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Cerro Gordo County elections results

Cerro Gordo County elections results

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county election results are being finalized as of 10:30 PM Tuesday evening. In Cerro Gordo county, Barack Obama  got 13,204 votes while Mitt Romney got…

Woman Gets 15 Years for Conspiracy Involving Bomb Making and Weapons Possession

HOUSTON – Pamela Leggett, 32, of Anhuac, has been handed a 15-year prison sentence following her conviction of conspiracy to illegally make and possess unregistered firearms, including bombs, and to…

Former Police Officer Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison on Sexual Abuse Charges

WASHINGTON—Lawrence Etsitty , 31, a former police officer with the Navajo Police Department (NPD), was sentenced today in federal court on charges related to the sexual abuse of a woman…

Northfield Man Charged Federally with Distribution of Child Pornography

MINNEAPOLIS—Today, in federal court, a 40-year-old Northfield man was charged with distribution of child pornography. Charles Edward Bracken was charged via an information with one count of distribution of child…

NIACC Hosting Upcoming Musical Performances

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College Instrumental Music Department is excited to host two upcoming performances in the North Iowa Community Auditorium. The first performance will take…

Signs point to an Obama victory, but Romney isn’t out of it

Signs point to an Obama victory, but Romney isn’t out of it

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After a final cross-country campaign whirl by both candidates, President Barack Obama heads into Election Day riding a slim lead in enough…

1 dead, 3 in critical condition in workplace shooting

1 dead, 3 in critical condition in workplace shooting

By Jim Guy, The Fresno Bee – FRESNO, Calif. — One person is dead and three are in critical condition, including the gunman, after a workplace shooting Tuesday morning in Fresno,…

Final day of voting now underway

Final day of voting now underway

MASON CITY – Polls have been open in Iowa for weeks but the rush to the ballot box on the final day of voting is now underway. Today, the polls…

Supervisors hold regular weekly meeting Tuesday morning

Supervisors hold regular weekly meeting Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning for their regular weekly meeting at the courthouse. County Engineer Mary Kelly reported that negotiations are still…

Man Guilty of Coercion and Enticement of a Minor Female

LOUISVILLE, KY – A New Albany, Indiana man who used the Internet to induce a minor female to engage in sexual activity and transported her across state lines for illegal…

Passengers praise United’s first Dreamliner in inaugural flight

Passengers praise United’s first Dreamliner in inaugural flight

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune – ABOARD UA1116 — In a trip that was years in the making, United Airlines passengers Sunday got their first chance to experience the Boeing…

Branstad wants further review of Iowa employee salaries

Branstad wants further review of Iowa employee salaries

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that salary levels being paid to state employees warrant further study to address gender pay equity and competitiveness concerns. A…

A week after Sandy, public housing project residents grow desperate

A week after Sandy, public housing project residents grow desperate

By Shashank Bengali, Tribune Washington Bureau – NEW YORK — When Ulysses Bermudez hikes upstairs to check on his elderly neighbors in his public housing project in Brooklyn, he is…

Why China isn’t going to build cars for the US any time soon

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign’s waning days, but…

Report: Israeli leaders ordered preparedness for Iran strike in 2010

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister and defense minister tried to move their country closer to an attack on Iran in 2010 but military…

Vikings need to stick with Ponder

Vikings need to stick with Ponder

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Leslie Frazier isn’t benching quarterback Christian Ponder, or apparently even considering it. The Vikings coach reiterated that again Monday, his…

Packers’ McCarthy: Clay Matthews expected to miss ‘a couple of weeks’

Packers’ McCarthy: Clay Matthews expected to miss ‘a couple of weeks’

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — If this were 2010, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy probably would have been delivering far worse news about star…

11 killed in car bombing as violence sweeps across Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — A car bomb exploded Monday in a Damascus district that is home to many security personnel and…

Improbable rally lifts Timberwolves past Nets

Improbable rally lifts Timberwolves past Nets

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – NEW YORK – When the Timberwolves arrived at brand-new, $1 billion Barclays Center for the second NBA regular-season game ever played there, their bus…

