Mankato nurses OK contract, avert strike

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract, averting a possible strike…

Shutdown cancels Minn. Guard drills

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Most Minnesota National Guard units have postponed or canceled drills scheduled for this weekend because of the f…

Cedar Rapids warns of cooking fires

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids is stressing cooking fires during Fire Prevention Week. City fire department spokesman Greg Buelow no…

Newton man dies in salvage yard accident

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says a 42-year-old Newton man died in an accident at a salvage yard. The Des Moines R…