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Zounds! ESPN.com and CBSsports.com writers pick UNI to beat Iowa

Zounds! ESPN.com and CBSsports.com writers pick UNI to beat Iowa

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Zounds! ESPN.com and CBSsports.com writers pick UNI to beat Iowa I don’t think you’d have seen this coming a few weeks ago. Adam Rittenberg, the…

Slain Americans’ remains return for solemn ceremony

Slain Americans’ remains return for solemn ceremony

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Standing next to the caskets of four slain Americans, President Barack Obama pledged the U.S. will honor their sacrifice by standing…

Campuses evacuated in Texas, North Dakota after bomb threats

Campuses evacuated in Texas, North Dakota after bomb threats

By Michael Muskal and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – Tens of thousands of people had to leave college campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday as officials ordered…

Mason City woman guilty of assault

Mason City woman guilty of assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman didn’t play nice at a Clear Lake bar and now has been found guilty of assault causing injury. According to Clear Lake Police,…

EDITORIAL: Amosson comes through, verbally admits public may address board on any subject

EDITORIAL: Amosson comes through, verbally admits public may address board on any subject

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Anyone who has ever read NorthIowaToday.com knows that we never play favorites, and that this publication calls ’em like we see ’em. And we’ve been…

Lake Mills man who beat mom with a hammer back in jail

Lake Mills man who beat mom with a hammer back in jail

MASON CITY – Due to a violation of work release rules, mother-beater Timothy Patrick Winter is back in Mason City in the Cerro Gordo County Jail. As a result of…

2-Minute Drill — The Northern Iowa Panthers

2-Minute Drill — The Northern Iowa Panthers

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – 2-Minute Drill NORTHERN IOWA (1-1) at IOWA (1-1) IOWA RUSH OFFENSE VS. UNI RUSH DEFENSE A week after averaging 4.1 yards on 36 carries, the…

Congress voices doubts on BioWatch

Congress voices doubts on BioWatch

By David Willman, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican colleague voiced grave doubts Thursday about the viability of BioWatch,…

China calls Romney’s accusations ‘as false as they are foolish’

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — Mitt Romney’s tough talk on China is getting more pushback from authorities in Beijing. On Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate released…

Today’s political cartoons

Today’s political cartoons

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss. Click each cartoon to view larger.…

Latham helps keep fighter jets in Des Moines

Latham helps keep fighter jets in Des Moines

Washington, Sep 13 – House legislation passed Thursday to fund the federal government through March 2013 contains a provision that prohibits the Department of Defense from retiring any Air Force aircraft.…

Highway 122 entrance to MCHS opens today

Highway 122 entrance to MCHS opens today

Highway 122 construction in front of the high school has been finished.  This new entrance/exit will be opened after school (3 P.M.) today, Friday, September 14.  It will then remain…

Cutler and Bears struggle again in loss to Packers

Cutler and Bears struggle again in loss to Packers

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – GREEN BAY, Wis. — At least the on-field camera for this nationally televised game didn’t capture Jay Cutler shouting vulgarities at his offensive coordinator.…

Twins edge Royals, 4-3

Twins edge Royals, 4-3

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS—With Trevor Plouffe in a month-long slump, General Manager Terry Ryan was asked before Thursday’s game if the Minnesota Twins needed to add…

Iowa State Board of Education adopts policy development priorities

Members of the Iowa State Board of Education on Thursday approved their 2012-13 policy development priorities. Policy development priorities are established as part of the State Board of Education’s strategic…

Top-secret satellite launched from California

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Barely visible in the dense fog at Vandenberg Air Force Base Thursday afternoon, , a 19-story rocket roared to life and…

North Texas’ Dan McCarney is savoring life, even a test like Kansas State

By Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star – In a different time, Dan McCarney’s teams faced Bill Snyder’s by rule, when Iowa State and Kansas State shared a conference. That mostly…

Slow economy, cleaner energy cut into carbon emissions

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The amount of carbon dioxide emitted from energy production declined in the U.S. in 2011 — the third time in…

Animal abusers in N.Y. may have to register like sex offenders

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — New York City could become the largest jurisdiction to establish a registry for animal abusers, similar to the ones for sex…

