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Democratic governor’s candidate makes her case in western Wisconsin
Update: Driver identified in Friday morning crash
New slate of executive officers elected to lead Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Buck kill off markedly YOY for Pierce, St. Croix counties
Truck backs into salon, driver arrested for DWI
crime and courts
UWRF women sweep UWEC, Kuechle records back-to-back shutouts
Seven Falcons named to All-WIAC football teams, former Wildcats Zimmerman, Kusilek honored
Three Wildcats named all-BRC
Wild Side: Bipedal hominids enjoy the savanna and the beach
Sundogs shine in River Falls skies
Come and get it
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 6-8
College class to hold fundraising bash for Turningpoint
These upcoming local concerts create holly, jolly offerings
arts and entertainment
Nao Sue Xiong, 65
Ronald A. Nelson, 58
Teresa Heitman, 57
Lorraine Zignego, 94
Melinda M. Zellmer, 50
Days Gone By: Nov. 14, 2013
Letter: What a gift: U.S. flag
Letter: Don’t overlook these hateful public expressions
Letter: Give gifts for veterans
Letter: Readers equal winners
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/28/13 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Public Hearing- Shoreland Districts
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Hearing - Town of Forest Zoning
August 24, 2012
DOT: Second interstate bridge recommended in Winona
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — State transportation officials are recommending a new two-lane interstate bridge be built over the Mississippi River, next to the existing span in Winona which has been listed as structurally deficient. MnDOT says once the new bridge is finished, the existing...
August 24, 2012 - 12:02pm
October 27, 2009
Wisconsin's only link to Winona undergoes structural tests
Wisconsin's only link to Winona, Minn., is undergoing new structural tests. The Department of Transportation in the Gopher State is putting weight sensors and strain-gauges on the Highway 43 bridge over the Mississippi River. Officials are deciding how to replace or rebuild the...
October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
September 9, 2008
Winona officials ask MN and WI businesses what they want in new bridge
In Winona, Minn., officials are asking businesses in both the Gopher State and Wisconsin what they want in a new bridge over the Mississippi River. The current two-lane span is scheduled to be replaced with a four-lane bridge in 2014. Winona Chamber president Della Schmidt says...
September 9, 2008 - 9:00am
July 8, 2008
Repairs to start Thursday on Winona bridge
Emergency repairs will begin by Thursday on Wisconsin's only link to Winona, Minn. Fifteen corroded gusset plates will be fixed on the Winona bridge over the Mississippi River. Minnesota's Department of Transportation says the most critical repairs will be made first so heavy commercial...
July 8, 2008 - 9:00am
June 26, 2008
Wisconsin to chip in on Winona bus and ferry service costs
Wisconsin will help pay for the bus and ferry service created when the only bridge from the state to Winona, Minn., was shut down for 11 days. It cost Winona more than $200,000 to move people across the Mississippi River, when a defect caused the bridge to be closed for more inspections. Corroded...
June 26, 2008 - 9:00am
June 13, 2008
Surprise! Winona Bridge to partially open again Saturday
The only bridge that connects Wisconsin with Winona, Minn., will re-open Saturday - at least to most vehicles. Heavy trucks and pedestrians will still be barred from the bridge, which has been closed for 10 days after corroded gusset plates were found underneath. This week, Minnesota's...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 10, 2008
Ferries begin shuttle service in Winona; engineers consider short-term bridge fix
Ferry service between Wisconsin and Winona, Minn., began Monday morning. Winona Mayor Jerry Miller says two ferries will shuttle people across the river every 45 minutes during the morning and afternoon commutes -- at least for now. Miller says Winona officials felt their main...
June 10, 2008 - 12:00am
June 9, 2008
Gronemus calls Winona Bridge closure a disaster; blames Doyle for transportation raid
Gronemus calls Winona Bridge closure a disaster; blames Doyle for transportation raid A western Wisconsin legislator says the closing of the Mississippi River bridge at Winona is a disaster for her area. Assembly Democrat Barb Gronemus, Whitehall, says it shows why Gov. Jim Doyle...
June 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
Ferry-bus system established to deal with Winona Bridge closure
Starting Monday, a bus and ferry service will move people from western Wisconsin to Winona Minnesota. That's after the city's only bridge over the Mississippi River was closed this week. For three days, about 2,800 Wisconsinites have driven up to 100 miles out of their way to get...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
Wisconsin commuters scrambling to find ways around Winona Bridge closure
Wisconsinites who work in Winona, Minn., scrambled to their jobs Wednesday, after the city's only bridge over the Mississippi River suddenly shut down. The bridge at Wisconsin's Highway 54 has 10 gusset plates that are rusted and only emergency vehicles are allowed to cross for now. Minnesota's...
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
Winona bridge closed indefinitely; problems for Wisconsin river towns
A busy bridge that connects Wisconsin with Winona, Minn., is closed and it's causing lots of hassles on both sides of the Mississippi River. Winona's only bridge was abruptly shut down Tuesday, after inspectors found corroded gusset plates. Those plates hold the bridge's beams together. It's...
June 4, 2008 - 9:00am