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High water causes hazardous conditions for river recreation

June 19, 2014 DES MOINES – Paddling enthusiasts need to evaluate stream levels before heading out to paddle this week. more »»

Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef

June 17, 2014 WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for expanded exports of U. more »»

State of Iowa Finalist in Roll Call’s Annual “Taste of America” Competition

June 13, 2014 West Des Moines, IA – Iowa is in a battle to the finish in Roll Call’s Annual “Taste of America Competition. more »»

Hoover Dollar Coin Release at Hoover Presidential Library June 19

June 5, 2014 WEST BRANCH, IOWA – June 5, 2014 – On Thursday, June 19, the Hoover Presidential Foundation and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa, will host a ceremony from 11 a.m. more »»

Former Lottery Employee Charged After Investigation

May 30, 2014 Webster County, IOWA -- Iowa Lottery staff procedures recently identified a discrepancy in records involving some lottery retail locations in north central Iowa. more »»

Iowa Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rules for Licensing Iowa Lawyers

May 14, 2014 Des Moines- The Iowa Supreme Court has issued an order requesting public comment on The Iowa State Bar Association's (ISBA) recommendation to allow graduates of Iowa's two law schools to... more »»

Loras College poll shows leaders in Congressional Primary races

April 17, 2014 DUBUQUE, Iowa— The Loras College Poll released its results for select Iowa congressional primaries Wednesday, giving a look at how these races are shaping up in advance of the June election. more »»

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

April 17, 2014 DCA announces 3 new Iowa Great Places and awards $613,500 DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) today announced it has approved an Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board... more »»

Branstad fires Department of Administrative Services director

April 15, 2014 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Tuesday, April 9, terminated the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Director Mike Carroll. more »»

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 12

April 3, 2014 DES MOINES - (readMedia)-- Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. more »»

Cold water greets spring paddlers

March 28, 2014 After a long, cold winter, Iowa paddlers are itching to get out this spring and enjoy the states many water trails by paddling and fishing. more »»

Borlaug statue unveiling live on the internet

March 24, 2014 The new statue of Dr. Norman Borlaug will be unveiled and installed in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday March 25. The ceremony will be webcast at, beginning at 10 a. more »»

State Fire Marshal reminds Iowans to change batteries

March 7, 2014 The Department of Public Safety reminds all Iowans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set their clocks back for daylight savings ti. more »»

Marshalltown partners with Alliant Engergy in Sustainability Circle program

January 28, 2014 MARSHALLTOWN- Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility announced today (Jan. 28) its partnership with eleven local businesses across the State of Iowa in The Sustainability Circle program. more »»

Influenza Deaths Reported in Iowa

January 14, 2014 An influenza-related death in a healthy Iowa child (0 to 17 years of age) has been reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health. more »»

Grassley Seeks Answers on Key Anti-fraud Protections in Obamacare

November 7, 2013 WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is seeking answers from the Obama administration on indications that Obamacare will bypass key anti-fraud protections. more »»

Joint drill helps prepare Linn County community agencies for actual emergency

November 6, 2013 CEDAR RAPIDS- As part of a joint effort to meet emergency response standards and prepare for potential emergent situations in the future, a number of area first responders along with the two Cedar... more »»

Three Strains of Influenza Identified in Iowa

November 4, 2013 The Iowa Department of Public Health reports the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network has identified three strains of flu currently circulating in Iowa – H1N1 (2009 pandemic strain), H3N2 (regular... more »»

MCC Diversity Committee hosts 'Welcoming our New Neighbors from Myanmar' event on Oct. 14

October 10, 2013 MARSHALLTOWN - The Marshalltown Diversity Committee is hosting a special event titled, 'Welcoming our New Neighbors from Myanmar' on Monday, Oct. 1. more »»



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