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  • Compost Site To Open April 1st

    The City of Decorah's Compost Site will be opening April 1st. [READ MORE]
  • Municipal Utility Feasibility Studies

    Several feasibility studies have been conducted regarding a proposed Decorah Electric Municipal Utility. Over the past several weeks, culminating in a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018, the city council asked residents of the community to submit their questions regarding the municipalization of the electric utility process. The questions were gathered and submitted … [READ MORE]
  • Telecommunications Feasibility Study

    On September 18, 2017, the Decorah Telecommunications Utility Board presented to the city council a summary of the feasibility study conducted by Uptown Services, LLC.  The feasibility study itself provided information on four core areas: Market Analysis, Technology Strategy, Design, and Capital Budget; Incumbent and Proposed FTTP Offerings; and Pro Forma Financial Analysis.   [READ MORE]
  • City Council Video Library Available Online

    The City of Decorah has established an online audiovisual library for it's council meetings.  [READ MORE]


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5 days 11 hours ago

Folks, when was the last time anyone can remember snow on April 18? Go...

and please know that the city's street crews are out and doing the best they can. Lots of snow, be safe and don't travel.

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2 weeks 6 days ago

Decorah City Council Members Announce Public Forums related to May 1 Municipal Electric Utility Referendum

Council members have scheduled a series of informational meetings to interact with the public on issues surrounding the May 1 referendum regarding establishment of a municipal electric utility.

Forums are set for the following council wards:

Friday, April 6 Ward 4 Steve Luse
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
701 Iowa Avenue

Saturday, April 14 Ward 3 Andy Carlson
Decorah City Hall Council Chambers

Saturday, April 14 Ward 2 Dan Bellrichard
Decorah City Hall Council Chambers

Tuesday, April 24 Ward 5 Johanna Bergan
Vennehjem Assisted Living / community room
1100 Nordic Drive

The forum format will include an overview of the election and discussion of key aspects of each possible election result followed by comments from the elected officials. The forums will conclude with a question and answer period.

For further information please contact Decorah City Hall at 563-382-3651 or email city manager Chad Bird at

City of Decorah

2 weeks 6 days ago

Please join us in congratulating Kathy for her work. Kathy and the RSVP program positively impact our community.

City of Decorah

3 weeks 4 days ago

The City of Decorah's Compost Site will be opening April 1, 2018. Extended hours during April are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon. Spring compost giveaway days are scheduled for May 11th and May 12th.

City of Decorah

1 month 1 week ago

The City of Decorah joins with Luther College in denouncing hate and prejudice in our community. What does this conversation look like for all of us that call the Oneota Valley home?

City of Decorah

1 month 2 weeks ago

Ah, Spring. That magical time of year when most turn to thoughts of building, remodeling, and construction. If you'd like to be a part of the action this spring why not think about applying for an open position on Decorah's Board of Adjustment. Loads of fun just waiting to happen.

City of Decorah

3 months 4 days ago

We appreciate winter mornings even more when they look like this.

A spectacular morning view from the Decorah Eagles' nest.

City of Decorah

3 months 1 week ago

Another look at the trails around Decorah! We need some more snow for more stunning pics like these on Phelps Trail!
Photo credits: Brian Sullivan and Carl Peterson

City of Decorah

4 months 2 weeks ago

A rainbow smile on our Winneshiek County Recycling.
or Decorah Community Schools.

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