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Hard Rock says its new hotel and casino will be a great fit for Siouxland Video included

When it comes to living up to the Hard Rock brand, the hotel and casino plans to do just that.  More>>

Iowa State says data breach could affect thousands

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Iowa State University has reported a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people enrolled at the school over a 17-year period. More>>

Members of Anthon Legion to create a mock military funeral to educate students Video included

A mock military funeral is set for April 25th in Anthon, Iowa. The event is being put on by the Anthon American Legion.
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Storm Lake Man accused of trying to stab cousin

A 19-year old Storm Lake, Iowa man is in jail on charges of trying to stab his cousin. More>>

Flight 232 pilot teaches teamwork during Iowa Aviation Conference Video included

This summer, Sioux City will pause to remember the events of July 19th, 1989. That's the day United Airlines Flight 232 crashed at the Sioux Gateway Airport. The flight's captain is still talking about the crash nearly 25-years later.

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Woodbury County will meet to go over amendments to its budget Video included

When it comes to setting the budget, Woodbury County plans three months before the fiscal year even starts. That's why it's important they take another look. More>>

Woodbury Sheriff and supervisors at odds over courthouse security Video included

Woodbury County's courthouse has gone years without formal security, but they've budgeted $250,000 to make the building more secure. More>>

Orton Slough drainage project near Salix, IA still up in the air Video included

Woodbury County's engineer said he plans to present more information about who's on board at next week's supervisor's meeting and within the next few weeks they plan to hold a public forum. More>>

Hard Rock says goal is to create an "entertainment destination" in Sioux City Video included

Even though, an opening date hasn't been released yet for the city's newest casino, Sioux City Entertainment's President and CEO Bill Warner said it will be sometime this summer and there are lots of surprises in store. More>>

Drake University holds annual bulldog beauty pageant Video included

Drake University crowned a new "Beautiful Bulldog" Monday. More>>

Iowa Senate OKs plan to reopen Iowa Juvenile Home

The Iowa Senate has renewed its effort to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home, with a budget amendment designed to re-establish and improve programming at the Toledo facility.
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Sioux City's second-hand stores left out of new record keeping rules Video included

Efforts were already underway to make pawn shops go digital, but brokers complained that consignment shops didn't have to follow the same rules. More>>

Permits to allow temporary shelter of pit bulls in Sioux City

Rescue groups will now be allowed to bring pit bulls into Sioux City for special adoption events and veterinary care. More>>

Change-orders continue to plague city projects Video included

As work wraps up at Sioux City's wastewater plant, it may end up being an example of what not to do.  The price tag on the project ballooned to more than $70 million, with dozens of change orders.

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Sioux City to pay franchise fee settlement in class action lawsuit over utility bills Video included

The lawsuit stems from a two-percent franchise fee tacked onto gas and electric bills.At the time, there was no state law that authorized the fee, and the towns involved in the suit were ordered to pay back the money collected. More>>

Siouxland students tackle underage drinking problem Video included

Underage drinking is ranked number one by students in the tri-state region, on the list of problems in school; higher than drugs and bullying. More>>

USDA establishes rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a new program that will provide $150 million to help small agriculture-related startups in rural areas that need cash to expand. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is in Cedar Rapids on Monday to announce the formation of the first Rural Business Investment Company. More>>

New owner of Dutton house look to restore home to glory Video included

In Sioux City's Morningside neighborhood, there sits a home, the history of which dates back to 1888. More>>

Jamal Dean to have separate trial from alleged co-conspirators in drug case Video included

Dean is currently serving a 25-year sentence for attempted murder in the shooting of Sioux City Police officer Kevin McCormick.  Friday, a judge granted the requests made by attorneys representing Dean, his brother Levon, and Sarah Berg. More>>

Veterans practice for military funeral, plan to perform for students in Anthon, IA next week Video included

Veterans said the main part of a military funeral is the flag folding and flag presentation ceremony to the family.  More>>

Siouxland kid raises "buckets of hope" for other cancer survivors

Friday, people gathered at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center to raise awareness for Blood Cancer. More>>

Two arrested in connection with arson at bar & bowling alley in Sheldon, IA

A northwest Iowa bar and bowling alley owner and one of her employees have been accused of setting a fire to collect insurance money. More>>

Siouxland teen arrested for placing camera outside girl's window.

The Sheldon Police Department arrested a man after reports he placed a camera outside a girl's window. More>>

Child Porn Suspect sentenced in Sioux City

An Iowa man twice convicted of child sex offenses have been given 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography. More>>

Local church "eggs" houses Video included

It took 60 people to egg 500 hundred houses in about 45 minutes.. More>>

U.S. Senate candidate says he'll stay and work in Iowa Video included

It's a crowded field of candidates in the race for the republican nomination for Tom Harkin's seat in the U.S. Senate. More>>

Court date pushed back for man arrested in Sioux City murder case Video included

Ricardo Vital's hearing was moved back to the end of June.
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Argosy's fate impacts city and county budgets Video included

The county has already been missing out on gambling revenues for over a year and the city says they're prepared if there is a gap between when the Argosy closes and the Hard Rock opens.
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State gives children's museum a big boost

In choosing the Children's Museum of Siouxland, the program's manager said the project would not only be a draw for tourism, but also improve the quality of life in Sioux City. More>>

UPDATE: Owner talks about barn fire near Salix, Iowa Video included

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When they arrived on scene, a barn was on fire and it's so far gone, firefighters let it burn out by itself.
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State appeal board hears arguments surrounding Sioux County budget Video included

Representatives from Iowa's State Appeal Board were in Orange City, Iowa Thursday for a special public hearing. That hearing focused on questions about the county's budget, and allegations about county workers. More>>

Changes for Walleye Weekend tournament on the Iowa Great Lakes Video included

A new law that's intended to curb the spread of aquatic invasive species is forcing a rule change for the annual Walleye Weekend tournament on the Iowa Great Lakes. More>>

Children gathered at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City Thursday to expand their knowledge on animal tracks

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center teaching Siouxland children about animal tracks

Children gathered at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City Thursday to expand their knowledge on animal tracks. More>>

One Siouxland school district is putting the passion of its students front and center Video included

Students in the Estherville Lincoln Central School District are being asked a simple question: "What matters most to you and why?" Unlike most questions students are asked, this one has no right or easy answer."When we talk about what matters to us, we discover things about our own self.
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IRGC: Argosy Casino has to stop all gaming by July 1; Commission voted unanimously Video included

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission denied the Belle of Sioux City's application for an extension of the Argosy Casino's gaming license. More>>

Sioux City man charged after police say he robbed three people on the northside of Sioux City

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22-year-old Vasean Markworth is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of false imprisonment. More>>

Experts: Logan, Iowa teen accused of murdering his brother is competent for trial

Two psychiatric experts say an 18-year-old suspect is competent to stand trial on a charge that he killed his 5-year-old foster brother in Harrison County, Iowa.
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