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Senate Committee Rejects Anti-Ethanol Amendment

JOHNSTON, IOWA – An amendment introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) that would eliminate corn ethanol blending targets under the…


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LIHEAP Application Details

Sign up is underway for the disabled and those over the age of 60...


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Townhome Development Agreement Approved In Spirit Lake

Construction on the first phase of the project consists of 30 townhomes and will start next week...


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(Don’t) gimme a break

Some of us who love watching TV but hate watching commercials have gotten pretty good at using the remote to skip past ads during a show's playback.


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Contested City Races in Palo Alto County

In Emmetsburg Incumbent Mayor Myrna Heddinger has two challengers...


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American Legion Fall Conference In Sheldon This Weekend

Registration is Saturday from 8-9 a.m. in Building A at Northwest Iowa Community College...


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Schweser’s Announces Spencer Closure

A final schedule for closing will be released during the holiday season...


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Vinestock Is This Weekend

There will be 15 wine and brewery tasting booths with live music by Tammy Hamlin...


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Hurricane Joaquin strengthens but U.S. landfall not certain

Hurricane Joaquin is gathering strength as it moves over the Bahamas and officials on the East Coast are gearing up for possible landfall, three years after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey.


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Trapper’s Bay Meeting Held

A meeting on the condition of Trapper's Bay State Park in Lake Park was held Wednesday afternoon...

Belen Rueda stars in "The Orphanage."

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MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.


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‘Judge Judy’ hands down swift justice

A 2010 clip of "Judge Judy" is suddenly making the rounds again and it is a remarkable case of stupidity ... in just 26 seconds.


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USDA: Pig Virus That Struck US Similar to China Strain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say the virus that killed more than 8 million baby pigs in…


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Carly Rae Jepsen cast in ‘Grease’ revamp

The "Call Me Maybe" singer will take on Didi Conn's colorful character Frenchy.


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Ed Sheeran isn’t writing for One Direction anymore

The 24-year-old "The A Team" singer penned several tracks for the British band.


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MLB: Commissioner wants as faster games

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred envisions more experiments to find ways to speed up the game.


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Oregon becomes third state to allow recreational marijuana sales

The sale of marijuana for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law.


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Normal ties between Iran and U.S. unlikely despite nuclear deal

Iran is unlikely to normalize relations with the United States despite a landmark nuclear deal reached with America and other major powers and the first handshake between a U.S. president and a high-ranking Iranian official in more than 30 years.


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Congress averts government shutdown, Obama signs funding measure

Ending weeks of infighting, the U.S. Congress on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline, passing a stop-gap measure to extend funding for federal agencies until Dec. 11.


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Serena ends season early to focus on health

World number one Serena Williams has opted against defending the WTA Finals title and decided to end her season early following a roller coaster campaign littered with pains and prizes, the American said on Thursday.

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TOP 10: Count down the hottest songs this week


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Oct. 3.

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REVIEW: Veteran cast can’t save ‘The Martian’


It has all the earmarks of a blockbuster, but still can't shake the feeling of missed opportunity.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in October


Get your remotes ready for a binge-worthy weekend of new movies and TV shows.

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Rolling Stones get their own Cuervo bottle


The tequila maker is paying tribute to the rockers and their 1972 North American tour.

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‘The Walk’ puts audiences on edge


"The Walk," out in theaters on Friday, tells the story of the quirky Philippe Petit and a misty August morning in 1974 when he strung cables between the Twin Towers and walked across the gaping void.