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New era approaches for expanded IIAC
When the new school year begins a new era will be underway for the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference which is adding Nebraska Wesleyan University to a league that was formed in 1922. Nebraska Wesleyan had been part of the Great Plains Conference since it formed as the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference back in 1969. Prairie […]Full Post...
Mason City man accused of trying to murder his girlfriend
A court hearing has been set for next week for a Mason City man charged with first-degree kidnapping and attempted murder. Police say 43-year-old Jason Clausen assaulted his girlfriend shortly before 6 o’clock Sunday morning. The woman was taken to Mercy-North Iowa with what were described as serious injuries. Clausen was arrested and charged with […]Full Post...
Thousands of hogs die in weekend fire
Five-thousand pigs died when fire swept through a hog confinement in northwest Iowa Saturday morning. It happened in Sioux County, near Hawarden. Hawarden Fire Chief John Strong describes the scene when his crew arrived. “One end was fully engulfed,” Strong says. “I don’t know what was in it. All’s we know was we got called […]Full Post...
Iowa towns prep for rhubarb festivals (audio)
A tart vegetable that’s unique to the Midwest is the focus of at least a couple of celebrations coming up in Iowa. Manchester will hold its 7th annual Rhubarb Fest this Saturday, June 4. Jack Klaus, with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, admits his town doesn’t have a historically significant tie to rhubarb. “We have […]Full Post...
Researchers try to find origins of PED virus in hogs
Iowa is the nation’s top pork producer and the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than six-million piglets nationwide since 2013. The virus likely originated in China, but no one has determined how it got to the U.S. A new study simulates the trip pig feed ingredients make on the way from production in […]Full Post...
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