Authorities: Wisconsin man died in Iowa plant accident
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin man died in an accident at his job in Dubuque.
The accident occurred Thursday at A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., which makes water works brass, plumbing valves, pumps and water systems, and high-pressure gas valves and meter ...
Northern Iowa holds off D-III Dubuque from the line, 75-67
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A.J. Green scored 20 points and Northern Iowa made 28 free throws to turn away Division III Dubuque, 75-67 in a nonconference game on Saturday afternoon.
On Ugly Sweater Night, the Panthers (4-5) bounced back after a loss to South Dakota State at the U.S. Bank ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa woman accused letting seven children live surrounded by garbage, rotten food and feces has been given probation.
Dubuque County court records say 35-year-old Tiesha Martin pleaded guilty last month to seven counts of child endangerment. She was given ...
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Advocates grow hopeful for new Illinois passenger trains
CHICAGO (AP) — Transportation advocates hope the new incoming Illinois governor will be able to help establish two new train routes connecting Chicago to the Quad Cities and Rockford.
Groups hope Democrat J.B. Pritzker will be able to revive the two projects, which have stalled in recent ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Dubuque are beginning the process of building a new water tower to improve water pressure that has worsened due to residential growth.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Local beer drinkers will have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season.
Dimensional Brewing Co. planned to open its doors in downtown Dubuque on Wednesday, Nov. 21, adding another attraction to the city’s Lower Main district and further strengthening a growing ...
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Man gets probation for ‘Field of Dreams’ site vandalism
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” must serve two to five years of probation.
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Construction of Dubuque skate park nears completion
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Community organizers and city staffers look excitedly at the other side of winter when the skate park at Dubuque’s Flora Park is set to be completed, 13 years after the idea was conceived.
As temperatures continue to drop, folks can see that in the past few months, ...
Dubuque center gets $2.7M for drug recovery facility
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A $2.7 million grant will help fund a Dubuque center that will provide treatment and housing for people dealing with substance-use issues.
The funds from the Iowa Finance Authority will help the Manasseh House/Operation Empower cover most of the $3.2 million needed for ...
Dubuque County considers allowing ATVs on public roads
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Nearly half of Iowa’s counties have approved use of all-terrain or utility vehicles for public roadways, and at least one large county is considering joining the trend.
Dubuque County supervisors have been considering the issue since two riding groups approached the ...
Iowa Greyhound Park sees wagers soar, faces long-term issues
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Wagering soared at the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque this year, but the state’s only dog track still faces a host of problems that leave its future in doubt.
About $6.7 million was wagered for races at the park so far in 2018, an increase of nearly 45 percent from ...
Woman accused of stealing from late father’s account
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Dubuque woman stole more than $35,000 from the estate account of her late father.
Dubuque County court records say 54-year-old Molly Behnke, of Dubuque, is charged with theft. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for ...
Iowa nonprofit’s bookstore raises money for the blind
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — One Dubuque used bookstore helps a nonprofit organization provide a volume of services to residents.
Proceeds from the on-site used bookstore help fund the Tri-State Independent Blind Society.
“Bingo is our main No. 1 (fundraiser) and then the bookstore income ...
Work continues on deconstruction of former Iowa power plant
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Crews have been spending months slowly deconstructing a former power plant in Dubuque, but their efforts only recently became noticeable after taking down a pair of towering stacks.
Alliant Energy’s Dubuque Generating Station stopped creating power more than a year ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) _ Heartland Financial USA Inc. (HTLF) on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $33.7 million.
The Dubuque, Iowa-based bank said it had earnings of 97 cents per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed ...
Woman accused of stealing from mother pleads not guilty
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of stealing from her mother has pleaded not guilty in eastern Iowa.
Dubuque working on adaptive traffic control system
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque officials are pursuing funding for an adaptive traffic light system aimed at making commutes less frustrating for drivers.
The city is working with East Central Intergovernmental Association to secure federal and state grants for an approximately $5 million ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) _ Flexsteel Industries Inc. (FLXS) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $1.3 million.
On a per-share basis, the Dubuque, Iowa-based company said it had net income of 16 cents.
The furniture maker posted revenue of $113.5 million in the ...
Man sentenced for lying to Medicaid about father’s care
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man has been given two years of probation for lying to Medicaid about care he provided for his father.
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60 years in the making: Iowa’s Highway 20 expansion finished
HOLSTEIN, Iowa (AP) — After six decades of construction, an expansion project to build a four-lane expressway across northern Iowa is finished.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Friday in Holstein for the completed U.S. Highway 20 corridor, which now extends 302 miles (486 kilometers) ...
