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WINONA: Tiffany stained glass on display at museum

A three-panel stained glass window done by Tiffany Studios in 1896 will join works by Monet and Renoir at the masterworks collection of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.

The window, which was unveiled Friday, is about 7.5 feet tall and 8 feet wide, and weighs about 500 pounds.

The museum is on the banks of the Mississippi River along Winona’s commercial harbor. For more information and directions, call (507) 474-6626 or go to

LANESBORO: This could be last good weekend for cross-country


Cross-country ski trails in the Root River system have some icy spots and are rated only fair to good this weekend. If it snows, conditions could improve.

Thirty-nine miles of trails are groomed.

This might be the last good weekend for skiing this year.

DECORAH, IOWA: Free expo spotlights home energy efficiency

Three rural electric co-ops, including Tri-County Electric of Rushford, are sponsoring a free Home Efficiency Expo from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 13 at Nob Hill Supper Club five miles north of Decorah, Iowa on U.S. 52.

The agenda will be:

• 4:30-6:30 p.m., manufacturers exhibit booths with information on geothermal, windows, insulation, ventilation and others. Also, a light dinner will be available.

• 5-6 p.m., mini-sessions and demonstrations for proper window installation, energy efficient lighting and a chance to ask questions of energy-efficiency expert Bill McAnally.


• 6:30-8:30 p.m., McAnally will talk on efficiency.

• 8:30-9 p.m., networking and questions. Booths will remain open.

PLAINVIEW: Lectures will discuss roots of Watkins company

The city’s connection to the company founded by Joseph Ray Watkins in 1868 will be the focus of a winter lecture series this month at the Plainview History Center.

The lectures will start at 1 p.m. Sunday and March 9 at the history center, 40 Fourth St. S.W., Plainview.

Visitors will learn more about the period from 1868 to 1885 when the Watkins family lived in Plainview and established the business to sell liniments, spices and other goods to rural families. Watkins moved the business to Winona in 1885.

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