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MN Independence Party Touts State Fair Cameo By Deez Nuts

Many attending the Minnesota State Fair make the most of their opportunity to sound off or enjoy a rap session with the politicians who attend. But what would you say to Deez Nuts?

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October Sentencing Set For Rock Island Man In Woman’s Death

A Rock Island man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend will be sentenced Oct. 9. The sentencing date for 40-year-old Timothy McVay was set Wednesday. He was convicted July 17 of first-degree murder and concealment in the death of 29-year-old Carrie Olson of Davenport, Iowa.

08/20/2015

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Feeling Sense Of ‘Urgency,’ Walker Says He’ll Get Aggressive

Feeling a sense of “urgency” — and witnessing the surge of Donald Trump — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s more willing to take on his own party and to draw clear distinctions between himself and the rest of the Republican presidential field.

08/20/2015

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6-Year-Old Boy Injured In Northern Iowa Farm Accident

Authorities say a 6-year-old boy has been flown to a Minnesota hospital after being injured in a farm accident in northern Iowa. The accident occurred around 10:45 a.m. Thursday at a farm south of Colwell.

08/14/2015

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Iowa Board: Public School Choirs May Sing Religious Music

The Iowa Board of Education has ruled that public school choirs may sing religious music. The board voted 5-3 on Thursday to reject a challenge filed by the parents of a girl who recently graduated from the New Hampton Community School District.

08/07/2015

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Iowa Dad Charged After Baby Girl Rescued From Hot Car

A 33-year-old man has been accused of leaving his infant daughter inside a hot car in a central Iowa parking lot.

08/04/2015

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July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.

08/03/2015

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Iowa Dad, Son Die After Being Overcome By Manure Pit Fumes

Authorities say a 58-year-old Iowa man tried to rescue his son who was overcome by fumes in a hog manure pit, but both men later died.

07/28/2015

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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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