Storm Lake, Iowa · Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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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...
Can you say Brrrrr? by Hugh Perry
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Star Spangled Spectacular 2010
A photo montage of the 2010 Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake, Iowa on July 4th weekend.
BBC News
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    A major US report into the Gulf oil spill calls for wide-ranging reforms of the oil industry and updated regulations to prevent another disaster.
  • Jobs market 'on road to recovery'
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  • DNA blood test advance for Down's
    An accurate new DNA blood test for Down's syndrome could save nearly all pregnant women from invasive procedures like amniocentesis, say experts.
  • Follow-up stroke care 'lacking'
    The follow-up care given to stroke patients once they leave hospital is lacking in England, regulators say.
  • Man City rocked by Balotelli blow
    Manchester City's Italian international striker Mario Balotelli is ruled out for a month with a knee injury.
  • Bullets sent to Celtic's McCourt
    Bullets sent to Celtic footballer Paddy McCourt are discovered days after team mates were sent similar packages.
  • Adopt Arsenal money model - Uefa
    Arsenal are held up as a shining example by Uefa as European football's governing body prepares to implement tough new financial restrictions.
  • Frustration over Haiti aid effort
    Former US President Bill Clinton says he is frustrated at slow reconstruction in Haiti, a year after the devastating earthquake, but things are picking up.
  • Expenses fraud MP urged to resign
    MP Eric Illsley is facing calls to quit after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds in parliamentary expenses.
  • Verizon to begin selling iPhone 4
    Verizon Wireless announces it will begin selling the Apple iPhone 4 on 10 February, a move that comes just comes days after it unveiled new 4G phones.
National Weather Service forecast for Storm Lake, Iowa:

Mostly Cloudy
Low: -2
High: 6
Low: -6
Mostly Cloudy
High: 12
Low: 6
Slight Chance Snow
High: 21
Low: 8
Mostly Cloudy
High: 12
High: 8
Low: -6
High: 6

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 10:00 AM CST for Buena Vista County and 8 other counties in Iowa

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Most recently recorded earthquakes in the Central U.S. from the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (Times in Central):

2.201/10 05:274 mi SW of Sweetwater, TN
1.601/10 01:201 mi ESE of Guy, AR
1.801/08 23:301 mi SE of Guy, AR
2.501/08 14:102 mi ESE of Guy, AR
1.601/08 06:351 mi ESE of Guy, AR
1.901/08 05:322 mi ESE of Guy, AR
1.401/08 05:141 mi SE of Guy, AR
1.301/08 04:171 mi ESE of Guy, AR
1.301/08 04:091 mi SE of Guy, AR
2.301/08 04:072 mi ESE of Guy, AR
2.801/08 04:052 mi ESE of Guy, AR
1.501/08 02:431 mi SE of Guy, AR