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Gov. Branstad’s remarks from today’s media conference call PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tim Albrecht   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:24

(DES MOINES) – The office of Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the governor’s prepared statement from today’s media conference call.


The remarks, as prepared for delivery, were as follows:


Good evening, or should I say, good morning in Iowa. Director Durham and I are calling you from Iowa’s sister state in China, the Province of Hebei, and it is 10:15 P.M. here in China. We just finished our last full day of our trade mission and are headed back to Iowa tomorrow. Our trade mission has been extremely productive with visits to the four cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Baoding City and Shijiazhuang, all in four days.


The focus of this trade mission has been on promoting Iowa’s global partnership with China, especially in the areas of expanded trade and direct investment in Iowa. Throughout the trip, we have had numerous business meetings with current purchasers of Iowa exports or potential business partners.


Earlier this week, I also lead a group of U.S. governors in a governors’ forum with five Chinese governors through the National Governors Association. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Governor Bob McDonnell were the participating governors from the United States.


On Monday, I also had the tremendous honor of being the first governor from the United States to meet China’s new President, Xi Jinping. Our meeting lasted over 45 minutes. President Xi spoke highly of his history with the state and the people of Iowa. He even recalled the menu from the state dinner we held on February 15, 2012, and the delicious corn, soybean, pork and beef that we ate.


We also discussed the importance of continued partnerships between the people of Iowa and the people of China. As the new leader of China, a country of over 1.3 billion people, we know that this meeting and our partnership with China will be very beneficial as we look to the future, especially in the areas of trade and economic partnership.


Lastly, we also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Iowa-Hebei sister state relationship. I signed the original agreement in 1983 establishing the sister state relationship between the state of Iowa and Hebei province. It was an honor to recognize this anniversary 30 years later in Hebei.

It is no secret that this sister state relationship has been very beneficial to the people of Iowa and we look forward to more success in the future with this unique partnership. And now, I would be happy to answer your questions.



Naomi Iltis Serves on the Student Activities Council at Concordia University, Nebraska PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenny Hammond   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:00

SEWARD, NE (04/12/2013)(readMedia)-- Naomi Iltis, a sophomore from Le Claire, Iowa, is a member of the Student Activities Council (SAC) at Concordia University, Nebraska for the 2012-2013 school year. SAC members plan and implement activities to entertain and promote the social and spiritual well-being of the student community with dances, holiday activities, musicians, comedians, bands, games, and Homecoming and Spring Weekend activities. SAC is affiliated with the National Association for Campus-Activities.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully-accredited, coeducation university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit

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Iowa Supreme Court Opinions April 12, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judical Branch   
Monday, 15 April 2013 07:42
Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.

Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format. Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note: To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed. PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document. For more information about PDF read: Using the Adobe Reader.

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NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.

No. 11–0472


No. 11–1543


No. 12–0344


Apocalyptic Laughs at the QC Theatre Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCTW   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:27

Laugh your way through the apocalypse at...BOOM! Exploding May 2013.

Featuring:  Angela Elliott, Thomas Alan Taylor, and Jessica Denney

Socially inept grad student Jules knows a little something about the approaching apocalypse. Through his clever planning and a carefully-worded online personal ad luring undergrad Jo to his subterranean research lab, Jules is ready to repopulate the human race. Unfortunately, Jo has no interest in motherhood, and Jules is gay.

Will these two mismatched souls pull it together in time to save the human race? What's the deal with that fish in the aquarium? And just who is that mysterious woman pulling levers and banging on drums?

Find out beginning May 2nd!

As always, admission is "Pay What It's Worth"!
When you visit the Workshop, you see the show first, then pay on your way out based on what the theatrical experience was worth to you. This policy is an expression of our most deeply-held beliefs: Everyone should have access to theatre. And everyone should have a voice in their theatrical community.

We want to hear from you in many ways: conversations before and after the show, feedback on our facebook page, and yes...even by how much you decide to pay for your evening of entertainment. So make your reservation now, come on by and enjoy the show, and hang around afterward and say "Hi"! 

Performances: May 2nd - May 18th
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Play begins at 7:30pm

We'll see you at the show!

Digging for "Gold" at John Deere Middle School this weekend! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:23
60 John Deere Middle Schoolers are going on a treasure hunt this weekend looking for $300.00 in gold and silver in their backyard

(Moline, IL)  Four fields near the school will be filled with dimes and nickels Saturday morning and by using metal detectors the kids are going to get rich!  It’s all about learning map skills, soil science, writing, data analysis, and graphing when they look for “gold” underground.  The Lights ON for Learning students are calling themselves the “Spartan Treasure Hunters” and the media is invited to interview them, their parents, and the sponsors—they can even hunt!

According to the Site Coordinators of the Lights ON for Learning grant, Chad Potter, the program was developed out of a partnership among the Lights On 21st Century, John Deere Middle,  Minelab USA (which is providing the metal detectors) and Chuck Smalley at SW Supplies and Prospecting.

***The hunt is being held at the John Deere Middle School in Moline (2035 11th Street) on Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 am.  The media is invited to witness the hunt in which the students will be using metal detectors to the find hidden treasures.

In addition to the hunt Potter says there will be a “Try It” station which is a mini clinic about metal detecting as a hobby put on by Minelab USA representatives for parents and teachers.  Students will participate in one of four "seeded" hunts to find coins and other interesting items.  There will also be a number of presentations related to the metal detecting hobby.  Potter says the school is going to create a metal detecting club after this initial venture.


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