$8.5M-plus wagered in Iowa’s first month of sports betting

The report shows Prairie Meadows in Altoona topped Ameristar II in Council Bluffs, with more than $3.4 million in sports handle — or money placed on bets — and nearly $2.9 million paid out to betters.

Owatonna company to grow tomatoes at new Iowa facility

Pearson Lakes Art Center hosts 3rd annual Family Glow Walk

Dickinson County Nature Center now open Saturdays

  Suicide on the farm: How one man is trying to save lives

  Feeding Innovation in Greater Minnesota, broadband-powered technology discussions

Agriculture Lending Conference to be hosted in New Ulm Thursday

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NW Iowa man pleads not guilty to charges related to fatal crash

  Ethanol economics: industry experiences volatility

  DNC Chair dismisses Iowa’s 2020 virtual caucus due to security concerns

Minnesota man admits leaving harassing notes on women’s cars

Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

Iowa man arrested after intentionally running over neighbor’s dog

Man pleads guilty to improperly spending estate money

A Dubuque man has pleaded guilty to taking estate money without permission and giving it to charities.

Pilot praised for 1989 Iowa crash landing dies in Seattle

Al Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding a damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died.

Iowa man who killed top golfer from Spain gets life sentence

Barquin was a top golfer in Spain as a teenager and came to Iowa State to pursue her career.

‘The Bachelor’ star gets suspended sentence in fatal Iowa crash

Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars” in 2015.

Man who recorded pig’s treatment banned from Iowa State Fair

  Construction underway for MLB game at Field of Dreams

Governor selects new commander for Iowa National Guard

Services set for deputy who died after on-duty crash

Ash tree killer confirmed in 3 more Iowa counties

Grassley says EPA ‘screwed’ farmers with biofuels exemptions

  Farmers continue to support President Trump, despite negative impact from trade policies

Allison Brown says she voted for President Trump in 2016, and she continues to fully support the president and his actions on trade.

Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering.

  Lyon County (IA) Sheriff’s Deputy dies from crash-related injuries

The Sheriff's Office says she was incapacitated as a result of the crash and was airlifted to Sioux Falls.

  Presidential hopefuls visit “Political Soapbox” at Iowa State Fair

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was the latest of the 2020 presidential hopefuls to participate in the Des Moines Register's Political Soapbox Tuesday.

Man gets 5 years after fatal punch of Sioux City man

After the incident, Avila fled to Mexico, where he was arrested in May. Avila, a U.S. citizen, was returned to Woodbury County in June.

  FCC, CenturyLink reach settlement for unauthorized charges on customers’ bills

During its investigation, the FCC reviewed complaints from CenturyLink customers, who said they found unauthorized third-party charges on their bills and, in some cases, had difficulty getting timely refunds.

AP: States brace for long-term flood fight as damages mount

“What is going on in the country right now is that we are having basically an awakening to the necessity and importance of waterway infrastructure,” said Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert.

Iowa pastor arrested in Minnesota, faces Omaha abuse charges

It’s unclear when Rodriguez will be returned to Omaha.

  Agricultural Utilization Research Institute aiding technological ag advancements

New technologies were on display at Farmfest and with agriculture technology advancing rapidly, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is working to keep up

  Mental health and family communication take center stage at Farmfest

After some tension in talks with Sonny Perdue and congress men and women Wednesday at the listening session at Farmfest, a speaker and farmer brought a little humor Thursday, August 8, to the grounds while still sharing a dire and timely message.

  Sonny Perdue draws crowd at Farmfest amid growing trade tensions

U.S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue claimed that the "ball is in China's court" when it comes to U.S. agriculture exports.

Iowa lawmaker holds gun-focused event after mass shootings

A western Iowa Republican lawmaker says he’s holding a campaign fundraiser featuring U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley at a shooting range despite calls for him to cancel the gun-centered event following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

  Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is recognized as high-performing in Congestive Heart Failure and Colon Cancer Surgery.

  Lawmakers clash on trade talks heading into recess

Months after President Trump drafted the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, American farmers are still calling on Congress to pass the new trade deal.

  In states where marijuana is legal, this bill would protect federal employees who use

In states where marijuana is legal, this bill would protect employees who use.

  Iowa commission approves final set of sports betting rules

Iowa officials approved a final set of rules for the state’s new law allowing sports betting, which is set to go live at noon on Aug. 15.

  Iowa drug kingpin who killed 5 faces January execution date

Honken would be the first convict from Iowa to be executed since 1963.

  Child, 7, gets trapped on water tower in Estherville

Crews in Estherville rescue a child trapped near the top of the city’s water tower.

Midwest wildlife officials discuss chronic wasting disease

Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading through the region’s deer herds with no end in sight.

Man sentenced in Iowa for 2 murder-for-hire counts

Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Jason Harriman was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Jury convicts boy who pointed gun at teacher, pulled trigger

It didn’t fire when he pulled the trigger because the safety was engaged. The teacher and a guidance counselor grabbed the gun from him.

