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Ohiya Casino doubles its games, workforce

The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating the grand opening of a new casino and resort. The $20 million Ohiya Casino has been up and running for about two weeks, but the official grand opening celebration begins today. The 61-thousand square foot facility has comes after a long legal battle at the state and national level.

Sioux City cathedral ready to fight vandalism

Vandals strike again at one of Sioux City's most historic churches, the Cathedral of the Epiphany. In recent weeks, rocks have been thrown through century-old stained glass windows and someone spray-painted a gold leaf sign outside. The vandalism has left church officials are baffled.

Former Sioux City police officer charged in Colorado bank robberies

A former Sioux City police officer faces robbery charges in Colorado. Scott Brasselero, 46, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in the robbery of a Colorado Springs bank in January of 2012 and of a Pharmacy, last month. He also faces possible charges in four other Colorado counties.

Iowa Senate OKs 2014-2015 school funding increase

The Iowa Senate has approved legislation to increase state funding for K-12 schools by 4 percent for the 2014-2015 school year. Republicans in a House committee have approved a scaled-backed version of Governor Terry Branstad's education reform proposals. That plan reduces teacher raises Branstad backed, and lets schools opt-out of minimum salary hikes or leadership bonuses.

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