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Hawkeye Earns National Honor

Iowa Hawkeyes cornerback B.J. Lowery was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week yesterday.

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Twins Come Up Short

Austin Jackson’s two-run homer highlighted a four-run fourth as the Tigers went on to a 4-2 win over the Twins at Target Field.

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Vikings Arrive In London

The Vikings landed in London, England on Tuesday

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Jacks Win Own Invite

South Dakota State grabbed both the men’s and women’s team titles in the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational golf tourney.

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New Ring For Royals Star

Former Royals outfielder Willie Wilson is the recipient for a new 1985 World Series ring.

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Twins Walk Off Tigers

Josmil Pinto hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame 12 strikeouts by Justin Verlander to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday night.

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Mauer’s Season Over

The Minnesota Twins are shutting down All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the rest of the season while he recovers from a concussion.

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Vikings Head To London

The Minnesota Vikings are bringing some extra baggage to London

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Gopher Quarterback Honored

Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

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Zenner Honored Despite Setback

For the second time this season, South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has been honored as Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.