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  • Senator Grassley says Burg King protestors have the wrong focus
    A protest is planned this afternoon outside a Burger King in Des Moines, demonstrating against the company’s proposal to move its headquarters to Canada. The list of speakers at the 4 P.M. event includes the heads of two unions, a local teachers’ association and the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says […]

  • Shelby County man dies in ATV accident
    A 79-year-old southwest Iowa man has died in an ATV accident. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Charles Mumm, of Earling, died at the scene of the crash near Earling at 2222 Dogwood Road. The accident happened at around 5:30 P.M. Monday. Mumm was found in a field near the residence, with the ATV nearby. […]

  • Marion companies breaking ground for expansion
    Two companies are scheduled to break ground on big projects this week in the eastern Iowa town of Marion. ELPLAST manufactures a brand of press to close zippers on flexible packaging, such as those used on a bag of shredded cheese. ELPLAST, based in Poland, is opening its North American headquarters in Marion. Chad Rupert, […]

  • Rains keep corn and soybean harvest behind normal pace
    The latest U.S.D.A. crop report says heavy rains in the southeastern two-thirds of the state delayed the harvest and kept thing running behind normal last week. Farmers only advanced the corn harvest by 9-percent last week so that a total of 19-percent has been combined — which is 18 days behind normal. The soybean harvest […]

  • Michelle Obama in for Braley, Mike Huckabee in for Ernst today
    Prominent party voices continue to stream into Iowa to campaign with the two major party candidates for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a rally at the University of Iowa today with Democrat Bruce Braley. Last week Republican Joni Ernst’s campaign sent out video links of late-night comics who’ve made fun […]

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