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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

Independence declines to purchase high school for $1

Independence city officials say a proposal to purchase a former high school for $1 is too expensive because of costs to restore or repair the property. City and Independence Community School District officials say a deal between them is dead.…

posted 2014-08-06 06:23:27 by KXEL

Judge: Iowa State Fair can limit preacher location

A judge has ruled that state troopers didn't violate a preacher's First Amendment rights by asking him to stop preaching near state fairgrounds. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pratt delivered the ruling Tuesday.  Pratt says it was wrong for troopers…

posted 2014-08-06 05:58:41 by KXEL

4 injured in head-on collision near Clear Lake

The Iowa State Patrol says four people including a 4-month-old baby have been injured in a two-vehicle accident. The patrol says a car crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 18 and struck a jeep head-on Tuesday near Clear Lake. …

posted 2014-08-06 05:57:31 by KXEL


Waterloo man charged with aggravated assault

A Waterloo man has been accused of shoving a woman's head into a toilet bowl. Waterloo police arrested 66-year-old Dennis Earl Leahy on Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault. Leahy is accused of pushing a 72-year-old woman's head into a…

posted 2014-08-05 18:22:07 by KXEL