The Iowa Board of Regents

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says we can expect increased runoff for the Upper Missouri River Basin this year because snow is melting very slowly 

The forecast for the upper basin this year is now nearly 200 percent above average.

The Corps’ Kevin Grode (GROE-dee) says if that level is reached, 2019 would be the second highest runoff year on record in more than 120 years.

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The Iowa Boards of Regents today decreed that In-state students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State will be paying nearly four percent more in tuition costs beginning this fall.  The Board approved a proposed tuition increase for Iowa's public universities today. This action is the first in a planned five-year tuition model that was years in the making."

Out-of-state students attending ISU would pay about 5-percent more, and at Iowa, they would pay about a percent more in tuition.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is back at work after a trip to the hospital today.  Reynolds experienced chest pain earlier today and out of an abundance of caution went to the emergency room to seek medical care. The governor was seen by a physician. 

Her blood tests, chest x-rays, and electrocardiogram (EKG) test were all normal. She has been released from the hospital and is back working at the Capitol.  

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In-state students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State will be paying nearly four percent more in tuition costs beginning this fall.  The Iowa Board of Regents approved a proposed tuition increase for Iowa's public universities today.

Out-of-state students attending ISU would pay about 5-percent more, and at Iowa, they would pay about a percent more in tuition.

Base tuition levels at the University of Northern Iowa remained flat, to help UNI compete for students.

Iowa’s Board of Regents ---meeting in Ames today---will be setting tuition at the three state universities.

Today’s vote –hiking undergraduate ….. tuition three-point-nine-percent---at the University of Iowa and Iowa State is nearly a full-percent more than Regents last November were predicting last November.

      But …that was contingent on state legislators appropriating 18-million dollars to the Regents.  But they’re receiving six-million less.  

You’re listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett. 

A major renovation is underway at the historic Warrior Hotel in Sioux City.  Closed for more than 40 years, the real estate company Restoration St. Louis is giving the old building near 6th and Nebraska new life.  Siouxland Public Media Sheila Brummer toured the Warrior building yesterday with the owners of Restoration St. Louis and talked to them about the transformation of a Sioux City landmark.  Here’s her conversation with Amrit (auhm-rit) and Amy Gill.

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