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Police: Driver Shot After Pinning Officer

Des Moines police say they shot a man who struck an officer with his car in a hotel parking lot. Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Halifax says officers initiated contact with the male driver at the Cozy Rest Motel early Monday.

08/11/2014

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Twins’ Mauer, Nolasco Play In Minors For Rehab

Fans in Iowa got a chance Wednesday to see two major leaguers in the minors. Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco both played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Twins’ farm team.

08/06/2014

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5 Free Things To Do In Des Moines

Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des Moines. A metropolis that’s experienced a popularity surge in recent years thanks to new businesses and housing opportunities, Des Moines has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet.

07/17/2014

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Iowa Flooding 911 Call: ‘A Boy Went In The Sewer’

A passing motorist tells authorities a “boy went in the sewer” and “his mother is yelling for him” during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa teenagers swept into an open storm drain during a flash flood. One died and the other survived.

07/10/2014

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Turkey Truck Tips Over In MN; Pig Truck Rolls Over In Iowa

Tuesday brought some tough cleaning-up jobs following two unusual accidents. The first happened at Highway 21 and Park Avenue in Faribault, Minn., when a truck carrying turkeys tipped over. All of the turkeys had to be removed from the truck.

06/10/2014

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Timberwolves To Host Preseason Game In Cedar Rapids

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they’re returning to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this fall to host a preseason game. It’ll be the team’s first trip back to Iowa since 2002.

06/02/2014

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Climate Report Predicts More Extremes In Midwest

A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.

05/06/2014

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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.

05/01/2014

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Apple Valley Man Arrested In Iowa Khat Bust

A 38-year-old Apple Valley man was arrested Tuesday in Iowa for being in possession of an amphetamine known as khat, according to police. Members of a drug task force near Mason City, Iowa, arrested Dayax Abdi Ahmed after he was found to be in possession of several pounds of khat.

04/16/2014

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Police: 1 Hurt In Iowa State Crowd Disturbance

A student is seriously injured after a rowdy crowd overturned cars and toppled light poles near the Iowa State University campus during an annual celebration designed to showcase the educational establishment, its students and alumni, authorities said Wednesday.

04/09/2014

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Body Found In Rural Minn. ID’ed As Iowa Woman

A Minnesota medical examiner has identified the body of a missing Iowa woman found in a rural area near Minneapolis over the weekend.

04/08/2014

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Judge Releases Iowa Murder Defendant To Minn. Home

A judge says a cancer-stricken 73-year-old man accused of killing his wife in 1997 can leave an Iowa prison and live at his Minnesota home until trial.

03/18/2014

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1 Man In Child Exploitation Network From Minnesota

Authorities say one of 14 men charged with operating an online child exploitation network was arrested in Minnesota.

03/18/2014

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Iowa Man Gets 10 Years For Vehicular Homicide

A Kensett man has been given 10 years in prison for a crash that killed a Minnesota man. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Chodur was sentenced on Monday in Worth County District Court. He’d pleaded guilty in late November to vehicular homicide.

03/04/2014

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Strong Winds Near Waconia Causing Treacherous Driving Conditions

It’s not bad if you’re in town in Waconia, protected by buildings and trees, but venture out into the open and it gets downright nasty.

02/26/2014

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Minnesota Races Past No. 20 Iowa 95-89

Austin Hollins and his Minnesota teammates were in one of those familiar February slumps. They fueled all that frustration into their finest shooting performance of the season, and No. 20 Iowa had the misfortune of being in the way.

02/25/2014

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2-25-14 Mike Max Sports On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Kevin Love wins the Player of the week honors in the NBA and much more today with Mike and Dave….Click the above link to listen!

02/25/2014

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Hy-Vee Planning Several Stores In Minneapolis Area

Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has its eye on the Minneapolis market with plans to build several new stores each year over the next few years.

02/24/2014

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2-24-14 Sid Hartman On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Timberwolves lose, and Gophers NCAA chances over with? Click the above link to listen to Sid.

02/24/2014

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Residents Allowed Back Into Iowa City After Fire

Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for residents of a small northern Iowa city, following a fertilizer fire at the local airport. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says the evacuation was called off around 3 p.m. Thursday.

02/20/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged In Iowa Slaying Has Cancer

A Minnesota man charged with killing his wife in Iowa in 1997 is suffering from prostate cancer and other illnesses and may only have months to live, his defense attorney said Thursday. John Bloomfield’s attorney revealed the cancer diagnosis in asking a judge to let the 73-year-old be released from custody and live at home in St. Paul, Minn.

02/20/2014

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Woman Charged In Baby Kidnapping To Stay Jailed In Iowa

The defense attorney for a woman charged with kidnapping her half sister’s newborn from Wisconsin, says her client hopes her half-sister is doing OK. Attorney Victoria Noel said Friday that her client, Kristen Smith, wants to express concern for her half sister because she understands “she has gone through an ordeal.”

02/14/2014

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Casey’s General Stores Buying Stop-N-Go Chain

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores Inc. is buying 24 Stop-n-Go convenience stores in the Upper Midwest. Twenty of the stores are in North Dakota and four are in Minnesota. Casey’s did not disclose the purchase price.

02/13/2014

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Missing Wisconsin Newborn Found Alive In Iowa

Police say a newborn missing from a southern Wisconsin home has been found alive at an eastern Iowa gas station. Town of Beloit Police Chief Steven Kopp says an officer checking along an interstate near West Branch, Iowa, found the nearly week-old Kayden Powell on Friday morning.

02/07/2014

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Minnesota Man Wins New Trial In Sex Abuse Case

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Minnesota man who had been convicted of sexual abuse of a girl in Knoxville in 2012.

02/05/2014

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