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Located 30 miles north of Des Moines, it was originally founded as a railway station stop on the transcontinental Railroad back in the 1860's. The main focus of the city is Iowa State University which is ranked in the top 50 public Universities in the country. The campus was the home for the world's first digital computing device and also the first location to enrich uranium which kicked of the atomic era. With Iowa holding the title as the first state to get to hold their primaries/caucus, Ames plays host to a 'Straw Poll' which gauges popular support for the Republican Presidential candidates every 4 years.

Population: 56510
Local Newspapers: Ames Tribune and the Iowa State Daily
Local Sports Teams: Iowa State Cyclones
Local Colleges: Iowa State University

Zip Codes associated with ames, iowa: 50010 50014
Towns/Cities near ames, iowa : Gilbert Boone Nevada Story City Ogden Madrid

Ames News
Lessons from cities with low unemployment

In one sense, Ames, Iowa, has something any other city might envy: An unemployment rate of 1.5%, the lowest in America. Buoyed by Iowa State University's main campus, this metropolitan area with about 100,000 people just 40 miles north of Des Moines has long had a tighter-than-average labor market, meaning that almost everyone who wants a job can find one.

Is our growing season changing?

Weather events have been making springs more difficult for producers because of variable weather patterns. The growing season also appears to be getting longer and more rainfall events have been occuring.


Failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines at entrance to thru highway - Brooke L. Baxter, 21, of Ames, Iowa; fined $135.

Firms struggle to find, retain workers as economy hums

He's boosted pay, added vacation days and even lowered the minimum age requirement from 25 to 23. But he still can't find enough qualified people to drive Patriot Transportation Holding's oil trucks. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond.

Ames Man Keeps Record Players Running- Vinyl Spinning

AMES, Iowa- Back before Pandora, Spotify, or YouTube Red, people could play their music on a device called a record player. The device was originally a phonograph, was first invented by Thomas Edison back in 1877.

Augmented Reality 'Sandbox' Shows How Gravity Works

Undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy designed and built a sandbox where users can mold their own universe with sand and watch how gravity affects an object-a spacecraft or a comet, for example-as it travels through the imagined environment. Funded by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation , the augmented-reality sandbox, dubbed "Gravbox," is the first interactive system of its kind to be used for astrophysics.

Grain Operators Get Learning Opportunities

Grain handlers and operators do not have many options when it comes to training, that's why a joint venture is trying to give them the chance to learn. At the Hanson Agriculture Student Learning Center this week in Ames, operators are going through training modules of a grain operation like inventory and aeration management as well as maintenance.

What America can learn from cities with super-low unemployment

In one sense, Ames, Iowa, has something any other city might envy: An unemployment rate of 1.5%, the lowest in America. with about 100,000 people just 40 miles north of Des Moines has long had a tighter-than-average labor market, meaning that almost everyone who wants a job can find one.

Smart Ag Delivers First Cloud-Based Platform For Driverless Tractors

An Iowa technology company has unlocked the tremendous potential for automation in agriculture by developing the first cloud-based platform for driverless tractors. Smart Ag officials in Ames announced today they are releasing on a limited basis, the first application for the platform, called AutoCart.

Millennials Will Soon Dethrone Boomers as Largest Voting Bloc

AMES, Iowa Dave Andersen sees a significant political shift on the horizon as millennials surpass baby boomers as the largest voting generation. Millennials already outnumber boomers, but because the younger generation is less likely to vote, it won't top boomers at the polls until the 2020 election, said Andersen, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University.

Iowa State's push to ban marijuana shirt ends in big payouts

In this Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, shows a T-shirt from the Iowa State University chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Legislation showing the organization's logo on the front with an ISU mascot Cy the Cardinal being worn in Ames, Iowa. The university's crackdown on the pro-marijuana student group's t-shirts is expected to cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal fees.

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Steve Myer Joins Kerns & Associates

STEVE MYER JOINS KERNS & ASSOCIATES Jan. 9, 2018 Red River Farm Network reports: Economist Steve Meyer has accepted a position with Kerns & Associates, which is based in Ames, Iowa. Most recently, Meyer was with EMI Analytics.

New EPA Grant to Predict, Combat Harmful Algal Blooms in Iowa Lakes

AMES, Iowa Iowa State University researchers received a $760,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study overgrowths of harmful algae that increasingly threaten public health in the state. The three-year grant will allow ISU scientists to look into the genetic and environmental factors that give rise to the overgrowths of algae, known as harmful algal blooms, in Iowa lakes and to develop new methods to predict and combat their occurrence.

Iowa regents won't make tuition decisions until June

WEBVTT difference. Iowa State students could bepaying more next fall.University officials say a 7percent increase in tuition costs is what the school needs.

Ashly Amps With Dante Connectivity Refresh System at Crossroad Baptist Church

AMES, IOWA: CrossRoad Baptist Church in Ames, Iowa was at a crossroads. The sound system it had relied on to deliver spirited services in its 450-seat auditorium had never possessed the kind of intelligibility the church members and staff had hoped for and age wasn't helping matters.

Engineers Make Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops

AMES, Iowa Iowa State University plant scientist Patrick Schnable quickly described how he measured the time it takes for two kinds of corn plants to move water from their roots, to their lower leaves and then to their upper leaves. This was no technical, precise, poster talk.

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