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TOP STORY: Luther's David Vasquez nominated to become Pacific School of Religion President
Posted: Wed, Jul 30, 2014  10:03 PM
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Decorah is getting a community orchestra
Posted: Wed, Jul 30, 2014  9:55 PM
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Decorah is losing its title of having Iowa's largest solar energy project
Posted: Wed, Jul 30, 2014  9:52 PM
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Three winners announced in Park-Rec Department's photo contest
Posted: Wed, Jul 30, 2014  9:43 PM
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Open House will be held Thursday afternoon for Sylvia Steine at Eastern Star Home
Posted: Wed, Jul 30, 2014  9:40 PM
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Thursday Lawn Chair Night will feature DHS Drum Line
Posted: Wed, Jul 30, 2014  9:37 PM
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OHFA resuming efforts to sell East Side bricks
Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014  3:50 PM
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Letter to the Editor: Bike riders are coming--when will we welcome them with convenient parking?
Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014  3:44 PM
--by Gerald Harvey of Decorah [Full Story]

Some final thoughts on using a drone for video
Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014  3:31 PM
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HSNEI is holding a mascot naming contest
Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014  3:22 PM
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North Winneshiek 50th Anniversary All-School Reunion committee looking for help in contacting alumni
Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014  3:14 PM
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Ossian Clinic receives donation from Casey's Stores
Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014  3:09 PM
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Recent News

Business with office in Decorah gets new owners for second time this month
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  6:42 PM
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decorahnews.com feature: Holy Cow! Decorah gets another mural
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  7:35 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "How much do city employees pay for health insurance...and how much do taxpayers pay?"
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  7:18 PM
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Cleaning out the Nordic Fest e-mail inbox
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  7:09 PM
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Decorah native named president of livestock association
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  7:05 PM
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Luther College's "Green Roof" continues to thrive
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  6:58 PM
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Girl Scouts have begun collecting new or good used school supplies
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  6:52 PM
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Winneshiek County Community Foundation now has over $2.25 million in assets
Posted: Mon, Jul 28, 2014  6:48 PM
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One of the best Nordic Fests yet? Could be!
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  8:53 PM
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Loud applause greets Decorah Fire Department at Nordic Fest Parade
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  8:50 PM
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Decorah Viking Marching Band performs at Nordic Fest Parade
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  8:46 PM
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Norwegian trumpet player Kai Robert Johansen helps start Nordic Fest
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  8:37 PM
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Take a drone-eye view of downtown Decorah!
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  8:59 PM
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"We're Number (Dr)one!"
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  9:04 PM
Actually, there was a serious reason to use a drone to cover the Nordic Fest Parade [Full Story]

Fans of the Decorah eagles start a petition asking President Obama to require power companies to add protection nationwide to poles and lines
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  9:24 PM
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Is Harmony the sunniest spot in Minnesota?
Posted: Sun, Jul 27, 2014  9:18 PM
New solar energy map says counties bordering Iowa have the most solar energy potential [Full Story]

Nordic Fest opening ceremonies draw a big crowd
Posted: Fri, Jul 25, 2014  6:01 AM
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Carl Homstad honored as Nordic Fest Grand Marshal
Posted: Fri, Jul 25, 2014  5:58 AM
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Marcia Fox recognized as Nordic Fest Flag Recipient
Posted: Fri, Jul 25, 2014  5:55 AM
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"Pokey Pete" heads back to Nordic Fest
Posted: Thu, Jul 24, 2014  5:37 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "How did 'Pokey Pete' get his nickname?"
Posted: Thu, Jul 24, 2014  5:14 PM
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President Obama names Winneshiek County a disaster area
Posted: Thu, Jul 24, 2014  5:10 PM
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Decorah man drowns in Upper Iowa River
Posted: Thu, Jul 24, 2014  8:07 AM
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City of Decorah to hold public hearing on residential tax abatement plan
Posted: Wed, Jul 23, 2014  2:16 PM
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Decorah Social Security Office survives another closing threat
Posted: Wed, Jul 23, 2014  1:58 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Is there a record of the first person from Winneshiek County referred to the Mayo Clinic?"
Posted: Wed, Jul 23, 2014  1:45 PM
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Gundersen Clinic and Mc Donald's of Decorah are joining forces to offer healthy meals to kids
Posted: Wed, Jul 23, 2014  1:40 PM
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Reduced rate athletic physicals continue in August
Posted: Wed, Jul 23, 2014  1:34 PM
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One injured bald eagle has healed and is released
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  3:59 PM
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Quick departures are not uncommon in the health care industry
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  4:05 PM
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Mayo Clinic honors Winneshiek Medical Center for excellence in service
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  3:51 PM
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For the first time ever, Decorah Park-Rec is holding a summer carnival for adults with special needs
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  3:40 PM
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Four Decorah residents are part of this year's Weston Noble Alumni Choir
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  3:30 PM
Performance is scheduled in Decorah on Friday night [Full Story]

