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Vigil and fundraiser planned Sunday for Stevie Huerta, Jr.

Vigil and fundraiser planned Sunday for Stevie Huerta, Jr.

Steven Huerta Jr., 21, died Thursday in Mason City after an accident.  That story is here.  Regan Banks, the North Iowa Youth Center Director, has alerted the media to a…

Iowa Senate Education Chair Replies to Governor on NCLB Waiver Request

Iowa Senate Education Chair Replies to Governor on NCLB Waiver Request

Senator Herman Quirmbach (D-Ames, pictured), chair of the Iowa Senate Education Committee, today issued the following statement on the latest developments regarding Iowa’s application for a waiver of the federal…

Mason City woman faces immigration hold

Mason City woman faces immigration hold

MASON CITY – Shortly after 9am Thursday a Mason City Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 1000 block of 4 Street SE for a traffic violation. The driver was…

Iowa City police investigate fatal Thursday night shooting

UPDATE FROM IOWA CITY POLICE – VICTIM IDENTIFIED Donelle Derrell Lindsey (date of birth: December 7, 1981) died as a result of the injuries he received. The Iowa City Police…

Butteflies released at “Wings of HOsPicE Garden Party”

Butteflies released at “Wings of HOsPicE Garden Party”

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Second Annual “Wings of HOsPicE Garden Party” took place Saturday, June 16th at Hospice of North Iowa located at…

Albert Lea man pleads guilty to selling meth to informant

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Albert Lea man who sold drugs to a confidential informant in Austin pleaded guilty Thursday in Mower County Court. Joaquin Santiago-Estrada, 34,…

Op-ed: Garlic, onions and olive oil (by Peter Children)

Only a fool would not eat garlic, for centuries it has been known to offer great benefits to your health.  It is served in the greatest restaurants in the world…

MC parking lots to be treated today; avoid them if possible

MC parking lots to be treated today; avoid them if possible

MASON CITY – Pending favorable weather conditions, the City of Mason City will be treating the city owned parking lots in the downtown area for weed control on Friday, June…

Mason City man dies after ATV accident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man died after a dirt bike accident Thursday afternoon, according to Mason City police. At 3:03 PM, Mason City police responded to an accident…

Heat lightning trumps Thunder in this series as James wins first title

Heat lightning trumps Thunder in this series as James wins first title

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – MIAMI — LeBron James was in no hurry as he walked off the court in the final minutes, raising his right arm in…

Hall of Famers assess how LeBron’s playoffs rank with the all-time greats

Hall of Famers assess how LeBron’s playoffs rank with the all-time greats

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Sometimes, when you’re witnessing greatness, it’s not easy to place it in historical context. So how does LeBron James’ postseason stack up…

Thunder’s stellar season ends with crashing thud

Thunder’s stellar season ends with crashing thud

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — A team that seemingly assembled the ideally constructed roster ultimately did not have enough. Not enough defense. Not enough help from its…

Harvin back at Vikings camp, doesn’t speak about controversy

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Percy Harvin returned Thursday. He stretched, laughed, joked with teammates. Oh, and he practiced. So does that mean all is again well…

Karzai: ‘Corruption has reached its peak’ in Afghanistan

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — With an eye toward a major international donors conference next month, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday sought to deflect fears that…

Jewish settlers agree to voluntary evacuation of outpost

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Thirty Jewish families have agreed to evacuate their homes in the West Bank outpost of Ulpana and avoid confrontation with Israeli authorities…

Chowchilla kidnapper released after more than 35 years in prison

By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — One of three men who kidnapped a busload of schoolchildren from Chowchilla, Calif., in 1976 has been released from custody after serving…

Floodwaters move farther south in Minnesota

Floodwaters move farther south in Minnesota

By Larry Oakes, Richard Meryhew and Chris Havens, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – DULUTH, Minn. — As state officials toured Duluth Thursday to see the damage left behind by historic flash flooding,…

Video shows George Zimmerman re-enacting shooting

By Rene Stutzman, Jeff Weiner and Arelis R. Hernández, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — In a video released Thursday morning, a bandaged George Zimmerman re-enacted for police what he…

Pawlenty back in the mix for VP

By Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney were rivals, fighting to be Sen. John McCain’s presidential running mate. Staying up late…

Charles City youth work to further worthy cause

Charles City youth work to further worthy cause

CHARLES CITY – Young people at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City collected their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to buy insecticide-treated mosquito nets for children in Africa.…

Investors take a bite out of Burger King

Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald – The King is back on Wall Street. Burger King returned to the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, less than two years after 3G…

DNR seeks input on expansion of Clear Lake no snagging area

DNR seeks input on expansion of Clear Lake no snagging area

From the Iowa DNR – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking for input on a proposed rule to ban the transportation of live fish, except for minnows and…

Fish kills more likely under current stream conditions

From Iowa DNR: Low stream levels, high temperatures and dry conditions set the stage for potential stream problems and fish kills. Even small amounts of polluted runoff can cause problems…

Romney pledges ‘civil but resolute’ curbs on illegal immigration

Romney pledges ‘civil but resolute’ curbs on illegal immigration

by Scott Powers and Alexandria Baca, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Declaring that America must make legal immigration more attractive, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney outlined a plan…

FCCF grant scores new tables and chairs for Charles City Fire Dept.

FCCF grant scores new tables and chairs for Charles City Fire Dept.

FLOYD COUNTY – New tables and chairs in the training room of the Charles City Fire Department were a popular discussion point at a recent meeting of the Floyd County…

Scientists explain how they created bird flu that spreads easily among mammals

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Scientists have created versions of the H5N1 bird flu that spread easily among mammals through droplets in sneezes and have concluded…

Norway attacker defiant, rejects needs for psychiatric care

By Lennart Simonsson – OSLO, Norway — Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to bombing and shooting attacks in Norway that claimed 77 lives last year, has made one thing…

Thousands flee Sudanese army’s scorched-earth military campaign

Thousands flee Sudanese army’s scorched-earth military campaign

By Alan Boswell, McClatchy Newspapers – KILO 18, South Sudan — The stories all begin and end the same. In the beginning, there were bombs. Those started dropping in the fall.…

Humane Society of North Iowa to hold summer photo contest

Humane Society of North Iowa to hold summer photo contest

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa (HSNI) is sponsoring a fun photo contest this summer called “Going On Vacation? Take Us With You!” Here’s how it works:…

Supreme Court backs reduced sentences for crack cocaine offenders

Supreme Court backs reduced sentences for crack cocaine offenders

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court threw a lifeline to thousands of convicted cocaine dealers who were on the edge of what the justices…

Frank, Warren urge stricter rules on banks’ trading risk

Frank, Warren urge stricter rules on banks’ trading risk

By Jeff Gelles, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a lead sponsor of 2010’s Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, joined with U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday morning…