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Timberwolves fall to Bulls

Timberwolves fall to Bulls

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CHICAGO — After the game ended at the United Center, Wolves coach Rick Adelman was exasperated, the locker room was quiet and Chase…

Down 2-0, Charles City rallies for state volleyball title

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Maybe they were genuine. Maybe they were somewhat forced. But the Solon Spartans were able to muster smiles for the postmatch photo…

Caterpillar will close plant in Owatonna, with 100 losing jobs

Dee DePass, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Caterpillar Inc. responded to the struggling timber industry this week with news that it will shut its tree harvester plant in Owatonna to cut costs…

Mason City man with violent history arrested on warrant, then charged for drug possession

Mason City man with violent history arrested on warrant, then charged for drug possession

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested a man at an apartment house on a valid arrest warrant and then charged him with possession of a controlled substance. Michael Randal…

The new majority has spoken … again

By Ed Morales – President Obama won re-election in large part due to overwhelming support from women, African-American and Latino voters. Obama’s victory in the general election was not by…

Sindlinger a star in Charles City Comets win

Michael Bonner, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS –A solar system of Charles City players revolved around a moshpit of silver and orange. The cluster of Comets on the left side…

Printy paces Iowa in return from ACL injury

Printy paces Iowa in return from ACL injury

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Maybe it wasn’t the perfect performance, but it was a perfect return for Jaime Printy. The Iowa senior from Marion returned to…

Saturday marks 50 years since unsolved homicide

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — After closing George’s Buffet early Nov. 10, 1962, owner Edward Kriz, his wife and a bar tender walked to the Hamburg Inn…

Activists call Obama effigy in Duluth a terrorist threat, hate crime

Jana Hollingsworth, Duluth News Tribune – Claudie Washington, representing the Duluth chapter of the NAACP, called the effigy of President Obama hung from a noose both a terroristic threat and a…

Victim, shot in face, hit accelerator as passenger steered car away from alleged assailants

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – As a group of three people tried to drive away from a property northeast of Lansing, MN on Thursday, the homeowner allegedly came outside…

Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer – ARBITRAGE 3 stars. Slick and suspenseful financial-world thriller, with Richard Gere as a hedge fund king whose world is collapsing under the weight of a huge…

‘Modern Family’ teen actress wants split from mom, claims abuse

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A young star of ABC’s “Modern Family” is seeking to split from her mother, alleging physical and mental…

‘Modern Family’ actress and boyfriend had unlawful sex, mom charges

By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Authorities are investigating an allegation by the mother of “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter that her daughter’s 18-year-old…

‘Catfish: The TV Show’ on MTV looks into online relationships

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – When Jarrod Musselwhite, a 27-year-old single dad from rural Georgia, was feeling confused about his relationship with a girl he’d met online, there was…

Potato beds turn to solar farms in Colorado

By Sammy Fretwell, The State (Columbia, S.C.) – ALAMOSA, Colo. — Brilliant sunlight hits the San Luis Valley virtually every day, making the sparsely populated area one of the nation’s hot…

New jobless claims dropped 8,000 last week to 355,000

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — New claims for jobless benefits fell to 355,000 last week, with the figure affected by Superstorm Sandy. The Labor Department on Thursday…

Drunken Mason City man arrested for threats to DHS worker

Drunken Mason City man arrested for threats to DHS worker

MASON CITY – Shortly after 3 pm Wednesday Mason City police responded to a call from the Department of Human Services requesting assistance from officers with an intoxicated male. Officers…

UPDATED: Maria Ohl reaches $95,000 settlement with Mason City

UPDATED: Maria Ohl reaches $95,000 settlement with Mason City

From the City of Mason City – The 2010 federal discrimination lawsuit filed by Maria Ohl against the City of Mason City has been dismissed as a result of a…

Consumer confidence up to highest level since 2007

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON—Despite the looming fiscal cliff, consumers continue to get more optimistic about the direction of the economy. Consumer confidence has risen so far this…