Man imprisoned for shooting into Dubuque nightclub
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man has been given 30 months in prison for shooting into a Dubuque nightclub.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, from Forest City, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He’d pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a ...
Man gets 50 years for stabbing to death Dubuque woman
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man has been given 50 years in prison for stabbing to death a woman in her northeast Iowa home.
Court records say 54-year-old Garry James was sentenced Wednesday in Dubuque. Authorities say he killed 53-year-old Michelle Kinney on July 21.
Dubuque cycling group takes free meals to people in need
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Melinda Vize carefully placed the box in a two-wheeled bicycle trailer. Intended for children, the trailer instead safeguarded carefully wrapped burritos and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
While Vize packed the food and prepared her bicycle, another member of ...
Dubuque resident honors veterans through bugle ritual
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Every evening before sunset, a Dubuque veteran holds a ceremonial bugle, pushes a play button and raises the instrument to his lips.
Although the wistful notes of taps come from a recording, the dedication with which the veteran carries out this rite — and the emotion ...
Statues returned to perches at Dubuque County Courthouse
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Historic statues have been refurbished and returned to their perches high atop the Dubuque County Courthouse in eastern Iowa.
A crane was used Tuesday to help workers place the statues around the building exterior. The building has been undergoing a $1.4 million ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque are at risk of flooding.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Students at Dubuque Community Schools’ Alta Vista Campus worked together last week to lift a set of floor joists, setting them down on a nearby trailer.
While construction is just getting started, those boards eventually will help form the floor of a tiny house the ...
Man pleads guilty to ‘Field of Dreams’ site vandalism
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” has changed his plea to guilty.
Dubuque County court records say 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, entered the plea Monday, the day his ...
Cruise company seeks docking facilities in Dubuque
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Swiss cruise company wants to bring ships to Dubuque if the city builds a dock along the Mississippi River.
David Simmons of Viking River Cruises discussed the company’s potential plans at a City Council work session on Monday,
Dubuque nonprofit to offer children’s grief support groups
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit organization seeks to establish the first children’s support groups in the Dubuque area, serving youths who have lost a family member or loved one.
Nearly 20 children have signed up to attend monthly meetings, which are being administered by a nonprofit ...
Man changes plea to guilty in Dubuque woman’s slaying
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing and sexually assaulting a woman in Dubuque has changed his plea to guilty.
Twenty-two-year-old Helmon Betwell was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole after he entered the new plea. A charge of sexual assault ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A 27-year-old woman has died after a rollover crash on an all-terrain vehicle in eastern Iowa over the weekend.
Iowa schools can’t disclose volunteers’ criminal histories
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa law prohibits school districts from informing parents about the criminal records of felons volunteering in schools, according to district officials.
Bellevue School District seeking $16M bond for new school
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Bellevue School District in eastern Iowa is asking voters to approve a $16 million bond to build a new elementary school.
Television station KCRG reports that the design of the new school would provide more space for science, ...
Dubuque officials to update sexual harassment policy
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque officials are working to update the city’s 27-year-old sexual harassment policy.
The policy, which was last updated in the early 1990s, is being reviewed following the resignation of former Dubuque Fire Department Capt. Jim Abitz, the
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Each year, school resource officers working in the Dubuque Community School District file hundreds of reports and charges stemming from on-campus incidents.
They help school employees handle a variety of student-related issues, such as thefts, assaults, drugs and ...
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MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled in February for a Dubuque man accused of killing a Bellevue man.
Jackson County District Court records say the trial starting date is Feb. 4 for 23-year-old Drew Mangler. In June he pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At Loras College, there is only one sensei.
His name is Terry Smith, and for the past 57 years he has been teaching judo to any who entered his dojo. To some at the college, his status is mythical.
“He’s a legend walking among us,” said TJ Miller, head wrestling ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) _ Flexsteel Industries Inc. (FLXS) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $2.2 million.
The Dubuque, Iowa-based company said it had net income of 28 cents per share.
The furniture maker posted revenue of $113.1 million in the period.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Work on Mississippi River locks has caused a sudden drop in river levels in Iowa, surprising marinas and leaving some boats high and dry.
Crews at Lock and Dam No. 10 in Guttenberg closed the dam’s gates Tuesday, decreasing the river’s flow, the
Dubuque racing group board approves veterans memorial
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque racing group has approved a plan to spend $3.4 million on a veterans memorial for an island in the Mississippi River.
Trial set for man charged in Dubuque woman’s slaying
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing a woman at her home in Dubuque.
Court records say 53-year-old Garry James has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. Police say he stabbed to death 53-year-old Michelle Kinney on July 21. Her body ...