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Lori Barkema was essentially fired, law judge says

Former Gazette reporter Christoph Trappe uncovered an Iowa Unemployment Insurance Appeals decision that found Barkema was told either to resign, or be fired.

She resigned as director of the library without explanation a little less than a year ago, got $65,000 in severance, and disappeared. She and the board have revealed nothing of consequence about the incident since.

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