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Candidates invited to agricultural summit

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A major Iowa agriculture entrepreneur is inviting presidential hopefuls to a summit that will focus on industry issues such as renewable fuels and modern farming techniques. more »»

Man sentenced after trading dog for gun

January 22, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Authorities said a Mason City man has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison without parole after trading his dog for a gun he intended to use to shoot his so. more »»

House panel OKs school spending increase

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Lawmakers in the Republican-majority Iowa House granted committee-level approval to a small funding increase for schools Wednesday, but leaders in the Democratic-controlled Senate... more »»

State sends school start date guidelines

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education said school districts seeking permission to start classes earlier in the summer must prove that academic achievement is at ris. more »»

Marshalltown homicide suspect arrested

January 22, 2015 MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Authorities said they have arrested the man thought to be responsible for a fatal Marshalltown shooting following a four-day search. more »»

Man suspected of injuring 4-month-old

January 22, 2015 COLUMBUS JUNCTION (AP) — Officials have arrested a man in connection to the discovery of a severely injured 4-month-old girl in southeastern Iowa. more »»

Iowan gets life in prison for murder

January 22, 2015 COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — A western Iowa man has been sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murde. more »»

Trial delayed for ex-Iowa lawmaker

January 21, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Trial has been delayed for a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife at a care center. Court records show the jury trial of former state Rep. more »»

FD woman wins $10,000 prize

January 18, 2015 A Fort Dodge woman used her lottery winnings from a scratch ticket to purchase another ticket, and ended up winning a $10,000 priz. more »»

Fort Dodge council to work on budget

January 18, 2015 Work on the proposed 2015-2016 budget will continue when the Fort Dodge City Council meets Monday. A council budget workshop will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. more »»

Storytime registration is open

January 16, 2015 Registration is still open for the free Winter Preschool Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Librar. more »»

Kennel Club dog obedience classes to start

January 16, 2015 Sign up deadline for the winter Fort Dodge Kennel Club dog basic obedience classes is Jan. 23. Class for puppies under 6 months old begins Feb. 2. more »»

Holiday closings

January 16, 2015 What’s closed or open on Martin Luther King Day? Financial Citizens — Closed CS Bank — Closed First American — Closed First State Bank — Open Great Western — Closed United Bank of Iowa — Closed Well... more »»

Former worker makes plea deal

January 15, 2015 GARNER (AP) — A former school worker in northern Iowa has agreed with prosecutors to plead guilty in a Medicaid fraud case. A plea change hearing is scheduled Feb. more »»

Students evacuated after bomb threat

January 15, 2015 HARLAN (AP) — Authorities said they are looking into a bomb threat at a western Iowa high school that prompted the evacuation of student. more »»

Dubuque may allow dogs in city parks

January 15, 2015 DUBUQUE (AP) — Officials have voted to revoke a dog ban in most Dubuque parks. more »»

Northey to hold meetings in Calhoun, Sac and Buena Vista counties

January 15, 2015 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will visit the three northwest Iowa counties that are the subject of a potential lawsuit by Des Moines Water Works on Tuesday and Wednesday. more »»

Callender vocal clinic is Saturday

January 15, 2015 CALLENDER — Andrea Minikis will lead a vocal clinic at 4 p.m. Saturday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender. more »»

Webster County blood drive is Tuesday

January 15, 2015 The Webster County Wellness Committee is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Webster County Courthouse, 701 Central Ave., in the conference room. more »»

Iowa to get federal conservation grants

January 15, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa is slated to receive federal money to support conservation projects in the state. The U.S. government announced Wednesday that Iowa will receive $3. more »»



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