Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Build Your Online Presence
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the North Iowa Region
Got odd jobs in Charles City?
Mowing lawns, trimming, sweeping sidewalks, take out trash
Call Scott, 641-228-0138
Founded October 1, 2010

Home » 2011 » February » 25

Democrats: Workforce Centers Should Stay Open

Democrats: Workforce Centers Should Stay Open

After Governor Branstad announced a plan to close 39 workforce centers across Iowa, Democrats in the Legislature vowed to work to keep the offices open.|(From Rep. Sharon Steckman) After Governor…

Big crowd rallies at Capitol this week for state workers’ rights

Big crowd rallies at Capitol this week for state workers’ rights

Over a Thousand Rally to Keep Rights for State Troopers, Teachers & Fire Fighters| (From Rep. Sharon Steckman) Over a Thousand Rally to Keep Rights for State Troopers, Teachers &…

MacNider Art Museum’s Films in February, Movies in March Continues with 3-Iron

MacNider Art Museum’s Films in February, Movies in March Continues with 3-Iron

The MacNider Art Museum’s 2011 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, continues Saturday, March 5th, at 2:00 p.m. with 3-Iron. This is the fifth installment in the…

NIACC Announces Fall 2010 Dean’s List

NIACC Announces Fall 2010 Dean’s List

Over 727 individuals have been named to the North Iowa Area Community College Dean’s List for the 2011 Fall Semester. That includes 447 full-time students and 280 part-time students who…

Governor Branstad proclaims March Flood Awareness Month

Governor Branstad proclaims March Flood Awareness Month

(DES MOINES) ñ On March 1 several state agencies will kick off a month-long Flood Awareness Month campaign to assist Iowans in preparing for and remaining safe during flood events.|(DES…

Fake food inspectors reappear throughout Iowa

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2011) ñ Phony health inspectors have reappeared in many parts of the state, including Central (and North) Iowa, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA)…

Spring flood outlook discussed at briefing

DES MOINES ñ Today (Feb. 18, 2011), the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) brought together local, state and federal partners to assess and prepare for potential spring…

Simple Changes Can Improve Heart Health

(From Iowa Department of Public Health) It beats an average of 103,680 times a day. It weighs less than a pound and is about the size of a fist. The…

Employee rights get support in Washington from Harkin

Employee rights get support in Washington from Harkin

WASHINGTON ñ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA) sent a letter yesterday to the…

Help for low income students in Iowa on the way

Help for low income students in Iowa on the way

Harkin Announces More Than $60,000 to Help Low-Income Students Pay For Advance Placement Testing|(Press release from Iowa Senator Tom Harkin) Harkin Announces More Than $60,000 to Help Low-Income Students Pay…

Gun-carry permits surpass 2010 total

MASON CITY ñ As of Friday a total of 488 permits to carry a gun have been issued this year in Cerro Gordo County, passing last year’s total of 482.…

From the Capitol to You (from Sharon Steckman)

From the Capitol to You (from Sharon Steckman)

This week the Senate sent House Bill 45 (known as the Deappropriations Bill) back to the House after they had made major changes in it.|…

Entrepreneurs’ Exchange to be held March 15 at NIACC

Entrepreneurs’ Exchange to be held March 15 at NIACC

(From NIACC) Buy Fresh, Buy Local Iowa has some of the best soils in the world and a good climate for growing crops. Yet, as a state, we import more…

Splendid view from Denison Room

Splendid view from Denison Room

The view was splendid Tuesday from the Denison Room at the Mason City Public Library.|The view was splendid Tuesday from the Denison Room at the Mason City Public Library. The…

Closing workforce offices: Bad for Iowans, bad for business

Closing workforce offices: Bad for Iowans, bad for business

(Sen. Amanda Ragan press release) This session a proposal seeks to close 39 workforce offices around the state, including the Floyd Charles City office. This would make the process of…

A balanced budget focused on jobs, educational opportunity

A balanced budget focused on jobs, educational opportunity

As we lay the groundwork for all Iowans to recover from the national recession, we are working to put together a fiscally responsible state budget.|(Sen. Amanda Ragan press release) As…