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Northwest Iowa GOP fundraiser to headline Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:44:53 -0800

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will headline a multi-county Republican fundraiser in Sheldon, Iowa.

Iowa State recruiting recovers from late hits
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:25:58 -0800

Running back Sheldon Croney and offensive lineman Jaypee Philbert helped Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads salvage a recruiting class that took some late hits. Five players who had committed to Iowa State changed their minds in recent weeks, but getting Philbert, a 6-foot-4, 305-pounder from Coffeyville, Kansas, Community College, helped ease that sting, as did this week's commitment from Croney, who ...

Spirit Lake girls reach state tournament
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:43:00 -0800

SHELDON, Iowa | A mid-January slump left things looking pretty bleak for the Spirit Lake girls basketball team.

Democrats get organized in Republican-rich northwest Iowa
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:12:53 -0800

While "active" registered Iowa voters, who claim membership in none of the major political parties, still outnumber Republicans and Democrats, the GOP held an 18,000 registration advantage over Democrats on election night in November.

Will Northwest Iowa remain a Democratic wasteland?
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:00:00 -0800

Here's a pop quiz. Northwest Iowa has a longstanding (1) Paucity of Democratic officeholders, (2) Vast expanse of registered Republicans or (3) Both 1 and 2.

Sheldon Adelson Presidential Endorsement 'A Year Away,' Aide Says
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:11:55 -0800

“Any support of a presidential candidate is at least a year away,” the adviser, Andy Abboud, said. The 81-year-old billionaire casino owner spent more money on the 2012 presidential race than anyone else in the country, and his every move is being closely watched for signs that he has a favorite this time around. In 2012, Adelson and his family invested more than $15 million in former House ...

Big 12 spring battle spotlight: Iowa State RBs
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:10:44 -0800

Iowa State lost its top two running backs from last season. How will the Cyclones rebound? Departed: Aaron Wimberly and DeVondrick Nealy comprised 54 percent of Iowa State's carries last season (QB Sam B. Richardson totaled another 31 percent). Wimberly has graduated, while Nealy left the team after the season, leaving Iowa State with the most inexperienced backfield in the league. Spring ...

Outdoor news
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:22:55 -0800

DES MOINES – The 2015 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic returns to Des Moines, February 20-22, at the Iowa Events Center.

Coe outlasts Dubuque in final dual of season
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:28:08 -0800

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- In the final home dual of their careers, seniors Ryan Sheldon (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) and Donnie Horner (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Spring) sealed the victory for the 17th-ranked Coe wrestling team as they outlasted Dubuque in an Iowa Conference dual meet on Thursday night.

Iowa Pork conferences to offer health, audit and traceability
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:20:11 -0800

CLIVE — Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about disease preparedness and traceability, development and implementation of common industry audits, and swine health research at the 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences this month.