STATE NEWS

Man accused of killing Algona policeman held on $2 million bond

By Brian Wilson (Radio Iowa) A judge has set a cash bond of $2 million for the man accused of killing an Algona police officer last week. Forty-three-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke of Algona is accused…
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Expect to see more farm equipment on the roadways as harvest begins

By Brian Fancher (Radio Iowa) Autumn arrives Saturday but many Iowa farmers are already starting the fall harvest, and motorists in rural areas will need to share the roads with large, slow-moving farm equipment for…
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GOP lawmakers testify against eminent domain use for carbon pipeline

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) An Iowa lawmaker is suggesting the Iowa Utilities Board lacks the authority to grant Summit Carbon Solutions permission to seize property along its proposed pipeline route from unwilling landowners.…
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Harvest gets underway about one week ahead of last year

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The corn and soybean harvest got underway last week in Iowa. The latest U.S.D.A. report says 5% percent of the corn crop has been harvested statewide, which is roughly one…
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Iowa Democrats set January 15, 2024 as Caucus date

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The Iowa Democratic Party’s 2024 Caucuses will be on the same day Iowa Republicans plan to hold their Caucuses. The Democratic Party’s state central committee voted this weekend to…
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Public Safety Commissioner says Algona police officer ‘murdered by a coward’

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The Iowa DCI says the Algona police officer shot on Wednesday has died. DCI assistant director Mitch Mortvedt says 33-year-old officer Kevin Cram was trying to arrest a man on…
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Attorney General Brenna Bird Sues Over Misleading Door-to-Door Stem Cell Therapy Treatments

DES MOINES -- Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today sued Biologics Health, LLC, Summit Partners Group, LLC, Rylee Meek, and Scott Thomas for allegedly engaging in fraudulent door-to-door stem cell therapy treatments. The lawsuit challenges the…
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DOT director responds to report on poor bridges

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The director of the Iowa DOT says the report by American Road and Transportation Builders Association ranking Iowa number one in poor bridges doesn't tell the whole story. Director Scott…
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South Dakota regulators reject Summit’s pipeline application

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The Iowa company planning to build a two-thousand mile carbon pipeline through five states has now been denied construction permits in both North and South Dakota. This morning, South…
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Motion filed in South Dakota may be setback for Summit pipeline

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission appears to be on the verge of denying a pipeline construction permit to Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions. The Iowa Utilities Board hearing on Summit’s…
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