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'Field of Dreams' is 25-year dream for Dyersville

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Since the film "Field of Dreams" premiered in 1989, the movie site -- located just four miles from downtown Dyersville -- has drawn hundreds of thousands of baseball fans and movie-lovers from all over the world. More>>

Senate bill would end dog racing in Council Bluffs, not Dubuque

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A bill ending greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but allowing dog owners to operate a track in Dubuque has advanced to a full Senate committee. More>>

Cascade students open time capsule from former Aquin High

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Students used hammers to crack open a cornerstone laid in 1961 and peer into a time capsule from a now-defunct eastern Iowa Catholic high school. More>>

TONIGHT at 10: 'Field of Dreams' still a dream for Dyersville Video included

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The iconic baseball movie 'Field of Dreams' premiered 25 years ago, in 1989, and the movie's popularity and success still bring people to Dyersville. More>>

Monster sinkhole swallows part of Dubuque street Video included

A sinkhole swallowed part of Ramona Street in Dubuque this month A sinkhole swallowed part of Ramona Street in Dubuque this month
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One Dubuque neighborhood is dealing with a shocking surprise it received this month, when a giant sinkhole swallowed up an entire portion of the street. More>>

Kevin Costner, others returning to Field of Dreams in June Video included

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Monday marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the "Field of Dreams" film, and it also was the day the Field of Dreams' movie site owner announced the film's star would be returning to the site in June. More>>

Mississippi River in Dubuque rises above flood stage

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The Mississippi River in Dubuque, measured at the railroad bridge, hit the 17-foot minor flood stage overnight between Saturday and Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts the river will crest sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday at 17.5 feet and return below flood stage on Thursday. More>>

Where are the sinkholes? Dubuque man wants officials to help

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A Dubuque man is calling for state and local officials to help homeowners learn about sinkholes that might damage their property. More>>

Hundreds head to Iowa's oldest restaurant for Easter brunch Video included

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An Easter tradition continued for many at Iowa's oldest restaurant Sunday.
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Dubuque's River Museum to host Blacksmith Days

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The National Mississippi River Museum Aquarium will host their annual Blacksmith Days on May 3 & 4, 2014. More>>

Hundreds commemorate Good Friday at St. Donatus Parish Video included

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Many Christians across eastern Iowa spent Friday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, as a part of Good Friday.
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Group jumps in Mississippi for a cause Video included

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A group of 10 people jumped in the Mississippi River Thursday evening together - for a cause. More>>

UPDATE: Decorah woman dead after Saturday crash in Dubuque

Alexandra Benson Alexandra Benson
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Dubuque police announced Thursday morning one of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night has died. More>>

Dubuque students launch viral social media campaign to help Ethiopian village

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At precisely 10:30 a.m. Thursday, students in a global studies class at Dubuque's Washington Middle School took to social media to generate a storm of support for Homacho, Ethiopia. More>>

Iowa lawmakers urge Congolese officials to let children go home Video included

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Lawmakers are responding to dozens of families who have legally adopted children that are stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). More>>

Loras College receives real estate donation

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Loras College in Dubuque received a real estate donation from Dr. John and Cheryl Whalen. More>>

University of Dubuque unveils Performing Art Series 2014-15

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The University of Dubuque has announced their 2012-2015 Live at the Heritage Center Performing Art Series. More>>

Kevin Costner returning to 'Field of Dreams' movie site in Dyersville

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Actor Kevin Costner will pay Dyersville a visit to mark the 25th anniversary of the film 'Field of Dreams,' much of which was shot in Dyersville, Dubuque and Galena, Ill.. More>>

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. More>>

Dubuque officials worried about substance abuse in the community

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At an upcoming town hall meeting in Dubuque, a panel of individuals affected by substance abuse will share their stories and discuss the dangers the problem poses to the community. More>>

Dubuque seeks public input on proposed aquatic center

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The city of Dubuque is exploring the possibility of teaming up with the Dubuque Community School District on building an indoor aquatic center. More>>

Convicted cop shooter Eddie Chest to get new sentencing hearing

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An Illinois man convicted of shooting a Dubuque police lieutenant in 2009 will get a new sentencing hearing, according to the Iowa Court of Appeals. More>>

Dubuque agrees to correct discriminatory housing policies

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it and the city of Dubuque have signed a voluntary compliance agreement to correct housing policies that HUD says discriminate against the black community. More>>

UPDATE: Prairie du Chien Slumberland destroyed in huge fire Video included

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A large fire Sunday lasting into Monday morning destroyed the Slumberland furniture store in Prairie du Chien, Wis., and left several surrounding businesses heavily damaged by smoke and water. More>>

Fire destroys Dubuque County barn

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A fire destroyed a barn and heavily damaged nearby buildings Saturday evening in Dubuque County.
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Dubuque Retirement Community changes name to Eagle Pointe Place

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Dubuque Retirement Community, a senior living facility, has changed its name to Eagle Pointe Place to "reflect its refreshed commitment to enriching the life of the residents that it serves," the company said. More>>