Apple sells 3 million iPad Minis, new iPads in debut weekend

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – Apple Inc. kicked off sales of its new iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad tablets by moving 3 million units, combined, in the first…

Election Day: Time for voters to have their say

Election Day: Time for voters to have their say

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — After billions of dollars, hours of debates and frantic last-minute pitches from the candidates, it’s up to the voters Tuesday to decide…

GOP hold on House looks secure, but there’s still drama

GOP hold on House looks secure, but there’s still drama

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — In an election year full of uncertainty, one thing seems fairly sure: Republicans will retain firm control of the House of Representatives. Democratic…

Q&A on the Electoral College

Q&A on the Electoral College

From Sentator Charles Grassley – Q: Why do we elect the President through the electoral college? A: The U.S. Constitution sets forth the requirements for election of the President and…

Thanks to cable, television has never been this violent — or addictive

By Neal Justin, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – In a recent episode of “Family Guy,” Peter Griffin uses his power as a newly minted Nielsen viewer to force some changes on “Mad…

Why Detroit Big 3 began to compete

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – Everything changed Nov. 3, 1982, when the first U.S.-built Accord rolled off Honda’s brand-new assembly line in Ohio. It was a hugely disruptive moment,…

Awards Piling Up For Hahn

Awards Piling Up For Hahn

AMES, Iowa – For the second-straight week, and the sixth time this season, Iowa State libero Kristen Hahn has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the…

Netflix adopts ‘poison pill’ in response to Carl Icahn’s interest

By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – Netflix Inc. adopted a stockholder rights plan to thwart hostile takeovers a week after activist investor Carl Icahn announced that…

Harvin on crutches with ankle sprained in three places

Harvin on crutches with ankle sprained in three places

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — On Monday afternoon, the usually nimble Percy Harvin plodded into the Vikings locker room on crutches. His left ankle was…

Prescribed burning set for county road right of ways

From Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board – MASON CITY – The ROW Vegetation Management staff of the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will be conducting prescribed burns in county road…

NHL dispute appears at critical juncture as talks resume Tuesday

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will meet Tuesday in New York at what appears to be a critical juncture in the labor dispute…

Alleged accomplice of pope’s butler goes on trial

By Hanns-Jochen Kaffsack – VATICAN CITY — A Vatican court on Monday rejected a request from defense lawyers that the charges brought against a computer technician, accused of aiding and…

Soda falling flat: Sugary drinks increasingly singled out for health risks

By Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune – Sodas may not sport the obvious dangers (or the kick) that a liter of scotch or a kilo of cocaine represent, but health advocates, researchers,…

Sharon Osbourne reveals ‘no-brainer’ double mastectomy

By Christie D’Zurilla, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Sharon Osbourne has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a mutated gene indicating a much higher risk…

No Doubt pulls ‘Looking Hot’ video after racism complaints

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGLES — Rock band No Doubt quickly found itself in hot water after releasing a new video last week for the song “Looking…

Samsung tablets, Amazon’s Kindle take large bite out of Apple’s tablet market share

By Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – Apple’s share of the tablet market dropped dramatically in the most recent quarter as a new Kindle offering from Amazon.com and…

Afghan killing spree hearing: ‘It’s really bad,’ Bales allegedly said

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — A U.S. Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in a middle-of-the-night rampage returned halfway through the…

Presidential campaigns greet Iowans 1 last time

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — President Barack Obama and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan punctuated their 2012 campaigns with high-energy rallies Monday they each hope will…

American Suzuki to file for bankruptcy, end US auto sales

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – American Suzuki Motor Corp. said Monday that it will file for bankruptcy protection and will stop selling cars in the U.S. The Brea, Calif.-based…

November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month

MASON CITY –  The Humane Society of North Iowa is celebrating November as Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month and encourages the public to consider adopting a senior animal as the next member of…

Sixers absorb another loss to Knicks

By John N. Mitchell, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — While the 76ers wait for ailing center Andrew Bynum’s knees to be free of pain, it looks as if fans of…

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