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    Creighton University report shows drop in Iowa economic conditions
    The monthly report that keeps tabs on the Midwest economy shows declining conditions in Iowa and the eight other states included in the survey. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the Mid-America Business Conditions index, which involves survey results that are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. For the fifth […]
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    Sierra Club wants limits on turtle harvest
    The Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club is calling for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to put strict limits on the state’s turtle harvest. Iowa now allows the unlimited year-round sport and commercial harvest of several types of turtles. Pam Mackey-Taylor of Marion, the chapter’s conservation chair, says Iowa’s turtle population is very fragile […]
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    DNR found 10 intoxicated boaters in Operation Dry Water
    The boating law administrator with the Iowa DNR has released the results of an enforcement effort last weekend on the state’s waterways. Susan Stocker says officers had contact with more than 700 vessels during the Operation Dry Water campaign, June 24-26. “And, unfortunately, that also included 10 boating while intoxicated (BWI) arrests,” Stocker said. The […]
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    SUV crash near Marengo leaves 3 dead
    Two children are among the three dead after two SUVs collided head-on last night near Marengo in Iowa County. The state patrol says one driver lost control and went onto the shoulder, over-corrected and crossed into oncoming traffic. Those killed were all passengers: 42-year-old Marilyn Coon, 14-year-old Haley Cruise and 11-year-old Cherokee Neiman, all of […]
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    Nebraska Wesleyan officially joins IIAC
    Nebraska Wesleyan University is officially a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference beginning today. The Prairie Wolves are the ninth member, and the first from outside the boundary of Iowa, of a league that dates back to 1922. NWU will now compete strictly in NCAA Division III after being a dual member of NCAA […]
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