Vikings still hoping Harvin can play

Vikings still hoping Harvin can play

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — A badly sprained left ankle kept Percy Harvin off the practice field again on Friday, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier still hasn’t…

Timberwolves defeat Pacers at the buzzer

Timberwolves defeat Pacers at the buzzer

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic claims he hasn’t cried since he was a little boy, but that doesn’t mean the big fellow with…

US exports rebound in September

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — U.S. exports rebounded strongly in September and helped narrow the monthly trade deficit to nearly a two-year low — an encouraging sign…

Lakers fire Mike Brown

Lakers fire Mike Brown

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers, long known for making bold moves to remain among the elite teams in the NBA, fired Coach Mike Brown…

Upmeyer: Reflecting on some of the things for which I am most grateful

Upmeyer: Reflecting on some of the things for which I am most grateful

From Iowa Rep. Linda Upmeyer – The 2012 elections have drawn to a close, and our televisions, mailboxes, and e-mail accounts have finally returned to normal, something I think we…

There’s every reason for optimism for Iowa men’s basketball, but here’s what Hawkeyes are up against in Big Ten

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – It feels like people who support the Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team are expecting an explosion of goodness this winter. Well, that’s overstating it. But…

UConn holds off Michigan State in Kevin Ollie’s coaching debut

By Dom Amore, The Hartford Courant – RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — It would be overstating it to say that the Huskies shocked the world. But they did travel halfway around…

Biden says it’s time for Republican ‘soul-searching’

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO — Vice President Joe Biden said he and President Barack Obama are “anxious to get moving” on urgent issues,…

Feds say man used friend’s email account to send bomb threat to Texas State

By Ciara O’Rourke, Austin American-Statesman – AUSTIN, Texas — While Brittany Henderson remains in jail after authorities accused her of threatening to bomb Texas State University last month, federal officials…

Alien Felon Arrested Trying to Re-enter Using a U.S. Passport

San Juan, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Monday a citizen of the Dominican Republic trying to use a fraudulent U.S. passport to illegally re-enter the…

Border Patrol Seizes More Than $35,000 in Methamphetamine at Checkpoint

Salton City, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized more than $35,000 of methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and…

7 ways to save on 2013 health insurance

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel – In choosing health insurance, Cariann Moore used an online spreadsheet tool provided by her employer to compare insurance plans. She found that a high-deductible…

Van Der Kamp Semifinalist For Ray Guy Award

Van Der Kamp Semifinalist For Ray Guy Award

Augusta, Ga. – The Augusta Sports Council announced Friday that Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp is one the 10 semifinalists for the 2012 Ray Guy Award. The semifinalists…

‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker gets a year in prison

By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islam film that sparked rioting across the globe,…

Redskins Rule: Obama victory tackles presidential predictor for its first loss

By Rob Manker, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—The creator of the so-called Redskins Rule isn’t saddened to see its perfect streak come to an end. Steve Hirdt, executive vice president at the…

Employers hit by rising health costs look to high-deductible plans

By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun – There’s a good chance during open enrollment this fall that you will be offered a high-deductible insurance plan with a savings account — if…

FAA recommends seat inspections on some airlines

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – The Federal Aviation Administration has recommended inspections for the airlines that use seats made by the same Texas manufacturer of seats that came loose…

Iowa City considering changes to law aimed at downtown bars

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – The City Council will discuss whether a city code limiting how close drinking establishments can be to each other should apply only…

Obama’s first foreign policy challenge: Replacing Hillary Clinton

Obama’s first foreign policy challenge: Replacing Hillary Clinton

By Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Foreign policy wasn’t the issue that got President Barack Obama re-elected Tuesday, but with upheaval in the Middle East,…

Risk of meningitis infection from tainted injections decreases

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are no new reports of fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections responsible…

Reminders from City Hall in Mason City

Reminders from City Hall in Mason City

MASON CITY – City offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012, in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday. City transit buses will be operating that day. The make-up…

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