Iowa governor’s race slowly starting up

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The 2014 race for Iowa governor is slowly picking up steam. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, who has yet to officiall…


Autism awareness in Clear Lake

“It’s about time that we have something like this in Mason City, Clear Lake.” Parents of autistic children are gathering in Clear Lake today…


New business coming to town

In past the several years, it’s been all too common to hear about local businesses closing their doors. But now two north Iowa women are tea…

ISU offers advice to Cyclone, Hawkeye fans

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University expects about 75,000 football fans to converge on the campus for Saturday’s matchup between th…


Remembering Alex

The Huskies beat Eagle Grove 56-36 on Friday night.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus still in Iowa

It’s cooler outside now and we are in the middle of a late season drought, but there is still risk of an illness linked to a summer bug.

Police seize 73 cats from home in Clinton

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of cats have been removed from a home in Clinton and turned over to a shelter where they are being fed, treated …


Drought conditions worsen

The combination of warm temperatures and lack of moisture is escalating drought concerns in our area.