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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. CDT

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SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) - Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president's trade policies. Their efforts play into voter concerns that Congress should be more of a check on President Donald Trump. Republicans hope that a strong economy carries them to victory in the November midterm elections.

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Relatives of a star collegiate golfer from Spain who was stabbed to death by a stranger on an Iowa golf course say they are distraught. Miriam Arozamena says it was terrible fate that her 22-year-old daughter, Celia Barquin, crossed paths with her killer on Tuesday morning. Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with murder in Barquin's death. Speaking from her residence near Torrelavega in northern Spain, Arozamena told broadcaster Tele 5 on Wednesday that her daughter had "such bad luck."

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) - A northeast Iowa man has been convicted of shooting to death his stepfather at the home they shared. Allamakee County court records say John Quanrude is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 1 for second-degree murder. The records say Quanrude told officers he'd fired a warning shot with a shotgun because 60-year-old Dean Russell had been messing him and then shot Russell in the chest.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - County officials in central Iowa plan to make a 3D scan of a historic courthouse clock tower to study how to repair the structure. The Messenger reports that the Webster County Board of Supervisors approved the $72,200 plan with Shuck-Briston Inc. engineers. The project will also involve a crane to get measurements and details of the copper dome and a drone to take pictures. A county supervisor says the 3D scan will help show officials what needs to be done to keep the dome in good shape.

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