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Patrols of the Ickey Nickel should be allowed to legally camp on the bar and grill's property, that’s the verdict from yesterday’s meeting of The Sioux City Planning and Zoning Commission Board of Adjustment.  The Sioux City Journal reports that the board voted yesterday to rezone the property.

The Ickey Nickel recently had to suspend camping on their property at 4700 41st St. after a complaint was filed. According to the Ickey Nickel’s general manager, the complaint came as a surprise. The bar and grill had allowed camping for years. 

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Shelters and temporary housing are being provided to those affected by flash flooding in south-central Nebraska, according to the SC Journal.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced Tuesday it is offering dorm space as temporary housing for people affected in Kearney and surrounding communities. The university is also working with nearby hotels to relocate and house hundreds of travelers who were evacuated.

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An overflow crowd of more than 300 people packed a campaign event this morning for California Senator Kamala Harris in Sioux City.

Harris says the country needs a new Commander-in-Chief because President Trump hasn’t delivered on promises to help the middle class or improve the health care system.   

Harris is one of three candidates visiting Sioux City this week.  South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a town hall meeting at North High School on Wednesday and the day before Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan attracted a few dozen people to Hardline Coffee in downtown Sioux City.

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Despite earlier predictions of dry weather, rain and hail could threaten Sioux City-area Fourth of July celebrations tomorrow. 

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says strong winds and hail are possible tomorrow night with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. The Sioux City area could be in a "pattern" of thunderstorms over the next several days. 

The amount of water flowing into the lower Missouri River will remain high throughout the summer and fall, and that water will likely continue to exacerbate flooding downstream.

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The amount of water flowing into the lower Missouri River will remain high throughout the summer and fall, and that water will likely continue to exacerbate flooding downstream.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to keep releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border near current levels — which are more than double the average amount.

The high releases will likely continue worsening flooding downstream — in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas — where many levees were damaged during severe March flooding.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase opportunities for national service and build a network of 1 million service members by 2026.   

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor introduced his national service policy today while in Sioux City.

He says the voluntary plan would help people of different backgrounds form connections like the ones he formed while serving with the Navy Reserve in Afghanistan.

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South Dakota-based Sanford Health today announced a planned merger with West Des Moines based UnityPoint Health. Unity Point has a hospital and clinic in Sioux City.  The transaction should be complete by the end of this year, pending regulatory reviews. The merger would make the company one of the 15 largest non-profit health systems in the country. 

Today marks the first day Iowa Total Care joins the state’s Medicaid system as a managed care organization. the company will be the state’s second MCO along with Amerigroup.

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One the state’s largest healthcare providers announced today it is pursuing a merger with South Dakota-based Sanford Health. 

West Des Moines based UnityPoint Health has a hospital and clinic in Sioux City.  The transaction should be complete by the end of this year. That’s pending regulatory reviews. The merger would make the company one of the 15 largest non-profit health systems in the country. 

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Flooding along the lower Missouri River could get worse in the next few days because recent rain is contributing to the amount of water being released into the river. The National Weather Service says the forecast calls for more than an inch of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

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It’s very hot this afternoon in Iowa and forecasters say it’ll get even hotter tomorrow and through the weekend. In Siouxland, we can expect highs in the mid to upper nineties all weekend. The National Weather Service in metro Des Moines says temperatures are going to be getting up into the 90s across the state along with the humidity that’s already in place.  The service told Radio Iowa that combining that kind of heat and humidity means at heat indices getting into the low 100s tomorrow and into the weekend.”

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