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An open letter to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UNI

An open letter to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UNI

March 5, 2012 As all of you know, the University of Northern Iowa is a special place — a place to earn an outstanding education in a beautifully maintained academic…

NIACC baseball splits with Lewis and Clark

NIACC baseball splits with Lewis and Clark

GODFREY, Ill. – The NIACC baseball team earned another split on Sunday with 9-0 and 1-3 decisions against Lewis and Clark Community College. The Trojans (2-2) had 15 hits in…

Lenny Dykstra gets 3 years in grand theft auto case

Lenny Dykstra gets 3 years in grand theft auto case

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Former New York Mets star and financial guru Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to three years in California state prison after…

Hampton to hold city council special election Tuesday

HAMPTON, IOWA – The City of Hampton will be holding a Special Election on TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012, 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 8:00 p.m., to fill the City Council Ward…

Battery charge against mother of LeBron James is dropped

By David Ovalle, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI BEACH — Prosecutors on Monday dropped a misdemeanor battery charge against Gloria Marie James, the mother of Miami Heat star LeBron James, and she…

John McCain calls for US-led strike against Syria

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain said the United States should lead a military air assault on government forces in Syria, arguing the…

Thousands of Russians gather to protest Putin victory

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — With police helicopters hovering low over central Moscow and security forces blanketing the streets, at least 20,000 protesters gathered Monday to…

2nd robbery suspect arrested

2nd robbery suspect arrested

MASON CITY – Authorities have arrested today the second suspect in a Mason City bank robbery. Mason City Police Investigators, Waterloo, Iowa police and FBI agents arrested Emily Elizabeth Francis,…

Education Improvement Work Continues; Public Hearing Set for Tonight

Education Improvement Work Continues; Public Hearing Set for Tonight

From Iowa Rep. Sharon Steckman: The Iowa House will hold a special public hearing on the Education Reform bill tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the House Chamber. Iowans are invited…

Iowa coaches Ferentz and Davis hold press conference

Iowa coaches Ferentz and Davis hold press conference

COACH KIRK FERENTZ:   We’ve had a lot going on obviously the last couple months here.  The circumstances with Ken’s departure was a little different than the other couple openings we’ve…

Assistant Secretary Mary Miller on Wall Street Reform

By Erika Gudmundson 3/5/2012 This morning, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets Mary Miller discussed continued progress on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at…

Osage considering youth curfew; view latest arrests

Osage considering youth curfew; view latest arrests

by Matt Marquardt – OSAGE, IOWA – The city of Osage is considering a curfew for youths up to the age of 15.  The issue will be discussed at this…

NICC Receives $4.8 Million Grant for “Skill Up” Training Program

CALMAR & PEOSTA- Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has received a grant of $4,870,648 to support its “Skill Up” program, a comprehensive information technology training opportunity in the advanced manufacturing,…

Slippery roads cause accidents in North Iowa region

A multiple vehicle crash blocked U.S. 20 east and westbound just east of Webster City, in Hamilton County, this morning. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and use an…

Iowa State cracks AP top 25

Iowa State cracks AP top 25

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team has surprised many people in its steady rise throughout the 2011-12 campaign. The national sportswriters are starting to notice too, as…

3 apprehended after chase in Albert Lea

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – Three Rochester teenagers were arrested early Sunday morning after a short chase in downtown Albert Lea. According to police, Ibrahim Abdirahman Mohamed, the driver of…

Pawn Shop and Its Owner Convicted of Dumping Hazardous Waste

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that on March 1, 2012, a federal jury in San Diego convicted We Lend More, Inc., a National City pawn shop, and its…

Iowa DOT details upcoming reconstruction of I-380 in Waterloo

Iowa DOT details upcoming reconstruction of I-380 in Waterloo

MASON CITY, Iowa – March 5, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon begin reconstruction of 6.49 miles of southbound Interstate 380 from the U.S. 20 interchange…

Big Ten and Big 12 tourney histories favor Iowa and Iowa State on Thursday

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – This week brings us the 15th Big Ten men’s basketball tournament. Iowa is the No. 8 seed. It plays No. 9 Illinois in Thursday’s session-opening…

Jobs ideas compete in Iowa Legislature

Jobs ideas compete in Iowa Legislature

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – According to Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, the 2012 legislative session is about three priorities: “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Likewise, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, says…

