Author: Leah Jones

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Dozens of summer and fall activities have already been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the decision on what to do about kids trick-or-treating is still up in the air. The Cascade City Council discussed the issue, but did not decide whether or not to hold trick-or-treating this year — saying it is still […]

Republican Governor Kim Reynolds is defending her decision to use federal cornavirus relief money to cover the salaries of 21 members of her staff. “CARES (Act) money can be used for salaries,” Reynolds said during a news conference Wednesday. “That’s very clear in what allowable allocations are.” Some Democrats in the Iowa Senate have called […]

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help with information after a body was found in rural Kellogg. Dispatchers got a call around 5:30 Wednesday about a fire in a roadside ditch along North 67th Avenue. A body was found after the fire was put out.  The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division […]

Hundreds of bars, taverns, nightclubs and breweries in four Iowa counties reopened last night after being closed for nearly three weeks. The bar closures and reopenings in Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn and Polk Counties are part of the governor’s pandemic decrees. Governor Reynolds is warning there will be quicker state enforcement of social distancing in […]

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of assistance for residents and agricultural producers affected by recent wildfires. As of today, wildfires have burned nearly 6.9 million acres across 11 states. More than 31,000 personnel from the local, state and federal levels are working to contain 61 […]

A Corning farmer testified before Congress today that a Trump Administration rule that changes the definition of federally protected waterways offers clarity for the nation’s farmers. Ray Gaesser farms corn and soybeans with his son Chris near Corning. Speaking before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Gaesser says the previous rule was overreaching, defining […]

Northwest Iowa’s Sioux County continues to have the highest coronavirus positivity rate in Iowa. At 5 p.m. today, the state’s online dashboard indicated Sioux County’s Covid postivity rate was 27%. Community Health Partners is the name of the county’s public health agency. In an email, officials there said they’ve been closely watching the 14-day positivity […]

Governor Kim Reynolds today said Des Moines Public School officials have made “unacceptable” decisions about starting the school year with online classes for most students. “The board’s action last night was disappointing,” Reynolds said during a news conference. “While the board voted 4-3 to prepare to implement a hybrid learning model, there’s no clear sense […]

A Le Mars police officer was fired from his job after posting questionable material on social media. Le Mars Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte issued a news release Tuesday afternoon stating Officer Jeremy Singer had engaged in misconduct involving social media activity depicting comments and behavior unbecoming of a police officer. Vande Vegte says he […]

One adult is dead and five kids were hurt in an accident in northeast Iowa’s Benton County this morning. It happened a half-mile north of Highway 30 on county road V-44 just after 7:30 am. The Iowa State Patrol says a northbound caravan dropped off the shoulder multiple times, overcorrected, and then crossed into the […]


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