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  • Pheasant count underway across Iowa
    Iowa’s annual roadside survey of small game animals, from pheasants to quail to rabbits, is now underway. DNR wildlife biologist Todd Bogenschutz says specially-trained crews will cover 210 routes across Iowa totaling about 5,000 miles during the coming two-week period. “It gives us a real good indication of what our small game populations are doing […]

  • Tyson plant in Cherokee will close September 27
    The Tyson plant in Cherokee will close in three months. In a prepared statement released today, a Tyson Foods executive said the plant in Cherokee, along with one in New York and another in New Mexico “have been struggling financially” and “it no longer makes business sense to keep them open.” The plant in Cherokee […]

  • Harkin hosts forum with focus on finding jobs for Americans with disabilities
    Senator Tom Harkin hosted a forum at Drake University late this afternoon to mark the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Governor Terry Branstad, who was among the panelists, said he tells business owners they will make their business better by making accommodations and hiring […]

  • Mother of slain Evansdale girl sentenced to prison
    The mother of one of two girls who were kidnapped in Evansdale in 2012 and later found dead is going to prison on drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey pled guilty this week to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies […]

  • Iowa Supreme Court clears way for closure of Sioux City riverboat casino
    The Iowa Supreme Court has denied a temporary stay that has allowed the Argosy Casino riverboat in Sioux City to stay open. The ruling by a three-judge panel ends the stay on Wednesday of next week. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko. “The commission’s closure order will go into affect on the 30th […]

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