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ICE remembers fallen Special Agent Jaime Zapata

Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent (SA) Jaime Zapata who was shot and killed…

Text of Gov. Branstad’s remarks at USDA agriculture symposium

Text of Gov. Branstad’s remarks at USDA agriculture symposium

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today addressed the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) U.S.-China Agricultural Symposium. The following is Gov. Branstad’s speech, as prepared for delivery this…

NIACC men pounded by Kirkwood, 100-58

NIACC men pounded by Kirkwood, 100-58

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Preston Brunz scored 22 points for #2 Kirkwood in a 100-58 win over the NIACC Trojans Wednesday night. Devan Douglas added 11 points for the Eagles,…

NIACC women routed by Kirkwood, 82-36

NIACC women routed by Kirkwood, 82-36

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The fourth-ranked Kirkwood women outscored NIACC 48-11 in the second half during an 82-36 rout of the Trojans. Aisle Quinlan led the Eagles in scoring with…

A league-high four Cyclones earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

A league-high four Cyclones earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

IRVING, Texas -The Iowa State men’s basketball team produced a league-high four players on the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 team, the conference office announced today. Scott Christopherson, Melvin Ejim and…

Rhodes hires former Tar Heel Douglas for secondary post

Rhodes hires former Tar Heel Douglas for secondary post

AMES, Iowa -Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads announced the hiring of former North Carolina secondary coach Troy Douglas Thursday, citing Douglas’ quarter of a century  in collegiate coaching, with…

ISU women beat Kansas, 66-47

ISU women beat Kansas, 66-47

AMES, Iowa – Chelsea Poppens scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Hallie Christofferson added 14 points as Iowa State pulled away in the second half for a 66-47…

Sen. Rand Paul stalls Klobuchar bill on synthetic drugs

Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – WASHINGTON – A broadly popular bill by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar to outlaw synthetic recreational drugs across the nation has run into an increasingly common…

BRIEF: Rockwell Collins expands Candian presence

Dave DeWitte, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Rockwell Collins unveiled newly expanded and renovated offices in Canada’s capital of Ottawa on Tuesday. The Ottawa facility specializes in design and development…

Mason City police still seeking bank robbery suspect

Mason City police still seeking bank robbery suspect

MASON CITY – Mason City police are still seeking a bank robbery suspect. The police investigation of a February 3rd bank robbery in downtown Mason City ties Emily Elizabeth Francis,…

Iowa House seizes ‘political opportunity’ to reduce commercial property tax costs

Iowa House seizes ‘political opportunity’ to reduce commercial property tax costs

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – The Iowa House approved what supporters said called a $1.2 billion property tax relief plan that its detractors warned would cost…

State Duals schedule and final scores (Through all semifinals)

K.J. Pilcher, CR Gazette – IHSAA STATE DUALS TOURNAMENT At Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines) Wednesday CLASS 1A Quarterfinals #8 West Branch 40, #1 Clarion-Goldfield 24 #5 Underwood 41, #4…

China commits to buying billions of dollars worth of soybeans

Gregg Hennigan, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES —Chinese buyers made commitments Wednesday to buy $4.3 billion worth of U.S. soybeans in the upcoming market year. The event in…

Pool report from Vice President Xi’s Iowa farm visit

(DES MOINES) – The following message is a pool report from Xi Jinping’s visit to a farm just outside Des Moines, Iowa / written by Kyle Munson of The Des…

North Iowa lobbying team arrives in D.C.

North Iowa lobbying team arrives in D.C.

by Matt Marquardt – A team of North Iowa lobbyists arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. The lobbyists, (pictured in U.S. Representative Tom Latham’s office on Capitol Hill) include Mason City…

Officer Rick Ott awarded Espeland Award

Officer Rick Ott awarded Espeland Award

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department held a ceremony Wednesday honoring one of their own. Officer Rick Ott (pictured, with award) was selected as the 2011 recipient of…

Rose Bowl scores: 2/10, 2/12 and City Men’s 2/13

Early Bird Mixed 2/10/12 (4 person team) High team scratch game – Yo-Yo’s 737 High team scratch series – Budweiser 2,071 High Individual games 1. Tim Lewis 255 2. Terry…

Number of registered sex offenders in U.S. nears three-quarters of a million

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) released the results of its latest survey regarding the number of registered sex offenders located in the U.S.…

Vikings rule out moving from Minneapolis in 2012

Vikings rule out moving from Minneapolis in 2012

Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The Minnesota Vikings are staying put in Minneapolis for at least another year. If the team wanted to move to another city, it would have…

Arbitrator backs firing of Minnesota cop for sexting woman

Jim Adams, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The firing of a Hastings police officer for texting about sex with a female bar employee whom he met while on duty, arresting her ex-boyfriend…

Three Men Sentenced for Attempting to Intimidate African-American Students at a Middle School

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced today that three men were sentenced for a federal hate crime stemming from an incident that took place at Beekman Junior High School in Beekman,…

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting Somali-Based Terror Group

MINNEAPOLIS — In federal court, a 27-year-old man from Westerville, Ohio pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide money and personnel to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization based in…

Man, 76, Sentenced to Eight Years for Possession of Child Pornography

Donald Tosti was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution for possessing child pornography. Tosti was convicted on Sept. 14, 2011, on two charges…

Romney in an unexpected battle to win Michigan, his home state

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Once assured of victory on friendly turf, Mitt Romney faces a potentially devastating loss of his home state of Michigan to Rick Santorum,…

Iran heralds its nuclear research efforts; Western nations contend it’s all hype

Iran heralds its nuclear research efforts; Western nations contend it’s all hype

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Iran on Wednesday heralded what it called a pair of significant advances in its controversial nuclear research efforts,…

GOP wants to phase out business property taxes

Baird Helgeson, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – In a move designed to stoke the state’s fragile economic recovery, Minnesota Republican legislators are pushing hard on a proposal to phase out statewide business…

5 pro lacrosse players charged after brawl at Bloomington T.G.I. Friday’s

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Five members of a professional lacrosse team visiting from New York state were arrested following an outburst with other patrons at a Bloomington restaurant that…

Consumer watchdog plans 26 percent increase in its budget

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The agency protecting consumers in the financial marketplace plans to increase its budget 26 percent next year as it ramps up to…

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Participating in Child Porn Ring

WASHINGTON – A Massachusetts man was sentenced today in Los Angeles to 60 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute child pornography, announced…

On Iran, a stark choice

On Iran, a stark choice

MCT FORUM – By Benny Morris, Los Angeles Times – Most people in the Arab world, according to opinion polls, believe that the Holocaust never happened, that it’s a Jewish invention and…

Holmes Banked in 3-Pointer Stymies UNI, 63-62

Holmes Banked in 3-Pointer Stymies UNI, 63-62

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville’s Denver Holmes banked in a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to lift the Purple Aces to a 63-62 win over the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday…

Park Board ponders campground rules

Park Board ponders campground rules

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City Park Board met Tuesday night and heard concerns about the MacNider Campground. One concern the board heard was of long-term…

Timberwolves end losing streak by extending Bobcats’ skid to 16

Timberwolves end losing streak by extending Bobcats’ skid to 16

By Kent Youngbloodm Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — In this compressed, post-lockout NBA season, where games come fast and furious, practice time is rare. So you have to make the…

Career-high assists for Lin as Knicks rout the Kings

Career-high assists for Lin as Knicks rout the Kings

By Pete Caldera, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin’s game-winning shot from Tuesday night was a staple of every sports highlight package, though the author of that…