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COL BKB: Minnesota 58, Wisconsin 53 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Andre Hollins scored seven of his 21 points in overtime Thursday and Minnesota snapped a two-game slide with a 58-53 win over No. 19 Wisconsin.…

NHL: Colorado 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 14 (UPI) — Matt Duchene scored the tying goal late in regulation and then added the game-winner in a shootout Thursday, lifting the Colorado Avalanche over…

WBB: Cyclones Beat Oklahoma, 72-68; Earn Season Sweep

NORMAN, Okla. – No. 24/23 Iowa State (18-5 overall, 9-4 Big 12) didn’t make a field goal in the final 4:46 of its game at No. 22/19 Oklahoma (18-6 overall,…

Fire erupts at south end house Thursday (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Fire erupts at south end house Thursday (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Thursday at about 5:15 pm, the Mason City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1619 South Wilson Ave.…

Woman who smashed up North Iowa law enforcement vehicles with four kids in car now serving jail time

Woman who smashed up North Iowa law enforcement vehicles with four kids in car now serving jail time

MASON CITY – A Davenport woman who came to Mason City last fall and lead law enforcement on a high speed chase through the city and ended near the NIACC…

Rural Mason City man accused of car theft

Rural Mason City man accused of car theft

MASON CITY – A rural Mason City man and convicted felon is accused of theft. According to a sheriff’s report, Monte Dean Neubauer, 50, was working on a car for…

Northbridge project continues to haunt city budget

Northbridge project continues to haunt city budget

MASON CITY – The year was 2003. Jean Marinos was newly-elected as Mason City’s mayor that February and within weeks, City Hall would follow through on a project called Northbridge…

U.S. Postal Service rescue plan

U.S. Postal Service rescue plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Congress could come up with a compromise to put the U.S. Postal Service on solid footing by the end of March, a lawmaker said Wednesday.…

Wis. judge: State high court unsafe

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 13 (UPI) — A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who once accused a fellow justice of assaulting her says he has engaged in an “escalating pattern of abusive…

North Korea issues threat about ICBMs

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 13 (UPI) — North Korea, two days after its third nuclear test, Thursday asserted it too should have intercontinental ballistic missiles if “imperialists” have them. South…

Chinese analysts warn of U.S. steps

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (UPI) — North Korea’s latest nuclear test may encourage the United States and its allies to boost military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese analysts said. Even…

Obama meets Senate Dems on immigration

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday told Senate Democrats border security and a path to citizenship are necessary for immigration reform. Obama joined Vice President Joe…

Ending Saturday mail gets thumbs up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — A strong majority of Americans favor dropping Saturday residential mail delivery, a Gallup poll indicates. The poll released Wednesday found 63 percent of those surveyed…

Retired pope to stay ‘hidden to the world’

ROME, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Retiring Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday he will be “hidden in the world” after he steps down at the end of February. The pope made…

Iowa woman found dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

Iowa woman found dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

WATERLOO – On February 6th, at approximately 9:51 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to an apartment complex located at 3621 Sager Avenue on a report of someone laying on the…

Obama to offer preschool cost-sharing plan

Obama to offer preschool cost-sharing plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Whether a child gets a good preschool education should not depend on a parent’s paycheck, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday. Obama traveled to Decatur,…

Senate Dems unveil sequester alternative

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday presented a $110 billion alternative to the looming sequester that raises $55 billion in new revenue through the Buffett Rule. The…

John Deere recalls utility vehicles

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Outdoor equipment firm John Deere is recalling 4,700 Gator utility vehicles due to an oil filter leak that poses a fire hazard U.S. regulators said.…

Iowa Legislature studying future of Iowa’s rest stops

Iowa Legislature studying future of Iowa’s rest stops

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature is studying the future of its rest stops along Iowa freeways. Under a study bill currently in committee in the Iowa Senate, before a…

