Storm Lake Schools


The city of Sioux Falls is reeling after a likely tornado struck late last night, leaving behind a trail of damage and debris.

“There is a level of destruction up here that we’re not use to seeing.” 

That’s news anchor Brian Allen who works for KSFY-Television in Sioux Falls who says the twister touched down about a mile from his home.    

“Roofs have collapsed, windows have been blown out.  There is tree damage area.. power poles are down and trees are down.”

Allen is a former anchor at KCAU Television in Sioux City.

Voters in two northwest Iowa school districts are going to the polls today to decide the fate of two school bond issues.

Storm Lake and Sergeant Bluff voters will have a chance to approve or reject the plans.   

School officials say enrollment is growing and more space is necessary.  

In Sergeant Bluff, the $33 million bond issue is smaller than three previous referendums and those failed.

The Storm Lake measure calls for a $15 million plan to build a new early elementary school and a new middle school gymnasium.

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Voters in Storm Lake and Sergeant Bluff will decide tomorrow on school bond issues.  School officials say growing enrollment means the districts will run out of space. The bond issues require a 60 percent "supermajority" to win approval.  The Sgt. Bluff-Luton School system has failed to gain approval for three previous bond issues.

Western Iowa Tech Community College is reaching out to countries around the world and bringing international students to the area.

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Wells Enterprises Inc. has signed a purchase agreement with Eden Creamery, to acquire Halo Top, a low-calorie brand of ice cream.

The sale is expected to be completed in September.  The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions by the Le Mars-based family business as it pursues its longtime goal of becoming the nation's leading ice cream maker.