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ProgressIowa.org: Middle Class Iowans to Protest Romney’s Private Fundraiser

DES MOINES – Tomorrow, middle class Iowans will protest outside the gates of Mitt Romney’s private fundraiser at Glen Oaks Country Club. Progress Iowa, the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans,…

Slain temple president, wounded officer emerge as heroes amid tragedy

Slain temple president, wounded officer emerge as heroes amid tragedy

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – OAK CREEK, Wis. — They couldn’t have come from two more different worlds: One of them, Lt. Brian Murphy, a classic New York-style…

Environmental groups buy 3,000 acres in Sierra Nevada after developers default

By Hudson Sangree, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly 3,000 acres of Sierra Nevada peaks, meadows and forests atop Donner Summit will be preserved from development under a deal…

Marine killed in Vietnam War laid to rest

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — In a ceremony that was brief but redolent of the sacrifice and pain of war, one of the last bits…

House near Plymouth severly damaged by fire Monday afternoon

House near Plymouth severly damaged by fire Monday afternoon

PLYMOUTH – Details are still emerging, but a house was severely damaged Monday afternoon by a fire. At about 5:45 PM, a fire was reported at 23794 330th Street, just…

Park Inn to celebrate 1 year anniversary

Park Inn to celebrate 1 year anniversary

MASON CITY – The Historic Park Inn hotel in Mason City will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary this Wednesday. According to its Facebook page, the public is invited to…

Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal upset in beach volleyball

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times – LONDON—No American men will stand on the podium in beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics after Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal lost…

US women roar back from deficits, beat Canada in extra period stoppage time

By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — A header from Alex Morgan in overtime stoppage play lifted the U.S. women’s soccer team to a 4-3 victory over Cananda…

Statement by the President on Curiosity Landing on Mars

Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history. The successful landing of Curiosity – the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land on another planet –…

Obama orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Obama orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as…

NASA’s Curiosity rover lands safely on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover lands safely on Mars

By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times – LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. — Curiosity, the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet, stuck its extraordinary landing Sunday night in…

A frightened few remain in Syrian neighborhood

Los Angeles Times – ALEPPO, Syria — In a two-room apartment where the paint is peeling off the walls, a woman talked about the bombardment of her neighborhood as her…

India reacts with grief, outrage over Wisconsin killing of Sikhs

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – NEW DELHI — India reacted with grief and outrage Monday at the news that at least six Sikhs were killed when a gunman attacked…

Knight Capital confirms rescue deal in filing

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Knight Capital Group Inc. on Monday confirmed it has entered into a $400 million deal to rescue the struggling brokerage after…

Shooter described as Army vet, white supremacist

By John Diedrich, Don Walker, Mike Johnson and Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – OAK CREEK, Wis. — The shooter who opened fire before worship services Sunday at the Sikh Temple…

Ferentz on new NCAA eligibility standards

Ferentz on new NCAA eligibility standards

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – NCAA eligibility standards are changing. This might be the silent subhead for the season that ends up being a bigger story in the future. The…

Iowa’s Shaun Prater’s first NFL season is a lost season — out for year with a knee injury

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Injuries were not a problem for cornerback Shaun Prater in his Iowa football career. Prater played in 48 games over the previous four seasons, made…

Op-ed: Sculptures hurt no one, worry about other waste (by Peter Children)

Art in the Park.  This will happen if the Chamber wants it to and there isn’t a thing you can do to stop it….and why would you want to. It…

GOP announces convention headliners, including Huckabee, McCain

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Still no Sarah Palin, but the Republican National Committee announced a roster of mostly conservative headliners for the GOP convention this…

UPDATE: Sting nets Mason City man with long criminal record, now faces charges of lascivious acts with child, 3rd degree sexual abuse

UPDATE: Sting nets Mason City man with long criminal record, now faces charges of lascivious acts with child, 3rd degree sexual abuse

MASON CITY – David Powell II, 24, who claims to be from Chicago but lives in Mason City, was arrested on Sunday by the Clear Lake Police Department and Cerro…

