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Quick Change Artist Working In Spirit Lake Area

The wanted man committed such a theft at Walmart in Spirit Lake, leaving with more than $150...

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

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Caped ‘superhero’ fighting for legal pot instead of fighting crime

A caped green superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at Ohio college campuses and bars has sparked debate over its impact on children.

Los Angeles premiere of 'San Andreas' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson saves a dog in Labor Day pool drama

The "Furious 7" star turned into a real-life action hero.

Joe Heinrich

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IFBF Policy Conference Highlights

Joe Heinrich is the V.P. of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and talks about the most debated policy at this year's summer policy conference.


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‘Star Trek’s’ Captain Kirk writes an autobiography

"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk – The Story of Starfleet’s Greatest Captain," will be published by Titan Books on Tuesday - 49 years to the day after "Star Trek" premiered on television in 1966.


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New app lets friends virtually walk each other home

Companion is being used on college campuses across the country.


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Williams sisters to put family ties to ultimate test

Family ties will be stretched to the limit when Serena and Venus Williams clash in a compelling U.S. Open quarter-final on Tuesday where much more than sibling bragging rights will be on the line.


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Boston awaits release of new Bulger movie ‘Black Mass’

Anticipation is building in South Boston for a new movie about convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.


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End to Brady suspension a game-changer for NFL fantasy football

The New England Patriots star quarterback will suit up this Thursday for his team’s season opener, after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman threw out the National Football League’s four-game suspension against him in the now notorious “Deflategate” case.


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WATCH: 4-year-old boy, his dog rescued from well in Mississippi

The boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet deep, and only about a foot and a half wide.


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Pope radically simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedures

Pope Francis, making the most substantial changes to Catholic marriage annulment procedures in centuries, on Tuesday radically simplified them and said bishops should give greater help to divorced couples.


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Hopes high for Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ debut

What remains to be seen is how an unfiltered Colbert will play as he makes the transition from a 30-minute Comedy Central show four nights a week to an hour-long slot five nights a week on a major broadcast network renovating the house that David Letterman built.


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The marketing ‘force’ behind ‘Star Wars’ toys

The release of the new movie is still months away, but Disney unleashed its full marketing "force" of toys and other items related to the film.


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HIGHLIGHTS: Rickie Fowler’s hard-fought Deutsche Bank Championship win

Fowler sank a 40-foot birdie putt on 14 en route to a 3-under 68 and a 15-under total.


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NFL teams add ‘non-football’ fun for fans

Many teams are offering entertainment off the field on game day.


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Kentucky clerk in gay marriage case released from jail

A U.S. district judge ordered jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky released immediately, saying he was satisfied that her office was fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to legally eligible couples.


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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Sept. 8

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's biggest sports headlines, Tuesday, Sept. 8.


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School Board Election Preview

School board elections take place today across Iowa...

City Council

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Spencer Council Preview

Tonight's meeting starts at 6:30 in the Council Chambers of Spencer City Hall...

Local Headlines

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Fagen Staying On As City Manager

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Spencer's City Manager had a change of heart Friday morning...

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Storm Lake House Fire


One occupant was evaluated by on scene paramedics but was not transported...

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Charges


Three were arrested on drug charges following a Monday traffic stop by the Clay County Sheriff's Office...

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Child Seat Safety Check Up


Saturday's free Child Seat Safety Check Up event runs from 9-12 at the Spencer Fire Department...

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10th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set For Sunday


Registration and children's activities begin at 3:45 at Spencer Hospital's Grand Avenue park...