Category: Government

Spencer commercial air discussion continues
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Spencer commercial air discussion continues

Spencer and its economic development partners continue to look into whether scheduled commercial flights could return to the Northwest Iowa Regional Airport. Last week, at a city finance and personnel committee meeting, City Manager Amanda Mack said she was looking for direction on whether the city should to continue to explore and research its options....

City council tables murals ordinance
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City council tables murals ordinance

With questions and concerns about an ordinance regarding murals on commercial buildings remaining, the city council on Monday tabled the matter until it can be discussed more. Mayor Kevin Robinson said that though the discussion has been occurring now for months, more recent feedback suggests there still are issued to iron out. “My recommendation as...

Spencer City Council notes: Nov. 5 meeting
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Spencer City Council notes: Nov. 5 meeting

The Spencer City Council discussed the following items at its meeting on Nov. 5. See more news from this and other Spencer City Council meetings.   Consent agenda: Century Farms, Wonderlab of NW Iowa: Century Farms Spencer City Council members approved the renewal of a Class A native distilled license for Century Farms. The whiskey...

Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District
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Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District

Steve King encountered his toughest opponent of his congressional career, but emerged Tuesday night with a victory and a ninth term representing Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. King, the Republican from Kiron, defeated Democrat J.D. Scholten of Sioux City by just more than three points last night. The GOP Congressman received 50.33 percent of the vote,...

Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa
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Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of Iowa. The Republican incumbent defeated Democrat Fred Hubbell to earn her first full four-year term as governor. She became governor in May 2017 when then-Gov. Terry Branstad was appointed to U.S. Ambassador to China. “I am proud to say I...

Election results: Federal, state and local
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Election results: Federal, state and local

Here’s how Election Day panned out for federal, state and local races affecting Clay County, along with a look at how Clay County voted in each race. Note: Vote totals are unofficial, but all precincts have reported. Bolded candidates have been declared winners.   Federal United States Representative District 4 Read: Steve King wins close race...