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Ask a Trooper: Ball hitch

May 2, 2014 Q: Our family pulls a camper around during the summer months. When I set up the camper I don’t always take the ball hitch out of the receiver on my truc. more »»

Capitol highlights

April 25, 2014 You’re state government deals with 11 budget bills each year. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Speed fines

April 18, 2014 Q: It’s been a long time since I’ve been stopped and ticketed for speeding. more »»

Capitol Highlights

April 18, 2014 We are currently working on 3 budget bills with more than a half dozen to go. more »»

The Way to Wellness - Paddle your way to wellness!

April 18, 2014 Can you keep a secret? This secret is one of the best kept in northwest Iowa. Here’s the fact: Emmet County has some amazing flat water (lakes and wetlands) for paddling. more »»

What’s going on at the Extension?

April 11, 2014 The weather is starting to feel more like spring finally! With the turn of the calendar to April many are starting to think about gardenin. more »»

Capitol Highlights

April 11, 2014 The Iowa House passed a resolution calling for a repeal of a California law that forbids the sale of eggs produced by hens kept in cages that don’t meet certain size and space requirements. more »»

The Writing Life: The big ‘what-ifs’ of life

April 4, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

Capitol Highlights

April 4, 2014 We will be debating the Agriculture and Natural Resources budget yet today (Wed. April 2nd). There are several parts to this budget that I think are headed in the right direction. more »»

Capitol Highlights

March 28, 2014 The regent universities are asking for the state to provide enough funds so that they don’t have to increase tuition next year. In and of itself this is probably a good idea. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Center turn lane

March 28, 2014 Q: I have always wondered about the 3 lane road running through our city. The center lane is marked as a turn lane, and I believe both directions can use it. more »»

Capitol Highlights

March 21, 2014 Last week the House passed a bill with unanimous bipartisan support to address some of the controversy surrounding the Iowa Core and Common Core State Standards. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Funeral processions

March 21, 2014 Q: I live by the funeral home and often see funeral processions leaving my neighborhood. There are many times I see other cars keep going by a procession without stoppin. more »»

Estherville Library News - Computer cleaning tips

March 21, 2014 Now that spring is here, many including myself have the urge to deep clean and air out the house. One area to include on your too clean list is the computer, laptop, or electronic device. more »»

Capitol Highlights: Medical marijuana

March 14, 2014 A number of people have contacted me about medical marijuana as of lately. It would be difficult for me to vote for the use of medical marijuana in the smoking form. more »»

What’s going on at the Extension?

March 7, 2014 I am very excited to announce that Annie’s Project will be offered in Graettinger this spring! Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed to empower women to be better business partners and... more »»

Ask a Trooper: School bus stops

March 7, 2014 Q: A friend of mine was recently ticketed for dark tint on his car windows. His argument was that he didn’t know there was a law in Iowa. more »»

Capitol Highlights: House looks into radon-testing schools

March 7, 2014 The House of Representatives has looked into radon testing in schools but at this time is undecided about future action. more »»

The Writing Life - The struggling writer

February 28, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

Capitol Highlights

February 28, 2014 A number of bills have been passed out of the house this week. One of those bills dealt with human trafficking. more »»



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