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Water, Air Quality Concerns Heighten Conflict With Pig Farms

From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may be harmful to respiratory health.

02/16/2015

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Being Uninsured In America Will Cost You More

Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama’s law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.

12/29/2014

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Iowa Man Fired After Filming Speeding School Van

An Iowa man who says he caught a Dubuque school van speeding while transporting students has been fired by a lawn care company.

10/29/2014

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar To Address Iowa Democrats

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will give the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, the state party organization announced Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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Mom Clobbers Man In Iowa Following Toaster Pastry Incident

A woman has assaulted a Des Moines man who tossed a toaster pastry and wrapper onto the woman’s 2-year-old child in her car. The Des Moines Register reports the incident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday at a Des Moines convenience store.

08/28/2014

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5 Free Things To Do In Des Moines

Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des Moines. A metropolis that’s experienced a popularity surge in recent years thanks to new businesses and housing opportunities, Des Moines has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet.

07/17/2014

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Fire Claims Former Iowa Department Store Building

A massive fire swept through a more than century-old building that was being renovated in downtown Des Moines early Saturday morning, causing its upper floors to collapse and authorities to close down numerous streets. No one was injured, but Assistant City Manager Matt Anderson told the Des Moines Register that the former Younkers department store building, which dates to 1899, cannot be salvaged and will have to be demolished.

03/29/2014

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Jim Mill Straddles Two ‘Wild’ Teams

It’s three-plus hours south of the Xcel Energy Center. Des Moines Iowa hardly strikes you as a hockey hot bed, but it’s the ideal partner for the Minnesota Wild.

02/16/2014

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Minnesota Man Wins New Trial In Sex Abuse Case

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Minnesota man who had been convicted of sexual abuse of a girl in Knoxville in 2012.

02/05/2014

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Former Gopher Matson Keeps NHL Dream Alive

Tyler Matson spent some golden years as a Golden Gopher. “Unbelievable experience,” Matson said. “Playing for Don Lucia, the Gophers and being in Minnesota and being a Minnesota kid … you want to play there.” His current residence is just over three hours south in Des Moines, where he plays for the Wild’s AHL team – the Iowa Wild. Interstate 35W and a whole bunch of players are between him and the big club.

01/27/2014

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Iowa Man Accused Of Throwing Eggnog, WD-40 In Woman’s Face

A Des Moines man faces an assault charge after his ex-girlfriend claimed he threw a mixture of eggnog, hot sauce and a lubricant product on her face. Des Moines police say 25-year-old Michael Lee Gatewood-Brown was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 14 incident.

01/22/2014

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Callers Help Officials Track Loose Moose In Iowa

There’s a moose on the loose in Iowa, and officials said they’ve been able to track its every move because of dozens of calls from curious residents spotting the creature. The state Department of Natural Resources said it’s received many calls over several weeks about a male moose making its way from northern Iowa down south.

12/07/2013

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Midwest Competition For Gay Wedding Tourism?

During four years as the only Midwestern state to offer same-sex marriage, Iowa has seen thousands of couples travel to the heartland for wedding celebrations that pumped millions of dollars into the state economy.

06/23/2013

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Wis. Gov. Walker Touts State Ties During Trip To Iowa

Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, is introducing himself to Iowa Republicans as would-be presidential candidates often do — as one of their own. Walker tells about 600 of the GOP faithful at a party fundraising banquet in a Des Moines suburb that he spent his childhood in Iowa.

05/24/2013

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Iowa Senator Responds To Ethics Complaint

An Iowa senator accused of taking improper payments from a presidential campaign says there is no evidence to support the claims.

05/01/2013

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Iowa Senate Panel To Review Ethics Complaint

An Iowa Senate ethics panel is scheduled to meet to review a complaint that a state senator accepted payments from a presidential campaign in 2012.

05/01/2013

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Wild Move Minor League Team From Houston To Iowa

The Minnesota Wild are moving their primary minor league team to Iowa.

04/18/2013

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2nd Bachmann Aide To Say Iowa Aide Wrongly Paid

A second campaign adviser to former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has come forward with allegations that the Minnesota congresswoman improperly paid an Iowa state senator to work on her campaign just months before last year’s Iowa caucuses.

04/18/2013

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Iowa Senator Decries Acceptance Of Homosexuality

A Republican senator from northern Iowa said Wednesday that homosexual lifestyles pose a health risk to him and his family in comments that drew a sharp rebuke from an openly gay Democratic senator.

04/17/2013

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Des Moines Officers Hurt When 2 Squad Cars Collide

Three Des Moines police officers have been treated for injuries they suffered in a collision of two squad cars.

04/08/2013

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Teen Sues, Says Brain Was Injured In School Attack

An Iowa teenager is suing his school district and several administrators because he says they didn’t do enough to protect him from bullying and an assault that left him permanently disabled.

04/01/2013

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Endangered Bat Could Delay Iowa Interstate Project

An endangered bat could delay work on an Interstate 80 interchange that business and civic leaders hope will bring more businesses and jobs to Waukee and West Des Moines.

03/05/2013

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Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann

A state Senate ethics committee has opted not to act on a complaint filed against a Republican senator that accused him of taking improper payments from Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.

02/13/2013

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Ex-Bachmann Aide Alleges Ethics Violation In Iowa

A former aide to Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed an ethics complaint with the Iowa Senate, alleging that during her presidential campaign she made improper payments to a state senator.

02/11/2013

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Iowa Woman Died Of Stab Wounds; Son Charged

The death of a woman found fatally stabbed in a rural Iowa farmhouse near Early has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Monday.

01/07/2013

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