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Branstad surveys NW Iowa flood damage

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten visited Rock Rapids Wednesday to survey the damage from Monday’s devastating storm that hit northwest Iowa. 

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Lyon County hits jackpot in casino grants

December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Lyon County schools, cities and the county government are cashing in with casino grants.
The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation is the non-profit license holder for the Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood, Iowa.
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Rock Rapids man sentenced in childhood porn case

July 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa A Rock Rapids man who distributed child pornography, was a drug user in possession of a firearm and destroyed evidence was sentenced July 3 to 66 months in federal prison. Continue Reading

Man arrested for wielding sword

June 30, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a 51-year-old male from Rock Rapids early Saturday morning after receiving a report that he was wielding a sword and committed an assault. Continue Reading

Rock Rapids celebrates Heritage Days

June 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa Rock Rapids’ Heritage Fest will kick into high gear this weekend, but a few events are beginning earlier in the week. Continue Reading

High-speed chase in Rock Rapids

April 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa A man is being held in the Lyon County Jail after a high-speed chase late Tuesday. Continue Reading

Fire claims three businesses in Rock Rapids, Iowa

June 6, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Firefighters from four communities dispatched to blaze
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa The Sportsman’s Lounge, an adjacent liquor store and screen printing shop in Rock Rapids stood in ruins Monday after fire broke out shortly after the noon rush in a vacant upstairs apartment in the historic downtown building. Continue Reading

Lyon County deputy involved in high speed chase

April 12, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa A Lyon County deputy was involved in a high speed chase Monday after attempting to stop a vehicle allegedly driven by Eric Matthew Hopewell, 48, of Sioux Falls, S.D. Continue Reading

Island parks become real islands after storm

September 24, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Flooding still causing issues in some communities
WORTHINGTON The sun came out and things started to dry out Friday in area communities affected by heavy rain and flooding. Still, some evidence of the deluge remained: standing pools of water, constant discharge from sump pumps and bodies of water that are full to the brim. Continue Reading