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Twins in position for draft haul

Twins in position for draft haul

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Months of evaluation culminates Monday when the Twins take part in the Major League Baseball draft, one of the…

Marla Ridenour: Woods wins with gutsy chip-in

Marla Ridenour: Woods wins with gutsy chip-in

By Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal – DUBLIN, Ohio — The ferocity of the fist-pump said it all. When his chip shot from the rough, 50 feet behind the pin, trickled…

Twins’ Diamond improves to 4-1 with win over Indians

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CLEVELAND — Scott Diamond went undrafted out of Binghamton University in New York and had to prove himself in the Coastal Plain (Summer Collegiate)…

Olympic medalist Shawn Johnson announces retirement from gymnastics

By Elliott Almond, San Jose Mercury News – Shawn Johnson, whose bubbly personality gave American gymnastics a face four years ago, has decided not to pursue another shot at Olympic glory.…

Panetta hopes to re-establish U.S. military presence in Vietnam

By David Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam — Forty-five years ago, American cargo ships filled this vast harbor, unloading supplies day after day for U.S. troops fighting…

Richard Dawson, host of TV’s ‘Family Feud,’ dies at 79

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Richard Dawson, the British actor who went from comedy co-star in the popular TV series “Hogan’s Heroes” to his best-known role…

Assad maintains that Syrian government is not responsible for ‘monstrous massacres’

By Rima Marrouch and Patrick J. O’Donnell, Los Angeles Times – AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian President Bashar Assad offered no new concessions Sunday from his embattled administration, instead assailing a “foreign…

Twin Cities hold steady amid nation’s largest cities

Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Global consultant McKinsey and Co. recently released a firmwide study that looks at cities as economic engines. In the United States, the Minneapolis-St. Paul…

Johnson leads 289 laps, wins at Dover

By David Scott, McClatchy Newspapers – DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson tied two of NASCAR’s legends by winning Sunday’s FedEx 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. It…

Jarrod Uthoff yet to decide: Hawkeyes or Cyclones?

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Jarrod Uthoff has cut his college list to in-state rivals Iowa and Iowa State and will make his choice within the next…

Vandenberg is smarter than the average bear

Vandenberg is smarter than the average bear

Susan Denk, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – James Vandenberg is a starting quarterback in the Big Ten. He is studying human physiology at the University of Iowa. He is…

Thunder bigs give a size-mic performance in 109-103 win over Spurs

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant was happily the sidekick, watching as seldom-used big men Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins stole the first three…

Cardinals’ Berkman finds his best-case scenario

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Nine days ago Lance Berkman went to sleep knowing that he might awake without his right anterior cruciate ligament —…

Twins turn back Indians

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CLEVELAND — Joe Mauer has hit plenty of singles over the years, and in limited duty, Trevor Plouffe has delivered his share of…

Now, it’s Heat’s turn to make series adjustments

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – Presented with the challenge of trying to limit either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade in Game 3, Celtics coach Doc Rivers chose the latter.…

Devils down and heading West

Devils down and heading West

By Tom Gulitti, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEWARK, N.J. — The Devils feel like they are every bit as good as the Los Angeles Kings, but just two games…

Giants, Cain take down Cubs, 2-1

By Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — They turned back the clock Saturday at AT&T Park, where the players wore replica uniforms from 1912, the scoreboard…

Clear Lake woman arrested for domestic assault

Clear Lake woman arrested for domestic assault

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman was arrested for simple domestic assault (708.2A (2A)) early Sunday morning. Cassie Lee Maley, 21, was arrested after Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputies…

ATV riders and the usual keep law enforcement busy Saturday night

ATV riders and the usual keep law enforcement busy Saturday night

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department and Mason City police dealt with off-roaders on city streets Saturday night and Sunday morning. The…

Sanitation: Large item pick up starts this week in Mason City

Sanitation: Large item pick up starts this week in Mason City

MASON CITY – City of Mason City Sanitation customers are advised the city will be conducting Spring Clean-Up Days the week of June 4 through June 8.  During this week,…

