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Former North Iowa Fair Boss' Lawsuit Dismissed

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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former North Iowa Fairgrounds manager against the fair association.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the lawsuit by Wanda Kruse, of Rockwell, was dismissed with prejudice - meaning it cannot be filed again based on the same claims.

Kruse served as North Iowa Fairgrounds manager for two years until July 2010, when she was fired for having property at her home paid for with fair board money. She was fined $200 and ordered to pay court costs for misdemeanor theft in February 2011.

Kruse's lawsuit alleged she was fired because she refused to pay fair board officers, which would have violated Iowa law.

She had been seeking damages for lost wages and benefits and emotional distress, among other things.

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