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Lower unemployment taxes for Iowa employers in 2012

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – State officials announced this week that employers will see approximately $96 million dollars in tax savings next year when unemployment tax rates are reduced from…

Prisoner John Doe identified as wanted sex offender from Arizona

Prisoner John Doe identified as wanted sex offender from Arizona

MASON CITY – Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29th, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies received a suspicious persons report around Ulmus Ave. & 275th Street. Deputies arrested a…

Farm transforms into pumpkin patch and haunted maze

Farm transforms into pumpkin patch and haunted maze

CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin will rise and shower all the good little boys and girls with presents. Well, OK, maybe not, but Furleigh Farms,…

Editorial: Proposed waste to energy plant has considerable risk

To the editor: Our City Administrator is reported as saying that the proposed waste to energy gasification plant has zero risk to taxpayers. I think there is considerable risk. And…

Branstad-Reynolds administration’s blueprint unveils vision for Iowa’s education remodel

Branstad-Reynolds administration’s blueprint unveils vision for Iowa’s education remodel

DES MOINES- Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today unveiled their blueprint for transforming Iowa’s education system. The blueprint states that Iowa must become more selective and supportive…

Steckman appointed to top post on Education Committee

Steckman appointed to top post on Education Committee

DES MOINES – Iowa House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy has appointed State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City to the top post on the House Education Committee for the 2012…

Don’t let the Globe choose for you (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) It seems the massaging of the public has lessened somewhat since the inception of this site, NorthIowaToday.com. It appears some of the punch has disappeared from…

Native prairie seed being harvested in North Iowa

Native prairie seed being harvested in North Iowa

MASON CITY – The landscape of North Iowa is bustling with activity as farmers are working hard to collect this year’s bounty of corn and soybeans. At the same time,…