Winneshiek County

Winneshiek County, Iowa

201 W Main St
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-2469
Fax: (563) 382-0603

On the central northern border of IA, northwest of Mason City; established Feb 20, 1847 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the younger (1812-72?) of two chiefs of the Winnebago tribe with the same name; he took part in the Black Hawk War. Name probably formed from Winne for Winnebago and shiek 'leader.'

Area (sq mi):: 689.88 (land 689.61; water 0.27) Population per square mile: 30.80
Population 2005: 21,234 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 2.20% Population 2000: 21,310 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.80%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,047; median household $38,908; Population below poverty level: 8.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,438-$27,003
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Born in Winneshiek County, Iowa, he spent most of his life photographing the area around his Montana home.
County Attorney Brett Corson referred to a letter sent to William Hanson Waste Removal in March which raised several issues, for example, TVs in black plastic bags that were not discovered until they were received at the Winneshiek County landfill.
Another issue was the question whether the Strongwell waste would continue to be accepted by Winneshiek County landfill.
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of Calmar have submitted a petition to the Winneshiek County Planning and Zoning Commission seeking to amend their conditional-use permit for the quarry at 1842 Canoe Valley Road.
Selina Quandahl, the recipient of the Compassionfirst Award for her dedication to home health care, works as a registered nurse for Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Service in Decorah, IA.
Four residents of Winneshiek County, Iowa, have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency, charging that EPA is not doing its job of regulating air pollutants emitted from concentrated animal feeding operations.
The "Ironworks Project" is his first one-man show, although his exquisitely detailed photographs of Cold Water Cave, a national landmark in Winneshiek County, were featured in a 1998 exhibition.
Winneshiek County is blessedly out of development's path, since we aren't close enough to anywhere to commute easily, but we still see a number of McMansions beginning to dot the landscape.
Litter collections were made in an approximately 40-acre forest site in Winneshiek County, Iowa (Section 5, Glenwood Township), which is part of a tract owned and managed by the State of Iowa Department of Natural Resources.