Katie Peikes

Reporter

Katie Peikes is a Sioux City-based reporter for Iowa Public Radio.

Katie joined IPR in July 2018 as its first-ever western Iowa reporter. Before she moved to Iowa, Katie worked as a science reporter and fill-in host for Delaware Public Media, where she spent two years reporting on Delaware's coast and the region’s poultry industry.

Katie has also worked as a journalist in Utah, where she reported on a wide range of topics including local government, education and the environment. She is originally from Connecticut.

Katie's favorite public radio program is Science Friday.

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A planned expo space in Northwest Iowa is intended to bring more events, farm and tractor shows to the community. Woodbury County is talking about reconsidering its financial commitment. 

Courtesy of Sustainable Iowa Land Trust

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust is selling a permanently protected farm in Southwest Iowa in a move to pay off debt and honor the farm’s previous owners.

Tom Gustafson / Courtesy of Okoboji Tourism

A group of residents in northwest Iowa has plans to spruce up the area leading into the Iowa Great Lakes.

Courtesy of Sioux County

Weeks after heavy rain damaged about 80 homes in a northwest Iowa town, officials are looking into installing permanent barriers to protect buildings from future flooding.

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Department of Justice officials say the problem of sexual harassment in housing often goes unreported. Officials met with Sioux City-area community groups Friday at the Sioux City Public Museum to spark conversations about how to recognize and prevent these problems.

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Thousands of cyclists will soon start to trickle in to a small Western Iowa city for an annual bike ride across the state. Onawa businesses are hopeful they’ll see an economic boom from hosting the first stage of the ride.

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