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If you are one of 600,000 Iowans who have submitted a mail-in ballot request, or you plan to do so soon, when you do vote, remember to sign the “affidavit” envelope for the absentee ballot. This is the outer envelope used to mail the ballot, not … more
Just a few days remain to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census and Iowans who haven't yet filled out the form are urged to do so. According to State Data Center coordinator Gary Krob, the U.S. Census Bureau will be collecting data only through … more
October is upon us. One thing that happens each October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women. The pink awareness … more
2020 has been weird, and this Labor Day in Emmet County continues the trend of unusual quiet as Graettinger's Labor Day celebration and the Fire Department's boot MDA fundraiser were both called off. The coronavirus pandemic has cast a pall over … more
Law enforcement officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. The thin blue line is a … more
As if things weren't hard enough for Iowa's small businesses, news comes that the Trump administration plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds legitimate businesses have used as a lifeline to keep their employees on … more
Maybe you remember MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving – when it was in the news in the 1980s after Candy Lightner turned her grief over her daughter, Cari’s death into action. Cari was killed in a crash with a repeat drunk driving offender. … more
It was exactly three years ago this week that the Estherville Pool Committee presented the results of the community survey to the city council. At that time 86 percent of respondents favored the construction of a new municipal pool. Sixty-eight … more
This week includes National Senior Citizens Day. The day was created to give back to the seniors that have impacted our lives and those who have already given so much. Improved healthcare and nutrition have enabled our older citizens to contribute … more
Over the weekend, school nurses sent a message to parents ahead of the upcoming return to classes for Iowa schools: expect your child to be sent home sooner if they seem even mildly ill. In normal times, a student with a headache, fatigue or … more
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