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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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There is some dispute on where the first Memorial Day – or Decoration Day – was observed, but it has been held to honor our nation’s fallen heroes since the 19th century. However, it wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, and moved to be celebrated annually on the last Monday in May. Find out the unique history of this All-American holiday.

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Excelerate Estherville Contest Winner Revealed

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The winner of the Excelerate Estherville contest was announced during Sweet Corn Days this weekend.

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Iowa Tax Collections

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Iowans paid over a quarter of a billion dollars in personal income taxes to the State of Iowa last month.

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O’Brien County Accident

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Two Primghar women were taken to the hospital following a Saturday morning accident.

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Winner of Pitch and Grow Event

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The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute hosted the Pitch and Grow event on Monday.

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Spray Plane Shooting

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Investigation is underway into an individual shooting at an aerial spray plane.