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Violent Mason City man in jail after another domestic disturbance

Violent Mason City man in jail after another domestic disturbance

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has plead guilty to several violent crimes is back in jail at this time, charged with a felony. Police responded to a…

Branstad to testify at EPA hearing in opposition to weakening of renewable fuel standard

Branstad to testify at EPA hearing in opposition to weakening of renewable fuel standard

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad announced today that he will be testifying at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing on a proposed rule to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard…

NIACC wrestlers ranked third

NIACC wrestlers ranked third

MASON CITY – The NIACC wrestling team is ranked third in the NJCAA Wrestling Coaches Association poll . NIACC was fourth in the initial poll of the season. North Idaho…

City forks over $52,500 to North Iowa Corridor

City forks over $52,500 to North Iowa Corridor

CITY OF MASON CITY – Publication Report – 11/27/2013 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— ACC CLIMATE CONTROL M/E REPAIRS 68.74 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 156.59 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 59,024.47…

Remarks by the President on the Affordable Care Act

South Court Auditorium Eisenhower Executive Office Building 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thanks to Monica, thanks to everybody standing behind me, and thanks for everybody out there who cares deeply…

Iowa softball signs 6

Iowa softball signs 6

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Six standout players signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for the University of Iowa head coach Marla Looper announced Monday. Daniella Ibarra of…

Air quality advisory set for East-Central Iowa

Windsor Heights – Elevated fine particle pollution levels were recorded across east-central Iowa this morning. Fine particle levels above EPA health standards are likely to persist in this area today.…

Record high sales recorded for Cyber Monday; up 20% from 2012

Record high sales recorded for Cyber Monday; up 20% from 2012

NIT – Cyber Monday wrapped up with 20.6 % growth in record online retail sales over 2012 and remains the biggest online shopping day of the year, a report from…

Chinese schools best, U.S. ranked “below average”

Chinese schools best, U.S. ranked “below average”

NIT – A global education survey released Tuesday says that Shanghai, China teens are tops in the world in math, science and reading. The findings are from a survey called…

Names released in Iowa State Patrolman shooting

Names released in Iowa State Patrolman shooting

COUNCIL BLUFFS – Law enforcement officials state that 27 year-old Michael Lee of Carter Lake was shot while trying to elude Iowa State Patrol Trooper Tim Sieleman on December 1st.…

Branstad announces new Home Base Iowa Businesses and Communities programs

Branstad announces new Home Base Iowa Businesses and Communities programs

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad used his weekly news conference this morning to announce two new programs as part of the Home Base Iowa initiative: Home Base Iowa Businesses and…

Iowa teen injured in vehicle rollover

Iowa teen injured in vehicle rollover

JEWEL, IOWA – A rural Iowa teen was injured Tuesday morning after his pickup truck rolled in a one-vehicle accident. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, at…

Mercy’s Urgent Care Clinic opened Monday at Regency shopping center

Mercy’s Urgent Care Clinic opened Monday at Regency shopping center

MASON CITY – Mercy marked the opening of its new Urgent Care Clinic on Monday, December 2nd, 2013. “We’re excited about our Urgent Care service opening today in our Regency…

Iowa DOT: Don’t wreck the holidays

Iowa DOT: Don’t wreck the holidays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Dec. 2, 2013 — The holidays are a time for celebration, visiting with loved ones, and reflecting on the year past and the year ahead. Yet…

World AIDS Day observed in Washington (VIDEO)

World AIDS Day observed in Washington (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – President Obama delivered remarks in observance of World AIDS Day 2013 on Monday, saying that it was time “to reflect on how far we’ve come since the early days…

Boehner says Obamacare to undergo more scrutiny this week

WASHINGTON – This week, there will be at least four more ObamaCare oversight hearings in the House, according to Speaker of the House John Boehner: On Wednesday, the House Ways…

Winnebago Motorhomes receive MotorHome Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

Winnebago Motorhomes receive MotorHome Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, received notification from MotorHomeMagazine that Winnebago Class A and C motor homes received their Readers’ Choice Awards.  Winnebago is…

NATO Foreign Ministers condemn violence in Ukraine

From NATO: The North Atlantic Council discussed the developments in Ukraine. We follow closely the situation in the country. We condemn the use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators in…

U.N. launches drones in Congo

NEW YORK – On a visit to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the…

Persons with Disabilities Day recognized in Washington

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry joined the world’s one billion persons with disabilities in recognizing the 21st International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The following are…

V.P. Biden arrives in Asia for 6 day trip (VIDEO)

V.P. Biden arrives in Asia for 6 day trip (VIDEO)

TOKYO – Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Tokyo Monday to begin a six-day trip to Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. In each country, the Vice President will…

Antibodies improving Ebola survivability

Antibodies improving Ebola survivability

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – New developments using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to block Ebola infection and even to treat after symptoms appear show promise in protecting warfighters and first responders. DTRA…

Big Ten Conference issues public reprimand of Ohio State football student-athlete Marcus Hall and coaching staff

Big Ten Conference issues public reprimand of Ohio State football student-athlete Marcus Hall and coaching staff

Rosemont, Ill. – The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Ohio State football student-athlete Marcus Hall for his actions while exiting the playing field during the Michigan…