March 7, 2011
Winona resident Sam Nottleman carves life-like creations from blocks of wood and transformed a hobby into a successful business, selling more than 100,000 wood decoys worldwide
March 2, 2011
Prescribed Fire as a Resource Tool class being offered to community members March 19-20, 2011
We Need Prescribed Burn Volunteers!
Interested in learning about the most important ecological restoration tool for our area?
Want to volunteer on MVC prescribed burns?
Then sign up for the MVC and Myrick Hixon EcoPark Introductory Training.
February 24, 2011
The annual Grumpy Old Men Festival in Wabasha, Minn., is not as much a commemoration as it is about drawing new visitors into their small city each year, according to the city's chamber
They may have passed away more than a decade ago, but actors Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau could still catch spectators' eyes this weekend on the small city streets of Wabasha, Minn.
The lovable characters portrayed in the classic tale of Midwestern rivalry "Grumpy Old Men" and "Grumpier Old Men" remain favorites to many, and the spirit continues at the city's annual Grumpy Old Men Festival commemmorating its claim to fame.
February 22, 2011
Welcome to our daily roundup of news; we’ll show you what we’re reading every morning, Monday through Friday -- from news sources regionally, statewide and around the country
Snow, snow, snow
The news of the day is again the weather as people try to recover from the last several days of snowfall.
Delivery drivers talked about their work in winter in today's Winona Daily News:
February 19, 2011
Local art gallery opens its doors to the community and the earth
17,560,000,000 pounds of clothing and textiles were thrown away in the United States in 2008 alone, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
One local woman wonders, wasn’t anyone taught how to share?
February 10, 2011
There will be a DVD Release party at Ed's, Third & Franklin, Winona, MN March 5, 2011, 8 p.m. celebrating the release of Billy Curmano's latest DVD, "The Search".
February 8, 2011
General admission: $10
WAC members: $8
Come to the Winona Arts Center on Friday, March 4th to hear the DitchLilies and Three Mississippi perform.
The DitchLilies – Wisconsin's American Roots duo Kari Larson and Lisa Schultz – are stringed multi-instrumentalists/vocalists with a soft spot and keen enthusiasm for early swing, old-time mountain music, and juke joint songs of the Golden Era.
February 8, 2011
When Minnesota was officially adopted as a state in 1847, most of the boom and growth was developing along the rivers, which were essentially the highways of the time.
Winona, nestled along the bank of the Mississippi was one of these river towns. I feel as if most of us go about our daily business without even thinking about the river. Of course, unless you are a ‘river rat,’ which means you spend as much summer free time as...
February 4, 2011
When: Sunday, February 20 · 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: Mississippi Gypsy Gallery & Studios
164 E 3rd St.
Would you like to buy new clothes but have too much respect for the environment to add to its destruction with MORE new clothes from some silly store that cares NOTHING about the earth or...
February 1, 2011
This week in Minnnesota History we focused on fur traders, explorers and missionaries that came through the region.
I recognized a lot of the big-named explorers, like Jaques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain. They were some of the first French explorers who found the St. Lawrence seaway, which provided a water route to present-day Minnesota. I thought it was interesting to learn about some of the more local explorers who have posthumously...