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Health Care Reform: The Pros and Cons (01/10/11)
While the Health Care debate continues, the reform law professes that changes will continue to take place until 2014. With the New Year upon us, it is important to take a look at the changes that took place in the past year in regard to health care reform, and what lies ahead in 2011...
Alta-Aurelia shared superintendent search underway; selection to be made next week (01/10/11)
The search for the Alta-Aurelia shared superintendent is underway. The school boards evaluated the candidates and selected four as finalists for the job. Interviews will be conducted next week with a decision to be made after all the interviews have been conducted...
Friends to the rescue for 'Officer Friendly' (01/06/11)
Benefit caps community's outpouring of support for longtime former policeman, youth services leader Pete Erickson.
SL Council may turn to Tony Hawk for skatepark help (01/06/11)
The Storm Lake City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the site and design for the proposed $150,000 skatepark in Seneca Park, and may turn to a familiar name in skating for financial help. A new version of the plan was shown to the council, withdrawing the adjacent parking lot behind the fire station. Due to periodic needs for fire training and equipment use on the lot, city officials have decided it cannot be made available to skatepark users...
Citizen of the Year (12/31/10)
Ron Stevenson honored with 2010 title.
Suspect still at large after two stolen cars, chase, crash (12/31/10)
At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, Jonathon Tuttle, age 27 of Olin, stole a maroon Mercury Sable from a residence at 1017 Michigan Street, and headed north out of Storm Lake. At the intersection of Highways 3 and 71, the suspect proceeded to steal gas from Sparky's and changed his course. ...
Abandoned condo site up for auction Feb. 15 (12/31/10)
Creditors in the failed Sunset Bay condominium development in Storm Lake are pushing hard for the site to go to a sheriff's sale, and it couldn't come too soon for city officials who have been frustrated by the abandoned ruins of their housing hopes for over three years...
Texas firm's plans may bring more wind turbine power to BV region (12/29/10)
Merely one and a half years into their business, Clean Lines Energy Partners out of Houston, Texas, is looking to expand energy transmission lines throughout Northwest Iowa, in efforts to serve Chicago, Illinois. Ken Hach, Buena Vista County Supervisor with 33 years experience in wind energy, sees the plan as a boon...
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