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Bag Checks, Extra Security on Tap at Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is boosting security screening this year. The Star Tribune reports that the security staff will search all bags, coolers and other items at all 11 entrances. The fair is also increasing security staffing, boosting video surveillance and restricting some vehicle access. Fair officials announced the planned security enhancements on Tuesday. The […]


CCI Members Cheer Cerro Gordo Supervisors

Members of the grassroots community organizing group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) and other community members celebrated a Cerro Gordo county supervisors’ vote Tuesday recommending denial of a 5,000 head factory farm. The unanimous vote followed testimony that was overwhelmingly opposed to the proposal. “Today’s vote sends a strong message to this industry: […]


Garner Shooting Ruled Accidental

Garner Police say that the shooting of a 10 year boy at a police shooting range was accidental. Cade Hartwig of Clear Lake was with his grandfather at the range when the accidental shooting occurred. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died of the pellet gun injuries. The incident occurred on Sunday […]


NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series receives Arts Midwest Touring Fund Grant

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has received a grant from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund that will support the upcoming Performing Arts and Leadership Series show Volcalosity.  Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement […]