Dickinson County

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

A man’s body was found in the Missouri River near Onawa, Iowa. The Monona County Sheriff’s office said a fisherman found the body was found near the Ivy Island Wildlife Management Area Sunday afternoon. The sheriff’s office said it appeared that the man had been in the river for some time. Officials are working to identify the man and an autopsy is planned.

Wind energy is a major economic force in northwest Iowa, and the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is holding the first of three public hearings today on a possible wind energy ordinance.

The Sioux City Police released a review of a “use of force” incident at Perkins and found the officers involved acted within the department’s policies.

A video circulating on Facebook in late April showed a struggle between officers and a Black man.

A few days later, the police department released body camera footage from all officers on the scene. Investigators say the man was asked to leave the restaurant and refused and resisted arrest. At one point, the man was pushed into a booth with an officer pointing a taser at him.

Sioux City Police Department

Sioux City Police are on the lookout for a Sioux City man accused of a shooting at a gentleman’s club over the weekend. 

A woman was serious hurt during the shooting that took place after a fight outside Mavericks in the old stockyard area early on Saturday.  The victim was in the parking lot at the time watching the confrontation that didn’t involve the suspect.  Witnesses say 26-year-old Rudy C. Johnson started shooting toward the fight.

Siouxland District Health Department

An open letter today to Iowans from Governor Kim Reynolds says “now isn’t the time to let our guard down”.

She released a video statement this afternoon, reflecting on the five months since the first positive cases of COVID-19 cases in Iowa.

"COVID-19 has tested each of us, and it will continue to. But we can’t let it deter or divide us.

When emotions are high and opinions are strong, it’s important to take a step back and realize that we’re all working toward the same goal. 

Winnebago Public Health Department

The Winnebago Public Health Department reported on Thursday two people have died due to COVID-19 for a total of three deaths on the Winnebago Reservation.  Sixty-six have tested positive with 50 recovered from the disease.

There are two more deaths in the Sioux City metro area.  One in Dakota County, and an older woman between the ages of 61 and 80 in Woodbury County.

coronavirus.iowa.gov

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is easing more restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Reynolds says starting Friday at 8 a.m., businesses like restaurants, bars and theatres can operation at 100% capacity.

They must still follow social distancing guidelines.

“Eliminating that capacity restrictions will allow businesses the flexibility to adjust their specific operations accordingly, to best meet the needs of their employees and customers.”

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State regulators will vote later this month on rules for sports betting,  fulfilling a law passed this year by the legislature. If the guidelines are adopted by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, the first wagers could be made as soon as mid-August.

Most of the rules cover casinos and companies that contract sports betting technology. They explain how companies should apply for a license with the state and regulators’ expectations for keeping information systems secure.

Welcome to The Exchange, I'm Mary Hartnett.  It seems likely that a Nebraska death row inmate will die by lethal injection next Tuesday, August 14th.  An attorney for condemned killer Carey Dean Moore said yesterday the execution is expected to take place as scheduled.