May 14, 2024 - News

The Ear: Catch up on the news

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🫡 UI women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder announced her retirement. Longtime assistant coach Jan Jensen was named her successor. (WHO-13)

🔥 Des Moines' air quality is expected to decline from good to a moderate level of concern today, due to the Canadian wildfires. (Des Moines Register)

🚴‍♂️ A new biking initiative will provide free entry on the last day of the Principal Charity Classic next month. (WOI-TV)

👩‍⚕️ A DSM nurse practitioner paid nearly $53,000 to settle claims that she participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

⭐️ The aurora borealis interrupted some Iowa farmers' work by disrupting tractors' GPS signals. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)


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