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No cause determined for explosion of houses in Indianapolis

By Michelle Manchir, Adam Sege and Rosemary R. Sobol, Chicago Tribune – INDIANAPOLIS — Investigators are trying to find out what caused two houses on Indianapolis’ south side to explode,…

Peterson once again gashes Lions on ground

Peterson once again gashes Lions on ground

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson continued his remarkable return from a torn knee ligament Sunday, and he and the Minnesota Vikings dealt the Detroit…

Mason City Women’s Club to celebrate 100 years

MASON CITY – Imagine finding out that you’re older than you thought. Now imagine that you’re a woman and find out that you’re 10 years older than you thought! That’s…

Story of friendship across generations

By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Set in the deep recesses of the San Fernando Valley, the film “Starlet” explores an unlikely friendship between a twentysomething girl…

State of Iowa Fire Marshal adopts military explosive detection canine

State of Iowa Fire Marshal adopts military explosive detection canine

Des Moines, IOWA — Today the Iowa Department of Public Safety welcomed its newest employee to the State Fire Marshal Division. Casey is a four year old, tan lab with…

Family man Brian Austin Green portrays carousing musician in new TBS series

By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Brian Austin Green pokes at a bowl of chicken and rice soup at the 101 Coffee Shop in Hollywood. The 39-year-old…

Tech Q&A: Without a touch screen, stick with Windows 7

By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: I recently had to replace my nine-year-old Windows XP computer, and am having trouble adapting to Windows 7. What are the advantages, if…

Historic Photo Display Now at the Mason City Public Library

Historic Photo Display Now at the Mason City Public Library

MASON CITY – The Mason City Public Library’s History Department has created a special display for the month of November of selected photos from their tens of thousands of negatives…

Way cleared for sale of Treasury’s GM shares

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — President Barack Obama’s re-election opens a clearer path for the government to begin selling some of its 32 percent stake in General…

VIDEO: Obama wants to extend middle class tax cuts

VIDEO: Obama wants to extend middle class tax cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama says that it’s time for Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts for 98 percent of all Americans. Both parties agree that this will…

McCaffery on Iowa’s 86-55 win over UTPA

McCaffery on Iowa’s 86-55 win over UTPA

Q. Can you talk about starting (Indiscernible)? COACH MCCAFFERY:  The thing with Zach, he can do it either way.  He scores inside; he plays post, defense; he’s a terrific player.…

UI Wrestling — Telford opens, closes final round of wrestle-offs

UI Wrestling — Telford opens, closes final round of wrestle-offs

IOWA CITY, Iowa – More than 800 fans filed into the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex to watch the final round of the 2012 University of Iowa wrestle-offs Saturday morning. Sophomore…

Iowa Coach Ferentz: “We were outcoached and outplayed”

Iowa Coach Ferentz: “We were outcoached and outplayed”

KIRK FERENTZ:  A couple things I’ll just start real quickly before we get to football.  I thought our fans were tremendous today, certainly appreciate that.  And they’ve been great all…

Winnebago announces District Sales Managers

Winnebago announces District Sales Managers

FOREST CITY, IOWA, November 8, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, has named to the position of district sales manager.  Christoffersen replaces…

Three ISUwrestlers win at Harold Nichols Open

Three ISUwrestlers win at Harold Nichols Open

AMES, Iowa – Three Iowa State wrestlers were crowned as individual champions at the 2012 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. Mike Moreno (165), Mikey England (174)…

Bowling scores: November 4th, 2012 – November 9th, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       11/04/12   Team High Series          Candy Bar         1529 Team High Game           Candy Bar         546   Individual High Series Male         Doug Schaffer    541 Individual High…

What happens if quarterback Ponder flops with Vikings

What happens if quarterback Ponder flops with Vikings

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — NFL quarterbacks are like lightbulbs in art galleries. If they don’t shine brightly, everything surrounding them becomes irrelevant. Every week for many…

FDIC seeks damages from 3 former IndyMac executives

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized Pasadena, Calif., housing lender IndyMac Bank four years ago, the scene resembled the grim bank failures…

Kristen Stewart moves on from ‘Twilight’ with a wary eye and few regrets

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been five years since Kristen Stewart was plucked from supporting player/ indie-film obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as the…

Cyclone Wrestling Legend Les Anderson Passes Away

AMES, Iowa – Perhaps more than any single one man, Les Anderson experienced the sum of Iowa State’s decorated wrestling program. As a competitor, coach and administrator, Anderson was an…

Your countdown to the cliff

Chicago Tribune – The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune – ——— Democrats and Republicans in Washington each had spent two years counting on Tuesday’s election to give their…

Obama win means big health care decisions for states

By Christine Vestal, Stateline.org – WASHINGTON — Since the day it was enacted, many of the Affordable Care Act’s opponents have preferred to treat it as provisional. First, they argued, the…

Under the Hood: Cars getting smarter all the time

By Brad Bergholdt, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: I was wondering just how smart new cars are, computer-wise. Are they as smart as my smartphone or laptop? —Gene Lathrop ANSWER: I’m…

How do people with money actually feel about their money?

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – Good vibes are good vibes for investors. So why not take a look at two recent surveys regarding how people with money actually feel…

Social networks give rise to Internet law specialty

By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel – The next time you log into Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network, keep in mind that anything you post could be used as…

Spending Smart: Loyalty programs or bust

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune – Air-travel lovers take note: If you’re not flying free much of the time or flying in luxury — first-class seating, airline club lounges, free checked…

Austin, MN assailant sentenced to 20 years in prison for attack with bat

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Austin man convicted of attempted second-degree murder is going to prison for 20 years. Galuak Michael Rotgai, 28, was sentenced Thursday in Mower…

Wal-Mart to offer Black Friday deals earlier on Thanksgiving

Wal-Mart to offer Black Friday deals earlier on Thanksgiving

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is kicking off its Black Friday deals earlier than ever, as more stores open their doors for holiday deals…

Daniel Day-Lewis is breathtaking in majestic ‘Lincoln’

By Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times – You think you’re not going to be surprised by Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham “Lincoln” — you’ve seen the photographs, you know he looks right…

“For Seniors Only” program to be held at Lime Creek

“For Seniors Only” program to be held at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – A “For Seniors Only” program will be held on Wednesday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Historical Re-enactor Darrel Draper…

The truth is out there, but you won’t find it here

By Glenn Garvin, The Miami Herald – Here’s a little story you won’t see in Oliver Stone’s “Untold History of the United States.” About a month after the war ended, Gen.…

Israel worries about Netanyahu’s pro-Romney stand now that Obama’s won

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders scrambled Wednesday to retract and reword their staunchly pro-Republican statements made during the U.S. presidential campaign, fearful of the fallout that…

The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Enough already! I’ve had it with the elements and it’s still November. Old Man Winter is just lacing up his boots in Canada. Those…

Guards testify in Afghanistan massacre case

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — An Afghan guard testified Friday night that he was “shocked” to see a U.S. soldier returning to the remote…

How travel insurance can be valuable

By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times – If you’re spending a lot of money on a trip, consider buying travel insurance to protect yourself against the unexpected. Key things to…

Award-winning poet to read from “Notes from the Journey Westward”

Award-winning poet to read from “Notes from the Journey Westward”

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College Associate Professor of Creative Writing Joe Wilkins will host a public reading of Notes from the Journey Westward, his latest collection of poems. This…

Will Latin America become a higher priority during second Obama term?

By Mimi Whitefield and Tim Johnson, The Miami Herald – MEXICO CITY — There’s agreement across the region that Latin America wasn’t a priority during the first term of President Barack…

Latino role in election to fuel new immigration reform push

By Brian Bennett, Hector Becerra and David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The outsized role that Latino voters played in securing victories for President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate…

U.S.-Cuba relations may warm in 2nd Obama term, analysts say

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald – MIAMI—The doors to warmer U.S.-Cuba relations will remain open following President Barack Obama’s election to another four-year term, but just how open will…

Jackson, Lakers talk about third stint with team

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers met with former coach Phil Jackson for preliminary talks Saturday, a feeling-out process expected to continue in coming days.…

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