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BPI to Reopen Garden City Facility
Beef Products Incorporated will reopen its Garden City Kansas facility that was closed in 2012.  The facility will begin operating Monday and company officials plan to hire 40 to 50 full time employees.  The plant was one of three closed in March of 2012 when demand for lean finely texture…
Split Rock Park Without Water Until Further Notice
With the camping season beginning, the Chickasaw County Conservation Board wants to make you aware that due to problems with the water supply, Split Rock Park, near Fredericksburg, will be without water until continuous chlorination can be installed...
Fire Station Closing In Waterloo
If a fire breaks out in Waterloo this summer, it may take longer than normal for firefighters to respond to the emergency. Budget cuts are forcing the temporary closure of a fire station that serves the city's southwest side.
Wolf Killed In Buchanan County
Wolves are returning to Iowa nearly a century after they were last known to roam the state.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms a wolf -- mistaken for a coyote -- was shot and killed by a hunter in Buchanan County in February.
Cedar Falls Police Investigating Robbery
Cedar Falls police are searching for a suspect in a late-night robbery that occurred outside a local business. Around 11 p.m. Monday (April 28, 2014), officers were called to the parking lot of Goodwill Industries on University Avenue.
Casino Vote Impacts Waterloo
No matter how state gambling regulators voted on Thursday (April 17, 2014), the decision on whether to license a proposed casino in Cedar Rapids was going to impact Waterloo and other Cedar Valley communities. The outcome was nearly unanimous.
4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting
Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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