Scott Olson to lead Winona State University

Scott Olson, the top academic officer at Minnesota State University-Mankato, will be Winona State University's 15th president. A Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees committee unanimously recommended Olson at its meeting Wednesday, and the full board unanimously confirmed the recommendation.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Scott Olson, the top academic officer at Minnesota State University-Mankato, will be Winona State University's 15th president. A Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees committee unanimously recommended Olson at its meeting Wednesday, and the full board unanimously confirmed the recommendation.

Next Up

Eddie Rosario

Report: Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waivers

The outfielder's time with the team appears to be coming to an end.

radio station, microphone

Christian music broadcaster revealed as buyers of Go Radio

Educational Media Foundation. operates the K-Love brand, which has a presence already in the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 5.04.39 PM

St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Trevor May

Report: Trevor May leaving Twins to sign with Mets

The right-hander will sign a two-year deal to head to New York

Car crash

'Grim' milestone: Minnesota's traffic deaths reach 364, tying 2019 total

“With fewer vehicles on the road during the 2020 pandemic, the loss of life on Minnesota roads is beyond disappointing."

Devin Weiland

Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

Body storage warehouse

Body storage warehouse 'ready if needed for COVID-19 fatality management'

The warehouse is currently storing PPE and testing supplies.

Giordano's

Signs come down at Giordano's restaurant in Uptown

It appears the restaurant has closed for good.

State Capitol.

Walz eyes COVID-19 relief package totaling $300-$600 million amid budget surplus

The state forecasted a budget surplus for the remainder of the biennium.

Bar beer

Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.

Related

Stolen urn filled with mom's ashes recovered at Winona State

Police say a stolen urn holding a woman's ashes has been recovered at Winona State University. A student said she had left the urn -- containing her mother's ashes -- in her unlocked car last month. The Winona Daily News reports the urn was found in a backpack on campus.

Audit finds overcharges and underpayments at Metro State University

The Minnesota Legislative Auditor found a series of bookkeeping and financial mistakes at the St. Paul university. Metro State's president says turnovers and vacancies in the financial and human resources offices have left staff stretched thin.

Winona State grad wounded in Colo. theater shooting

A 2008 graduate of Winona State University, recently married to his college sweetheart from Stillwater, posted on his Facebook page that he was shot in the leg at "The Dark Knight Rises" screening in Aurora, Colo., just after midnight Friday.

Coed bathrooms coming to Minnesota university dorm

West Snarr Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead is getting a $4.7 million renovation and will open in August 2014 with some noticeable changes, including coed bathrooms. Students were a little skeptical at first, but designs for the new shower/restrooms actually include more privacy for everyone, planners say.

State GOP's money woes lead to eviction papers

Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust filed paperwork in Ramsey County on Wednesday to evict the state GOP for failing to pay more than $96,000 in rent at its St. Paul office, Politics in Minnesota is reporting. This move is the latest in long line of financial troubles for the party.

St. John's University names first lay president

The Catholic St. John's University in Collegeville announced Michael Hemesath as the institution's first full-time lay president. Hemesath is an economics professor at Carleton College and a 1981 graduate of St. John's. The Rev. Robert Koopmann announced he will step down at the end of this academic year.

UMD defense stuffs Winona State 24-6

Winona State's high-flying offense was grounded by ninth-ranked UMD. Quarterback Chase Vogler and freshman running back Austin Sikorski led the Bulldogs offense.