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Super Bowl XLVI: Giants rally late to beat Pats

Super Bowl XLVI: Giants rally late to beat Pats

By Jeff McLane, The Philadelphia Inquirer – INDIANAPOLIS — The New York Giants now can say their stunner over the New England Patriots four years ago was not a fluke. Eli…

Jury finds Mahaska County Supervisor guilty of three charges

Duane Nollen, The Oskaloosa Herald – OSKALOOSA — The jury Friday afternoon found Mahaska County Supervisor Henry “Willie” VanWeelden guilty on all three charges he faced during a week-long trial. The…

Obama says he deserves re-election

By James Oliphant, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he deserves a second term despite suggesting in a similar interview three years ago that if…

Op-ed: Boycott Three Eagles Radio due to format change

To those it may concern this letter is to inform you that due to the decision by Three Eagles Communication to change formats on the radio station 102.7 formerly the…

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – The North Iowa Fair Association and Terrance Prochaska presented the second and final weekend of racing for “A Day of Thunder on the…

Ron Paul, looking for edge in Minnesota, draws crowds

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Hoping to ride on the shoulders of passionate supporters in Tuesday’s caucuses, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul packed Minnesota events Saturday, speaking of liberty…

Santorum visits Bemidji, MN today

The Bemidji Pioneer, Minn. Feb. 05–Presidential candidate Rick Santorum plans to attend a pancake breakfast today before visiting Bemidji Woolen Mills and giving a campaign speech. According Santorum’s campaign, the…

Same-sex Iowa couple still faces hurdles

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – Kate and Trish Varnum have a running joke every time they drive out of state. “We’d cross the border and we’d say, ‘It’s been nice…

Iowa considers dropping Test of Basic Skills

Terry Coyle, CR Gazette – Thousands of Iowa students will pick up their No. 2 pencils to fill in tiny circles this month in a school-year ritual that may become…

Op-ed: Globe Expels Fat Man (by Peter Children)

In today’s paper, using too many words, the Globe threw the Fat Man overboard.  It took awhile to get to the conclusion of the editorial but the true meaning was…

T&F: NIACC breaks two school records

T&F: NIACC breaks two school records

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – NIACC track and field had a pair of school records broken, and had a pair of throwers and a relay team qualify for the NJCAA National…

MBB: NIACC 82, Iowa Lakes 80

MBB: NIACC 82, Iowa Lakes 80

MASON CITY, Iowa – Kendall Brown (So., Des Moines, IA) scored nine points during an 18-11 run in the final 5:43 to lift NIACC past Iowa Lakes 82-80. Chris Davis…

WBB: NIACC 61, Iowa Lakes 49

WBB: NIACC 61, Iowa Lakes 49

MASON CITY, Iowa – Kika Greenlee (Fr., Saint Louis Park, MN) scored 22 of her 30 points in the first half to vault NIACC to a 61-49 win over Iowa…

Consumer Confidential: Facebook shows how privacy is passe

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – Welcome to the post-privacy era. What’s most striking about Facebook’s initial public offering isn’t that it values the 8-year-old company at up to $100…

GOP lawmakers criticize Fed chief’s efforts to boost the economy

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Even as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke described the recovery as “frustratingly slow,” Republican lawmakers lit into the central bank chief’s…

A good start to the year for major chain stores

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Shoppers turned out at the nation’s malls in January to redeem holiday gift cards and check out winter sales, spending carefully…

Chrysler to add third shift, 1,800 jobs to Illinois plant

By Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune – BELVIDERE, Ill. — Three years ago, the American auto industry was not just in trouble, it was imperiled, with Chrysler facing the real possibility of…

CTS Coupe is a Cadillac for the Camaro set

CTS Coupe is a Cadillac for the Camaro set

By Matt Degen, The Orange County Register – So you’re pining for a Camaro but are over age 30? Or perhaps you like the idea of a powerful coupe but desire…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – People, please, can we end this silly charade? You’re not fooling me. The minute I tell one of you I write about television for…

‘American Idol’ vs. ‘The Voice’: Who wins the battle rounds?

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – Well, it had to happen sometime. Now in its 11th season, the prime-time juggernaut known as “American Idol” has become a little less juggernaut-y.…

‘How to Rock,’ premiering Saturday on Nickelodeon

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Kids’ television, which has the license to be fanciful and strange in ways that grown-up TV does not, is a place…

Valenwine event to be held Feb. 17

Main Street Mason City is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Valenwine Event at Music Man Square. The event will be held on Friday, February 17th from 6-10 pm and…

Hit-and-run driver sentenced for killing Bloomington woman, 85

Abby Simons, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Bud Hanson’s doctors were confident he could return home from the Bloomington nursing home where he was receiving kidney dialysis in the fall of 2010.…

The Week Ahead: As China cools, keep eye on KFC

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – If you want to know how the Chinese economy is doing, look no further than KFC. Chinese diners are crazy for Kentucky Fried Chicken. That…

Austin, MN teen will be charged for hitting mom in face

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Austin teen was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly hitting his mother in the face. Jeremy Brandl, 19, is being held in the Mower…

With Platinum, Bud Light shoots for the high end

By Tim Logan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The world’s biggest beer-maker is placing a big bet on a new brew. Anheuser-Busch InBev this week is rolling out Bud…

Minnesota deputy did not touch a minor

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune – Freeborn County District Court files from a 2001 case involving a now-suspended Freeborn County sheriff’s deputy confirm he never touched a child. Lynne Torgerson, a…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG): Dwayne Johnson takes over for Brendan Fraser in the second installment of the Jules Verne-flavored family adventures, this one…

Romney victory in Nevada has Gingrich looking to Super Tuesday strategy

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHLIADELPHIA — Perhaps it was appropriate that Newt Gingrich campaigned on the eve of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country nightclub in Las…

49ers’ Harbaugh named NFL Coach of the Year

By Matthew Barrows, McClatchy Newspapers – SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh is making good on his wish to follow in the footsteps of Bill Walsh. Harbaugh on Saturday became the…

Romney scores impressive win at Nevada caucus

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — Mitt Romney spent years cultivating voters in Nevada, and it paid off Saturday with a commanding victory that not only…

Wild falls to Stars

Wild falls to Stars

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – DALLAS — It was Mike Yeo’s first visit to American Airlines Center as the Minnesota Wild’s coach, but he had a grand ‘ole idea…

James 3-Pointer at Buzzer Lifts UNI Past #13 Creighton

James 3-Pointer at Buzzer Lifts UNI Past #13 Creighton

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Anthony James’s three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team to a 65-62 victory over No. 13-ranked Creighton in front of…

Iowa State’s 3-Point Bombs Drops Oklahoma, 77-70

Iowa State’s 3-Point Bombs Drops Oklahoma, 77-70

NORMAN, Okla. – Iowa State hit a conference-game record 15 3-pointers as the Cyclones (17-6 overall, 7-3 Big 12) knocked off Oklahoma (13-9 overall, 3-7 Big 12) 77-70 Saturday at…

Iowa stops Penn State, wins second straight

Iowa stops Penn State, wins second straight

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa welcomed back perhaps its greatest basketball class Saturday and the current group of Hawkeyes celebrated by winning like it’s 1987. The Hawkeyes…