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Area Schools and Businesses are Closing Due to the Forecasted Blizzard

Area Schools and Businesses are Closing Due to the Forecasted Blizzard

With the forecast for very heavy snow and possible blizzard like conditions beginning around 4am, several area schools are closing for tomorrow. Among these are the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community Schools, West Fork, Belmond-Klemme, Algona, and North Iowa Community Schools. These same schools will not have any evening activities tomorrow either. A complete listing of school closings can

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CAUCUS MONDAY: Caucus First, Snow Later

Winter weather with blowing snow and bitter cold could threaten the turnout for tonight’s first-in-the-nation presidential Caucuses in Iowa. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says a storm system is forming now which may reach the area early Tuesday morning. The area will see a mostly cloudy day today, in the early hours tomorrow, snow

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CAUCUS MONDAY: Buffalo Center Prepares, Thompson is Ready

The Democratic and Republican Caucuses are tonight and organizers in Buffalo Center are preparing for the event in two locations. The Democratic Party Caucus will be held at the Heritage Town Center with caucusing beginning at 6:30pm. Organizers ask that everyone be on time so that business can be done efficiently. Meanwhile the Republican Party Caucus will

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CAUCUS MONDAY: Democrats in Hancock County Get Ready to Caucus

With caucuses in both parties taking place tonight, there will be nine precincts to meet at. Each will be respective to the voters residence. All registrations will begin at 6pm with official business starting at 7pm. Democrats in Precinct #1 will meet at the Faith Lutheran Church in Miller. Voters include those from the Ellington and Madison Townships. Those

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CAUCUS MONDAY: Hancock County Republicans Ready for Caucuses

With caucuses in both parties taking place tonight, there will be several meeting locations for Republicans to meet. Each will be respective to the voters precinct. All registrations will begin at 6pm with official business starting at 7pm. The Britt, Orthel, Erin, Crystal and Bingham Townships will caucus at the Britt Municipal Building. The Madison/Ellington Townships will

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CAUCUS MONDAY: Worth County Democrats Head to Caucus Precincts

Worth County Democrats will be caucusing over three Democratic Presidential candidates this evening. The caucuses get underway at 7pm with registration beginning at 6pm at each precinct. Voters are encouraged to be prompt so that official business can get underway at the scheduled time. Voters in the Brookfield Township and in Kensett will meet at the Kensett City

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Severe Winter Storm Prompts Blizzard Warning

by Andy Buffington, Winnebago/Hancock Emergency Management Director The National Weather Service in Des Moines conducted a conference call Monday morning. Nothing has really changed regarding the timing and intensity of the storm from this morning. This message comes more for preparedness information and next steps. The Blizzard Warning will run from 3 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m.

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