Spencer man’s murder charge dropped

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says a murder charge filed against a Spencer man has been dropped because a witness lied. Sioux City telev…

Xcel files for rate hikes in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy is seeking permission to raise Minnesota electricity rates by 4.6 percent next year and 5.6 percent the y…

Linn County IDs motorcycle crash victim

TROY MILLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have release the name of a motorcycle driver who died after crashing into a skid loader near Troy Mills …