News & Public Notices

Garage sales now allowed in Winona; sellers must follow physical distancing, other guidelines

Garage sales are now allowed within the City of Winona, as long as sellers follow certain guidelines and ensure customers practice physical distancing. The city has determined garage sales qualify as social gatherings, as long as sales are not held for more than four consecutive days. Sales must be outdoors, or with an open garage door; no sales inside homes or buildings are allowed Sales must be limited to 10 or fewer customers at any time; sellers are urged to {Read More}

City working on bar, restaurant guidelines for June 1 outdoor dining

The City of Winona is reviewing and considering revisions to ordinances, licenses and guidelines in order to best support bars and restaurants and other businesses, following the state’s announcement that those businesses can open for outdoor/patio dining starting June 1. Guidelines and any proposed changes will be brought to the Winona City Council at its next meeting on Monday, June 1. In the meantime, restaurants are asked to reach out to the Minnesota Department of Health and to review the {Read More}

Winona Downtown Strategic Plan

COVID-19 updates on city services, contacts

Last updated: Friday, May 22 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 May 4 and May 18. 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}

Winona City Council meetings – now 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. 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 participate can download and use the free Zoom video platform and {Read More}

Grass/Weeds and Removal of Garbage and Abandoned Vehicles

Weed/Grass/Junk and Abandoned Vehicles Notice

City continues to plan for safely opening facilities as Stay Home MN ends

The City of Winona continues to plan for safely opening city facilities, while providing guidance to businesses starting to reopen, in response to the end of Minnesota’s StayHomeMN order. Facilities that are widely open to the public, including but not limited to the Winona Public Library, East End Rec, and Lake Lodge, remain closed as the city develops phased plans for each to begin providing services while staying focused on employee and resident safety. The Parks and Recreation department and {Read More}

Notice of Candidate Filings

Filings for candidacy for City of Winona Offices to be voted on at the next Municipal Election will open Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and will close Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  (Please note City Offices will be closed on Memorial Day, May 25, but petitions may be signed on this day.)  Filings will be accepted for the following offices: Mayor    Four Year Term Councilman/Woman 1st Ward Four Year Term Councilman/Woman 3rd Ward Four Year Term Councilman/Woman* At Large Four Year {Read More}

Fire Hydrant Flushing – West End

Beginning on Monday, May 18th, and continuing thru Friday May 29th, the City of Winona Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the West End of town, starting from Main and Front streets and working south and west to Lake Winona. Hydrants in Knopp Valley and Gilmore Valley will be included in this flushing.   All residents living in these areas should be on the lookout for discolored water during this time. Any questions contact the Winona Water Dept. {Read More}

City working with Farmers Market on COVID-19 practices as it plans to open Saturday

The city is working with the Winona Farmers Market on COVID-19 safety and physical distancing practices as the market prepares to open for the outdoor season this Saturday in Levee Park. Minnesota has declared farmers markets as essential businesses to remain open during StayHomeMN. The market has developed a plan to keep vendors and customers safe and physically distant. City staff helped with the plan and will monitor the market’s operations to offer assistance. “The ability to open Winona’s market {Read More}