SHEFFIELD — West Fork School District officials are planning to cut property tax collections after a review found the district had been collecting too much money. A tax levy error caused the district to collect nearly $340,000 too much since 2013 from property taxpayers. Superintendent Darrin Strike said Monday the error stemmed from entering a
SWALEDALE — A seat on the Swaledale City Council has been filled after the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors today drew the winner from the election held earlier this month. The Swaledale council had three open council seats, with John Bonner and Troy Smeby being the only ones being on the ballot, meaning the
DES MOINES — A new Quinnipiac University poll finds businessman Donald Trump has the support of 25 percent of likely Iowa Republican Caucus goers and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has 23 percent. Peter Brown, the assistant director of the poll, says support for Cruz has more than doubled in the past four weeks. “Senator Cruz
AMES — An Iowa State University economist says the signs are pointing to an average holiday season for retailers this year. Dave Swenson says the analysis he’s seen don’t predict any big swings in shopping. “Most people who are looking at the Iowa economy say it’s looking steady and a lot like last year,” Swenson
MASON CITY — Gas prices are below two-dollars a gallon in many locations as Iowans prepare to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Triple-A Iowa spokesperson Rose White says motorists are thankful for pump prices that haven’t been seen in 7 years. “Approximately 42-million Americans are expected to take a road trip this
In an effort to collect as much information as it can on proposed rules on railroad performance data reporting, the Surface Transportation Board earlier this month announced it will waive its prohibition on ex parte communications.
Congress last week passed legislation to extend the deadline for implementing positive train control by three years, to Dec. 31, 2018. The extension was welcome news to the rail industry, which had threatened slowdowns and/or shutdowns if the PTC deadline was not extended.