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FREE weight loss support group

New Hampton, Ia – With the holiday season just around the corner it can be so hard to start or stay on a diet, but Mercy of New Hampton has just what you need to help you stay on course. They are starting a weight loss support group beginning on Nov 5th. Jenny Monteith says

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DOT to Test Automatic Road Closure Gates on Avenue

Ames, Iowa –Minor traffic delays may be encountered on westbound U.S. 18/Iowa 27 (Avenue of the Saints) at the U.S. 65 interchange and southbound Interstate 35 at exit 194 while Iowa Department of Transportation maintenance staff, in conjunction with the Iowa State Patrol, test automatic gate closure equipment between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30

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Kmart Hack May Have Compromised Customer Information

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, Supervalu and Home Depot. Sears Holdings, which

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Wetter, Cooler Conditions Protrayed In Latest IA Water Summary Update

Des Moines, Iowa — September brought an additional inch over normal rainfall to Iowa. Rain was unseasonable heavy across the southern third of the state during the first half of the month. Year-to-date precipitation has been greater than normal across the vast majority of the state, with 2014 ranking as the 12th wettest year among

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When Leaves Turn Colors, Fish Turn On

Des Moines, Iowa – Shorter days, cooler nights and fewer bugs are signs that autumn is getting closer. Fish are starting to go on a feeding frenzy to prepare for winter and next spring’s spawn.  For anglers, that means some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. Joe Larscheid, chief

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Deaf Awareness Week, Telephone Relay Assistance Programs Available

Des Moines, Iowa –  National Deaf Awareness Week is being held September 21-27, 2014, and the Iowa Utilities Board reminds Iowans of Relay Iowa/CapTel Relay and Telephone Equipment Distribution Programs available to Iowans who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or those who have difficulty speaking. Telephone relay and equipment distribution services are essential for helping Iowans

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MidAmerican Energy offers tips for safety during harvest season

Des Moines, Iowa – In observance of National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 21-27, 2014), MidAmerican Energy Company offers the following tips to help farmers stay safe when working around electricity this harvest season: Power Line Safety Be aware of overhead power lines, particularly when moving equipment. People and equipment should maintain a distance


DOT Holding Open-House Discussing Iowa Park and Ride System Plan

Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold open-house public input meetings Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 18, to discuss and gather input regarding the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan. The plan is being developed to identify ideal locations for park and ride facilities to serve commuters in the state. The