Police say the high school liaison officer interviewed several students and learned the boy had been bringing a handgun to school for several weeks and had, on one occasion, pointed the gun at the head of another student near the bike racks.
An investigation has failed to determine what caused a fire that devastated an older section of downtown Winona earlier this month. Assistant Winona Fire Chief Jim Multhaup tells KAGE Radio authorities are certain the fire originated between the ceiling and roof of the Winona Islamic Center.
Experts say the discovery of a dead Asian carp near Winona confirms the invasive fish are using their leaping ability to attempt to overcome barriers. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the carcass of a silver carp was found recently on a dam abutment just north of Winona.
Winona State University is launching a boat that will serve as a floating classroom for students. It's the second such effort for Winona State, which operated a floating houseboat in the 2000s before the Coast Guard ruled it out of code.
13-year-old Grace Going of St. Martin's Lutheran School has been honored with a merit award for the poster she created for the Lions International Peace Poster contest. Grace's honor comes one year after her sister Hannah also won a merit award.
A gun, the instructor explains, is just a tool, a mechanical device designed to do a job that is only as effective — or dangerous — as the person attempting to use it. The class is intended to prepare participants to use that tool safely and effectively.
The last bottle of 6.5-ounce Coke in its distinctive glass bottle rolled off the line this week at the Coca-Cola bottling plant and immediately fetched a cool $2,000 in an auction attended by executives, distributors and Coke enthusiasts.
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