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A Shakespeare love affair~

So I was at a little shindig this week at the Winona County History Center with about the biggest group of tourism movers and shakers this community has seen, and in between meatballs and Summit we paused to give a

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The hills are alive…

No, this is not a post about horror movies, silly. It’s a post about music, namely the Midwest Music Fest, although I realize my Sound of Music reference title might be dating me a bit. Yeah, I am outside the

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Winona loves its history…

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring out there, and you know what that means… You’re right. I’m totally lying. It doesn’t look like spring at all, in fact it still looks a lot like December, which means we

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People are talking…

So I was up in the Twin Cities last weekend with a cadre of newspaper people, and I was reminded all over again how special this place we live in is. Inevitably when I go to gatherings around the state

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Why people move to Winona…

I came to Winona from the Twin Cities almost exactly 16 years ago, and at the time I was a little, um, concerned that a town of 30,000ish couldn’t possibly be as interesting or have as much to offer as

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What is so great about Winona?

Well let me tell you. People drove all the way from the Twin Cities last week just to see what was going on at Winona’s levee thanks to a home run by Visit Winona. That home run was attracting replicas

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The legacy of Winona

I love it when people have good ideas. I extra love it when those good ideas become something real and wonderful. We in Winona love our river, our bluffs and our arts – they are like the heartbeat of this

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A whole lot of Shakespeare going on~

Oh.My.Gosh. Shakespeare fever.  Winona has it, and there is no cure except for a seat in the Performing Arts Center sometime in the next seven weeks or so. The cast from the Great River Shakespeare Festival has been out and

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Rock on, Tourism

Sixty five million dollars. That, friends, is a big chunk of change. It’s also how much tourists spent in Winona County in one year, and to those people I just want to say, on behalf of the 2,100 people you

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Yo-Yo Ma is going to love Winona too…

You know I’ve been dying to write about this… Yo-Yo Ma, as in the undisputed best cellist in the world, is about to add Winona, Minnesota to his travel map. It’s pretty incredible. The Minnesota Beethoven Festival took root here

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