TOP STORY: Tax abatement plan heads to public hearing Tuesday evening
Posted: Sun, Aug 31, 2014  9:48 AM
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November ballot is now set
Posted: Sun, Aug 31, 2014  9:38 AM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person about Pole Line Road
Posted: Sun, Aug 31, 2014  9:19 AM
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County supervisors to face a fairly quiet agenda Tuesday
Posted: Sun, Aug 31, 2014  9:45 AM
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OHFA: East Side materials are being reused in numerous locations
Posted: Sun, Aug 31, 2014  9:12 AM
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Police looking for hit & run driver
Posted: Sun, Aug 31, 2014  9:05 AM
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County Recorder's Office issues warning to the public
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Flags are commemorating more than Labor Day
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  2:43 PM
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Recent News

Hitting the highways for Labor Day weekend?
Posted: Fri, Aug 29, 2014  4:20 PM
Gas prices are somewhat lower, but traffic is heavier [Full Story]

Mr. Answer Person corrects his previous answer about Hotel/Motel tax revenues
Posted: Fri, Aug 29, 2014  9:41 AM
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First year students, first year professors--first year president
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  8:36 PM
Luther College's Service of Dedication starts off the new school year [Full Story]

Next up for Luther College: Possible remodeling of Main Hall and the Regents Center
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  8:45 PM
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Pepperfield Project hosting Harvest Dinners on the Farm
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  2:54 PM
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Decorah Youth Choirs now being organized
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  2:51 PM
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Kelly Building Systems receives award
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  2:45 PM
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Extension to host field day focusing on sand bedding
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  2:39 PM
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Sunday Open Stage to feature Helen Johnson
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  2:34 PM
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Arrest of Ossian man caps year-long police investigation
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  1:25 PM
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Decorah High School named one of the top high schools in the Midwest
Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014  11:41 AM
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Three people to run for three seats on the Winneshiek Medical Center Board
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  4:28 PM
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ANALYSIS: Finding platinum and other precious metals requires educated guessing
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  4:04 PM
by's Paul Scott [Full Story]

Ask Mr. Answer Person: "How much money does the hotel/motel tax bring in?"
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  3:54 PM
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Farewell reception has been scheduled for Randy Uhl
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  3:50 PM
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New fishing dock installed at Lake Meyer
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  2:15 PM
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Holidays will affect garbage pickup schedule
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  2:09 PM
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Registration has begun for grief support group
Posted: Wed, Aug 27, 2014  2:04 PM
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"Why have my property taxes gone up?"
Posted: Tue, Aug 26, 2014  4:59 PM
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NICC Foundation receives grant to support expansion of the VET2VET peer mentoring program at the Calmar campus
Posted: Tue, Aug 26, 2014  4:54 PM
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Upstart Crow Theatreworks seeks 7th and 8th grade actors for "Banned Books Theatre Project"
Posted: Tue, Aug 26, 2014  4:48 PM
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It was a good year for Winneshiek County kids at the Iowa State Fair
Posted: Tue, Aug 26, 2014  2:19 PM
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NICC issues degrees to 12 summer graduates from Decorah
Posted: Tue, Aug 26, 2014  1:59 PM
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Winneshiek Medical Center offering pilates classes
Posted: Tue, Aug 26, 2014  4:43 PM
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Is there platinum under Decorah? It will take years to find out
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  7:26 PM
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County Board lowers speed limit near sand quarry
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  7:19 PM
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City, county officials discuss proposed tax abatements for housing construction
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  7:15 PM
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Ithaca College student is working to raise the issue of climate change
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  7:02 PM
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WCDI Executive Director Randy Uhl is leaving his job
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  10:42 AM
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ANALYSIS: The changing face of economic development
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  6:59 PM
by's Paul Scott [Full Story]

Ask Mr. (School) Answer Person: What is the status of the proposed John Cline school replacement plan?
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  3:45 PM
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Luther College is studying the impact of its wind turbine on local bats
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  6:51 PM
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Ambulance simulator at NICC Calmar gives student more realistic trainings
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  6:41 PM
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Hospice program at Winneshiek Medical Center receives donation
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  6:36 PM
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Registration has begun for workshop on how to pay for college
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  6:27 PM
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Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Story County
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  10:39 AM
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A Decorah woman is at the center of an alleged crochet scam in Omaha
Posted: Sun, Aug 24, 2014  9:46 PM
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Labor Day special traffic enforcement program is getting underway
Posted: Mon, Aug 25, 2014  8:43 AM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Can the city have a link to the results of the community survey?"
Posted: Sun, Aug 24, 2014  9:33 PM
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Decorah Park-Rec is looking for volunteers to help with prairie park
Posted: Sun, Aug 24, 2014  9:20 PM
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Park-Rec: Thanks to those who helped with "G2G"
Posted: Sun, Aug 24, 2014  7:18 PM
by Park-Rec Director Andy Nimrod [Full Story]

