NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Memorial Weekend Campsites Soon Available for Reservation

The three-month window to reserve a state park campsite for a Friday arrival on Memorial Day weekend opens this Sunday, Feb. 26. More than a few campers will plan their arrival for the weekend before Memorial Day and stay through the holiday, which means their window is open now. “Campers can make reservations for sites three months ahead […]

Ernst Leads Letter to EPA Expressing Support for Current RFS Point of Obligation

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) led a letter along with Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing support for the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and urging the EPA to finalize its decision to reject the petitions […]

Grassley, Ernst Seek Answers from Justice Department on Troubled Iowa Nursing Home

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst are asking the Justice Department to explain the penalties against an Iowa nursing home that was ordered closed and ordered to pay $100,000 to federal taxpayers over “grossly substandard care” that was essentially “without value.”  Grassley and Ernst said The Abbey of Le Mars was on a federal […]

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 […]

Prepardness for Travelers Essential in Current Weather Conditions

As the area suffers through another severe winter storm, some may be forced to travel due to an emergency or mandatory commute to work. Because of this, some emergency precautions will need to be taken to insure their safety. Winnebago and Hancock County Emergency Coordinator Andy Buffington says to make sure you follow them, especially on days […]