Defense Bill to Include McCaskill-Ernst Bipartisan Plan to Further Curb Sexual Assault in Military

In another bipartisan achievement, this year’s national defense bill will include a plan by U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joni Ernst of Iowa to further curb sexual assault in the military. McCaskill and Ernst—both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee—introduced the bipartisan Military Retaliation Prevention Act targeting stubbornly high rates of survivors who report […]

Ernst Supports Extending Sanctions Against Iran

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst released the following statement after voting in favor of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which would extend for 10 years sanctions authorities against Iran before they expire at the end of the year. “Iran is the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism, and their aggression remains undeterred following President Obama’s misguided nuclear deal. […]

Prestage Foods, Eagle Grove, and Wright County Agree on Sewer Costs

When Prestage Foods announced that they were expanding Eagle Grove, concerns were immediately raised about utility issues, specifically sewer capacity for the hog processing plant. Right after the announcement, Wright County and the City of Eagle Grove began to assess the situation and how best to solve the problem. Studies on the sewer treatment plant upgrades were […]

Winnebago County Moves Forward on Improving Flood Insurance Coverage for Residents

Winnebago County officials are making efforts to improve opportunities for county residents in getting better flood insurance. Currently the Federal Emergency Management Agency authorizes the sale of flood insurance in the community up to the Emergency Program limits. They do this through the assessment of Winnebago County’s degree of flood risk and development potential. The county was under […]