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The Storm Lake girls swim team opens the season with an impressive showing in the water at the Sioux City Pentathlon Tuesday. The Tornadoes had four swimmers place in the top 16 of each event at the meet. Storm Lake head...
Storm Lake Choir Festival Finale
Grand Finale at Storm Lake Schools Parade of Bands
Chad Elliott at the Witter Gallery
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Why Mexico is angry (09/01/15)
At coffee this weekend we were talking about the candidates that are running for the position of president and the topic came up about what Trump has been talking about, illegal immigrants. He has been saying things that many of us has been talking about and thinking about for a few years now. ...
Time is not on our side (08/26/15)
The propensity of humans to pretend all is well when it's not is hardly new. Look back 2,600 years, when Jeremiah warned Israel of impending doom at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, only to be ridiculed and ignored. Closer to home, look back 75 years, when millions of Americans resisted taking action against Hitler despite irrefutable evidence of the genocide of European Jews...
Ag program already exists (08/26/15)
I'm writing in regard to an article "School board election nominees" that was recently published. The article quoted an Alta-Aurelia board member stating "the possibility of the school starting an agricultural program." There has been an agricultural program for 76 years, in fact, last year the FFA Chapter/school recieved a certificate for 75 years at the State FFA conference in Ames. ...
BBC News
Hungary to bus migrants to border
Hungary is sending buses to transport migrants to the border with Austria after hundreds began the long walk there from Budapest.
VIDEO: Mother 'collapsed in tears' on migrant march
One migrant told the BBC's Matthew Price she was going to Germany to meet her husband. She had three children with her.
VIDEO: Syria burial for drowned Kurdi family
The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and members of his family have been buried in Kobane in Syria after being transported there from Turkey.
Georgia 1-0 Scotland
Scotland's hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 finals take a blow as Georgia claim a first home win of the qualifying campaign.
US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August
The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
Faroe Islands 1-3 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland are on the brink of qualifying for Euro 2016 after beating the Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn.
'Snail's pace' row at climate talks
UN climate officials have reacted sharply to criticism that the talks to land a new global deal are going at a "snail's pace".
VIDEO: Migrants tear gassed, media held back
Police and migrants have clashed at a refugee camp at Roszke, Hungary, near the Serbian border.
Saudi king and Obama discuss Iran
King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets President Barack Obama in Washington, on his first trip to the US since assuming the throne in January.
Clinton regrets using private email
Hillary Clinton says she wishes she had made a "different choice" and not used a private email account while serving as US secretary of state.
State news
Attorney general responds to lawmaker questions on abortion
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says since Iowa has no laws governing the transfer of fetal tissue his office has no authority to investigate abortion providers about the practice of donating tissue for research....
New University of Iowa president overcame critics at IBM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa president-select J. Bruce Harreld has faced and erased doubts about his qualifications before, but this time could be tougher....
Despite contract, new U. of Iowa president won't seek tenure
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A spokeswoman says the University of Iowa's president-select will not seek a tenured professorship despite contract language giving him that right....
Waterloo chase ends in police parking lot
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- A car chase involving officers from several departments ended in Waterloo when the suspect vehicle finally stopped in a parking lot outside the police department....
Police release name of slain Dubuque woman
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say the 66-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted and beaten to death this week in downtown Dubuque had worked as a church secretary and enjoyed early morning walks....