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Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the state, federal and military experts as well as a private contractor have scanned the state’s election systems. “Iowans, your vote and your data is protected,” Pate said Thursday. “..We’ve added extra layers of protection and we will continue to do so.” Pate, along with top officials from […]

Governor Kim Reynolds says while escalating Covid patient counts in Iowa hospitals have set records every day this week, hospitals aren’t being overrun and the vast majority of patients do not have the virus. “When you take a look at the census, or the people that are hospitalized across the state and the number of […]

Alliant Energy has unveiled what it calls its “Clean Energy Blueprint” for Iowa by moving toward more renewable sources of power — including solar, more battery storage, and changes at two coal-fired electric plants. The president of Alliant’s Iowa Energy Company, Terry Kouba, says the plan includes adding up to 400 megawatts of solar power […]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering a new online resource for beginning and experienced hunters. The series of “Let’s Go Hunting” videos is a clearinghouse of information for hunters, thanks to a partnership with Iowa Safari Club International and several other organizations. DNR hunter education coordinator Megan Wisecup says you can access the […]

Vice President Mike Pence says today’s report on economic growth in the third quarter shows the country is roaring back after the pandemic’s hit. Pence spoke at a rally at the Des Moines Airport this afternoon, highlighting the report showing the Gross Domestic Product grew 33% in July, August and September. “And with four more […]

A Kossuth County man has been convicted on a lesser count in a murder case from 2018. Forty-seven-year-old Chad Dietrick had been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of 38-year-old Krista Hesebeck in the early morning hours of March 3rd, 2018. Dietrick claimed self-defense and said he was attacked by Hesebeck […]

The founder of an energy district in Winneshiek County is celebrating ten years of operation. Decorah native, Andy Johnson, says the idea was to go local with energy.  “It’s not just about wind or solar — it’s also about energy efficiency — and the whole kit and caboodle of how we can keep energy dollars […]

Theresa Greenfield, the Democrat challenging Republican Senator Joni Ernst’s bid for reelection, is returning to the campaign trail this afternoon after testing negative for Covid. Greenfield cancelled campaign appearances Wednesday after learning some of her campaign staff had been around a person last week who later tested positive for Covid. According to a campaign statement, […]

Another baby has been turned over to the state under the Safe Haven program. The Iowa Department of Human Services says a baby girl, born on October 12th was turned over under the law that allows parents to give up a child 30 days or younger without fear of prosecution for abandonment. Baby girls born […]

This week’s White House Coronavirus Task Force report on Iowa concludes nearly all of Iowa’s counties have moderate to high transmission of Covid. Last night, the state set another record for hospitalizations, with 605 Covid patients reported in Iowa hospitals. “The biggest concern is we’re going to see more deaths as hospitals get overwhelmed,” said Eli […]

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