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Avoiding the “summer slide”

The Rochester Area Family YMCA has some ideas and programs to keep families on a healthy schedule during summer break.


Victor Rivera pleads guilty

MASON CITY, Iowa – Just weeks before a scheduled trial, Victor Rivera changed his plea to guilty. 47-year-old Rivera was arrested on Novembe…

Band festival hacked

Community reacts to pro ISIS hack

Usually the Mason City Chamber of Commerce website looks professional, but Thursday night, it took on a whole new design.


Spring crime on the rise

As the weather gets nicer, crime tends to increase, and thieves have targeted a few local spots designated for people trying to enjoy nice w…

beauty and the beast

Upcoming shows at NIACC

If you like to be entertained and love the stage you will be excited about this season’s Performing Arts line-up.


New allergy medication

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about 40 million people suffer from allergies. A drug method new to the…


Locals react to Rayhons verdict

The people of Garner are speaking and sharing their thoughts on the Henry Rayhons trial verdict heard around the world.