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2014-02-21

Residents allowed back into Northwood after fire

Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for residents of Northwood following a fertilizer fire at the local airport. The Worth County Sheriff's Office says the evacuation was called off around 3 p.m. Thursday.  The order was originally issued after a…

posted 2014-02-21 06:26:13 by KXEL

USDA releases key Census of Agriculture report

A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in Iowa has fallen but the total land farmed in the state has remained stable. The Census of Agriculture, a report released every five years, says…

posted 2014-02-21 06:24:56 by KXEL

Norovirus made Ames library staffers sick

Tests have confirmed that norovirus is to blame for the illnesses of more than 30 employees at the Ames Public Library. Officials said Thursday that results from a state hygienic lab confirmed officials' suspicion that norovirus was responsible. The illnesses…

posted 2014-02-21 06:22:34 by KXEL

Iowa to receive $3 million for education grant

Iowa is getting $3 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help turn around low-achieving schools. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that provides funding for the School Improvement Grants program, says improvement in the quality…

posted 2014-02-21 06:20:40 by KXEL

2 bodies found inside charred mobile home

Two bodies have been found inside the charred remains of a mobile home in southeast Iowa's Henry County. The fire and possible explosion were reported about 5 p.m. Wednesday.  The home sits four miles east of Salem. Authorities were working…

posted 2014-02-21 06:19:32 by KXEL

2014-02-20

Officials applaud help during Northwood evacuation

Officials are applauding the work of volunteers helping with the evacuation of a small northern Iowa city following a chemical fire. Authorities in Northwood used buses Thursday morning to transport residents to a community center in nearby Kensett. Others used…

posted 2014-02-20 14:47:31 by KXEL

Governor's priorities survive legislative deadline

Gov. Terry Branstad's legislative priorities survived a procedural deadline in the Iowa General Assembly this week, while some more controversial bills appeared dead. Bills dealing with veterans support, bullying prevention and expanding broadband Internet were set to survive a Friday…

posted 2014-02-20 14:40:21 by KXEL

Iowa Senate panel OKs texting-while-driving legislation

Iowa lawmakers advanced a bill that would further crack down on texting while driving. The Senate Transportation Committee approved the measure Thursday on an 11-1 vote, with Republican Sen. Jerry Behn, of Boone, voting against it.  The bill is now…

posted 2014-02-20 13:35:00 by KXEL

Dubuque teen helps 5 youngsters escape trailer fire

A Dubuque teenager is being credited for her quick action in getting five young children safely out of a mobile home that burst into flames. Officials say that 17-year-old Erica Weitz often cares for three of the children who lived…

posted 2014-02-20 12:44:32 by KXEL

American Red Cross mobilizing in Kensett

The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is mobilizing disaster workers across the state of Iowa to support the evacuation of Northwood. A fire is burning at a facility at the Northwood Municipal Airport that contains sulfuric acid.  Residents of…

posted 2014-02-20 10:42:32 by KXEL

UNI event aims to empower African-Americans

The University of Northern Iowa will host the third annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). A pre-conference will take place from 5 to 9…

posted 2014-02-20 10:08:50 by KXEL

Minnesota man charged in Iowa City slaying has cancer

A Minnesota man charged with killing his wife in Iowa in 1997 is suffering from prostate cancer and may only have months to live. John Bloomfield's attorney revealed the cancer diagnosis Thursday in asking a judge to allow the 71-year-old…

posted 2014-02-20 09:49:14 by KXEL

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