Hawarden, Iowa — This past weekend is typically the busiest for tree farms across Iowa, as families shift their focus from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Robin Miller works at the T-and-S Christmas Tree Farm in rural Hawarden, which offers cut-your-own pines, firs and spruces. Miller says real, not artificial, trees make a beautiful centerpiece for your home during the holidays.Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — The 2019 Sheldon United Fund Drive continues to need your donations.
Ames, Iowa — An Iowa State University study finds two out of five young adults — both attending and not attending college — have at least one substance use disorder. ISU psychology Professor Brooke Arterberry says researchers also discovered just one in every 100 college students with the disorder are able to quit, mostly because few young people seek help.
Substances included in the study were alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, and prescription drugs. More than 3,200 young adults were surveyed. Arterberry says it’s stunning so few young people seek treatment, especially college students who often have free addiction resources on campus.
A substance use disorder is defined as a medical condition in which the use of one or more substances leads to a clinically significant impairment or distress. The study was published in the Journal of American College Health.
Ames, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension experts say honey bees are facing tough times. Colonies of these pollinators are being lost at an unprecedented rate, and some are blaming farming practices, in particular, the intensive corn and soybean production systems in the Midwest. Read more
Sioux Falls, SD — A Rock Rapids retailer will be under new ownership, come 2020. Read more
Chamberlain, South Dakota — Nine people are dead after a plane crash near the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. Read more