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Photos: Five years ago today, a fire raged in downtown Winona

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at the Brosnahan Law Firm building Friday morning, part of a larger fire that tore through a section of East Third Street buildings in downtown Winona Sept. 13, 2013. (Jerome Christenson/Winona Daily News)


Matthew Schultz: Marie Kovesci for the future of Winona County

Attending to the duties of a county board supervisor is not a simple task. It often goes without thanks. To do the job well it is important to take into account differing perspectives, to understand the nature of the problems dealt with, and to decipher which influences truly deserve the most input.


Fountain City main airlifted to hospital after semi vs. truck collision

According to a report from the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department, Steven D. Kenney, 31, was traveling northbound in a 2001 Chevrolet K1500 Truck pulling a utility trailer on River Road and failed to stop at a stop sign at the Hwy. 95 intersection. A 2002 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Will


What could Betsy DeVos’s proposed policies on sexual misconduct investigations mean for Winona’s college campuses?

New federal rules that would significantly loosen the responsibilities of colleges and universities to investigate sexual misconduct have already sparked backlash nationwide, and they haven’t even been published yet.Proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the regulations would require schools


THROWBACK THURSDAY: The times change, but Winona scofflaws remain the same

For those who cluck solemnly and swear that each succeeding generation is on the skids, a glance at the records of the Winona Police Department shows that basically, the problems of law enforcement today are not much different from a century ago. Today’s police department, with its radio-equipped sq


This Woman (Allegedly) Spit On Minnesota Cops At A Buffalo Wild Wings

On Sunday night, Sept. 9, Moorhead police were sent to Buffalo Wild Wings for a report of a woman armed with a handgun and making suicidal comments, later pulling out a gun before putting it back in her waistband, court documents said.While arresting Thomas,she spit in the faces of officers, court d


Meaningful recovery 'not likely' for mom involved in fatal crash, doctors say

Rachel Harberts poses with her son, Jaxon, 12, and daughter, Emerson, 8. The three were involved in a two-vehicle crash on Friday, Sept. 7, in Claremont. Emerson was killed in the crash and Rachel and Jaxon suffered life-threatening injuries. Rachel Harberts is a first-grade teacher at Blooming Prai


Man charged with child pornography, sexual assault of a child in La Crosse

Shaun Weaver, no permanent address, was charged Wednesday with second-degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of possession of child pornography, all as a repeater, in La Crosse County Circuit Court.


"Dirty Finger" Strikes Again On Rochester School Buses?

Have you ever followed a Rochester school bus? The kids are pretty funny as they are obviously trying to get your attention...after all, they are kids. A message that showed up on a bus recently wasn't done by the kids though and is a special note for everyone driving by.There are a lot of jobs th


Minnesota Obese Adults Not Rising | Radio 570 WNAX

But officials stress the state still has more work to do. People who are obese have increased risk for a number of serious diseases and health conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. In the region, Iowa has a rate of 36.4 percent, North Dakota 33.2 perc


Police: Southern MN woman uses skateboard to elude officer

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A woman found a unique way to attempt to flee an officer twice on Wednesday.Rochester police said 19-year-old Maria Guadalupe Tzep-Lopez was able to get away from an officer on Thursday via skateboard.Police say the woman was skateboarding in a high-traffic area Wednesday morning


America’s Best Kept Secret Is Hiding Right Here In Minnesota And It's Calling Your Name

With 49 other states to compete with, it’s sometimes difficult for Minnesota to stand out. Given its Midwest location, mild-mannered people, and modest claims to fame, Minnesota is mostly known for its harsh winters and love of tater tot hotdish. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find out that


Several La Crosse groups put on benefit concert to Fight the Flood

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) --Music, food and drinks, all on a perfect September day.A stark difference from two and a half weeks ago around the Coulee Region.But late August is the reason thousands gathered at the southside Oktoberfest grounds on Thursday."The ones that I've talked to it's a universal t


Volleyball | Randolph 3, Lanesboro 0

Lanesboro: Peighton Prestemon 17 digs; Malia Tessum 7 digs; Sophia Simes 3 kills; Lexie Johnson 6 kills, 3 blocks; Ella Cambern 16 assists, 10 digs; Payton Benson 5 digs; Sydney Taylor 10 kills, 10 digs.


Downtown transformation in Winona hoping to attract more people

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Welcome to the 15th year of Best of Central Minnesota!

Along with all of our winners, we're celebrating, too: The contest has been growing in size and strength for 15 years now, tracking the evolution of tastes, trends and traditions in this place we call home.


Winona business wrap: Little Caesars coming back, new clothing store downtown, Cha Chis opens drive-thru

Standing in dusty boots, a T-shirt with white spots all over it and surrounded by ladders and building materials, local developer Paul Van Eijl was excited to announce that Little Caesars is coming back.


Winona residents foil burglary attempt, sit on intruder until cops arrive

According to the report, shortly before 2:32 a.m. Sunday, the residents of a home on the 300 block of Washington Street woke to find Wani and one other man inside their house.


1 teen dies, another injured in crash near Rochester

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened around 4:20 p.m. when a 2017 Jeep Wrangler struck a 2004 Honda Accord that was attempting to cross Hwy. 14 from County Road 3, which is just east of Byron and about eight miles west of Rochester.


18-year-old killed in crash near Byron

BYRON — An 18-year-old man died in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 14 east of Byron on Tuesday.Michael OConnor Hendrix, of Beroun, was killed when the 2004 Honda Accord in which he was a passenger attempted to cross the intersection of U.S. Highway 14 and Olmsted County Road 3 just before 4:30 p