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Grassley Seeks Update on Criminal Investigation into IRS Employees’ Alleged Misconduct

Grassley Seeks Update on Criminal Investigation into IRS Employees’ Alleged Misconduct

U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today asked the Justice Department and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for an update on the investigation of alleged misconduct by IRS personnel, including Lois Lerner, in connection with their handling of applications for tax-exempt status by certain conservative organizations. “It’s unclear whether

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Floyd County Says No To Funding

Farmers and landowners across the state are concerned about a lawsuit being brought on by the Des Moines Water Works claiming that counties upstream from the city are contributing to high levels of nitrates in the water. Something the Des Moines Water Works have to remove at a high cost which they would like to see


Twait Enters Not Guilty Plea

Allen Twait of Forest City entered a written plea of not guilty in Winnebago County District Court. His trial date is June 24. Twait is charged with one count of lascivious acts with a child. He was a kindergarten teacher in the North Iowa Community School District. He was put on administrative leave after his arrest.

Construction Begins on Manly Plant

The ground has been moved and walls are going up on the New Heaven Chemical Plant in Manly. The facility was approved by the Worth County Board of Supervisors last year with various tax incentives attached. The plant is slate to produce sodium methylate which is a compound that breaks down oils and various fats


The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County, Iowa.  This is the first confirmation in a commercial flock in Iowa.  The flock of 27,000 turkeys is located within the