Emergency Flood Information
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  7:31 PM
Precautions, waste disposal, shelter [Full Story]
Updated road information (as of Wednesday, 3 p.m.)
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  7:46 PM
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Be safe when cleaning after flooding
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  8:33 PM
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Spillville deals with Turkey River flooding
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  8:43 AM
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School cancelled for Thursday in Decorah
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  1:36 PM
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More Flood pictures!
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  12:50 AM
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Water: a decorahnews.com special report
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  12:36 PM
Storm runoff and urban water pollution [Full Story]
Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour Showcase is at at ArtHaus on Thursday
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  10:59 AM
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"Candidate class" being offered this September
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  10:30 AM
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National Park Service program at Effigy Mounds scheduled for Thursday
Posted: Thu, Aug 25, 2016  11:00 AM
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Winneshiek Democrats Central Committee meeting Thursday
Posted: Thu, Aug 25, 2016  10:51 AM
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Recent News

TOP STORY: FLOOD!
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  8:51 AM
Heavy rains lead to flooding in Decorah and Spillville [Full Story]
Pet safety during the flood
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  9:13 AM
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6:35am Wednesday: 7.58 inches of rain falls on Decorah
Posted: Wed, Aug 24, 2016  6:32 AM
Flood warnings are in effect until at least 12:45 p.m. [Full Story]
New teachers in the Decorah School District
Posted: Tue, Aug 23, 2016  9:00 AM
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Special Traffic Enforcement Program is underway for the Labor Day holiday
Posted: Tue, Aug 23, 2016  9:07 AM
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Water: a decorahnews.com special report
Posted: Tue, Aug 23, 2016  1:14 PM
The Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone" [Full Story]
Will a Luther College graduate win "America's Got Talent?"
Posted: Tue, Aug 23, 2016  10:47 AM
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Nearly 140 people get a close-up look at the Trout Run Trail, thanks to the Decorah Rotary Club
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  10:23 AM
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The season is coming to an end at the Decorah Swimming Pool
Posted: Tue, Aug 23, 2016  5:10 PM
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Decorah Park Board agrees to "limited" deer hunt
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  6:25 PM
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Water: a decorahnews.com special report
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  7:02 PM
The three components of water pollution [Full Story]
USDA official praises Decorah's fiber optic broadband effort
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  10:10 AM
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Luther College's convocation will feature author Karen Fowler
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  6:21 PM
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Winneshiek County Roadside Management gets three grants for new equipment, details roadside management plan
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  1:24 PM
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Winneshiek County is making progress on repairing bridges
Posted: Mon, Aug 22, 2016  10:03 AM
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Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department is implementing body cameras
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  9:20 AM
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It was only a matter of time--Decorah is named the "best hippie town" in Iowa
Posted: Sun, Aug 21, 2016  9:23 PM
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"Water: A decorahnews.com special report"
Posted: Sun, Aug 21, 2016  2:51 PM
The current state of water quality in Iowa [Full Story]
Decorah audience learns about the Bakken oil pipeline from someone whose property was next to the route
Posted: Fri, Aug 19, 2016  3:14 PM
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first on decorahnews.com: Winneshiek County Landfill is about to open a $6 million addition
Posted: Sun, Aug 21, 2016  2:46 PM
A three-part decorahnews.com special report [Full Story]
Steyer Opera House to be inducted into the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Posted: Sun, Aug 21, 2016  2:40 PM
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Decorah High School has won the Iowa Class 3A Challenge Cup for a 7th year
Posted: Sun, Aug 21, 2016  3:05 PM
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A Decorah resident and a Minnesota resident will be biking across America for Citizens' Climate Lobby
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  3:21 PM
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Decorah School District seeks members for Shareholders citizen advisory group
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  2:16 PM
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Decorah resident Dave Dunlavy drives in Minnesota antique car run
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  2:13 PM
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Carlson begins third year as Luther President
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  2:12 PM
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Decorah artists win awards in Vesterheim folk art exhibition
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  2:02 PM
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Letter to the Editor: "Move bike racks to location where they will be used"
Posted: Thu, Aug 18, 2016  2:00 PM
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Decorah's Edna Schrandt honored as "Iowan of the Day" at State Fair Wednesday
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  9:47 PM
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Ask Mr. (School) Answer Person: "How will the Decorah School Board pick the location for a new school building?"
