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Voters in Storm Lake and Sergeant Bluff-Luton 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.

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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.

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Voters in Storm Lake and Sergeant Bluff-Luton will vote 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. In Sergeant Bluff, the $33 million bond issue is smaller than three previous referendums and those failed overwhelmingly. The proposal calls for $26.6 million for a new lower elementary school and around $4.7 million for a new athletic complex. About $1.6 million, would go for site improvements.

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Several states are  ditching their Republican primary next year, paving the way for the president’s re-nomination.     

However, the Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann says holding a caucus every cycle is just good for the GOP.

Nebraska state emergency officials who faced record floods this summer are now scrambling to boost their ranks with more workers to help residents recover and rebuild their communities.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency plans to hire 17 new employees in the coming months, increasing from its current 41 to 58 workers.

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A Remsen woman who had been reported as missing has notified authorities that she is safe in Vermont.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nicole Ann Trometer contacted Iowa law enforcement agencies at 12:30 p.m. today to tell them she was in Vermont. She later confirmed her identity at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Vermont, and the missing person investigation in Iowa was closed.

A Republican state senator who is challenging U.S. Rep. Steve King for the GOP nomination in Iowa's 4th Congressional District says he's stepping down as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

The committee has been at the center of significant tax legislation since Republicans regained the majority in 2016.  Feenstra says he's asked to be involved next year in drafting tax policy, just not as committee chairman.

He's in his third Senate term.