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North Iowa economic development leaders to hold public discussion

MASON CITY – North Iowa area economic development leaders will exchange ideas with the chairs of two key Iowa state legislative committees on Friday, April 4 in Mason City. The…

North Iowa law enforcement targeted drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

North Iowa law enforcement targeted drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

CLEAR LAKE – Deputies from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with police officers from the Clear Lake Police Department and State Troopers from the Iowa State Patrol…

Minnesota State Patrol reports hundreds of drunk driving arrests over St. Pat’s weekend

Minnesota State Patrol reports hundreds of drunk driving arrests over St. Pat’s weekend

ST. PAUL – Driving combined with booze never works out, and law enforcement in Minnesota proved that this past weekend, stopping and charging hundreds with drunk driving. According to the…

Federal law enforcement seeks help in catching child porn-maker

Federal law enforcement seeks help in catching child porn-maker

DALLAS – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspected child pornography producer, and rescue at least one child…

Mall of America breaks ground today on massive expansion

Mall of America breaks ground today on massive expansion

BLOOMINGTON – Ground was broken today in Bloomington, Minnesota on a massive expansion of the Mall of America. “Today we broke ‘ground’ on the future expansion of Mall of America.…

Wisconsin man charged with robbing Iowa bank last year

Wisconsin man charged with robbing Iowa bank last year

DES MOINES – A Wisconsin man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing an Iowa bank last year. Federal authorities announced that on January 22, 2014, a…

Star Wars 7 set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

Star Wars 7 set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

NIT – It was announced Monday that the highly-anticipated upcoming Star Wars sequel movie will be set decades after the final events in the last episode of Star Wars movie…

South Dakota man sentenced for sex trafficking of children in “house of horrors”

South Dakota man sentenced for sex trafficking of children in “house of horrors”

MINNEAPOLIS – On Tuesday, federal officials announced that a South Dakota man has been sentenced to four life sentences for running what they called a “house of horrors” in Sioux…

Man who escaped from Beje months ago is captured and brought to CG Jail

Man who escaped from Beje months ago is captured and brought to CG Jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who escaped from the Beje Clark halfway house months ago was caught by police and returned to jail. According to Mason City police,…

ISU set to meet North Carolina Central in NCAA first round

ISU set to meet North Carolina Central in NCAA first round

AMES – A run in the NCAA Tournament by the Iowa State men’s basketball team will have to start Friday against North Carolina Central. Iowa State (26-7, 11-7) will face…

Senate Oversight Committee Chair requests documents related to “hush money” payouts

Senate Oversight Committee Chair requests documents related to “hush money” payouts

DES MOINES – State Senator Janet Petersen of Des Moines, chair of the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee, has written a letter to Governor Branstad requesting “public documents related to secret…

Winnebago offers factory tours twice a day

Winnebago offers factory tours twice a day

FOREST CITY – One of North Iowa’s largest and most well-known manufacturers continue to offer factory tours to the general public at no charge. Annually more than 10,000 visitors come…

US tells Syria to shut down embassy here

WASHINGTON – The Syrian embassy in Washington, DC has been shut down as of Tuesday, March 18, 2014. US officials also told diplomats and staff who are not U.S. citizens…

US names special envoy to Syria

US names special envoy to Syria

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday announced a new Special Envoy for Syria. Kerry said Daniel Rubinstein will be an outstanding successor to Ambassador Robert Ford as…