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Business Executive Named University of Iowa President

The University of Iowa's governing board has named a corporate management expert with little education experience as the school's next president. The Iowa Board of Regents announced the selection Thursday of J. Bruce Harreld, a…
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"Caring for the Caregiver" Launched In Ottumwa

Milestones, the area agency on aging for southeast Iowa, announces that a new family caregiver support group “Caring for the Caregiver” has been launched in Ottumwa. The group meets monthly and offers both a morning…
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Grassley Seeks Update Into Iowa Man's Missouri Drowning

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says he wants an update on the investigation into a 2014 drowning of a handcuffed Iowa man who fell from a patrol boat in the Lake of the Ozarks. The Iowa…
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Drug Search Warrant Executed In Newton

On August 30th, 2015, at approximately 3:42 PM, members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force with the assistance of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Newton Police Department executed a drug search warrant on…
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Iowa Native Scott Mills Running 10 Marathons In 10 Days Across Iowa

Cancer is a disease that touches nearly every life in some way. Scott Mills had to live it. The Iowa native survived a diagnosis of lymphoma, and is now looking to make it count. Mills…
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Helping Hands Are Sought

There is constant motion at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, whether it’s wagging tails, dancing paws, or human hands stroking fluffy backs. Upon arriving at the shelter and checking in with the main office, you’re free…
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Starting School Later Let Iowa Families Have More Summer Fun

A new law that prevented Iowa schools from starting before August 23rd helped boost crowds at the State Fair and other attractions this month. Attendance at the Iowa State Fair in mid-August hit an all-time…
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Farm Profits To Fall Second Consecutive Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income. The abundance of grain leftover from last year's crop and…
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Iowa Lawmaker Resigning From The Legislature To Join Electric Cooperative

An Iowa lawmaker who heads a committee overseeing government spending says he will resign from the legislature to become a top executive for an electric cooperative. Rep. Chuck Soderberg, a Republican from Le Mars, announced…
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Organizers: Record 1.1M Visited Iowa State Fair This Year

An unofficial count of attendance at the Iowa State Fair this year indicates roughly 1.1 million people visited the fairgrounds, breaking a previous record. Organizers say about 8,000 more people visited the fairgrounds in Des…
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