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In order to allow many voices to be heard, we will no longer be accepting Letters to the Editor from readers who have already weighed in on the May 1st referendum.  In addition, our final day of posting Letters to the Editor on this topic will be Friday, April 27th, so if you're planning to write a letter, send it soon to

TOP STORY: Could it be that Spring is arriving?
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  11:37 AM
Raptor Resource Project crews have been searching for the male bald eagle at the Decorah Nest
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  11:44 AM
The bird has been missing since Wednesday [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: A response to Mike Wagner of Alliant Energy
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  5:21 PM
--by Warren McKenna from Farmers Electric Cooperative of Kalona [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "Stop the senseless partisanship and vote 'Yes'"
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  5:17 PM
--by Jono Ruf, formerly of Decorah [Full Story]
Five points in favor of a municipal electric utility
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  5:14 PM
--by Dan and Ann Mansfield of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "We plan for the conversation about a municipal electric utility to continue"
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  5:11 PM
--by Lawrence and Millie Jensen of Decorah [Full Story]
County supervisors face a quiet agenda Monday
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  11:30 AM
Winneshiek Medical Center volunteers recognized
Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018  11:20 AM

Recent News

Firefighters called out in Ossian
Posted: Fri, Apr 20, 2018  4:19 PM
New solar energy farm is coming to Decorah
Posted: Fri, Apr 20, 2018  10:52 AM
How much a difference would a price decrease or increase make in your monthly electric bill?
Posted: Thu, Apr 19, 2018  12:52 PM
A federal government website can help you make that calculation [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: Why the "Hatch Act" may be relevant to the May 1st referendum
Posted: Thu, Apr 19, 2018  2:20 PM
--by Dale B. Olson of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "We must still be a community working together for the future of Decorah"
Posted: Thu, Apr 19, 2018  4:38 PM
--by David Carlson of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "Five Reasons to vote 'Yes'"
Posted: Thu, Apr 19, 2018  9:23 AM
The "Luther College students shouldn't vote May 1st" controversy
Posted: Wed, Apr 18, 2018  10:56 AM
--an analysis by's Paul Scott [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "All Luther students should participate in the May 1st referendum"
Posted: Wed, Apr 18, 2018  10:49 AM
--by Luther Chips writer and Luther student Forrest Stewart [Full Story]
New Minowa Players scholarships are available now
Posted: Wed, Apr 18, 2018  10:18 AM
Two-vehicle accident causes $33,300 of damage
Posted: Tue, Apr 17, 2018  10:20 AM
Yes, this April has been record-setting in Decorah!
Posted: Tue, Apr 17, 2018  8:05 AM
Letter to the Editor: "Keep our local Alliant crews"
Posted: Mon, Apr 16, 2018  4:24 PM
--by Marlene Sorenson of Decorah [Full Story]
Decorah man arrested for OWI
Posted: Mon, Apr 16, 2018  9:00 AM
Letter to the Editor: Decorah businesses are looking out for their own commercial interests
Posted: Mon, Apr 16, 2018  10:30 AM
--by Bob Puffer of Decorah [Full Story]
Trout stocking in NE Iowa streams is now underway--will run through October
Posted: Sun, Apr 15, 2018  1:45 PM
--by's Becky Vande Lune [Full Story]
What happened to the DEA (Decorah Education Association) salary and benefit negotiations this year?
Posted: Sat, Apr 14, 2018  9:44 AM
--by's Bob Felde [Full Story]
A closer look at the new Decorah HS schedule
Posted: Thu, Apr 12, 2018  11:30 AM
--by's Sara Peterson [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "Let's establish a new local business"
Posted: Sat, Apr 14, 2018  3:39 PM
--by Tabita Green of Decorah [Full Story]
NICC recognized for its soil conservation projects
Posted: Sat, Apr 14, 2018  3:27 PM
UPDATED: Letter to the Editor: "Move Out, Middleman!"
Posted: Wed, Apr 11, 2018  11:22 AM
--by Warren McKenna of Kalona [Full Story]
Traffic accident damages the Kendallville Bridge
Posted: Fri, Apr 13, 2018  9:19 AM
Why "property tax backfill" is something important to the Decorah School District
Posted: Tue, Apr 10, 2018  11:14 AM
--by's Sara Peterson [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "Vote 'No' and nip this thing in the bud"
Posted: Tue, Apr 10, 2018  2:32 PM
--by Dennis Ohlert of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "Alliant Energy is not the enemy!"
Posted: Tue, Apr 10, 2018  2:22 PM
--by Clair Askelson of Decorah [Full Story]
Decorah School Board approves budget for 2018-19
Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018  8:27 PM
Tax rate drops again [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: An energy question and answer quiz
Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018  8:44 AM
--by Dave Ohlert of Decorah [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: Build the new elementary school on the east end of Water Street
Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018  2:51 PM
--by Dale Johnson of Decorah [Full Story]
Photo Exhibit opens at Luther Tuesday
Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018  10:53 AM
Woman arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart
Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018  10:31 AM
Cresco man transported to Winneshiek County Jail
Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018  9:28 AM
Luther College Dance Marathon raises over $67,000
Posted: Sun, Apr 8, 2018  2:41 PM
Letter to the Editor: Facts and logic favor a yes vote May 1st
Posted: Sun, Apr 8, 2018  2:29 PM
--by Bob Haug of Ames, the retired director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities [Full Story]
Letter to the Editor: "Do not let Alliant censor our local citizens"
Posted: Sun, Apr 8, 2018  2:26 PM
--by Maggie Hayden of Decorah [Full Story]
Ridgeway man arrested for exploitation of a minor
Posted: Thu, Apr 5, 2018  8:37 AM
Bergan votes "no" on immigration bill
Posted: Fri, Apr 6, 2018  12:11 PM
Dorchester man in custody for drug charges
Posted: Wed, Apr 4, 2018  8:55 AM
Registration is now open for Discovery Camps
Posted: Wed, Apr 4, 2018  9:20 AM
UNI is having success bringing down student debt
Posted: Tue, Apr 3, 2018  2:10 PM
March was warmer and drier than average in Decorah
Posted: Tue, Apr 3, 2018  9:24 AM
West Union man arrested
Posted: Mon, Apr 2, 2018  10:38 AM
Art exhibit opens at Luther
Posted: Mon, Apr 2, 2018  9:27 AM
"Welcome to the world, D29"
Posted: Mon, Apr 2, 2018  8:50 AM
Ted Koppel to speak at Luther College
Posted: Sun, Apr 1, 2018  1:13 PM
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins Monday
Posted: Sun, Apr 1, 2018  1:03 PM
Bridge work begins Monday on 230th St.
Posted: Sun, Apr 1, 2018  12:57 PM