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Grassley: College Tuition Hikes Come Despite Tax-favored Asset Hoarding

Grassley: College Tuition Hikes Come Despite Tax-favored Asset Hoarding

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made the following comment on recent interest from President Obama and his education secretary in the cost of higher education. “It’s good to see the…

UNI Embarks on MVC Play Dec. 29 at Illinois State

UNI Embarks on MVC Play Dec. 29 at Illinois State

The UNI Panthers (10-2 overall) will begin Missouri Valley Conference play on the road at Illinois State (8-3 overall) on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. in Normal, Ill. TIPPING OFF……

Twins agree to terms with Jason Marquis on one-year contract

Twins agree to terms with Jason Marquis on one-year contract

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis on a one-year, $3 million contract. Marquis, 33, was 8-5, 3.95 ERA (120.2…

Newt Gingrich to be in Mason City on Wednesday

Newt Gingrich to be in Mason City on Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 28th Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista will be holding a meet and greet at 10:30 am to 11:45 am at Southbridge Mall’s center court in Mason…

Pair of Iowa MBB Players Earn Weekly Recognition

Pair of Iowa MBB Players Earn Weekly Recognition

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – A pair of University of Iowa men’s basketball players earned weekly recognition today. Forward Aaron White was tabbed the Big Ten Freshman of the Week…

ICE deports convicted Rwandan to serve sentence for role in 1994 genocide

DETROIT — A convicted human rights violator, wanted by Rwandan authorities to serve a 19-year prison sentence for a murder conviction, was deported to Rwanda on Tuesday by officers with…

Changing Timberwolves’ culture of losing won’t be easy with loaded schedule

Changing Timberwolves’ culture of losing won’t be easy with loaded schedule

Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – There are certain intangibles Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman will be looking for during this abbreviated and challenging 66-game season. But none are more…

Quick thinking helps Nissan rise above disaster

DETROIT — Nissan gained market share in the U.S. this year despite a massive earthquake and tsunami in March that shook its headquarters in Japan and temporarily closed its plants.…

Albert Lea walkway around lake gets official Blue Zones name

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune It’s official. Albert Lea’s five-mile walking, jogging and biking route around Fountain Lake now has the name Blue Zones Walkway. The Albert Lea City Council…

Tension over Israeli proposal to commemorate Armenian genocide

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM _ Israeli lawmakers plan to discuss the possibility of setting a day to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915-18. But the initiative…

Obamas visit Marines, celebrate a quiet Christmas in Hawaii

By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau HONOLULU — The Obama family celebrated a low-key Christmas on Sunday, trading presents, attending church and singing Christmas carols before the first couple left their…

EDITORIAL: Speed up work on payment disclosure

Star Tribune, Minneapolis Two-and-a-half months after blowing a congressional deadline, federal officials have finally gotten around to rolling out the Physician Payments Sunshine Act— a historic new law requiring medical device…

GOP hopefuls poised to go ‘back to war’

GOP hopefuls poised to go ‘back to war’

Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald After a silent-night Christmas cease-fire, GOP presidential hopefuls are expected to launch an -all-out political artillery barrage in the final days before the Jan. 3 Iowa…

Heroin use on the rise

Kim Norvell, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. As addictions to pain pills increase, so does an addiction to what officials say is a cheaper and often more convenient illicit drug. Heroin use…

Downtown Burlington, Iowa bustling

Rex L. Troute, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa The pounding of hammers and buzzing of electric saws were common sounds this year in downtown Burlington.Construction projects ranged from the extremely large…

Roquette lockout ends in Keokuk, Iowa

KEOKUK – A contentious lockout involving Roquette America and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 48G finally was resolved July 23 with the ratification of…

Arrest made in death of mother, toddler

Tania Lopez and Gary Dymski, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. A North Bay Shore man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old…

DNA didn’t match, charges dropped, but rape case haunts Superior youth

By Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune, Minn. Dec. 26–A typical day for Andrew Lawrence seems to be a pretty simple one. The 18-year-old said it usually consists of him sleeping…

