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Naig says Raccoon River’s endangered ranking is ‘propaganda’

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig is dismissing a national environmental group’s report that cited ag run-off in ranking Iowa’s Raccoon River as one of the nation’s most-endangered rivers. “That so-called report was…
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Bahena Rivera in court

The man accused of murdering Mollie Tibbetts was in court Thursday (4/15) for the first time in over a year. Cristian Bahena Rivera attended a pretrial conference for his first degree murder trial.  Rivera is…
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House passes bill to boost protest penalties

The Iowa House has passed a wide ranging bill that would escalate penalties for protests that damage property and provide police with new liability protection from lawsuits. Fifty-five Republicans and eight Democrats voted for the…
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Centerville man sentenced to prison on child pornography charges

BY DAR DANIELSON A south-central Iowa man will serve 27 years in prison on child pornography charges. Forty-nine-year-old Ryan Ford of Centerville was sentenced in U.S. District Court for production of child pornography and receipt of…
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GOP lawmakers mulling 2021 tax cut prospects

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republican lawmakers have yet to decide what the 2021 legislature will do on tax policy. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds says the state can easily afford to speed up a series of income…
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Iowa State Trooper killed in standoff

A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a violent standoff with a man who fought back against agents in an armored personnel carrier and said he wanted to shoot…
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Study finds alcohol use among women rose since start of pandemic

An Iowa State University study finds nearly two-thirds of women surveyed admit they're drinking more alcohol, more frequently, since the onset of the pandemic. Susan Stewart, an I-S-U professor of sociology, says she found coronavirus-related…
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Governor says there’ll be an independent investigation of Anamosa prison murders

BY O. KAY HENDERSON A new security director will be installed in the Iowa Department of Corrections in response to the March 23 attack by two inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary that killed two staff…
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Some Iowans double-booking for COVID-19 vaccines

If you make an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine, show up.  Since demand for the vaccine still far outpaces supply, it's led some Iowans to make multiple appointments as they search for one closer…
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Man wanted in Mason City murder arrested in Algona

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The man wanted for last week’s murder of a Mason City man was arrested on Monday afternoon after a standoff with authorities in Algona. The Mason City Police Department says at around…
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