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Interpretive Center Becomes a Reality in Decorah

From the Iowa DNR – Communities across Iowa are learning that the more they get involved…the better the chance of creating a regional draw; with people coming from many miles…

U.S. Marshals To Sell First of Rita Crundwell Assets: Luxury Motor Home

U.S. Marshals To Sell First of Rita Crundwell Assets:  Luxury Motor Home

Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service is selling the first of Rita Crundwell’s assets, a luxury motor home, via a sealed bid sale. Crundwell, 59, has been federally charged with…

School Board to meet Monday; wage increases for administrators recommended

School Board to meet Monday; wage increases for administrators recommended

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday and cover a range of important issues.  If you are a property owner in Mason…

Fort Dodge Woman, 30, To Federal Prison On Meth Conspiracy

A woman who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced July 3, 2012, to 4 years in federal prison. Lindsey Myers, 30, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after…

Fort Dodge Man, 30, To Federal Prison On Meth Conspiracy

A man who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced July 2, 2012, to 5 years in federal prison. William Bass, Jr., 30, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term…

Fort Dodge Woman, 37, To Federal Prison On Meth Conspiracy

A woman who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced July 2, 2012, to more than 6 years in federal prison. Stephanie Svoboda, 37, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison…

Jury Convicts Mason City Man For Sexual Abuse Of Two Boys

Jury Convicts Mason City Man For Sexual Abuse Of Two Boys

A man who transported two boys across state lines to molest them was convicted by a jury on July 5, 2012, after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar…

Garden becoming destination for travelers, tour buses, artists

Garden becoming destination for travelers, tour buses, artists

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A new tourist destination is sprouting near downtown Mason City. Already a favorite for many locals, word is spreading among the bus tour…

Volunteers needed for park restoration in Mason City

Volunteers needed for park restoration in Mason City

MASON CITY – A group of Mason City citizens is asking for more volunteers to help with a park restoration project. Glen and Sue Hendershot of the Mason Garden Club…

Iowa authorities searching for two missing Evansdale teens

Iowa authorities searching for two missing Evansdale teens

EVANSDALE, IOWA – Lyric Cook was reported missing to the Evansdale Police Department (319-232-6682), in Evansdale on July 13, 2012. She has chin-length hair and tanned skin. She has a…

Christopher Nolan says goodbye to Gotham

Christopher Nolan says goodbye to Gotham

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan’s Gotham City sure doesn’t look like much. The “skyline” begins to…

Iowa DOT: Segment of motorcycle riders and motorists are putting all highway users at risk

Iowa DOT: Segment of motorcycle riders and motorists are putting all highway users at risk

AMES, Iowa – Riders will tell you they enjoy the feeling of freedom that a motorcycle affords them. The majority of riders exercise that freedom while obeying traffic laws. And,…

Governor Branstad’s Testimony Regarding Importance of National Guard

Governor Branstad’s Testimony Regarding Importance of National Guard

Gov. Branstad’s testimony to the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness regarding the importance of the National Guard: Chairman Forbes, Ranking Member Bordallo, distinguished members of the Subcommittee, my…

Nation’s capital beset by scandal, bad news

By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Residents of the nation’s capital may have thought they’d outgrown the scourge of a crack-using mayor and high murder rates, of exploding…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) Director Christopher Nolan brings his Batman trilogy to a triumphant close with this epic-length (nearly three hours) comic-book adventure…

Steckman: State Revenue Collections Top Expectations

Steckman: State Revenue Collections Top Expectations

From Rep. Sharon Steckman: The 2012 state fiscal year ended on June 30th with revenue collections exceeding estimates by more than $156 million.  State revenue growth was up 6.8%, collecting…

Steve King claims to have set fundraising record

Steve King claims to have set fundraising record

From Congressman Steve King’s campaign: “Our second quarter fundraising numbers have been tallied, and wow—you helped us beat the Iowa Congressional fundraising record with nearly $850,000 in donations in just…

Rob Reiner wrestles with romance and mortality in ‘The Magic of Belle Isle’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — Rob Reiner’s been making movies long enough that he’s perfectly happy to own the through-line that connects them. “All the…

