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Day: January 12, 2012

Senior Bowl Selects Iowa Teammates

McNutt, Daniels to represent Hawkeyes in senior showcase event Mobile, AL. (Jan. 11)—A pair of University of Iowa Hawkeyes will team up together one final time as members of the North squad

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Home Depot in Joplin reopens amid questions

By Mike McGraw, McClatchy Newspapers – JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Home Depot store, where seven people died May 22 when the building catastrophically collapsed during an EF-5 tornado, reopened Wednesday with a

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Albert Lea man allegedly beat son with boards

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – An Albert Lea man was charged Wednesday with a gross misdemeanor for allegedly striking his 11-year-son with boards as punishment. After a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office

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Iowa mulls Kadyn’s law

By Janet Lawler, for the Albert Lea Tribune –  NORTHWOOD, Iowa — When the Iowa Legislature convened Monday for the 2012 session, representatives and senators alike were greeted by large pink binders

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Next CES battleground: Landfill Board

By Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Creative Energy Systems’ next hurdle to make their $35 million dollar waste to energy plant happen is the North Iowa Landfill Board. (PHOTO: Proposed location

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U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Child Predator

Scranton, PA  – U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Raymond Brennan – a 37-year old Bradford County man – in Burlington, North Carolina.

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‘Joyful Noise’

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – “Joyful Noise” is a sort of Wal-Mart movie, not exactly trendsetting but a decent enough offering for the heartland. The premise smacks of focus-group research more

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Parents guide to new movie releases

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D Rating: G. What it’s about: A callous prince living under a spell as a “beast” must win the love of the

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Nov. consumer credit jump biggest in decade

By Greg Robb, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their debt in November by the most in a decade, with auto, student and credit-card borrowing all advancing. Consumer credit rose a seasonally

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