White Nose Syndrome, deadly bat disease, surfaces in Wisconsin Video included

A bat with White Nose Syndrome is shown. Courtesy Wisconsin DNR A bat with White Nose Syndrome is shown. Courtesy Wisconsin DNR
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A disease dangerous to bats has resurfaced, this time in Wisconsin. More>>

Custom Futons in Dubuque to close store, focus sales online Video included

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Many small business owners across eastern Iowa use the Internet as a way to expand their product. But the Internet has prompted one family-owned eastern Iowa business to give up on the traditional storefront altogether to focus on Internet sales. More>>

Town Clock Market now open in downtown Dubuque

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A new convenience store is now open for business in downtown Dubuque. More>>

Polling and survey center to open at Loras College in Dubuque

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An anonymous donor has helped fund the establishment of a polling center at Loras College in Dubuque. More>>

Dubuque considers building overpasses above railroad tracks

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Officials in Dubuque are considering building overpasses above railroads to prevent long disruptions, such as earlier this week when mechanical issues caused train cars to block downtown streets for hours. More>>

Family worries legally adopted children won't come home Video included

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The process of adopting a child can be a bumpy ride.But for hundreds of families, including at least a dozen in Iowa, the international adoption process has been a nightmare. More>>

Pedestrian killed along Highway 20 in Dubuque County

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One person is dead after sheriff's deputies say drunk driver hit a person walking along Highway 20 in Dubuque County. More>>

Eastern Iowa farmers gear up for planting crops

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Farmers all across eastern Iowa are gearing up to plant their crops in the coming weeks.
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City of Dubuque to host public information meeting on potential railroad overpass/bridge projects

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The City of Dubuque Engineering Department is seeking public input on two proposed railroad overpass projects in downtown Dubuque.
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Asbury population booming since 2000 Census Video included

The city of Asbury's population has grown more than 80 percent since the 2000 Census The city of Asbury's population has grown more than 80 percent since the 2000 Census
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Asbury is booming, thanks in part to the economic development efforts in the greater Dubuque area. More>>

Jackson Co.'s 61 Drive-In Theatre opens Friday Video included

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The 61 Drive-In Theatre in Jackson County is set to open on Friday. More>>

Dubuque medical group donates $150K to three high schools

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A Dubuque medical group has donated $150,000 to help high school students pursue careers in health care. More>>

Dubuque health officials investigating dog bite

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The City of Dubuque's Health Services Department wants to find a dog after a reported bite Monday afternoon. More>>

Shots fired in Dubuque Wednesday night

Dubuque police investigate a report of shots fired Monday night near Loras College Dubuque police investigate a report of shots fired Monday night near Loras College
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The Dubuque Police Department responded Wednesday night to two reports of shots fired. More>>

Dubuque bar 'Players Club' battling rough reputation Video included

Players Club is in the 1900 block of Central Avenue in Dubuque Players Club is in the 1900 block of Central Avenue in Dubuque
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Dubuque bar Players Club is battling a bad reputation, following a shooting in November and, most recently, a brawl early Sunday morning that led to the arrest of six people.
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Dubuque, Cedar Rapids men get prison for child porn

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Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate child pornography convictions. More>>

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival details schedule

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The third ever Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is approaching, running from April 23-27. More>>

Free tax help available throughout eastern Iowa Video included

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free help with tax preparation AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free help with tax preparation
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The filing deadline for individual tax returns is now about two weeks away, on April 15. There is free help available for people still working on their taxes.
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10 arrested following two Dubuque fights

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Dubuque police officers responded to two reports of fights early Sunday morning. . More>>

Second Living Green Farm & Home Show takes place in Dubuque

Second Living Green Farm & Home Show takes place in Dubuque

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The Living Green Farm Home Show took place at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds in Dubuque on Saturday.
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Dubuque fire crews rescue 12-year-old boy who fell through ice

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Dubuque fire crews rescued a 12-year-old boy from an icy pond in Dubuque Saturday afternoon.
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Deputies ask for help in string of St. Catherine burglaries Video included

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of daytime home burglaries in the St. Catherine area, off U.S. Highway 52 in Dubuque County. More>>

Icy Mississippi River delaying barge traffic, commodities Video included

Ice above Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque is preventing barges from traveling upriver Ice above Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque is preventing barges from traveling upriver
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Barge traffic on the upper Mississippi River is now nearly a month behind normal schedule because of ice. More>>

Crime Stoppers ask for help in St. Catherine burglaries

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A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of a person or persons involved in a string of burglaries in Dubuque County. More>>

Mother Nature leads to late start in pruning vineyards Video included

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The cold and snowy winter has left some eastern Iowa winery owners getting a late start in pruning their vines for this grape growing season. More>>

Cedar Valley Infertility Support Group Holds Open House

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The Cedar Valley Infertility Support Group held their second annual open house Monday night at Allen College in Waterloo. KWWL's Shelley Russell was the emcee at the event Monday, for the group that, along with support, lends advice and options to couples that may be experiencing infertility."The infertility journey can be a very isolating experience sometimes it's hard to understand what you're going through." Said Andrea Dellit, the facilitator of the group. "Is it normal? Are other people... More>>

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