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North Koreans who helped launch satellite visit Kim Il Sung’s birthplace, marvel at “fully equipped” sports stadium

Pyongyang, December 23 (KCNA) — Scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 Sunday visited Mangyongdae, President Kim Il Sung’s birthplace. They laid…

North Koreans celebrate satellite launch

Pyongyang (KCNA) — More army-people rallies were held in cities and counties to hail the successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2. Present there were service personnel of the Korean People’s…

Trap set for first responders at NY house fire leaves firefighters dead

CNN is reporting that a gunamn laying in wait at a house fire in New York state has shot and killed two firefighters. Two other firefighters were also wounded at…

Wolves lose tight one to Knicks, 96-91

Wolves lose tight one to Knicks, 96-91

Carmelo Anthony’s 33 points were enough to eclipse Nikola Pekovic’s 21 points and 17 rebounds as the New York Knicks held off the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday in Madison Square Garden,…

Packers crush Titans, 55-7

Packers crush Titans, 55-7

Aaron Rodgers accounted for 4 touchdowns in the Green Bay Packer’s 55-7 rout of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Green Bay. The Packers are now guaranteed at least the…

Hitting hard: Don’t miss these recent stories

Hitting hard: Don’t miss these recent stories

by Matt Marquardt – It’s Christmas and in between presents, meals and naps you might find the time to read the following stories. Make sure to watch the videos, too.…

Merry Christmas, Mason City: We have at least one more year of Bookmeyer and his crew

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – A few random thoughts this Christmas Eve morning. Of course I have been thinking more and more about our city government ever since Mayor Eric…

Iowa prisoner escape notice: Cory Brian Frahm

Iowa prisoner escape notice: Cory Brian Frahm

NAME: Cory Brian Frahm AGE: 34 SEX: Male FACILITY: Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility OFFENSE: Robbery Second Degree, Failure to Report Contraband in a Correctional Facility SENTENCE: 12 Years…

Vikings punish first-place Texans, 23-6 on road

Vikings punish first-place Texans, 23-6 on road

HOUSTON – The Minnesota Vikings scored an impressive road victory over the AFC-leading Houston Texans on Sunday, winning 23-6. Adrian Peterson, continuing his pursuit of Eric Dickerson’s all-time single-season rushing…

Microlenders provide financial lifeline to online enterprises

By William D’Urso, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Erik Jimenez needed $1,000 right away to buy 200 used guitars he could sell from his online store. He couldn’t…

Alexandria Police Charge U.S. Senator with DUI

Alexandria Police Charge U.S. Senator with DUI

Alexandria Police arrested Michael Dean Crapo, 61, and charged him with driving under the influence on Sunday, December 23 at 12:45 a.m. An officer was on routine patrol when he…

Waterloo police find dead man in doorway

WATERLOO – In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 22, 2012 Waterloo Police responded to a 911 call of a man down on the ground at 343 Albany Street.…

Arizona Frank Lloyd Wright house saved from demolition

A Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix, AZ that was set to be demolished was saved at the last minute by an anonymous buyer. According to CNN, a picturesque home…

Football Coach Charged with Producing Child Pornography, Interstate Extortion, and Cyber Stalking

HARRISBURG, PA—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 28-year-old Wilkes-Barre resident was charged today in a superseding criminal information with producing and attempting to…

Health department offers advice on being safe in winter

Health department offers advice on being safe in winter

From the Cerro Gordo County Health Department – During the winter, people must be cautious of the paths they are walking. Many cold weather injuries result from falls on ice-covered…

El Gato, the Dancing Horse, Rings Bells for the Salvation Army in Hampton

El Gato, the Dancing Horse, Rings Bells for the Salvation Army in Hampton

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – HAMPTON – Kelly Reynolds and her Dancing Horse, El Gato, do more than entertain. This past Saturday, they were outside Shopko Hometown, the…

Iowa issues more conceal and carry gun permits last year

Iowa issues more conceal and carry gun permits last year

More and more, Iowans are taking advantage of the right to carry a gun for self defense, after former governor Chet Culver signed into law a relaxed conceal and carry…

Waldorf Art Gallery to debut exhibit from local educator

Waldorf Art Gallery to debut exhibit from local educator

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College will debut its third art gallery exhibit of the academic year on Jan. 7, 2013. The exhibit will feature works by Ted Bieth, a…

Garner Man Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

Garner Man Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Garner man wasn’t sure what to expect when he had his “Gemstone 10s” instant-scratch ticket validated, but he ended up winning a top prize of…