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Storm Lake struggles against Cherokee at home STORM LAKE - The Tornadoes had problems with the Braves on Tuesday night losing three sets to none. The set scores were 15-25, 15-25 and 13-25. "Cherokee played well tonight and...
"Windshield Time" By Iowa State Trooper Vince Kurtz
Rescue on Lake Avenue
Performances at the open house for the new SLHS Auditorium
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READER'S RESPONSE
Is Clinton's health really the biggest campaign issue? (09/27/16)
Hillary Clinton has been sick, as the media has reported. We've heard about her pneumonia, seen her coughing at the podium and struggling to stay afoot as she was escorted to her car. The strenuous pace of campaigning for President of the United States would surely take its toll on any human body...
A discussion group on water (09/27/16)
Dozens of protesters barricading the governor behind executive limits - ah, it reminds me of those anti-war days. But the thing is, when people start talking moratorium, next comes boycott, and then John Brown and Harper's Ferry (ala North vs. South)...
At 90, more miles for Bob (09/27/16)
Dear Editor, I inadvertently told a half truth in a previous Letter to the Editor when I mentioned that my 90 year old friend, Bob, was planning on biking 15.2 miles Saturday at the Jack 15 in South Dakota, instead of running the race like he did in 2015 and 37 other years. Actually Bob ended up biking 30.4 miles that day because when he reached the finish line in Brookings, he promptly turned around and rode his bicycle all the way back to the start in White, SD in order to retrieve his car...
Readers Respond (09/27/16)
Negative comments by R. L. Williams, a Des Moines Register letter writer, concerning Chuck Grassley's age of 83 being a problem in his upcoming reelection bid reflect stereotypes about aging that simply do not apply in the case of this long term senator. ...
Taking initiative on nitrates (09/22/16)
Yesterday, 9/19/16, I was in my local Iowa State U. extension office talking about water quality ideas-and a local farmer came in to gather info about a research project near Newell, Iowa where Kris Kohl, Engineer, had modified a drain tile. Casey Schmidt, the farmer, wanted to show this to his banker for support (ok, a loan)...
BBC News
Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italy
Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.
Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager open to England role 'one day'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would be open to managing England in the future but his current focus is with the Gunners.
Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader
World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
Lewis Hamilton quickest in Malaysia as Magnussen suffers fire
Lewis Hamilton is in convincing form during Malaysian Grand Prix practice, as Renault's Kevin Magnussen suffers a bizarre pit fire.
Deutsche Bank chief Cryan tries to reassure on bank's strength
After troubled Deutsche Bank's shares hit another record low, the chief executive sends staff an email saying the bank's finances are strong.
Rosetta probe set for comet collision
The audacious Rosetta mission has been commanded to end its investigation of Comet 67P by crashing into the 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.
France 'conducts operations against IS'
France is carrying out operations against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say.
Rodrigo Duterte 'happy to slaughter' addicts as Hitler did Jews
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compares his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, saying he would be happy to kill as many drug addicts as Hitler did Jews.
Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly
Thai health officials confirm two cases of microcephaly, a severe birth defect in babies linked to the Zika virus, the first in South East Asia.
Why border 'strikes' will not trigger India-Pakistan war
India's 'strikes' in Kashmir was limited in scope, firepower and duration, and is not likely to escalate into a full-blown conflict, argues analyst Sumit Ganguly.
State news
Iowa man to argue self-defense in February stabbing death
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A man who spent most of his adult life in prison says he will argue that he was acting in self-defense when he stabbed another man to death in Sioux City....
Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case
NEVADA, Iowa (AP) -- A student who was sexually assaulted after an Iowa State University party confronted her assailant at his sentencing hearing Thursday, telling him the attack had scarred her forever....
Cedar Rapids to remove flood evacuation zone restrictions
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say they will remove restrictions Friday on access to a precautionary flood evacuation zone that was set up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa....
Latest: Victim in campus assault addresses her attacker
NEVADA, Iowa (AP) -- The Latest on the sentencing of a former Iowa State University student who sexually assaulted another student (all times local):...
Des Moines police investigating body found in parked van
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Des Moines police are investigating what they call the suspicious death of woman whose body was found in a parked minivan....