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139 Children and Counting (Audio)

The guessing game has begun for area county officials and local governments to see if they are the home to one of the 139 illegal immigrant children that President Obama has designated for the State of Iowa. Governor Branstad is still demanding answers as to why the children are being placed in the state. Beth

Iowa State Fair

State Fair Sees Acts Lose Money

A state auditor’s report shows that when it comes to revenue, all performances at the Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand aren’t equal. Nine of the fair’s 53 acts since 2008 have cost more to bring in than they’ve earned in ticket sales. Fair officials are hopeful this year’s Grandstand acts will sell more tickets.

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Missouri Motorcyclist Dies in NE Iowa Crash

A motorcyclist from Missouri has died in a northeast Iowa crash involving two sport utility vehicles, including one that drove away from the scene. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Friday morning as two motorcyclists were northbound on U.S. Highway 63, just north of New Hampton. A southbound sport utility vehicle or

DNR Building a Popular Stop at the Iowa State Fair

Located at the west end of the State Fair Grand Concourse, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources historic aquarium, pavilion and courtyard is a must-see for thousands of fair-goers each year. Built in 1921, the wrap-around aquarium is the focal point of the pavilion, filled with Iowa fish of all shapes, sizes and species. Throughout

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Irish Flag Atop Waterloo Building Draws Complaints

A Waterloo business’ decision to briefly replace the American flag with an Irish flag atop a downtown building has drawn criticism from residents. The owner of the Black’s Building replaced a U.S. flag with the Republic of Ireland’s flag to honor Waterloo’s Irish Fest, which runs Friday through Sunday. Donna Nelson, of building owner Nelson

Ex-Iowa Court Worker Pleads Not Guilty in Sex Case

 A former juvenile court worker in Storm Lake has pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old female client.  26-year-old Trent Prather, of Estherville, entered a written plea of not guilty in Buena Vista County District Court to one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Prather is accused of having sex with a girl while


Hampton Has a New Councilwoman

The Hampton City Council has a new woman on the board. She is Meghan Freie and she has filled the vacancy in Ward 1 on the council. That position came open when Valarie Haugebak resigned saying there was a conflict with her ability to be at the City Council during the designated meeting time. Freie