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Want to Help Insure Democracy in Iowa: Volunteer to Help

Here in the tri-states and across the United States once we turn 18, we get the honor and privilege to something most citizens don't. The ability and right to VOTE. It seems simple enough, but voting would not be possible without the constitution and election volunteers. Tuesday, August 16 is...
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Backwoods Serves Up Homestyle-Cooking and a Cozy Place to Sleep

Two weekends ago, I spent some time in the lovely river-town of McGregor, IA. I took a tour of the Mississippi River via Maiden Voyage Tours and got to see a whole other side of Iowa I had yet to experience. Following the tour, both my friend and I were hungry. Starving was more like it. We asked Maiden Voyage's own Captain Bob for a recommendation. And by the end of our meal, we were glad we did.

One Dead After Fire In Mineral Point, WI

A women was found dead following a fire at an apartment building Saturday (8/13) in Mineral Point. A press release from Iowa County Emergency Management states that Mineral Point firefighters, police, and emergency medical services responded to 719 Fair Street, and arrived at around 3:30pm to find the remnants of a fire in one of the units. The apartment unit’s sprinkler system deployed and the fire was extinguished. Some surrounding units were damaged by water, leaving one person displaced. The one-story apartment building is a home to older adults. The apartment’s occupant was found dead in their bed. Officials said the woman died after an oxygen tank that she was using caught fire. Officials evacuated the building. No other apartments had fire damage, though a number did have water damage. The fire is still under investigation. The identity of the deceased person will not be released until family has been notified. More details to come as this story progresses.

Inflation Killing Your Lunch? Save It With These Meal Deals

When's the last time you actually spent a dollar on a value menu item from any fast-food joint? Yeah, college for me too (Go Knights!)... But this week, starting today, McDonald’s is running a week of deals with back-to-school deals. Today (8/15) begins with McChicken 101, a play on most of our class schedules of yester-year. Basically you can get a McChicken sandwich for $1.01 when you make a purchase through the McDonald’s mobile app. The deals for the week are as follows:

See World-Class Performances at U of Dubuque Heritage Center!

Dubuque, Iowa is home to one of the midwest's premier performing arts spaces, where you can see top-tier entertainment. Take advantage of a limited-time 50% discount offer while supplies last!. Heritage Center at the University of Dubuque is a state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot venue anchoring the historic and beautifully maintained campus. Since...

Brooks and Dunn @ Iowa State Fair!!!

The Iowa State Fair kicked off this past Thursday; August 11th, and will run thru August 21st. The fair began in 1854 and has been held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds since 1886. This years fair theme is Find your Fun. If you want family fun the fair has it....

Anne Heche Dead at 53 Following Car Crash

Following a tragic car crash that set fire to a home and left her critically injured in a coma, actress Anne Heche has died. Firefighters at the scene said Heche was talking as they transported her from the wreckage to the ambulance, and a viral video circulated of the accident, showing a person speculated to be Heche moving on a stretcher as it was being loaded into the ambulance.

Century Old Dubuque Company Continues US Expansion

It’s always cool to watch a local company succeed, especially one that’s roots span back 100 years. This is the case for a lumberyard whose roots have been in Northeast Iowa since the United States President was Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. Spahn & Rose Lumber Co., headquartered in...

Iowa Deemed “Most Midwestern State,” According to Major Newspaper

Almost everyone who was born and raised in the Midwest has a soft spot for it that lasts a lifetime. But like everything else in life, there's a degree of quantifying that comes into play. Who is more country? Who is more suburban? When it comes down to a handful of states, one newspaper's research led them to determining the most Midwestern state in the country.

CDC Streamlines COVID-19 Guidance As School Begins

According to an update on the CDC website, the nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines yesterday (8/11), dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. In addition, the CDC says people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from others. This relaxing of standards has come as an estimated 95% of Americans 16 and older have acquired some level of immunity, either from being vaccinated or through natural infection.

The Ringling Bros. are an Indelible Part of Iowa History

Last weekend, a friend and I spent some time taking a guided tour on the Mississippi River. Maiden Voyage Boat Tours in Marquette, IA offered a lot of wisdom and rich local history. One of the most interesting takeaways was that a group of siblings who revolutionized circuses around the world got their start in Iowa: those men were the Ringling Brothers.

Sam Hunt’s Sunday Concert at Q Casino is a Sure Winner

We're halfway through August, and there's already a sense of a change of season underway. The Tri-States has experienced a fantastic summer full of fun festivals and concerts. However, there remain a few performances not to be missed, including Sam Hunt this Sunday evening - August 14, at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage.