North Iowa Today for Saturday, Dec. 31

For other fun events, go to and click on the Entertainment link. To suggest events to be listed here, please email specifics to You can also post them in the online Events Calendar by following the posting prompts. • CLEAR LAKE — The Surf Ballroom will be open for tours and ticket sales from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more [...]

Township passes on listing property

 Holly - The old North Oakland County Fire Authority (NOCFA) building and property on Grange Hall Road in Holly Township will not be listed for sale at this time, after a 3-2 board vote last week. Supervisor Jesse Lambert and Treasurer Mark Freeman voted in favor of listing the property.  At the previous board meeting, the board of trustees asked representatives from Legacy Realty in Fenton to assess the property at 4092 Grange Hall Road, which had previously Read more [...]

Brady listed as probable (left shoulder) vs. Bills

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable for Sunday's game with a left shoulder injury. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On the verge of becoming just the third quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a season, Tom Brady was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, but coach Bill Belichick wouldn't say how limited.Brady injured his left, non-throwing shoulder Sunday and reportedly underwent X-rays that came back negative. Asked before Friday's session what Brady was able to do in Thursday's Read more [...]

Hollywood arsonist damages Jim Morrison’s former house

We will "be preparing for what may be coming tonight," said Los Angeles County fire Battalion Chief Tom Sullivan. Fire officials couldn't say whether the rash of fires was the work of a copycat. There was a series of other arson fires early Thursday, also in Hollywood. Two people have been arrested and remain in custody for those blazes, officials said. All of the fires on Friday were in a 2-square mile area and most were in densely populated neighborhoods. One of the homes Read more [...]

New Year’s Eve Events In and Around Maple Grove

Whether you want to bring in 2012 with the family or friends, there are several local choices Dec. 31 to ring in the New Year. The annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Maple Grove Community Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The family-friendly evening includes dancing, games, crafts, an inflatable bouncer, slides, obstacle course, ice-skating, swimming and more – including a countdown to 2012 and balloon drop at 9:45 p.m.  The cost is $9 per person. Tickets purchased online (code Read more [...]

Va. Tech killer Cho’s calculator for sale, renewing debate on ‘murderabilia’

The listing on the crime memorabilia Web site Supernaught says it is “one of the few items that the Virginia killer Seung Hui Cho sold on eBay to raise money for the guns, clips and ammo utilized during the rampage.”The calculator and hundreds of items like it — the personal effects, paintings, letters and even fingernails of killers — are being peddled to collectors by at least a half-dozen Web sites as “murderabilia.”Seung Hui Cho’s calculator is also a rarity. Experts and murderabilia Read more [...]

10 Most Expensive Homes In Denver 2011 According To (PHOTOS)

Ever wonder how some of Denver's wealthiest live? Take a look at the ten most expensive homes in Denver for 2011 as listed on From historic homes to palatial grandeur to mod chic to Italian-style villas, Denver's high end real estate market has something for everyone (well, everyone with several million dollars to spare). Take Read more [...]

WVU listed among top universities for attracting private industry support for …

An Internet blog on innovation has named West Virginia University as one of the top universities in the country for attracting private industry support for research. The blog, Innovation Excellence, said the university was third in the nation for attracting private dollars versus federal dollars for research. Melba Kurman wrote a lengthy article for the blog that identified the best universities for innovative transfer. The article mapped how much industry funding universities receive per million Read more [...]

FUTop100 Index fares better than S&P, FTSE100 and DJIA

The international fashion benchmark index has, in definitive, proved to be a good mirror for the general state of the fashion and apparel market. The FashionUnited Top 100 Index will farewell 2011 a 2.89% higher. Nevertheless, the international fashion benchmark will welcome the new year seeing its position reduced in 133 basic points during the second half of the year, as it dropped from 1,346 points (1-Jul-2011) to 1,273 points (31-Dec-2011). However, this lost should be compared to those registered Read more [...]