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2014-05-27 16:25:04

Blue Bunny helps Make-A-Wish® grant wishes LE MARS, Iowa, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Blue Bunny, we make more than just ice cream. We set the stage for great stories to unfold and laughter to be shared. We help bring smiles to those who sometimes need it most. Blue Bunny is continuing its cause alliance with Make-A-Wish in 2014 to help make more wishes come true. Since the start of the relationship in 2013, Blue Bunny has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 100 wishes to...

2014-05-20 23:12:03

Nonprofits Puppy Jake Foundation, Battleship IOWA, Hope For The Warriors to Honor Local Military and Military Families Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® is excited to announce the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration to be hosted in Los Angeles on July 24, 2014 aboard the Battleship IOWA. The guest host for the evening will be Gary Sinise, actor, military advocate, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Proceeds from the evening will benefit nonprofits...

2014-05-14 16:26:07

GREENFIELD, Minn., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chief Sales Officer, Keith Schwartz, announced today the Vice President of Sweepstakes for Skybridge Americas -- Robert Borman. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140514/87720) "Robert's 25 years in the sweepstakes industry will add experience and credibility to our team. His expertise in program strategy, optimization, legal compliance and risk management; as well as execution in traditional, digital, social media and...

2014-05-13 23:09:04

The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations, will offer two Scrum certification classes: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) June 16-19, 2014 at the Hampton Inn & Suites – Ankeny location. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations, will offer two Scrum certification classes: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) June...

2014-05-13 16:23:19

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Alliant Energy's Iowa utility, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), has declared dividends for its preferred stock shareowners of record on May 30, 2014. The dividends, which are payable on June 16, 2014, are as follows: $0.31875 per share on the 5.1% Series D Cumulative Preferred Stock http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020405/LNTLOGO About Alliant Energy - IPL Alliant Energy Corporation's...

2014-05-08 12:26:56

Lead sponsorship on Indy 500 car to raise awareness of the Wynn Institute's vision research IOWA CITY, Iowa, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research announced that Lazier Partners Racing and supporters have partnered to raise awareness for the institute's research by providing the lead sponsorship of an Indianapolis 500 race car. Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, will drive the No. 91 University of Iowa...

2014-05-08 12:23:51

Company Continues Emphasis of Acquiring Quality Renewable Energy Assets; Portfolio Will Now Include 5 Projects in Minnesota and Iowa PIPESTONE, Minn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL, the "Company"), a leading provider of clean energy solutions and a leader in community wind power development, announced today that the Company, through its Juhl Renewable Assets, Inc. ("JRAI") division, recently reached a definitive agreement to acquire two operating wind...

2014-05-03 23:01:48

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Iowa. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 62 contracting opportunities in Iowa. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Iowa. Currently after reviewing the...

2014-05-01 23:02:35

Ag Specialist Uses Her Communication Skills to Promote Biotech Solutions Ames, Iowa (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) announces that the prestigious 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award goes to Alison Van Eenennaam, an honored faculty member at the University of California, Davis. Nominees must demonstrate an ability to communicate by written material; public presentations; and/or the use of television, radio, or other social media. Van...

2014-04-30 23:05:44

It's a family affair at the Fort Frenzy Grand Opening on May 16th through the 18th, and search lights will be announcing it across the skies. Fort Dodge, IA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Outdoor attractions will include the ultimate road track and allow the competitive rush of car racing against a fleet of 30 electric go-karts on an awesome outdoor 850+ foot banked race track. Make a splash with the summer’s hottest and only Bumper Boats in the region and then head over to their Water...


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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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  • Licking.
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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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