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Weekly Address: Congress Must Act to Create Jobs and Grow the Economy

Weekly Address: Congress Must Act to Create Jobs and Grow the Economy

WASHINGTON, DC—In his weekly address, President Obama told the American people that the House of Representatives left town last week without finishing important work that would create jobs and strengthen…

Minnesota Twins, Cedar Rapids Kernels sign Class A agreement

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – CLEVELAND — The Minnesota Twins signed a four-year player development agreement with the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League on Wednesday, Sept.…

Two women plead not guilty to beating, abusing children

Trey Mewes, Austin Daily Herald – Two Austin women pleaded not guilty in Mower County court last week to making a 9-year-old child hold jugs of milk in the air for…

Twins beat Tigers 10-4 in opener of double header

Twins beat Tigers 10-4 in opener of double header

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – RECAP: Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera added an RBI to his Triple Crown totals but was upstaged by Joe Mauer, who went 3 for 4…

Cardinals rout Eagles, 27-6

Cardinals rout Eagles, 27-6

By Zach Berman, The Philadelphia Inquirer – GLENDALE, Ariz. — There were different explanations in the locker room after the game Sunday, with different players taking responsibility for various issues in…

Vikings upset 49ers, 24-13

Vikings upset 49ers, 24-13

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — What are we to make of what we witnessed Sunday at Mall of America Field? How are we to process not only…

Plowing away the prairie, at a price

Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – HIGHMORE, S.D. — Bruce Roseland runs cattle here in the heart of the South Dakota grasslands, in the same place where his great-grandfather ranched more…

Bears’ defensive line tees off on Rams

Bears’ defensive line tees off on Rams

By Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — With 14 sacks in three games, the Chicago Bears defensive line is starting to look dominant. It is unlikely anyone in the Rams…

Falcons throttle Chargers 27-3 to remain undefeated

By D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – SAN DIEGO — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan turned in one of the greatest days of his five-year NFL career against the Chargers in…

Bills beat Browns, 24-14

By Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal – CLEVELAND — As cheers from visiting Buffalo Bills fans permeated Cleveland Browns Stadium on a cold, rainy afternoon, the home team left the field…

Cowboys flex defensive muscle in tough 16-10 win

Cowboys flex defensive muscle in tough 16-10 win

By Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram – ARLINGTON, Texas — Dan Bailey made three field goals as the defense took control to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a physical,…

A peek into the musical mind of Prince

By Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune – CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince is rolling his eyes. “The hardest thing with musicians,” he explains to a visitor to his Paisley Park recording studio, “is…

Supervisors to meet in special session Monday; Corridor board meets at 11:30 AM

Supervisors to meet in special session Monday; Corridor board meets at 11:30 AM

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors will meet in a special session Monday morning at 9 AM in their boardroom. A conference call with Hancock County about a…

Lions’ wild rally thwarted by Titans on 4th-and-inches

Lions’ wild rally thwarted by Titans on 4th-and-inches

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There were trick plays and long passes, busted coverages and broken returns, but on a wild day and in a crazy…

IOWA FIELD HOCKEY: No. 13 Iowa Wins 5th Straight

IOWA FIELD HOCKEY:  No. 13 Iowa Wins 5th Straight

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. — Three second half goals broke a one all tie to propel the 13th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team to a 4-1 victory at Central Michigan…

Iowa State Volleyball Downs Baylor In Big 12 Opener

Iowa State Volleyball Downs Baylor In Big 12 Opener

AMES, Iowa – No. 19 Iowa State (7-4, 1-0 Big 12) hit .326 and had four players with double-digit kills in a four-set victory (25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 25-17) over Baylor…

Trout: Absolute Waste bid for sanitation services should be rejected

Trout: Absolute Waste bid for sanitation services should be rejected

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City Council and Mayor will hold a work session on Tuesday, September 25th at 4 PM at City Hall, second floor…

Outside groups feed Romney’s ads in Iowa

Terry Coyle, CR Gazette – The onslaught of political TV advertisements for the presidential race that has hit Iowa in recent months has largely been fueled by outside groups on…

Iowa Communities Honored by CDC for Fluoridation

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced last week that 79 Iowa communities have been recognized by the CDC as Water Fluoridation Quality Award recipients. Fluoridation…

