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Dempster’s one mistake costs him 2-1 loss to Brewers

Dempster’s one mistake costs him 2-1 loss to Brewers

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Growing pains were expected when Cubs President Theo Epstein explained the game plan in October. Expectations were lowered after Epstein and general…

WBB: West Fork’s Meyer signs with NIACC basketball

WBB: West Fork’s Meyer signs with NIACC basketball

SHEFFIELD, Iowa – West Fork High School’s Allysa Meyer will be playing basketball next season for NIACC. Meyer was a defensive standout for West Fork and was named 1st-Team All-Corn…

Another big earthquake hits Mexico; no major damage reported

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake hit Mexico on Wednesday, the second in three weeks. There were no immediate reports of major damage…

Reds’ walk-off hit beats Cards

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – CINCINNATI — The ongoing education of Jaime Garcia continues for the St. Louis Cardinals as the young lefty with top-end talent is trying…

UPDATE: Hampton boy found safe

HAMPTON – A ten year old boy that was briefly missing is now safe and with a family member. Hampton police told NIT Wednesday evening that Isaiah Hernandez was with…

Authorities investigate fire Wednesday evening

Authorities investigate fire Wednesday evening

MASON CITY -Authorities investigated a fire at 12467 255th Street just outside of Mason City Wednesday evening. Sources told NIT a structure had caught fire at the residence, which has…

Baseball: No. 14 NIACC splits with Century College

Baseball: No. 14 NIACC splits with Century College

MASON CITY, Iowa – If the second game of a doubleheader is the game that people remember, NIACC baseball will be happy to forget game one against Century College (MN).…

Teen births down in Iowa, nationwide, CDC says

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – The birth rate among teenagers continued to fall in 2010, with Iowa tracking the national trend, according to a report released today. The Centers for…

Eagles nest in south east Mason City is gone

Eagles nest in south east Mason City is gone

MASON CITY – The eagle’s nest that was in southeast Mason City is gone. We wrote a story about this nest in February, thanks to the help of local fisherman…

Latest Windows phone off to mixed start

By Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Promises of big marketing pushes have been made, promo events in New York, San Francisco and other cities have been…

Local fire departments respond to brush fire south of Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE –  Local fire departments responded to a blaze on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land on 170th Street, 1.25 miles west of Grouse Avenue this afternoon. The fire was…

Yahoo CEO outlines reorganization into three main divisions

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson unveiled a much-anticipated reorganization plan on Tuesday, in a memo that said the struggling…

Rock Island WR commits to the Hawkeyes

Rock Island WR commits to the Hawkeyes

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Rock Island wide receiver Derrick Willies committed to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes this morning, according to HawkeyeReport.com. Last week, Quad-Cities Online reported that…

Construction of new residence hall to begin this summer in Iowa City

Construction of new residence hall to begin this summer in Iowa City

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa today said that construction of a new 10-story residence hall will begin this summer. “Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on a…

Iowa House votes for later school-year start

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES – Families can pencil in a visit to the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Great Lakes or any other…

Parts to be standardized as Japanese automakers aim to cut costs, develop vehicles faster

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. has announced the introduction of a new vehicle development system that will standardize major auto parts in an effort to cut…

Humane society offers micro-chips to protect pets

MASON CITY – During the month of April, you can protect your pet from being lost with a micro-chip implant at the Humane Society of North Iowa. The cost is…

Eight taxi drivers slain in Mexican city

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Gunmen killed eight taxi drivers Tuesday as they waited for fares on a busy street in the northern Mexico city…

Capitol Digest 4-10-12

Capitol Digest 4-10-12

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Tuesday, April 10, 2012: WIND ENERGY: Former Hawkeye football player Tim Dwight and…

Credit union contest offers cash prizes for the best bank-bashing

Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Complaining about fees and other big bank frustrations is nothing new. Now, you could actually win money for it. Minnesota’s credit unions are hosting…

Bachmann comes home to a fight

Jim Ragsdale, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann pumped gas for surprised Lino Lakes motorists and vowed to work hard to lower surging prices on Tuesday, while a…

