News

Alta Rail Crossing Safety Concerns

Photo: clipart.com

ALTA, Iowa (AP) – SomeĀ area residents want more safety devices placed where two little girls were fatally injured when a train struck a car they were in with their mother and big brother in Alta.
Two-year-old Camille Binder and her 4-year-old sister, Chloe, died Feb. 14 at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital. Their brother and mother were hospitalized. Officials in Alta say the safety lights and alarms were working properly at the time of the crash on February 13th but some residents in the community of 1,900 people say the lights and audible signal aren’t enough. They want crossing arms installed, too.
Mayor Ronald Neulieb says that he’s already called the Iowa Transportation Department and says, “I’ll just keep pursuing it until we get it done.”

Local Headlines

in Local

Dickinson County Scam

scam

Another scam has showed up in the area...

in Local

Wind Farm Purchased

wind turbine

A Duluth, Minnesota-based energy firm says it has bought a wind farm near Storm Lake...

in Local

Simonsen Iron Works Receives State Loan

cash1240

The $3 million project is anticipated to create 28 jobs...

in Local

Spencer Native On Television

clark

Robert Clark has been hired as a full time News Reporter for KEYC TV of Mankato...

in Local

Okoboji Man Arrested On Drug Related Warrant

lawenforcement1240

18-year old Holden Wilson was arrestedon an arrest warrant for Drug Distribution to a person under Eighteen...