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Iowans who are looking for full-time work and students who need a summer job can find plenty of options through a state agency. Jennifer Andrade, at Iowa Workforce Development, suggests starting with the website “You can take a look at the job description, what are the day-to-day responsibilities for that career, what training might […]

Iowa’s new “acting” lieutenant governor says he sees God’s hand in what’s just happened in Iowa’s political scene. “God has a plan for everything, long before we ever even know about it,” acting Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg said Friday. Gregg visited his hometown of Hawarden on Friday morning. Gregg listed a series of events — […]

A recent report in USA Today warns of the dangers of a new type of pest called the “seed tick,” but Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis says technically, the story is wrong. “It is not a different species of tick,” Lewis says. “It’s certainly not something new, I’ve used the phrase seed tick for […]

More than 2400 hogs died in a fire at a hog confinement in northwest Iowa’s Plymouth County. Fire fighters from five communities fought the blaze. The fire was reported at about 10:30 this morning. According to Kingsley Fire Chief Paul Huth, the hog barn was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. He says the barn […]

Iowa’s seeing more than its share of heavy thunderstorms this spring and the rough weather has brought power outages to thousands of us. Some Iowans may be wondering how long the food in the fridge will remain good. Brian Hanft, at the Cerro Gordo County Health Department in Mason City, says it depends on the […]

Officials say they’ll have to use DNA to confirm the identity of one of the victims in yesterday’s apartment building fire in Des Moines. Two others died in the fire. A 4th floor apartment was heavily damaged, along with two neighboring units, but Des Moines Fire Marshal Jonathan Lund said late this morning that they do […]

Governor Kim Reynolds is making leadership assignments in her new administration. Earlier this week, Governor Branstad’s chief of staff announced his resignation. Michael Bousselot indicated he’ll be taking a job in the private sector. On her first day in office, Reynolds installed Jake Ketzner as her chief of staff. Ketzner ran the Branstad-Reynolds reelection campaign […]

Budget cuts are hitting all areas of state government, including the state park system as the unofficial kickoff to the summer camping season arrives. Julie Sparks with the DNR’s State Parks Bureau, says campers shouldn’t notice many issues. “We’re keeping up our campsites pretty well. There may be a little delayed maintenance in some of […]

Iowans are starting to see locally-grown strawberries appearing in their grocery stores’ produce aisles and at farmers markets. Tammy Stotts, spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says many strawberry growers across the state are predicting a bumper crop, though there had been some concern several weeks ago. “When you have those warm temperatures early […]

Investigators are working to determine the cause of Thursday’s fatal apartment building fire in Des Moines. Three people were killed in the afternoon fire in the Eddy building on the capitol city’s historic Polk Boulevard. Three other residents were hurt, one critically, and a firefighter was injured. The four-story brick building reportedly failed an inspection […]

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