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Evansdale dad whose daughter went missing pleads guilty to drug charges

WATERLOO – Daniel Eugene Morrissey, 36, of Waterloo has pleaded guilty in Black Hawk County Court to a range of drug offenses that could land him in jail for decades, the…

EDITORIAL: Quotes that stood out to me this week

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – As I am out and about in the community, it seems I am somewhat well-known as the Publisher of NorthIowaToday.com. People seem to know my…

Upmeyer: Senate Dem’s offer double-digit spending increase

Upmeyer: Senate Dem’s offer double-digit spending increase

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – The unexpected winter storm did not hinder the good work being accomplished in the Legislature this week. On Wednesday, we laid out our proposed budget…

Boehner: Dems twiddling thumbs on spending

Boehner: Dems twiddling thumbs on spending

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he was the hardest working man in Washington when it comes to getting the economy on track and ending…

McConnell defends wife on tweets

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his wife, a Chinese-American, against an attack from a liberal group he said was racially based. McConnell, who faces…

Iowa labor leader: “Tom Latham and Steve King decided to put politics before the people of Iowa”

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement regarding the “sequestration” cuts that went into effect Friday: “The massive and arbitrary budget cuts known…

Sperling: Obama on right side of sequester

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) — Gene Sperling, President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, did the Sunday talk show circuit, warning Americans about the impacts of the sequester. On CNN’s “State…

NBA: Miami 99, New York 93

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) — Miami’s LeBron James provided 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists Sunday in the Heat’s 14th straight win, 99-93 over New York. The Heat…

North Iowa under winter storm warning

MASON CITY – Skies are partly cloudy and the sun is bright Sunday afternoon, but according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, North Iowa is in for a…

Latest from Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader during an operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, March 2. The insurgent is believed responsible…

UNI Secures No. 3 Seed With 80-72 Win Over Illinois State

UNI Secures No. 3 Seed With 80-72 Win Over Illinois State

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team locked up the No. 3 seed in the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with…

Cyclones Fall At Oklahoma, 86-69

Cyclones Fall At Oklahoma, 86-69

Courtesy: cyclones.com – NORMAN, Okla – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (19-10 overall, 9-7 Big 12) fell to Oklahoma (19-9 overall, 10-6 Big 12) on Saturday, 86-69. The Cyclones…

Frequently Asked Questions: Impacts to Travel and Trade during Sequestration

From U.S. Customs and Border Protection – What is sequestration? Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress as part of the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011. The…

Questions and Responses Regarding the Impact of Sequestration on Imports

From U.S. Customs and Border Protection – 1. How is CBP communicating information to stakeholders about the effects of the sequestration? Response: CBP port management will be reaching out to…

Upcoming Classes at NIACC Education Centers

Upcoming Classes at NIACC Education Centers

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College offers classes at the College’s area Education Centers. There are centers located in Charles City, Garner, Hampton, Lake Mills and Osage. The…

MCPL receives LearningExpress Library

MCPL receives LearningExpress Library

770 career and academic-oriented courses and practice tests available online MASON CITY – Improving the job search process, preparing for career certification, raising college entrance test scores, and improving 21st…

Indiana beats Iowa 73 – 60

Indiana beats Iowa 73 – 60

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 2 (UPI) — Cody Zeller scored 22 points Saturday and top-ranked Indiana got back on the winning track with a 73-60 triumph over Iowa. Zeller also hauled…

NBA: Portland 109, Minnesota 94

NBA: Portland 109, Minnesota 94

PORTLAND, Ore., March 3 (UPI) — Damian Lillard netted 24 points Saturday and the Portland Trail Blazers showed signs of breaking out of a recent slump with a 109-94 win…

Shells land in Israeli territory

JERUSALEM, March 2 (UPI) — At least three mortar shells landed over the Israeli border from Syria Saturday but no one was injured, Israeli military officials said. The shells landed…

Anti-bullying conference results in new legislation to combat bullying

Anti-bullying conference results in new legislation to combat bullying

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad’s and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ anti-bullying conference in Des Moines last November has resulted in new legislation to combat the bullying of Iowa…

NIACC men play at Kirkwood Tuesday

NIACC men play at Kirkwood Tuesday

NIACC men play at Kirkwood on Tuesday CEDAR RAPIDS – The NIACC men’s basketball team plays at Kirkwood on Tuesday in a Region XI first-round tournament contest. Game time is…

Hitman, 13, found killed in Mexico

ZACATECAS, Mexico, March 2 (UPI) — The body of a 13-year-old admitted hitman was found with those of five other young people along a highway in northern Mexico, police said.…

Iowa meth maker who nearly killed child with fire pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man whose house caught fire from an illegal methamphetamine lab pled guilty on February 28, 2013, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Rory Lee Zirkelbach, age…

Lawsuit: Wrong woman allowed to use sperm

HOUSTON, March 2 (UPI) — A Louisiana man has sued a Texas sperm bank, saying his ex-girlfriend was given sperm she then used to become pregnant with his child. In…

King: New Report Shows ObamaCare Exploding the Debt

King: New Report Shows ObamaCare Exploding the Debt

Washington, DC- Congressman King released the following statement after the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report showing how ObamaCare could increase deficit spending by $6.2 trillion: “President Obama…

Solutions sought for conflict in Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 2 (UPI) — A Pakistani politician called on the United States to include Pakistan in negotiations over ending hostilities in neighboring Afghanistan. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of…

NIACC women host Southeastern Tuesday

NIACC women host Southeastern Tuesday

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team hosts Southeastern-Keokuk on Tuesday in a Region XI first-round tournament contest. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in the NIACC gym.…

Renowned Pianist and Waldorf College Professor Presents Recital March 7

Renowned Pianist and Waldorf College Professor Presents Recital March 7

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf associate professor of music Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor will perform in the Hagen Recital Hall on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will…

Police: Man photographed with mom’s head

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) — A New York man charged with killing his mother and cutting up her corpse photographed himself holding her head, police say. A police source…

NBA: Chicago 96, Brooklyn 85

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) — Joakim Noah’s double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds Saturday helped propel the Chicago Bulls to a 96-85 victory over Brooklyn. Noah also supplied five…

Best Buy CEO: Don’t count us out

RICHFIELD, Minn., March 2 (UPI) — The chief executive officer of U.S. retailer Best Buy said rumors of the store’s demise were premature. “People who thought we were dead have…

Syrian rebels clash at Damascus doorstep

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 2 (UPI) — Rebel forces inched closer to entering the Syrian capital Saturday, trading fire with government troops in a Damascus suburb, an opposition spokesman said. Free…

U.S. to try Manning despite guilty plea

FORT MEADE, Md., March 2 (UPI) — Military prosecutors say they plan to try U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on the most serious charges that could put him in prison…