Planting Season Begins

Northwest Iowa — One of the sure signs of spring is becoming more visible in northwest Iowa with each passing day. No, I’m not talking about robins, I’m talking about farmers in their field, planting seeds for this crop year. Read more


Top House Republican Says GOP Mental Health Plan Needs ‘Guardrails’

Des Moines, Iowa — House Speaker Pat Grassley says a Senate plan to have the state pay all costs and take over management of the mental health system from regional and county officials needs more work. Senate Republicans want to shift financing of the system from county property taxes to state tax dollars. Read more


Dordt Baseball Splits With Mount Marty

Yankton, South Dakota — The Dordt Defender baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision in game one of its doubleheader followed by a strong outing from Gyeongju Kim and put up eight runs in the first three innings on the way to a 13-8 victory at Mount Marty to get a split of the GPAC doubleheader in Yankton, South Dakota.with Mount Marty on Friday afternoon in Yankton, South Dakota. Read more


4×800 Relay Teams Highlight Drake Relays For Dordt

Des Moines, Iowa — The Dordt men’s 4×800 relay first place finish highlighted day one competition for the Defenders on Friday at the Drake Relays. The quartet of Trey Engen, Payton Mauldin, Cole Zevenbergen and Matthew Van Eps ran a 7:34.57 and was ten seconds better than the NAIA National Automatic qualifying time. Read more