The federal commission that regulates the U.S. futures trading industry has permanently barred the accountant who audited Russell Wasendorf’s Peregrine Financial Group in Cedar Falls and did not discover his fraud scheme. Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren reports.
Danny Moulds owns Kris Kringle’s Trees just north of Cedar Falls. He says the hot dry summer took a harsh toll on newly planted seedlings. He says he lost around 15 thousand Christmas trees on his 46 acre farm.
Had those young trees survived they would have been ready for harvest in 2019. Because the drought was so widespread, Iowa Department of Natural Resources District Forester Mark Vitosh says it may be harder to find the more popular varieties in the future.
A crowd of nearly one thousand packed a gymnasium at the University of Northern Iowa Friday afternoon to hear Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan tell them why he and Mitt Romney should lead the country.
A town that is home to a college or university is always changing. There are always new students, new faculty, new staff, and the population ebbs and flows from semester to semester. On today's "Talk of Iowa" we continue our summer series on Iowa towns and cities with a look at college towns. The pros, the cons, the economics and the history.