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Iowa sets record for early voting

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Iowa already has set an early voting record, Chad Olsen of the Iowa Secretary of State’s office said Friday. So far, 557,432 voters have cast…

Decorah eagles building second nest

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – The world-famous Decorah eagles may be taking a year’s hiatus from their highly acclaimed reality show. “They’re building a new nest about 300 feet from…

On The Money: Securing an auto loan

By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – When financing a new car purchase through a dealer or a lending institution, a buyer should know all the ins and outs of securing…

Ex-administrators’ attorneys accuse witness of ethics violations in Sandusky case

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA—Attorneys for two former Pennsylvania State University administrators charged in the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal on Friday accused a key witness of violating…

Romney, Obama clash over Ohio car ads

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – TOLEDO, Ohio — The demand for Jeep Wranglers outstrips supply these days, so the assembly line keeps cranking straight through the lunch shift…

Romney surrogate jokes about rising seas and New York City

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Most of the top surrogates for Mitt Romney who appeared at a massive rally Friday night expressed compassion for the victims…

Puerto Ricans to vote on recurring question of remaining US territory

By Frances Robles, The Miami Herald – Puerto Ricans will head to the polls Tuesday to answer a question that has long divided the island of 4 million people: Do…

N.J. Gov. Christie enacts rationing to ease long waits at gas stations

By Scott Fallon, Lindy Washburn, Kim Lueddeke and Tatiana Schlossberg, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. —In an effort to prevent a fuel shortage and ease waiting times at…

Another storm appears headed for New Jersey

By Monsy Alvarado and Peter J. Sampson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — A coastal storm that some are describing as a nor’easter could hit New Jersey this…

Shoplifting spree foiled by MCPD

Shoplifting spree foiled by MCPD

MASON CITY – Mason City police have made two arrests and anticipate a third in what they are calling a “shoplifting spree” that took place in October. Police say three…

Twolves minus Love drop Kings 92-80

Twolves minus Love drop Kings 92-80

Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS—Opening the season without both of his young stars for the foreseeable future, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman went searching for energy more than…

Cyclones ‘D’ will have to get by without Knott

Cyclones ‘D’ will have to get by without Knott

Grant Burkhardt, CR Gazette – AMES — It’s a time-honored design for a sound defense. “We’re bend but don’t break, you know?” Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Burnham said. But…

Packers’ tight ends are targets of criticism

Packers’ tight ends are targets of criticism

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Any method of gauging the difference between the Green Bay Packers’ tight end production this year and last year…

Mason City mom discovers anti-gay pamphlet in children’s trick-or-treat bucket

Mason City mom discovers anti-gay pamphlet in children’s trick-or-treat bucket

From Tiffany Mussman of Mason City: A couple nights ago was Halloween and as I do every year I took my children trick or treating here in Mason City and…

Powerful Republicans set to visit Mason City Sunday

Powerful Republicans set to visit Mason City Sunday

MASON CITY – The Cerro Grodo County Republican Party announced late Friday that four powerful Republican politicians will be visiting Mason City on Sunday. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, US Representative…

DCI Continues Investigation into Hardin County Officer Involved Shooting

Hardin County, Iowa — Today, November 2, 2012 at approximately 2:47 PM, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received an E911 call requesting Deputies respond to 22626 I Ave in rural…

RZA suffers for his splatter-film art

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The WuTang Clan rapper RZA, aka Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, takes on acting, writing, directing, composing and rapping duties on his film, “The Man…

Chris Isaak fills Sun Studio shoes nicely

By Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Chris Isaak figures it was normal to feel some trepidation going to record for the first time at the storied Sun…

John Goodman gives us a jolly, heroic coke dealer in ‘Flight’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — When was the last time Hollywood gave us a drug dealer as a hero, as comic relief in a drama? It’s…

The loopy buys that erode your bank account

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – People talk and talk about the latte factor when it comes to saving money, believing that if you skip the $3.50 a day on…