HSNEI has begun selling tickets for its grand opening celebration
Posted: Sun, Aug 24, 2014  9:16 PM
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Questers groups recognize two 4-H members
Posted: Sun, Aug 24, 2014  7:06 PM
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Winneshiek County changes policy on ICE holding requests
Posted: Thu, Aug 21, 2014  7:11 PM
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South Winneshiek FFA Receives a $2,000 Grant for Purchase of Weather Station
Posted: Thu, Aug 21, 2014  6:53 PM
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Norwegian Enamel exhibit opens at Vesterheim
Posted: Thu, Aug 21, 2014  7:09 PM
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Babysitter Training held at Winneshiek Medical Center
Posted: Thu, Aug 21, 2014  6:51 PM
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The "Ice Bucket Challenge" reaches Decorah
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  8:34 PM
Luther College Sports Information Director Dave Blanchard gets wet for a good cause [Full Story]

Downtown Decorah Betterment board pledges $2,400 towards Folkedahl parking lot cost
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  11:32 AM
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When is the Decorah Swimming Pool closing for the year?
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  8:27 PM
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Calmar family earns statewide environmental award
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  8:30 PM
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Trails From Freeport group is aiming for a $7,500 grant
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  5:50 PM
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NICC is developing a strategic plan for the next six years
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  8:19 PM
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"Burnt Part Boys" performances by New Minowa Players start Thursday
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  8:14 PM
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Iowa Supreme Court announces plans to visit Decorah next April
Posted: Wed, Aug 20, 2014  11:26 AM
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Decorah woman files nomination papers for spot on Winneshiek Medical Center Board election
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  5:55 PM
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Highway 9 sewer and water project is slow in getting started--but city's engineering consultant isn't worried
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  9:23 PM
Project has a deadline of late August of 2015 [Full Story]

Decorah Schools open Wednesday--with new Wednesday schedule going into effect
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  3:12 PM
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Pat Murphy: Bipartisanship in Congress is possible
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  9:08 PM
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Three Winneshiek County farms recognized at Iowa State Fair
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  9:04 PM
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Decorah's Iowa Avenue is temporarily closed to traffic
Posted: Tue, Aug 19, 2014  2:29 PM
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Several city council members are unhappy about the handling of health insurance purchase
Posted: Mon, Aug 18, 2014  9:49 PM
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Here's what a platinum mine in Decorah would look like
Posted: Mon, Aug 18, 2014  9:39 PM
The only current platinum mines in the United States are out West [Full Story]

Decorah City Council ready for public hearing on tax abatement program
Posted: Mon, Aug 18, 2014  9:31 PM
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Winneshiek County Board approves conditional use permit for rock concert at Chimney Rock Campground
Posted: Sun, Aug 17, 2014  9:13 AM
Makes two minor changes to Planning & Zoning Commission's recommendations [Full Story]

"Cheers, Mr. Answer Person!"
Posted: Mon, Aug 18, 2014  9:24 PM
A Letter to the Editor by Benji Nichols of Decorah [Full Story]

In which Mr. Answer Person gets corrected for his comments about the City of Decorah survey
Posted: Mon, Aug 18, 2014  9:12 PM
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Is there platinum under Decorah?
Posted: Sun, Aug 17, 2014  5:55 PM
Next Monday's County Board meeting will include a presentation on possible platinum mining [Full Story]

How the City of Decorah handles city employee health insurance coverage
Posted: Sun, Aug 17, 2014  6:44 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Why didn't more people fill out the City of Decorah survey?"
Posted: Sun, Aug 17, 2014  6:33 PM
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Will propane supplies hold up this fall?
Posted: Sun, Aug 17, 2014  6:20 PM
Winneshiek County farmers are being advised to lock in supplies now [Full Story]

Park-Rec Department pleased with turnout at event for people with special needs
Posted: Mon, Aug 18, 2014  9:06 AM
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WMC Ossian Clinic offering community classes
Posted: Sun, Aug 17, 2014  9:02 AM
[Full Story] series: "You Said It Your Way" - what do residents think about a Community Recreation and Wellness Center?
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  5:53 PM
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Movie featuring local resident Gara Lonning is opening
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  5:44 PM
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Driftless Safari scavenger hunt still open for participation
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  5:42 PM
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Financial Peace University course to be offered in September
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  5:34 PM
[Full Story] series: "You Said It Your Way"--Which part of City of Decorah government draws the most public criticism?
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  6:43 AM
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Decorah FFA member wins in several categories at Iowa State Fair Swine Show
Posted: Wed, Aug 13, 2014  1:43 PM
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Former Luther College Development Director dies
Posted: Wed, Aug 13, 2014  1:56 PM
Albert B. Anderson worked with former Luther President H. George Anderson [Full Story]

