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NOVI, Mich., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that Krista Tanner will join the company on Nov.

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2014-10-09 23:14:08

A fun-filled family day of KIDZMANIA at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge is planned for the second year by Linking Families and Communities and the United Way.

2014-10-08 23:13:10

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2014-10-06 23:09:37

The State of Iowa will get a high tech, integrated EMS and trauma data system from Minnesota-based ImageTrend, Inc.

2014-10-03 23:03:48

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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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