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Sibley-Ocheyedan Claims Bank Iowa Traveling Cup

The criteria for the award included the best combined score for academics, athletics, music, speech and debate...


in Entertainment

We’ve reached the ‘future’ as it was envisioned in ‘Back To The Future’

We're still waiting on those flying cars ... but almost everything else was predicted in the '80s film franchise has come close to being true.


in Local

Aurelia Man Sentenced

A man accused of setting fire to an apartment complex in Storm Lake has been placed on probation...


in National, World

Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact

U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.

Beth Doran

in Farm

Mycotoxin and Mold Concerns

ISU Extension Livestock Field Specialist Beth Doran says she is concerned about mycotoxins and mold in corn and hay fed to livestock this fall.


in National

Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.


in Sports

Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court

The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.


in Weird

‘Mystery’ soda machine delivers a surprise every time

You never know what you're gonna get ...


in Sports

FIFA’s Blatter calls Swiss investigation ‘outrageous’

The outgoing FIFA President said a criminal investigation against him was "not correct" and defended his decision not to step down sooner as head of the world soccer body.


in Lifestyle

Myths about the flu

It's that time of year again.


in Music

Crash forces Jason Aldean to cancel show

The "Big Green Tractor" singer was not involved in the crash in Canada.


in Music

Illness forces Shania Twain to scrap shows

The "You're Still The One" singer has canceled two of her upcoming tour dates as she battles as respiratory infection.


in Sports

Pacquiao planning to retire

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a winner of world titles in eight different weight categories, said he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.


in Sports

The MLB wants answers from DraftKings

Major League Baseball said it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter.


in Sports

Astros launch postseason with win over Yankees

The Houston Astros blasted into the next round of the Major League Baseball postseason with a 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees in their Wild Card playoff game.


in Entertainment

Vin Diesel fuels rumors F. Gary Gray is directing ‘Furious 8’

The "Straight Outta Compton" moviemaker has emerged as a frontrunner to take over the blockbuster franchise.

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in Obituaries

Bertram Tjebben, 91, Laurens

Services for 91 year old Bertam Tjebben of Laurens will be Friday, October 9th at 2:30pm at the Grace Lutheran…

Schuchert Funeral

in Obituaries

Amanda Sorensen, 27, Spirit Lake

Memorial services for 27 year old Amanda Sorensen of Spirit Lake will be Friday, October 9th at 2:00pm at the…


in National

Volkswagen recall to start in January

The German carmaker plans to begin recalling cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.


in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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in Entertainment

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

in Music

Miranda Lambert channeling heartbreak into new music


The "Mama's Broken Heart" hitmaker is turning her divorce into good songwriting material, insisting she has "never felt so inspired."

in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

in Music

Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert have star power


Country stars Miranda Lambert and the late Johnny Cash were honored with stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

in Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris writing children’s books


The "How I Met Your Mother" star is penning a new series called "The Magic Misfits."