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19 hours ago in National

Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military.

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19 hours ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today.

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19 hours ago in National

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law for next year.

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19 hours ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

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19 hours ago in Entertainment

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now he is getting the Hollywood treatment.

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19 hours ago in Music

Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate.

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19 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Stern father finally praises you

"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

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24 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 28

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that have made history.

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1 day ago in Local

Storm Lake Child Assault

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

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1 day ago in Local

Cherokee Thief Arrested

A Cherokee man is arrested after stealing two car jacks.

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1 day ago in Local

Former Albert City Woman Sentenced

A former Albert City woman is sentenced after pleading guilty to a class D felony.

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1 day ago in Obituaries

Betty Engelke, 66, of Sutherland

Services for 66-year-old Betty Engelke of Sutherland will be Saturday, April 30th, at 1pm at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland…

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1 day ago in Obituaries

Lawrence W. Ahlers, 59, of Polk City, IA., formerly of Laurens

Services for 59-year-old Lawrence W. Ahlers of Polk City, IA., formerly of Laurens, will be Friday, April 29th, at 2:30pm…

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1 day ago in Obituaries

Elmer Weishaar, 92, of Lincoln, NE., formerly of Pocahontas

Services for 92-year-old Elmer Weishaar of Lincoln, NE., formerly of Pocahontas, will be Friday, April 29th, at 10:30am at Resurrection…

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1 day ago in Local

Storm Lake Child Assault

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

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2 days ago in National

Email privacy bill headed for House approval

The House of Representatives is expected to vote to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails, with the bill's Senate prospects unclear.

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2 days ago in Sports

Players chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game

Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. But a word of advice from former NFL stars: Start thinking about your next career right away.

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2 days ago in Lifestyle, National

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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2 days ago in Local

Group Handing Out May Baskets

A group from First Christian Church will head to area senior homes this Saturday to hand out May-baskets...

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2 days ago in Local

Linn Grove Man Sentenced

r-oTerry Wirkus was arrested in after he was found to be in possession of a vehicle radiator and battery that matched the items stolen from a farm outside of Truesdale...

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8 hours ago in Local

Playground Installation Postponed

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

18 hours ago in Local

Area Flood Warnings

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

18 hours ago in Local

CCCVB Grant Awards Announced

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

18 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.