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Major cuts to Iowa unemployment benefits set to take effect next month

June 29, 2022

Major cuts to Iowa unemployment benefits, laxed child care laws, and expanded rights for mobile home park residents will begin Friday. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed well over 100 laws following this year’s legislative session. July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year, is the day that many of the measures will go into effect.

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Democrats opposed the cuts to unemployment benefits which include lowering taxes on businesses, saying it attacks workers who have lost their jobs. The maximum period for Iowans to receive unemployment benefits will drop from 26 weeks to 16 under the new Republican led law.
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Woman severely burned in rural Ill. explosion dies

June 29, 2022

One person has died and another remains in critical condition after an explosion from a bonfire just east of Dubuque earlier this month [June 18]. A news release from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office confirms, Taylor M. Musser, 28, succumbed to her injuries on June 24. Brian D. Musser Jr., 41, remains hospitalized. The incident remains under investigation.
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Two-vehicle crash in Lafayette County left one person hospitalized

June 29, 2022

DARLINGTON, Wis. – A two-vehicle crash in Lafayette County left one person hospitalized. Authorities said, the crash occurred Monday afternoon on Lafayette County O in the Mineral Point area when a vehicle driven by Aidan D. Keyes, 17, crossed the centerline and collided with another car heading in the opposite direction, driven by, Anne M. Denure, of Darlington. The 59 year old was treated at an area hospital for injuries she sustained in the wreck, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department said.
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Driver killed in Dubuque County crash identified

June 29, 2022

HOLY CROSS, Iowa – The name of the driver killed in a crash Monday in Dubuque County has been released. In a statment sent out Tuesday, authorities identified the deceased as, Heath Stuckey, of Guttenberg. The 33 year old was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck on Holy Cross Road when his vehicle skidded into a ditch, struck a driveway curb and became airborne. The vehicle rolled, causing the fatal injuries to Stuckey, who was its sole occupant, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department said.
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Can you hear me now? Grant and Lafayette counties expand broadband

June 29, 2022

CUBA CITY, Wis. – Can you hear me now? Residents in Grant and Lafayette counties will soon have expanded broadband services, thanks to a state grant that will allow Cuba City Telephone Company to bring fiber to 117 businesses and 1,604 residences in the villages of Hazel Green and Benton, as well as in underserved rural areas. The fiber-to-the-premises projects will construct about 1,500 structures in and around Cuba City, and 900 in the Belmont area. Construction is expected to begin sometime next year.
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Annual Airshow & FIreworks kick off Fourth of July weekend

June 29, 2022

The 36th annual Airshow & FIreworks over the Mississippi River is set to light up the night skies this Fourth of July weekend. On Sunday, July 3 beginning at 5pm in A.Y. McDonald Park residents can enjoy the single largest FREE family fun event that the Dubuque Jaycees and Radio Dubuque (KDTH, KATF, KGRR, WVRE) host each year. Also, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team will be making 7 jumps in the Tri-States from July 1-July 4. Details can be found on our website at kdth.radiodubuque.com or kdth.com.
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Can you hear me now? Grant and Lafayette counties expand broadband

June 29, 2022

CUBA CITY, Wis. – Can you hear me now? Residents in Grant and Lafayette counties will soon have expanded broadband services, thanks to a state grant that will allow Cuba City Telephone Company to bring fiber to 117 businesses and 1,604 residences in the villages of Hazel Green and Benton, as well as in underserved rural areas. The fiber-to-the-premises projects will construct about 1,500 structures in and around Cuba City, and 900 in the Belmont area. Construction is expected to begin sometime next year.
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“Field of Dreams” TV show will not be filmed in Dyersville

June 28, 2022

The “Field of Dreams” TV show will not be filmed in Dyersville. Universal Television said in a release that the series will not use the baseball stadium from from the movie in Dyersville, and instead a new ballpark and farmhouse will be built in Polk City. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced Monday that $16.5 million in grant money will be divided among multiple tourism and recreational projects, including the “Field of Dreams” television series. Filming is expected to begin this year.
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Prosecutors recommened 20-year sentence for Dubuque child predator

June 28, 2022

Prosecutors recommened a 20-year sentence Monday for a Dubuque man convicted in a child sexpoloitiation case. The judge agreed and ordered Adam L. Arensdorf to serve two decades in prison in connection to sexual crimes against multiple children he knew several years ago. The victims reported last year that the 34 year old had sexually abused them on multiple occassions.
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Beloved Dubuque community leader dies

June 28, 2022

A beloved Dubuque community leader and philanthropist has died. J. Bruce Meriwether served as a leader in Dubuque’s banking community, helped create Greater Dubuque Development Corp., in the 1980s, and formed the Dubuque Council for Diversity during a time of racial challenges. He also served as acting president of his alma mater, University of Dubuque. J. Bruce Meriwether passed away Saturday He was 84 years old.
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