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Need a job? Burnsville Walmart to hire 300 workers

Sarah Horner, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Walmart is looking to hire 300 workers to fill jobs at its new location opening this fall in Burnsville. Interested candidates are invited…

Motorcycle hit on 4th Street and South Illinois today

Motorcycle hit on 4th Street and South Illinois today

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY- The Mason City Police and Fire Department responded to a call of a motorcycle and car accident at 4th Street and…

Mankato coach’s child-porn case tests definition of criminal

Mankato coach’s child-porn case tests definition of criminal

Richard Meryhew, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – His wife calls the cellphone videos he shot of their three children dancing naked “innocent videos of typical kids being silly.” His prosecutors see…

Man kicked by St. Paul cop in video charged with stalking ex

Mara H. Gottfried, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – A man seen on video being kicked by a St. Paul police officer while lying on the ground was charged Thursday,…

Woman tells police former Iowa wrestler Marion slammed her into fireplace

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – An alleged domestic assault that led to another arrest for former University of Iowa wrestling All-American Montell Marion on Tuesday involved accusations he slammed a…

Minnesota Twins: Reaction to Joe Mauer waivers amazes Gardenhire

Minnesota Twins: Reaction to Joe Mauer waivers amazes Gardenhire

Ben Goessling, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he and general manager Terry Ryan talked with Joe Mauer on Wednesday, Aug. 29, about the FoxSports.com…

This is the Big Ten’s biggest football week of the season

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – This could be a week that lifts the prestige of Big Ten football toward levels it once knew. If it doesn’t happen this week, it…

Alleged Colorado gunman denied admission to Iowa graduate school in 2011

Alleged Colorado gunman denied admission to Iowa graduate school in 2011

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – UPDATE: One University of Iowa neurology professor sternly warned against graduate school admission last year to the man now accused of killing 12 people and…

Iowa City police officer attacked while responding to loud party

Vanessa Miller, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – At least four people were arrested early Thursday morning – including one man charged with felony assault with a weapon on a…

MCPD, U.S. Marshals seek fugitive

MCPD, U.S. Marshals seek fugitive

MASON CITY – The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force has contacted the Mason City Police Department for help locating a potentially dangerous fugitive. Area law enforcement agencies are asked to…

Emergency burn ban now in effect in Winnebago County

NORTH IOWA – Winnebago County announced today that it is implementing an Emergency burn ban countywide due to the hot and dry conditions. The burn ban will be in effect until…

Mason City burglar heading to prison for 3rd probation violation

Mason City burglar heading to prison for 3rd probation violation

Originally, 20-year-old Nolan Vincent Murphy of Mason City received deferred judgments on four class D felony counts of 3rd degree burglary. At the time of sentencing Murphy was 18-years-old and…

Alliant Energy to initiate Appliance Cycling north of Highway 20 today

Alliant Energy to initiate Appliance Cycling north of Highway 20 today

MASON CITY, Iowa – August 30, 2012 – Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, announced today it will cycle air conditioners for participating Iowa customers in…

Many first-term tea party congressmen stay away from Tampa

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – TAMPA, Fla. — When Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for president Thursday night, Rep. Mo Brooks plans to be in the hall,…

Syrian President Assad vows victory, in time

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — He flashed a smile and seemed at ease. He vowed victory even though it wouldn’t happen any time soon. Syrian…

Gunman in Afghan army uniform kills three Western soldiers, NATO says

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — A gunman in an Afghan army uniform killed three Western troops, the NATO force said Thursday. That brought the number of…

Republican convention gives George W. Bush the cold shoulder

By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – TAMPA, Fla. — He is a ghostly presence at the Republican National Convention, He Who Shall Not Be Named. Former President George W.…

Secret Service agent leaves gun unattended on Romney’s plane

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – TAMPA, Fla. — A gun was left unattended on Mitt Romney’s charter plane by a member of the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday…

Pentagon reviews ex-Navy SEAL’s book about Osama bin Laden raid

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and CIA are reviewing a forthcoming book by a retired Navy SEAL who was on the May 2011…

Akin is feeling more GOP heat to exit Missouri’s Senate race

By Bill Lambrecht, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – TAMPA, Fla. — Republican Party leaders confounded by Todd Akin are proceeding with a campaign of public pressure while attempting to recruit Akin’s…

Op-ed: North end is detached from rest of community (by Peter Children)

I would like to once again draw attention to the city’s North side. It appears to be almost like another city, one that’s detached from the rest of the community.…

MN Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man charged with abusive sexual contact was sentenced on August 27, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto…

First New England town partners with ICE

MILFORD, Mass. — The Town of Milford has set the gold standard in its hiring practices by becoming the first municipality in New England to partner with U.S. Immigration and…

High school student charged as adult in cafeteria shooting

By Jean Marbella and Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun – TOWSON, Md. — Charged as an adult in the Perry Hall High School shooting, 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr., was…

ICE arrests 28 during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in northeastern Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 28 convicted criminal aliens, immigration…

Heavy Boat Traffic Expected for Labor Day Weekend

Heavy Boat Traffic Expected for Labor Day Weekend

Boaters heading out for the Labor Day holiday will likely find busy waterways and low water levels. Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of…

Health Department Reminds Residents of Increased Bat Activity

Health Department Reminds Residents of Increased Bat Activity

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health would like to remind residents that this time of year, bat activity increases throughout our county. This also increases…

ICE, Mexico honor graduates of Mexican Customs Investigator Training Program

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A group of 23 Mexican customs officers completed a rigorous 10-week training program modeled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Training Program to…

New Mexico man arrested on charges stemming from international child pornography probe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico man made his initial appearance in federal court Friday morning following his arrest on criminal charges stemming from a far-reaching international child pornography probe…

HSI, local partners seize $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Puerto…

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ closes its first season with plans for a second

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — No one presumably is more happy to see the first season of “The Newsroom” drawing to a close than its creator,…

Do you enjoy going out to the movies?

By Barry Koltnow, The Orange County Register – Somewhere in the world, someone is walking out of some theater and saying something like this: “They don’t make movies like they…

Brewers hold off the Cubs

Brewers hold off the Cubs

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – CHICAGO — Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke makes no bones about wanting to win as many games as possible over the final weeks…

Second-in-command of international drug trafficking organization found guilty of conspiracy

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal jury found a Colombian man guilty Wednesday of three drug conspiracy charges. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and…

Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Alabama and Arizona

The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor elections on Aug. 28, 2012, in Lanett, Reform, and Phenix City, Ala., and Maricopa County, Ariz., to ensure compliance with the…

Vikings’ Webb brings intrigue at quarterback

Vikings’ Webb brings intrigue at quarterback

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings defenders usually hear the same five words whenever backup quarterback Joe Webb steps into the huddle during an 11-on-11 team…

Witness testifies Drew Peterson’s fourth wife said Peterson killed Kathleen Savio

By Steve Schmadeke, Matthew Walberg and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In the latest bizarre twist in the Drew Peterson trial, a defense attorney called a witness…

Families grapple with terrorism allegations against soldiers

By Craig Schneider, Bill Rankin and Katie Leslie, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – LUDOWICI, Ga. — Tiffany York came from a proud military family. That makes it all the harder for…

2 removed from Republican convention for taunting black CNN staffer, saying, “This is how we feed animals.”

By Christopher Seward, Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — CNN confirmed Wednesday that one of its black camera operators was taunted this week by two Republican National Convention attendees, who were…

Banks have given $10.6 billion in relief in national settlement

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest banks have provided nearly 140,000 homeowners with a total of $10.6 billion in relief under a $25 billion…

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