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VIRGINIA, Minn. – The NIACC women topped Hibbing Community College 76-53 behind a career-best 28 points from Jennifer Nelsen (So., Mason City, IA). The win gives NIACC a 7-3 record…

NIACC men beat Hibbing CC, go into break with 8-7 record

NIACC men beat Hibbing CC, go into break with 8-7 record

VIRGINIA, Minn. – NIACC men’s basketball will go into the winter break with a winning record after topping Hibbing Community College 76-71 on Saturday.  It was NIACC’s fifth straight win…

Editorial: CES submitting info to city leaders ahead of meeting

(by JoAnn Hardy of Mason City) To the editor: CES has been submitting documents to the city in an attempt to convince our decision-makers that their process is safe and/or…

North Iowa man sets Guinness record in juggling

North Iowa man sets Guinness record in juggling

Mark Hanson of Kanawha set a Guinness world record on Saturday in Mason City. Hanson juggling three balls for one minute and set a record for the most tosses. “I…

Editorial: ZBA has duty to screen projects (by JoAnn Hardy)

(Op-ed by JoAnn Hardy) CES is not required to apply for a permit from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) before they build a plant in Mason City.  The…

Bowling scores – 12-11 to 12-16

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       12/11/11 Team High Series          Norwex Enviro Products              1573 Team High Game           Norwex Enviro Products              583 Individual High Series Male         Greg Loveless    606 Individual High…

Rose Bowl high scores 12/13 and 12/15/11

Over The Hill 12/13/11 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Gene Roberts     227 2.    Lynn Christensen 217 3.    Doug King         215 1.    Michele Olson    237 2.    Darnell Fairbanks 189 3.…

‘Tis the Season for High School Students Giving Back

High school students enrolled in the NIACC/Britt Health Careers Academy will present some special gifts to 56 residents in the Good Samaritan Care Center in Forest City on Friday, December…

Editorial: Should the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) Say Yes or No to CES?

(From Carol Patnode of Mason City) When making the decision whether to allow a “conditional use permit” to the proposed CES facility, what should the ZBA pay attention to?  There…

With 16 days to decide, Iowa ‘hungry for a champion’

Jim Ragsdale – Star Tribune, Minneapolis – DES MOINES – Last week, it was Newt Gingrich. This week it’s Ron Paul. Next week, who knows? Heading into its final stretch,…

Soldier surprises children at Northwood school

By Kelli Lageson, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Three children got a special Christmas wish granted Monday afternoon, December 12th. Sgt. Thomas Estes, of Albert Lea’s Delta…

Feds warn against dangerous kid toys this holiday season

By Jon Silman – MIAMI — In a scene that looked a lot like Christmas morning, a table stacked with toys sat in a room — never to be played…

Felon was school-trip chaperone

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — An elementary-school field trip turned into a police manhunt Wednesday afternoon when a parent chaperone recognized another chaperone as a wanted felon…

Air Force investigates offensive photo

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske HOUSTON — Officials at Lackland Air Force Base outside San Antonio are investigating an incident in which more than a dozen airmen posed for a photo next…

Teen suspect in Craigslist shooting considering deal to testify vs. alleged mentor

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal CALDWELL, Ohio — Brogan Rafferty, the teenage suspect in the Craigslist shootings, is cooperating with investigators and is considering a plea deal to testify…

Editorial: Don’t ban cellphones in vehicles — yet

McClatchy-Tribune News Service A federal recommendation that use of hand-held devices by motorists be banned makes sense — up to a point. Texting or surfing the Internet while driving are…

U.S. exits Iraq after nearly 9-year war

U.S. exits Iraq after nearly 9-year war

By David Zucchino K CROSSING, Kuwait — A U.S. military convoy sliced through the flat Iraqi desert before first light, carrying the last troops safely into Kuwait and ending America’s…

MidAmerican takes 49% of big Arizona solar project

by Dave DeWitte MidAmerican Energy Holdings has agreed to buy 49 percent of a $1.8 billion solar photovoltaic project under development in Arizona. The Des Moines-based company said it will…

Former Iowa principal faces disciplinary charges

Meredith Hines-Dochterman Former Mount Vernon Washington Elementary School Principal Terry Eisenbarth is facing disciplinary charges of unethical practice and physical abuse of a student for his controversial birthday celebrations. An…

Police find drugs, drunk driver after police chases in Cedar Rapids

by Jeff Raasch Two men were jailed after separate high-speed police chases Thursday in Cedar Rapids. Terrell McBride, 23, of Cedar Rapids, faces six criminal charges after police found three…

Paul Rhoads adds to legacy by staying at Iowa State

Paul Rhoads adds to legacy by staying at Iowa State

by Scott Dochterman AMES — Three years into his Iowa State tenure, Paul Rhoads was named a front runner for a job opening at Pittsburgh, a football program with more…

Number of Iowans living in poverty increases

by Steve Gravelle FAIRVIEW — Lindie Hunter doesn’t need the latest statistics. “This economy has really made it tough,” Hunter said one afternoon this week in the living room of…

A party to remember … for all the wrong reasons

By William Hageman Holiday parties can be great. Reconnecting with friends and family, celebrating the good will of the season, pointing and laughing at Bob’s garish battery-powered Christmas sweater. In…

Good signs for Timberwolves in preseason victory

Good signs for Timberwolves in preseason victory

By Jerry Zgoda MINNEAPOLIS — Sure, it’s easy to look good when you don’t miss a three-point shot, but take away the Timberwolves’ sizzling percentages and there still was plenty…

Battle over eagles’ impact on wind farm divides community

By Josephine Marcotty MINNEAPOLIS — A large number of eagles really are active around the footprint of a controversial wind farm under development in Goodhue County, according to a wildlife…

SEC suits target 6 former Fannie, Freddie executives

WASHINGTON — More than three years ago, the government rescued the nation’s housing finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, from collapse in the wake of the mortgage market meltdown.…

Autopsy rules hazing trauma killed FAMU drum major

By Jeff Weiner ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died as a result of blunt-force trauma suffered in a hazing attack, according to the results of…

IBM’s Watson computer to help doctors

By Ricardo Lopez LOS ANGELES — IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be best known for handily beating “Jeopardy!” game show champs. Now it’s being harnessed to help doctors at Cedars-Sinai’s cancer…

Prosecutor: Archdiocese lawyers could be stifling witnesses

By John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A prosecutor said Friday that new criminal lawyers hired by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia could be stifling priests and other church…

Gingrich would ignore court rulings

Gingrich would ignore court rulings

By David Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich says as president he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflict with his powers as commander in chief, and he…

Southern California Edison office shooting victims, killer identified

By Irfan Khan and Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Saturday identified two men killed in a workplace shooting at a Southern California Edison office in…

Senate OKs payroll tax cut extension, spending package

Senate OKs payroll tax cut extension, spending package

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday approved a measure to assure 160 million people that they’ll get a Social Security tax break for two more months.…

Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky

Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S Troops in Iraq with IEDs BOWLING GREEN, KY — Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in…

Interview with Iowa Coaches Ferentz and Parker

Interview with Iowa Coaches Ferentz and Parker

December 16,2011 COACH FERENTZ: Welcome. Glad everybody is here. Just a couple words before I turn it over to Norm. We’ve been running around recruiting. This is our last day…

Cyclone coach Rhodes inks new 10 year contract

Cyclone coach Rhodes inks new 10 year contract

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State football Coach Paul Rhoads has repeatedly said that he is proud to be a Cyclone and Friday he added an exclamation point to that sentence…