DNR seeks volunteers for frog and toad calling survey

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 27, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources’ Nongame Wildlife Program is seeking volunteers to participate in the Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey to help track population changes in the state’s 14 frog and toad species. Frogs and toads are one of the best indicators of wetland health. New volunteers receive a kit that includes a CD […]

Klobuchar, Hoeven Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Fuel Innovation, Boost America’s Competitiveness

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would help fuel innovation and boost America’s competitiveness in the global economy. The Innovate America Act would help cut red tape, expand successful education programs, promote U.S. exports in new markets, and help America retain its competitive edge. “In order to continue […]

Sen. Franken budget amendment to protect college Pell Grants from devastating cuts fails to gain enough traction

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 27, 2015

With debate over the Senate budget underway, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) pressed to include a key amendment that would protect the federal Pell Grant program—which helped more than 160,000 students in Minnesota afford college last year—from steep, devastating cuts. As it stands now, the Republican’s budget plan would cut almost $90 billion in funding […]

Have an overdue library book? You are off the hook!

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 27, 2015

Fine Amnesty Week is Back at the Winona Public Library. During National Library Week (April 12 – April 18) all overdue items that belong to the Winona Public Library can be returned without being fined. However, any current or existing fines on your library card will not be waived.

Demolition to begin on acquired buildings for Winona Bridge project

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 27, 2015

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials said demolition is scheduled to begin Monday, April 6 on the buildings that MnDOT acquired as part of the Winona Bridge construction project. Weather permitting, demolition is tentatively slated to begin with the AmericInn building and will continue through mid-summer. “Removing these buildings now will help maintain the schedule for […]

Man to be charged after stealing credit card and purchasing $2,000 in lottery scratch tickets

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 25, 2015

A purse thief was apprehended by Winona Police officers following a high speed chase down Broadway and a brief foot pursuit early this morning. According to police reports, 33-year-old Patrick Collin Drury of Portage, Wisconsin has been referred to the Winona County Attorney’s office for charges of Felony Financial Card Fraud, Theft, Fleeing in a […]

DPS warns on potent new drug: marijuana wax

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 25, 2015

The Stearns County Attorney’s Office today charged two men with third degree murder in connection with a marijuana wax manufacturing operation that resulted in an explosion and fire. The fire resulted in the death an 85-year-old St. Cloud woman. The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs says the emergence of marijuana wax manufacturing […]

Habitat for Humanity announces date for annual dinner event

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 24, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is proud to announce its annual dinner and auction which will be held on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at Visions Event Center, starting at 5:30 pm. In honor of the construction of its 50th home and the 50th family to be served, this year’s annual dinner theme will be “Building […]

Ludford named Hope LHS “Student of the Week”

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 24, 2015

Hope Lutheran High School “Student of the Week” is Sophomore Alexandra Ludford. Alex describes herself as creative, helpful, motivated, social, organized, and outgoing. Her favorite subject is Art. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and drama. In her spare time, Alex likes to read, spend time with friends and family, and to play sports. […]

WSU Foundation offers reward for return of missing WSU painting

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 24, 2015

The Winona State University Foundation has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads directly to the safe return of the large oil painting that was reported missing from Somsen Hall in January. The painting measures 32” x 48” and features a large sailing vessel and other ships in a bay or […]

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