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Painting new life into Lanesboro’s Parkway Place

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:36 pm

A corner of Lanesboro, Minn., recently got a little TLC from Luther College alumna Kiara Hohn.

Wapsi Flats Wildlife Area attracts attention

Sunday, August 29, 2021 8:50 am

Heading north on the Asherton Avenue just before the Howard-Chickasaw County line, is a mile-long prairie covered with yellow flowers.

Flooding on the Turkey River

Saturday, August 28, 2021 3:08 pm

The Turkey River is at major flood stage, rising at a rate of one foot per hour overnight.

Winn Medical donates land to Sunflower Center

Friday, August 27, 2021 9:28 pm

The Winneshiek Medical Center Board of Trustees approved donation of up to four acres of land to Sunflower Child Development.

K-9 training conducted here

Friday, August 27, 2021 9:08 pm

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a K-9 training at the Decorah Fire Department’s Training Center near Freeport. The training was instructed by master trainer, Trace Erickson.

Reports from the Decorah PD and Winneshiek Co. Sheriff

Friday, August 27, 2021 9:00 pm

Decorah Police The Decorah Police responded to a fight outside the Corner Bar in Decorah Saturday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. Officers obtained witness statements and after investigation they identified and charged Wyatt Kiley, 21, and Johnathan Kiley, 18, both …

Public hearing on trail related easements Sept. 7

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:58 pm

A public hearing will be held  to determine whether permanent easements will be granted for the purpose of furthering public access to the Winneshiek County Trail system. 

Back to school

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:44 pm

Many schools in the Driftless region returned to school this week.

“Truly amazing”: Community bands together to help find missing student

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:39 pm

On Monday, Aug. 23, Decorah Public Schools had their first day of classes. Additionally, they had their first major incident, as 18-year-old Decorah High School student Brandon Quam went missing early in the day. He has since been found, and is safe, but there was widespread concern for the young man in the nearly 12 hours he was reported missing.

Rhythms on the Root features folk artist Pieta Brown Sept. 10

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:34 pm

Lanesboro Arts presents the final performer of the Rhythms on the Root 2021 concert series, folk songwriter Pieta Brown on Friday, Sept. 10.

Alternative wellness: More ways to feel better

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:30 pm

Is your wellness goal to return you to your pre-symptom status, or is it true wellness that will take beyond and allow you to live your life as your best self?

Memorial: Goodbye to a Neighborhood Friend

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:24 pm

Murphy Gooddog ~ Dec. 10, 2007 – Aug.9, 2021 ~ Murphy had a knack for getting out and about – not to “run away,” but just to explore and visit. (We swear he knew how to open the gate.) 

Band [uniforms] on tour: How North Winneshiek uniforms traveled the world

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:16 pm

North Winn band uniforms, discovered in Germany now residing in Australia. How did this happen?

August Bokeh! in Decorah this weekend

Friday, August 27, 2021 8:50 am

Decorah Distinctively, a collaboration between Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce and Winneshiek County Development, Inc., presents a community wide celebration of fall with a three-day event called August Bokeh!

Decorah FEC supports students, programming

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:00 pm

A name change has been made for the Decorah Parent Teacher Organization.

Fireflies bring home fourth granny basketball title

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2:51 pm

The Fireflies, along with their coach, recently won the 2021 Granny Basketball® National Championship, held in Prairie du Chien, Wis. It’s the team’s fourth title in six years. 

“Rustic” and Rangerless

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:49 pm

Removal of full-time ranger at Yellow River State Forest causes concern

Gary Rustad wins County Supervisor race

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:49 am

The results are in, and Gary Rustad of Decorah earned 492 votes compared to Melissa O’Rourke’s 481 votes and Bradford A. Carlson’s 38 votes in Tuesday’s special election to decide who will serve on the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors.

Trout Run Road closed Tuesday

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:57 pm

Winneshiek County Secondary Roads will be closing Trout Run Road at10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24.

Good Earth Village welcomes the return of GoodStock

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:19 pm

GoodStock includes three bands, food trucks, a market, color run, family zone and wagon rides this weekend.