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The former mayor of Irwin Iowa Republican Bret Richards is the first candidate in Iowa's Fourth Congressional District to gather the necessary signatures to have his name placed on the 2020 Republican primary ballot.

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For four days in July the Winnebago Powwow brought people together to sing, dance and celebrate Native American Culture.  

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer traveled to Winnebago on a very soggy Sunday to talk to Aric  Armell who serves on the Pow Wow Committee for the Winnebago Tribe.  

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High temperatures continue in Siouxland, up in the nineties today and down to the 80s by tomorrow.  There is a heat advisory in effect until 9:00 p.m. tonight. 

The high heat is causing the concrete to buckle on some stretches of northwest Iowa roads.

Troy Clouse, with the Iowa Department of Transportation, says he and his crews responded to five reports of pavement blowouts during the weekend in Plymouth, Sioux, and Woodbury counties. Clouse told the Sioux City Journal they are making temporary repairs.

The Exchange, Veterans' Day Program

Nov 1, 2018

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Coming up today on The Exchange, in honor of Veterans’ Day November 11th, we talk with some local vets and those who help provide services for veterans.  We also hear about the Buffalo Soldiers, a group of African American Soldiers who served in the civil war and in World War One. We also take a look at the hard-fought race between Incumbent 4thDistrict Republican Steve King and Democratic challenger JD Scholten.  

King/Scholten Race

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Lisa Naslund
Ally Karsyn

My husband, Jeff, and I have been married 32 years. We raised two daughters and a son. But for two years, I wasn’t sure how to answer the question, “How many children do you have?” You see, our son Sgt. Dillion Naslund completed suicide on December 10, 2012. He was 25.

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Jun 6, 2017

The "pink slime" beef defamation trial continues in Elk Point, Iowa US Senator Charles Grassley questions accounts of wait times at Iowa VA Hospitals, and Kim Weaver's allegations about state government officials reactions to her candidacy for the District 4 Congressional Seat are challenged.

Collateral Damage

May 29, 2017
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Karen Edelman Williams had never been here before, never seen unending fields of corn and soybeans amid the tawny prairie grass, never seen anything like the yawning openness all around. So when, sometime later, she wrote a letter to those people she’d met on a visit out here, she told them she’d never forget the place. “I will never forget the kindness of the people we met there,” she told them, “or the beauty of your Nebraska skies.”

State financial analysts predict that Iowa will experience continuous budget deficits totaling over 191 million-dollars over the next few financial quarters.  The Republican-led state legislature has passed large budget cuts recommended by Governor Terry Branstad, and some of those cuts are in public safety.   Sioux City Democratic Representative Chris Hall and Democratic State Senator Bob Hogg (Hoag) of Cedar Rapids were in Sioux City Friday to take a close up look at the veteran’s law court.

Ernst Veterans Care Bill Becomes Law

Dec 19, 2016

President Obama has signed into law a program aimed at improving care and reducing wait times at Veteran’s Administration Clinics.  It was co-sponsored by Iowa Republican Senator and veteran Joni Ernst.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett reports.A 2014 federal audit showed that veterans often wait at least 90 days for appointments for health care or never received appointments.

This week Gretchen speaks to Sarah Peterson, executive director of Support Siouxland Soldiers, about “Holidays for our Heroes,” a program to assist Siouxland veterans and military families with gifts, groceries, dinner and more.