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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
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