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    Iowa Veterans Cemetery to host Memorial Day ceremony
    One of the first ceremonies in Iowa on Memorial Day will be held at 8 a.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. “We have over 2,900 of Iowa and America’s veterans and their eligible family members interred at the cemetery,” says retired Colonel Robert King. King leads the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and […]
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    It’s strawberry season in Iowa
    Whether they’re baked into pies, sprinkled over ice cream, blended into margaritas or eaten fresh right off the plant, strawberries are ripening in Iowa and, they’re ready for picking. Tami Stotts, with the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says the weather is finally cooperating for strawberry growers statewide. “I’ve heard that the crop looks really good,” […]
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    Scenic Coon Rapids acreage hosts holiday events
    Iowa’s third largest recreational area has a host of family-friendly events planned for this Memorial Day weekend. Conrad Kramer, executive director of the Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids, says a Slow Sunday Drive is planned for tomorrow. Folks can bring an ATV or utility vehicle for a 13-mile guided tour through the forest, pastures and […]
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    Sheldon machine company ready for another expansion
    An Iowa company plans to expand with a 46,000 square feet addition to its Sheldon headquarters. Rosenboom Machine and Tool vice president, Brian Rosenboom, says they’ll also add 54 new jobs. “At the heart of the expansion we have a project that we’ve been working with one of our larger customers — Oskosh truck — […]
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    Armed man taken into custody in Carroll after standoff
    A tense situation involving an armed man who was making threats ending peacefully Thursday night in western Iowa. Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke says a parent called 911 over concerns their son would harm himself or others. “He was saying their son was suicidal, was armed with a handgun, and made threats to shoot anyone […]
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