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Timberwolves’ losing streak hits 10 in 111-88 loss to Pacers

Timberwolves’ losing streak hits 10 in 111-88 loss to Pacers

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – INDIANAPOLIS — A clearly unhappy Rick Adelman sounded like a fellow running out of things to say Monday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves coach…

Twins open road trip with 7-3 win over Yankees

Twins open road trip with 7-3 win over Yankees

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – NEW YORK — Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire broke up the M&M boys on Monday. He didn’t bring flowers or…

James’ 4th-quarter flurry leads Heat over Nets

By Andre C. Fernandez, McClatchy Newspapers – NEWARK, N.J. — LeBron James gave the Miami Heat a performance to remember. And then paused to give a 7-year-old boy a gift…

President’s Weekly Address: It’s Time for Congress to Pass the Buffett Rule

President Obama urges Congress to pass the Buffett Rule — which asks those who make more than $1 million a year to pay at least the same percentage of their…

Statement by the President on the Buffett Rule

Statement by the President on the Buffett Rule

April 16, 2012 -Tonight, Senate Republicans voted to block the Buffett Rule, choosing once again to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest few Americans at the expense of the middle…

Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to drunken-driving charges

By Matt Stevens and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Singer Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty Monday to three misdemeanor charges related to driving under the influence, a…

C.G. Supervisors may work with realtors to market fairground land

C.G. Supervisors may work with realtors to market fairground land

MASON CITY – At Tuesday’s meeting, the Cerro Gordo County Supervisors will consider a recommendation from the North Iowa Fair Board to market fairground land. According to the agenda for the…

FCC fines Google for hindering probe into street-mapping program

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Google Inc. is facing a $25,000 fine for impeding a Federal Communications Commission investigation into the tech giant’s data-collection practices. The…

US blue-chip stocks rise; Apple clips Nasdaq

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. blue-chip stocks advanced Monday, with better-than-expected retail sales bolstering optimism, but a slide in the shares of Apple Inc. and Google Inc.…

Offensive tackles in high demand

By Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune – As many as five offensive tackles could be chosen in the first round, which might say more about the NFL’s desperation for blockers than it…

Attacks in Afghanistan end after 18 hours of intense battle

Attacks in Afghanistan end after 18 hours of intense battle

By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan, and NEW DELHI — Fighting ended Monday morning some 18 hours after the Taliban launched a coordinated attack on…

Tulsa suspects enter not guilty pleas in Good Friday shootings

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times –   HOUSTON — The two suspects in the deadly Good Friday shootings in Tulsa, Okla., entered not-guilty pleas Monday to murder and other charges…

Dire warnings may have saved lives

Dire warnings may have saved lives

By Rick Montgomery, McClatchy Newspapers – WICHITA, Kan. — As tornadoes brewed in the Wichita region late Saturday, National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Kleinsasser issued a new kind of bulletin that…

First general election Gallup poll shows Romney edging Obama

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The first Gallup poll of the general election campaign shows Mitt Romney edging out President Barack Obama, a close result that…

Americans divided over taxes but support ‘Buffett Rule,’ polls find

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — As the Senate considers President Barack Obama’s “Buffett Rule” to require that millionaires and billionaires pay at least 30 percent income tax,…

Arrest Made in Guthrie County Death Investigation

Dexter, IOWA — Last night Mike Beeler, 21, of Menlo, Iowa was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide due to intoxication (B felony), Vehicular Homicide due to recklessness (C felony),…

Human remains of 12 near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are girls, women

By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Authorities in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, say the skeletal remains of 12 people found in the area in recent months are…

24 reported killed as violence flares anew in Syria

By Weedah Hamzah and Nehal El-Sherif – DAMASCUS, Syria — Twenty-four people were killed on Monday when Syrian forces fought rebels near the Turkish border and shelled restive central provinces,…

E15 Approved As A Registered Fuel

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved E15 as a registered fuel, helping clear the way for the 15 percent ethanol blend to be used in all cars, light duty trucks…

New Cy-Hawk Football Trophy Vote Opens

Johnston, Iowa – The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Iowa State University Athletics, Learfield Sports, and Iowa Corn announce on April 14th that the voting for the Iowa…

