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MN Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 27, 2013, Raymond Blue Arm, 40, of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on…

Big cheese theft suspect caught

CASHTON, Wis., March 29 (UPI) — An Illinois man is facing charges after being arrested in New Jersey with a truckload of stolen Wisconsin cheese, authorities say. Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika,…

High School Art Students featured in MacNider Museum Exhibition

High School Art Students featured in MacNider Museum Exhibition

MASON CITY – Art: The Next Generation is the theme of the 29th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition in the Center Space Gallery of the MacNider Art Museum, Mason City.…

Obama establishes election reform panel

Obama establishes election reform panel

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) — President Obama, following up on State of the Union comments on voting, has set up a commission to look for ways to make voting easier,…

BlackBerry posts $98 million profit

TORONTO, March 29 (UPI) — Canadian technology firm BlackBerry, formerly RIM, said it posted a surprising $98 million profit in its fiscal fourth quarter. In the quarter that ended March…

New crew docks at space station

New crew docks at space station

MOSCOW, March 29 (UPI) — A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying new crew members to the International Space Station docked with the station as scheduled late Thursday, officials said. “The docking…

UPS pays up for illicit pill shipments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (UPI) — United Parcel Service agreed to give up $40 million in payments it charged for shipping products from what federal prosecutors called illicit online pharmacies.…

Mysterious die-off of bees seen worsening

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) — A mysterious phenomenon killing honeybees for several years appears to have increased dramatically in the last year, U.S. commercial beekeepers say. The puzzling occurrence,…

Drought affects millions in China

BEIJING, March 29 (UPI) — A drought lingering in three Chinese provinces since October has affected 23.7 million people, with economic losses of more than $1.1 billion, officials say. On…

Lil Wayne says he’s epileptic

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) — Rapper Lil Wayne confirmed he is epileptic and said he “could’ve died” after a series of seizures hospitalized him in Los Angeles two weeks…

What’s left of flu is mostly influenza B

ATLANTA, March 29 (UPI) — U.S. influenza activity continues to decline across key flu indicators but influenza viruses still circulate with influenza B predominating, officials say. Officials at the Centers…

Convicted felon, repeat border violator sentenced for illegally re-entering US

ATLANTA – A Jamaican criminal alien with prior felony convictions for the possession and distribution of marijuana was sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison Tuesday for illegally…

Aerial Seeding and Fertilizing along Iowa’s Highways to Continue into April

Aerial Seeding and Fertilizing along Iowa’s Highways to Continue into April

AMES, Iowa – March, 25, 2013 – Due to continued winter weather, the Iowa Department of Transportation is extending the timeframe for aerial seeding along Iowa’s highways into April. The…

U.S. Rep. Young apologizes for ‘wetback’ comment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 29 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, following withering criticism from Republican leaders, apologized Friday for using the term “wetback.” “I apologize for the insensitive term…

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…

NBA: Minnesota 101, Oklahoma City 93

NBA: Minnesota 101, Oklahoma City 93

MINNEAPOLIS, March 29 (UPI) — Nikola Pekovic and Dante Cunningham scored all the points in an 8-0 fourth-quarter run Friday that led Minnesota to a 101-93 triumph over Oklahoma City.…

NHL: Dallas 5, Minnesota 3

DALLAS, March 30 (UPI) — Erik Cole touched off a three-goal third period Friday that gave Dallas a 5-3 decision over Minnesota, snapping the Wild’s seven-game win streak. Cole broke…

NCAA: Duke 71, Michigan State 61

INDIANAPOLIS, March 30 (UPI) — Stephen Curry led the way with 29 points Friday, putting Duke into the NCAA Midwest Region finals with a grueling 71-61 victory over Michigan State.…

NCAA: Louisville 77, Oregon 69

INDIANAPOLIS, March 30 (UPI) — A 31-point effort from Russ Smith powered Louisville to a big lead Friday and the Cardinals moved within one win of the Final Four by…

NCAA: Michigan 87, Kansas 85 (OT)

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 30 (UPI) — Trey Burke rallied Michigan late in regulation Friday and the Wolverines seized on an overtime blunder to down Kansas 87-85 in the NCAA regional…

Man says he will give free shotguns

TUCSON, March 29 (UPI) — A Tucson man says he wants to give out free shotguns in the city’s high-crime neighborhoods. Shaun McClusky, who ran a failed campaign for City…

