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  • Mike Clark operates his remote-controlled golf  bag at Otter Creek Golf Course

    Last Day of Golf at Otter Creek

      ANKENY, Iowa- Otter Creek Golf Course wound down it’s 2014 season this Sunday.  The course does not open any during the winter due to treatments to it’s greens during that time. “It’s nice out, 45 degrees, no wind, no problem today.” said Mark Hill of Clive. “As long as it’s not wet you’re fine.” Hill’s golfing partner Mike Clark of West Des Moines not only plays the game, but also operates his remote controlled golf bag. He carries a […]

  • Iowa Military Veterans Band plays in the Star-Spangled Salute at the Civic Center Sunday.

    Veterans Day Week Kicks Off with Star Spangled Salute

    DES MOINES, Iowa- They come from all across Iowa to play in the Iowa Military Veterans Band. Kicking off Veteran’s Day week the Band played a Star-Spangled Salute of music to honor Iowa’s military veterans. “It’s out desire to honor all the veterans that were from Iowa,” said James Goodwin of Runnells who conducts the Band. “We really want each one of them to feel their contribution to the country was worthwhile.” The group played at the Des Moines Civic […]

  • Byron Houlgrave of the Des Moines Register shooting atop a wind turbine in Madison County IA

    What’s it Like on Top of an Iowa Wind Turbine? Check out this Video

    MACKSBURG, Iowa- MidAmerican Energy Thursday held an event to mark the near-completion of it’s 119.6 megawatt wind farm in Madison County.  The farm is located just east of the town of Macksburg. So far 48 of the 51 Siemens wind turbines are up and running. MidAmerican says when this latest project is complete 40 per cent of the company’s generating capacity will be from wind. Members of the media were invited to climb a 263 foot tall wind turbine.  First […]

  • Construction on the Ft. Dodge Crosstown Connector

    Construction on Fort Dodge Downtown Gets Underway

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A major construction project in Fort Dodge is underway. The Cross Town Connector Project will link the Carl King Bridge coming off Highway 169 to the downtown and shopping area. Construction on phase one of the $5.5 million project means some businesses have limited access, and getting around can be a bit of a challenge. Today we’re talking to Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich to find out how this is affecting the community. Check back for […]

  • Senator Tom Harkin with Congressman Bruce Braley at a rally on the Iowa State University Campus

    Braley Campaign Stop at ISU with Sen. Tom Harkin

    AMES, Iowa- The last campaign stop for Bruce Braley came on a sun-splashed Iowa State University Campus. Some 50 -75 students and a few ISU staff were on hand for the event at the ISU Campanille. The day was also a milestone for the man who introduced Braley. “This will be my last political rally as an elected official,”  said retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin. He also recounted how ISU was where he got his political start, “Now we’ve come […]

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    Joni Ernst Campaigns All Night, Votes in Red Oak

    RED OAK, Iowa- Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst cast her vote Tuesday morning after campaigning all night. The former Montgomery County Auditor spent Monday with Governor Branstad traveling across Iowa.  Then, Monday night, Ernst went to Ames, Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, and arrived in her hometown of Red Oak to vote after 7 a.m. “It was great getting out and seeing folks that came out in the middle of the night,” said Ernst. “They came to […]

  • International Space Station a Virtual Reality at Iowa State

    AMES, Iowa — The International Space Station has come to Iowa State University, at least a simulated version of it. Researchers are using the C-6 Virtual Reality Simulator to recreate the inside of the station.  The mission, to explore how astronauts aboard the station handle stressful situations in terms of decisions they make. “My main interest is to see how mission critical operators make decisions under acute stress,” said Nir Keren who works with Agricultural Biosystems Engineering and the Virtual […]

  • David Young campaigns for US Congress with Senator Chuck Grassley and Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey

    David Young Campaigns with Help on Des Moines’ Skywalks

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Monday morning rush to work downtown was greeted by 3rd District Republican Congressional Candidate David Young, along with his former boss, Senator Chuck Grassley, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Monday morning. “It’s an early Monday morning but people are still smiling especially when they have their caffeine in hand,” said Young.  “The real work starts after election day, getting ready to do the tough job,” he added.  “I’m positive we’re optimistic, we’re gonna do […]

  • Ames Church Puts Community First in New Campus

    AMES, Iowa- A long-time Ames  church had a problem, it was growing and it’s building facility was land-locked and could grow no more.  Members of the former First Evangelical Free Church prayed and decided to launch in a new direction, but with a twist. “God gave us an idea, of starting first with facilities that really work for the community.that would serve them and the things they love to do,” said Lead Pastor Dr. David Staff.  “By God’s grace we […]

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    Union Pacific Train Derails near Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — Crews are working to clear a four car train derailment near just east of Boone Saturday. Large bulldozers and other equipment were seen on hand clearing the west-bound track. The east-bound tracks are open. There’s no word yet on the cause or when traffic will resume in the west-bound direction.

  • Lt . Governor Kim Reynolds introducing GOP team to audience in Ft. Dodge.

    GOP Campaign Team Visits Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Five members of the Iowa Republican Statewide ticket paid a visit to Ft. Dodge Friday. Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, US Senate Candidate Joni Ernst, State Auditor Candidate Mary Mosiman, and Attorney General Candidate Adam Gregg were all on hand at the Ft. Dodge Starlite Village Friday. Speaking to the group of 50 or so GOP faithful Senate Candidate Joni Ernst said, “if we can capture this seat in Iowa, we’re likely to see a Republican […]

  • Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

    Webster County Auditor Works to Accomodate Early Voting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Webster County Auditor Carol Messerly knows one thing voters in her county aren’t wild about, yet. That is satellite voting.  The Auditors Office got three petitions to install satellite voting sites.  But the sites did not draw many voters. The Iowa Central Community College drew 30 voters, a church drew 11, while at the VFW, there were 16 voters. While the remote sites were not a big hit, voters do like absentee voting.  Messerly says requests are […]

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