Why I was arrested for trespassing

When I was a child in Northwest Iowa in the 1950s, snow blanketed the ground from before Christmas often until the end of March. It fell every week or ...

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No. 24 Iowa State faces end of era, senior night against red-hot Oklahoma State

AMES - An era of Iowa State basketball is coming to an end.When senior guards Monte Morris, Matt Thomas, Naz Mitrou-Long and Deonte Burton take the fl ...

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Water quality projects likely first in line for Linn County bond

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County Conservation projects funded by the county's $40 million land and waterway bond could begin in a matter of months.Director ...

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Iowa group unveils plan to save the monarchs

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium on Monday released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America.The s ...

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Iowa ‘personhood’ bill clears hurdle

DES MOINES - An Iowa bill that effectively could ban abortions by declaring that life begins at conception cleared a major hurdle Monday, passing thro ...

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Iowa universities warned state about impact of cuts

The Board of Regents months ago sent the state a summary of how potential cuts to its base funding - starting with a takeback of resources in the curr ...

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Kendu Petties tells police he ‘never shot nobody’

CEDAR RAPIDS - In a 2015 interview with police, Kendu Petties adamantly denied being involved in the shooting of two #x201c;kids#x201d; in a southeast ...

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More bomb threats at Jewish schools and community centers

NEW YORK - The pitch of the voice was computer-altered, making the speaker sound a little like Donald Duck, but the message was hardly cartoonish.#x20 ...

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Gun reforms show how close lawmakers can get to no rules

Let's say that during the course of your day you are approached by two people. One has a pipe with marijuana residue, the other is carrying a firearm ...

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Shelby Reicks returns, caps a Turkey Valley rally

DES MOINES - Shelby Reicks knew the pain would set in eventually. But it gave her a reprieve in the final moments, and it stayed away in the intervie ...

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Hawkeyes’ Tyler Cook has dialed up the heat

Putting oversized expectations on college athletes isn't the kindest thing to do, so I'll couch things by saying this: It wouldn't be the biggest sur ...

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Pancheros to open in Grimes

Coralville chain Pancheros Mexican Grille will open a new store in Grimes on Tuesday, its 25th location in Iowa.The chain, founded by Rodney Anderson ...

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IRS criminal cases fall by 12 percent

Sending tax cheats to prison has become increasingly difficult for the Internal Revenue Service amid an exodus of staffers from its Criminal Investiga ...

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Late dry spell dooms North Linn

DES MOINES - For 28 minutes, the North Linn Lynx matched every basket, answered every little run Western Christian threw at them. And then ... "Our ...

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Closing the book on prospects for a Marion library vote

Marion is moving ahead with plans to build a new public library uptown. It is not moving ahead with a public vote to see if citizens want it. The vote ...

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