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Winona 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.
Students in southeast Minnesota are using a new floating classroom on the Mississippi River to study everything from geology to performance arts.
The 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 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.
Federal 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.
Police 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.
Winona 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.
A 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.
Faculty members at Minnesota State, Mankato have issued a vote of no-confidence in the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
A 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.
Opponents 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.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton is getting ready to field questions from Minnesota college students as he offers his take on the state’s future. Dayton planned a forum Wednesday at Winona State University that is also expected to attract students from St. Mary’s University.
Twenty-four-year-old Tonya Bauer is a student at Winona State University. She is strong, smart and has used her past struggles as a child to make her a better person.
Dogs can do some amazing things, but are they even smarter than we give them credit for being?
Winona police say a stolen urn holding a woman’s ashes has been recovered at Winona State University.
A Winona college student said she wants her most prized procession back: her mother’s ashes.
The president of Winona State University says she’s stepping down.
Authorities say they don’t suspect foul play in the deaths of two 19-year-old Winona college students named Millie that occurred within four days of one another in April.
A candle left burning overnight caused a fire that left seven Winona State University students homeless and injured two others.
A Winona State University student was found dead in her dorm room Wednesday — the second college student to die in Winona in recent days.
Police say the two Winona State University basketball players who were suspended indefinitely two days before the conference playoffs were intoxicated during an incident that happened at a campus dorm earlier this week.
A group from Winona State University traveling in New Zealand reports it was not involved in the devastating earthquake that struck one of the largest cities in that island nation.
A Winona State University professor is on a mission to keep the music of a renowned jazz composer-arranger alive with the support of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Security has been beefed up at Winona State University after two students were shot and wounded over the weekend.