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Harkin Calls for Workplace Safety Improvements on Workers Memorial Day

Harkin Calls for Workplace Safety Improvements on Workers Memorial Day

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, honoring workers who have been killed…

Harkin Praises New Guidelines for Food Marketed to Kids

Harkin Praises New Guidelines for Food Marketed to Kids

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) welcomed new proposed guidelines to encourage companies to make the foods they market to kids healthier announced today by the Interagency Working Group on…

Jury convicts Kossuth County man for illegally possessing firearm

Jury convicts Kossuth County man for illegally possessing firearm

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was convicted by a jury on April 21, 2011, after an 1 ½ -day trial in federal court in Sioux City. Shawn Krug,…

White House cracks down on Syria

White House cracks down on Syria

Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions against Syrian officials and others responsible for human rights abuses, including through the use of violence against civilians and the commission…

Mohawks finish strong third in medley relay at Drake

Mohawks finish strong third in medley relay at Drake

The Mason City Mohawks boy’s medley relay team finished a close third in the medley relay today at the Drake Relays.|The Mason City Mohawks boy’s medley relay team finished a…

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Despite the growing need for a highly-skilled workforce to compete for jobs in the 21st Century, the number of families that cannot contribute to their college education has climbed sharply…

Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Agreement, Delaying Adjournment

Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Agreement, Delaying Adjournment

The Legislature is likely to go beyond the 110-day Legislative Session, as more discussion is needed on the state budget and key policy provisions before adjournment is reached.|From Rep. Sharon…

From the Capitol to You

From the Capitol to You

The schedule for the immediate future is uncertain as the rank and file members are going home to await the result of negotiations between the leadership of both chambers and…

Police arrest man after brief stand-off Friday morning

Police arrest man after brief stand-off Friday morning

A man was arrested in Mason City after a brief stand-off with Mason City police officers. Police were called to 914 6th Street SW at about 8 AM. A witness…

Air Med helicopter lands at Mercy

Air Med helicopter lands at Mercy

Mercy Medical Center North Iowa introduced its new helicopter to the public Thursday afternoon. Above: Air Med taking off from its current helipad just a few blocks away from the…