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Twins defeat Brewers in 11 innings

Twins defeat Brewers in 11 innings

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MILWAUKEE — The Minnesota Twins’ offense has performed better of late. And manager Ron Gardenhire has sensed a more relaxed…

Lance who? LeBron not choked up about choke sign

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – INDIANAPOLIS — Lance who? That was LeBron James’ response Saturday when asked about seldom-used Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson giving him the “choke” sign…

Untarped Truck Loses Glass Window that Smashes on South Eisenhower

Untarped Truck Loses Glass Window that Smashes on South Eisenhower

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – A reminder: Tarp your trucks and wagons on the way to the landfill. There may be a few out there…

Iowa Baseball Wins Finale, Series Against No. 13 Purdue

Iowa Baseball Wins Finale, Series Against No. 13 Purdue

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team pounded out 17 hits and scored the game’s first seven runs en route to a 7-6 victory over No. 13…

Branstad: ‘Next year’s the year’ for gas tax hike

Branstad: ‘Next year’s the year’ for gas tax hike

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Raising the state gas tax should be part of broader tax reform that could actually decrease what Iowans pay in taxes and fees, Gov.…

SpaceX launch aborted

By Scott Powers, The Orlando Sentinel – CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The SpaceX attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday carrying a capsule to the International Space Station has failed…

Greek parliament dissolved, elections called

By Christine Pirovolakis – ATHENS (dpa) — Greece’s parliament was formally dissolved and fresh elections called on Saturday — a day after politicians in Athens reacted angrily to an alleged…

Once-routine tariff bills now troublesome for Congress

Once-routine tariff bills now troublesome for Congress

By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — For decades, lawmakers helped home-state manufacturers lower the cost of imported materials by crafting tiny bills that reduced or eliminated tariffs on products…

Feathers ‘N More to close June 30th

Feathers ‘N More to close June 30th

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A locally-owned Mason City pet store is shutting its doors next month. “It is with a sad heart that Lyle and I have…

Select youths with big business ideas get chance to have Warren Buffett mentor them

By Erin Flemming, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Two young brothers from Puyallup, Wash., are headed to Omaha, Neb., next week for something most CEOs can only dream of:…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13): In his first film since 2008’s “Seven Pounds,” Will Smith opts for familiar turf with another installment in the…

Saturday is Armed Forces Day

Saturday is Armed Forces Day

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our…

Down 18 points, 76ers roar past Celtics in second half

Down 18 points, 76ers roar past Celtics in second half

By John N. Mitchell, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Given up for dead after a horrendous first half, the 76ers waged an amazing second-half comeback against the Boston Celtics…

Sweet Charity gives Lakers a 99-96 win over Thunder

Sweet Charity gives Lakers a 99-96 win over Thunder

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers got the ending right this time. Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace made sure of it…

Relatives of man killed in boating accident await trial of accused man

Relatives of man killed in boating accident await trial of accused man

Op-ed by Chris Hjelmgren for NIT- Dubuque – The trial date is finally set for a man accused of killing forty – five year old Jamie Sutton of Maquoketa, Iowa. …

Big Ten Announces Sites for Future Baseball Tournaments

Big Ten Announces Sites for Future Baseball Tournaments

Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at…

Upmeyer: “We have fundamentally changed the culture of state government budgeting”

Upmeyer: “We have fundamentally changed the culture of state government budgeting”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer: With the conclusion of the 2012 legislative session, I think it is important to reflect on some of this year’s successes and disappointments. Since taking control…

Walgreens offers new drug discounts

By John Dorschner, McClatchy Newspapers – Walgreens announced Tuesday an expanded Prescription Savings Club offering discounts on 8,000 brand and generic medications, including some generics for as low as $1 a…

Main Street Mason City Photo Scavenger Hunt – Explore Mason City, Win Prizes!

Main Street Mason City invites you to partake in a new event, the Downtown Photo Scavenger Hunt! Our volunteers have taken photos of 20 details in the Main Street District…

Twins rout error-prone Brewers

Twins rout error-prone Brewers

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MILWAUKEE — The Minnesota Twins are on a winning streak. It’s not time to close the schools and head for…

Dodgers enjoy the benefits of walking in wild ninth, beat Cards, 6-5

By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ten more days until Matt Kemp is eligible to return from the disabled list. But as Kemp remains stuck on…

Excitement builds as solar eclipse nears

By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Excitement is building over a rare “ring” eclipse that is expected to be visible in California and other parts of…

Woman who sent adopted boy back to Russia must pay $1,000 a month

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — An American woman who set off an international furor when she sent a Russian child whom she had adopted back to…

LASC accused of lewd liquor code violation

Kiran Sood, Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill. – STERLING – The Latin American Social Club held an event Feb. 18 involving sexual activity and nudity and now must come before the city…

Big 12 and SEC agree to bowl game

By Rustin Dodd, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two of college football’s heavyweight conferences will soon be hooking up annually. The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference announced a five-year…

Court orders Texas to pay $2 million to man imprisoned for 26 years

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the Lone Star State to pay more than $2 million to a former inmate who spent…

Facebook closes near pre-set price of $38

By Steve Johnson and Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — After opening at a price of $42.05, shares of Facebook’s wildly anticipated initial public offering…

Enforcer for Sons of Silence Motorcycle Group Sentenced for Drug, Gun Offenses

INDIANAPOLIS—Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today that Jackie D. Craft (aka Little Jack), age 38, of Indianapolis, has been sentenced to 78 months (six years, six months)…

Robbery of City County Credit Union in St. Paul Friday

Robbery of City County Credit Union in St. Paul Friday

On May 18, 2012, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a bank robbery occurred at the City County Credit Union located at 144 E. 11th Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. The robber…

Heat opts for quiet after storm, amid concern about Wade

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – INDIANAPOLIS — So what now? The answer Friday was nothing. At least nothing involving the bouncing of basketballs. With a two-day break in this best-of-seven…

Kerry Wood’s final day has perfect ending

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Kerry Wood’s baseball journey ended the way it was supposed to Friday — with a strikeout in a day game at Wrigley Field.…

Miller & State Attorneys General Ask Movie Studios to Stop Depicting Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  In a letter signed by 38 state and territorial attorneys general, Attorney General Tom Miller urged ten movie studios to adopt published policies to eliminate tobacco depictions in youth-rated…

It’s time to serve up some big incentives to reduce obesity

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – Americans eat too damn much. And we all pay a rising cost for this gluttony in the form of higher insurance premiums and lost…

Marine sentenced in killing of fellow Marine over drug money

By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A Marine was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for the slaying of a fellow Marine after a dispute over…

Jurors in Edwards trial ask to see exhibits

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – GREENSBORO, N.C. — The jurors who will decide the fate of former presidential candidate John Edwards deliberated for more than four hours Friday before…

Planned attack ad on Obama could stall Wrigley Field renovations

By Melissa Harris and Rick Pearson, Los Angeles Times – CHICAGO — The long-shot prospect of taxpayer help to renovate Wrigley Field grew more remote Thursday, upended by revelations that…

Romney launches sunny ad in swing states

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney on Friday launched his first general election ad with an appeal to four key swing states as he tried to set…

Man Sentenced To 108 Months Of Imprisonment For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine in Iowa City Area

DAVENPORT, IA – On May 18, 2012, Perrie Ellis Green, of Chicago, Illinois, age 27, was sentenced to 108 months of imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of…