News & Public Notices

 2019 John Latsch Human Rights Award

Seeking Nominations for the
 2019 John Latsch
Human Rights Award

The Winona Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for an award to honor an individual or organization that made an outstanding contribution to the community of Winona concerning human rights issues.

The eligible recipient should be an individual or organization (business, non-profit, volunteer group, faith-based group) from Winona County and has helped reduce barriers to persons of protected classes and has fought discrimination in the City of Winona or Winona County.  Vulnerable groups may be the “protected classes” defined in the Minnesota Human Rights Act, namely, those who may suffer discrimination because of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, disability, family status, marital status, national origin, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation.  Their contribution may be in the form of one act, or a series of activities over a period of time, but must have an impact on a substantial number of Winona residents through the act/s of winning or preserving equality and justice for groups of people whose circumstances make them vulnerable to prejudice, discrimination, or injustice.  This contribution must go beyond the recipient’s usual organizational mission and/or personal employment.

If you know anyone who should be considered for the John A. Latsch Human Rights Award, please tell us about them!

The Commission intends to honor the recipient of the award a future Winona City Council meeting.  Nominations must be received by April 26, 2019.  For questions, please contact the Winona City Clerk’s Office at 507-457-8200.

2019 Nomination Form

Press Release Regarding Snow Removal

DATE: February 25, 2019

SUBJECT: Snow Removal

Thank you for your patience as we dig out the City of Winona. Snow Removal crews have been operating daily through double shifts. Most of the equipment is out working on the streets during the night hours when traffic is less. Smaller numbers of plows, sanders and dump trucks are working during the daylight hours.

Community members are asked to move vehicles from City streets to assist in the most effective plowing on all routes. This will also ensure public safety vehicles can respond to emergencies in a timely manner. Let this also serve as a reminder that the alternate side parking requirement is in place and vehicles are subject to being ticketed and towed. As the streets get plowed, snow will be piled up on both sides of the street, and any car on the street is likely to be surrounded with a ridge of snow. Having one side of the street empty allows that side of the street to be widened as much as possible. The operations repeat the second night on the other side and are alternated until the streets are clear.

Please do not blow or place snow out into the city streets. This is against city ordinance, and makes snow removal more difficult.
Residents are asked to assist in clearing snow around fire hydrants as they are able. This will assist the emergency response crews should they need to access the hydrants near your home.

Again, thank you for your patience and assistance.

Keith Nelson
Winona Public Works
[email protected]

cc: News Media
Street Department
City Council
City Manager’s Office
Public Works
Community Development Office

Fire Hydrants

The recent snowfall has left many of the city’s fire hydrants buried and difficult to find. Some property owners are accidentally burying hydrants as they clear snow from their property. Once again, the Winona Fire Department and Winona Water Department are asking for your cooperation in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow.

The city crews are working diligently to clear buried hydrants. This is a difficult and time consuming task. In a fire emergency, having quick and constant water supply will make a tremendous difference in the outcome of a tragic situation.

Adopting a hydrant near your home and keeping it clear of snow could make a difference when seconds count. If you are aware of a hydrant that is buried by the snow and unable to clear it call the Fire Department at 457-8266. Thank you for your cooperation.

Also, the Winona Fire Department would like to remind the public that with the bitterly cold temperatures forecast for the next two days, frostbite can occur in as little as 5 minutes. Please carry with you warm clothes and an emergency kit if you are traveling.

Central Reuse Study

Read and download the report by clicking here.

Housing Rehabilitation Brochures

Ability Home Rehabilitation Program Brochure

2018 SCDP Owner Occupied Rehab Brochure

2019 Small Cell Wireless Facilities Aesthetics Policy


City of Winona Snow Removal Policy

City of Winona Snow Removal Policy

The Garage Co-Work Grand Opening

The Garage Co-Work Grand Opening

Madison Public Meeting Presentations

Please see below for presentations given at the Madison property reuse meeting on 11/27/18:

Madison Reuse Presentation

Engage Winona Madison Reuse Presentation