Posts tagged with "Minnesota"

U.S. Education Secretary Has High Praise for State’s Universal PreK Proposal

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

This morning, Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a preschool classroom in North Saint Paul, meeting with students, teachers, parents, and administrators to discuss the impacts of high-quality early learning programs on Minnesota’s youngest learners. Secretary Duncan talked of his support for Governor Dayton’s effort to provide free access to […]

Lions Broom Sale begins Monday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

The Winona Noon Lions annual door to door broom sale begins Monday, May 4 and concludes on Monday, May 11. This annual tradition has been going since 1956. Originally, Lions began selling brooms because they were produced by visually impaired people. Now many people with sight issues are working in the mainstream areas of employment. […]

A New Underwater Exhibit set to Open May 1 at the the MMAM

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) has announced artist Stephen Hilyard of Madison, Wisconsin will exhibit his work in the solo exhibition, Seeking the Sublime. The exhibition, the second in the MMAM’s 2015 Underwater Photography Series, will be on display from May 1 – July 15, 2015. Stephen Hilyard’s artwork is described as a realm […]

House Passes Higher Education Bill Taxing Students and Increasing Debt. Pelowski Says Now Isn’t The Time For Tuition Hikes.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 28, 2015

Monday night, the Minnesota House passed an Omnibus Higher Education bill that Democrats say will lead to tuition increases and more debt for Minnesota students. DFLers say the bill upends the progress made over the last two years, when tuition was frozen for all Minnesota students at public colleges and universities. Over 67,000 students at […]

Extra Enforcement Results in a Significant Jump in Citations for Texting and Driving

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

A motorist accelerates from a stop light with a cigarette in one hand, a phone in the other and no hands on the wheel. Drivers are looking down at their phones for several seconds to send or read a text message. Law enforcement officers encountered these types of distractions during the extra distracted driving enforcement […]

Johnny Appleseed Project to give away trees on Arbor Day

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 21, 2015

Winona’s Johnny Appleseed Project will be giving away tree saplings in conjunction with Arbor Day on Friday, April 24. Winona area residents Carolyn Dry and Jim Gurley founded the “Johnny Appleseed Project,” with the aim to beautify Winona and combat climate change while reminding residents about the positive benefits of trees to the Earth’s climate. […]

Deadly weekend for motorcyclists in Minnesota

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety reports five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads since Wednesday, April 15. Three of the deaths happened Saturday. Four of the five riders were not wearing a helmet. • On April 15, a 23-year-old motorcyclist died after sideswiping a vehicle while changing lanes on I-35E […]

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 […]

Watch the skies for pelicans migrating to Minnesota

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 6, 2015

Flocks of giant white birds are catching the eyes of outdoor enthusiasts across Minnesota, as once-rare American white pelicans migrate north to their nesting grounds across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. These pelicans are among the world’s largest birds and are easily recognized in flight. Wingspans up to 9 feet, […]

Two injured in Highway 61 accident Saturday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 6, 2015

Two people were injured when their vehicles collided Saturday morning at the Highway 61/Wabasha County 18 intersection Saturday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened at around 9:40 am. Accident reports state a pickup driven by Craig Fellows of Plainview was on County Road 18 and crossed into the southbound lane of […]

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