State News with Radio Iowa


A candy bar made in northwest Iowa could making its way into one of the items served at Dairy Queen shops across the country. A new Bing Candy Bar Blizzard was supposed to be introduced locally Wednesday as a fundraiser for the Siouxland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. But, DQ spokesperson Ashley Schoenrock said the […]
A $9 million project on the Iowa Central Community College campus in Fort Dodge is getting a big boost from a local family. Bill Greehey is the former CEO of Valero Energy. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas, but he’s a 1954 graduate of Fort Dodge High School. Greehey’s Family Foundation is donating $3 […]
An Iowa State University study finds there’s a good chance the fresh vegetables in your refrigerator will end up in the garbage instead of on your plate and in your tummy. Ruth Litchfield, an ISU professor of food service and human nutrition, says the average American tosses out 20 pounds of food every month. “We’re […]
Iowa City Police are asking for help in finding a man who allegedly offered to expose himself to young girls. Police say three girls ages, nine, ten and 11 were walking on a street on the east side of the city when they say a four-door red car drove up slowly. The girls say the […]
A cattle industry analyst says this spring’s unexpected cattle market turnaround bodes well for the future of the industry. Nevil Speer, CEO of Agri-Clear, was the keynote speaker at an Iowa Cattlemen’s Association regional BeefMeet event in Creston this week. He says the fact that this spring’s cattle market rally was driven by increased consumer […]