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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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High Winds Hitting 6 States, Including Minnesota

High winds are affecting a wide stretch of the upper Midwest, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says sustained winds Tuesday afternoon will top 30 mph, with gusts reaching 45 to 50 mph.

04/21/2015

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Bird Flu Confirmed At Iowa Farm With 5.3 Million Chickens

Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

04/20/2015

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Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race

It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.

04/19/2015

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In Iowa, Clinton Lays Out Tenets Of 2016 Campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton began laying out her Democratic presidential campaign message in Iowa on Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” for struggling Americans and calling for a purging of “unaccountable money” from the campaign finance system.

04/14/2015

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Second Shot: Hillary Clinton Running Again For President

Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.

04/12/2015

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Police: Iowa Man’s Stolen Bag Of Dog Poop Was Worth $1

Police say someone who attempted to steal a truck parked outside a Des Moines home instead took a bag of dog poop. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of an attempted burglary around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

04/09/2015

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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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