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Officials: Heart attack fells Chicago police officer

Chicago Tribune – Veteran Chicago Police officer Preston Ross Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while on duty at a CTA stop, the Cook County Medical Examiner said today. Ross, 48, was in uniform and…

NIACC men drop a close one to Iowa Central, 98-93

NIACC men drop a close one to Iowa Central, 98-93

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC’s men’s basketball team was derailed by weak side offensive rebounds in a 98-93 overtime loss to Iowa Central on Saturday. The Trojans (14-15 overall, 5-8…

Iowa Central beats NIACC women, 89-69

Iowa Central beats NIACC women, 89-69

MASON CITY, Iowa – Iowa Central seemed to have a game plan against NIACC: get inside the NIACC defense and take advantage of its short bench. Mission accomplished. The Iowa…

Cyclone women Fall To Oklahoma State, 71-63

Cyclone women Fall To Oklahoma State, 71-63

STILLWATER, Okla. – Iowa State jumped out to an 11-point first half lead on Oklahoma State but went cold the remainder of the game and dropped a 71-63 decision Saturday…

Op-ed: Globe proves it is just a puppet of Chamber (by Peter Children)

The tail is now wagging the dog.  In Sunday’s Globe editorial they respond directly to the article written this week by NIT publisher Matt Marquardt.  The focus centers on the…

Op-ed: We need to show consideration for the poor

MCT FORUM, By Alvaro Huerta – The poor get no respect in this country. As someone who experienced abject poverty in America’s barrios, I know a thing or two about being…

Saudi Arabia raises crude oil output, according to reports

By Andria Cheng, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — As crude oil prices reached a nine-month high on concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, Saudi Arabia has increased its crude exports, and the…

OECD, US call for higher firewalls against financial crisis

By Andrea Sosa Cabrios – MEXICO CITY — The United States and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called Saturday in Mexico City for higher firewalls as part…

‘The Artist’ wins best feature at Independent Spirit Awards

By Amy Kaufman and Oliver Gettell, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “The Artist,” produced by Thomas Langmann, won best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The…

Romney, Santorum go toe-to-toe in back-to-back speeches in Troy

By Kathleen Gray and Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press – TROY, Mich. — Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney took turns bashing each other Saturday — a few hours…

Gingrich rails against Obama at California GOP convention

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times – BURLINGAME, Calif.—With his competition focused on the chilly Midwest, Newt Gingrich wooed California’s Republican faithful Saturday, banking on a Republican contest so…

North Korea threatens attack on eve of US-South Korea military exercise

By John Glionna, Los Angeles Times – SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea’s newly installed leader Kim Jong Un threatened Sunday to launch a powerful retaliatory strike against South Korea if provoked. It…

As Syria holds referendum on constitution, rebels vow to fight on

By David Enders and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WADI KHALID, Lebanon — On the Lebanon-Syria border, Syrian refugees scoffed Sunday at the idea of a referendum on a new constitution…

7 U.S. soldiers wounded by grenade during Afghanistan protest

By Ali Safi and Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven U.S. soldiers were wounded Sunday when an insurgent threw a grenade into their base in the northeastern province…

U.S. military receives remains of last soldier missing in Iraq

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIRUT — The U.S. military has recovered the remains of the last U.S. service member missing in Iraq, ending a nearly six-year ordeal involving shadowy…

Four arrested after fight at Mason City Perkins restaurant

Four arrested after fight at Mason City Perkins restaurant

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called to the Perkins restaurant, located at 2201 4th Street SW, at about 2:09 a.m. for a fight that an employee said involved…

Timberwolves’ Kevin Love wins Three-Point Contest

Timberwolves’ Kevin Love wins Three-Point Contest

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love bested Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant in a tiebreaker to win the Three-Point Contest at…

Jazz’s Evans wins Slam Dunk contest

Jazz’s Evans wins Slam Dunk contest

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Naysayers predicted that the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend this year would be a snoozer. They were right. (PHOTO: The Utah Jazz’s Jeremy…

Brazilian base in Antarctica destroyed by fire

By Ana Maria Pomi – RIO DE JANEIRO _ Brazil’s base in Antarctica, Comandante Ferraz Station, was destroyed Saturday by a fire that injured one military member and left two…

Elect Jaszewski Committee Names Treasurer

Elect Jaszewski Committee Names Treasurer

MASON CITY – The Elect Jaszewski Committee has named John Moore treasurer. Moore is the accounting manager for Community Motors of Mason City. “John has been a good friend for…

Car bomb kills 25 after Yemen presidential inauguration

By Jeffrey Fleishman and Zaid Al-Alayaa, Los Angeles Times – SANA, Yemen — The inauguration of Yemen’s president was barely over Saturday when a car bomb exploded at a presidential palace,…

Update on Alley Katz disturbance: 1 arrested

Update on Alley Katz disturbance: 1 arrested

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A person was arrested in connection with a large fight that happened at Alley Katz bar early Saturday morning. Michael Aaron Cordell Canady, 21, of…

In Syria, aid agencies unable to evacuate wounded

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Aid agencies were unable to evacuate any people Saturday from a battled-scarred neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs, one…

Out of the public eye, China cracks down on another protesting village

By Tom Lasseter, McClatchy Newspapers – PANHE, China — The old woman walked over to the door and peeked out from behind a blue curtain, looking slowly from one side of…

Trash to cash?

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – If you live in Cedar Rapids, you pay $16.72 a month to have your garbage hauled off. What if someone wanted it badly enough to…

Fullerton achieves CFSP designation

Fullerton achieves CFSP designation

James M. Fullerton FD&E, CPC, CFSP, a funeral director with Fullerton Family of Funeral Homes in Mason City, Iowa, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral…

Spring Auditions for the Choral Society Children’s Choir

The North Iowa Choral Society announces spring auditions for the Choral Society Children’s Choir. The Children’s Choir was formed in fall 2011 to provide opportunities for young musicians to develop…

Researchers hopeful about male partner for ‘The Pill’

By Alan Bavley, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women may say, “It’s about time.” Guys may have the same reaction. After many overly optimistic predictions, a male version of…

In defense of affirmative action

McClatchy-Tribune News Servicev – The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: For 40 years, competitive colleges and universities in the United States have taken race into account in…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (PG): Zac Efron and Taylor Swift provide the voices in this 3-D animated adaptation of the classic children’s book about a…

Public hearing set for input on FEMA and Egloff house demolition

Public hearing set for input on FEMA and Egloff house demolition

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING THE SECTION 106 REVIEW AND AMENDMENT OF THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, MASON CITY, CERRO GORDO COUNTY, IA, UNDER THE FEMA PUBLIC…

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the MCPL

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the MCPL

The Mason City Public Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Saturday, March 3rd. To kick things off, our 2nd Annual Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast will be held…

Waterloo attorney’s license suspended for misconduct

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – The Iowa Supreme Court suspended the license of a Waterloo lawyer for one year Friday, based on multiple acts of misconduct. The court ruled Robert…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer

From Iowa Senate Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer – Our committees were hard at work this week, as we successfully concluded the first legislative “funnel.” As you may recall, the first…

Israel’s war of words with Iran

By Uri Dromi, McClatchy Newspapers – Thirty years ago, when I was promoted to a new position in the Israeli Defense Forces, I sent all my friends a note promising to…

Alliant Energy Proudly Presents One Night of Queen

Alliant Energy Proudly Presents One Night of Queen

Alliant Energy proudly presents One Night of Queen as they take the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Tickets are $35 in…

Iowa Leads the Nation in Technology Based Job Postings Postings Double Due to Technology Partnerships

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development’s (IWD) job bank at www.iowajobs.org has doubled in the last year thanks to a unique partnership with the Direct Employer’s Association. IWD is able to use…

The hard truths of newspapering

By Kevin Ferris, The Philadelphia Inquirer – When it comes to the realities of life in journalism, no one prepared me more while I was an undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University…

Radio Tracking Northern Pike

As Royce Bowman shuffled down the ice-covered backwater, we held back and watched. In one hand, Bowman held out a small antenna. Cradled in his other arm was a radio…

‘Sovereign citizen’ movement now on FBI’s radar

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With the FBI pounding on his door, and his wife and two children barely awake, Shawn Rice allegedly strapped on a bulletproof…

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