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UPDATED: Gas leak Sunday causes dangerous flames

UPDATED: Gas leak Sunday causes dangerous flames

MASON CITY -Emergency responders dealt with a potentially explosive situation Sunday on a Mason City street. Shortly before 11:00 AM Sunday morning, the Mason City Police and Fire Departments were…

Lowest wage earners in Minnesota got raise starting August 1

Lowest wage earners in Minnesota got raise starting August 1

ST. PAUL – A raise for the least-paid workers in Minnesota took effect on Friday, August 1. The state legislature this year authorized the raise. The state’s largest employers (defined…

Wright county woman’s sex abuse trial scheduled for September

Wright county woman’s sex abuse trial scheduled for September

CLARION – A Wright county woman’s sexual abuse trial is set for September. Diana Guido, age 50 of Goldfield, pled not guilty in March to second degree sexual abuse, indecent…

U.S. “appalled” at Israeli bombing of school

U.S. “appalled” at Israeli bombing of school

WASHINGTON – Israel isn’t always perfect, apparently, as U.S. officials blasted the Sunday bombing of a Palestinian school. The U.S. State Department said later Sunday that it is “appalled by…

Charles City man charged with domestic abuse

Charles City man charged with domestic abuse

CHARLES CITY – A man named after a notorious criminal allegedly lived up to a little of that reputation last week during a domestic incident. Charles City police were called…

Charles City woman pleads guilty to forgery

Charles City woman pleads guilty to forgery

NEW HAMPTON – A wanted Charles City woman was arrested last week and taken to jail in a neighboring county. Aranda Cowell, age 25, had been wanted on an arrest…

Iowa cop shoots alleged tire slasher dead; DCI now investigating

Iowa cop shoots alleged tire slasher dead; DCI now investigating

FORT MADISON -Police in this southeast Iowa town have shot an allegedly dangerous culprit to death, leading to an investigation by state officials. On August 3, 2014, at approximately 1:45…

Charles City police kept busy at low-income apartment complex

Charles City police kept busy at low-income apartment complex

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City are being kept on their toes with calls to a low-income apartment complex that some say is flooded with people from big cities.…

Ten persons treated for injuries after Clear Lake boat collision

Ten persons treated for injuries after Clear Lake boat collision

CLEAR LAKE – On August 3, 2014 approximately 2:05 a.m., Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a boat accident with multiple injuries on Clear Lake at…

Hewlett-Packard to pay $32.5 million for overbilling of U.S. Postal Service

Hewlett-Packard to pay $32.5 million for overbilling of U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced last week that Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has agreed to pay $32.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that HP overcharged the…

US to send Israel $225 million for “Iron Dome” missile defense

US to send Israel $225 million for “Iron Dome” missile defense

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday joined the United States Senate in passing emergency funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Israel will get $225…