Calmar Drug Probe Results in Three Arrests

Three people have been arrested and are now facing drug charges,  after a search warrant was served Wednesday in Calmar. 37-year-old Destiny Chambers of Calmar was charged with a felony controlled substance violation (methamphetamine), felony failure to affix drug stamp, felony gathering where controlled substances are used and aggravated possession of controlled substance (2nd offense).…read more »

Iowa Budget Watchers Predict Slowing Revenue Growth Next Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – State budget experts say revenue projections for the current fiscal year are running slightly ahead of their October predictions, but the growth for the 2020 budget is expected to be considerably slower. The three-member Revenue Estimating Conference says state income is up about 4.7 percent from the previous year but…read more »

NW Iowa Families Band Together to Fight Dead Hog Odors

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant. An attorney for the Estherville families filed a motion this week pushing for Emmet County leaders to take stronger action against Central Bi-Products, a…read more »

Black Hawk Co. Supervisors Canvass Waterloo Ward-5 Votes

No surprises, as the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors met in special session yesterday(Thur) afternoon to canvass the results of Tuesday’s 5th Ward election in Waterloo. The final-and-now-official vote totals are:  Ray Feuss, 737 votes and Jason Welch, 336, a margin of 401 votes. Feuss will be sworn in Monday evening at the Waterloo…read more »

Ft. Dodge Man Looking at Substantial Federal Prison Time

A Fort Dodge man will spend anywhere from 10 years-to-life in prison, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 59-year oid Craig Essing admitted before Chief Judge Leonard Strrand that he and others in a drug-selling ring distributed over 100 pounds of meth in the Ft. Dodge area from June of 2015 through September,…read more »

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