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Day: April 16, 2012

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 says about

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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 detailed just

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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 and SUVs

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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 Corn Cy-Hawk

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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 December of

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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.” That was

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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 completed. The

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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 16, 2012

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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 4 p.m.

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