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EDITORIAL: Urdahl reeling after body blow from Globe attack dog Skipper

EDITORIAL: Urdahl reeling after body blow from Globe attack dog Skipper

by Matt Marquardt – There might be fewer impromptu bull sessions at 9:56 AM Tuesday mornings in the supervisor’s office at the Cerro Gordo courthouse after Globe Gazette wage-earner John…

Man who wanted child dead is freed after serving 10 months in prison

Man who wanted child dead is freed after serving 10 months in prison

NIT – The wheels of justice turned quickly for a Clear Lake man who was accused of trying to hire someone to kill a child who accused him of sexual…

Black, Hispanic kids suffer health care disparity in Iowa, survey says

Black, Hispanic kids suffer health care disparity in Iowa, survey says

IOWA CITY – Black and Hispanic children in Iowa are more likely to suffer from health health care disparities that their white and Asian counterparts, a survey from the The…

Military regrets civilian casualties in recent Afghan offensive

Military regrets civilian casualties in recent Afghan offensive

KABUL, Afghanistan – While the coalition force investigation into the accidental deaths of several civilians in the Jan. 15 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) operation in Parwan continues, numerous facts…

NIACC sports update published January 21, 2014

NIACC sports update published January 21, 2014

From the NIACC Athletic Department – NIACC NOTEBOOK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The No. 1 NIACC women’s basketball team (17-2 overall, 6-0 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at…

Three bodies found at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, TX- The bodies of three military dependents, one male adult and two children were discovered at approximately 7:15 a.m. Jan. 21 in an on-post residence. Special agents from…

Two dead in one car accident in Marshall county

Two dead in one car accident in Marshall county

MARSHALL COUNTY, IOWA – Two men died in a one car accident Tuesday in Marshall county, Iowa. According to a report, at about 7:00 AM Tuesday morning, a 2001 Ford…

Des Moines burglars who used garage door openers arrested Tuesday

Des Moines burglars who used garage door openers arrested Tuesday

DES MOINES – Police in and around Iowa’s capitol city have arrested a couple who burglarized cars and homes using garage door openers. According to Des Moines police, between the…

Organization calls downtown Mason City a “great place” for business travelers

Organization calls downtown Mason City a “great place” for business travelers

NIT – The American Planning Association has named Mason City one of 30 “great places” for business travelers. According to USA Today, Mason City was named with the likes of…

Two Newman golfers sign on to play for NIACC

MASON CITY – Newman Catholic seniors Carlie Eckenrod and Carter Niedermayer both signed national letter of intents Tuesday to play golf at NIACC next season. NIACC coach Chris Frenz said…

Dietz to challenge Ragan for District 27 seat in Iowa legislature

Dietz to challenge Ragan for District 27 seat in Iowa legislature

HAMPTON – Former Hampton Mayor Shawn Dietz today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Iowa Senate from District 27.  Elected to the City’s top post in November,…

Wal-Mart calculator caper doesn’t add up for Kansas man

Wal-Mart calculator caper doesn’t add up for Kansas man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Kansas man who worked with others in a caper to steal calculators from an Iowa Wal-Mart and other stores plead guilty today in federal court. Caleb…

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell indicted on corruption charges

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell indicted on corruption charges

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal grand today returned a 14-count indictment against former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell and former First Lady Maureen G. McDonnell for allegedly participating in a…

Bus trip to Minnesota Owl Festival planned

Bus trip to Minnesota Owl Festival planned

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center are sponsoring a motor coach trip to the International Festival of Owls in Houston, Minnesota on…

Two die in Mason City carbon monoxide incident

Two die in Mason City carbon monoxide incident

MASON CITY – Two Mason City residents were discovered dead in their home Monday in a carbon-monoxide-related incident. Thomas and Carmen Jimenez of 322 4th Street NW were discovered by…

Branstad, Reynolds highlight progress following landmark education reform package (VIDEO)

Branstad, Reynolds highlight progress following landmark education reform package (VIDEO)

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined by Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck to highlight the progress made under the landmark…

Tuttle named MVC Player of the Week

Tuttle named MVC Player of the Week

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – ST LOUIS, Mo. – University of Northern Iowa junior forward Seth Tuttle has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week,…

Op-ed: Watts says there is “hand-picked” successor to Amosson

Op-ed: Watts says there is “hand-picked” successor to Amosson

Readers, Have to reference an article that was written by John Skipper in Monday’s Globe. He says something unusual is happening due to Bob Amosson retiring. This is very true!…

Grand jury returns indictments against Minnesota residents

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal grand jury in the District of Minnesota, sitting in Minneapolis, recently returned the following indictments. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation, and…

UNI goes for season sweep of Bradley

UNI goes for season sweep of Bradley

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team (10-8, 4-2 MVC) will look to sweep the season series against the Bradley University Braves (7-12, 2-4 MVC) on…

Afghan commandos kill insurgents, destroy weapons

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan commandos from the 7th Special Operations Kandak killed nine insurgents during a mission to disrupt enemy activity Jan. 15-16 in Kajaki district’s Awdar Bazaar. The…

Afghan forces rescue kidnapped police officer in Logar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces rescued a kidnapped police officer Jan. 19 reuniting a father and his son after a battle in Logar province’s Pul-e Alam district.…

U.S. welcomes selection of new Transitional President of the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON – The United States on Tuesday welcomed the selection of Catherine Samba-Panza as Transitional President in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), saying “she has a unique opportunity to advance…

Joe Williams is Iowa Wrestling’s honorary captain versus Gophers

Joe Williams is Iowa Wrestling’s honorary captain versus Gophers

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa three-time NCAA champion Joe Williams will serve as honorary captain Saturday when the second-ranked Hawkeyes host fourth-ranked Minnesota on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.…