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Thursday marked the highest single-day death toll Woodbury County has yet seen from the virus. There were three additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 recorded in Woodbury County. Seven lives in the county have been claimed by the virus to date. 

Dakota County reported two more deaths for a total of 5.

However, at her daily coronavirus news conference, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds defended her decision to allow Woodbury county to open some retail businesses.   

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And we talk with journalist and author Bob Woodward about parallels between the days leading up to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon and the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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The state is asking a Polk County judge to dismiss a second lawsuit challenging recent changes to the process for selecting Iowa Supreme Court justices and appeals court judges.

Attorney Bob Rush argues this challenge is different from the first. His client Thomas Duff applied to be an appeals court judge, but the nominating commission in its new form didn’t choose Duff as a finalist.

Assistant Attorney General David Rantsch (RANCH) says that doesn’t prove Duff is adversely affected by the law.