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Dodge Street Project Discussed at Work Session

–The Algona City Council hosted a work-session following their regular meeting Monday to look at concepts for the Dodge Street reconstruction project. Casey Byers is a Landscape Architect with Bolton & Menk and he went through the design options with the council and those in attendance.     Byers says that parking along Dodge Street …

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KWI Looking to Get More Active

–Members of the Kossuth Wellness Initiative are looking for ways to get more active, teaming up with Live Healthy Iowa to improve the county’s Active Index. Pam Wymore with the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors says the county is one of the groups getting involved.     Wymore says they have about half of their …

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AMU Lays Out Budget to City Council

–The Algona City Council approved a resolution accepting the 2017 Calendar Year Budget for Algona Municipal Utilities at their meeting Monday. AMU General Manager John Bilsten addressed the council and laid out some of the projects they will undertake in the near future.       Bilsten says they will make improvements to their electrical …

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Radio Broadcaster and Producer Fired After Racial Comments Surface

–story by Bob Fisher   A pair of Forest City radio employees have been fired after making racially-insensitive comments during a Forest City boys basketball game last week. During last Tuesday’s Forest City-Eagle Grove basketball doubleheader, KIOW play-by-play announcer Orin Harris can be heard talking with an in-studio broadcast producer on an online video broadcast …

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Parents Asked to Monitor Kid’s Online Activity

–The Algona Police Department is warning parents to keep a close eye on who their children interact with online. Last week the department reached out via social media, stating that they have seen an uptick in the number of children who are being solicited online by people they don’t know to do a wide variety …

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Early in 2017-18 Season, Algona Bulldogs Hoping Wrestlers’ Offseason Growth Translates to Success

    The Algona Bulldogs wrestling team saw many of its athletes grow this offseason, some in size and height. The team is also hoping 2017-18 will be a year of growth for the program with seven seniors, including state qualifier Dominick Etherington. Listen to a season prospectus on the team below:  

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