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Senate Candidate Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Nationally

Senate Candidate Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Nationally

Independent US Senate candidate Rick Stewart called today for legalizing marijuana nationally, claiming anything less is the equivalent of unforgiveable political negligence. “We are throwing sick people in prison for using the medicine prescribed by their doctors,” said Stewart. “We arrest nearly a million people a year because their recreational preferences don’t include getting drunk on alcohol. We take away

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Forest City Postmaster Arrested

Forest City’s postmaster has been accused of stealing prescription pain medications from the mail. Danny Miller has been indicted and is scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Sioux City on Wednesday. Court document say Miller is charged with theft of mail by a postal service employee. He was appointed Forest City postmaster in 2012.

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Winnebago Industries Sees Fourth Quarter Growth

Winnebago Industries continues to see large growth going into its next fiscal year. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $245.9 million. Officials say that is an increase of 14.8 percent from the $214.2 million recorded in the same quarter of fiscal year 2013. This is due, according to company officials from the company having overall growth

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Britt City Council Moves Forward on Administrator Position

The Britt City Council has gone ahead and approved the new city administrator position by passing an ordinance that provides for the job description of the position. The council also waived further readings of the ordinance in the passage of it. The council is now entertaining any applications for the job until November 5th. Current City

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Lake Mills Man Dies in One Car Accident

Thomas Lamarr Preyer IV of Lake Mills died Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident south of Lake Mills. Preyer who was 36, was traveling southbound on R-74 in a 1988 Oldsmobile Regency around 11:39 p.m., according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol who also say he was wearing a seat belt. Officials say that

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Garage Fire in Northwood

No injuries were reported  in a blaze that destroyed a detached garage in Northwood on Friday night. The fire was reported around 10pm on Friday according to Fire Chief Rick Hanson. The fire happened at 96 18th St. N. Officials believe the blaze may have been started by sparks from a wood-burning stove. The garage is a total loss.

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Trial Continued for Banse into December

Brooke Banse who is a former at-risk coordinator at Garner-Hayfield Elementary School, will have her trial continued to December 3rd. She is accused of receiving fraudulent Medicaid payments. She has been formally charged with first degree fraudulent practice and tampering with records. Officials claim that she received federal payments for services she did not provide


Area Hospitals Prepare to Handle Ebola Cases

Hospitals and doctors’ offices in Iowa are preparing for the unlikely possibility of a case of Ebola in the state. Area clinics have started asking whether patients have visited the countries where the Ebola outbreak is based West Africa. And area hospitals are practicing using protective equipment that would be needed to treat an Ebola