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Rose’s Fab Five crusade meets much resistance

By Kevin Bull and Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – For nearly 10 years, former Michigan basketball player Jalen Rose has made it his personal mission to ensure his teams’ legacies…

Twins patiently await 19-year-old Sano

By Phil Miller, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – BELOIT, Wis. — Miguel Sano nervously handles a baseball as he talks, absent-mindedly testing a variety of grips like a pitcher learning a slider.…

SpaceX capsule completes historic mission

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—About 563 miles west of Baja California, SpaceX’s Dragon space capsule successfully splashed down after spending nine days in outer space. When the…

Russian computer experts who detected Flame malware issue warning

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Computer virus experts at Kaspersky Lab, acting with the blessing of the United Nations, were searching for a villain dubbed the…

No US military action in Syria without UN authorization, Panetta says

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – ABOARD AN AIR FORCE JET — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that the U.S. should not take military action in Syria without…

Obit: Thelma M. Reis Mooberry, 90

Obit: Thelma M. Reis Mooberry, 90

Thelma M. Reis Mooberry, 90, of Charles City, died Tuesday morning May 29, 2012 at the 11th St. Chautauqua Guest Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at…

Edwards acquitted on one count; mistrial on others

Edwards acquitted on one count; mistrial on others

By Anne Blythe, McClatchy Newspapers – GREENSBORO, N.C. — The jury in the John Edwards trial on Thursday found the former presidential candidate not guilty on one of six counts…

U.S. calls out Russia for supporting Syrian regime

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Moscow on Thursday of contributing to a possible “catastrophic” civil war in…

MN Man Indicted for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous…

Quick Action Contains Herbicide Near Iowa City

IOWA CITY – A truck accident on eastbound Interstate 80, a mile east of Exit 246 late Wednesday morning caused an estimated 200 gallons of herbicide to leak into the…

Senator Jeff Danielson Op-ed on Governor’s veto of Food Bank Bill

Senator Jeff Danielson Op-ed on Governor’s veto of Food Bank Bill

There should be no such thing as hunger in Iowa. Sadly, Governor Branstad recently vetoed a $500,000 investment in our statewide Food Bank system that would have put us on…

First Lady Named Sponsor of New Navy Submarine, USS ILLINOIS

As part of the Joining Forces initiative to honor, recognize and serve military families, today at the White House President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with the U.S.…

Op-ed: I knew a different Mason City (by Peter Children)

I knew a different Mason City than what we now have. Growing up here I never really knew who ran the city’s day to day business, I was certainly aware…

Hershey track meet held in Mason City Wednesday

by Mark Miller – MASON CITY – Mason City hosted the Hershey’s Track and Field meet Wednesday, May 30th at Mohawk Field. The meet is considered a local meet. Approximately…

Two Adams middle schoolers arrested Wednesday

Two Adams middle schoolers arrested Wednesday

MASON CITY – Mason City police responded to an altercation at John Adams Middle School at about noon on Wednesday. It was reported that two female students, ages 14 and…

Des Moines Man Rescued From Clear Lake Sunday After Boat Capsizes

CLEAR LAKE – A Des Moines man was rescued Sunday afternoon when the boat he was in capsized in high winds near the island. Charley Fields, 41, was rescued by…

ISU Great Chris Taylor to National Wrestling Hall of Fame

ISU Great Chris Taylor to National Wrestling Hall of Fame

AMES, Iowa – Former Cyclone wrestler and two-time NCAA heavyweight champion Chris Taylor will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this weekend in Stillwater, Okla. “Chris is…

Owens Grove Cemetery Reopened, Cleaned Up

Owens Grove Cemetery Reopened, Cleaned Up

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – RURAL MASON CITY – Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, we decided to check out Owens Grove Cemetery.  The last time we were there,…

‘Pathetic’ thieves take Minnesota vets’ markers

Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Bronze stars are disappearing from the graves of so many Minnesota soldiers that some veterans officials are urging families to place the memorial…

Area funeral directors attend annual convention

AMES, Iowa – James and Alyssa Fullerton and Jon Ross, funeral directors at Fullerton Funeral Home in Mason City and Charles City, recently attended the 132nd Annual Iowa Funeral Directors…

