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Heelan tops Webster City in regional semifinal

SIOUX CITY – Bishop Heelan turned back Webster City 56-46 in an Iowa Class 4A girls regional basketball semifinal Saturday at Heelan, setting up a matchup with Le Mars on Tuesday for a trip to ... More Info...

Sioux City man pleads not guilty in death of Hinton, IA woman

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a Hinton, Iowa, woman at a Sioux City hotel. Twenty-nine-year-old Jordan Henry has also pleaded ... More Info...

Real estate company to restore historic Sioux City hotel

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — After decades of failed attempts, work has begun on a $73 million project to restore a once elegant but long abandoned hotel in Sioux City. Developer Lew Weinberg and real esta... More Info...

Sioux City selected to keep NAIA women's tourney through 2024

The NAIA announced that Sioux City, Iowa, and the Tyson Events Center would become the host of the 2021 NAIA women's basketball national tournament on Thursday. The first women's basketball championsh... More Info...

WATCH: Hairball band member catches fire on stage in Iowa ... and keeps playing

WATCH: Hairball band member catches fire on stage in Iowa ... and keeps playing The arena rock tribute Hairball played Sioux City last week and things got, well, toasty. Check out this story on desmoi... More Info...

Sioux City Journal editorial: Iowa should get tougher on abuse of animals

In the Animal Legal Defense Fund's 2018 annual ranking of states for animal protection laws, only Mississippi and Kentucky rate lower than Iowa. Our state can and should do better. One step in the ... More Info...

Nebraska woman gets another start date for Sioux City murder trial

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge has granted another trial delay for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa. The trial of 21-year-old Melissa Camargo-Flores was sche... More Info...

Possible Democratic presidential candidate Hickenlooper sets Sioux City event

SIOUX CITY -- Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will make three stops in western Iowa on Feb. 23, beginning with an event at a coffee shop in Sioux City. Hickenlooper just ended eight years ... More Info...

Wintry weather brings hazardous driving conditions in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KWWL) — Wintry weather in Sioux City brought snow, strong winds, sub-zero temperatures and hazardous driving conditions. Many schools in the area started late or canceled ... More Info...

Stone takes second at Sioux City Open

His time in the consolation semifinal didn’t last much longer, as he was pinned in 1:25 by Kaden Sauer of Iowa State. Results SaturdayDave Edmonds Sioux City Open133: Quarterfinal - Brandon Carroll (A... More Info...

McFeely: Fargo will be more like South Sioux City, Neb., if climate change isn't

Summers in South Sioux City are 4.4 degrees warmer and 20.1 percent wetter ... Grand Forks' climate will resemble that of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bismarck and Minot will be like Mitchell, S.D. The climate ... More Info...

Western Iowa Tech and Wayne State College team up to make transferring easier fo

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)- Western Iowa Tech Community College and Wayne State College announce a new articulation agreement between the two colleges. The presidents of each school signed the agreement ... More Info...


3 White Tractors Sold Today on Illinois Farm Auction

Machinery Pete reports on (3) White tractors sold on a farm auction today (February 16, 2019) in Canton, IL. Sale by Sullivan Auctioneers. A 1983 White 4-210 4WD tractor sold for the 2nd highest auction sale price in 16 years More Info...

There has been some drama in the cattle market lately because of the d

There has been some drama in the cattle market lately because of the delay in USDA reporting, poor winter weather and trade uncertainties. More Info...

As farmers prepare to plant, some are sitting on old crop they've yet

As farmers prepare to plant, some are sitting on old crop they've yet to sell. So, what do you need to know if you still have crop in the bin? Also, what should you be prepared to ask your banker during lending season? More Info...

With President’s Day on Monday, the grain markets face a three-day wee

With President’s Day on Monday, the grain markets face a three-day weekend. This normally means excitement for the markets.  More Info...

Farm Journal PORK's editor Jennifer Shike heads out to her first morta

Farm Journal PORK's editor Jennifer Shike heads out to her first mortality composting seminar. More Info...

Winter Grind

The commodity markets had a bit of SAD this week, the seasonal affective disorder tied to lack of daylight and melatonin. The stock markets were full of sunshiny optimism, even ignoring a lousy retail sales report because they assumed (as we did) that there is some faulty data in there. Not so the g [...] More Info...

