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  Some members of the Iowa Senate do not think that public notices published in newspapers remain relevant and necessary. A bill filed in the newly formed Technology Committee just over a … more
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 … more
Do you run on solar power? Are you one of those people who waits through the long, cold, short, dark days of winter to finally bask in the glow of that great big ball of gas in the sky? Is that why we lose an hour in the … more
Last week marked Read Across America Day and the birthday of the late Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, author of fancifully illustrated, rhyming books beloved by children for generations. The National Education … more
The Robert and Billie Jo Ray Foundation is accepting nominations of Iowans of Character for its annual awards. Our newsroom hopes there will be nominations from Emmet County. Of all places, we might need the boost more … more
Brrr! As the latest cold front continues today, the newsroom thought about people who might be vulnerable in the cold weather, whether an elderly neighbor, relative or colleague, a family struggling to make ends meet, or others. When subzero … more
The Iowa Donor Network reports over 1.5 million Iowans have signed up to be organ donors. That’s 1,532,495 at last count. Many of these potential donors signed up when they renewed their driver’s licenses or signed their license … more
The events that occurred at the Capitol Wednesday are the results of a lack of leadership at the highest level of our country, and should bring embarrassment to all of us regarding where we are as a country. When the president tweets that he will … more
For those of us who sleep at night, the earth burst through its Winter Solstice and our planet's northward tilt oriented the sun to its lowest point along our horizon, and we awoke this morning to the first full day of winter. We haven't seen … more
President-elect Joe Biden's continuing work on building his cabinet included the news that former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will leave the U.S. Dairy Export Council to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farm Journal Washington … more
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