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Obama grants early release from prison to eight crack dealers

Obama grants early release from prison to eight crack dealers

WASHINGTON – President Obama has commuted the prison sentences of eight crack cocaine dealers, the White House announced Thursday. According to the President: Three years ago, I signed the bipartisan…

Mercy awards nurse Spirit of Compassion award (VIDEO)

Mercy awards nurse Spirit of Compassion award (VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center North Iowa announced Thursday that it awarded a nurse – June Vogelman – the Spirit of Compassion award. A patient had written a letter to Mercy administration…

Shop at Target? You may have been hacked

Shop at Target? You may have been hacked

MINNEAPOLIS — December 19, 2013 – Target today confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card…

Iowa Corn Crop Fair to be held Feb. 6 in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Iowa Corn Crop Fair will be held at the Knights of Columbus in Mason City on Thursday, Feb. 6, Golden Grain Energy reported Thursday. Registration begins…

Decorah city manager says community was behind decision to drop the Blue Zone

Decorah city manager says community was behind decision to drop the Blue Zone

DECORAH, IOWA – The community of Decorah continues to move forward since a decision was made this summer  to withdraw from the Blue Zones program. “The decision to move forward…

Chris Campbell is Iowa Wrestling’s honorary captain in match against Penn State

Chris Campbell is Iowa Wrestling’s honorary captain in match against Penn State

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa two-time NCAA champion Chris Campbell will serve as honorary captain Saturday when the Hawkeyes host Penn State on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Campbell,…

Armed and dangerous? Woman banned from retail store, also roughs up Wal-Mart merchandise

Armed and dangerous?  Woman banned from retail store, also roughs up Wal-Mart merchandise

MASON CITY – A local woman allegedly entered a retail store this week and displayed a weapon, leading to her arrest for harassment. According to police, Clare Genioara Birkedal, age…

Sen. Ragan: Ending the year on a high note

Sen. Ragan: Ending the year on a high note

From Senator Amanda Ragan: As 2013 comes to an end, we cap off a year that has pointed Iowa in the right direction on many fronts. We ensured more Iowans…

Latest from the Decorah eagles (VIDEOS)

Latest from the Decorah eagles (VIDEOS)

DECORAH – The Raptor Resource Project (RRP) released several videos Thursday showing the latest activities from a family of eagles in a nest that the non-profit organization helps maintain. “Crib…

Gov. Branstad signs disaster declaration allowing for more propane transport

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Wednesday approved an emergency declaration suspending the regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting propane.…

Drake beats Western Michigan, 71-68

Courtesy: Drake Athletics – DES MOINES, Iowa – A critical three-pointer from junior Trevor Berkeley (Tucker, Ga.) with 16 seconds on the clock pushed the Drake University men’s basketball team…

Experts call for death penalty moratorium on DPRK after high-profile execution

NEW YORK – The recent execution of a senior official in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “is just one among multiple executions” reported in the country since August,…

All states now allow ID cards to eligible military spouses

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON – All eligible service members, dependents and retirees — including same-sex couples — are now able to obtain Defense Department identification cards in every…

Security Council urges South Sudanese parties to cease hostilities, exercise restraint

NEW YORK – Amid the ongoing fighting in South Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is reaching out to key leaders in the region seeking a political end to the crisis, while…

Iowa felon sent to prison for illegal gun possession

Iowa felon sent to prison for illegal gun possession

CEDAR RAPIDS – A felon who unlawfully possessed two firearms was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison. Daniel Campbell, age 30, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the…

Oklahoma inmate executed; 39th put to death in U.S. this year

Oklahoma inmate executed; 39th put to death in U.S. this year

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state of Oklahoma executed a man Tuesday convicted of stabbing a horse trainer. Johnny Black, 48, was executed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Black is the…

Winnebago reports strong first quarter

FOREST CITY, IOWA, December 19, 2013 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s first quarter of Fiscal…