Farmers must have a goal of being a high-revenue and low-cost operatio

Farmers must have a goal of being a high-revenue and low-cost operation.  More Info...

A North Carolina agriculture asset management firm has purchased Yakim

A North Carolina agriculture asset management firm has purchased Yakima Valley, Washington-based apple companies Legacy Fruit Packers, Valley Fruit and Larson Fruit Co. More Info...

This week, USDA sent a wave of confusion through farm country when the

This week, USDA sent a wave of confusion through farm country when the Office of the Chief Economist released the agency’s 2019 long-term farm income forecast data. More Info...

An increase in wild hog sightings in Kentucky and Tennessee has state

An increase in wild hog sightings in Kentucky and Tennessee has state wildlife agencies looking for new eradication methods. More Info...

President Trump ignited a new firestorm after signing a spending bill

President Trump ignited a new firestorm after signing a spending bill to keep the government open. More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: John Deere 8230

This tractor sold at a west-central Illinois farm auction. More Info...

Social media has been full of MEME and cartoons that are poking fun at

Social media has been full of MEME and cartoons that are poking fun at the “farting cows” mention in the Green New Deal’s FAQ sheet. More Info...

A new KC Fed Ag Credit Survey says farmland values held steady in the

A new KC Fed Ag Credit Survey says farmland values held steady in the fourth quarter last year. More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman says we've seen big changes in the drought

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman says we've seen big changes in the drought monitor map over the last four weeks. More Info...

New dollar figures are in when it comes to the trade war.

New dollar figures are in when it comes to the trade war. More Info...

Beer drinkers around the country will be toasting farmers on Feb. 15 a

Beer drinkers around the country will be toasting farmers on Feb. 15 as a thank you to their hard work and dedication. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Tyson Redpath of the Russell Gro

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Tyson Redpath of the Russell Group and farmer Brad Nelson of Minnesota about President Trump signing a national emergency to fund a wall, ethanol and more. More Info...

It’s a tough year. While farm bankruptcies might not be soaring as the

It’s a tough year. While farm bankruptcies might not be soaring as the Wall Street Journal suggested in a recent article, they are on the rise in certain areas. More Info...

Two recent purchases of Washington state growers and packers of apples

Two recent purchases of Washington state growers and packers of apples and other tree fruit signal a trend that will continue, according to industry and financial experts. More Info...

A group of 14 U.S. senators and 25 members of Congress are urging the

A group of 14 U.S. senators and 25 members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to include fresh potatoes in trade talks with China. More Info...

A court-appointed investigator is counting cattle and identifying owne

A court-appointed investigator is counting cattle and identifying owners in a multi-million dollar South Dakota foreclosure case. More Info...

A cattle buyer in Ohio could face one year in prison for selling a cal

A cattle buyer in Ohio could face one year in prison for selling a calf to slaughter that was treated with antibiotics, and may face another five years for lying to federal agents. More Info...

U.S. farmers, struggling with global trade disputes, are getting sting

U.S. farmers, struggling with global trade disputes, are getting stingier on spending, and that apparently includes Deere & Co.’s iconic yellow and green tractors and combines. More Info...

Farmers share their opinions on drug testing and cannabis.

Farmers share their opinions on drug testing and cannabis. More Info...

The sale of Kane Beef is scheduled to close Feb. 22, 2019, and operati

The sale of Kane Beef is scheduled to close Feb. 22, 2019, and operations are expected to resume "as soon as practical," the new owner says. More Info...

With the market lacking for new fundamental news, in spite of the gove

With the market lacking for new fundamental news, in spite of the government being back in business, I thought a look at the current price charts would be interesting. More Info...

The same storyline continues for farmland values: stable. But could va

The same storyline continues for farmland values: stable. But could values be headed South? More Info...

Ken Ferrie's tips on maximizing yield.

Ken Ferrie's tips on maximizing yield. More Info...

A statement from the White House was released following two days of ta

A statement from the White House was released following two days of talks in Beijing between U.S. and Chinese officials: More Info...

George Washington: Our Founding Farmer

“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” So goes the famous quote from President Washington's eulogy in 1799. I'd love to add "first in farming" to it. More Info...

The former owner of a dairy farm in southern Washington state has agre

The former owner of a dairy farm in southern Washington state has agreed to pay $20,000 to a drinking water project to settle a federal lawsuit. More Info...

