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Downtown Humboldt Renovations Approved

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — A special city council meeting was called to order on Tuesday night to discuss the downtown project that is getting the finishing touches before finally breaking ground. A loan agreement not to exceed 1.7 million on the project was unanimously approved to lead off the meeting. The …

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Ottosen Woman Involved In Wreck In Humboldt

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Caitlyn Blocker, 27, of Humboldt’s 2008 Toyota Avalon collided with Ciara Bennum, 18, of Ottosen at the intersection of 3rd Ave. S and 5th St. S. in Humboldt around 7pm last Thursday. Blocker was southbound on 5th St. S when Bennum pulled out into the intersection. Bennum …

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Governor Reynolds Revamping Staff

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Governor Kim Reynolds has made waves in the news this week as she has done some overhaul to her staff. Earlier in the year she appointed new state administrators along with a new director of the Iowa Department of Corrections earlier this month. To add to …

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Two Dakota City Residents Involved In Wreck

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Dakota City, IA — Matthew Rodenberg, 44, of Dakota City was involved in a two car wreck on Highway 169 at the intersection of 13th and 6th street north around five in the evening on Sunday. Rodenberg’s pickup truck hit Judith Breeden, 74, of Dakota City’s 2000 Mazda van in …

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New “This Is Iowa” Campaign Launches

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Iowans will start to see ads’ campaigning their state as Debi Durham is leading a charge with the economic development department to try to bring more people to Iowa. The title of the campaign is “This is Iowa” and already has a clever YouTube video posted …

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Former Governor Vilsack Praises USMCA

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack (D) believes the new trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada would be a win for Iowa farmers. The US, Mexico, Canada Agreement or the USMCA has been proposed by the Trump administration but has not yet been sent to …

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Humboldt County Supervisors Meeting 06/17/19

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Dakota City, IA — The Humboldt County Supervisors met once again for their weekly Monday meeting at the Humboldt County court house. County engineer Ben Loots came before the board to get the fuel quote and contract approved for the 2020 fiscal year which begins on July 1st. W&H Cooperative …

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Humota Fundraiser Has Success Despite Weather

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Weather played a factor in the showing of the Jason Brown concert that benefited the Humota theaterS fundraiser. The concert was scheduled to be on Sumner Ave. in downtown Humboldt but rain moved the concert indoors to Gordy’s at Rustix. Speaking with Board President Chad Theesfeld he …

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City Council and Supervisors Meetings Today

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Two orders of business are to take place here in Humboldt County today as the weekly Humboldt County Supervisors meeting is to take place along with the bi-weekly Humboldt City Council meeting. For the Supervisors meeting, order of business includes approving the fuel quote from county engineer Ben …

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Former Iowa Governor Testifies in Court

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Former Iowa governor Terry Brandstand (R) testified in court and pleaded against the accusations of former Workers Comp commissioner Christopher Godfrey who is suing the state because he believes he was pressured to resign from his position in 2011 because of his sexual orientation. Brandstand was …

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