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Bishop Heelan holding events for Educational Savings Account sign-up

SIOUX CITY – Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools is holding events for families interested in utilizing the new Students First Ed… Read more


Sioux City parks and rec director asks to extend management contract for climbing wall

Since a contract extension was not on the council's meeting agenda. The matter was not brought up for a vote.  Read more


Today's poll: Have you watched any of the NBA Finals?

Today's poll: Have you watched any of the NBA Finals? Read more


Davenport collapse victim turns to Philadelphia law firm and files suit

One of the victims of The Davenport apartment collapse has retained a Philadelphia firm and filed a civil suit. Read more

This week's most-read stories

Local Business

262 Dakota Dunes Tyson office workers opt not to move, will lose jobs

According to a notice and an attached letter from the company, approximately 262 Tyson workers at the Dakota Dunes office will have their employment terminated by July 31, or within 14 days of that date.  Read more

Local Business

Benson Building renewed: $26 million project will boast luxury apartments, commercial space

The Benson Building, a six-story brick-and-terracotta structure at the corner of Seventh and Douglas St. in Sioux City, is transforming into luxury apartments and commercial spaces. When finished, the building will have 83 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Read more


New Arnolds Park Amusement Park dormitory helps international staffers feel more at home

A new three-story, college-style dormitory on the grounds of the Arnolds Park Amusement Park is capable of housing the entire staff which includes workers from Jamaica and Kazakhstan. "The dormitory brings us all together," one said. Read more

Local news | Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City's Global Foods Processing to lay off 92 workers

More than 90 employees will lose their jobs in June when a Sioux City ham deboning plant closes its doors. Global Foods’ current plant is one of the last vestiges of Sioux City’s once-renowned stockyards district. Read more


Al Pacino, 83, is set to become a father again

Hollywood actor Al Pacino is set to become a father again at the age of 83, with his 29-year old partner Noor Alfallah expecting a child, according to multiple reports. Read more


Activity returning to Brown's Lake as water level nears normal

Finally, after a big boost from MidAmerican Energy, the water at Brown's Lake is once high enough for boating. The swimming beach, also closed the past two years, is set to reopen Saturday. "It's been two years since we've seen that." Read more


Alarcon-Flory officially announces move to Arkansas due to Tyson closure

Alarcon-Flory officially announced the move Thursday. On May 23 the school district announced Alarcon-Flory's intention to leave, but no official comment was made by her. In November, Alarcon-Flory was elected to her third term as a school board member. Read more

Local news | Sioux City, Iowa

After more than a day, woman discovered and rescued from partially collapsed building

Firefighters rescued Lisa Brooks out of a fourth-story window after more than a day since the Davenport apartment building partially collapsed. Read more

Local news | Sioux City, Iowa

Veteran newsman Larry Wentz rejoining KTIV

A fixture on television news in Sioux City for more than 30 years, Wentz had most recently served as an anchor for KMEG-KPTH-TV until their owner Sinclair Broadcast Groups eliminated local news broadcasts at the CBS and Fox affiliates earlier in May. Read more

Local news | Sioux City, Iowa

Development official called 911 day before Davenport building collapse

A 911 call was placed the day before the building collapsed Sunday. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Siouxland Pride Parade

Pride month events kick off in Sioux City with the Siouxland Pride Alliance's annual Pride Parade held downtown Thursday, June 1, 2023. Read more

PHOTOS: Presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis campaigns in Salix

Ron DeSantis, 2024 Republican presidential hopeful and governor of Florida, campaigns Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Port Neal Welding in Sali… Read more