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  • GPAC considers expansion
    The Great Plains Athletic Conference will consider expanding this summer. The University of Jamestown in North Dakota has applied for admission to the NAIA Conference beginning with the 2017-18 school year. “Normally membership votes occur at our conference meetings in October or April”, said GPAC commissioner Corey Westra. “Given that we are in a tweener […]

  • Severe weather season starting out slowly
    There are unconfirmed reports of a tornado derailing several cars of a freight train early this morning in western Iowa, yet, that’s among very few twisters spotted in the state so far this year. Meteorologist Craig Cogil, at the National Weather Service, says the spring and summer months have been relatively quiet in Iowa the […]

  • Prison employee put on leave, investigation underway at Medical Classification Center
    A prison employee is on leave and an investigation is underway at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. The investigation is being handled by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, but DCI spokesman Alex Murphy says for now he can’t comment any further. Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta confirms one IMCC employee […]

  • New law to improve, expand career and technical programs in Iowa schools
    The governor has signed legislation designed to address worker shortages in Iowa. The new state law will guide changes in career and technical programs for Iowa students in the seventh through 12th grades. The goal is to make those programs align better with community college courses and, ultimately, ensure students are gaining skills that will […]

  • Engineers say tornado pushed their train off the track near Westside
    A tornado is being blamed for a train derailment in western Iowa early this morning. Crawford County Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Miller says several container cars jumped the tracks after 2 A.M. near the town of Westside. “It was a pretty good-sized train that’s got all different kinds of stuff on it,” Miller says. “It […]

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