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Branstad Says Economic Signals Cause for Concern

Branstad Says Economic Signals Cause for Concern

Uncertainty remains about the farm economy and the state’s future budget situation, causing the Governor Terry Branstad to think over his options. Branstad ordered state worker furloughs and across-the-board cuts in the state budget during the depths of the Farm Crisis. “But I’ve learned that’s not the way to do things,” Branstad says. So, if


Manchester City Council News

The Manchester City Council heard a presentation Monday night about a master plan for the Manchester Municipal Airport. Eric Johnson and Greg Cabalka from Kirkham Michael say the plan includes a proposed apron and taxiway expansion, with a runway length of 38-hundred feet. A public hearing is planned for February 22nd, with bids due March

El Nino Weather Pattern Brings Drawback for Farmers

An Iowa State University climatologist says the current El Nino weather pattern is generally providing Iowa with milder temperatures this winter. Elywnn Taylor says it’s also bringing abundant moisture which is causing sub-soil tiles to run at full capacity to drain the state’s farm fields. Taylor says there’s a big drawback for farmers from El


Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Dubuque County Crash

Dubuque, IA (AP) — A man has plead guilty to charges stemming from a fatal Dubuque County car crash. The Telegraph Herald reports 26-year-old Alexander Engling of Dubuque entered guilty pleas Monday in Dubuque County District Court to charges of vehicular homicide by reckless driving and drunken driving as part of a plea agreement with


New Iowa Travel Guide Features Grant Wood

The 2016 edition of the Iowa Travel Guide is now out with 174 pages of tourism tidbits for those planning a trip this year across the land between two rivers. Jessica O’Riley, spokeswoman for the Iowa Tourism Office, says it’s a wonderful resource for Iowans and non-Iowans alike. The travel guide is supplemented with what