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Day: March 12, 2012

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27th annual basketball shootout completed

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY — Sydney Rottinghaus and her dad, Joe, won the Father-Daughter Shootout free-throw contest at Mohawk Gym on Thursday night, topping a second-place finish by Sydney and

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Branstad urges storm preparation

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds are urging Iowans to be prepared year-round for emergencies. The recent tragic tornado outbreaks in the Midwest and South, and

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Security amplified at Albert Lea courthouse

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – People attending hearings at the Freeborn County Courthouse may encounter heightened security as they enter the courtrooms. On Friday, as part of a random screening, two

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Syria mines Turkish border

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – ON THE TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER — The Syrian military in the past month planted a band of anti-personnel mines along stretches of the border with Turkey, where last

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Obama’s dossier on Iran in doubt

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Despite President Barack Obama’s assurances that the United States will know if Iran begins to secretly build a nuclear bomb, some senior officials familiar

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Arrests Made in Monona County Shooting

Mapleton, IOWA – At approx 8:35AM, Thursday, March 8th, 2012, the Monona County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting that a shooting had occurred at 14496 Poplar Ave. in Mapleton. The

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