A Guide to the 5 Best Places to Visit in Iowa
Iowa is a Midwestern U.S. state that is situated near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Iowa's landlocked landscape is incredibly diverse, with prairies, woodlands, and rolling hills. The state is also home to a number of interesting attractions, such as the Amana Colonies, the Field of Dreams movie site, and the Grotto of the Redemption. Regardless of your interests, you are sure to find something to love in Iowa.
Dad and daughter turn train caboose into comfortable apartment: "Thrilled with the number of guests"
A retired carpenter teamed up with his daughter from Iowa to bring about an impressive renovation. Together they managed to turn a train caboose into a luxury apartment. And the number of happy guests who got a chance to test it out certainly confirms that it's been a success.
Site of retired Iowa nuclear plant to become state’s biggest solar farm
Representational imageAmerican Public Power Association. Alliant Energy has announced its plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The plan awaits approval from the County’s Technical Review Committee which is scheduled to meet on May 19.
Buy Back offered on invasive Bradford pear trees in Iowa
The Bradford pear tree was introduced to North America in the 1960s from China and Taiwan, brought by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soon the medium-sized landscaping tree became the most popular ornamental tree, prized for its glorious blooms in spring and long-lasting colors in autumn.
RV Travel Channel. Heading north we find a beautiful Danish town Elk Horn, Iowa.
In this RV Travel Channel video, we leave the Walmart in Altoona, Iowa, and head north to Tower Rv Park in Sioux Falls, ND. Along the way, we discover a great little Danish town with an old windmill, Elk Horn, Iowa. So come along for the ride as we discover the back roads of America.
Iowa Senate passes bill creating vouchers for parents to transfer their kids from a public school to a private school
Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate passed an education bill that would allow some public school students to use some of their per-pupil state funding allocation toward tuition or other educational expenses at a private school. SF 2369 would create 10,000 vouchers for those K-12 who want to enroll in a private school for the next school year.
The one billionaire who lives in Iowa
This week Forbes released their annual report of all the billionaires in the world. There are currently 2,688 billionaires around the world. Of those, only one lives in the great state of Iowa.So let's take a look at the Iowa billionaire.
Iowa almanac forecast for April
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Basketball teams pray together when player's grandfather falls ill during game
The play was halted at an Iowa basketball tournament when a player's grandfather suddenly felt ill. The opposing teams made a circle and started praying together in a moving moment that went beyond the competition.
What Happened Iowa?
Laws in Iowa are now creating havoc with the population. This is because Iowa has a law stating that all official state and political documents have to be written in English and no other language. This law is called the Iowa English Language Reaffirmation Act, and it was created in 2002 by Tom Vilsack to assimilate people into the Iowa culture (Arena, 2021). When this law was created, it also stated that English was Iowa’s official language (IDCA, 2020). However, before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Iowa was occupied by the Sauk, Fox, and Winnebago tribes and then later discovered by two French men, falling under the ownership of France (World Travel Guide, 2019). This means that English wasn’t always the language spoken in the state, nor was it the first language of the area.
Book Banning Bill May Appear Before the Iowa State Senate This Session
Iowa state senators are entertaining legislation that could make it a crime for school librarians and teachers to distribute books deemed obscene. State Sen. Jake Chapman, R-Adel, plans to introduce the bill during the Iowa state senate’s current session, which began this week, a Cedar Rapids newspaper reports.