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Child endangerment charge dismissed in OWI plea bargain

Child endangerment charge dismissed in OWI plea bargain

On Monday, March 12th, 47-year-old Joseph Wayne Ingham was sentenced to serve 5 days in jail on an amended charge of 1st offense OWI, and a child endangerment charge was…

Floyd County adjustment board approves ADM facility with conditions

Floyd County adjustment board approves ADM facility with conditions

by Matt Marquardt – NORA SPRINGS – In the face of strong public opposition, the Floyd County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for Archer Daniels Midland Company…

Iowa DNR: Clear Lake free of ice very early

CLEAR LAKE  – The Iowa DNR tweeted an interesting fact about today “This year will be the 3rd earliest ice out for Clear Lake! Earliest on record is March 5,…

Mason City man faces 7th domestic assault charge following Sunday morning arrest

Mason City man faces 7th domestic assault charge following Sunday morning arrest

MASON CITY – At 3:59 a.m. Sunday morning Mason City police responded to a report of a domestic argument at 933 Jackson Ave North in Mason City. As a result…

“Person with gun” reported on Mason City’s north side

MASON CITY – There have been reports of a “person with a gun” on Mason City’s north side early this afternoon. NorthIowaToday.com was told that person was in the vacinity…

U.S. report: Oil imports down, domestic production highest since 2003

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of gasoline prices rising at the pump in an election year, a new Obama administration report cites “significant progress”…

Maple Lake City Council censures mayor over behavior

By Stephanie Dickrell, St. Cloud Times, Minn. – March 12–MAPLE LAKE — The people of Maple Lake will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, but they’ll do so without…

2 arrested, 1 in foster care after shooting cat

Trey Mewes, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – A man and juvenile were arrested and one juvenile was taken into foster care after they allegedly drove around Mower County shooting things, including…

Op-ed: City is run like a conspiracy (by Peter Children)

Just think how much effort goes into trying to circumvent the public from your true agenda.  Wouldn’t it be easier to share with those who elected you?  I am not…

UNI Selected to NIT Field; At St. Joseph’s Wednesday

UNI Selected to NIT Field; At St. Joseph’s Wednesday

The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team will make its first-ever appearance in the National Invitational Tournament. UNI (19-13 overall, 9-9 MVC) will travel to St. Joseph’s (20-13, 9-7 Atlantic…

27th annual basketball shootout completed

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…

U.S. Law Firms Continue to be the Target of Counterfeit Check Scheme

March 12, 2012—The Internet Crime Complaint Center continues to receive reports of counterfeit check schemes targeting U.S. law firms. The scammers contact lawyers via e-mail, claiming to be overseas and…

Water Main Flushing in Mason City starts today

The City of Mason City Water Supply Division is flushing water mains in the northeast quadrant of town, all areas east of Federal Avenue and north of Hwy 122 starting…

Branstad urges storm preparation

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…

Iowa’s Matt Gatens: Gaining NIT berth is ‘incredible’

Iowa’s Matt Gatens: Gaining NIT berth is ‘incredible’

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — Iowa’s men’s basketball program was left for dead Friday in Indianapolis. The season virtually was over but a flicker of…

Op-ed: Urdahl has no accomplishments in 24 years in office

Skipper throws another lifeline to one of his favorite politicians.   In doing so he points out others in the area who have served long terms; he points out Ken Kline…

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…

Berkeley police chief apologizes for officer’s visit to reporter

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times – Berkeley’s police chief apologized Saturday for sending a sergeant to a reporter’s house in the middle of the night to request changes to a…

Syria mines Turkish border

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,…

4 missing fishermen presumed dead off Washington coast

By Drew Desilver, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Four commercial fishermen whose boat disappeared off the southwest Washington coast early Saturday are presumed dead. The Coast Guard suspended its search…

Taking final shot not a necessity for LeBron James

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — Throughout his career, Miami Heat forward LeBron James has never dealt with being in the role of secondary player. With so much talk…

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…

Poll: Romney slightly ahead of Santorum in Illinois

By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney’s campaign has long considered Illinois to be in its win column, but a new poll shows the candidate…

Money-market funds, largely unchanged since 2008 crisis, remain big risk

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Plain-vanilla money-market funds, part of the skeletal structure of American finance, may be a $2.7 trillion disaster hiding in plain sight. When…

Teens not abandoning television for Internet, study finds

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Fear not television executives: Teenagers are not abandoning the tube for the Internet and cellphones. In fact, teen television viewing is actually…

How Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster unfolded

By Takehiko Kambayashi – TOKYO — The following is a chronology of what happened during Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster: March 11: A magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami strikes northeastern Japan at…

Gingrich, Santorum battle for GOP votes in Deep South

Gingrich, Santorum battle for GOP votes in Deep South

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – GULFPORT, Miss. — With the Alabama and Mississippi primaries two days away, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich tussled on Sunday over which Republican presidential…

Analysis: Killing of Afghan civilians is blow to Obama hopes for easy exit

Analysis: Killing of Afghan civilians is blow to Obama hopes for easy exit

By David S. Cloud and Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The killing of 16 civilians in Afghanistan, allegedly by a lone U.S. serviceman, is one more blow to…

Knicks hear the boos in home loss to 76ers

By Art Stapleton, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony was the first one to hear the booing from the home fans and the game had not even…

Bears expected to be active when free agency begins Tuesday

Bears expected to be active when free agency begins Tuesday

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – Just as fans eagerly anticipate the start of the NFL shopping season, one quarter of the Bears’ roster from last season is anxious to see…

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…