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BRIDGEWATER – Congressman David Young will now join the ranks of officials coming to Bridgewater to meet with residents on their mission to combat the ongoing drug problem in the town.

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ATLANTIC – It was after work on Thursday that Will Weppler heard the news. There were going to be layoffs at The Plastic Professionals, a company that makes different items from plastic - ranging from benches to trash cans.

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ATLANTIC - Owner Revolution, Inc. (ORI, - the parent company of The Plastic Professionals) announced Friday that an unspecified number of employees are losing their jobs as the result of the loss contract with a “major” customer.

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — The head football coach at Marshalltown High School has been found not guilty of assaulting a student.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The blue tutu and diamond necklace that Prudence was wearing help win over the judges at this year's Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University.

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DES MOINES — What will Iowa Republicans do for an encore?

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ These Iowa lotteries were drawn Sunday:

After a week of duals, Atlantic boys golf returned to tournament play on Saturday in Denison and notched the third victory of the season.

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An offense that had laid dormant all week woke up with five goals in a rematch with Carroll and Atlantic claimed a 5-0 win to end its home Trojan Tournament and finish third out of four teams.

Atlantic girls tennis concluded its busiest week of the season with two fourth-place finishes in singles, two fifth-place results in doubles and a fifth-place team finish on Saturday at home i…

A rapid succession of goals from the opponent proved to be the Atlantic girls undoing once again on Friday in Treynor in a 7-0 Trojan loss.

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Two days after the Trojan girls allowed a 2-1 lead to slip away with three goals allowed in five minutes in Denison, the Atlantic defense was suspect again Friday in Treynor.

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Rush is searching for a new head coach after firing Mark DeSantis.

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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The father of an Ohio college student who died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a suburban Chicago track meet remembered his son as a strong Christian.

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Atletico Madrid officials are at sport's highest court to appeal against a FIFA transfer ban that will prevent the club from signing youth players from overseas du…

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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi took off his shirt and lifted it high in front of him, boldly displaying his name and number to the stunned crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As school district mergers grow more complicated, there is an elephant in the room and it has company: Phantoms, Marauders, plenty of Blue Devils and even a Golden Horde.

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ATLANTIC - The Cass County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Jan. 18 to consider changes to the Urban Renewal Plan north of Atlantic to include property owned by Elite Octane.

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ATLANTIC - The Cass County Board of Supervisors formally approved a resolution of intent Monday morning to enter into a development agreement with Elite Octane concerning incentives for a new ethanol plant north of Atlantic.

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ATLANTIC - Citing a lack of local skilled tradesmen, a group of Atlantic businessmen, led by local developer Don Sonntag, is hoping to partner with the Atlantic School District to develop a skilled trades program that could provide additional employment opportunities and draw students from s…

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ATLANTIC - Cass County and Elite Octane officials are expected to consider a proposal next Wednesday that will call for just over $4 million in infrastructure incentives along with possible tax rebates in the future.

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ATLANTIC – Ben Rush said he took a “round about way” to work in the accounting industry.

How effective are apps and devices when it comes to reaching fitness goals?

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Now owners can keep in constant contact with their pets — but is it too much?

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Twenty-nine million adults and children in the United States have diabetes — nearly 10 percent of the population. An additional 86 million adults have prediabetes, a condition likely to lead to diabetes if not addressed. What’s more, diabetes disproportionately affects certain ethnic minorities and vulnerable populations such as the elderly and underserved. The American Diabetes Association is fighting for millions of families and individuals, working to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.

The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division, the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization for people with liver disease, has announced the launch of workplace wellness campaign Get Fit. Initially available in the Chicago area, Get Fit is a comprehensive employee wellness platform that provides high-quality, educational resources and activities to promote general health, wellness and employee engagement. 

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Here's the latest for Monday, April 24th: Macron to face Le Pen in French Presidential runoff; North Korea threatens U.S.; Florida wildfire burns thousands of acres; Contraband thrown off boat during Coast Guard pursuit.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday morning after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes in Sunday's vote, and many investors exp…