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Day: January 4, 2012

Iowa State Women Fall at Oklahoma, 80-51

NORMAN, Okla. – Aaryn Ellenberg scored 21 points, Joanna McFarland equaled a career-high with 19 points and Oklahoma rode its hot hands, making 11-of-18 (61 percent) shots from three-point range to beat

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Grizzlies weather late Timberwolves’ surge

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves entered Wednesday’s game at Target Center against Memphis on the heels of two victories in which the Wolves offense had hustled and

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Temple upsets Duke, 78-73

By Keith Pompey, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — On Monday, Temple forward Anthony Lee said the outcome of Wednesday’s game against Duke would be a barometer of how the Owls will play

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Shopko and Pamida to merge

Shopko and Pamida announced today that the two stores will be merging. A press release, posted below, said that the combined company, which will be headquartered in Green Bay, will use the Shopko

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Reiff, McCall leaving Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa junior offensive tackle Riley Reiff announced he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of eligibility with the Hawkeye football program. “I

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Photo of the day: Tree on fire

Today’s photo comes from an anonymous reader, submitted just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.  The message that came with the photos: “Christmas tree on fire in the road on North Federal

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Worth County caucus results

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – MANLY, Iowa — Worth County Republicans followed suit with the rest of the state Tuesday in Iowa’s presidential caucuses, selecting Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney as their

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Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals

McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) These were the Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks from Dec. 26-Jan. 2: 1. Colombiana (Sony) 2. The Help (BVHE) 3. Friends With Benefits (Sony) 4. Warrior

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Parents guide to new movie releases

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – THE DARKEST HOUR Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language What it’s about: Young American travelers are in a country where they don’t speak

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‘Beneath the Darkness’

By Cary Darling, McClatchy Newspapers The teens-in-trouble horror-thriller “Beneath the Darkness” has a few things going for it: It’s not a blood-soaked slash-a-thon; musician-turned-director Martin Guigui manages to build some suspense; and Dennis

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Final Deer Season Begins Jan. 11

The January antlerless deer season begins Jan. 11, for 42 counties, mainly in southern Iowa, and is the final deer season of the year. Even though there may be licenses left for

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Case in tiny town makes big waves

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Michael Allison is a lot of trouble for a small town. The 42-year-old car buff from Bridgeport, about 250 miles south of Chicago, has repeatedly

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South Carolina Murder Suspect Captured

Savannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for Murder and Aggravated Assault was arrested by the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Savannah Chatham Metropolitan

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Q&A: Free email means security is our job

By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: My Gmail address was hacked and the hacker changed my password. As a result, I can’t access my account’s e-mail or some personal information, such

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