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Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Gets $30k in Relief Funds

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque is to receive over $30,000 in relief funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Dubuque institution is part of an extensive group working to care for endangered species. As well as rescued and confiscated wildlife at risk of extinction.
DUBUQUE, IA
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4th of July Injuries Continue to Rise

According to our friends at Value Penguin, the 4th of July holiday continues to be filled with injuries...and not just from fireworks. Heat-related deaths increased by 56% between 2018 and 2021. Americans aged 85 and older and babies are the most at-risk age groups for heat injury and death. Firework...
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A Major Wisconsin City Might Lower Residential Speed Limits

If you plan on traversing the streets of Milwaukee, WI, you might need to slow your roll in the immediate future. The City of Milwaukee is mulling over cutting residential speed limits from 25 to 20 mph. It's yet another effort to try and combat reckless driving, with local law enforcement hoping a reduction in speed limits will save lives.
MILWAUKEE, WI

2 Vehicle Crash Leads to Grant County Man’s Death; Infant Involved

According to a report from the Grant County Sheriffs office, a rural Glen Haven man was killed in a two vehicle crash, during which his toddler was in the car on Wednesday morning (6/29). The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says, 33-year-old Nathan Williams crossed the center line on Highway 61 south of Boscobel, driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, and collided with a Freightliner semi heading in the opposite direction. Williams did not appear to be wearing a seat belt. He and his son were taken to an area hospital. The toddler was examined. Williams was later pronounced dead. The Dubuque truck driver was uninjured in the crash, which remains under investigation. More details as it unfolds.
GRANT COUNTY, WI

Clarke University Brings Goats to Campus, Part of Sustainability Efforts

A Dubuque university is inviting a herd of goats onto its campus, but don't assume it's exclusively for petting purposes. To do so, Clarke University has partnered with Goats on the Go Dubuque and Cox Springs Farm of Peosta. Over the course of the summer, goats will be at Clarke University eating invasive plants and overgrowth around campus. It's part of Clarke's commitment to sustainable land management.
DUBUQUE, IA

Five Flags Suffers Foreign Hack, $300,000 Stolen

Reports from authorities in Dubuque said a foreign hacker stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a bank account belonging to Dubuque’s Five Flags Center. Around $300,000 was taken through an unauthorized transaction made via MidWestOne Bank sometime from Friday to Monday, according to Dubuque police. Dubuque police are...
DUBUQUE, IA

City of Dubuque Teams with Non-profit on Small Biz Grants

Starting and running a successful small business takes courage and requires resources, including mentoring, education, and capital. The City of Dubuque is partnering with the Fountain of Youth Program to get small business owners connected to necessary resources. Dubuque Economic Development Director Jill Connors and Fountain of Youth Executive Director...
DUBUQUE, IA

Dubuque Racing Association Launches Mission Grant Program with a Bang

(l to r) – Kathy Buhr (Director of Strategic Philanthropy, DRA); Melanie Mills (Dubuque Jaycees); Kevin Lynch (Board Chair, DRA); Wendy Runde (VP/General Manager, Diamond Jo Casino) photo credit: DRA. (l to r) – Kathy Buhr (Director of Strategic Philanthropy, DRA); Melanie Mills (Dubuque Jaycees); Kevin Lynch (Board Chair,...
DUBUQUE, IA

Kiss World Museum Opens in Las Vegas: Photos

The Kiss World museum recently opened in Las Vegas, giving fans a glimpse of 50 years' worth of the face-painted rockers' memorabilia. You can see photos from the opening — including myriad instruments, vinyl records, video games, clothing, comic books, trading cards and much more — in the gallery below.
LAS VEGAS, NV

Sportscaster Dan Patrick Gives Dyersville a Shout-Out on National Program

I can't get enough sports talk in general. When it comes to all the talking heads of the world, Dan Patrick is in an elite class all his own. Part of the appeal of his long-running Dan Patrick Show is Patrick and his four co-hosts (known as the "Danettes") have no problem veering off the topic of sports. They touch on movies, music, pop culture, and sometimes casual social debates.
DYERSVILLE, IA

Dubuque Sheriff Releases Name of Driver in Holy Cross Accident

A Guttenberg, Iowa, man is named as the lone fatality in the early morning of Monday, June 27, 2022. The one-vehicle accident occurred in Holy Cross, Iowa. On June 27, 2022, at approximately 4:51 AM, the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office and Holy Cross EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 16000 Block of Holy Cross Road. Upon arrival, deputies located a single-vehicle accident with the driver and sole occupant deceased in the vehicle.
GUTTENBERG, IA

Watery Eyes, Runny Nose, Sore Throat

Yes my friends it is that time of the year. Humidity has begun to swing to all time highs, and how can Iowa make it more difficult for you to breathe? Why, if you have allergies of course. We seem to have a fun little joke at my expense at home now. I will be getting ready to leave for work and my oldest daughter will simply say; pollen's high. Now she means it in the nicest way possible, I'm sure; probably as a warning for me to use my eye drops and take some allergy medicine. All I hear is, "Get ready! Another day where maybe you can kind of breathe from your mouth... for the whole day." BTW, does anyone else have to keep switching between allergy medicine because they just don't work if you use the same one for too long?
DUBUQUE, IA

Happy Birthday to Comedy Legend, Mel Brooks!

I wish listeners across the Tri-States a Happy Birthday each day on the Good Morning Rodeo. Indeed, it's one of my favorite show segments. Typically as part of the morning birthday wishes, I will also recognize the birthdays of various celebrities. The list I receive each morning will often include "celebrities" that I don't recognize or feel compelled to highlight, such as a Youtuber or a Kardashian. So I make a judgment call on who to add to our local list.
CELEBRITIES

The Day That ALMOST Killed Resident Evil

I like video games; there is no hiding it. In fact, I have been quite invested in several franchises over the years; Legend of Zelda, Halo, Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls, and now Elden Ring. But, I always return to what is probably one of my most favorite franchises: Resident Evil.
VIDEO GAMES

Upcoming “Field of Dreams” TV Series Gets $6 Million in State Funding

The first round of grant money from the Destination Iowa program was announced by Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority on Monday. Governor Reynolds announced that the first $16.5 million of the $100 million program invests "in transformational attractions that will bolster the quality of life in Iowa communities and attract visitors and new resident," per a news release from the governor's office.
IOWA STATE

This Driftless Life: Kayaking the Galena River [VIDEO]

The Tri-States and the Driftless area offer countless outdoor adventures. From hiking and camping to biking and boating, there's no shortage of trails and rivers to explore. On Sunday, with sunny skies and cool temps in the mid-70s, I finally got out on one of the rivers on my checklist.
GALENA, IL

Who is NICC’s Incoming President?

According to a story from the Telegraph Herald, after 11 years at the helm of NICC, current president Liang Chee Wee will be stepping down at the end of the month. He will be replaced by Herbert Riedel, who was most recently president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Alabama for 10 years.
ANDALUSIA, AL

Hiking Decorah: Lovely Nature in a Beautiful Town

I am a Wartburg Graduate and played soccer through my college years, so usually when I made the trip to Decorah it was to "beat up" on the Norsemen (Luther College). This time my 2-hour trip to Decorah, was to enjoy the town for what it was. No rivalry attached, just some beautiful sites to take in with my wife.
DECORAH, IA