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The Iowa Board of Regents Raises Tution at UI and ISU By 4 Percent, 5:04

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The Iowa Boards of Regents today decreed that In-state students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State will be paying nearly four percent more in tuition costs beginning this fall.  The Board approved a proposed tuition increase for Iowa's public universities today. This action is the first in a planned five-year tuition model that was years in the making."

Out-of-state students attending ISU would pay about 5-percent more, and at Iowa, they would pay about a percent more in tuition.

Base tuition levels at the University of Northern Iowa remained flat, to help UNI compete for students.

The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months.

The flooding could be particularly bad in communities that sit behind levees that were damaged by massive flooding in March that primarily affected smaller communities and farms along the river in the four states downstream of the dams.

The flow of untreated wastewater into the Little Sioux River in Cherokee County has been stopped.

The city of Quimby on Monday reported to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that a broken sewer force main under the river had broken and 15,000-20,000 gallons of wastewater was flowing into the river each day.

River flooding had kept Quimby's wastewater operator from getting near the area, forcing crews to wait until water levels drop before they can determine the exact location of the break and how to fix it. The city is working with an engineering firm to determine the best option, the DNR said.

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