‘Iron Fists’ could use a smoother hand

By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times – “The Man With the Iron Fists” is a wildly whirling martial arts spectacle with an endless array of exotic knives, a penchant for…

Reba’s ‘Malibu Country’ recycles familiar ideas

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – When it comes to TV comedy, Reba McEntire wants to keep her audience comfortable. Her new series, “Malibu Country,” should upset none of her…

Chrysler 3rd-quarter profit up 80% to $381 million

By Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Chrysler earned $381 million in the third quarter, an 80 percent improvement from a year earlier, the company said Monday, as both…

Iowa State to take on Minnesota State on Sunday

Iowa State to take on Minnesota State on Sunday

AMES – Iowa State will play its only public exhibition game of the season on Sunday (Nov. 4), playing host to Minnesota State. The game will be shown exclusively on…

Microsoft launches new Windows Phone software

By Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Monday attempted to jump-start its flagging smartphone efforts, launching a new version of its mobile operating system along…

UPS says holiday shipping will rise 10%

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – Shopping giant United Parcel Service Inc. said holiday shipping will jump 10 percent as consumers increasingly turn online to buy gifts for the season.…

Three things to know about Vikings-Seahawks game

Three things to know about Vikings-Seahawks game

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With a weekend off, the Vikings backed away from Thursday night’s embarrassing 36-17 home loss to Tampa Bay and have returned to…

‘A Late Quartet’ stirring in parts, but not a magnum opus

By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times – C-sharp minor — the mere words conjure up a sense of anxious edge, which is the feeling that drives “A Late Quartet.” Starring…

Plop plop, fizzle fizzle: Advertising jingles have faded away in recent years – or have they?

By Bill Ward, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — For years, we couldn’t get away from them, or at least get them unstuck from our craniums. They were mm-mm-good, the best…

Hunters Encouraged to Report Poaching Activity

From the Iowa DNR – Iowa is in the peak of hunting activity with pheasant, deer, and turkey seasons open, and, beginning Nov. 3, the furbearer season opens, putting tens…

Clippers best in L.A., for moment

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—It won’t be a rivalry until there’s some Clippers revelry. This doesn’t count. Lakers-Clippers won’t be Lakers-Celtics or Lakers-Heat or, heck, maybe…

Adventures in Barrywood: 10 most confusing movies of all time

By Barry Koltnow, The Orange County Register – Two women walk out of a movie theater. “Well, there are three hours of my life I’ll never get back,” says one woman.…

Iowa WBB – Printy Named Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

Iowa WBB – Printy Named Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior guard Jaime Printy is one of 30 NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to be named a candidate for the 2012 Senior…

Jobs numbers ‘short’ of what Obama promised, Romney says

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Mitt Romney pointed to Friday’s job numbers to argue that President Barack Obama has failed to deliver on his…

Youth Minister Charged with Production and Attempted Production of Child Pornography

TAMPA—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Arnold Maurice Mathis (41, Lake Wales) with two counts of producing and attempting…

Fewer than half of small business employees offered health care in ’10

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times – A new study finds that 49 percent of U.S. workers in small businesses were offered health insurance in 2010, down from 58 percent…

In Ohio, Obama touts jobs report, bashes Romney’s Jeep attacks

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – HILLIARD, Ohio — President Barack Obama pointed to the job growth reported in new unemployment figures released Friday morning as he urged supporters…

Romney promises bipartisanship, criticizes Obama on the economy

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – WEST ALLIS, Wis. — As the crowd here chanted “Four — More — Days” in unison during a raucous rally here on Friday,…

Romney’s Jeep charge highlights globalization’s gray areas

By Kevin G. Hall and Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been roundly criticized for insinuating that Chrysler planned to reopen a Jeep…

Daylight savings ends Sunday morning

MASON CITY – It’s that time of year again, the days will be nearly dark by 5 PM starting Sunday, November 4th. Daylight Saving Time in the United States began…

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