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North Iowa Community School Board Approves Teacher Contracts

North Iowa Community School Board Approves Teacher Contracts

The North Iowa Community School Board met Thursday to discuss and approve the negotiated contract with the North Iowa Education Association. By a 6-0 vote the contract carried. It contains a financial package increase of 4.06% and will be in effect beginning in the next school year. The board also accepted three automated defibrillators with

Accused Arsonist Jailed

A 32-year-old Mason City woman is accused of setting a fire in an apartment building. Jacque Paulsen is charged with felony arson. Authorities say police and firefighters responded to a call about the fire Monday night. Fire officials were able to put out the blaze where serious damage was done to the building. No injuries

Floyd County Revokes Two Members of Veterans Group

Floyd County officials have revoked the appointments of two members of its veterans affairs commission. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to remove Ron Munshower and Sandra Paul from the Floyd County Veterans Affairs Commission because of alleged violations to the state’s open meetings law. A former commissioner filed a complaint about Munshower and

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UPDATE: Bridge Work Slowing Traffic in Belmond

Construction on  a bridge replacement by the Iowa Department of Transportation has begun. The bridge is located approximately 5 miles north of Iowa Highway 3. The bridge work is expected to go through the entire summer with the expected completion date around November 4th. Officials warn that the work could last longer if weather conditions make


3K3 Returns Today to Forest City (Audio)

Waldorf College is hosting the 8th annual 3K3 Walk-Run-Wag event today at 5:30pm starting at the Hanson Fieldhouse Lobby. The event was started by Kristi Leonard, Kristi Osheim, and Kristi Carlson as a Waldorf service tradition when all three women were Waldorf College staff. Kristi Osheim explained to KIOW News about the fund raising event: All proceeds

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SPECIAL REPORT: What We Really Don’t Know About the Area Job Market (Audio)

The Winnebago-Worth Counties Betterment Council has concluded a series of confidential household telephone surveys this week that were aimed at examining the labor force in both counties. The study is attempting to assist existing and potential businesses to have a complete understanding of the make-up of the area’s labor force. Teresa Nicholson of WINN-WORTH BETCO explains: The

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North Iowa Film Festival to Debut in Forest City

The first annual North Iowa Film Festival (NIFF) will make its debut at the newly reopened Forest Theatre on May 2, 2014. Five short films will premiere from Phillip Koolhoven, Carlos Ruiz, Claire Lawson, Kyle Acker and Andrew May, all of whom are current students or alumni of Waldorf College based in Forest City, Iowa

Northwood City Council Changes Meeting Times

The Northwood City Council has made a change to its meeting habits. The council decided to change from meeting every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, to every second and fourth Monday of the month. The council meetings times will remain the same beginning at 6pm. The council felt it would be easier for