Winona is a city located in Winona County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,069. Winona is the birthplace of actress Winona Ryder (Winona Horowitz) and the aviator Max Conrad. It is the county seat of Winona County. Winona received some media attention, for publishing the names of each resident who failed to pay a quarterly water bill, during the 2003-2004 year, in the local newspaper. Located in picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River, its physical landmark is Sugar Loaf hill. Its annual celebration, "Steamboat Days," is held in the summer, as is the Great River Shakespeare Festival. It is home to the headquarters of the Watkins Corporation and Fastenal. Three college campuses are found in Winona: Winona State University, Saint Mary's University, and Minnesota State Colleges - Southeast Technical. Historically a community that was once served by a half-dozen passenger railroads, its current service is the once-daily Empire Builder, an Amtrak service between Chicago and Seattle/Portland.
Web Sites and Links
Map Collections, 1500-1999: WinonaFour maps of Winona, dating from 1867 to 1889. Part of American Memory, at the Library of Congress.
Redtail OutfittersRental and retail sales of outdoor equipment, guide service. Site lists some of the brands they carry new, gives an idea of the sorts of guided trips they offer.
The Fly GuysTrout fishing guides in Southeast Minnesota's bluff country, with over 600 miles of trout streams. Information on rates and reservations.
Winona PostcardsVintage views of Winona, Minnesota.
Winona, MinnesotaCity Government web site. Resources include links to city officials, departments, and services. Site maintains Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) developed by city agencies and departments.