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Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

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Paul McCartney urges Scots to shun independence

Paul McCartney has signed an open letter to Scottish voters urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.

Marty Raybon rides in the CMA Festival Kick-Off Parade in Nashville, Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

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Marty Raybon rejoins Shenandoah

Marty Raybon has reunited with Shenandoah, the band he co-founded in 1984 and fronted for 13 years.

Nathan Followill, of Kings of Leon, is seen backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Los Angeles.

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Kings of Leon drummer returns to the road

Nathan Followill has confirmed he'll be back behind the kit after breaking his ribs in a tour bus crash.

Snoop Dogg performs as part of the "How The West Was Won" concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Irvine, Calif.

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Snoop Dogg surprises bride and groom at wedding

Forget a photo booth! Guests at this wedding got to take pictures with Snoop Dogg!

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Aronia Berry Farm Tour

The first leg of the Missouri to the Mississippi Recipe Relay is coming to Spencer...

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

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Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

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Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

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Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber drives a quad bike at the beach as he takes a break in a resort in Punta Chame on the outskirts of Panama City in a January 27, 2014 file photo.

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Justin Bieber charged with dangerous driving

Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault following an altercation and collision on Friday.

A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014. In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

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Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute

An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport.

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Rockwell City Teen Missing

A 16-year-old from Rockwell City has been missing for a few days...

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Area Arrests

Drug charges were filed following an early Sunday morning traffic stop by Spirit Lake Police...

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Sanborn In Need Of Ambulance Volunteers

Anyone interested in volunteering can get in touch with Sanborn City Hall...

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Farmers Coop Society Smoldering Corn

The Coop is currently in the process of moving approximately 2.5 million bushels of corn...

Kanye West American rapper, songwriter, record producer, film director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, Kanye West attends the Cannes Lions 2014, 61st International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.

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Kanye West confronted SNL comedian over MTV VMAs spoof

Kanye West has urged SNL's Jay Pharoah not to make light of his hard work after the rapper was spoofed during the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Novak To Assume Leadership Role At National Corn Growers Association

Spencer, IA: (Sep 02, 2014) – The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is announcing that Chris Novak will become the…

The cover of People magazine, dated 15th September, 2014, featuring the wedding of Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt.

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Angelina Jolie debuts wedding dress featuring kids’ artwork

Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children.

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Storm Lake Fatal Accident

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2 people are dead and 4 injured in a head on collision...

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Iowa Supreme Court Coming to Storm Lake.

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Oral arguments will be heard on the Buena Vista University campus on Wednesday, October 15th...

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All-Star Communities Recognized

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Spencer, Storm Lake and Orange City have been recognized as All-Star Communities by the Iowa League of Cities...

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Great IA Treasure Hunt Claims At CCF

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Over $172,000 was claimed at the Clay County Fair this year through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt...

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HLP Expansion Underway

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A multi-million dollar expansion is underway at the Middle-High school in Lake Park...