Reynolds told reporters she has heard from Iowans — some who are worried about negative health effects from wind turbines and others who back clean energy as a way to create jobs and attract businesses.
In September, St. Augustine's will go public with a campaign to raise $13 million for a 33,000-square-foot building that would bring all the school's programs under one roof and improve student security.
Like the summer camps depicted in the movies “Dirty Dancing” and “The Parent Trap,” Blue Lake Resort has all the hallmarks of a summer hideaway. “We’re no different than everyone else,” said one resident. “We just like to have our clothes off.”
He hauled the car on a trailer to a Gov. Pete Ricketts town hall. "Governor Please Grant This Car Clemency" read the big sign Lane Nelson affixed to the back of the car. A DMV official called, and didn't have good news.
The Rev. Tom Hartman's first call was as a father. His second was as a Catholic priest. After a divorce, Hartman continued to contemplate romantic love as he worked at his family's grocery store. But he realized he had a "priestly heart."
The sale is the latest in a series of acquisitions by the family-owned operation as it pursues its longtime goal of becoming the nation's leading ice cream maker. Wells' portfolio now includes five distinct brands and a large private label business.
The destination might have changed, but two Sioux Center couples decided that area families need a place to find a pumpkin, or several, for fall and Halloween decorations while also getting a chance to appreciate nature.
Taylor Goodvin, 27, is a Sioux City native who until recently worked as director of the Woodbury County Taxpayers Research Council. He currently works as a business operations analyst for Brad Cummings LLC. He is a former staffer for U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley.
According to court documents, Guadalupe Jesus Perez picked up the girl at her house and drove her to his residence, where they had sex in the basement. Perez later admitted to authorities that he and the girl had had sexual intercourse nearly two dozen times.
Elmi Said said he was acting in self-defense last fall after Guled Nur grabbed a knife and threatened him because Said did not share his beer with him. Jurors are deciding whether Said is guilty or not guilty of second-degree murder or a lesser charge.
A police official identified the victims as 39-year-old Clint VanderWey and his 16-year-old son, Jed VanderWey. Both were killed when their Cessna 140 crashed in a pasture near the family's farm not far from the South Dakota-Nebraska border.
“How come this whole thing, discussion with the White House and the EPA and everybody else, just seems to be an Iowa discussion when there’s at least 14 states that are big corn-growing states and every one of those states, I’ll bet, has ethanol in it,” Grassley said.
Matt Anderson, curator of history for the Sioux City Public Museum, said the majority of the items featured in the exhibit were already in the museum's collection. The college loaned an oil-on-canvas portrait of a longtime dean as well as a few panoramic photographs.
A family friend discovered the accident and the 78-year-old man underneath the ATV. The sheriff's office says the man lifted the ATV off him, called authorities for help and began CPR. Jackie Prickett was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Sioux Center plant is the second in Northwest Iowa to temporarily shut down due to decreased demand for ethanol in the aftermath of the Trump administration actions. Plymouth Energy, a producer-owned plant in Merrill, idled production last month.
The man claimed she accidentally fell on a corn rake, but prosecutors say medical evidence showed she'd been stabbed in the back with it. A prosecutor said Tuesday that he "had to find a way to keep that farm."
Congress could address the situation legislatively, but Iowa's senior senator warned there might be more to lose than to be gained from that approach. He said he was concerned about lawmakers’ unfamiliarity of ethanol and the influence of the petroleum industry.
Researchers and educators at 38 Iowa colleges and universities indicate Iowa will see the annual number of days above 90 degrees increase from 23 to 67 by 2050, with a once-in-a-decade likelihood of temperatures reaching 105 degrees. “Time is running out,” one researcher said.
Pawsitive offers the gamut of services for four-legged friends, including training (for dogs), boarding (for dogs and cats), daycare (for dogs), transportation, grooming, photography and, when the time comes, cremation.
Prosecutors say Todd Mullis, 43 had wanted to kill his 39-year-old wife for years and was irate over her affair. Jurors reached their verdict after deliberating about 7½ hours over two days. The conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
As of Monday afternoon, Carson King's campaign had raised nearly $1.1 million. He has reached out to tax lawyers to iron out any logistics in collecting and distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars sent through the money-sharing app Venmo.
The $32 million, physician-owned and directed surgical center will a wide variety of medical care. The first surgeries are scheduled for the second week of October. "We want to be a destination. This state-of-the-art facility will help make us a destination," the mayor said.
The sheriff's office said the man was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a southbound tractor. The impact caused the vehicle to roll into the ditch. The deceased was not wearing a seat belt, a police official said.
Combining project-based learning with an emphasis on teamwork, the initiative will give students at both schools the chance to solve problems posed by community nonprofit partners, according to the program's executive director, Liz Sheka.
The Storm Lake police chief has made it clear through continuous community outreach that he wants the police department to be trusted. He also takes his message to Twitter, where he often tweets to politicians and others he believes are spreading misinformation about immigrants and the law.
Schumacher had no idea when she started her career that the experience she was gaining would lead her to one of the highest courts in Iowa. "When you graduate from law school, you never really think about things like this, you put judges at another level," she said.
There were meetings and classes going on inside the building while the confrontation was occurring, but none of the participants reported seeing what happened, police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said Thursday.
Construction is expected to begin at the Mitchell House, named for the late Ray Mitchell Jr., next spring, with the doors open by next October. The house will have room for six hospice residents to live in a "home-like environment."
With potential wet weather set to come across the Midwest to open October, flashes of 2018’s harvest are fresh in the minds of operators as they look to pick the 2019 crop. “We need Mother Nature to work with us a little bit," one said.
Many owners fear higher valuations will force them to pay a higher property tax bill next year, but they won't know for sure until local governmental bodies set their new tax levies. City Assessor John Lawson said Monday said he's appealing the order.
In front of a crowd of investors at RED Steakhouse on Main Street in Vermillion, campaign co-chairs announced Tuesday the gifts totaled $2.01 million. “I’m proud of how far we have come and the direction we are moving in as a community,” mayor Jack Powell said.
The judge granted Water Engineering Inc.'s request last week for a $506,015 default judgment, saying that Big Ox did not respond to Water Engineering's initial complaint. In August, a judge awarded a Le Mars company more than $30,000 stemming from nonpayment by Big Ox.
"They keep asking me when I'm going to quit. I say 'I'm not dead yet,'" Harold Fischer says, chuckling heartily while sitting atop his quarter horse, Chic. If he actually retired, it would probably be bad for his health, he reasons.
"I walked out (from the zoo) and the first thing I thought was, 'I need to take at least two showers to feel comfortable,'" the judge said. "And it's making me shake right now. It's terrible." She said a "horrible stench" in an enclosed reptile room made her gag.
Taste-testing the healthy items was part of the culinary curriculum during a special farm-to-school event, presented by ISU Extension and Outreach's Pick a Better Snack program and the nonprofit Up From the Earth.
Reggie Torno, who lives in rural Sioux City, spends a lot of time observing trees and foliage, particularly this time of year. "The leaves should already be changing by now, and they're not," Torno said Wednesday. "Even the fruit on the trees was later (this year)."
In some cases, idling a plant is the only option in a market where supply capacity outstrips demand, a situation ag officials blame largely on the Trump administration's loose interpretation of the Renewable Fuel Standard and on continued trade hostilities with other countries.
"This is a president who is listening to and working hard for farmers," Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said, as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem looked on at the longstanding Tri-State Governors' Conference.
The districts, including Sioux City and Akron-Westfield, will combine to pay $650,000. The woman claimed in the suit that each district knew Kyle Ewinger, who is serving a 55-85 year sentence in Nebraska, had inappropriate contact with students.
A proposal to raise the legal age on tobacco and electronic smoking and vaping products got some attention during the 2019 legislative session but was not approved. "I think that would be maybe something that might help, moving forward," she said.
"Plain and simple: EPA’s abuse of small refinery exemptions under the RFS is crippling rural America,” Siouxland Energy Cooperative President Kelly Nieuwenhuis of Primghar said to a House subcommittee.
A group of Sioux City paranormal investigators has been analyzing ghost activity at the old school, located in rural Cherokee County. "Nothing that we've heard here is out to get you. It's not here to scare you away," one investigator said.
Full-capacity production at Siouxland Energy, Kelly Nieuwenhuis said, is still at least a "few months" in the future: "We have to get this situation with the EPA straightened out, and have them quit destroying demand for our product."
The Sioux County Conservatives group is backing mayoral hopeful Kurt Korver and some city council candidates, while blasting current Mayor Deb De Haan, who is running for re-election, for not publicly speaking against a rally in support of gay people.
This is the first time that school board elections have been held at the same time as municipal elections, following a change in state law. Backers hope moving school elections from September to November will increase voter turnout.
South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 72-year-old man driving the car missed a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck at an intersection. The driver was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital, and his two passengers were killed.
The dealership will employ 30 to 50 people when it's up and running. It will be equipped with overhead cranes, a large area for combine/forage harvester storage, expanded parts inventory, wash bay and training areas.
“It’s not an error. I think Andrew Wheeler, of course, did this on purpose," Ernst said of the EPA director's recent actions on renewable fuel standards waivers, which have been widely criticized by Iowa agricultural leaders.
"This is a symbol of Holstein," Burdette Conover, a Vietnam War veteran, said. Also, Holstein students in recent days made 16 triangle-shaped flag cases, with plexiglass on top to reveal the folded flags.
Dean Foods acquired the Le Mars milk plant in 2007 after Wells Enterprises divested its fresh milk and cultured dairy holdings to focus on ice cream and frozen novelties. "We just have to wait and see how everything works out," the city's mayor said.
The rancher had just bought the trailer through an online ad from a seller in Missouri, a sheriff's official said. The remains are believed to be those of one of two brothers killed in Missouri and dumped in a manure pile.
"Out of all of the seasons, fall is probably written about the most," Adrienne Dunn said, looking at stacks and stacks of material. "Who wouldn't want to curl up with a good book once the weather starts turning colder?"
The family was at an event in October 2018 when an estimated 60 mph wind gust tore the inflatable from its moorings. Officials say the 2-year-old boy and his sister were thrown about 120 feet. He died; she suffered a concussion and a broken arm.
Seven school foundations are set to benefit from the auctions, which the seller said could bring up to $2 million for the groups. The land comes from the estates of two Le Mars siblings who died in recent years.
Benjamin and Franklin were raised at the Tyson Ponderosa farm in Storm Lake. Eric Messenbrink, a farm manager for Tyson turkey operation, was chosen to raise and groom the toms as Reynolds pardoned them at Terrace Hill.
The Siouxland Salvation Army has more than 15,000 hours of bell-ringing to cover this season. When there's no one to ring, money flows far less frequently. "When there's no one there ringing, no one puts money in the buckets," one officer said.
He was defeated in his first attempt to win an Iowa 6th congressional district seat in 1972, but was elected in 1974. He beat out incumbent Wiley Mayne, whose loss is sometimes attributed to the post-Watergate backlash against Republicans.
Union members will receive a 2.5 percent raise effective July 1, then 2.25 percent raises over the next two years and a 2 percent raise in the fourth year. The annual safety clothing allowance will rise from the current $210 to $225 next year.