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Man Sentenced for Roles in Robberies of Several Twin Cities-Area Banks

MINNEAPOLIS—Late yesterday in federal court, a 29-year-old man was sentenced for his role in several bank robberies in the northern Twin Cities metro area. United States District Court Judge Ann…

Hotel clerk who recorded newlyweds having sex gets 90 days in jail

Emily Gurnon, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – A hotel clerk was sentenced to 90 days in jail for recording the sounds of a newlywed couple having sex. The employee of…

Living on the comic edge

By John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader – A decade ago, Stephan Pastis abandoned the corporate legal career that he loathed for his dream job of syndicated cartoonist. Pastis launched “Pearls Before Swine,”…

Today’s Cartoons: November 21st, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: November 21st, 2012

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss.  Click each cartoon to view larger.…

South Dakota woos dairy farmers from out of state

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Thirsty for milk, and the money that comes with it, South Dakota has ramped up efforts to recruit dairy farmers from other states…

Alliant Energy encourages customers to use safe and energy-efficient practices this Thanksgiving

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – November 19, 2012 – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, reminds its customers about the value and cost of energy as families…

8 executed by hanging in Afghanistan ending 4-year moratorium

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight people were executed by hanging in Afghanistan on Tuesday, ending a virtual four-year moratorium on executions, and officials announced…

Iowa State men beat North Carolina A&T 86-57

Iowa State men beat North Carolina A&T 86-57

AMES – Iowa State jumped out to a commanding 38-17 halftime lead in trouncing North Carolina A&T 86-57 Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Tyrus McGee lead the Cyclones with 16…

Hawkeyes never trail in victory over Western Kentucky in Cancun

Hawkeyes never trail in victory over Western Kentucky in Cancun

CANCUN, MEXICO -The Iowa Hawkeye basketball team improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2008 after beating Western Kentucky 63-55 Tuesday night in Cancun, Mexico in a ballroom at…

Two year investigation leads to arrest of three Klemme men

Two year investigation leads to arrest of three Klemme men

GARNER – A two year investigation conducted by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has lead to the arrest of three Klemme men on multiple felony charges. Arrested were: Christopher Eugene…

Iowa WBB: Logic, Johnson escape RMU’s trap

Iowa WBB: Logic, Johnson escape RMU’s trap

Michael Bonner, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – Lisa Bluder kept the secret until after the game. During its trip to Miami to participate in the FIU Thanksgiving Classic, the…

Judge Foy approves bond reduction for home invasion suspect

Judge Foy approves bond reduction for home invasion suspect

MASON CITY – On Friday, November 16th, District Court Judge Christopher C. Foy reduced the bond requirement against 27-year-old Joshua Alberto Rutledge of Mason City following an earlier bond reduction…

Lady Trojans stop Riverland, 60-52

Lady Trojans stop Riverland, 60-52

MASON CITY – Freshman Lateeka Thompson (Burnsville, Minn.) scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead NIACC to a 60-52 victory over Riverland Community College Tuesday night in the…

No. 5 NIACC men roll past Riverland, 97-57

No. 5 NIACC men roll past Riverland, 97-57

MASON CITY – The No. 5 NIACC men’s basketball team pushed its win streak to seven games with a 97-57 victory over Riverland Community College Tuesday night in the NIACC…

Jack Taylor of Grinnell College scored an NCAA-record 138 points

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – We in Iowa know what kind of offensive madness has been created by the men’s basketball teams of Grinnell College over the years. But Tuesday…

Lots of dirt on the move Tuesday in Mason City

Lots of dirt on the move Tuesday in Mason City

MASON CITY – There was a lot of dirt getting moved Tuesday in Mason City. Early that morning, there was a crew of city workers transporting dirt from Elmwood Cemetery…

Kentucky’s Rand Paul hints at presidential bid in 2016

By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader – LEXINGTON, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he is interested in running for president in 2016. “I’m not going to deny that I’m…

Honorees selected for 2012 Heroes Game presentation

Honorees selected for 2012 Heroes Game presentation

November 19, 2012 — An Omaha, Neb. man and a couple from Clinton, Iowa will represent their respective states as “citizen heroes” when the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers meet the…

