The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Winona says its diverted more than 3.5 million pounds of what some would call 'junk' from landfills. Most donations are building materials like windows, doors and cabinets -- along with other items like furniture and appliances.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Former priest barred from churches and schools in Diocese of Winona
Several lawsuits acuse Thomas Adamson of sexually abusing young boys dating back to the 1960s. The Winona Daily news reports the 78-year-old has never faced criminal charges because the statute of limitations had expired. He was transferred to the Archdiocese of St. Paul in 1975 after allegations started to surface.
Mechanic from Winona killed, crushed under vehicle
The La Crosse Tribune says OSHA is investigating after a mechanic was killed in an accident on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Stingless wasps to be released in Winona County to fight ash borers
The wasps will be released in Great River Bluffs State Park in Winona County, where a recent borer infestation was reported. The state has released the wasps on four separate occasions since the pest was first discovered in 2009.
Winona County passes 3-month moratorium on silica sand mining
County commissioners in Winona are among the latest officials in southeast Minnesota to hit the pause button on frac sand mining while they study possible environmental and public health effects.
Police search for fake 'gambling inspector' who robbed Winona bar
Winona police are on the lookout for a man accused of stealing from a Winona bar after claiming he was a state gambling inspector. The suspect, described as about 45 years old, 225 pounds with a scruffy, gray beard and no mustache, walked into Cheater’s Bar and Lounge Thursday to review the bar's charitable pull tab collections -- and eventually walked away with them, police said.
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