Mayor Horgen: We need to stay positive

 St. Ansgar Mayor Keith Horgen urges area residents to remember that these things that are happening, including the closing down of parks and implementation of social distancing, are happening for the good...

Farm Bureau holds Special Election forum

Ej Photo/Alex Schmidt The Mitchell county Farm Bureau sponsored a forum at the Milt Owen Nature Center west of Osage, where Keith Sprung of the Farm Bureau fielded questions to the three candidates for the...

Column: Explaining the importance of TIF

by Stan Walk Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a very valuable economic development tool for cities and counties.  The following will be an attempt to have you understand how TIF operates.  The process is difficult...

Mayor Johnson shoots down Milkhouse agreement

The St. Ansgar City Council unanimously approved an agreement Monday that would give Milkhouse Candle Company tax incentives to move their factory to St. Ansgar, but the resolution was vetoed Wednesday by Mayor Norm...

Legion Auxiliary offers medical equipment

Medical supplies and equipment are available free for public use at the Good Samaritan Center, should any one be in need. Some of the available items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and shower stools. If...

Supervisors issue reminder of public speaking etiquette, tables funding for road repair

At their regular weekly assembly last Tuesday, the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors (BOS) Chairperson Barb Francis released an etiquette guide for members of the public to follow when addressing the BOS...

School board highlights

The St. Ansgar School Board held a special session in the school library Monday evening following the regular meeting earlier this month to discuss some important pending matters. The meeting began with the...

St. Ansgar students head to Girls State in June

St. Ansgar High School students Avery Hendrickson and Montanah Scott have been chosen to attend Iowa Girls State, which will occur June 16-21 at Drake University in Des Moines. The two were chosen...

Mitchell County takes further look at housing incentives

Mitchell County Economic Development Chair Tony Stonecypher details some of his ideas for a potential second round of construction incentives. EJ PHOTO/TRAVIS CHARLSON Mitchell County Economic Development asks for input on next housing incentive...

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...