On a night last week when Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was hosting a holiday reception at the governor’s mansion in Des Moines, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, typically close at his side during such events, was conspicuously absent.
The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to a 25-vehicle pileup that killed one person.
Sometimes the Bite of Minnesota blog goes on a little road trip to take a bite out of another state. This time it took a bite of Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa to be a little more specific.
A mother and father have been charged with false imprisonment after their adopted teenage children told authorities their parents locked them in the basement of their suburban Des Moines home for weeks, only allowed them out for school and passed their meals under the locked door.
A Minnesota filmmaker sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in the Iowa Film Office scandal has been denied an appeal of her sentence by the Iowa Court of Appeals.
The Midwest Governors Association will meet in Des Moines and mark the organization’s 50th anniversary.
Authorities have released the name of a driver found dead in a car that went into a pond at Water Works Park in Des Moines.
Dramatic video of a woman unable to stop her speeding car had us wondering: What do you do in the same situation?
Republican Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama is diminishing the future for the nation’s children.
A storm system moving through the Midwest has caused power outage across Iowa and toppled semis on Interstate 29.
The Toro Co. has selected a key interstate intersection in Ankeny for its new distribution center in Iowa.
House Democrats have left the Statehouse, stalling debate on two measures dealing with gun rights.
A 20-year-old man wearing only underwear has been arrested at building that houses the Polk County prosecutors’ office in Des Moines.
An Iowa woman has given birth to a boy weighing 13 pounds and 13 ounces — without the aid of surgery.
Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, a dramatic opening round for the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama.
There are plenty of pretty neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, but one in particular is being recognized as one of the prettiest.
Six Republican presidential candidates dove deep into how their religious faith influences their public life, during a free-flowing forum before a large, influential audience of social conservatives in early-voting Iowa on Saturday.
A half-dozen GOP contenders flocked to Iowa on Saturday in hopes of gaining any edge with this influential group barely 10 weeks before the state’s Jan. 3 caucuses.
Sarah Palin struck a populist tone and assailed corporate favoritism Saturday in a campaign-style speech to tea party activists.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is proposing ways to create jobs on her first visit to the leadoff caucus state since winning the state GOP straw poll earlier this month.
Authorities say a Des Moines woman has been assaulted with a bratwurst at her home.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s not running for president, but he’s still leaving an imprint on the 2012 Republican campaign as a potential kingmaker — and distraction.
Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is naming the daughter of 2008 Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee to help lift his own effort ahead of a key test of strength in Iowa.
When Michele Bachmann formally kicks off her bid for the White House on Monday in Iowa, she’ll do so after allowing precious weeks to pass without having established the presence needed in the state to woo the GOP activists considered key to winning its leadoff caucuses.
The first of two trials for a Minnesota teenager charged in the slayings of two Iowa convenience store clerks is scheduled to begin Monday in Carroll County.