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AHS Students Involved in Crash on I-35

–Only a couple of minor injuries were reported after two buses carrying Algona High School students to Des Moines were involved in a crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 35 near Ankeny. According to the Ankeny Police Department, a van was driving slowly on the shoulder around 3:30 Saturday afternoon when it veered unexpectedly into the …

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Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Bancroft

–An apartment building in Bancroft suffered heavy damage following a fire Tuesday night. Bancroft Fire Chief Mike Doocy tells KLGA News that firefighters were paged around 6:45pm to an apartment building on the far east end of Ramsey Street.     Doocy says close to 30 firefighters from Bancroft and Burt responded to the blaze. …

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Phase III of Recreation Trail Approved

–The Algona City Council approved the plans for Phase III of the Recreation trail at their meeting Monday. City Administrator Curt Wiseman says the new portion will connect the current trail with McGreggor Road. The trail will not be the only thing added in that area. The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold the bid …

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The Chocolate Season Recognized by Food Network

–An Algona eating establishment is being featured nationally for a recent addition to their menu. The Chocolate Season has been included in the Food Network’s list of “America’s Best Waffles” where they feature one place for each state that serves unique waffles. Co-owner Erika Jensen tells KLGA News that they were a little skeptical when …

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New Book Available at POW Museum

–Visitors to the Camp Algona POW Museum will be able to purchase new book detailing the stories of Kossuth County residents who served. Jerry Yocum is the lead author on the book entitled “13,000 Nights: Kossuth County Men in Axis Prisoner of War Camps in WWII” and he tells KLGA News the book features several …

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IHSAA Releases 2018-19 Football Schedules

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2018 and 2019 football schedules Wednesday morning. For the next two seasons, district and playoff rules have changed in the state of Iowa. The IHSAA decided to make more, smaller districts in which the only way to automatically qualify for the playoffs is to win a district. …

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