Orange City Tulip Festival

Orange City Tulip Festival

This week thousands of people from all of the world were expected to visit the Orange City Tulip Festival.  Organizers decided to cancel this year's event and turn their focus to social media for fans.  Mike Hofman of the Orange City Chamber of Commerce and steering committee for the Orange City Tulip Festival shared his thoughts with Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer.

Guest host Sheila Brummer explored the COVID-19 pandemic with everything from for assistance to ways to enchance our health.  Plus, find out how the Orange City Tulip Festival plans to celebrate in this age of isolation.  The 80th annual event was postponed until May of 2021.  Also, hear some memorable stories and special reports from the award-winning Siouxland Public Media News Department.

Special thanks to this week's guests:

Linda Scheid - Food Bank of Siouxland

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The Trump administration has reached agreements with Canada and Mexico to lift tariffs on metals imported from those countries, resolving a yearlong standoff that inflamed North Atlantic tensions and complicated efforts to ratify a revised trade deal.

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Rural bankers say they are slightly less confident about the economy than they were last month.  That’s according to The Rural Mainstreet survey for May. The survey's confidence index, is at its lowest level in almost two years.

The report released today shows the survey's overall index dropping from 50 in April to 48.5 this month. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.

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Iowa’s Attorney General has endorsed Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

It makes him the first 2020 candidate to receive the endorsement of a statewide elected official in Iowa.

Attorney General Tom Miller was one of the first Iowa elected officials to endorse Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential caucuses, and he is a longtime friend of the Montana governor's 

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Iowa is joining four other states in suing a drug company and its former president over actions related to the marketing of the drug OxyContin. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that Iowa had filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and Richard Sackler, the company's former president and chairman. The suit claims Purdue engaged in unfair, deceptive and unlawful practices in how it marketed OxyContin, helping to cause a national opioid crisis. The company denied the allegations.

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