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Supervisors approve appointments, pay change & discuss weed issue

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session this week with a busy agenda, which included appointments to the Board of Adjustment and Veterans Affairs Commission.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells who the appointments were. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved fireworks display applications for the Hancock County Agricultural Society, Slippery Elm Golf

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Drainage Issue Causes Large Dispute

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors heard a lengthy debate concerning Drainage District 5 Lat 42. Property owners came forward to discuss a project that allegedly is not working. Property owners are angered by standing water that is not draining, even though new tile was placed. The project called for the replacement of tiling in

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Gas Prices at Lowest in Years, 4th of July Travel Expected to be Way Up

Many north Iowans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip. Mark Peterson, with Triple-A-Iowa, says they’re predicting a big boost in Fourth of July travel. He says there’s another reason so many Iowans will be on the road… The statewide average price for gas

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Salin Found Guilty in Two Counties

An investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation yielded a pair of charges in two separate counties. Jasen Salin of Maynard, Minnesota was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. One charge came from Winnebago County, the other from Worth County. Both

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Monsen Pleads Guilty on Multiple Charges

The Forest City Police Department made a routine traffic stop on February 7, 2015. An investigation yielded that Zachary Monson was in possession of Methamphetamine. Monson tried to dispose of the evidence, but police were able to recover the illegal drugs and subsequently charge him with Possession of a Controlled Substance, which is his second

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