Police find 2 bodies in Iowa apartment

Police Lt. Adam Schaefer says the bodies had been in the apartment, “for some time.”

Authorities: Man died when tractor rolled in northwest Iowa

Deputies were sent to the scene after someone called 911 around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Des Moines council delays action on gun gear ban

Several gun owners attended the meeting to share their objections to the gun gear proposals.

State-employed registered nurses sue for unpaid overtime

Gov. Kim Reynolds claim hundreds of state-employed nurses have not been paid overtime for two years.

  Bancroft Police identify bodies found on Friday

Investigators say two of the deaths were ruled homicides, while the third was a suicide.

Des Moines airport plans to add 1,000 new parking spaces

He says the $3 million project “only buys us two or three years” before more spaces will be needed.

Iowa woman gets up to 40 years for murder, burning of body

Knigge pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aiding and abetting robbery and abuse of a human corpse.

Iowa, Nevada offer new way to cast votes

Voting in the Iowa caucuses is going to get a little easier in 2020.

New Iowa law helps families of fallen officers, firefighters

State and local governments are allowed to cover families’ insurance costs, but not all agencies can afford it.

  Weather continues to threaten 2019 crops

Weather caused planting delays for farmers and now that crops are in the ground, weather is continuing to wreak havoc on the plants with rain, hail and wind gusts.

How the Trump administration’s 2018 trade aid package works

Details of who will qualify for payments under the $16 billion 2019 edition of the Market Facilitation Program have not been announced.

  Spencer, IA man sentenced for meth, gun charges

A Spencer, Iowa man is sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for meth and gun convictions.

In Trump aid package for farmers, many blow past caps

The government paid nearly $2.8 million to a Missouri soybean operation registered as three entities at the same address.

  Keeping cool in the heat

Temperatures for Saturday are expected to approach triple digits, topping out in the mid–90s.

  WATCH: Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office rescues man from flooded vehicle

Deputy Mark McGregor rescued a driver from his partially submerged vehicle this afternoon north of St. Joseph on Highway 169.

  Growing season delay impacts local farmers

Today's weather is a part of what continues to be a tough growing for Minnesota farmers.

  Truck rollover in Palo Alto County leaves one man dead

44-year-old Jason Wickman was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident in the 4700 block of 525th Avenue.

  Court challenged to Iowa voting law begins in state court

A court challenge to a 2017 law that changes voting in Iowa has begun before a judge.

Officials: Minnesota man drowned swimming at Iowa campground

Authorities say a Minnesota man drowned while swimming at a northwest Iowa campground.

Grant awarded to Okoboji Queen Chapter

The Roof Garden became famous in the Midwest for hosting marquee swing and then Rock ‘n Roll bands.

Iowa unemployment rate stuck at 2.4%, 3rd lowest in US

Iowa’s rate compares to a national unemployment rate of 3.6% in May.

  Iowa’s top small business advocate pushes for help from D.C.

Lisa Shimkat is on Capitol Hill this week advocating for small businesses flooded in Davenport and all-around Iowa.

Judge tosses suit over northwest Iowa city’s odor ordinance

From 2016 to 2018, the city issued Iowa Drying & Processing at least 45 citations with fines totaling $42,850.

  Latest USDA WESDA report predicts lower corn yields than previous month

The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released last week stayed neutral for the soybean market but for those with, or without, their corn in the ground, it raises more questions than answers.

Okoboji Summer Theatre upgrades ready in time for shows

“Some of these people have been coming since the late ’50s, early ’60s,” Burke said.

NASCAR overturns victory for first time since 1960

As for Moffitt, he said he was drinking beers in his motorhome on his way to the airport in nearby Des Moines and was “mad as hell” about losing when he got the call informing him that Chastain had been disqualified.

  Authorities find 4 people dead in West Des Moines home

Authorities have identified four people found dead inside a West Des Moines home Saturday morning.

  Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame reopens in a new spot

The new Hall of Fame museum has three times more space than the old version for the photos, videos and memorabilia from bands, musicians and radio personalities.

USDA: Weather delay cuts corn crop to smallest in 4 years

The expected production was cut in a monthly report released Tuesday by 1.4 billion bushels to 13.7 billion bushels, the lowest since 2015.

  Iowa man in critical condition after collision with field sprayer

A 26-year-old Milford, Iowa man is critically injured in an accident between a pickup truck and a RoGator field sprayer in Dickinson County.

Clay County man sentenced for insurance fraud

A northwest Iowa man has been sentenced in a second county for an insurance scheme.

  Man charged with burglary in Estherville

Authorities say they walked inside the building to find 25-year-old Johnathan Greene inside.

USDA: cooler temperatures hindering crop growth in Minnesota

Farmers made the most of about 4 dry days last week, but cooler temperatures are making an already late planting season even more challenging.

  U.S. and China Tariff Squabble Concerns

The trade war between the United States and China seemed to be heading toward a resolution until a recent disagreement.