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PHOTO GALLERY: Grandstand events

Thursday, July 18, 2024 3:22 pm

The fair drew large crowds to nightly grand stand events.

Sunflower Child Development is meeting a growing community need

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 2:14 pm

The Sunflower Child Development and Discovery Center, an exciting addition to Winneshiek County’s community services has recently opened part of its facility. After years of project planning, fundraising and finally construction, the childcare portion of the facility opened its doors on Monday, June 10. The milestone marks the accomplishment of a project that not only addresses the critical need for more childcare slots in the area but also promises to enrich the lives of young children through public access to the innovative indoor play areas in the Discovery Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thunder Rode Horse Drills

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 1:35 pm

Thunder Rode riders participated in drills Wednesday, July 10 at the Winneshiek County Fair.

Reports from the Decorah PD and Winneshiek County Sheriff

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 1:45 pm

Decorah Police Officers were called to Kwik Star on Short Street in Decorah June 24 for a welfare check on a male soliciting rides and drinking alcoholic beverages. The male, Shane Solheim, 49, of Ossian, was arrested for public intoxication …

Enterprise Media acquires Public Opinion, Driftless Journal

Monday, July 15, 2024 3:37 pm

The publications will be renamed as part of the transition — the Decorah Public Opinion will be redubbed the Decorah Leader, while the Driftless Journal will simply be known as The Driftless moving forward.

Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff and Decorah PD

Monday, July 1, 2024 9:41 am

Winneshiek Sheriff Winneshiek County Deputies responded to an apartment on NICC Drive in Calmar on June 12 at 1:06 a.m. after a call was received about subjects looking inside vehicles. Deputies arrived on scene and following further investigation, Leo Gallardo, …

Driftless area Independence Day fireworks

Monday, July 1, 2024 9:36 am

Hesper July 3: Fireworks at dusk Harmony, Minn. July 4: Fireworks at dusk at North Park Harper’s Ferry July 4: Legion Fireworks at Dusk Festina July 4: Parade and more from 10:30 a.m., fireworks at dusk Lansing July 4: Fireworks …

Fundraiser to lay foundation for new Waucoma Fire Station

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:37 pm

With the assistance of the Lynch Family Foundation, the Waucoma Fire Department and First Responders/EMS will officially begin fundraising for the construction of a new fire station Wednesday, June 26. The Lynch Family Foundation will match up to $25,000 raised during the upcoming fundraiser.

Driftless Foodie: Pizza Finale!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 8:58 am

In all of the pizzas that I’ve consumed, the ones that stood out the most always had one ingredient: Good quality olive oil or some sort of finishing oil swirled over top.

Gammel Dag 2024 is Saturday

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 12:26 pm

Gammel Dag, the annual Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration held in Peterson, Minn., will be held Saturday, June 22, with a full day of family-friendly events scheduled.