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Northwood Man Arrested for Death of Seven Year Old Kadyn Halverson

Northwood, IOWA — Today, law enforcement arrested 31 year old Aaron Gunderson of Northwood, Iowa. Gunderson was charged with three counts: Vehicular Homicide, a Class B felony; Vehicular Homicide, a…

Among young voters, Obama confronts a drop in enthusiasm

Among young voters, Obama confronts a drop in enthusiasm

COLUMBUS, Ohio ó They were freshmen then, caught up in the excitement on the Ohio State University campus surging behind Barack Obama, a presidential candidate they saw as young, inspiring…

Possession of Fake ID or driver’s license could result in hard time

AMES, Iowa ñ Sept. 14, 2011 ñ In light of recent cases of fraudulent Identification (ID) cards and driver’s licenses involving Iowans and students from other states attending Iowa colleges,…

Election results from September 13, 2011

School Board results. Top FOUR get a seat: *PAULA RECINOS: 1264*DARSHINI JAYAWARDENA: 1231*SCOTT WARREN: 1209*MARK A YOUNG: 997Ed Wineinger: 966Bob Thoms: 759David McCourt: 461 The NIACC levy passed: 1724 (YES)…

Lunch by Central Park event to be held Friday

MASON CITY ñ The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) partnering with Main Street Mason City is sponsoring the 8th annual ethnic Lunch by Central Park event with music, food,…

Iowa courts increasing efforts to collect old fines

By Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sept. 13–Court officials at the state and county levels are stepping up their efforts to collect unpaid fines and fees. State Court…

Iowa rises one spot on best colleges list

By Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sept. 13–The University of Iowa rose one spot in the annual best college rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.The UI…

Alleged theft of generator may have led to house fire

Alleged theft of generator may have led to house fire

MASON CITY – Last Thursday, September 8th, the Mason City Fire Department responded at 4:15 a.m. to a house fire at 717 South Jersey Avenue. Fire detectors alerted the residents…

Three years after the meltdown: holding the banks accountable

Three years ago this week, the financial system came unhinged. In rapid-fire succession, one major financial institution after another crumpled as years of recklessness on Wall Street and regulatory neglect…

No D for the double dip

With all the recent market turbulence and mediocre economic reports, some economists have been warning of a high probability of a second recession ó a double dip ó by the…

The death of snail mail in an electronic world

The U.S. Postal Service, a cumbersome, complex behemoth tied down by the restraints of Congress, has seen more changes over its more than 200 years than perhaps any other governmental…

Rick Perry, biblical misreader, offends Jews

SYRACUSE, N.Y. ó As we approach the 2012 presidential election, the issue of religion co-mingling with politics has become central. Momentarily, though, let’s set that debate aside and accept, for…

War on terrorism a phantom

By Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer Did we win the war on terrorism? Ten years after 9/11, Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaida is fractured. There’s been no second…

Why search giant Google is buying Motorola

For all its claims to transparency, the world of Internet media is so layered with mystery that figuring out something as straightforward as a big corporate takeover, where strategies are…

Ohl was fired due to alleged rule violations and evaluation by psychologist

Ohl was fired due to alleged rule violations and evaluation by psychologist

The Mason City Civil Service Commission heard testimony in a hearing Tuesday regarding fired police officer Maria Ohl. The purpose of the proceedings is ultimately to determine whether Ohl can…

Number in poverty sets record as income, health coverage fall

Number in poverty sets record as income, health coverage fall

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON ó Continued high unemployment drove the number of Americans living in poverty to a record high in 2010 and dragged down median household income…