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FREE weight loss support group

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

New Automatic Closure Gates in Iowa - From Iowa Department of Transportation

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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2014 ISBA Judicial Performance Review

DES MOINES — Results from The Iowa State Bar Association’s biennial survey of judges standing for retention in this year’s general election were tabulated and recently made available on the ISBA website. Attorneys evaluated the 70 district court judges and two court of appeals judges based on 12 performance characteristics (10 for members of the

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Iowa Heroes Unite to Double Lung Cancer Survival

West Des Moines, IA – Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Hundreds of people from across the state of Iowa will join the nationwide movement to double lung cancer survival by participating in the 4th annual

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SFM: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Des Moines, Iowa, October 6, 2014 – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Iowa Department of Public Safety – State Fire Marshal’s Division

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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