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Legal sports betting proposal headed to Iowa governor’s desk

DES MOINES -- Whether sports betting will become legal in Iowa now rests with Gov. Kim Reynolds. Read more

Woodbury County roads damage from March flooding totals $1.5 million

SIOUX CITY -- Woodbury County officials estimate March flooding caused  $1.5 million in damage to county roads. Much of the … Read more

SIOUXLAND ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Alta-Aurelia's Annika Patton sets sights on 2nd state golf title

Alta-Aurelia's Annika Patton learned a valuable lesson last season at the Class 2A state girls golf tournament. Read more

Condo residents air concerns about downtown Sioux City Cinco de Mayo festival

SIOUX CITY -- A downtown Miami-style nightclub will have to scale back the length of its outdoor Cinco de Mayo festival, aft… Read more

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Local news

$1M winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Sioux City

CLIVE, Iowa — The Iowa Lottery says a $1 million Mega Millions ticket has been sold in Sioux City. Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Sioux City man charged with sexually abusing young girl

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man was arrested Monday and charged with forcing a young girl to have sex with him on numerous oc… Read more

Local news

Le Mars-based Wells Enterprises vaults to No. 2 ice cream producer in US after buying East Coast maker

Le MARS, Iowa -- Gaining a stronger foothold into East Coast markets, Wells Enterprises on Tuesday acquired Fieldbrook Foods… Read more

Local news

Briar Cliff student killed in fall from Arkansas cliff

JASPER, Ark. --  Authorities say a 20-year-old Briar Cliff University student has died after falling off a cliff in northwes… Read more

State and Regional

'Our miracle child': Five-year-old boy hurt in Mall of America attack showing signs of recovery, family says

MINNEAPOLIS — The 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America last week is "showing real signs of recovery," his family said Friday. Read more

High School

Drake Relays qualifiers announced

The high school Drake Relay qualifiers were announced on Saturday afternoon with many Siouxland and Metro area qualifiers. T… Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

South Sioux City man faces child porn charges

OMAHA -- A South Sioux City man has been indicted in federal court with receiving and possessing child pornography. Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Driver in Woodbury County police chase faces attempted murder charge

SERGEANT BLUFF -- The driver in a Friday afternoon police chase in Woodbury County faces numerous charges, including attempt… Read more

Iowa news

Iowans get second shot at $1M lottery prize after winner never claims reward

Iowa Lottery officials believe in second chances — at least for winning prize money that went unclaimed. Read more


Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Read more

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2019 Siouxland's Best Golf Card

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Celebrating Nurses

Nursing professionals make an impact on our lives, our loved ones and our community every day. Now is the chance to honor exceptional profe… Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: Sioux City North at Sioux City East Soccer

Sioux City North at Sioux City East soccer action in Sioux City, Iowa on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Read more


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