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Council agenda includes fair bill and human rights discussion

Council agenda includes fair bill and human rights discussion

Mason City City Council will meet Tuesday evening at 7 PM at the Mason City Library. Agenda items include demolition of three homes, discussion of the North Iowa Fair’s water…

Learn how to make maple syrup at Lime Creek Nature Center

Learn how to make maple syrup at Lime Creek Nature Center

A program on maple syruping will be held on Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. The process of making maple syrup is a fun…

From where I sit (by Peter Children)

From where I sit (by Peter Children)

From where I sit, the fact that Bookmeyer has not yet confirmed any appointees for the Human Rights Agency is ample evidence he still believes he can eventually shut it…

Senators Ask for Next Steps on Agriculture Competition

Senators Ask for Next Steps on Agriculture Competition

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Chuck Grassley, along with Senator Patrick Leahy, today asked for the next steps planned for agricultural competition issues by the Departments of Justice and Agriculture.|WASHINGTON ñ Senator…

Grassley Welcomes New Timeframe for U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement

Grassley Welcomes New Timeframe for U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement

The United States trade representative today said the administration would submit the United States-Korea free trade agreement to Congress “in the next few weeks.”|The United States trade representative today said…

Grassley: Billions of Dollars Wasted in Tax Program

Grassley: Billions of Dollars Wasted in Tax Program

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, “Reduction Targets and Strategies Have Not Been Established…

Congressman Tom Latham issues statement on spending cuts resolution

Congressman Tom Latham issues statement on spending cuts resolution

Iowa Congressman Tom Latham, the chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the introduction of a continuing resolution in the House of…

Branstad administration unveils Iowa Preschool Program; Steckman responds

Branstad administration unveils Iowa Preschool Program; Steckman responds

Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled their Iowa Preschool Program. The program helps eligible 4-year-olds attend quality private and public preschools starting in the 2011-2012…

MacNider Art Museum’s Films in February, Movies in March Continues with Departures

MacNider Art Museum’s Films in February, Movies in March Continues with Departures

The MacNider Art Museum’s 2011 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, continues Saturday, February 19th, at 2:00 p.m. with Departures. This is the third installment in the…

Alternate Side Parking and Emergency Snow Route Suspended

Alternate Side Parking and Emergency Snow Route Suspended

Effective at 10:00 a.m. today, February 14, 2011, the Alternate Side Parking ordinance and Emergency Snow Route are suspended until further notice. Citizens should stay tuned to local media outlets…

Delivering smiles by the dozen

Delivering smiles by the dozen

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY — Is there a Cindy Dahl here?” asked the deliveryman, walking into the Woodharbor lobby Monday morning with a Valentine’s Day flower arrangement. “Wow,…

Cameras discourage crime in, near liquor store

Cameras discourage crime in, near liquor store

By Joe Buttweiler. Part 3 in a series. MASON CITY – Video cameras that were installed following a fight at Northside Liquor last May have definitely had the desired effect, according…

Deputy counsels upset man

A deputy sheriff stopped a man near the the 400 block of South Taft Ave. who had just been released from jail to offer counseling on Sunday morning at about…