By Therese Apel VICKSBURG, Mississippi (Reuters) - A century and a half after the Civil War's battle of Vicksburg, a large group of Iowans led by Governor Terry Branstad joined Southerners on Saturday to commemorate the Iowa soldiers who lost their lives on the Mississippi battlefield. A 1906 monument to the Iowans has been refurbished thanks to $320,000 in funds approved by the Iowa legislature, with enough left over after brass pieces were replaced and the marble and stone were polished, to restore several smaller monuments dedicated to Iowans on the Vicksburg battlefield. ...
Dozens of homes in DeSoto County flooded from heavy rains this week as Mississippi Emergency Management Agency teams aided in assessing the full extent of damage. Meanwhile, the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday released information to the public for reporting storm-related damage.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday recovered the body of a second child killed when a rockslide hit a group of fourth-graders in a St. Paul park a day earlier, and announced that the popular fossil-hunting area would be closed indefinitely.
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