Sojka's quilts on display at Library
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  3:25 PM
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South Winneshiek HS teacher gets trained in new agriculture curriculum
Posted: Tue, Jul 22, 2014  3:18 PM
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Former Winneshiek Medical Center boss lands new job in South Dakota
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  8:07 PM
Gretchen Dahlen will be an interim CEO [Full Story]

Health insurance costs for City of Decorah workers sparks heated discussion by City Council
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  7:58 PM
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Ossian woman now faces five more criminal charges
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  7:53 PM
Tara Bohr had seven earlier charges filed against her [Full Story]

Bald eagle fans take steps to memorialize "D18"
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  4:47 PM
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Decorah City Council approves two-year extension of parking lot lease--but at a lower price
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  7:48 PM
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County supervisors would do mediation with OHFA, but still expect to be paid $9,600
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  10:58 AM
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Mural on side of Oneota Co-op receives city approval
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  7:40 PM
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Two more Emerald Ash Borer infestations are confirmed
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  4:45 PM
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Winneshiek County students get a chance to tackle a driving simulator
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  4:37 PM
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Winneshiek County Public Health is passing along "Beat the Heat" tips
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  4:32 PM
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With less than two weeks left to raise money, three area art projects are way behind their goals
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  4:19 PM
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Decorah man arrested on assault charges
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  10:00 AM
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Iowa State Patrol responds to weekend motorcycle accident involving Decorah man
Posted: Mon, Jul 21, 2014  9:56 AM
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A bald eagle weekend in Decorah
Posted: Sun, Jul 20, 2014  5:03 PM
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Ben Gardner named director of Oneota Film Festival
Posted: Sun, Jul 20, 2014  1:07 PM
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Luther College begins pre-college environmental studies program
Posted: Sun, Jul 20, 2014  1:02 PM
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Burr Oak man sentenced to 15 years in prison
Posted: Thu, Jul 17, 2014  9:21 AM
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Reported progress on hospitalized eagle
Posted: Wed, Jul 16, 2014  6:36 PM
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Trail to Freeport bids still within budget
Posted: Wed, Jul 16, 2014  6:34 PM
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New bosses for Decorah company
Posted: Wed, Jul 16, 2014  6:32 PM
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Copies of "The Goldfinch" now available prior to book discussion
Posted: Wed, Jul 16, 2014  6:22 PM
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Gnomes on the Trail Scavenger Hunt is back for Nordic Fest 2014
Posted: Wed, Jul 16, 2014  6:20 PM
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Bids on Trails From Freeport project come in half a million dollars higher than projected
Posted: Tue, Jul 15, 2014  2:14 PM
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50 people attend Decorah meeting on the arts
Posted: Tue, Jul 15, 2014  5:57 PM
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Supervisors vote to sue OHFA
Posted: Mon, Jul 14, 2014  12:01 PM
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Decorah School District receives final report of high school renovation
Posted: Mon, Jul 14, 2014  7:54 PM
Summary provides concise list of project highlights [Full Story]

North Winneshiek School Board hires firm to do facilties study
Posted: Tue, Jul 15, 2014  6:25 AM
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Decorah School Board addresses legislative priorities; elects committee members
Posted: Mon, Jul 14, 2014  7:51 PM
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Winneshiek Medical Center begins Patient Online Service
Posted: Mon, Jul 14, 2014  4:47 PM
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Decorah School District looking for people to serve on the Shareholders group
Posted: Mon, Jul 14, 2014  4:52 PM
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Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department help to send four local kids to Y Camp
Posted: Mon, Jul 14, 2014  4:26 PM
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Drone over Decorah!
Posted: Sun, Jul 13, 2014  9:07 PM
decorahnews.com announces plans to use a drone to get photos and video of the Nordic Fest Parade [Full Story]

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidate stresses clean water and local foods
Posted: Sat, Jul 12, 2014  10:03 AM
Sherrie Taha visits Decorah [Full Story]

Latest crop concern: Cool temperatures
Posted: Sun, Jul 13, 2014  8:48 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Where can I get my shoes repaired?"
Posted: Sun, Jul 13, 2014  8:43 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: A reader questions whether Elvelopet practices age discrimination
Posted: Sun, Jul 13, 2014  7:37 PM
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Oneota Co-op expanding to adjacent building
Posted: Fri, Jul 11, 2014  9:46 AM
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Emerald Ash Borer found near Mt. Pleasant
Posted: Fri, Jul 11, 2014  2:06 PM
Ten Iowa counties now have EAB [Full Story]

