News & Public Notices

Winona City Council and other public meetings have moved online

The Winona City Council has temporarily transitioned its meetings online due to the need for physical distancing during COVID-19. The council will meet using Zoom during its regularly scheduled times, the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm. The next meetings are Monday, April 6 and Monday, April 20. Most council members and city staff will participate remotely; a few will participate in City Hall’s council chambers while adhering to physical distancing guidelines. Residents who want to {Read More}

New rules, guidelines on parks during COVID-19

The City of Winona and its Parks and Recreation Department has created a new set of temporary rules and guidelines for residents using parks, to ensure everyone is practicing safe and healthy behavior to limit community spread of COVID-19. City crews are placing signs at various locations throughout the park system to encourage people to practice physical distancing. The Winona Police Department and other city staff are increasing their efforts to patrol public spaces and report violations of Minnesota’s Stay {Read More}

COVID-19 Stay Home MN Order: What does it mean for you?

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday, March 25 ordered all Minnesotans to stay at home starting through April 10. The City of Winona fully supports this choice as an additional measure to protect the health and safety of all Winona residents. THIS MEANS: All businesses except those deemed essential are closed Restaurants, bars and other public accommodation businesses previously closed will remain closed until May 1 at 5pm Schools are closed now through at least May 4 – online learning {Read More}

Updates on city services, contacts during COVID-19 response

Last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2:30pm CITY COUNCIL The Winona City Council will meet online using Zoom during its regularly scheduled times, the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30pm. The next meetings are April 6 and 20. Folks who want to participate in a meeting can use the Zoom video platform (free to download and use) or call in using the details below. Folks who want to watch the meetings can view them live on the Government {Read More}

Small business resources for COVID-19

Last updated: Saturday, July 4, 8:30am Note: This situation is rapidly changing, and many details are still being finalized and announced. Check back often for updates and/or follow the City of Winona COVID-19 Information Facebook page. CITY OF WINONA – PORT AUTHORITY The Port Authority of Winona is working with partners to create a local program to assist businesses to fill gaps where other funding cannot assist. The Port Authority is waiting first for all details at the federal and {Read More}

Information Session – March 27

There will be an informational session for the Winona City Council on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, to conduct a test run on the Zoom online meeting application.                                                                        {Read More}

COVID-19 Community Information

Last updated: March 31, 3:30pm This page is designed to keep the community updated on the City of Winona’s COVID-19 response. This page is not consistently monitored – please call 911 if you have an emergency. If you use Facebook, please like and follow the City of Winona Official COVID-19 News and Information page. Visit Winona Resources for a full list of community COVID-19 resources, including updates on school and business changes and closures, places for meals and shelter, information {Read More}

Sanitary Sewer Concerns Press Release 

Due to possible stockpiling and the resulting shortage of toilet paper as a result of COVID-19 concerns, we have heard of the increased use and flushing of non-flushable materials such as baby wipes, napkins and paper towels. While the “flushable” wipes concern is not new to wastewater facilities, there is an increased risk due to the current lack of availability of toilet paper. We ask that our community members pay extra attention to what they are using and flushing and {Read More}

Broadway Avenue Project

Broadway 4 lane to 3 lane Conversion Project A public meeting will be held from 4pm to 6pm with a presentation at 5pm on Thursday March 19th in City Hall Council Chambers to discuss the Broadway 4 lane to 3 lane Conversion Project.  This will be an open house format with opportunity for comment and discussion regarding this project. This project is currently projected to be constructed in the summer of 2021.  This project is primarily intended to improve safety {Read More}

Development Code Update