Governor Pete Ricketts

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.

Bộ Y Tế Công Cộng Iowa đã báo cáo một trong 24 giờ nguy hiểm nhất trong đại dịch Covid-19 khi Thống Đốc giảm bớt nhiều hạn chế vào Thứ Sáu.

Có thêm 19 cái chết được đưa ra vào Thứ Năm lúc 10 giờ sáng cho tổng số 400 người.

Y Tế huyện Siouxland báo cáo thêm ba trường hợp tử vong do biến chứng của Covid-19 tại quận Woodbury, cho tất cả 25 người. Có 55 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới với tổng số hơn 2,400.

Quận Dakota báo cáo 3 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới trong tổng số gần 1,600 trường hợp. Số người tử vong vẫn ở mức 15 người.

Erga guyyaa Jimaata governor Kim seera baste booda se’ati 24 kessatti sababa coronavirus namni bay’e du’u manni fayya Iowa Department gabaase.

Guyyaa Kamsa se’ati 10am irratti namni 19 du’uu gabaafame, waliigalati namni du’e 400 gahee jira.

Manni fayya Sioux land akka qabaaseti magaala Woodbury county keessatti sababa covid-19 namni 3 dabalatan du’u hime. Waliigalatti nama 25 gaheera. Namni haarawa qabames 55 yoo ta’u waaligalati nama 2,400 ol taree jira.

በአይዋ የህዝብ ጤና መምሪያ ገ አርብ ላይ ተጨማሪ እገዳዎችን በቀለለ ጊዜ በ COVID-19 ወረርሽኝ ከተከሰቱት በጣም yebaza  ሞተ be 24 ሰዓታት ውስጥ ዘገበ ፡፡

ሐሙስ ቀን ከቀኑ 10 ሰዓት ላይ የተለቀቁ 19 ተጨማሪ  ሞተ  ለጠቅላላው 400 ሰዎች   ሞት dersaዋል፡፡

በWoodbury County Siouxland ዲስትሪክት የጤና ሪፖርቶች በጠቅላላው ለ 25 ሰዎች በ COVID-19 ችግሮች ምክንያት ሶስት ተጨማሪ ሰዎች መሞታቸውን ዘግቧል ፡፡  55 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮች  ከጠቅላላው ከ 2,400 በላይ የሚሆኑ ጉዳዮች ነበሩ ፡፡

Dakota ካውንቲ በጠቅላላው ወደ 1,600 የሚደርሱ 3 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን ሪፖርት አድርጓል ፡፡ ሞት በ 15 ሰዎች ላይ ፀና ፡፡

ገዥው ኪም ሬይልድልድ ለ “COVID-19” መፈተሽ የሚፈልግ ማንኛውም ሰው እንዲችል እስቴቱ የሙከራ ፕሮግራሙን ያስፋፋል ብለዋል ፡፡

Waaxda Iowa ee Caafimaadka Dadweynaha ayaa soo weriyey mid ka mid ah 24-kii saac ee ugu dhimashada badneyd intii lagu jiray faafitaanka COVID-19 iyadoo Guddoomiyaha uu xallinayo xannibaado badan Jimcaha.

Waxaa jiray 19 dhimasho oo dheeri ah oo la sii daayay Khamiista 10 a.m. marka la isu geeyo 400 oo qof.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa informó una de las 24 horas más mortales durante la pandemia de COVID-19 a medida que el Gobernador alivia más restricciones el viernes.

Hubo 19 muertes reportadas el jueves a las 10 a.m. para un total de 400 personas.

Los informes de salud del distrito de Siouxland informaron tres muertes más debido a complicaciones de COVID-19 en el condado de Woodbury, con 25 personas en total. Hubo 55 casos nuevos para un total de más de 2,400.

Associated Press

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts plans to ease more restrictions for public gatherings for a majority of the state on June 1st.

The move does not include Dakota County a spot impacted by an outbreak at the Tyson Foods plant in Dakota City.

Nebraska will let bars, zoos, movie theaters and swimming pools reopen and allow small concerts and auctions to resume.

Ricketts says  he’s trying to strike a balance between public health and the need to move back toward normal life as people grow restless.