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  2:23 PM
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Readers respond to the suggestion to build a new school building on land at the Highway 9 & Highway 52 intersection
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  2:42 PM
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State of Iowa opens bids on two Winneshiek County bridge projects
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  2:16 PM
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Crews are working to get Viking Stadium ready for the first home football game
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  2:07 PM
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Letter to the Editor: There should be six debates in the First Congressional District
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  2:04 PM
--by Decorah resident Jill Amdahl [Full Story]
First Congregssional District candidates still aren't agreeing about the number of their debates
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  1:59 PM
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New Seed Savers Exchange board member named
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  1:50 PM
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Hearing will be held Thursday evening in Calmar dog bite case
Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2016  1:43 PM
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Howard County jury awards over $1.5 million to a woman represented by Decorah lawyer Nick Rowley
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  9:51 AM
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Howard County jury awards over $1.5 million to a woman represented by Decorah lawyer Nick Rowley
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  9:51 AM
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Crime in Decorah was down very slightly in 2015
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  1:24 PM
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USDA officially announces $11,500 grant to the City of Decorah to help pay for communications utility feasibility study
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  3:46 PM
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Viking Theatre to rebuild parking lot
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  1:07 PM
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City crews will be working on Heivly Street to fix a collapsed sewer main
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  3:55 PM
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Iowa City residents are mounting a campaign against plans by a Decorah couple to build a house modeled on Kinnick Stadium
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  9:16 AM
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Discussions continue regarding North Winneshiek and Decorah merger
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  10:16 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "What will be done with Decorah's current aerial fire truck?"
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2016  3:53 PM
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Decorah School Board begins to regroup after City Council rejects idea of property purchase in downtown Decorah
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  9:55 PM
Decorah resident pitches another possibility [Full Story]
Decorah City Council tables deer hunting proposal
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  7:57 PM
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Decorah to buy a $900,000 fire truck from Indianola
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  7:56 PM
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Luther College pledges $120,000 towards the purchase of a new aerial ladder fire truck in Decorah
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  7:47 PM
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County supervisors pledge $145,000 toward aerial ladder fire truck purchase
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  10:51 AM
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Too many people in prison? Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center lecture discusses Mass Incarceration
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  3:12 PM
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Parade marshals for the Ossian Fest Parade were local law enforcement officers
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  2:43 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: What happened at the former Midtown Motel property on Heivly Street?"
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  4:36 PM
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What has caused a low response to the city & county's "IT Help Wanted" ad?
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  2:11 PM
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Regional Health Services of Cresco is offering a new service for seniors
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2016  2:03 PM
Will help them face the challenges of aging [Full Story]
Paul Scott comment--Here's where the new Decorah school ought to be built!
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2016  11:26 AM
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Winneshiek County Historic Preservation is raising money to pay for repairs to the Highlandville School
Posted: Sun, Aug 14, 2016  6:32 PM
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Tickets are now on sale for a dinner and conversation with author William Kent Krueger
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2016  11:33 AM
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Girl Scouts Board votes to put Camp Tahigwa up for sale
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2016  10:55 AM
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City committee recommends not selling softball diamond property to Decorah School District
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2016  7:49 AM
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Downtown discussion: New bike rack locations and "tiny parks" are popular with readers, although diagonal parking is not
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  4:19 PM
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Stanley Engineered Fastening donates video and audio conferencing equipment to NICC
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  1:47 PM
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Vesterheim receives grant from American-Scandanavian Foundation
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  11:11 AM
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"Skal:Scandinavian Spirits" exhibition opens at Vesterheim Museum
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  1:48 PM
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Registration begins Saturday for August 23rd motorized tours of Trout Run Trail
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  12:27 PM
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Sheriff's Department arrests a Cresco man
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  12:15 PM
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Trout Run Trail (temporary) tattoos at the State Fair
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016  11:00 AM
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Northeast Iowa's corn crop will be strong this season
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016  11:19 AM
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Construction work will close County W-14 for one week starting Thursday
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016  3:48 PM
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Clean Water Fundraiser being held later in August
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016  1:56 PM
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City of Decorah receives a $975 grant
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016  2:35 PM
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Decorah Park-Rec Board votes to ban deer hunting in city parks
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016  8:40 AM
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New Minowa Players performances begin Thursday
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016  11:43 AM
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New Sheriff's Deputy at Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  10:36 AM
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Luther's Director of Campus Programming Gertz announces resignation
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  12:22 PM
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GPS emergency locator signs improve safety on Winneshiek County trails
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  1:04 PM
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Downtown discussion: Should a "tiny park" be added on Winnebago Street?
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  2:23 PM
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North Winneshiek students are doing well academically
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  9:44 AM
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North Winneshiek sets consolidation time schedule
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  9:49 AM
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"Hope for Recovery" course offered this Saturday in Decorah
Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2016  11:23 AM
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Hearing will be held next Thursday in Calmar dog bite case
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  4:58 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Why didn't the sirens sound Thursday night?"
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  4:47 PM
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This Decorah woman got a makeover--on the NBC "Today" show
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  4:38 PM
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Yard Waste Site will be open the rest of this week
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  4:27 PM
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Downtown discussion: Should bike racks be moved to new locations?
