Iowans are celebrating the decision of the International Olympic Committee to keep wrestling in the Summer Games in 2020. Former University of Iowa wrestling coach and grappling legend Dan Gable says he’s very happy with the decision by the IOC. Congressman Bruce Braley released a statement in support of the decision, while Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds took to Twitter to say “We did it Iowa!” Gable said the goal now is to become a top five “core sport” for the Olympics.
A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.
Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.
The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.
Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.