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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 27

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The last week has helped our crops progress and most of the state had adequate moisture for the crops to

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Two Drivers Injured in Head-On Collision Near New Vienna

Two drivers were injured in a collision northwest of New Vienna Monday morning. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 7 am on 330th Avenue north of C-54. Authorities say a southbound pickup truck crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. The pickup driver, 25-year old Kyle Weber of Epworth,

Lt. Gov. Reynolds Planning Trade Mission to Argentina and Uruguay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is planning a trade mission to Argentina and Uruguay in October, a trip designed to expand trade and investment opportunities for Iowa businesses. Reynolds said Monday that Argentina has recently reopened trade and is accepting imports again after four years of closed markets. She says

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Guttenberg Man Dies in Millville Motorcycle Crash

A Guttenberg man died in a motorcycle accident early Saturday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol says 66-year old Jimmy Hansel was southbound on Highway 52 in Millville shortly before 1 pm when he lost control while trying to avoid traffic that was stopped on the highway. His motorcycle went into the west ditch and overturned.

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Delaware County to Construct Joint Sheriff/EMS Storage Facility

Delaware County plans to construct a new building that will serve as a joint storage facility for the Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management Commission. The Sheriff’s Office has run out of room, and Emergency Management currently has no storage space. The new 100 by 60-foot ladder-frame building will be located in Delaware at the County’s

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Sen. Schoenjahn Hosting Medicaid Listening Post Next Week

State Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington is hosting a Medicaid listening post in Oelwein next week. Corporations took over the administration of health care services to over half a million Iowans on Medicaid earlier this year. The Cedar Rapids Gazette recently reported that Iowa care providers say they are struggling to be paid for by

Linn County Commission Recommends $8.25 Minimum Wage

A study commission in Linn County is recommending county officials vote to set a county-wide minimum wage that’s a dollar-an-hour higher than the state and national rate. Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett backs that local boost, but suggests a statewide increase would be preferable. “I don’t think it’s really good for our state to have

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