Bullying Prevention Office in Iowa has No Direct Funds

Nearly one year after Gov. Terry Branstad announced the creation of a bullying prevention office, the program has no designated dollars and relies on inconsistent funding. Documents show the Governor’s Office for Bullying Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa has received no private grants since launching in September 2015. The office offers some programming, […]

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Ernst Statement on U.S. Payment of $400 Million to Iran Contingent upon Americans’ Release

The Associated Press reported that the “State Dept. says $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on American prisoners’ release.” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a statement following the news: “The confirmation from the State Department today that $400 million to Iran was […]

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Flash Flood Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for: Northern Hancock, Southeastern Winnebago, and east central Kossuth Counties until 10:30pm tonight. This includes cities such as Forest City, Leland, Britt, Eagle Lake, Wesley, Crystal Lake, Woden, Miller, Hayfield, and Hutchins. State Parks are also affected such as Pilot Knob and Eagle Lake. The […]

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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 […]