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Upmeyer: I-JOBS program “saddled our state with nearly $746 million in debt”

Upmeyer: I-JOBS program “saddled our state with nearly $746 million in debt”

From State Rep. Linda Upmeyer – I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and you are continuing to enjoy this holiday season. It certainly is a special time of…

Take caution: Many serious accidents on bridges and overpasses in North Iowa Sunday

Take caution: Many serious accidents on bridges and overpasses in North Iowa Sunday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Starting around 4:00 am Sunday, with dropping temperatures and hazardous driving conditions, calls from all around Mason City started coming in…

Faribault Man Charged with Bank Fraud

MINNEAPOLIS—Today in federal court, a 39-year-old Faribault man was charged with bank fraud for allegedly writing 127 false checks to himself. Ronald Lea Schaeffer was charged via an information with…

Political rallies to be held Monday in Iowa

From the Iowa AFL-CIO – WORKERS WILL GATHER OUTSIDE LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES TO THANK CONGRESSMEN BOSWELL AND LOEBSACK FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE LATHAM TO MAKE NO CUTS IN SOCIAL…

Council goal setting session Monday

Council goal setting session Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council will have a goal setting session on Monday at 6:30 in the Mason City Room at the library. According to the agenda, posted…

Statement by Vice President Biden on the Passing of Jack Brooks

Statement by Vice President Biden on the Passing of Jack Brooks

I’m deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jack Brooks. He was a Texan through and through – tough, bold, and bigger than life. He lived by principles that…

Statement by the President on Hanukkah

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world. This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of the Maccabees who rose up to…

Floor Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley regarding proposals to abolish the Senate filibuster (video)

Mr. President, There has been a lot of discussion lately about how the Senate is not working properly.  That is evident to even the casual observer.  On the other hand,…

Grassley Law Recovers Another $3.3 Billion of Taxpayer Money Otherwise Lost to Fraud

Grassley Law Recovers Another $3.3 Billion of Taxpayer Money Otherwise Lost to Fraud

$35 billion has been recovered since 1986 thanks to federal False Claims Act – WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley today said that the federal False Claims…

Cedar Falls man run over, killed by train

WATERLOO – Waterloo police confirmed that a Cedar Falls man was struck and killed by a train in that city last week. According to police, on Wednesday, December 12, 2012…

UI Women’s Swimming & Diving: Hawkeyes Win 3rd Straight Over Cyclones

UI Women’s Swimming & Diving: Hawkeyes Win 3rd Straight Over Cyclones

IOWA CITY, Iowa  — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team won 14-of-16 events to down Iowa State, 190-108, in an Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series matchup Friday night…

Bowling scores – 2012-12-02 through 2012-12-07

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       12/02/12   Team High Series          Candy Bar                     1415 Team High Game           Cowboys & Indians        513   Individual High Series Male         David King         627…

John Adams Middle School teacher arrested

John Adams Middle School teacher arrested

MASON CITY – Shortly before 9:45pm Friday night Mason City police responded to a report of an intoxicated subject in the area. Police found John Adams Middle School teacher, Thomas…

Iowa legislator wants to introduce death penalty bill

Iowa legislator wants to introduce death penalty bill

DES MOINES – It is now widely reported that Senator Kent Sorenson of Milo, Iowa wants to introduce legislation to re-establish the death penalty in Iowa. Iowa abolished the death…

Grassley: “Our immigration system is flawed”

Grassley: “Our immigration system is flawed”

From Senator Charles Grassley: Today (Dec. 5th), I’m proud to speak in support of the STEM Jobs Act of 2012, a bill passed by the House of Representatives last week. …

UNI Snaps GMU’s 14-Game Home Win Streak, 82-77

UNI Snaps GMU’s 14-Game Home Win Streak, 82-77

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications FAIRFAX, Va. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team snapped George Mason’s 14-game home-court winning streak with an 82-77 overtime victory on Saturday. UNI…

Discount Grocer ALDI to Reopen Mason City Store

Discount Grocer ALDI to Reopen Mason City Store

Mason City – Beginning Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, ALDI will once again offer grocery shoppers a smarter alternative as the select assortment discount grocer reopens its Mason City store, located…

Protect yourself from medical identity theft

By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times – An identity thief who gains access to your credit card or bank account could harm you financially, but one who steals your medical…

Year-end tax planning vexing as ‘cliff’ looms

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – There are mere weeks left to maneuver so you keep as much of your money as possible without overpaying taxes for 2012. But this…

Law firms take to blogging as a marketing strategy

By Chris Mondics, The Philadelphia Inquirer – It is a scathing takedown of bureaucratic excess. Every year at Thanksgiving, lawyers at Dechert LLP’s structured finance group issue their Golden Turkeys, a…

Ford pushes to go toe-to-toe with Toyota in hybrid market

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press – Ford’s targeted efforts to challenge Toyota in the hybrid market are gaining momentum. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said Friday it expects to hit a…

Japanese brands rush to add North American plants

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – Japanese automakers are building new North American assembly plants at a breakneck pace to regain lost U.S. market share and reduce their dependence on…

Lane restrictions in both directions on Iowa 122 in Mason City begin Dec. 10

Lane restrictions in both directions on Iowa 122 in Mason City begin Dec. 10

MASON CITY, Iowa – Dec. 7, 2012 – Sewer line repair work will require closing the inside lanes of Iowa 122, as well as the Iowa 122/South Virginia Avenue intersection…

2013 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15; New Options Begin Jan 1

From the Iowa DNR – Iowa residents may begin purchasing hunting and fishing licenses for 2013 on Dec. 15. License fees remain unchanged for 2013. The last increase for a…