U.S. cigarette consumption down, but use of other products is up

U.S. cigarette consumption down, but use of other products is up

By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times – Sales of cigarettes in the United States are continuing to decline, but that decline is being partially offset by increases in the…

Five lessons of ‘Total Recall’s’ disappointing box-office results

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When Universal moved “The Bourne Legacy” off this past weekend, blinking in its box-office staring contest with Sony’s “Total Recall,”…

Romney tops Obama’s July fundraising by $25 million

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — For the third month in a row, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign outraised the re-election effort of President Barack Obama,…

Branstad announces Bullying Prevention Summit

Branstad announces Bullying Prevention Summit

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at their weekly news conference today announced that they will host the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit this fall, and…

Republicans to hold open house / ice cream social today

Republicans to hold open house / ice cream social today

MASON CITY – There will be an open house and ice cream social today from 5 PM to 7 PM at the new Republican party headquarters. The “Victory Office” is…

Clear Lake’s Annual Classic Car Cruise Around the Lake Held

Clear Lake’s Annual Classic Car Cruise Around the Lake Held

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake Police Chief Greg Peterson and his wife, Kathy, led the 2012 Classic Car Cruise around the Lake, Friday evening, in a 1958 Ford Squad Car.…

Opheim Wins Stock Car Special

Opheim Wins Stock Car Special

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The most exciting challenge of the Stock Car Special, Sunday night at the 1-35 Speedway, was when a fluke caution…

City: Phase 2 of sewer project “progressing as scheduled”

MASON CITY – Phase 2 of the sanitary sewer improvement project is progressing as scheduled. Paving of South 8th and 10th Streets at South Federal Avenue is completed. South Federal…

A hungry linebacker, Packers’ D.J. Smith watches and waits

A hungry linebacker, Packers’ D.J. Smith watches and waits

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Each week in training camp, players receive a per diem check. The longer players are in the league, the more…

US women’s soccer team looks to keep focus on Canada

By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The U.S. women’s soccer team will face the most dangerous opponent it has seen in these Olympics when it squares off against…

The end of the NFL line for Iowa’s Robert Gallery

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Eight years ago, offensive tackle Robert Gallery was the second pick in the NFL Draft. Four months after winning the Outland Trophy winner at Iowa…

Some drugs are going generic this year and next

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune – Dozens of brand-name prescription drugs are losing their patent protection, allowing generic versions to enter the market and consumers to save 30 to 80 percent…

Bears’ Urlacher to miss preseason opener

By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune – BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Brian Urlacher will miss Thursday night’s exhibition opener against the Broncos, and it remains unclear how long a sore left knee will…

Michigan faces key questions

By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – As Michigan opens fall football camp for Team 133 — practice begins Monday — there are a number of questions. A year ago, everything…

US Greco-Roman wrestlers endure tough opening day

By David Ramsey, The Gazette – LONDON — United States wrestling coach Steve Fraser summed up the first day of Greco-Roman competition. “A tough day,” Fraser said. “Yeah, that was a…

American Jager kicked, bumped, settles for 6th in steeplechase

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune – LONDON — There he was, in just the seventh race of his four-month-old steeplechase career, running with U.S. teammate Don Cabral on the lead of…

Forest Park Historic Survey Neighborhood Kick-off Meeting Scheduled

Forest Park Historic Survey Neighborhood Kick-off Meeting Scheduled

Summit Envirosolutions to begin historic building survey and nomination in the Forest Park and Wildwood Neighborhoods. Mason City, IA – On Wednesday, August 8, 2012, the City of Mason City’s…

Minnesota Twins’ Cole De Vries knows other teams watching

Minnesota Twins’ Cole De Vries knows other teams watching

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – BOSTON — Cole De Vries is turning heads among Twins management, who are eager to see what the Eden Prairie right-hander does the…

BRIEF: Iowa GOP increases voter registration advantage

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – From a Media Release: Iowa Republicans continue to make gains in voter registration, expanding their lead over Democrats to more than 21,000 voters in…

Dan Pompei: Broncos get jolt of confidence from Manning

By Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune – ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos’ team logo still shows a horse’s face, not Peyton Manning’s. He is not playing defensive end, kicker and punt returner…

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