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Farmers market to open for season

By Lucia Tonachel tonachel@grinnell.edu The 2017 Farmers Market season will begin this Thursday, May 11. The Jewel of the Prairie boasts a unique market: not only does it provide a wide variety of goods, it is completely a producer market. This means that all vendors produce the products they sell and consumers have the unusual…

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Dog park to open near PALS

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Dog owners looking for a green space to play with their pets leash-free may soon have a park of their own. The Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS) is planning to build a 2.5 acre private dog park on its property just south of I-80 with construction slated to start this July…

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Iowa politics update: Govenor Branstad to be Trump’s ambassador to China; Lt. Govenor Reynolds to take on govenor’s responsibilites

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu The 2017 Iowa Legislative session may be over but divisive political battles in the Statehouse are continuing to unfold. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller (D) announced in a ruling this week that when a lieutenant governor assumes the office of governor, Iowa’s Constitution will not permit them to appoint their own…

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True Grinnellian: Kelly Edgington

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu Kelly Edgington met her husband on the internet in December of 1999 and moved to Grinnell from Eastern Pennsylvania. She started working for the College in January 2000 and she’s been here ever since. In the Dining Hall, Edgington is a Marketplace Supervisor who works with students every day, which is…

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Camping season kick-off in Iowa state parks

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Fans of the great outdoors will be happy to learn that camping season is once again making its way to Iowa. On Saturday, May 6, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a Camping Kickoff statewide at all of Iowa’s state parks. Almost all state parks across Iowa will…

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100+ People Who Care collective philanthropy

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Grinnell, and Poweshiek County more broadly, have many different organizations working in social justice to help those in need. After realizing that these organizations are frequently underfunded, two couples joined forces to start 100+ People Who Care in Grinnell last December. Al and Donna Ricks and Christine and Dennis Day were…

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Leopold Center for sustainable agriculture loses funding

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Proponents of sustainable agriculture in Iowa were dealt a heavy blow at the end of Iowa’s recently closed legislative session. Iowa State University’s Leopold Center, which has spent the past three decades advocating for sustainable agriculture, fell victim to budget cuts in the Iowa Legislature this year. Mark Rasmussen, Director of…

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True Grinnellian: Katie In

By Riley Murphy murphyri@grinnell.edu Katie In’s ’13 first role in the Grinnell community was as a sociology student at the College with an interest in art and music. Now she works at the Grinnell Area Arts Council in education and operations management, teaching children and keeping books for a hub of art and community in…

20-week abortion ban passes Iowa Senate

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Iowa Senate recently passed Senate File 471, which bans women from receiving abortions after a pregnancy reaches 20 weeks. This bill does not include exemptions even in cases of rape, incest or if the baby will not survive after birth, but does allow abortions in certain circumstances where it has…

13 annual Trans Iowa Bike Race to be held this weekend

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu This Saturday intrepid cyclists will depart from Grinnell at four in the morning for the thirteenth year of the more than 300-mile long, two-day bike race known as Trans Iowa. This race is no casual competition as fewer than one hundred cyclists are allowed to participate every year on a route…