Woman who caused crash while texting gets 2 years in prison

A Cedar Rapids woman who was texting when her car collided with another vehicle has been given two years in prison
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Iowa man with Nebraska porn record gets 50 years in prison

An eastern Iowa man has been given 50 years in prison for producing child pornography involving a prepubescent child and for trading child pornography
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Cedar Rapids evaluating need for more flood measures

Cedar Rapids officials will be considering additional flood protection measures as the Cedar River rises
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New president of technology college prepares to tackle role

The new president of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is settling into his role.
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Conductor candidate builds community while making music

Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich's approach to the arts
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2 Iowa farmers sentenced to prison over bank loans

Federal prosecutors in eastern Iowa have announced prison sentences for two farmers convicted in separate cases
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Authorities identify body found in creek as Cedar Rapids man

Authorities have identified a body found in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream as a missing kayaker
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Man guilty of killing woman whose body was found in trailer

A man has been found guilty of killing a woman whose body was found rolled in a blanket inside a trailer in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion
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Cedar River crests below major flood level in Cedar Rapids

The Cedar River has crested below major flood level in Cedar Rapids
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Searchers find body near where kayaker was reported missing

Officials say a body found in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream may be that of a missing kayaker
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Nebraska senator to participate in world sniper competition

Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer is headed for the International Sniper Cup event in Bulgaria after having competed in a series of sniper shooting championships
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Inmate group caters to spiritual needs at Iowa prison

At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, an unusual group is catering to the spiritual needs of those who have no religion at all
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