Press Releases - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce
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Decorah Public Library expanding online materials, programming access
Library Director Kristin Torresdal said “In the past two weeks, we have significantly expanded our e-book and digital audiobook offerings, pivoted to the creation of online content and programming, and spent a lot of time researching and discussing additional ways to serve our pa
Submitted: 03/30/20
Article By: Decorah Public Library

Street Closures Extended, Mechanic Street Closed Monday
Decorah, IA (March 27, 2020) – The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the current
street closures on East Water Street and Ridge Road will be extended through Friday, April 3rd
to allow the contractor to continue with work on the street improvement projects.
Submitted: 03/30/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Winneshiek County Public Health - 3.27.2020

Submitted: 03/27/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Submitted: 03/27/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

Submitted: 03/20/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Luther College partners with Sodexo to further reduce food waste

Submitted: 03/20/20
Article By: Sodexo - Luther Dining

Solar Fair now online - March 21st.
2020 is the perfect time to go solar!  A combination of low solar costs combined with federal and state tax credits (which are decreasing each year) and rising electricity rates makes now a great time to install solar. 
Submitted: 03/20/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Decorah Mutual Aid Network - Live on DecorahNow.com
As the coronavirus crisis has escalated, Winneshiek County residents have watched people around the world panic. It doesn't matter which channel; the news is bad and filled with dire warnings.
Submitted: 03/20/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Winneshiek County

Submitted: 03/18/20
Article By: Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Service

Luther College temporarily moves to distance learning following Spring Break

Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Luther College students named Peace Scholars
Luther students Kim Chham and Levi Bird will study in Norway for six weeks
Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary Hosting Scratch Cupcakery Sale

Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

The Family Table Gives a Piece of the Pie to the American Cancer Society

Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Vesterheim's New Heritage Park Will Value the Community and the Environment
DECORAH, Iowa —Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, announces plans for the transformation of its Open Air Division into Vesterheim Heritage Park—an educational, interpretative, and public outdoor space designed by Damon Farber, the award-winnin
Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Luther College professor's collaboration leads to PEN Literary Award
DECORAH, Iowa — Nancy Gates Madsen, professor of Spanish at Luther College, and Dr. Kristin Dykstra, Saint Michaels' College distinguished scholar in residence, have been awarded the 2020 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation. Host of the 2020 award ceremony, Seth Meyers,
Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Decorah Public Library suspends programming effective March 16
Decorah Public Library has cancelled or postponed all programs for a minimum of 30 days beginning March 16.
Submitted: 03/13/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Two Historic Decorah Women Highlighted in National Listing
Decorah, IA (February 29, 2020) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included
Diderikke Brandt and Bertha Mott on its “1000 Places Where Women Made History” website.
The nominations were submitted by the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission.
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Spring Planting Tips to Maximize Emergence and the Latest on Glyphosate and Cancer to be Highlighted at the ISU Northeast Research Farm on Wednesday M
NASHUA – Matt Darr, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, and Charles Lynch, professor, Epidemiology and medical director, University of Iowa, will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Registration now open for Luther College Community Music School
DECORAH, Iowa — The Luther College Community Music School (LCCMS) is accepting registrations for its Wednesday morning music classes. This program is for youth in grades K-6 and meets Wednesdays from 8-8:50 a.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church. Classes run from March 4 through May 13
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

"RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit coming to a close at Luther College

Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Give daffodils. Give hope. Hope blooms in our hearts!
Spring is on its way and with that the sale of daffodils to benefit the American Cancer Society of Winneshiek County! Daffodils are a universal symbol of hope and life, and they're at the center of the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days campaign. The campaign will deliver h
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Find Out How Exhibits Are Created at March's Free Second Saturday at Vesterheim

Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Now Accepting Artwork for 2020 Emerging Artists Exhibition
Call to Artists: ArtHaus' 2020 Emerging Artists Exhibition
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 at 7pm
On Display: April 3-May 16, 2020
Sponsored by Mark and Lea Lovelace
ArtHaus, 107 West Broadway, Decorah, IA
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Winneshiek County Development and Tourism brings Idea Labs for Entrepreneurs to two Winneshiek County Communities
Winneshiek County Development and Tourism, along with an energetic planning committee, is bringing an event for entrepreneurs to two Winneshiek County communities. Entrepreneurs are invited to register for the Idea Lab, an exciting event for new business idea development. Events
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Luther College announces grants of tenure and promotions
DECORAH, Iowa — Luther College President Jenifer K. Ward and Dean of the College Kevin Kraus have announced promotions and grants of tenure for current faculty members.
Submitted: 03/02/20
Article By: Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce