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Forest City business owner gets probation and suspended prison sentence in felony drug case

Forest City business owner gets probation and suspended prison sentence in felony drug case

Court records show 3 search warrants were executed on properties owned by Dale Eric White by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force July 15th, 2011 including one at Borderline…

Waterloo Police Investigate Stabbing

WATERLOO – On Friday, March 23, 2012 at approximately 2:30 AM, Waterloo Police responded to a report of a stabbing at 1416 Oleson Road, Apartment #3. Officers found the victim,…

Bowling scores, 3-18 through 3-23, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       03/18/12 Team High Series          Candy Bar         1551 Team High Game           Candy Bar         547 Individual High Series Male         Terrance Shoafstall        607 Individual High Series Female…

6 arrested in Southbridge Mall trespassing incident

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called to Southbridge Mall early this morning just after midnight on a report of subjects on the roof of the building. Officers located…

Man sentenced to 7 days in jail for possessing child porn

Man sentenced to 7 days in jail for possessing child porn

MASON CITY – A former Clear Lake man was sentenced to seven days in jail after a plea agreement on a possession of child pornography charge after a search warrant…

Op-ed: Grand Theft Auto (by Peter Children)

Let’s get the laundry out on the clothes line for all to see. Take it out of the dryer and hang it outside to see if all the stains are…

ABC’s ‘Ball Boys’ plays a familiar game

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There is little new or notable to say about “Ball Boys,” a retail-based reality series that premieres Saturday afternoon on ABC,…

MGM regains all of United Artists

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has taken back full control of its legendary film label United Artists, is booking a loss on its recent release…

In mileage crunch, carmakers pare engines to 3 cylinders

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Imagine a car that gets more than 40 miles per gallon in everyday traffic and 50 on the highway — and it…

Consumer bureau has opened investigations of some large banks

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened investigations into the practices of some large banks, the agency’s director said Friday. “We do…

U.S. stocks close tough week on bright note

By Laura Mandaro, MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. stocks rose Friday on a round of bargain hunting and a surge in energy shares, curbing what still turned out to be…

Corzine approved MF Global fund transfer

By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — A congressional committee investigating how $1.6 billion of customer funds went missing from bankrupt brokerage MF Global said Friday it’s found evidence that former…

Business jet sector takes off in China

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — In the latest sign of China’s rising importance in the global aviation industry, Cessna Aircraft Co. said it would develop a plan…

Parents of black teens find Trayvon Martin case hits close to home

By Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — When their son was about to enter his teens, Paul and Jeanne Miller of Flossmoor decided it was time to have the talk.…

Catholic Church’s role in Cuba has grown since last papal visit

By Franco Ordonez and Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – HAVANA — When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba on Monday, 14 years after the last papal visit, he’ll find the…

Lost Momentum for Iowa’s Community Colleges

IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 22, 2012) — State funding for Iowa community colleges has dropped at the same time Iowans are enrolling in greater numbers and paying more for it.…

9 gang members charged in rape of St. Paul girl, 14

Emily Gurnon, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Nine gang members, including five men and four juveniles, have been charged in the rape of a 14-year-old St. Paul girl. Those charged…

Gas prices’ jump attests to upbeat economy

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Beyond tensions over Iran and refinery problems, the recent jump in gasoline prices stems partly from an encouraging sign: The economy is…

Under The Hood: Modern transmissions aid shifting

By Brad Bergholdt, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: Thank you for the column on cars with manual transmissions and clutch use. My father never ever had a vehicle with an automatic…

Twins’ Justin Morneau no certainty to open season at first base

Twins’ Justin Morneau no certainty to open season at first base

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – TAMPA, Fla. – Justin Morneau feels better than he has in months and is swinging the bat better than he has all spring.…

Minnesota Twins: Francisco Liriano pitches six shutout innings

Minnesota Twins: Francisco Liriano pitches six shutout innings

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – TAMPA, Fla. – Francisco Liriano not only looks more confident than he was last season, he sounds like it, too. “I’m very happy…

Obama’s health care law remains huge political issue

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — It was the biggest achievement of his first term, the national health care law that had eluded Democrats for 60 years. “A big…

Minnesota Twins: Ryan Doumit finds first base isn’t in his comfort zone

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – TAMPA, Fla. – Ryan Doumit had expressed reservations about playing first base for the Twins this season, and it didn’t take long for…

Ragan: Major education, jobs legislation approved in Senate

Ragan: Major education, jobs legislation approved in Senate

From Senator Amanda Ragan: On March 19, the Iowa Senate voted to increase support for our local schools, keep college tuition affordable and fill openings for skilled jobs that are…

Kidd-Gilchrist and Kentucky too much for Indiana

Kidd-Gilchrist and Kentucky too much for Indiana

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune – ATLANTA — The sequel will top the original. At least in the minds of Kentucky fans. (PHOTO: Kentucky Wildcats guard Darius Miller (1) goes in over…

Despite Love’s 51 points, Timberwolves fall to Thunder in a thriller

Despite Love’s 51 points, Timberwolves fall to Thunder in a thriller

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – OKLAHOMA CITY — Pity the poor fools who watched lousy NCAA tournament basketball instead Friday night. All they missed televised live from Chesapeake Energy…

Kansas squeaks by NC State, 60-57

Kansas squeaks by NC State, 60-57

By Stu Durando, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Kansas finally looked loose and appeared comfortable early in the second half Friday night when guards Travis Releford and Tyshawn Taylor…

Baylor outlasts Xavier; Bears run out to big lead but Musketeers never give up

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune – ATLANTA — At times, Baylor looked ready to play for the NCAA Tournament championship. At other times, the Bears looked capable of losing to a…

John Isner could take U.S. tennis to new heights

By Linda Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers – KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — John Isner, all 6 feet, 9 inches of him, embodies hope for American tennis. Fresh off breakthrough victories over Roger Federer…

“What in the world is the deal with all the police out tonight?”

“What in the world is the deal with all the police out tonight?”

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Many people seemed to notice that local law enforcement was out flexing its muscle Friday night and Saturday morning on Mason City’s north side. “They…

“Journey to Antarctica” coming to Lime Creek

“Journey to Antarctica” coming to Lime Creek

A program entitled “Journey to Antarctica” will be held on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Visit Antarctica, the seventh continent, with Chuck and…