Monday morning read: Violations by Iowa feedlot might go to attorney general, Biden makes Iowa endorsement, USS Sioux City close to being active Navy ship

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DNR: Violations by northeast Iowa feedlot should go to attorney general- Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff is recommending the Iowa Attorney General take enforcement action against the developer of a 10,000-head cattle feedlot and biogas operation near Monona after repeated violations.

The DNR proposed in March a $10,000 fine to settle the case, but a violation earlier this month took that deal off the table. Read more...

Biden makes first 2018 Iowa endorsement- Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is thought to be putting together a 2020 presidential campaign, has made his first candidate endorsement in Iowa — the host of the first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses.

Biden, 75, has endorsed state Rep. Abby Finkenauer for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 1st District. The second-term Dubuque lawmaker was the coordinator of volunteers for Biden’s 2008 Iowa caucuses campaign. Read more...

USS Sioux City one step closer to being active Navy ship- The USS Sioux City has passed a major milestone, sailing one step closer to its commissioning and addition to the U.S. Navy fleet this fall.

The ship completed acceptance trials May 20-24 on Lake Michigan. During trials, the Navy tested the ship’s combat system, aviation support, small boat launch handling and recovery, and ride control. Read more...

Review: Old Creamery Theatre's Savannah sippers find the right blend for a shot of courage- The four ladies of “The Savannah Sipping Society” onstage through June 24 at the Old Creamery Theatre are serving up comedy that’s shaken, stirred and sometimes poured over the rocks that life hurls in their path.

Spanning the decades that constitute “middle aged,” at first glance, that’s all they seem to have in common. Read more...

Former Cedar Rapids Kennedy prep Zach Daniels hopeful of being an MLB draft pick- Zach Daniels is amazing. 

Not just that he was one of the Big Ten Conference’s best relievers this season. The numbers speak for themselves there.

But more that such a slight and slender frame can generate such nasty pitches. His slider is dirty, his fastball regularly in the low-90s to mid-90s. 

The Iowa junior and former Cedar Rapids Kennedy prep is listed at 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds. The 160 might be cooking the books a bit. 

It doesn’t make sense. How does Daniels do it?

“I wish I could give you a clear-cut answer for that,” he said, in typical low-key fashion. “For me, I would say I have a quick arm. Just knowing how to use your body (is important). One thing I try to work on is getting to the plate as fast as I can.” Read more...

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