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Short-handed Timberwolves use 39-9 run to bury Nuggets

Short-handed Timberwolves use 39-9 run to bury Nuggets

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Before the Minnesota Timberwolves crushed Denver 117-100 on Sunday, coach Rick Adelman, frankly, was fretting. His team was coming off a heartbreaking…

Woods wins at Bay Hill

Woods wins at Bay Hill

By Jeff Shain and Austin Lyon, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The drought is over. Tiger Woods emphatically ended a 30-month stretch without PGA Tour victory by dominating the…

George Diaz: Woods ends drought, not drone, with Bay Hill victory

George Diaz: Woods ends drought, not drone, with Bay Hill victory

By George Diaz, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The Least Interesting Man on the Planet won a golf tournament Sunday. Tiger Woods. You might have heard of him. (PHOTO: Arnold…

Bob Lutz: Taylor, Jayhawks bound for Final Four

Bob Lutz: Taylor, Jayhawks bound for Final Four

By Bob Lutz, McClatchy Newspapers – ST. LOUIS — Tyshawn Taylor still hasn’t made a three-point shot in a domed stadium during the NCAA Tournament. He’s 0 for 17. And if…

Scott Fowler: Why UNC lost (and it wasn’t just missing Kendall)

By Scott Fowler, McClatchy Newspapers – So the Tar Heels’ season ended Sunday in the Elite Eight with a closer-than-it-sounded-but-still-very-painful 80-67 loss to Kansas. Kansas scored the game’s final 12 points,…

Kentucky strikes quickly to oust Baylor

Kentucky strikes quickly to oust Baylor

By Jimmy Burch, McClatchy Newspapers – ATLANTA — Baylor’s brief, shining moment as a team on the Final Four radar screen lasted four minutes Sunday in the Georgia Dome. But top-seeded…

John Clay: Wildcats, Cardinals turn Kentucky into basketball nirvana

By John Clay, McClatchy Newspapers – ATLANTA — Not even Bourbon Street will know what hit it. Welcome to what promises to be the wildest, craziest, most hyped, most exciting, most…

In health care case, Supreme Court weighs entwined provisions

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Like most Americans, Lauren Woodard has mixed feelings about President Barack Obama’s health care law. She’s glad the law guarantees that…

Outrage unites people of all colors, but divide still exists

By Jeff Kunerth and Bianca Prieto, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The rolling outrage over the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., has found…

Alleged Child Predator Arrested

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Oscar Oropeza, Monday March 19, 2012 on an outstanding warrant charging him with Criminal Sexual Penetration of…

Iowa DOT kicks off construction season

Iowa DOT kicks off construction season

AMES, Iowa – With the warm, dry winter, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s construction work is off to an early start. Depending on the remaining outcomes of bid lettings through…

BRIEF: Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic considers ankle surgery

BRIEF: Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic considers ankle surgery

By Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – March 25–Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, diagnosed with bone spurs in his right ankle, said he will consider surgery if his…

Minnesota Twins: Josh Willingham is left fielder, Ben Revere is fourth outfielder

Minnesota Twins: Josh Willingham is left fielder, Ben Revere is fourth outfielder

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – JUPITER, Fla. – One of the major questions of the Minnesota Twins’ spring was whether Josh Willingham would be comfortable in right field.…

Racers gather their cars for a show at Southbridge Mall

Racers gather their cars for a show at Southbridge Mall

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Racers from all over were showing off their hard work during the off season at Southbridge Mall , getting their…

President’s weekly address: Pass transportation bill

In his weekly address, President Obama calls on everyone to tell their elected officials to pass a bipartisan transportation bill that will support American construction workers and our economy. President…

Mom shot and killed in Osage

OSAGE – Details are still emerging on a shooting that took place Saturday in Osage. Sources say a woman, Gretchen Crooks, who was a nursing supervisor at Mercy Hospital, was…

Iowa DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Boone, Iowa — This morning the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Boone Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate a shooting incident involving several law enforcement…

Bluebill Boat Ramp Open

Bluebill Boat Ramp Open

CLEAR LAKE – The public fishing dock at Bluebill Wildlife Area has been installed and is open for public use.  The access gate to the boat ramp is also open…

McDonald’s CEO Skinner to step down

By Emily Bryson York, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Big Macs aren’t going anywhere, nor is the Egg McMuffin. As McDonald’s begins its CEO transition, expect very little to change in…

