• CP train derails near Brownsville

    CP train derails near Brownsville

    A 68-car Canadian Pacific freight train derailed the evening of Jan. 26 in eastern Houston County, sending six cars into the Mississippi River…

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  • O'Donnell-Ebner, Larson named all-stars

    O'Donnell-Ebner, Larson named all-stars

    Two La Crescent volunteers, known now as all-stars, were recognized Sunday night during the 15th annual La Crescent Rotary/Lions Super Communi…

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  • Working the scene of the crime

    Working the scene of the crime

    “It’s not the place it was before,” she said, surveying the room.

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Council reviews project funding

La Crescent will see significant street improvements in 2016, and the city council reviewed its options for specifics and funding recommendati…

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HCN claims six awards in MNA contest

HCN claims six awards in MNA contest

The Houston County News earned six awards in the 2014-15 Better Newspaper Contest during the 149th annual Minnesota Newspaper Association Conv…

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County board postpones evaluation changes

The Houston County Board of Commissioners cut short its agenda at the Jan. 26 meeting.

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CP train derails near Brownsville

CP train derails near Brownsville

A 68-car Canadian Pacific freight train derailed the evening of Jan. 26 in eastern Houston County, sending six cars into the Mississippi River and spilling food-grade oil into the water.

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Lancer boys grab one conference victory

Lancer boys grab one conference victory

The La Crescent High School boys basketball team has found some success over the past couple weeks, figuring out how to add more to its win total. The Lancers were able secure another win to go three of their past four, but hit a talented roa…

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Letter: Foundation's first drive a success

I write this letter to the editor with deep appreciation for the generosity of the La Crescent community. The La Crescent Community Foundation (sometimes confused with another worthy La Crescent foundation) has been in existence since 1996 an…

February 03, 2016 5:00 pm(0)

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Area band hits the studio with famed producer

Area band hits the studio with famed producer

It’s tempting to make a big deal out of Steve Albini recording Porcupine’s new six-song EP. After all, he recorded Nirvana’s final album, “In Utero,” and the other 1,500-some projects he’s worked on included records by Robert Plant and Jimmy …

January 20, 2016 5:00 pm(0)

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Snowflake Ski Jump soars this weekend

Snowflake Ski Jump soars this weekend

The 93rd Snowflake Ski Jump will be held this weekend, Feb. 5 and 6. The Snowflake ski jumping competition is part of the ‘5 Hills Tour US Cup’ schedule. This year’s event is expected to feature approximately 20-25 national and international …

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