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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A popular Democrat seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. David Young for Iowa's third congressional district has failed to qualify for the primary after a last-minute effort to resubmit paperwork fell short. Businesswoman Theresa Greenfield says she resubmitted petition signatures Friday to be on the June 5 ballot after her now former campaign manager told her he forged some signatures. The Iowa Secretary of State's Office announced Monday that Greenfield failed to submit enough signatures.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A 20-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he drove onto and damaged the Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 "Field of Dreams" movie. The Telegraph Herald reports that Austin Pape, of Dyersville, entered a written plea before his arraignment scheduled for Monday in Dubuque. Court records say the owner estimated the damage at more than $5,500. The vehicle left deep gashes in the field and damaged sprinklers.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Police say a man found dead outside a Cedar Rapids house is suspected of shooting a man found inside the home. Officers were sent there around 4:40 a.m. Monday. They say the man found dead outside died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot. The man inside was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Their names haven't been released.

SIOUS FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls police say a 5-year-old Iowa girl who drowned in a river in a Sioux Falls park had reached out to touch the foam near some waterfalls when she slipped into the water. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says Maggie Jo Zaiger, of Audubon, Iowa, fell into the Big Sioux River in Falls Park near a pedestrian bridge Sunday, a spot not far from where two others drowned in 2013.

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