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Visit Winona’s Short List: Top 5 Places for Inspiring Art

It’s no secret that Winona is famous for the arts. The Great River Shakespeare, Midwest Music Fest, Minnesota Beethoven, and Frozen River Film Festivals all make headlines nation-wide. But those are just some of the many ways one can experience

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Pitch Perfect Patios

As summer draws into fall I am especially appreciative of a growing commodity in Winona, and the thing I might miss the most once the snow flies: outdoor patios. I swear, it used to be that if you wanted to

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The New York City of the North

So I just came back from a trip to New York City and all I can say is wow, Winona, you’ve got it going on and I think you are giving New York a run for its money.  I know

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The Mississippi River Playground

I have to say, living next to one of the country’s most beautiful waterways has a few perks. For starters, it’s breathtaking and there is likely no one who has ever passed this way who doesn’t vividly recall the crystalline blue

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Five Things Families Love About Winona

Between its culture-rich arts and adrenalin-infused outdoor recreation, Winona is a legendary playground for grown-ups. But families with kids from 2 to 20 are finding plenty of ways to indulge in perfect summer days here too, with an abundance of

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Visit Winona Launches Winona Originals Campaign

Underscoring how unique it is to have so many extraordinary, original festivals all created in one city, Visit Winona, the area’s convention and visitor bureau, has launched the Winona Originals, a collective brand that spotlights each of Winona’s festivals and

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Best Late-Fall Color in Winona

The hills of Southeastern Minnesota are awash in the fading hues of fall, and it seems like the autumn color show might be over. But while the rest of Minnesota is winding down its fall color display, there are places

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River Lovers Unite

I have to say, living next to one of the country’s most beautiful waterways has a few perks. For starters, it’s breathtaking and there is likely no one who has ever passed this way who doesn’t vividly recall the crystalline blue

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Setting the Bar on Small City (and Big City) Greatness

So I was in New York City recently and all I can say is wow, Winona, you’ve got it going on. I’m going to be so bold as to say that, per square foot and per capita, Winona is standing

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Goodbye winter!

Finally, it’s warming up and spring is here. Well maybe finally. We all know Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor, and there has been more than one daffodil whose dreams have been crushed by several inches of snow

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