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Lake Mills to Hold Blood Drive

Lake Mills to Hold Blood Drive

Summer is a great time to enjoy a vacation, but hospital patients and trauma victims needing blood don’t get that time away. Someone needs blood every two seconds, whether they’re a cancer patient, trauma victim, premature baby, surgery patient, or others during a critical time of need. It’s important that generous donors keep giving year-round

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Severe Weather in Iowa Leads to Disaster Proclamation for Wright and Humboldt Counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for four Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad issued the proclamation Tuesday for Davis, Humboldt, Monroe and Wright counties. The areas were affected by severe weather Monday. The proclamation allows officials to use state resources to help affected people. It includes an assistance program that

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Light Plane Crash Has No Injuries

No injuries have been reported in the crash of a light plane that lost power while flying over northern Iowa. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says the plane was being flown by David Priebe of Sumner when it lost power Tuesday night. Authorities say the plane overshot the landing at the Charles City airport and

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Police Stop Suicide Victim Name Released

Authorities have released the name of a Colorado man who shot at a Mason City police lieutenant before killing himself. Police identified the man as 51-year-old Scott Olson. Officials say an officer stopped Olson on suspicion of drunken driving early Monday. Police say Olson then fired a shot at the lieutenant before shooting himself moments

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NIACC Transfer Signs with Warriors

Brittani Sanchez looks to do damage at the plate while making plays with her glove for the Waldorf College softball team. Sanchez, an outfielder and 2013 Mason City High School graduate who spent the last two seasons at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Tuesday. “Brittani


New Curriculum Requirements Proposed by Branstad

A committee has recommended to Governor Terry Branstad’s STEM Advisory Council that Iowa high school students should have to complete computer science coursework to graduate. The STEM Support of Computer Science working group made the recommendation Tuesday. The STEM council will have to vote on the recommendations before they can be presented to the governor’s

Emmons Borderfest: June 26 & 27

Emmons Borderfest celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year on Friday and Saturday with lots of entertainment for the entire family.  Borderfest event coordinator Mark Heggestad tells about the big entertainment planned, which includes national country music group Confederate Railroad. Heggested says this year they are offering shuttles from area towns and an entertainment tent to accommodate everyone