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You Need To Check Your Hy-Vee Potato Salads Now

Hy-Vee has issued withdrawals for all potato salad varieties because of a presumptive positive microbial test result. According to a Friday release, Hy-Vee is voluntarily withdrawing all varieties and sizes of Hy-Vee Potato Salad and Mealtime Potato Salad. The expiration dates in question are between July 31, 2022 and August...
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New Laws That Are Going to Effect Iowans Starting Today

July 7 marks the 182nd day of the year, which means we are pretty much exactly halfway through the year 2022. Iowans can expect 125 new laws that will start effecting them today. Everything from unemployment programs, renewable energy, elder abuse, hunting season, and child care employment programs to name a few.
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Iowa Woman Faces Neglect Charges After Mass Pig Death

A Sac County woman has been arrested after officials responded to reports of livestock neglect. According to a release from the Sheriff's office, Elana May Laber, a 33-year-old woman in Early, Iowa was arrested on June 30th after over 1,000 dead pigs were discovered between two consignment sites. During an...
SAC COUNTY, IA
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2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise Lineup Revealed

There's nothing like nice tropical weather after a hard winter and there's nothing like hitting the seas with some of your favorite rock and metal bands. So in 2023, why not make plans to hop on board for the Monsters of Rock Cruise, featuring a star-studded group of acts providing entertainment throughout your voyage.

Authorized Charlie Watts Biography Hitting Shelves This Fall

An authorized biography of late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will hit shelves this fall. Charlie's Good Tonight: The Authorized Biography of Charlie Watts will arrive on Sept. 15 in the U.K. and Oct. 11 in the U.S. The book documents Watts' nearly-six-decade tenure with the Stones, from their early days in London R&B clubs to their status as debauched stadium-rock titans. It is available for preorder through HarperCollins Publishers' website now.
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The 15 Best Needle Drops In Movie History

As Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” becomes a chart-topping hit thanks to its placement in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, one thing becomes perfectly clear — music and film (or in this case, highly cinematic television) are undeniably linked. A great song has the power to elevate a movie scene, while a well-executed scene can breathe new life into a track. But there are some song uses in films that just stand out. There’s something magical about them. It’s hard to put a finger on what makes a needle drop special, but you know it when you hear it.
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24 Rock + Metal Postage Stamps

The phrase "stamp of approval" may take on a little more significance when you realize just how special you have to be to receive recognition on a stamp. Around the world, countries have saluted their greatest artists with recognition on a stamp, yet there are still legends who have not been recognized as of yet.
ENTERTAINMENT

‘Field Of Dreams’ Series Cancelled At Peacock

A TV version of Field Of Dreams was set up to start production over at Peacock, but unfortunately, it seems the streaming service won’t be moving forward with the show after all. The exact reason behind the studio’s decision to pass on the project isn’t known, but it did have some serious creators behind it.
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Tim Allen Responds to ‘Lightyear’: It ‘Has No Relationship to Buzz’

Pixar’s return to movie theaters hasn’t gone as well as the animation studio would have hoped. So far Lightyear has grossed just $97 million in the United States, making it Pixar’s weakest American release ever except for Onward, which opened in theaters on March 6, 2020, just before multiplexes around the world closed at the start of the Covid pandemic.
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The Moment Def Leppard Saved Their Future

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen recalled the moment he had enough of the band’s career trajectory, leading to a turnaround in its fortunes. He was performing at a state fair in 2005 when he told his bandmates: “Fuck it! We’re better than this,” he told Classic Rock in a new interview.
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Rock Stars Celebrating Birthdays in July

While lighting fireworks, you might want to save some of the fire to light a few birthday candles as well. We've got a whole bunch of rock star birthdays during the month of July. There are legends from two of rock 'n' roll's pioneering acts as Mick Jagger and Ringo...
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Pac-12 Powers Reportedly Joining the Big Ten

Geography and math are officially out the window in college sports. Sources say USC and UCLA are in talks to bolt the PAC-12 and join the Big Ten conference. The Big Ten conference, which already has 14 teams, will now have 16. The move could happen as soon as 2024.
IOWA CITY, IA

List of 2022 Firework Displays in Eastern Iowa

It's almost that time of the year once again! July 4th and firework displays are on the way, and patriotism will reach its peak here in Iowa in just a couple of weeks. If it's anything like what I've seen in small town over the entirety of my life, it will largely look like this:
IOWA STATE

Bret Michaels Hospitalized, Poison Cancels Stadium Tour Stop

Poison had to pull out of their June 30 Stadium Tour stop in Nashville after singer Bret Michaels was hospitalized. According to Blabbermouth, guitarist C.C. DeVille addressed the crowd at Nissan Stadium and informed them that Michaels was rushed to the hospital "because of an allergic reaction to medication." Michaels...
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Northeast Iowa Ag Queen Brings Home A National Title

Two weeks ago, women of all ages across the country traveled to Ohio to compete for the National Miss Agriculture USA title. Among these women was Northeast Iowa’s Amanda Sadler. Sadler has held the title of Iowa Elite Ms. Agriculture USA since 2019, and she currently holds the 2022...
WATERLOO, IA