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Iowa man dead in reckless driving incident

Iowa man dead in reckless driving incident

GREENE COUNTY, IA – An Iowa man died Monday morning in what authorities are calling a reckless driving incident. The Iowa State Patrol said that 27-year-old Daniel Reetz of Boone…

Just in time for Labor Day, Globe fluff piece brags about life as a Wal-Mart employee

Just in time for Labor Day, Globe fluff piece brags about life as a Wal-Mart employee

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Someone pointed out to me an article that appeared in Sunday’s Globe, where, along with a handful of other businesses, the Globe Gazette “saluted” the…

Fugitive accused of murdering former Mason City man now suspected of robbing Twin Cities bank on Sunday

Fugitive accused of murdering former Mason City man now suspected of robbing Twin Cities bank on Sunday

ST. PAUL – A man police suspect murdered a former Mason City man is now suspected in a brazen bank robbery this weekend in a Twin Cities suburb. The Ramsey…

Mason City man arrested for violating probation in drunk driving case

Mason City man arrested for violating probation in drunk driving case

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who avoided a second offense drunk driving charge with a plea deal and was instead given probation has been accused of violating that…

Solidarity: Blue collar supporters gather for picnic in MC (photos and video)

Solidarity: Blue collar supporters gather for picnic in MC (photos and video)

MASON CITY – It rained, it poured, but it wasn’t enough to slow down the hard-working blue collar folks in Mason City who held a picnic to mark Labor Day.…

Supreme Court adopts expedited civil action rule and amends discovery rules

Supreme Court adopts expedited civil action rule and amends discovery rules

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has approved new court rules intended to reduce the cost and time needed to resolve many civil lawsuits. One new set of rules…

Hardened criminal caught on warrant in MC

Hardened criminal caught on warrant in MC

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man accused of a range of crimes over the years was caught in the heart of the Cultural Crescent. Cerro Gordo deputies spotted Valentine…

Klemme woman stopped for second OWI offense

Klemme woman stopped for second OWI offense

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake stopped a Klemme woman for drunk driving, her second such offense. Lisa Ann Ridder, age 35, was arrested by Clear Lake police late…

Iowa doctor accused of abusing 5-year-old granddaughter sent to prison

Iowa doctor accused of abusing 5-year-old granddaughter sent to prison

COUNCIL BLUFFS – An Iowa doctor accused of sexually abusing his 5-year-old granddaughter has been sent to prison. Dennis S. Jones, M.D., a 69-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly practiced pediatrics…

Labor picnic to be held Monday in Mason City

Labor picnic to be held Monday in Mason City

MASON CITY – A local labor union and its supporters will gather for fellowship and food Monday to mark Labor Day. This Labor Day, labor organizations across Iowa will be…

Iowa woman impregnated by rocker Sammy Hagar sues after he writes about her in book

Iowa woman impregnated by rocker Sammy Hagar sues after he writes about her in book

WATERLOO – A woman who reportedly lives in Waterloo and was once a Playboy Bunny has a lawsuit on track against former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar for defamation, invasion…

Labor Day op-ed from Iowa Federation of Labor

Labor Day op-ed from Iowa Federation of Labor

This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will be hanging over our heads. Millions of workers across the…