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Winona Ryder spotted in namesake hometown, making a commercial

Brad Williams

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The most famous person named after Winona, Minnesota reportedly has come back to Winona, to make a commercial for the Super Bowl. 

According to news reports, actress Winona Ryder was filming an ad on Tuesday in downtown Winona, and the city’s mayor could also make an appearance in the commercial. 

Ryder was born in Winona–her birth name was Winona Horowitz–and reportedly was named in honor of the city.

Her family moved to California when she was very young. 

Ryder is best known for movies including “Beetlejuice” and “Heathers” and for the TV series “Stranger Things.”

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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