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Hwy 69 Bridge/Roadway Near Klemme Opens Today

Hwy 69 Bridge/Roadway Near Klemme Opens Today

Motorists traveling on Hwy 69 are about to get excited…no more detours on 69 between Klemme and Goodell.  The Iowa Department of Transportation has officially announced the $1.6 million dollar bridge construction, which began last spring, is basically complete, with the exception of some shaping, and the roadway is expected to be open for motorists by

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Ernst Calls Out EPA’s Illegal Use of Taxpayer Dollars to Rally Support for Harmful WOTUS Rule

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the “congressional watchdog”, issued a report that found the EPA’s social media campaign to promote its flawed expansion of the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) broke the law: “Today’s report issued by the GAO has confirmed what many in

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Senate Clears Bill to Enhance Mental Health Assistance for Incarcerated Individuals

A bill to help address the treatment of mentally ill offenders by the criminal justice system cleared the Senate last night.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley shepherded the bill through the committee in April.  The bipartisan bill was sponsored by Senator Al Franken and was cosponsored by Grassley along with Judiciary Committee members John

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NASS to Survey Cattle Operations

In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey more than 40,000 cattle operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories. All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2015 totaled 89.8 million head, 1 percent above the total in 2014. With the

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Ernst Renews Call for AUMF to Fight ISIS

U.S Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after President Obama spoke from the Pentagon on his strategy in the Middle East: “Today was another missed opportunity by our President to lead in the war on terrorism and communicate to the American people what is necessary to defeat a growing terrorist organization with global