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Drunk Boating Lowered to .08

(From Rep. Sharon Steckman) The House unanimously passed a bill this week that lowers the blood alcohol limit for operating a boat while intoxicated from .10 to 08. This will…

Support for Small Businesses

Support for Small Businesses

Since Iowa’s small businesses pay 18 percent more for health insurance than big businesses, the Iowa Legislature is considering a bill to help small businesses pay for rising health care…

From the Capitol to You

From the Capitol to You

On Wednesday, the dove bill “flew” in unexpectedly and “flew” out the same day, with Governor Branstad promising to sign the bill. However, it still has to gain approval by…

Earth Hour Participation Expands in Mason City; Iconic Music Man Square Billboard to go Dark for Earth Hour

Mason City, IA, 3/25/2011 – This year, The Music Man Square is joining the City of Mason City by switching off the lights for Earth Hour. At 8:30 p.m. on…

Statement by the Press Secretary on Ending Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Statement  by the Press Secretary on Ending Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the marginalized is a fundamental American value. |President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the…

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria

The United States strongly condemns the Syrian government’s brutal repression of demonstrations, in particular the violence and killings of civilians at the hands of security forces. |The United States strongly…

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest

A Mason City man fled Mason City police officers yesterday while driving on North Penn. Police caught the man a short distance later and arrested him.|A Mason City man fled…

NIACC Hosts Arun Gandhi’s Presentation Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World

NIACC Hosts Arun Gandhi’s Presentation Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World

The NIACC Leadership Series presents: Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World, a riveting presentation by Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, on Sunday, April 3, 2011,…

Public Input Meeting: Reuse of Flood Buyout Properties in Neighborhoods

Public Input Meeting: Reuse of Flood Buyout Properties in Neighborhoods

The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the reuse of properties purchased as part of the Flood of 2008 voluntary buyout in Mason City. A short overview of…

Melting Ice Reveals Winter Fish Kills in Iowa Lakes and Ponds

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has received numerous reports of dead fish in lakes and ponds across Iowa as the ice cover disappears for another year. These winter fish…

Consumer Alert: Japan Relief Scams

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller reminds Iowans to be careful about scam artists taking advantage of generous Iowans who plan to donate to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts…