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Sioux City prepares for IRGC visit

Members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission are in Sioux City Tuesday to get one more look at the proposed sites for a land-based casino. The morning's tour will be followed by a public input session this afternoon at the Stoney Creek Inn. The IRGC will announce which of the four proposed projects gets the gaming license for Woodbury County on April 18th.

Democratic official says Sen. Tim Johnson will retire

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson is expected to announce today that he is retiring. The 66-year-old chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is in his third term in the Senate. Johnson is scheduled to speak today at the University of South Dakota in his hometown of Vermillion.

Fallen Estherville, IA soldier returns home

An Estherville, Iowa man who died fighting for freedom in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Tuesday. Funeral services will be held in the Estherville High School gym for 27-year-old Staff Sergeant Steven Blass. Blass was one of five U.S. Army soldiers who died in the crash of a helicopter in Afghanistan on March 11th.

 Council gives developer "green light" to build on annexed land

The Sioux City Council has approved a zoning change that will make this land in the Sunnybrook neighborhood ready for homes. The property was annexed about a month ago. When it was outside of the county, it was only usable for farmland.

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