TOP STORY: Decorah City council seems likely to approve tax abatement for $11-$14 million hotel complex
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  6:11 PM
But cash contribution is unlikely; in-kind help is favored [Full Story]

decorahnews.com feature: One of the challenges of being a "Pediatric Dentist?" Getting young children to sit still!
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  1:10 PM
Dr. Annalee Fencl to care for young teeth in Decorah [Full Story]

Ossian firm hired to do Lake Meyer project
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  2:29 PM
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks, Clear Lake Fire Department, for the loan of a giant American flag
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  6:06 PM
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North Winn School Board to meet Tuesday
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  6:02 PM
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The Trails of Winneshiek committee will meet Wednesday morning
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  5:59 PM
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Decorah Library history book group to read book about the 1920s
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  5:55 PM
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UPDATE: Schottisching into the record books
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  11:32 AM
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UPDATE: Four Nordic Fest raffle winning tickets are still unclaimed
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015  11:36 AM
Each ticket is worth $500 [Full Story]

TOP STORY: Rebound Winneshiek is proposing a $11.4 million hotel complex on the Bluffs Inn property
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:30 PM
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Rebound Hospitality wants $2 million in tax help
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:29 PM
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City committee will meet Monday to discuss Rebound Hospitality project
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:28 PM
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decorahnews.com begins series of suicide related stories
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:26 PM
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Upcoming class to advise how to spot people who are at risk for committing suicide
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:23 PM
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Democrats are putting pressure on Republicans to call for special legislative session on school funding
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:17 PM
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Letter to the Editor: Iowa House Minority Leader calls on Decorah State Representative Darrel Branhagen to sign a request for a special legislative session
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:13 PM
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Frac sand mining in Houston County?
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:08 PM
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Two-car crash Friday afternoon leads to traffic charges
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:04 PM
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Part-time Winneshiek County employees might be getting pay raises
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  6:03 PM
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Members of this year's Weston Noble Alumni Choir have gathered in Decorah
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  5:59 PM
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Three-day creative writing workshop for kids to begin Tuesday morning
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015  5:55 PM
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Recent News

New brewing company, Pulpit Rock, opens its doors and umbrellas
Posted: Fri, Jul 24, 2015  10:54 AM
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Truck stolen from Finholt Construction has been found
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  7:03 PM
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Opening ceremonies kick off 49th annual Nordic Fest
Posted: Thu, Jul 23, 2015  8:35 PM
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Foot-Notes attempting world record for the most people dancing the schottische at one time -- on Saturday
Posted: Thu, Jul 23, 2015  5:27 PM
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Police respond to car-pedestrian accident Thursday morning
Posted: Thu, Jul 23, 2015  5:23 PM
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Decorah man charged with drunk driving
Posted: Thu, Jul 23, 2015  12:50 PM
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Eastern Iowa native is finalist on History Channel reality show
Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2015  9:03 PM
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Wagner will not seek re-election
Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2015  9:01 PM
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Toppling Goliath forms partnership to allow distribution throughout Iowa and Minnesota
Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2015  8:58 PM
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NICC offering class on innovative employee recruiting techniques
Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2015  8:50 PM
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Bluffs Inn could be demolished to make way for a new development
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  6:40 PM
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Four women rescued from the Upper Iowa River
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  6:30 PM
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Decorah Police are investigating a burglary at Decorah Kawasaki
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  6:35 PM
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New tower for police and emergency units to be built on Decorah School District property
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  7:06 PM
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NICC receives a $300,000 grant
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  7:19 PM
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Nebraska Wesleyan to join the Iowa Conference
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  6:52 PM
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Insurance coverage for City of Decorah workers again sparks controversy
Posted: Mon, Jul 20, 2015  8:34 PM
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Whose bridge is it?
Posted: Mon, Jul 20, 2015  8:27 PM
Discussion involves a bridge "nobody wants" [Full Story]

