Iowa teachers will be banned from raising gender identity and sexual orientation issues with students through grade six, and all books depicting sex acts will be removed from school libraries, under a bill Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Friday.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of Minnesota and northern Iowa until 8 pm due to critical fire weather conditions. The combination of strong wind gusts, dry vegetation, and low humidity has created an elevated risk for wildfires. The warning is issued as a precautionary measure to alert residents to the potential danger and encourage them to take necessary precautions.
Reports from the Estherville Police Department say that scam callers are calling residents claiming they are with the police department and that the resident has an active warrant out for their arrest.
Elizabeth Buch, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager with the city of Cedar Rapids, spoke on behalf of all city leaders when she told TV-9 that they are proud to get that perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index.