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4 hours ago in Local

Playground Installation Postponed

A park project planned for Friday and Saturday has been put on hold.

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5 hours ago in Farm

How To Measure Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Dr. John Lawrence of Iowa State University explains how Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy is being measured and if it is improving the state's water quality.

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7 hours ago in Entertainment

Pitch, please: Julia Robert ‘sells’ sex toys on ‘Ellen’

The "Pretty Woman" star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie "Mother's Day," was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

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7 hours ago in Obituaries

Arlene Nelson, 89, of Spencer

Services for 89-year-old Arlene Nelson of Spencer will be Monday, May 2nd, at 10:30am at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer…

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8 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Annoying Windows reminder interrupts live TV report

Please excuse this interruption ...

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12 hours ago in Sports, Weird

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century.

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12 hours ago in National

Survey: Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

The cost to repair and upgrade the U.S. surface transportation system to meet current and future demands is in the "hundreds of billions of dollars," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said last year.

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12 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is a gory, good time

It's lean, mean, loud and grisly, and a ton of bloody fun.

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12 hours ago in Entertainment

Appeals court to hear ex-Subway pitchman’s appeal May 20

A federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May hearing for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's appeal of his more than 15-year sentence in a child sex abuse and pornography case.

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13 hours ago in National

Volkswagen says emissions scandal bill could get much bigger

Volkswagen's CEO says the company will launch new electric vehicles and set up a new firm focused on operations like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests.

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14 hours ago in Music, Olympics

The Band Perry get an Olympic honor

"Live Forever" will be the official song of Team USA.

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15 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ returning for 10 year reunion

The 2001 film, featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others, was a box office flop upon its release, but it has become a cult classic over the years.

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14 hours ago in Local

Area Flood Warnings

In Spencer the Little Sioux River river rose above flood stage Wednesday...

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14 hours ago in Local

CCCVB Grant Awards Announced

Six projects received a total of $5,500...

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15 hours ago in Sports

PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans preview

Headlining the field is No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, Jason Day, who is looking to capture his third victory of 2016.

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14 hours ago in Local

Arnolds Park Moving To Automated Trash Pickup

The new system will cost residents an additional $1.50 a month...

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15 hours ago in Sports

No Curry, no problem

The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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15 hours ago in Lifestyle

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

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15 hours ago in Sports

Ducks down and out after Predators win decider

After winning Game 6 of their Western Conference quarter-final series on Monday, the Nashville Predators saw a message in their locker room: "Noon flight to Anaheim. Pack for six days."

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15 hours ago in Sports

Quarterbacks expected to rule at NFL Draft

Given the pass-happy state of the most popular U.S. professional sports league, the pressure to find a frontline thrower moved the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles to trade up to the number one and two slots, respectively, for the presumed purpose of snaring a quarterback.

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4 hours ago in Local

Playground Installation Postponed

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A park project planned for Friday and Saturday has been put on hold.

14 hours ago in Local

Area Flood Warnings

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In Spencer the Little Sioux River river rose above flood stage Wednesday...

14 hours ago in Local

CCCVB Grant Awards Announced

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Six projects received a total of $5,500...

14 hours ago in Local

Arnolds Park Moving To Automated Trash Pickup

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The new system will cost residents an additional $1.50 a month...

1 day ago in Local

Storm Lake Child Assault

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A Storm Lake man was arrested on a report of an assault.