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Gov. Branstad announces appointees to Iowa’s boards and commissions

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced the names of the individuals he has appointed to Iowa’s boards and commissions. “These individuals share our administration’s vision of laying…

Harkin Statement on Senate Passage of A Stopgap Funding Measure

Harkin Statement on Senate Passage of A Stopgap Funding Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a two-week temporary measure to keep the government funded through March 18, 2011.…

NIACC Hosts Regional 8th Grade Career Conference

NIACC Hosts Regional 8th Grade Career Conference

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will host a Career Conference for all eighth-grade students in the NIACC region on Friday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on…

Back to Basics (by Bill Okerstrom)

Back to Basics (by Bill Okerstrom)

I thought it would never happen, but it has. I’ve had it with the government of Mason City. I’ve lived in this town for 34 of my forty three years…

Sixth Annual Cannonball Day Line Up Announced

Sixth Annual Cannonball Day Line Up Announced

The Sixth Annual Cannonball Day line up has been announced by Friends of the 457, the volunteer group working in conjunction with the City of Mason City to restore and…

Political games played as Mason City’s budget for next year is OK’d

Political games played as Mason City’s budget for next year is OK’d

Mason City’s proposed budget for 2011-2012, that was worked out at City Hall over the past two months, barely was passed Tuesday night as the political games were ratcheted up…

Kid Power to Help Propel Historic Locomotive Project

Kid Power to Help Propel Historic Locomotive Project

MASON CITY, IA—Got a kid with some extra steam? There’s a new place to get rid of it in Mason City and to help propel a unique locomotive project. Story…

Council passes ordinance changes diminishing Mayor’s role in selecting Human Rights Commissioners

Council passes ordinance changes diminishing Mayor’s role in selecting Human Rights Commissioners

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council ok’d on first reading Tuesday night new rules for selecting Human Rights Commissioners that would diminish the Mayor’s role. The ordinance passed 4-2…