Wirtjes sentenced to 20 years

Tyler Wirtjes was sentenced to prison today in Worth County. Wirtjes, 28, was found guilty on February 3rd, 2012 of third-degree sexual abuse after an incident in Manly early in…

MC School District goes to great lengths to find stolen cell phone on Friday

MC School District goes to great lengths to find stolen cell phone on Friday

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – On Friday afternoon of April 13th at 2:25 pm, Mason City police responded to a report of a stolen cell phone at Madison…

Ominous graffiti showing up in Mason City

Ominous graffiti showing up in Mason City

MASON CITY – In the wake of Saturday’s murder on East State Street, graffiti is showing up around town with a sinister message: Payback. One spray-painted message says: “Snitch’s Die.”…

Rain Cuts Race at I-35 Speedway Short

Rain Cuts Race at I-35 Speedway Short

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Despite the weather forecast of tornadoes and thunderstorms, the races went on as scheduled, but was not able to be…

NIACC baseball finishes sweep of Ellsworth

NIACC baseball finishes sweep of Ellsworth

MASON CITY, Iowa – It took a seventh inning rally in game two, but No. 14 NIACC completed a weekend series sweep of Ellsworth by winning both games on a…

Waterloo Police K9 Unit Tops In The State Again

WATERLOO – For the second time in three years, the Waterloo Police Department’s K9 Unit took top honors as a team, at the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region…

Waterloo man arrested for shooting at van

On Sunday, April 15, 2012 at approximately 7:15 PM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to intersection of Jackson Street and Oneida Street on report of shots fired. Officers found a brown…

New Entrepreneurship Academy at Garner High School

New Entrepreneurship Academy at Garner High School

GARNER – North Iowa Area Community College, Garner-Hayfield High School and several neighboring school districts are partnering to form a new Entrepreneurship Academy at Garner-Hayfield High School for the 2012-13…

If Vikings are sold, they could be moved

Sid Hartman, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The Vikings have several owners besides Chairman Zygi Wilf and President Mark Wilf, the most visible partners of the organization. The silent stockholders are…

Recent obits and death notices

Recent obits and death notices

John Richard (Dick) Gaffney, 81, of 200 3rd Street South, Swaledale, Iowa died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, April…

Handful of races seen as key to control of Senate

By Bill Lambrecht, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – WASHINGTON — Sen. Claire McCaskill recently visited gas stations to argue that Congress should end subsidies for oil companies. The Missouri Democrat’s campaign,…

This summer’s hottest movies

By Barry Koltnow, The Orange County Register – Summer officially begins at 4:09 p.m. on June 21. Summer movie season begins at midnight on May 4. My summer began at…

Coachella 2012 is a snapshot of pop music in wonderful disarray

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Anyone who’s ever been to Coachella or any music festival understands the idea of “the moment,” that magical, jewel-encrusted feeling…

‘The Voice’ is cutting in on ‘American Idol’s’ young viewers

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As “American Idol” winds down its 11th season, it’s time to ask: Is Fox’s smash singing contest losing the kids?…

MN Man Sentenced for Two Cases of Sexual Abuse of Children

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota man charged with aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact was sentenced on April 11, 2012 by United…

Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Cross Burning

Ryan M. Held, aka Ryan M. Foley, 20, of Philipsburg, Penn., was indicted on March 27, 2012, by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from a cross burning he…

An offseason of changes may set up some good autumns for Hawkeyes

An offseason of changes may set up some good autumns for Hawkeyes

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — If the core of who and what you are is sound, you shouldn’t change it much. Iowa’s football program has a good…

Linebackers look to make their marks at Iowa

Linebackers look to make their marks at Iowa

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Less than two years removed from their high school graduations, linebackers James Morris and Christian Kirksey have resumes strong enough to compare…

Fiedorowicz ‘clearly at a different level’ this spring

Fiedorowicz ‘clearly at a different level’ this spring

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — If anyone walks away grinning from all the changes to Iowa’s offense since last December, it’s got to be tight end C.J.…

Major issues yet to be resolved as Iowa Legislature eyes adjournment

Major issues yet to be resolved as Iowa Legislature eyes adjournment

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Iowa legislators are likely to have one eye on the calendar and the other on their pocketbooks as they go back…

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