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Winona police calls for Tuesday, Feb. 19: Drunk driver arrested in McDonald's drive-thru

8:34 a.m. — Brian James Welage, 48, Winona, was arrested near the 550 block of East Front Street on a warrant after his employer discovered what they believed to be drugs in his backpack.


The future of the Winona County Jail

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) -- - The Winona County Jail will soon be forced to shut down by the Minnesota Department of Corrections because of its aging building. But the Winona Jail Advisory Committee and the Winona county sheriff think they have a good plan going forward.


Woman injured in Winona County rollover

ST. CHARLES — A 61-year-old Wisconsin woman was injured when she lost control of her pickup truck on I-90 in Winona County on Sunday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Catherine Sue Hannon, 61, of New Lisbon, Wis., was heading east on I-90 near mile post 236 in a 2002 Ford F150 when


Here we go again: More snow on the way for Winona, and this weekend could be even worse

More snow is on the way this week. And some models suggest we could be in for another whopper this weekend. The National Weather Service said the Winona area could receive anywhere from 3 to 7 inches Wednesday from a storm that will spread across the region late tonight through Wednesday.


Winona Steamboat Days Association to host fish fry Feb. 22

The Winona Steamboat Days Association will host a fish fry on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Eagles Club, 210 E. Fourth St., Winona from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner includes battered or broiled cod, baked potato or fries, cold slaw, bun and coffee.


Minnesota man arrested for possession of 2 pounds of meth in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Minnesota man is arrested in Eau Claire, after police found him in possession of more than 2 pounds of meth. Police say they were investigating a case involving drug trafficking on February 4th.


Minnesota dentist, 55, is charged with setting fire to neighbor's dilapidated boathouse after complaining about the eyesore at lake association meeting

1/4 SLIDES © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited. John Michael Haag, 55, has been charged with arson after the dentist confessed to setting fire to his neighbor's dilapidated boathouse in New Richmond, Wisconsin.


Owatonna pushes past Winona with strong second half

WINONA — Turning things around after the break following a rough first half, the Owatonna girls basketball team won its second consecutive game with a 51-48 victory over Winona on Tuesday night.


2 vehicle crash in Idaho takes Minnesota native's life

BURLEY, Idaho (AP)- Idaho State Police say two people are dead and two others were flown to a regional hospital after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho Monday night.


Credit Card Data Breached at Shops Across Minnesota

UNDATED -- Credit card information for customers at a number of businesses in central and greater Minnesota could have been compromised last month. North Country Business Products -- a retail technology provider -- says the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to payment information of


Minnesota Weather: Heavy Snow To Fall During The Wednesday Morning Commute

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The snowstorm tracking toward the Twin Cities is threatening to dump heavy snow on the metro during the Wednesday morning commute and, by evening, some communities could see more than 8 inches of fresh snow.


Winona State Women's Basketball: Hannah McGlone trades sneakers for clipboard

Hannah McGlone traded in her sneakers for a clipboard this season. McGlone, who spent the previous four seasons as a forward for the Winona State women’s basketball program, is the team’s graduate assistant this season. She is one of two assistants under the direction of Scott Ballard.


Minnesota corrections commissioner: 'Tougher penalties coming for inmates who assault prison staff'

Minnesota Corrections Department Commissioner Paul Schnell tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS his agency is reviewing and will "soon" implement tougher discipline for inmates who assault prison staff.


Police: DNA from discarded napkin links Minnesota man to 1993 murder

MINNEAPOLIS – Police in Minnesota say a napkin discarded at a hockey game helped link a man to a brutal murder committed more than 25 years earlier. Investigators say 52-year-old Jerry Westrom was identified as a suspect after a close match to DNA found at the 1993 crime scene was discovered on a ge


Minnesota BCA seeks information on missing Cloquet man

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a missing person’s alert for a Cloquet man Tuesday. Dakotah Jayde Abramowski, 20, was last seen in Cloquet on Jan. 5. Abramowski is 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, has hazel eyes and brown hair, and was wearing dark clothes.


Winona native, a popular Twin Cities chef, opens destination supper club in Cannon Falls

MINNEAPOLIS — It wasn’t long before Winona native J.D. Fratzke found another job. The popular St. Paul chef, who made his name as executive chef and managing partner of the now departed Strip Club Meat and Fish, announced in November that he was taking a break from his executive role with a rapidly


Lawyer for Kevin Garnett makes case to keep civil lawsuit in Minnesota

An attorney for former Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett made his case in federal court Tuesday morning as to why a lawsuit filed by his client should not be dismissed.


Kelsea Ballerini Visits Restaurant In Minnesota After Weekend Gig

After her set, she headed to a nearby restaurant to get chicken tenders. (Kelsea fans know this is her favorite food.) So where'd she go? The Downtowner Woodfire Grill!. The restaurant sits in St. Paul. It's just a short walk from the venue! The name of the hot spot is proudly displayed on the bag o


Officers involved in northern Minnesota murder-suicide identified

NEVIS, Minn. — Authorities have identified two officers involved in a northern Minnesota incident in which three people died of gunshots. The Department of Public Safety says Hubbard County Deputy Seth Kuhn fired his gun during the incident in Nevis, and Deputy Erick Rypkema was struck by a bullet f


Winter Storm Warning Issued for Rochester and Surrounding Counties

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Rochester and neighboring towns in Mitchell, Howard, Floyd, Wabasha, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, and Buffalo counties. The warning is in effect from 3:00 AM Wednesday morning through 6:00 PM Wednesday evening. Forecasters expect the snow to sta