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Rose back and Bulls rout Nets

Rose back and Bulls rout Nets

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — For many teams, losing an All-Star-caliber small forward whom the coach has called “the glue” would cast a somber pall. Not these Bulls.…

Rockets roll past Timberwolves

Rockets roll past Timberwolves

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin McHale returned to Target Center on Monday night for the first time since he left three summers ago after he gave…

Bob Dylan tribute album raises funds for Amnesty International

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Bob Dylan has been lauded so often as “the poet laureate of rock ‘n’ roll” that even the man himself, who…

Minnesota man arrested for allegedly punching child in eye

Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – A Grand Meadow man is awaiting his next hearing on charges he allegedly punched his girlfriend’s son in the eye on Dec. 11, 2011. Travis…

Santorum tempers language on Florida campaign trail

Santorum tempers language on Florida campaign trail

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – LADY LAKE, Fla. — With Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich engaging in a dogfight, Rick Santorum on Monday soldiered on, trying to persuade some…

Romney attacks Gingrich sharply on several fronts in Florida debate

By David Lightman and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney, struggling to gain momentum in this state’s pivotal Republican primary, unleashed a blistering attack Monday on chief…

Questioning the Constitutionality of President Obama’s “Recess” Appointments

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary On The Nomination of John Gerrard and President Obama’s Four Recent “Recess” Appointments Monday, January 23,…

Senator Grassley’s Twitter Account

Senator Grassley’s Twitter Account

Senator Grassley’s staff noticed that his Twitter account had been compromised a few minutes after the first false Tweet was posted, and staff immediately called Twitter to obtain access to…

Marine charged in deaths of 24 Iraqis makes plea deal

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, accused in the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqis…

Rare winter tornadoes rake Alabama; at least 2 killed, 100 injured

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – DURHAM, N.C. — A line of rare winter tornadoes roared through Alabama early Monday morning, ripping apart homes and businesses and prompting the state’s…

EU approves embargo on Iranian oil

By Henry Chu and Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – LONDON — Europe slapped a boycott on Iranian oil Monday, signaling that the Islamic Republic’s second-largest market is likely to dry…

Judge orders Obama to appear in court for ‘birther’ suit

By Chuck Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Georgia judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta Thursday for a hearing on a complaint that…

Pats, Giants book trips to Indianapolis

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – When the Green Bay Packers left MetLife Stadium on Dec. 4, they had just handed the New York Giants a devastating 38-35 defeat and…

Bill introduced in House for determining eligibility for needs-based programs for older Iowans

Bill introduced in House for determining eligibility for needs-based programs for older Iowans

DES MOINES – House File 2073 was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives Monday, relating to the use of the elder index to determine provision of services and programs for…

Photo of the day: Frozen car in ditch

Photo of the day: Frozen car in ditch

Today’s reader submitted photo was sent anonymously to NorthIowaToday.com, with the following words: “Car in the ditch on highway 106 this morning… highways and country roads were Ice/snow covered.” You…

Tyrus McGee Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Tyrus McGee Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior guard Tyrus McGee was honored by the Big 12 Conference today for his performance on the basketball court last week. A native of Stringtown,…

OSU 33, ISU 7 Wrestling Story

OSU 33, ISU 7 Wrestling Story

STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State’s Andrew Sorenson (165) and Ryak Finch (125) scored wins for the No. 16 Cyclones but No. 1 Oklahoma State prevailed in the team score, winning…

Iowa State Knocks Off No. 17 Texas Tech, 66-49

Iowa State Knocks Off No. 17 Texas Tech, 66-49

AMES, Iowa – An early 12-0 second-half run gave Iowa State control of its game against No. 17 Texas Tech Sunday at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (10-7, 1-5 Big 12)…

Op-ed: Globe is bush league journalism (by Peter Children)

Aside from the fact that recent editorials coming from the local paper are upsetting and appear not only inept but vindictive towards those who faithfully served this community for decades,…

Majority of Iowa roads completely covered with ice and snow

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2012: 7 a.m. – All roadways in Iowa, except those in the far southeast corner of the state, are currently reported as completely covered with…