Boastful texter headed to trial for burglary

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Authorities said a Columbus Junction man just couldn’t help himself and sent a text message to another person, indicating he was inside someone’s…

Youth Counselor Sentenced to 29 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – Thomas Perez Jewell was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Oakland, Calif., to 29 years in prison and was ordered to pay $234,000 in restitution for producing child…

Justice Department Recovers More Than $900 Million in Consumer Protection Cases in 2011

The Justice Department’s Consumer Protection Branch recovered more than $913 million in criminal and civil fines, penalties, and restitution in 2011, Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division,…

UPDATE: Nighttime road construction will cause lane restrictions on northbound I-380 beginning March 7

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 5, 2012 – Nighttime road construction work on Interstate 380 between Black Hawk County Road V-49 (exit 66) and Evansdale Drive (exit 68) near Elk Run…

Candidate Jay Urdahl, long-time Democrat, seeks campaign funds from Republicans

Candidate Jay Urdahl, long-time Democrat, seeks campaign funds from Republicans

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Jay Urdahl, a long-time Democrat serving his 24th year as a Cerro Gordo County Supervisor, recently approached prominent Republican Dr. Gary Blodgett for…

Op-ed: Orthodoxy (by Peter Children)

Let me attempt to explain what Orthodoxy really means to someone born Orthodox. The Orthodox faith is more, much more than a church building or a priest in regal robes…

Number of companies that have halted advertising with Limbaugh grows to 7

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The number of advertisers who have at least temporarily cut ties with Rush Limbaugh grew to seven on Sunday in the…

2012 Top Projects named by Sukup Manufacturing Co.

2012 Top Projects named by Sukup Manufacturing Co.

SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Two projects in Iowa and one in Ontario, Canada, have been chosen 2012 Top Project Award winners by Sukup Manufacturing Co. The projects and the dealers who…

China plans steep increase in defense spending

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China on Sunday announced an 11.2 percent increase in its 2012 defense budget, the latest double-digit hike in recent years. For the…

Visit Mason City Awards Tourism Marketing Grants

MASON CITY – The Visit Mason City Board has approved marketing grants to help 10 organizations attract tourism and visitor spending to Mason City. Visit Mason City Executive Director, Sue…

Mason City meth dealer gets probation

Mason City meth dealer gets probation

MASON CITY – On Tuesday, February 28th, 30-year-old Whiskey Elana Bearbow of Mason City was sentenced to serve three to five years of probation after plea bargaining to three counts…

Twins see Carroll as short-term solution

Twins see Carroll as short-term solution

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – FORT MYERS, Fla. — It has become an annual rite of spring for the Twins: Head to Florida and try to…

Hot Property: Paula Abdul puts Sherman Oaks home on market for $1.899 million

By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times – Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, who until recently was a judge on “The X Factor,” has put her house in Sherman Oaks on the market at…

Airport retailers bent on getting most out of captive shoppers

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Cafeteria. Camping ground. Transportation hub. Travelers know that airports can take on many identities. Now, around the country, they are taking…

15 dead, 54 injured in Polish train collision as rescue continues

By Dominika Maslikowski – WARSAW — Fifteen people were killed and 54 injured when two trains collided head-on in southern Poland, officials said Sunday as rescue work continued. “This is…

Yemen militants kill at least 35 government soldiers

By Jeffrey Fleishman and Zaid Al-Alayaa, Los Angeles Times – SANAA, Yemen — Militants intensified their attacks against U.S.-backed Yemeni military forces on Sunday, killing at least 35 government soldiers in…

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ rakes in $70.7 million at box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” posted the biggest opening of the year at the box office over the weekend, evidence that moviegoers…

Families of N.Y. 9/11 victims want Congress to investigate treatment of unidentified remains

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW YORK — Holding pictures of lost loved ones, relatives of people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade…

Chicago police prepare for G-8, NATO demonstrations

By David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Even if everything goes according to plan, the first day of the Group of Eight summit will be a very…

Shell oil rig set for landmark Alaska journey

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — Amid the tangle of towering steel, heavy cranes and overcast skies of Seattle’s busy commercial shipyards, Shell Oil’s massive Kulluk drilling rig…

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