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Report claims 37% of Iowa households struggle to afford basics

Report claims 37% of Iowa households struggle to afford basics

DES MOINES – In Iowa, 457,044 households – 37 percent of the state’s total – are unable to afford the state’s cost of living, according to the updated United Way…

Mason City DNR employees to retire, agency says

Mason City DNR employees to retire, agency says

MASON CITY – The Mason City Department of Natural Resources Field Office #2 announced two retirements this week. Jeff Vansteenburg, Supervisor, and Glenn Carper, Senior Environmental Specialist, will both be…

Religious scam reported in Palo Alto county

Religious scam reported in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A religious scam has been reported in Palo Alto county in which a clergyman’s email is mimicked to fool the soft-hearted. The Palo Alto County…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for five Northern Iowa counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for five Northern Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Monday for five counties in response to flooding and severe weather beginning June 14 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows…

Gov. Reynolds encourages applications to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities

Gov. Reynolds encourages applications to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds encouraged organizations Wednesday to apply to receive funding to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. Organizations are invited to submit proposals to Iowa Workforce…

Iowa man who traveled to Mexico to engage in sex acts with child sent to prison for 20 years

Iowa man who traveled to Mexico to engage in sex acts with child sent to prison for 20 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who traveled to Mexico and engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distributed child pornography was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in…

Opinion: Donald Trump will protect American farmers from China’s trade retaliation

Opinion: Donald Trump will protect American farmers from China’s trade retaliation

By Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture In 2011, a group of Chinese nationals dug up genetically engineered seeds from an Iowa corn field and planned to steal and send them…