THE BOARD OF THE MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP WILL MEET MONDAY NIGHT IN CLOSED SESSION TO PLAN A COURSE OF ACTION REGARDING THEIR NON-PROFIT CASINO LICENSE.
THURSDAY THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSSION EXTENDED THE CURRENT OPERATING AGREEMENT BETWEEN MRHD AND PENN NATIONAL GAMING THROUGH NEXT MARCH 31ST.
THE COMMISSION IS ALSO ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NEW GROUPS WHO MAY WANT TO OPERATE A LAND BASED CASINO IN WOODBURY COUNTY.
MRHD WANTS TO CONTINUE TO BE THE LICENSE HOLDER FOR THAT LAND BASED CASINO, BUT IT MIGHT BE WITH ANOTHER GAMING COMPANY.
MRHD CHAIRMAN MARK MONSON SAID AFTER THURSDAY'S MEETING THAT HIS BOARD HAS TO DECIDE WHAT DIRECTION TO TAKE AFTER THE GAMING COMMISSION'S DECISION:
MRHD'S MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 5:30PM MONDAY AT THE HOLIDAY INN.
THE IOWA LEGISLATURE WILL LIKELY CONSIDER AN INCREASE IN THE STATE'S GAS TAX IN THEIR 2013 SESSION.
CHARESE YANNEY OF SIOUX CITY IS ONE THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
YANNEY SAYS THE TAX HASN'T BEEN RAISED IN 20 YEARS AND AN INCREASE IS NEEDED TO FUND NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS:
AND WHILE SOME SAY AN INCREASE WOULD COST IOWA BUSINESS OWNERS AN EXTRA 20 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN TAXES, YANNEY SAYS SHE THINKS MANY BUSINESSES WILL PAY THAT IF IT MEANS IMPROVED HIGHWAYS:
YANNEY MADE HER COMMENTS AT THE HIGHWAY 20 ASSOCIATION'S MEETING FRIDAY AT THE SIOUX CITY PUBLIC MUSEUM.
A FEW ROADS WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND TO ACCOMODATE RHONDA'S SPEAK EASY'S SHOW & SHINE EVENT.
CUNNINGHAM DRIVE FROM DACE AVENUE TO GRAND AVENUE AND ALONG DACE FROM SOUTH MORGAN TO CUNNINGHAM WILL BE CLOSED.
BARRICADES WILL BE UP IN THESE AREAS FROM 10 A.M. SATURDAY, THROUGH 1 A.M. SUNDAY.
A Sioux City man is charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving in an accident that killed apassenger last winter.
Eighteen-year-old Oscar Ramirez was charged on Friday. Authorities say he was driving an SUV that crashed on Jan. 30 in Sioux City.
A passenger, 18-year-old Nino Segura, of Sioux City, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Ramirez appeared in Woodbury County District Court on Friday. An arraignment is set for July 27.
From Associated Press
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