A Convoy for George

Semi trucks began arriving in Mona around 9:30. EJ Photo/Angie Hansen On the morning of Saturday, July 28th a fleet of 18 semi trucks came rolling through Mona, Iowa on a mission. The mission? Visiting former...

Two Osage 8th graders arrested for school shooting plot

Two Osage students were apprehended on Saturday, after authorities received reports that they had plans to bring a gun to school and target students and staff members. The students are both 13 years old and...

St. Ansgar Officer receives award for saving a life

“You’re not expecting that call to your own house...” St. Ansgar reserve officer John Beyer (left) receiving his award from St. Ansgar Police Chief Lance Schutjer during Monday's city council meeting. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson. As...

Looking for Leadership

A semi zooms by Post in St. Ansgar. Many businesses are hiring. Currently Grain Millers has 15 open positions that it can't fill. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson Mitchell County struggles to find workers, natural gas, and...

Local Teacher sets out on new media venture

Luke Nielsen, an art teacher at St. Ansgar High School, is starting a new media venture entitled Luke Nielsen Media. The enterprise includes various projects, including a blog, a podcast, and, as of recently, some...

Rummaging around

Anita and Breanna Bruggeman at this year's sale. Anita bakes 30 pies, all from scratch, to sell at the event. Another poplar item is Anita's homemade apple jelly, which she's been making for over...

Pledge Controversy at Supervisors Meeting

Tuesday’s Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting started with a bit of controversy, when a member of the public got up before the meeting and persuaded those in attendance to recite the Pledge of...

Food Center turns 20

Jon Henaman, owner, opened the Food Center back in 1998. This July marks his 20th year in business. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson Tucked away behind the soft hum of glass-doored refrigerators a small fish bowl sits...

Addy Carlson Crowned 1A District Champion, Seth Hershey Finishes 6th to Advance to State...

The St. Ansgar Saints Cross Country team has been plugging away at their 2018 season and are down to the final race of the year after the Saints most recently ran in the 1A...

The Workforce Apocalypse

Mitchell County has a lot going for it. But if we don't act now, armageddon might be closer than you think.  Alex Vallejo stands in the parking lot of the Super 8 hotel in Charles...