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    Governor on Two Topics: Open Government & Wife’s Political Ad

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Governor Terry Branstad asked today about the conclusion of the Senate Oversight Hearings said, “what’s disappointing to me is that Senate Democrats killed the bill that would do the most good, and that is to open up these personnel records.” “When we have somebody that’s dismissed from state government for a reason, I think the public, the taxpayers who are paying their salaries deserve to have that information,” said Branstad. “That bill which I recommended passed the House […]

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    Communications Company Encourages Customers to Keep Landlines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s not uncommon to hear someone talk about how they no longer have a land line, or in many cases wonder what it’s like to have a land line.  One company is working to encourage customers of the benefit of having a hard wired phone in addition to the cell phone. “CenturyLink is a data company our legacy history is through telephone lines,” said  David Slinker, Market Development Manager for CenturyLink. His company is sending out […]

  • Bruce Braley answers reporters questions at a campaign appearance at a Southside Senior Center 100 Payton Ave. in Des Moines

    Braley Campaigns in Des Moines on Social Security

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley came to the Southside Senior Center in Des Moines for Pie Day.  “My Mom always told me never come to something like this without bringing any food,” said Braley.  In his hand what looked to be a peach pie, baked by his mother Marsha Braley, who made the trip to Des Moines as well. Braley had his mother along to help him make a point, that he will not seek to privatize Social […]

  • Workiva in Ames seeks young software workers with amenities in the workplace.

    Workiva in Ames Competing for Workers with Amenities

    AMES, Iowa — When Workiva CEO Matt Rizai planned to launch this company, he knew right where he could find the type of worker he needed: Iowa State University. Rizai had been to Ames before as the head of the Engineering Animation company he founded back in the 1990’s.  That firm was later sold. The Workiva Company launched as WebFilings, changed its name this year to Workiva.  “As time went on we enhanced our product platform, Web Filings name was […]

  • 13 Raw- Rain on Iowa

    BOONE County- Rain fell across Iowa overnight leaving a broken tile and some ponding water along Highway 30 in Boone.  Also east of town some soybeans are looking soggy. At Ledges State Park the  Lower Canyon was closed due to high water.  

  • Algona Ready for Fall Color Season

    ALGONA, Iowa- Plans are set here for fall activities as the annual fall color season got underway here this week.  Trees began to turn at the Smith Lake area north of Algona, while there were still many trees with green to be seen. “It’s an exciting time of year, our campgrounds are still open, we’re open thru the end of October,” said Kendall Stumme, who is Executive Director of the Kossuth County Conservation Board.  “We’re getting a good start on […]

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    Fall Colors Arrive in Kossuth County

    ALGONA, Iowa — Fall colors arrived this week in Kossuth County. One source in the County conservation office said some trees are past peak in the fall color show, as they have enjoyed brilliant colors most of this week. Share your Fall pictures on our Facebook page.

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    Hwy. 5 Proposed Interstate Designation Would Ban Farm Equipment

      ALTOONA, Iowa- The City of Altoona is looking at another way to promote the town’s economic development efforts.   One idea getting favor here is to change the Highway 5 Bypass from Altoona to the southwest metro into an interstate designation. A similar designation is carried by I-235  through downtown Des Moines. “For Altoona it’s about economic development,” said Mayor Skip Conkling. “It enhances the commercial development along that simply because it’s designated interstate highway,” said Conkling. The idea […]

  • Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer voting early (WHO-HD/Roger Riley)

    Mowrer Holds Early Voting Rally

    BOONE, Iowa — Democrat Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer of Boone kicked off the first day of absentee voting in Iowa for the mid-term Congressional elections Thursday. Mowrer hosted a rally across the street from the Boone County Courthouse, before leading the group to go vote. “Voting is important,” said Mowrer. “Voting early is an easy way to get it done 40 days out, it’s Election Day today and every day between now and November 4,” he added. Regarding Mowrer’s opponent, […]

  • Abby Lee of Ames tells Ames Public Library Director, Lynne Carey, how she likes the new study areas where she can plug in her computer on the table.

    Patrons Give Thumbs Up to Ames’ New Library

    AMES, Iowa- For the past year and a half the Ames Public Library has been a store-front operation in a strip mall across from DOT Headquarters.  As of September, the Library books and staff have relocated back to it’s original location at 515 Douglas Avenue. The Library used an $18 million bond issue, $1 million in library bequest gifts, and $1 million in private donations to fund the $20 million project. “We took the original 1904 building, 1940 building, and […]

  • Glamour Camping Comes to Iowa

    CHARITON, Iowa- It’s a term that has emerged in recent years, Glamour Camping, or for short “Glamping.” The website Glamping.com describes it as ” It’s a way to experience the splendor of the outdoors without forgoing the creature comforts you can’t live without.” Nick Cattell of Chariton was not aware of glamping either- until one day he did a Google search. His question was, “what to do with a big building?”  His building was a former restaurant turned motel, which […]

  • Paula Brown stands by her Jeep Wranler as she talks about this weekend's Jeep show in Nevada.

    Nevada Jeep Show- Fun with All Things Jeep

    NEVADA, Iowa- Paula Brown of Story City commutes in her jeep from Story City to an Ames bank, where she works.  Her shiny red Jeep Wrangler was bought last November. “Mine’s a daily driver, we have a toy that we play with off-roading,” says Brown. She says she likes to take their other jeep off beaten path. “We’ve traveled to several different states and done off-roading,” said Brown There will be a meeting of kindred spirits this weekend in Nevada […]

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