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Climate talks must consider impact of melting permafrost, scientists say

By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Scientists who study the Arctic say they’re worried that nations meeting this week to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions aren’t adequately…

NIACC men up to No. 3

NIACC men up to No. 3

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team moved up to No. 3 in the NJCAA Division II poll Tuesday. NIACC was No. 11 in the Nov. 13 poll and…

Iowa Utilities Board approves settlement in IPL’s (Alliant Energy) natural gas rate case

Iowa Utilities Board approves settlement in IPL’s (Alliant Energy) natural gas rate case

Alliant claims settlement will lower customer costs from current interim bills – CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – November 27, 2012 – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has approved the settlement Interstate…

Minn. man charged with murder for killing teens who broke into his home

Minn. man charged with murder for killing teens who broke into his home

By Curt Brown, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Insisting the case crosses the line from self-defense to a cold-blooded double execution, Morrison County authorities filed second-degree murder…

Truck scrapes bridge, is damaged; driver blames no height restriction sign

Truck scrapes bridge, is damaged; driver blames no height restriction sign

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 10:15 AM Tuesday morning, Mason City Police responded to a report of a semi trailer truck stuck under the…

Cerro Gordo county awarded $400,000 for more work on B-20

Cerro Gordo county awarded $400,000 for more work on B-20

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse. County Engineer Mary Kelly said that more tests are being…

Panama Canal’s history not without blemishes

By Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald – PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Panama Canal Zone was a little slice of American life in Central America — a parallel society with…

Veterans find jobs, and new mission, in clean tech

By Dana Hull, San Jose Mercury News – When military veterans search for jobs, they often want more than a paycheck. Many say they look for rewarding work and a…

Iowa GOP should replace straw poll with regional events, Branstad suggests

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he supports a regional system of fundraising forums and events for GOP presidential candidates in 2015 rather than the traditional…

Iowa state agency heads ask for more money as budget hearings open

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Gov. Terry Branstad and his financial officials have advised executive branch departments to plan for status quo funding in fiscal 2014, but the first presenters…

Ragan, Steckman, Gronstal to hold meeting on efforts to fill skilled worker shortages in Mason City

Ragan, Steckman, Gronstal to hold meeting on efforts to fill skilled worker shortages in Mason City

Senator Ragan, Representative Steckman and Senator Majority Leader Gronstal seek strategies to help Iowans recover from national recession – (Mason City)  – State Senator Amanda Ragan and State Representative Sharon…

Astronauts chosen for groundbreaking yearlong mission in space

By Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — NASA and Russia’s space agency are pushing ahead with plans for a yearlong stay in space, choosing the two men who…

Daniel Edozie Signs With The Cyclones

Daniel Edozie Signs With The Cyclones

AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced today that Daniel Edozie, a 6-8, 235-pound power forward from Tyler Junior College (Texas), has signed a letter of…

Supreme Court rejects murder appeal claiming right to insanity defense

By David Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has let stand the murder conviction of a paranoid and delusional Idaho man who was denied the opportunity to…

Congress returns as ‘fiscal cliff’ talks slow

Congress returns as ‘fiscal cliff’ talks slow

By Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Congress returned in a lame-duck session with no signs of quick compromise to prevent a tax hike for most…

Schapiro to step down as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Mary Schapiro said Monday she will step down as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission next month. Schapiro, who has headed…

New policy is urged on Plan B for teens

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Doctors should give underage teenagers prescriptions for emergency contraceptives such as Plan B before they start having sex instead of waiting…

Federal Jury Finds Man Guilty of 23 Counts of Sexual Abuse

PHOENIX—On November 20, 2012, a federal jury in Prescott, Arizona, found Jefferson Gatewood, 44, of Carrizo, Arizona, guilty of all 23 counts of a superseding indictment, most of which involved…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Vietnam and the Philippines in February

Trade mission is part of the administration’s goal to increase trade opportunities by 20 percent. Interested Iowans are encouraged to participate in the trade mission. (DES MOINES) – Lieutenant Governor…

Two MN Men Charged with Theft of Government Property

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for theft of government property and theft from an agency receiving federal…

Hyde named top defensive back in Big Ten

Hyde named top defensive back in Big Ten

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior defensive back Micah Hyde has been named the recipient of the Big Ten’s Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award.  The announcement…

Grassley: Q&A on China

Grassley: Q&A on China

Q: What political transitions are under way in China? A: China’s new leader Xi Jinping – who visited Iowa earlier this year – is the most powerful Chinese leader in…

White House issues new warning on ‘fiscal cliff’

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — On the heels of record sales over the Black Friday weekend, the White House warned that automatic federal tax increases set for…

ICE, European law enforcement agencies and Europol seize 132 domain names selling counterfeit merchandise in ‘Project Cyber Monday 3’ and ‘Project Transatlantic’ operations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania and the United Kingdom, and the European Police Office (Europol)…

Hahn Makes Big 12 History, Malloy Repeats As Top Rookie

Hahn Makes Big 12 History, Malloy Repeats As Top Rookie

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior libero Kristen Hahn won her eighth Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday, setting a league volleyball record for the most…

Foundation Campaigns to Translate $7.8 billion Wealth Transfer into Charitable Good at Home

CERRO GORDO COUNTY, November 26, 2012—An unprecedented transfer of wealth from the World War II generation to the baby boomers and then from the baby boomers to the next generation…

Health Department Announces First Annual Food Safety Lecture Series

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is pleased to announce the first annual food safety lecture series on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The first installment…

Fair Book Cover Contest

Fair Book Cover Contest

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Events Center needs your help!  vStudents in the North Iowa Area are being asked to submit entries for the cover art for the 2013…

WBB: Cyclones Ranked No. 24 In Associated Press Poll

WBB: Cyclones Ranked No. 24 In Associated Press Poll

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State returned to The Associated Press top 25 poll with a No. 24 ranking after winning the Junkanoo Jam last weekend in Freeport, Bahamas. The Cyclones are 4-0…

Badgers await second shot at Huskers

By Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MADISON, Wis. — The response was the same whether you talked to a defensive lineman, a cornerback, a tailback or an offensive lineman. Wisconsin’s…

Alleged Serial Bank Robber Arrested

Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for the Northern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Kevin Wolcott…