Julia Nunes comes to Winona

Julia Nunes comes to Winona

Last week, I had the pleasure and privilege of witnessing the talents and charms of the YouTube famous Julia Nunes live, and right here in Winona, in fact. To be honest, I had no idea she was even in town until an hour before her show. I received a text message from my friend, Casey […]

Doctor Bob at Boats and Bluegrass

Doctor Bob at Boats and Bluegrass

Robert Armstrong aka Doctor Bob performs one of his infamous puppet shows for the crowds at Boats and Bluegrass. Doctor Bob has entertained Winona for years with his eccentric puppeteering and musical performances. Boats and Bluegrass is a music festival that takes place annually in September at Prairie Island Campground. photo by Tanya Jean Bruss […]

Sitting around at DTAP

Sitting around at DTAP

Alex Stevens, Julie Johnston, and Billy Curmano having a friendly little chat outside Jade Community Acupuncture Clinic during Down Town Art Party aka DTAP.  Down Town Art Party is a celebration of art and music in downtown Winona presented by local artists in various downtown locales, on the first Tuesday of every month. photo by […]

Luke Reed

Luke Reed

Luke Reed grabs some air outside of the East Recreation Center Skate Park. photo by Randal Kline

Aaron Rykus outside Broken World Records

Aaron Rykus outside Broken World Records

Aaron Rykus outside Broken World Records

Aaron Rykus hanging outside Broken World Records.  Aaron is a local barista at DIBS Cafe, always in at least two local punk bands, and was one of the last remaining tenants of the now condemned Canswer House. The Canswer House hosted a slew of rowdy basement shows throughout the years and was loved by many […]

Winona Zombie Crawl 8

Bigger and bloodier

What started as about 30 college kids dressed up as zombies freaking people out down on 3rd street in 2006 has grown. It’s grown into hundreds of the undead of all ages converging on all the downtown Winona bars and then literally taking them over, for better or for worse. It’s been very cool and […]

Megan Hanson at Winona Zombie Crawl 8

Megan Hanson at Winona Zombie Crawl 8

Megan Hanson at Winona Zombie Crawl 8

Megan Hanson seen painting the town red during the 8th annual Winona Zombie Crawl in downtown Winona. It’s the second oldest zombie pub crawl in the world. Megan Hanson is a local singer/songwriter and plays in the bands My Private Eye and the Ultrasounds. She also spends her days working for HCO (Home & Community […]