New program to help families struggling with food insecurity
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  6:37 AM
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"Walking School Bus" volunteers needed
Posted: Thu, Aug 14, 2014  6:27 AM
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Campground owner Deb Keefe's application for a conditional use permit wins unanimous approval from the County Planning & Zoning Commission
Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014  9:37 PM
But first the group puts several conditions on the permit for a rock concert [Full Story] series: "You Said It Your Way"--City departments
Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014  9:26 PM
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Mr. Answer Person is asked about two new businesses
Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014  9:16 PM
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City's Planning & Zoning Commission green lights another mural
Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014  5:07 PM
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Winneshiek Energy District looking for Green Iowa workers
Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014  4:50 PM
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"Women of the Word" to begin Bible study September 3rd
Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014  4:34 PM
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Meteorologist Dr. Elwyn Taylor predicts we're entering a period of weather "volatility"
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  9:31 PM
Speaks Monday to Winneshiek County Farm Bureau members [Full Story]

North Winneshiek Passes the Test for No Child Left Behind
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  9:22 PM
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University of Iowa will do up to 15 projects in Decorah and Winneshiek County
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  9:15 PM
[Full Story] series: "You Said It Your Way"--Streets
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  9:08 PM
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Decorah School District Policy Website gets major overhaul
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  7:13 PM
Policies are now indexed and easily accessible [Full Story]

Routine business conducted by Decorah School Board
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  7:16 PM
Concurrent Enrollment Contract approved; Shareholders Group has few changes [Full Story]

The Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation has begun accepting applications for grants from the foundation's Community Mental Health fund.
Posted: Mon, Aug 11, 2014  7:59 PM
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Survey shows impact of Trout Run Trail
Posted: Sun, Aug 10, 2014  1:24 PM
[Full Story] series: "You Said It Your Way"
Posted: Sun, Aug 10, 2014  12:48 PM
Results from the citizen survey about Decorah's city government [Full Story]

Winneshiek County Relay for Life raises almost $40,000 for cancer research
Posted: Sun, Aug 10, 2014  12:18 PM
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One childrens program to take a break at Decorah Public Library
Posted: Sun, Aug 10, 2014  8:30 AM
But "Story Time" will continue [Full Story]

Deadline is approaching to file candidacy for county offices
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  8:05 PM
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Decorah School District reminding parents: First day of school will be a full day
Posted: Fri, Aug 8, 2014  8:10 AM
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Park-Rec fall brochures are now available
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  8:00 PM
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NICC instructor receives Association of Community College Trustees Faculty Award
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  7:58 PM
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Registration for Master Gardener training is underway
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  7:52 PM
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OHFA repays Winneshiek County $2,400
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  10:57 AM
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Calmar's Mikayla Lien named Iowa Dairy Princess
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  6:49 AM
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New report says Winneshiek Medical Center has a $25 million economic impact
Posted: Wed, Aug 6, 2014  10:01 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "I'm wondering why the city is not contacting the condo builder on Division Street to get them to clear the sidewalk for people to walk on"
Posted: Thu, Aug 7, 2014  6:54 AM
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Drunk driving arrests are up in Decorah
Posted: Tue, Aug 5, 2014  5:00 PM
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Gundersen Health Systems to share $12.5 million cancer research grant
Posted: Tue, Aug 5, 2014  4:51 PM
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City of Decorah designates a "minimum maintenance alley."
Posted: Tue, Aug 5, 2014  4:55 PM
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Decorah's David Wadsworth presented historic preservation award
Posted: Tue, Aug 5, 2014  5:17 PM
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Three Decorah artists recognized by Vesterheim for their folk art
Posted: Tue, Aug 5, 2014  4:46 PM
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Is Locust Road or East Main Street a higher priority for the City of Decorah to repair?
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  9:47 PM
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Will the City of Decorah rent the Folkedahl parking lot for another two years? Stay tuned!
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  9:41 PM
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So far, the summer of 2014 in Decorah has been refreshingly cool
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  3:53 PM
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Decorah Police Department is mulling moving the Dispatch Center
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  9:36 PM
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Winneshiek County will be getting federal road and bridge funds for another 11 months
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  3:51 PM
Congress has passed a stopgap funding bill [Full Story]

Monday's rainfall was appreciated by Winneshiek County farmers
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  4:41 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person:
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  2:43 PM
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Emerald Ash Borer found in yet another Iowa county
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  10:43 AM
The total is now 12 out of 99 [Full Story]

July was cooler, dryer than normal
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  8:07 AM
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Dry spell--Decorah has gone 19 days without rain
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  6:30 AM
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World War I display opens at Decorah Public Library
Posted: Mon, Aug 4, 2014  2:36 PM
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Drug arrests were up in Decorah during 2013-2014
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2014  1:08 PM
Decorah Police Department to present its 2013 annual report Monday night [Full Story]

Ask Mr. Answer Person: "In layman terms, can you explain the letter I received from the City of Decorah?"
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2014  12:56 PM
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Decorah's newest mural--in 154 seconds!
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2014  6:13 PM
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Decorah Police are thanking Wal-Mart for helping in breakng up a scam
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2014  12:45 PM
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"Iowa Private College Week" is this week
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2014  12:28 PM
Luther College is participating [Full Story]

ArtHaus releases its fall calendar of classes & events
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2014  12:35 PM
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