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Artist to create freedom rock in Cedar Falls

A Greenfield artist known for painting patriotic scenes on large boulders has agreed to create another freedom rock in Cedar Falls. Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II has completed 20 such rocks and hopes to paint freedom rocks in all of Iowa's…

posted 2014-09-10 13:33:04 by KXEL

Six named to Waterloo East HS Hall of Fame

Six individuals have been selected to the Waterloo East High Hall of Fame for 2014. The East High Hall of Fame honors East graduates who have distinguished themselves through achievements, service and contributions to both East High and the community…

posted 2014-09-10 12:03:56 by KXEL

UNI fall enrollment up 4 percent

The University of Northern Iowa today released its official enrollment figures for fall 2014. Enrollment numbers are determined on students enrolled through the end of the 10th day of classes.  UNI's total fall enrollment is 11,928.  Officials report that new…

posted 2014-09-10 12:01:09 by KXEL

Police seek help in identifying theft suspects

Cedar Falls police are asking the public's assistance to help solve two ongoing theft investigations. The two persons in the photos below are believed to be involved in recent thefts near the Hy-Vee Food Store at 6301 University Avenue, and…

posted 2014-09-10 11:52:49 by KXEL

ACT testing waters for electronic exams

Thousands of students took the ACT on computers in April, marking the first time the college entrance exam was administered without a pencil and paper, according to the Iowa City-based company that provides the test. "ACT is really committed to…

posted 2014-09-10 09:49:35 by KXEL

Floyd County board asking vets panel chief to quit

The chairman of the Floyd County Veterans Affairs Commission has no intention to step down from his post, despite a request from the county Board of Supervisors. The board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to send Dennis Sanvig a letter asking…

posted 2014-09-10 07:17:12 by KXEL

Man who slammed boat into Clear Lake dock fined

A 29-year-old man who authorities said slammed a boat into a public dock on Clear Lake, injuring 10 people, has pleaded guilty to boating while intoxicated. William Nicholas of Clear Lake pleaded guilty on Monday to the misdemeanor charge.  On…

posted 2014-09-10 06:49:12 by KXEL

Search near Albion for missing swimmer suspended

Authorities have suspended their search for a man who didn't return from a swim in the Iowa River in Marshall County. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says that evidence suggests that the body of 52-year-old Kevin Kroener is somewhere in…

posted 2014-09-10 05:59:31 by KXEL

School bond issue defeated in Cedar Falls

Voters in Cedar Falls have soundly rejected a $118 million school bond issue. The money would have been used to pay for a new high school and new elementary school, as well as renovations at Orchard Hill and North Cedar…

posted 2014-09-10 05:57:07 by KXEL


Regents to consider proposed UNI land sale

An Iowa Board of Regents committee recommended Tuesday the sale of 50 acres of land on the western edge of the University of Northern Iowa campus to the Cedar Falls school district. The Property and Facilities Committee of the Board…

posted 2014-09-09 21:38:06 by KXEL

Branstad calls for reducing college costs

Gov. Terry Branstad called Tuesday for the state's public universities to reduce tuition costs by implementing a number of changes. Branstad said he wants to challenge the universities to offer some bachelor degree programs to Iowa residents for $10,000 in…

posted 2014-09-09 21:36:27 by KXEL

Iowa DNR: Untreated wastewater entered tributary

State officials on Tuesday said about 200 gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged recently into a tributary in eastern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the discharge near the city of Asbury occurred Monday after a pipe ruptured.…

posted 2014-09-09 21:32:37 by KXEL