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    USDA Farm Bill’s Impact on Iowa in Focus In Marshalltown

      MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa-  Eight years ago Iowa Choice Harvest was an idea, but Friday the idea was recognized as a success. USDA Secretary, and former Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack along with Congressman Bruce Braley (D) of Waterloo came to Marshalltown to recognize the co-op. In order to get off the ground Iowa Choice Harvest got a planning grant and a marketing grant and loan monies totaled over $650,000.  The coop and it’s 28 members hope to fill the demand for […]

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    Changes for Fans at Jack Trice Due to Construction

    AMES, Iowa — Due to construction in the south end zone area of Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State wants fans to be aware of some changes for parking, gate entry, and other aspects of game day operations. According to a release from the university, fans should enter the stadium at the gate number printed on their tickets. Only fans sitting in the south end zone should use Gate 3. No single game tickets will be sold at the south end […]

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    Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of 97-Year-Old Man

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The 19-year-old accused of killing a 97-year-old man entered his pleas of not guilty to a variety of charges in court Wednesday. Ngor Makuey of Des Moines is charged with first degree murder in Rupert “Andy” Anderson’s death. Police found Andy and his wife Harriet beaten inside their home at 4400 East 46th Street in early July. Andy died at the hospital but Harriet survived. Makuey also faces charges of attempted murder, 1st degree robbery, and 1st […]

  • Iowa State Fair: Free Sweet Corn Impressing Texans

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In recent years the Iowa State Fair has been home to a free sweet corn feed.  Friday was the day this year, as hundreds lined up in rain coats to get a free ear of tasty fresh cooked sweet corn slathered in butter. The corn is donated by Ron Deardorff of Adel.  Mike Elsberry of Ogden does the cooking in a huge cooker on wheels.  He cooks 200-300 ears every six minutes to get the corn […]

  • 13Raw Video: Mutton Bustin’ at the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One Iowa State Fair Attraction which is more popular each year is something called Mutton Bustin.’  This is like rodeo bull-riding except sheep are used for elementary aged children to get their first ride. Watching this event, it is always fun to see what type of reaction the kids have after being dumped off.

  • Univ. of Iowa AD Barta Talks All Things Hawkeye at the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa — University of Iowa Athletic Director, Gary Barta was all over the Iowa State Fair Friday.  First off, Barta stopped at the WHO Radio Crystal Studio to chat with Van and Bonnie about what is going on in Iowa City. He later planned to stop at the University of Iowa booth in the Varied Industries Building. “I  love coming to the Iowa State Fair,” said Barta. “The State Fair really represents Iowa,” he added.  Barta says Hawk […]

  • Cell Phone Not Needed at Iowa State Fair Husband Calling Contest

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Husband-calling goes back to the days when Iowa was mostly an agricultural state. Fast forward to 2014, you would think this old art of summoning a spouse would not be needed — not so.  Leslie Eichelberger of Muscatine won the husband-calling by showing why modern technology can often fail when she is trying to contact her husband Daryl out on the farm.

  • 13RAW: Sky Glider Tour of Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Fair has two Sky Glider Rides, which are a great way to tour the fair, without having to walk much. Click on the video to take a ride on the south Sky Glider.

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    Kid’s Bubble Gum & Kid Contest Day at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Iowa State Fair has plenty of competition, but no contest can be harder to measure or judge than the Bubble Gum contest. Thursday morning a couple dozen kids took the stage to try their mouth out at blowing a bubble. The contest was in 4 age groups, with each kid being given two pieces of bubble gum. The groups start with ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16 and up. Having two pieces is important according to […]

  • Calling All Yodelers: Iowa State Fair Needs You

    DES MOINES, Iowa- This year the Yodeling Contest at the Iowa State Fair had just three contestants, all three won ribbons!  Normally there would be a few more, but not this year. The show must go on, so all three contestants gave it their best. Ken Reed of St.Charles was accompanied by his wife on the guitar, wearing 1800s clothing. “I usually get 13th place out of 7 yodelers,” he said.  ” Maybe I can do better this year,” said […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Baby Animals at the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa- There is nothing more appealing on a farm to a child than baby animals.  That is what drew families with young children to the Paul Knapp Center Thursday at the Iowa State Fair.  The floor of the indoor exhibit hall was filled with dozens of animals.  The idea was to let young children see newborn animals. On the floor were pens of baby ducks, baby chicks, newborn goats and their mothers, new born calf and mother, as […]

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    Former Congressman Neal Smith Talks Washington, Dam Projects

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa- The name Neal Smith has been a fixture in central Iowa since 1958.  It’s been almost 20 years since the Democratic congressman Neal Smith left office, but he is still leaving his mark on projects in Iowa. At a groundbreaking for the new Red Rock Hydroelectric Plant, Smith was recognized for passing appropriation monies in Washington in 1959 to construct the original Red Rock Dam. Smith also helped with federal funds to construct Saylorville Dam, and Rathbun […]


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