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Alpha Chi chapter awards grants to Waldorf students

Alpha Chi chapter awards grants to Waldorf students

FOREST CITY – Two Waldorf College students were recently awarded research grants from the Iowa Iota chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Junior creative writing and secondary education major…

Drunk driver who left cell phone in abandoned car takes plea deal

Drunk driver who left cell phone in abandoned car takes plea deal

MASON CITY – A drunk driver who crashed his car in Rock Falls and left the scene – but left his cell phone behind – took a plea deal Wednesday…

Will Dumb and Dumber sequel be worth watching?

Will Dumb and Dumber sequel be worth watching?

NIT – Will the new Dumb and Dumber movie be as good as the original? Dumb and Dumber To, a sequel to the 1994 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber, is…

Propane shortage and soaring costs affecting rural Iowans

Propane shortage and soaring costs affecting rural Iowans

NIT – Rural Iowans who heat their homes with propane are feeling the sting of a propane shortage this winter, and prices for the commodity are rising. According to several…

Treacherous weather returns to North Iowa; NIACC campus remains open

Treacherous weather returns to North Iowa; NIACC campus remains open

MASON CITY – A wind chill warning is now in effect for much of North Iowa and surrounding areas. Winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected to continue. Wind…

Iowa Board of Medicine to hold public meeting

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Medicine will hold an informational session and public meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 23, 2014, in the Iowa Statehouse.…

Renewable Energy Group enters industrial biotech with acquisition of LS9

AMES – Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group, Inc. today announced it has acquired leading renewable chemical technology developer LS9, Inc. for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million, consisting of…

UPDATED: Rose Bowl fire confined to dining hall and banquet area; investigation now underway (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED: Rose Bowl fire confined to dining hall and banquet area; investigation now underway (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

MASON CITY – Fire was raging at the Rose Bowl early Thursday morning. According to the Mason City Fire Department, at 3:12 a.m. this morning, the firefighters were dispatched for…

Mason City KMart set to close this spring

Mason City KMart set to close this spring

MASON CITY – As Mason City leaders continue to give huge tax breaks to new big-box retailers locating on the city’s extreme west side, older, established merchants and businesses continue…

Lake woman faces three felonies

Lake woman faces three felonies

MASON CITY – An alleged theft scam has landed a Clear Lake woman behind bars, facing three felony charges. Devon Roberts, age 50, stands accused of felony B ongoing criminal…

Lt. Governor Reynolds applauds “Million Women Mentors”

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds applauds the launch of Million Women Mentors (MWM), a ground-breaking collaborative effort designed to engage one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors.…

Mason City woman after dope arrest: “Yes, I smoke marijuana. DEAL WITH IT.”

Mason City woman after dope arrest: “Yes, I smoke marijuana. DEAL WITH IT.”

MASON CITY – A local woman who police arrested for drug possession wasn’t shy about admitting her transgressions in the aftermath of her arrest. “Yes, I smoke marijuana,” 21-year-old Christi…

Border Patrol Agents foil two meth smuggling attempts

CAMPO, CA – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint arrested two individuals involved in two drug-smuggling events recently. On Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 24-year-old female…

Omaha woman sentenced in prostitution ring bust

OMAHA – United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Tabatha N. Ashburn was sentenced on Monday, January 6, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp to a term…

Violent Rockwell man arrested for felony domestic assault

Violent Rockwell man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man who has been arrested numerous times for alleged violent acts was again arrested this weekend. According to police reports, Chad Leo Simmer, age 41,…

No. 16 Cyclone men host Kansas State Saturday

No. 16 Cyclone men host Kansas State Saturday

AMES – No. 16 Iowa State (14-3, 2-3) hosts No. 22 Kansas State (14-5, 4-2) Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. The game will be televised by the Big 12 Network.…

Renewable fuels standard hearing set for Thursday in Des Moines

DES MOINES – The Office of Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today announced additional details for “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuels Standard.” The…

Restraint in Ukraine urged as clashes escalate

NEW YORK – Urging restraint amid widespread anti-Government protests in Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called today for sustained and inclusive…

ISU’s Kane named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

ISU’s Kane named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

AMES – Iowa State senior guard DeAndre Kane has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, announced today on ESPN SportsCenter and ESPN.com. Chosen by the Wooden Award…

UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to strife-torn South Sudan

UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to strife-torn South Sudan

NEW YORK – Responding to vital humanitarian needs in South Sudan, the first of two planes chartered by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) arrived in the capital, Juba, today,…

NIACC volleyball academy begins Sunday

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball academy begins a five-week program starting Sunday in the NIACC gym. The academy provides instruction from the NIACC volleyball staff and is open to…

On eve of Syria peace conference, “intensive talks” held with participants

On eve of Syria peace conference, “intensive talks” held with participants

NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Switzerland today on the eve of a United Nations-led conference on ending the nearly three-year-old civil war in Syria, and…

U.S offers to help Russia with security at Winter Olympic Games

WASHINGTON – The United States has offered its full support to the Russian government as it conducts security preparations for the Winter Olympics, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby…

Hagel says Iraqis should continue to evict terrorists

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today lauded the Iraqi government’s continued outreach to local Sunni tribal leaders and officials to evict…