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Winona County, Minnesota

177 Main St
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: (507) 457-6350
Fax: (507) 454-9365

On the southeastern border of MN, east of Rochester; established Feb 23, 1854 (prior to statehood) from unorganized lands. Name Origin: For the town that became the county seat, which was named for a Dakota Indian woman active in the removal of the Winnebagos from IA to MN. Name was also popularized by H.L. Gordon's poem, "Winona" (1881)

Area (sq mi):: 641.59 (land 626.30; water 15.29) Population per square mile: 78.70
Population 2005: 49,276 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 49,985 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 1.90%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 32.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,077; median household $38,700; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,277-$26,281
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Winona County seat (26,451)

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    It's all organic: Jim Riddle (photo) is an organic farmer in Winona County, Minnesota. Right now, he is in Tehran, where he has been invited to speak about organic farming to the International Conference on Trade and Market Development of Organic Products.
    Sinkhole distribution in Winona County, Minnesota. Geologic Atlas of Winona County: Minnesota Geological Survey.
    Mary's University campus, Winona County, Minnesota. Worms occurred in two of the three smallest trout (20-25 cm long), with three worms in one fish and one in the other.
    difficilis was found in one of four brown trout (28-30 cm long) collected by angling on 20 July 2000 in Garvin Brook, Winona County, Minnesota. The fish that contained the worm was 29 cm long.
    difficilis was found in one of ten brown trout (23-25 cm long) collected by angling on 24 June 2001 in Beaver Creek (Whitewater River basin), Winona County, Minnesota.