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University of Iowa biology students will be helping people learn a little more about themselves today  on “National DNA Day.” U-I biology professor Bryant McAllister says his students will help interpret the results of DNA tests that people bring in. He says the students will use their biology knowledge to help interpret the commercial tests […]

A central Iowa man will be testifying this morning before the U.S. Senate panel chaired by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley about the importance of protecting intellectual property. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Neal Gutterson, the vice president of research and development at DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred International, based in Johnston. Grassley says, “He will […]

Jimmie Johnson gained control of the rain-delayed race at Bristol Monday with 21 of the race’s 500 laps to go and edged sometime Missourian Clint Bowyer by 1.2 seconds.  It’s his second straight win, the eleventh time he has racked up back-to-back victories. Bowyer’s comeback season continued with his fourth top ten finish of the […]

An Iowan who gained fame as “The Bachelor” and a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” has been arrested in connection with a deadly traffic accident in Buchanan County. According to sources, Chris Soules, who starred in a past season of the television series “The Bachelor”, was the driver of a pickup that rear-ended a […]

The University of Dubuque baseball program is taking major strides under fourth year coach Paul Wyczawski (why-chow-skee). With two weeks remaining in the regular season the Spartans are tied at the top of the Iowa Conference standings with Wartburg at 12-3 and are 18-12 overall. Dubuque has never won an Iowa Conference title in baseball […]

The name of the teenager is being released who died in a weekend all-terrain vehicle accident near Forest City. Family members are on record identifying the victim as Colby Schleuger. The Iowa State Patrol says an ATV being operated by the teen went into a ditch on a gravel road west of Forest City about […]

Water quality initiatives, “comprehensive” tax reform and an examination of government pension policies — those are some of the priorities Iowa’s next governor will pursue during the 2018 legislative session. “We got a lot of great things done this year that will continue to make Iowa competitive and help us grow the economy the next step […]

Polaris Industries announced Monday it is making more changes at its facilities in Iowa. The Minnesota-based company says it will phase out production of various vehicles at its plant in Milford and transfer production to existing Polaris facilities in Alabama, Minnesota and California. The Milford location will turned into a storage/warehouse facility to support the […]

Iowa manufacturers say they are “constrained” by the available workforce in Iowa and it’s limiting their ability to grow. The current chairwoman of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s board of directors says manufacturing is the largest sector in Iowa’s economy — ahead of even agriculture. “You would be amazed to know how many […]

Governor Terry Branstad and his fellow Republicans in the legislature are pushing back against Democrats who’ve complained about the $150,000 “transition budget” for Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. Branstad today suggested the criticism is sexist. “They would criticize a Republican woman,” Branstad said during his weekly news conference. “But they would give $170,000 to a Democrat […]

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