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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, who represents Minnesota in the U.S. Senate is all smiles as she is introduced during a campaign stop at The Pub at the Pinicon last week.
Minnesota’s senior senator’s message during a presidential campaign stop in New Hampton Wednesday was short and to the point: President Trump is no friend to farmers. Amy Klobuchar, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and is the daughter of longtime Minneapolis newspaper columnist Jim...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center will soon unveil a new program that the hospital’s CEO says will enhance emergency services for its patients. Beginning Dec. 22, MercyOne will offer eCARE Emergency Service, which gives the hospital access to specialists 24/7 and is funded by a grant from The...
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden listens to New Hampton resident Merle Gorman's reasons why he wouldn't vote for him, just before the exchange became heated. (Photo by Bob Fenske/Tribune)
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden made his presidential pitch to New Hampton residents Thursday, but at least for a few moments, this wasn’t your typical “Iowa nice” campaign stop. That’s when the 77-year-old Biden and an 83-year-old retired farmer named Merle Gorman had a heated exchange over...
Lawler’s Freedom Rock celebrates those from the area who answered the call from their country.
Freedom and great art have something in common. Neither one is free, but both are very worthy of acquiring. Ten years ago, Gene Blazek didn’t have freedom or art on his mind when he unearthed a massive boulder on his property. He was building a waterway, and the rock was in his way. Took him 45...
Chickasaw County’s elected officials will be getting raises next summer; it’s just not as large as the ones the Compensation Board recommended. The Board of Supervisors last Tuesday voted to cut those pay hikes in half, and Compensation Board Chairman Michael Kennedy said after the meeting that “it...
Ryan Huffman was battling a nasty cold that Monday, but after spending a weekend in Minneapolis watching his beloved Oakland Raiders, he knew calling in sick was out of the question. Midway through the day, his principal knocked on the door of his Osage Middle School social studies classroom and...
Dr. Timothy McMillen, a professor at Simpson College where he directs the Chamber Singers and College Choir, leads students from seven schools at the annual Northeast Iowa Conference Music Festival that was held in New Hampton last week.
When kids who normally compete against each other, play together, beautiful things can happen.  Last Monday night it was New Hampton’s turn to host the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Honor Music Festival with over 200 students from every conference school coming together to make music.  New...
As Doug Scheuth made his way around his hardware store on Saturday, he took a deep breath and smiled as he was asked how Black Friday went? “We had a good day, really good day,” he said. “It was steady all day and it was definitely a good start.” Schueth wasn’t the only person in retail that was...
Two doctors who have worked at both the MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center and the adjoining clinic will be departing New Hampton when their current contracts expire. Drs. John and Shea Epperly sent out letters last week to their patients, informing them of their decision to depart Iowa after 10...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center announced last week that the hospital will “pause” its labor and delivery services, beginning July 1, 2020.
  Mercy One New Hampton Medical Center will “pause” the hospital’s obstetric services, effective July 1, 2020, and Chickasaw County’s only hospital is not alone when it comes to dealing with OB issues. MercyOne administrators made the announcement with a press release that was sent out to local...

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