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Gunderson pleads guilty to vehicular homicide, faces 15 years in prison

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – NORTHWOOD, Iowa — The man charged with the fatal hit-and-run of a young girl boarding a school bus last May will likely be sentenced to…

Report says Patriots’ O’Brien to be named Penn State coach

By Frank Fitzpatrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Forty-six years after it hired Joe Paterno as its head football coach, Penn State reportedly has replaced the tarnished legend with another middle-aged Brown…

Fran McCaffery Press Conference Transcript

Fran McCaffery Press Conference Transcript

Q.  When you look at Sullinger, not only can he beat you scoring, he seems to be able to pass out of the post.  What challenge does he present for…

Lisa Bluder Postgame Press Conference Transcript

Lisa Bluder Postgame Press Conference Transcript

COACH BLUDER:  Well, we picked a fine time to finally make a three.  (Laughter). You know, Kamille has done that twice for us now this year.  That’s what you want,…

Rose Bowl high scores 1/3/12 and 1/5 2012

Over The Hill 1/03/12 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1. Ed Gutzmer 223 2. Don Wickwire 211 3. Edward Kline 196 1. Joyce Konigsmark 198 2. Veronica James 181…

Unusually warm weather brings people outside

Unusually warm weather brings people outside

By Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – With record breaking, high temperatures on Thursday, January 5th, people all around Mason City were out enjoying themselves.  Some were…

Mark Wilf says Vikings can be winners soon

Mark Wilf says Vikings can be winners soon

Sid Hartman, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Looking at the Vikings operations under the ownership of the Wilfs, President Mark Wilf is responsible for the team’s football operations while older brother Zygi,…

EDITORIAL: The answers on the Albert Lea city credit card issue

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. We can provide answers to the questions posed by letter writer Kathy Diaz today. In fact, we spoke on the phone with her, thanked her for…

BRIEF:Albert Lea Child possibly burned by cigarettes

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. Police received a call just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday from the Urgent Care Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, 404 Fountain St., regarding…

8 Western troops die in 24 hours in southern Afghanistan

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight members of the NATO force were killed in southern Afghanistan in a 24-hour period ending Friday, Western military officials said.…

U.S. economy adds 200,000 new jobs in December

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate dropped further in December as employers added a healthy batch of new jobs, closing out a tumultuous year…

Watts is dedicated to his neighborhood

Watts is dedicated to his neighborhood

By Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – On an incredibly beautiful early January day, Mason City resident Chris Watts broke out his lawnmower. This is unheard of for this time…

Two Beje Clark escapees captured, two remain at large

Two Beje Clark escapees captured, two remain at large

Mason City Police officers responded to a report of two suspicious subjects at 1000 S. Illinois, Apartment 301 in Mason City shortly before 9:30 Wednesday evening. The two subjects were…

Man held on $100,000 bond following traffic stop

Man held on $100,000 bond following traffic stop

At 9:30 Wednesday night 30-year-old Travis William Symonds was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a class B felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver,…

Prep bowling: Mason City boys lose; girls win vs Fort Dodge

Prep bowling: Mason City boys lose; girls win vs Fort Dodge

The Mason City bowling teams took on Fort Dodge Thursday at Mystic Lanes in Mason City. The varsity boys lost by 16 pins, 3067 to 3083.  Cody Brandau was Mason…

Harkin Announces Over $37 Million for Missouri River Flooding Repairs

Harkin Announces Over $37 Million for Missouri River Flooding Repairs

WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration has awarded a grant totaling $37,479,818.00 for the cost of repairing…

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Minors

WASHINGTON – A Minnesota man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Minneapolis to abusive sexual contact of two minor boys, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the…

Delaware Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Production and Transportation of Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – A Wilmington, Del., man was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for production and transportation of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the…

Former Employee of Government Contractor Pleads Guilty in Oklahoma to Child Pornography Charge

WASHINGTON – A former employee of a government contractor pleaded guilty today to a child exploitation charge under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA), announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A.…

Federal Court Orders Larry Benny Groover to Pay $2.69 Million for Defrauding Customers in Forex Ponzi Scheme

Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained a federal court consent order requiring CFTC defendant Larry Benny Groover of Gunter, Texas, to pay a total of $2.69 million in…

South Carolina Murder Suspect Captured

Savannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for Murder and Aggravated Assault was arrested by the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and…

Iowa DOT explains use of salt brine on sunny days

Iowa DOT explains use of salt brine on sunny days

Salt brine applied on a sunny afternoon helps fight slippery overnight frost AMES, Iowa – Jan. 6, 2011 – Even when there is no snow on the ground and daytime…

Lakers drop another game in Portland

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s no longer surprising when the Los Angeles Lakers lose up here. It’s now a tradition. The only difference Thursday was…

1,331 mass layoff actions affected 129,887 workers in November

Employers took 1,331 mass layoff actions in November involving 129,887 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor…

Congressman Tom Latham on December jobs report

Congressman Tom Latham on December jobs report

Washington, Jan 6 – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham issued the following statement on Friday in response to the latest unemployment report: “An improvement in the unemployment rate is always welcome news,…

State Fire Marshall says dozens of lives saved by smoke detectors in 2011

State Fire Marshall says dozens of lives saved by smoke detectors in 2011

Des Moines, IOWA — The Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division reports 2011 ended with 186 people saved from fire death or injury by working smoke alarms. …

Need jobs? Call on government

MCT FORUM – By Dimitri B. Papadimitriou – Is high unemployment as certain as death and taxes? Of course not. But if we depend on the private sector to bring rates…

Op-ed: America’s new lean fighting machine

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Budgetary necessity may have been the mother of President Obama’s reinvention of military strategy, but that doesn’t mean the change is reckless or even imprudent. After…

Hospice company accused of ripping off Medicare

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — A national hospice company improperly cycled patients through nursing homes and hospices with a goal of making as much profit as possible from…

Obama appointments could trigger court test case

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama’s decision to defy Senate Republicans and appoint four top agency officials on his own authority sets the stage for…

Consumer bureau chief begins supervision of payday lenders

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wasted little time getting to work Thursday, using the agency’s new powers to…

Arpaio to run for 6th term as Maricopa County sheriff

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Joe Arpaio, criticized by the U.S. Department of Justice for what it called discrimination against Latinos, said Thursday that he would…

MidAmerican Energy Company Announces New Iowa Wind Projects

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Jan. 6, 2012) – Today, MidAmerican Energy Company announced the development of new wind projects in Iowa, totaling 407.1 megawatts. The projects further solidify MidAmerican Energy’s…

Analysis: Romney tax plan would most benefit wealthy

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cut taxes for fewer than half of U.S. households, with the wealthy getting most of the benefits, according…

Branstad-Reynolds administration unveils final recommendations for world-class schools

Branstad-Reynolds administration unveils final recommendations for world-class schools

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released their final recommendations for restoring Iowa’s standing as a leader in education and preparing all students to…

Santorum’s political evolution sparks scrutiny

Santorum’s political evolution sparks scrutiny

By Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum first came to Congress from western Pennsylvania in 1990 after waging a grass-roots campaign against an opponent…

UNI, Drake Ready for Saturday Tilt in Knapp Center

UNI, Drake Ready for Saturday Tilt in Knapp Center

The UNI Panthers (11-4, 1-2 MVC) men’s basketball team will take on the in-state rival Drake Bulldogs (8-6, 1-2 MVC) on Saturday in the Knapp Center. Tip is schedule for…

Bombing wave in Iraq ratchets up sectarian tension

By Raheem Salman and Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times – BAGHDAD — A string of explosions targeting Shiite Muslim pilgrims that killed at least 71 people bore the hallmark of Sunni…

Obama unveils leaner Pentagon budget with focus on China and Iran

Obama unveils leaner Pentagon budget with focus on China and Iran

By David S. Cloud and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Outlining new military priorities after a costly decade of war, President Barack Obama called for shrinking the Army…

Luxury brands make their mark in China

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Barely a decade ago, Beijing bicyclists pedaled down alleys here lined with courtyard houses that had no indoor toilets. Now, the alleys…

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