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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.

A network of support, but a need for more: The services offered — and not offered — to Winona's homeless population

There’s a network of organizations and churches in Winona who are there to help the community’s homeless.

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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.

In the classroom: Don’t like science? Joseph Cynor knows if you like your teacher, it’ll help

The scent of vinegar permeated Joseph Cynor’s classroom on a recent Monday afternoon, and one of his eighth-grade students wasn’t shy about letting him know.

Our view: William H. Laird would be proud, as are we

A little more than 120 years ago, William H. Laird opened the doors to a new city library — then called the Winona Free Public Library. The lumber baron funded the $50,000 project — worth about $1.5 million in today’s dollars.

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