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Iowa Lawmakers Wrap Up Session

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2013 session last week with a series of compromises on some sticky issues.

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Extending the Debt Ceiling

It appears that Congress will not have to make a decision on extending the debt ceiling for a while…

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Fertilizer Use Questioned

One of the biggest expenses for Iowa farmers is the fertilizer they apply to their cropland.

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Kids Starting Summer Programs

Children across Minnesota will soon be on summer vacation. For the younger ones, that means a transition into a new child care or camp program or attending day care for the first time.

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AARP to Begin Listening Tour

This summer, there will be another chance for South Dakotans to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security.

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Plane Purchase Debated

Budget bills have been advanced to final consideration by the Unicameral, but not until one more round of debate on a proposal to buy a state plane.

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Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond

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A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.

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Candidates Spar On Obamacare

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In the Nebraska Senate race, there are a few issues that the two major candidates have major disagreements.

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New Jobs For Western Iowa

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he Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board last week approved state incentives for a railcar maintenance facility.

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Fischer Tours Nuke Sites

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer has returned to Washington after touring the three nuclear weapon facilities in the United States.

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Radon Testing Encouraged

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This week is National Radon Action Week, and the Cancer Prevention Center is encouraging radon testing to reduce the number of Americans exposed to the gas.