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  • Travel not recommended in northeast Iowa after heavy rain overnight August 24, 2016
    DECORAH — Travel is not being recommended in parts of northeastern Iowa today after some areas picked up over seven inches of rain overnight, washing out roads. Evacuations are underway in the community of Freeport. Officials say roads have been washed out and they are warning of mud slides in northeast Iowa. Decorah has been
  • Deferred judgment for two Forest City High School grads accused of damaging high school building August 24, 2016
    FOREST CITY — It’s deferred judgments and probation for two recent Forest City High School graduates who were charged with criminal mischief after being accused of causing damage to the high school building on graduation day. 18-year-old Pierce Gelhaus and 19-year-old Timothy Thompson were sentenced last week to one year probation, fined $625 and ordered
  • Iowa corrections department approves gender dysphoria policy August 24, 2016
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Corrections has approved a new gender dysphoria management policy for inmates. Gender dysphoria is a medical diagnosis for the discomfort and distress that results from a mismatch between a person’s biological sex and gender identity. The Des Moines Register  reports that the policy went into effect
  • Prestage says they will begin addressing environmental concerns immediately August 24, 2016
    EAGLE GROVE — The owner of the huge pork processing plant that will be built in Wright County says they will begin addressing environmental concerns immediately, before construction even begins. Ron Prestage, of the North Carolina-based Prestage Farms, says some residents in the Eagle Grove area complained during public hearings about infestations of flies because
  • USDA buys cheese to try and help cut surplus August 24, 2016
    DES MOINES — Dairy producers in Iowa and across the country are getting some help from the USDA. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says revenues for dairy producers have dropped 35 percent over the past two years and that’s led to a surplus of cheese which is at its highest level in 30 years. “So, in

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