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  • ISU Coach Fred Hoiberg meets with media before practice Thursday

    Cyclones Aren’t Looking Past TCU

    AMES, Iowa-  Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn’t have to remind his players not to look past this weekend to Kansas. The Cyclone men take on TCU Saturday in the conference, the Horned Frogs are just 1-6.   Last weekend they played at Texas Tech, the worst team in the league and lost 78-73. Wednesday night TCU narrowly lost to Kansas 64-61. “I don’t think we’re gonna have to say anything the rest of the year,” said Hoiberg.  “If you don’t show up with […]

  • Former Spaulding Plant in Grinnell will be developed to loft apartments (ROGER RILEY/WHO-HD)

    Former Buggy Plant to be Developed into Loft Apartments

    GRINNELL, Iowa- A former horse-drawn buggy plant in Grinnell is being developed into approximately 80 loft-style apartments. Grinnell City Manager Russ Behrens said the city is working with Hubbell Development on the project. The city had been looking for someone to develop the property west of downtown Grinnell. “We are anxious to see the property improved,” said Behrens.  “It has largely been a nuisance property for more than 20 years.” The building has a colorful history. The Spaulding Company originally produced […]

  • Iowa DOT Snowplow on I-35 (file photo)

    Iowa DOT Plans to Make Snowplows More Visible

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa DOT is asking for a change in state law to make the state’s orange snowplows more visible.  The DOT wants to add flashing blue and white lights to the  current flashing amber lights. Since the winter of 2009-10 snowplows have been involved in collisions 218 times. The crashes have resulted in $1.6 million dollars in damages, and 44 personal injuries.  In this 2014-15 winter alone there has been 24 crashes causing $600,000 in damage, and 4 […]

  • Ice is melting along the shore of Big Creek Lake near Polk City (Roger Riley photo)

    DNR Warning: Warm Weather Leads to Thin Ice

      DES MOINES, Iowa-The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is a warning of the possibility of thin ice on Iowa lakes, especially in the southern part of the state.  In a news release DNR Fisheries Biologist, Ben Dodd warns the warm weather has not been good for firm ice. “The stretch of warm and windy weather we are experiencing will likely cause many of our areas to deteriorate, especially along shore. Anglers should use caution around the edges when getting […]

  • Iowa State senior guard Nikki Moody at Monday News Conference (Roger Riley photo)

    ISU’s Nikki Moody Helped Sweep Texas On Bad Ankle

    AMES, Iowa- Iowa State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Bill Fennelly was certain Nikki Moody would not play in Sunday.   She had been missing practice all week with a bad ankle. The Cyclones pulled off a sweep of the 8th ranked Longhorn women on their home floor, Moody was the leading scorer, hitting the winning free throw. In his Monday ISU News Conference Fennelly said after the shoot around in Austin, he was convinced she would not be able to […]

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    Huge Fertilizer Plant 70 Per Cent Completed

    WEVER, Iowa- One of the largest economic development projects in the state of Iowa is now at the 70% completed mark, according to an update issued by Iowa Fertilizer.  The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Netherlands based OCI N.V. and chose to build in Iowa after a close competition with Illinois. The $1.8 Billion dollar project will employ 165 people when completed. There are over 2700 workers on the construction site. The plant is scheduled for completion late […]

  • Deputy Warden  Mark Roberts leads a tour of legislators and media of the old Fort Madison Prison (Roger Riley photo)

    Photo Gallery of Lawmakers Tour of Penitentiary

      FORT MADISON, Iowa- Ten members of the Iowa Legislature, along with legislative staff and media got a tour of the Fort Madison Pentitentiary as preparations are underway for a move to the new prison.

  • Lawmakers Tour Prison, Still Have Questions

    FORT MADISON, Iowa- A group of Iowa State Legislators went to Fort Madison to try to learn more about problems which have delayed the opening of the new maximum security prison.  The Iowa Department of Corrections gave a tour of the current prison, which dates back to 1839, and the new complex. State Representative Bobby Kaufmann, (R) of Cedar County organized the bi-partisan tour.  He was the lone Republican.  He was joined by 9 Democrats, and some legislative staffers and […]

  • Alan Anselman, General Manager of Marshalltown Lennox Plant talks about job skills a a high school career fair

    7000 Manufacturing Jobs On The Horizon in Iowa

    GRINNELL, Iowa- The manufacturing industry in the state of Iowa is facing a shortage of skilled workers in the next three years, totaling about 7,000 jobs. That’s according to Alan Anselman,  who is the Plant Manager at Lennox in Marshalltown. He spoke at a high school career fair in Grinnell with the message there are jobs out there for young people. Anselman said that companies like Lennox need skilled people to produce heating and cooling for residential.  He said that […]

  • Four French Chefs lead instruction at the Culinary Institute at DMACC in Ankeny (Roger Riley photo)

    DMACC Celebrating 30 Years of French Food Instructors

    ANKNEY, Iowa- Des Moines Area Community College has a reputation for training chefs in the art of French cuisine.   It has been 30 years now since chef instructors began paying a visit to the campus.  Students get the chance to learn first-hand how food is prepared by French Chefs. The instructors actually do all the teaching in french, with an interpreter.  The students are required to take a semester of French language before they can enroll in the sessions. […]

  • Chuck Gipp of the Iowa DNR speaks to the Natural Resources Council and the Environmental Protection Commision (Roger Riley photo)

    DNR Leader Calls for End to Finger Pointing

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp called for an end to finger-pointing when it comes to dealing with water quality issues in  Iowa. On Wednesday Gipp spoke before a joint meeting of the Environmental Protection Commission,and the Natural Resources Council. Gipp said his agency has been working to help on work with agriculture and cities to make Iowa’s water cleaner. “The nutrient reduction strategy will only be successful if people quit pointing fingers,” said Gipp. […]

  • John Wayne’s Car Now Parked in Winterset

    WINTERSET, Iowa- The new John Wayne Birthplace Museum won’t open until May, but it already has a big piece of memorabilia.  In December the Museum took possession of a 1972 Pontiac Grand Safari Station Wagon, once owned and driven by “The Duke.” The Museum is still under construction on John Wayne  Drive. Brian Downes, the Executive Director of the John Wayne Birthplace said the car was provided by the estate of a California contractor who was friends with Wayne.  The […]


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