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Harkin Supports Agenda to ìWin the Futureî

Harkin Supports Agenda to ìWin the Futureî

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) voiced his support for the pro-growth, jobs-focused agenda outlined by Senate Democratic leaders today, which includes investments in education and workforce development.|WASHINGTON ñ Senator…

Iowa’s graduation rate rises

(Press release from Rep. Sharon Steckman) This afternoon Director of Education John Glass announced that Iowa’s graduation rate for 2010 rose to 88.88 %. An improvement over last year’s 87.3%.…

Condition of the Iowa National Guard

Condition of the Iowa National Guard

(Press release from Sen. Amanda Ragan) Brigadier General Tim Orr, the Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, spoke to a joint session of the Iowa Legislature on Wednesday, February…

Workforce development cutting centers

Workforce development cutting centers

Below is a joint statement concerning the announcement this afternoon by Teresa Wahlert, Governor Branstad’s appointee as head of Workforce Development. The closing of 39 Workforce Centers will cost 107…

More from Tuesday’s City Council meeting

More from Tuesday’s City Council meeting

The Mason City City Council met Tuesday night, and voted on the following action items on the agenda.|The Mason City City Council met Tuesday night, and voted on the following…

President’s Day Holiday Service

City offices will be closed on Monday, February 21, in observance of President’s Day. City transit buses will be operating on this day. The make-up day for garbage and recyclable…

Council and Mayor grapple with Human Rights Commission appointments

Council and Mayor grapple with Human Rights Commission appointments

The tension was thick in the Mason City Room Tuesday night. Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the City Council were set to discuss his methodology of appointing commissioners to the Mason…

Visually Creating and Communicating

Visually Creating and Communicating

CLEAR LAKE, IA—Everyone has a story. How can we tell it well and make it memorable? Those are the guiding elements as Dave Hansen establishes MinnIowa Media to produce video…