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On Monday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported two deaths and 123 new cases of COVID-19; that includes two more in Woodbury County for a total of 20.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says a large amount of the deaths are from people living in long-term care facilities.  She also took a moment to give a message to employees at facilities across the state.

“You are more than caregivers.  You are heroes on the front lines.  Thank you for showing up and caring for others like you would for your own family.”

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The winter storm that hit Siouxland with a vengeance last weekend put a college basketball coach in a harrowing situation.

Saul Phillips is the head coach at Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota. 

His team played Friday night in Sioux Falls and as he took off for his next stop in Wayne, Nebraska that's when the adventure started.

He shared his story with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer.

Northern State ended up beating Wayne State College 82 to 72 on Saturday night.

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State lawmakers are heading back to the Iowa Capitol next week for the 2020 legislative session, scheduled to start Monday, Jan. 13. This session will mark the fourth consecutive year with Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the governor’s office

Some of the top issues include mental health funding, voting rights for felons, child care, tax policy, Medicaid oversight and medical cannabis. .

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A storm that could bring blizzard conditions to the Midwest is expected to swell creeks and rivers in South Dakota, but not to the levels they rose last month.

The National Weather Service says the winter storm could drop as much as 1 ½ feet of snow on parts of the state later this week.