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Local Girl Scout Kennedy Robelia installed a Kids Don’t Float life jacket station at the Durand boat landing last Monday. For her efforts, she also earned the Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive.  Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Kennedy Robelia, a local Girl Scout, installed a “Kid’s Don’t Float” life jacket station at the Durand boat landing last Monday evening. Robelia, a member of Troop 3175, presented...
Above, Derek Davis teaches a painting class. Painting is one possible option for adult education classes in the Durand area.  Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The Buffalo-Pepin Literacy Alliance and Imagination Nation are asking for community members’ input about the possibility of offering adult education classes in Durand. A survey,...
Pepin County Sheriff Joel Wener and Pepin County Communications Corrections Officer/Project Defibrillator Replacement coordinator Don Sinz are pictured with two of the new Automatic External Defibrillators. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt This December, the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office began “Project Defibrillator Replacement” to raise funds to replace nine Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs.) Generous community...
The second annual National Night Out event is scheduled for August 1, in Durand’s lower Tarrant Park. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Police Department is preparing to host their second annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Durand’s lower Tarrant Park. Community members are...
Todd Krause, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service visited Durand and Pepin, and hosted storm spotter training sessions last Tuesday. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, June 20, Todd Krause, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), visited both Durand and Pepin, and hosted storm spotter training...
Bill and Pam Ingram, Durand area residents, spent this past weekend riding with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on his annual motorcycle ride. Submitted photo
Durand area residents Bill and Pam Ingram spent the weekend riding with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on his annual motorcycle ride. The ride started just outside Madison on Saturday morning, and...
The Durand Municipal Service is seeking EMTs and first responders to join the Ambulance Service. Laura Berndt file photo
By Laura Berndt The Durand Municipal Ambulance Service is dedicated to providing help and assistance to people in need. That’s why they’re seeking additional Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and...
Travis Brantner, of Durand, donated blood during last Monday’s blood drive at the Durand Masonic Community Center. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Monday, June 12, brought humidity and rain to the Durand area. The weather, however, didn’t stop local citizens from participating in the community American Red Cross blood...
Chasing Mabel will perform on Wednesday, June 28, for the first Music in the Park event of the summer. Submitted photo
On June 28, pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening of family fun and great entertainment with friends, at the historic Band Shell in Durand’s Memorial Park (located at Wells...
Parker Schneider earned first place in the 1500 meter run. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt On Saturday, June 17, several athletes from the Durand-Arkansaw School District competed in the 2017 Badger State Games, held at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex’s Roger...

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