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  • Walker quizzed about Renewable Fuels Standard
    About 40 people gathered in a Greenfield coffee shop this morning to see and hear Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker and the first question from the crowd was about corn-based ethanol fuel. A local businessman who supplies fertilizer to farmers asked Walker why he supports phasing out the Renewable Fuels Standard. Walker said he does not support […]

  • Insurance commissioner approves rate increases for 3 companies
    Three health insurance companies have received the green light to increase rates affecting thousands of Iowans. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Coventry Health Care and Gundersen Health Insurance requested the premium rate increases due to rising health care costs. On Wednesday, Iowa Insurance Division Commissioner Nick Gerhart approved rate increases of 17.6 to 28.7 […]

  • Influential Iowa GOP powerbroker David Stanley has died
    An influential Iowa Republican who founded a taxpayer rights group nearly four decades ago has died. David Stanley of Muscatine was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1958 and served 16 years in the state legislature. He ran two statewide campaigns for the U.S. Senate, losing to Harold Hughes in 1968 and John […]

  • MidAmerican announces plans for wind farms in Ida and O’Brien counties
    Officials with Iowa’s largest utility unveiled plans today to add two new wind farms in the state. They’ll be built in Ida and O’Brien Counties, both in northwest Iowa. Ruth Comer is a spokesperson for MidAmerican Energy. “This will be the first wind farm of any kind in Ida County, located near Ida Grove. We’re […]

  • First case of Jamestown Canyon virus confirmed in Iowa
    The Iowa Department of Public Health reports the first confirmed case of a disease known as Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV). Public Health Veterinarian Ann Garvey says it is delivered by mosquitoes, and the case was confirmed in Clayton County in eastern Iowa. “We don’t get a lot of reports of this virus because there’s not […]

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