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After seeing a need in the Manning community for affordable housing, two men created a company with the idea to build and sell new speculative homes to families in need.

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At the company’s main campus in Manning, Puck Enterprises broke ground for the construction of a massive 100,000 square-foot expansion that will significantly enhance Puck’s production capabilities. Foundational work is slated to begin later this month. Once completed, the new building will …

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The Manning City Council approved a resolution accepting the proposal for a new severe weather warning siren and activator during their monthly meeting Tuesday.

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You can’t beat traditional lasagna — unless it’s lasagna made with sweet Italian sausage simmered in a sauce flavored with garlic, onion and sweet basil.

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Even though Gary Bengtson enjoys working with spreadsheets and crunching numbers, after 32 years working as director of business affairs for Carroll Community School District, he can firmly say that he will miss the people and lighthearted work environment the most.

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Carroll City Council members will consider on Monday the purchase of a new camera that scouts cracks and blockages and other problems in the city sanitary lines.

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Glidden’s new addition of nearly 1,500 feet of concrete recreation trail connecting Northland Park and Merle Hay Cemetery is a big step for the community, organizers of the project say.

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The games in Carroll Rotary Club’s annual Field of Teams Softball Tournament are mostly for fun. The score that means the most is the tournament’s fundraising success for St. Anthony Regional Hospice.

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Tax abatement for residential construction and improvements could be expanded from the old core of Carroll to the full city under a plan City Council members are considering.

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A 62-year-old Coon Rapids man died Wednesday morning when a train struck his car west of Grand Junction, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

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COON RAPIDS: Kamryn Lesle, a 2020 IKM-Manning High School graduate currently majoring in animal science at Iowa State University, was named Carroll County Fair queen Thursday night.

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A Black umpire angered some spectators of a recent high school baseball game in Coon Rapids when he kneeled during the national anthem.

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have hit the brakes on RPM Club’s car show last year, but organizers are back on the road, returning with their 17th annual show on Saturday, July 24, at Swan Lake State Park eastside shelterhouse.

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Phil Thompson looks back on his time in Iraq as an 18-year-old Army private and equates it to “drinking water from a fire hose.”

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DES MOINES: Three potential Republican presidential candidates collectively lambasted many Democrats’ views on race relations and spotlighted state-level anti-abortion successes and other bedrock GOP positions in headlining one of the state’s premier conservative gatherings Friday in Des Moines.

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SIOUX CENTER: U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra held the first-ever Feenstra Family Picnic in Sioux Center today, with special guest former Vice President Mike Pence headlining the event.

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The tornado that swept through Lake City this week had peak wind speeds of up to 145 mph, according to the National Weather Service, which estimated the strength of the tornado after reviewing damage in the area.

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This is a delightful dish that can be made any time of year. It’s light enough for summer served with a side salad. Or it can warm you up in the winter when served atop comforting pasta.

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MANNING: Ever since childhood, Marty Orr has had a fascination with rose gardens. Now, he’s making his lifelong dream a reality — by creating a rose garden in the middle of residential Manning.

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A 56-year-old Creston man faces several felony charges for repeatedly possessing methamphetamine in Carroll, most recently for having several bags of the drug when he was jailed in March.

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The Carroll City Council Monday night approved a contract with Ten Point Construction of Denison for street restoration work, including full-depth concrete patching, at five locations in Carroll.

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Small business owner Deidre DeJear, a former candidate for Iowa Secretary of State and high-profile figure in Democratic politics, this week launched a listening tour along with an exploratory committee to examine the possibility of developing a competitive campaign for Iowa governor in 2022.

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LAKE CITY: A tornado struck Lake City about 4 p.m. Wednesday and caused widespread damage to trees, along with some buildings.

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Jay Norgaard — a grandson of the late Mayor Bill Farner, one of the more prominent leaders in the history of the city — is planning to seek what will be an open 1st Ward Carroll City Council seat in the Nov. 2 election.

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With more than 60 orders received already, Ben Grote and Anthony Ward have high hopes for the future of their Vamose Attachable Gym Bag creation.

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A small plane used to spray crops suffered an apparent engine failure just south of Carroll and crashed into a field terrace about 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sheriff Ken Pingrey.

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AMES: Landus, a farmer-owned cooperative, and Smith Fertilizer & Grain, a privately-owned agronomy, grain, construction and feed retail business, announced this month a collaboration agreement under the new Landus optimization model. Smith Fertilizer & Grain is the fifth company to j…

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The Dow City woman accused of killing her boyfriend in February will claim she was defending herself when she shot him in the back with a .40-caliber handgun, according to court records.