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Some Minn. farmers worry as trade deals take a hit in presidential race
Poor exercise habits may follow teens into adulthood
Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent
Suspects face first-degree murder charges in Minnesotan's beheading
NSA contractor to face espionage charges for alleged data theft
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Alveda B. Myhre
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
November 1, 2011
Iowa boy dies after being struck by school bus
JANESVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say an 11-year-old Janesville boy who was struck by a school bus has died of his injuries. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened around 3:50 p.m. Monday, just after Justin Bradfield got off the bus in rural Janesville. The Patrol says...
November 1, 2011 - 12:58pm
October 31, 2011
Iowa farmer dies after ammonia leaks
PILOT MOUND, Iowa (AP) -- A 74-year-old farmer has died after anhydrous ammonia leaked from a tank in central Iowa. Authorities say a hose broke, allowing the fertilizer out of the tank on Saturday morning. The accident occurred on the east side of Pilot Mound in northwestern Boone...
October 31, 2011 - 10:05am
October 19, 2011
Minn. man accused of stealing pigs in Iowa
OSAGE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a Minnesota man has been arrested in the theft of several hundred feeder pigs from producers in Mitchell County in northern Iowa. The Globe Gazette in Mason City says John Arndt, of Hayfield, Minn., was taken into custody on Tuesday in Minnesota....
October 19, 2011 - 3:36pm
March 16, 2011
Gay marriage rallies reignite issue in Iowa
DES MOINES - Supporters and opponents of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage lobbied lawmakers, rallied on the Capitol steps and reignited the debate over who should be allowed to marry in Iowa. Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, has promised...
March 16, 2011 - 11:09am
March 1, 2011
Australorp hen in SE Iowa lays 'egg-normous' prize
BONAPARTE, Iowa (AP) - A hen in southeast Iowa has provided its owner with a prize he calls "egg-normous." It's a 4.1-ounce beauty that's about twice the size of large eggs sold by the dozens in supermarkets. After it was laid Feb. 18 by an Australorp hen, 37-year-old Nathan Batten...
March 1, 2011 - 9:21am
December 3, 2010
Sarah Palin visits northwest Iowa
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- It wasn't just any old holiday season shopping day Thursday at the Spirit Lake Walmart. Politician-author-reality show...
December 3, 2010 - 10:40am
September 21, 2010
Maine, Iowa egg producer separates business, charity work
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Friends and colleagues say Austin "Jack" DeCoster, owner of an Iowa egg farm at the heart of a massive salmonella recall,...
September 21, 2010 - 8:22am
August 12, 2010
Iowa restaurant ticketed for toad-licking chef
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa restaurant owner says he'll pay a fine after his head chef was videotaped kissing and licking toads in the kitchen. The Scott County Health Department reviewed the video Wednesday and called in the chef and owner of Osaka in Davenport to issue a $335...
August 12, 2010 - 1:13pm
August 11, 2010
Pawlenty makes another trip to Iowa
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is making another trip to Iowa as he explores a possible 2012 bid for president. Pawlenty is scheduled...
August 11, 2010 - 10:34am
July 13, 2010
Troubled White leaves Gophers for Iowa State
By Luke Meredith, AP Sports Writer DES MOINES, Iowa -- Royce White needed a second chance and Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg needed talent. If...
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Late night lawn mower ride on highway gets man drunken driving charge
MADRID, Iowa (AP) - A middle-of-the-night ride on a lawn mower landed one Iowa man in jail. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says deputies stopped the man on Highway 17 near Madrid around 1 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of someone driving a mower all over the road with...
July 8, 2010 - 8:15am
July 6, 2010
Horses dragged driver as he tried to stop rampage
BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) -- The buggy driver whose horses trampled spectators at this town's Fourth of July parade had tried desperately to stop the rampage, clinging to the reins as the animals dragged him down the street, his family said Monday. Mardell Steines was in the buggy with...
July 6, 2010 - 11:30am
June 21, 2010
Squirrels damage band shell in Mason City
MASON CITY, Iowa - Squirrels get the blame for damage to the Mason City's newly repaired band shell. Band shell supporter Janice Easley says squirrels chewed some major holes in the new siding, hunting nuts they hid in the building before the work was done. Workers cleared out a...
June 21, 2010 - 10:54am
April 14, 2010
Man to be sentenced in Iowa coach's killing
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The attorney for a man facing a life sentence for the slaying of a nationally known Iowa high school football coach maintains her client was insane at the time of the shooting. Mark D. Becker, 24, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the June 2009...
April 14, 2010 - 7:53am
April 5, 2010
GOP, Dem strength in Iowa limits tea party
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa is a politically active state, but it doesn't seem especially interested in the tea party protest movement that is drawing so much attention nationally. Some Iowans have signed onto the anti-government effort, but activists have staged only one big rally.
April 5, 2010 - 7:30am