Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., March 4th 2013


March 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Another blast of winter weather is forecast to track from eastern North Dakota southeast overnight into Minnesota and Iowa. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through tomorrow for a system that is expected to dump the heaviest amounts of snow in eastern North Dakota and across a swath of Minnesota including the Twin Cities, down into northeastern Iowa.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Linn County voters will head to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not they want to allow a casino to be built. KWWL TV reports campaigns on both sides spent the weekend trying to gather up last-minute support. Linn County Auditor Joel Miller says almost 11 percent of registered voters have already cast their ballots.

ATTICA, Iowa (AP) — A boil advisory for the city of Attica initiated on Friday has now been lifted after water samples indicate the water is safe. The boil order was issued by Pershing Utility after a break occurred in a water main. Attica, located in Marion County, about 45 miles southeast of Des Moines, gets its water from Pershing Utility.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three finalists. They are Thomas Ahart, interim superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools; James Browder, superintendent of the Anchorage School District in Alaska; and Carey Wright, chief academic officer of the District of Columbia Public Schools.