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Spirit Lake man arrested on attempted murder charge

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Spirit Lake man arrested on attempted murder charge

- SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa | A Dickinson County man has been arrested on an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed two people Thursday. The Spirit Lake Police Department on Friday identified the suspect as Nicholas Thompson, 29, of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Police were called at 5 p.m. to home in the 900 block of 22nd Street to aid a person who had been stabbed

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Man arrested after knife fight at Storm Lake business

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Man arrested after knife fight at Storm Lake business

- STORM LAKE, Iowa | A Battle Creek, Iowa, man was arrested after police said he was involved in a fight with a knife at a business in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Storm Lake Police Department said the incident occurred just before midnight Thursday at MKZ Auto Repair and Sales, 820 Vestal St. Police said German Ariel Zambrano Villa Lobos, 21, Battle Creek, Iowa, engaged in an argument with another person at the business and the incident escalated into a fight when a third party attempted to intervene

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3 juveniles arrested for arson in Milford park

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3 juveniles arrested for arson in Milford park

- MILFORD, Iowa | Police arrested three juveniles on charges of arson and criminal mischief in Milford on Friday. The Milford Police Department in a release said the arrests date back to events on two days earlier in June. Police on June 10 investigated vandalism at Florence Park, where multiple fires were started in bathrooms and a dumpster. Police also investigated buildings and vehicles being spray painted at Okoboji High School on June 16

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Bicyclists wary of sharing roads in age of distracted drivers

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Bicyclists wary of sharing roads in age of distracted drivers

- IDA GROVE, Iowa | Doug Clough is giving up bicycling on Iowa county roads, so these days he is only churning miles on recreational trails that don't put him in proximity with two-ton steel vehicles hurtling by at 55 mph or more. It is a change, Clough, 52, of Ida Grove, Iowa, didn't want to make. He has enjoyed biking on roads since embracing the sport back in his teens when growing up in Des Moines

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Motorcyclist, 41, dies in Sioux City crash with car

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Motorcyclist, 41, dies in Sioux City crash with car

- SIOUX CITY | A motorcyclist is dead after he collided with a car on a busy Sioux City street Friday. The Sioux City Police Department did not identify the male victim but said he was 41-years-old in a Friday press release. The collision took place at the intersection of South Lakeport Street and Glenn Avenue in the Morningside area just after noon

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Meat companies had concerns about odor, quality of BPI's product

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Meat companies had concerns about odor, quality of BPI's product

- ELK POINT, S.D. | Videotaped depositions continued Friday in the defamation lawsuit brought by Beef Products Inc. against ABC News for a series of news reports in 2012 that questioned the quality and safety of Lean Finely Textured Beef. In recorded testimony, representatives of beef packing companies said they did not have any safety concerns about BPI’s product, but there were occasional concerns about quality and smell

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Woodbury, Gesell continue to give back

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Woodbury, Gesell continue to give back

- SOUTH SIOUX CITY | They are two of the best high school basketball players the metro has ever produced. They helped lead the Iowa basketball program back to the NCAA tournament after some tough years. They just got done with their first year as professional players and one of them capped his season with a championship title. However, that was not what caught the attention of more than just a few of the young campers at the second annual Gesell and Woodbury Basketball Academy

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Steve King speaks on House floor about "Miracle Kids" of Tanzania

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Steve King speaks on House floor about "Miracle Kids" of Tanzania

- WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, took to the U.S. House floor Thursday to recognize the three "Miracle Kids" of Tanzania. Sadia, 13, Wilson, 12, and Doreen, 13, were the only survivors of a May 6 school bus crash in the east African nation that killed 36 other passengers. Kevin Negaard, Jennifer Milby and Mandy Volkert, all medical volunteers who provide humanitarian assistance with Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM), were among the first people to come across the crash, which occurred after the school bus careened off the road into a ravine

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3 juveniles arrested for arson in Siouxland park

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3 juveniles arrested for arson in Siouxland park

- SIOUX CITY | Police arrested three juveniles on charges of arson and criminal mischief in Milford, Iowa, on Friday. The Milford Police Department in a release said the arrests date back to events on two days earlier in June. Police on June 10 investigated vandalism at Florence Park, where multiple fires were started in bathrooms and a dumpster. Police also investigated buildings and vehicles being spray painted at Okoboji High School on June 16

