announce the all-new WinonaPost.com. By noon today, our new site will be live. This is the third iteration of WinonaPost.com I’ve been around for, and I have to admit, while we’ve raked in the awards for our in-depth reporting, photography, and editorials over the years, we weren’t doing as well in the website category. Now we’ve got the full package, and trusted information about our community is easy to find whenever, wherever.

We rebuilt our site from the ground up to improve the experience for readers like you, with a mobile-friendly design, better ways to showcase our photos and infographics, and a clean layout that’s easy to navigate. This new site gives us the same powerful storytelling and advertising tools as the largest papers in the region, and sets the Post up to thrive in a changing world. As always, the WinonaPost.com is a free community service, with no paywalls, survey questions, or clickbait articles.

This site features an all-new events calendar, where organizers can post events and readers can see what’s happening, from live music to chicken-ques. Local businesses will have new tools to reach the tens of thousands of people who rely on WinonaPost.com, and the site gives us more ways to support our local journalism. We’ve made it easy to reach our team, submit announcements and letters to the editor, and request delivery. And you can find that article from 10 years ago you’ve been looking for with an advanced search function. Check it out!

At the Winona Post, the local community always comes first. From our publisher on down, our entire organization is based in Winona. We’re often the only ones covering local stories and events, and I hope this new website makes that work even more accessible and useful for you.

I’m deeply grateful to our staff and our partners for their diligent work over the last several months to make this a reality. In particular, Ashley Blum, Monica Veraguth, and Andy Boysen have been instrumental. Thank you.

As a journalist, there are few things more satisfying than seeing ordinary people empowered to get involved in local democracy, with a copy of the Winona Post tucked under their arm for reference, or seeing folks gather to rant or rave about the big news of the day, with the paper resting on the table beside them. Now that same quality local news will fit a bit more easily in your pocket.