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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 »»

IDPH Receives $1.8 Million for Dental Initiatives

September 6, 2013 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received a grant totaling $1. more »»

Grassley, Harkin Question USDA Announcement on Emergency Haying and Grazing

September 6, 2013 WASHINGTON — Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin today (Friday, Sept. 6) pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the time for farmers to take advantage of emergency haying. more »»

Moravia Man Pleads Guilty to Poaching Deer Scoring More than 200 Inches

August 28, 2013 CENTERVILLE, Iowa - Jerry Kaster, 40, of Moravia, pleaded guilty and was assessed the maximum amount of $20,000 in liquidated damages for unlawfully killing of a trophy whitetail deer in Appanoose... more »»

Heat Warning Issued – Take Precautions to Protect Your Health

August 26, 2013 The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Iowa. more »»

Too Sick for School?

August 23, 2013 With school in full swing or soon to be in most parts of Iowa, parents once again face that early morning decision – is my child too sick for school? School districts often provide guidelines for... more »»

Iowa Adult Obesity Rate Stable, but Still High

August 22, 2013 A new report issued by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) shows Iowa’s adult obesity rate remained stable in 2012. The statewide obesity rate of 30. more »»

Iowa July Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent

August 20, 2013 DES MOINES- Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in July from 4.6 percent in June, but remained substantially below the July 2012 rate of 5.5 percent. In contrast, the U.S. more »»

MidAmerican Energy Company Announces Details of 1,050 Megawatt Wind Expansion

August 13, 2013 DES MOINES- MidAmerican Energy Company is pleased by the Iowa Utilities Board’s recent decision, which allows MidAmerican Energy to move forward with the development of up to 1,050 megawatts of... more »»

Iowa Public Television Continues Tradition of Hour-Long Nightly Fair Coverage August 12-17

August 7, 2013 Iowa Public Television will again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair nightly at 9 p.m. August 12-17. These hour-long programs are among the network's most-watched of the year. more »»

State Fair's Newly Air-Conditioned Cultural Center will Showcase Iowa's Largest Art Show

August 2, 2013 DES MOINES (readMedia)-- The Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center will be popping with art at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. more »»

Iowa lakes are popular places

August 1, 2013 The busiest place in Iowa on July 4 is likely the two lane section of Hw. more »»

Rep. Dean Fisher reminds of sales tax holiday

July 31, 2013 Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) released details regarding the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday. more »»

Flags to half-staff in honor of Col. Day

July 31, 2013 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, in honor of Iowa native, retired Col. George “Bud” Da. more »»

Iowa Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.6 Percent

July 27, 2013 DES MOINES- Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent in June, but was down from the June 2012 rate of 5.3 percent. Meanwhile, the U.S. more »»

Iowa Teachers Learning Lessons in Industry

July 26, 2013 Cedar Falls, Iowa -"When am I EVER going to use this?" Fifty-seven middle- and high-school mathematics, science and technology teachers will have ready answers this fall for students after spending... more »»



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