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Klobuchar Is Latest Minn. Politician To Make Iowa Detour

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is making her way to Iowa as the keynote speaker at a local Democratic Party gathering. Friday night’s appearance is the type that can signal interest in a national run. Iowa, after all, traditionally hosts the opening caucuses in presidential election years.

08/16/2013

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Missing Iowa Border Collie Found Stuck In Tree

Laddy, a 7-year-old border collie who was missing for two days, has been found two blocks from his Iowa home — stuck up a tree. Laddy may have run up the oak’s gradually sloping trunk but then became too scared to run back down.

08/14/2013

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Minnesota Woman Dies In NE Iowa Wrong-Way Crash

The Bremer county Sheriff’s Office says a Minnesota woman has died in a two-vehicle crash caused by a wrong-way driver in northeast Iowa. The sheriff office says 51-year-old Tracy Lynn Willis, of Faribault, Minn.

07/25/2013

Jack Holmgren won not one, but two state golfing tournaments this week and is headed to nationals at the end of the month. (credit: Mark Brettingen/MGA)

Beyond Bounds: Holmgren’s Hot On Tour & Here’s A Good Reason Why

How did swing-swinging golf phenom Jack Holmgren win not only the state MGA junior boys championship, but also the PGA junior title, too? Why does the 17-year-old already have a scholarship in hand to compete at Iowa? What’s the back story to how the rising senior has been part of three – and nearly four – team state titles for Wayzata?

07/13/2013

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Slipknot Singer Reports Iowa Theft Of $36K Of Gear

The lead singer of the heavy metal band Slipknot has reported the theft of $36,000 in musical equipment to West Des Moines police. Some of the equipment has been recovered from a guitar store.

07/09/2013

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Iowa Woman Resolves Lawsuit Against Bachmann

An Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate’s campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann’s 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.

06/28/2013

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Minn. Company Agrees To Refund Iowa Customers

A Minnesota-based mail order company has agreed to refund nearly $10,000 in membership fees to dozens of customers in Iowa who claimed the business illegally charged them. Attorney General Tom Miller announced Thursday that Stauer, a jewelry and general merchandise retailer from Burnsville, Minn., would change its marketing practices and provide refunds to more than 50 Iowa customers.

06/27/2013

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Midwest Competition For Gay Wedding Tourism?

During four years as the only Midwestern state to offer same-sex marriage, Iowa has seen thousands of couples travel to the heartland for wedding celebrations that pumped millions of dollars into the state economy.

06/23/2013

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Minn. Man Pleads Guilty To Deer Poaching In Iowa

Officials say a Minnesota man stole whitetail buck over a four-year period in Iowa. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that 42-year-old Bradley Slawson, Jr., of Ham Lake, Minn., pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges.

06/14/2013

Jodi Huisentruit

After 18 Years, Team Continues Search For Jodi Huisentruit

She was a beautiful, blonde TV anchor that went missing nearly two decades ago. Jodi Huisentruit was declared legally dead in 2001. She would have turned 45 on Wednesday.

06/05/2013

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Wis. Gov. Walker Touts State Ties During Trip To Iowa

Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, is introducing himself to Iowa Republicans as would-be presidential candidates often do — as one of their own. Walker tells about 600 of the GOP faithful at a party fundraising banquet in a Des Moines suburb that he spent his childhood in Iowa.

05/24/2013

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Plymouth Man Gets Probation For Impeding Prosecutor

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to one year of probation for obstructing a federal prosecutor in Iowa after his son was sent to prison in an animal terrorism case.

05/16/2013

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Iowa About To Tie State Record For No Tornadoes

Iowa is about to tie a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado.

05/14/2013

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In Iowa, Record Corn Crop Likely Despite Late Start

The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they’re still likely to bring in a record crop. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated farmers would bring in 14.1 billion bushels of corn this year, a billion bushels more than the previous record set in 2009.

05/10/2013

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Abused Disabled Iowa Plant Workers Awarded $240M

A jury on Wednesday awarded $240 million to 32 mentally disabled men for what government lawyers say was years of abuse by a Texas company that arranged for them to work at an Iowa turkey processing plant and oversaw their care, work and lodging.

05/01/2013

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