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Winona, Minnesota

The city of Winona, county seat of Winona County, is located in southeastern Minnesota in the bluff country on the Mississippi River. Founded in 1851 and incorporated in 1857, Winona occupies 5.3 square miles and is has a population of nearly 28,000. Home to Winona State University and Saint Mary's College, the city is a commercial, manufacturing, and shipping center nestled within an agricultural and limestone-quarrying region. Winona is home to the headquarters of the Watkins Corporation, Fastenal, and Badger Equipment Company.

During the late 1800s, growth in Winona was built on a railway and steamboat transportation system, wheat milling, and lumber. By 1870, Winona was the fourth largest wheat shipping port in the United States. In 1899, Bay State Milling was founded, and is still in operation today. A famous resident of Winona was J. R. Watkins, the man who invented the "money back guarantee" in 1868 when he started Watkins Incorporated. In the early 1900s he renamed the company the J. R. Watkins Medical Company. He died before the completion of the company's current factory and offices in 1911. Now called J. R. Watkins Incorporated, it is one of the oldest companies in the nation.

Winona's industrial history makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos diseases such as malignant mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Winona at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Winona, Minnesota, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Winona

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Winona where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Badger Foundry Company, Inc.
  • Board of Municipal Water Works
  • Board of Public Works
  • Community Hospital
  • Community Memorial Hospital
  • Interstate Packing Company
  • Miller Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Mississippi Valley Public Service Company
  • Saint Teresa Institute
  • Sauer Memorial Home
  • St. Teresas Womens Res Hall
  • Swift & Company
  • Watkins Products
  • Winona Hospital - Community Memorial Hospital
  • Winona Malting Company
  • Winona Railway and Light Company
  • Winona State College
  • Winona State Hospital
  • Wisconsin Railway Light and Power Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Winona, Minnesota

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Winona, Minnesota. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Distance: 43.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Winona, Minnesota

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Minnesota, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Minnesota

EPA Scientist's "Small Fibers Matter" Asbestos Work To Be Published

Scientist Philip Cook's "small fibers matter" asbestos research will be published and shared for the first time at this week's symposium in Duluth, Minnesota.

Taconite Miners Three Times More Likely to Develop Mesothelioma, According to Study

University of Minnesota Study Shows State Taconite Workers at Higher Risk of Mesothelioma

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