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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 25, 2014 at 6:50 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon Church History museum is closing for one year for a total renovation of the 30-year-old building. The LDS Church says the Salt Lake City museum will close on Oct. 6, following the biannual general conference. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2015 with a new floor plan and exhibits.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party. With the help of donated spuds from the Idaho Potato Commission, Zack Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, a charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The first debate between candidates for governor of Idaho kicked off without incumbent Butch Otter, but nonetheless, he was the target of criticism throughout the event. Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff faced off against Libertarian candidate John Bujak in Twin Falls last night. Both candidates spent time criticizing what they see as Otter's failure to improve Idaho's education system and economy.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth says the Wolf Pack's Oct. 4 football game against Boise State at Mackay Stadium has sold out. Knuth said it's the first time Nevada has sold out a football game in advance since 2010, when the Wolf Pack ranked as high as No. 11th nationally.

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