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Flooded River

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: State Water Situation Looking Good After Concerns in April

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: State Water Situation Looking Good After Concerns in April

Recent concern that drought conditions might creep back into the state have been washed away by continuous and sometimes large rainfalls. Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the water picture is much different now than it was in April. But Hall says the drought concerns have faded away for our state


Northwood Fireworks Fund Drive Continues

Organizers of the Fourth of July fireworks display in Northwood are looking for contributions to meet their $3,000 goal.  The fund raising drive has begun and continues until July 31st. This is an annual fund drive that helps to cap off Independence Day celebrations in Northwood. Currently, organizers say they have received $400 in total

Extra Law Enforcement Out This Weekend

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) will be stepping up efforts and increasing the number of troopers on roadways this Fourth of July holiday weekend as thousands of Iowans are expected to travel. The Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically one of the most heavily traveled times of the

Winnebago River

$9.6 Million Set Aside for Water Quality Initiatives

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey thanked Governor Branstad and the Iowa Legislature for their continued commitment to partnering with farmers to make significant long-term progress in protecting Iowa’s soil and water resources. The Governor signed into law $9.6 million to support the Iowa Water Quality Initiative in the new fiscal year. “Iowans in both

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle Deaths in Minnesota Hit 18%

The State Patrol says at least 31 motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads so far this year, accounting for more than 18 percent of all traffic deaths. Yet state officials say motorcycle safety classes available around the state aren’t getting enough participants. Minnesota has more than 414,000 licensed riders, but only 300 to 400 motorcyclists

Barber Foods Chicken Kiev

Two Separate Minnesota Salmonella Outbreaks Sicken 7 People

State officials say several recent cases of salmonella in Minnesota have been linked to stuffed chicken entrees that look cooked but are actually raw. The state health and agriculture departments said Thursday that the illnesses happened in two separate outbreaks involving products from two unrelated producers. Four illnesses were linked to Barber Foods Chicken Kiev,