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An Iowa author’s book about now-former Governor Terry Branstad’s long tenure in office is being translated into Chinese by a Beijing publisher. Newton author and former newspaperman Mike Chapman wrote the book in 2015, “Iowa’s Record Setting Governor: The Terry Branstad Story.” Chapman says two Chinese publishers expressed an interest in translating the book. Chapman […]

A union organizer from Coralville says after watching Republicans at the statehouse roll back union rights this winter, she’s formed an “exploratory committee” to plan a campaign for governor. “I’m tired of watching working people in this state just taking a beating,” Democrat Cathy Glasson said today. She worked as a registered nurse in the University […]

The rise and fall of the Mississippi River is cited as the cause of a highway washout, that claimed the life of a northeast Iowa man. Shortly after four A.M. Tuesday, 59-year-old James Walleser of Lansing was driving east on Highway 82, headed from Lansing, Iowa to DeSoto, Wisconsin. After crossing the bridge in Lansing, […]

The long-time director of the Iowa Department of Human Services is retiring. Seventy-eight-year-old Charles Palmer has led the department for nearly 17 years. His final day at the agency will be June 16th. Democratic lawmakers have been questioning Palmer’s management of the agency after the recent deaths of two central Iowa teenagers in homes that had […]

A Mason City man is wanted in connection with a stabbing on Tuesday afternoon. The Mason City Police Department says an arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Braedon Bowers on a charge of attempted murder. Police were called to a home shortly before 3:35 P.M. where they found a 23-year-old male had been stabbed. […]

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company is selling its central Iowa distribution center in Waukee and expanding into a vacant building on the south side of Des Moines. “We would fit about five of the Waukee facilities inside the building on the south side,” Kirk Tyler, the company’s chairman and CEO, told Radio Iowa this morning. This […]

Twenty members of the Iowa State University tractor pull team will take part in an international competition this week in Peoria, Illinois, using a quarter-size tractor they built from scratch. ISU student Matthew Streit, of Gowrie, is president of the Cyclone Power Pullers. Streit says their tractor is small but mighty — and rather complicated. […]

Three Marshalltown children — ages 9, 11 and 13 — rescued their dad after a shed collapsed on top of him Tuesday. Authorities say Matt Gannaway was struck by a shed as his children were helping out. He was knocked out as a result. The children helped call 911 and also lifted the shed and […]

Students at Sioux City West High School used red-colored sand Tuesday outside the school to call attention to human trafficking. Sophomore Sara Waldner organized the school’s participation in the “Red Sand Project” with the Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking. “I was just amazed that people can do this to each other,” Waldner says, “How do […]

A woman who served eight years as Iowa’s secretary of agriculture has formed a new group to find out which “progressive” economic messages “resonate” in rural Iowa. “I’m am not running for political office of any kind. This is just simply something that I think is important and something that is very interesting to me,” […]

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