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Humboldt High senior 145-pounder Joey Busse (top) controls his opponent in the opening round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Busse went on to claim the state championship two nights later. Photo by Phil Monson.
Friday, February 15, 2019
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Humboldt senior wrestler Joey Busse capped a perfect 47-0 season by winning the 145-pound class in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday night (Feb. 16) inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Busse won a 4-3 decision over Will Esmoil of West Liberty to claim his first state title.... + continue reading

Claudia Schabel, a consultant to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, will be talking about attracting and retaining top talent at a Humboldt County Development Association workshop at Gordy’s at Rustix on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Submitted photo.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON Workplace diversity is a subject that has been getting a lot of attention over the past 6-10 years. In order to attract and retain top talent, businesses must broaden their employment search. In doing so, businesses and industries can identify and address existing... + continue reading

The Humboldt High School marching band has a great sound but a problem has been where to store instruments. That issue is now solved with a new addition at Humboldt High School. Read about it in this week's Humboldt Independent. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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By Phil Monson The new addition at Humboldt High School will be wrapped up next week. In its monthly meeting on Jan. 29, the Humboldt School Board received a report from Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling that the new addition is nearly complete. The project, which began last summer,... + continue reading

The electrical system in the second floor courthouse is original wiring from 1939. The courtroom air conditioning system was installed in the mid-1960s. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON It came down to a decision of comfort over knowledge on Monday and comfort won out. What was being discussed was the upcoming 2019-20 county budget during a work session of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday morning at the Humboldt County Courthouse in Dakota... + continue reading

District Court Judge Kurt Stoebe (right) listens as Sue Hirschberg provides a victim impact statement Monday in the sentencing hearing for Trisha Luthro, 41, formerly of Badger. Luthro pleaded guilty to the vehicular homicide death of 12-year-old Brady Ahlstrom of Dakota City, Hirschberg's grandson. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON No one has identified the sound of heartbreak, but it certainly was in the air Monday afternoon in the Humboldt County District courtroom in Dakota City. One-by-one, loved ones of 12-year-old Brady Ahlstrom came to the witness stand, and that’s what they did, witnessed... + continue reading

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