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NIT – What country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today? That was the question posed to 1,023 Americans earlier this month by Gallup.
DES MOINES – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday with bipartisan support to move a bill to the Senate floor for a vote that would reform and modernize Iowa’s HIV law
MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after a domestic dispute Thursday afternoon at a gas station in Mason City. Stephen M. Rambo, age 41, was engaged in a domestic
MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and area septic system contractors have seen an increase in freezing septic systems due to a very cold winter and frost running
WASHINGTON – The US State Department held a press conference late Wednesday to take questions on the situation in Ukraine, where violence between pro-western demonstrators and government police has escalated in recent
FOREST CITY – A North Iowa man was denied unemployment benefits after being fired for grabbing a co-worker by the neck. According to a public unemployment appeals record, Terry Lee Severe, age
MANLY – A North Iowa woman who worked as a caregiver at a local nursing home was recently awarded over $40,000 in disability benefits after claiming injury while shoveling snow at work.
NORTHWOOD – An automated message said Thursday at about 3:15 PM that Northwood residents may now return to their homes after an explosion earlier today forced the town to evacuate. The Des
CEDAR RAPIDS – A registered sex offender who attempted to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity was sentenced Wednesday to more than 37 years in federal prison. Wayne Carlisle, age
SOCHI, RUSSIA – Young American Maddie Bowman upset the veterans to claim women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe gold at the Sochi Olympics. The 20-year-old scored an impressive 89.00 points to edge out France’s
MASON CITY – The Hawkeye Harvest food bank will be closed Thursday. No reason was given, but the likely cause is the impending snowstorm. Mason City sanitation routes are on schedule for
From Senator Charles Grassley – After nearly six years of rigorous regulatory review, approval for the more than 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline remains in limbo. The TransCanada Corporation awaits a U.S.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released the last substantial package of regulations necessary to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Each
SAVANNAH, GA—Joaquin Mendez-Hernandez, also known as “El Flaco,” 35, formerly of Mexico, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield to life in prison for his role in