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Parking spaces on Federal to be striped; remove vehicles by 8 a.m.

All vehicles need to be removed from Federal Avenue from State Street to 4th Street North by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning to allow parking space striping to be completed.|…

Source who gave Philpott information on Huisentruit disappearance died in April

Source who gave Philpott information on Huisentruit disappearance died in April

On the eve of the Mason City Civil Service Commission hearing for Maria Ohl, NorthIowaToday.com has learned that the source who divulged information to Mason City Pastor Shane Philpott died…

Growing up in Mason City taught tolerance (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) I guess you could say I have reached old age, I am now 77….I wish it were a lower number but life is what it is,…

BRIEF: Lee Enterprises announces agreement to refinance debt

Billings Gazette, Mont. Sept. 10–Lee Enterprises, the Davenport-based newspaper publisher and owner of The Billings Gazette, the Casper Star-Tribune and several other newspapers in Montana and Wyoming, announced Thursday it…

Trade pacts trapped by politics

Trade pacts trapped by politics

WASHINGTON ó Major trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama appear harder to enact than they were to negotiate, even though many corporate executives and economists insist they provide…

Floridians contemplate Perryís view on Social Security

Floridians contemplate Perryís view on Social Security

TAMPA, Fla. ó Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s provocative views about Social Security ó he’s described it as “a failure” and a “monstrous lie” to younger Americans ó have gotten the…

GOP candidates’ debate Monday will have tea party flavor

WASHINGTON ó The tea party movement roars into the Republican presidential spotlight Monday night, as grassroots conservative-coalition members are scheduled to question GOP candidates at a Tampa, Fla., debate.|By David…

Colorful tractors fuel up in Mason City

Colorful tractors fuel up in Mason City

Driving on 19th Street SE Saturday afternoon, you couldn’t help but notice that some vehicles that were heading east were just something different than what you ordinarily see. PHOTO: Vicki…

Changing of the guard: Gays to serve in military starting next week

Changing of the guard: Gays to serve in military starting next week

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Next week, openly gay men and women will be able to serve in the U.S. military. At Fort Jackson, it’s Capt. Guy…

Sacrifices of thousands recalled as U.S. marks 10 years since 9/11

Sacrifices of thousands recalled as U.S. marks 10 years since 9/11

By Lesley Clark and Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers NEW YORK ó With simple and solemn ceremony, the United States marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks…

Texas health care system withering under Perry

SAN ANGELO, Texas ó When Texas went to court last year to block President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Gov. Rick Perry pledged to do everything in his power to…