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DNR adding assault rifles for conservation officers
Department of Natural Resources offices assigned to state parks are getting more firepower to go along with their handguns. DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins says the officers are now learning to use assault rifles that will be assigned to them. “We made a purchase of 37 AR-15s. There are actually 34 officers who are in training […]Full Post...
Healthiest State Walk called a success
Organizers of Wednesday’s Healthiest State Walk says they are pleased with the support across the state. Healthiest State Initiative spokesperson Jamie Haberl says everything went really well. She says the weather was perfect and they met the goal of having at least one walk in all 99 counties. Haberl said there is no final number […]Full Post...
‘Nationwide investigation’ now into lottery fraud
The insider convicted of tampering with lottery equipment to try to win a $16 million Hot Lotto jackpot five years ago is now accused of helping his brother and his best friend win jackpots from other state lotteries. “It truly was a breach of trust and all roads seem to lead to Eddie Tipton,” says Iowa […]Full Post...
Second man sentenced in Iowa City synthetic marijuana sales
A man originally from Peoria, Illinois has admitted to helping an Iowa City pipe shop owner sell synthetic marijuana. Forty-year-old Christopher Watkins pled guilty to conspiring to manufacture and distribute synthetic marijuana. Court records indicate Watkins worked for Robert Sharp, who owned the Pipe Dreamz shop in Iowa City. He admitted to working with Sharp […]Full Post...
Wild horses up for adoption in Decorah
You’ve heard of adopting a pet, like a cat or dog, but tomorrow in Decorah about 40 wild horses are up for adoption. “Each animal has their own personality. They have their own character,” says Martha Malik of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. The bureau is trying to thin the wild […]Full Post...
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Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo // 11/12/2015
HERO Board Members Brian Miller, Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed for HERO Foundation. Other board members include (not pictured): Jeff Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz & Jake Pulis.
Our friends at our local Webster City Hy-Vee getting ready for the Hamilton County Fair Parade!