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SL on a roll for RAGBRAI (07/27/15)
What a terrific event! On behalf of the 2015 Storm Lake RAGBRAI Committee, we wish to thank the entire community for their efforts and support of this year's event as well over 20,000 visitors passed through the area to "Give Our Shores A Spin!" We have heard numerous stories of the hospitality and beauty we displayed - we can all be extremely proud of this. ...
Work together against pipeline (07/24/15)
If you are concerned about the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline from an out of state oil company which would traverse Iowa and threaten our land and water, carrying 570,000 barrels of highly flammable crude oil across Iowa every day, then you are not alone. There is a growing movement of Iowans committed to stopping this project in its tracks...
Pipeline: more than a few farms are in the way (07/24/15)
Dakota Access has recently reported it has signed up over 60% of the necessary easements in Iowa for its proposed oil pipeline. I believe that is not true. As of July 17, eight easements were recorded in Buena Vista County. The total distance of those easements represents only about 7% of what Dakota Access needs in Buena Vista County...
Don't tell Frank (07/17/15)
From ED FALLON / Via email
BBC News
France boosts Calais tunnel security
France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants attempting to reach Britain say they will continue to try to enter the Channel Tunnel.
Breaking Bad fan guilty of ricin plot
A man is found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.
Banksy street art up for auction
Murals believed to have been left by elusive street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit and Bethlehem are to be auctioned in Los Angeles in September.
Platini candidacy under attack
Uefa boss comes under fire from a potential rival just hours after confirming he will stand for Fifa presidency.
Afghans examine Mullah Omar 'death'
The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman says.
Pair in court over Cecil lion killing
A Zimbabwean hunter and a farm owner appear in court on charges linked to the killing of Cecil, the country's most famous lion.
Nokia to sell virtual reality camera
Nokia plans to sell a virtual reality camera that can capture "3D audio" later this year, targeting it at movie and TV professionals.
Kenyans mourn comedian 'Mzee Ojwang'
Kenyans mourn comedy star Benson Wanjau, known by his TV character's name "Mzee Ojwang", who died too poor to pay his medical bills.
How the internet descended on the man who killed Cecil the lion
The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil is being peppered with abuse on social media.
Pakistan Sunni militant chief killed
Pakistani police say they have shot dead Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
State news
Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire accused of taking part in a scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. corn companies....
Davenport police errors found in racial profiling data check
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- A team that tracks traffic stops in an effort to check on any racial profiling has found errors in data submitted by Davenport police officers last year....
Canadian man pleads guilty in Iowa to role in pot smuggling
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A Canadian man has pleaded guilty in Iowa to helping smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States....
Sioux City 18-year-old pleads not guilty to kidnapping
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An 18-year-old Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to kidnappings linked to a dispute over drug dealings....
Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River....