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  • SUPREME COURT: Michigan’s Ban On College-Admissions Affirmative Action Upheld

    Posted on: 10:00 am, April 22, 2014, by

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's voter-approved law that bans use of racial criteria in college admissions.
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  • FIELD OF DREAMS: 25th Anniversary Reunion

    Posted on: 9:33 am, April 22, 2014, by

    New details are being released about the 25th anniversary reunion of the Field of Dreams cast. Kevin Costner will return...
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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Railways Ordered To Carry Fertilizer For Spring

    Posted on: 6:06 am, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 06:07am, April 22, 2014

    Planting season is almost here, and the U.S. Surface Transportation Board is ready. Last week they ordered two railways, BNSF...
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  • GUBERNATORIAL POLL: Branstad’s Lead Decreases

    Posted on: 10:06 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    A new poll of Iowa voters shows Governor Branstad’s support has been slipping recently. A poll released Monday by Public...
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  • NEW NAME: Alice’s Road Change Considered

    Posted on: 9:43 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    Officials will vote on the name change in early May...
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  • IOWANS RUN: Boston Marathon ‘Gave Me Goose Bumps’

    Posted on: 9:26 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    After bombings marred the 2013 Boston Marathon, 9,000 extra runners 36,000 runners took part this year. Among the 36,000 runners...
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  • DRAKE RELAYS: Going Bananas For The High Jump

    Posted on: 6:47 pm, April 21, 2014, by , updated on: 07:24am, April 22, 2014

    From the people who brought you pole vaulting in the mall, it’s high jumping at the grocery store. The Drake...
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  • April 21, 2014

    Posted on: 4:53 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    For more on the Urbandale start-up, Men’s Style Lab, click here.
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  • CULTIVATION CORRIDOR: Campaign Brands Central Iowa

    Posted on: 4:47 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    State political and economic leaders hope a new brand means new opportunities for central Iowa. The new campaign aims to...
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  • NETFLIX STREAMING: Subscription Prices Set To Rise

    Posted on: 4:11 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    Netflix prices are going up....
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  • LAKE DELHI: New Dam Groundbreaking

    Posted on: 2:50 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    The official groundbreaking to rebuild the Lake Delhi dam is being held Thursday. The dam collapsed under pressure from flood...
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  • ARSON ARREST: Man Allegedly Burned Mom’s Trailer

    Posted on: 2:38 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    A Jasper County man is in custody after allegedly setting his mother’s trailer home on fire. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Barnes of...
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