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Decades: 52 photos looking back at Sioux City in the 1940s

Jump back to the 1940s and revisit Sioux City's biggest infrastructure projects, liveliest downtown happenings and more. Read more

Lindsay Laurich says she's 'blessed' to take over as Siouxland Christian superintendent

After enrolling the couple's 9-year-old twin boys and 7-year-old son in the school last year, Lauren Laurich was charmed by the school's sense of community and energized by its high academic standards. Read more

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy looks for progress from freshman to sophomore season

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State coach Matt Campbell tried to temper expectations on sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy. Read more

Native American voters, once overlooked, take center stage at Sioux City forum

Tribal leaders and citizens will talk with candidates about issues including health care, education and violence against National American women. Several candidates attending have issued platforms dedicated to the needs of indigenous people. Read more

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This week's most-read stories


A tribute to Chris 'The Super Jew' Galinsky

Sunday brought Sioux City some terrible news: our gentle giant outside of the MMA cage and brutal "Super Jew" in the cage ha… Read more

Local news

Geocache causes panic in Moville; Highway 20 briefly shut down

MOVILLE, Iowa -- A geocache left in a fence post southeast of Moville on Friday night caused a considerable commotion for la… Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

MUGSHOT: Siouxland woman sought by Fugitive Task Force

Altena is wanted by the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office for possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine. She is believed to be in Woodbury or Sioux counties. Read more

Iowa news

Iowa newspaper carrier saves woman from sex trafficking ring

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Court records show a Des Moines newspaper carrier helped save a woman caught in a sex trafficking ring. Read more

Iowa news

Authorities: Iowa boy, 2, died after ingesting woman's medicine

Police say the 38-year-old Waterloo woman was trying to adopt the little boy, who was a child of her former boyfriend. Read more

Iowa news

Incident report: Fired Iowa officer said he punched woman 'in the face one time' to end fight

A witness said she saw a woman in handcuffs sitting on the ground, crying and telling people to stop fighting. As the woman tried to get up, the officer "turned around and busted her in the face," the witness said. Read more

Local news

As Dollar General rapidly expands in rural Siouxland, small-town grocers report losses

There are now 108 Dollar General stores within a 100-mile radius of Sioux City. There are six locations in Sioux City, plus stores in South Sioux City and in Sergeant Bluff. Read more

Iowa news

Dozens of exotic pets, many dead, found in Iowa home

Animal control supervisor Ron Edwards says the smell of animal waste and decaying carcasses in the apartment was overwhelming. Workers found 41 live animals and more than 60 dead. Edwards says many of the animals had no access to food or water. Read more

Local news

South Sioux City man drowns in Missouri River

A South Sioux City man drowned in the Missouri River on Saturday after rescuing his two daughters from the water. Read more

Government and Politics

At Storm Lake town hall, Steve King claims he didn't make rape, incest comment

Turning to a defense he's deployed throughout this year after a New York Times report quoted him asking when terms like "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" became offensive, King told the crowd he was misquoted.  Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: Wise I Brewing Company

Take a look as Matt Lancaster and Ben Sitzmann, Wise I Brewing Company co-owners and brewers, work on making beer at their Le Mars, Iowa, b… Read more