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Sun Myung Moon, founder of Unification Church, dies at 92

Sun Myung Moon, founder of Unification Church, dies at 92

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times – The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements…

Fire near Avenue of Saints controlled Saturday

Fire near Avenue of Saints controlled Saturday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – CLEAR LAKE – Around 1:20 pm Saturday, Clear Lake Firefighters responded to a brush fire at the 186 mile marker on the Avenue…

Public notice: Hearing set on proposed vacation of 1st St. SW for Mercy Energy Plant

Public notice: Hearing set on proposed vacation of 1st St. SW for Mercy Energy Plant

MASON CITY – Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, will meet and hold a public hearing on the 18th day…

Two Car Accident on Interstate 35 Friday Injures One

Two Car Accident on Interstate 35 Friday Injures One

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – Around 3:30 pm, Friday afternoon a report of a two car accident with injury was reported at the 196 mile marker on Interstate…

Friends grieve party bus tragedy of N.Y. boy who struck overpass

By Karen Rouse and Erinn Connor, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Party bus operator Designer Limousines is conducting its own investigation into the death of a 16-year-old…

Warm Conditions Prompt Warning of Blue-Green Algae Blooms

Warm Conditions Prompt Warning of Blue-Green Algae Blooms

DES MOINES – Unseasonably warm weather and water temperatures have prompted concerns about microcystin, a product of blue-green algae. There are currently advisories for total microcystins for the beaches on…

Steve Harvey keeping it real with new daytime TV talk show

By Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The dream, for Steve Harvey, was always late-night: the monologue, the desk, the studio band. It was the pinnacle for a successful…

Fall movie preview: ‘The Master’ leads this year’s crop of Oscar hopefuls

By Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald – The kids are back in school, the superhero pictures are (almost) all gone and the Venice, Toronto and New York film festivals are about…

NIU-Iowa Postgame Quotes

NIU-Iowa Postgame Quotes

NIU Head Coach Dave Doeren On executing against Iowa… “Playing against a team like Iowa, you have to execute to have a chance.  And I know there were a couple…

Mason City woman arrested after tires slashed

Mason City woman arrested after tires slashed

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman faces new charges of criminal mischief and trespass after a flurry of incidents late last month. Angela Marie Honebrink, 24, was arrested and…

Corn farmers eager for harvest

Larry Peterson, Creston News Advertiser, Iowa – Last weekend’s rainfall exceeding one inch was a drop in the bucket, literally, compared to what’s needed to salvage the effects of the drought…

Mason City Man, Four Others, Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

Mason City Man, Four Others, Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

Four men and one woman have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Jeremy Jack Stanberg, age 32, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, received his…

EPA OKs air-pollution permits for Shell’s Arctic Ocean drilling

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday said that it would grant Royal Dutch Shell a one-year air pollution permit for an Arctic drilling…

Iowa State beats Tulsa, 38-23

Iowa State beats Tulsa, 38-23

Bill Haisten, Tulsa World, Okla. – AMES, Iowa – Through the first quarter of the first game on the University of Tulsa’s 2012 football schedule, the situation seemed exceedingly positive.…

S.C. voter ID law takes some hits in court

By James Rosen and Rebecca Cohen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Inside and outside a federal courtroom a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, it appeared to be a rough week…

Public Health Flu Clinics Begin Tuesday, September 4, 2012

(Mason City) — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health’s Immunization Clinic will begin offering flu vaccines to the public starting Tuesday, September 4, 2012. In addition to administering…

The matching 401(k) is making a comeback

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – After leaving employees to fend for themselves with retirement savings plans in the 2008 financial crisis, companies are now giving employees extra money to stash…

Alleged adviser in Mexican drug cartel is extradited to U.S.

By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — Eduardo Arellano Felix, one of a band of brothers who headed what was once Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficking organization, was…

Romney’s silence on NASA’s future worries space fans

By Mark K. Matthews, Orlando Sentinel – WASHINGTON — Though the Space Coast is less than 150 miles from Tampa, Fla., it might as well be on Mars for the attention…

Romney lays out ambitious agenda, but much could hinge on who controls Senate

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – TAMPA, Fla. — As he has campaigned for president, Mitt Romney has made one thing clear: In his first term he would try to…

Romney embodies Americans’ conflicted views of the wealthy

By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney represented more than the GOP’s best hope for recapturing the White House. In…

ICE teams with federal agencies to train computer forensic investigators

For the past 14 years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been responsible for training ICE officers and special agents to become computer forensic investigators. ICE teaches the class in…

Deputy marshal arrested in connection with fatal shooting incident

By Scott Glover and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—A deputy U.S. marshal was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting a man who intervened in a late-night argument…

A once-tranquil corner of Afghanistan turns deadly

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Not long ago, Bamiyan province was considered one of the most peaceful corners of Afghanistan, a remote and scenic enclave that…

Modern China: A tale of luxury villas and displaced villagers

By Tom Lasseter, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIJING — As uniformed maids bustled about the yard of the villa, Zhu Xinxin ushered a guest across black and tan Italian marble floors to…

Obama after 4 years — change or more of the same?

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — He’s older. He’s grayer. The jaunty optimism about changing the world has given way to the sober reality of stubbornly high unemployment and…

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 12 months for illegally re-entering United States

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A citizen and national of El Salvador and a member of the MS-13 street gang who was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Fairfax County,…

As the election nears, where’s the hope?

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – The hope is gone. Four years into the age of Barack Obama, and a dozen years into a new century, America is struggling to find…

St. Paul man who killed man, stabbed wife in eyes, gets 30-year sentence

Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A St. Paul man was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison for a rampage last November during which he stabbed his wife in…

Packers rolling a seven on offensive line

Packers rolling a seven on offensive line

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is gambling that for now he can go with just seven offensive linemen.…

Randy Jackson out of ‘American Idol’?

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “American Idol’s” game of musical chairs may have taken another casualty as new reports claim Randy Jackson is vacating his…

12 dead after two suicide bombings near Kabul

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — Two suicide bombings Saturday in a restive province near Kabul killed 12 Afghans and injured a small number of U.S. troops, military…

Bigbee Takes Over, Ties Record In Cyclone Win

Bigbee Takes Over, Ties Record In Cyclone Win

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Iowa State freshman Mackenzie Bigbee exploded for 25 kills, tying a Cyclone freshman record, on Saturday as No. 15 Iowa State (2-3, 0-0 Big 12) came back…

BRIEF: Steve Forbes to visit University of Iowa for panel discussion

Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Former Republican presidential hopeful and businessman Steve Forbes will speak at the University of Iowa Sept. 12. The UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial…

Defending Fed, Bernanke signals new economic stimulus

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gave a spirited defense of Fed policies and left little doubt that the central bank was…

‘Star Wars’ 3-D releases taking page out of 1997 reissue

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox are taking a page out of the successful 1997 re-release of the original “Star Wars”…

US airport terminals upgrade to first class

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A year ago, a dingy, cramped and aging terminal greeted travelers to Sacramento International Airport. The utilitarian, 44-year-old building was designed for…

West Nile’s symptoms can plague its victims for life

By Mitch Mitchell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FORT WORTH, Texas — Claire McCall says that a mosquito bite changed her life. On Aug. 8, 2008, she entered a Dallas emergency room…

Would cutting out ethanol lower corn prices?

Would cutting out ethanol lower corn prices?

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — This summer’s brutal weather is the backdrop for a renewed battle between fuel and food interests: The meat industry and several governors want…

Cerro Gordo County Senior Health Clinic Schedule

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Heath offers Senior Health Clinics to county residents age 55 and older.  There is no charge. However, contributions are encouraged…

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