Mason City Playground Top Finalist

“It’s now up to you us”, says one community organizer after Mason City’s is declared one of three finalists for a National prize.


Runners Remember Jon Tumilson

Supporters from all across the country are paying tribute to Jon Tumilson, by taking part in one of his passions…running.

Jurors in Zimmerman trial have question

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, there was little understanding between two c…

Albert Lea Airport

Propelling Their Way Into the Future

The Albert Lea Municipal Airport held a unique ribbon cutting ceremony for some improvements that have been done to the airport and they bro…

Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest

An open house was held at the Albert Lea National Guard Armory.

2 soldiers killed in Yemen ambush

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says gunmen have killed two soldiers and wounded three in an ambush in a province where the m…

Dust settles in south-central Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The dust has settled in south-central Arizona for now, leaving behind some clouds, just a few sprinkles of rain and light…

Dwight Howard, from Superman to Rocket Man

HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard says he’s looking forward to a “fresh start” with the Rockets. The center was formally introduced in Houston on…