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South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the state’s attorney general, who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Republican lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House to impeach Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer. He has indicated he will not heed calls to resign. The Republican attorney general faces three misdemeanor charges in the September death of 55-year-old Joseph Boever. It will require a simple majority to advance the impeachment charges to the Senate.

Siouxland District Health

Siouxland District Health reported two more deaths in Woodbury County for a death toll of 210 due to complications of COVID-19. The positivity rate is up slightly to 6%. Hospitalizations are up almost 15% with 14 patients at Sioux City’s two medical facilities. Statewide there are 241 patients, with 60 in intensive care. That’s a small decrease from the day before.

There have been 18 new cases added in Woodbury County.  Statewide, there are more than 550 new cases and 15 deaths in a 24-hour period that ended this morning at 10 a.m.

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A major winter storm is expected to blanket a large section of the middle of the U.S with snow and travel troubles as more than a foot of snow falls in some areas, including western Iowa and southeast Nebraska.

The National Weather Service out of Sioux Falls says most of the heavy snow will stay south of Sioux City. 

Sioux City is forecasted to get up to 5 inches with up to 12 inches in Monona County.

Some schools did dismiss early today, including South Sioux City where there is a snow emergency in effect until 6 tomorrow night.


Woodbury County added two more COVID-related deaths in the past 24-hours for a total of 175 since the start of the pandemic. There were 46 additional cases. Siouxland District Health says mask up, keep your distance, wash your hands, stay home when sick, and avoid nonessential gatherings.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 10 more Iowans have died of the disease for more than 4,200 (4,232) and almost 1,900 additional cases for a total of 300,000 positive test results.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported five more COVID-19-related deaths and almost 1,500 additional coronavirus cases in the state in a 24-hour period that ended on Christmas morning. 

There have been 3,744 deaths and almost 274,000 positive cases since the state of the pandemic.

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Another 71 people died in Iowa of the coronavirus, including 3 more in Woodbury County.  Siouxland District Health is no longer releasing information on the age or sex of COVID-19 related deaths.  There were 39 new cases in the county and more than 1,400 statewide in a 24-hour period. 

The total number of deaths in Iowa is 3,739.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that in the past 14 days, Iowa has reported almost 700 new confirmed cases per 100,000 people. That ranks the state 40th nationally during that period.

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We are getting a “White Christmas” courtesy of a winter storm.

Blizzard warnings are posted for all of Siouxland due to snow, strong winds and bitter cold until 9 tonight. 

The weather is creating treacherous travel conditions.

The National Weather Service says Sioux City is expected to receive three inches of snow. But, some spots in the region could see 5-to-7 inches.

Because of worsening weather conditions, Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott issued a snow emergency.


The family of a 65-year-old Iowa man  is suing Tyson after he died of COVID-19 while working at the company's pork plant in Storm Lake. Michael Everhard, of Fonda, died June 18, three weeks after he contracted the virus. His family contends in a lawsuit that Tyson didn't implement proper safety precautions to protect Everhard and other employees from the virus. Several Tyson executives at the plant are also named in the lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of Everhard's three children.

Vaccine distribution plans will be discussed Monday afternoon by Siouxland public health officials.  Siouxland District Health Department and Dakota County Health Department will hold a press conference Monday afternoon at the Security Institute at Western Iowa Tech, to provide information related to COVID19 vaccine plans.  That press conference is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

For the second straight day, Iowa reported a staggering number of COVID-19 deaths. Another 84 deaths were reported today, following 70 a day earlier. Before this week, the highest number of deaths reported in a single day was 47, which was reported on Nov. 25.

This week on The Exchange, we have a wide-ranging conversation about the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Epidemiologist Dr. Eli Perencavich.

We begin our conversation with Siouxland District Health's Tyler Brock. Brock says despite the continuing numbers of additional cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County, the numbers have decreased slightly in the last week.

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Deaths in all three Siouxland states due to complications of COVID-19 continue to climb.

Nebraska saw 62 during a 24-hour period and 2,000 additional cases.

There were almost 1,300 additional cases in South Dakota as the state moves closer to reaching the 1,000 mark for deaths.  Forty-seven more people have died from the illness, one of the highest single-day death tallies since the pandemic began.

The CDC says last week the Rushmore State had the highest per capita death rate in the nation.  There have been 995 deaths.


Iowa coronavirus trends continue to worsen as increasing numbers of hospitalizations further stress hospitals and health care workers as they try to keep up with the surge.

Iowa Department of Public Health data showed almost 4,800 additional cases in the past 24 hours, and 26 more deaths, bringing the state total to 1,898.  There are two more deaths in Woodbury County, for 105 in all.

It was the fifth consecutive day Iowa reported more than 4,000 new cases a day. 

102120 304Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Iowa.  Iowa reported record high COVID-19 deaths today,  with 31 people dying of the novel coronavirus along with an additional 1,276 confirmed cases. The state's death toll to 1,579.  The state also reported 534 people hospitalized, topping Tuesday's high of 501.According to the state's coronavirus website, there were 646 new, confirmed cases of the coronavirus this morning. 

Iowa's unemployment rate for September dropped to 4.7%, continuing a five-month trend of hiring after the state's economy was hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

 Iowa Workforce Development reported today that the unemployment rate was down from 6% in August. The rate has declined every month since April when unemployment peaked in Iowa.

The U.S. unemployment rate in September was 7.9%.

Siouxland District Health Department

Three more people living in Woodbury County have died of complications of COVID-19, for 85 in all.  There were more than 60 new cases for a total topping 6,600 since the start of the pandemic.

Siouxland District Health Department

In one day another 1,400 Iowans tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including almost 90 in Woodbury County.  There were 13 more deaths statewide.  Siouxland District Health reports one more death in Woodbury County, an elderly woman for a total of 82 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

Hospitalizations also continued to increase as the state set a new high of 482 people being treated in hospitals, and 64 at Sioux City’s two hospitals.

