Posts tagged with "Community Connection"

Local group works to improve water quality of Lake Winona

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

Last fall a water quality study of Lake Winona yielded some unexpected news. The results indicated the water was not as healthy as it could be. The lake has been given an impaired designation. Retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Eric Nelson explained what the designation means. “It is a classification ecologist give a body […]

WSHS FORTITUDE Club working for equality

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

FORTITUDE is one of many student clubs at Winona Senior High School. But Fortitude is not a typical after school gathering of students. These young adults are trying to make a difference by working to educate their classmates and community about social justice. FORTITUDE adviser Lora Hill says there are a lot of other things […]

Red Wing’s Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction underway

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

The summer construction season is underway in Minnesota as is evidenced by the reconstruction of Highway 61 in Red Wing. This past week, southbound traffic on Highway 61 shifted traffic to the north in order to allow for construction to begin between Dakota and Broad Street. The project Contractor, Meyer Contracting of Maple Grove, plans […]

GOPbudget plan leaves MN’s behind/helps corporate special interests get ahead

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

House DFL leaders say the Republican budget will leave behind behind kids, working families, and greater Minnesota in order to help corporate special interests get further ahead. “The Republicans have made a choice that tax breaks for corporations and special interests are more important than educating our kids or investing in Minnesota’s future,” said House […]

Mid West Music Fest comes to Winona Thursday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

The 6th annual Mid West Music Fest is bringing music to Winona April 23-25. Recently nominated for “Best Music Festival in Minnesota by Twin Cities publication, The City Pages, this year’s festival features over 100 bands, representing dozens of genres, performing at venues all around Winona. Headliners include Charlie Parr, Frankie Lee, Chastity Brown, Communist […]

Fair Trade Market to offer handcrafted items from around the world

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

“Many Hands Many Lands’ will be hosting a Fair Trade Market in Winona this weekend. John Kennedy of Many Hands Many Lands said the event will be held from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm Saturday, April 25 at the Winona Knitting Mills located at 902 East 2nd Street in Winona. He said the event will […]

WVS, LWW invite you to “Get Moving!”

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

Now that the winter weather has disappeared, its time to get outside and begin moving again. Winona Volunteer Services and Live Well Winona are teaming up to help you do just that! Beginning Thursday, April 23, Winona Volunteer Services nutritionist Nadine Bayer and Live Well Winona Community Wellness Operations Manager Deb McClellan will be leading […]

Over $84,000 raised for cancer research during 2015 Fool’s Five

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

The 37th running of the Fool’s Five Road Race was held April 12 in Lewiston. The first race featured 200 runners and raised $2,000. This year the annual fundraiser featured nearly 2,800 runners and raised over $84,000 for cancer research. The event was started back in 1979 when Lewiston-Altura High School track coach Gary Mills […]

Demolition of homes underway as bridge construction progresses

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 15, 2015

The corner of 4th and Winona Streets has a very different look as crews bring down several structures to make way for the Winona landing site of the new bridge. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and bridge contractor, Ames Construction, recently spoke to a group of Winona business people about the bridge’s progress. […]

WSU will convert Laird-Norton building into art classrooms and gallery space

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 15, 2015

Last month the keys to the former Laird Norton Lumber Company offices were turned over to Winona State University. The Laird Norton Company recently gifted the building to Winona State. WSU president, Dr. Scott Olson, said the Laird Norton Company had approached WSU about assuming ownership of the property at 125 West Fifth Street for […]

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