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Meth conspiracy lands Kossuth county man in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced February 5, 2013, to ten years in federal prison. Matthew Ryan McCauley, 33, from Whittemore, Iowa,…

NIACC ‘Think Pink’ event set for Saturday

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball teams’ “Think Pink” game is set for Saturday against Iowa Central in the NIACC gym. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The…

Lake Mills’ Erdahl to play volleyball at NIACC

Lake Mills’ Erdahl to play volleyball at NIACC

MASON CITY – Lake Mills’ senior Hallie Erdahl has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next fall at NIACC. Erdahl, a libero, was a two-year starter for…

ISU WBB Wins at TX, 67-48

AUSTIN, Texas – Iowa State’s Anna Prins scored a season-high 19 points, Nikki Moody had 15 points and Brynn Williamson stymied Texas’ leading scorer Chassidy Fussell as the No. 25…

Peterson has sports hernia surgery

Peterson has sports hernia surgery

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, coming off an NFL-best rushing season, underwent sports hernia surgery, the team said Thursday. The Vikings said they expect…

Steve King says Karl Rove is out to get him

Steve King says Karl Rove is out to get him

In an email sent Thursday, Iowa Congressman Steve king says political guru Karl Rove is out to get him and “bully” him into not running for Senator Tom Harkin’s Senate…

EDITORIAL: We are all paying the price for Bookmeyer and his lap dogs running this city

EDITORIAL: We are all paying the price for Bookmeyer and his lap dogs running this city

by Matt Marquardt – At this time, the people of Mason City are faced with a tax hike due to the behavior and spending of our current council and Mayor…

Human Rights sits at the top of council budget cut list

Human Rights sits at the top of council budget cut list

MASON CITY – The Mason City council has in its possession a proposed list of cuts from this year’s budget that they are looking at to reach the $295,000 needed…

Ohio sheriff warns Obama on gun control

FINDLAY, Ohio, Feb. 7 (UPI) — The sheriff of Hancock County, Ohio, has told President Barack Obama “any so-called federal law” infringing gun rights “will not be tolerated” in his…

Apathy strangles city elections in Cerro Gordo County

Apathy strangles city elections in Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY – Voter turnout has been weak in Cerro Gordo county in the last three local elections for city government posts.  In Mason City since 2007, voter turnout has…

2 Great Lakes at record low levels

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Record low water levels have been measured in two of the Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says. The water…

Minnesota cancels moose season

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6 (UPI) — Minnesota’s moose population has plummeted by half since 2010, prompting state officials Wednesday to announce the cancellation of this year’s hunting season. The…

Winter Reading Bingo program now accepting registrations at M.C. library

Winter Reading Bingo program now accepting registrations at M.C. library

MASON CITY – Adult readers can enjoy some new and old favorites this winter while taking part in Winter Reading Bingo at the Mason City Public Library. The program, which…

Han Solo to get own ‘Star Wars’ movie

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Hollywood’s Walt Disney Co. is developing spinoff films about “Star Wars” icons Han Solo and Boba Fett, EW.com reported Wednesday. The studio this week…

Several charged in bleach ‘miracle’ cure

ASHLAND, Ore., Feb. 6 (UPI) — Two Oregon men were charged with fraud for allegedly making and selling industrial bleach as a cure for numerous illnesses, U.S. officials said Wednesday.…

Postal Service dropping Saturdays for mail

Postal Service dropping Saturdays for mail

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Postal Service, which lost $16 billion last year, announced Wednesday it will end Saturday mail delivery beginning Aug. 5. Package deliveries will continue…

Rubio to give GOP State of Union response

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, GOP congressional leaders said Wednesday. House Speaker…

Hagel vote up in air

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Senate Republicans are trying to hold up the confirmation vote on President Obama’s defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, a Senate aide said Wednesday. Hagel’s nomination…

9-year-old, 2 others rob 2 at McDonalds

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) — A 9-year-old boy and two others were arrested for pulling a paintball gun and robbing two 12-year-old boys at a McDonald’s on the Chicago Skyway,…

COL BKB: Michigan State 61, Minnesota 50

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 6 (UPI) — Gary Harris and Keith Appling led a second half charge Wednesday that lifted No. 8 Michigan State to a 61-50 victory over 18th-ranked…

Gov. Christie trades insults with doctor

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 7 (UPI) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday traded barbs with a former White House doctor who criticized his weight, calling her a “hack.” Dr. Connie…

NBA: San Antonio 104, Minnesota 94

NBA: San Antonio 104, Minnesota 94

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Tony Parker led a strong fourth quarter Wednesday that allowed San Antonio to ease past Minnesota 104-94. The Timberwolves held a two-point lead with 7:42…

Minn. Ponzi scammer faces SoCal charges

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A convicted Minnesota swindler was charged in California with a $21 million Ponzi scheme that fleeced 55 investors, Orange County prosecutors said Tuesday.…

SGO gets another demining project

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Feb. 5 (UPI) — Sterling Global Operations has received another U.S. military contract for demining and battle area clearance services in Afghanistan. Under the $30 million award,…

Teacher gets max for groping students

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 5 (UPI) — A Texas Catholic school teacher will serve the next 20 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls in his classroom, prosecutors said. Arturo…

Study: Climate belief blows hot and cold

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) — Americans’ belief in climate change goes where the weather goes, researchers say, as exposure to changeable temperatures influences attitudes to climate change. Researchers at…

Firefighters free ducklings from drain

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) — Firefighters in Florida said they rescued six ducklings that fell through a grated drain cover while walking with their mother. The Clearwater Fire Department…

Colleges: Wrong data given for rankings

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) — A number of colleges submitted incorrect or falsified information to U.S. News & World Report for the magazine’s annual school rankings, officials said. Five prominent…

St. Paul Man Indicted for Robbing U.S. Bank

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old St. Paul man was indicted in connection with the December 13, 2012 armed robbery of the U.S. Bank branch located at 711 Cleveland…