How the U.S. Olympic basketball might look if no NBA players were allowed

By Mike Huguenin, Rivals.com – The United States Olympic basketball team was announced last week, and the announcement came a bit more than six weeks after NBA commissioner David Stern…

Both parties using budget law as ammunition

Both parties using budget law as ammunition

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — It is the deal that won’t die, a zombie stalking Democrats and Republicans alike as they…

Iowa notches top spot with #TopStatesIA in CNBC’s “Top States Twitter Battle”

Iowa notches top spot with #TopStatesIA in CNBC’s “Top States Twitter Battle”

(DES MOINES) – Iowa is the victor in CNBC’s “Top States Twitter Battle,” garnering more than 35% of the vote using #TopStatesIA. Tweets using the #TopStatesIA were sent from a…

Man falsely accused in Dodger Stadium beating sues LAPD

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The name who was falsely accused of beating up Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium last year said his arrest was…

Guns of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde up for auction

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — On the morning of May 23, 1934, Clyde Barrow — a small-time criminal who had worked his way up to…

Air marshal took Zimmerman in when the going got rough

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — In the height of the national outrage over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman hid out for over a month in…

Clintonesque drama stars Sigourney Weaver

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – Say what you like about Hillary Clinton, but she probably didn’t set out to lead a made-for-TV life. In fact, from hair to…

State College, Pa., community gets double whammy; boosters begin to rebuild image

By Chris Rosenblum, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Betsey Howell has a proposal for any local residents feeling down from the double emotional hit of the Jerry Sandusky…

Sandusky independent investigation shows how university-trustee relationship broke down

By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer  – PHILADELPHIA — Seven months before the child sexual-abuse case exploded into a national story at Pennsylvania State University, a lone trustee on the…

In Egypt, Hillary Clinton offers support for Islamist president

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met for the first time Saturday with new President Mohamed Morsi in a fresh…

The return of ‘Breaking Bad’: Meth’s dark mourning

The return of ‘Breaking Bad’: Meth’s dark mourning

By Sara Smith, McClatchy Newspapers – Strap on your gas masks. It’s time for Walter White to get to work again. When “Breaking Bad” began, Walt was a chemistry teacher…

Can Superman still save the day?

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It seems strange to ask — rude even — given Superman’s long history as a bulletproof champion of American pop…

Which Tiger Woods will show up at British Open

By Jeff Shain, The Orlando Sentinel – In theatrical parlance, it’s called the Greek chorus. And in the tale of two extremes that has defined Tiger Woods’ season, the voices…

U.N. team visits Syria site of reported massacre

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – ANTAKYA, Turkey — United Nations observers visited an alleged massacre site in Syria on Saturday but reached no conclusion…

Florida Democrats slam Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Scott at annual dinner in Hollywood

By Amy Sherman, McClatchy Newspapers – HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson criticized the billionaires funding television ad attacks against him in his re-election campaign, while other top…

Governors divided over Medicaid expansion

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — America’s governors have long used their semi-annual gatherings to lock arms in opposition to dreaded unfunded federal mandates and…

Mars goal: nail the landing

Mars goal: nail the landing

By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times – PASADENA, Calif. — Three weeks from Sunday night, an amiable, whip-smart engineer named Ray Baker will be staring into his computer screen at…

Protester sets himself on fire during Tel Aviv demonstration

By Jeff Abramowitz – TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli demonstrator set himself on fire Saturday night during a socio-economic protest in Tel Aviv, police said. Nearby protesters immediately poured…

The magic of setting up a Roth for children

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – Question: My wife and I have two daughters, 12 and 17, and we have a very good income, have pensions, a 401(k), a couple…

Dempster’s streak matches Cubs’ longest since 1969, beat D-Backs 4-1

Dempster’s streak matches Cubs’ longest since 1969, beat D-Backs 4-1

By Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Like a good soldier, Ryan Dempster has done his part — pitching 33 straight shutout innings and agreeing to waive his…

Slimmer Derrick Williams doesn’t sweat details about his future

Slimmer Derrick Williams doesn’t sweat details about his future

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams reported to Target Center on Friday for the start of his second NBA season and his first…

Miscues and missed opportunities add up in Cardinals’ loss

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – CINCINNATI — Well, so much for new beginnings. Two games into the season’s second half and the Cardinals have re-familiarized themselves with old…

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