Op-ed: Bookmeyer is not a bad joke, he’s a deadly disease (by Peter Children)

This goes way beyond pathetic, past ludicrous and unimaginable.  Think for a moment; go back to another time, a time when we had people in place in City Hall who…

Damaged Aredale sign repaired and replaced

Damaged Aredale sign repaired and replaced

AREDALE – NIT reported last week that vandals had struck a newly-landscaped area and posts that were to hold a new welcome sign on the edge of the small town.…

SpaceX has big plans for launches

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — SpaceX, the upstart company that shot a capsule to the International Space Station and back last week, won’t have much time…

‘Snow White’ is expected to be fairest of them all at box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There probably will be a happily-ever-after ending for “Snow White and the Huntsman” at the box office this weekend. The…

Men and women battling for spots on U.S. archery teams

By Brian Gomez, The Gazette – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Brady Ellison knows he’s going to London. Jennifer Nichols hopes that she can get there. They’re ready to take aim at…

Celtics’ Kevin Garnett cutting Heat down to size

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – BOSTON — Coming off Friday’s 101-91 Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics in these best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference finals, the question is whether the…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG) Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith return for the further adventures of the animated…

Letter from the President Regarding Sanctions on Foreign Narcotics Kingpins

Attached is the text of a letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services and the Judiciary, the Chairman and Ranking…

Baseball rankings

By Larry Stone, The Seattle Times – Larry Stone’s MLB power rankings Last week’s rankings in parentheses Team 1       White Sox (16)  Performing with unbridled passion and fire  but enough about…

Auto review: Ford Mustang reveals tweaks for 2013

Auto review: Ford Mustang reveals tweaks for 2013

By G. Chambers Williams III, McClatchy Newspapers – The iconic pony car returns for 2013 with some cool tweaks and upgrades, soldiering on as one of the most-popular Ford models…

Gail MarksJarvis: It’s worth checking on better interest rates

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – Savers are suffering. A trip to the gas station, supermarket or pharmacy can present gut-wrenching costs and leave people feeling vulnerable, while a trip…

After months of analysis and speculation, Sandusky trial begins this week

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – For months, others have spoken for a collection of young men whose accusations have brought Jerry Sandusky to grief. As prosecutors tell their stories,…

Are gay rights civil rights?

By Jeff Kunerth, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Shortly after President Barack Obama endorsed same-sex marriage, the NAACP reiterated its contention that gay rights — including the right to…

Unions have a lot riding on Wisconsin recall election

By Jim Ragsdale, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MILWAUKEE — The recall machinery at the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association was revving up for a final push to evict a governor. A busy…

Syria rebels prepare for bigger conflict

Los Angeles Times – QUSAIR, Syria — Sitting on a tennis court at a summer villa in the Syrian countryside, 22 would-be rebel fighters watched as a young man took…

Statement on the Employment Situation in May

WASHINGTON, DC – Alan B. Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in May. You can view the statement HERE. The…

War is heck when dance is your ‘Battlefield America’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – There’s something just adorable about pampered, precious child dancers grabbing their crotches, swearing, striking street punk poses and trash-talking after a hot routine…

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson singularly focused on returning for opener

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson singularly focused on returning for opener

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Eric Sugarman should probably know better. But hey, sometimes you just can’t help yourself. So even though the Vikings head athletic trainer…

Judge Orders West Des Moines Contractor to Repay Customers $160,000, Bars Future Home Contracting

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  A Polk County judge ordered a West Des Moines contracting company to reimburse dozens of customers more than $160,000, barred the company and its owners from future…

Judge Sentences Producer to 10 Years in Prison for Iowa Film Tax Credit Fraud

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge today sentenced Nebraska film and video producer Dennis Brouse to ten years in prison for his role in the Iowa Film Office tax…

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