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Photo by Benito Baeza
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Magic Valley Schools Seek Voter Approved Funding

Magic Valley voters will head to the polls this November to elect city council members while several school districts will be asking voters to approve funding.

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Photo by John Zamora
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Magic Valley Counties to Get Federal Disaster Relief

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Six Magic Valley Counties will get federal disaster help after President Donald Trump signed a declaration Friday.

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No. 844. Photo courtesy Union Pacific
No. 844. Photo courtesy Union Pacific
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Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” Will Steam Through the Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) ,The famous "Living Legend" locomotive No. 844 is headed to Idaho this spring. Union Pacific announced plans for the 1,600 mile journey from Wyoming to Boise, Idaho, beginning on April 18.

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Photo by Reid Smith
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Train Derails Near Minidoka Spilling Grain

MINIDOKA, Idaho (KLIX) - A train carrying grain derailed mid-morning Thursday near the small community of Minidoka. According to Union Pacific Railroad Spokesperson Justin Jacobs eight rail cars toppled over and one remained upright...

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Gord Horne/THinkStock
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Minidoka Fire Crews Find Woman’s Body Following House Fire

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in south-central Idaho say a woman's body has been found inside a house that burned.

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Which County Has The Best Fair in the Magic Valley? [Poll]

Fair season in Idaho has began! The Lincoln County Fair came to an end this weekend and the Minidoka County Fair is just getting started. Check out all the Magic Valley fairs and tell us which fair you think is the best!

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Train Accident in Minidoka County. Image: KMVT
Train Accident in Minidoka County. Image: KMVT
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Truck And Train Collide in Minidoka County

Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV/KSVT-TV) - A Union Pacific Train collided with a water truck Thursday afternoon, leaving the truck driver with severe injuries.

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Former Minidoka County Sheriff Sentenced To Jail Time

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — The former Minidoka County sheriff has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for using a county credit card to buy less than $300 worth of gas for a female county employee...

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Magic Valley Sheriffs Race

!!Unofficial Results!!

Sheriff Race

Jerome County Sheriff

Douglas J McFall (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .     5,014

Kenneth R...

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New Magic Valley Judges

(KLIX)- The Magic Valley has two new magistrate judges. On Friday the Fifth Judicial District announced Blaine Cannon and Calvin Campbell as judges...

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Man on ATV Killed After Being Hit by Truck

(KLIX)- A 24 year old Paul man died after being struck by a pickup on his ATV. Idaho State Police say Kenny Stevenson of Paul was headed down 1100 North in a Polaris Ranger RZR...

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Josh Palmer, PIO City of Twin Falls
Josh Palmer, PIO City of Twin Falls
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Road Work Extended on Minidoka Ave.

(KLIX) Drivers in Twin Falls will have to make their way around Minidoka Avenue. The city has extended its closure into next week.  Work is being done on Minidoka between Jerome and Murtaugh Streets...

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One Killed In Minidoka County Crash

(KLIX)   Idaho State Police say one person died in an early morning crash on I-84 in Minidoka County.  The crash occurred just before 6 a.m...

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Minidoka School District Releasing 11 Teachers

The Minidoka County School District is reeling from state budget cuts in education and the “Students Come First” initiative.  At a school board meeting this week board members approved the layoffs of 11 teachers in the district.  The board was hoping that attrition and retirements would account for most of the reduction in teaching staff in the district but that didn’t happen.

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Access At Walcott State Park Concerns Officials

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There are new concerns growing over the future access of Lake Walcott in Minidoka County and County Commissioners are becoming concerned as a management plan is being developed for the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge.  The Times News reports today that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is developing a 15-year plan to manage the nearly 21,000-acre refuge that encompasses Lake Walcott State Park. 

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Manzanar Internment Camp Designated as Historical Site
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Hunt Internment Camp To Get Federal Grant

National Park Service grants will help preserve two Idaho sites that remind us of a difficult time in our nation's history.  Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has announced two grants totaling more than $300,000 for preservation and interpretive projects at World War II-era Japanese-American internment sites. 

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Supplemental Levies Pass In Magic Valley

Tuesday was a good day for school supplemental levies in the Magic Valley.  Hansen School District voters passed a $190,000 levy for one year...

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Flickr.com/Marlith
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Six School Districts Asking For Money Tuesday

Voters in six school districts in the Magic Valley will be going to the polls to decide on supplemental levies.  The Cassia County School District is asking for just over $681,000 per year for two years.

The money goes into the school district’s general fund.  Hansen School District is asking for a renewal of its annual $190,000 levy.  Voters in the Jerome School District will vote on the renewal of an annual $650,000 levy which will go into the general operating budget and will not be used for facilities.

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State Honors Japanese Americans

Monday was a Day of Remembrance for those interned and those Japanese-Americans who fought in WWII, even while some of their families were interned. Men, women, and children, mostly U.S. citizens not guilty of any crime, were held in internment camps for more than three years.

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Rupert Women Gets Probation For Grand Theft

A 5th District Judge in Minidoka County has sentenced a Rupert woman to probation after stealing money from her employer. 

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