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

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CRESTON, Iowa (AP) - The death of a 45-year-old man in southern Iowa has been ruled a homicide. Authorities said Friday that an autopsy on the body of Paul Scheel is finished, but the cause of death isn't being released for now. Creston officers sent Feb. 14 to a Creston residence for a welfare check found Scheel's body. No arrests have been reported

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) - A famed Iowa bald eagle watched worldwide on the internet has laid its first egg of the year. The eagle named Mom Decorah laid the egg a little before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, as seen on the Raptor Resource Project eagle webcam at a nest near the Decorah Trout Hatchery in northeast Iowa.

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) - A Bettendorf counselor accused of kissing and touching a patient against the woman's wishes has pleaded guilty. Court records say Aracely Schutters' plea was filed Tuesday to misdemeanor sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist. Schutters' sentencing has been scheduled for March 23.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa congressman has said in a sworn statement that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite evidence to the contrary. In an amended disclosure, Rep. Rod Blum lists himself as the majority shareholder and director of Tin Moon Corp. The Associated Press reported a day earlier that Blum violated House ethics rules by failing to list his ties to Tin Moon in his form submitted last August.

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