Nordic Fest honors Carl Homstad and Marcia Fox
Posted: Thu, Jul 10, 2014  7:14 PM
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Two injured in two-vehicle accident Wednesday on Highway 9
Posted: Thu, Jul 10, 2014  6:41 AM
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Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament registration underway
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  8:00 PM
August 7 event to benefit Habitat for Humanity [Full Story]

Police release results of holiday Special Traffic Enforcement Program
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  7:57 PM
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Pickleball continues to gain interest in Decorah
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  7:55 PM
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Transmission line company issues statement about bald eagle electrocution
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  11:41 AM
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Decorah bald eaglet electrocuted
Posted: Tue, Jul 8, 2014  5:52 PM
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Traffic accident injures four
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  12:10 PM
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County Zoning Commission approves conditional use permit for temporary asphalt plant
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  11:56 AM
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2014 Winneshiek County Fair Queen named
Posted: Tue, Jul 8, 2014  6:58 PM
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Winneshiek County Ag Association honors volunteers
Posted: Tue, Jul 8, 2014  6:43 PM
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William Smith Beard contest winner announced
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  8:48 AM
Winneshiek Medical Center also selects muffin contest winner as part of its 100th anniversary observance [Full Story]

Two-vehicle accident on Highway 9 causes $16,500 in damages
Posted: Wed, Jul 9, 2014  8:59 AM
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Luther College graduate is taking part in Tour de France
Posted: Tue, Jul 8, 2014  6:28 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: Bug stains on the car windshield?
Posted: Tue, Jul 8, 2014  6:14 PM
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NICC Foundation lookig for Hall of Fame nominations
Posted: Tue, Jul 8, 2014  6:08 PM
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Citizen complaints would prompt road dust survey, says DNR official
Posted: Mon, Jul 7, 2014  11:29 AM
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks, Decorah, for more than half a century of support
Posted: Mon, Jul 7, 2014  4:40 PM
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City of Decorah edges closer to borrowing $5.2 million
Posted: Mon, Jul 7, 2014  9:21 PM
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"Progressive" antique show during Nordic Fest gets sign approval
Posted: Mon, Jul 7, 2014  9:29 PM
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Volunteers sought for the City of Decorah Historic Preservation Commission
Posted: Mon, Jul 7, 2014  9:26 PM
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Visiting Luther professor earns honor
Posted: Mon, Jul 7, 2014  12:05 PM
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Historical Society's booth at the County Fair will have information about past Fair Secretary's house
Posted: Sun, Jul 6, 2014  12:00 PM
The house is at the center of an investigation about a suspicious fire [Full Story]

Police were busy over the 4th of July
Posted: Sun, Jul 6, 2014  11:53 AM
Two traffic accidents and the arrest of a man with a gun [Full Story]

Several changes underfoot for Decorah's business sector
Posted: Sun, Jul 6, 2014  11:43 AM
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City poliice handle two-vehicle traffic accident
Posted: Sun, Jul 6, 2014  8:33 PM
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City of Decorah to apply for state funds to replace some traffic signs
Posted: Sun, Jul 6, 2014  11:25 AM
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Gloriana will perform at Luther College
Posted: Fri, Jul 4, 2014  5:32 PM
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Two staff members recognized by Luther College
Posted: Fri, Jul 4, 2014  5:23 PM
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Map of Winneshiek County trails now available
Posted: Fri, Jul 4, 2014  5:17 PM
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Winneshiek County Solid Waste Agency awards $1,000 grant to Luther College
Posted: Wed, Jul 2, 2014  8:37 AM
Money will help recycling efforts on campus [Full Story]

Local food directories are now available
Posted: Wed, Jul 2, 2014  8:30 AM
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Luther wind turbine passes the 10 million kilowatt hour mark
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  11:09 AM
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Yes, as a matter of fact, it WAS rainy in Decorah in June
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  3:59 PM
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Iowa DNR: Don't go boating on the Mississippi River
Posted: Wed, Jul 2, 2014  6:09 AM
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City's Yard Waste Site is the place to be--to see eagles!
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  8:00 AM
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WMC Foundation awards camperships to area kids
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  9:27 AM
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Decorah eaglets are doing better
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  6:07 AM
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Two-car accident on College Drive causes $3,500 damages
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  8:09 AM
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Decorah Police, Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department to participate in "Click It or Ticket" campaign starting Tuesday
Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014  5:44 AM
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