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Lakers give Dallas a make-up kiss-off with regular-season sweep

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There’s no such thing as regular-season vengeance for an embarrassing playoff ouster the previous year. But the Los Angeles Lakers have…

Latham goes for federal aid for Iowa counties affected by storm

DES MOINES, IOWA, Apr 15 – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham on Sunday quickly signaled his readiness to help southwest Iowa communities and citizens affected by violent storms over the weekend by…

Two Vehicle Accident Sunday on South Federal

Two Vehicle Accident Sunday on South Federal

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 1:00 pm Sunday, the Mason City Fire Department and Mason City Police were dispatched to a two vehicle accident…

Timberwolves lose ninth game in a row

Timberwolves lose ninth game in a row

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley tried to put Saturday night’s 115-110 loss to Oklahoma City — his team’s ninth consecutive defeat —…

Cowboys have had their share of draft busts

By Mac Engel, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — In two weeks, the Dallas Cowboys will select a guard, or a safety, maybe a defensive lineman or another linebacker…

Heat’s Big Three overcome Carmelo’s 42 in 93-85 win over Knicks

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – NEW YORK — By the time these teams possibly meet in the opening round of the playoffs, the deck will be reshuffled, with the…

Passing becoming a lost art in NBA

By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Derrick Rose has been reprimanded for years but simply can’t — or won’t — break the habit. The Bulls star often finds…

Romney shares NRA convention stage with wife in pitch to women

By Jake Wagman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Facing the prospect of a less-than-enthusiastic crowd at Friday’s National Rifle Association convention, Mitt Romney, who has a mixed record…

Taliban militants storm Pakistani prison, free 390

By Zulfiqar Ali and Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a prison in northwest Pakistan early Sunday and freed 390 prisoners, including 20…

High winds blow top of tree off, damage home

High winds blow top of tree off, damage home

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Sharon Larue wasn’t home late Sunday afternoon, and she’s glad she wasn’t. High winds, causing mischief throughout the area, blew the top of…

Coordinated attackers hit Afghanistan

By Aimal Yaqubi and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 11 police officers and five civilians were injured and 19 insurgents were killed Sunday during…

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists detained at Israeli airport

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Sunday detained 43 international activists who tried to enter the country as part of a pro-Palestinian demonstration that…

High winds cause damage this weekend

High winds cause damage this weekend

MASON CITY – North Iowa dodged the tornados and other dangerous weather – so far- that was forecast for Saturday, but that hasn’t prevented high winds from wreaking some havoc…

Upmeyer: Iowans expect their representatives to be accountable

Upmeyer: Iowans expect their representatives to be accountable

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, April 13, 2012: As I stated in my opening day remarks for the 2012 legislative session, Iowans expect their representatives to be…

Ragan: Building a strong Iowa future through education, jobs

Ragan: Building a strong Iowa future through education, jobs

From Senator Amanda Ragan: Iowa’s local schools aim to provide a world-class education and opens doors to a better tomorrow. That requires on-going efforts to improve. To help, the Iowa…

MC School Board to meet Monday

MC School Board to meet Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Baord will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the School Administration Building. There is one action item on…

Walking a respectable beat on ‘NYC 22’

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “NYC 22,” which premieres Sunday on CBS, is about rookie policemen in the upper reaches of Manhattan. The newsworthy particulars…

The stars were shining at the Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony

By Malcolm X Abram, Akron Beacon Journal – CLEVELAND — The skies were cloudy but under the white tent covering the red carpet leading into Public Hall where the 27th…

Sunday Night Mixed League Rose Bowl 04/08/12

NO BOWLING EASTER Major League Mystic Lanes 04/10/12 Team High Series The Becotte Mystics 2020 Team High Game The Becotte Mystics 728 Individual High Series Carol Nicholson 585 Individual High…

Op-ed: There once was no NIT (by Peter Children)

We can all relax and rest easy now. Today’s editorial in the Globe Gazette has endorsed the posture of the city council’s position regarding Eric’s wet dream. Wow,  I was…

Branstad to tour storm damaged areas; issues disaster declarations

Branstad to tour storm damaged areas; issues disaster declarations

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will tour storm-affected areas in Creston today at 1 p.m. The governor will depart Camp Dodge via Black…

Brother and Sister Run for Earth Day

Brother and Sister Run for Earth Day

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – Brother and sister runners Stephanie and Ryan Faught (pictured) participated in the 5K and 10K Earth Day Run held in…

NIACC wins six events at Coe Open

NIACC wins six events at Coe Open

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – NIACC track and field won four men’s events and two women’s events, and sophomore Lance Maxwell (So., Racine, WI) qualified for nationals in his second event…

NIAC women’s golf 5th at AIB

NIAC women’s golf 5th at AIB

PANORA, Iowa – NIACC’s women’s golf team bounced back from a tough outing at the AIB Spring Invitational on Friday to finish the tournament fifth. NIACC slashed 25 strokes off…

NIACC men’s golf 6th at AIB

NIACC men’s golf 6th at AIB

PANORA, Iowa – Dalton Olson (Fr., Clear Lake, IA) finished third individually as the men’s golf team placed sixth out of nine at the two-day long AIB Spring Invitational. Despite…

NIACC baseball swept Ellsworth Saturday 9-1, 2-1

NIACC baseball swept Ellsworth Saturday 9-1, 2-1

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC baseball opened its weekend series with Ellsworth by grabbing a pair of conference victories 9-1 and 2-1 wins on Saturday. The Trojans (28-9, 8-2 in…

Marinos ditched council work session to drink at Park Inn

Marinos ditched council work session to drink at Park Inn

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Third Ward Councilwoman Jean Marinos left Thursday’s City Council work session early for what she called “another meeting.” That other meeting, it turns out, was…

Flatebo selected to attend prestigious teachers academy

Ashley Flatebo, a local fifth grade teacher at Lincoln Intermediate has been selected to attend the 2012 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. Ashley…

Alliant Energy urges customers to call 811 before they dig

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – For many, warm sunny weather equals being outdoors and working on home improvements. Whether you’re landscaping, installing a fence, or building a deck, Alliant Energy urges…

MC School District to hold community forum Monday

MC School District to hold community forum Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City Community School District Board of Education will hold a community forum on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. in the Lincoln Intermediate Cafeteria.…

Call for Entries from MacNider Museum for Yard Art Competition

Call for Entries from MacNider Museum for Yard Art Competition

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum would like to invite everyone to submit entries into the Trashtastic Yard Art Competition. This is an art contest highlighting the…

Stebens’ Spring Fling Set for April 27

Stebens’ Spring Fling Set for April 27

MASON CITY – How many years has Stebens Children’s Theatre hosted Spring Fling? Find out on April 27 during the always-fun trivia contest at the Fling, where you can also…

Suicide flourishes in the Nevada desert

By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times – HENDERSON, Nev. — After it happened, Megan Beza was consumed with figuring out why. Did her husband’s struggle with painkillers play a role?…

Live birds of prey program coming to Lime Creek

Live birds of prey program coming to Lime Creek

MASON CITY – A live birds of prey program will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. This special presentation by Wildlife…

China’s economic growth brakes to slowest pace in 3 years

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING—China’s roaring economy cooled the first three months of this year to its slowest pace of growth in three years because of slackening export…

Twins leave them stranded in loss

Twins leave them stranded in loss

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Twins righthander Nick Blackburn couldn’t wait for the regular season to begin. He worked on mechanical adjustments during the…

“NIACC After Hours” to be held Wednesday

“NIACC After Hours” to be held Wednesday

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College is opening the College doors ‘After Hours’ for anyone who is thinking of enrolling in college, but not sure where to go.…