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Vikings Sign Linebacker

 The Vikings have signed free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract, according to the “Minneapolis Star Tribune.”  Bishop was released by the Green Bay Packers last week.  He missed all of last year with a hamstring injury after posting back-to-back 100-tackle seasons.  The 28-year-old spent his first six years with the Packers, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2007 out of California.

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HIV Testing Encouraged

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State officials says HIV/AIDS is still a big problem in Minnesota and are urging people to get tested

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Fatality Accidents Common On 4th Of July Weekend

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The upcoming holiday weekend is typically one of the most dangerous times of the year for traffic crashes involving alcohol in Iowa.

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Branstad Committed To Closing Facilities

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has until July 6th to make final decisions on the entire state budget outline legislators sent him earlier this month, but Branstad's giving strong hints he'll reject the legislature's plan to keep the Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant open.

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Gas prices down headed into holiday weekend

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The decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.

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Congress Using Appropriations to Force Dietary Guidelines

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Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would force the Dietary Guidelines Committee to follow sound science…