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Vikings sneak past Packers into playoffs

Vikings sneak past Packers into playoffs

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers Sunday in a shoot-out 37-34 to reach the playoffs and set up a re-match with the Packers next weekend. Adrian…

NIACC women upset No. 1 Lake Michigan

NIACC women upset No. 1 Lake Michigan

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The NIACC women’s basketball team shocked No. 1 Lake Michigan 64-61 in the consolation game of the Illinois Central tournament Sunday afternoon. NIACC (8-6 overall) trailed…

North Korean newspaper claims U.S. GIs deserted military, sold drugs

Pyongyang, December 27 (KCNA) — Four GIs who deserted from the U.S. Second Division in Tongduchon in south Korea have been seized recently. They smuggled raw materials for drugs and…

North Korea: No One Can Quell Korean Nation’s Will for Independent Reunification

Pyongyang, December 27 (KCNA) — No move of the anti-reunification forces can block the advance of the patriotic and enthusiastic Korean nation for reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a…

Record-Breaking Year for Tourism to Israel

2012 is a record-breaking year for tourism to Israel: ​3.5 million visitors to Israel will have arrived by the end of 2012, 4% more than in 2011. Tourists (not including day…

Head-on crash claims life of Iowa teen Sunday

Head-on crash claims life of Iowa teen Sunday

LONE TREE, IOWA – An Iowa teen has lost her life Sunday morning in a 2 car accident in southeast Iowa near Lone Tree. According to a report, a vehicle…

Republicans insisting on smaller social security checks as part of fiscal cliff deal, CNN reports

Republicans insisting on smaller social security checks as part of fiscal cliff deal, CNN reports

CNN is reporting Sunday afternoon that fiscal cliff talks have hit a major obstacle. Citing a “Democratic source,” CNN says that “Republicans are now insisting that any fiscal cliff deal…

NATO soldiers stationed in Afghanistan reflect on the holidays

Italian, Spanish, Czech and French soldiers send messages home to their families for Christmas and New Year and talk about why they feel strongly about working towards the mission in…

E-cigarette helps North Iowa man kick smoking habit

E-cigarette helps North Iowa man kick smoking habit

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man that had smoked for years says he kicked the habit with the help of an e-cigarette. Rick Pierce, who lives in Ventura and…

NIACC Introduces New Director of Incubation and Acceleration Services

MASON CITY – Daniel Pitts Winegarden joined NIACC’s JPEC Center as Director of Incubation and Acceleration Services in December. Mr. Winegarden is a graduate of Iowa State University and the…

A lot on the line in Sunday’s Vikings-Packers game

A lot on the line in Sunday’s Vikings-Packers game

MINNEAPOLIS – It’s do or die for the Minnesota Vikings Sunday when they battle their hated rivals the Green bay Packers at Mall of America Field. For the Vikings, a…

Wolves drop Suns, 111-107

Wolves drop Suns, 111-107

MINNEAPOLIS – Nikola Pekovic scored 28 points and Kevin Love contributed 23 points and 18 rebounds in a victory over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night in front of 19,356 fans…

PHOTOS: A frosty morning in North Iowa

PHOTOS: A frosty morning in North Iowa

MASON CITY – The last weekend of the year 2012 and out of the foggy night frost brings a beautiful Sunday morning. Normal everyday things, that we pass by day…

Four UNI Wrestlers to Compete for Third at Midlands Championships

Four UNI Wrestlers to Compete for Third at Midlands Championships

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications EVANSTON, Ill. – Four wrestlers from the University of Northern Iowa are vying to medal at the Midlands Championships, and the team finished the first day…

Drake Men’s Basketball Falls At Bradley In MVC Opener, 67-57

Courtesy: Drake Athletics – PEORIA, Ill. – Cold shooting and turnovers combined to hamper the Drake University men’s basketball team in its Missouri Valley Conference opener as the team fell…

NIACC women fall Saturday night

NIACC women fall Saturday night

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The NIACC women’s basketball team dropped a 76-56 decision to No. 8 Illinois Central in the semifinals of the Illinois Central tournament Saturday night. NIACC plays…

Op-ed: An idea to make our schools safer

Op-ed from Jack McCourt – I have seen on TV that an FBI agent said that having an armed guard in school buildings is the only way for schools to…

Mason City woman under supervision arrested for theft

Mason City woman under supervision arrested for theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman fresh out of jail on December 11th on felony forgery charges was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on Saturday on new…

Report details death of Cedar Rapids inmate

Linn County, IOWA — In an effort to assist with wide dissemination, the Iowa Department of Public Safety is releasing a report on behalf of the Linn County Attorney. This…

Grassley Good Government Amendment Clears Senate

Grassley Good Government Amendment Clears Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley said that his amendment to require the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to identify and relocate vehicles based at their Washington, D.C.…

Iowa Wrestling — Cory Clark advances to semifinals at Midlands Championships

Iowa Wrestling — Cory Clark advances to semifinals at Midlands Championships

EVANSTON, Ill. – University of Iowa freshmen Cory Clark advanced to the semifinals of the 50th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships today on the Northwestern campus. Clark, the No. 3…

Drunk felon arrested on warrants

Drunk felon arrested on warrants

MASON CITY – A Mason City man and convicted felon was arrested Friday after police received a report of a drunken man walking down the street. Robert Alan Blau, 30,…