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Dino, the familiar green dinosaur statue outside JET Xpress in Manning, signifies the Sinclair petroleum brand, but also much more — a business with a 60-year history in Manning that spans three generations of a local family.

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A man’s request in district court for a sword fight to the death with his ex-wife ran afoul of proper court procedure, a judge has ruled.

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A 32-year-old Breda woman died overnight Wednesday when her pickup truck crashed into a bridge near Dunlap, according to an Iowa State Patrol crash report.

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1:06 a.m. — A traffic stop in the 1200 block of Plaza Drive of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado led to the arrest of Aaron Wailes, 26, of Carroll, for OWI. His alleged blood-alcohol concentration was .175 percent.

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The North Raccoon Farm to River Partnership project is hosting a free workshop to inform farmers and landowners about the benefits of conservation practices including cover crops, bioreactors and saturated buffers. The event will review how these practices can be added with 100 percent paid …

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The Carroll City Softball Association recently awarded a $200 scholarship to three graduates each from Kuemper Catholic and Carroll high schools.

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Every night, after Jean Seidl finishes up her last-minute emails and calls, she gathers up her belongings and heads out of the office feeling at ease.

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An 18-year-old Breda woman was driving a car too fast west of her town Monday morning when it went out of control on a snowy road and crashed into the side of an oncoming vehicle with an infant passenger, according to a sheriff’s report.

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9:18 a.m. — A traffic stop of a 2002 Saturn Vue at 13th and Adams streets led to the arrest of Steven Loppnow, 37, of Carroll, for driving with a revoked license.

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A Kansas man seeks a court-ordered sword fight to settle a dispute with his ex-wife in Harlan over his ability to communicate with their two children, according to court records.

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1:04 a.m. — Report of a disturbance in the 600 block of San Salvador Avenue. Timothy Strabley, 46, of Carroll, was arrested for domestic abuse assault. 

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12:28 a.m. — A traffic stop of a 1997 GMC Sierra at Grant and Pleasant Ridge Road led to the arrest of John Mulligan, 44, of Manning, for OWI 2nd offense. His alleged blood-alcohol concentration was .202 percent.

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A 29-year-old Storm Lake man accused of dozens of burglaries in three states is finally set to face his felony charges in Carroll County for four break-ins in 2015 in Dedham and Templeton, according to court records.

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The Carroll Education Association will host a soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Carroll High School to raise funds for the scholarships awarded each year by the CEA.

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Every Veterans Day, Pella Corp. in Carroll recognizes military veterans who are employed at the plant. But a few days after Veterans Day 2019, a surprise, extra thanks was in store for those veterans.

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Leann and Bryan Baumhover were captivated by the vivid, lush flowers that seemed to protrude from direction of the warehouse.

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GOWRIE: As other small towns become food deserts on the rural horizon, the citizens of Gowrie took a first step Monday evening in an attempt to rescue their only grocery store from closure.

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LAKE CITY: The first baby of 2020 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City has arrived. Elliott Andrew Carlson was born to Jill and Andrew Carlson.

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2:55 a.m. — Report of criminal mischief at the Carroll Middle School. Damage was done to the key card readers on the door, a surveillance camera, and door locks. No entry was made to the school and all others schools were secure with no damage. Currently under investigation.

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The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will host legislative forums in 2020, offering area residents an opportunity to hear directly from local legislators, Sen. Mark Segebart and Rep. Brian Best, to hear first-hand about activities in the legislature and concerns involving pending bills.

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Everybody who attended the Carroll Masonic Lodge’s annual community Christmas Day dinner enjoyed a hearty meal, but participation was so big this year that the Masons were cutting it close.

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Tickets to the 10th annual Fairy Tale Ball, where girls ages 3 through 12 are treated to a special date with their dad, a grandfather or an uncle, will be sold beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Westgate Mall in Carroll.

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Two students at Shin’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Carroll — 13-year-old Addison “Addy” Boell and 14-year-old Serenity “Wren” Richards — recently earned black belt (recommended) junior rank.

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Crawford County Memorial Hospital and an anesthesia services provider have agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit for the wrongful death of the former Smithfield Foods plant manager in Denison, according to a copy of the settlement.

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Warmer than normal temperatures in December and a general lack of precipitation led to a mostly snowless month in Carroll, according to National Weather Service data.