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Sandy Erdman: Thrift shop vs. mall — where do you shop?

Is it strange that I enjoy antique shops and thrift shops more than going to the mall?. No — many folks do frequent thrift shops and antique malls simply because they have some of the vintage, antiques, collectibles, sometimes new handcrafted items and the prices are not bad either.


Winona police calls for Friday, Jan. 18: Hit and run turns into drug arrest; Chatfield man resists handcuffs

8:01 p.m. — Malachi Irishsoldier Omeara, 44, Chatfield, was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of justice after an officer found him passed out in the passenger seat of a vehicle on County Road 12 and Highway 43, appearing to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Omeara later resisted


Gay Mortensen: Mid West Music Fest supports local public education

I read, with interest, Randy Erickson’s article about the Mid West Music Festival gearing up for its 10th annual festival. It is hard to imagine that it has already been 10 years of bringing talent to town for a weekend of music; and for the Mid West Music Festival's contribution to Winona's pool of


Is Warren Jeffs' polygamist cult trying to move to Minnesota?

Though Warren Jeffs — infamous former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) — is in prison, a large property sale in Cook County has given rise to concerns his brother may be trying to bring the cult to Minnesota.


Winona hosts regional prevention meeting

The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention hosted the Southeast Minnesota Regional Prevention Meeting on Dec. 10 in Winona. Twenty-five individuals representing seven communities (or coalitions) learned about alcohol policy, prevention coalition sustainability and youth engagement.


3 teens involved in fatal crash in southern Minnesota

A 15-year-old boy died and two 16 year olds were injured in a single-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota on Thursday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2002 Mazda Protege was northbound on Hwy. 26 when it lost control, went into the ditch and hit a tree.


Parody Facebook page of Minnesota town goes viral for snow plow post

Residents of Sanborn, Minnesota, might follow the city's Facebook page, but there's a much better chance they follow the parody account that has taken on a life of its own thanks to a funny status update on Friday.


'Feels like yesterday': Family will not forget day Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Ray F. Krueger died while on duty

NISSWA—It was almost six decades ago, but the family of Ray F. Krueger will never forget the day their lives changed forever. Krueger, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, died Nov. 20, 1959, while on duty as a result of injuries in a crash along Highway 210, west of Brainerd. He was 47, leaving behind


Taste of Onalaska 2019 at Stoney Creek Inn

ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) — Onalaska Education Foundation supporters were treated to local food, drinks and music at the 10th annual Taste of Onalaska. According to the foundation board, Saturday night’s event hosted at Stoney Creek Inn is the biggest fundraiser for the organization.


Jim Kohner: Underdogs shine at USBC City Bowling Tournament

The underdog winning or coming close to winning a game or event is what makes sports interesting and entertaining. Look at the excitement and big TV ratings during last year's NCAA Tournament when Chicago-Loyola made it to the Final Four. I'm not one who's disappointed when the Yankees, Red Sox or D


Veterinarian suffers head injury after being hit by charging steer

A veterinarian suffered a serious head injury after he was struck by a charging steer on Thursday. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office says that 30-year-old Dr. Derek Adams, of the Chosen Valley Veterinary Clinic in Chatfield, was injured at a farm in Rock Dell Township around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.


15-year-old New Albin boy killed, two injured in Houston County crash

CROOKED CREEK TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A 15-year-old New Albin, Iowa, teen was killed Thursday and two were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Houston County. Caleb Ryan Colsch was a passenger in a car driven by a 16-year-old boy, whose name has yet to be released. The driver lost control of a 2002 Mazda


Austin gymnasts take third in Winona

The Austin gymnastics team took third place at the Winona triangular with a team score of 131.525 Thursday. Northfield took first with a score of 138.575 and Winona took second with a team score of 132.525.


NHS athletic contests for Friday postponed indefinitely due to inclement weather

Due to a snowstorm blanketing much of southern Minnesota, a pair of Northfield High School athletic contests have been postponed to undetermined dates. The boys basketball team was scheduled to host Winona on Friday night and the girls basketball team was slated to travel to Winona for a Big 9 Confe


Thursday's prep roundup: Season-best vault propels Hughes to second in all-around at home gymnastics triangular

Chloe Hughes scored a season-high 9.675 on the vault for Winona as it finished second behind Northfield at its final home meet of the regular season on Thursday at Winona Middle School.