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 […]

Blizzard Conditions Expected Tonight and Throughout Friday

The National Weather Service will implement a Blizzard Warning for the area beginning at 6pm for Winnebago, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Worth, and Emmet counties. A second Blizzard Warning will be issued beginning at 6am on Friday morning and continue until midnight on Saturday morning. This warning incorporates Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Wright, Humboldt, and Sac counties. The […]

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 […]

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 […]