By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   Seven individuals, including the four incumbents, filed for four open seats on the Caledonia Area Schools ISD #299 school board. Filings were closed as of August 12, 2014. Filing for the four open seats were current school board chairwoman and incumbent, Michelle Werner. Also filing [...]

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By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent further clarifying documentation of their recent decision regarding the Tracie Erickson mine. “We have given your correspondence careful consideration,” Tom Hovey, DNR Water Regulation Unit Supervisor said. “DNR, has not, however, modified its position that you need a [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler   If in these late August days you’re feeling like you’ve had every kind of salad under the sun, try this unexpected twist on a sweet summer staple—savory watermelon salad. While the combination may sound strange, it’s surprising how well these flavors play off each other: the sweet watermelon, its mild [...]

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Bonnie Willemssen         Special to the Argus   Authors note: No words were misspelled in the writing of this title. Here’s a typical day in the life of a middle-aged (ha, like you believe that) writer. 7 a.m.:  It’s morning and something disturbs my slumber– oh right, it’s my bladder yelling at [...]

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The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases were  compiled from reports released from the court administrator’s office July 17 to August 7, 2014. Ages are given at time of offense.   MINN. STATE PATROL Brooke Sherise Atchison, 27, La Crescent, Minn., speeding, fined $115; no proof of insurance, fined $200. Melinda Lou Christopher, 32, Decorah, [...]

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