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Tree Town Festival Adds More Entertainment

Tree Town Festival Adds More Entertainment

The Forest City Country Music Festival known as the Treet Town Festival continues to grow. Festival organizers are excited to announce the addition of country crooner and CMA ‘Song of the Year’ nominee Lee Brice (pictured above), country’s fastest rising star and CMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ nominee Thomas Rhett, country rock/pop band Old Dominion,

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Lake Mills City Council to Meet Tonight

The Lake Mills City Council will have their meeting tonight in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 105 West Main Street in Lake Mills Among the items to be discussed and possibly acted on are the New Library. Melissa Johanson, Library Director will give a presentation concerning that. Along those lines she will also go over the

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Election 2014: Minnesota Governors Questions

This is the beginning of an election series on KIOW that we will post here on our website. Readers will also find information on “The Morning Stretch with Mark Skaar”,  the afternoon and evening news at 12:15pm and 5:15pm on KIOW and on our Facebook posts. The Associated Press invited Gov. Mark Dayton and his


Area Hospitals Prepare to Handle Ebola Cases

Hospitals and doctors’ offices in Iowa are preparing for the unlikely possibility of a case of Ebola in the state. Area clinics have started asking whether patients have visited the countries where the Ebola outbreak is based West Africa. And area hospitals are practicing using protective equipment that would be needed to treat an Ebola

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Court Orders Eviction of Motel Residents

A Cerro Gordo County magistrate has ordered the eviction of five occupants from a Clear Lake motel. Magistrate Patrick Byrne issued the order Friday. Silver Boot Motel owner Ted Christensen went to court to have the occupants evicted because they have refused to leave. Tenants there said that they had paid their rent and were

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Trial Postponed for Iowa Man Charged in Death

The trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a Northwood park has been postponed. The trial of 40-year-old Tyrone Washington Junior has been scheduled to start October 20th in Webster County. On Friday, Judge Colleen Weiland granted a request to continue the trial by Washington’s attorney, who has raised concerns

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No New Trial for Iowa Man Convicted of Murder

A Fort Dodge man convicted in August of first-degree murder will not be getting a new trial. The judge on Friday denied 28-year-old Derrick McElroy’s motion for a new trial. A jury found McElroy guilty in the May 2011 shooting death of 19-year-old Brandyn Preston at a party. Preston, who was left paralyzed from the

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Forest City Schools to Host Legislative Day

With the general election coming November 4th and absentee balloting currently in progress, many voters are curious to see where candidates stand on education. The subject has not been in the fore front of campaign discussion by many legislative candidates, but Forest City Schools look to try and resolve that with a legislative discussion. Superintendent