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No. 2 NIACC women face No. 1 Kirkwood on Saturday

No. 2 NIACC women face No. 1 Kirkwood on Saturday

MASON CITY – It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2. The No. 2 (NJCAA Division II) NIACC women’s basketball team hosts top-ranked Kirkwood at 1 p.m. Saturday in the NIACC gym.…

Mason City man accused of felony burglary, disturbing Wal-Mart

Mason City man accused of felony burglary, disturbing Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A man who allegedly forced his way into a North End Mason City home and beat a resident there is now in jail awaiting a court date.…

Cold, wet puppies rescued in Mason City, brought to shelter

Cold, wet puppies rescued in Mason City, brought to shelter

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa received a surprising delivery to the shelter last week: a plastic storage tote full of puppies. A young man showed up…

Iowa Court of Appeals elects Danilson as Chief Judge

Iowa Court of Appeals elects Danilson as Chief Judge

DES MOINES – The Iowa Court of Appeals has elected Judge David Danilson, Boone, as chief judge. Judge Danilson has served on the court of appeals since 2009. He is…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

Update on NIACC sports from the NIACC Athletic Department: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The No. 3 NIACC women’s basketball team (10-0 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC) hosts No. 2 Kirkwood…

Hagel warns Ukraine not to use military against protestors

Hagel Warns Ukraine Not to Use Military Against Protestors American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday warned his Ukrainian counterpart against using the…

Boehner Column: The Senate must act to help create a better environment for jobs

Boehner Column: The Senate must act to help create a better environment for jobs

Washington – This week, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column discussing House Republicans’ continued action to spur job creation: “More than 200,000 Americans found work last month,…

Cell phone use on planes: Good idea?

Cell phone use on planes: Good idea?

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a controversial plan today to allow cell phone use on airplanes. At its Open Commission Meeting set for Thursday afternoon, the…

Iowa Crafts award winners announced at ceremony at MacNider Museum

Iowa Crafts award winners announced at ceremony at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – The following award winners were announced at the opening reception of Iowa Crafts: 41 at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Saturday, December 7, at 2:30…

Six Cyclones named All-Big 12 by coaches

Six Cyclones named All-Big 12 by coaches

AMES – The Big 12 Football Coaches selected their All-Big 12 teams this afternoon, and six Cyclones were awarded postseason honors for their performances on the field in 2013. Senior…

Uruguay’s move to legalize cannabis endangers global anti-drug effort, UN agency says

Uruguay’s move to legalize cannabis endangers global anti-drug effort, UN agency says

NEW YORK – Amid growing debate over international drug control policy in Latin America, the United Nations drug and crime agency today said that a decision by the Uruguayan parliament…

Hawkeyes get big QB commitment

Hawkeyes get big QB commitment

IOWA CITY – Iowa has received a commitment from a promising young quarterback in the 2015 class. Jack Beneventi, the #9 rated quarterback in the 2015 class, from Chicago suburb…

Boehner calls House-Senate budget agreement “a positive step forward”

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the budget agreement reached between House & Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA):…

China bans wild animals from official dinner tables

BEIJING – China’s central authorities on Sunday published a regulation that explicitly ruled out dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and wild animal products in official reception dinners. The document,…

Housing market continues to show signs of improvement

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the November edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a…

FDA to attempt to phase out some antibiotics in meat

FDA to attempt to phase out some antibiotics in meat

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary plan with industry to phase out the use of certain antibiotics for enhanced food production. Antibiotics are added…

City of Mason City expense report, released 2013-12-05

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/5/2013 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 239.56 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,974.29 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

UNICEF: One in three children under-five do not officially exist

NEW YORK – On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately one in…