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The Next ‘Blue Moon’ is August 22

Our last Blue Moon occurred on Halloween in 2020. That was called a “Blue Moon” because it was the second of two full moons in a single month. Now another sort of Blue Moon is coming up, which is a bit rarer. August 22nd will mark the third of four...
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The Weeknd Sees Kids in His Future

Welcome to PopCrush's Daily Break! Here's a breakdown of today's hottest pop culture and lifestyle stories as heard on PopCrush Nights, airing across the country. Check out The Weeknd's family plans, DaBaby's too-little, too-late apology and more, below. The Weeknd Sees Kids in His Future. Singer The Weeknd says that...
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How Do The Horses Get To The Olympics?

As I was watching Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, attempt to qualify for the equestrian individual jumping finals, I had a question pop up in my head. Obviously, these aren't just rental horses from Jimmy's Mountain Horse Tours. These are horses that are trained to be Olympic level athletes. With some...
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Tyson Foods Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations For U.S. Workforce

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the United States again, one of the nation's largest meat producers is taking steps to protect its workforce. Tyson Foods is now requiring all current employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1, company officials announced Monday. In a press release, Tyson officials said the company no longer plans to hire unvaccinated people.
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There May Be More Waterloo Ghost Hunters This Fall Than Ever Before

This summer has seen a huge number of people trying new things, and one of those things is ghost hunting! Iowa is a great spot for some Spector hunting. Ghost hunters come out to Iowa to find the next big spot where they can prove that ghosts exist. Many amateur ghost hunters start right here in the Midwest since there are so many great spots to "find ghosts."
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Former ISU Football Player Charged with Assaulting Bohannon

As if the rivalry between Iowa and Iowa State isn't often intense enough, a new chapter has been added that no doubt will pour more fuel on the fire. A former Iowa State football player has been charged with assaulting current Iowa basketball player Jordan Bohannon, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
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Our Olympic Horses Travel In An Exciting And Unusual way

The Olympics are still going strong and while you might be tired of hearing news about the games, this is definitely something worth reading about. Especially if you like puns!. While we don't always think of horses when we talk about the Olympics, they do play a large role. Equestrian...
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Remember When Casey’s Got Hate From Dave Portnoy?

We are living in a pretty devisive time in our country's history. No one can agree on anything, and no one will listen to what another person has to say. Here in Iowa we do have one great unifier. No, it's not any politician or celebrity, nor is it even a sports team...it's food.
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First Ave Requiring Proof of Vaccination to Attend All Shows

Iconic music venue First Ave in Minneapolis has updated its vaccination policy for upcoming shows. In a post to Facebook, they shared the new policy:. Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours.
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Roseanne Barr’s Abandoned Iowa Mansion Is In Ruin [Photos]

You often hear about celebrities who come from Iowa...like Ashton Kutcher or Johnny Carson and leave so they can make it big in Hollywood. Something you never hear is celebrities settling down here in Iowa. That's what Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold tried to do in the 1990s. The past...
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Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Ring’ Series Debuts First Image

Production is officially complete on Season 1 of Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings television series, which is expected to be one of the most ambitious (not to mention expensive) TV shows ever produced. To mark the conclusion of photography on this first season down in New Zealand, the site announced the premiere date for the show — September 2, 2022 — and unveiled the first official image from the series.
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Iowans Can Save Money Shopping This Weekend

Iowans can save some money by spending cash this weekend. Retailers aren't allowed to charge any sales tax on certain clothing, shoes and apparel items that are priced under $100. According to the Iowa Department of Revenue, the tax exemption applies to each article regardless of how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer.
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“Cheese Rolling” Needs to be an Olympic Sport

The ‘sport’ of Cheese Rolling in England has occurred annually during the month of May since the 1800s. The race involves chasing an eight-pound Double Gloucester wheel of cheese down a grassy hill. The hill is so steep that the runners don't start the race standing; instead, they have to sit at the starting line.
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You Got Tickets to Field of Dreams Game! Great! Now Where Do You Stay?

Iowans are starting to slowly receive notification over whether or not they'll be able to go to the Field of Dreams game in Dyersville. While most people were rejected and will have to watch the game from home, a few people are getting ready to head out to the iconic sight for a night of Major League Baseball.
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‘Clifford’ Pulled From September Release

The coronavirus pandemic is not over yet. That much should be clear if you pay attention to the news and see the rising case counts around the country and the world, largely fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. The variant is of particular concern for the unvaccinated — which, at the moment, includes basically all children under the age of 12, for whom no vaccine is currently approved.
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The Best Single Take Action Scenes

If you’ve been to any blockbuster in the last few years, you know how choppy and borderline incoherent most of them have become. A recent film’s action sequences were so shaky and vertiginous that they actually made me nauseous in my seat at the movie theater. I had to take off my glasses for a minutes and take some deep breaths to make sure I didn’t actually puke up my Twizzlers. That’s not great.