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Iowa’s casinos evolve into entertainment complexes

Two decades ago, when Iowa’s casino industry was launched, theattraction was gambling and cruising on riverboats. On the riverboats, “every inch counted,” said Carrie Tedore, spokeswoman for Dubuque-based Peninsula Gaming,…

Obama to offer states freedom from No Child Left Behind law

Obama to offer states freedom from No Child Left Behind law

WASHINGTON ó President Obama on Friday morning unveiled major changes in the way public schools are evaluated, scrapping an essential element of President George W. Bush’s signature education program in…

Economic fears reverberate across globe

LOS ANGELES ó The strain of deteriorating economic conditions and the failure of governments to contain the damage are raising fears that a new financial market meltdown may be unavoidable.|By…

Grafton Man Charged with 3rd Offense OWI Friday Morning

Grafton Man Charged with 3rd Offense OWI Friday Morning

Cerro Gordo County deputies made a traffic stop on the north end of Plymouth at 2am this morning. Upon investigation deputies arrested Scott Walk, age 38, of Grafton on 3rd…

Escaped Fugitive Caught in Mason City

Escaped Fugitive Caught in Mason City

Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning Mason City Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the alley of the 900 block of 12th Ave NW. Law enforcement…

Tim Latham, candidate for first ward City Council, to hold public meetings

Tim Latham, candidate for first ward City Council, to hold public meetings

Tim Latham, a candidate for Mason City City Council’s First Ward, will hold two public meetings: – September 28th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mason City Public Library–…

GOP presidential debate focuses on economic policy

GOP presidential debate focuses on economic policy

ORLANDO, Fla. ó Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in his third debate in six weeks, remained vague Thursday about how, precisely, he would translate his state’s job-creation recipe into a national…

Trailing in the polls, Gingrich vows to ramp up ground campaign

WASHINGTON ó So far in the emerging presidential campaign, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the hit-and-missed candidate. He’s a hit among many prospective GOP voters for his performance during…

Ron Paul sees momentum building ó and dismisses current polls

WASHINGTON ó Rep. Ron Paul has a sure-fire strategy to shrink the wide double-digit lead that Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hold over him in…

Perry going into debate with campaign losing some of its newcomer shine

DALLAS ó Rick Perry comes into his third GOP presidential debate as the front-runner once again. But while his poll numbers remain strong ahead of Thursday night’s event, sponsored by…

Appeals court reverses course, removes Carl Lewis from N.J. ballot

PHILADELPHIA ó A federal appeals court has stricken former Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis’ name from the Nov. 8 ballot just nine days after it had ruled in the New Jersey…

Mitt Romney endorsed by Rep. Darrell Issa

LOS ANGELES ó Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative Californian who has moved into the national limelight as a sharp stick in the side of the Obama administration, endorsed former Massachusetts…

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit in Waterloo

WASHINGTON ñ The Justice Department Wednesday announced a $95,000 settlement to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the former manager of Park Towers Apartments in Waterloo, Iowa, sexually harassed female tenants…

Congressman Latham says Missouri River flooding funding derailed by electric cars

Congressman Latham says Missouri River flooding funding derailed by electric cars

A bill that would have provided disaster funding for Iowans along the Missouri River failed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday to my great frustration. |A bill that…

Mason City Council races … who do you favor?

The Mason City City Council election is fast approaching. Who do you favor in the following races? At-large: – Alex Kuhn – Sandy Servantez – Jose Barragan First Ward: –…

Roller City is opening Saturday afternoon

Roller City is opening Saturday afternoon

Roller City will be open to the public every Saturday afternoon starting Sept. 24th from 1:30-3:30 pm. Admission is 6 dollars per skater. For more information or to book a…