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Saturday News, June 30th

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GAVINS POINT DAM WATER RELEASES TO INCREASE NEXT WEEK

As flood waters recede, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans to step up releases from Yankton’s Gavins Point Dam into the Missouri River.

Gavins Point releases were reduced from 44,000 to 24,000 cubic feet per second in mid-June due to high flows downstream.

John Remus, Chief of the Corp’s Missouri River Basin Management Division, says Gavins Point releases will be stepped up over several days in the coming week, reaching approximately 50,000 cfs by early to mid-July.

Releases from all of the system dams will be maintained at higher-than-average rates over the next several months.”

About 30 percent of the system’s flood storage remains available to capture runoff, with storage expected to peak in mid-July.

NALOXONE KIT DISTRIBUTION BEGINS IN IOWA

Two-thousand opioid overdose reversal kits are being distributed in Iowa.

More than 350 pharmacies statewide will have the naloxone kits available for free.

Each kit has two doses of the drug in nasal spray form.

Kevin Gabbert, with the Iowa Department of Public Health, says naloxone usually costs about 150-dollars at a pharmacy.

State health officials say there were just over 200 opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa last year.

Gabbert says the free kits are an opportunity for people most at risk of witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose to get naloxone.

Naloxone, under the brand name Narcan, can stop opioid overdoses, but people should still seek medical attention after using it.

The state used federal grant funds to buy the naloxone at a reduced price.

A state law passed in 2016 eased restrictions on naloxone, allowing adults who are at risk of opioid-related overdose – and their family and friends – to buy the drug from a pharmacy without a prescription.

HASKINS TO CONTINUE CONDUCTING SIOUX CITY SYMPHONY FOR YEARS TO COME

THE MAESTRO OF THE SIOUX CITY SYMPHONY WILL BE CONDUCTING THE SIOUX CITY LOCAL ORCHESTRA FOR SOME TIME TO COME.

RYAN HASKINS HAS AGREED TO A SEVEN YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION.

SYMPHONY C-E-O TRAVIS MORGAN SAYS HASKINS HAS BEEN A MAJOR KEY TO THE SYMPHONY’S SUCCESS AND GROWTH OVER THE PAST DECADE:

MORGAN SAYS OTHER ACTIONS ARE ALSO TAKING PLACE TO INSURE THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE SYMPHONY:

MORGAN SAYS THE SYMPHONY’S ATTENDANCE HAS BEEN GROWING, WITH A SKEW TOWARDS YOUNGER AND MORE CASUALLY ATTIRED CONCERT GOERS:

THE NEW AGREEMENT MEANS HASKINS WILL CONTINUE LEADING THE SYMPHONY THROUGH ITS 2024-25 SEASON.

NORTHERN IOWA MAN CHARGED WITH LYING TO FEDS, STEALING TRADE SECRETS

A Mitchell County man is facing federal charges after being accused of stealing trade secrets and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bob Fisher reports:


Fifty-five-year-old Josh Isler of St. Ansgar has been charged with one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.

Isler is accused of stealing trade secrets while employed by DuPont after accepting a job with a competitor in August 2013.

Isler allegedly transferred hundreds of DuPont’s electronic files to an external storage drive after accepting employment with a competitor in the fuel enzyme business. Court documents say that Isler later lied to the FBI in November 2013 by denying he had downloaded the files. Isler is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court next Thursday.

If convicted of both charges, Isler would face up to a total of 15 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and eight years of supervised release.

(By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)