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Computer technician warns against public Wi-Fi Video included

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When you connect to free or public wireless internet, you may be putting your personal information at risk. More>>

Miller-Riverview Park to open Friday

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Miller Riverview-Park and Campground will open for the season with limited camping on Friday, August 1st at 7:00 a.m. More>>

Dubuque smoke testing to find sewer system leaks Video included

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Cracks in Dubuque's sanitary and storm sewers are leading to overflows and problems for some homeowners. More>>

Too cool for pools: Dubuque pool attendance down this summer

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Many Iowans are enjoying the state's relatively cool summer, but not those who operate swimming pools. More>>

ISU Extension webinar to address Emerald Ash Borer impact

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Iowa State University Extension offices throughout the state will simultaneously host a webinar on Aug. 14 exploring the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer. More>>

Railroad bridge reopened after devastating fire

Canadian Pacific crews inspect and repair the fire-damaged railroad bridge Tuesday Canadian Pacific crews inspect and repair the fire-damaged railroad bridge Tuesday
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Officials say a railroad bridge has reopened in rural Dubuque County after what appeared to be a devastating fire.Canadian Pacific Railway spokeswoman Salem Woodrow said the bridge, located just North of the Dubuque/Jackson county line, reopened about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Warrant reveals employee may have been involved in Dubuque IHOP robbery Video included

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Dubuque police are investigating an IHOP employee for possible involvement in a recent armed robbery of IHOP in Dubuque, according to court documents. More>>

Regional housing market showing stability but slow growth

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Regional property sales in the first six months of 2014 are down 4 percent compared to property sales in the first six months of 2013. More>>

Asbury to offer new ultimate Frisbee and flag football leagues

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The city of Asbury is adding something new to their fall recreational program lineup: flag football and ultimate Frisbee. More>>

Man cited after boat capsizes in Mississippi River Video included

Photo Courtesy: Pat Taylor Photo Courtesy: Pat Taylor
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Kenny Mills and his family were wrapping up a day of boating on the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon, when the wake from a nearby vessel swept water into his boat, causing it to sink and eventually capsize. More>>

Dubuque County railroad bridge burns, considered total loss

Courtesy Dubuque Telegraph-Herald Courtesy Dubuque Telegraph-Herald
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A Dubuque County railroad bridge is considered a total loss after a fire late Monday morning. More>>

Dubuque named a Top 10 Best Small Place for Business

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Dubuque climbs to the Top 10 in Forbes for one of the best places for business and careers.
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Spirit of Dubuque crew helps save capsized boat passengers

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Quick thinking by a group of people on the Mississippi River Saturday may have helped save the lives of six people. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge opens ahead of schedule

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The Julien Dubuque Bridge, which connects Dubuque to East Dubuque, Illinois, reopened Saturday at 4 p.m. That's more than four and a half days ahead of schedule, according to the Iowa DOT.
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Open house planned for University of Dubuque's Heritage Center

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The University of Dubuque's Heritage Center will host an open house on Mon., Aug. 4, where people can buy tickets for the center's upcoming performing arts season. More>>

Wahlert Catholic High School earns national nod for yearbook

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Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque earned national recognition for the third consecutive year. More>>

Thieves take tools from Dubuque Habitat for Humanity home Video included

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A local organization is scrambling to find tools to complete a project on time. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge could open as early as Monday

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Iowa DOT resident construction engineer Hugh Holak said the Julien Dubuque Bridge could open as early as Monday, four days ahead of schedule. More>>

Dubuque business speaks out after being target of recent scam Video included

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A Dubuque business is speaking out after being targets of a recent scam. More>>

Miller-Riverview Park in Dubuque expected to open in August

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Miller-Riverview Park and Campground in Dubuque is expected to open on August 1st. More>>

Julien Dubuque bridge construction may wrap up early Video included

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Construction on the Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge may wrap up a day or two earlier than scheduled. More>>

