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Owner Of RV With Body In It Said Not To Open The Hatch, Renters Say

Police are investigating after a group who had rented an RV from a private party in Anoka County found a dead body inside a storage compartment in Winona. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office received the report at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday from the Winona Police Department.

05/02/2014

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Sheriff: No Charges In Winona Crash That Killed 4

Authorities said Monday that criminal charges won’t be filed in a Jan. 5 crash in Winona that killed four people, including the driver. The Winona County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, Christina Hauser, had a blood alcohol level of .168 at the time of the crash and was speeding. The sheriff’s office said that because Hauser died, she couldn’t face criminal charges in the case.

04/14/2014

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Group: Install Air Monitors To Study Frack Sand

A Winona environmental group is recommending that air monitors be installed around the city to measure the effect that the processing and shipping of sand used in fracking has on air quality. The Winona Citizen’s Environmental Quality Committee recommends installing four or five air-quality monitors along truck routes in the city, the Winona Daily News reported Saturday. The committee also suggests placing monitors near places where frack sand is loaded, transported and processed.

04/12/2014

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Teen Meets Globetrotter After 2 Amazing Shots

A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics. The La Crosse Tribune says 14-year-old Easton Gamoke of Winona, Minn., sank a game-winning shot from near his own baseline during a youth basketball game in January.

04/08/2014

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Winona Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting At Imaginary People

A man was arrested in Winona Thursday night after he was allegedly shooting at people who police said did not exist.

04/04/2014

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Blue Earth Priest Pleads Guilty In Sex Abuse Case

A Blue Earth-area priest has admitted to fondling a girl while he was attending dinner at her grandmother’s home. The Rev. Leo Koppala pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim under 13. He’ll be sentenced March 31.

03/18/2014

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Sheriff: Winona Man Found Dead, Bloodied In Backyard

The Winona County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a 57-year-old Winona man was found dead in the backyard of a house he was watching over the weekend.

03/17/2014

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Crews Soak Up Oil Along Tracks In SE Minnesota

Crews have placed oil-absorbing booms and sandbags along railroad tracks in southeastern Minnesota to soak up oil that leaked out of a tanker car last month. The car dribbled about 12,000 gallons between Red Wing and Winona Feb. 3.

03/14/2014

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2-27-14 PODCASTS: John Hines Fills In For Dave Lee On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Trying something new….If you missed something from today’s show, click the link above to search for an interview from earlier today on WCCO!

02/27/2014

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Report: Winona Woman Who Drowned In Wis. Was Drunk

New reports say a Minnesota woman who drowned after her car plunged down a 40-foot embankment and crashed through ice in Wisconsin was legally drunk at the time. A La Crosse Tribune report says 21-year-old Ellen “Ellie” Ahmann of Winona, Minn., had just left the downtown tavern where she was tending bar on New Year’s Eve. Police reports obtained through an open-records request say her blood-alcohol level was 0.16 percent, or twice the legal limit.

02/15/2014

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Oil Tanker Train Leaves Messy Trail Along Mississippi River Route

It is expected to take several days to clean up the mess caused by a leaking Canadian Pacific oil tanker train. The train left a 65-mile long oil spill from Red Wing to Winona on Monday morning before the leak was finally detected and stopped.

02/06/2014

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MPCA Investigates 12,000-Gallon Spill Near Winona

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was investigating Tuesday after a Canadian Pacific Railway train dribbled about 12,000 gallons of crude oil along 68 miles of track between Winona and Red Wing in southeastern Minnesota.

02/04/2014

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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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Forecast Cold Already Leading To School Closures

Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.

01/24/2014

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4th Body Recovered In Winona SUV River Plunge

A team of 14 rescue workers using four boats located and recovered a missing man’s body from the Mississippi River in Winona Sunday, according to the Winona County Sheriff’s Office.

01/19/2014

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Silica Sand Summit Planned At Winona State

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.

01/17/2014

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Search Resumes For 4th Victim Presumed Drowned

A search for a fourth victim presumed drowned when an SUV plunged into the Mississippi River is resuming in Winona County. Sheriff Dave Brand says crews will drill holes in the ice and lower a camera into the river Tuesday.

01/07/2014

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Sheriff: 3rd Body Recovered After SUV Plunged Into River

Recovery crews used a robotic device Monday to search the Mississippi River in downtown Winona for the bodies of two men believed to have drowned along with two others when an SUV ended up in the icy waterway.

01/06/2014

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2 Pulled From Car After Plunge Into Icy Waters In Winona

Rescuers pulled two bodies from a car that plunged into the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn. on Sunday. The Winona County Law Enforcement Center said they received a report around 7:19 a.m. from someone who saw tire tracks going over the dike at Riverview Drive and 2nd Street.

01/05/2014

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Fed. Refuge To Offer Kids’ Ice Fishing Day

Federal wildlife officials and a conservation group will sponsor a free ice fishing day for kids on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge next month.

01/05/2014

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Dayton Heads To Winona For College Campus Forum

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.

12/04/2013

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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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Report Looks at Wildlife Refuge Economic Benefits

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is a boon to the regional economy. The service says the refuge generated over $161 million in economic benefits for a 19-country area in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois in 2011.

11/07/2013

Champlin Deck Collapse

How To Know If Your Home’s Deck Is Safe

It’s supposed to be a place where people gather and relax. But eight people ended up in a hospital after a back yard deck collapsed in Winona, and one with serious injuries. It was around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday when a group of people were standing on the deck. Winona State Junior Melissa Hurley was in the apartment below. “I was in shock watching it because you don’t expect a deck with people, I mean, everyone’s having fun, it’s homecoming, everyone’s out here having a good time seeing each other,” Hurley said. “And then you look outside and people are falling to the ground on a deck.”

10/23/2013

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8 Injured In Winona Deck Collapse

Police say eight people were hurt when a deck collapsed at an apartment building in Winona.

10/21/2013

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