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No Retreat, No Surrender For Free-Speaking Candidate Trump

Once again, Donald Trump isn’t backing down from comments that have inflamed the Republican presidential race.

07/19/2015

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Iowa Man Sentenced For Using Library Internet For Child Porn

An Iowa man accused of collecting and distributing child pornography using a public library’s internet connection has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt said in a news release Monday that 37-year-old Corey Lee Steffen of Pleasant Hill was sentenced Wednesday.

07/07/2015

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Iowa Boy Injured By Falling Bullet While Watching Fireworks

Council Bluffs Police say a bullet someone fired into the air wounded a 7-year-old boy who was watching fireworks with his grandparents.

07/05/2015

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20 Years After Disappearance, Community Gathers To Remember Missing TV Anchor

It has been 20 years since an Iowa TV anchor went missing. Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance remains a mystery two decades later.

06/27/2015

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Officials: Iowa Woman Survives 40-Foot Fall From Cliff

Officials say a woman is alive after falling about 40 feet from a cliff at a state park in central Iowa.

06/21/2015

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Woman Dies After Being Struck By Lightning In Eastern Iowa

State officials say a Hiawatha woman died after she was struck by lightning at a recreation area in eastern Iowa.

06/21/2015

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Man Killed In Jackson County Crash Identified

Authorities say a 65-year-old man was killed when a teen driver failed to stop at a stop sign in Jackson County Thursday night. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened just before 7 p.m.

06/19/2015

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Hillary Clinton Looks To Build Organizational Edge In Iowa

Seeking an army of volunteers, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to build an organizational edge in Iowa as some of her lesser-known Democratic rivals clamor for attention in the state that tripped up her first presidential campaign.

06/14/2015

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Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Right To Be Drunk On Front Porch

The Iowa Supreme Court has affirmed the right to be drunk on your front porch. The court ruled Friday in the case of Patience Paye, who appealed her 2013 public intoxication conviction.

06/12/2015

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In Iowa, Pawlenty’s Short Campaign Still Casts Long Shadow

Long before the 2012 Iowa caucuses, Tim Pawlenty was already out of the race for president. Yet his short-lived campaign lives on, casting a shadow over the Republicans now wooing voters in the state that kicks off the White House contest.

06/08/2015

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Police Arrest Man In Minneapolis, Charge Him With Iowa Death

Authorities have arrested a man in Minneapolis in the shooting death of another man in northern Iowa. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that police arrested 18-year-old Lee Samuel Christensen in Minneapolis and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit.

06/08/2015

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Florida Dethroned As Top Retirement Destination

Apparently, Florida isn’t tops when it comes to retirement anymore. A new survey by Bank-Rate ranks the best cities to retire, and three of the top five are in Arizona.

06/08/2015

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USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Not Good Enough For Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a bird flu vaccine doesn’t work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that’s shaken the Midwest poultry industry.

06/03/2015

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Iowa Hotel Evacuated Because Of Gas, 13 People Treated

Thirteen people have been treated after inhaling gas at a hotel in northern Iowa. Mason City firefighters were sent to a Holiday Inn Express a little before 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

06/01/2015

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Jodi Huisentruit’s Disappearance Still A Mystery 20 Years On

Next month will mark 20 years since an Iowa TV anchor went missing. Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance has remained a mystery ever since, but a group of retired police officers and journalists have organized to keep her story alive.

05/29/2015

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Man Accused Of Tossing Cat Into An Iowa River Fined $100

A man accused of tossing a cat into the Winnebago River in northern Iowa’s Mason City has been fined $100. Sixty-nine-year-old William Hill was sentenced on Tuesday. He’d pleaded guilty to abandonment of an animal in a deal with prosecutors who lowered the charge from animal torture.

05/27/2015

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Iowa Reports New Bird Flu Turkey Case In Pocahontas County

Iowa agriculture officials say an additional turkey farm in Pocahontas County has tested positive for bird flu. If confirmed, the case will be the third in that county. The case brings the Iowa total to 64 farms with bird flu.

05/22/2015

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Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 States

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

05/21/2015

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$1M Powerball Prize Claimed In Iowa With Taped-Back-Together Ticket

A Des Moines man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize with a taped-back-together ticket. Iowa Lottery officials say Pete Kemp showed up Monday to claim his prize. Five numbers on his repaired ticket matched five numbers drawn Saturday night: 24, 29, 38, 48 and 52.

05/19/2015

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Man Hospitalized After Being Pinned Between Cement Trucks

A 54-year-old Minnesota man has been hospitalized after being pinned between two cement trucks in northern Iowa. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday near Northwood State Bank on Central Avenue in Northwood.

05/13/2015

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Assessment Crews Respond To Iowa Town Hit By Tornado

Assessment crews have been dispatched to gauge the damage caused by a tornado that tore through a central Iowa town, uprooting trees, ripping apart the roof of the local high school and leaving shreds of pink insulation strewn throughout the streets.

05/11/2015

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2 Iowa Residents Plead Guilty In Va. Sex Trafficking Case

Two Iowa residents have pleaded guilty in a federal sex trafficking case in Virginia. Laura Sorensen and Aldair Hodza entered the pleas Friday in federal court in Richmond to sex trafficking and transporting a person across state lines for prostitution.

05/04/2015

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Iowa Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Response To Bird Flu

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.

05/01/2015

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State Patrol: Iowa Teen Killed In Brown Co. Crash

A 14-year-old girl is dead after a crash on a Brown County road late Thursday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Chevy Malibu and a Ford Edge collided on Highway 4 and County Road 29 at about 4:49 p.m.

04/23/2015

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Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota’s season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/23/2015

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