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Appreciation: Mike Wallace’s pit-bull style made him a household name

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times – The death of CBS News’ pit-bull reporter Mike Wallace marks not only the passing of a broadcast lion but, in many ways, also the…

Twins swept out of Baltimore

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…

Bubba Watson triumphs in Masters playoff

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…

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…

Cubs make it interesting but pull out 1st win of season

Cubs make it interesting but pull out 1st win of season

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Cubs aren’t going to make life easy for anyone this year, whether it’s their manager, their fans or the team psychiatrist. (PHOTO: Chicago…

Knicks ignite Garden, beat Bulls

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…

Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ pioneer, dies at 93

Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ pioneer, dies at 93

By Myrna Oliver and Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times – As the self-described “black hat” of television’s premier newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter…

Easter Bunny Hops into Hampton

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…

Trojan pitching handles Iowa Lakes

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…

Man disrupts drug rehab meeting Thursday night

Man disrupts drug rehab meeting Thursday night

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Thursday night after becoming enraged at a drug rehab meeting and smashing glass doors at a church.…

From Mohawk Gym to S. Africa; Pierson eager for ‘trip of a lifetime’

From Mohawk Gym to S. Africa; Pierson eager for ‘trip of a lifetime’

By Joe Buttweiler – DECORAH – Mackenzie Pierson never dreamed while starring in Mohawk Gym that basketball would take her to Africa on a hoops and humanitarian mission. She is…

Investigators relieved, amazed there were no deaths in Navy jet crash

Investigators relieved, amazed there were no deaths in Navy jet crash

By Hugh Lessig, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Investigators expressed relief — and utter amazement — on Saturday at the light casualties reported after an…

Winnebago now offering plant tours

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…

At Illinois high school, fears of a ‘suicide cluster’

At Illinois high school, fears of a ‘suicide cluster’

By Sue Ter Maat and Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The morning Lake Forest High School freshman Will Laskero-Teskoski died, his mother had tried desperately to get him…

Chinese teenager reportedly sells kidney to buy iPhone, iPad

By David Colker, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, but the official Chinese Xinhua News Agency is reporting that five people…

Tulsa police seek public’s help after 3 shot dead

By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times – Police in Tulsa, Okla., asked the public for help in searching for a man who shot three people to death and wounded two…

5 men charged in slayings of Michigan women

By Megha Satyanarayana, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Five Detroit men, including two already on trial, were charged Saturday morning with first-degree murder in the deaths of Ashley Conaway,…

Trayvon Martin marchers pledge to ‘keep this going’

By Arelis R. Hernandez, The Orlando Sentinel – DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — More than 40 days after a South Florida teenager was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., college students…

Teen who quit school to move in with her former teacher says relationship over in wake of his arrest

By Nan Austin and Rosalio Ahumada, McClatchy Newspapers – MODESTO, Calif. — It’s over, says Jordan Powers, the 18-year-old California high school student who quit school to move in with…

Syrians fleeing to Turkey are stuck in dreary limbo

Los Angeles Times – REYHANLI, Turkey — Somewhere in Syria near the border with Turkey, thousands of refugees are hunkered down in a makeshift camp, afraid to go forward or…

Trayvon Martin killing boosts Easter voter-registration drive

By Jeff Kunerth, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — On Palm Sunday, LaVon Bracy stood before the congregation of New Covenant Baptist Church in Orlando and announced plans to…

Disturbing loss for Twins in Baltimore

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,…

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…

Brewers hand defending World Series champion Cardinals their first loss, 6-0

Brewers hand defending World Series champion Cardinals their first loss, 6-0

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MILWAUKEE — An afternoon designated for the grand return of an elite starting pitcher who might have a hand in tilting the division…

Cubs fans already restless after listless start

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The new era is off to a familiar start, and Reds manager Dusty Baker was prescient when he scoffed in spring training…

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…

Timberwolves feel the sting of Hornets in more ways than one

Timberwolves feel the sting of Hornets in more ways than one

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – NEW ORLEANS — After an exhaustive Minneapolis Star Tribune investigation, there is absolutely no evidence to support reports that somewhere down a darkened…

Energetic second half gets Bucks back to .500 with victory over Trail Blazers

By Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — A defensive turnaround was just what the Milwaukee Bucks needed to close out a perfect week. And it happened in…

Condensed NBA season makes it difficult for rookies to adapt to NBA

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — It has been a difficult season to be a rookie in the NBA. Beginning with a shortened training camp, the league’s condensed…

Lakers suffer worst loss of season; Bryant out

By Kevin Ding, The Orange County Register – PHOENIX — Kobe Bryant was injured and didn’t play, which only drew the spotlight away from the longer-term problem for the Lakers:…

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…

Mickelson roars into contention as 30 on back nine puts him one stroke behind Hanson

By Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – AUGUSTA, Ga. — Early Thursday morning, nearly 61/2 hours before he teed off in the first round of the 76th Masters, Phil Mickelson…

Mexican plan for Gulf deepwater wells sparks new worries

Mexican plan for Gulf deepwater wells sparks new worries

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexico’s state oil company is about to test its hand…

Auto review: Ford Taurus edges into luxury space

Auto review: Ford Taurus edges into luxury space

By G. Chambers Williams III, McClatchy Newspapers – Less than three years after giving its Taurus a complete makeover, Ford Motor Co. for 2013 rolls out a “freshened” version of the…

Obama: ‘Easter weekend is a time to reflect and rejoice’

Obama: ‘Easter weekend is a time to reflect and rejoice’

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reflected on his Christian beliefs in his weekly address, wishing all Americans “a weekend filled with joy and…

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…

Obit: Phyllis M. Ruhnke

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…

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 Week Ahead: Last year’s profits a tough act to follow

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – Another season of earnings reports from corporate America begins in the week ahead. But despite a rebirth of manufacturing, easy money from the Federal Reserve,…

Street closures at Mason City locations this week

Sanitary sewer maintenance will be performed at three locations in Mason City. On Monday, April 9 – the southbound lane of North Monroe Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets NW…

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