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More on Saturday’s Band Fest parade

More on Saturday’s Band Fest parade

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Saturday was a wonderful day for the 2012 Band Festival Parade in Mason City. Crowds of people everywhere.  The full…

Dolis’ wildness dooms Cubs as team’s losing streak hits 11

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs keep finding new and inventive ways to prolong their prolific losing streak, as the ending of Saturday night’s 3-2…

Next up for the Celtics: the Heat is on

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – Bring on Boston. The Heat will rekindle its long-running rivalry with the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.…

Cardinals’ bats silent as Phillies win again at Busch Stadium

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The legend of Kyle Kendrick grew Saturday night at the Cardinals’ expense. A pledge to the Bud Norris Cardinals Killer…

76ers put up a tough fight, but Rondo and Celtics rule in the end

By Bob Cooney, Philadelphia Daily News – BOSTON — Oh, what could have been. Throughout the seven-game series between the 76ers and Boston Celtics, offensive efficiency was scarce and scoring…

Dos Santos overwhelms Mir

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – Junior Dos Santos defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt for the first time Saturday, overwhelming older former champion Frank Mir with punching…

Biden addresses ‘9/11 generation’ of West Point grads

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – Vice President Joe Biden praised the 972 Army cadets who graduated from West Point on Saturday for their decision to join the military,…

Colorado is latest to rein in zero-tolerance school policies

By Jenny Deam and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times – AURORA, Colo. — On May 2, D’Avonte Meadows, a 6-year-old with an infectious grin and rambunctious streak, was suspended for…

Dames Help Out at Harley Hog Roast

Dames Help Out at Harley Hog Roast

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – If you were planning on going to the Harley Davidson Hog Roast in Mason City after the Band Festival Parade and took your…

Woman Indicted for Allegedly Impersonating a Congressinal Aide

WASHINGTON – An Atwater, Calif., woman was charged today in a one-count indictment filed in the Eastern District of California for impersonation of an officer or an employee of the…

Twins fall to Tigers

Twins fall to Tigers

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Willingham has struck out in 10 of his past 18 plate appearances. Ron Gardenhire isn’t worried. Twins…

US steps up deportation efforts for criminal immigrants

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In an aggressive effort to boost deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun to increase by nearly 25 percent the…

Volunteers set flag display at Elmwood

Volunteers set flag display at Elmwood

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery asked for volunteers to help set up a flag display for the Memorial Day program to be held Monday at…

Op-ed: Destroy eleven families to appease Mr. Budweiser? (by Peter Children)

There are two things to discuss today; (1) The possible destruction of eleven families to appease Mr. Budweiser and his baby sitter Brent. (2) We can all take a large…

Iowa State High Jumpers Highlight Final Night at NCAA West Preliminary

Iowa State High Jumpers Highlight Final Night at NCAA West Preliminary

AUSTIN, Texas – Iowa State high jumper Cameron Ostrowski became the Cyclones’ eighth qualifier for the final rounds of the NCAA Championships Saturday night at Mike A. Myers Track. Iowa…

Proposed interchange alternatives at Floyd and improvements for Avenue of the Saints in Floyd County to be discussed June 7

Proposed interchange alternatives at Floyd and improvements for Avenue of the Saints in Floyd County to be discussed June 7

AMES, Iowa – May 25, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, June 7, to discuss the proposed interchange alternatives at Floyd and…

U.S. Court Rules That Auto Dealers Are Required to Provide Complete Data on Car Loan Terms

WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Washington has ruled that automobile dealers who engage in certain three-party financing transactions must disclose certain information to consumers who take out car loans…

New Orleans Times-Picayune cuts paper publication to 3 days a week

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The New Orleans Times-Picayune will move to a three-day-a-week print schedule in the fall, becoming the largest metropolitan newspaper to cut…

Japanese automakers race to catch up in China

By Yasuaki Kobayashi and Yasushi Kouchi, The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — Sales of luxury vehicles to the affluent buyers have been booming in China, the biggest automobile market in the…

May’s consumer confidence at highest level since 2007

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON—Despite Europe’s economic troubles, American consumers are feeling better about the economy than at any time since the start of the Great Recession. Consumer…

MacNider Arts Festival set for June 9th

MacNider Arts Festival set for June 9th

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Museum is pleased to announce the date and theme for its annual MacNider Arts Festival. This year festival goers will have an eco-friendly…

Gail MarksJarvis: Card debt still choking low, middle incomes

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – Americans have been successful at getting some of their debts off their backs, but many still have a long way to go. Low- and middle-income…

LMFAO duo are serious about being funny

By Jon Bream, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — LMFAO are silly, and they know it. They’re also smart and resourceful. In the past year, the Los Angeles electro-pop duo has…

Unique Day Planned in Osage for June 9

Unique Day Planned in Osage for June 9

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Community Education and the Osage Chamber of Commerce are planning a unique day on Saturday, June 9. Destination Osage will provide participants with an…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – THE INTOUCHABLES (R): Acclaimed drama from Belgium centers on the relationship between a quadriplegic (François Cluzet) and the young man (Omar Sy) he hires as…

South Africa, Australia to provide home to world’s largest telescope

By Kate Thomas – JOHANNESBURG — South Africa and Australia will share the location for the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array scientific consortium said…

Priest pleads guilty to child porn charges, faces at least 5-year sentence

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – A suspended Catholic priest will spend at least five years in federal prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to possessing and receiving thousands of child porn images…

MLB Power Rankings: May 27

Mike Harrington, The Buffalo News, N.Y. – (Through Thursday night’s games, last week in parentheses) 1 Los Angeles Dodgers. Great SI cover shot with Kemp and Magic. (1) 2 Baltimore…

Suit alleges false advertising for Olay anti-aging products

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A California woman has brought a class-action suit against Procter & Gamble Co., accusing its Olay Regenerist line of anti-aging products…

Obama, Romney campaigns target young Hispanics with cellphones

Obama, Romney campaigns target young Hispanics with cellphones

By Nicole Goodrich, Medill News Service – WASHINGTON — Hispanic voters are a crucial constituency in the presidential election, but reaching young Hispanics will require new tactics — and some…

‘Chernobyl Diaries,’ a huge meltdown

By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers – Other than the setting, there’s little about “Chernobyl Diaries” to distinguish it from all of the other horror films where a group of good-looking people…

Smoking prevention efforts get short shrift from states, CDC says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Every day, about 3,800 American kids try a cigarette for the first time. A thousand of them will grow up to…

City Hall in Mason City closed Monday

City Hall in Mason City closed Monday

From City hall: City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. City transit buses will not be operating on that day. The make-up day…