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Fort Dodge Messenger. April 3, 2020

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PHOENIX (AP) — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to the store is now a risky endeavor.

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DES MOINES —As of Sunday, April 5, there have been 83 additional positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 868 positive cases, along with an additional eight deaths.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — These Iowa lotteries were drawn Sunday:

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BELMOND, Iowa (AP) — When the Belmond-Klemme Community School District announced at the beginning of the week that classes would be out until at least April 10 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a long-running area project was in danger of being disrupted.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — These Iowa lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Each morning inside the nearly empty Burlington High School, four food service workers gather around kitchen manager George Houlton for a pep talk before wheeling carts carrying bagged meals to be served to hungry children waiting in cars.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to consider fostering a pet amid concerns about how the coronavirus would affect operations.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government’s $349 billion relief program for small businesses got off to a rocky start Friday as hundreds of thousands tried to apply for desperately needed loans.

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary that opened in North Dakota's largest city a year ago was shut down Friday because of slow sales and regulatory delays due to the coronavirus, the facility's operators said in a statement.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Medicine asked Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday to issue a shelter-in-place order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Iowa saw coronavirus infections rise and spread to more counties Friday, school officials struggled with how to educate students and meet state demands when classrooms must remain empty.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — These Iowa lotteries were drawn Friday:

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FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — One firefighter was injured and apartment residents were forced out of their homes by a fire that heavily damaged one building and damaged an adjacent structure in downtown Fort Dodge, officials said.

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