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Winnebago Industries Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

FOREST CITY, IOWA, December 20, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s first quarter of Fiscal…

Remarks by the President in a Press Conference

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  It’s now been five days since the heartbreaking tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut; three days since we gathered as a nation to pray for the victims.…

Wolves beat Thunder 98-93

Wolves beat Thunder 98-93

MINNEAPOLIS – Several big three pointers from J.J. Barea helped the Minnesota Timberwolves snap a two-game losing streak, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-93 Thursday night in front of 17,000 at…

State Patrol Continues Efforts to Aid Motorists, Clear Multiple Crash Scenes

State Patrol Continues Efforts to Aid Motorists, Clear Multiple Crash Scenes

Des Moines, IOWA — Roadways across Iowa remain impassable due to snow and ice covered roads, reduced visibility from blowing snow, or wreckage in the road from various multiple vehicle…

Iowa’s state agencies coordinating emergency response activities

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012 – As Iowa continues to deal with the blizzard conditions, several state agencies are working together to ensure the safety of travelers and respond…

Expected travel conditions in Iowa for remainder of Thursday

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is offering a preview of anticipated travel conditions for the remainder of Thursday and into the overnight hours.…

I-35 south of Clear Lake could re-open Friday morning

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the closure of Interstate 35 from U.S. 30 (Ames) to U.S.18 (Mason City/Clear Lake). The north- and…

Poll says that slim majority of Americans support “outright ban on gun ownership by ordinary citizens”

Poll says that slim majority of Americans support “outright ban on gun ownership by ordinary citizens”

A CNN poll now claims that a “slim majority” of Americans now support “major gun restrictions.” The poll was conducted in the days following the tragic killing of 26 persons…

Woman takes car on several hour test drive; warned by police

Woman takes car on several hour test drive; warned by police

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – A Mason City Police officer took a report from DaLayne Germundson, owner of Mason City Auto Sales, Thursday afternoon when a car that…

Alliant Energy workers continue to restore power to Iowa customers

Major winter storm leaves more than 23,000 without power in in Iowa – CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – December 20, 2012 – Crews from Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an…

Iowa DOT closes I-35 southbound at U.S. 18 interchange

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has activated its road closure gate systems at the I-35 southbound/U.S. 18 interchange. The gate arms are down.…

#21 UNLV Turns Back UNI, 73-59

#21 UNLV Turns Back UNI, 73-59

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – AS VEGAS — Anthony Bennett had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 21 UNLV to a 73-59 victory over the University of Northern Iowa…

“No Travel” advisory remains in effect for Iowa

“No Travel” advisory remains in effect for Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012: 8:30 a.m. – Due to life-threatening blizzard conditions, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s “No Travel” advisory remains in effect throughout Thursday. The Iowa DOT’s…

25 Car Crash, Multiple Blocked Interchanges; Iowa State Patrol Pleads with Motorists to Stay Off the Roadways

25 Car Crash, Multiple Blocked Interchanges; Iowa State Patrol Pleads with Motorists to Stay Off the Roadways

Des Moines, IOWA — The sun has come up, but roadway visibility remains low due to high winds from the blizzard continuing its trek across Iowa. Limited visibility paired with…

I-29 closed in Missouri from Iowa line to St. Joseph

HANNIBAL – Dec. 20, 2012 – The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Department of Transportation have closed Interstate 29 from its junction with I-229 (mile marker 56) in St.…

High winds a serious travel hazard for large trucks and other high-profile vehicles

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is advising motorists that high wind speeds, with gusts exceeding 50 mph, and blowing snow are creating a…

State Department Briefing on the Accountability Review Board Report on Benghazi Attack

Special Briefing William J. Burns Deputy Secretary Accountability Review Board Chairman Ambassador Tom Pickering and Vice Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen Washington, DC December 19, 2012 MS. NULAND: Welcome, everybody. Thank…

Sun-like star only twelve light years away may have a habitable planet

An international team of astronomers has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets – with one in the star’s habitable zone.…

Feds give Iowa $11.2 million to help kids get health insurance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded performance bonuses to 23 states for improving access to children’s health coverage and successfully enrolling eligible children, CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn…

Grassley: Nobody’s vote should be diluted by people voting who aren’t eligible to vote

Grassley: Nobody’s vote should be diluted by people voting who aren’t eligible to vote

Statement of Ranking Member Chuck Grassley Senate Judiciary Committee The State of Voting in 2012 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this important hearing.  Voting is…

White House says Obama would veto Republican’s “Plan B” legislation if it passed Congress

White House says Obama would veto Republican’s “Plan B” legislation if it passed Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American people have been clear that they will not accept an economic approach that places too big of a burden on the middle class, seniors, students…

Treasury Announces Intent to Fully Exit GM Investment Within the Next 12-15 Months

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, as part of its continuing efforts to wind down its investments in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced its intent…

Gun Found in Mexico at Cartel Shootout May Have Been Purchased by ATF Official Giving False Information

WASHINGTON – Documents provided to Senator Chuck Grassley suggest that a gun purchased by George T. Gillett may have been found at the scene of a Mexican shootout between drug…

2 JUCO AAs/2 Preps Headed for Iowa State FB Team

2 JUCO AAs/2 Preps Headed for Iowa State FB Team

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State football program pulled another recruiting coup Wednesday, inking a pair of Junior College All-Americans who will join the Cyclones for the start of the…

U.S. income growth slows in third quarter

State personal income growth slowed to 0.5 percent in the third quarter of 2012, from 0.7 percent in the second quarter, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau…

McGee Shoots Cyclones to 76-61 Win Over UMKC

McGee Shoots Cyclones to 76-61 Win Over UMKC

Courtesy: cyclones.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tyrus McGee scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half to help Iowa State (9-3, 0-0 Big 12) defeat UMKC (4-7, 1-1…

President Obama Speaks on Preventing Gun Violence (video)

President Obama Speaks on Preventing Gun Violence (video)

December 19, 2012 – President Obama delivers a statement from the Brady Press Briefing Room about the policy process the Administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy…

Man injured after being hit by car; woman cited

Man injured after being hit by car; woman cited

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was cited for a traffic offense after striking and injuring a pedestrian Monday evening. Michelle Rowland, 47, was driving near 6th Street SE…