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Timberwolves’ Kevin Love won’t play rest of season

Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to keep Kevin Love sidelined the rest of the season, even though the all-star forward was cleared…

Globe, Kuhn team up to offer you “pink slime news”

Globe, Kuhn team up to offer you “pink slime news”

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Alex Kuhn got his photo-op. Ironically, the Councilman who only months ago deserved to be in the back of a squad car got to ride…

In memoriam: After years of health problems, Facts has finally died

By Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune – A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world’s most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall…

Bulls’ Rose, Hamilton still getting to know one another

By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Slowly, Derrick Rose is starting to get more accustomed to Richard Hamilton. The Bulls guard hasn’t had ample opportunity to develop a…

Rockies stop Brewers, 4-1

Rockies stop Brewers, 4-1

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — The situation was perfect, the table set for a dramatic rally. With nobody out, the tying runner on first base and…

Cubs keep finding ways to lose

By Dave van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs find all kinds of ways to lose, sometimes in the same game. On Sunday, they enabled the Reds…

Heat expect Chris Bosh back before playoffs

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh sat for a third consecutive game, missing Sunday’s home regular-season finale against the Houston Rockets. With two…

Liriano struggles in loss to Rays

Liriano struggles in loss to Rays

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Francisco Liriano fell behind hitters, was visited multiple times by catcher Joe Mauer, looked dejected on…

Sudan launches major attack on South Sudan

By Alan Boswell, McClatchy Newspapers – BENTIU, South Sudan — Sudanese forces launched a major attack along the border with South Sudan after the South Sudanese army withdrew from a…

Pastor who spent 3 months on a motel roof in protest of violence plans to walk across US

By Becky Schlikerman, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Rev. Corey Brooks spent three months living on top of an abandoned motel on the South Side of Chicago to call…

How to plant a tree

How to plant a tree

By Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune – Plant a tree? Sure! If Queen Elizabeth II is out there doing it in her mid-80s, you can too. Of course, HM has a…

U.S., Afghanistan agree on relationship after coalition forces leave

By Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai’s government Sunday announced an agreement on a long-term Afghan-U.S strategic partnership. The agreement would ensure U.S involvement in…

Family, devastated by Muslim site’s destruction, insists fire was hate crime

Gregan Wingert, Las Vegas Sun – Filled with emptiness, Kausar Chowdhry watched as her husband and other religious leaders stood Wednesday near the charred remains of an Islamic funeral home…

“Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event set for Tuesday; two locations

“Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event set for Tuesday; two locations

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Domestic & Sexual Abuse Community Coalition will sponsor their Fourth Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes on April 24, 2012. Inspired by the…

UI Softball: Iowa Sweeps 3-Game Series at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Iowa softball team closed out the three-game sweep at Michigan State, downing the Spartans, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Secchia Stadium. It is…

Hawkeye recruit Woodbury invited to USA U18 training camp

Hawkeye recruit Woodbury invited to USA U18 training camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — University of Iowa incoming recruit Adam Woodbury is one of 24 of the nation’s top 18-and-under players that will attend the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s U18…

Senate panel to explore Secret Service sex scandal

Senate panel to explore Secret Service sex scandal

By Katherine Skiba, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON —Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday that the Homeland Security Committee he chairs would hold a public hearing this week to explore such…

Rubio backtracks a bit on possible vice presidential candidacy

By Morgan Little, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio declined to repeat denials that he might be Mitt Romney’s running mate and said Sunday he will “be…

Steckman: Legislature closer to adjournment

Steckman: Legislature closer to adjournment

From State Rep. Sharon Steckman: We took a few more steps toward adjournment this week.  While budget bills are making their way through the process, most are headed for conference…

Ragan: Let’s find bipartisan agreement

Ragan: Let’s find bipartisan agreement

From State Senator Amanda Ragan: As the 2012 session begins to wrap up, the biggest remaining differences between the Iowa Senate and House involve investments in education. This includes proposals…

