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National Night Out Coming to Forest City

National Night Out Coming to Forest City

The Forest City area will participate in a program that has been around since the 1980’s and is a salute to police and fire departments. It is called the National Night Out and will be located downtown near the courthouse according to one of the organizers, Kathy Rollefson.: There will be a number of activities,

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Humane Society to Discuss Animal Cruelty Laws in Tonight’s Meeting

The Humane Society of North Iowa will hold an informational meeting on the subject of “Improving Iowa’s Animal Cruelty Laws” tonight at 6:00 pm, at the their shelter located at 2700 South Birch Drive in Mason City.  The meeting is being hosted by representatives of the Animal Rescue League, Iowa’s largest animal welfare organization, based


Experts Question Pregnancy Ban in Iowa Shaken Baby Case

Legal experts are questioning an Iowa judge’s decision to prohibit a woman convicted of child endangerment from becoming pregnant again while on probation. The women’s and civil rights experts say the pregnancy ban isn’t constitutional. District Court Judge James Drew issued the order for 21-year-old Stephanie Fatland of Mason City during a sentencing hearing in

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Sen. Ernst Pushes to Redirect Planned Parenthood Federal Funding to Other Eligible Women’s Health Services

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor in support of S. 1881 a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in the wake of gruesome footage depicting Planned Parenthood’s role in harvesting the organs of unborn babies. This legislation led by Senators Joni Ernst, James Lankford (R-OK), Rand

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Massive Brass Attack Concert Tonight on Preservation Plaza

Today at 7:30 pm, Massive Brass Attack will be playing on Preservation Plaza, sponsored by Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Bridges Bay Resort, and Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. So mark your calendars because these guys sound great. With a powerful horn section, brilliant vocals and killer rhythm section, this dynamic nine-piece music machine brings any audience to


Summer Stargazing Program Scheduled

Do you sometimes wonder what that bright star is that you keep seeing in the nighttime sky? Maybe it’s not even a star at all! To find out what you’re seeing, plan to attend the Winnebago County Conservation Board’s Summer Stargazing program at the Pilot Knob State Park tower. The program will be held on

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SUNDAY TALK: Grassley Talks About ADA

Q: How has the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) shaped American society?   A: The landmark civil rights law this summer observes 25 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the bill on July 26, 1990.  Iowans will recall that one of the key architects of the legislation was my long-time Iowa colleague in the