United Way seeking school supply donations for kids in need

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The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States will be accepting donations of school supplies for kids in need, during an upcoming drive spanning two separate weekends. More>>

Dick's Sporting Goods in Dubuque reports arson fire Thursday

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Dubuque Police and Dubuque Fire are investigating a fire that took place at Dick's Sporting Goods at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque Thursday morning. More>>

$35,000 awarded for arts and culture programs in Dubuque

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The Dubuque City Council has awarded $35,000 in funding to seven Dubuque arts and culture organizations. More>>

Author of 'ClanDonnell' to tell Irish tales in Dubuque

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This author is sure to get you in touch with your Irish roots. More>>

Dubuque County Fair Association: Large crowds will help pay debt Video included

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The Dubuque County Fair Association is hoping larger crowds means less money they'll have to borrow from the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors. More>>

Mississippi River businesses playing catch-up after flooding Video included

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Flooding on the Mississippi River spanning nearly three months this year has left some area businesses playing catch-up. More>>

Longtime Dubuque educator Thom Determan dies

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Longtime Dubuque educator Thom Determan died at his home Tuesday at the age of 66. More>>

Dubuque Police to host National Night Out in August

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The fifth-annual National Night Out will take place in Dubuque on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Comiskey Park. More>>

Historical aircraft coming to Dubuque

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The skies above Dubuque will be filled with historical aircraft in late July. More>>

Neighbors concerned for safety during major road construction Video included

Equipment works on Farley Road Tuesday Equipment works on Farley Road Tuesday
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One long-awaited road project is turning into a nightmare for some area neighbors. More>>

Taste of Dubuque gears up for 19th year

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The Taste of Dubuque is set for Thurs., Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the grounds of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in the Port of Dubuque. More>>

Julien Dubuque bridge construction may be ahead of schedule

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As workers wrap up the second day of construction on the Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge, the Iowa Department of Transportation says it's possible the job may wrap up early. More>>

Dubuque family asks Iowans to help bring adopted kids home

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Mike and Erin Peat of Dubuque are urging Iowans to participate in a nationwide White House call-in day on Wednesday to help bring adopted children like the Peats' children home. More>>

Early RAGBRAI stop peddles advice to eastern Iowa hosts Video included

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As the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa rolls on, Monday featured one of the shortest legs along the route. That's a good thing considering the heat.
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Dyersville NAPA store burglarized; reward offered

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An insurance company is offering a reward for information about a burglary that happened over the weekend at a Dyersville auto parts store. More>>

Julien Dubuque bridge closures cause traffic congestion Video included

A worker places a sign, launching the 10-day Julien Dubuque/US Highway 20 bridge closure A worker places a sign, launching the 10-day Julien Dubuque/US Highway 20 bridge closure
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It's official: The Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge connecting Iowa to Illinois over the Mississippi River is now closed for 10 days. More>>

Vilsack sets National Farmers Market Week for Aug. 3-9

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 3-9 National Farmers Market Week. More>>

Dubuque man charged with drunk driving in early morning accident

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A Dubuque man has been charged with drunk driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.According to the Jo Daviess Sheriff's office, deputies responded to a crash with injuries on July 20 at 4:30 a.m. located on W. Sand Hill Road, near the intersection of S. Blackjack Road in rural Galena, IL.The sheriff's office said 23-year-old Patrick Calvert went off the road with his vehicle and hit a tree.He was transported to Midwest Medical Center in Galena for treatment of his injuries. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge closure impacts East Dubuque residents Video included

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The heavily traveled Julien Dubuque Bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed for approximately 10 days beginning Mon., July 21 to replace deck joints on the bridge. More>>

Dubuque law enforcement project leads to 70 citations

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On July 16, 2014, Dubuque Police, along with the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, Iowa State Patrol, and the City of Dubuque Animal Control conducted a multi-agency safety and enforcement project focused on the areas of the city experiencing high impact call areas of the west end of Dubuque. More>>

