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Protesters Rally Against Militarized Drones

The 132nd Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard on Wednesday, came under an attack, of sorts, with a rally from protesters opposed to the use of militarized drones. The mission of the fighter wing had always been manned aircraft, but those F-16 jets were a victim of budget cuts and the mission of the airmen


A Coin Collectors Show in Clarion

It is an annual event that takes place thanks to the 50 year old Clarion Coin Club. The event draws a number of people throughout all of northern Iowa and gives people a chance to see the value of not only their coins, but other items of value. KIOW’s Roger Tweeten filed this report.:

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Camp Courgeous to Hold 26th Annual Back To School Festival

The 26th annual Back-to-School Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Special Education classes are invited to this free event sponsored by Camp Courageous and Variety-The Children’s Charity. There will be games, prizes, train rides, bounce house, swimming, a helicopter landing and more. Face painters, a balloon artists and many mascots will be mingling with the crowd. A free

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Forest City Council To Offer New Police Chief Position

The Forest City Council will meet Monday at 7pm to approve Council Minutes from their last meeting as well as accept Board & Committee Minutes from their various committees and boards. Those boards include the Historic Preservation Commission, the Oakland Municipal Cemetery Board , and the Park Board. The council will then approve invoices issued


Dove Season Opener Recap

Iowa’s dove hunting season continues to increase in popularity as judged by busy wildlife areas with full parking lots and empty store shelves where dove loads were once on display. Reports from the field found hunter use of food plots on public land nearly all positive with the only complaints that there weren’t more opportunities


Opening Weekend Look-back at Special September Teal Season

Busy Saturday; slower on Sunday. With the best yet to come? That pretty well describes the opening weekend of Iowa’s early teal season and a peek into the next few days. “Some hunters had their limit in 15 minutes…others did not do as well,” reviewed Orrin Jones, DNR waterfowl biologist.  “That cold front just ahead


Fish and Wildlife Seeks Public Comment on Hunting Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking public comment on a draft Hunt Plan addressing the opening of newly acquired properties within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge located in western Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. The accompanying Environmental Assessment examines the cumulative impact of the refuge’s public hunting program and ensures the


Non-Credit Welding Course Offered at NIACC

In response to the high demand for production welders in the area, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit Production Welding course. This course, which is being offered again due to high demand, will provide participants with the skills necessary for entry level manufacturing welding with the Gas Metal Arc Welding