Jefferson Elementary Mason City, IA

Questions about school partnership

A program with the Mason City School District has some parents talking, but the principal wants to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Wayne and Ruth Fredricks Farm Osage, IA

Local farmers receive award

Some local farmers are being rewarded by the Governor for their leadership when it comes to the environment.

Mankato nurses OK contract, avert strike

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract, averting a possible strike…

Shutdown cancels Minn. Guard drills

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Most Minnesota National Guard units have postponed or canceled drills scheduled for this weekend because of the f…

Saturday, October 12

Today is Saturday, October 12, the 285th day of 2013. There are 80 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1492 – Christo…

Cedar Rapids warns of cooking fires

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids is stressing cooking fires during Fire Prevention Week. City fire department spokesman Greg Buelow no…

Newton man dies in salvage yard accident

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says a 42-year-old Newton man died in an accident at a salvage yard. The Des Moines R…

Elusive graffiti artist Banksy hits NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Graffiti by the secretive British artist Banksy is turning up on the streets of New York City — and all over social media. B…

Volunteers sought for Cedar River cleanup

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Several groups are working together to clean the banks of the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids Parks Oper…

Human bones found in Ky. storage unit

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky and Delaware are trying to determine whether human bones found inside a storage unit in southeast…