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Motorcycle, car collide on busy Sioux City street Friday

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Motorcycle, car collide on busy Sioux City street Friday

- SIOUX CITY | A motorcycle and a car collided in a serious wreck on a busy Sioux City street just after noon on Friday. A Sioux City Police Department call was made for the collision at the intersection of South Lakeport Street and Glenn Avenue. The motorcycle was laying in the street as police closed the intersection and emergency responders came to the scene

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Northwest Iowa man arrested on attempted murder charge

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Northwest Iowa man arrested on attempted murder charge

- SIOUX CITY | A Dickinson County man has been arrested on an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed two people Thursday. The Spirit Lake Police Department in a Friday release announced the arrest of Nicholas Thompson, 29, of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Police were called at 5 p.m. to home in the 900 block of 22nd Street to aid a person who had been stabbed

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Man arrested after fight with knife at Storm Lake business

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Man arrested after fight with knife at Storm Lake business

- SIOUX CITY | A Northwest Iowa man was arrested after police said he was involved in a fight with a knife at a business in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Storm Lake Police Department in a Friday release said the incident occurred just before midnight Thursday at MKZ Auto Repair and Sales at 820 Vestal St. Police said German Ariel Zambrano Villa Lobos, 21, Battle Creek, Iowa, engaged in an argument with another person at the business and the incident escalated into a fight when a third party attempted to intervene

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Photos: Sioux City West at East Softball

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Photos: Sioux City West at East Softball

- Sioux City East's Kaley Macklem arrives third base during a high school softball game against Sioux City West in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Sioux City Journal Photo by Justin Wan.

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Onawa man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

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Onawa man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

- ONAWA, Iowa | An Onawa man has pleaded not guilty to beating another man in the head with a tire iron. Reinrick Gashe, 22, entered his written plea in Monona County District Court to single counts of attempted murder and willful injury. According to court documents, Gashe drove Sonny Robinson, also of Onawa, into a rural area in the area of 230th Street and Locust Avenue east of Onawa on May 22 and told Robinson to exit the vehicle

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Arthur H. Schuster Jr

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Arthur H. Schuster Jr

- Pilot Grove, Mo. Arthur Henry Schuster Jr., 82, of Pilot Grove, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove. Services were held on June 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton, Mo. Online condolences may be submitted at www

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La Veeda G. Banks

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La Veeda G. Banks

- Pinole, Calif., formerly Sioux City. La Veeda G. Banks, 94, of Pinole, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a hospital in Richmond, Calif., from a stroke, surrounded by her family and friends. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Malone AME Church, 513 Main St., in Sioux City. La Veeda will be laid to rest next to her parents in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City

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New portion of Highway 20 opens in east Woodbury County

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New portion of Highway 20 opens in east Woodbury County

- SIOUX CITY | The latest modernized portion of the U.S. Highway 20 reconstruction project in Northwest Iowa is finished and opens to traffic Friday. Forty miles of Highway 20 are being moved from two to four lanes from Moville to Early by November 2019. The Iowa Department of Transportation announced a six-mile section will open east of Correctionville to Cushing. Traffic will be shifted to the new lanes of U

