Six months later, the ruins from the April Slumberland fire remain a "tremendous and unwanted eyesore to the entire city," stated City Administrator Aaron Kramer during a Prairie du Chien Common Council meeting Tuesday night. Thomas Gialamas, the owner of Blackhawk Junction mall where Slumberland Furniture once stood, was invited to the council meeting to discuss the situation and plans for cleanup. He did not make the meeting however.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Correne Martin Once again, the city of Prairie du Chien is being told the fire ruins at Blackhawk Junction are going to be cleaned up soon. Though documents provided to the city on Oct. 17 said cleanup work would commence on Monday, Oct. 20, that schedule was pushed back 10 days, to Oct. 30... + continue reading

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Correne Martin Voters in the River Ridge School District have a supremely consequential task ahead of them. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, they are asked to head to the polls and cast their ballot regarding the 2014 Facility Referendum for River Ridge Schools. Taxpayers must answer “yes”... + continue reading

Guttenberg's Welcome Center, staffed by GD&T director Emily Moser, receives dozens of phone calls and emails each month from visitors and residents requesting information and recommendations, along with dozens more visitors walking in to ask questions about ways to enjoy Guttenberg's scenic beauty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Molly Moser Guttenberg Development & Tourism will kickoff their 2015 membership drive at the Business After Five social hour to be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5:00 p.m. The event is open to both current members and those interested in learning more, and will be held at River Park Place.... + continue reading

The 1903 school building poses numerous problems, including defects in its roof, ceilings, exterior, plumbing, and windows. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Molly Moser The Clayton Ridge School Board continues to plan for an improved learning environment at both the Guttenberg and Garnavillo campuses. During their Oct. 9 meeting, the Baker Group presented the board with a plan for the 1903 school building in Guttenberg. Brian Schwartz and Dave... + continue reading

Costa Rican park official Guido Sabario speaks to Effigy Mounds staff during a visit to the park Oct. 15. Effigy Mounds is one of 13 upper Midwestern National Park Service parks that has formed a sister park project with seven parks in Costa Rica. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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  By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor   166. That’s the number of bird species that breed and nest in the upper Midwest, then migrate to Costa Rica during the winter months. Of all the local species, including the wood thrush and Baltimore oriole, that’s about half... + continue reading

Six months later, the ruins from the April Slumberland fire remain a "tremendous and unwanted eyesore to the entire city," stated City Administrator Aaron Kramer during a Prairie du Chien Common Council meeting Tuesday night. Thomas Gialamas, the owner of Blackhawk Junction mall where Slumberland Furniture once stood, was invited to the council meeting to discuss the situation and plans for cleanup. He did not make the meeting however.

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Guttenberg's Welcome Center, staffed by GD&T director Emily Moser, receives dozens of phone calls and emails each month from visitors and residents requesting information and recommendations, along with dozens more visitors walking in to ask questions about ways to enjoy Guttenberg's scenic beauty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

The 1903 school building poses numerous problems, including defects in its roof, ceilings, exterior, plumbing, and windows. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Costa Rican park official Guido Sabario speaks to Effigy Mounds staff during a visit to the park Oct. 15. Effigy Mounds is one of 13 upper Midwestern National Park Service parks that has formed a sister park project with seven parks in Costa Rica. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

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