MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MINNESOTA (February 21, 2020) — The following students have been named to the 2019 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced today.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade-point average.


Bettendorf, IA

Yash Singh, Sophomore, College of Sci and Engineering

IOWA CITY, IOWA (February 21, 2020) — Aaron Silva of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722) was one of 24 students at the University of Iowa who were awarded cash prizes after successfully sharing their idea in two minute or less in four uniquely-focused "IdeaStorm" competitions staged in early February at various locations on the UI campus.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 20, 2020) — As Iowa girls battle for a ticket to the state basketball tournament, Iowa PBS is preparing to provide live coverage of the championship action, victories and heartache.


MONMOUTH, ILL. (02/20/2020) — The world of the stage can be simplified to two types of productions — tragedies and comedies. Monmouth College's February 27-March 1 production of British playwright Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound falls squarely into the latter category.

LENEXA, KANSAS (February 20, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 20, 2020) — VanDerGinst Law PC has filed a class action lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Conair Corporation seeking to recover damages for injuries sustained while using its Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Styler, Series 259Y. The lawsuit alleges that Conair Corporation was aware of defects in the product which cause it to spark and/or catch fire and that it failed to warn users of the defect or the potential for injury.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2020) — Representative Dave Loebsack announced today that high-school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now begin to submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition is hosted by the United States House of Representatives to recognize talented young artists from across the nation.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2020) — According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget would reduce debt from 80 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) today to 66 percent by 2030 and reduce deficits from $1.1 trillion (4.9 percent of GDP) in 2020 to $261 billion (0.7 percent) in 2030.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will help rural water systems face the challenges of aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs, limited management-capacity, and declining rate-bases. Through this MOA, USDA and EPA will conduct joint activities to help rural water systems continue to provide access to safe drinking water.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (February 20, 2020) — Eighty-seven University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from football (31), women's soccer (19), women's cross country (16), field hockey (11), men's cross country (7), and volleyball (3).

Isabella Blackman of Bettendorf , IA 52722 [Major: Finance; Sport: women's soccer]