“Recreational fire” rekindles, causes shed fire in Alburnett

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire in Alburnett at around 8 a.m. Sunday. According to a news release, a small shed and utility pole, at...

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Grow: Johnson County expands food production, education efforts

  IOWA CITY — Math, science and even literacy can all be taught by the back of a seed packet. Scott Koepke, education director for Grow: Johnson County, uses...

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Merrill man flown to Sioux City after single-vehicle crash

MERRILL, Iowa — A 45-year-old Merrill, Iowa, man had to be flown by helicopter to Sioux City after an overnight crash in rural Plymouth County.

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Iowa Republicans have a friend in the White House, most of the time

DES MOINES — Iowa’s most powerful state and federal government leaders have an ally in the White House thanks to political unity forged in the 2016 elections. There is...

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Four Cedar Rapids children recognized by fire department for quick thinking in the face of danger

CEDAR RAPIDS — Four Cedar Rapids children were recognized by the Cedar Rapids Fire Department for their quick thinking when a fire broke out at their home earlier this...

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As rural OB units close, Northwest Iowa women travel farther to deliver

SAC CITY, Iowa — As she gripped her black minivan’s steering wheel, Jaime Huster’s eyes filled with tears; unsettling thoughts raced through her mind: What was wrong with her...

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School shooter drills not just for staff anymore

The nervous parents were sitting in classroom desks when loud pops rang out in the hallway. Hearts started pounding and faces went pale. Everyone scrambled to the teacher’s larger,...

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Today’s best bets around Siouxland

Today’s top picks from our online calendar. Find more events at siouxcityjournal.com/calendar.

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