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Chicago's iconic 'Bean' sculpture reopens to tourists after nearly a year of construction

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions known as “The Bean” reopened to the public Sunday after nearly a year of renovations and construction. Construction started in August last year, and fencing…
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Flooding in some Iowa locations to surpass 1993 records

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) National Weather Service forecasters says some river levels in northwest Iowa will crest above levels set during the historic flood of 1993. Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday hundreds of…
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Changes to note ahead of Iowa's hunting seasons

DES MOINES -- Hunters will notice a few regulation changes for the upcoming 2024-2025 hunting seasons. These changes could impact deer hunters, waterfowl hunters and furharvesters. Deer Due to a recent statewide effort to combine, clarify,…
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WILLIE NELSON FALLS ILL, WILL MISS THE START OF HIS OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR

He's 91, so it's not totally unexpected. Willie Nelson is having to push back his appearances at his own "Outlaw Music Festival" on doctor's orders. In a message on his official Instagram account, it was announced that Willie wasn't feeling…
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Dutch Oven Picnic This Thursday at ELC

OSKALOOSA -- Bring your family, a picnic supper, and something to drink to a Dutch oven demonstration behind the Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, June 27 from 6:00-7:00 pm. They will meet at the back…
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Is Kelsea Ballerini Going . . . Hollywood?

When Kelsea Ballerini was young, she wanted to be a BALLERINA.  Seriously.  She even took some classes again a few years ago. That said, she was always a "HARD NO" on ever dabbling in ACTING. But now that she's…
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Donald Sutherland, the towering actor whose career spanned 'M.A.S.H.' to 'Hunger Games,' dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Sutherland, the Canadian actor whose wry, arrestingly off-kilter screen presence spanned more than half a century of films from “M.A.S.H.” to “The Hunger Games,” has died. He was 88. Sutherland died Thursday…
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Hot weather can cause deer to be on the move

By Ellis Codjoe (Radio Iowa) The director of the Wapello County Conservation Board says you may see more deer on and along the roadways in warm weather. Rick Tebbs says deer are like humans and…
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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.8 Percent in May

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in May, unchanged from April and the same as one year ago. The state’s labor force participation rate fell to 66.7 percent, down…
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Vendor Registration Deadline for Sweet Corn Serenade Approaching

OSKALOOSA -- Oskaloosa’s Sweet Corn Serenade is a little over a month away, and Oskaloosa Main Street is reminding area residents that the final registration deadline for the craft and vendor fair is coming up.…
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