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Iowa law enforcement now encrypting radio traffic
Iowa law enforcement now encrypting radio traffic SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police radios have been crackling in the background of Jeff Wessendorf's life for more than 40 years. Growing up, he fondly remembers his parents running the Bearcat police scanner they bought from Greenville Pharmacy in Leeds. As he grew up, the 52-year-old kept at least one scanner in his home or vehicle, for use as a personal hobby and to monitor conditions during the winter for his snow removal business   Read More ...
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Spirit Lake man arrested on attempted murder charge
Spirit Lake man arrested on attempted murder charge SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa | A Dickinson County man has been arrested on an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed two people Thursday. The Spirit Lake Police Department on Friday identified the suspect as Nicholas Thompson, 29, of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Police were called at 5 p.m. to home in the 900 block of 22nd Street to aid a person who had been stabbed   Read More ...
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Man arrested after knife fight at Storm Lake business
Man arrested after knife fight at Storm Lake business STORM LAKE, Iowa | A Battle Creek, Iowa, man was arrested after police said he was involved in a fight with a knife at a business in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Storm Lake Police Department said the incident occurred just before midnight Thursday at MKZ Auto Repair and Sales, 820 Vestal St. Police said German Ariel Zambrano Villa Lobos, 21, Battle Creek, Iowa, engaged in an argument with another person at the business and the incident escalated into a fight when a third party attempted to intervene   Read More ...
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3 juveniles arrested for arson in Milford park
3 juveniles arrested for arson in Milford park MILFORD, Iowa | Police arrested three juveniles on charges of arson and criminal mischief in Milford on Friday. The Milford Police Department in a release said the arrests date back to events on two days earlier in June. Police on June 10 investigated vandalism at Florence Park, where multiple fires were started in bathrooms and a dumpster. Police also investigated buildings and vehicles being spray painted at Okoboji High School on June 16   Read More ...
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Bicyclists wary of sharing roads in age of distracted drivers
Bicyclists wary of sharing roads in age of distracted drivers IDA GROVE, Iowa | Doug Clough is giving up bicycling on Iowa county roads, so these days he is only churning miles on recreational trails that don't put him in proximity with two-ton steel vehicles hurtling by at 55 mph or more. It is a change, Clough, 52, of Ida Grove, Iowa, didn't want to make. He has enjoyed biking on roads since embracing the sport back in his teens when growing up in Des Moines   Read More ...
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Motorcyclist, 41, dies in Sioux City crash with car
Motorcyclist, 41, dies in Sioux City crash with car SIOUX CITY | A motorcyclist is dead after he collided with a car on a busy Sioux City street Friday. The Sioux City Police Department did not identify the male victim but said he was 41-years-old in a Friday press release. The collision took place at the intersection of South Lakeport Street and Glenn Avenue in the Morningside area just after noon   Read More ...
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Meat companies had concerns about odor, quality of BPI's product
Meat companies had concerns about odor, quality of BPI's product ELK POINT, S.D. | Videotaped depositions continued Friday in the defamation lawsuit brought by Beef Products Inc. against ABC News for a series of news reports in 2012 that questioned the quality and safety of Lean Finely Textured Beef. In recorded testimony, representatives of beef packing companies said they did not have any safety concerns about BPI’s product, but there were occasional concerns about quality and smell   Read More ...
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Woodbury, Gesell continue to give back
Woodbury, Gesell continue to give back SOUTH SIOUX CITY | They are two of the best high school basketball players the metro has ever produced. They helped lead the Iowa basketball program back to the NCAA tournament after some tough years. They just got done with their first year as professional players and one of them capped his season with a championship title. However, that was not what caught the attention of more than just a few of the young campers at the second annual Gesell and Woodbury Basketball Academy   Read More ...
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Steve King speaks on House floor about "Miracle Kids" of Tanzania
Steve King speaks on House floor about "Miracle Kids" of Tanzania WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, took to the U.S. House floor Thursday to recognize the three "Miracle Kids" of Tanzania. Sadia, 13, Wilson, 12, and Doreen, 13, were the only survivors of a May 6 school bus crash in the east African nation that killed 36 other passengers. Kevin Negaard, Jennifer Milby and Mandy Volkert, all medical volunteers who provide humanitarian assistance with Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM), were among the first people to come across the crash, which occurred after the school bus careened off the road into a ravine   Read More ...
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3 juveniles arrested for arson in Siouxland park
