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2014-08-06

Things to know ahead of the Iowa State Fair

Headed to the Iowa State Fair this year? Roughly 1 million visitors are expected during the popular fair's 11-day run.  Here are some things to know to help you save money and enjoy the event. FIND DISCOUNTED TICKETS If you…

posted 2014-08-06 14:39:00 by KXEL

Iowa State Fair offers both old, new features

When the Iowa State Fair opens its doors for its 11-day run, the ingredients that make it a must-see attraction will be there. There's the food, the music and the competition.  There's also the livestock, the rides, and the beloved…

posted 2014-08-06 14:38:14 by KXEL

State GOP raises over $300,000 in over a month

The new chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the organization has raised more than $315,000 since he took the helm just over a month ago. The party announced the fundraising numbers in a Wednesday news release. Chairman Jeff Kauffman,…

posted 2014-08-06 14:37:09 by KXEL

Photos of Iowa veterans to be displayed in museum

Photos of Iowa veterans killed in the Vietnam War will be on display in a Waterloo museum. The pictures will be on display in a permanent Vietnam exhibit in the Grout Museum District.  They'll also be shown in a 50th…

posted 2014-08-06 08:31:23 by KXEL

UNI to host interactive exhibit at Iowa State Fair

The University of Northern Iowa will again host an interactive exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. The exhibit will be open to fairgoers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Varied Industries Building. The…

posted 2014-08-06 08:28:59 by KXEL

Judge denies request to block football suspension

A judge has denied a Marshalltown teenager's request to temporarily block a three-game football suspension that was imposed as punishment for the display of what administrators called a white power sign. District Court Judge Steven Oeth on Tuesday denied the…

posted 2014-08-06 08:10:12 by KXEL

Osage co-op announces $5 million expansion project

Osage Cooperator Elevator has announced a $5 million expansion project at its Osage site in northern Iowa. The project will include construction of a dry fertilizer building to replace one built in the 1960s.  The co-op is seeking tax increment…

posted 2014-08-06 08:09:17 by KXEL

Iowa City man charged with 3 bank robberies

A 30-year-old Iowa City man is accused of three bank robberies over the past three weeks. Antoinne Davis was arrested Monday by officers who say he matched the description of a man who robbed a Hills Bank and Trust branch…

posted 2014-08-06 07:16:20 by KXEL

Driving instructor accused of identity theft

An Iowa driving instructor has been accused of stealing another instructor's identity to teach a class. Authorities say 65-year-old Frederick Donald Bindner, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested Tuesday in Johnson County.  He faces a charge of felony identity theft. Bindner…

posted 2014-08-06 06:27:37 by KXEL

US trade representative will lead regional forum

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will join others at a forum in Mount Vernon focused on increasing export opportunities for rural businesses and farmers. Froman will be the keynote speaker at the White House Rural Council's "Made In Rural America…

posted 2014-08-06 06:26:41 by KXEL

Water quality forum set for Aug. 15 in Des Moines

A forum focusing on how farming can affect water quality is planned for Aug. 15 in Des Moines hosted by the Iowa Food Systems Council. The council is a nonprofit organization created to encourage a food system that builds a…

posted 2014-08-06 06:25:54 by KXEL

Iowa DNR offers to help rural fire departments

Iowa officials are offering grant money to help rural fire departments with their equipment costs. The forestry bureau of the state Department of Natural Resources is coordinating with the U.S. Forest Service to offer grants for hoses, nozzles and adapters,…

posted 2014-08-06 06:24:39 by KXEL

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