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SNAP dog swim in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON, IA – With school starting next week the summer season will be officially coming to an end this weekend with the closing of the pool in New Hampton. Rick  Kramer, of the New  Hampton Park and Rec Dept, says that means its time for the annual SNAP dog swim: Contact the Park and

behind bars

Nora Springs Man headed to prison

CHARLES CITY, IA –   A Nora Springs man has been sentenced to up to two years in prison on a charge of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor. Michael Ray Klink, 43,  was originally charged with third-degree sexual abuse.  He pled guilty to the lesser charge,  as part of a plea agreement. According

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Coalition for Better Co Government forms in Floyd County

The Coalition for Better Co Government forms in Floyd County The Floyd County Supervisors held a workshop meeting Monday morning and heard from a representative of a new grass roots organization that was recently founded. Gordon Bogy is a member of The Coalition for Better County Government and talks about how the group got started:

Warning Do Not Dig

Call 811 before digging, so you don’t have to call 911

Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy hopes this week, which started with the date 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for everyone to call 811 before they dig. Digging and hitting a buried utility line like natural gas, electric, cable, or internet can result in injury or death. The person digging can also face

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Veterans bring petition to the Board of Supervisors

  CHARLES CITY, IA – The Floyd Co Board of Supervisors Workshop meeting on Monday began with standing room only as interested Veterans spilled out into the Auditors office.  Dennis Hull began by presenting a petition to the Board and speaking on behalf of the Veterans of Floyd County: Another Veteran who addressed the Board


Groundbreaking celebrates clean air in Iowa

Lansing, IA – Environmental technology to be installed at Alliant Energy’s Lansing Generating Station is designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 90 percent. Today’s groundbreaking in Lansing, Iowa celebrates this achievement for the environment and Iowans. The approximate $58 million project is expected to employ an average of 50 workers during construction and


Iowans Challenged To ‘Take The Next Step’

Ames, IA – Iowans have heard that a key component of healthy living is to move more, natural. Live Healthy Iowa has the perfect opportunity to make it a habit. The Next Step Challenge is a 6-week pedometer based challenge motivating Iowans to move more by tracking their daily step count in friendly team competition

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Branstad, DOT: Apply Online For Personalized & Specialty Plates

Des Moines, IA – At his news conference this morning, Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino announced a new service which allows vehicle owners purchasing personalized or specialty registration plates to complete the process online. This new online application allows customers to apply for plates where and when it is

First Responders

Forces and Fire plans first fundraising event

FLOYD, IA – Some local firefighters have come together to form a non profit called Forces and Fire, and their mission is to honor local heroes, near and far. Andrew Jansson of the Floyd Fire Dept is one of the organizers and tells how the idea for “Forces and Fire” came about: Plans are already