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4 days ago in National

Obama visits a mosque to send pointed message to non-Muslims

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.


4 days ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 4

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


4 days ago in Local

Shopko Hometown Coming To Estherville

There is no confirmed date for an opening, but it was noted the store will open sometime in 2016...


4 days ago in Viral Videos

Jimmy Kimmel brings back ‘E.R.’ and ‘House’

George Clooney and Hugh Laurie reprise their classic TV characters.


4 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 4

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.


4 days ago in Entertainment

Sex assault case against Cosby can proceed

A judge has refused to throw out the sex assault case against Bill Cosby, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

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4 days ago in Local

Lake Park Chimney Fire

Firefighters had to battle a chimney fire while battling blizzard conditions.

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4 days ago in Local

Unemployment Scams

The state of Iowa has been the victim of unemployment scams.

Carbon Monoxide

4 days ago in Local

Newell Family Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A Newell family is hit by carbon monoxide poisoning.


4 days ago in Farm

2016 Cattle Industry Convention Report: Kristina Butts

San Diego, CA: (Feb 03, 2016) – This report from the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is…

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4 days ago in Local

Spencer Budget Ready

The city will not be raising taxes...


4 days ago in Entertainment

‘Sports Illustrated’ turning its swimsuit edition into TV show

TNT will air a special on Feb. 13 that builds up to the reveal of which model appears on the cover of its annual swimsuit edition.


4 days ago in Entertainment

Bennet sisters don swords in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Jane Austen's classic tale gets a somewhat different makeover for cinema screens with heroine Elizabeth Bennet armed with a sword and fighting zombies.


4 days ago in Lifestyle

A real-life Amazon bookstore could be coming to a mall near you

Amazon is reportedly going to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores - a surprise reversal from the online retailer credited with driving physical booksellers out of business.

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4 days ago in Local

Interstate 90 Accident

Four people including two from Emmetsburg are injured in a 5 vehicle accident on Interstate 90.


4 days ago in Local

Storm Lake Kidnapper Enters Plea

A Storm Lake man has entered a plea on kidnapping charges.


4 days ago in Local

Southwest MN Highways Now Open

Motorists are still advised to drive with extreme caution as highways are snow and ice covered with blowing snow...


4 days ago in Local

New Okoboji Tourism Director Named

Rebecca Peters currently serves as marketing manager for the Clay County Fair...


4 days ago in Local

Spencer Parking Emergency Lifted

City crews will be performing snow pickup in the downtown commercial district overnight tonight...


5 days ago in National

Education Department gives states ways to cut standardized testing

The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts for reducing standardized testing in public schools.

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4 mins ago in Entertainment, Sports

PHOTOS: Coldplay, guests rock Super Bowl 50 halftime

Beyoncé, from left, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars brought down the house on Sunday night for an unforgettable Super Bowl halftime show.

2 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Super Bowl 50 commercials


A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

1 day ago in Music

This week’s top country tracks


LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

1 day ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl


This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.

2 days ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Puppies predict Super Bowl 50


Right or wrong, one thing is for sure: these puppies are adorable!