3 juveniles arrested for arson in Siouxland park SIOUX CITY | Police arrested three juveniles on charges of arson and criminal mischief in Milford, Iowa, on Friday. The Milford Police Department in a release said the arrests date back to events on two days earlier in June. Police on June 10 investigated vandalism at Florence Park, where multiple fires were started in bathrooms and a dumpster. Police also investigated buildings and vehicles being spray painted at Okoboji High School on June 16   Read More ...
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Motorcycle, car collide on busy Sioux City street Friday
Motorcycle, car collide on busy Sioux City street Friday SIOUX CITY | A motorcycle and a car collided in a serious wreck on a busy Sioux City street just after noon on Friday. A Sioux City Police Department call was made for the collision at the intersection of South Lakeport Street and Glenn Avenue. The motorcycle was laying in the street as police closed the intersection and emergency responders came to the scene   Read More ...
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Northwest Iowa man arrested on attempted murder charge
Northwest Iowa man arrested on attempted murder charge SIOUX CITY | A Dickinson County man has been arrested on an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed two people Thursday. The Spirit Lake Police Department in a Friday release announced the arrest of Nicholas Thompson, 29, of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Police were called at 5 p.m. to home in the 900 block of 22nd Street to aid a person who had been stabbed   Read More ...
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Journal handing out cell phone slips while supplies last
SIOUX CITY -- In recognition of the recently passed legislation in Iowa that makes texting a primary traffic violation, AAA - The Auto Club Group, has provided the Iowa State Patrol with 1,000 CELL slips to use in enforcement and education efforts. The slips, or soft cases, serve as a reminder to put your phone away and avoid distractions while you’re driving   Read More ...
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Man arrested after fight with knife at Storm Lake business
Man arrested after fight with knife at Storm Lake business SIOUX CITY | A Northwest Iowa man was arrested after police said he was involved in a fight with a knife at a business in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Storm Lake Police Department in a Friday release said the incident occurred just before midnight Thursday at MKZ Auto Repair and Sales at 820 Vestal St. Police said German Ariel Zambrano Villa Lobos, 21, Battle Creek, Iowa, engaged in an argument with another person at the business and the incident escalated into a fight when a third party attempted to intervene   Read More ...
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Photos: Sioux City West at East Softball
Photos: Sioux City West at East Softball Sioux City East's Kaley Macklem arrives third base during a high school softball game against Sioux City West in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Sioux City Journal Photo by Justin Wan.   Read More ...
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Onawa man pleads not guilty to attempted murder
Onawa man pleads not guilty to attempted murder ONAWA, Iowa | An Onawa man has pleaded not guilty to beating another man in the head with a tire iron. Reinrick Gashe, 22, entered his written plea in Monona County District Court to single counts of attempted murder and willful injury. According to court documents, Gashe drove Sonny Robinson, also of Onawa, into a rural area in the area of 230th Street and Locust Avenue east of Onawa on May 22 and told Robinson to exit the vehicle   Read More ...
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Iowa Fireworks Co. stand burgled
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Arthur H. Schuster Jr
Arthur H. Schuster Jr Pilot Grove, Mo. Arthur Henry Schuster Jr., 82, of Pilot Grove, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove. Services were held on June 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton, Mo. Online condolences may be submitted at www   Read More ...
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Man accused of biting baby daughter to go on trial in August
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An August trial is scheduled for a Sioux City man accused of biting his baby daughter on the face. Court records say 23-year-old Edward Valdez has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment resulting in injury. His trial is set to begin Aug. 22. A court document says the child was bitten on March 24, when Valdez was alone with her   Read More ...
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Badgerow Building developer files for bankruptcy
Badgerow Building developer files for bankruptcy SIOUX CITY | The California-based developer of the Badgerow Building has filed for bankruptcy protection, indefinitely delaying a legal bid by an eastern Iowa bank to foreclose on the historic downtown Sioux City office building. Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Bank and Trust filed for foreclosure on the Badgerow two months ago, saying Carlsbad, Calif.-based Mako One Corp., its managing partner Bruce DeBolt and two associated limited liability corporations defaulted on a $6 million bond agreement to help finance work to renovate and redevelop the 12-story structure   Read More ...
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La Veeda G. Banks
La Veeda G. Banks Pinole, Calif., formerly Sioux City. La Veeda G. Banks, 94, of Pinole, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a hospital in Richmond, Calif., from a stroke, surrounded by her family and friends. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Malone AME Church, 513 Main St., in Sioux City. La Veeda will be laid to rest next to her parents in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City   Read More ...