Upmeyer: Survey results show jobs, econmy high on priority list for Iowans

Upmeyer: Survey results show jobs, econmy high on priority list for Iowans

From State Rep. Linda Upmeyer: We have seen steady rainfall at the Capitol this week as we continue our work to wrap up session. We have the hardworking taxpayers of…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Prevent Student Interest Rates from Doubling

Obama’s Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Prevent Student Interest Rates from Doubling

From the White House: President Obama believes that we should be doing everything we can to put higher education within reach for every American – because at a time when…

Mason City Auto Sales opened this week

Mason City Auto Sales opened this week

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Dalayne Germundson is the proud owner of a new business, Mason City Auto Sales, that opened today. It is located…

Gail MarksJarvis: Make it your business to start retirement plan

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – If you started a business during the last few years, and then watched too much of your earnings evaporate at tax time, you might…

MacNider holds successful fundraiser at Roller City

MacNider holds successful fundraiser at Roller City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Roller City hosted a Fundraiser, A Night for the Museum, for the MacNiders Arts Festival, “Trashtastic” April 13th. “I’m happy…

‘American Bandstand’ studios to reopen for tours Saturday

By Sam Wood, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — For seven years it was a hot spot of teenage American pop culture. From 1957 until 1964, Dick Clark hosted “American…

Analysis: Newest innovations in auto industry

By Larry Printz, The Virginian-Pilot – NEW YORK — When was the last time you bought a new car or truck? If shoulder pads were fashionable, you’re in for a…

Motoring Q&A: Mileage emphasis is a good used-car strategy

By Paul Brand, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: My sister is looking for a 2004 or 2005 Toyota RAV4, but she will not look at one with more than 40,000…

Ventura woman arrested for child endangerment

Ventura woman arrested for child endangerment

VENTURA – A Ventura woman was arrested Saturday after Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a special needs child left at her home unattended. Deputies went to the residence of…

Keep your dog safe from rat poison

Are you carelessly hiding rat poison everywhere in your house, mindless of what would happen if your pooch chance to swallow it? Stop right there! Rat poison will have the…

Charles City native wins Earth Day 5K in St. Cloud

By Tyler Buckentine, St. Cloud Times, Minn. – April 21–Gerad Mead called himself “lazy” when he referred to his days as a high schooler in northeast Iowa. He said he…

In Mankato, it’s almost time for Sir Elton John

Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. – MANKATO — In his six decades of music-making, Elton John has played only one concert in outstate Minnesota. That was last year…

Inmates turn in ‘really bad guy’ in Oakdale nanny’s stabbing death

Joy Powell, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Some inmates who served time with Thomas J. Fox were so disturbed by his words and demeanor that they broke a jailhouse taboo on…

Minneapolis police looking for man who stabbed woman in parking ramp

Rachel Wedlund, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Minneapolis police are looking a man suspected of stabbing a woman in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp Thursday afternoon. According to police…

‘Cool dad’ accused of driving at nearly 3 times the alcohol limit

Kyle Rex Boyer said all he wanted was to be a “cool dad.” The 30-year-old Burlington man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of drunken driving. Police said he drove his…

Domestic dispute call leads to drug charges for Iowa pair

KEOKUK – A call police in Keokuk responded to in connection with a possible domestic dispute has led to the arrest of the couple, after authorities found what they described…

Romney campaign trying to win over Hispanic voters

Romney campaign trying to win over Hispanic voters

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mitt Romney has a problem with Hispanics. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee trails Democratic President Barack Obama among Hispanic voters by…

Colombians say Secret Service sex scandal tarnishes nation’s image, but blame U.S. men

Colombians say Secret Service sex scandal tarnishes nation’s image, but blame U.S. men

By Alfonso Chardy, McClatchy Newspapers – CARTAGENA, Colombia — Surrounded by wall-mounted flat screens playing continuous deafening music videos, male patrons at La Dolce Vita nightclub face rows of young…

U.N. approves full monitoring mission in Syria

Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The United Nations Security Council on Saturday authorized a full monitoring mission of up to 300 observers in Syria as the advance team visited…

Dig begins in Etan Patz case

By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times – Authorities began sifting through dirt in a New York City basement Saturday as part of an ongoing search for the remains of Etan…

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