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Drunk Minnesota man rolls SUV, heads for Buffalo Wild Wings; cops track him down

Drunk Minnesota man rolls SUV, heads for Buffalo Wild Wings; cops track him down

MASON CITY – Details are still emerging this evening after an allegedly drunk Minnesota man rolled his SUV south of Mason City near the Avenue of the Saints. Cerro Gordo…

Gov. Branstad denies 18 applications for commutation

Gov. Branstad denies 18 applications for commutation

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today denied the following applications for commutation: LeRoy W. Basham, age 64, committed his crime on March 2, 1987, in Boone County. He…

Mason City man flees cops on four wheels then on foot before he is caught

Mason City man flees cops on four wheels then on foot before he is caught

MASON CITY – A Mason City man fled police in his car Wednesday, then abandoned ship and ran for it on foot, only to be caught soon thereafter. According to…

Ferentz gives update on Iowa football preparations for 2014 season (video)

Ferentz gives update on Iowa football preparations for 2014 season (video)

IOWA CITY – Spring practice has opened for the Iowa football team, and coach Kirk Ferentz is excited about his team’s prospects. “We’ve had a really good winter program, I…

Iowa minor arrested on charge of felony sexual abuse

Iowa minor arrested on charge of felony sexual abuse

FAYETTE, IOWA – Police reported Thursday that an Olwein boy has been arrested this week and charged with felony sexual abuse. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday afternoon that…

Inmate in Black Hawk jail died after ingesting controlled substance, DCI says

Inmate in Black Hawk jail died after ingesting controlled substance, DCI says

WATERLOO – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) said Thursday that an inmate held in a jail in Waterloo died earlier this month after ingesting a controlled substance. On…

Mason City man won’t pull over for cops, instead drives to his house

Mason City man won’t pull over for cops, instead drives to his house

MASON CITY – When an officer turns the cherries on, most people pull over right away. But not this Mason City man. Monday morning, March 24 at about 9:22 AM,…

Drunk driver violates probation with public intox charge

Drunk driver violates probation with public intox charge

CLEAR LAKE – Booze is a powerful drug. A Clear Lake woman recently convicted of a drunk driving offense has violated terms of her probation with a guilty plea to…

Sievertsen receives Pursuing Victory with Honor award

Sievertsen receives Pursuing Victory with Honor award

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Former UNI placekicker Tyler Sievertsen has been named the recipient of the Pursuing Victory with Honor Award as part of the…

Harkin: Allowing private employers to limit personal health care decisions for employees would set a dangerous precedent

Harkin: Allowing private employers to limit personal health care decisions for employees would set a dangerous precedent

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement Tuesday as oral arguments began at the Supreme Court in…

Lowly goat herd puppets preserved at MacNider Museum

Lowly goat herd puppets preserved at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – The lowly goat herd puppets at the MacNider Museum were a feature of the 1965 Academy Awards Best Picture, “The Sound of Music” and the creation of Mason…

Winnebago Industries announces second-quarter fiscal 2014 results

Winnebago Industries announces second-quarter fiscal 2014 results

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), today reported financial results for the Company’s second quarter fiscal period ended March 1, 2014. Second-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results Revenues for the Fiscal…

FBI offers $100K reward for man accused of execution-style killing woman and toddler son

FBI offers $100K reward for man accused of execution-style killing woman and toddler son

NEW YORK – The FBI’s New York Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Juan Elias Garcia. Garcia, also known as “Cruzito,” is wanted for his alleged participation…

NEW WHITE HOUSE REPORT: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on Women and the Importance of Ensuring a Robust Tipped Minimum Wage

NEW WHITE HOUSE REPORT: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on Women and the Importance of Ensuring a Robust Tipped Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON – The White House released a new report this week emphasizing the importance of raising the national minimum wage: “Most people who would get a raise if we raise…

Obama says Republicans continue to block “meaningful” immigration reform

Obama says Republicans continue to block “meaningful” immigration reform

WASHINGTON – America’s immigration system is broken, President Barack Obama says, and it is Republicans who continue to prevent reform to the system. “Too many employers game the system by…

New donations for Philippines relief can be claimed on tax return

New donations for Philippines relief can be claimed on tax return

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which treats cash contributions made after January 1, 2014, and before March 1, 2014,…