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SC Community Schools Plan Return in August; COVID Spreads in Dickinson Co.; The Exchange

On The Exchange this week we talk with Sioux City Communty Schools Superindent Paul Gausman about the district's "Return to Learn" plan approved by the school board this week.  It calls for in-person, virtual and hybrid learning plans, depending on the status and spread of COVID-19.  

Courtesy, Vacation Okoboji

The coronavirus is surging in one of the most popular summer vacation spots in Iowa.  In Dickinson County cases have increased exponentially since Memorial Day.  We talk with 21 year old who says she caught the virus while staying with her parents at Lake Okoboji.  

Also, we speak witht the two candidates for to serve 

State Representative Tim Kacena (D), who is now running for a seat on the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors

out the remain 18 months of the term of former Woodbury County Supervistor Jeremy Taylor. Taylor resigned in January after it was shown that his primary residence was not in the district he was representing.  The candidates are Democratic State Representative Tim Kacena and and Republican North High School teacher Justin Wright.

Republican Candidate for Woodbury County Supervisor Justin Wright, who teaches at North High School

The Sioux City Police Department recently expanded services to partner with mental health producers and other organization to better respond to people with mental health problems.  We will find out how that will work. 

And in the midst of some tough times for farmers, we talk with an Iowa State University agricultural economist about the possible help provided by additional stimulus from the CARES Act, and other issues they are dealing with. 

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