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Mason City library users to have access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks through new, free service

Mason City library users to have access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks through new, free service

MASON CITY – The Mason City Public Library announced this week that it is the first public library in Iowa to offer public availability of thousands of movies, television shows,…

Storage unit theft investigated by police

Storage unit theft investigated by police

MASON CITY – Police are investigating a theft at a Mason City storage business. Police reported that a number of campers were broken into at Monroe Storage, located at 1627…

Latest from Washington on situation in Ukraine

Latest from Washington on situation in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – In Kyiv (the capitol of Ukraine) on March 4th, Secretary Kerry will meet with senior representatives of Ukraine’s new government, leaders of the Rada, and members of civil…

Seth Tuttle named Missouri Valley Conference player of the week

Seth Tuttle named Missouri Valley Conference player of the week

St. Louis, MO – University of Northern Iowa junior forward Seth Tuttle has been honored as Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, per the league office. Tuttle averaged 21.0…

Rockwell man arrested in Burchinal for assault

Rockwell man arrested in Burchinal for assault

BURCHINAL – A Rockwell man was taken to jail Sunday for assault. According to police, Lee Alan Best, age 24 of Rockwell, was arrested on Sunday at about 3:50 PM…

Abuser who skipped batter’s ed classes, violated no-contact order is arrested

Abuser who skipped batter’s ed classes, violated no-contact order is arrested

MASON CITY – A convicted domestic abuser wanted on arrest warrants was caught by police last week at a local bar. Timothy Dean Smith, age 24, was at Cueless Bar,…

Harkin praises FDA proposal to update food and beverage nutrition labels

Harkin praises FDA proposal to update food and beverage nutrition labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, last week praised new proposed rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Cerro Gordo County claims for February 18, 2014

Cerro Gordo County claims for February 18, 2014

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McCain “deeply concerned” with Russian aggression in Ukraine

McCain “deeply concerned” with Russian aggression in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine: “I am deeply concerned that Russia’s ongoing military intervention in Crimea…

Iowa gas prices on the rise, propane prices falling

Iowa gas prices on the rise, propane prices falling

DES MOINES – For the third consecutive week, retail gasoline prices in Iowa recorded an increase. Prices rose $.11 this week, closing at $3.44 as of Tuesday. Prices appear to…

Waldorf College mascot receives makeover, new name

Waldorf College mascot receives makeover, new name

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College unveiled a new mascot during their Homecoming celebration in the fall of 2013, but he remained nameless for several months until a campus-wide vote determined…

Iowa’s agriculture industry booming, census dat shows

Iowa’s agriculture industry booming, census dat shows

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey last week said the recently released 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary data show Iowa has seen dramatic increases in the total…

Tuttle leads UNI to 71-69 win at Indiana State

Tuttle leads UNI to 71-69 win at Indiana State

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team clinched the No. 3 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a…

Man who took knife into apartment seeking a fight skips court dates, is caught and arrested

Man who took knife into apartment seeking a fight skips court dates, is caught and arrested

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man who allegedly brandished a knife and threatened others with it skipped two court dates and is now being held in jail after police…

Iowa State men downed by K-State, 80-73

Iowa State men downed by K-State, 80-73

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State got a season-high 38 points from its reserves to run its home court winning streak to a Bramlage Coliseum-record 15 games with an 80-73 win…

New charge of assault added to Rockwell man’s list

New charge of assault added to Rockwell man’s list

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man accused of punching a person in the face last year is accused again this week of the same crime. According to officers at the…

Latham compares government to business

WASHINGTON – US Representative from Iowa Tom Latham last week compared government to business, and said government should be more responsive: Finding smarter ways to deliver good services and products…

Senator Lindsey Graham continues to pursue answers on terrorist strike in Benghazi

Senator Lindsey Graham continues to pursue answers on terrorist strike in Benghazi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) last week made this statement on the terrorist strike in Benghazi: “I’m pleased to hear that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers…

Iowa men 10th at Big Ten Indoor Track Championships

Iowa men 10th at Big Ten Indoor Track Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – University of Iowa junior Babatunde Amosu took the men’s triple jump title on the final day of the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Saturday. The women finished…

Iowa State University researchers use new way to measure nitrate in soil

AMES – A team of Iowa State University scientists have measured nitrate in soil with a unique infrared sensor system opening the possibility of determining the level of this vital…

Cyclone women down Kansas, 87-79

Cyclone women down Kansas, 87-79

LAWRENCE, Kan.- The Iowa State women’s basketball team (20-8, 9-8) earned its second road victory this week taking down the Kansas Jayhawks (12-17, 5-12) 87-79 Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.…

Five Cyclones crowned in Big 12 Track Championships

Five Cyclones crowned in Big 12 Track Championships

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State wrapped up competition at the Big 12 Championships in impressive fashion, adding five event titles. The Cyclones end Big 12’s with a total of seven…

UNI to face Southern Illinois in MVC Arch Madness quarters

UNI to face Southern Illinois in MVC Arch Madness quarters

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – ST. LOUIS – For the second time in three seasons, the Wichita State Shockers will enter the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament as the…

UNI’s Carnes wins 200 meter dash At MVC Championships

UNI’s Carnes wins 200 meter dash At MVC Championships

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa wrapped up day one of competition at the 2014 MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships inside the…