The Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court has died. The Judicial Branch has confirmed in a statement from the family of Chief Justice Mark Cady that he died unexpectedly this evening from a heart attack. He was 66. Cady was from Fort. Dodge and was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court in 1998. He […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a seven million dollar grant today to Premier Communications of Sioux Center to expand broadband internet to rural areas of northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Iowa U.S.D.A. Rural Development Director Grant Mienke was part of the announcement at a Sioux County family livestock farm near Hawarden  “It is […]
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports two flu-related deaths of women. One of the woman was in the 61-80 year age range and lived in central Iowa. The other woman was more than 81 years old and she lived in northwest Iowa. The Health Department says both women had underlying conditions or contributing factors. […]
Northeast Iowa’s Delaware County is the pick for a pilot project to boost the rural workforce through an initiative from the Iowa Workforce Innovation Network team, known as i-WIN. Working with the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Services, or CIRAS, officials met in Manchester this week with local business and community leaders. […]
A report from a nonprofit group shows nearly one in ten Iowa babies were born premature this year. That’s up from 9.2 percent last year and is the highest rate in a decade. Plus, the rate is much higher for babies born to black mothers. Stacey Stewart, president of the March of Dimes, says one […]