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    Several Northeast Iowa sewage plants under water
    Governor Terry Branstad has declared Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties state disaster areas in response to the severe storms and flash flooding. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to help communities recover. The help will be needed as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has received report about six city […]
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    Casino in Sloan addresses ‘downside’ of smoking on gaming floor
    A Native American casino in northwest Iowa is now offering a “non-smoking” gaming room. “So many people out there love to gamble and hate cigarette smoke,” says Travis Morgan, a spokesman for the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan. A state law that went into effect July 1, 2008 bans smoking in public places, but Iowa’s casino industry […]
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    IUB denies permanent stay of Dakota Access pipeline construction 3-0
    The Iowa Utilities Board has unanimously denied a request from landowners for a permanent stay to stop Dakota Access from building the Bakken oil pipeline until a court decides if the company can use eminent domain to get access to their land. The three-member board heard roughly 45 minutes of testimony from each side and […]
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    Utilities Board hears arguments on stopping Bakken pipeline construction
    The Iowa Utilities Board held a hearing that included arguments from both sides today in a request from 15 landowners to stop construction on the Bakken oil pipeline until a court decides if Dakota Access can use eminent domain to get access to their land. Des Moines Attorney Bill Hanigan represents the landowners and spoke […]
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    Hamilton County searchers find body of missing person near Stratford
    The body of a missing person has been found in a rural area of north-central Iowa. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the missing person at mid-afternoon Tuesday. The search began in Webster and Hamilton counties. At about 2:00 Wednesday morning, the vehicle the subject was last known to be driving was […]
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