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Siouxland Officials Discuss Possible Single-Beer Can Ban

There are talks among some Sioux City leaders to ban the selling of single-serve beer for off-site construction to help stop the problem of public intoxication.

According to the Sioux City Journal, a local Native American activist and some local law enforcement officials came up with the idea after a round table discussion. The talk was about potential solutions to the increasing issue of homelessness and alcohol addiction.

Roughly 48% of arrests for public intoxication in Sioux City are made up of Native Americans.

Tailgate Will Honor Local Officers

(Sioux City, IA) — A community tailgate honoring local law enforcement will take place before the Morningside vs. Briar Cliff football game on October 24th, reports KMEG 14.

The tailgate will begin at 10:30 AM in the west-end of the Elwood-Olsen Stadium parking lot on Morningside College’s campus.

On top of law enforcement officers and their families getting free meals prior to the game, they will also get reduced price vouchers for tickets to the game.

The event is open to the public, with a cost of admission for non-officers at $5 and $3 for students and kids.

I-29 Construction Well Behind Schedule

(Sioux City, IA) – Siouxland drivers will have to wait a year longer than expected for construction on I-29 to be completed, according to KMEG 14.

When constructed started in 2008, it was expected to take ten years to finish the ten mile stretch of interstate. However, the projected completion date is now December of 2019.

“In order for that to happen, all our projects that we have going now and into the future have to get completed on time so we can do that next year’s work,” says
Iowa DOT District Transportation Planner Dakin Schultz.

Because construction may carry on during the winter months, some parts of I-29 may become one-way for traffic.