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You Cannot Legally Do What in Your Car Here in Iowa?

If you're planning to see the state of Iowa this spring (assuming spring ever arrives), you may wish to save money and sleep in your car. It's not ideal, but it's cheap, right? Well, there are a few unique rules when it comes to sleeping in your car as it pertains to the state of Iowa. So be sure you know what these rules are before you crash... poor choice of words, sorry. Before you sleep in your vehicle.
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Iowa farmers fear Biden's electric vehicle push

President Joe Biden's push for more Americans to use electric vehicles is creating angst amongst some Iowa ethanol advocates who argue the single-track goal could come at environmental and economic costs.Why it matters: Electric vehicles create more competition at the gas pump, potentially hurting Iowa farmers' pockets who rely on corn and ethanol sales.But we also need more drastic steps towards slowing climate change.Driving the news: This month, Biden released an infrastructure plan that aggressively pushes electric vehicles as a way to cut carbon emissions and boost domestic car and battery manufacturing.It sets a goal that 50% of all new...
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Historic steam engine takes Iowans on special holiday rides

An authentic steam locomotive will chug into downtown Des Moines this morning, pulling several century-old passenger cars that will soon be filled with kids, parents and grandparents who love old trains. Ellen Lawson, spokeswoman for the Central Iowa Steam Preservation Association, says the QJ-class “Iowa Bolt” locomotive will be making...
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Central students win Grand Champion Tractor at Iowa State Fair

It was a restoration project that started with a tractor frame, boxes and buckets of parts and a desire to bring new life to old things. It ended with Central students Daniel Royer and Tristan Weigand winning Grand Champion Chapter Tractor at the Iowa State Fair, for the 1938 Farmall F20 they restored together.

Speeding crackdown in Iowa on Thursday

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol says it is going to be cracking down on speeding Thursday. A special traffic enforcement initiative will be conducted during what the State Patrol called “one of the most deadly” time periods on Iowa roads in the last 10 years. The State...

Iowa, Nebraska companies fined for diesel emission tampering

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined companies in Iowa and Nebraska for tampering with emission controls in vehicles. The EPA announced Tuesday that diesel repair shop Midwest Truck Products of Cantril, Iowa, will pay a $75,000 penalty. South Central Diesel Inc. of Holdrege, Nebraska, will pay a $50,954 fine. The...

Major expansion planned for North Iowa RV dealer

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Lichtsinn RV says it will more than double the size of its current facility in Forest City. The company says the expansion will include a large indoor RV showroom and fixed operations improvements featuring additional service bays, a large indoor parts warehouse and shipping center, and increased parts retail space. Lichtsinn RV says it is also expanding the camping facilities east of the dealership.

CVMA IA Chapter 39-4 Hosting 9/11 Remembrance Ride

We all remember where we were on September 11th, 2001. Whether we were at school, work, or at home with our families, it is a day none of us will soon forget. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of this iconic day and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Iowa Chapter 39-4 is doing its part to make the most of it.

This Iowa man carves the cutest wooden tractors you’ve ever seen

This story originally featured on The Drive. Everybody has their own preferred way of passing time. Some people enjoy painting, others cooking, and others love crocheting motorcycles and stuff. However, one of the more popular pursuits recently—given lockdowns and all—has been wood carving. That’s the hobby of choice for Jim DeBoer of Orange City, Iowa, who has been carving stuff since before it was cool, and his decades of craftsmanship shine bright in his expertly-built John Deere equipment replicas.

Amazing Classic Car Auction in Central Iowa This Weekend [PHOTOS]

When I saw the pictures of the cars that are going to be auctioned off in central Iowa this weekend, I knew I had to share them with the car-lovers of Iowa. There are over 60 classics being auctioned. Here are photos of many of them, along with details on who will benefit from the sale. You'll love that most of all.

CATCH Auto Parts Swap Meet, Renaissance Fair, World Food/Music Festival & Iowa Dog Jog in Des Moines this week!

Brock Konrad from Catch Des Moines fills us in on several great things happening around the Des Moines area including FREE Admission events like the World Food & Music Festival and the Des Moines Auto Parts Swap Meet. Other events include the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow & the Animal Rescue League's Iowa Dog Jog! Find out more at

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Evening Canoe Float is September 19th at Lake Catherine

The Winnebago County Conservation Board is once again hosting its extremely popular Evening Canoe Float on September 19th. From 6 pm to 8 pm that evening, members of the community have the chance to paddle for free around Lake Catherine in Thorpe Park. Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls explains. Participants...

Iowa Family Auctioning Classic Cars This Weekend

There are some fantastic rides going to new owners…. Attention classic car collectors who can get to Iowa this Saturday: a large group of vehicles will be auctioned off in Williams. The Hemken Classic Collection was amassed by Daryl Hemken over the course of decades. Now, all the amazing American and European classic cars will be going to new homes, and it’s for a good cause.