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Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
January 28, 2010
Iowa man allegedly took kids out in blizzard
DEFIANCE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say charges may be filed against a western Iowa man who they say traveled through Monday's blizzard with his two children in search of firewood. The Shelby County sheriff's office says Doug Welsh, of Shelby, had driven 25 miles to get firewood from...
January 28, 2010 - 10:15am
January 14, 2010
Owners of dead dog in Iowa trash located
GRIMES, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say they've found the owners of a dead Chihuahua tossed in a trash bin behind a business in the Des Moines suburb of Grimes. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the owners are not suspected of wrongdoing in the dog's death. Deputy Jana Rooker says...
January 14, 2010 - 9:20am