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Good Question: Why Aren’t There More D-1 Minn. Schools?

Minnesota didn’t make it to the “big dance” this year, but three of the four Division 1 schools from Iowa did: Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Our neighbor to the south has a little over half the population of Minnesota, but four times the number of D-1 schools.

03/19/2015

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Weakening Economy Seen Ahead For Rural Parts Of 10 States

A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.

03/19/2015

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Iowa Senate OKs Bill To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

The Senate has passed a bill that would ban mental health providers in Iowa from practicing therapy aimed at converting the sexual orientation of a minor. The Senate voted 26-24 Tuesday along a straight party line. It now heads to the House, where it’s unclear what kind of support it will get.

03/18/2015

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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.

03/16/2015

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Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To North Iowa Meth Conspiracy

Officials say a 26-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to his role in a north Iowa drug conspiracy. A U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Ryan Michael Schroeder of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

03/05/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.

03/03/2015

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Cancer Hoax Mother Faces Nearly $33,000 In Restitution

A southwest Iowa mother convicted in a cancer hoax involving her 5-year-old daughter must make restitution totaling nearly $33,000,

02/26/2015

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Sophomore Amanda Zahui Takes Charge For Minnesota Women

In the matter of two games, Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. has burst onto the national scene and put the Golden Gophers on the brink of an NCAA tournament berth.

02/23/2015

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Water, Air Quality Concerns Heighten Conflict With Pig Farms

From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may be harmful to respiratory health.

02/16/2015

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PODCAST PAGE 2-12-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Senator Franken returns to SNL for the their 40th Anniversary Special….click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s Podcast page!

02/12/2015

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Dog Sniffs Way To Find Cedar Rapids Hospital Where Owner Was

A family says a dog that ran away from home was found inside a Cedar Rapids hospital where her owner was staying at. Nancy Franck was at Mercy Medical Center following a surgery, according to reports Thursday.

02/12/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker First To Open Iowa Office

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has opened an office in Iowa, the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to take such a step. Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski confirmed Tuesday that Walker’s tax-exempt fundraising group, Our American Revival, has leased the space in a suburb of Des Moines.

02/10/2015

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Lewis And Clark Water Pipeline Picks Up Additional Funding

A pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.

02/07/2015

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US Bank To Pay $18M To Customers Of Collapsed Iowa Brokerage

U.S. Bank will pay $18 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that its lax oversight enabled the founder of one of the nation’s largest brokerages to embezzle $215 million from customers, a judge ruled Wednesday.

02/04/2015

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Minnesota, Iowa Meet Friday In Battle Of Top Wrestling Squads

There are two different wrestling polls: One has the University of Minnesota ranked No. 1 in the country, the other as Iowa as the nation’s best college team. They will settle it Friday night, when the Hawkeyes visit and face the Gophers at Williams Arena.

01/29/2015

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Judge Rejects Farm Groups’ Lawsuit To Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa.

01/28/2015

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Democrats Say Walker Distracted By Presidential Ambitions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is distracted by his exploration of a presidential run, top Wisconsin Democrats complained Monday, noting that he’s speaking at political events in Iowa and California this month when they say he should be focused on solving the state’s $2.2 billion budget shortfall.

01/12/2015

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Walker Says He’s Praying Over Whether To Run For President

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s praying over whether to run for president in 2016 as he hires a senior adviser, plans a trip to Iowa in a couple weeks and expects to form an organization to raise and spend money on the exploratory effort.

01/08/2015

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20 Years Later, Iowa Man Wanted On LSD Charges Is In Custody

An Iowa man who fled authorities in 1994 while facing LSD charges is back in custody more than 20 years later.

01/06/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-5-15 John Hines For Dave Lee……

A frigid Monday…click the link above to hear Governor Dayton talk with John Hines.

01/05/2015

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Minnesota Man Gets 35 Years In Iowa Prison

A 62-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to 35 years in an Iowa prison for kidnapping and beating a woman.

12/23/2014

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Faking Birth

A woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Davenport after faking a birth to collect child support payments from a man who thought he was the nonexistent child’s father.

12/19/2014

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Iowa Killer Wants Resentencing Moved To Minn.

An Iowa woman convicted of helping her drug-dealing partner kill five people in 1993 wants her death penalty retrial moved out of state.

12/09/2014

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Iowa Police Chief Quits Following Bus Flap

A northeast Iowa police chief who is accused of illegally passing a stopped school bus has quit his post.

11/26/2014

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