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Three Democratic Presidential candidates will campaign in Northwest Iowa this weekend. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar,  and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet will make appearances in Sioux City and Orange City. 

Michael Bennet is meeting with potential caucus-goers this afternoon and evening. Asked this morning about the tariff battle that President Trump set off with China, Bennet said Trump was right to question the trade imbalance with China. But, Bennet says the president did so in a terribly clumsy way.

Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott was reelected with 68 percent of the vote.  But a few of Iowa’s municipal races are undecided.  Some Iowa cities require winners to get a clear majority — or 50 percent plus one — of the vote.

In Iowa’s largest city, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie is seeking a fifth term and got 43.5 percent of the vote — just seven-tenths of a percent ahead of Jack Hatch, a former state legislator who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2014. They will face-off in a run-off in December.

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The National Weather Service says that at least one tornado hit the city of Sioux Falls overnight and caused massive damage.

The weather service confirmed an EF-2 tornado with winds of about 125 mph hit a portion of the city. They are examining a second area where a hospital complex suffered heavy damage to see if that also was a tornado or simply straight-line winds.

The local fire chief says at least 37 buildings were destroyed or have structural damage mainly on the south and southwestern parts of town.

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The National Weather Service is confirming that at least one tornado hit the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, overnight.

The weather service confirmed an EF-2 tornado with winds of about 125 mph hit a portion of the city. They were examining a second area where a hospital complex suffered heavy damage to see if that also was a tornado or simply straight-line winds.

One northwest Iowa school bond issue passed and another failed yesterday. A supermajority of 60% was needed for all measures to pass.

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Officials say the severe weather that tore apart structures in South Dakota's largest city appears to have spared the rest of the state.

National Weather Service officials are surveying a probable tornado and straight-line winds that hit the southern part of Sioux Falls just before midnight yesterday that caused damage to at least 37 structures. There are some reports of injuries, but no word on any fatalities.

One northwest Iowa school bond issue passed and another failed.

Cultural Continuum 5-17-19

May 17, 2019
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Check your shoes for splinters, the Orange City Tulip Festival is underway! Don Reese spreads the funny at Vangarde, the Green Thumb Plant Sale is today and a century of Municipal Bands on display at the museum.

Silence, suppression and shame—Mike Goll knows them well.

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He claimed hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Mexico have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” He advocated for an electrified fence along the United States-Mexico border to discourage crossings, adding, “We do that with livestock all the time.”

 

Bonne Finken is a pop artist from Des Moines who broke through as the first female Iowa artist to crack the charts on a Top 40 radio station. She recently scored the music for the IPTV documentary FarmHer, and her music has been featured on television shows and in commercials. We are proud to have her here on Live at the Old Factory. 

 

 

Two women wearing hijabs appear on a projection screen. Through a video call, Jasmine Smith is joined by another Northwestern College graduate, Marly Melsh. Both are converts to Islam.

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