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    Sir, I read in your paper of today, the 31st instant, a letter from Ms. Linda Born of Clear Lake, who would have the City improve the band festival parade by the more prominent recognition of military veterans. I am grateful for her letter, as it affords me the opportunity to dissent.

      No amount of "higher learning" in colleges or minds of men will solve the problems of our world which each day become more filled with hatred for one another. Only the love of Christ who sacrificed Himself through His life, death and resurrection can pull us from this abyss of horrendous sin…

        Another great North Iowa Band Festival parade is in the books, I have just one concern or suggestion to be offered. I think all Veterans - American Legion, Vietnam Veterans, and Marine Corp League - should be in a place of honor at the start of the parade instead of mixed in following cars, …

          What's with the fixation on drones and the desire to regulate in Britt? You'd think they were falling out of sky comparable to the German bombing of London in WW2, all the while putting a live feed on Facebook from your bedroom window. You want to do something in the name of safety? Let's st…

            The North Iowa Farmers Market started its summer market season on May 19, despite the rainy weather. Vendor expectations were cautiously optimistic about the day, and rightfully so. The opening market is usually slow, a lot of produce isn't in season yet and the market moved this year from t…

            Washington state lottery officials say a single winning ticket for a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a department store in a Seattle suburb. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 5, 11, 22, 23, 69 and the Powerball 7. The winning ticket was bought Sunday at a Fred Meyer store in Auburn, about 30 miles south of Seattle. The winner has not yet come forward. It’s the second time a Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Washington state, and both tickets were purchased in Auburn. The first was a $90 million jackpot in 2014. The first was a $90 million jackpot in 2014. Monday's jackpot was the ninth-largest in U.S. history.

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            Back from a tour of the San Diego-Mexico border and meetings with Mexican officials, Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst on Tuesday called on Democratic President Joe Biden to crack down of the flow of fentanyl entering the United States, including having every vehicle entering the Southern border screened by a drug-sniffing police dog.

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