Dave Constantine, of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship for the tenth time. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Dave Constantine, a life-long resident of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship – for the tenth time. If that wasn’t...
Dave Constantine, of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship for the tenth time. Submitted photo
Above is the cast and crew of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Good grief! Durand High School will soon present "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and the cast and crew members are hard at work preparing for the shows. Director Tricia Perau,...
Above is the cast and crew of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Laura Berndt photo
Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers visited Durand Middle/High School last Wednesday, February 22. Above, Dr. Evers (center) learns about a student research project taking place in the school greenhouse, made possible by a UW-Extension partnership.   Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, February 22, Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers paid a visit to Durand Middle/High School in observance of Career and Technical...
Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers visited Durand Middle/High School last Wednesday, February 22. Above, Dr. Evers (center) learns about a student research project taking place in the school greenhouse, made possible by a UW-Extension partnership.   Laura Berndt photo
Above is an image from the National Weather Service, as of Tuesday, February 21.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning on Monday February 20, 2017 for the Chippewa River at Durand. The river is predicted to crest at 15.5 feet by Friday evening, although actual river...
Above is an image from the National Weather Service, as of Tuesday, February 21.
The Durand wrestling team earned the title of WIAA Team Regional Champions for the first time in school history. The event was held at Durand High School on Saturday, February 11. Laura Berndt photo
For the first time in school history, the Durand wrestling team earned the title of Team Regional Champions after hosting the Varsity WIAA Regional competition this past Saturday, February 11. The...
The Durand wrestling team earned the title of WIAA Team Regional Champions for the first time in school history. The event was held at Durand High School on Saturday, February 11. Laura Berndt photo
Dave Constantine, of Durand, recently won the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Custom Call Championship for the tenth time. Submitted photo
Above is the cast and crew of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Laura Berndt photo
Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers visited Durand Middle/High School last Wednesday, February 22. Above, Dr. Evers (center) learns about a student research project taking place in the school greenhouse, made possible by a UW-Extension partnership.   Laura Berndt photo
Above is an image from the National Weather Service, as of Tuesday, February 21.
The Durand wrestling team earned the title of WIAA Team Regional Champions for the first time in school history. The event was held at Durand High School on Saturday, February 11. Laura Berndt photo

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By Laura Berndt On Wednesday, March 15, the Pepin County Board of Supervisors met, and heard a presentation about the county’s emergency communications system. That evening, the meeting began with...
Above are Durand Sportsmen’s Club President Steve Berger, presenting a check to Pepin County Board Chair Dwight Jelle, for the Chippewa River State Trail-Pepin County Repair and Maintenance Project. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Long-anticipated repairs to the Pepin County portion of the Chippewa River State Trail (CRST) are scheduled to take place later this year, which is made possible by the fundraising...
Theron “The Hunter” Drier, River Falls, a three-time victor of cancer, tries to pursue a healthy diet. He maintains a daily probiotic supplement and vitamin regimen, in addition to routine scans and health evaluations, to keep the cancer at bay. Submitted photo
Submitted article In this part of the country, knowing a hunter is pretty routine. But it’s likely most people don’t know a hunter the likes of Theron “The Hunter” Drier of River Falls. His unusual...
Ambree Schlosser concentrates on the basket during last week’s game against Howards Grove, during the state tournament in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand girls’ basketball team traveled to Green Bay last week, where they faced Howards Grove in the first round of the 2017 state tournament. The Panthers battled hard, but...
Guests at the Lake Pepin Local Food Group Winter Potluck fill their plates with local dishes and fresh produce on Sunday, February 26, at the  Pleasant Corner Schoolhouse in Stockholm. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt The Lake Pepin Local Food Group is growing its vision and, after receiving a USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, group organizers hope to further the...
Jump roping with friends was a favorite activity in the gym last week. Laura Berndt
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, Caddie Woodlawn elementary students had the opportunity to participate in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart. Prior to the...
Above, students talk with local National History Day judges on Tuesday, February 21. From left to right are students Cody Wieland, Logan Moline, Katherine Loff-Peterson, and Janessa Harschlip. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, February 21, seventh grade students in the Durand-Arkansaw School District had the opportunity to share what they had learned while working on their National History...
The Wolves are on defense earlier this season. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt The Elmwood/Plum City (E-PC) girls’ basketball team’s season has come to a close after a regional playoff loss to Spring Valley. The game took place on Tuesday, February 21, in...
The Eagles discuss the game plan during a time out earlier this season. Heidi Stewart photo
By Laura Berndt The Alma-Pepin (A-P) girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end last Tuesday, February 21, after falling to the Independence Indees during the regional playoff game. That night,...
Miss Durand 2016 Alyssa Meixner (third from left) meets the North Wind prince and princess during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt For over 40 years, Miss Durand has attended the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. This January, Miss Durand 2016 Alyssa Meixner continued this tradition and attended the annual event....

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