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Limited Income Families Have Help for Energy Bills

Limited Income Families Have Help for Energy Bills

When we think about a cold, snowy night, we imagine the comfort of our warm home. But this picture brings anxiety for many who wonder how they will pay their heating bills. We recognize that our cold Midwest winters place an additional burden on limited-income families, and we believe that helping them is the right


Traveling Abroad Today Has Certain Alerts Attached

Many Iowans will be traveling across the state or across the country for Thanksgiving, but a few will be making international trips. The U-S State Department is issuing a rare global travel alert due to increased terrorist threats. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says America’s intelligence community is keeping closely attuned to any rumblings that may

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Survey to Collect Final 2015 Ag Data

During the first two weeks of December, farmers in Iowa will receive the December 1 Agricultural Survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). NASS is taking a comprehensive look into the 2015 production and supply of row crops and hay, which include corn, soybeans, hay and forage crops, as well


Beef Stew Warms Living History Farms Race Runners

Thousands of runners braved the cold temperatures and snow for the 37th annual Living History Farms Off-Road Race on Saturday, November 21, located at Living History Farms in Urbandale. The annual cross country race, hosted by Fitness Sports, challenged runners through farm land by crossing creeks and conquering many obstacles. Proceeds from the race support