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431 unemployed in Emmet County

There are 431 people reported in Iowa Workforce Development data as currently unemployed in Emmet County – that’s 4.3% of the population. Emmet County is second only to Dickinson County for the percentage of people who are unemployed in rural Northwest Iowa counties. The narrative that continued pandemic unemployment benefits are the cause of employers being unable to fill positions is popular, but data shows another story. The pandemic unemployment story added a twist this week with the governor opting out of continued federal benefits to Iowa workers. Tuesday, Governor ...

Armstrong voters elect Scheuller for mayor

Travis Schueller, superintendent of schools for North Union and North Kossuth school districts, prevailed with 153 votes in the election for Armstrong mayor on Tuesday. While early voting was ...

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Thankful for mayor

As a resident of Estherville for many years, I would like to say how much I appreciate the letters to all of us written by Mayor Joseph May almost every week and published in the Estherville Daily News. He obviously cares deeply about the citizens of this town and how our lives are impacted by ...


It’s that day

With the world so strange it’s difficult to cull fiction from fact without a footnote, our newsroom had a hard time writing a prank story or creating any journalistic sleight of hand. The levity of April Fool’s Day, even if this year it comes on the more somber Maundy Thursday, would be ...

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