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North Korea praises hackers, threatens to blow up White House, other targets

North Korea praises hackers, threatens to blow up White House, other targets

NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT – U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) — The Policy Department of the…

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

Poll should serve as bucket of ice water into John Skipper’s face

NIT Opinion – The votes are in, and John Skipper is losing, big time. Like a punishing left hook to one of his 3 chins, NIT readers have voted overwhelmingly…

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

Police officer shot and killed Sunday in Florida

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A police officer in Florida was shot, ran over and killed by a suspect as the officer investigated a noise complaint. Deputies assigned in Tarpon Springs…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – A collision in a residential Mason City neighborhood led to the arrest of a youth counselor for drunk driving charges. Mason City police were called to the…

County assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

County assessor set for arraignment on drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor will be arraigned next month on a drunk driving charge. Cerro Gordo county assessor John Boedeker, age 63, was arrested for operating…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving after collision

MASON CITY – Police responded to a car crash Saturday afternoon and took a woman to jail for drunk driving – her third such arrest. An emergency call was made…

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-ed: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba will advance United…

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

Mason City woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – Police stopped a driver early Sunday and she was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police stopped a car driven by Skye Lee Lovik, age 27, Sunday…

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

President Obama condemns murder of two NYC cops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after two New York City police officers were murdered in an ambush, President Obama condemned the killings. “I unconditionally condemn today’s murder of two police…

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

Four terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being shipped to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Defense announced today the repatriation of Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to…

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

Hundreds more U.S. troops heading to Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press…

Winnebago announces election of new management

Winnebago announces election of new management

FOREST CITY, IA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, announced the board of directors have elected two new vice presidents. The Board elected Steve Dummett,…

Decorah artist now featured at MacNider Museum

Decorah artist now featured at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Artwork from Carl Homstad, from Deborah, is now featured in exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City. Homstad graduated from Luther College in…

Is “Republican Jesus” accurate?

Is “Republican Jesus” accurate?

Accurate? Or just liberals spreading a false characterization of Republicans?…

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

North Iowa diversity group sponsors 10th annual art and writing contest

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 10th annual Art/Writing contest. This contest is for children K through 12 in North Iowa – as…

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

Thousands rally at Mall of America, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot”

BLOOMINGTON, MN – 3000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday at the Mall of America rotunda to sing songs and chant demanding an end to police…

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

Second half dominance spells doom for Iowa in 56-44 loss to UNI

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Panthers used a strong second- half defensive performance to earn a 56-44 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the third annual…