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Plunge for Landon comes to Mason City (photos & video)

Plunge for Landon comes to Mason City (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Over the past several days people have been gathering at Big Blue and doing the “Plunge for Landon” – a fundraising venture which began when a Facebook…

Food bank gets generous donation

Food bank gets generous donation

MASON CITY – The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank received a generous donation from a citizen last week. A spokesman for the food bank said that an individual called Hawkeye Harvest…

Sen. Ragan supports preschool bill

Sen. Ragan supports preschool bill

From Senator Amanda Ragan – I was proud to support an initiative this week to help more Iowa kids get a good start on their education with high-quality preschool. In…

Self-defense seminar for women to be held this month

Self-defense seminar for women to be held this month

MASON CITY – A women’s self-defense seminar sponsored by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board will be held this month. The seminar will be held at the Mason City…

Man charged with federal hate crime for threatening inter-racial family

Man charged with federal hate crime for threatening inter-racial family

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah and the Department of Justice announced Monday that an information has been filed charging Robert Keller, 70, with interfering with…

Romanian units transfer authority in Afghanistan

Romanian units transfer authority in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Romanian Armed Forces in Afghanistan marked a historic day as two detachments of the Romanian National Support Element held a transfer of authority ceremony April 20,…

No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

NIT – The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, warning that there is no UN food aid left…

Inspectors report further progress in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons

Inspectors report further progress in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons

NIT – Syria has, as of 19 April, removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 per cent of its chemical weapons material, the head of the Joint Mission of the Organization…

Following Supreme Court ruling, legislative action called for to protect Iowa students

Following Supreme Court ruling, legislative action called for to protect Iowa students

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds last week called on the Iowa Legislature, which remains in legislative session, to pass a bill protecting Iowa…

Security forces continue success following the elections

Security forces continue success following the elections

PARWAN, Afghanistan – Afghan special security forces and coalition advisers conducted multiple, successful joint operations throughout Nangahar, Paktiya, Zabul, Farah, Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar and Paktika provinces. There were 28…

Winnebago unveiled new 2015 models at Dealer Days event held In Las Vegas

Winnebago unveiled new 2015 models at Dealer Days event held In Las Vegas

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. last week unveiled exciting new 2015 models to the Company’s dealer partners at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. The new vintage-inspired Winnebago Brave…

Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese…

UN envoy urges respect for religious freedom after Israeli forces disrupt Easter procession

NIT – A top United Nations envoy on Saturday said he was dismayed that a peaceful Easter procession led by Palestinian Christians through Jerusalem’s Old City was disrupted by Israeli…