What do bears do when no one's looking? They have scratching parties at their favorite tree, according to a video captured by a park ranger in Alberta, Canada.
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- Long-term water supply plan discussed The Pella City Council approved a resolution during last week's regular meeting in regards to instituting proceedings to take additional action for the authorization of a loan and disbursement agreement and the Issuance of not to Exceed $15,000,000 W
Donations being collected for Pleasantville fire victims
A Pleasantville family lost their home to a trailer fire last night, and the school district is collecting donations to help the victims.
Reindeer cam draws holiday viewers
NORTH POLE — Want a sneak peek at the reindeer as they prepare for their big day? Try the Reindeer Cam.
Viral video: Auburn fan's Christmas light show features Iron Bowl radio call
Auburn fan Robert Burton of Fayetteville, Ga., went all out to combine his holiday decorating with a celebration of the Tigers’ Iron Bowl win over Alabama. His Christmas light display includes a radio call of the final play in one of college football's most dramatic finishes.
Judges deny chimpanzees 'personhood'
Three lawsuits filed last week that attempted to achieve "legal personhood" for four chimpanzees living in New York have been struck down.
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Harvard study finds diet changes gut bacteria within a day
A change in diet quickly alters the types of bacteria living in the human gut, a finding that suggests this rapid adaptability to different foods can be used to control illnesses tied to stomach microbes, researchers said.
Personal genetic tests face sharper scrutiny after 23andMe
23andMe Inc.'s clash with U.S. regulators over the direct sale of its gene analysis service to consumers signals stiffer oversight of thousands of tests in an industry predicted to increase fivefold in size.
Minnesota college student survives night on porch in subzero temperatures
A University of Minnesota Duluth student suffered severe hypothermia and could lose her hands after she passed out on a freezing porch in subzero temperatures with only a jacket and boots to protect her from the cold.
State wants review of Edouard decision
Late yesterday, the Iowa Attorney General's Office, on behalf of the State of Iowa, filed an application for further review regarding the Court of Appeals' recent decision to throw out a District Court verdict of guilty in the sexual exploitation case against former Pella pastor Patrick Edouard.
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