Iowa State News
Kites Over Grinnell event returns
A once popular event in central Iowa that disappeared for several years will be flying high again this weekend. Bruce Blankenfeld is the chief organizer of Kites Over Grinnell, which was introduced in 2002 and at it’s peak drew 2,000 spectators and over 50 professional kite flyers from across the U.S. and Canada. “It kind […]Full Post...
Governor deploys Guard for ‘disaster emergency’ of flooding
Governor Terry Branstad is deploying the National Guard to respond to flooding in 13 Iowa counties and prepare for future flooding downriver. “We just have to deal with whatever situation comes our way,” Branstad told reporters this afternoon during a news conference at Iowa National Guard headquarters in Johnston. “We need to be as well-prepared […]Full Post...
New Lake Delhi dam gets its first flood test
Residents of Lake Delhi are anxiously watching as there is major flooding upstream in Manchester. The dam at the lake was breached by historic flooding in 2010 — draining the lake — and it was just refilled this summer. Lake Delhi District Trustees President Steve Leonard says they have partially opened three of the gates […]Full Post...
Supreme Court: ISU whistleblower can’t collect all legal fees
The Iowa Supreme Court says the legal fees awarded a whistleblower at Iowa State University need to be refigured. Dennis Smith was a technical writer in the ISU Engineering Department who was awarded $500,000 in damages for emotional distress after he reported financial wrongdoing by his boss and said he was treated unfairly. He was […]Full Post...
Cyclo-Cross World Cup rides in Iowa City
An international sporting event underway in Iowa City this weekend has an audience infinitely larger than the Iowa-Iowa State football game. The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup is drawing 2,500 athletes, 10,000 spectators and a global TV audience of 10 million. Shawn Brett, spokesman for Peloton Sports, says cyclo-cross is sort of like the track-and-field […]Full Post...
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