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Altoona, Iowa is located in Polk County. Zip codes in Altoona, IA include 50009. The median home price in Altoona is $187,000 which is roughly $118/per square foot. More Altoona information.

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7 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

Teens plan remote control car track at Altoona park

A pair of 13-year-old friends from eastern Polk County plan to bring a remote control car track to Altoona's Lions Park.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

Drake Names Beautiful Bulldog

The 35th annual "Beautiful Bulldog" contest attracted nearly fifty slobbering, panting contestants to the Knapp Center in Des Moines today .

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InfoWorld

Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com

Star Trek fans know that Capt. James T. Kirk will eventually be born in Iowa . So, in one respect, this state already has a notable tech reputation.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Southeast Polk will join lawsuit over Copper Creek TIF extension

Southeast Polk plans to join a lawsuit that challenges Pleasant Hill's decision to extend the Copper Creek TIF district by an additional 20 years, stemming tax dollars available to the school district.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

Iowa Cold Storage Expands Public Refrigerated Warehouse

Iowa Cold Storage, LLC announced plans to expand its Altoona, Iowa, public refrigerated warehouse .

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The Des Moines Register

Community garden planned in Lions Park

A group of health advocates will plant a community garden in Altoona's Lions Park this spring.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Brick Street Market and Cafe opens

Ask Corbin Van Wyk if Bondurant is ready for its first grocery store and he'll tell you.

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The Des Moines Register

Letter: Let's see the numbers on warehouse TIF plan

For openers, how did TIF, originally meant to upgrade and renew blighted areas, get to city expansion? Was there additional legislation allowing such or has it been by "governmental creep"? Renewing blighted areas makes some common sense.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

High End Outlet Mall Coming to Polk County

A major development has been announced for a parcel of land in Altoona that is expected to draw shoopers from more than 100 miles away.

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Registration Open For AgGateway's 2014 Mid-Year Meeting

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR AGGATEWAY'S 2014 MID-YEAR MEETING Apr. 14, 2014 Source: AgGateway news release Registration is now open for AgGateway's 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, to be held June 9-12, 2014, at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Miss Amazing Iowa an ambassador for the disabled

Brittany Singleton never lets cerebral palsy slow her down. The 25-year-old Altoona woman was crowned Iowa's Miss Amazing at a pageant in Council Bluffs last month.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Southeast Polk group to revisit boundary issue

A committee of Southeast Polk administrators, teachers and parents will take another crack at redrawing the district's elementary school boundaries.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: Farmer claims patriotic duty to raise more beans in '44

Tony Garcia placed first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Simpson-Wunnenburg Invitational track meet.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Southeast Polk budget shows finances more stable

Southeast Polk school district officials say they have a "cautious optimism" about the district's financial future.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Warmer weather brings roadway projects

It's a sure sign that spring has arrived: Road construction projects are popping up in eastern Polk County.

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The Des Moines Register

Carlisle continues tax abatement debate

The City of Carlisle will take a gamble this month when it comes to the city's residential tax abatement program.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: 'Moonies' peddle candy in Altoona in '74

Lynks Seeds named district sales manager Mark "Doc" Holiday as a company pacesetter.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Local business spotlight: Find inspirational gifts and books, even story time for kids

Nestled inside Sterling Drug in Altoona lies an inspirational book and gift store called Healing Touch Book & Bible.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Des Moines Register

New road projects to begin next week in eastern Polk County

Drivers passing through eastern Polk County next week will likely notice a sure sign of spring: Road construction projects.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Two new businesses will open soon

The opening of two new businesses and planned street improvements on Altoona's busiest corridor will have passersby taking notice in the next few months.

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