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Vikings welcome former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings

Vikings welcome former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings. The Vikings are looking to re-vamp their offense after losing wideout Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks.…

Two children abducted and taken to Mexico are recovered by U.S. Marshalls

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Marshals Service investigators along with detectives with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department worked with law enforcement in Mexico to recover two girls, ages 1 and 2,…

Iowa Trooper Receives National Award

Iowa Trooper Receives National Award

Des Moines, IOWA — A Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol has been selected as one of 10 law enforcement officers from across the nation to receive an award from…

Former Osage man sentenced to prison for receiving child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who received child pornography was sentenced March 14, 2013, to 14 years in federal prison. Kevin Perrin, age 49, formerly of Osage, Iowa, received the…

Stern not interested in ‘Late Night’ gig

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) — Radio star Howard Stern says he has no plans to take over “Late Night” in New York from host Jimmy Fallon if Fallon leaves…

Stock rally loses steam

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) — U.S. markets slipped Friday morning after the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the consumer price index rose 0.7 percent in February. The CPI increase…

Eagle Grove’s Quintas will play volleyball at NIACC

Eagle Grove’s Quintas will play volleyball at NIACC

MASON CITY – Riley Quintas of Eagle Grove has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next fall at NIACC. Quintas, an outside hitter, had 202 kills and…

After two Mason City residents stopped for traffic violation, “large quantity” of meth discovered

After two Mason City residents stopped for traffic violation, “large quantity” of meth discovered

RURAL MASON CITY – A routine traffic stop has lead to the arrest of two Mason City residents and the discovery of a “large quantity” of methamphetamine. According to a…

Will “female and minority business enterprises” suffer if Human Rights Commission and Director cease operation?

Will “female and minority business enterprises” suffer if Human Rights Commission and Director cease operation?

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The City of Mason City is currently seeking bidders for a the 2013 Street Panel and Curb Replacement Program and likely many other…

Romney ’47 percent’ recorder reveals self

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) — Scott Prouty, the man who shot the “47 percent” video of Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign, told MSNBC he agonized about releasing…

3 bodies found in creek in Indiana park

NEW ALBANY, Ind., March 14 (UPI) — The bodies of a woman and two children were found in Binford Park in New Albany, Ind., police said. Police found the bodies…

Facebook friends discover relation

DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 14 (UPI) — An Iowa woman says a Facebook post led her to discover another woman — they met at a party four years ago — was…

Grassley demands answers on released aliens

Grassley demands answers on released aliens

WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. Senators have proposed an amendment to the Continuing Resolution currently being debated in the Senate that would require the Department of Homeland Security to…

Sun Belt cities growing again

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) — Sun Belt cities that were hit hard by the bust in the U.S. housing market are beginning to show signs of a revival, a Brookings…

Illegal alien sentenced to prison after 2 drunk driving offenses

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally re-entered the United States from Mexico was sentenced on March 8, 2013, to three months in federal prison. Juan Rodriguez-Aragon, age 34, from…

Bipartisan immigration bill clears hurdle

Bipartisan immigration bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) — Senators developing a bipartisan immigration reform bill say they’ve agreed on how to give legal status to the 11 million illegal immigrants already in America.…

Judge removed from Whitey Bulger trial

BOSTON, March 14 (UPI) — A former federal prosecutor cannot preside over the trial of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday. The court granted a…

Filing snafu delays 600,000 tax refunds

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) — An estimated 600,000 U.S. tax filers may have to wait six weeks to get tax refunds because of a company filing error, the…

Air Force Academy selects students from Cedar Falls, Sioux City, Madrid and Keokuk

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley said today that Nicholas Heth of Cedar Falls, Taylor Pluim of Sioux City, Jacob Romitti of Madrid, and Cody Winkler of Keokuk have received appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado…

Analysis brings Higgs confirmation closer

UPTON, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) — The new particle detected by the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland last summer is looking more and more like the long-sought Higgs boson, scientists…

Teen meets man on Facebook, hasn’t been heard from since

PORT HURON, Mich., March 15 (UPI) — A Michigan teenager has not been seen or heard from since she went to a motel Feb. 26 with a man she met…

Clinton favorite for president in 2016

Clinton favorite for president in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (UPI) — A national poll by Quinnipiac University indicated Hillary Clinton would beat three potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election. The poll, released Thursday, pitted former…

Obama ‘charm offensive’ ends in stalemate

Obama ‘charm offensive’ ends in stalemate

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) — President Obama concluded his three-day tour of Capitol Hill Thursday without significant progress on the budget stalemate with Republicans, lawmakers said. Obama met with Senate…

COL BKB: Big Ten Roundup

CHICAGO, March 15 (UPI) — Trey Burke helped No. 8 Michigan pull away in the second half Thursday to down Penn State 83-66 and reach the quarterfinals of the Big…

Iowa advances at Big Ten Tourney with 73-59 win over Northwestern

Iowa advances at Big Ten Tourney with 73-59 win over Northwestern

CHICAGO – Iowa jumped out top an 11-0 lead Thursday night against Northwestern in a Big Ten Tournament opening round game and cruised to a 73-59 win. Iowa improves to…

NHL: Minnesota 5, Colorado 3

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 14 (UPI) — Two goals from Mikko Koivu and three assists by Ryan Suter Thursday launched Minnesota to a 5-3 decision over Colorado. Minnesota won for…