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3 Iowa Cities Among Nation’s ‘Most Hipster’ … And None From MN

Think the Twin Cities are a hotbed for hipsters? Think again. Iowa’s the next new thing, according to a new analysis. The website FindTheBest just pulled numbers on American cities to see which ones were the most amenable to the hipster lifestyle.


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Police Seeking Chinese Student Find Body In Car

Iowa City police say they have found a body in the trunk of a car linked to a missing Iowa State University student from China. Police say they found the car Friday night that they earlier stated was connected with 20-year-old Tong Shao, a junior chemical engineering student from Ames. Investigators then found a body in the trunk.


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Skull Found In Iowa More Than 200 Years Old

Authorities say a skull found on a Skunk River sandbar in Ames was that of a woman of American Indian ancestry who died more than 200 years ago. Experts say the woman likely was 25 to 40 years old when she died.


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Iowa State Balked At Pawlenty’s $25K Speaking Fee

It would’ve cost big bucks to get Tim Pawlenty to return to Ames, where his presidential campaign ended in 2011 after a poor finish at the Iowa Straw Poll.


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Truck Hauling Pudding Cups Burns In Iowa

Authorities say no one was injured when a semitrailer hauling pudding cups caught on fire on Interstate 35 in central Iowa.


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Iowa State’s Royce White To Go Pro

Iowa State sophomore forward Royce White says he’s leaving school and declaring for the NBA Draft.


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Iowa State’s Risky Hire Of Fred Hoiberg Pays Off

The debate over Iowa State’s decision to hire Fred Hoiberg two years ago included at least one point everyone could agree on. Even if Hoiberg could make the transition from NBA executive to Big 12 coach, it was going to take time.


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Bachmann Says She’s A Proven Leader

A day after winning a test poll of voters in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann is seeking to distinguish herself from another tea party favorite and GOP presidential hopeful, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas.


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Bachmann, Perry Flocking To Same Event In Iowa

It might be a preview of the months ahead in the GOP presidential race.


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Bachmann Gains Steam In Iowa, Pawlenty Loses It

The Iowa Straw Poll is considered the first big test for the GOP in the 2012 presidential race, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann beat out her rival Tim Pawlenty Saturday by a hefty margin.


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Pawlenty Targets Obama In Sharp Rhetorical Attack

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty isn’t holding back on his criticism of President Barack Obama.


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GOP Debate: Hitting Hard At Each Other And Obama

Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test vote with huge consequences.


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Bachmann Asked Whether Wives Should Be Submissive

The Bible tells wives to be submissive to their husbands. If she were president, would that apply to Michele Bachmann?


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Low On Cash, Down In Polls: Pawlenty Bets On Iowa

Trailing in polls and low on cash, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is betting the future of his presidential campaign on Iowa, where a late summer test vote could make or break him.