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8 hrs ago | TwinCities

Storm risks up north similar to Tornado Alley

The arbitrary designation coincided with the Northern Pacific Railroad, extending from Duluth, Minn., to Puget Sound, and supposedly marked the northern limit of tornadoes.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Duluth, MN, Cass County, MN, Clay County, MN

16 hrs ago | The Messenger

Where have all the ag teachers gone?

Instructor Randy Kroksh, with more than 11 years with the school district, helping students achieve numerous awards in agriculture and FFA competitions, made his decision to step down from the classroom to return to full-time farming.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Education Etc., Missouri State University, Northwest Missouri State University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Alpha Zeta

2014 NALC in Ames, IA

March 27-29, Alpha Zeta members from across the country met in central Iowa for the 2014 National Agricultural Leadership Conference.

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Related Topix: Ames, IA, Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Alpha Zeta, Agriculture, Science

The Washington Evening Journal

Glance Back

The Washington Economic Development Group has been awarded $600,000 in federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Washington County, IA, Riverside, IA, Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Jacoby: Funding vote is 'an attack on UI'

Iowa House Democrats say the Republican majority is playing dirty politics by pitting state universities against each other and endangering a tuition freeze that the Iowa state Board of Regents promised Iowans.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, US News, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa

WHO-AM Des Moines

ISU President Forms VESHIA Task Force

Iowa State University President Steven Leath has appointed a 19 member task force to review the student run VEISHA celebration and make recommendations for its future.

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Related Topix: Ames, IA

South Dakota Newspaper Association

Chet Brokaw to receive Distinguished Service Award

Chet Brokaw, who for more than three decades covered state government and most every major news event in South Dakota as a reporter and correspondent for The Associated Press, will receive South Dakota Newspaper Association's Distinguished Service Award during the group's upcoming convention.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, US Governors, Dennis Daugaard, Journalism, University of Missouri, Pierre, SD

Agri Marketing

ARS' Dr. Boggess Named U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center Director

ARS' DR. BOGGESS NAMED U.S. DAIRY FORAGE RESEARCH CENTER DIRECTOR Apr. 17, 2014 Source: Joint USDA Forage Research Center and Agricultural Research Service news release Dr. Mark Boggess has been selected as the new Director for the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, WI, beginning May 19. He has been with ARS since 2009 as a National ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Mark Polish, Beltsville, MD, Cornell University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Funding Plan Approved by House Gives UI Smaller Increase than Other Schools

Funding Plan Approved by House Gives UI Smaller Increase than Other Schools AP 4-16-14 The state House has approved a plan to raise spending for Iowa's public universities, but the measure would give the University of Iowa less of an increase than that given to Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Students serve their communities during "Global Day of Service"

It's spring break for some students, but that didn't stop them from getting involved to help out the community.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lincoln, NE

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Iowa House approves shift in university funds

DES MOINES, Iowa - The state Senate has rejected a plan from the House that would raise spending for Iowa's public universities but would give the University of Iowa less of an increase than that given to Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa

Alpha Zeta

2014 NALC in Ames, IA

March 27-29, Alpha Zeta members from across the country met in central Iowa for the 2014 National Agricultural Leadership Conference.

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Related Topix: Ames, IA, Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Alpha Zeta, Agriculture, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Glance Back

The Washington Economic Development Group has been awarded $600,000 in federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Washington County, IA, Riverside, IA, Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The Democrat

Emmetsburg School Board Hires Search Firm

The search for a new superintendent to lead the Emmetsburg Community School District will have a decidedly local approach, following action by the Emmetsburg School Board at a special meeting Friday morning, April 11. The board voted unanimously to retain Herzberg and Associates to conduct the search for outgoing Superintendent John Joynt, who will ... (more)

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Related Topix: Emmetsburg, IA, Education Etc., Algona, IA, Plainfield, IA, Charlotte, IA

Mother Jones

Millennials Shunned Hillary in 2008. Her Shadow Campaign Won't Let It Happen Again.

When Hillary Clinton narrowly lost the Democratic nomination in 2008, there was one key voting bloc that derailed her presidential bid: college students and young adults, who threw their support behind Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Iowa, University of Iowa

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Agri Marketing

Iowa Soybean Assn Names Lilienthal Producer Services Director

IOWA SOYBEAN ASSN NAMES LILIENTHAL PRODUCER SERVICES DIRECTOR Apr. 15, 2014 Source: Iowa Soybean Assn news release The Iowa Soybean Association has named Heather Lilienthal director of producer services, effective April 21. Current Director Rex Hoppes is resigning from ISA to farm full-time near Van Meter.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Iowa State University

Iowa Swine Day June 26 to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

[H]ard OCP

Kids Exposed To Violent Video Games Retain Aggressive Behavior

Hang on a second, I could have sworn that last week we heard that sucking at video games was the cause of aggressive behavior? A recent study by researchers at Iowa State University suggests kids who play violent video games will have more aggressive behavior and keep aggressive thoughts regardless of age, gender or parental involvement.

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Iowa City Press-Citizen

Matheson uses real-world experience to teach his classes

Andrew Quillin is convinced he wouldn't be where he is without help from Dan Matheson.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, University of Minnesota

Ag Professional

Been leaf beetle mortality rate predicted highest in 25 years

Figure 1. Predicted overwintering mortality of bean leaf beetle based on accumulated subfreezing temperatures during the winter .

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Related Topix: Weather, Ames, IA

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