Skating enjoyed at Ray Rorick Park

Skating enjoyed at Ray Rorick Park

MASON CITY — Hockey fans sharpened their skills Sunday at Ray Rorick Park in Mason City. The rink has been a hit with skaters since it opened for the season…

“The Rural Brain Gain” cancelled for now

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is reporting that “The Rural Brain Gain,” a presentation by Ben Winchester that was to be held at the Cedar River Complex in Osage on Tuesday,…

Family Ice Fishing Derby has been postponed to Saturday, February 4

The 2nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby will be held at Lester Milligan Park (Big Blue) on Saturday, February 4.  The Mason City Recreation Dept and the Iowa Department of Natural…

Jass named warehouse, distribution and production control manager for Winnebago

Jass named warehouse, distribution and production control manager for Winnebago

FOREST CITY, IOWA, January 23, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced the appointment of Todd Jass to the position of warehouse, distribution and production control manager. Jass replaces Ron…

“Battle of the Badges” hockey game held

“Battle of the Badges” hockey game held

by Kelly Elbert MASON CITY- The Mason City Fire Department and Local Law Enforcement Officials met for yet another hockey showdown on Saturday night in the 2nd Annual “Battle of…

Op-ed: Primaries a blood sport (by Peter Children)

I have been watching the Republican primaries on television, and it is tantamount to a blood sport. These candidates are devouring each other in an all out frenzy, no holds…

Application and renewal process for commercial motor vehicle drivers changing Jan. 30

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2012 – Beginning Jan. 30, 2012, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will implement new federally required rules that change the way drivers apply for…

Philip Vannatter, LAPD detective in O.J. Simpson case, dies at 70

By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald…

Iowa pragmatism

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – Most Iowans believe they and the state they live in are not nearly as bad off as University of Iowa journalism professor Stephen Bloom portrayed…

Peosta, Iowa manufacturer to add 23 jobs

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – A Peosta company that makes tracks for outdoor equipment and snowmobile garments is planning an expansion that will create 23 jobs. Camoplast Rockland was awarded $168,000…

Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Not Waiting on Possible Traffic Camera Ban

Gregg Hennigan, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – By Gregg Hennigan and Jeff Raasch IOWA CITY – Talk of banning traffic cameras in the Iowa legislature has the attention of officials…

Accused rapist who fled is sued

Nicole Norfleet and Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – As prosecutors try to extradite from England a man charged with sexually abusing three girls in Minnesota nearly two decades ago, the…

Senators balk at ‘blue alert’ notification idea

Senators balk at ‘blue alert’ notification idea

Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES – Legislation seeking to create a “blue alert” system when a public safety officer is killed or hurt – similar to…

Radio station worker slain; authorities search for gunman

Terry Richards, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga. – VALDOSTA — Authorities are searching for the gunman in a fatal shooting at a Valdosta radio station Friday night. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s…

Christopherson enjoys some national recognition during his final season with Iowa State

Christopherson enjoys some national recognition during his final season with Iowa State

Todd Sommerfeldt, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. – Once the excitement of Wednesday night had passed, Scott Christopherson’s thoughts drifted to a place they don’t take him much anymore. High school, he…

Plenty of issues for Minnesota legislature

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – ST. PAUL — State legislators are looking to settle some far-reaching issues this year, from getting people back to work and financing schools to controlling…

BLOG: Hot Dish Politics: Ron Paul buying ads in Minnesota

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is bringing his campaign to Minnesota, with a “substantial” ad buy in advance of the state’s Feb. 7 caucuses.…

In Florida, cash-flush Romney has been all but unopposed

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – RUSKIN, Fla. — A highly fluid and newly competitive Republican presidential contest is barreling into Florida for a big-state fight in which victory by…

Obama plans to outline his economic blueprint at State of the Union address

Obama plans to outline his economic blueprint at State of the Union address

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—For weeks, President Barack Obama and his top advisers have been meeting around the gleaming table in the Roosevelt Room, debating what to include…

Sex is possible after heart trouble or stroke

By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times – Sexual activity is safe for many people who have experienced heart problems or stroke, experts said Thursday in a statement containing recommendations for safe…

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