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Monday Afternoon News, December 4th


Weather Conditions Likely To Change Indicating Winter Is On Its Way

(Le Mars) — Today we may actually see the weather conditions catch up to the date on the calendar, as both rain and snow is being predicted for this afternoon.  Todd Heitkamp serves as the meteorologist with the National Weather Services at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He says the pending snow may not be that
severe, but it will mark a drastic change from the 50 degree-plus temperatures we have enjoyed for the last few weeks.

Heitkamp says the National Weather Services has issued a wind advisory for northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota.  Early this morning thick dense fog could be seen in many parts of northwest Iowa, including
Plymouth County.  However, Heitkamp says when the winds pick up, the fog will disappear.

The National Weather Services official offers his timetable as to when we could see a shift in our weather conditions.

Heitkamp says Le Mars should see less than an inch of snow from the weather system.



Remsen To Hold Old Fashion Christmas Monday Evening

(Remsen) — The town of Remsen will celebrate its “Old Fashion Christmas” scheduled for this evening, if the weather cooperates.  Karen Harnack with the Remsen Chamber of Commerce says Santa Claus will flip the switch to light the
town’s Christmas tree at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Harnack continues to explain some of the other planned events for tonight’s “Old Fashion Christmas.”

Harnack says children will be able to select a gift at “Kids Corner” as part of the evening’s festivities.

The Remsen Chamber official says if the weather is uncooperative, then the holiday events will be held on Wednesday night instead.  Stay tuned to KLEM radio for any updates.



Iowa Secretary of State Mailing Paper ID Voter Cards 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s top elections official says his office is beginning to mail paper identification cards as part of a new law requiring voters to show ID at the polls.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says Monday that 123,000 registered voters will be sent the non-photo ID cards automatically. They’ll go to voters without an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-driver’s ID.
The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature passed legislation last spring requiring voters to show acceptable identification at the polls, arguing it’ll maintain election integrity. There’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud in
Acceptable identification will be an Iowa driver’s license, an Iowa non-driver’s ID, a U.S. passport, military identification or veterans ID.
The identification requirement goes into effect in 2019, though voters without acceptable ID in 2018 must sign an oath acknowledging they will need it soon. In 2019, those voters will be offered a provisional ballot.