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Watch now: Recreational pot made $175 million in Illinois tax revenue. But some aren't happy with the rollout.

SPRINGFIELD — When Illinois’ existing cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to recreational customers for the first time on Jan. 1, 2020, they were met with long lines and high hopes.

Winona school board member resigns; special meeting to discuss vacancy scheduled for Friday

Jeanne Nelson is resigning from the Winona public school board, citing her husband’s declining health as well as “current difficulties” she said have made her lose hope in her ability to find board unity.

Debate like it's 1998: Daley Farms expansion re-ignites discussion on Winona County's animal unit cap

The future of the Daley Farms proposed feedlot expansion will come to a head at a meeting of the Winona County Board of Adjustment Thursday.

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Dark La Crosse Stories: Series chronicles our city's nefarious history

In 2013, the La Crosse Public Library Archives developed and began offering a downtown walking tour tied to “darker” or seedier themed happenings in downtown La Crosse from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, presented in an entertaining way.

Inside Winona: Mark Peterson reflects on his favorite Winona history story, the future of preservation and his plans for retirement

Winona County Historical Society director Mark Peterson is this week's guest on Inside Winona, a new podcast from the Winona Daily News.

Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 3: North Side Body Snatchers

On the third episode of Dark La Crosse Stories, the La Crosse Public Library archives team weaves a horrid true tale of grave robbing, mutilation and a possible haunting in a mystery that alludes police to this day. 

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