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No. 14 Iowa State looks to bounce back against winless UNLV

Sep. 16, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa State opened the season ranked seventh and with national championship aspirations. But a rather sluggish 16-10 win over Northern Iowa in the season-opener and a 27-17 setback to rival Iowa last week has left the 14th-ranked Cyclones looking just...

No. 14 Iowa St looks to bounce back in Vegas vs. UNLV

Sep. 16, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

No. 14 Iowa State (1-1) at UNLV (0-2), Saturday at 10:36 p.m. EDT (CBS Sports Network). Line: Iowa State by 31 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Iowa State leads 4-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Plan proposes big changes in Iowa's congressional districts

Sep. 16, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s four congressional districts would include two that lean heavily toward Republicans, one that favors Democrats and one that both parties would have a chance at winning under proposed redistricting maps released Thursday by a nonpartisan agency. ...

Iowa Greyhound Park to close following shortened 2022 season

Sep. 16, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The last remaining dog-racing park in Iowa is closing amid a shortage of available greyhounds and the overall collapse of the racing industry. The Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque is hoping for one last season in 2022, The Telegraph Herald reports. ...

Plant to pretreat animal fats for renewable fuel industry

Sep. 16, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DAKOTA CITY, Nebraska (AP) — Construction is starting on a Nebraska plant that will pretreat animal fat for eventual conversion into renewable diesel fuel. The JST Global facility is a joint venture between Tyson Foods’ and Jacob Stern & Sons. It will be built on...

No. 5 Iowa hosts Kent State following wins over ranked foes

Sep. 16, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

Kent State (1-1) at No. 5 Iowa (2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (Big Ten Network). Line: Iowa by 22 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Iowa leads 2-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Iowa is coming off...

No. 5 Hawkeyes face Kent State in matchup of top defenses

Sep. 16, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa fans are excited about the Hawkeyes' highest ranking in six years. Coach Kirk Ferentz, predictably, is not. The Hawks (2-0) go into their home game against Kent State on Saturday ranked No. 5 after knocking off Top 25 opponents Indiana and...

Iowa may receive 695 Afghan evacuees for resettlement

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

Iowa is expected to receive 695 Afghan evacuees from the first group of arrivals to be resettled in the United States. The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many of the nearly 37,000...

Iowa posts 64 more COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to rise

Sep. 15, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases in Iowa in the past seven days surged 51% compared to the previous week, and new COVID-19 hospital admissions also increased along with the number of patients requiring intensive care, the state Department of Public Health reported...

Iowa State University gets $42M gift for new facility

Sep. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University alumni have provided a $42 million gift commitment to build a new facility for industrial engineering students. C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen's gift to the university's Department of Industrial and...