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Trump laments lack of credit for supporting winner in Ohio’s run to Congress

Donald Trump has received credit in media reports across the country for supporting the winner in Tuesday’s Ohio GOP primary – unlike a Texas contest last month when his candidate lost – but he falsely told his supporters that the media had not mentioned his role. “It was a big …

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Iowa Child Care Crisis Continues Despite Legislative Pressure

Iowa is still experiencing a child custody crisis, advocates and lawmakers say, despite legislation approved this year aimed at alleviating the crisis. Iowa Legislature Passes Three Child Care Bills this year, ranging from changing tax credits to increasing the number of children in unregulated child care centers. Representative Tracy Ehlert, …

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High Rock Booger’s Lizards Secure Second Place in National Envirothon Competition

The five members of the High Rock Booger Lizards of Davidson County Homeschool are serious about conserving the environment, even if their names don’t reflect it. The team, which also represented the state of North Carolina, placed second in the National Conservation Foundation’s 2021 Envirothon competition on July 28. Nebraska …

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Iowa leaders advocate for vaccination as cases rise and delta variant spreads

Elected leaders and public health officials are begging residents of Iowa to get vaccinated as the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 spreads throughout the state. “Right now, we are in a race against vaccinating people over the spread of the variant,” said Nola Aigner Davis, communications manager for the …

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Additional grant for water tower possible: Brainerd council allocates more funds for the project

And they no longer have a deadline looming on the horizon. Brainerd City Council agreed on Monday, July 19 to provide $ 162,043 in matching funds for a historical society grant application, which would provide the same amount – if awarded – to help fund a roof for the tower. …

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Redistribution of 22 could prompt full list of county returning officers

Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson gave Commissioners an overview on Tuesday, July 20 of the timeline and procedures associated with the redistribution process, a ten-year event through which new U.S. census data is used to adjust district boundaries federal congressional lines, as well as national and local lines. County councils …

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Netflix Confirms Switch To Video Games As Growth Slows | national

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) – Netflix has reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerged from pandemic cocoons. But he has an answer for that: video games. On Tuesday, the streaming giant announced plans to start adding video games to its existing subscription plans at …

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Brainerd makes the public works service permanent

City council agreed last October to test an interim public works department, following a request from the parks council after parks manager Tony Sailer announced a retirement in December. The new department began operating on December 19 – the day after Sailer’s departure – with city engineer Paul Sandy at …

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Roscommon and Crawford County Central Dispatch Partnership hit roadblock

Two counties in northern Michigan have encountered a hurdle in their partnership to merge central dispatching services. The counties of Roscommon and Crawford have maintained this partnership for more than five years and planned to formally merge their departments in January 2022. “The simple fact that we could combine our …

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Brainerd man faces assault charge after allegedly punching doctor

A 58-year-old man from Brainerd faces a fourth-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting an emergency room doctor in Crosby. James Julius Herman appeared for a solo felony on July 8 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. The charge stems from a 911 call made at 9:56 p.m. on …

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