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US condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine territory

US condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine territory

WASHINGTON – The US Saturday condemned the Russian invasion of the Crimea, a large portion of southern Ukraine with strategic importance on the Black Sea. Russian President Vladamir Putin took…

Man wanted since 2006 on OWI arrested, held by immigration authorities

Man wanted since 2006 on OWI arrested, held by immigration authorities

MASON CITY – A man arrested in 2006 by Rockwell police on a dunk driving charge is now in jail an on immigration detainer by federal authorities. Julio Cesar Samayoa, age…

National Pig Day marked in US

National Pig Day marked in US

NIT – Saturday is National Pig Day. Created by a Texas art teacher in 1972, National Pig Day celebrates one of the smartest domesticated creatures on the planet, the pig.…

More Americans “morbidly obese” than ever, poll says

More Americans “morbidly obese” than ever, poll says

NIT – A poll showed last week that more Americans are “morbidly obese” and only getting fatter. According to a Gallup poll, 27.1% of American adults were obese in 2013.…

Wind chill warnings set for North Iowa area

Wind chill warnings set for North Iowa area

DES MOINES – The National Weather Service has again issued a wind chill warning for North Central Iowa effective immediately. The affected area includes the counties of: Cerro Gordo, Emmet,…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested, posts bond

Wanted Mason City woman arrested, posts bond

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who received a deferred judgement in a felony theft case has been charged for a second time with violating the terms of her…

Branstad, governors send letter to President Obama with concerns on National Guard cuts

Branstad, governors send letter to President Obama with concerns on National Guard cuts

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad on Friday joined a letter signed by 50 governors to President Obama to express overwhelming bipartisan concerns regarding the Obama Administration’s proposed Army budget. The governors write:  “For…

Iowa Senate approves new facility for delinquent girls

Iowa Senate approves new facility for delinquent girls

DES MOINES – The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate voted Thursday to approve a bill that would create a state-operated “new safe place for” delinquent girls. The Republican-controlled House is not likely…

Over 700 Iraqis killed in January

Over 700 Iraqis killed in January

BAGHDAD – According to casualty figures released today by the United Nations, a total of 733 Iraqis were killed and another 1,229 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence…

House fire causes $20K in damage

House fire causes $20K in damage

MASON CITY – A house fire last week caused about $20,000 in damage. The incident took place at 330 East State Street in the heart of the Cultural Crescent on…

MacNider Museum wants major remodel, expansion

MacNider Museum wants major remodel, expansion

MASON CITY – The MacNider Museum has plans for a possible major expansion and remodel. Staff at the MacNider Museum last week attended the Mason City Board of Trustees meeting…

Mason City and Clear Lake school districts to meet on sharing

Mason City and Clear Lake school districts to meet on sharing

CLEAR LAKE – A joint work session will be held between Mason City and Clear Lake school districts on Monday, March 3rd. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m.…

Swaledale mayor says no water main breaks so far

Swaledale mayor says no water main breaks so far

SWALEDALE – So far, the small North Iowa community of Swaledale has bucked the trend seen in so many other area communities, and avoided a single water main break. According…

Chinese media reports 27 dead in railway knifing incident

Chinese media reports 27 dead in railway knifing incident

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Chinese media CCTV news reported Friday that at least 27 persons were killed by terrorists with knives at a railway station. According to the report: “It was…

Security Council holds ‘urgent’ meeting on situation in Ukraine

Security Council holds ‘urgent’ meeting on situation in Ukraine

NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council held Friday afternoon what its President described as an “urgent” meeting on the situation in Ukraine, with the body’s members noting that…