March 16, 2010
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the level of the Mississippi River at Winona on March 15 was 7.23 feet and the National Weather Service predicts it will reach 11.5 feet by next Sunday evening. Flood stage in Winona is 13 feet.
February 18, 2010
New projects throughout the Winona State campus aim toward hitting a carbon-neutral and sustainability goals
In an effort to become a carbon neutral campus, ten subcommittees have been formed by faculty and staff at Winona State University in order to make major changes toward that goal. On February 10, representatives presented their committee initiatives and what has been accomplished.
February 17, 2010
Jeff Boyne, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and Winona State University biology professor Bruno Borsari discuss the impact climate change may have on the local region
Global warming? What global warming? It's 10 below zero and we just got 10 inches of new snow!
Global warming is an increase in average global temperature. But temperature doesn’t tell the whole story. That’s why scientists use the term climate change when talking about the affect of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
February 10, 2010
WSU Climate Commitment Committee members will present "On the Road to Carbon Neutrality: WSU Addresses Climate Change"
Jim Armstrong wants to change the world. Or at least the world inside the Winona State University campus.
Armstrong, English professor at WSU, and two fellow Climate Commitment Committee members will present “On the Road to Carbon Neutrality: WSU Addresses Climate Change,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Darrell W. Krueger Library, as part of the Athenaeum Series. The talk will focus on what’s been happening at WSU to make the...
February 1, 2010
Dr. Chris Schubert visited the devastated country to provide health care
January 21, 2010
Mississippi River Revival will host a 90-minute walk with Richie Swanson and take a winter look at rare ecosystems
THIRD ANNUAL FROZEN RIVER WALK
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 FREE
AGHAMING PARK AND PRESERVE
Meet at the Wisconsin end of the High Wagon Bridge
(Access from Latsch Island, Winona MN)
Bring kids, binoculars, warm clothes, cookies to share.
January 18, 2010
Pre-Frozen River Film Festival viewing of "The Age of Stupid" incites discussion
“Happiness is not the latest gadget.” According to one Hurricane Katrina survivor, technology is not the solution to a better life.
The underlying theme in the film “The Age of Stupid” focused on the pitfalls of humanity, a screening brought to Saint Mary’s University for a pre-Frozen River Film Festival Jan. 13.
January 7, 2010
City of Winona issues sidewalk snow removal policy, with greater fines this year
Matt Hawkinson figured a clear sidewalk was more important than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Hawkinson, owner of Gabby’s Bar and Lounge in downtown Winona took his lunch break Jan. 7 from his second job at Watkins to plow and shovel the sidewalks of his corner lot around noon—even before the snowfall had ceased.
December 9, 2009
Over a foot of snow took over the county in one night, closing schools and causing cancellations
The Winona region received its first heavy snowfall of the season Dec. 8, bringing over a foot of snow and causing school closings and cancellations county-wide.
September 25, 2009
"Purple Bikes" may not be green in color, but are green in spirit
Turkish graduate students Ayla Yalcin and Serdar Duman just couldn’t wait.
Upon hearing of a bike rental program on the Winona State campus, Yalcin and her husband Duman couldn’t help but pester the staff at the Student Support Center nearly every day this summer.
“We kept going and going and asking if they were ready yet,” Yalcin, the 24-year-old English literature graduate student, said. “We were the first ones to...