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Daylight Saving Time is back: Set clocks forward

Daylight Saving Time is back: Set clocks forward

NIT – The days are about to get longer again, a much-needed clue that this long, arduous winter is drawing to a close. On Sunday, March 9, daylight savings begins…

Garner woman transported to Cerro Gordo jail to serve sentence

Garner woman transported to Cerro Gordo jail to serve sentence

MASON CITY – A Garner woman who was allegedly turned in by her sister for stealing her checkbook and using it to buy a cell phone was brought to Cerro…

DM Register says race for governor is Branstad’s to lose

DM Register says race for governor is Branstad’s to lose

DES MOINES – The Des Moines Register reported Saturday that Terry Branstad is in good shape in his bid to keep his seat as Iowa Governor. According to the Register,…

Mason City man to spend ten years in prison, pay nearly $18K in restitution for crime spree

Mason City man to spend ten years in prison, pay nearly $18K in restitution for crime spree

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who went on a crime spree last fall was sentenced to ten years in prison last week. Zachary James Kantaris, age 21, received…

Warning shots would be legal under Florida bill backed by NRA

Warning shots would be legal under Florida bill backed by NRA

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A bill that is advancing in Florida could set a precedent where warning shots fired by armed persons who are under attack would be legal, and protect…

Iowa Senator points out dangers of teen drinking

Iowa Senator points out dangers of teen drinking

DES MOINES – Iowa Senator Matt McCoy is the lastest Iowa lawmaker to point out the dangers of teen alcohol abuse. Sen. McCoy said last week that underage drinking is…

Radon testing bill for Iowa schools passes Iowa Senate

Radon testing bill for Iowa schools passes Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate passed a bill last week by a vote of 35-14 that would require Iowa schools to test for the silent killer, radon gas. Radon…

Man and woman arrested and plead guilty after disturbance

Man and woman arrested and plead guilty after disturbance

MASON CITY – A man and a woman were arrested after an argument in a North End street. According to police, Mason City police and Cerro Gordo deputies were dispatched…

Police nab wanted Spencer woman

SPENCER – A Clay county deputy nabbed a Spencer woman wanted on a drug charge recently. A Clay county deputy identified 30-year-old Becky Mosley as she exited her vehicle at…

Iowa advances 5 wrestlers to championship matches

Iowa advances 5 wrestlers to championship matches

MADISON, Wis. – Five University of Iowa wrestlers — Tony Ramos, Derek St. John, Nick Moore, Mike Evans and Ethen Lofthouse — advanced to the championship round of the 2014 Big…

UNI women fall to Indiana State, 85-72

UNI women fall to Indiana State, 85-72

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team fell to the Indiana State Sycamores, 85-72. The Panthers are now 17-12 overall…

Four young Minnesota men killed in car wreck Friday

SLEEPY EYE, MN – A two car accident claimed the lives of four young Minnesota men Friday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident took place near Sleepy…

GOP Senators call for details on administration plan to grant exemptions from electronic health records regulations

GOP Senators call for details on administration plan to grant exemptions from electronic health records regulations

As providers across the country struggle to meet deadline, administration refuses to grant extra time but has provided no details on plan to grant exemptions WASHINGTON – Senators Lamar Alexander…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes send 7 to semifinals of Big Ten Championships

Wrestling: Hawkeyes send 7 to semifinals of Big Ten Championships

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Iowa advanced seven wrestlers to the semifinals of the 2014 Big Ten Championships on Saturday at the Kohl Center. The Hawkeyes recorded four major…

Grassley: Improve justice for victims of sexual assault in the military

Grassley: Improve justice for victims of sexual assault in the military

WASHINGTON – Arguing that “we’re past the point of tinkering with the current system,” Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday worked to build bipartisan support for the Military Justice Improvement Act…

Statement of Labor Secretary Perez on February employment numbers

Statement of Labor Secretary Perez on February employment numbers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the February 2014 Employment Situation report released on Friday: “The nation’s economic recovery continued in February,…

Semi causes woman to wipe out on I-35, roll car

Semi causes woman to wipe out on I-35, roll car

HAMPTON – A Swaledale woman had a nasty experience with a semi-truck Friday on Interstate 35. According to a report, 52-year-old Kimberlee Kephart of Swaledale was southbound on Interstate 35…

U of Minnesota professor arrested for child exploitation offenses

U of Minnesota professor arrested for child exploitation offenses

MINNEAPOLIS – A University of Minnesota professor has been arrested after the FBI accused him of child exploitation. FBI Special Agent in Charge J. Christopher Warrener announced the arrest of…

Omaha man convicted of Fort Dodge bank robbery

OMAHA – An Omaha, Nebraska man was convicted by a federal jury on February 13, 2014, after a three and one-half-day trial in federal court in Sioux City. Michael Clayton,…

Health department recognizes Groundwater Awareness Week

Health department recognizes Groundwater Awareness Week

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is recognizing National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 9-15, 2014. Groundwater is a very important source of water to Iowans…

Three dead in Iowa auto accident

Three dead in Iowa auto accident

DECATUR COUNTY – Three Iowans, including a 3-year-old girl – were killed Wednesday evening after a head-on crash in this southeast Iowa county. According to a report, two vehicles approached…

NIACC plans 11th Annual Gardening Seminar

NIACC plans 11th Annual Gardening Seminar

MASON CITY – The 11th Annual Gardening Seminar, “Come Bloom with Us”, will be held Thursday, March 20 on the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) from 8:30 a.m. to…

Southern Illinois ousts UNI from MVC tourney

Southern Illinois ousts UNI from MVC tourney

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team charged all the way back from a 19-point second-half deficit to pull even…