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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 »»

Fall Colors Beginning to Show Across Iowa

October 6, 2013 Leaf viewers may have a good year to see vivid colors this year, according to Jeff Goerndt, the State Forest Section supervisor at the Iowa DNR. more »»

Backcountry Trail Unique Model for Iowa Tourism

October 4, 2013 Coon Rapids- A huge new Iowa nature preserve is poised to build a world-class mountain-bike and horse trail just 70 miles northwest of Des Moines. more »»

Ames-based r-pipe wins John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

October 1, 2013 CEDAR FALLS- The 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on Sept. more »»

It’s Not Too Early: Get Your Flu Vaccination Now

September 30, 2013 The 2012-2013 Iowa influenza season began earlier, peaked earlier, and was more severe than recent influenza seasons, particularly for people 65 years and older. more »»

Northey: Iowa orchards reporting bumper apple crops

September 28, 2013 DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to consider visiting a local apple orchard this fall. more »»

Fish kills more likely when streams are low

September 26, 2013 Des Moines – Four fish kills in one month are good reminders to pay attention during fall manure and fertilizer application. more »»

Federal funding for broadband service in Iowa three other states

September 20, 2013 WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has announced loans to help finance the construction of broadband networks in rural Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and South Dakota. The U.S. more »»

Iowa soybean farmers hope additional rain will boost yields

September 14, 2013 Ankeny - Iowa farmers will harvest an estimated 405.5 million bushels of soybeans, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop production repor. more »»

ECC students save house fire victims

September 13, 2013 OWA FALLS – Six Ellsworth Community College students are credited with saving the lives of two Iowa Falls residents and their pets during a house fire near campus the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5. more »»

Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in Eight States

September 7, 2013 NORFOLK, Va – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for projects in eight states, including Virginia, to improve electric service for about 10,000 rural resident. more »»



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