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Iowa council OKs rifle purchase plan for officers
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) -- The City Council has approved a draft purchase and financing agreement that would let Maquoketa (muh-KOH'-kih-tuh) buy rifles for its police officers, who would repay the city over 36 pay periods....
Iowa officer commended for aiding stranded woman
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- Officials are commending a Waterloo police sergeant who helped out a stranded traveler from Ohio....
Judge trims lawsuit against Sioux City, ex-manager
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A judge has trimmed the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the Sioux City and former city manager Paul Eckert....
Police: Des Moines mom rescued daughter from fire
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Des Moines police say a mother jumped through fire to rescue her teenage daughter on Christmas Day....
Des Moines home destroyed in early-morning blaze
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An overnight fire has destroyed a Des Moines home, but firefighters managed to save the family's Christmas presents....
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Whitetail - By Hugh Perry
STORM LAKE - The young guns of Storm Lake have their first win of the season thanks to a strong shooting first half. "Exciting win for us," said Storm Lake Head Coach Bob Grant. "I felt like we didn't have a perfect game,...
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Shopping issues (12/23/14)
Hey Happy Shoppers, Where are YOU shopping nowadays? I normally prefer to support our Storm Lake merchants, however, recently had great difficulty dealing with the type of people we have staffing our stores. While out and about searching for the perfect holiday gifts for incompetent coworkers, annoying relatives, and people I don't like, I experienced extremely negative feedback from local shopkeepers...
The pipeline is a privilege (12/15/14)
My name is Aaron Rediske and I am instructor for Iowa Laborers Training and Education Fund. I instruct pipeline construction workers throughout the state of Iowa. After attending last week's informational hearing, and as a union construction worker, trainer and a member of the Laborers' Union, I am confident that the Dakota Access Pipeline would be a great project, utilizing the many hours of training and years of experience I and my union brothers and sisters hold in pipeline construction. ...
America's cops and Eric Garner (12/15/14)
Most Americans hope we never have to call the police. A call to the police usually means something bad is happening. However, we want the police if we need them. We hope that if we are in danger a policeman will be just a few moments away. Charles Barkley is right. "Without cops, "Our neighborhoods would be like the wild, wild, west."...
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