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Northey invites Iowans to take part in spring photo contest on Facebook

March 23, 2012 DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is kicking off a “Spring Facebook Fun Photo Contest. more »»

Cedar Rapids and RAGBRAI announce Counting Crows in concert on July 26

March 22, 2012 Cedar Rapids, IA- On Thursday, July 26, 2012 the community of Cedar Rapids and the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ will host Counting Crows in concert. more »»

Planning to lose weight? Think about it

March 21, 2012 With Spring arriving today and Summer just around the corner, weight loss goals are top of mind for many who are about to shed their winter layers. more »»

MCC softball players involved in accident

March 12, 2012 The 15-passenger van transporting members of the Marshalltown Community College softball team, on a spring break trip to play several games and a tournament, was involved in a two-vehicle accident... more »»

Show your love for the Iowa State Fair

March 3, 2012 DES MOINES, IA (readMedia)-- What's not to love about the great Iowa State Fair? From funnel cakes, ferris wheels, food on a stick and free entertainment, to premier livestock events, expansive art... more »»

Iowa Public TV announces March Festival schedule

March 2, 2012 Iowa Public Television Showcases Quality Music, Lifestyle, Iowa, and Travel Programming during Festival 2012 March 3 through March 20 Johnston, IA - Iowans who enjoy Iowa Public Television's music... more »»

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa Grants 2,500th Wish

March 1, 2012 Des Moines, IA- Wishes to Walt Disney World Resort may be the most typical wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but there was nothing commonplace about Elizabeth's wish. more »»

Iowa applies for No Child Left Behind waiver

February 29, 2012 DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass and other department leaders on Tuesday, Feb. more »»

Jimmy Buffett's Welcome to Fun Land Tour coming to D.M.

February 26, 2012 Des Moines--- Des Moines, the wait is over. more »»

Last Chance to See Glen Campbell Perform in “The Goodbye Tour”

February 25, 2012 The legendary Glen Campbell brings “The Goodbye Tour” to Iowa’s Building of the Century, Stephens Auditorium, on April 15. more »»

Collection of Lincoln documents, letters second largest west of Mississippi

February 24, 2012 More than 80 documents and letters written to or signed by President Abraham Lincoln are now available for public viewing on the Iowa Heritage Digital Collection (IHDC) website (www.iowaheritage. more »»

State Memeorial weekend campsites reservations open Feb. 25

February 24, 2012 MEMORIAL WEEKEND CAMPSITES SOON AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION   The three month window to reserve a state park campsite for a Friday arrival on Memorial Day weekend opens Feb. 25. more »»

Learn how to be a volunteer wildlife monitor

February 23, 2012 DES MOINES — What do bald eagles, great blue herons and bullfrogs have in common? They are three of many species which benefit every year from the efforts of Iowa’s volunteer wildlife monitors! Thes... more »»

State Fair Award to Recognize Iowa's Farm Families

February 22, 2012 DES MOINES- The Iowa State Fair, Tractor Supply Co. and WHO News Radio 1040 are searching for six farm families to recognize with the Way We Live Award at the 2012 Fair, August 9-19. more »»

Powerball $336 milion won in Rhode Island

February 12, 2012 RHODE ISLAND -- A ticket sold in Rhode Island matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night to win the $336.4 million jackpot, one of the largest jackpots in Powerball history. more »»

No Explanation for Pennsylvania's Purple Squirrel

February 10, 2012 State College, Pa. -- 10 February 2012 -- reports a Pennsylvania couple trapped, of all things, a purple squirrel on Sunday. Percy and Connie Emert, of Jersey Shore, Pa. more »»

Powerball jackpot to $325 million

February 10, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa - Strong sales have pushed Saturday's Powerball® jackpot to an estimated $325 million annuity, with a cash option of $202. more »»

Will Phil See His Shadow on Groundhog Day?

February 1, 2012 State College, Pa. -- 1 February 2012 -- reports since the tradition of Groundhog Day began in Punxsutawney in 1886, Phil has seen his shadow, on record, 99 time. more »»

Iowa Unemployment Rate at 5.6 Percent

January 31, 2012 DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December, the lowest level reported since June 2009.  The current rate compares with 5. more »»



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