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2014-08-15

Dotzler, Danielson support ‘Tuition Freeze Three-peat’

State Senators Bill Dotzler and Jeff Danielson today announced that they will help lead an effort next year in the Iowa Senate to extend the current tuition freeze at Iowa’s public universities for an unprecedented third year.  Iowa Senate Democrats…

posted 2014-08-15 12:39:30 by KXEL

Atkins farm creates corn maze of Al Roker's face

An eastern Iowa farm has found a creative way to celebrate "Today" show weatherman Al Roker's 60th birthday. Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins has put together a 10-acre corn maze that shows Roker's face and reads, "Happy 60th Al." Farm owners…

posted 2014-08-15 12:13:01 by KXEL

Deere to lay off 600 employees

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest as demand slumps. The affected sites are in the cities of East Moline and Moline in Illinois,…

posted 2014-08-15 10:03:34 by KXEL

Dubuque police say girl grazed by pole on truck

Dubuque authorities say a utility pole on the back of a truck grazed a 12-year-old when the pole penetrated the vehicle carrying her and a 16-year-old driver. Police say the accident occurred around 8:20 a.m. Thursday.  The truck had halted…

posted 2014-08-15 09:58:40 by KXEL

Digital replica of Iowa Constitution is online

A digital replica of the Iowa Constitution is now available online for public viewing. Secretary of State Matt Schultz said Friday that the document from 1857 had been scanned so that a replica could be provided online.  Previously, people could…

posted 2014-08-15 09:52:05 by KXEL

Dubuque teachers to monitor students' heart rates

Dubuque teachers will be able to monitor students' heart rates through a web-based program while they exercise at school. The program gives Dubuque Community School District teachers an idea of physical activity levels by middle school and high school students…

posted 2014-08-15 09:21:40 by KXEL

Assault case against Mason City assessor dropped

An assault case against the city assessor for Mason City has been dropped. Online court records say the charge against 38-year-old Danielle "Dana" Naumann was dismissed on Wednesday after a request by Floyd County Attorney Normand Klemesrud.  He'd been appointed…

posted 2014-08-15 08:35:22 by KXEL

Epworth mayor cites health reasons for resignation

The mayor of Epworth has cited personal health concerns for his resignation. City clerk Janet Berger says Tom Gassman submitted his resignation on Tuesday.  Gassman has been mayor since 2012 and a council member before that. Jacob Reuter will serve…

posted 2014-08-15 08:22:48 by KXEL

Physician fined for operating on wrong ankle

The Iowa Board of Medicine has fined a Davenport-based physician for operating on the wrong ankle of a patient. The board says Dr. Tuvi Mendel mistakenly performed arthroscopic surgery on the patient's left ankle on Nov. 5 last year.  Mendel…

posted 2014-08-15 07:20:51 by KXEL

Fire damages house near Manchester

Crews from four fire departments responded to a house fire near Highway 13 south of Manchester Thursday night. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said firefighters from Manchester, Ryan, Delhi and Masonville were on the scene in the 2400 block of…

posted 2014-08-15 06:52:52 by KXEL

2 injured in truck-tractor crash

Authorities say two people have been injured in a collision between a pickup truck and a tractor. Prairie City Asst. Fire Chief Tony Mosher says the tractor's driver and passenger were seriously injured in the highway accident Thursday.  Authorities say…

posted 2014-08-15 06:48:08 by KXEL

UI makes changes in economic development jobs

The University of Iowa is announcing staff changes as administrators try to step up the school's support for businesses and entrepreneurs. The school said Thursday that its director of federal relations, Peter Matthes, will take on a new role working…

posted 2014-08-15 06:47:01 by KXEL

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