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Representative Steve King Will Be In Forest City This Week

Representative Steve King Will Be In Forest City This Week

The election season is heating up and Representative Steve King is out campaigning Wednesday at three different locations in the area. Wednesday morning he will appear for a town hall meeting at the Stockman Room of the Holiday Inn Express at 3041 Fourth Street S. W.. Then he will arrive in Forest City for another town hall

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Grassley’s Office to Touch Base Locally

Senator Chuck Grassley’s Regional Director based in Waterloo, Valerie Nehl, will be holding open office hours in Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Worth, Cerro Gordo,  Chickasaw, Bremer, Howard, Mitchell, Floyd, Butler, Fayette, Winneshiek, Buchanan, Franklin, Hardin, andGrundy counties during the weeks of August 11, August 18 and August 25.  The office hours provide an opportunity for Iowans

Iowa man escapes injury after bed catches fire

A Des Moines man managed to escape injury after waking up to find his bed on fire. Firefighters were called to an apartment building in the city for a report of a fire around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, and no one was injured. The man who lives in the fire-damaged


Body pulled from Mississippi River near Dubuque

Eastern Iowa authorities say a person has died on the Mississippi River near Finley’s Landing north of Dubuque. The death occurred Friday after four people jumped into the river around 4:45 p.m. between Finley’s Landing and an island on the Wisconsin side of the river. One person did not resurface. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department

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Advocate: Sioux City road projects block disabled

A Sioux City disability rights advocate says some road projects in the city have made getting around difficult for people with mobility issues. Don Dew, head of the advocacy group Access SUX, is asking for better communication with the city. Dew says several road and sidewalk projects have limited access for pedestrians, and his group

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Year of Fishing 2015 Planning Underway

The Mississippi River Connections Collaborative’s (MRCC) series of events has taken a break for the year of 2014 and will resume in 2015 with the Year of Fishing. Planning is underway for the series of events and the group hopes to kick-off with some January ice fishing on the upper part of the Mississippi River.


Homeless camps in Des Moines given 1 week to move

Time is nearly up for the homeless living in camps along the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. Those in the homeless camps will have one week before Des Moines city officials survey their campsites and force them to leave. Earlier this month, an administrative law judge ruled that the city can legally evict homeless residents

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Barge backlog could tie up Quad Cities bridge

Officials are warning of major bridge backups over the next couple days in Quad Cities now that barges stranded by Mississippi River dredging are back on the move. The Government Bridge between Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, has already been hit with extra traffic this summer because nearby Centennial Bridge is closed for repairs.

Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

 Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates were making the most of a prime opportunity to make their case before social conservatives in early-voting Iowa on Saturday. This weekend’s Family Leadership Summit in Ames was expected to draw more than 1,000 people. Iowa’s evangelical voters traditionally influence the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses because these voters tend to be


Republicans Must Name Rayhons Successor by August 15th

With Henry Rayhons retiring from the U. S. House of Representatives and withdrawing from the election this fall, Republicans are scrambling to try and find a suitable successor. The party is looking for someone to file for the position by August 15th. With the deadline looming, Republicans have called for a district wide convention on Thursday, August