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Top Stories This Week

At Democratic event, Latinos say healthcare, education, immigration are key issues in 2020

SIOUX CITY -- What issues are most important to Iowa's Latino voters in the 2020 election?  Read more

Newell-Fonda brings plenty of experience to state softball tournament

The Newell-Fonda softball team didn't flinch when the Mustangs trailed Ridge View 4-1 late in the Class 1A region final. Read more

Hinton baseball wins 12-11 in extra-inning district thriller

HINTON, Iowa — The Hinton High School baseball team knew Alta-Aurelia was going to give the Blackhawks a fight Saturday in t… Read more

'The golden age' of Okoboji hospitality lives on at the Inn Hotel

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa -- There's a lot Mercedes Steffes would like to tell you about The Inn Hotel. Read more

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This week's most-read stories

Government and Politics

City of Sioux City cracks down on rat infestation at Leeds house with poison, traps

SIOUX CITY – Following a complaint made by several neighboring residents, the city has been slowly eradicating a large infes… Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Sioux City couple accused in smuggling, rape of undocumented Guatemalan girl

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City couple faces a federal charge of bringing in and harboring certain aliens after they allegedly br… Read more


Greenwell files papers hoping to force state audit of Sioux City school district finances

SIOUX CITY -- Contending there is a need for the top state taxpayers' watchdog to get involved, Sioux City school district w… Read more

Local news

Police release identity of body found in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City police have released the name of a man whose body was found earlier this month. Read more

Weekender | Music

Saturday in the Park backstage confidential -- part 3

The morning started at 7:52 a.m. with one hour of sleep under my belt and 15 calls from my friend, Chris Nesheim, who was ki… Read more

Local news

Three decades after Flight 232, Spencer Bailey -- the boy in the photograph -- discusses its impact on his life

For the better part of three decades, Spencer Bailey hasn’t spoken publicly about the United Flight 232 crash, nor the effects on his life from an event that happened when he was 3 years old. Read more

Local Briefs

Sioux City firefighters extinguish food truck blaze amid extreme heat Friday

SIOUX CITY -- As the heat index climbed to 110 degrees Friday afternoon, Sioux City Fire Rescue personnel extinguished a bla… Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Le Mars woman sues Roundup maker, claiming it led to husband's death

SIOUX CITY -- The widow of a Le Mars, Iowa, man has sued the makers of Roundup, saying long-term exposure to the herbicide l… Read more

Government and Politics

Sioux City mayor: Loess Hills excavation plan expected to be withdrawn

SIOUX CITY – A developer's controversial plan to excavate loess soil for a housing addition on the city's north side likely … Read more

Iowa news

12-year-old Iowa boy dies when off-road vehicle driven by teen rolls over

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy died after being thrown from an off-road vehicle he was riding in … Read more

This week's promotions

Enter to win tickets to Five Finger Death Punch...

Enter to win tickets to the Five Finger Death Punch concert on July 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. Winners will be draw… Read more

Enter to win tickets to In This Moment...

Enter to win tickets to the In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Clutch & Saul concert on July 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sio… Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Sioux City West at Sioux City East Baseball

Sioux City West at Sioux City East baseball action in Sioux City, Iowa on Friday, July 19, 2019. Read more

Photos: Elizabeth Warren Sioux City campaign

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, campaigns Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Sioux City's Morni… Read more