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ELECTION 2014: Brad Anderson Wants to be Iowa’s Secretary of State

ELECTION 2014: Brad Anderson Wants to be Iowa’s Secretary of State

This is the continuing series of interviews and stories on the political candidates that north Iowa voters will cast ballots on November 4th for. Brad Anderson is the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State in Iowa. He has strong beliefs on elections and streamlining them so that it is easier for voters to cast their

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Culvert Replacement Closes 390th in Leland

Effective immediately, the Winnebago County Road Department will be closing 390th Street southwest of Leland between 150th Ave. and 160th Ave. for culvert replacement.  The worksite will be closed to all traffic although access will be maintained to local residents.  The project is expected to be completed in in 1 week.  Questions can be directed

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Waldorf College Business Law Professor Takes Classroom to the Courtroom

Waldorf College Business Law students had a real-world experience recently as part of their class Friday, October 17.   Students re-enacted a trial at the Winnebago County Courthouse courtroom.  In cooperation with the Winnebago Clerk of Court, the class met in the courtroom and received a first-hand explanation regarding how civil cases are handled. “We have

Farm Harvest

Farm Bill Meetings are Scheduled

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Farm Bill – Program Overview meetings will focus on the Price

Iowan Who was Speeding Wife to Hospital is Charged

An Iowa man who wouldn’t pull over for police while racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital has been charged with speeding. 41-year-old Ben Kohnen also is charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. Last Tuesday Kohnen refused to halt for pursuing officers as he sped from his home in Pomeroy

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Iowa Man Gets 15 Years for Escaping Jail

An Iowa jail inmate who escaped from the facility in August has been sentenced to 15 more years behind bars. A Webster County judge rejected 43-year-old Jason Sullivan’s request for a suspended sentence on Monday. He pleaded guilty last month to a charge of escaping from custody. Authorities say Sullivan and another man escaped the Fort

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Teen Charged with Fort Dodge Park Trail Attacks

A teenager has been accused of separate attacks on two women along a park trail in Fort Dodge. The boy was arrested Saturday shortly after officers talked to a woman who’d been stabbed on the Snell-Crawford Park Trail. She suffered neck and arm injuries and was taken to a hospital. Assistant Fort Dodge Police Chief

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Worth County Board Readopt County Codes

The Worth County Board of Supervisors met on Monday at the Worth County Courthouse. They began the meeting with agenda and minutes matters. Then they opened a public hearing for the first reading of Ordinance #10/20/14 readopting the existing county code and all of its amendments. Public comment was also heard. The supervisors then reconvened the regular board

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Student Mock Election Teaches Future Voters About Election Process

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that Iowa students will be casting their vote for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of State, Treasurer of State, Secretary of Agriculture, and Attorney General candidates during Student Mock Election on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.  Nearly 13,700 Iowa students from 67 schools