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Mankato coach thankful nightmare of child-porn case is over

Richard Meryhew and David Chanen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MANKATO – Fighting back tears and pausing to catch his breath, a Mankato football coach expressed relief Friday that an agonizing three-month…

Hostess seeks $1.8 million in executive bonuses; 110 bidders interested

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – Hostess Brands Inc., in the midst of winding down its business, is hoping Thursday that a federal bankruptcy judge approves up to $1.75 million…

Batmobile to go on the block

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – Holy hot rod, Batman! The iconic Batmobile from the 1960s television show is going up for auction early next year. The midnight-black and fluorescent-red-pinstriped…

Obama warns Syria about using chemical weapons, threatens ‘consequences’

By Jonathan S. Landay and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned the embattled leader of war-torn Syria on Monday not to use chemical weapons against…

Voyager 1 finds ‘magnetic highway’ at solar system’s edge

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Voyager 1, the spacecraft famous for beaming back striking photos of Jupiter, Saturn and their moons more than 30 years…

Judge removed from Fort Hood shooting case in dispute over defendant’s beard

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times – The man accused in the Fort Hood shootings may get to keep his beard. A military judge’s “duel of wills” with Maj. Nidal…

Violent November comes to end in Chicago with 192 shootings

By Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Thelma Smith was visiting her mother’s South Side home Friday night to talk about a birthday party in memory of her son,…

Branstad, Reynolds visit every Iowa county

(DES MOINES) – Cass County marks the 99th county visited this year for both Gov. Terry Branstad, who visited Plastic Professionals in Atlantic today, and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, who wraps…

Franklin county crash injures 6 Monday morning

Franklin county crash injures 6 Monday morning

FRANKLIN COUNTY – A crash Monday in Franklin county injured 6 people. The incident occurred at the 157 mile marker on Interstate 35 at 7:15 AM. According to an Iowa…

Another attack on NIT today

Another attack on NIT today

by Matt Marquardt – In the wake of the recent denial of service attack on NorthIowaToday.com, a new attack on NIT surfaced today. A blogger over the weekend took it…

15th Annual Clear Lake Polar Bear Dip not so polar

15th Annual Clear Lake Polar Bear Dip not so polar

CLEAR LAKE – The 15th Annual Polar Bear Dip at Clear Lake took place Sunday afternoon. With the 55 degree temperature, the crowd was overwhelming, with people taking advantage of…

Diamond Jo Casino donating to Mower County, MN food bank

Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – The Worth County Development Authority in Iowa voted recently to award $66,000 to nine area food banks, including one in Mower County, to help people…

Austin, MN officer shot pit bull; owner confused

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald – The owner of a pit bull is confused after an officer shot his dog Sunday morning following a fiasco that reportedly started with another…

Four tight ends from Iowa scored NFL touchdowns on Sunday

Four tight ends from Iowa scored NFL touchdowns on Sunday

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – If this isn’t a record, it should be. Four former Iowa tight ends scored touchdowns in National Football League games on Sunday. Why does nearly…

20-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting Iowa student on campus in 2010

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A 20 -year-old former University of Iowa student was found guilty Friday by a Johnson County jury of sexually assaulting another student along the west…

Jury selection starts today for Iowa man accused in his toddler’s death

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – Jury selection starts Monday in the murder trial of Zyriah Schlitter, who is accused in the death of his 17-month-old toddler in 2010. There will…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (9-1 overall) returns to action Tuesday at Rochester Community Technical College (4-1) in Rochester, Minn. Game time is set for 8…

Hobby Lobby CEO takes issue with Obamacare, files lawsuit

Hobby Lobby CEO takes issue with Obamacare, files lawsuit

A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO – By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on November 26, 2012 When my family and I started…

Ask the Experts: 2013 Medicare tax leads to confusion

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – Questions about the new Medicare tax and about buying retirement credits are this week’s “Ask the Experts” topics. The answers are from Greg…

How to handle a balance in your flexible spending account

By Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – It’s a busy time for eye doctors. The year-end surge in patients has little to do with patients’ declining eyesight. It’s mostly because…

Safe-deposit boxes not always safe

By Richard Newman, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, holders of safe-deposit boxes should consider how safe the valuables they’ve got stowed away really are.…

ICE deports Mexican murder suspect

RICHMOND, Va. – A Mexican murder suspect captured in Charlottesville, Va., was removed from the United States Friday and turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials by officers from U.S.…

Iowa redistricting process, split Legislature linked

Iowa redistricting process, split Legislature linked

CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite the efforts of Republicans to win a majority in the Iowa Senate and take control of both chambers of the Legislature as well as the Governor’s…

Mary Andringa next co-chair of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council starting July 1, 2013

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that Mary Vermeer Andringa, president and CEO of Vermeer Corporation in Pella, will serve as co-chair of…

Branstad sets House District 52 special election for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad set the House District 52 special election for Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The election is needed to fill the seat of Rep. Brian Quirk,…

UPDATE: Ventura man attacked and injured by pit bull

UPDATE: Ventura man attacked and injured by pit bull

UPDATE: Clear Lake police Monday said that they responded to a call about a dog bite at 9 North Main Street in Ventura on December 1st at 10:37 AM.  Robert…

Judges challenge ban on sex offenders

By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times – SANTA ANA, Calif. — A panel of Superior Court judges has challenged a controversial Orange County, Calif., law that bans sex offenders from…

FBI arrests 2 Pakistani brothers from Florida on terrorism charges

By Scott Hiaasen, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Two Pakistani brothers from Oakland Park, Fla., have been arrested on terrorism charges, accused of conspiring to deploy explosive weapons against an…

Which Twins might go

Which Twins might go

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – The Twins aren’t calling this a rebuilding project, but after trading Denard Span for a Class A pitching prospect Thursday, it’s clear they’re not…

Calif. couple accused of holding girl as sex slave face court hearing

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO, Calif. — An Oceanside, Calif., couple are scheduled to be in court Monday to face accusations that they kept an underage Mexican…

Iowa State accepts invite to 2012 Liberty Bowl

Iowa State accepts invite to 2012 Liberty Bowl

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State football team will be returning to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis after a visit more than four decades ago under legendary coach Johnny Majors.…

Vikings should have benched ineffective Ponder

Vikings should have benched ineffective Ponder

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Christian Ponder yanked off his jersey and slumped in front of his locker, alone as a man can be in…

Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ disappoints at box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Brad Pitt’s “Killing Them Softly” barely had a pulse at the box office this past weekend. Not only did the crime…

Rams give 49ers the boot in OT

By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — It took nearly 10 quarters to break the tie — but the tie has been broken between the Rams and the…

Graeme McDowell wins World Challenge for second time

By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times – THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — There would be no Tiger Woods charge or belly putter magic to topple Graeme McDowell’s stellar play Sunday. With a…

Yard waste collection has ended in Mason City

From the City of Mason City – The yard waste collection season has ended for citizens of Mason City as of last Friday, November 30.  Citizens are asked to haul…