Peosta girl receives bedroom makeover from Special Spaces Video included

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A Dubuque County 7-year-old got the surprise of a lifetime Saturday afternoon. Kate Frett was born with a serious heart condition. More>>

Longtime Dubuque City Council member dies

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Longtime Dubuque City Council member, Ann Michalski, 81, of Dubuque, died Saturday. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge closure impacts East Dubuque businesses Video included

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The heavily traveled Julien Dubuque Bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed for approximately 10 days beginning Mon., July 21 to replace deck joints on the bridge. More>>

Irish Fest 5k Walk & Run Registration Underway

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Registration is underway for the 2014 Irish Fest 5k Walk Run, set for Saturday, August 2, in downtown Waterloo. Participants can register online until July 31 at SignMeUp.com/98690, or by visiting the Irish Fest website at IowaIrishFest.com. The early registration period has concluded, so registration is now $25.00. After the online registration ends July 31, walk/run participants will need to register in person. The 4th annual Irish Fest 5k Walk and Run is just part of the Irish Fest weeken... More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge closure impacts Dubuque's bus system

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The Iowa Department of Transportation will begin construction on the Julien Dubuque Bridge beginning Monday July 21. More>>

Infant death investigated in Dubuque County

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Authorities in Dubuque County are investigating the death of an infant. More>>

2 cars in Dubuque spontaneously burst into flames in 2 days Video included

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Two cars in Dubuque have spontaneously burst into flames in just two days. More>>

Portion of Carter Road in Dubuque closed Thursday, Friday

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The northbound lane of Carter Road in Dubuque will be closed between Deborah and Asbury Streets from 8 a.m. Thursday to Noon Friday for water main repair work. More>>

Iowa businesses use small drones despite FAA ban Video included

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Several businesses in Iowa are putting small drones to use for commercial purposes. More>>

Dubuque's Rosemont Street to close for 4 days

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The City of Dubuque Public Works Department will close Rosemont Street for paving from Friday, July 18th, through Tuesday, July 22nd.The road will be closed to non-resident traffic. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. More>>

Green Sea Turtle joins Dubuque's River Museum

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A rescued, non-releasable threatened Green Sea Turtle is the newest animal on exhibit in the National Mississippi River Museum Aquarium'sGuilt of Mexico exhibit.The female Green Sea Turtle comes to Dubuque from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles located on Jekyll Island, GA. The turtle, which was found on on Little Cumberland Island, GA on July 12, 2013,suffered from an old fracture to the mid-caudal carapace (shell), probably due to a boat strike. Her ... More>>

Suspects still at large after Dubuque IHOP robbery

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Two men with handguns robbed an IHOP restaurant in Dubuque Wednesday night. Dubuque police said they were alerted at 7:52 p.m. to the robbery at the restaurant located on Kennedy Road. Lt. Brad Shannon of the Dubuque Police Department said upon arrival police established a perimeter. He said that perimeter collapsed.Police said no injures have been reported.As of 9:45 p.m. police were still searching for the two men. More>>

Dubuque-East Dubuque bridge closed for repairs Monday

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Authorities are preparing to temporarily close down a bridge that connects Iowa with Illinois. More>>

Dubuque fire, police officials respond to car fire

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The Dubuque police and fire departments responded around 9 a.m. Thursday morning to a car fire in the 2100 block of Central Avenue, next to Knicker's Saloon. More>>

Dubuque IHOP robbed at gunpoint

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Dubuque police confirmed that the IHOP was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.It happened shortly before 8 p.m. at the restaurant located on John F. Kennedy Road. More>>

Heavy road construction in Dubuque impacting traffic, businesses Video included

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The second consecutive summer of a major road construction project in Dubuque is frustrating drivers and impacting some surrounding businesses. More>>

UPDATE: Lancaster grain bin death ruled an accident

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the death of a nine-year-old boy at a rural Lancaster, Wisconsin, farm was a "tragic accident." More>>

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
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  • UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:30:29 GMT
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
  • South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:36:05 GMT
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
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