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North Iowa Fair General Manager says last fiscal year was “tremendously successful”

North Iowa Fair General Manager says last fiscal year was “tremendously successful”

Note from the General Manager David Green – Our fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 with very little fanfare although it was tremendously successful. Our income was up and our…

Waldorf Expands Online Programs with Communications Degree

Forest City, Iowa – Students who want to participate in Waldorf College’s renowned communications program now have an off-campus option with a newly developed online communications major. The online communications…

U.S., others remain “resolutely opposed to commercial whaling”

U.S., others remain “resolutely opposed to commercial whaling”

The United States and other nations this week said in a statement that they remain opposed to commercial whaling. The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United…

Syrian Government blows up civilians in bread line; US condemns

Syrian Government blows up civilians in bread line; US condemns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States condemns in the strongest terms the latest vicious attacks by the Syrian regime against civilians, most notably the attack on people waiting to buy…

Violent man off Mason City streets after arrest

Violent man off Mason City streets after arrest

MASON CITY – Mason City police have removed a man with a violent criminal history from the streets of the city this week. According to records, Cody Dale Kittleson, 21, was…

North Korea claims South waging “psychological warfare” against DPRK

Pyongyang, (KCNA) — The Defense Ministry of south Korea on Dec. 20 announced its plan to keep the lamp atop Aegibong in Kimpho City turned on from Dec. 22 this…

Three Members of Violent Street Gang Indicted on Racketeering and Murder Charges

NEWARK—Three Newark men were arraigned today on a 24-count superseding indictment charging them with violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, murder, kidnaping, robbery, carjacking, drug conspiracy, other…

Two Extradited from Far East in Connection with Plot to Illegally Export Military Antennas

WASHINGTON—Hia Soo Gan Benson, aka “Benson Hia,” and Lim Kow Seng, aka “Eric Lim,” have been extradited from Singapore to stand trial in the District of Columbia in connection with…

MCPD responds to accident Monday afternoon

MCPD responds to accident Monday afternoon

MASON CITY – A two car accident was reported Monday afternoon near the corner of 4th Street SW and Taft Avenue. At about 12:15 PM, Mason City police responded to…

Contractor Who was Stationed in Afghanistan is Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Sending Images of Child Pornography

FORT WORTH, TX—A New Hampshire man stationed in Afghanistan who sent child pornography to a Fort Worth, Texas, resident, whom he met while he attended DynCorp International job training in…

NASA’S Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The team designing America’s new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle’s core stage. NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) will take the…

Terrorist group supporters face life in prison

NEW YORK – Earlier today, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, a superseding indictment was unsealed charging three men with providing material support…

North Korea awards medals to those responsible for launching satelite

Pyongyang, December 23 (KCNA) — The title of DPRK Hero, gold star medals and Orders of National Flag (First Class) were awarded to Choe Chun Sik and 100 other scientists,…

Good news: NASA says asteroid thought to previously have a chance to hit earth will miss

Good news: NASA says asteroid thought to previously have a chance to hit earth will miss

NASA scientists have announced that new observations of 2011 AG5 show that this asteroid, once thought to have a worrisome potential to threaten Earth, no longer poses a significant risk…

Another 650 pigs die in second hog confinement incident in Sioux county

On Saturday, December 22, at 9:49 p.m., the Sioux County Communications Center received a report of a hog confinement on fire at 2730 340th Street, four miles southeast of Rock…

Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Violence in Kenya

Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Violence in Kenya

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the renewed violence in Kenya’s Tana River region, which left over 39 dead and dozens injured on Friday, including many women and…