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Cough, Cough, Wheez, Wheez. Oh, How We Wished for a Breeze!

Cough, Cough, Wheez, Wheez. Oh, How We Wished for a Breeze!

Hey Canada! Read the sign! NO SMOKING! All of north Iowa began to endure the smoke from the wildfires in Canada around 4 pm yesterday. The smog began to blot out the sun and then turned the nearly full moon into a floating pumpkin colored ball in the night. The afternoon sun had a sort


Winnebago Industries Sees 3rd Quarter Earnings Rise

Winnebago Industries reports a rise in revenue for the latest quarter. The Forest City-based recreational vehicle maker saw its fiscal third quarter revenue increase 7-point-6 percent when compared to the same period a year ago. C-E-O Randy Potts says while analysts this fiscal year have expected not-so-good news for the company, Winnebago is doing well.


Iowa Law Officers to be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers Over July 4th Holiday

The upcoming holiday weekend is typically one of the most dangerous times of the year for traffic crashes involving alcohol. Alex Murphy, spokesman for the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says the Fourth of July weekend last year was marred by multiple fatal accidents around the state. In 2013, six people were killed on Iowa


North Iowa Area Community College Joins the M-List

The Manufacturing Institute is pleased to announce North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) as the newest member of the M-List. NIACC is acknowledged for their outstanding welding and tool and die programs. Enrolled students are eligible to receive certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills and the American Welding Society, as well as college


North Iowa Students Receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

The Christopherson Medical Scholarship Advisory Committee awarded $15,000 to 11 north Iowa students studying medicine. Student recipients of the Christopherson Medical Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year include Eric Asbe, Regan Steffen, Kaitlyn Zenner (all of Clear Lake), Michael Dunlay, Dalton Ebel, Julia Gales, Elizabeth McCulloch (all of Mason City), Shawn Bishop, Emily Sullivan (both

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Grassley Fall Internships Available, Applications Due July 15

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said that fall internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due July 15. Internships are available in Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.  The semester-long internship will run from August 18 through December

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King Calls for End to Civil Marriage in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kyron, says Friday’s U-S Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is another example of “extreme judicial overreach,” just like the decision on Obamacare. King says this decision is like the Dred Scott decision on slavery, and the other Supreme Court decisions that banned prayer in public schools and


Worth County Board to Meet Concerning Drainage

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday beginning at 9am to discuss several issues before the county and possibly take action. They will first speak with the county engineer on secondary road maintenance. Another discussion will focus on abandoning 460th Street near Apple Avenue. The discussion will also involve Winnebago County Engineer