Iowa Department of Public Health

The state of Iowa reports a surge of 740 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths for a total of 170 deaths and almost 7,900 positive cases in all.

The governor says the increase correlates with more testing done in high-exposure areas.

The governor admits there is a backlog in getting test results, but the state lab should catch up this weekend so she expects even higher numbers of confirmed cases.

The number of positive cases in Woodbury County topped 1,000 on Friday with 183 new cases.

About 20% are considered recovered and out of isolation.  

Iowa reported the deadliest day due to COVID-19 with a dozen deaths for a total of almost 150.

“We know COVID-19 poses the most risk to people who are older and those with underlying heath conditions.  The vast majority of deaths are with that vulnerable population,” said Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says she plans to take extra action to deal with a surge of cases in Woodbury County.

There are a total of almost 750. That’s more than 10% of cases in the state.

A day after mayors in the Sioux City metro area called for more transparency from local businesses in reporting cases of COVID-19, Tyson Foods in Dakota City says it will not share information surrounding the number of impacted employees.

Tyson says is has taken measures to protect team members.

At a news conference on Tuesday, the Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was asked if packing plants should release more information about the number of positive cases.


Iowa saw the biggest daily increase of COVID-19 cases today and six additional deaths.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds reported 189 new cases for a total of 1,710.

Eighty-six of those new cases are tied to an outbreak at a Tyson Foods pork processing plant in southeast Iowa. A total of 186 workers there have tested positive so far.

The plant temporarily suspended operations last week and will continue to stay closed until at least next week.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says it still appears the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic won’t come until the end of the month.

Iowa had its largest single-day increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, adding 125 new positive tests for a total of 1,270. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is urging residents to focus on what they can do individually to stop the spread of the coronavirus and less about whether she will order further restrictions to fight the outbreak.

Reynolds told reporters that “sometimes everyone is getting so hung up on the metrics” guiding the state’s response, including whether local stay-at-home orders may become necessary.

26 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Balbina Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.


El Miércoles, 25 de Marzo el estado de Iowa reportó 21 casos nuevos confirmados de COVID-19 para un total de 145.  Esto llego el dia despues que la gobernadora Kim Reynolds anunció la primera muerte en el estado relacionada con el brote de coronavirus.  La víctima es un residente del condado de Dubuque que tenía entre 61 y 80 años de edad. 


PM Newscast 3.16.20

Mar 16, 2020

The head of Siouxland District Health tells Siouxland Public Media there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County. 

Kevin Grieme says his department is keeping in close contact with state health officials and health providers locally.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts released new guidelines today when it comes to the coronavirus.

They include limiting public events and gathering to 50 people or less. 

Siouxland Public Media

A district court judge has rejected a request by former Gov. Terry Branstad’s lawyers to set aside a jury verdict that concluded Branstad discriminated against a former state official because he’s gay.

The ruling  rejects dozens of arguments, including challenges to legal rulings during trial and jury instructions.

Branstad’s attorneys asked the judge to set aside the July 15 jury verdict of $1.5 million awarded to former Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey.

A new report says farm bankruptcies have risen in Nebraska and Iowa.

The American Farm Bureau Federation shows Chapter 12 bankruptcies rose 24% nationwide over the previous year that ended on September 30th.

The report cited severe weather and trade disputes among the problems faced by farmers.

There were 37 farm bankruptcies in Nebraska and 24 in Iowa over those 12 months.

The highest number of farm bankruptcies was in Wisconsin, with 48. Nebraska tied for second with Georgia and Kansas.

OCTOBER 21, 2019

The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota say they believe President Donald Trump still supports Midwest farmers. 

All three were in Siouxland for the Tri-State Governor Conference held in Dakota Dunes.

Some ethanol industry advocates are frustrated about a proposal the EPA released last week to account for lost demand for renewable fuels because of small refinery waivers. 

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Nebraska lawmakers spent yesterday trying to override Governor Pete Ricketts vetoes of several line items in the budget.  But majority Republicans stopped every attempt. Senators voted down efforts to override vetoes of $2.37 million in funding for developmental disabilities and $1.3 million for child welfare aid

Nebraska Cracks Down on Sex Trafficking

May 18, 2017

Nebraska lawmakers are taking a much harder line on human trafficking.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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