Outbreaks were reported in 61 long-term care facilities, including 13 in northwest Iowa and four in Woodbury County.

COVID Cases Surge in Iowa and Across the Country

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The U.S. is averaging more than 45,000 new COVID-19 positive tests a day, up 8% from the previous week, and more than double what the country saw in June, the CDC reports.

A suburban Des Moines educator has died from complications of COVID-19, but it's unclear if she contracted the virus at school or elsewhere. 

The principal of Indian Hills Junior High School says special education assistant Jennifer Crawford, died Monday. The school is in West Des Moines. Iowa has the fourth-highest coronavirus positivity rate in the nation.

Only 10 of Iowa's 99 counties are below the 5% threshold at which public health experts recommend measures to slow the spread of the virus, including mandatory masks and limits on gatherings.

The number of Iowans in the hospital with COVID-19 reached a four-month high on Monday as the Department of Public Health reported two more have died of the disease and more than 600 tested positive.

There are more than 350 hospitalized; including 57 in Woodbury County, according to Siouxland District Health.  That is an overall increase of five patients in one day. 

There are 54 new positive cases in Woodbury County.  Dakota County reports 48 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations continue to climb in Siouxland, as health officials in Sioux County ask for a mask mandate to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

On Sunday, Siouxland District Health reported 41 hospitalizations due to complications of COVID-19 at Sioux City’s two hospitals.  There are eleven more also battling a combination of medical issues for 52 patients in all.  That is 21 more in two weeks time.   

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American Airlines says today it will stop providing service at Sioux Gateway Airport effective Oct. 7.  It’s one of 15 markets the airline is cutting due to low demand and the expiration of CARES Act funding. United Airlines will begin flying daily from the airport to Denver beginning October 14th. 

President Donald Trump will visit Cedar Rapids tomorrow.  Trump today has approved Iowa's application for a major federal disaster declaration in the aftermath of last week's devastating storm. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds asked for nearly 4-billion dollars.

  Hội đồng y tế của Sở Y Tế huyện Siouxland đã chấp thuận một khuyến nghị về việc đeo khẩu trang cho quận Woodbury không được yêu cầu. Thống đốc Reynold cho biết chính quyền địa phương không thể bắt buộc đeo khẩu trang trong khi lệnh khẩn cấp trên toàn tiểu bang của bà được đưa ra.

Y Tế huyện Siouxland đã báo cáo 10 trường hợp nhiễm Covid-19 mới hôm nay. Sở Y Tế Công Cộng Iowa cho thấy có tổng cộng 3,779 trường hợp dương tính với Covid-19 trong quận. Số người chết vẫn là 52.

Boordin deparmanti mana fayyaa Siouxland Woodbury County keessati haguugin fulla godhachuun barbaachisa akka tae murtesse. Governor Reynolds akka jetteti yoo state emergency jala seene male haguugi fuula namani hunduu godhatan akka murteessu hin dandeene himte.

Magaala Woodbury County keessati mannii fayyaa Siouxland namni haarawa 10 Covid-19 qabamuu himan. deparmantiin mana fayyaa Iowa County keessati waliigalatti namni qabame 3,779 akka ta’e mullisa. Duttimmo namu 52 irraa jira.

የሶዮuxland አውራጃ ጤና ጥበቃ ቦርድ ከስልጣን ውጭ የሆነ ለ Woodbury County መደበኛ የሆነ ጭንብል የውሳኔ ሃሳብ አጽድቋል ፡፡ገዥው ሬይኖልድስ በአገር አቀፍ ደረጃ የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ ማዘዣው በሚተገበርበት ጊዜ የአካባቢ መንግስታት ጭምብልን ማስገደድ አይችሉም ብለዋል ፡፡

የሶዮላንድ አውራጃ ጤና ዛሬ ዉድበሪ ካውንቲ 10 COVID-19 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን ሪፖርት እንዳደረገ ገልsewaል ፡፡ የአዮዋ የህዝብ ጤና መምሪያ በካውንቲው በአጠቃላይ በ COVID-19 በጠቅላላው 3,779 አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮችን አሳይቷል ፡፡የሟቾች ቁጥር በ 52 ነው ፡፡

የአዮዋ ግዛት በ 24 ሰዓታት ውስጥ የኮሮናቫይረስ ተጨማሪ ጉዳዮችን 678 ተከሷል ፡፡ከ 50,900 የሚበልጡ ጉዳዮች ፣ እና 10 ተጨማሪ ሞት ፣ ለ 965 በአጠቃላይ።

የደቡብ ዳኮታ ከ 10,000 አዎንታዊ texaqiwoch እና ለሁለት ተጨማሪ ሞት በድምሩ ለ 150 ሰዎች dersawal።

La junta de salud del Departamento de Salud del Distrito de Siouxland aprobó una recomendación formal de mascarilla para el condado de Woodbury que no cumple con el mandato. La gobernadora Reynolds dice que los gobiernos locales no pueden exigir máscaras mientras su orden de emergencia estatal esté vigente.

El Distrito de Salud de Siouxland ha informado hoy 10 casos nuevos de COVID-19 en el condado de Woodbury. El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa mostró un total de 3,779 casos positivos de COVID-19 en el condado. El número de muertos se mantiene en 52. 

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Officials say it will take five days or longer to restore power to some Iowa homes and businesses after a wind storm left damage across the Midwest on Monday and killed at least four people. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds held a news conference in Cedar Rapids today, one of the most heavily affected areas. 

Reynolds says Iowa will submit its application for a federal disaster declaration, and Iowans should have power fully restored by Tuesday.