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Mason City native named Outreach VP

Details Mason City native named Outreach VP DES MOINES | Dr. Deborah Ann Turner of Des Moines, a native of Mason City, has joined Outreach Inc. as vice president of international programs....

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Fund established for 'Mama T' Tumilson

Details ROCKFORD | A fund has been established to help the family of Kathy Tumilson of Rockford, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor, with mounting medical expenses....

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Plymouth man arrested on felony drug charge

Details Plymouth man arrested on felony drug charge MASON CITY | A Plymouth man was arrested on a felony drug charge Saturday morning near Mason City....

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Mason City man faces additional charges after hit-and-run

Details Mason City man faces additional charges after hit-and-run MASON CITY | A Mason City man arrested Jan. 23 in connection with burglaries in three counties is facing more charges after a hit-and-run accident....

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Ladies of the NIGHT hunt for proof of spirit world

Details Ladies of the NIGHT hunt for proof of spirit world MASON CITY | Six Mason City women curious about the afterlife and paranormal activity have formed a group known as Ladies of the NIGHT, an acronym which stands for North Iowa Ghost Hunting Team....

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Winter storm aiming at North Iowa, Midwest, then heading East

Details MASON CITY | A winter storm could bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to North Iowa by Sunday night....

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Frankie Avalon: Still an idol

Details Frankie Avalon: Still an idol CLEAR LAKE | Frankie Avalon, who performed Saturday night at the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, said those who come to the annual event at the Surf Ballroom are the real deal....

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Baird puppets get better storage

Details Baird puppets get better storage MASON CITY | When people visit the Bil Baird Puppet Collection at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum these days, they often say, "These are brand-new puppets!" said curator Mara Linskey-Deegan....

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Spill at Valent ends up a soapy mess

Details OSAGE | Osage firefighters responded to a chemical spill at Valent BioSciences Corp. on Saturday morning — but in the end, it was all about — well, soap....

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Four arrested in Clear Lake

Details Four arrested in Clear Lake CLEAR LAKE | Four people were arrested after a search warrant was executed in the 700 block of South Eighth Street Friday afternoon, according to Clear Lake Police Lt. Deb Ryg....

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Three generations hike the Grand Canyon

Details Three generations hike the Grand Canyon OSAGE | Backpacking has been a way of life for Doug Lang and his family and a new chapter was written over the holiday season when the family journeyed across the Grand Canyon....

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Fire destroys Branstad Farms' office building

Details Fire destroys Branstad Farms' office building LELAND | A fire destroyed an office building owned by Branstad Farms of Forest City at a farm site just south of Leland on combined U.S. Highway 69 and Iowa Highway 9....

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Work means fun for Forest City police dog

Details Work means fun for Forest City police dog FOREST CITY | Police officer Ross Eiden has a new partner to help keep citizens of Forest City safe. ...

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Readers' Choice voting begins Sunday

Details MASON CITY | Globe Gazette readers will be able to voice their opinions about the best businesses and services in the area through the Readers' Choice awards starting Sunday....

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Intensive drug program is back after five-year hiatus

Details Intensive drug program is back after five-year hiatus MASON CITY | After budget cuts forced the cancellation of the Community Drug Court program in Cerro Gordo County five years ago, the program is back with a revamped focus and commitment to hel…...

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Fareway hopes to build new Belmond store

Details BELMOND | Belmond residents might be getting a new Fareway store in the near future....

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Four arrested following search warrant in Clear Lake

Details CLEAR LAKE | Four people were arrested following a search warrant in the 700 block of South Eighth Street Friday afternoon, according to Clear Lake Police Lt. Deb Ryg....

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Party like it's 1959

Details Party like it's 1959 CLEAR LAKE | Nancy Petersen of Estherville said coming to the Winter Dance Party was "part of my bucket list."...

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Iowa K-12 school enrollment on the rise

Details DES MOINES | Fall enrollment at Iowa's 338 school districts increased for the fourth straight year, with 480,772 students across Iowa attending classes in kindergarten through the 12th grade i…...

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Hampton business wins Iowa Farm Bureau award

Details HAMPTON | Global Ag Inc., a family-owned Franklin County company, was recently awarded the Iowa Farm Bureau Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award....

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Fellowship and music the hallmarks of British Buddy Holly Luncheon

Details Fellowship and music the hallmarks of British Buddy Holly Luncheon CLEAR LAKE | The British Buddy Holly Society Luncheon celebrating its 26th anniversary Friday with another sold-out event at the Best Western Holiday Lodge....

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Health and sheriff's departments team up on food safety

Details MASON CITY | The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department are investigating cases where food has been prepared illegally and sold to the p…...

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Weather: Up to 6 inches of snow possible in Mason City

Details MASON CITY | Up to 6 inches of snow is possible in Mason City this weekend, forecasters say....

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Bullets in underwear get Mason City man probation

Details Bullets in underwear get Mason City man probation MASON CITY | A Mason City man who pleaded guilty to having bullets in his underwear at jail is on probation....

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Appointees named for Osage council seats

Details Appointees named for Osage council seats OSAGE | Osage City Councilman Ken Boehmer has resigned after seven years in the post....

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Century and Heritage farm owners can apply for 2015 program

Details Century and Heritage farm owners can apply for 2015 program DES MOINES | Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Friday encouraged eligible farm owners to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Program....

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Winnebago supervisors discuss land purchase

Details Winnebago supervisors discuss land purchase FOREST CITY | The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will offer $140,000 for property in Forest City owned by Kathryn A. and Donald Meinecke to be used as the site of a proposed county publ…...

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Osage man gets 25 years for vehicular homicide

Details Osage man gets 25 years for vehicular homicide CHARLES CITY | An Osage man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for vehicular homicide in the death of a Charles City man....

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Judgment ordered against Clear Lake company

Details MASON CITY | A Clear Lake company has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 to an Illinois company it failed to pay for products it purchased....

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Mason City doctor removed from sex offender registry

Details MASON CITY | A Mason City doctor's request to be removed from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry has been granted....

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