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Clean up of oil spill begins in Northern Iowa

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu A diesel pipeline near Mason City in Northern Iowa spilled 46,830 gallons of diesel fuel on Jan. 25, according to company estimates. Magellan Midstream Partners, the owner and operator of the pipeline, originally estimated 138,600 gallons had spilled in order to ensure an effective response, but has since downgraded their estimate…

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Fashion show with a hearty cause

By Mineta Suzuki suzukimi17@grinnell.edu On Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park, a nonprofit nursing facility, showed off their Iowa fashion flare at the “Go Red for Women Fashion Show.” Eight women will model in the show, proving that the rules of fashion are simple: wear red. “[We host the event]…

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Super Bowl LI

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will face off in Super Bowl Ll this Sunday. With many regarding New England quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have already won four Super Bowl championships together, as two of the greatest coach and quarterback combos of all time, the…

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Iowa Senator proposes pro-machine gun legislation

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu While the events of the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency have the attention of most Grinnell students honed in on Washington, this past November’s elections are having a dramatic impact on public policy at the local level as well. With Republicans now controlling all levels of Iowa government, Republican state…

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Grinnellians protest at Des Moines Women’s March

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Activists from across the state of Iowa flocked to the State Capitol in Des Moines this past Saturday, Jan. 21, to fall in stride with millions of activists worldwide. Mothers, children, grandparents, husbands, friends and strangers alike filled the streets of the city. Many participants wielded homemade posters and banners, while…

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Festival of Trees brightens up downtown Grinnell

By Louise Carhart and Teresa Fleming carhartl17@grinnell.edu, flemingt17@grinnell.edu If you’ve walked in downtown Grinnell since Thanksgiving break ended, you might have noticed the decorated Christmas trees that have sprung up. As part of the Festival of Trees, they were decorated by various groups and businesses around Grinnell and will be on display for most of…