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Day: April 8, 2012

Twins swept out of Baltimore

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – BALTIMORE — Last Wednesday, the Twins left Fort Myers, Fla., convinced they had enough offensive firepower to compete with the rest of the American League. With

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Bubba Watson triumphs in Masters playoff

By Jeff Shain and Teddy Greenstein, Tribune Newspapers – AUGUSTA, Ga. — Put the green jacket on Bubba Watson, winner of a two-hole Masters playoff against Louis Oosthuizen with a recovery shot unlike

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Syria puts new conditions on cease-fire

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIRUT—Contradicting reports from the United Nations last week that Syria’s government had agreed to a cease-fire that would have gone into effect on Thursday, the Syrian government

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Knicks ignite Garden, beat Bulls

By Steve Popper, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW YORK — You can tell yourself it was just a regular-season game. You can point out the flaws, that the Knicks blew a 21-point

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Easter Bunny Hops into Hampton

By Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – HAMPTON – The Easter Bunny, along with Easter Granny made an appearance in Hampton at the Bandshell park Saturday afternoon. Along with the Easter Bunny,

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Trojan pitching handles Iowa Lakes

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – NIACC baseball bounced back from being swept by Iowa Lakes on Friday by shutting the Lakers out on Saturday during a 5-0, 9-0 Saturday sweep. Pitchers Joey Reed (Fr.,

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Winnebago now offering plant tours

FOREST CITY, IA – Annually more than 10,000 visitors come to Forest City, Iowa, to get the inside story of one of America’s most iconic brands – Winnebago Industries®.  Come see for

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Disturbing loss for Twins in Baltimore

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – BALTIMORE — This was supposed to be the softest part of a brutal 42-game, season-opening stretch for the Twins. Yet here they are, needing a

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Yankees fall to Rays again

By Pete Caldera, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — He wore a pinstriped Yankees jersey and a Tampa Bay cap. And for a few minutes, this middle-aged fan —

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Bulls’ Rose should be set for Sunday

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – After practicing fully again Saturday, Derrick Rose said he’s “more than likely” returning from his groin injury Sunday to face the Knicks in New York. Coach

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Woods’ frustration continues at Masters

By Jeff Shain and Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods did not drop-kick his 9-iron Saturday. He didn’t rally, either. The four-time Masters champion spun his wheels with

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Benefit set for family

OSAGE -A benefit is planned for a family suffering from health problems.  The monies raised will help with medical expenses and making the home handicapped accessible for Tim Wrage and his daughter,

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Obit: Phyllis M. Ruhnke

Phyllis M. Ruhnke, 89, of Mason City, IA, died March 28, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Mounds View, Minnesota. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm with a one-hour prior

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Payment on loans improves across board

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Delinquencies are lower in all 11 consumer loan categories tracked by the American Bankers Association, a rare occurrence that reflects the nation’s

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EDITORIAL: Enough said, governor

CR Gazette – The Gazette Editorial Board —- No one can accuse Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad of not going to bat for lean finely textured beef, which critics refer to as “pink slime.”

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