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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>>

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>>

City of Dubuque unveils redesigned website

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The City of Dubuque unveiled a major overhaul of its website this week. More>>

400,000 Iowans eligible for refund after court ruling, Attorney General says

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400,000 Iowans are receiving notices in the mail from Iowa attorney general Tom Miller that they're eligible for a refund from a $40 million fund tied to three buying club cases. More>>

Iowa Dept. of Public Health warns RAGBRAI riders of heat

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The Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding RAGBRAI riders and volunteers to protect themselves against the sun and heat. More>>

Guttenberg gearing up for RAGBRAI with bicycle sculptures

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Guttenberg is gearing up for two days of RAGBRAI visitors, as the final city on this year's route. More>>

UPDATE: Fire extinguished at Pattison Sand

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Officials with an eastern Iowa sand mine say an underground fire in the mine was extinguished this weekend. More>>

Iowa native not returning to SNL

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Iowa native Brooks Wheelan will not be returning to NBC's Saturday Night Live for a second season, according to the Hempstead High School graduate. More>>

Woman killed in Grant County, Wisconsin crash

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A Blue River woman was killed after a head-on crash in Grant County. More>>

Retirement event planned for Dubuque fire chief

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Dubuque's fire chief is retiring, and the public is invited to a retirement reception in his honor. More>>

Clarke University names new head men's basketball coach

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Clarke University has named Jim Blaine as its next head men's basketball coach. More>>

Dead mayflies litter Dubuque Saturday

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The streets of Dubuque were littered with dead Mayflies Saturday after the first hatch of the year. More>>

Guttenberg police chief's actions questioned Video included

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Questions are flying in Guttenberg after the police chief helped bail a friend out of jail. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge to close July 21

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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>>

Ghost investigator to talk about Iowa's haunted places next week

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Terry Fisk, co-author of "The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations," is scheduled to give an hour-long presentation at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium. More>>

Catholic Charities asked to provide housing for children Video included

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As Congress debates the border crisis, organizations in the Midwest are taking action now. More>>

Benefit for brain-injured Epworth man to be held Saturday

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A benefit will happen Saturday for an Epworth man severely injured last year at a notoriously dangerous Dubuque County intersection. More>>

Military bride gets free wedding dress from Dubuque boutique

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Dawn Butler, a senior elementary education major at the University of Dubuque and a long-time member of the Iowa National Guard, will participate in Brides Across America’s “Operation Wedding Gown” program. More>>

Dubuque native Kate Mulgrew gets Emmy nom for 'Orange'

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A Dubuque native can now add "Emmy nominee" to her resume. More>>

It's back! Fincel's sweet corn on sale in Dubuque

Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph Herald Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph Herald
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Fincel's sweet corn, a highly-anticipated summertime treat in the tri-state area, is now on sale. More>>

US Army National Guard member comes home to flood damage Video included

Lesley Voorhees points to what used to be her son's room, in the family's now-stripped-down basement. Lesley Voorhees points to what used to be her son's room, in the family's now-stripped-down basement.
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It will be a bittersweet homecoming Thursday evening for one University of Northern Iowa student and member of the US Army National Guard. More>>

UPDATE: Runaway teen steals county vehicle in Dubuque, crashes it Video included

Crews on the scene of a county vehicle crash on Hwy. 20 on Wednesday. (Becca Habegger, KWWL) Crews on the scene of a county vehicle crash on Hwy. 20 on Wednesday. (Becca Habegger, KWWL)
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Dubuque police say a teenage runaway stole a Dubuque County vehicle Wednesday afternoon and crashed it on Highway 20 soon after.
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Flooded Mississippi River keeping mayfly numbers down Video included

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The hatching of mayflies is an annual -- and some say gross -- event that happens during the spring and summer months in cities all along the Mississippi River. More>>

SURVIVOR SPEAKS: Tornado picks up woman, drops her in yard

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A tornado survivor is out of the hospital weeks after an EF-2 tornado ripped the woman out of her Platteville, Wisconsin, home. More>>

Part of Hill Street in Dubuque closed until further notice

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The southbound lane of Hill Street between W. 8th and Langworthy in Dubuque will be closed until further notice for a water main repair. More>>

"Cats in Iowa" bring bobcat and lynx to Dubuque

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Do you want to see a live bobcat or a lynx? Check out the program this weekend in Dubuque. More>>

Fats, oils & grease leading to sanitary sewer overflows Video included

A chunk of hardened "FOG" sits in a Dubuque sanitary sewer lift station A chunk of hardened "FOG" sits in a Dubuque sanitary sewer lift station
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Dubuque is stepping up its fight against FOG: fats, oils and grease. More>>

Mississippi River finally on the decline

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The Mississippi River is finally on the decline, after several weeks of being above flood stage in many river cities. More>>

Iowa Catholics respond to Pope's talk with sex abuse victims Video included

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Pope Francis met Monday with six victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, asking the victims for forgiveness. 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>>

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