A player in Petraeus drama steps out into public

A player in Petraeus drama steps out into public

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Natalie Khawam emerged tentatively from the shadows Tuesday to put a human face on her role as one of the side characters in…

Teens using steroids to bulk up, University of Minnesota study finds

Christopher Snowbeck, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – A new study finds that more teenagers are using steroids and protein powders to bulk up. Plus, there’s a surprisingly high rate of…

Vikings look to reverse tough run at Soldier

Vikings look to reverse tough run at Soldier

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings don’t need much reminding of their recent woes in Chicago. Defensive end Jared Allen, for example, offered…

Roy’s knee surgery termed ‘successful’

Roy’s knee surgery termed ‘successful’

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy is expected to miss the next month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Monday. The team in a statement…

Pakistani court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian girl

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Tuesday dismissed charges against a Christian girl accused of desecrating the Koran, ending a case that had cast…

Iranian National and His Company Charged in Plot Involving Export of Military Antennas from the United States

WASHINGTON—Amin Ravan, a citizen of Iran, and his Iran-based company, IC Market Iran (IMI), have been charged in an indictment unsealed today with conspiracy to defraud the United States, smuggling,…

Iowa Senator: Iowa could set up 2014 insurance exchange in special legislative session

Iowa Senator: Iowa could set up 2014 insurance exchange in special legislative session

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – Iowa could meet the federal deadline for establishing a state-run health insurance exchange if Gov. Terry Branstad would call lawmakers into special…

Obama returns from Asia, his ‘pivot’ clouded by Middle East

By Anita Kumar and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – YANGON, Myanmar — Welcomed by U.S. friend Thailand and greeted with rock star status during a historic visit to Myanmar, President Barack…

Packers get to measure progress against Giants

Packers get to measure progress against Giants

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — If the Green Bay Packers had played defense last year the way they’ve played during their five-game winning streak this…

Crematorium holds open house to demystify process

By Barbara Brotman, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Vicki Grantham of the Cremation Society of Illinois slid open a gray metal door. “This is where everything starts,” she said. Visitors peered…

Do Your Part: Top 5 ways to green your Thanksgiving

By Terri Bennett – Thanksgiving should be about a lot of things — family, friends, and breaking bread together. It shouldn’t be about waste. This year, Do Your Part to…

American Music Awards provide plenty of pop

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The American Music Awards know their place in the landscape of music-related award shows. The ceremony doesn’t have the prestige…

‘Expendables 2,’ Tarantino box new on video

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – You often see video releases tied to holidays, for example with Christmas offerings hitting stores in the weeks leading up to Dec. 25. I…

Guilty Plea in Aryan Knights Case

BOISE—Joshua Trent, 31, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court in Boise to possessing an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. According to the…

Democrats cheer House gains

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In an election year that had threatened to produce a deeper deficit for the House Democratic minority, the party instead narrowed the…

‘Modern Family’ teen to stay with sister until trial, judge rules

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Teen actress Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” will stay with her sister under temporary guardianship and her case will be set…

Former Davenport, IA Builder Sentenced for Bank Fraud

DAVENPORT, IA—On November 16, 2012, Walter R. Zimmerer, III, age 70, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, formerly the owner of Zimmerer Custom Homes in LeClaire, Iowa, was sentenced by United…

Obama administration proposes new rules for insurers under health care law

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The nation’s health care overhaul took another step forward Tuesday when the Obama administration proposed new rules that clarify insurers’ duties and legal…

Ferentz: “We’ve got a big challenge on our hands playing Nebraska”

Ferentz: “We’ve got a big challenge on our hands playing Nebraska”

COACH FERENTZ:  Welcome, first of all.  We’d like to pay tribute to Tommy Thompson sitting right here.  750th game Saturday, correct?  That’s pretty impressive.  So congratulations on that.  Then also…

California terror suspect allegedly said plan to kill ‘excites me’

By Kimi Yoshino and Robert Lopez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The four men with ties to Southern California who have been charged in an alleged terror plot to…

Key figures in phone-hacking scandal to be charged with bribery

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — A former senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and the onetime chief of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers will be charged with…

Iowa Democrats ride White House victory wave

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — In 21 of the past 29 presidential elections years, the party winning the White House has gained seats in state legislatures.…

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