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AROUND THE STATE:

CASINO BARGE

KEOKUK, Iowa — The future for a former casino barge remains uncertain as officials in southeastern Iowa talk of turning it into an event center, a boutique bed and breakfast or a floating mall with a restaurant. SENT: 300 words by the Quad-City Times.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — Reward for the safe return of missing University of Iowa student jumps to $260,000. AP Photo NY703.

— IOWA STATE FAIR-INSPECTIONS — Personnel from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals will conduct an inspection of the Iowa State Fair concession games as the fair kicks off. AP Photo NY703.

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