Experts: There Needs To Be More Discussion And Action In Iowa Regarding Flood Prevention
Iowans are being asked to use last month's catastrophic flooding as leverage to renew conversations about prevention and state water quality, since climate-change experts warn such incidents will become more frequent.
Sioux County Authorities Seeking More Info. From Public As Investigation Continues Into Body Found Last Month Near Sheldon
Sioux county authorities are seeking more information from the public as they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a body that was found last month near the Floyd River west of Sheldon.
A Legal Battle May Be Brewing Between City Of Okoboji & DNR Over Ownership Of Dixon Beach Area & Sea Wall
A legal dispute could be brewing between the city of Okoboji and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over which entity owns some land, including a failing seawall, in the Dixon Beach area of West Lake Okoboji.
Google Announces $1 Million Impact Challenge To Create Economic Opportunity Across Iowa
Tech giant Google today (Monday) launched a statewide campaign aimed at helping nonprofits across Iowa boost economic opportunities in their local communities. The program has been dubbed “Grow With Google”.
Federated REA Says The Number Of Its Members Without Power Dropped Significantly Today (Sat.)
Officials with Federated Rural Electric Association of Jackson say the number of its members still without power dropped significantly today (Saturday) as crews made tremendous progress in restoration efforts.
Local Utility Brings In Additional Manpower To Assist In Massive Power Restoration Efforts
Federated Rural Electric Association of Jackson says it's efforts to restore power are getting a boost today (Fri.) as 20 additional linemen have arrived from four Iowa electric cooperatives and a contracting firm. The utility says it now has 46 crew members working on restoration efforts.
Power Outages, Downed Poles And Power Lines Being Reported
There are reports of scattered power outages in parts of the area this (Thurs.) morning as 50 mph wind is causing problems with tree limbs coming into contact with power lines in some cases, and in other cases lines and poles being brought down.
Financial Woes Forcing Compass Pointe To Close Its Doors
An agency that provides treatment services in northwest Iowa for those affected by various addictions is closing its doors. The board of directors of Compass Point voted in a teleconference meeting Tuesday afternoon to cease operations and disband.
Spencer ADA Council Produces Video On How To Make Businesses & Public Places More Accessible To Those With Disabilities
The Spencer ADA Council, an advisory board of the Spencer City Council, has put together a website and video for area business owners and community leaders in an effort to encourage making public spaces more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Finalize Purchase Of Former Paul's Body Shop
The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) gave formal approval to the purchase of the former Paul's Body Shop property, just to the south of the courthouse, for a little more than $162,000.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Management Agreement For Brooks Golf Course
The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a management agreement for the Brooks Golf Course property for the upcoming season, now that ownership of the property has transitioned to the county's Conservation Board.