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Know Your Driftless Neighbor: Meet Katy Buck

Friday, June 14, 2024 2:24 pm

“Yeoman Bolder”, “911 Dispatch”, “Weezer”, “Crazy Rock Lady” are just a few monikers for Decorah’s resident rock royalty, Katy Buck. If you have ever found a beautiful painted rock whilst wandering around Decorah and the numerous trails and landmarks, Katy has probably touched or painted that rock.

Fravel change of venue granted

Thursday, June 13, 2024 2:43 pm

Motions to suppress testimony, premeditated charges denied

‘Disc-a-Palooza’ disc-throwing this weekend in Mabel

Friday, June 7, 2024 4:08 pm

“We welcome participants of all experience levels – it’s a great way to meet people and have fun with your dog in a low stress environment!”

Beef Month: Being [ Beef ] Queen is more than a pretty crown – it’s a way of life

Friday, May 31, 2024 11:10 am

In Winneshiek County – where people are outnumbered by cattle five-to-one – being crowned Winneshiek County Cattleman Association’s Beef Queen is more than just a sash and pretty crown –it’s a way of life.

P&Z approves Anundsen building rehabilitation

Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:43 am

The end goal for the building is to house 10 residential apartments on the second floor, and the 8,600 sq. ft. main level will be used as commercial space. According to Koester, apartments will include two studio apartments, five one-bedroom units, and three two-bedroom units, ranging from 550 to 1,100 sq. ft. in size.

Club 45’s Hansen addresses Decorah City Council on flag policy

Thursday, May 9, 2024 9:54 am

Monday’s council meeting opened to a nearly full house of community members and residents who turned out to hear and speak on numerous topics. Club 45 head, Thomas Hansen came forth to address the council regarding the recent incident where Hansen was charged with violating city code when he affixed a Gadsden flag, which reads “Don’t Tread on Me” to the light pole in front of Club 45 in downtown Decorah.

Fravel murder trial change of venue request pending after April 30 hearing

Sunday, May 5, 2024 3:37 pm

Adam Fravel, a Mabel, Minn., native, appeared in a Winona County, Minn., courtroom Tuesday, April 30, to hear arguments regarding his request for change of venue for his pending murder trial in the March 2023 death of his on-and-off girlfriend and mother of their two young children, Madeline Kingsbury.

Mindy Jones trial for check theft, forgery slated for Aug. 5 in Fillmore County

Sunday, May 5, 2024 3:35 pm

Mindy Jones is currently sitting in a Shakopee, Minn., prison after being found guilty in early April of theft by swindle. As she is behind bars, Jones faces more charges for check forgery, theft by swindle and theft by check.

Driftless Home & Garden: ‘The Bohemian Palace of the South Side’ – Slifkas build their unique forever home

Friday, May 3, 2024 2:11 pm

“Once we got the plan drawn up and sized, we sent it to an architect to get actual blueprints to work off of. We wanted a simple esthetic: simple roof lines, just a big square house.”

Cops and Rodders Car Show rescheduled

Friday, April 26, 2024 4:19 pm

The event, hosted by the Elks Club, was slated to take place Saturday, May 18, during National Police Week. However, that is the weekend of Decorah High School graduation and Luther College graduation, which is the third-highest sales weekend each year for downtown businesses in Decorah.