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Modi tells Madison Square Garden India won’t look back

September 29, 2014 NEW YORK — India’s new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday where he appealed for help from Indian-Americans to... more »»

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

September 29, 2014 TOKYO — Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in... more »»

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

September 29, 2014 HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from... more »»

Annual parade helps ‘Celebrate the Century’

September 28, 2014 “Celebrate the Century” was the 2014 Oktemberfest theme, and many of the more than 100 float designers took it to heart during the 28th Annual Parade Saturday morning. more »»

Coliseum cranks up the country

September 28, 2014 Country fans flocked from far and wide — even from Las Vegas — to come and see country star John Michael Montgomery at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Saturday night. more »»

Bike race brings festival up to speed

September 28, 2014 It’s the newest event for Marshalltown’s Oktemberfest, but organizers hope it becomes a tradition. more »»

Rain can’t stop 29th Oktemberfest Run

September 28, 2014 The rumble of thunder followed by a light rain which fell shortly before the 8 a.m. more »»

Prairie Heritage Day at Grimes Farm a hit

September 28, 2014 From cider pressing to a buffalo chip throw to butter making, it was a giant step back in time for all ages at the annual Prairie Heritage Day at Grimes Farm. more »»

Trio of GOP prospects urge midterm turnout in Iowa

September 28, 2014 DES MOINES — A trio of Republican presidential prospects implored conservatives Saturday to vote in November’s midterm elections while doing their best to impress likely caucus goers should they... more »»

School going strong after 125 years

September 28, 2014 IOWA CITY — Images of students milking cows and watching cows give birth are among Don Laughlin’s memories of Scattergood Friends Schoo. more »»

Refugees settle in thanks to small farm plots

September 28, 2014 DES MOINES — The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in their home countries and found peace in farming small... more »»

E-waste recycling a growing business

September 28, 2014 WATERLOO — When it’s time for businesses to upgrade their electronics and gadgetry, the process involves a bit more than “out with the old, in with the new. more »»

Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

September 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — Confused by President Barack Obama’s health care law? How about the debate over government surveillance? The way the Federal Reserve affects interest rates? You’re far from alone. more »»

After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

September 28, 2014 CHICAGO — The nation’s air travel system began to slowly recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center brought Chicago’s two international... more »»

Fired worker beheaded Oklahoma woman

September 28, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police sa. more »»

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

September 28, 2014 TOKYO — A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and stranding at least 40 injured people in areas that rescue workers have been... more »»

Classic cars congregate at Oktemberfest

September 27, 2014 It was like 1950 on Main Street. Vintage cars filled the street Friday night for the annual classic car show during Oktemberfest. Jim Parker, of Grinnell, brought his shiny red 1957 Chevy. more »»

Vintage Roundhouse items to be auctioned off

September 27, 2014 Marshalltown High School Roundhouse memories no doubt fill the minds of many alumni. Now the memories can fill a living roo. more »»



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