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Bad beer brews trouble in Cultural Crescent

Bad beer brews trouble in Cultural Crescent

MASON CITY – The more booze people drink in the Cultural Crescent, the less they get along, or so it seems. Late Saturday afternoon, a woman called police to report…

Dumont men caught trespassing in rural Mason City

Dumont men caught trespassing in rural Mason City

MASON CITY – Police were called to a rural Mason City address known for thefts of property to check on two subjects, leading to their arrest. Cerro Gordo deputies went…

Steve King on looming election: “I have a target on my back”

Steve King on looming election: “I have a target on my back”

WASHINGTON – In a fundraising letter sent Friday afternoon, Congressman Steve King of Iowa said he needs your money to battle “liberal groups” who are “ready to go negative and flood…

UNI’s Baker Hall demolished

UNI’s Baker Hall demolished

CEDAR FALLS – A storied residence hall on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls was demolished over the past week. The university reported that earlier…

Waterloo police investigate shooting that left man hospitalized

Waterloo police investigate shooting that left man hospitalized

WATERLOO – A man was shot in a Waterloo parking lot this week, and police are searching for clues as to the shooter’s identity. Waterloo police said that on Thursday…

Danny Carroll unanimously elected Iowa GOP Chairman

Danny Carroll unanimously elected Iowa GOP Chairman

DES MOINES – Today the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee unanimously elected Danny Carroll as Chairman. Carroll fills the vacancy left by outgoing Chairman A.J. Spiker is stepping…

Gopal T.K. Krishna elected Iowa GOP Co-Chairman

Gopal T.K. Krishna elected Iowa GOP Co-Chairman

DES MOINES – Today the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee elected Gopal T.K. Krishna as Co-Chairman of the party. Krishna replaces Co-Chairman Danny Carroll, who was elected earlier…

Convicted drug dealer back in jail for violating probation

Convicted drug dealer back in jail for violating probation

MASON CITY – A man convicted of dealing powerful illicit drugs near a school – who was given only probation, a fine and court costs – has been accused of…

Jack McCourt says school district refused him a copy of budget

Jack McCourt says school district refused him a copy of budget

MASON CITY – A school district watchdog says he asked Mason City school district officials for a copy of the next budget and he was refused. Jack McCourt says he…

Mason City woman convicted on assault charge

Mason City woman convicted on assault charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was convicted of assault this month after accepting a plea deal. Melody Starbuck, age 33, had been arrested by Mason City police after…

VP Biden: Time to raise minimum wage

VP Biden: Time to raise minimum wage

WASHINGTON – “It’s time to act. It’s time to give America a raise.” In an address Saturday to the American people, Vice President Joe Biden spoke on why the White…

Washington Times Op-Ed: Obama’s unfair union-election tilt By Sen. Lamar Alexander, Rep. John Kline, and Rep. Phil Roe

Friday, March 28, 2014 – The president is waging a public-relations campaign about income inequality in this country, but rather than focus on growing the economy and encouraging businesses to…

Iowa appeals court upholds $125,000 judgement against dog owner whose pitbull mauled child’s leg

Iowa appeals court upholds $125,000 judgement against dog owner whose pitbull mauled child’s leg

DES MOINES – The Iowa court of appeals ruled this week that a Waterloo pitbull owner was negligent for failing to maintain control of his dog knowing the reputation of…

Cyclones’ magic ends in Sweet 16 with bite from Huskies

Cyclones’ magic ends in Sweet 16 with bite from Huskies

NEW YORK CITY – The No. 9 ranked and third-seeded Cyclones (28-8, 11-7 Big 12) fell to the 18th-ranked and seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies (29-8, 12-6 AAC), 81-76 in Madison Square…

UN official calls for immediate halt to demolitions in East Jerusalem

UN official calls for immediate halt to demolitions in East Jerusalem

NEW YORK – A senior United Nations official expressed deep concern Friday about the ongoing displacement of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the destruction of their private property following the…

Suicide bombers attack Afghan election headquarters

NEW YORK – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned today’s attack on the Kabul headquarters of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), the second attack on an Afghan…

Former Norwegian Prime Minister designated to lead NATO

By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 – Former prime minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, was designated today to serve as the next secretary general…