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Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

MASON CITY – As the American newspaper industry continues to struggle and possibly disappear forever, the Globe Gazette building and grounds in Mason City, Iowa is now up for sale…

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced this month. The…

Putin’s Russia sanctioned after using malware to threaten vital U.S. systems

Putin’s Russia sanctioned after using malware to threaten vital U.S. systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Russian government is engaging in dangerous and malicious activities using malware that threaten the security of the United States, bringing sanctions against the nation run by…

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data this week to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

College Football: Iowa drops opening game, 24-20, to Purdue

College Football: Iowa drops opening game, 24-20, to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – Iowa dropped its opening game, 24-20, to Purdue as the Big Ten finally took the field this football season. Purdue scored in the first quarter on…

Nearly $4.4 million awarded to Iowa colleges and universities to expand student access to technology, increase internet connectivity 

Nearly $4.4 million awarded to Iowa colleges and universities to expand student access to technology, increase internet connectivity 

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education announced 43 Iowa colleges and universities have been awarded nearly $4.4 million to increase internet connectivity for…

J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both claim victory in only debate as both battle for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both claim victory in only debate as both battle for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

DES MOINES — J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both want to represent Iowa in Congress from the fourth district and they finally had the only debate scheduled for the campaign…

Two perish in house explosion in rural Thornton in Franklin county

Two perish in house explosion in rural Thornton in Franklin county

THORNTON, IOWA – Two persons have passed away as a result of a house explosion near Thornton, Iowa earlier this month. An obituary says Janice Doane, 71, of rural Thornton…