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80-Year-Old Man Rescued From Grain Bin In SE Minn.

An 80-year-old man is recovering after spending hours trapped in a grain bin near Lewiston, Minn. On Thursday at 11 a.m., the Winona County Sheriff’s office was alerted to the incident at a farm along County Road 25.

06/12/2014

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Body Of Missing Fisherman Found In Winona

Search crews have found the body of a missing 88-year-old Stockton man who fell out of a canoe while fishing Friday morning. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says crews were dragging the river near Winona, when one of the drags caught the body of Robert Lester Duncanson on Saturday afternoon.

06/07/2014

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School Bus Driver Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Tree

A school bus driver has been charged with third-degree DWI after crashing into a tree with children on board Tuesday afternoon, according to Winona County authorities.

01/29/2014

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Mississippi Mystery: Antique Car Found Submerged Near Winona

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand has made a career in law enforcement, but just when he thought he’d seen it all, along came a watery mystery.

11/20/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.

07/05/2013

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Winona County OKs 1st Frack Sand Mine Permit

Winona County commissioners on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for the first operation to exclusively mine frack sand in the southeastern Minnesota county.

06/04/2013

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Frack Sand Co. Agrees To Voluntary Review In Minn.

A sand mining company has agreed to a voluntary environmental review of two mines it’s proposing for Winona County.

02/21/2013

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Candidate Guilty Of Marijuana Sales Still In Race

A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could “throw a few complications” into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he’s committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles.

10/31/2012

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Sheriff: Man Killed By Deputy Did Not Have Gun

The sheriff of Winona County says the man fatally shot by a deputy last week did not have a gun.

09/23/2011

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Deputy-Involved Shooting In Winona County

The Winona County sheriff says a deputy fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at himself and then at officers.

09/15/2011

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Burial Site Offered For Baby Dumped In Mississippi

An infant girl whose body was found recently in the Mississippi River may soon find her final resting place near three other babies discarded in the same way.

09/09/2011

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Unlucky Burglar Targets Home Of Minn. Sheriff

A burglary suspect apparently didn’t notice that the Minnesota house he was targeting had a sheriff’s squad car parked outside.

08/26/2011

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Body Found Under Pontoon Boat Near Winona ID’d

The Winona County sheriff’s officials are identifying the body found under a pontoon boat moored to a dock in the Mississippi River last weekend.

08/11/2011

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Finding Minnesota: Oldest Businesswoman In The State?

Well past the point that many people retire, one Minnesota woman is still going strong. Martha Johnson, 95, may be the oldest business owner-operator in the state.

05/22/2011

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Minn. Teen Won’t Be Tried As Adult In Triple Fatal

A Minnesota teen won’t be tried as an adult in a crash last spring that left three classmates dead and a fourth with serious injuries.

02/25/2011

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