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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 $187,900 which is roughly $122/per square foot. More Altoona information.

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Tony Bisignano's case: Anatomy of an OWI, a messy and odd detour on way to election

What do you do if you're a politician picked up for drunken driving? How does it all play out? Here's how it played out - sometimes minute by minute - when Tony Bisignano was stopped for driving erratically in the early hours of Monday, Sept.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Great 8 things to do in Iowa this weekend

A beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy central Iowa! Let's kick it off with the Great 8! If you're looking for a warm-up to the Iowa State Fair, stop by the Polk County Fair! It continues this weekend with more than 2- thousand exhibits at the state fairgrounds.

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The Des Moines Register

Altoona soap box racer carries family close

The exterior of Kara Darr's soap box racer is decorated in zebra print -- her favorite since the movie "Racing Stripes" was released when she was young.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Despite 'turmoil' Mitchellville sticks with development group

Mitchellville will continue on as part of Eastern Polk Regional Development Inc. despite some concerns city officials have about the group's long-term viability.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Altoona man sentenced to four years in drug case

He was the last of 10 defendants from the Des Moines area who were sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges following an investigation into drug activity.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Congress Pulls A Smooth Maneuver To Make Highway Payments

Traffic passes a construction zone at the interchange of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 80 on May 30 in Altoona, Iowa.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Tune up for RAGBRAI with Altoona ride

The 53-mile ride is free, and kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Prairie Heritage Civic Plaza in Altoona.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Cafe fills stomachs during summer break

The Altoona Kids Cafe wrapped up its first year of providing summertime meals to students last week.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Computer Problem Means One More Option for Saturday Fireworks Shows

DES MOINES, Iowa-Belmond, Des Moines , Fort Dodge, Grimes and Altoona are among the communities planning Saturday night fireworks displays in honor of the 4th of July.

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The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: Barbershop mans phone lines after '34 fire

Jason Heki's model of Fort McHenry and report on Francis Scott Key won second place in the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior Citizenship contest.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Young filmmaker has blockbuster summer schedule

Altoona auteur filmmaker Connor Bott is at it again. The 2104 Southeast Polk graduate and his revolving cast of actors are busy shooting several films simultaneously this summer around eastern Polk County.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Hampton Inn coming to Altoona

The city's planning and zoning commission last week approved a site plan for a four-story, 90-room hotel to be located just west of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Adventureland Drive.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has denied the request to keep the Argosy casino open, and has been ordered to close July 1, 2014.

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The Des Moines Register

Altoona library unveils a three-year plan

The Altoona library has a new three-year plan designed to increase circulation and access to services.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

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Cinemark Announces Plans to Construct New 10-Screen Movie Theatre in Altoona, IA

The new theatre is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015, just in time for the holiday movie blockbuster season.

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The Des Moines Register

Altoona public works director hired in Ankeny

Putnam replaces former public works administrator Al Olsen, who recently retired.

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The Des Moines Register

Centennial kids sandwich in snack time

They are filming their hands-on healthy food lessons to enter in a School Nutrition Association contest supported by the first lady.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

City Piles Storm Debris on Front Lawn, Angers Resident

Residents across the metro are still cleaning up from last week's violent windstorm and most are doing it with little or no help from city services.

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