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Heat Advisory in Effect for Siouxland Tonight and Tomorow, 5:32

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The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a heat advisory for Sioux City. The advisory is set to last through 8 p.m. this evening. Temperatures in Sioux City are expected to climb to 92 degrees this afternoon, with a heat index as high as 101 degrees, cooling off only slightly in the evening hours. The overnight low will be 71 degrees. 

Another heat advisory is set to take effect from 1 to 9 p.m. tomorrow when the heat index climbs even higher into the triple digits. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that repairs to flood-damaged levees and other infrastructure along the Platte and Missouri Rivers will cost far in excess of $1 billion dollars.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that a Corps spokesman says the first 61 of 108 projects deemed eligible for federal funding will cost at least that much. The Corps has received more than 150 project applications, and more are expected to come in.

South Dakota-based Sanford Health and Iowa's UnityPoint Health have announced plans today to merge in an agreement that would create a sprawling health system in the Upper Great Plains and Midwest.  Unity Point has a hospital and clinic in Sioux City. The providers said the merger would place the company among the top 15 largest nonprofit health systems nationwide. 

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld policing practices that let officers charge drivers with crimes that may not be the reasons the drivers were stopped.

A divided 4-3 court today upheld so-called pretextual traffic stops that civil rights group say are racially discriminatory.

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