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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT


BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) - Relatives, friends and law enforcement are looking for a University of Iowa student who went missing from her hometown in central Iowa. Authorities say 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing Thursday. The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Tibbetts had not been found. Posters placed around town have one word across the center: Missing. Searchers have focused on fields between her home and where she was dog sitting.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) - The National Weather Service has raised its count of tornadoes in the flurry that struck central Iowa. The service says a dozen or more occurred Thursday, with three accounting for 17 injuries and significant damage in Bondurant, Marshalltown and Pella. The Bondurant tornado was rated an EF2 with estimated peak winds of 115 mph. The twisters that struck Marshalltown and Pella were rated EF3 with peak winds estimated at 144 mph.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A northeast Iowa Republican congressman says President Donald Trump will visit Dubuque to attend a roundtable Thursday. Rep. Rod Blum announced the visit Sunday. His spokeswoman Alexah Rogge says details about the event and the visit will be released Monday. Trump addressed a Dubuque Regional Airport crowd in January 2016 when he was campaigning for the GOP's presidential nomination.

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a body of a person believed to have drowned has been recovered in northeast Iowa. The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office says the body was pulled Sunday from the Upper Iowa River, northwest of Decorah. The person's name hasn't been released.

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