NCAA: Louisville 77, Oregon 69

INDIANAPOLIS, March 29 (UPI) — A 31-point effort from Russ Smith powered Louisville to a big lead Friday and the Cardinals moved within one win of the Final Four by…

Teacher quits after stomping flag

Teacher quits after stomping flag

CHAPIN, S.C., March 29 (UPI) — A South Carolina high school English teacher who stomped on a U.S. flag said Friday he has resigned effective the end of the school…

Mason City man arrested; charges dismissed for stealing car

Mason City man arrested; charges dismissed for stealing car

MASON CITY – A rural Mason City man was arrested on Friday driving violations. Monte Dean Neubauer, 50, was arrested at at his home at 3:18 AM for driving while revoked,…

McGee’s Superb Shooting on Display at Final Four

ATLANTA, Ga. – Iowa State senior sharpshooter Tyrus McGee is one of eight players invited to participate in the 2013 State Farm College 3-Point Championship, Thursday April 4th at the…

Mayoral candidate apologizes for sex pics

VILLA PARK, Ill., March 28 (UPI) — A mayoral candidate in Villa Park, Ill., has apologized for images of him that surfaced on a sex website. Candidate John Heidelmeier, the…

Christie Vilsack takes “dream job” with USAID

Christie Vilsack takes “dream job” with USAID

WASHINGTON – Christie Vilsack announced today that she has taken a new position with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Vilsack will be Senior Advisor on International Education…

Glitch in Wisconsin triple-slay plea

HUDSON, Wis., March 28 (UPI) — A Wisconsin judge ordered the defendant in a triple-homicide case to return to court Thursday after an expected guilty plea failed to materialize. Aaron…

Urdahl, Dougherty silent on free lunch

Urdahl, Dougherty silent on free lunch

by Matt Marquardt – NorthIowaToday.com has a new policy in place effective immediately.  When a public official is questioned, and they refuse to answer, NIT will publish the email that…

Urdahl, Dougherty discuss possible city council candidate over free lunch

Urdahl, Dougherty discuss possible city council candidate over free lunch

by Matt Marquardt – Today at a popular downtown eatery, Supervisors Jay Urdahl and Phil Dougherty were overheard discussing the possible city council candidacy of a local Mason City woman.…

Upmeyer on Medicaid expansion: “I have concern that it may not be wise to enter into an agreement that relies so heavily upon federal funding”

Upmeyer on Medicaid expansion: “I have concern that it may not be wise to enter into an agreement that relies so heavily upon federal funding”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Much discussion has been had in recent months about our country’s health care system and particularly about the topic of Medicaid expansion. Many proponents of…

King on Marriage: One Man and One Woman

King on Marriage: One Man and One Woman

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to oral arguments heard before the United States Supreme Court this week regarding California’s Proposition 8 ban on…

“Celebrity bartenders” to be at Historic Park Inn April 12th

“Celebrity bartenders” to be at Historic Park Inn April 12th

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – Get ready for “Another Good Night for JDRF.” The JDRF Raiders of Mason City will host a celebrity bartenders event from 5 to…

Toddler mauled to death by pack of 7 pit bulls

PEMBROKE, Ga., March 29 (UPI) — A toddler in Georgia’s Bryan County was mauled to death by a pack of seven dogs in her back yard, officials said. The incident…

Gov. Branstad signs 14 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 14 bills into law

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday signed the following legislation into law: House File 496<http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&ga=85&hbill=HF496> an Act relating to the service of notice of no-contact orders and protective…

Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

PHOENIX, March 28 (UPI) — A group of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s former peers say they disagree with the outspoken Arizona lawman’s warnings about crime increasing if he is recalled. The…

Harkin Recommends Kevin Techau for Northern District U.S. Attorney

Harkin Recommends Kevin Techau for Northern District U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today recommended that the White House nominate Kevin W. Techau for U.S. Attorney for Iowa’s Northern District. The recommendation comes to fill the…

Grassley, Hatch Ask if Sequester Affects Health Exchange Set-up Grants

Grassley, Hatch Ask if Sequester Affects Health Exchange Set-up Grants

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah today asked the Obama administration whether the federal budget sequester will curb the significant amount of federal…

Pair of eyes found in trash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 28 (UPI) — Kansas City, Mo., police are investigating a pair of eyeballs that were found in a gas station trash can, officials said. The eyeballs…

North Korea puts rocket forces on standby

North Korea puts rocket forces on standby

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 29 (UPI) — North Korea’s leader Friday ordered rocket forces to be on standby to “strike any time” against U.S. and South Korean targets, official media…