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  • Hy-Vee Kids Triathlon (WHO-HD)

    Hy-Vee Outlines Plan for Midwest Kid Triathlons, 5K Races

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee says it is replacing its annual triathlon with kids’ triathlons and 5K family runs in five Midwest communities. Races will be held this summer in Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha, and the Quad Cities. Kids who want to participate in the triathlons will raise money for the “Pinky Swear Foundation.” The national organization supports children with cancer and their families by helping provide basic needs like rent and transportation. The foundation started in […]

  • Time to Consider Ash Treatments

    The discovery of emerald ash borer larva in Clinton County in Eastern Iowa means that one of every five Iowa counties now has a confirmed infestation. The problem of emerald ash borer is anticipated to be more than a $2.5 billion problem for the state of Iowa. In 2002, the half-inch long pest hitchhiked to Michigan from Asia. That’s also how it spreads through Iowa, mainly in loads of firewood, which led the Iowa Department of Agriculture last year to […]

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    Group Lobbying for Increase in Iowa’s Minimum Wage

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A group called “Raise the Wage Iowa” is kicking kick off a day of action Tuesday, urging lawmakers to vote on minimum wage. The current minimum wage in Iowa is $7.25 an hour. In February, the Iowa Senate passed an increase to $8.75 an hour, but it’s facing an uphill battle in the House. House Speaker Kraig Paulsen says the state should be focused on higher paying jobs instead. The day of action urges the House […]

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    High School Strips Special Needs Student of Varsity Jacket

    WICHITA, Kansas – Officials at one Kansas high school are under fire after a special needs student was asked to stop wearing his letterman jacket. Michael Kelley has Down syndrome and autism. He’s not a varsity athlete but participates in extra-curricular special needs basketball, KSN-TV reports. Michael’s mom, Jolinda, bought him the letter jacket after he was recognized for playing basketball so he could wear a jacket similar to other students. Michael wore it to school where he was asked to take it […]

  • STEM Summit Held in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A statewide STEM Summit is being held on Monday at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. The state of Iowa is known for preparing their students for 21st century careers through various fields, including science, technology, engineering and math education. “This would not be possible without bipartisan support from the Iowa Legislature. The results speak for themselves,” said Governor Terry Branstad. With the goal of advancing stem initiatives in the state, almost […]

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    POLL: Is An Increase in Property Values a Good Thing or Bad Thing?

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, March 28

    The Easter period brings high demand for lamb, as evidenced by the action at the weekly market in Colfax. On the March 28 Saturday auction, 829 head of sheep sold, with feeder lambs averaging $2.31 cents per pound. Fed lambs brought in an average $1.47 cents per pound. Prices on the 131 head of goats ranged from $132.50 to $190 per head.

  • Fire at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. (WHO-HD)

    Fire Damages Building at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Investigators are looking into what caused a fire at Sleepy Hollow early Monday morning. Fire Crews were called to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park at 4051 Dean Avenue around 1:50 a.m. Des Moines firefighters found a maintenance shed on fire at the site of the Des Moines Renaissance Faire. It was on the far south end of the property without good access to a water source. Crews had to haul in water. Personnel from Pleasant Hill and […]

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    One Killed, One Injured in Clayton County Accident

    CLAYTON, Iowa — An Elkport man died after an accident in Clayton County Sunday morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 22-year-old Zachary Lee was the passenger in the vehicle. He was partially thrown out and killed when the car went into a ditch. Police say Lee was not wearing his seatbelt. Paramedics took the driver of the car, 20-year-old Kyle Sear of Garber, to the hospital. There’s no word on the extent of his injuries. The crash is under […]

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    I-80 Ramp Closure in Altoona

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Commuters around Altoona now have a detour to deal with. The eastbound I-80 exit ramp to Highways 6 and 65 and Hubbell Avenue is now closed for construction. The ramp won’t reopen until May 21st. At that time, the entrance ramp of the same exit will be closed for a three-month project. There will be signs directing drivers to the detour on the road.

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    Iowan Berated for ‘Selfie’ in Front of NYC Gas Explosion Rubble

    NEW YORK CITY — An Iowan is being called out by a New York newspaper for taking a selfie in front of the site of a deadly gas explosion in New York City. The picture shows Christina Freundlich, former Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic Party, smiling and showing a peace sign. The post says “Scene of the accident.” The Instragram photo received backlash, hitting the front page of the New York Post. Freundlich did email the Des Moines Register […]

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    Des Moines Social Club’s ‘Culinary Loft’ Gets Debut

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Social Club opened its Culinary Loft this weekend. The new cooking school will feature a wide range of classes. Sunday, the Social Club launched the new community kitchen concept with the Great Pig Out. Volunteer chefs roasted a 200-pound pig. The new Culinary Loft caters to foodies, chefs, home cooks, and other people who are just learning the basics. “I want to remove that fear entirely of being scared in the kitchen. I want […]

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