Grassley, Latham Seek Answers to Concerns Over Bank Regulations Leading to Firings

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa last week asked the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for details of the federal regulations that are meant to…

Iowa Economic Development Authority Board Approves Financial Assistance for 11 Companies

(DES MOINES, IA) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board on Friday awarded financial assistance to 11 companies for job creation, expansion and small business development projects. Today’s awards…

The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mike Hlas column

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – This is where someone in my job might have called a misdirection play, told you all is not as mediocre as it may seem with…

Chinese cancel ceremony in anger at Japanese claims to islands

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China has canceled a ceremony scheduled for this week to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan in anger…

New Allegations of White House Involvement in Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Emerge

WASHINGTON – In light of recent press reports of White House personnel involvement in the Colombia prostitution scandal that plagued the Secret Service last spring, Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing…

Grassley: Justice Department Fails to Answer Questions about Alleged Threats to News Reporter

From Senator Chuck Grassley – Senator Chuck Grassley continues to press Attorney General Eric Holder for a complete accounting of a June incident in Louisiana where a senior civil rights…

Grassley: Veterans hurt by Majority Leader Reid’s actions

Grassley: Veterans hurt by Majority Leader Reid’s actions

From U.S. Senator Charles Grassley – “This legislation violated the Congressional Budget Act and I voted against waiving that Act, which I routinely do as a matter of principle even…

Voter ID oral arguments to produce legal fireworks

By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Closing arguments Monday about South Carolina’s voter ID law will cap an extraordinary case that already has seen charges of racism directed…

Studies expand on soda’s role in growing obesity

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As public health leaders step up their efforts to temper Americans’ thirst for sugar-sweetened beverages, a new set of published…

Prepare autos for winter now

By Larry Printz, The Virginian-Pilot – So the oppressive heat has subsided. As the sun sets, temperatures fall and no doubt you’ll be throw on a jacket to stay warm. It’s…

Once-prevalent burn barrels disappearing from Iowa countryside

Dave Rasdal, CR Gazette – As warm summer air gives way to crisp fall temperatures, an Iowa countryside filled with the aroma of burning leaves is now clearly becoming a…

Be a “walk star” Oct. 3 by joining International Walk to School Day

AMES, Iowa – Be a “walk star” by participating in International Walk to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 3. This fun, healthy, no-cost event encourages everyone – students, parents, teachers, community…

Insurance industry report names cars with highest injury rates

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Don’t get in a traffic accident in a tiny Toyota Yaris. It has the most injuries per crash of any vehicle,…

Tigers rout Twins as Cabrera gets home run No. 42

Tigers rout Twins as Cabrera gets home run No. 42

By John Lowe, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — The Tigers hit three homers on Saturday in their 8-0 win over the Twins. Based on its impact on the game,…

UNI Falls To YSU In Heartbreaker, 42-35

UNI Falls To YSU In Heartbreaker, 42-35

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio  – The No. 8 University of Northern Iowa Panther football team fell in a shootout to the No. 3 Youngstown State Penguins Saturday night 42-35 in the conference…

49ers face tough chore against Vikings’ Peterson

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – MINNEAPOLIS — It might have sounded brash, but Adrian Peterson was merely telling the truth when it comes to Sunday’s matchup between his…

Despite the rust, it’s still Peyton Place

By Steve Corkran, Contra Costa Times – Two games into the season, the myriad questions about Peyton Manning’s return are starting to be answered. To no one’s surprise, his ability…

Packers coach McCarthy expects Jennings to play

Packers coach McCarthy expects Jennings to play

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — On Friday, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings said he wasn’t going to be 100 percent by the…

Beltran’s homer ties score in ninth inning as Cards prevail in 10th over Cubs

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – CHICAGO — After many weeks of cajoling their offense into action with bunts, hit-and-runs, steals and all sorts of pushes to spur production,…

Giants defeat Padres to win NL West

By Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — They came together despite crushing injuries and unexpected slumps. They stayed together through a spending spree by their closest…

US names 55 Guantanamo captives cleared for release

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald  – MIAMI — The Obama administration on Friday named 55 captives who the government has cleared for release from the prison camps in Guantanamo…

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