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ISU’s Hoiberg signs $20 million deal

ISU’s Hoiberg signs $20 million deal

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has agreed to a 10-year, $20 million contract to remain the head coach at his alma mater. Hoiberg met with…

Lane Restrictions on Southbound I-35 in West Des Moines Begin April 1

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 28, 2013 – In West Des Moines, the capacity improvement on Interstate 35 will continue this year with the construction of new southbound lanes between…

Iowa League of Cities victory against the EPA

M E M O R A N D U M TO:    Reporters and Editors RE:    8th Circuit 3-25-13 ruling on EPA rules DA:    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Senator Chuck Grassley…

“Medicaid Madness” tour stops in Mason City

“Medicaid Madness” tour stops in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Healthiest Iowa Initiative held its “Medicaid Madness” tour on Wednesday, March 27th in Mason City and other Iowa communities. The events were meant to educate Iowans…

Chicago ends Heat win streak at 27 games with 101-97 win

Chicago ends Heat win streak at 27 games with 101-97 win

CHICAGO, March 27 (UPI) — Luol Deng led a balanced Chicago attack Wednesday that allowed the Bulls to end Miami’s history-making run in a 101-97 victory over the Heat. With…

NIT Publisher Marquardt forced from Mason City Public Library while covering meeting of elected officials

NIT Publisher Marquardt forced from Mason City Public Library while covering meeting of elected officials

MASON CITY – NIT Publisher Matt Marquardt was forced to leave a meeting of elected officials Wednesday at the Mason City Public Library. Marquardt went to the library to cover…

Cyclones Strive For Consistency In Season’s Second Half

Cyclones Strive For Consistency In Season’s Second Half

AMES, Iowa – With half of the regular season behind them, the Cyclones (14-16, 0-0 Big 12) enter Big 12 play this weekend aiming for more strong offensive showings, like…

Obama: ‘Shame on us if we’ve forgotten’

Obama: ‘Shame on us if we’ve forgotten’

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) — President Obama, standing with families of victims of gun violence, Thursday made an emotional appeal for Congress to act on gun control. “Shame on us…

Mandela hospitalized, pneumonia suspected

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 28 (UPI) — Doctors said elderly patients with lung infections like former South African president Nelson Mandela can show a range of different symptoms. Mandela, 94,…

Gov. Christie files re-election petition

TRENTON, N.J., March 28 (UPI) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie filed the formal paperwork to run for re-election in the June 4 primary, election records show. The (Newark, N.J.)…

Kan. City Fed says business is still slow

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 28 (UPI) — Manufacturing in the southern central U.S. states slipped in March, but at a slower rate than February, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank…

Coast Guard refers Shell to Justice Dept.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 28 (UPI) — A Coast Guard official in Alaska said a request has been made for the Justice Department to investigate Shell Oil’s failed 2012 Arctic drilling…

Putin orders Black Sea manuevers

MOSCOW, March 28 (UPI) — The Russian government confirmed that President Vladimir Putin ordered an unscheduled military exercise Thursday in the Black Sea. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin gave…

U.S. reaffirms commitment for S. Korea

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) — The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to South Korea as North Korean threats increase tensions in the region, the Pentagon says. Defense Secretary Chuck…

S&P 500 flirting with record high

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose Thursday, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 index flirting with an all-time closing high. The S&P 500 gained 3.37 points,…

Priest in 1980s pedophilia scandal dies

PORTLAND, Ore., March 28 (UPI) — A former Roman Catholic priest convicted in a child-molestation scandal in Oregon died at the age of 87, the Portland archdiocese said this week.…

Michigan man convicted of killing neighbor

SAGINAW, Mich., March 28 (UPI) — A Michigan man was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of killing his neighbor — a decision that took jury members…

Police: Woman stabbed beau, took fake leg

GREENWOOD, S.C., March 28 (UPI) — Police in South Carolina said a woman arrested on a domestic violence charge allegedly stabbed her boyfriend and threw his prosthetic leg into the…

Dunst calls Pitt kiss ‘disgusting’

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) — Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst admits she thought the kiss she shared with Brad Pitt when she was 11 in the film “Interview with the…

Police kill man in shootout after standoff

HOQUIAM, Wash., March 28 (UPI) — Police in Hoquiam, Wash., said they killed a man in a shootout Thursday following a standoff at a home in the Pacific Coast town…

Israel: Soccer player suspected in killing

NETANYA, Israel, March 28 (UPI) — A soccer player was arrested for his alleged involvement in the death of a woman whose strangled body was found at a Netanya, Israel,…

Two Osage men arrested on warrants

OSAGE – On March 27, 2013, two arrest warrants were served by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Osage Police Department on Osage residents, Tyler Lee Roe,…

Ferentz: “We’ve already had a good offseason”

Ferentz: “We’ve already had a good offseason”

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz will have an opportunity evaluate his team over the next month as his team holds about 15 practices. “Today…

New Hampton woman wins $30K in lottery

New Hampton woman wins $30K in lottery

DES MOINES, Iowa – A New Hampton woman was elated when she found out she won the sixth of 12 top prizes of $30,000 playing the lottery’s “Word Bank” instant-scratch…

Indiana man sentenced for defrauding Iowans

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Indiana man who defrauded Iowa investors and an Iowa business was sentenced on March 27, 2013, to more than eight years in federal prison. Lowell Gene…

Clear Lake police officer resigns

Clear Lake police officer resigns

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake police officer has resigned. Chuck Bengston resigned recently from the Clear Lake Police Department after serving since July of 2006. Bengston, a highly-trained law…

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors approve firm to watch employee credit

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors approve firm to watch employee credit

MASON CITY – The Mason City Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 27th for its regular meeting. The board approved an agreement with TrustedID, Inc. retroactive to March 19,…

Mason City Foundation Receives CGCCF Grant to Support The Music Man Square Archives

MASON CITY – On a recent winter afternoon, the archiving room at The Music Man Square was buzzing with activity. One of the many boxes of Meredith Willson memorabilia that…

Iowa 75, Virginia 64

Iowa 75, Virginia 64

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 27 (UPI) — A 3-pointer by Roy Devyn Marble sent Iowa on a second-half run Wednesday that gave the Hawkeyes a 75-64 win over Virginia and a…

Fourth quarter GDP revised slightly higher

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Commerce Department revised its gross domestic product estimate for the fourth quarter on Thursday, pegging growth at U.S. economic 0.4 percent. The report…

Info on Sandy Hook shooting to be released

Info on Sandy Hook shooting to be released

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 28 (UPI) — Release of what police found when investigating Adam Lanza, who killed 27 people in Newtown, Conn., may not add much to the gun debate,…