Winona State Investigating Complaint Against Ex-Coach LeafWinona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men's basketball coach Mike Leaf. The university released a statement noting Leaf was placed on administrative leave June 22, the day after the university received a complaint about Leaf. Leaf was still on leave when he notified the university June 26 he would be resigning effective June 30.
Finding Minnesota: Winona State’s Floating ClassroomStudents in southeast Minnesota are using a new floating classroom on the Mississippi River to study everything from geology to performance arts.
OSHA Fines Wisconsin Bar $7K For Death In DumbwaiterThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter. OSHA says WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City failed to furnish a workplace free from recognized hazards that were likely to cause death to serious harm to employees.
Police: Dumbwaiter In Fatal Case Worked ProperlyPolice say a food elevator at a Fountain City restaurant where a college student was found dead was functioning properly. Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork says in a news release that the elevator system at WingDam Saloon and Grill was not damaged in Monday's incident that left Brooke Baures dead.
Agencies Investigate Student's Dumbwaiter DeathFederal and state regulators have launched separate investigations into the death of a Winona State University gymnast who died while working at a restaurant in western Wisconsin. The body of 21-year-old Brooke Baures was found in a food elevator at WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City Monday night.
Campus Holds Vigil For Student Killed In DumbwaiterPolice are hoping to talk to anyone who was at a western Wisconsin bar and grill in the hours leading up to a worker's death. Coworkers of 21-year-old Brooke Baures called 911 from the WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City to report an accident around 7:45 p.m. Monday. "I think one of our coworkers got squished in like our dumbwaiter. But I'm, like, not willing to look close enough," said one of her coworkers in the initial 911 call.
Vigil Planned For Winona State StudentWinona State University is planning a candlelight vigil for a student found dead at a restaurant where she worked. The gathering Wednesday at 8 p.m. will take place at the alumni gazebo in the center of the Winona, Minnesota campus.
Winona State University Student Found Dead In Bar's DumbwaiterA 21-year-old Winona State University student was discovered dead inside a bar's dumbwaiter Monday evening, according to the Fountain City Police Department. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from WingDam Bar and Saloon in Fountain City, Wisconsin. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of an employee identified as Brooke Baures in the food service elevator.
Another Vote Of No-Confidence In MnSCU ChancellorFaculty members at Minnesota State, Mankato have issued a vote of no-confidence in the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Winona State Football Player Dies On Practice FieldA football player at Winona State University died on Monday while working out on the field Monday. The school issued a statement on Tuesday, saying that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl, of Skokie, Illinois, had passed away at Maxwell Field.
Silica Sand Summit Planned At Winona StateOpponents of the region's growing silica sand mining industry are preparing to convene a "citizens summit" in Winona on Saturday. The event at Winona State University is being organized by the Land Stewardship Project so residents can share strategy and hear from experts.
Woman Found In Submerged Car Identified Police say the driver found dead in a car that plunged down an embankment and broke through the ice on a La Crosse creek was a student at Winona State University.