Immigration Bill Has Opposition in the Statehouse

Opponents of a bill under consideration at the Iowa Statehouse say it would “grease the wheels” for President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants. House File 265 would essentially bar state and local governments, along with public universities, from enacting policies that limit or restrict enforcement of federal immigration laws. Community organizer Madeline Cano, with Iowa Citizens […]

Birth Certificates Missing Information for Those 8 to 24 Years Old

North Iowans who have a child, born between 1993 and 2009, are being encouraged to replace their wallet-sized birth certificate issued to newborns in the state during that time period. Melissa Bird, with the Iowa Department of Public Health, says the smaller cards are missing vital information that make them useless for various identification purposes. […]

Winnebago County Youth Summit to Provide Interesting Answers to Teen Issues

The Winnebago County Task Force wants to inform the area residents, schools, and businesses about serious issues facing north Iowa youth today. They are currently conducting a County Needs Assessment concerning community health with a focus on substance abuse. Libby Myer with the Winnebago County Task Force explains that the Needs Assessment is part of a […]

Prepardness for Travelers Essential in Current Weather Conditions

As the area suffers through another severe winter storm, some may be forced to travel due to an emergency or mandatory commute to work. Because of this, some emergency precautions will need to be taken to insure their safety. Winnebago and Hancock County Emergency Coordinator Andy Buffington says to make sure you follow them, especially on days […]

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 […]