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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 8 items )  

Corps Awards $5.2 Million Contract to Improve Conway Lake
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Sept. 7 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $5.2 million contract to Kaiyuh Services, LLC, of Anchorage, Alaska, July 18, to begin constructing a habitat restoration project in Conway Lake, near Lansing, Iowa. The completed project will restore lost and diminished fish and wildlife habitat in Pool 9. A majority of the construction will include creating floodplain forests and b  more

Council Bluffs Woman Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, Marc Krickbaum, issued the following news release: On September 5, 2018, Paige Elizabeth Thurman, age 29, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 140 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Thurma  more

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears for Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
SAINT PAUL, Minnesota, Aug. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency's St. Paul Regional Office issued the following news release: USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin producers that the final date to apply for crop insurance for fall- planted crops, such as cultivated wild rice, forage production, grass seed, mint, and wheat, is September 30 for the 2019 crop year. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing c  more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Announces Seven Strong Communities Award Finalists
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 6 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news release: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) announced seven finalists vying for $15,000 awards to use to further promote economic development opportunities in their communities. The winners of FHLB Des Moines Strong Communities Award, which honors the projects, people, and programs that promote local small business growth  more

FHWA Awards $8.4 Million to Nine States for Innovative Highway Projects
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration issued the following news release: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $8.4 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration awards to the state Departments of Transportation in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Utah. Projects will soon be under way in each state to improve safety and operational efficiency of roa  more

Five State Agencies to Receive $3.3 Million from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey announced that it intends to award a $3.3 million cooperative agreement to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Illinois Natural History Survey; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Missouri Department of Conservation; and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for Upper Mississippi River restoration long term resource monitoring. The funding opportunity number is G19AS00007 (CFDA 15.978). For mor  more

Head of Multinational Drug Organization Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Peter E. Deegan Jr., issued the following news release: A man responsible for distributing hundreds of pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to a life sentence in federal prison. Jose Maria Valencia, age 44, from La Ruana, Michoacan, Mexico, received the prison term after a February 6, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine by a drug felon. In 2013, Vale  more

Urbandale Man Convicted of Transporting and Receiving Child Pornography
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, Marc Krickbaum, issued the following news release: On September 5, 2018, following a two-day trial, a jury found Nedzad Juhic, age 46, of Urbandale, Iowa, guilty of receipt of child pornography and transportation of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Sentencing will be at a later date before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose. Juhic was ordered detained pending se  more