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Branstad says $1.3-billion Lee County fertilizer plant would be largest investment yet in Iowa

Branstad says $1.3-billion Lee County fertilizer plant would be largest investment yet in Iowa

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – A $1.3 billion fertilizer plant proposed by a Egypt-based company for Lee County would be the largest private investment in the state’s history, Gov. Terry…

EDITORIAL: Limit GPS use

CR Gazette – The Gazette Editorial Board – State lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow law enforcement officers in Iowa to use GPS tracking technology as an investigative tool. The…

Op-ed: What is it that defines us? (by Peter Children)

If you were to put fifty men in one room and they were all naked, you could not tell them apart. Stay with me here, do not jump to conclusions.…

Teen injured in domestic spat on city’s north side

Teen injured in domestic spat on city’s north side

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Mason City police responded to an assault call at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday at 1313 North President. It was said that two females and…

Ferentz Names two former Hawkeyes as Assistant Coaches

Ferentz Names two former Hawkeyes as Assistant Coaches

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa football players LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz have been named fulltime assistant coaches on the Hawkeye football staff.  Woods has been named…

5-Run 7th Lifts Redbirds Past Iowa

5-Run 7th Lifts Redbirds Past Iowa

TEMPE, Ariz. — A five run top of the seventh inning lifted Illinois State to a 7-3 victory over the University of Iowa softball team Friday afternoon in its Littlewood…

Hawkeyes outlast Pittsburgh in season opening victory

Hawkeyes outlast Pittsburgh in season opening victory

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The University of Iowa baseball team recorded a season-opening 7-5 victory over Pittsburgh Friday afternoon. The game was played at Al Lang Field and was the…

Taking a stab at spear fishing

Taking a stab at spear fishing

By Joe Buttweiler – BRAINERD, Minn. – Hmmm… Let’s see… It’s 5 degrees above zero with a wind chill of minus 15. Do we stand out on a windswept lake…

No. 24 Iowa Upends Iowa State In Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team could not duplicate its early season victory over Iowa Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Cyclones fell to No. 24 Iowa…

NIACC to hold soccer camp March 12-15

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC Soccer Academy will have a Spring Break Player Development Program for kids ages 6 to 14 from March 12 to March 15.  Camp fees…

With Egypt in turmoil, Israel builds fence to keep out trouble

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – EILAT, Israel — Sparks flew across the desert sand as Mohammad Omar welded barbed wire to the top of a 16-foot fence that winds its…

Chrysler pulls request for U.S. loan for hybrid and electric cars

By Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Chrysler says it will no longer seek a U.S. Department of Energy loan to fund the development of gas-electric hybrids and electric…

Iowa DOT to public meeting in Mason City concerning Iowa’s long-range transportation plan

Iowa DOT to public meeting in Mason City concerning Iowa’s long-range transportation plan

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 15, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold six public information meetings regarding the update of Iowa’s state transportation plan. The information meetings…

NIACC Tennis Club hosting Tennis Tournament

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Tennis Club is hosting the first Annual Tennis Tournament March 2, 3, and 4 at the NIACC Recreation Center. The cost is $15…

NIACC Volleyball signs dual sport athlete

NIACC Volleyball signs dual sport athlete

NETT LAKE, Minn. – NIACC volleyball continues to work on its front line by signing middle hitter LaShae Brooks of Nett Lake, Minnesota. Brooks signed with NIACC volleyball on February…

Wolves trounce Rockets in Houston, 111-98

Wolves trounce Rockets in Houston, 111-98

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – HOUSTON — Seated in the noisy afterglow of a 111-98 victory at Houston, Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic leaned a little closer and cocked…

Security tight for Houston’s funeral

By Bill Ervolino, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEWARK, N.J. — The three massive, unadorned crucifixes rising up behind the handsome altar of Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church will watch over…

VCU Notches BracketBusters Win Over UNI, 77-68

VCU Notches BracketBusters Win Over UNI, 77-68

RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Rams tallied a 77-68 win over the University of Northern Iowa Panthers on Friday in a SEARS BracketBusters in the Siegel Center. UNI (17-12 overall)…

Twins need bullpen help and depth

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – FORT MYERS, Fla. — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson shares the same office as manager Ron Gardenhire at the team’s…

Oil drilling in Arctic nears reality as Shell emergency plan is approved

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — One of the last significant hurdles to offshore oil drilling in the Arctic was cleared Friday with approval of a plan to…

Alleged 9/11 facilitator makes new bid to avert death penalty trial

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Lawyers for a Pakistani man accused of wiring money used in the Sept. 11 attacks argued in a memo Friday that, because the…

N.J. governor vetoes gay marriage bill as vowed

By John Reitmeyer and Juliet Fletcher, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — About 24 hours after New Jersey lawmakers sent a same-sex marriage bill to his desk, Gov. Chris…

Casino mogul Adelson to donate another $10 million, boosting Gingrich

By Peter Stone, Center for Public Integrity – WASHINGTON — Casino owner Sheldon Adelson is expected to send another $10 million donation within days to the outside group that has provided…

Santorum tells Michigan: I’m the one who can beat Obama

By Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he may not be from Michigan, but his Pennsylvania roots make him at least close to…

With Egypt in turmoil, Israel builds fence to keep out trouble

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – EILAT, Israel — Sparks flew across the desert sand as Mohammad Omar welded barbed wire to the top of a 16-foot fence that winds its…

Suspect in US Capitol bomb plot a Moroccan immigrant

Suspect in US Capitol bomb plot a Moroccan immigrant

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — An immigrant from Morocco armed with a jammed automatic weapon and wearing a suicide vest packed with what he thought were…