Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.
Iowa Man Fired After Filming Speeding School VanAn Iowa man who says he caught a Dubuque school van speeding while transporting students has been fired by a lawn care company.
Dubuque Plant Lands Hormel Foods Expansion Project Hormel Foods has chosen its Dubuque plant for the first phase of a major expansion project. Hormel will add a new line for bacon toppings at its Progressive Processing plant, which opened in 2010. It's unclear how many jobs will come with the first phase.
Iowa Museum Says Tortoise Was Never Stolen An African leopard tortoise thought to be stolen from an Iowa museum was actually trapped behind paneling in her enclosure, and a misguided employee who found her lied to keep up the story about her theft, the museum announced Friday.
Police Arrest Iowa Man Driving Alongside Zebra, Parrot Police charged an eastern Iowa man with drunken driving after stopping him outside a Dubuque bar, where he was in a truck beside a small zebra and parrot.
Mother, Another Man Arrested In Abduction Of ChildRice Lake Police say a mother and a 59-year-old man have been arrested for taking a 3-year-old child in violation of a recent court order.
Minnetonka-Raised Hockey Taps Into His Hockey Potential Max Gardiner went from Minnetonka High School to the Gophers to play hockey, but he made a rare decision.