Cash stolen from handicapped boy collecting funds for wheelchair basketball

By Amanda James, McClatchy Newspapers – CARY, N.C. — Seated in his wheelchair, Nolan Turner, 12, staked out his neighborhood Thursday evening to sell water bottles and raise money to bring…

San Francisco home where 5 found dead a ‘very violent crime scene’

By Matt Stevens And Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — San Francisco police spent Saturday inside the home where five people were found dead, but they have yet…

Iraqi woman dies after beating; threatening note found nearby

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — A 32-year-old Iraqi immigrant died Saturday, three days after being found beaten into unconsciousness in her home in El Cajon, Calif., with a note…

New Black Panthers offer bounty for capture of Trayvon Martin’s killer

By Arelis R. Hernandez, The Orlando Sentinel – SANFORD, Fla. — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, leader Mikhail…

Florida killing raises questions about ‘stand your ground’ laws

Florida killing raises questions about ‘stand your ground’ laws

By Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – SANFORD, Fla. — It has been called “obscene,” “stupid” and the “right-to-commit-murder law.” (PHOTO: Anthony Cage, Ashley Cage, 21, and Prince Cage,…

Obama’s health care law not resonating with public

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama and his allies gear up to defend the landmark health care law he signed two years ago,…

Supreme Court health law rulings expected to have ‘enormous’ impact

Supreme Court health law rulings expected to have ‘enormous’ impact

By Michael Doyle and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will engage this week in a historic three-day showdown over health care, leading to decisions that could…

Cheney undergoes heart transplant after 20-month wait

By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday morning after waiting more than 20 months on a transplant list,…

Santorum rolls over competition in Louisiana primary

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – NEW ORLEANS — Rick Santorum won handily in Louisiana’s Republican presidential primary Saturday, solidfying his position as Mitt Romney’s last credible challenger as the…

Louisville uses late run to beat Florida, 72-68

By Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times – PHOENIX — Rick Pitino coached Louisville past Florida and then, up the ladder, all the way through the net-cutting ceremony. He coached Louisville back…

Ohio State on way to Final Four

By Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune – BOSTON — Jared Sullinger backpedaled down the court at TD Garden, smiling and soaking in the crowd’s reaction after his shot over a double team…

East Park creek and pond being dredged

East Park creek and pond being dredged

By Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – If you’ve been through East Park lately, you would have noticed the big pile of rocks and sand sitting on…

Eckenrod sixth after day 1 of Iowa Intercollegiate

Eckenrod sixth after day 1 of Iowa Intercollegiate

PANORA, Iowa – Alexandria Eckenrod (Fr., Mason City, IA) sits in sixth place after shooting an 83 during the first day of the season opening Iowa Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. Eckenrod…

NIACC Baseball wins conference openers

NIACC Baseball wins conference openers

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC baseball is still rolling. The Trojans have run their winning streak up to 15 by winning the first two games of the conference season against…

Southwestern sweeps NIACC softball in ICCAC opener

Southwestern sweeps NIACC softball in ICCAC opener

MASON CITY, Iowa – A freshman-filled NIACC softball team lost both ends of their season opening conference doubleheader against Southwestern Community College on Saturday afternoon, 10-4 in game one and…

NIACC wins five, qualifies six to nationals at GVU Relays

NIACC wins five, qualifies six to nationals at GVU Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – NIACC Track and field opened their outdoor track season with six Trojans qualifying for the NJCAA National Outdoor Meet and six event wins at the Grand…

More than 1,000 turn out in D.C. to protest Trayvon Martin’s killing

More than 1,000 turn out in D.C. to protest Trayvon Martin’s killing

By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Supporters of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin gathered Saturday in the nation’s capital, continuing protests that have spanned from Miami schools to New York City…

Auto review: Nissan NV van makes driver comfortable

Auto review: Nissan NV van makes driver comfortable

By Larry Printz, The Virginian-Pilot – For decades, Detroit automakers have gone unchallenged in a particularly unglamorous segment of the vehicle market: full-size cargo vans. That’s no longer the case, with…

Two-time NIC Player of the Year Morgan Fjelstad joins NIACC Volleyball

MASON CITY, Iowa – Two-time North Iowa Conference Player of the Year Morgan Fjelstad will join NIACC volleyball next fall. The setter out of Lake Mills earned three-straight 1st Team…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – INTRUDERS (R): Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“Intacto,” “28 Weeks Later”) enlists Clive Owen into this horror-thriller about a man trying to keep two children…

Chevrolet Impala a top seller but commands little fanfare

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – The Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan is an odd combination: a best-selling car nobody seems to love or even think about much. Chevy hopes to…

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