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BUDLONG: Finally a commitment to success for BCU football?
BUDLONG: Finally a commitment to success for BCU football? SIOUX CITY | The dirt work continued behind them as members of Briar Cliff and Bishop Heelan made the official announcement that the Chargers football team would once again play its home games on a field in Sioux City. It provided a fitting backdrop. As workers continued to build the foundation on Memorial Field before the new turf playing surface is put down, there was a recurring theme that was being sent out   Read More ...
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New portion of Highway 20 opens in east Woodbury County
New portion of Highway 20 opens in east Woodbury County SIOUX CITY | The latest modernized portion of the U.S. Highway 20 reconstruction project in Northwest Iowa is finished and opens to traffic Friday. Forty miles of Highway 20 are being moved from two to four lanes from Moville to Early by November 2019. The Iowa Department of Transportation announced a six-mile section will open east of Correctionville to Cushing. Traffic will be shifted to the new lanes of U   Read More ...
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Corbett touts record in first Sioux City stop as governor candidate
Corbett touts record in first Sioux City stop as governor candidate SIOUX CITY | Swinging through Sioux City the day after he announced his candidacy for Iowa governor, Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett on Wednesday pledged to work hard in Northwest Iowa, a hot bed of Republicans who could tip the balance in next year's GOP primary against Gov. Kim Reynolds. In an interview at the Journal office, Corbett peppered his comments with allusions to Siouxland, including his knowledge of moves by computer maker Gateway in the 1990s and his days of playing football for Morningside College for two years in the late 1970s   Read More ...
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Jefferson police officer begins serving two days in jail Wednesday
Jefferson police officer begins serving two days in jail Wednesday JEFFERSON, S.D. | A Jefferson police officer will begin serving a two-day sentence in the Union County Jail on Wednesday in connection to an incident at a party in April. On April 1, officer Melvin "Dan" Engel, 38, "was waving his gun around" in the direction of another individual at the party in a threatening way, according to court documents. Some time after brandishing the   Read More ...
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Minnesota man flown to Mercy after rollover near Onawa
Minnesota man flown to Mercy after rollover near Onawa WHITING, Iowa | A rollover accident Monday night along Interstate 29 between Whiting and Onawa left a man seriously injured in the hospital. According to a press release from the Iowa State Patrol, 62-year-old Frank Wachtler of Spicer, Minnesota, was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram Southbound down I-29, near mile marker 116, when the vehicle ran off the road. Wachtler's vehicle entered the west ditch, ran over a culvert, shrubs and a tree, and rolled over   Read More ...
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Siouxland DQ donates $5K for postponed Twin Bing Blizzard promotion
SIOUX CITY | Siouxland DQ donated $5,000 to the Alzheimer's Association Wednesday after the local fast food franchise was forced to postpone a local promotion to benefit the nonprofit group. Sioux City-based Palmer Candy Co. partnered with DQ to create the Twin Bing Blizzard, which would have been sold in metro Dairy Queen restaurants to raise funds for the Alzheimer Association's “The Longest Day” event Wednesday   Read More ...
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DQ suspends Twin Bing Blizzard promotion
DQ suspends Twin Bing Blizzard promotion SIOUX CITY | Due to an overwhelming response, Siouxland Dairy Queen is suspending its Bing Blizzard promotion that would have launched Wednesday. A late Tuesday press release said International Dairy Queen, Inc. asked Siouxland DQ to suspend the promotion so they could review the Bing product and the regional market for a potentially larger launch of the blizzard throughout the Midwest   Read More ...
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Sioux City metro unemployment stays at record low for second month
Sioux City metro unemployment stays at record low for second month SIOUX CITY | For the second consecutive month, metro Sioux City's unemployment rate stayed at 2.9 percent, matching a 16-year low. About 2,600 people were counted as unemployed in the Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area in May, a decline of 100 from the previous month, according to data from Iowa Workforce Development. The metro area added 1,500 jobs last month. Local economic development leaders pointed out that having a low unemployment rate presents a bit of a mixed bag, especially in a region where so many employers are seeking to increase the size of their workforce   Read More ...
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Vehicle found abandoned after I-29 rollover Monday night
Vehicle found abandoned after I-29 rollover Monday night AKRON, Iowa | The Union County Sheriff's Office responded to a call around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday from a motorist who spotted a vehicle on its roof near Interstate 29, close to the Akron exit. Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges said the car was abandoned when officers arrived on scene. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Mercy Medical Center helicopter, which flew over a nearby field, but found nothing   Read More ...
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Tour planned of Iowa Freedom Rocks
