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Day: December 21, 2011

Nelson says farewell to citizens

As long-time City Councilman Don Nelson leaves the council, he asked that the following words be published for the people of Mason City to read: I want to take this opportunity to

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U.S. mail: Slow and slower

MCT FORUM – By James Bovard, Los Angeles Times – The U.S. Postal Service announced plans this month to phase out overnight delivery of first-class mail. Postal officials are portraying the decision as a painful

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Coach Ferentz Comments on Team Developments

The following statements were issued by Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz Tuesday: Football Coaching Staff Change: “Defensive Line Coach Rick Kaczenski has decided to leave our staff for another coaching opportunity.  During

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From City Hall: 30 conditions on CES plant

December 21, 2011 – Mason City, IA – On December 20, the Mason City Zoning Board of Adjustment (pictured, right) voted 4-1 to approve a Conditional Use Permit for a waste-to-energy facility

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Three sentenced for beating death of fan

By Mike Newall, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A judge sentenced three men Tuesday who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in October for beating a man to death after a 2009 Phillies

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Vikings stuck in interception drought

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It’s been 541 minutes, 9 seconds … and 9/14ths of one incredibly lousy season since the Vikings last intercepted a pass. “Ooohwee,”

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New construction up sharply in November

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — New construction on homes and apartments increased sharply in November, a bright spot for the beleaguered U.S. real estate market. New housing starts

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Minneapolis bank robbed

On December 20, 2011, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at Franklin Bank located at 1527 East Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The robber, who was described as a white

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