Decorah woman arrested after incident on Legacy Road
Posted: Tue, Jul 21, 2015  9:57 AM
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Revisions to city's zoning regulations will ban electronic signs
Posted: Mon, Jul 20, 2015  8:11 PM
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Decorah Police activity in 2014 was "consistent" with past years
Posted: Mon, Jul 20, 2015  7:52 PM
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Toppling Goliath's Clark Lewey chosen as keynote speaker at first-ever Midwest Craft Brewers convention
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  3:08 PM
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Chicago Tribune profiles Toppling Goliath
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  3:03 PM
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Lightning destroys Decorah eagles' nest tree
Posted: Sat, Jul 18, 2015  4:16 PM
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What's next for the Decorah bald Eagle webcam?
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  2:52 PM
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Decorah native is researching representation of immigrants in the media
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  2:46 PM
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Scavenger hunt will return for Nordic Fest
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  2:24 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Are there any affordable housing units being built in Decorah because of the city's tax abatement program?"
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  2:09 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: Barb says, "You might be interested in a new program at First Lutheran Church's food pantry"
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  2:00 PM
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Decorah man arrested on third offense public intoxication
Posted: Mon, Jul 20, 2015  1:58 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Why is the City of Decorah mowing next to the bike path near the Fifth Avenue Bridge?"
Posted: Sun, Jul 19, 2015  1:53 PM
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Winneshiek Medical Center team competes in Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival in La Crosse
Posted: Thu, Jul 16, 2015  5:36 PM
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South Winn teacher completes Agricultural Power and Technology program
Posted: Thu, Jul 16, 2015  5:17 PM
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Winneshiek County trial of accused murderer now might not be held until 2016
Posted: Thu, Jul 16, 2015  2:13 PM
Scheduling hearing will be held Monday after judge grants a motion for a fifth delay in the trial [Full Story]

Over 250 people come to Decorah to hear Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speak
Posted: Wed, Jul 15, 2015  7:45 PM
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Sheriff's Department responds to two-vehicle crash on Highway 52
Posted: Wed, Jul 15, 2015  1:05 PM
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Investigation is continuing into car/train accident
Posted: Wed, Jul 15, 2015  3:54 PM
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Getting to Cresco from Decorah is getting trickier with the start of the Pole Line Road project
Posted: Wed, Jul 15, 2015  7:34 PM
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Second annual "After the Fledge" meeting in Decorah highlights everything bald eagle
Posted: Wed, Jul 15, 2015  7:24 PM
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Background: "Who is Dr. Ben Carson?"
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  5:08 PM
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Semi rolls over on Highway 139; driver injured
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  4:59 PM
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Iowa Arts Council gives a total of $50,000 in grants to Winneshiek County organizations
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  4:44 PM
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Decorah author asks "Why are so many people struggling mentally in our society?"
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  8:30 PM
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Luther's Jon Christy named to leadership academy
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  4:49 PM
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Letter to the Editor: Please take part in the United Way golf tournament
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  4:36 PM
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Another Letter to the Editor about pool admission fees
Posted: Tue, Jul 14, 2015  4:32 PM
by Pavel Domnenko [Full Story]

first on decorahnews.com: Impact of June 24th rainstorm on Winneshiek County is already $300,000
Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015  2:34 PM
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Three Decorah School Board terms expiring; two expected to re-file for election
Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015  7:35 PM
Deadline for filing is July 30 [Full Story]

