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KIMT News 3 - Head injuries have been a hot topic in the sport of football recently.
And now, it seems it's having an impact on the number of kids playing.
Recent studies in Minnesota have found parents are choosing to keep their kids on the sidelines due to injury fears.
In Owatonna and Austin, organizers tell us they've seen no real drop in overall numbers, but they are more obvious in smaller communities.
In New Richland, organizers run a fifth and sixth grade tackle football league, but say some kids are leaving the sport.
"We've seen our numbers go from roughly, you know, roughly 20-22 kids per grade level, now were anywhere from 12-14-15 kids a level,” NRHEG Activities Director Dan Stork said. “You know, some of those are smaller classes coming through. But, some of it, I believe, is kids are not wanting to play anymore.”
Stork adds that the expense and the trend of kids choosing to focus on a single sport are also factors.
If you have been to the Worth County Fair recently you have probably noticed some big changes, but they are not done yet.
An area thrift store that provides jobs for those with disabilities has a new business, within their store.
Around 5 this evening, Iowa State Patrol and other law enforcement officers reported to an accident near Sheffield along County Road 13.
A new report is showing the statewide impact of the local food industry on Iowa's economy and it's the first of its kind. It shows how buying local food doesn't only have economical benefits but can also benefit your health.
A new project is adding space for patients at Saint Mary's hospital.
Despite the temperatures falling, a group of north Iowa college students are going coatless for a cause.
Religious leaders in one community are in need of more room, so they're building to keep up with growing demand.
The Mason City Community School District and Alliant Energy are teaming up to save energy and lower costs.