Reminder on the trapping of animals inside city limits

Reminder on the trapping of animals inside city limits

MASON CITY – A Mason City resident asked that a reminder be posted about the use of traps.  Each city may have a different ordinance dealing with the use of…

The Economic Situation and why There is No Alternative to Pro-Growth Policies

The Economic Situation and why There is No Alternative to Pro-Growth Policies

Floor Statement of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Regarding the Economic Situation and why There is No Alternative to Pro-Growth Policies Thursday, September 13, 2012 Mr. President, We all recognize that our nation…

NL wild-card picture becoming jumbled mass

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The wild-card races are heating up. Well, in the American League anyway. The word “race,” as applied lately to the National…

Chad Johnson charged with domestic battery

By Diana Moskovitz, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Broward prosecutors charged former Miami Dolphins player Chad Johnson on Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery. The charge is connected…

Fast-growing firms flourish in surprising places, report says

By Steve Rosen, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High-tech hotbeds such as Silicon Valley, Boston and Seattle aren’t the only areas of the country attracting concentrations of…

Mexico marines notch new victory with kingpin arrest

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — The arrest of the alleged kingpin of the Gulf Cartel is likely to send a further jolt of instability across Mexico’s…

Harkin Announces Dubuque Regional Airport Funding of Nearly $9 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Dubuque Regional Airport will receive nearly $9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and matching state and…

Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion concert due in theaters, home video

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When Led Zeppelin announced five years ago that the band’s surviving members would reunite for the group’s first headline show in…

Grassley Recognized for “Standing for Small Business”

Grassley Recognized for “Standing for Small Business”

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley has received a “2012 Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his 100 percent voting record on behalf…

Big 12 would have liked but didn’t need Notre Dame

By Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Remove Notre Dame from the Big 12 expansion list. The Irish are headed to the ACC, competing for championships…

Tesla investor: Detroit 3 have ‘lost the electric-car battle’

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — California startup Tesla Motors claims to be ahead of traditional automakers in the battle for electric-car supremacy, one of the company’s high-profile…

Justice Not Politics Action Launches ‘Yes on Retention’ Campaign in support of Iowa Judges

Zach Wahls to headline grassroots kick-off this weekend DES MOINES – The newly formed Justice Not Politics Action today announced the launch of ‘Yes on Retention’ — a voter outreach…

Pa. Supreme Court hear arguments on voter ID law

By Bob Warner and Angela Couloumbis, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA —Lawyers on both sides of the state’s new voter ID law argued for close to an hour and a…

U.S. Marshals Add Convicted Child Predator to 15 Most Wanted

U.S. Marshals Add Convicted Child Predator to 15 Most Wanted

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Marshals Service added a convicted child predator to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list today. Clyde Hall Jr., a career sex offender, who is wanted in…

Wholesale prices see biggest jump in 3 years in August

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Wholesale prices jumped 1.7 percent in August from July — their largest gain since June 2009 — as the cost…

13 suspects charged following interdiction of pot-laden ‘panga’

LOS ANGELES – Ten Mexican nationals and three U.S. citizens made their initial appearances in federal court Monday on drug charges stemming from their alleged role in an effort to…

Christian charity, ex-con linked to film on Islam

By Harriet Ryan and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—One ran a low-profile Christian charity from a sleepy suburb east of Los Angeles. The other was a financially strapped…

‘Titanic,’ ‘What To Expect,’ more on DVD and Blu-ray

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – One of the most lucrative movies of all time is about to pull even more bucks from your pockets. It’s James Cameron’s “Titanic,” second…

No. 25 Cyclones Gear Up For No. 1 Nebraska

No. 25 Cyclones Gear Up For No. 1 Nebraska

AMES, Iowa – No. 25 Iowa State (5-4, 0-0 Big 12) plays its biggest match of the season on Saturday, hosting top-ranked Nebraska (8-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Hilton Coliseum.…

Bulls’ Rose gets emotional when talking about knee rehab

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – Roughly four months after doctors repaired the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Derrick Rose said he started jumping “a couple of days…

Richard Leet Exhibition opens Friday at MacNider Museum

Richard Leet Exhibition opens Friday at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Painting the Wind, Chasing the Seasons: Richard Leet, A Retrospective Exhibition Spanning Over Fifty Years of Creative Expression opens on Friday, September 14. The exhibition will be…

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