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Siouxland's Top 50 Restaurants for 2020

This summer, we asked Journal readers to let us know "Where's a good place to eat?" or "Which place is always dependable?" H… Read more

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Superheroes are trained, not born, in 'Secret Society'

Is being Disney royalty better, or being a superhero? In "Secret Society," you don't have to choose. Read more

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Sioux City's Drako Rodriguez gets UFC contract

After getting a submission TKO in 2 minutes, 26 seconds, Rodriguez got off the mat and yelled at UFC President Dana White, "I need that contract Dana!" White delivered. Read more

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Sioux City East, North focused on turnover battle on Friday night in city matchup

The Black Raiders have committed seven turnovers so far this season; the Stars have snagged nine takeaways in three games, including six interceptions. Read more

This week's most-read stories

State and regional

Drivers injured in Plymouth County collision

A pickup pulling a dump trailer full of concrete lost control on U.S. Highway 75 and collided with a semi-tractor trailer that was loaded with dry concrete mix. Read more

Crime & Courts | Sioux City, Iowa

Le Mars police officer placed on leave due to 'concerning' social media posts

The police department said it "was made aware of concerning social media posts" in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read more

Crime & Courts | Sioux City, Iowa

Authorities change Sioux City businessman's cause of death from homicide to 'undetermined'

David Davenport, 66, died in October at a Sioux City hospital, a day after he was found unresponsive at a rental home at his property. Read more

South Dakota news

S.D. attorney general says he found man's body Sunday after an unsuccessful search night before

Jason Ravnsborg said that as he passed by the scene of the crash, he stopped to look for the deer he purportedly hit the previous night but instead found the body of Joe Boever. He did not call 911 but drove to the county sheriff's home to report it. Read more

Crime & Courts | Sioux City, Iowa

MUGSHOT: Siouxland man sought by Fugitive Task Force

The 30-year-old man is on parole for a felony drug conviction. Read more

State and regional

Sioux City School Board gets complaints about online learning start to year

Superintendent Paul Gausman said: "This system is not perfect...It is better now than it was 12 days ago." Read more

State and regional

Sioux City residents push petition to require masks in public places

Organizers of the petition, which has 300-plus signatures, presented it on Monday to members of the Sioux City Council, who said they agree with the need to wear masks but reiterated they don't have legal authority to issue a mandate. Read more

State and regional

Denison woman dies after falling from motorcycle

The Iowa State Patrol said the driver had made a sharp turn for an unknown reason, causing the woman to fall. Read more

South Dakota news

DPS: South Dakota AG reported hitting a deer, but man's body discovered the next morning

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed the man, the Department of Public Safety said Monday morning. Read more

Crime & Courts | Sioux City, Iowa

UPDATED: Man arrested, charged with murder in fatal Sioux City stabbing

According to a criminal complaint, the suspect returned to a party where he had been to look for his cell phone. He allegedly accused two people helping him look of taking it, left and returned with a knife he used to stab the two people, one fatally. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Sioux City West vs Abraham Lincoln football

Sioux City West plays Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln in football action Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Olsen Stadium in Sioux City, Iowa. Read more

PHOTOS: Unity Christian vs Gehlen Catholic volleyball

Unity Christian and Gehlen Catholic meet in volleyball action played Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in Orange City, Iowa. Read more