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An Ashland man is held on the Jackson County Jail on four pages of telephonic harassment charges after numerous alleged attempts to get back in touch with an ex over the phone.Jail records show Richard Briggs Figge, 36, is held on 85 counts of telephonic harassment and a stalking charge. His bail is set at $435,000.Ashland Deputy Police Chief Tighe O'Meara said the charges stem from dozens of documented unanswered calls Figge made to an Ashland woman over several months. He...

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Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held more than 5 percent of...

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Cecil L. (Mike) MichaelApril 1, 1919-April 15, 2015

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Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within days.

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Dave Granlund cartoon about ISIS in Minnesota.

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It may not have been Inigo Montoya getting revenge on the Six-Finger Man who killed his father, but it was pretty sweet.

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In most parts of the country, spring means asparagus is now in abundance. This is great news for both the home cook and for those restaurants involved in the popular farm-to-table movement.Growing asparagus is an investment in time...

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What plant is more associated with spring than azaleas, the South’s favorite shrub?Azaleas, a member of the rhododendron family, come in two general categories — evergreen and deciduous. Most of the azaleas grown in...

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An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

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Kate Chopin, the tortured and socially restricted author of “The Awakening,” also wrote a short story in the late 1900s that is considered a frontrunner in feminist literature. It’s called “The Story of an...

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For new parents, choosing the right foods for their baby can be an anxiety-inducing decision, made even more difficult by all the conflicting nutrition information out there. Jill Hillhouse and Jordan Wagman are hoping that their new book,...

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