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Full-Time Iowa Lieutenant Governor Is Part-Time Student

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.

12/25/2012

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Storm Causes 25-Car Pileup North Of Des Moines

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.

12/20/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Road Trip To Des Moines

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.

12/04/2012

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Iowa Parents Accused Of Locking Teens In Basement

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.

11/08/2012

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Minnesota Filmmaker Sentence Appeal Rejected

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.

10/31/2012

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Midwest Governors Group Meets In Des Moines

The Midwest Governors Association will meet in Des Moines and mark the organization’s 50th anniversary.

09/26/2012

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Man Found Dead In Car That Ran Into Iowa Park Pond

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.

09/03/2012

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Solutions To A Driving Nightmare: A Stuck Accelerator

Dramatic video of a woman unable to stop her speeding car had us wondering: What do you do in the same situation?

08/28/2012

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At Iowa Fair, Ryan Criticizes Obama On Economy

Republican Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama is diminishing the future for the nation’s children.

08/13/2012

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Storms Knock Out Power, Topple Semis In Iowa

A storm system moving through the Midwest has caused power outage across Iowa and toppled semis on Interstate 29.

04/14/2012

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Toro Wants New Distribution Center In Iowa

The Toro Co. has selected a key interstate intersection in Ankeny for its new distribution center in Iowa.

03/20/2012

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Iowa Democrats Leave Capitol, Stalling Gun Debate

House Democrats have left the Statehouse, stalling debate on two measures dealing with gun rights.

02/29/2012

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Man Arrested In His Underwear In Des Moines

A 20-year-old man wearing only underwear has been arrested at building that houses the Polk County prosecutors’ office in Des Moines.

02/20/2012

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Nearly 14-Pound Baby Born In Iowa

An Iowa woman has given birth to a boy weighing 13 pounds and 13 ounces — without the aid of surgery.

01/30/2012

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Iowa: Romney, Santorum Seesawing In Narrow Vote

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.

01/03/2012

Grand Ave. Named One Of 10 Prettiest U.S. ‘Hoods

There are plenty of pretty neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, but one in particular is being recognized as one of the prettiest.

01/03/2012

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Republicans Seek Iowa Social Conservatives’ Nod

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.

11/19/2011

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Conservative Romney Alternatives Vie For Iowa Edge

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.

10/22/2011

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Palin Faults Obama, Establishment For Economic Woe

Sarah Palin struck a populist tone and assailed corporate favoritism Saturday in a campaign-style speech to tea party activists.

09/03/2011

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GOP’s Bachmann Touts Jobs Policy On Return To Iowa

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.

08/31/2011

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Des Moines Woman Reports Being Hit By Bratwurst

Authorities say a Des Moines woman has been assaulted with a bratwurst at her home.

07/27/2011

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New Jersey’s Christie Casts Shadow Over Iowa, 2012

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.

07/24/2011

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Pawlenty Names Huckabee Daughter As Top Iowa Aide

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.

07/05/2011

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Bachmann’s 2012 Kickoff Set For Monday 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.

06/22/2011

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Trial For MN Teen Charged In IA Slayings To Begin

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.

06/18/2011

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