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Thornton man caught twice for drunk driving gets leniency

Thornton man caught twice for drunk driving gets leniency

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Grassley claims “good progress on judicial nominations”

Grassley claims “good progress on judicial nominations”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Often criticized for holding the nominations of federal judges, Senator Charles Grassley said this week that there is actual “good progress” on those nominations. According to Grassley,…

Cyclones’ Meyers a Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award nominee

Cyclones’ Meyers a Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award nominee

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers is this week’s nominee for the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. A junior from The Woodlands, Texas, Meyers is…

Grassley receives ‘Honest Abe’ award for work to root out fraud

Grassley receives ‘Honest Abe’ award for work to root out fraud

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today received the “Honest Abe Integrity in Government” award from the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund for his work to shield taxpayers…

Accused drunk driver arrested when caught behind wheel

Accused drunk driver arrested when caught behind wheel

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Violent Iowa white man charged with racially motivated hate crime in beating of black man

Violent Iowa white man charged with racially motivated hate crime in beating of black man

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Mason City school district announces this year’s distinguished alumni

Mason City school district announces this year’s distinguished alumni

MASON CITY – Mason City Community School District is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established to recognize graduates of Mason…

How much will you spend this Christmas?

How much will you spend this Christmas?

NIT – A new poll says Americans plan on spending a lot more this Christmas. Gallup’s latest update of Americans’ 2015 Christmas spending plans finds consumers poised to spend more…

Winners announced for art show competition held at MacNider Museum

Winners announced for art show competition held at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – The following award winners were announced at the opening reception of Iowa Crafts: 42 at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Saturday, November 14, at 2:30…

O’Malley: “Scapegoating” Muslims not the answer for governors saying no to Syrian refugees

O’Malley: “Scapegoating” Muslims not the answer for governors saying no to Syrian refugees

BALTIMORE, MD – In response to the wave of Republican governors refusing to accept Syrian refugees, Governor O’Malley released the following statement: “The best way to respond to the despicable…

Wilhelm to seek re-election to the Iowa State Senate

Wilhelm to seek re-election to the Iowa State Senate

CRESCO – State Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm of Cresco announced today that she is running for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2016. Wilhelm is running in Senate District…

Jail, probation for man who hit dog with hammer

Jail, probation for man who hit dog with hammer

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Senate votes in favor of resolutions that would block power plant rule introduced by Obama and EPA

Senate votes in favor of resolutions that would block power plant rule introduced by Obama and EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was the hottest year on record, once again, but the U.S. Senate voted in favor of resolutions that would strike down a new rule designed to…

Drake men lose in overtime to Tulane, 79-74

Drake men lose in overtime to Tulane, 79-74

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — Seven-straight points from Tulane in overtime proved to be the Drake University men’s basketball’s team undoing in a 79-74 loss Monday evening. Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.)…

College singers close semester with Winter Concert and prepare for tour

College singers close semester with Winter Concert and prepare for tour

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Concert Choir and NIACC Singers Winter Concert will be held in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on Friday, December 4…

SUV driven by 14-year-old girl crashes on Interstate outside Des Moines, leaving two dead

SUV driven by 14-year-old girl crashes on Interstate outside Des Moines, leaving two dead

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Winnebago again receives “fully meets” classification from Ford

Winnebago again receives “fully meets” classification from Ford

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), was recognized by Ford Motor Company for receiving the “fully meets” classification as part of their Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program (QVM.) Winnebago…

Shots available this weekend at health department

Shots available this weekend at health department

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will host a flu clinic this Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9:00AM to Noon located at the Health Department…

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: Saturday was an unbelievable crowd and a tremendous atmosphere. I’ve been here a long time and…

Cerro Gordo jailer passes away unexpectedly

Cerro Gordo jailer passes away unexpectedly

OSAGE – A man who worked in the Cerro Gordo county jail died this weekend. A moment of silence was held Tuesday morning at the county supervisors meeting in Mason…

Goodbye, Bobby: Jindal out of Presidential race

Goodbye, Bobby: Jindal out of Presidential race

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Bobby Jindal is out. Louisiana’s governor finally called it quits as his second try for the White House showed little or no hope for success. Here’s…