Rollout of 1:1 Digital Learning Environment going well for Decorah Schools
Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015  7:34 PM
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Construction work to begin Tuesday on Pole Line Road
Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015  7:40 PM
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Decorah School Board conducts routine business
Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015  7:32 PM
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North Winneshiek School Board approves continuing the instructional support program
Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015  7:28 PM
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Muslim students from Luther share meals with Decorah Methodists during Ramadan
Posted: Sun, Jul 12, 2015  9:14 AM
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Cho Sun Restaurant is no more
Posted: Sun, Jul 12, 2015  9:06 AM
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Winneshiek County Fair concludes a successful run
Posted: Sun, Jul 12, 2015  9:07 PM
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City of Decorah plans work on both Park Street and Ice Cave Road
Posted: Sun, Jul 12, 2015  9:01 AM
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Response to Letter to the Editor regarding swimming pool rates
Posted: Thu, Jul 9, 2015  6:33 PM
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Traffic accident damages Pleasant Street overpass
Posted: Sun, Jul 12, 2015  8:35 AM
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Traffic accident damages Pleasant Street overpass
Posted: Sun, Jul 12, 2015  8:35 AM
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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson to visit Decorah Wednesday
Posted: Thu, Jul 9, 2015  2:33 PM
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Letter to the Editor asks for help with Decorah Butterfly Garden
Posted: Thu, Jul 9, 2015  6:00 PM
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Luther cross country runner Serres researching a topic involving running
Posted: Thu, Jul 9, 2015  5:56 PM
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Two injured in Wednesday accident on Highway 24 north of Fort Atkinson
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  1:31 PM
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Park-Rec Board approves three swimming pool slide proposals
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  5:55 PM
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What will Governor Branstad's disaster declaration for Winneshiek County mean?
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  6:13 PM
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Governor Branstad appoints two Decorah residents to statewide boards
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  6:12 PM
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Catholic Daughters of America donates to Helping Services
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  6:08 PM
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Letter to the Editor about Decorah Swimming Pool admission fees
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  6:06 PM
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Lovelace artwork now on display at Perfect Edge and Impact Coffee Bar
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  6:04 PM
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Winneshiek Medical Center welcomes new audiologist
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  6:02 PM
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Luther student from Decorah researching college decision making process
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015  5:59 PM
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The 2014 Winneshiek County Fair Princess is now the 2015 Winneshiek County Fair Queen
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  6:14 PM
Ashley Kurash named Tuesday [Full Story]

The State of Iowa gives $282,680 grant to help farmers implement cover crops in the Turkey River watershed and two others
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  6:01 PM
The program is called "Don't Farm Naked" [Full Story]

Highway 9 utility project is going well
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  6:32 PM
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Ask Mr. Answer Person: ""What's going on at the Decorah Community Prairie? Large patches have been mowed to the ground"
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  6:36 PM
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Owners of Dug Road Inn announce they are putting it up for sale
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  6:42 PM
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Winneshiek County Agricultural Association honors four people for their contributions
Posted: Tue, Jul 7, 2015  6:29 PM
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Branstad veto costs Decorah School District $155K
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  4:31 PM
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Sheriff's department enforcing speed limit near Wiltgen Quarry on Canoe Creek Road
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  5:05 PM
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Luther College's Development Director is leaving
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  4:59 PM
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City of Decorah might repave Pleasant Avenue this fall
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  8:40 PM
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Fourth of July weekend kept police busy
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  9:23 PM
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City council approves taking Decorah property owner to court — if necessary
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  8:47 PM
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Construction work to begin Tuesday on River Road
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  4:54 PM
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2015 Winneshiek County Fair begins Tuesday
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  4:29 PM
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Decorah Park-Rec Board may make a decision Tuesday about new water slide design
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  4:23 PM
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City police release details of two accidents from last week
Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015  9:14 PM
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Oneota Film Festival announces the hiring of a new Executive Director
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  4:33 PM
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Masonic Lodge presents two scholarships
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  4:17 PM
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Spillville man has three articles published about the history of Lutheranism
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  4:15 PM
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Luther College is selling several pianos
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  4:12 PM
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Decorah HS teacher earns national award
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  8:49 AM
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WMC sees financial stability after 11 months of fiscal year
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  9:43 AM
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WMC awaits final approvals of revisions to agreements with MCHS-Franciscan Medical Center
Posted: Thu, Jul 2, 2015  9:36 AM
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad issues limited disaster declaration for Winneshiek County
Posted: Wed, Jul 1, 2015  6:45 PM
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Postville woman injured in one-car accident on Highway 9
Posted: Wed, Jul 1, 2015  7:00 PM
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June in Decorah was very wet
Posted: Wed, Jul 1, 2015  7:05 PM
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Lawn Chair NIght taking a two-week break
Posted: Wed, Jul 1, 2015  7:13 PM
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