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Two Held on Federal Drug Charges in Northwood

Two men are alleged to have repeatedly distributed methamphetamines in the Northwood area and are now in the Worth County Jail facing five felony drug charges. The Worth County Prosecutors Office filed court papers with the U. S. District Court charging Jose and Isaias Vasquez-Mendez with possession, intent to distribute, and three other felony charges involving


River Critters Program Scheduled

We here in north Iowa are fortunate to have a wonderful resource such as the Winnebago River Water Trail right in our own backyard! But, how much do we really know about it? Most people know that it begins near Lake Mills and continues all the way to Forest City. And many people have floated

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Organizational Leadership Degree Plan a First for Waldorf College

In a historic announcement on August 19, Waldorf College President Bob Alsop unveiled the launch of the schools first master’s degree program. The 36-hour organizational leadership online degree program will teach students how to understand their talents and opportunities for leadership as they build skills in ethics, strategic management, leadership theory and practice and more.

Liberty School

Liberty School Museum Open Labor Day

While many businesses and organizations will be closed Monday, September 1st to recognize Labor Day, a celebration of our social and economic achievements, one Hancock County enterprise will be open.  The historic Liberty School Museum in Kanawha will be open Labor Day.  Kanawha resident Roger Tveiten tells about the museum. The Liberty School Museum is

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Three Weeks Left To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

Joseph M. Folsom, Director of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Iowa District Office, announced today that private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) who have suffered property damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred June 14 – 23, 2014, have until September 22, 2014, to apply for an SBA

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Trial Set for Man in Dog Death Case

A trial date has been set for a Mason City man accused of killing torturing and killing a dog, then leaving his infant daughter alone in the house. The trial for 26-year-old Dacota Alan Witham has been set for October 7th in Cerro Gordo County District Court after he pleaded not guilty to animal torture.

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Police to Increase Enforcement of Drunk Driving Over Labor Day

As part of the National Drunk Driving Campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” Iowa law enforcement officers will beef up their commitment to saving lives on Iowa’s streets and highways.  This initiative is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) effort to save lives by focusing on drunk/drugged drivers.  Together with law

Chinese woman seeks December trade secrets trial

A Chinese woman charged in what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is seeking to separate her case from her brother’s and she wants a trial held as quickly as possible. The attorney for Mo Yun filed documents in federal court in Des Moines on Thursday

Iowa Police Say Fast-Food Laced with THC

Police in southeast Iowa say lab tests have confirmed the presence of THC, the intoxicating chemical found in marijuana, in a burger bought last April at a local fast-food restaurant. An Ottumwa couple reported to police on April 26th that they believed the food they received from the restaurant on April 26 contained marijuana. Police