Minneapolis Mayor faces testy crowd at a forum on Vikings stadium

Eric Roper, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak brought his controversial plan to fund a Minnesota Vikings stadium to the voters on Tuesday night at a testy but…

Mpls. robbery turns deadly

Matt McKinney, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – A food delivery to a neighbor three blocks away turned deadly for Jody Lynmarvin Patzner Jr., 22, on Monday night when three boys confronted…

Diamond Jo makes major donation to Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank sculpture project

Diamond Jo makes major donation to Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank sculpture project

MASON CITY – Diamond Jo Casino has partnered up with the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank’s “Food Fun and Frank” food replica construction project. “Providing food for the hungry in North Iowa is certainly…

Op-ed: Bookmeyer’s legacy written on side of beer truck (by Peter Children)

Once more the ghost of illusion has risen from the grave where it was buried….I thought.  The civic center has once again hit the news, that along with the mention…

Quran-burning pastor to host Zimmerman rally in Sanford

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Controversial Gainesville, Fla., pastor Terry Jones plans to hold a rally in Sanford on Saturday in support of George Zimmerman, the…

Summer gas prices will be up 6.3 percent over 2011, Energy Department forecasts

By Nancy Rivera Brooks, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Although gas prices have been easing lately, the Energy Department has predicted that U.S. motorists will be shelling out an average…

Taxpayers have more wiggle room to file returns this year

By Eve Mitchell, San Jose Mercury News – Tax time is almost here, but you get a bit of a reprieve this year because the traditional April 15 filing deadline…

How to protect personal data on devices you plan to sell

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times – Thinking of selling or giving away your smartphone or laptop computer? If you have a BlackBerry or an iPhone, go right ahead. But…

As North Korea readies rocket test, US policy faulted

As North Korea readies rocket test, US policy faulted

By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — As North Korea said Tuesday that it was ready to launch a long-range rocket later this week, prompting stern criticism from U.S.…

With Rick Santorum out, it’s finally Obama vs. Romney

By David Lightman and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The general election campaign — President Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney — officially began Tuesday afternoon. It’s been stirring…

Boy, 6, killed in wood chipper mishap

By Christine Dempsey, The Hartford Courant – SALEM, Conn. — A 6-year-old died Tuesday morning after he was pulled into a wood chipper. The accident, which was witnessed by two…

Navy grounds Fire Scout helicopter drones after 2 crashes

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy has grounded a fleet of helicopter drones after two of the aircraft crashed overseas within a week.…

Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize, anonymously

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — If the three Maryland public school educators want to hold onto a sense of normalcy after Tuesday’s announcement that they are…

Civil rights leaders rally for fired teacher in Trayvon Martin fundraising case

By Megha Satyanarayana, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Local civil rights leaders spoke out Tuesday against the firing of Pontiac teacher Brooke Harris, who lost her job after trying…

Balancing Act: Companies encourage employees to join wellness programs, get healthy

By Cindy Krischer Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – A friend of mine is overweight, probably about 100 pounds more than what would be considered healthy. She works long hours, eats when…

Water Quality Monitoring Buoys Placed in 16 Iowa Lakes

DES MOINES – Iowa State University has begun installing water quality monitoring equipment in 16 Iowa lakes to collect data during the 2012 ice-free season that will help identify what…

Hawkeye Spring Game set for Saturday

Hawkeye Spring Game set for Saturday

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa will hold its annual Iowa Football Spring Practice, presented by Coke Zero, this Saturday.  The team practice and scrimmage will begin…

Cyclones Play Tigers In Centerville

Cyclones Play Tigers In Centerville

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State will travel to Centerville, Iowa on Thursday to play Missouri at Lakeview Elementary School. The Cyclones are 2-1 during the spring slate with wins over…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves grant for the city of Spencer

Iowa Transportation Commission approves grant for the city of Spencer

AMES, Iowa – April 10, 2012 –Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Local Development grant application submitted by the city of Spencer. Up to…

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