Tour planned of Iowa Freedom Rocks SOUTH SIOUX CITY | A local veterans' organization is planning a free trip to three Freedom Rocks in Northwest Iowa communities, and to a veteran's event. Brotherhood Trust & Love will host its 2017 BT&L Freedom Rock Tour on June 24. The tour will make 30-minute stops in Hawarden, George and Sanborn, Iowa to see the Freedom Rocks there, and a two-hour stop in Odebolt to attend Operation Engage America's Bridging the Gap Festival   Read More ...
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Rib Fest cook-off event this Saturday
Rib Fest cook-off event this Saturday SIOUX CITY | The smell of barbecued chicken and ribs will fill the air at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Battery Park on Saturday, June 24. The gates to Rib Fest open at 11 a.m., and will stay open until 4 p.m. The cook-off is a fundraiser for Camp High Hopes, a camp for children with disabilities, special needs and illnesses   Read More ...
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Morning storms give way to more chances this afternoon, evening
Morning storms give way to more chances this afternoon, evening SIOUX CITY | Rumbles of thunder will likely sound across Siouxland today, as a line of morning storms gives way to chances for potentially severe thunderstorms later in the day.   Read More ...
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Library director Betsy Thompson to retire in August
Library director Betsy Thompson to retire in August SIOUX CITY | Longtime Sioux City Public Library director Betsy Thompson has announced she will retire in August. Thompson, 64, has worked in the Sioux City Public Library system for 35 years and stood at its helm for the past 22. Thompson told the Journal Wednesday her last day will be Aug. 4. "I have a milestone birthday coming up, and my husband has been retired for two years now, so it just feels right," she said   Read More ...
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UPDATE: DQ postpones Twin Bing Blizzard promotion
UPDATE: DQ postpones Twin Bing Blizzard promotion UPDATE: Siouxland DQ has pulled the promotion. SIOUX CITY — Two entities known for providing delicious treats are teaming up for a sweet cause. Starting Wednesday, Siouxland Dairy Queen and Palmer Candy Co. will partner up for “The Longest Day” event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Iowa Chapter. All Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff and South Sioux City Dairy Queen restaurants will be mixing up an exclusive, community inspired Twin Bing Blizzard   Read More ...
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USDA reshuffling threatens rural USDA programs
USDA reshuffling threatens rural USDA programs STORM LAKE, Iowa | Officials at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake were planning a renovation project. Then along came a federal loan program that gave them the resources to not only complete the renovation but also construct a new facility. A $25 million loan, offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program, helped Methodist Manor construct a three-story, 93-bed long-term care facility expansion, demolish some portions of the facility and remodel others   Read More ...
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Murals brighten downtown Rock Rapids
Murals brighten downtown Rock Rapids ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa | On this, the longest day of the year (as measured by available daylight), we take a look at an art project that shines beautiful light on Rock Rapids, the Lyon County seat, a community known as the "City of Murals." Downtown Rock Rapids shows life and a nod to days of yore in a couple of dozen murals that decorate buildings downtown   Read More ...
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Optimist club to hold 'Respect for Law' event Saturday
Optimist club to hold 'Respect for Law' event Saturday SIOUX CITY | Children will have the opportunity to meet with local law enforcement representatives Saturday during an event held by the Optimist Club of Siouxland. The "Respect for Law Event," held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Hy-Vee, 2827 Hamilton Blvd., is meant to help local kids meet and develop a respect for local law enforcement. "We believe it is important for children to grow up with a strong belief in abiding by the law, respecting law enforcement and doing what they can to maintain peace," club president Deb Carson said in a news release   Read More ...
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State board awards $848k to new Sioux City mechanical piping firm
State board awards $848k to new Sioux City mechanical piping firm SIOUX CITY — The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board awarded $848,000 in tax incentives to an upcoming Sioux City-based mechanical piping firm when it met Friday. Superior Industrial Mechanical Inc. plans to set-up shop in a 25,000-square-foot facility at 613 W. Seventh St. where it will eventually offer mechanical piping, pipe welding, plumbing, project management, fabrication and equipment installation services. According to the board, this project will create 26 new jobs in the community, and through the state’s Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit program, 20 of the positions will offer a qualifying wage of $18   Read More ...
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Woman rescued by boat after Missouri River jump
Woman rescued by boat after Missouri River jump SIOUX CITY | An unidentified woman jumped into the Missouri River Monday afternoon near the Anderson Dance Pavilion in Sioux City. She was quickly rescued by an emergency response boat. Sioux City police said the woman was transported to a local hospital for unspecified treatment.   Read More ...
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