Op-ed: Former ambassador’s plight reflects decline of U.S.-Pakistan ties

By Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The scary decline of relations between the United States and Pakistan — the world’s most dangerous nuclear-armed country — is illustrated by the perilous plight…

Leading the league in scar tissue

Leading the league in scar tissue

Marc Morehouse, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Raised and purplish, the scar on Tyler Nielsen’s left hand could serve as a map for his career at Iowa. Appropriately,…

Big Ten men’s basketball preview: Deep league full of surprising teams that hope to challenge favorite Ohio State

Big Ten men’s basketball preview: Deep league full of surprising teams that hope to challenge favorite Ohio State

Jim Polzin, The Wisconsin State Journal The men’s basketball teams in the Big Ten Conference are done being bullies to the rest of the country for a while. It’s time for…

Sooners arrive in Phoenix ready to work

John E. Hoover, Tulsa World, Okla. In some ways, Oklahoma already trails Iowa in the chase for the Insight Bowl trophy. The Hawkeyes arrived in Phoenix on Thursday, got practices in…

Hampton City Council Ward I Appointment Notice

Public Notice: The Hampton City Council intends to fill the Ward I Council Member vacancy by appointment at its January 10, 2012, regular City council meeting. The electors of Ward…

Florida suspect arrested for sex battery of 11-year-old

Florida suspect arrested for sex battery of 11-year-old

Florida detectives arrested Michael McClintock, 21, for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old between July and August, 2011. On 11/30/11, the victim told detectives that while she was staying at…

UPDATE: Wind advisory expired

UPDATE: Wind advisory that was in affect for North Iowa expired Monday afternoon.  No other weather advisories are in affect at this time for our area.   URGENT – WEATHER…

Winnebago Industries Reports Results For First Quarter Fiscal 2012

FOREST CITY, IOWA, December 15, 2011 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), one of the leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturers, today reported financial results for the Company’s first quarter…

Eaton Recognized for Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Excellence in China

BEIJING … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced On December 15th, 2011 that it has received two awards for its efforts in sustainability reporting and corporate citizenship in China. The…

Davenport man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute crack

DAVENPORT, IA – On December 20, 2011, Lorenzo Diaz, age 48, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas…

Ex-Iowa mailman pleads guilty to theft of rebate checks

DES MOINES, IA – Glenn Arthur Reisinger, also known as Art Reisinger, age 62, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee, announced United States…

FBI most wanted: Robert William Fisher

FBI most wanted: Robert William Fisher

Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April…

FBI Crime Alert: Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno

FBI Crime Alert: Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno

Conspiracy to Import a Controlled Substance; Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance; Importation of a Controlled Substance REWARD: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau for International…

Op-ed: Let the show begin (by Peter Children)

Let the show begin… Starting the day after Thanksgiving the whole country is on sale. That’s when it gears up; in many cases some merchants make 80 to 90 percent…

Navy says remains of 1804 crew will stay in Libya

By Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy crew perished more than 207 years ago, but an effort to repatriate their remains is getting new attention in…

Was the first session of the 112th Congress the worst ever?

Was the first session of the 112th Congress the worst ever?

By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times – WASHINGTON — Now that the payroll-tax-break debacle has been resolved (for two months, anyway), it’s time to ponder: Was the first session of…

Packers’ defense should resolve to do better in the new year

Packers’ defense should resolve to do better in the new year

By Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel GREEN BAY, Wis. — None of these gifts will be returned this week to greater Fox Valley merchants: (PHOTO: Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) brings down Green Bay Packers running…

Packers defeat Bears to wrap up home-field advantage, but questions linger

Packers defeat Bears to wrap up home-field advantage, but questions linger

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — At 14-1, the Green Bay Packers are imperfect both in record and in form, not quite the team that roars…

James and Wade power Heat past Mavericks in opener

James and Wade power Heat past Mavericks in opener

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – DALLAS — That victory the Miami Heat were looking for last June in Dallas? They found it Sunday. That additional element to make the game…