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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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