Fernando Garcia-Franceschini, KCRG

Fernando Garcia-Franceschini


Dubuque, IA, United States

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Past articles by Fernando:

City of Dubuque appoints new fire chief

Dubuque city council members have appointed Amy Scheller as the city’s first female fire chief. → Read More

Dubuque Community School District names principal for new permanent online school

The Dubuque Community School District has named a principal for the district’s new online school. → Read More

Fire destroys popular bar and restaurant in Clayton County

A popular bar and restaurant in Clayton County has burned down following a fire Tuesday night. → Read More

Staffing shortages will force Dubuque city officials to only open one public pool for the summer

Dubuque city officials have announced only Flora Pool will open this summer due to staffing shortages. → Read More

Five Flags commission recommends public referendum for $89.7 million expansion project

A commission is recommending Dubuque hold a referendum next year for voters to decide whether they want to pay to build a new Five Flags Center. → Read More

Dubuque food bank, church to host food distribution event as need for food assistance increases

A church and a food bank in Dubuque are partnering to host a food distribution event on Saturday. → Read More

Dubuque community gathers for final goodbye to former police chief Mark Dalsing

Family, friends, city officials, community leaders, and neighbors gathered at the Church of the Nativity Thursday morning for former Dubuque police chief Mark Dalsing’s funeral mass. → Read More

Galena bed and breakfast attracts tourists for 4/20 celebration

A bed and breakfast in Galena is bringing tourists in from across the tri-state area to celebrate 4-20. → Read More

Low COVID-19 transmission levels guided decision to roll back some mask requirements at UnityPoint

Low COVID-19 transmission rates drove UnityPoint hospitals in eastern Iowa to alter their indoor mask mandates. → Read More

Dubuque police chief talks impact and legacy of late chief Dalsing

The Dubuque Police Department is honoring the impact and legacy of late police chief Mark Dalsing. → Read More

Iowa Greyhound Park to open for final season on Saturday

This weekend will mark the start of the final season for the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque. → Read More

Dubuque Police Department taking steps to address police officer shortage amid declining applications

The Dubuque Police Department is taking steps to try to attract more people into a career in law enforcement at the department. → Read More

Peosta neighbors voice concerns over quarry rezoning request

Neighbors in the Cox Springs Road area in Peosta are concerned for the impact blasting and heavy truck traffic at a nearby quarry could have on their homes and the environment. → Read More

Dubuque school district creates suicide prevention coalition to address students’ brain health needs

The Dubuque Community School District has put together a suicide prevention coalition with the goal of examining the district’s current policies when it comes to students dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. → Read More

HACAP reports increase in heating bill assistance as moratorium ends

HACAP officials say they are seeing an increase in need for assistance when it comes to paying their heating bills. → Read More

Western Dubuque Community School District names new superintendent

The Western Dubuque Community School District will have a new superintendent next school year. → Read More

ACLU of Iowa requests four cities, including Dubuque, repeal their “unconstitutional” panhandling ordinances

The ACLU of Iowa has sent letters to four cities stating that their panhandling ordinances violate free speech and must be repealed. → Read More

Dubuque school officials detail plan for students, staff after potential Fulton Elementary closing

Dubuque schools superintendent presented a plan Monday detailing what would happen with students and staff if an elementary school closes. → Read More

Dubuque hair salon hosting Cut-A-Thon fundraiser to help Ukraine family

A Dubuque hair salon is hosting a fundraising event tomorrow to help out a local women with close ties to Ukraine. → Read More

Dubuque church gathers community to pray for Ukraine

People gathered at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Dubuque today to pray for those affected by the war in Ukraine. → Read More