Winnebago Industries Recognized as #1 Motorhome Manufacturer

FOREST CITY, IOWA, February 14, 2013 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has been recognized by Statistical Surveys, Inc., a retail reporting service…

Reconstruction of Northbound I-380 in Waterloo Set to Begin This Spring

Reconstruction of Northbound I-380 in Waterloo Set to Begin This Spring

MASON CITY, Iowa – Feb 14, 2013 – Travelers on Interstate 380 between U.S. 20 and River Forest Road in Waterloo will once again notice signs of another change coming…

UNI Wins Fourth Straight; Bests Bluejays, 61-54

UNI Wins Fourth Straight; Bests Bluejays, 61-54

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team used an 11-1 run to spark a comeback win over the Creighton Bluejays,…

Cyclones Fall At Texas In Double Overtime

Cyclones Fall At Texas In Double Overtime

Courtesy: Cyclone Athletics – AUSTIN, Texas – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (16-8 overall, 6-5 Big 12) fell to Texas (11-13 overall, 3-8 Big 12) by a score of…

Navy recruiter charged in sexual assault

ALAMO HEIGHTS, Texas, Feb. 13 (UPI) — U.S. Navy recruiter Juan Jose Pena was arrested at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and charged with sexual assault, Alamo Heights, Texas,…

Indonesia gets $1.56 billion in U.S. military aid

Indonesia gets $1.56 billion in U.S. military aid

JAKARTA, Feb. 13 (UPI) — The U.S. Congress has approved giving $1.56 billion to Indonesia for the purchase of military equipment, a top military official said Wednesday. Army Chief of…

Many hurdles await U.S. cybersecurity law

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity executive order has set in motion structural reforms its backers hope will be readily embraced by the U.S. corporate sector.…

Touchscreen keyboard can appear, disappear

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) — A U.S. tech firm says it’s developed a touchscreen keyboard that rises from the smooth screen surface to allow text input and then disappears…

Global mobile phone sales decline

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 13 (UPI) — Global sales of mobile phones declined in 2012 compared with the previous year, a U.S. research firm has reported. Research company Gartner, based in…

Drill, baby, drill!

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) — NASA said its unmanned Curiosity rover achieved a first this week, using a drill at the end of its robotic arm to bore into…

New materials may be computer breakthrough

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 13 (UPI) — “Superfast” materials that shuttle information at the speed of light in quantum computers and other electronic devices are on the horizon, U.S. researchers…

Facebook sued over use of ‘like’ button

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) — The widow of a Dutch programmer is suing Facebook over its use of a “like” button and other patented technology she says was developed…

Middle East losing water reserves

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) — NASA says a study using two of its satellites confirmed large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the…

No asteroid risk in foreseeable future

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) — Despite the approach of an asteroid set to make a close flyby of Earth this week, an actual impact is unlikely for the foreseeable…

Josh Powell’s brother commits suicide

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) — The brother and defender of Josh Powell, who killed himself and his two sons in a house fire after suspicions he killed his wife Susan,…

Man guilty of killing laughing businessman

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) — A Southern California man faces up to 11 years in prison for fatally punching and kicking a New Jersey businessman who laughed at him…

Wilkos hit with metal bowl during taping

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 13 (UPI) — Steve Wilkos wasn’t seriously injured when he was smacked in the head with a metal bowl by fighting guests on his talk show in…

Vikings pick up option on Coach Frazier

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) — The Minnesota Vikings said Wednesday they have exercised a contract option on head Coach Leslie Frazier that will keep him with the team through 2014.…

HSI arrests former church pastor on child exploitation charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, along with officers assigned to the Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force…

Kerry, Jordan FM discuss Syria crisis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after meeting with Jordan’s foreign minister in Washington Wednesday, said they discussed the “challenge of Syria.” Kerry said he…

NBA: Boston 71, Chicago 69

BOSTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Kevin Garnett helped spark a fourth-quarter rally with eight points down the stretch Wednesday, powering the Boston Celtics to a 71-69 win over Chicago. Garnett…

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