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Statement by President Obama on Kansas shooting incident

This afternoon we heard reports of a horrific shooting in Overland Park, Kansas. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends who lost a loved…

Is Marshalls coming to Mason City… or not?

Is Marshalls coming to Mason City… or not?

NIT – The rumors have been there now, for weeks, but no one is confirming anything: Mason City may not be getting a Marshalls Department Store, after all. A “big…

Men arrested for causing trouble at Buffalo Wild Wings

Men arrested for causing trouble at Buffalo Wild Wings

MASON CITY – Two Des Moines men were arrested late Saturday night after a disturbance at a Mason City restaurant. Mason City police were dispatched to Buffalo Wild Wings, 4175…

Ames police mark end of “incredibly long” VEISHEA week

Ames police mark end of “incredibly long” VEISHEA week

AMES – A forgettable week for Iowa State University was also an exhausting, trying week for police, as they marked the end of the 2014 week of VEISHEA that saw…

Chicago man arrested in Charles City for credit card fraud

Chicago man arrested in Charles City for credit card fraud

CHARLES CITY – A Chicago man was picked up by police in Charles City last week for credit card fraud. According to records, Johnigan Stewart, age 34, was charged by…

Charles City felon arrested on warrant for domestic assault with strangulation

Charles City felon arrested on warrant for domestic assault with strangulation

CHARLES CITY – A wanted man was taken into custody last week by Charles City police. According to a report, 22-year-old Matthew Tobin of Charles City was in the police…

Charles City police direct lost wheelchair-bound person to “better route”

Charles City police direct lost wheelchair-bound person to “better route”

CHARLES CITY – A person in a wheelchair got a big dose of help from police in America’s hometown, recently. According to a report, police in Charles City encountered a…

Opportunity Village announces new CEO

Opportunity Village announces new CEO

CLEAR LAKE – Jeff Nichols of Grand Junction, Colorado, has been hired as the new Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Village. Nichols will begin his duties sometime in June 2014,…

Op-ed: Elections, Grand Marshalls, paybacks and laziness (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Elections, Grand Marshalls, paybacks and laziness (by Peter Children)

John Skipper is a fox and a wordsmith par excellence. He is seasoned better than an Iowa ham; he knows what he is doing. There is only one reason Branstad…

High School equivalency diploma class to be offered in Garner

GARNER – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Adult Education and Literacy Program will offer a preparatory class for the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) — formerly known as…

Trial of Mason City man on arson charge set for May

Trial of Mason City man on arson charge set for May

MASON CITY – A Mason City man charged with felony arson and burglary will stand trial in May. Records show Roger Kuck, age 57, will face a jury trail on…

Conviction of Iowa high school coach who had sex with student thrown out

Conviction of Iowa high school coach who had sex with student thrown out

DES MOINES – Merely working as a coach – with no certification – is not enough to be convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor, the Iowa Supreme court ruled…

State department describes Russian attempts to destabilize Ukraine

WASHINGTON – The US State department on Sunday described on-going attempts by Russia to destabilize and generally cause havoc in the nation of Ukraine, leading up to presidential elections there…

Bridge in central Iowa collapses, injures tractor driver

Bridge in central Iowa collapses, injures tractor driver

GUTHRIE CENTER, IA – A tractor driver was injured – and a potentially explosive situation averted – after a bridge collapsed in this central Iowa county Friday. According to a…

UN mission welcomes release of partial results in presidential poll, urges patience

NIT – Welcoming today’s announcement of the first batch of results in Afghanistan’s Presidential elections as a further step towards completing the electoral process, the United Nations Assistance Mission in…

Food safety course offered through Health Department

Food safety course offered through Health Department

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will offer a ServSafe Certification class from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in the…