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Iowa River Rail Trail continues to develop

April 19, 2014 TRAILS Inc. and the Hardin County Trail Commission joint committees and have been spending the last few months working on the development of the 34-mile long trail from Marshalltown to Hardin Count. more »»

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April 19, 2014 BILL RAKERS Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Mankato, Minn. FAMILY LIFE Family: My wife Becky, and our son, Kristofer. Pets: Puddles, the ca. more »»

Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center

April 19, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company’s total investment in Iowa to nearly $2... more »»

Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed

April 19, 2014 IOWA CITY — An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether... more »»

MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

April 19, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. more »»

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

April 18, 2014 Two Marshalltown projects have been awarded funds totaling $350,000 from the Iowa Great Places Citizens Advisory Board of the Department of Cultural Affairs. more »»

Tama beef plant gets $4M in tax credits

April 18, 2014 DES MOINES - The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved $4 million in state tax credits for the $48.6 million Iowa Premium Beef project in Tama during a meeting Friday. more »»

Animal control a burden for MPD

April 18, 2014 This time of year the temperature will increase and so will the calls the police receive for animals at-larg. more »»

No break from the books

April 18, 2014 While their classmates took the opportunity to sleep in or took a trip down south, the first day of spring break at Marshalltown High School found more than a dozen students back in school. more »»

Facebook scam targets local residents

April 18, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is warning the community about a Facebook scam targeted at Marshalltown residents. more »»

‘Polar Plunge the Y Way’

April 18, 2014 The national “Polar Plunge for Landon” fundraising challenge campaign — with proceeds providing help to a small Missouri baby — found its way to Marshalltown Wednesday evening. more »»

Chairman: Branstad staff pressured board on hires

April 18, 2014 DES MOINES — The chairman of the state’s Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. more »»

Iowa Democrats consider expanding caucus access

April 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats are looking to expand access to the state’s presidential caucuses to people who are typically unable to attend them, a tricky task with these local political meetings tha... more »»

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

April 18, 2014 GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military... more »»

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

April 18, 2014 MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said... more »»

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

April 18, 2014 GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. more »»

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

April 17, 2014 Marshalltown has been named an Iowa Great Place and in the process will receive $350,000 from the Department of Cultural Affairs. more »»



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