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    BRR Ride Organizers Ready for 39th Annual Winter Ride

    PERRY, Iowa — The annual Bike Ride to Rippey is entering its 39th year as one of Iowa’s oldest bike rides, second to RAGBRAI. This weekend’s ride is 24 miles round trip from Perry to Rippey. With temperatures over 35 degrees, ride organizers expect over 2,200 people in attendance this year. “Every single year we get these phone calls, is BRR gonna be cancelled?” said Perry Chamber Executive Director Bob Wilson. “It will not be cancelled. The only thing that […]

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    98-Year-Old Red Oak Man May Be the Oldest Active Pilot in the World

    RED OAK, Iowa — A Red Oak man may soon be named the oldest active pilot in the world. Ernie Smith, 98, is well-known around the town. He goes out for coffee with friends and family. He has his driver’s license and gets around town in his car. One place Smith likes to drive is to the Red Oak Airport to enjoy the hobby that keeps him young: Flying. Smith was recently contacted by his granddaughter in California about a […]

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    Northern Iowa Still Facing Hazardous Travel Conditions

    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — For travelers along and north of Highway 20, blowing snow continues to make travel difficult Wednesday. “It was tough. It was 100 percent wind, snow blowing. It was so bad you couldn’t see where you were going,” said Wendell Shellenbarger. Shellenbarger was driving from Des Moines to Fort Dodge as a volunteer for LifeServe Blood Center. He was transporting blood for a patient in the hospital. An 18-wheeler jack-knifed just east of Webster City on Highway […]

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    Fire Heavily Damages Des Moines Home, Garage

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A fire heavily damaged a Des Moines home Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to 3823 Third St. just before noon. Crews were able to put out the fire and no injuries were reported. The fire heavily damaged the back deck, the garage and a car. “There were several propane cylinders back there so we’re going look at the obvious first to see if there were cooking grills, things of that nature,” said Dan Burke, a Des Moines district fire chief. […]

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    Fiorina Plans Greater Role for Technology in her Administration

      ANKENY, Iowa- Carly Fiorina Thursday brought her campaign to Ankeny’s Main Street Cafe and Bakery. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO told the group she is calling for smaller government. “The very act of repealing Obamacare,and rolling back these ridiculous regulations, that in and of itself unleashes productivity,” said Florina. “Ronald Reagan said a long time ago, but it’s still true,government is not the solution, government is the problem.” Fiorina also brought her 6 point blueprint to show what she intends […]

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    Hillary Clinton Stops By Adel Bowling Alley to Criticize Big Corporation

    ADEL, Iowa — Hillary Clinton took issue with Johnson Controls over a decision to merge with Tyco International in Ireland.  The move looks to save the company $150 million in US taxes. Clinton said Johnson Controls lobbied for a bailout of the auto industry in 2008.  Johnson Controls is a supplier to the auto industry. “Now they want to move overseas for the sole purpose, of escaping their fair share of taxes to support what made them be a company […]

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    ESPN’s Musberger and Fraschilla Share Sports Insights with Ames Chamber

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames Chamber of Commerce hosted an event Tuesday night that featured ESPN personalities Brent Musberger and Fran Fraschilla. The event was held in the Sukup End Zone facility with the snow-covered Jack Trice Stadium lit up as a backdrop. Both men have covered the Cyclones in Ames as a part of coverage for ESPN. Musberger broadcasted the game Monday night when ISU defeated Kansas. He agreed to stay and join Fraschilla in putting together a back-and-forth conversation […]

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    Rick Perry Stumping for Ted Cruz Across Iowa

    OSCEOLA, Iowa — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined Texas Sen.Ted Cruz in Osceola on Tuesday to give testament to the man who is running for president. Perry, a former candidate, said he spent the last four months getting to know Cruz the man. Perry admitted before that time he really didn’t know Cruz, but rather the caricature the media painted him out to be. Cruz drove to Round Top, Texas, and spent the day driving around with Perry. “This […]

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    ISU Students in Line at Hilton Warmed by Hot Beef Stew

    AMES, Iowa — Students in line for the Iowa State men’s basketball game against Kansas got a little break today. The Iowa Cattle Producers and HyVee handed out hot beef stew to those in line. The beef producers told the students that they wanted to support them while they are in line out in the cold and also tell them that beef is healthy to eat. The line of students, tents, tables and sofas would more than once around the […]

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    Line of Tents Stretching Around Hilton Before Kansas-Iowa State Game

    AMES, Iowa — The line of tents continues to grow more than three-quarters of the way around Hilton Coliseum. Fans are lined up prior to Iowa State’s big game against Kansas on Monday in Ames. Fans say authorities have been by twice to check to make sure heaters are being run safely. A fire destroyed one tent late last week.

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    Carson Campaign Resumes after Volunteer’s Death

    GLENWOOD, Iowa — Dr. Ben Carson resumed his presidential campaign Thursday after it was suspended earlier this week due to the death of volunteer staff member Braden Joplin. Joplin was killed Tuesday when a campaign van rolled on I-80 near Atlantic. The staffers were en route to Glenwood to post flyers for the campaign visit there. The campaign announced that from now on their town hall meetings would be referred to as “Trust in God Townhalls.” Joplin’s last Facebook post […]

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    Iowa DOT Opens New Traffic Management Center

    ANKENY, Iowa- The Iowa DOT has opened a new Traffic Management Center in Ankeny to track traffic conditions and accidents statewide. A smaller traffic center was located in the basement of DOT Headquarters in Ames. The new facility is located in the building with the DOT Driver’s License station on Corporate Woods Drive in Ankeny.  The new center can show 48 cameras at once, from all over the state.  The DOT has a total of 320 traffic cameras around the […]

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