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Area Hospitals Prepare to Handle Ebola Cases

Area Hospitals Prepare to Handle Ebola Cases

Hospitals and doctors’ offices in Iowa are preparing for the unlikely possibility of a case of Ebola in the state. Area clinics have started asking whether patients have visited the countries where the Ebola outbreak is based West Africa. And area hospitals are practicing using protective equipment that would be needed to treat an Ebola

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Court Orders Eviction of Motel Residents

A Cerro Gordo County magistrate has ordered the eviction of five occupants from a Clear Lake motel. Magistrate Patrick Byrne issued the order Friday. Silver Boot Motel owner Ted Christensen went to court to have the occupants evicted because they have refused to leave. Tenants there said that they had paid their rent and were

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Trial Postponed for Iowa Man Charged in Death

The trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a Northwood park has been postponed. The trial of 40-year-old Tyrone Washington Junior has been scheduled to start October 20th in Webster County. On Friday, Judge Colleen Weiland granted a request to continue the trial by Washington’s attorney, who has raised concerns

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No New Trial for Iowa Man Convicted of Murder

A Fort Dodge man convicted in August of first-degree murder will not be getting a new trial. The judge on Friday denied 28-year-old Derrick McElroy’s motion for a new trial. A jury found McElroy guilty in the May 2011 shooting death of 19-year-old Brandyn Preston at a party. Preston, who was left paralyzed from the

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Forest City Schools to Host Legislative Day

With the general election coming November 4th and absentee balloting currently in progress, many voters are curious to see where candidates stand on education. The subject has not been in the fore front of campaign discussion by many legislative candidates, but Forest City Schools look to try and resolve that with a legislative discussion. Superintendent

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Manure Applicators Certification Class Sign Ups in Progress

Manure applicators that haul or handle manure from a confinement site facility with more than 500 animal units and all commercial manure applicators are required by Iowa law to be certified to apply manure in Iowa. “My best estimate based on historical numbers of certified applicators is somewhere between 300-800 applicators still need to attend

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Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

Shorter days and cooler fall temperatures are reminders to Iowa drivers. The risk of deer-vehicle collisions will rise in the coming weeks. On the plus side, your chance of hitting a whitetail has dropped over the year before. Deer activity will increase through October and the first half of November, as the peak of the

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