Representative Walz Statement on H.J. Res. 35

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 27, 2015

Today, Representative Tim Walz released the following statement on H.J. Res. 35. “While we face threats from terrorists across the globe, Tea Party Republicans want to shut down the Department of Homeland Security to play politics with immigration. That isn’t right, and it’s not how government is supposed to work. I think my Republican colleague […]

Altura man charged with felony cruelty to animals after shooting dog

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 26, 2015

A 46-year-old man is facing two counts of felony animal cruelty after he allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun last Friday evening. The Winona County Sheriff’s Department reports Dale Orville Douglas admitted to shooting the dog, a beagle that later died, after it began fighting with his dog. The beagle’s owner said […]

Rep. Davids, Sen. Miller author bill to restore income tax reciprocity with Wisconsin

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 26, 2015

In an effort to prevent Minnesotans who work in Wisconsin from being forced to file income taxes in both states, State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are authoring legislation that creates an income reciprocity agreement between the two states. In a released statement Davids said, “Residents in Houston County are […]

Mayor seeks public’s help to solve RR crossing issues

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 26, 2015

Mayor Mark Peterson has asked for the citizens of Winona to help solve the issue of blocked railroad crossings in the city. In a public letter released this morning, Peterson said the city has expressed its concerns to Canadian Pacific Railway about the number and amount of time crossings, specifically Mankato Avenue, are blocked and […]

Mercer, Loos named WMS “Students of the Week”

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

The Winona Middle School Students of the Week that were selected by House 8 West are Cortess Mercer and Ian Loos. Cortess Mercer was nominated because she is a polite, artistic, and hardworking student that participates in class and shows perseverance. Cortess is helpful to others and always puts in extra effort in everything she […]

Sandcork named HOPE LHS “Student of the Week”

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

Hope Lutheran High School “Student of the Week” is Freshman Josiah Sandcork. Josiah is the son of Rocky and Deanna Sandcork. He has 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Josiah describes himself as laid-back, athletic, and caring. His favorite subject is Math. His role models are his father and Tim Tebow. Activities he is involved in […]

Adaptive water exercise class available at YMCA

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

Project COMPASS is now partnering with the YMCA for this adaptive water exercise class. It combines fun and low impact exercise for overall fitness. No swimming skills are needed. The YMCA pool is wheelchair accessible, it has a chairlift and steps. DO NOT PAY FOR THIS CLASS THROUGH PROJECT COMPASS. REGISTER ONE WEEK OR MORE […]

2014 fish, game and trapping licenses expire February 28

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that 2014 fish, game and trapping licenses expire on Saturday, February 28. Some hunting and fishing seasons continue past February 28, and new licenses are required. Licenses for 2015 now are available from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agents, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at […]

Senator Jeremy Miller’s weekly update

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

MNsure Audit Last week, the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a troubling report on MNsure, concluding “MNsure’s failures outweighed its achievements in its first year of operations.” Among the report’s findings: • MNsure went live with numerous technical problems, insufficient testing of the web site, and no involvement of the state’s IT experts. • […]

Klobuchar-“We cannot afford to play politics with our national security.”

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 24, 2015

In the wake of Al-Shabaab’s threats against the Mall of America, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today called for immediate action to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Without congressional action, funding for DHS will expire on Friday at midnight, which would mean over 1,700 DHS employees in Minnesota would be […]

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