COVID-19

REYNOLDS ADDRESSES SHELTER IN PLACE CONCERNS

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has addressed complaints from some medical professionals and Democratic lawmakers on why the she has not ordered a mandatory shelter-in-place...

WORLD PORK EXPO CANCELLED FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR

The World Pork Expo in Des Moines is among the latest casualties to coronavirus. Jen Sorenson of Ankeny, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council,...

NOEM EXPECTS COVID-19 TO PEAK IN SOUTH DAKOTA IN MID-JUNE

SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR KRISTI NOEM SAYS SHE EXPECTS HER STATE WILL BE DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS THROUGH THE SUMMER. NOEM SAYS THE LATEST PROJECTIONS SHOWS...

WOODBURY COUNTY REPORTS 8TH POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE

WOODBURY COUNTY HAS HAD AN 8TH PERSON TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. THAT PERSON IS A MALE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 61 TO 80. COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS...

RICKETTS EXTENDS MANDATE TO CLOSE NEBRASKA SCHOOLS THROUGH MAY

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has extended the closure of the state's schools through May 31st. That also includes suspending all extracurricular school activities through May...

WESTERN IOWA TECH EXTENDS ONLINE LEARNING THROUGH SPRING SEMESTER END

Western Iowa Tech Community College will extend online format learning for the remainder of the spring semester. School officials say the Sioux City, Cherokee, and...

IOWA SCHOOLS TO REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH APRIL BUT ASKED TO RESUME LESSONS

IOWA GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS HAS EXTENDED HER MANDATE TO CLOSE IOWA SCHOOLS THROUGH APRIL 30TH. OC...........AND SCHOOL STAFF. :21 THE GOVERNOR IS STILL HOPEFUL IOWA SCHOOLS...

IOWA SEES RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT FILINGS LAST WEEK

Iowa saw a record number of people file for unemployment as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Iowa Workforce Development reports there were 58-thousand-435 COVID-19 unemployment claims...

NEBRASKA UNIVERSITY DORMS WILL OPEN FOR CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINES

The University of Nebraska system campuses will provide bed space as needed in their dorms for residents in the state who need to self-quarantine. Governor...

IOWA COVID-19 CASES TOP 600 MARK (Update)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614...

DAKOTA CITY & LE MARS ANNOUNCE PLAYGROUND CLOSURES

Two more area cities have decided to close their public playground areas. Le Mars has announced that public playground equipment, basketball courts and restrooms will...

NOEM NOT PLANNING ON ISSUING “STAY AT HOME” ORDER

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says people should keep their distance as a way to slow the spread of coronavirus, but she does not...

THREE MORE POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES IN WOODBURY COUNTY

SIOUXLAND DISTRICT HEALTH REPORTED LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THAT THREE WOMEN IN WOODBURY COUNTY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. THAT MAKES SEVEN POSITIVE CASES IN THE...

SOME LOCAL HOMELESS GET TEMPORARY STAY IN SIOUX CITY DOWNTOWN HOTELS

Sioux City's Warming Shelter closed a month earlier than expected last week because of COVID-19, putting many of the city's homeless back on the...

REYNOLDS PRAISES STATE DENTISTS FOR P-P-E DONATIONS

Medical supplies such as surgical masks and gloves have been running in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds paid tribute...

SOUTH SIOUX CITY TO ALSO CLOSE SOME OUTDOOR FACILITIES

South Sioux City is also closing down many of its outdoor park and athletic facilities. Starting Thursday, April 2nd, the South Sioux baseball fields, basketball...

SIOUX CITY CLOSES PARK PLAYGROUNDS, TENNIS & BASKETBALL COURTS

Sioux City has closed all public playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts; as well as the skate park, dog park, Cone Park Lodge, and...

WOODBURY COUNTY CLOSES PARK BUILDINGS & PLAYGROUND AREAS

Woodbury County has closed all of the playgrounds at the parks operated by the County Conservation Board until further notice. This includes playgrounds at Browns...

NEW SITES ADDED TO FREE SACK LUNCH PROGRAM

THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS ADDED THREE MORE FREE MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES TO PROVIDE SACK LUNCHES TO LOCAL CHILDREN. THE NEW SITES ARE LOCATED...

THREE OF 4 WOODBURY COVID-19 CASES HAVE RECOVERED

Iowa has nearly 500 positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday. Governor Kim Reynolds gave the updated figures at her daily afternoon news conference: OC............that have...

SOUTH DAKOTA LAWMAKERS PASS EMERGENCY MEASURES BY PHONE

South Dakota lawmakers approved several emergency measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic in a session that dragged into early Tuesday morning. Legislators refused Governor...

CITY BUSINESS CONTINUES AS FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED TO PUBLIC

City Hall and the rest of Sioux City's public buildings remain closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. City Councilman Alex Watters says...

IOWA COVID-19 CASES TOP 400 POSITIVE RESULTS

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been notified of 88 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 424 positive...

IOWA SCHOOL STUDENTS MAY GO ALL ONLINE TO FINISH YEAR

Some of Iowa's K-through-12 students may soon be required to participate in online classes during school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Iowa Department...

RICKETTS EXTENDS PANDEMIC GATHERING DIRECTIVE TO APRIL 30TH

ON SUNDAY NIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP EXTENDED HIS DIRECTIVE TO NOT HAVE GROUPS OF TEN OR MORE PEOPLE GATHER DURING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC TO APRIL...

YOUR SEWING SKILLS CAN HELP SUPPLY SURGICAL MASKS

CAN YOU SEW? IF YOU CAN, IOWA GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS YOU CAN HELP ALLEVIATE THE SHORTAGE OF PROTECTIVE SURGICAL MASKS IN THE STATE: OC........CORONAVIRUS...

SOUTH DAKOTA COVID-19 CASES TOP 100 MARK

South Dakota Department of Health officials on Monday confirmed 11 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the total number to just over 100. State Epidemiologist...

ACLU & PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUE REYNOLDS OVER ELECTIVE MEDICAL PROCEDURE BAN

The ACLU of Iowa, Planned Parenthood and the Emma Goldman Clinic have filed a lawsuit against Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other state officials...

FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTES RECORD AMOUNT OF FOOD, ANNOUNCES GRANT MATCH

With unemployment ramping up due to corona virus related layoffs and closures, more people are needing help putting food on the table for their...

VERMILLION DISTILLERY RETOOLS TO MAKE HAND SANITIZER

A Vermillion distillery is among those that have retooled their usual business plans to meet the needs of the coronavirus pandemic. Valiant Vineyards Winery &...
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