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Mpls. police to release detailed timeline of workplace shooting

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said Monday that his department is preparing to release a time line detailing the mass workplace shooting last week at…

Austin, MN thief must pay Walmart hundreds of dollars

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – A woman caught returning items to Walmart straight off the shelf for cash was convicted of a felony Friday in Mower County Court. Shannon…

Apple Valley man accused of holding 2-year-old as ‘human shield’ as police officer draws gun on him

Nick Ferraro, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – An Apple Valley man is accused of using a 2-year-old girl as a “human shield” when police drew a gun on him during…

Readout of the President’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke on Friday as part of their regular consultations, and to follow up on Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Prime Minister. The two leaders…

Letter from the President regarding Designation of Funds for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) In accordance with section 115(c) of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013, I hereby designate for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism all funding so…

Obama Administration Announces Transit Projects in Minnesota and Ohio to Be Expedited

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as part of his We Can’t Wait initiative, President Obama announced that two nationally and regionally significant transit projects in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Cleveland, Ohio will…

Grassley: Q&A on the Fiscal Cliff

Grassley: Q&A on the Fiscal Cliff

From Iowa Senator Charles Grassley – Q: What exactly is the fiscal cliff? A: The fiscal cliff is a term being used to describe a set of federal tax increases…

Smithsonian Parking Lot Attendant Pleads Guilty to Stealing at Least $400,000 in Parking Fees from Aircraft Museum

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Meseret Terefe, 36, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pled guilty today to stealing at least $400,000 of visitor parking fees belonging to the Smithsonian Institution’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in…

U.S. Marshals Mark 50th Anniversary of the Integration of ‘Ole Miss’

WASHINGTON – On the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 30, 1962, 127 Deputy U.S. Marshals, 316 federalized border patrol personnel and 97 deputized prison guards, on the orders of then –…

Corrections Officer Sentenced to Jail Time for Dealing Drugs in Prison

ANCHORAGE—U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that former Anchorage Corrections Officer Patrick Sherman, 48, was sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment, followed by three years’ supervised release. U.S. District…

Iowa City ready to unveil riverfront plans

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – The Floods of 2008 may lead to the rebirth of a riverfront Iowa City neighborhood near downtown that city officials believe is teeming with potential.…

Oakland, Calif., schools to let feds monitor discipline of black students

By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education reached an agreement last week that would allow…

Schwarzenegger discusses affair in TV interview

By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Arnold Schwarzenegger said he realized he was the father of his housekeeper’s child when the boy reached age 7 or…

New Mexico town’s police force goes to the dog

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — The waitresses at Penny’s Diner in Vaughn, N.M., have heard all the jokes: The town’s new police chief has…

300th prisoner freed by DNA testing

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – A Louisiana man has been released from death row, becoming the 300th prisoner nationwide to be freed after DNA evidence showed he was…

NIT: Two years old today

Editorial by NIT Publisher Matt Marquardt – I am proud to say that today is the two year birthday of NorthIowaToday.com. I’d just like to take a moment to thank…

Op-ed: Choose NIT, Then Go Vote

Every year I write a letter to the editor at the Globe Gazette encouraging people to support a particular candidate for President, Congress, or for city council.  This year I…

Construction updates in Mason City

Construction updates in Mason City

From City Hall – MASON CITY – 6th Street SW was re-opened to traffic at Monroe Avenue Friday afternoon as work on the rehabilitation project moves west to Fillmore Avenue.…

Chargers dump Chiefs; Crennel sticking with Cassel

Chargers dump Chiefs; Crennel sticking with Cassel

By Adam Teicher, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before he could even be asked the question, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel tried to head off the controversy. He…

Niners dismantle Jets, 34-0

Niners dismantle Jets, 34-0

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was the pick-me-up the 49ers needed Sunday, and it came from sources both predictable and unexpected. The defense returned…

