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Iowa gaming options boost gambling rates

Iowa gaming options boost gambling rates

MASON CITY — Given the prevalence of casinos and other gaming outlets in Iowa, it should come as no surprise that residents of the Hawkeye state gamble more than the…

Kum & Go robbery suspect arrested

Kum & Go robbery suspect arrested

On 3/11-2011 members of the Mason City Police Department;s Criminal Investigation Division arrested Rory Lauren McClendon, age 20, for the armed robbery of Midtown Kum & Go at 418 S.…

Four Cyclones Earn Big 12’s Highest Academic Honor

Four Cyclones Earn Big 12’s Highest Academic Honor

AMES, IowaóFour Iowa State student-athletes earned the inaugural Dr. Gerald Lage award from the Big 12 Conference. Cyclones Brad Adams (football), Ashley Costanzo (soccer), Lauren Fader (soccer) and Ann Gleason…

Pavement pops as temperatures fluctuate

AMES, Iowa ñ March 10, 2011 ñ While the impending spring is always welcome after another tough winter, the recent fluctuating temperatures, ample moisture and aging pavements are keeping the…

Iowa’s Life Toll outpaces fatalities so far in 2011

AMES, Iowa ñ March 10, 2011 ñ Life or death, road trips on Iowa highways can end either way. One statistic Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials update daily is…

Senate Judiciary Committee Adopts Grassley Amendment to Extend Death Penalty to Terrorists

Senate Judiciary Committee Adopts Grassley Amendment to Extend Death Penalty to Terrorists

WASHINGTON ñ During debate of a controversial bill to extend, amend and add provisions to the USA PATRIOT Act, the Senate Judiciary Committee today adopted an amendment offered by Ranking…

Statement By The President On The Earthquake In Japan And The Resulting Tsunami Warning Throughout The Pacific

Statement By The President On The Earthquake In Japan And The Resulting Tsunami Warning Throughout The Pacific

“Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan, particularly those who have lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunamis.|“Michelle and I send our deepest condolences…

HOUSE OPENS DEBATE ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

HOUSE OPENS DEBATE ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The Iowa House opened debate this week on a bill that would essentially end Iowa’s longstanding collective bargaining law for correctional officers, teachers, police officers, firefighters and other workers. |(From…

Budget Cuts Threaten To Kill Senior Volunteer Programs

HR 1, the continuing resolution bill for fiscal year 2011that was passed by the House of Representatives on February 19, eliminated funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service…

Senate pushes to support local schools

Senate pushes to support local schools

Several weeks ago in the Senate, we approved a 2 percent increase in basic state aid to our local schools. Failing to help local schools deal with increasing costs jeopardizes…

Gas Out (by Michael Servantez)

As citizens, we have to do this. Please try. Don’t pump gas on March 14, 2011. In April 1997, there was a “gas out” conducted nationwide in protest of gas…

An Interview With: COACH FRAN McCAFFERY, JARRYD COLE, MATT GATENS

An Interview With: COACH FRAN McCAFFERY, JARRYD COLE, MATT GATENS

COACH McCAFFERY: The first thing I would like to say is I want to congratulate Tom and his team. They needed all of the composure that they could muster with…

Garrett Named All-District VI By The USBWA

Garrett Named All-District VI By The USBWA

ST. LOUIS – Iowa State senior guard Diante Garrett was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VI team, announced today by the USBWA.|ST. LOUIS – Iowa…

Alley Katz to liven up North Side with drinks, music and food

Alley Katz to liven up North Side with drinks, music and food

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – Alley Katz, a new bar and restaurant offering homemade pizzas, subs and a wide variety of beverages and entertainment, is expected to open…

Iowa bows out of Big Ten Tournament against Michigan State

Iowa bows out of Big Ten Tournament against Michigan State

The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team lost a first round game to the Michigan State Spartans this afternoon, 66-61.|The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team lost a first round game to…