Justin Deierling took advantage of a school fire drill when he proposed to his teacher girlfriend, Megan Zahorec.
The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management rolled out a new statewide electronic notification and emergency messaging system at the department's annual conference in Des Moines.
The Iowa Workforce Development agency is reporting the state's unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in September from 4.5 percent in August.
A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline.
State health officials urge Nebraskans to get vaccinated for the flu.