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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

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AMES, Iowa (AP) - The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference at Iowa State University. The Biofilter Conference on August 20th is aimed at producers and managers of animal feeding operations and others interested in learning about development of the latest equipment. A demonstration of biofilter operation with an Iowa State biofilter mobile unit is planned.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino. Kopecky says he wants a court to force the commission to reconsider its decision and approve a license. In April, the commission rejected the $164 million proposal, saying it would harm existing casinos.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new trial date has been scheduled for a man accused of fatally shooting another man in suburban Des Moines. The trial is set to begin March 2nd for 26-year-old David Moffitt of Pleasant Hill. Moffitt is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 30-year-old Justin Michael.

BRIGHTON, Iowa (AP) - Lake Darling State Park has reopened after around six years of restoration work in Washington County. The $16 million project began in 2008 and included draining the 300-acre lake and replacing a dam. The park now has new roads, handicapped-accessible fishing piers and a lodge.

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