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Belmond man accused of beating toddler to death; needs translator for case

Belmond man accused of beating toddler to death; needs translator for case

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Iowa Department of Corrections claims it reduces recidivism rates

Iowa Department of Corrections claims it reduces recidivism rates

DES MOINES – Today the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) is announcing a reduction in the recidivism rate for FY2021. The three-year recidivism rate for FY2021 is 38.7% — 0.9%…

OBIT: Garry Novak

OBIT: Garry Novak

Garry Novak, 60, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota. A Celebration of Life for Garry Novak will be held…

Senator Amanda Ragan says gerrymandering is concern after GOP rejects redistricting map

Senator Amanda Ragan says gerrymandering is concern after GOP rejects redistricting map

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: REDISTRICTING UPDATE First redistricting plan voted down Last week, legislators…

College Basketball: Iowa prepares for start of season; Coach McCaffrey says, “we’ve got a lot of guys”

College Basketball: Iowa prepares for start of season; Coach McCaffrey says, “we’ve got a lot of guys”

IOWA CITY – Expectations aren’t real high for the Iowa men’s basketball team this season, but, at least they have a lot of bodies, head coach Fran McCaffrey says. University…

Minnesota man dead in Worth county auto crash

Minnesota man dead in Worth county auto crash

WORTH COUNTY – A Minnesota man died in an auto crash this week in Worth county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place on October 9, 2021,…

U.S. and Taliban meet for discussions in Qatar; Americans offer aid to Afghan people

U.S. and Taliban meet for discussions in Qatar; Americans offer aid to Afghan people

DOHA, QATAR – U.S. and Taliban officials met for discussions in Qatar in recent days. According to the U.S. State Department: On October 9 and 10, an interagency delegation traveled…

Northern Iowa man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Northern Iowa man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty October 5, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Joshua Currier, 31 from…

OBIT: Leila C. Kruger

OBIT: Leila C. Kruger

Leila C. Kruger, 88, of Garner died Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. A public visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, October…

OBIT: Edward H. Blocker

OBIT: Edward H. Blocker

Edward Blocker, 97, of Bancroft, died Wednesday at Accura Healthcare in Bancroft. A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10:30 AM at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. John’s Catholic…