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State park campsites a hot commodity for Memorial Day weekend
If you were planning to reserve a modern campsite at an Iowa State Park for the upcoming holiday weekend, you’re too late. Kevin Szcodronski, chief of the State Parks Bureau for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says all the campsites with electricity have been reserved for the Memorial Day weekend. However, if you have [...]Full Post...
“Set back” for efforts to expand passenger rail line to Iowa City
Using federal money to extend passenger rail service from the Quad Cities to Iowa City is less likely due to votes taken in the Iowa House and Senate Friday. Senator Matt McCoy, a Democrat from Des Moines, has been an advocate of expanding passenger rail service in Iowa. “It’s a set back,” McCoy said of [...]Full Post...
Lottery fever ramps up again with latest big jackpot
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is already projected to be the largest in the 21-year history of the game at 600-million-dollars. Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says they urge you to play responsibly. “We always remind people to play with your head, not over your head, We don’t want to see people playing beyond their means at [...]Full Post...
Legislature to be back in Des Moines next week
State legislators haven’t taken votes on a $400 million tax package. They haven’t made final decisions about the $6.5 billion state budget plan and there’s no agreement yet on an education reform package. “I think we had a great week. It would appear that we’re not going to get quite as far as we’d hoped,” House Speaker [...]Full Post...
Humvees now part of state Public Safety fleet
The Iowa Department of Public Safety has added eight military style vehicles to its fleet. The eight Humvees were acquired through a program which allows a transfer of military equipment to law enforcement agencies at no cost to the agency. When the Iowa DPS is done using the Humvees, they’ll be returned to the military. [...]Full Post...
Latest News Headlines
• Graduation Day for area high school seniors!!
• Fort Dodge Police officer assaulted Friday afternoon.
• Two Webster City residents facing charges after incident Thursday at 1515 Wall Street.
• Clarion City Council will meet this Monday evening.
• Wright County Supervisors to meet this Monday,May 20.