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  4:30 PM
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County Board approves flashing lights for the road in front of Orleans Church
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  3:45 PM
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Decorah 4H-er earns statewide poultry project award
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  2:43 PM
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City of Decorah officials continue to work on the rules for a deer hunt inside the Decorah city limits
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  8:42 AM
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Luther College is also discussing whether to allow deer hunting on its property
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  2:36 PM
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Hannah Lee Chapter of DAR helps Decorah HS student's work with Cheyennes in Montana
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  2:20 PM
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Harmony, Minnesota man arrested on multiple charges
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2016  10:58 AM
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Decorah resident bikes across America after graduating from Luther
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  11:13 AM
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Clean-up from Thursday evening's storm appears to be going well
Posted: Sun, Aug 7, 2016  8:28 AM
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Iowa Utilities Board decision on net metering doesn't help Luther College that much
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  11:50 AM
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ArtHaus receives 2016 Governor's Art Award
Posted: Sun, Aug 7, 2016  8:20 AM
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Construction for Luther baseball and softball stadiums nearing completion
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  1:48 PM
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Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and NE Iowa Food and Fitness receive $300,000 grant to expand farm to early education in Northeast Iowa
Posted: Sun, Aug 7, 2016  8:14 AM
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Downtown discussion: Is it time to try diagonal parking?
Posted: Sun, Aug 7, 2016  8:02 AM
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Winneshiek Medical Center under accreditation review by Joint Comission
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  1:30 PM
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Two-vehicle accident on County A-23 causes $21,000 in damages
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  1:47 PM
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Storm packs high winds, blacks out power, topples tree limbs in Decorah
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  8:25 PM
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Yard Waste Site will be open Friday through at least Monday for storm cleanup
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  9:00 AM
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More storm damage photos
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  12:09 PM
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Still more storm damage photos
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016  1:29 PM
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At this community parade, the anti-Clinton float included water balloons
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  12:07 PM
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Medicaid service providers in NE Iowa say they're having trouble getting paid in a timely manner
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  1:06 PM
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Work has begun on the stone arch bridge at Dunning's Springs Park
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  11:57 AM
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Eastern Iowa Congressman Rod Blum gets a Toppling Goliath tour
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  5:23 PM
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Fairfield Inn & Suites being developed by Rebound Hospitality
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  3:52 PM
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WMC Board approves purchase of a new MRI machine
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  5:52 PM
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For the first time ever, Winneshiek Medical Center has yearly patient revenues of more than $100 million
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  5:21 PM
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Mystery remains about the Nordic Fest Parade crasher
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  1:51 PM
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Trout Run Trail project details released by DNR
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  1:15 PM
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Letter to the Editor #1: Nordic Fest Parade crasher
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  11:50 AM
by Judy Ehler of Ossian [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor #2: Nordic Fest Parade crasher
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  11:32 AM
by Jim Dale of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor #3: Nordic Fest Parade crasher
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  4:16 PM
--by Mike Rothwell of Burr Oak [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor #4: Nordic Fest Parade crasher
Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016  4:39 PM
--by Dwight Jones of Waukon [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor #5: Nordic Fest parade crasher
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2016  10:35 AM
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Letter to the Editor: Parade float
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  2:48 PM
by Cliff Carey of Decorah [Full Story]
Downtown business owners ask city to try expanded outdoor dining
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  2:41 PM
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New surface has been laid on the Viking Stadium track
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  2:21 PM
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Luther College is participating in Iowa Private College Week
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  2:18 PM
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Gas prices sink below $2/gallon in Decorah
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  2:33 PM
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Website explains voting issues in Iowa
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  2:08 PM
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Sales of pork chops on a stick raised funds for anti-hunger projects worldwide
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  1:47 PM
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St. Benedict School to hold registration during the day Thursday
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2016  1:56 PM
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"The worst outcome would be no decision" School Board to City on request to purchase property
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  9:19 PM
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City council members still skeptical of Decorah School Board's proposal
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  8:13 PM
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Letter to the Editor: "Decorah allows Nordic Fest Parade to launch Republican campaign of mud slinging"
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  2:02 PM
--by Jim Dale of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: Nordic Fest float driver didn't have any banners or signs on the trailer at the time I saw him
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  8:00 PM
by Gary Rustad of Decorah [Full Story]
Decorah is one step closer to having a stormwater utility
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  8:08 PM
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Decorah City Council wants to lease the Folkedahl parking lot for five years
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  8:04 PM
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July was wet in Decorah
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  1:28 PM
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Seed advocate named as new Seed Savers Exchange board president
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  1:56 PM
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Letter to the Editor: Wait to put out chairs before Nordic Fest Parade
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  1:31 PM
by Bev Nichols [Full Story]
Police had a quiet Nordic Fest
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2016  9:21 AM
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