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Labor rally held Thursday in Mason City

Labor rally held Thursday in Mason City

MASON CITY – Organized labor held a rally today in Mason City at the Labor Temple.  About 20 persons were in attendance, including Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Phil Dougherty and…

Free firewood available

Free firewood available

MASON CITY – There is free firewood available at this time. The location is 703 South Penn Ave.  A large pile of branches is sitting in the front yard with…

Grass fire near Nora Springs subdued

Grass fire near Nora Springs subdued

NORA SPRINGS – At 12:34 pm, Thursday, the Nora Springs Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire that was out of control at 22862 260th St. It was reported…

Interview with Iowa football coaches: April 4, 2012

Interview with Iowa football coaches: April 4, 2012

COACH KIRK FERENTZ, COACH ERIK MORGAN, COACH REESE MORGAN – COACH FERENTZ:  Welcome to everybody.  Give you a quick update.  We finished our fifth practice on Saturday.  That puts us…

Royce White Named Basketball Times’ National Newcomer of the Year

Royce White Named Basketball Times’ National Newcomer of the Year

AMES, Iowa- Iowa State’s Royce White added another national award to his already outstanding resume this week, picking up National Newcomer of the Year honors by the Basketball Times. A…

Osage police warn citizens to lock their vehicles

Osage police warn citizens to lock their vehicles

OSAGE – The Osage Police Department wishes to warn citizens to lock their vehicles and keep expensive items from view and safely secured. A rash of vehicle burglaries occurred late…

LeBron outduels Durant as Heat tops Thunder in Wade’s returns

LeBron outduels Durant as Heat tops Thunder in Wade’s returns

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — If Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder is what the NBA Finals are going to look like, then June can’t get here…

Steve King to hold town hall meeting in Clear Lake

Steve King to hold town hall meeting in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Congressman Steve King will hold a town hall meeting in Clear Lake on Monday, April 9, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. The public is invited to join…

Lakers grind out win over Clippers

Lakers grind out win over Clippers

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — They all say publicly that it’s not a rivalry — and it seems as if both the Clippers and Lakers…

Finance expert says speculators are behind high oil and gasoline prices

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Financial speculators are gambling on oil the same way they gambled on the housing market a few years ago — a frightening prospect…

Are the Vikings really pursuing Bill Parcells?

Are the Vikings really pursuing Bill Parcells?

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Who says it’s a slow time for Vikings news? In the past two or three days, we’ve learned that Percy Harvin and…

Israeli police evict Jewish settlers from house in Hebron

By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – HEBRON, West Bank — Israeli police evicted Jewish settlers Wednesday from a house in this volatile West Bank city, heading off what they feared was…

College president defends use of pepper spray against ‘unlawful’ crowd

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Santa Monica College officials said Wednesday a police officer was forced to release pepper spray to maintain safety after a large…

Appeals court hearing challenge to Defense of Marriage Act

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A closely watched constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act went before a U.S. appeals court for the first time…

Signing of STOCK Act ends congressional ‘insider trading’

Signing of STOCK Act ends congressional ‘insider trading’

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Bill-signing ceremonies are pretty rare events in these times of gridlock and congressional backlog; so are moments of bipartisan backslapping and handshaking.…

Accused Oakland college gunman charged with 7 counts of murder

By Matt Stevens, Maria L. La Ganga and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times – OAKLAND, Calif. — The alleged gunman accused of fatally shooting seven people at a small Oakland college…

Chicago grants permit for protest march during NATO summit

By David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — After weeks of disagreement, the city of Chicago and anti-war demonstrators have settled on an alternate route for a protest march on the…

For SeaWorld, record earnings and no income tax

By Jason Garcia, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment had a banner year in 2011. Attendance and guest spending rose across its U.S. theme parks. Earnings…

Roadside bomb kills six civilians in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — At least six people were killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck a pickup in Pakistan’s restive northwest, an official said. The incident occurred in Jamrud town in…

Romney, Santorum headed for a climax in Pennsylvania

By Paul West, Los Angeles Times – MARS, Pa. — The end of the Republican presidential contest was looming as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum headed for campaign stops Wednesday in…

Bomb at Mogadishu theater kills 10, including Somali sports officials

By Lutfi Sheriff Mohammed and Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times – MOGADISHU, Somalia — It was supposed to be a symbol of hope: The newly reopened National Theater was the most…

L.A. sheriff’s captain took inmate on golf outing, deputy says

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The tiny jail on Catalina Island is hardly Alcatraz. Just ask Frank Carrillo. The pro golfer turned jewel thief couldn’t believe…

Yahoo to cut 2,000 jobs, or 14 percent of global workforce

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Yahoo Inc. announced Wednesday that it will cut 2,000 jobs as the struggling Sunnyvale, Calif., company attempts to focus…

YouTube adds Paramount films to rental library

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Google Inc.’s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with a fifth major Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures, adding 500 new titles…

Time might be right for first-timer to win Masters

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – AUGUSTA, Ga. — Nick Faldo had won twice on the European Tour and finished seventh in the British Open when he debuted at the Masters…

Mitt Romney accuses Obama of waging ‘hide and seek’ campaign

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Before he took his campaign for the Republican nomination to the next primary battleground in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney used the same…

Spoon with white powder found in Whitney Houston’s hotel room, report says

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Investigators found a white, crystalline substance and spoon with residue in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Whitney Houston died in…

Timberwolves lose fourth game in a row

Timberwolves lose fourth game in a row

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — At some point in the third quarter Wednesday, when the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 20-point, first-half lead was all slipping away, someone inside…

Unnecessary medicine: Physician groups list 45 overused tests, procedures

By Deborah L. Shelton and Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Should you get a cardiac stress test as part of your annual checkup? A chest X-ray before outpatient surgery?…

Santorum: ‘We have to win’ in Pennsylvania

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – CARNEGIE, Pa. — Campaigning at a diner in his former congressional district the day after he lost three primaries, Rick Santorum brushed aside calls…

Kindergarten round-up to be held Thursday evening in Mason City

Kindergarten round-up to be held Thursday evening in Mason City

MASON CITY – If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 15, 2012, you can get him or her registered for kindergarten…

Suicide bomber targets NATO troops, Afghan police

By Aimal Yaqubi and Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber attacked a group of NATO service members and Afghan security officials in northern Afghanistan on…

Water main flushing continues in Mason City

Water main flushing continues in Mason City

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City Water Supply Division will be flushing water mains in the southeast quadrant of town, all areas east of Federal Avenue and south…

Waterloo man threatens to kill girlfriend and her kids

From the Waterloo Police Department: On Monday, April 3, 2012, at approximately 11:15 AM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to 3309 Parkridge Road to check on the welfare of the woman…