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DON’T PRESS YOUR LUCK BY NOT BUCKLING UP

DON’T PRESS YOUR LUCK BY NOT BUCKLING UP

Des Moines, IOWA — Beginning March 17, 2011 and continuing through March 20, 2011, Iowa law enforcement will be out in force looking for traffic violators as part of the…

Senator Harkin, Rep. Kind Reintroduce FIT Kids Act, Calling for More P.E. in Schools

Senator Harkin, Rep. Kind Reintroduce FIT Kids Act, Calling for More P.E. in Schools

WASHINGTON, DC ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today reintroduced the Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act (FIT Kids Act), a bill to combat childhood obesity…

LATHAM REPORT: White House Picks Winners and Losers with Obama’s New Health Care Law

LATHAM REPORT: White House Picks Winners and Losers with Obama’s New Health Care Law

The government mandates and accounting gimmicks contained in the new health care reform law will force millions of Americans to pay more for their health insurance over the next few…

Public comments after City Council meeting

Watch the public comments made after the City Council meeting. The Mayor and Council allow 5 minutes to speak. |…

Marsters and Weaver explain their “no” vote on micro-enterprise program

Marsters and Weaver explain their “no” vote on micro-enterprise program

Council members Jeff Marsters and Max Weaver explained their “no” votes on the NIACC micro-enterprise program. Here is what they told NorthIowaToday.com: Marsters: “Very simple why I voted NO !!!…

Micro-enterprise program rejected by Council

Micro-enterprise program rejected by Council

The Mason City City Council rejected a program from the NIACC Pappajohn Center that was designed to help small businesses create jobs. The vote was 3-2 in favor but needed…

NIACC Student is Named Athlete of the Week

NIACC Student is Named Athlete of the Week

Kiley Eckenrod, a softball player at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) was named Student of the Week by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. |Kiley Eckenrod, a softball player…

Op-ed by Vice President Biden in the International Herald Tribune: The Next Steps in the U.S.-Russia Reset

Op-ed by Vice President Biden in the International Herald Tribune: The Next Steps in the U.S.-Russia Reset

When we came into office two years ago, our relationship with Russia had reached a low point. The war between Russia and Georgia played a role in that decline, but…

Human Rights ordinance change fails on second reading

Human Rights ordinance change fails on second reading

The second reading of a proposed ordinance change on how commissioners are selected for the Human Rights Commission failed on the second reading at Tuesday nights City Council meeting.|The second…

FastTrac NewVenture coming to Forest City and Lake Mills

FastTrac NewVenture coming to Forest City and Lake Mills

FastTrac® NewVenture™ classes, the proven course to help you start and run a business, will be offered in the Lake Mills and Forest City area this spring. These classes will…

Senator Ragan helps pass pro-jobs package

Senator Ragan helps pass pro-jobs package

DES MOINES ñ On Tuesday, March 15, State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City helped the Iowa Senate pass several pieces of legislation which will create jobs in Iowa. |DES…

THIS WEEKEND: Legislators to participate in public legislative forums

THIS WEEKEND: Legislators to participate in public legislative forums

Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman will participate in two upcoming legislative forums. These events are open to the public: Clear Lake Legislative ForumSponsored by the Clear Lake Chamber…

FINAL NAIL IN NUCLEAR COFFIN By Peter Spektrum

Like the failed assassination attempt of Gabby Gifford was to Sarah Palin’s political career, so too the Japan Nuclear Disaster is to the final nail in the nuclear lobby’s coffin…or…

Twins Option Seven Players, Reassign Seven Others To Minor League Camp

Twins Option Seven Players, Reassign Seven Others To Minor League Camp

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned seven players and reassigned seven others to Minor League camp.|The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned seven players and…