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  • Iowa, Nebraska echo national decline in number of farms

    DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 500 fewer farms in Iowa last year and the average farm size rose slightly but the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Students invited to submit artwork for calendar

    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encouraged students across the state this month to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the “Fr ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Iowa pork plant under construction plans to add 1K more jobs

    SIOUX CITY (AP) — Developers of a pork processing plant under construction in Sioux City have announced plans for a second shift expected to increase ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Arts & Crafts Show set for the weekend

    The 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Show is Friday through Sunday at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Great Southern Bank – A Partner for Progress

    Great Southern Bank donated $5,000 to Progress Industries to support the completion of a four-five person residential home for people with physical an ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jack E. Beadle, 53, of Hubbard, was arrested at 6:46 a.m. Feb. 17 at TPI o ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Skiff Auxiliary offering scholarships

    Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary is proud to have been offering scholarships to local area residents since the late 1950s. Throughout the years, the num ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Man arrested for threatening juvenile court staff

    A Newton man was charged with two counts of first-degree harassment after an incident inside of the Juvenile Court Services office this month.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Vehicle runs into river after driver swerves to avoid deer

    DES MOINES — Authorities say two people were rescued after the van they were in ran into the Des Moines River after swerving to avoid a deer. The acci ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Five people wounded in shooting involving officers

    AMES — Authorities say five people have been wounded in a shooting that involved two Ames police officers. Officers had been sent to the scene around ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • House panel OKs Iowa bill against foreign law

    DES MOINES (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers has approved a bill that would prevent Iowa judicial courts from applying foreign law to state cases.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Groomer accused of kicking dog gets probation

    IOWA CITY — A man has been given two years of probation for kicking a dog while working as a groomer in Iowa City.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Branstad defends lobbyist’s attendance at bill signing

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has defended allowing a lobbyist to attend a private bill signing of the state’s new collective bargaining law.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • NAPA Auto Parts concert series returns to Iowa Speedway

    Race fans and music lovers will come together again this summer to celebrate three weekends of entertainment at Iowa Speedway. The NAPA Auto Parts Con ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:57 am