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Liberal group says Iowans support minimum wage increase by wide margins

Liberal group says Iowans support minimum wage increase by wide margins

NIT – A liberal political group earlier this month said that Iowans believe the income gap between rich and poor is getting bigger, and most do not have an equal…

NIACC, Mason City schools closed Monday

NIACC, Mason City schools closed Monday

MASON CITY – There will be no school in Mason City on Monday, January 27th. Also, the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) campus will be closed Monday due to the…

POLICE: Stay off roads

MASON CITY – Police are warning residents to avoid travel at this time due to extremely dangerous weather conditions. The Mason City Police Department and The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s…

DOT: Pull over if driving in white-out conditions

DOT: Pull over if driving in white-out conditions

AMES – Light snow, coupled with strong winds in Iowa are expected to make travel conditions difficult throughout the afternoon and evening Sunday. Blustery conditions will be followed by bitter…

Aid delivered to displaced Libyans in the South, urges end to violence

NEW YORK – The United Nations in Libya is preparing to deliver in the next 48 hours more food, medicines and other supplies to displaced families in Sabha, in the…

Syria: first face-to-face talks off to a ‘good’ start, UN-Arab League envoy says

NEW YORK – Representatives of the Syrian Government and opposition groups today discussed humanitarian issues and tomorrow will focus on release of prisoners and kidnapped victims, the Joint Special Representative…

Grassley on phone monitoring: Striking the right balance

Grassley on phone monitoring: Striking the right balance

By Senator Charles Grassley – The most important responsibility of the federal government is to protect our national security, while at the same time preserving our civil liberties. This is…

China’s moon rover in trouble

BEIJING – A moon rover launched about a month ago by China has hit a snag, the Chinese news outlet Xinhua reported tis weekend. The Yutu (Jade Rabbit), experienced a…

FDA says Ritalin, other ADHD drugs may cause “painful erections”

WASHINGTON – The FDA has warned the public that some drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may cause long-lasting and painful erections. According to the FDA, methylphenidate…

Drake men fall to no. 5 Wichita State, 78-61

Drake men fall to no. 5 Wichita State, 78-61

DES MOINES – Despite a strong performance by the Bulldogs in the first half, the Drake University men’s basketball team fell to No. 5 Wichita State, 78-61, Saturday night at…

Loyola nips UNI in Overtime, 93-87

Loyola nips UNI in Overtime, 93-87

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team fell to 10-10 on the season as the Loyola Ramblers rallied in the closing minutes…