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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 12, 2012
Iowa athletic official resign overs sexual allegations
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A University of Iowa athletics department official who resigned this week had been accused of trading football tickets and money for sexual favors and inappropriately touching student athletes, according to an internal investigation. A six-page document outlining...
November 12, 2012 - 10:51am
April 15, 2012
Storms bear down on Midwest, tornadoes hit multiple states
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather struck, and...
April 15, 2012 - 6:51am
January 4, 2012
Bachmann cancels campaign trip to S.C.
The Associated Press is reporting this morning via Twitter that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has canceled a campaign trip to South Carolina after finishing last Tuesday in the caucuses in Iowa. Bachmann had told supporters Tuesday night that she intended to continue her campaign...
January 4, 2012 - 7:51am
December 22, 2011
Commentary: Iowa's still a bookie's nightmare
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Is Rick Santorum the next non-Romney to emerge from the pack? Could he conceivably win Iowa? That these are plausible questions tells you all you need to know about the unsettled nature of the Republican presidential contest -- particularly here, the state whose...
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
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