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IASB Lobbyist Blasted for Endorsing GOP’s Walt Rogers(Cedar Falls) for State Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – For the second time this year, the Iowa Association of School Boards is facing criticism after an employee publicly supported a Republican elected official. A flyer for Rep. Walt Rogers’ of Cedar Falls campaign features association lobbyist Emily Piper praising him as a champion for education who helped “pass some…

Iowa Official Unemployment Rate Still at 2.7%

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s government-issued, official unemployment rate in June remained at 2.7 percent, leaving the state tied for the nation’s third-lowest rate. Iowa Workforce Development released the rate today(Fri) and noted the number of unemployed residents dropped from an estimated 46,000 in May to 44,900 in June. The number of residents with…

Meskwaki Complex at Tama Opens Shelter for M-Town Tornado Victims

Mark Tauscheck is with the American Red Cross, which moved many of its resources from Bondurant, after the tornado there, to Tama early last(Thur) night, after the twister hit Marshalltown. Tauscheck thanked the Meskawki Casino, Hotel and Convention Center staff profusely for the use of its facilities and the help in getting them ready for…

Uni Panthers

Missouri State shuts out Panthers in MVC title game, 1-0

Missouri State shuts out Panthers in MVC title game, 1-0

photo courtesy UNI Athletic Communications Box Score Springfield, Mo–The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team was shut out by the Missouri State Bears 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference title match. The Bears got on the board in the 8th minute, sailing the ball over goalkeeper Jami Reichenberger’s head. Missouri State’s Brooke Prondzinki scored…

Panthers defeat top-seeded Drake, advance to MVC championship

Panthers defeat top-seeded Drake, advance to MVC championship

photo courtesy UNI University Relations (Roland Ferrie) Box Score SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team (14-4-1) advanced to the MVC Championship match, defeating the top-seeded Drake Bulldogs, 2-0. The Panthers broke the stalemate first off a goal by Brynell Yount. Yount went to score and was blocked by Haley Morris of Drake.…

Late rally pushes Panthers past Indiana State, 59-53

Late rally pushes Panthers past Indiana State, 59-53

photo courtesy UNI Athletic Communications Box Score CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Trailing 53-52 with less than 90 seconds play, the University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team (8-9, 4-2 MVC) scored the final seven points to turn away Indiana State (3-13, 1-4 MVC) as the Panthers won, 59-53. For the game, UNI sank 18-of-23 free…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–One hundred years of John Deere tractors commemorated in…butter. Find out how the original Waterloo Boy tractor will be on display like never before from Mindy Williamson of the Iowa State Fair. 6:35–An Illinois judge is in trouble for bringing a gun where he…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair is less than a week away. Diane Wolfe of the Black Hawk County ISU Extension Office says folks of all ages are invited. 6:35–A sporting goods store manager tackled an alleged shoplifter who was reportedly attempting…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Political ads for the Kim Reynolds/Fred Hubbell race have not yet become overwhelming and omnipresent. UNI Political Science Professor Chris Larimer talks about how the campaigns are using their ad dollars in comparison with similar races in other states. 6:35–China’s trade surplus with the…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Military families with children face unique situations. During a Science of Parenting Update, Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension turns attention toward families with one or more parent in uniform. 6:35–Over 50 lawsuits have been filed against an Ohio clinic which could not…