The Badgerow Building

The Sioux City Council deferred a vote on a consulting services agreement related to the redevelopment of the Badgerow Building for the second time yesterday.

There was no discussion among council members before the 4 to 0 vote to further delay the matter. Mayor Pro Tem Dan Moore abstained from voting, citing a conflict of interest.

The council is now scheduled to vote on the resolution regarding the consulting services agreement with Chicago-based Hunden Strategic Partners (HSP) on Dec. 16.

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Governor Kim Reynolds says she’s disappointed that a federal judge temporarily blocked a new law critics call “ag-gag two-point-oh”.

The law creates a specific trespass crime for people who go undercover to investigate livestock operations and puppy mills. The ACLU of Iowa says the temporary hold on the law is a victory for free speech.

The South Sioux City Fire Department has been awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from FEMA. 

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The three survivors of a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine members of an extended family from Idaho are in stable condition today.

Brothers Jim and Kirk Hansen, who founded the nutritional and wellness products company Kyani, were killed. The crash also killed their father, Kirk Hansen's children, his sons-in-law, and Jim Hansen's son and grandson.

Kirk's son Josh and Jim's son Matt and son-in-law Thomas Long survived.