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Law enforcement called to Nora Springs for possible suicide

Law enforcement called to Nora Springs for possible suicide

NORA SPRINGS – A number of law enforcement agencies were called to Nora Springs Tuesday afternoon for a possible suicidal male subject. Floyd county sheriffs, Nora Springs police, Iowa State…

Schickel could clash with Bookmeyer and his chamber cronies

Schickel could clash with Bookmeyer and his chamber cronies

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – Former Mayor and State Representative Bill Schickel says in a mailer that came to my house that he plans to do things differently than our…

Two Mason City men arrested after burglary of car

Two Mason City men arrested after burglary of car

MASON CITY – Lock your cars, folks. Nocturnal activities of some of our neighbors may be putting your possessions at risk. Two Mason City men were arrested after police observed…

Iowa man wanders onto highway, is struck and killed by motorist

Iowa man wanders onto highway, is struck and killed by motorist

WAVERLY – An Iowa man was killed after car trouble led him to wander onto a highway, where he was run over. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 61-year-old Michael…

NIACC receives $1 million grant, names new diesel building Hanson Family Foundation Diesel Technology Center

NIACC receives $1 million grant, names new diesel building Hanson Family Foundation Diesel Technology Center

MASON CITY – The John K and Luise V Hanson Foundation has announced a $1 million gift to North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). As a result of their generosity…

Looking for a turn-key business? Colony Inn is available and for sale

Looking for a turn-key business? Colony Inn is available and for sale

VENTURA, IOWA – Have you ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant, with a banquet room and bar? If you have, there’s a gem in Ventura that is waiting for…

Flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff to honor five Tennessee soldiers

Flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff to honor five Tennessee soldiers

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today ordered flags in Iowa will be lowered to half-staff today, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, until Monday, July 27, 2015, at 8…

Were you scammed by Citibank? Federal agency may score a refund for you

Were you scammed by Citibank? Federal agency may score a refund for you

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Citibank, N.A. and its subsidiaries to provide an estimated $700 million in relief to eligible consumers harmed by illegal practices…

Ted Cruz wants to abolish the Consumer Protection Bureau

Ted Cruz wants to abolish the Consumer Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the fourth anniversary of the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) have introduced legislation…

Garage sale fundraiser to be held Saturday for Mohawk football

Garage sale fundraiser to be held Saturday for Mohawk football

MASON CITY – You can help support Mason City Mohawk football by spending a few dollars at a garage sale fundraiser this weekend. The Mohawk Football Boosters are having a…

Donald Trump easily wins Franklin county poll

Donald Trump easily wins Franklin county poll

HAMPTON – Donald Trump was the clear winner in a poll conducted recently in Franklin county by Republicans. Shawn Dietz, Franklin County GOP Chair, reported today that at last week’s…

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in June from 3.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 4.4 percent one year ago. The…