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  • Snow dampens efforts to jumpstart yard cleanup

    MASON CITY — An overnight snowstorm along northern Iowa has dampened Mason City’s efforts to get a jumpstart on spring cleaning. City officials had re ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Council Bluffs man ahead in competition for ‘dream job’

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs man is currently in first place in a contest for the chance to spend two weeks in Norway as a photographer.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Brother, former president to attend Jeb Bush fundraiser

    DES MOINES — Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend a Lone Star-studded fundraiser in Dallas Wednesday for his brother Jeb Bush.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Trial postponed for Colfax man who pulled handgun during December arrest

    A continuance was filed Monday in the case of a Colfax man who pulled a gun during a December confrontation with Colfax police officers outside his do ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Branstad cancels events, rests after catching cold

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad took the day off Monday to recover from a cold. Branstad’s spokesman Jimmy Centers said the governor caught a cold wh ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Obama, Afghan leader to finalize plan for US troop pullout

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomes Afghanistan’s new president to the Oval Office on Tuesday with fraught questions staring them in the face ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

    LONDON — Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Jet crashes in Alps with 150 aboard; no survivors expected

    PARIS — A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-a ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses amid chaos

    WASHINGTON — Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapse ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • $10M historic renovation planned for former Hotel Maytag

    A $10 million historic renovation of Newton's Midtown building is expected to bring market-price apartments, commercial space and an upscale restauran ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Former Maytag Plant 2 sells for $6.7 million

    Former Maytag Plant 2 Factory, along with several adjacent properties were purchased for $6.7 million by Phoenix Investors from Wisconsin. Properties ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Jury selection begins in trial for murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    Jeffrey Bruner's trial in the murder of Missouri Southern State University football coach and Newton native Derek Moore began Monday with jury selecti ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Attempted murder charges filed following Newton stabbing

    A Des Moines man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Newton Sunday.Quentin A. Smith ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • NCSD admins are not alone in addressing reconfiguration issues

    Reconfiguration could reach a major crossroads Monday night when the Newton Community School District board holds its second regular meeting of March ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Yarn is the name of the game for Jan’s Yarn Barn

    The little shop with the big yarn is how Jan Batt describes her business, Jan’s Yarn Barn.Opened aft ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:57 am
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