School Transportation Bill Introduced in a Senate Committee

The Senate Education Committee chair Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) introduced a bill this week that addresses transportation and district cost per pupil (DCPP) inequities within the school aid formula. The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) has worked collaboratively with legislators to resolve inequities in school funding, primarily focusing on high transportation costs and unequal district […]

Weather Spotter Training Dates and Locations are Set

North Iowans who have a keen interest in the actions of Mother Nature should consider becoming an official spotter. Kelsey Angle, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says spotter training classes start next week at locations all across the state. Over the years, more than 45-hundred weather spotters have been trained in central […]

Six Waldorf Hockey Players Claim All-Conference Honors

Six Waldorf University hockey players claimed all-conference honors from the Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL) while two others were named to the NCHL All-Rookie teams this season. Forward Matthew Liggett was tabbed a first-team all-conference selection while forward Ryan Veillet, defenseman Jeffrey Bartel and goaltender Hunter Marsh earned second-team all-conference honors. Jess Engquist and Spencer […]

North Iowa Public Employees Monitor Latest Lawsuit on Collective Bargaining

Many north Iowa public employees, teachers and officials are watching closely as Iowa’s largest state employees union filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Iowa Council 61 filed the lawsuit Monday in Polk County District Court. It […]

Waldorf’s Tula Earns NSAA Player-of-the-Week Honors

Waldorf University men’s basketball player Falmata Tula earned North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Player-of-the-Week honors, which was announced by the conference on Monday. Tula averaged 24.5 points, seven rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and one steal while helping the Warriors (11-18, 7-9) split a pair of conference home matchups during the weekend. He shot 64.3 […]