‘Field of Dreams’ mantra resonates with ice fishing success on Immortal River

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:59 pm

True Mississippi “river rats” have an entirely different perspective than most folks for remaining in harmony with the Immortal River.

DNR: Caution vital as open water begins to freeze

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:52 pm

With a deadly open-water season that claimed 17 lives nearly in the rearview mirror, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources noted that lakes and ponds throughout the region have started to freeze…

Recruits flock to Naval Recruiting Station following Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack

Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:01 pm

1941 EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Since the attack on the United States by Japan at Pearl Harbor earlier this month, the U.S. Navy Recruiting Station here in town has been open 24-hours-a-day.

Holiday Greeting Cards available for new subscribers

Friday, December 3, 2021 10:38 pm

Driftless Multimedia is gifting a complementary a set of custom holiday postcards with each new subscription purchased while supplies last.

CWD still a threat in the Driftless

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:19 pm

DNR reminds hunters to test deer, follow protocol

Waterfowl migration heralds the approach of winter

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:08 pm

My dad, a life-long waterfowler, accurately observed, “Geese fly by the calendar, ducks migrate by the weather.” The “big push” usually whistles through the Driftless the week of Thanksgiving.

Winter bird feeding and watching

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:40 pm

I have a confession to make. For years, even during my time as an educator with Winneshiek County Conservation, I was a bird-feeding skeptic. But now, I too, am now an avid backyard bird feeder.

The Decorah Posten has purchased “The Scandinavian”

Friday, November 12, 2021 10:36 pm

Echoes of the Past: EIGHTY YEARS AGO: The Decorah Posten has purchased “The Scandinavian,” the second largest Norwegian language newspaper in the United States.

Seeking nominees for the best beard in the Driftless during No-Shave November

Friday, November 5, 2021 9:06 pm

Nominate your beard or a beard you love 

The ‘perks’ of chasing dreams in the Driftless

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:00 pm

Waukon residents now have a new place to pick up their morning beverage of choice.

Highway 24 paving is considered

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:46 pm

Echoes of the Past: EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Paving of Highway No. 24 from Calmar to Lawler may be possible next year, according to report of the Iowa Highway Commission. 

A Little Bite

Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:06 pm

“What do you think I am?” the figure behind me leans forward into the yellow light . . .

“Told You So”

Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:19 pm

“Welcome to my humble abode!” Jack said jokingly as he opened the door. 

The Ruins

Saturday, October 30, 2021 3:28 am

“Are we sure this is a good idea?” Destry asks, shining her flashlight onto the ruins of the castle.

The Shadows at the Springs

Friday, October 29, 2021 8:02 pm

It was an unseasonably warm October afternoon in Northeast Iowa.  I decided to head to Malanaphy Springs for a hike with my dog Lela. 

The Legend of the Mysterious Wild Woman of Fort Atkinson

Friday, October 29, 2021 8:00 pm

For decades the citizens of Fort Atkinson have encountered, on rare instances, an apparent anomally.

Boo-hoo Who?

Friday, October 29, 2021 7:54 pm

Gabby heard boo-hoo, boo-hoo.  A child crying but from where?

Called Home

Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:12 pm

I thought; “I have to get rid of this phone!” I was going to throw it out the window . . .

Simple ways to save on your monthly energy bill

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:10 pm

Black Hills Energy shares weatherization tips to recognize Energy Awareness Month in October


Decorah Lutheran Church joins fight for sustainability, installs solar panels

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:07 pm

For people of faith, there is a religious intent to sustain the planet for future generations. Decorah Lutheran Church is currently undergoing the renovation process to sustain energy through solar panels installed in their roof.