Sand mine gets approval in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A silica sand mining project had cleared its last local hurdle in Mankato. The Planning Commission has approved a cond…

Fast-food protests under way

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest na…

Obama offers new gun control steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, cu…

Mason City facade improvement work begins

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ten businesses in downtown Mason City will be getting facade improvements. The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http:/…