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Woman Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide Identified

Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Winona last week.

05/18/2015

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75-Year-Old Found Dead In Possible Homicide

Authorities have launched a homicide investigation after a 75-year-old woman was found dead in the living room of a Winona home Friday afternoon.

05/15/2015

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Sheriff: Falling Tree Hits Truck In Winona County, Killing Driver

A 66-year-old Winona man died Sunday night after a tree fell on his car while he was driving during storms in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Winona County Sheriff’s Office.

05/04/2015

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Winona Teacher Uses Dancing To Fight Bullying

Go to just about any school in the country, and you’ll probably find some type of anti-bullying program. Winona Senior High School is no different, but one teachers approach to combating bullying takes a step away from the norm.

04/24/2015

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DPS Stresses Safety As 30K Motorcyclists Set For ‘Spring Flood Run’

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to “Start Seeing Motorcycles” as the warming weather ushers in the two-wheeler season. The DPS says up to 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to ride this Saturday in the 50th annual Spring Flood Run, travelling from the Twin Cities to Winona along the Mississippi and St. Croix river valleys.

04/17/2015

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Minnesota Museum Gets Washington Crossing Delaware Painting

One of two surviving versions of the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” has a new home at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.

03/24/2015

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Winona Co. Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

A rural Winona County man could face up to two years in prison for fatally shooting his neighbor’s dog. Dale Orville Douglas, 46, was charged Wednesday with two counts of mistreating animals in connection to last Friday’s shooting.

02/25/2015

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Fire Destroys Apartments, Bar In Downtown Winona

An early morning fire destroyed part of a building in downtown Winona Friday. According to the Winona Fire Chief, crews responded to a call around 12:30 a.m. of a fire in the 150 block of East 3rd Street.

02/06/2015

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Man Arrested After Bar Stabbing In Winona

Police in Winona say they arrested a 29-year-old man over the weekend after he allegedly stabbed another man in the back.

01/26/2015

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Police: Man Stabbed In Winona Domestic Dispute

An adult male is in critical condition after allegedly being stabbed Sunday evening in Winona. According to the Winona Police Department, at 7:56 p.m. on Jan. 18 officers received a call of a domestic disturbance in the 250 block of Orrin Street.

01/20/2015

Oldest Living Minnesotan, 112 Years Old

114-Year-Old Woman Who Challenged Facebook Age Policy Dies

One of Minnesota’s oldest residents, who drew attention after challenging Facebook’s age policies, has died. She was 114.

12/23/2014

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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Part 4)

We’re coming down the home stretch, but there’s still plenty to do.

12/15/2014

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Police: Man, 22, Shot In Abdomen During Robbery

Winona police say they are investigating after a robbery suspect shot a 22-year-old Lakeville man in the abdomen during a robbery Monday evening.

12/09/2014

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Campus Holds Vigil For Student Killed In Dumbwaiter

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.

12/03/2014

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Winona State Faculty Unhappy With MnSCU Leadership

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ chancellor says he has not been contacted by Winona State faculty leaders about any concerns that would have led to their vote of no confidence.

10/21/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Natural Adventure Park At Briggs Farm

Being next to an adventure park is a nice drawing card for one Minnesota innkeeper. That is, once people realize that the “adventure” is even there.

10/19/2014

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Special SE Antlerless Deer Season Opens Thursday

Hunters in parts of southeastern Minnesota can take up to five does during an early antlerless deer season that runs from Thursday through next Sunday.

10/12/2014

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Pedestrian Bridge Struck By Truck To Be Removed

A pedestrian bridge that was struck by a semi truck earlier this week will be removed. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the bridge that spans 55-feet over Highway 14 will be dismantled by crews using a heavy-duty crane Tuesday afternoon.

09/09/2014

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MnDOT: A Semi Hit A Pedestrian Bridge, Now It’s Being Torn Down

MnDOT says it plans to tear down a pedestrian bridge near St. Mary’s University in Winona after it was struck by a semi-truck Monday afternoon. The bridge, which spans Highway 14 and is part of the university campus, will be removed as soon as equipment can get to the scene, officials say.

09/08/2014

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Fire Guts Winona Gymnastics Facility

Fire ripped through a gymnastics training facility on Thursday in downtown Winona. Flames were coming through the roof of KidSport Gymnastics around noon. It was the former YWCA building.

09/04/2014

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Winona Man Paddles Away 2 Tours In Afghanistan

Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,

08/07/2014

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Winona Cop Gets Probation For DWI

A man who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated while serving as a Winona police officer will get one year of supervised probation and must pay a $1,000 fine. Earlier this month, Walski pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor DWI and he was granted a stay of imposition.

07/16/2014

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Police: Suspects Used Multiple Stolen Cards At Rochester Target

The Rochester Police Department is asking for the public’s help after as many as three people are suspected of using stolen credit cards at Target stores in Rochester, Winona and Minneapolis.

07/10/2014

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Winona Diocese Releases Priest Abuse Details

The Diocese of Winona released details Monday about 14 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children, calling their decision an effort to be transparent and promote healing. The information shows when church officials first learned of allegations against each priest. And, it shows that some clergy were allowed to remain in ministry for years, even decades, after those allegations came to light.

06/23/2014

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Mississippi Above Flood Stage In Wabasha, Winona

The Mississippi River is above flood stage in some southwestern Minnesota communities. The river is about a foot over flood stage Monday in Wabasha (WAH’-bah-shaw) which is experiencing some minor flooding.

06/23/2014

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