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Another Iowa County Wants Gambling

30 April 2003

EMMETSBURG, Iowa -- As reported by the Associated Press: "Another Iowa county is eyeing riverboat gambling.

"This time, it's Palo Alto County.

"Yesterday, supervisors voted to end a prohibition on gambling in the county, with the possibility of putting a riverboat on Five Island Lake near Emmetsburg.

"...Several gambling opponents spoke out at yesterday morning, citing `catastrophic' problems, including an increase in suicides, compulsive gambling and financial ruin..."

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