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Forest City Police to Increase Patrols This Weekend

Forest City Police to Increase Patrols This Weekend

The Forest City Police Department will participate in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau’s next (STEP) or Special Traffic Enforcement Program effort between March 14th through the 17th. Forest City will not be alone in the effort as enforcement agencies from around the state will also take part looking for motorists who are violating the traffic

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Road Improvement Meeting Tonight in Lakota

U. S. 169 in Kossuth County has long been in need of repair according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Tonight at the Eagle Center in Lakota, the Iowa DOT will have a public meeting beginning at 5:30pm and running to approximately 7pm on proposed road improvements to the highway. The Iowa DOT wants to

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The Forecast for Forest City on August 1st – Thunder

The Forest City High School Football Field will once again be the site for a thunderous night of music. The North Iowa’s Festival of Brass returns to town on August 1st as teams from all around the country will compete for a chance to move on to the Open Class World Championships in Indiana. The competition


Kindergarten Round Up in Britt Tonight

For parents whose kids are eligible for kindergarten, there will be a Kindergarten Round Up at the West Hancock Elementary School beginning at 6pm. Parents need to attend the meeting which organizers say is an informational meeting. Parents will learn about the school, the curriculum, and expectations for the students. Before a kindergarten student can attend the


Local Spring Gardening Questions Answered by Iowa DNR

People have begun to think about spring planting in gardens and getting the yard in order. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a question and answer session via Facebook on all kinds of gardening and yard questions people may have. KIOW  spoke with Jessie Brown of the Iowa DNR on how the

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Budget Approved by the North Iowa School Board

The North Iowa School Board will operate off of a budget of $6,930,234 in fiscal year 2014-15. The district formally approved the budget which begins on July 1st of this year. The district is already projecting that they will actually go over budget because expenses are estimated to be near $7,444,855 for the year. The additional

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Crews Let Unwanted LuVerne Grain Elevator Burn

Fire crews let an empty grain elevator burn down in the northern Iowa city of Lu Verne. The fire began late Tuesday at the New Cooperative Grain Elevator in Lu Verne, a Kossuth County city about 30 miles north of Fort Dodge. The owners of the elevator planned to tear down the structure and were

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KIOW Midnight Magazine: March 13, 2014

News Leading Up To Today:    Official: Obama to push for more overtime pay A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers. The directive is meant to help salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, who may


Water Waste Skyrockets in the Belmond Area

Imagine the shock of some Belmond area residents who average $30 to $60 a month in water bills. Then this month they open their bill and see that the bill has gone up to $350 or in a couple of cases, nearly $500. That is what some residents in Belmond are experiencing after a call


North Iowa School District To See Changes in Coaching and Personnel

The North Iowa Community School Board held their meeting on Monday night to discuss several issues facing the district. The board heard several reports including one on facilities and transportation. It discussed the needs of the facilities and upcoming summer projects. The second had to do with academics and personnel while a third covered finance and budgeting.