Remembering a Record Setting John Deere 4955 From Michigan

At the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY today Machinery Pete runs into the grandson of Mark Fetterly whose 1989 John Deere 4955 tractor sold for a then record high auction sale price 7 years ago on his farm retirement auction in Monroe, MI More Info...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting California and New Y

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting California and New York businesses from operating in the industry, including meal kit company Chef’d, which closed abruptly last July when it ran out of funds. More Info...

South-central Iowa authorities are investigating after dozens of head

South-central Iowa authorities are investigating after dozens of head of cattle were found starved to death on property near Osceola. More Info...

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday.

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Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

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U.S. President Trump receives update on China trade talks

President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal.

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College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food and medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.

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Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.

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Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.

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Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

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Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday.

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Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

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College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to history in the "Camelot" White House, married a prince and counted Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Rudolf Nureyev as friends in a star-studded life, has died at the age of 85, according to U.S. media reports.

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Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.

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Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.

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Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

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Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday.

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Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released

Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police said.

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Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Marjorie Roseberry, 98, Milford, Iowa

Marjorie was born on February 8, 1921 and passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Marjorie was a resident of Milford, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Marlene Hart, Beemer, Nebraska

Marlene passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. Marlene was a resident of Beemer, Nebraska at the time of passing. More Info...

Ruth C. Rebhuhn, 86, Albert City, Iowa

Ruth was born on August 22, 1932 and passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. Ruth was a resident of Albert City, Iowa at the time of passing. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. Interment will be at a later date in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Albert City.... More Info...

AnnJeanette O. Lee, 85, Avoca, Iowa

AnnJeanette was born on March 21, 1933 and passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. AnnJeanette was a resident of Avoca, Iowa at the time of passing. She graduated from Alden, Minnesota High School in 1951. More Info...

Rob Louderback, 60, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Rob was born on July 12, 1958 and passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. Rob was a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Diana Miller, Canton, South Dakota

Diana passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. Diana was a resident of Canton, South Dakota at the time of passing. Services will be held at a later date. More Info...

Sally Jo Burmeister, 76, Harlan, Iowa

Sally was born on May 23, 1942 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Sally was a resident of Harlan, Iowa at the time of passing. Sally Jo Burmeister (February 14, 2019) Posted on February 15, 2019 BJFH May 23, 1942 ~ February 14, 2019 VISITATION DETAILS Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00-11:00 AM Immanuel Lutheran Church Harlan, IA (get directions) Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:00 AM Immanuel Lutheran Church Harlan, IA (get directions) SURVIVORS Husband - James Burmeister of... More Info...

Roger Dean Furne, 76, Battle Creek, Iowa

Roger was born on April 6, 1942 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Roger was a resident of Battle Creek, Iowa at the time of passing. Roger grew up in Battle Creek and attended Battle Creek Public School. On August 3, 1966, Roger was drafted into the United States Army. A Private Family Committal Service will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. More Info...

Carol Bakke, 81, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Carol was born on August 5, 1937 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Carol was a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Becky Norman, 75, Milford, Iowa

Becky was born on February 1, 1944 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Becky was a resident of Milford, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Vern Darrell Knudsen, 95, Kingsley, Iowa

Vern was born on July 11, 1923 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Vern was a resident of Kingsley, Iowa at the time of passing. He attended Kingsley country schools. More Info...

Guy Hopkins, 69, Salix, Iowa

Guy was born on March 4, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Guy was a resident of Salix, Iowa at the time of passing. He grew up and attended school in Sloan, graduating from Westwood High School in 1967, saying he checked to make sure it was signed before leaving the stage. More Info...

Roger K. Frisbie, 88, Cherokee, Iowa

Roger was born on January 17, 1931 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Roger was a resident of Cherokee, Iowa at the time of passing. He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1949 and then attended the University of Iowa for two years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 18 th , at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee, Iowa. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the... More Info...

Dwane H. Netsch, 90, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Dwane was born on April 26, 1928 and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Dwane was a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa at the time of passing. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will be held at later date in the Laurens Cemetery in Laurens, IA. More Info...

Charles E. Thomas, 74, Laurel, Nebraska

Charles passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Charles was a resident of Laurel, Nebraska at the time of passing. Funeral services are pending at the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, NE. More Info...