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Americans know well the story of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving. But the history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies has timely lessons for America on another topic: Pandemics.

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Last year, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, I joined a congressional delegation trip to visit U.S. troops, including Iowans, deployed in the Middle East. As a former company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, I understand the significance of our elected leaders being on-the-ground in warzones a…

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Q: Has Operation Warp Speed accelerated the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and treatments?

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Voting outrage! Voting fraud! Fake Voters! Fake News! Illegal votes! Rogue electors and legislatures!

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The Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday began with a review and approval for resurfacing of Olympic Avenue between Highway 30 and Dedham. The plan was presented by County Engineer Zac Andersen and includes a widening of the shoulders along the highway. Bids for the project…

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In Monday’s Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board first heard from Carroll County Engineer Zac Anderson. He presented three utility permits: Raccoon Valley Electric Co-op for a road bore at 30607 110th St. in Jasper Township, Section 4; Western Iowa Power Co-op at 15345 330t…

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TEMPLETON: Growing up in western Iowa, I knew my neighbors. I felt safe, secure and connected. My family didn’t have everything, but in small towns with big hearts, I learned the values of hard work and community.

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The Carroll County Board of Supervisors on Monday first met with County Engineer Zac Anderson, who had utility permits for Windstream at 240th Street east of Halbur and West Central Rural Water at five locations in Maple River. The permits were approved.

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Recently, Terry Branstad announced that he would step down as U.S. ambassador to China. For more than 40 years, Branstad has been a fixture in Iowa politics, serving as a state representative, lieutenant governor, governor and finally as ambassador.