Top 10: Most-read stories of week

An article about the Iowa Legislature advancing several bills that could limit the authority of local governments and citizen-led boards or change the way they do business altogether was the most-read story of the past week on

Here are the 10 most-read stories on the website from Feb. 19 to Sunday:

1.) Iowa Legislature advancing bills changing citizen input, local government authority

2.) ‘So special:’ Couple names baby after MercyOne Dubuque nurse

3.) Dubuque social worker sentenced for sexual relations with care facility resident

4.) Dog House expands into space previously occupied by Donut Boy

5.) Demolition timeline tentatively set for deteriorating Dubuque building

6.) Officials: Farley house fire caused over $100,000 in damage, no injuries reported

7.) Dubuque officials disappointed by shutdown of cruise line with local stops

8.) Biz Buzz: Wine shop opening in Dubuque; health care provider opens Darlington clinic; women’s fitness center coming to Peosta

9.) Top HTLF executive to retire at year’s end

10.) Officials optimistic about efforts to restore regular air service to Dubuque airport