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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The health care system for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has ordered teletype machines so deaf or blind veterans can contact the Veterans Affairs Department. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the VA's Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System said last week that it's ordered some of the machines. One will go in the lobby of the VA hospital in Omaha.

WADENA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a Missouri man died in a crash that ended a police chase in northeast Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says a Fayette County sheriff's deputy was pursuing a car early Saturday morning in Wadena when the car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a parked, unoccupied pickup truck. The man's been identified as 28-year-old Jared Hill, who lived in Jefferson City, Missouri.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. Even before Trump began talking tariffs earlier this year, the country's overall farm income was expected to drop to just under $60 billion, or about half of what it was five years ago.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Minnesota company is studying the feasibility of moving a historic northern Iowa train depot that otherwise faces demolition. The Globe Gazette reports that Thein Moving Co. has begun a feasibility study on relocating the Mason City Depot. The city's planning and zoning manager says the study will determine if the building can be moved and how much it would cost. She says the study costs $4,800.

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