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Eminent domain, Iowa State, presidential candidates, Barbie...
...and a new category: WHO KNEW?
This week’s roundup includes well-reported columns about presidential candidates storming the state, a lovely essay by a granddaughter, lots of takes on the Iowa State Fair, an Iowa angle to the apocalyptic wildfires that devasted Hawaii, a sports column about news from Iowa State, and our Washington, D.C. columnist caused the editor to create a new category: WHO KNEW? (coin collectors will love it). Another columnist made it in the WHO KNEW? category. Mary Swander has a piece about stolen skulls, a story told as only Mary can.
Bob Leonard offers a twist on the ‘Barbie’ movie you won’t see coming.
An Iowa Vietnam veteran didn’t want to discuss the war but decided to write about it. Pat Kinney has the story.
Last, but only because Suzanna de Baca has a way of wrapping things up beautifully, is a “I Pray You Leave us Gently.”
We begin the roundup this morning with another new category: Eminent Domain. Here is an up-close look at the threat of eminent domain being used to take land in the area of St. Ansgar. Columnist Kurt Meyer, who lives there, reports:
Macy Spensley says goodbye to ‘one of the good ones,’ her grandfather.
Now, Let’s hear from our Fair-goers
IOWA LIFE GOES ON
….what follows the Fair? Back to school stories. Jody Gifford puts state-mandated policies in the perspective of an Iowa family.
THE IOWA ANGLE TO WILDFIRES RAGING IN HAWAII
DINING IN CLEAR LAKE
Repeating O’burger under this category, too.
SPORTS (and gardening?)
Suzanna de Baca
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