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Winona woman struck by train Sunday in critical condition

A 38-year-old Winona woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a train early Sunday. The woman was reportedly walking between the tracks near Fifth and Jackson streets shortly before 8:13 a.m. when she was struck by an eastbound train, said Deputy Chief Tom Williams of the Winona Police


Winona Senior High School Winhawks of the Week

Senior Ben Robinson is the son of Jason and Kathy Robinson of Winona. Ben describes himself as kind, hardworking and responsible, and he lists Science as his favorite subject. Ben is active in Boy Scouts and WSHS Soccer, Band, National Honor Society and Robotics and he says that his parents are his


Rushford woman's untimely death brings the gift of life to others

Editor's note: This story originally ran in the Tri-County Record in January. The newspaper has allowed it to be reprinted in the Winona Daily News in honor of National Donate Life Month. Learn more and register as an organ donor at donatelife.net.


Winona police calls for Monday, April 22: Winona man cited for public urination, woman attempts to steal $134 of meat from Hy-Vee

12:35 a.m. — Jeffrey Paul Rossin, 48, Winona, was cited for public urination near the 100 block of West Second Street. 4:49 p.m. — A Winona man living on the 100 block of East Sanborn Street reported that someone had pried his car door open and stolen a bag of Frisbee golf discs valued at more than


Winona grand jury files charges against sexual assault suspect

A Spicer, Minnesota man is now officially charged with sexual assault and burglary after a home invasion last year in St. Charles. A grand jury in Winona County has filed the charges against 30-year-old Zane Pederson, who is scheduled for a court appearance on Wednesday.


Inside Winona: Building up Blooming Grounds with Amy Jo Marks

If you live in Winona, or even nearby, you’ve probably visited the cozy corner on Third Street that is Blooming Grounds Coffee House for a cup of joe — or perhaps you prefer its express location on Huff.


2 injured after shots fired into crowded Minnesota garage

AUSTIN (AP) — Police in Minnesota are investigating who fired at least a dozen shots into a crowded garage where a family was playing dominoes and having a barbecue in Austin.


DNR: Spring burning restrictions in place across Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says burning restrictions are now in place in several counties across the state. The DNR said Tuesday that warm and dry conditions mean wildfire risks are increased, so open burning is now restricted in the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dou


Kohl's will now accept Amazon returns at all its stores – including Minnesota

It's happened to many of us: You order something from Amazon and when it arrives on your doorstep, it doesn't fit or isn't quite right. Well now you won't have to go through the onerous returns process of re-packaging your order and heading to the post office to mail it off.


Zane Pederson indicted on Winona County sex charges

(Winona, MN) -- A Spicer man is being held on a two-million-dollar bail after his indictment Friday on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Several law enforcement agencies worked together on the investigation of 30-year-old Zane Robert Pederson which lasted several months. Prosecutors wan


Judge awards attorneys roughly $10,000 each in case against Minnesota Life Insurance over policy

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Northern Division awarded attorney’s fees in an early 2018 lawsuit against Minnesota Life Insurance Co.


Settlement allows Minnesota boys to dance competitively

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota boys will be allowed to compete alongside girls on high school dance teams starting the next school year, following the settlement of a lawsuit against the Minnesota State High School League that claimed sexual discrimination.


Four Fire Departments Respond to Fire Call in Holmen

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) - Some families in our area are out of their homes today after a fire in Holmen. It began before 2:00 o'clock this afternoon on the back deck of a home along Cherry Lane.


These Minnesota words feature in 100,000 'most hacked' passwords list

A wide-ranging study of cyber crimes has identified a list of 100,000 most-commonly occurring passwords that have been found in global hacks – and several of them have Minnesota links.


Farming accident kills Minnesota man in Stearns County

A central Minnesota man was killed in a farming accident last Friday, according to a release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. The accident was reported around 3:30 p.m. at the 34000 block of 260th St. in Lake Henry Township, which is located southwest of St. Cloud and north/northeast of Wil


Fewer Milk Cows in North Dakota and Minnesota

Milk production in Minnesota during March 2019 totaled more than 850 million pounds according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.


Winona non-profit gives back to homeless in community.

WINONA, Min. (WKBT) - Planned Humanity gave out Blessing Bags filled with supplies for homeless adults and displaced families on Sunday. The bags had products for hygiene, first aid and personal safety, with crisis line phone numbers included as well.


Flying drones over wildfires is dangerous, illegal, Minnesota DNR says

Flying a drone can be a lot of fun — but it can be downright dangerous during a wildfire, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Most people wouldn’t dream of driving their car in front of a fire engine that’s responding to a fire,” said Casey McCoy, the DNR’s fire prevention s


Winona backs licenses for undocumented

Minnesotans have talked about allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses for years, but the idea is gaining traction this month. The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that would do just that, the Winona City Council voted in symbolic support of the bill, the Winona Coun


Rushford Village looks to future water study options

The Tuesday, April 16 Rushford Village Council meeting was a repeat of recent conversation with the bulk of discussion centering around a potential study by City Engineer Bolton & Menk. The goal of the study is to determine options to address water issues in south Rushford. Winter melt and runoff le