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    Harpenau new head at Crucifixion School

    Doug Harpenau felt if he ever moved away from his job in teaching, he’d want to become an elementary school principal. As luck would have it, …

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    Building more than a bike

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County approves in-squad computer system

The Houston County Board of Commissioners approved a new mobile records management system for local law enforcement agencies at its Aug. 19 meeting.

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Board approves civil settlement with former bookkeeper

A former employee of the La Crescent-Hokah School District convicted of stealing $416,000 over the course of 10 years will see even more of he…

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Bakery helps grocery co-op meet needs in Houston

Bakery helps grocery co-op meet needs in Houston

Nearly 14 years after the grocery store opened, a new bakery is helping the Root River Market meet the needs of Houston-area residents.

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Board approves civil settlement with former bookkeeper

A former employee of the La Crescent-Hokah School District convicted of stealing $416,000 over the course of 10 years will see even more of her assets paid back to the district after the board approved a civil settlement at its meeting Aug. 20.

August 27, 2014 5:00 pm(0)

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Runners looking to improve conference, section results

Runners looking to improve conference, section results

As Mark Abraham and Larry Webinger head into their fourth decade of directing the La Crescent High School cross country programs, one major change will be La Crescent’s move to the Three Rivers Conference this fall, ending a seven-year stint …

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Why the fight to keep quarry open?

Before I was about to make a statement to the board of commissioners during their Aug. 19 meeting, they voted to cancel the public comment portion of their meetings indefinitely. These are the words that Steve Schuldt, Judy Storlie and board …

August 27, 2014 5:00 pm(0)

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Former grocer, café owner is still a fixture at Hokah Hardware

Former grocer, café owner is still a fixture at Hokah Hardware

A decade ago, Carol Moore was operating three of downtown Hokah’s key businesses — the Hokah Country Market grocery store, the Sidewalk Café and Hokah Hardware.

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Mold found at Westby Elementary School

Mold found at Westby Elementary School

On Monday, Aug. 25, a mild form of white mold was found in the early childhood development wing at Westby Elementary School, after a remotely controlled HVAC economizer was locked in the wrong setting as humidity levels reached 100 percent la…

August 28, 2014 2:28 pm(1)

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