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Upmeyer re-elected as Iowa House Majority Leader



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:29

Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) has been re-elected as Majority Leader in the Iowa House. 

Upmeyer will be serving her seventh term in the House and has previously served as the House Minority Whip for two years and the Majority Leader for


Winter storm triggers waterfowl exodus



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:28

by Lowell Washburn    

Even by Northern Plains standards, the season’s first winter storm was one for the record books.  The massive weather system -- officially dubbed Winter Storm Astro -- roared onto the mid-western scene on Tuesday, Nov. 11, delivering subzero wind chills and dumping more than a foot of snow on portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  In Minnesota, the combination of high winds and icy roadways put more than 500 vehicles in the ditch.  Forecasters predicted that before it was over, all 50 states would see freezing temperatures.


GHV School Board to vote on school building use Dec. 8



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:27

The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura School Board plans to make a final decision on which grade levels will be housed at the consolidated district’s two elementary buildings when they hold their December school board meeting.  

The board asked the administrative team from the two schools for a recommendation, based on the best educational setting for all students.  The team’s recommendation was to have the elementary building in Garner be a pre-kindergarten to grade four building and the elementary building in Ventura to house grades five and six.


Minnesota man enters plea agreement in assault



Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:27

A Minnesota man charged with first-degree kidnapping and attempted murder after an assault in Clear Lake earlier this year has entered into a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to lesser charges. 

Albert Mesenbrink, 62, of Vadnais Heights, Minn., was charged on April 24 after an alleged assault of a Clear Lake woman on Easter Sunday. 


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