Presidential race may leave lasting imprint on Supreme Court

Presidential race may leave lasting imprint on Supreme Court

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is not on the ballot in November, but its future direction on issues such as abortion, gay…

Broncos rout Raiders, 37-6

Broncos rout Raiders, 37-6

By Jerry McDonald, The Oakland Tribune – DENVER — The Oakland Raiders hit the quarter point of the season Sunday with the third-quarter blues. The Denver Broncos broke a four-game home…

No late reprieve for Seahawks in loss to Rams

No late reprieve for Seahawks in loss to Rams

By Danny O’Neil, The Seattle Times – ST. LOUIS — It started with a slip, became a stumble and turned into a face-plant. That described the problem on Seattle’s final play…

Three clubs advance to AL playoffs

By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times – The New York Yankees rallied from a four-run fifth-inning deficit for a 9-6 victory Sunday over Toronto that kept them tied with Baltimore atop…

Eagles outlast Giants in a survivor’s game

Eagles outlast Giants in a survivor’s game

By Bob Ford, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — After playing a game last week in which nothing went right, the Eagles came out Sunday night against the New York Giants…

Harley neighbor lives, works around construction

Harley neighbor lives, works around construction

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Ruby Kopps still loves her home, even if she feels a little boxed in these days. Ruby lives on South Washington Avenue, right…

Consumer Confidential: Despite do-not-call list, robocall complaints soar

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – Like many people, Marlys Burke was thrilled when federal authorities unveiled a “do-not-call list” in 2003. She signed up immediately in hopes of…

October is domestic violence awareness month

MASON CITY – 233 Iowans have been killed in domestic violence related homicides since 1995. Please join the North Iowa Domestic & Sexual Abuse Community Coalition as they honor the…

Rodgers bests Brees in another shootout at Lambeau

Rodgers bests Brees in another shootout at Lambeau

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — They are giants of the gridiron, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, and what a show they put on late Sunday…

RG3 shows “It” factor in leading Redskins to victory

By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel – TAMPA, Fla. — He is a Baylor grad just four games into his NFL career. But at first and second blush this season, the kid…

Cardinals stop Dolphins in OT

Cardinals stop Dolphins in OT

By Adam H. Beasley, The Miami Herald – GLENDALE, Ariz. — Football is a results-oriented game. So in the end, the gut-shot result was the same Sunday as the week before…

Lakers look great on paper, but will it translate to court?

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have four starters who could go straight from Staples Center to Springfield, Mass. Their bench is…

Monday night stiff test for Bears and Cowboys

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – The Bears and Cowboys can look in the mirror as they prepare for Monday’s meeting and learn an awful lot about each other. Their…

‘Hotel Transylvania,’ ‘Looper’ make Sony’s weekend at box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After its last two films failed to resonate with American moviegoers, Sony Pictures Animation was back on top at the box…

‘CSI’ creator unveils the thriller ‘Cybergeddon’ online in a fresh way of storytelling

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “CSI” creator Anthony E. Zuiker’s latest crime thriller opens with a bad guy threatening his victim — with a laptop.…

Video games are serious about music

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – Ramin Djawadi always dreamed of composing a film score, and the Berklee College of Music graduate has done plenty, including 2008’s “Iron Man.” But…

Cards try to make impression on Nationals

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Encouraged by catcher Yadier Molina to spend this weekend showing Washington the quality of club they could yet be in the…

US trade official thinks Panama trade deal to go into effect soon

By Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Friday that he expects the long-delayed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement to go into effect shortly. “We’re…

Self-driving cars are approaching fast — and safely

Self-driving cars are approaching fast — and safely

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Having a hard time parallel parking? Press a button on a touch screen and let the car park itself. Want to…

Cyclone Soccer To Open New Field Friday Vs. TCU

Cyclone Soccer To Open New Field Friday Vs. TCU

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State soccer team will be moving to a new home Friday when it plays host to TCU at the $13 million Cyclone Sports Complex. Located…

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