Mason City man received deferred judgment in Marijuana delivery case

Mason City man received deferred judgment in Marijuana delivery case

MASON CITY – A man originally charged with three Class “D” felony counts of delivery of marijuana received a deferred judgment after pleading guilty to one of the counts. An…

‘U.N. Me’ offers up red meat to United Nations bashers

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The money shots in the documentary “U.N. Me” are of co-director/ interviewer Ami Horowitz wandering through the empty corridors and General Assembly hall…

Obit: Harvey Lee Haag, 81

Obit: Harvey Lee Haag, 81

Harvey Lee Haag, 81, of 312 S. Hampshire Place, Mason City, died Tuesday May 29, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.  Harvey’s wish was to be cremated. A memorial service…

Heat overcomes Rondo’s greatness in overtime win

Heat overcomes Rondo’s greatness in overtime win

By Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — And after all that, after Rajon Rondo’s greatest game, after Ray Allen’s game-tying shot in the final minute, after Boston went up early…

Tech Q&A: Malicious software requires a check

By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: I’ve recently been told that I must check my computer for malicious software or risk losing my Internet connection in July. Is this…

Retired Justice Stevens: Obama right to criticize court ruling on campaign spending

Retired Justice Stevens: Obama right to criticize court ruling on campaign spending

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ruffled some feathers two years ago when he lambasted the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision during…

Voting rights gains of ’60s in jeopardy, Attorney General Eric Holder says

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder told African-American clergy leaders Wednesday that a wave of new state laws on voting and legal challenges to the…

Obama to set aside criticism of Bush, salute him at White House

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has made him a foil for more than three years, the man he blames for the “mess” he inherited of…

Militancy charges, not treason, cited in judgment against Pakistani doctor

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – ISLAMABAD — In a twist to a case that has angered Washington, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA hunt Osama bin Laden was convicted…

U.N. monitors in Syria report new massacre

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — U.N. monitors in Syria reported a new massacre Wednesday as diplomats at U.N. headquarters in New York scrambled to revive the…

Little Black Dress Night set for Thursday night

CLEAR LAKE – Little Black Dress Night will be held on Thursday, May 31st at The Island Bar and Grille in Clear Lake from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The…

Liriano sets the tone in Twins’ quick shutout victory over Athletics

Liriano sets the tone in Twins’ quick shutout victory over Athletics

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Twins lefthander Francisco Liriano admitted Wednesday that the club asked him to go to Class AAA Rochester earlier…

NBA’s worst team misses out on franchise pick by falling to No. 2 in the draft lottery

By Rick Bonnell, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Bobcats finished a single spot shy of a franchise player Wednesday night. The Bobcats will pick second in the…

King: SpaceX Dragon Launches Young Iowans’ Futures

King: SpaceX Dragon Launches Young Iowans’ Futures

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today prior to the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft’s return to Earth later tonight. Before the SpaceX Dragon took off, student groups from…

Bad for your computer: Ransomware attempts to extort money from you

Bad for your computer: Ransomware attempts to extort money from you

The Internet Crime Complaint Center has been made aware of a new Citadel malware platform used to deliver ransomware, named Reveton. The ransomware lures the victim to a drive-by download website,…

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Man with an Axe Handle

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty to assaulting a Grand Rapids man with an axe handle. Joseph William Howard, Jr. pleaded guilty to one…

Minnesota’s suit against designer of 35W bridge to go forward

Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The state’s lawsuit against the designer of the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge can proceed, officials learned Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear…

Ex-con admits to gun charge amid probe of nude-photos extortion

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – A St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge while remaining under suspicion of trying to force an Ohio State University…

Federer breaks record for match wins in Grand Slam events

By Bill Scott – PARIS — Roger Federer uncharacteristically let two match points slip away in a tiebreaker but cracked the whip in the ensuing set to notch another tennis…

Alliant Energy Tree Trimming Team is coming to Cerro Gordo County

Alliant Energy Tree Trimming Team is coming to Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY, Iowa – May 29, 2012 – The Alliant Energy Tree Trimming Team is constantly working to keep trees away from power lines, and soon, the team is coming…

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