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  • Forbes ranks Des Moines #2 best place for business & careers
    Forbes magazine ranks Iowa’s capital city among the nation’s best places for business and careers. Des Moines ranked #1 on the list last year. This year the magazine puts Des Moines in the #2 spot, behind Raleigh, North Carolina. The Forbes article cited a report from Moody’s, a firm that analyzes the finances of governments […]

  • Iowa senator who battled Oprah Winfrey in 1996 has died
    A former state legislator who once got in a national spat with Oprah Winfrey has died. Berl Priebe of Algona served in the Iowa House for four years and in the Iowa Senate for 24 years. Priebe, who raised Angus cattle, took offense to a 1996 Oprah Winfrey show about Mad Cow Disease. Priebe blamed Winfrey […]

  • Former North Central Iowa landfill director accused of misusing equipment
    The former co-director of a Fort Dodge based landfill is facing a felony theft charge. Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation arrested Michael Dean Grell on Tuesday. He’s the former co-director of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency. Grell is accused of using landfill equipment, personnel, and other resources to remove […]

  • Indian Creek Nature Center to build new learning facility
    Plans are being unveiled to build a sophisticated environmental learning center in Cedar Rapids that would be able to generate all of its own power, along with a butterfly house and an expanded trail system. The Indian Creek Nature Center operates out of an old dairy barn, but executive director John Meyers says the proposed […]

  • Survey finds Latino children most likely to be uninsured
    Information from the annual Kids Count survey released Tuesday shows Latino children in Iowa are more than three-times as likely to be uninsured than their white and black counterparts. Five years ago the number of uninsured black and Latino children in Iowa was about equal at a little more than 10 percent. Joe Enriquez Henry, […]

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