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Silver Boot Motel changing names, owners

Silver Boot Motel changing names, owners

CLEAR LAKE – A troubled Clear Lake Motel will be changing names and owners – once a nagging problem involving unwanted guests is resolved. Katie Showalter of neighboring Rumorz Bar…

Wanted Mason City man arrested on warrants

Wanted Mason City man arrested on warrants

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man was located at a local hotel after being on the lam for months. Timothy Charles Cassady, age 39, had been wanted since…

Juveniles arrested after investigation into organized crime activity

Juveniles arrested after investigation into organized crime activity

MASON CITY – Police have made arrests after a rash of crimes across the city were reported and investigated, including a beating last week that put a teen in the…

$280 million wind energy project announced for Iowa

$280 million wind energy project announced for Iowa

DES MOINES – MidAmerican Energy Company today announced plans to develop one new wind farm site in Adams County and expand a second site in O’Brien County in 2015 –…

Iowa Senator says more can be spent on programs due to fiscal responsibility

Iowa Senator says more can be spent on programs due to fiscal responsibility

CORALVILLE, IA – An Iowa Senator says that because the state legislature has shown “fiscal responsibility”, more funds can be invested in education and other programs. “The thoughtful budget-making strategy…

Garner woman’s fraud trial postponed for fourth time

Garner woman’s fraud trial postponed for fourth time

GARNER – A Garner woman’s felony fraud trial has been postponed for a fourth time. Brooke Danielle Banse, age 31, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony C…

Nobel peace prize awarded to pair who fought for child rights

OSLO – The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the…

Three Panther men’s basketball players earn preseason recognition

Three Panther men’s basketball players earn preseason recognition

CEDAR FALLS – Three University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball players have been named to the College Sports Madness preseason all-Missouri Valley Conference teams. Senior Seth Tuttle was named to…

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs will visit Chicago and Des Moines next week

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs will visit Chicago and Des Moines next week

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Chicago, Illinois, and Des Moines, Iowa, October 13 – October 17. In Chicago,…

Senate candidate Dietz tours ethanol plant

Senate candidate Dietz tours ethanol plant

MASON CITY – Yesterday, Republican State Senate Candidate, Shawn Dietz of Hampton, enjoyed a plant tour and meeting with members of the management team at the Golden Grain Energy facility…

Branstad adds promise of more accountability if re-elected

Branstad adds promise of more accountability if re-elected

DES MOINES – This week, Governor Branstad acknowledged that a very low percentage of Americans have trust in government to do the right thing, and he says if he is…

Man who allegedly tortured dog accepts plea deal

Man who allegedly tortured dog accepts plea deal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was accused of torturing a dog and stuffing its lifeless body in a bag has accepted a plea deal to lesser charges…

Mason City man caught fleeing Britt cops

Mason City man caught fleeing Britt cops

BRITT – A Mason City man is awaiting a court date after he was caught trying to escape a traffic stop in Britt this week. Early on the morning of…