COLLINS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa say crews have stopped a leak that sent plumes of dangerous anhydrous ammonia into an area around Collins. Hazardous materials crews were called around 11 a.m. Tuesday to Landus Cooperative, where a 30,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia leaked. A news release by the sheriff’s office says the leak was contained around 1:30 p.m., and the evacuation order lifted. No injuries were reported.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines lawyer working for Iowa Workforce Development as an administrative law judge has been named the new director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she appointed Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona to head the commission responsible for enforcing state civil rights laws designed to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations and education.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says rural Americans embrace immigration when they see it as the solution to their employment needs and a shrinking population. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor discussed his rural economic policy proposal with reporters Tuesday at the Iowa State Fair. Buttigieg says if residents are part of the decision to invite immigrants to their communities, it would change the way they look at things.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A legislative panel has delayed a portion of the new sports gambling rules that would allow the state to collect some the winnings of those who owe child support, back taxes or criminal debt. The Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee on Monday approved a request by the state’s casinos to delay that portion of the rules to allow lawmakers next year to clarify how they want debts collected against sports gambling winnings.