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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court says a Des Moines mobile home park may continue to operate handing the owner a legal victory over the city which tried to shut the park down claiming it violated safety codes. The city has allowed the Oak Hill Mobile Home Park to operate since 1955 and began attempts to shut it down in October 2014 when it filed court action against owner Mark Ogden.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Officials say the injured mother of two children killed in a Waterloo house fire has also died. The Courier reports that 33-year-old Amber Dawn Everman died shortly before noon Friday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where she had been taken after being pulled from the burning home Thursday morning by firefighters. Two of her children also pulled from the fire _ 9-year-old Amari Burkett and 6-year-old Ava Everman _ were pronounced dead Thursday at a Waterloo hospital.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ivanka Trump is headed to Iowa to promote workforce development. The daughter of President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a learning center in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee on Monday. The Waukee Innovation and Learning Center is part of the local school district and houses a program aimed at partnering students with businesses. Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to her father, says she's visiting the facility to promote the Trump administration's infrastructure plan.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected a petition from an animal rights group that sought more humane treatment for turkeys and chickens sent to slaughter. California-based Mercy For Animals filed a petition in November asking the USDA to include poultry in the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, a 1958 law that makes it a crime to abuse or neglect pigs and cows during slaughter.

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