Winona Human Rights Commission Annual Essay Contest

Essay Contest Information & Entry Form

Fares for Winona Transit will be increasing effective January 1, 2020

Notice:  The fares for Winona Transit will be increasing effective January 1, 2020.

Bus Fares Current New Rates
Cash Fare
Doorstep Deviation
Dial a Ride – Cash Fare $1.30 $2.50
Dial a Ride – Punch Card – 11 rides $13.00 $25.00
   Sr. Citizen, College, Student
   Dial a Ride
Monthly Bus Pass
    Sr. Citizen, College, Student

City of Winona Snow Removal Policy

City of Winona Snow Removal Policy

Boards & Commissions Vacancies

The City currently has openings on several of our boards and commissions. 

  • Cable TV – 4 positions
  • Fine Arts Commission – 2 positions
  • Heritage Preservation Commission – 1 position
  • Human Rights Commission – 6 positions
  • Recreational Waterways Commission– 2 positions

To apply, please fill out this application form and submit to the City Clerk’s office.  Please contact the City Clerk for more information. 

Boards & Commissions Application Form

Application for City Commissions

Please print out, sign, and send your Application for Boards to the City Clerk, PO Box 378, Winona, MN 55987.

Deer Feeding Ban for Winona County

A deer feeding ban is in effect for Winona County to help prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer. The ban is being implemented by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources following the discovery of five cases of CWD in deer in Fillmore County.

Additional details of the ban and the disease are here:



Purpose of the Winona Poet Laureate Program:

  • To promote the art of poetry—writing, reading, performing, displaying and teaching.
  • To encourage public presentations of poetry in the Winona area.
  • To recognize individuals who are dedicated to the art of poetry in the Winona area.


  • Agree to attend a reception announcing his/her selection.
  • Agree to conduct a public reading of his/her own work each year during National Poetry Month.
  • Agree to organize an annual reading by local poets.
  • Agree to host one poetry workshop or class at the high school level each year (dependent on the school’s permission to do so).
  • Agree to promote poetry in the Winona area in a manner of his/her own choosing.


  • $1,200 for the duration of the appointment ($600/year over two years).

More Information regarding suggested duties:

Poet Laureate 2017-18


  • Contact Fine Arts Commission Staff Chad Ubl (507-457-8258).


Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2016.


Reporting Street Light Outages

Street Lights Out:

If you notice a street light that is out in the City of Winona, you can contact Xcel Energy yourself by calling 800-960-6235 or report the outage online  at:

Otherwise, please feel free to contact the Public Works office at 507-457-8269 with the location of the light and the issue with the light, and we will report it for you.

Decorative lights that are downtown need to be reported to the City, so please call Public Works at 507-457-8269 to report those as well.