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Iowa Brokerage Head Gets 50 Years For $215M Theft

A judge sentenced Peregrine Financial Group Inc. founder Russ Wasendorf Sr. to 50 years in prison on Thursday for stealing $215 million from investors over 20 years in what a prosecutor called the biggest fraud in Iowa history.

01/31/2013

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USDA: Illinois Drops To No. 4 in Corn Production

Iowa still solidly led the pack with 1.87 billion bushels, followed by Minnesota’s 1.37 billion and Nebraska’s 1.29 billion.

01/11/2013

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For Sale: One Medium-Security Missouri Prison

And yet the former medium-security Bridewell Prison in Bethany, Missouri will hit the auction block at the end of this month.

01/04/2013

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3 Dead After Medical Helicopter Crashes, Bursts Into Flames

A nurse, a paramedic and a pilot died when a medical helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a field in northern Iowa.

01/03/2013

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Iowa Won’t Issue Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants Eligible To Work In US Under Obama Program

Iowa will not issue driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants who are eligible to work in the U.S. under an Obama administration program, transportation officials announced Thursday.

12/27/2012

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Economy Remains Weak in Midwest

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said weakness in nondurable-goods producers, such as food and ethanol makers, combined with worries about the global economy to slow business in the region.

12/03/2012

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3 Deer Use Automatic Doors To Enter Iowa Store

Authorities say three deer that used the automatic entrance doors have left a Kohl’s store in Coralville.

11/23/2012

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Dem Campaign Worker Accused Of Allowing 75-Year-Old Mom To Sign Son’s Ballot Request Form

State criminal investigators continued Monday to look into reports of possible problems with absentee ballots in Muscatine and Floyd counties.

10/29/2012

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Iowa Jeweler Offering Guns With Diamonds

An Iowa jeweler is offering free rifles for husbands-to-be who spend at least $1,999 on an engagement ring at his store near Iowa City.

10/16/2012

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Missouri Drone Protesters Sentenced in Base Trespassing

Brian Terrell and retired minister Ron Faust of suburban Kansas City were found guilty of the misdemeanor offense in September.

10/12/2012

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