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in Black Friday, Lifestyle

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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in Black Friday, National

U.S. consumers are feeling good

Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.

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in Entertainment

Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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in Lifestyle

App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.

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in Obituaries

Michael Porter, 73, of Alta, formerly of Storm Lake

Memorial services for 73-year-old Michael Porter of Alta, formerly of Storm Lake, will be Monday, Nov. 3rd, at 11am at…

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Allen Weier, 70, of Bradgate, formerly of Dickens and Linn Grove

Services for 70-year-old Allen Weier of Bradgate, formerly of Dickens and Linn Grove, will be Saturday, Nov. 1st, at 2pm…

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Pee-wee Herman headed back to big screen

Actor Paul Reubens is set to reprise his role as suited man-boy Pee-wee Herman in a new movie.

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MLB: Who’s staying, who’s going

Major League Baseball teams are making roster moves.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Oct. 31.

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Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win

Los Angeles found a way to launch their season under new owner Steve Ballmer.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Scaring’ with the ‘Stars’

Halloween is alive and well on the set of the hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars."

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in National, World

Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after election

Lawmakers will resume a debate on the U.S.-led fight against militants in Syria and Iraq.

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Halloween Safety Reminders

Trick or treating hours are 5-7 tonight in Spencer with houses taking part asked to leave a light on...

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Saints take divisional lead with win over Panthers

New Orleans wrestled the top spot in the NFC South from their opponents.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush captured after 7-week manhunt

The survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper in a sniper attack in September was finally arrested.

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in Weird

Burglary suspect busted after forgetting to flush

Investigators tied a suspect to a burglary using DNA left on a toilet.

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in National

Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Insurers planning to sell health plans through the federal program expect at least 20 percent growth in customers.

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in Sports

Bad bets take toll on ‘Super’ city

Over the last decade Glendale, Arizona has reinvented itself from farm town to sports Mecca.

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Halloween Safety Reminders

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Trick or treating hours are 5-7 tonight in Spencer with houses taking part asked to leave a light on...

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Spencer Man Arrested

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A Spencer man is arrested on drug related charges...

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Check Writer Arrested

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A Pocahontas woman is arrested after writing several checks on a closed account...

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Fake Gold Seller Arrested

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An Alta man is arrested after selling fake gold to a pair of victims...

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Law Enforcement Reports

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