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2014-06-19

Minneapolis company must refund Iowa residents

A Minneapolis company must pay $450,000 to refund Iowa residents enrolled in membership programs that charged monthly fees. Attorney General Tom Miller says the settlement involves Iowa residents charged fees through Sempris LLC or one of its predecessor companies, Damark…

posted 2014-06-19 06:27:39 by KXEL

NE Iowa veterans enjoy Honor Flight to Washington

Nearly 100 veterans from northeast Iowa say they appreciated the chance to visit military memorials in Washington. The 96 veterans participated Tuesday in the 10th Honor Flight from Waterloo. Don Freeman, an 83-year-old veteran from Waverly, says he enjoyed the…

posted 2014-06-19 06:26:17 by KXEL

Field of Dreams project backer criticizes opponent

The head of a group proposing to build an athletic complex at the Field of Dreams site is complaining that an opponent of the effort is making false claims about her. Denise Stillman, president of the company Go the Distance…

posted 2014-06-19 06:25:20 by KXEL

Solon man accused of placing devices in restroom

A Solon man has been arrested on suspicion of placing audio and video recording devices inside a portable restroom. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Donald E. Born turned himself in to authorities Wednesday. He faces two charges of…

posted 2014-06-19 06:01:55 by KXEL

Ames authorities recover body from Skunk River

Authorities in Ames say emergency responders have recovered the body of a man reported missing in the Skunk River. Public safety officials say the body was recovered about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, roughly four hours after receiving a report that a…

posted 2014-06-19 06:01:08 by KXEL

Forums to focus on revitalization of Iowa downtowns

State economic development officials are planning meetings around the state with cities interested in revitalizing their downtowns and commercial districts. The Iowa Downtown Resource Center which is part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will offer several downtown forums in…

posted 2014-06-19 06:00:14 by KXEL

Iowa State Fair announces new food choices

The Iowa State Fair has announced new food items that will be available this summer. Fair organizers asked concessionaires to submit contest items that will cost $3 or less.  The entries have been judged and finalists selected. Fairgoers will be…

posted 2014-06-19 05:59:00 by KXEL

2014-06-18

State OKs more education at Eldora juvenile home

The state has agreed to provide additional educational services to current students and recent graduates of a juvenile home in Eldora that's previously been under investigation. The Iowa Department of Human Services, which runs the Boys' State Training School, is…

posted 2014-06-18 13:07:47 by KXEL

UI camp offers intense treatment for stuttering

An annual summer camp at the University of Iowa is helping children deal more effectively with stuttering. There isn't a cure for stuttering, but experts say there are strategies to help people become more fluent in their speech. Stuttering can…

posted 2014-06-18 13:06:18 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids crews work to remove damaged trees

Cedar Rapids crews are working their way through over 100 reports of damaged public trees from the recent storms. The first priority for the crews will be to open roads and driveways to traffic and remove hazardous trees or hanging…

posted 2014-06-18 10:50:07 by KXEL

Marshalltown man in arson case sought incarceration

A Marshalltown man accused of setting two fires in April says he wanted to commit a crime so he could be incarcerated. Records show 48-year-old Van Gentry made the comments Monday during a probation revocation hearing linked to a separate…

posted 2014-06-18 06:27:52 by KXEL

Branstad issues disaster orders in 5 counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for five Iowa counties following strong storms. Branstad issued the proclamations Tuesday for Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux counties. The action lets state resources be used to prepare for, respond to and…

posted 2014-06-18 06:27:05 by KXEL

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